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Monetizing a Men's Interest Blog (Cars, Girls, Technology, Stuff Dudes Like)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by tharussian45, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. tharussian45

    tharussian45 Newbie

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    Hi BHW,

    So I run a men's interest blog and have no clue what the best option is to monetize... I have articles on cars, men's fashion, tech stuff, video games, and pretty girls. The last one is the problem.... I was banned from ads*nse because the content i have is not 100% "family safe", but this is also my traffic driver... I'm averaging about 3-5k uniques a day with 4-5 ppv. (Roughly 100k uniques a month and 500k pvs)

    The girl content is the grey area, because its not 100% adult... Think of the stuff that "The Chive" posts... its just hot girls taking pictures of themselves in mirrors, etc. No privates are shown anywhere on the site, just suggestive poses and bikinis.

    that being said, how does "The Chive" or "BroBible" or even "Maxim" get ads on their site? Obviously they are not advertising fleshlights, so there has to be a provider that can monetize that "grey" area... any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Since i'm not selling anything on my site, ad revenue would be my only source of income. let me know your thoughts on this.
     

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    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    i would advise you to try selling products or services as an affiliate. Like Clickbank which should be ofc some kinda books on dating or bla bla but if u'd run amazon thr are tonnes of products to list and bank hard. I admit that there is money in ppc but if u can fetch good sales, u can make n times more money by selling products as an affiliate. Moreover check out moreniche as they have some mainstream health products and also adult stuff via impactfive...
     
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    My goal is to stay away from anything adult related... like full on "adult" affiliates... most of the visitors to the site are from 18-30 and are not into buying things... they just want to look at some T&A and call it a day... but as far as Amazon is concerned... what would I even try selling? books on dating?
     
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    I used to run a site like this. Because of the half naked girls, it makes it hard to monitise properly

    You can make your own products and sell them. Like make a fitness guide and sell it etc.. If the site isn't too borderline porn, you can approach companies direct about advertising on your site. But prepare a marketing kit before you do so.

    But if they think your site is too adult, then you will struggle to get ads on your site, unless you just have adult ads instead. But you might lose your audience if you do.
     
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    That's what i'm afraid of... but how does the chive or brobible do it? they have regular adsense it looks like... i inspected their ad code and it looks like its getting served from Gooogle... does gooogle make exceptions once you hit a certain traffic level? seems like a double standard if that is the case...