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The Journey to 30 dollars a day with my games portal

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by kingdombunniez, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. kingdombunniez

    kingdombunniez Regular Member

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    Hi,

    My name is Sten. I am a indie games developer. But like most people I want to make a (full time income) online in revenue :)

    I have read a lot of good and new information and tips here on the forum and that motivated me to share my journey.

    I have a website, well more of a platform, for html5 games only. It is still an early version but the idea behind is that html5 game (indies) developers have a new platform where they can share and show of their games for people everywhere to enjoy playing.

    The idea is to make something like kongregate and armorgames (of course this is nothing compared to those platforms but you get the idea).

    However unlike those kind of platforms/ portals developers get 50% at the most and in most cases 20-30%. Here the indies/ developers keep 100% of the ads revenue. By choosing with witch advertisers they work with and pasting the code in their games they keep all the ads revenue.

    Of course I don't do it for free either and by placing ads and banners on the site along with a few games that are affiliates. But most games will be unique and high quality games developed by indie game developers.

    I want to offer indies the chance that their games will be offered on a diffrent kind of portal/ platform.

    Right now there are only a few games but I am reaching out to different indie developers and studios along with sites and forums related to games and html5 games and indies developers.

    As the traffic becomes more and more and the games catalog is growing other revenue and business models will present itself.

    If you want to take a look go to my profile page (information) and click on the link (some shameless hint) :p

    Anyway, for now making 30-50 dollars a day is the goal.

    Next goal is 100 dollars a day, but we start out small :)

    Thanks for reading

    Sten
     
  2. issorc

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    I just visited your site and would like to share some of my impressions with you for further improvement.

    1. The header image does not load on subpages.
    2. Add social profiles and link the buttons to it. You don't need a facebook button in the footer if it only links to "facebook.com".
    3. Offer a contact form on the contact page, much easier than to write a mail.
    4. Create a professional looking email @onlyhtml5games.com. Why do you go with Gmail if you have your own domain?
    5. Do you have any own games to offer? Currently your site does not offer any special value if there are only 2 games you can play on thousands of other sites.
    6. The design is for a review site, not for a gaming site. Get yourself a theme that perfectly fits your needs. Maybe even code it yourself or pay someone to do so.
    7. If you don't want to change the design, at least take care of the slider, does not look great if all pictures are aligned left.
    8. Make it able for users to register and save scores and stuff.
    9. Make it able for developers to register and upload their own game.

    Maybe you want to have a look at some of these things, just my impressions.
     
  3. kingdombunniez

    kingdombunniez Regular Member

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    Hey

    Yeah you're right, I know there are a lot of things that must be done. This is only a "beta version". As my own games yeah I have them but native so far. Html5 is underway. Appreciate the feedback :)
     
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    Awesome
    Awesome. Pm'd u