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Discussion in 'General Business' started by xantoniox, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. #1
    There are some websites like lifehacker that doesn't have any ads.
    So, how they make so much money ( as they say ) ?
     
    xantoniox, Jul 21, 2014 IP
  2. xantoniox

    xantoniox Active Member

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    Yes I want to say that. Do you know it :) ?
     
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    xantoniox Active Member

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    Haha, sorry but there is a misunderstanding.
    I mean lifehacker . com ( a tech website ).
     
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    Matei Gavriluta Banned

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    Just saw now the website. Probably they develop some apps, softs. I guess it's something local!
     
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    xantoniox Active Member

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    I see nothing ( apps, softs, ecc ). Only some rare sposored posts.
     
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  6. Matei Gavriluta

    Matei Gavriluta Banned

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    That's why I said they might be a local company doing something privately. There are many sponsored firms who don't come online to share all the projects they do.
     
    Matei Gavriluta, Jul 21, 2014 IP
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    Not sure what you're seeing and I can't send you a screen cap, but when I shut down my browser firewall, they are using a ton of Google adsense or some other banner ads on there. Maybe you're blocking them and not seeing it? or perhaps you're using mobile and not a laptop or something and they are not using mobile ads?? . Unsure of the answer but this is copied from the site <div class="ad-unit ad-970x250--
     
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    xantoniox Active Member

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    Can you send me at least 2 links where you see ads ?
     
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    ladymacbeth9 Active Member

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    We're talking about lifehacker dot com, correct? The front page is awash with adverts. Google adsense unless I miss the guess. Top header has a banner, left sidebar has another. Both showing IBM for me at the moment. I use bluhell firewall and shut it down and they showed instantly. Not sure if you can see this or not. [​IMG]
     
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    They sell advertising space at the top of their website
     
    Melisa455, Jul 21, 2014 IP
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    xantoniox Active Member

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    wow, I don't see anything. I tryed it on different browsers without ads banner. But ok, maybe it's a problem of mine.
     
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    you have a conscious ad blind.
     
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    I went to the site picked a random article and there were 2 affiliate links in the article

    al
     
    agmccall, Jul 22, 2014 IP
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    These are some ways of making money without ads

    Sell Merchandise:

    Many bloggers have success selling branded and non-branded merchandise on their blogs throughCafePress.

    Ask for Donations:
    It can't hurt to ask your readers to donate to your blog. Some of them just might do it. You can add a donation button to your blog through PayPal.

    Sell Your Guest Posting Services:
    Most bloggers write guest posts for other blogs for free as a way to promote their own blogs. However, you can also offer your guest posting services for a fee.

    Write and Sell an Ebook:
    If your blog has loyal readers then they must like what you have to say. Similarly, if you've established yourself as an expert in your blog's topic, then there is a good chance people will want to read more from you outside of your blog. Leverage that position by writing an ebook and offering it for sale on your blog.

    Write a Book:
    If you've established yourself as an expert in your blog's topic and developed a strong following, you could write a book and either try to have it published or self-publish.

    Become a Professional Blogger:
    Many blogs and blog networks look for talented and knowledgeable writers to author blogs, and many of those blogging jobs are paying. Apply to blogging jobs to boost your blogging income.

    Apply for Other Writing Jobs:
    Blogging can help you polish your writing skills, which can help you land other freelance writing jobs online and offline. Transitioning into freelance writing from blogging is not unusual and can be very lucrative.

    Become a Public Speaker:
    If you've successfully established yourself as an expert in your blog's topic and generated a decent amount of traffic to your blog, you could offer your services as a public speaker at events related to your area of expertise.

    Become a Consultant:
    If you've established yourself as an expert in your blog's topic, you can offer consulting services to other people or business' who could use the help of your expertise. Alternatively, you could offer consulting services related to developing and writing a successful blog.
     
    webcosmo, Jul 22, 2014 IP
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    Correct. I have try some of them and it works for me.

    I am very curious about your first point :
    Sell Merchandise:
    Many bloggers have success selling branded and non-branded merchandise on their blogs throughCafePress.

    I know about CafePress. I have read many ebook about making money with them. But there are some things I did not know so I never try it out.
    Maybe you could advice me.

    To sell on CafePress. We need to provide our own design. I know we can buy the design on fiverr or other freelance site.
    But the problem is how to make sure the image is not copyright?
     
    Melisa455, Jul 22, 2014 IP
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    ETA Well-Known Member

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    qwikad.com Notable Member Affiliate Manager

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    #17
    I got a pop up smacking me in the face when I visited it. Those are media group companies. They have more than one site and they sell advertising spots. Some of those articles that come across as theirs are probably posted there via paid advertising.
     
    qwikad.com, Jul 23, 2014 IP
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    Dillon Loucks Peon

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    ads ads ads, ads are everywhere haha
     
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    Yep, I see a couple ads as well. There is a banner across the top, a square ad on the left side. The first post is from their "commerce team" which is a bunch of different products all pointing to Amazon links, so I'm sure they are getting revenue there as well.
     
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    They clearly have adsense on top and bottom. Didn't digged deep though but I am sure they will have ads in posts as well :)
     
    hassan001, Jul 28, 2014 IP