Monetizing Download Sites

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by delmages, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. delmages

    delmages Junior Member

    Jul 24, 2008
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    Northern Michigan
    Recently, I have come across a few sites that offer popular software, templates, ebooks, etc. downloads for free. Clearly, not a new concept. I was intrigued, however, by the fact that each item available for download contained several links to various popular media sharing services, like rap1dshare for example. No big deal upon first inspection. After looking more closely though, I noticed that while the links to rap1dshare, med1af1re, etc. often did not work, the links to pay-per-upload sites like z1ddu and uplo4d jock3y did.

    I would like to know if anyone here has had any good monetary returns running such a site or one very similar?
  2. PauloPT

    PauloPT Regular Member

    May 22, 2008
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    Rainbow hatter
    I think most of these sites monetize it through advertising on their site (banners), which is based on how many visitors they have, which are a lot, since it's a popular niche.
  3. Mp3Mage


    Sep 15, 2008
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    You can also try CPA on these sites. I know they work pretty well. I'm doing that on one of my sites and it's converting around %15

  4. miamiking75

    miamiking75 BANNED BANNED

    May 30, 2008
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    Subscriptions.... even $10 / year
  5. buttercup

    buttercup Junior Member

    Sep 28, 2008
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    Yes, I have had great success with this, I even wrote a guide about it found at the link in my personal profile here. The whole thing works off of a loophole that greatly increases the revenue you can get with these sites. Ziddu does pay, I get paid monthly from them, however lately they have been setting off the google attack site warnings, but there are other sites to choose from should you take in my instructions and apply my guide.

    Takes about 20 minutes per use, and each time is the potential for anything, but my implementations are always averaged at about 15-20 dollars each per month. Oddly, downloads only increase in speed, I would have thought eventually the 'market' for any given file would be dry once 'everyone' got any given said file, but using my method I've learned that there are a whole lot more people in the world online than I expected.

    This is my first post, I've been a often times lurker for a while, and I would never go into detail about this anywhere else, but I like the atmosphere here and want to give a little.

    I sell the book with the ability to do referrals, and those work out well (obviously) because the traffic I get is usually recommended. For this forum, anyone who wants to make easy paypal payments (half/50%), PM me and I will give you your own link (tell me what it should be called - screenname, actnow, bonusoffer, whatever). The site converts pretty well (about 12/100), but I am beginning to think it could use some tweaks, or better preselling from affiliates (there's only a few out there, and only a couple of them have done bang-up jobs).

    If you can get traffic coming - real traffic, don't time out my comcast hosted site sending bots :p - I will treat you like a paid affiliate (details at page) and give you a free copy of the book when you make your first referred sale.

    The page is 'laser targeted' to bux/gpt/etc users, mainly because in my opinion it vastly improves upon any of those other methods, and with the twist I have created it is even better.

    PM me for details I guess, I'm new here so I don't know if I will be subscribed to the post automatically, etc, and wanted to start out with a bang so someone can buy me some crack some time (that's an awesome feature, delivery is king in that respect).

    I refrained from posting direct link etc so that this post is more ambiguous to searchers, this info is really only being shared with BHW members - I hope that this confidence leads to more - cheers, great site.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008