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How to monetize my 100visitors/day cooking blog ?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by psaykham, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. psaykham

    psaykham Newbie

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    Hello everyone!

    I currently have a French blog about Thai food recipes.
    It's ranked #1 in Google for my primary keyword.
    The blog has around 100 visitors per day.

    I have Adsense on the blog (not working too good because the CPC is very low) and also Amazon products (not working so well also).

    I know that monetizing a recipe blog is hard, but I'd appreciate any advice about what to do next to monetize it?

    Thanks a lot everyone!!
     
  2. lebshot

    lebshot Regular Member

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    Maybe try some secret recipes with content locker? :)
    I really dunno
     
  3. derajc

    derajc Registered Member

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    You need more traffic. It sounds like your SEO is good if you're ranking #1, so buy traffic. There's plenty of people here that would be more than happy to help you with it.
     
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  4. maxibrian

    maxibrian Registered Member

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    Get traffic, offer free ebooks in opt-in forms, content lockers and CPA offers related to cooking, kitchen, knives, recepies and so on.
     
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  5. Alexvrj

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    buy some trafic there are tones of site out there with cheap trafic,now you need to invest
     
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  6. thinkdevoid

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    Most of it has already been said really.

    Grab yourself a 40 day extended copy of Market Samurai. (located here). Check your keywords + find related keywords and see which you'd be able to rank with little backlinking, to help you mold some of your next posts.

    - Continue creating content
    - Continue to backlink + diversify. Reinforce your rankings.
    - Get/Buy more traffic (though I always thought that the traffic purchases were somewhat low on ROI - I guess my choices of traffic services were bad).
    - Get an e-mail opt in list going. (these can be quite nice)
    - Content Locking content (though you may potentially lose some of your readers)
    - CPA offers to cooking, kitchen offers, etc.
    - Write up your own mini ebook with custom recipes + pictures. Dress it up and sell it. Then use clickbank to get others to sell it for you.
    - Get the wordpress heatmap plugin to see where your hot spots are: perhaps you can move around some of your ad placements to split-test a better CTR?
    - Potentially start a forum for cooking ideas/etc? (though forums can be pretty tough on their own - if the site is something you know you want to stick with... it could be a possibility ;) - prepare to create a few fake accounts and pretend to talk to each other for the first bit)
     
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  7. mangobajito

    mangobajito Power Member

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    place a kitchen related cpa offer [banner]..
    search for cpa offer here----offervault
    you will get some conversions for sure
     
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  8. BeTheRoots

    BeTheRoots Newbie

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    the very first thing that you should do is create an email opt-in list. I realize this is my first post on here, but creating squeeze pages along with a 7-10 day inside and out guide about cooking thai food will make your be an expert. Even if you're not selling them anything at first, it will create trust and they will be eager to open your emails and follow your instructions.
    From there you can create a "best of" guide that includes your most popular recipes, and then sell that guide for $14-$17.
    Just like in the forex or IM niche, you can create cumulative reports on current styles being implemented to create credibility and provide value to your reader which will create trust and therefore they will be more likely to purchase your products or the ones you recommend.
     
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  9. psaykham

    psaykham Newbie

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    Thanks a lot everyone, I see I've got work to do!
    If there's anything new, I will keep you updated! Thanks a lot, really!
     
  10. kdbbdk

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    can you tell me where can i find a cpa network with some cooking offers?
     
  11. hypertoxic

    hypertoxic Registered Member

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    same problem with me bro. i have a health related site at no.1 position in google and around 150 visitors daily. but no earning.
    tried amazon, clickbank, cpa etc still waiting for conversion.
    i am so frustrated that i am using content locker now provided by my cpa network. hope this time i gain some conversions. it doesn't matter if i lose my position. fingers crossed.