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If you had a site with 80k visitors locally,how do you monetize?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dawala, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. dawala

    dawala Regular Member

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    Hi BHW members, I would like to thank you all for helping me so much (I've always come here but have just starte to participate).

    Anyways my Biz partner and I have been working on a local website which have become one of the popular lifestyle site in our country.

    We've built the site up using only white hat methods (but didnt really give much profits). Now the problem we have is that monetization here is very low, here's how we monetize:

    - adsense
    - one affiliate site for hotels.

    But the income is so small that it gets very little profit. There's not much CPA or affiliate programs in our country (or anything that relates to us).

    Can anyone suggest any other methods?

    Thank you so much for the help guys!
     
  2. albertmindo

    albertmindo Newbie

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    Hello,

    If you are getting 80 k traffic daily even that is local, you can have quite a lot chances to monetize.


    Can you please share about the product so I can suggest you something.
     
  3. dawala

    dawala Regular Member

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    It is a lifestyle blog where we and plently of other authors post many different stories and experiences.
     
  4. Ewan-L

    Ewan-L Regular Member

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    Have you thought about trying CPA on it?
     
  5. dawala

    dawala Regular Member

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    There isn't much offers from our country. Or do you know any CPA networks that serve asia?
     
  6. EnlightenedOne

    EnlightenedOne BANNED BANNED

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    Ask for money. Seriously.
    Your blog from what I read isn't really something that can be easily monotized as it is not about products, services or anything of that nature. It's "just something people like".
    I have seen many people with blogs of that nature make money with "tip jars", fundraisers and so on. The biggest and most successful non-money-making-money-maker out there right now is Wikipedia. They don't make but a cool few billion here and there. Know how they make it? They just ask for it.
     
  7. Anton91

    Anton91 Junior Member

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    any products that people in your country might need in particular? You could always try and offer products that you can dropship or buy in wholesale to sell for a profit.

    For example, have a daily offers section. Offer 10 products at a cheap price (but still enough to turn over a profit). Because theres only 10, 10 people from your 80k should be interested in grabbing a bargain. Even if you only make $10 from each sale, thats an extra $100 a day and $3000 a month.
     
  8. dawala

    dawala Regular Member

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    Interesting idea, how would you do this in a country that has low trust on online shopping? Would that make us into another groupon site?
     
  9. -Jericho-

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    Look into making it a membership site. Show excerpts of the information and ask people to sign up for a small monthly fee to view all articles on the site.

    Look into ads that are PPV like full page ads. I'm not sure how much they pay in your country but it might be an alternative source of income for the site.
     
  10. Ewan-L

    Ewan-L Regular Member

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    You could also try adding a membership thing on like Jericho said. Offer exclusive more helpful content to people. Maybe try and build a list too?
     
  11. dawala

    dawala Regular Member

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    Lol, that would be great if people donated. But with the amount of traffic, isn't there anything the net has to offer to monetize our traffic?
     
  12. dawala

    dawala Regular Member

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    Hmmm, did think of that... But what kind of exclusive content can a lifestyle site offer?
     
  13. favorshows

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    Why don't you sell advertising space...
    I'm sure there are popular furniture stores, food stores, cloth stores, estores etc...
    Just contact them and offer them advertising space for $$$.
     
  14. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    so your site gets 80k visitors locally, which country is it?
     
  15. scorpion896

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    Advertising space would be my #1, get a fixed amount from a few companies to post their ads on your site. #2 would be membership site for very cheap that has the best most popular articles gathered together
     
  16. dawala

    dawala Regular Member

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    We did, the problem we encountered is that not all companies understand ad values online. They still believe that it's supposed to be cheap or free and most would still prefer going the traditional trimedia. It has only started to pickup this year but it's still a small amount.
     
  17. dawala

    dawala Regular Member

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    It is in the Philippines
     
  18. dawala

    dawala Regular Member

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    Sure the advertising has only started. I've thought about a membership site but I don't really know what we can offer that will be of value in a lifestyle website. What do you believe we can offer visitor, that will make them pay a membership?
     
  19. BigGuys

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    its all about scale....

    Which country and think which nice

    then what can you offer them the word is offer....

    Most people dont think based on they viewers

    think what you viewers want then make or get an offer....
     
  20. dewaz

    dewaz Regular Member

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    put amazon affiliate links banner, infolinks plugin, adfly and chitika. avoid google, too risk. :D

    just noob opinion.