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How much monthly do you make from your directory?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by stinker, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    Please share roughly how much you earn from your directory in a month, if not a secret, for curiousity? and what way of monetising you use?

    I curious what is the best way to monetize directory:

    Paid links or paid featured links only,
    SEMrush
    What ad network to use, or affiliate links, or sell links?

    Does niche related directories better than directories for all links?

    Please share!
    Thanks!
     
    stinker, Aug 23, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. an0n

    an0n Prominent Member

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    I make just enough to feed my goldfish.

    Seriously, don't insult others with these utterly asinine questions.
     
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  3. stinker

    stinker Well-Known Member

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    #3
    I do not see here anything offensive in my questions that can insult others,
    If my questions are stupid, thats only me who look stupid, nobody else.
    But i apologize if my questions insulted you.
     
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    FBZ Active Member

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    I make about $3,600-3,900 monthly. Of that money, about $200-300 of it is from actual internet marketing :(
     
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    swedal Notable Member

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    #5
    Well if you don't find it insulting or rude to ask others to tell you their financial information - WHY DON'T YOU START BY DISCLOSING A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR NET WORTH AND WHERE YOU DERIVE ALL YOUR INCOME.

    Then we would like a line by line of what exactly you do to make your living.

    ;)
     
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  6. xopacuo

    xopacuo Peon

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    -3$ per hosting per month and -7$ per year for domain, nothing still :)
     
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  7. stinker

    stinker Well-Known Member

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    @Swedal

    Asking for information is not the same as demanding information. No point to get hurt ;)

    And i do not getting insulted when you ask me the same, just i have none income yet (thats probably why im asking (not demanding!) of some information and suggestions)

    @Xopacuo :)

    Me too still going to minus. Google Adsense doesn't really work yet, spending a lot more for advertising and link building, than getting income, but i only have directory for a few months.

    Wonder if anyone find usefull and profitable to earn from selling paid listings.
     
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  8. Ibn Juferi

    Ibn Juferi Prominent Member

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    The directory business is lucrative enough for me to maintain my current lifestyle :)
     
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    britishguy Prominent Member

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    The one single reason why I never post in this category anymore

    Threads Like This! :eek:

    Do people not YET REALISE that you have to have respect for the vertical you operate in !

    Yet another USELESS DEMEANING AND DIS-RESPECTFUL Thread :eek:
     
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    fatimapk22 Peon

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    #10
    my income not yet Much but when my site get Good pr inshAllah my source of Earn start from my directorysubmits
     
    fatimapk22, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    alistair80 Well-Known Member

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    I think he didnt understand that asking this kinda questions could be perceived as "disrespectful"...
     
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    stealthyone Greenhorn

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    #12
    Don't expect someone is going to tell you the truth about his earnings... Especially when it comes to directories...
     
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  13. stinker

    stinker Well-Known Member

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    Ok. These questions are for those, who do not think that my questions are disrespectfull and rude, if someone thinks it is disrespectfull or rude, then for sure these questions are not for them.
    Is it so hard just to ignore this thread instead of bad-mouthing?
     
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    #14
    I'm not sure if I agree your question is rude but it is certainly not going to be one that is welcomed. How often in the real world do you ask for help by asking folks how much money they make? It's a real put off. Getting fussy when folks tell you to get lost is not a way to get the information you seek either.

    To answer your questions...Do some searches of the old threads. There's tons of information on monetizing directories.
     
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  15. stinker

    stinker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for a suggestion, i will.
    Shortcuts/links to such threads would be also very appreciated!
     
    stinker, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    Make it fat and juicy... sorry fish, because...
    I won’t have any choice if I want to stay alive.

    :D

    fastreplies
     
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    xc06 Notable Member

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    #17
    I found a thread that really talked about earning
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=501051&highlight=earn

    however things changing fast. How much you earn is really depending how you work on your directory. There are always winners and losers in every business.
     
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    imteaz Notable Member

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    #18
    i don't know about others but i made lots of money in 2006 and 2007.
    even sold couple of directory over 1.5k and 1.4k
    But since 2008 i stop making any new directory and stop promoting.
    because i lost interest in it. Though i still have few directory but never promote or look after it.
     
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    ideadom Peon

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    #19
    I know that directory owners do make money, some are making enough to make it their income for living.
    Not sure, anyone would want to share any exact numbers.
    As for the other revenue channels, I've been approached by ad networks several times but never thought it's a good idea to work with them. I am making money only on paid submissions.
    If someone thinks there are other great revenue-generators for directories, I'd be interested to hear you. That's actually an interesting subject raised which we can discuss here.
    P.S.: FBZ and Xin - sell me your directories. :) You guys are smart! :)
     
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    Some folks around here think they're God. That's one reason I seldom visit this forum. I agree with your statement "Is it so hard just to ignore this thread instead of bad-mouthing?". Good luck there however. ;)
     
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