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How to monetize an image site

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Murdoch1337, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Murdoch1337

    Murdoch1337 Regular Member

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    I have a website that is basically a photo gallery for a celebrity. It has quite a few pictures and gets between 1000-1500 unique visitors per day. About 80% of the traffic is organic search engine traffic. Anyway, I've been told not to use adsense on the site because there are images that might have copyright issues, and I don't want to risk getting my account banned.

    What would be the best ways to monetize the site? I've tried some in image advertising, such as Image Space Media and Gum Gum, but the results have been pretty dismal. (Those sites pay like $0.05 per 1000 views).
    Anyway, I've also tried pop ads with little success and Dynamic Oxygen and it was pretty poor too.

    I was thinking bidvertiser might be an option, but from what I've experienced on my proxy sites, its not that great either.
    Any suggestions on how I could best monetize my celebrity image site?

    Perhaps there is an affiliate program that might make sense to use on it?
     
  2. alterbuu

    alterbuu Junior Member

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    JuicyAds might be a good fit plus they have a mobile redirect that pays pretty well.
     
  3. ziplack

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  4. benmarvin

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  5. Murdoch1337

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    lol, did you read my post. I said that I tried both Gum Gum and Image Space media with little success.
     
  6. BreakAllTheClocks

    BreakAllTheClocks Regular Member

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    Put some photos behind a content locker. Run simple text ad on every page "EXCLUSIVE!!111 See CelebrityX's secret birthday photos"

    Test a few dozen quick offers from your favorite cpa networks, like the Spotify offer that is running now.
     
  7. imagewarlock

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    You could try bloggers.palet.ly - they have a way to monetize fashion images by creating a shopping window below the image with similar products as those featured in the image. You can make up to 10% in sales commissions.
     
  8. MaximumAchievement

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    Hi,

    Try content locker, CPA, adult content section.