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How to monetize a 30k - 50k monthly viewership website?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Phenomix, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Phenomix

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    Hello, fellow black hatters,

    I own a viral content website with a friend and we are experiencing some really good growth as of late. We currently have 30k monthly visitors, but this month they have almost doubled and about half of them are uniques. We are very active on our social media accounts promoting our content and have a small following. Judging by our stats, we should be hitting 100k monthly views by June, if not before.

    Our main issue is that due to the growth, it is becoming increasingly more time consuming to stay on top of everything and we will eventually need to quit our day jobs to run this on a full time basis. Obviously to be able to do so, it would have to be generating enough money to support this. We are just currently running Adsense which gets a small bit of action, but nothing worth withdrawing. I couldn't even buy a meal with it.

    So I have come to ask this great community for their kind advice to help out a couple guys trying to cut their teeth in IM, and would greatly appreciate any suggestions.

    Thank you.
     
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    Hello ,
    If you want i can help you somehow but i nee to know what kind of traffic you have and more informations.
    If you want you can add me on skype and i can help you with .
     
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    There are a few things that would be helpful to know about this site:

    1. What kind of niche is it?
    2. How much work per week are you already putting into it?
    3. Are you running Google Analytics on the site?
    4. Does one traffic source make up a majority of your traffic?
     
  4. Phenomix

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    It is in the humor/viral content niche
    We each contribute around 20 hours a week
    Yes
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    Honestly, you would probably need to be seeing well over 500,000, if not 1 million views a month before considering quitting your day job over it.

    You need to start capturing emails immediately, set something up today, even if it is just a MailChimp account.

    Are the people watching a video or are these things mainly lists or what kind of content are we talking about here?
     
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    Thank's for the advice.

    We have a mix of videos, lists, and articles. When the written content is lacking a bit we up the videos so the page looks different every day.

    What would be a good email marketing campaign for this sort of niche?