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Monetizing gamer list

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by tomsko, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. tomsko

    tomsko Regular Member

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    Let's say I have around 30k list of Minecraft lovers, aka gamers. It's not country targeted. How would you recommend me to monetize it? Also, if I decided to sell it, how much moniez is it worth?

    What I am thinking of is spamming CPA gaming offers, but the downside is that my list is not country targeted.
     
  2. omagad

    omagad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Make a hack/crack/bonus/reward site related to Minecraft.
    Lock it with a gateway.
    Profit?
     
  3. tomsko

    tomsko Regular Member

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    The problem is that list was built with PPD traffic, so I think people won't fall for the same trick again, or maybe I'm wrong?
     
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    tchops Registered Member

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    One thing about games like Minecraft is that it's userbase is usually little kids. Little kids don't know the ups and downs of monetization, so I'd say go for it.
     
  6. omagad

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    Release the "new 2.0 100% WORKING (can't afford not to use)" this time version of the last PPD or give them something else. Crack last time - Free Items this time. Hack last time - Password stealer this time. You get the point...
     
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    Tell you what, make a site similar to an awesome landing page regarding the so-called "The Ultimate Minecraft Guide" or "The Da Minecraft Code" full with tips & tricks, 'hidden' secrets that top players doesn't want 'you' to know, glitches, the 'truth' about the so-called hacks n such, also see if u can find/do some minor programs that could automate some things in the game, in other words create a product with multiple stuff, from videos to pdf's and pictures and some .exe's

    Make you site looking like that's the Holy Grail Of Minecraft (better name than the da mincraft code) and make sure you use an AWESOME template/design of your landing page.

    At the bottom of the page, give them 2 options to grab this product which is out for a 'limited time only'

    First option is to pay like $50 for it, which for sure some kids won't spend that sum. And here is the trick, when a product is 'evaluated' at that price, then usually it means in the client's mind that is something premium, worthy of its price, even if he can or cannot afford it. Think of 2 t-shirts of the same quality, amde by the same producer. One t-shirt is blank, while the other has the sign Nike. You can sell easily the second one with 50 bucks, but not so easily with the first one.

    And here I get to my second option. The first option of acquiring your guide for $50 is just a trick to make them look much more interested for an alternative, which is Option nr.2 Right there you will content lock your content, but don't be afraid telling them that your content is locked. You can also include a page where you can explain them how to complete it like a short tutorial.

    Optionally, you could put an option 3 which could be something like: promote our site via bla bla bla, make few articles on these sites etc.. but nah, this is just complication, and you'd better stick with the first 2 options only and reserve your time for something better.


    Where do you get such a guide? Go visit forums about minecraft, try even freelancer or such, and pay someone around 20-30$ to make you an uniqure guide. Move your ass a bit and collect the whole info you can get, get some Fiverr peeps talking in a video about some minecraft stuff and so on.

    Make sure you show in the landing page a few excerpts of your product, to make them CRAVE for it. Don't worry, if they 'fell' once for a survey, they will 'fell' again, jsut that this time you are giving them something really at last, which will ultimately give you a slight comfort :) and money.
     
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    I once made a "super-url" script, have it somewhere on my HDD, but is easy enough to make...
    Basically, say you own a domain, bestgamingoffers.info
    You load that script on there. You then create a "super-url", it would be http://bestgamingoffers.info/minecraft
    In the admin dashboard for that super-url, you load all the CPA gaming offers you can get from all your CPA Networks. In the script, you set them all as destination links. The script allowed you to rotate your links, set weighting, set country availability for each destination link, and set whether or not to blank the referrer.

    You then blast your "super-url" to your list. Visitors will get redirected (on a weighted rotation basis), ONLY to CPA offers set as available to their country, and, if the offers are of interest, your visitors will complete them and you'll get paid :)

    Basically, you are still spamming CPA offers, as you suggested in your OP, the difference now is that you're rotating and geo-redirecting and, if required, blanking referers.

    To ALL: I never sold this script, and have no intentions of taking it to a level at which it could be sold, and I will NOT sell it. PMs enquiring about the script will simply be ignored - don't waste your time (nor mine!), and save yourself the headache of being reported.

    To Tomsko: If you are interested in getting something like this created, and want further details, you, and you alone, can PM me for help and advice (free, ofc!), but, as above, the script itself is NOT for sale.

     
  9. cricket1

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    You can try promoting some sort of pay per signup offer, for example, Points2shop. For each referral you are going to get like $1 or so. I did this a year ago and got over 1k referrals. Unfortunately, they quit completing offers quickly so the referral earnings are low.