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Monetizing LARGE Music Artist Fan Website?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by JFoulds, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. JFoulds

    JFoulds Power Member

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    Hey guys.
    I've recently aquired a very large fan website (including active userbase) for a very popular music star.
    I'm looking for a LEGITIMATE way to monetize this (no 'omg look what celebrityxyz did on camera' content locking) - any ideas?

    Was tempted to use some sort of MP3 selling affiliate program but they all seem to pay an absolute pittance ($0.01/PAID song download) so looking for any better ideas...? :D

    ~ JFoulds
     
  2. JFoulds

    JFoulds Power Member

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    To clarify, this is a website, not a facebook page.
     
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    Monetize with amazon products about the artist (e.g. signed tees, bands, etc..). Surprisingly you can earn even more, if the user buys some other costly things via your affiliate id.
     
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    I got an idea i had send you a pm.
     
  5. JFoulds

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    Bump, looking for more ideas, will respond to PM's after I've showered and had some breakfast
     
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    -You could monetize using a Squidoo fan page (they have a few affiliate plugins)
    -You could monetize using Amazon and selling music (+ all other items because your affiliate link tracks all shopping)
    -You could monetize using linkshare/itunes downloads.
    -You could monetize by looking on places like commision junction for related affiliate music products
    -You could monetize by finding music application with affiliate programs

    You can do lots of semi related stuff like Google Adwords also.

    You may want to think outside the box as well (i.e. like trying to contact the artist and maybe working out some type of autographed memorabilia deal etc.).. Best of luck and keep us posted on what money making method you ultimately decide on or which you tested works the best.
     
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    iTunes affiliate.