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My Journey to $50 with a Quiz Site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by jamesdarby108, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. jamesdarby108

    jamesdarby108 Regular Member

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    Amazon ads didn't go as well as expected, got 168 clicks (I need to figure out what countries these came from) but sadly no earnings.
    Sadly there isn't a tutorial as I did it myself but I can help you to the best of my ability if you'd like.
     
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    May I ask what hosting you're using?
     
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    Is there any Facebook ads guide on how to set up your first ads?
    Good luck with your journey!
     
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    Things are looking good!

    Anyway, when you do an Instagram promotion, how does it look like? A niche-related picture with CTA 'Visit the quiz in bio' on the picture + caption and link in bio?
     
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    How many likes did your post get on last $15 shoutout with 70k account?
     
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    Amazon ads make no sense in your case. The good thing about amazon associates is that you will earn money if the person who clicked that ad buys anything within 24 hours, however almost nobody will buy something on amazon through the Instagram browser
     
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    There's a bunch of Youtube videos you can watch.

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    Heres an example of one of the posts I used, the story graphic is similar.

    Around 2k if I remember correctly.

    That's so so true, I totally forgot they'd still be in the Instagram web view, shows why I got a lot of clicks and not any purchases. Thanks for letting me know lol.
     
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    I'm following this thread right away.

    I have a site with the quiz plugin just lying there
     
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    So have you find a good network that provide you a good ROI?
    Seems adsense isn't much profitable.
    Have you tried other ad networks ad, pop up?
     
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    Welcome ;)

    Adblade isn't too bad at the moment around a $0.8 on average I think. I'm just currently looking for another ad network to place under each question as the adblade ads are on top. That way I can double my earnings. I've contacted taboola and gumgum but haven't heard back yet. Full steam ahead once I do.
     
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    Why don't you put Adblade below question also?
     
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    It's destroys my cpm whenever I do that sadly. More than halves it.
     
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    Wow thank you so much! Is it OK to PM you?


    Yes, that's what I thought too. Another problem is that people would be reluctant to click away from the quiz let alone go further and buy something, because they will lose all their progress for the quiz. They won't want to interrupt their quiz experience. That's why CPC is not really suitable for quiz sites, CPM is much better, as quizzes generate an insane number of pageviews :D But I'm still planning to try Amazon ads though :D

    On the other hand, if you add review articles to your site (like the review listicles with Amazon affiliate links that Buzzfeed does), affiliate ads would work much better. :D

    I've joined Infolinks. I hope it's a reliable network. They have "in article'" ads that you can add to the quize slots above and below the quiz. I'll try and see how it goes.

    I use Dreamhost. I really don't know whether it's good or not. I've had a shared hosting account for them for many years, so it's kind of difficult for me to move away. :D They have a nice control panel and one-click wordpress installs. The site loads OK, not as fast as I want it to, but my optimization work is not finished yet.

    However, Dreamhost has been having downtimes with their MySQL servers in the recent couple of months. So my sites went down with the "cannot connect to the database" error several times. This was annoying. If that continues, I may have to move.
     
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    Of course!

    This is a really nice idea, if I can't get into another network I might try a review article and either linking to it at the end of the quiz or putting my own ads in throughout the quiz. Thanks!

    Good luck, let me know how it goes.
     
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    which pictures are you using? do the friends images not have copyright?
     
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    very interesting journey why don’t you signup with Ezoic or mediawines to increase your earnings? Also are you doing seo I mean buying backlinks to get traffic?
     
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    Thankyou.

    The Instagram posts won't any issues as 50% of Instagram pages use copyright photos, the photos on the website have credit so I should be good there.

    I could, however, my site as it is wouldn't get accepted into AdSense as I used a service so I'm unsure about the review process for Ezoic, if they review like adsense I won't be accepted. Also no backlinks at the moment.
     
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    Can you explain what you mean by service, as far as I read you’re monetising your site with adsense right
     
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    There are services on BHW that add articles to your website and get it adsense approved for you. After it was approved I removed the articles and added quizzes. If I was going to restart over, with my website In my current form it wouldn't be approved.

    Turns out I think I already have an account with Ezoic and I'll look into adding it to my site. Ezoic is all about optimizing placement however thats not really possible with my site as the ads have to be placed in a specific spot.
     
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    I can't believe this. Whenever I fix something, a new problem appears. After I answer the last question, on some of my quizzes, it just directs me to a blank page... Any ideas?
     
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