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Unique ways of making money on site (repost)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by incusdw, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. incusdw

    incusdw Newbie

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    Hi dream team
    I hope you're good today.

    Over the last year I've worked hard to create a cool music site. It's totally legal 'cos it gets it's content from youtube. I've created loads of great features around it to get people to sign up.

    It's starting to grow and is getting something like 500 visitors a day. The majority are coming from the US and UK.

    I refuse to put banner adverts on the site as I think it de-values what I'm trying to achieve. Users just hate the banner ads, so I refuse to add them.

    What I'm looking for is intelligent ways that I could make money from the site while maintaining the awesomeness of the site. If you have a cruise around and find 'Made for artists' this is my first attempt. But I need loads and loads more traffic to make it work.

    Thanks
     
  2. EatSleepSEO

    EatSleepSEO BANNED BANNED

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    This is the second time today you've posted the same exact thread.
     
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  3. incusdw

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    Well done. I'm out of gold fish, but do you want a balloon?
     
  4. davids355

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    Unique ways to get banned from Bhw: posting the same thread in multiple locations :)
     
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  5. incusdw

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    Is it the same post or is an adjustment from the previous post and revised based on feedback? I'd infer there's nothing wrong with that.
     
  6. uncce

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    whats wrong with banner ads? dont put any crap on your site. some cool events banners, fashion etc will look ok.
     
  7. incusdw

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    Hi uncce, thanks for your comment. I just don't want to use them, i think it reduces the user experience..
     
  8. uncce

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    And 'clever' ways of tricking your users into some CPA offer won't reduce it??
    Just be truthful, provide good products/services, cool looking ads if you want to keep the experience. If Product and its ad is good people will click it
     
  9. wowhaxor

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    Actually posting banner ads or AdSense is one of the least invasive/least likely to piss off your visitors. Nearly every site out there, even the biggest ones, has ad units on it. There are tons of ways to monetize your website but I wouldn't dismiss simple ads like you are for being bad/potentially hurting repeat visits because in reality I doubt it will. Its actually one of the better ways to pull in a little revenue without annoying regular/repeat users.
     
  10. incusdw

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    Ok, ill have a look into it. Could you suggest somewhere for me to start looking online?
     
  11. incusdw

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    Thanks wowhaxor. I did try getting an ad sense account, but my site's content is not up to scratch. I suppose that would be a quick win if I could actually get an account :)
     
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    Another option to think of is a CPA offer related to music. Perhaps a music download program of some kind? Also you may want to consider Amazon affiliate and testing out a few music products (like Beats by Dre headphones) and just use a small banner ad for either the CPA offer or the Amazon product you choose. Either way though make sure the product is relevant to your niche and if you're not making huge pop-up ads, just a little banner on each page, you shouldn't have any issue with driving away your repeat traffic.
     
  13. incusdw

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    Great idea, thanks. Ok, so if my site is related to music then an amazon carousel advertising headphones might do it?
     
  14. uncce

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    are you bullshitting here? you are concerned about user experience and site appearance, but now you are asking if you could just stick amazon banner in your site and will it get you sales???
     
  15. wowhaxor

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    Yup, that's an idea.
     
  16. incusdw

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    Idiot. stay calm
     
  17. uncce

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    wtf are you on about?
     
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    why are you replying yourself???
     
  19. incusdw

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    I have been successfully bullied. Noted.
     
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    Maybe a cookie and some milk will help.