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Site content written, now how to monetize from this website?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by PODxt, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. PODxt

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    Hey guys, newbie here. I just finished writing 20 pages with pictures (screenshots) for a website on a video game. I explain strategies and cheats for this video game and I plan to add some ads on this website. I now need to build the website (maybe use wordpress for that), buy hosting space and a domain name. When this will be done, what would be the best way to earn some money from this website? Just ads and affiliate stuffs? I'm new so I don't really know what my possibilities are.

    Thanks in advance for your inputs ;)
     
  2. gatekept

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    There's a few clickbank products for video game tester jobs and how to make money playing video games. Definitely go with those.
     
  3. HelloInsomnia

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    Those are some possibilities, you can also just make what you have into a product itself. 20 pages is a short e-book you can sell it like that or expand upon it or turn it into video content and package it as a product. Then go find some people who play the game on Youtube and try to get them to promote it - give them 50% of the sales and use something like jvzoo to easily split the commissions.

    You can also create a membership site and use the above method (and others of course) as promotion.

    Just a few more ideas to show you there are other possibilities as well.
     
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  4. PODxt

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    Thanks guys, actually I was thinking about creating this website to get some revenue from ads and create another site that would sell a great cheat I found for this game and link both sites. What do you think about that?

    Don't you think it's better to attract people and get traffic with free stuff and a legitimate site and then pitch something to sell rather than closing the access of all the website content and sell it as an ebook?
     
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    Yes you can do it that way as well. Giving people something for free is always a good idea and a lot of the time the way membership sites and even ebook selling sites will either give you a free or cheap ($1) trial for a period of time to get you signed up - or in the ebook case they might give a free shorter ebook to you.

    But you can do it the way you said as well the only thing to think about is do you really need a second site to sell something or can you just sell it on the first. If you build up enough trust with your visitors it might convert better if the product was on the same site. Also, whatever you do make sure you build up a list on the site as well so you can at the very least get them back to the site when updates come out and also have the opportunity to email them about your ebook or whatever else you're selling as well.
     
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    Great advices, thanks! Yeah I haven't yet decided if a 2nd was a better option or not. My initial idea was to build a good free website with lots of free interesting infos and redirect people with a catch phrase to another site (which will be also mine but people won't know that), to sell the cheat.

    If I put everything on one site, I fear to lose cred and that people will think "yeah he just wants to sell his stuff, this site is bogus let's check somewhere else" when they see I'm not giving the cheat away for free. What do you think about that?
     
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    You would still have the banner on your site so they might think "he is just trying to get us to click his ads."

    You will never please everybody. This may be something that you will have to split test for your own traffic and see what converts better. Split testing is the only thing that will really be able to answer that question for you.
     
  8. PODxt

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    I had to put this project on hold, now I'm back on track.

    I'm now wondering how to sell my video game cheat. I've written a 5 pages word doc to explain it and I'm thinking about either selling it as:
    - an email
    - or an ebook

    The thing is I'm no site dev so I don't know where to search to help me put up an automatic email sending system after payment.

    Also, if you have other ideas on how to monetize from my website, I'd be glad to read them! Thanks.
     
  9. PODxt

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    What's your take on this?
     
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    please post your site link,then........
     
  11. PODxt

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    It's not online yet, I'm gathering ideas
     
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    If you haven't upload it to a site yet then I think you should try Yahoo Voices.
     
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    This is great advice.

    Alternatively you could do the 1 day free trial idea, combined with a weekly/montly subscription, where they can only view a certain part of the article/video in the trial. Then use a content locker to get them to upgrade their account if they want to view the rest of the article/video.

    Much easier to sell to them once you have their full attention, and they've got a taste of the tips/cheats!
     
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  14. PODxt

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    Ok, now I found my cheat is available for free on youtube... I don't feel like making people pay for something that can get for free with a little youtube search. So what now, I open the cheat page to everyone, rely only on ads and move on to something else?
     
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    Can you think of anything else to add to your e book in order to make it unique and valuable to the end
    user who buys it? Then you could use the common knowledge found on YouTube as a teaser to get them to buy the full copy.
     
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  16. PODxt

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    Unfortunately I don't think there's anything to add, so I guess I'll have to rely on ads so I can move on another site for another game.