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Making steady money with website but unable to skale up

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by diver233, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. diver233

    diver233 Junior Member

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    Dear Bhw community,

    First I would like to thank everyone here for constantly sharing their opinions and ideas and making it easier for everyone else to jump into online marketing and realize their dreams. I've always been inspired either by your how to threads or success stories that motivates and everyone here.

    So to get into my question, I started a website about 14 months along with a facebook page that now has about 50k likes. Ever since I started the website I've been making somewhat steady money from it, by using adsense mainly. The profits range from 500 to 900 euros/Mo. The only problem is that I haven't been able to scale it up, since all the articles (about 160) on the website are copied it can't really rank in google even though it has a lot of monthly visitors and most of the traffic comes from the fb page. I have some ideas on what to do next but I'm not quite sure so here they are

    1- I can sell the website, all the traffic comes from fb so if I start another one I'm sure I can get the same amount of traffic in no time. This way I get to gain some money from selling the website and continue to make money with a new one that can probably make the same amount.

    2- I can hire a writer to rewrite all the articles on the website so that I can rank for google, I consider this to be a long term solution since the niche that I'm in is really competitive and it would take some time to rank. Do you guys think that having a lot of monthly visitors can make this easier ?

    3- I can keep working with the website as it is and also jump into something else.

    Please share your opinions guys, your help is really appreciated.
     
  2. neverquitting

    neverquitting Regular Member

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    Is there no more to write about in your niche? Couldn't you just scale up by adding more content? Your site is producing a steady income without Google, so I'm not entirely sure it's a smart move to change course now (unless there's a lot of search volume and you want to give it a try).

    Alternatively, is there a related niche you could start a site in? Then you could have crossover traffic between your two sites keeping visitors within your ecosystem, so to speak.
     
  3. acapitalTee

    acapitalTee Power Member

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    Have you ever tried to monetize with anything besides adsense?
     
  4. MarketingwithRa

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    How about working on other social media to get targeted traffic to your site? You may also want to include an affiliate offer somewhere on your site since you only have adsense for monetization. You may want to educate yourself on "growth hacking".

    I think you should stick to this before jumping into another pond.

    Nothing worse than distractions.
     
  5. diver233

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    I am producing new content all the time, the limit is with how i'm getting the visitors not with what i'm giving them. and I have tried a closer niche but didn't have much success. Truth is I never spent a lot of time with but I still have the website and everything.
     
  6. diver233

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    No I haven't. Can you suggest anything to me? I'm thinking about starting with outbrain what do you think ?
     
  7. diver233

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'm thinking about this as well. which social medial you think is best to try with? is instagram as easy as it seems ?
     
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    1. Sell it for 10x monthly earnings, and then make another one. I'm sure you could use 10x earnings at this time in your life, and you are correct to assume you could easily do it again in my opinion.

    2. Have the content re-written for the next run so that the site is making much more money than what the first version made.

    3. Keep it if you like/need the recurring revenue, but don't be afraid to duplicate your niche efforts in another niche, or on another network, or on multiple social networks.
     
  9. diver233

    diver233 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the tips, what type of monetization you think would work best along with adsense ?
     
  10. diver233

    diver233 Junior Member

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    anyone else care to share their opinion ?
     
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    Depending in what niche site is, I would try with some other stuff, probably CPA.
     
  12. diver233

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    is neverblue still a good network to do business with ?
     
  13. diver233

    diver233 Junior Member

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    So anyone ????????
     
  14. Optic88

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    Yes it's a stable network that has been around a while.

    I would avoid any fly by night networks.
     
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    Buying ads on facebook is one way to scale. If you don't know who to target then take a look at your audience insight. ;)
     
  16. BloggerTonmoy

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    I mostly sell 20x Monthly earning :) Make your site age little bit (1 year site with 500$ passive income can be sold with 10K$ easily)

     
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    To do monetization, go with Click bank, Amazon, CPA :) They are really good and you earn a huge passive income if you know how to go with them :)
     
  18. diver233

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    Thanks a lot, do you know a good place for me to list so that I can know how much it's worth ??
     
  19. Optic88

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    Take a look at Flippa.com to get an idea of how much other sites are selling for in your niche.
     
  20. diver233

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    Yeah I though I'd make a private listing to see what kind of offers I'll get for it, is that a good idea ?