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How to monetize 1000 visitors daily?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Venas, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Venas

    Venas Junior Member

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    I have blog (PC games content) and daily about 1000 visitors. Pls do you have some advice how to monetize this traffic? I know Adsence, but need something else. Thx
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    what about giftcards for games? do you have a newsletter setup? Find an affiliate who pays per download or purchase of new games, write reviews on the games and put in your link to get commission :)
    hope that helps
     
  3. rorg1

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    if anyone has more suggestions I am interested as well.
     
  4. AnotherOne

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    May I know more details about your blog? Your blog's demographic?
    What do you charge for running a banner on your blog?
     
  5. VirgilH

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    gamefly. Show them a game that currently costs $60+ in the store at the time of the post and then show them that the same game is currently on gamefly for a free trial and then 5.95 per month with no late fees.

    I never actually used game fly's affiliate program so I cant comment on whether they're actually good or not but I have rented/bought new games from them before and a website demonstrating what I just mentioned was how I got hooked in the first place.

    If by pc games you means MMO's then if the mmo doesn't have an affiliate program listed on their site contact them and tell them how much traffic you get. Oftentimes they do have affiliate programs, but they aren't open to the general public. IMO adsense is a lazy way that severely undercuts your profit, and can be knocked out from under you at any time so kudos to you for avoiding it.
     
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  6. donbosco

    donbosco BANNED BANNED

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    Im interested in your campaign with my blog . PM me
     
  7. EugeneK

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    Guess that your volume allows you only CPC or CPA options.

    If I was in your shoes, I'd do some traffic exchange first in order to grow my audience, and then do A/B test with different CPM/CPC networks.

    Hope that helped.
     
  8. Shroom

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    Gamers buy hardware well. Put some Amazon stuff on your site.
    You can also take a look at EA Games and Microsoft Store affiliate programs
     
  9. meatwhistle

    meatwhistle Junior Member

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    where is your traffic from ?
     
  10. GimmeMoney

    GimmeMoney Regular Member

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    I'd try out a few CPA gaming offers (not email submits) and maybe some clickbank game guides.
     
  11. nkjskj

    nkjskj Senior Member

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    I will advice to you to Join Linkshare affiliate network. You can find some good programs to promote there about PC games. Its all about trying the right program with targetted traffic.
     
  12. GMSora

    GMSora Newbie

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    Hmm, well only thing i may think of currently is either ads, or affiliate promotion of other games. Maybe try making an FB site to gain some likes on it too? Would probably help popularity
     
  13. onlinesolutions1985

    onlinesolutions1985 Registered Member

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    Go for being an affiliate or using adsense alternative. This is good if your blog generates traffic from US and UK.
     
  14. RangerEsq

    RangerEsq Regular Member

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    1,000 daily visitors isn't very much. You can make $2-10 a day using AdSense. You should work to increase the traffic at least 10-fold by exchanging it with other similar sites, which should bring in at least a decent amount of cash. Right now, you can get enough money to buy a cheap vacation for yourself once a year.
     
  15. EugeneK

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    That's a good one :D

    Anyhow, with this amount of traffic, the only valid option for you is to grow audience first.

    I'd suggest you do some exchange either through content discovery networks or through the ad networks.

    Content networks that have good free exchange programs are:

    Mgid (don't know what their rate are now)
    Nster (1:1.5)
    Zergnet (1:1)

    Ad networks that have exchange are:w
    Hitleap (1:1)
    Startxchange (1:1)

    Good luck!
     
  16. EugeneK

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    CPA offers are pretty much part of affiliate programs.

    You're getting paid only after your lead made certain actions (purchased, registered, subscribed).

    Unless you have a well-targeted audience, your conversion rates will be completely random.

    In ideal, when working as affiliate you first choose the product you want to sell, and then build a target audience.
     
  17. iSmoke

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    try content locking them with cpa or a ppd network
     
  18. Moosey

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    Try some cpa offers or offering some hardware from Amazon. Try to monetize it with things that gamers love
     
  19. omnipotent$

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    How about throwing up some cpa banners that are gaming related. Much better than adsense.
     
  20. Rednels

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    Sorry, duplicate post....