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I need guidance

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by invalidsyntax, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. invalidsyntax

    invalidsyntax Newbie

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    Let me first say that I?m new here and I have been reading these forums for almost two days straight (the woman is hounding me about my computer time). The amount of knowledge here is pretty staggering and daunting at the same time. Nonetheless, I have a question for you gurus. Say I start a website that has information that is offered for free that other sites sell regularly. What would be a good strategy for making money off the information? I was thinking have visitors take a survey or something before they can access the material, but I?m not totally sure if that is even possible. Another question for you guys, if you have adsense, can you make a person click to go to a specific place on your site and at the same time click the adsense ad? Can anyone point me in the right direction?
     
  2. Crixus

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    You could use the site to build a list and market to the list.

    You mention making a gateway, which might work depending on how badly people want the info.

    You could also have a private area with more/deeper info and charge for that.
     
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    In my opinion, there are literally dozens if not hundreds of answers to this question. I would suggest reading much more to help decide on a "direction" and then implementing a method.

    Now, if you already have the website described (you present it as a hypothetical situation above) I would also suggest not getting TOO hung up on choosing a method, unless the site is very important/valuable to you. Then you may want to be more careful on what tactics you use (Black, grey or white hat). For example, my business sites I am VERY careful with. They get us valuable contacts, leads and more and I don't want to risk loosing YEARS of juice and ranking for them.

    Many of the methods of monetizing data can be started or replicated from scratch, and for free/cheap. You MAY want to first toy around with starting from scratch on a new site/blog and methodology. But try to choose ONE and focus only on that with dedicated efforts. Many fail right there, and either spread themselves too thin or never stay dedicated in the long run.

    I also know an ebook site that offers free ebooks if the user takes a survey first (just 1). You get paid by affiliate commissions. I don't yet understand the FULL spectrum of the services and I can't post links here. But it's out there.

    Lurk more, and use that "search" button. 2 days straight isn't NEARLY enough. I've been nearly 2 weeks straight, and I've got a long way to go. Tell that woman to shut her mouth, you're gonna get rich!! (kidding!)
     
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  5. invalidsyntax

    invalidsyntax Newbie

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    Wow you guys respond fast. Thanks for the tips everyone. I guess I'll delve more into the forums and attempt to learn.