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Please help me monetizing my banner maker website

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by WannabeBlackhatter, May 28, 2014.

  1. WannabeBlackhatter

    WannabeBlackhatter Newbie

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    Hi all,

    This is my first post and I have already posted this on another IM forum. I hope this is fine.

    My website banner maker website offers a free banner maker tool which lets you create banner graphics easliy via drag and drop. It is pretty similar to bannerfans or mybannermaker.

    Both mentioned websites have huge traffic (10k - 20k unique vistiors a day) and make a lot revenue via AdSense.

    I have only about 150 - 200 unique vistiors a day which is okay but not what I have expected when I launched the website. I have invested in SEO to get these numbers. I have underestimated the effort and thought it would be easy to get at least 1000 unique visitors a day.

    Well, now, as I don't think that I can monetize my website via AdSense in the near future or any other CPM networks my question for you is the following:
    How can I make money off my website?

    I had several scenarios for this, which I will mention here. But maybe you have other ideas or can guide me to a direction.

    These are the options:
    1. Create a premium account for more functionalities, etc.
    This could work, but there are lots of other free banner maker sites available and I am not sure if this will bring in enough money.

    2. Create a banner design service. This is already implemented, but nobody has ordered anything at the moment. I guess, when the prices would be lower, I could get maybe more customers, but this also means that the quality of banner designs would be lower.

    Modifying the page for more conversions would require more work. I was also thinking of adding design services for logos and websites.

    3. Putting on ads from a CPA network. This has been also already accomplished. I have put some CPA ads from Commission Junction on there but I could only generate little money by subscriptions to logogarden.

    Is there any network which isn't complicated for a beginner, where I could get better conversions?

    I hope you can give me some suggestions. I am also interested in a partnership. I have programmed the whole website by myself, so I have a good IT background but a horrible business background.

    Thank you for your attention.
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    whats the website url?
     
  3. WannabeBlackhatter

    WannabeBlackhatter Newbie

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    Hi, I can't post URLs yet. Please google *** and you should be able to access the site.

    Thanks
     
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  4. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    You really should edit your post and offer to meet people on skype to discuss.

    This may cause someone to hurt your site.

    Not everyone here is a helpful member, some are spiteful.

    Now, to your site.

    how do you want it, the truth or do you want me to make you feel good?
     
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  5. WannabeBlackhatter

    WannabeBlackhatter Newbie

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    Hi,

    Thanks. You mean I should remove the website name from this post?
     
  6. WannabeBlackhatter

    WannabeBlackhatter Newbie

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    Hi, please tell me the truth. I can live with it.
     
  7. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    OK,

    Your site is full of spam, 700 + pages of it, about everything under the sun:

    Oakley sunglasses
    cheap-jerseys-from-china
    cheap-nfl-jerseys
    cheap-jerseys-from-china
    michael-kors-wallet-
    cheap-soccer-jerseys
    oakley-sunglasses-for-men
    cheap-nfl-jerseys
    sunglasses-prada
    christian-louboutin-outlet
    cheap-nfl-jerseys
    cheap-nfl-jerseys
    oakley-sunglasses-for-men

    Download the screaming Frog SEO spider, and run it on your site.

    Unless you are purposely doing it, the site is hacked.
     
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  8. WannabeBlackhatter

    WannabeBlackhatter Newbie

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    Thanks for the note. I guess this has something to do with the comments of my Wordpress blog. I haven't approved them, so I am wondering why they are still shown as pages there.

    Anything else which could help monetizing wise or is this a hopeless case?

    Thanks