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making money in a site that is legit and not designed as a money grab

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dakota5369, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. dakota5369

    dakota5369 Regular Member

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    so i have a legit boxing site. it wasnt designed just to make cash, although i certainly would like to. all the info i see is basically for sites that are just designed as a cash grab, not ones that are normal, for lack of a better word.

    the site is growing fast and currently getting about 650 hits a day. so what is the best way to make money on the site? i have a lot of videos hooked up to adsense as well as the ads on my site, but its only making about $1-2 a day right now. i am not sure things like clickbank would do well because people dont necessarily come on there looking to buy. i guess most other similar sites make their revenue from selling ads. so anyone have any ideas as to what i can do to ramp this up? 650 isnt a lot, but at our current rate, we should be over 1000 in a month or so and keep getting bigger
     
  2. jasher

    jasher Registered Member

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    either destroy your brand with content locking or annoying ads to maximize ctr/etc or encourage more engagement and repeat visitors and build a brand.

    your choice. more money now, or later?
     
  3. skripel

    skripel BANNED BANNED

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    exactly what i was gonna say, think of CPA, it would be free but just submitting some info and you can make hundreds if not thousands per day. Just make it easy for visitors so they understand they will be using website for free but just will some info input.
     
  4. JimmyConway

    JimmyConway BANNED BANNED

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    Well, you can always link up a newsletter form to the site and over a month or so, gain a nice size email list. Then with the "newsletter" you send out, include some method, whether it be CPA, Clickbank, or even you're own product.
     
  5. sheep123

    sheep123 Junior Member

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    Create another webpage with some shocking news of like osama bin laden or justin bieber and content lock it then you advertise that page on your website
     
  6. SUPERHIGH

    SUPERHIGH Registered Member

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    You can sell ads, sell featured articles about a person or product; it may seem difficult but some people are willing to pay for ad space on a monthly basis and it can turn into a steady income.

    *IDEA* sell them the ad space, then pay for some small traffic to deliver to their site :) show them the stats and they will be pleased with the results youve given them and most likely return. although this idea is kind of black hat lol
     
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    It depends on what niche and industry you're in. Are you able to find corresponding affiliate products that you can offer on your site?
     
  8. JohnDoesIt

    JohnDoesIt BANNED BANNED

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    Go for affiliate products. Research the market, test products then create yourself a tailor made strategy that suits you 100%. Don't overthink it. Act.
     
  9. mak111

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    banner ads for that vince delmonte clickbank product!
    maybe other learn how to fight products?
     
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    Fitness supplements?
     
  11. Heisenberg_

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    This. Build a list and send out newsletter and occasionally aff link to CB book, whey protein, steroids, whatever boxers might buy :)
     
  12. Baraba

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    For legit site that you want to stay legit and not annoy the users, simply stick to banner ads and you will be fine. Most of the users will get used to the banners and won't notice them in a long run, so they will return to your site for more.

    You can try some content locking but do it for 1-2 hours a day in a period when you don't care who came for what and you still can have moderate success, without ruining your site reputation.
     
  13. Duffers5000

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    +1 for the list Idea...in the long term thats where the money is...But for now you have a good website in a profitable niche you have loyal customers and therefore you dont need to be feeding off adsense crumbs....I have a site thats in a similar situation..its full of quality content and it gets real hits from real people...I make it clear on my site when I am promoting products and let people decide if they want to buy through my link... I have sought out affiliates for my niche and there will be affiliates that specialise in sports/ boxing/ fighting/mma etc and I dont promote crap, I find good offers and word it "I have negotiated a deal from everlast if anyone wants to save 40% on pads then sign up here" you are growing a business look after your customers and they will be more inclined to sign up and urge their friends to sign up once they trust you.
     
  14. dakota5369

    dakota5369 Regular Member

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    well, definitely not gonna destroy the brand. i have put a lot of hard work in it, and long term the best sites can make a killing. and since i have great access to a lot of guys, no need to kill it of for short term.

    and yea, i am getting a lot better at getting repeat customers. like i said, we are growing fast.
     
  15. dakota5369

    dakota5369 Regular Member

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    i need to study up on cpa's. so far i have just used adsense. but i dont think offering products to by for boxing would see that much success compared to someone who is looking for a site about some medication, weight loss drug, way to make money, etc. of course i wont know until i try
     
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    CPA offers are annoying as hell bro.

    You will see a huge drop in traffic.

    But whatever please you...
     
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    What about a webshop with boxing related stuff with amazon affiliate products?
     
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