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Make money with Town Events?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by msuper28, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. msuper28

    msuper28 Power Member

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    I've come up yesterday with an Idea with a friend, he is already working on his website promoting concerts events in our town and making few cents from adsense.
    I told him we can work for a bigger project promoting all kind of events of our town in the website, so we can promote concerts, restaurants, amusement parks, ice-cream shops etc.

    We've found right partners where we can become affiliates (ex. Groupon). We can still make some money with amazon products and other kind of traffic. I know the competition is high, but I'm good at SEO and my friend is good at writing quick articles and making Android APPs(we can make website+app).
    Did you have any experience having a website and promoting town events and Groupon/concert tickets?
     
  2. uncutu

    uncutu Elite Member

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    Making an online hub for your city is a good idea. I've thought about it a few years ago because my city was newly established and nobody else was doing it. However I didn't act on it, now there are two big established players in the niche promoting city events and news.

    From what I can tell, majority of their revenue comes from selling ad space to local businesses. If you have the top local site, local biz owners would love to get their name featured on it.

    So long as your site is mobile optimized and delivers what your customers want, you can easily get traffic posting it on local FB groups for your city.

    If you need a designer shoot me a PM.
    Good luck.
     
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  3. msuper28

    msuper28 Power Member

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    Thanks mate, I'm working on this project and I can get a good % rate of some clients through affiliates for events (not only concerts, ex. food events using Groupon) .
     
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    hardybents Power Member

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    Instead of making a few cents with adsense, have you ever looked into just promoting your own events. It is alot of work, alot of phone calls, alot of smoozing, especially if no one knows you. But it is unbelievable how cheap it is to rent out arenas, forums, halls, etc etc. On an off night you many times you can rent an arena or concert facility for free, all they want is the food and beer. IF you are good , you can get a piece of concessions. Radio spots are free if you promote the band and concert on a station the covers that genre. Again the work involved is mind blowing, the risks are high, but if you do it right it can be very very profitable.
     
  5. gilmah

    gilmah Junior Member

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    Yeah I have try this, so this is my story:

    So in my city they have a food town events, and you know groupon is expanding in my country, so I print a flyer and offering a groupon website (coupon of restaurant near my city) I make $150 and $50 for printing a flyer.

    Not bad for 1 day work.
     
  6. msuper28

    msuper28 Power Member

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    Sorry Could you explain me more about this? You say you get a % of share printing a coupon for a Restaurant? Or you redirect people from a the restaurant website to the Gruoupon affiliate offer?