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How to monetize a website with 30 000 unique visits/month

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by financialjesus, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. #1
    I am writing for your ideas and help on how to monetize a website that gets about 30 000 unique visits per month but only makes about 60-70 dollars/month.
    It is my understanding that websites with similar traffic often make $300-$1000 monthly.

    The blog in question is www.financialjesus.com - i post about 1-2 posts per week but it seems that a large problem for me is that 2 of my posts are getting most of my everyday traffic (67% of traffic during the last three months go to just 2 articles - See my Google Analytics report (PDF) - http://www.financialjesus.com/analytics.pdf )
    Almost all of my traffic is coming from Google (organic).

    Currently I am not using any affiliate products to monetize the website.
    My only income for traffic is Google Adsense + 1 link that I am selling directly.

    Does anyone have an idea about some affiliate products I could promote or other sources of income I am not yet using?

    The posts getting most of my traffic are:
    Top 10 richest countries in the world (49% of total traffic - about 500 unique visits per day)
    http://www.financialjesus.com/how-to-get-rich/top-10-worlds-richest-countries

    Top 10 happiest countries in the world (17% of total traffic - about 150 visits/day)
    http://www.financialjesus.com/how-to-get-rich/top-10-happiest-countries
    SEMrush
    The rest of my traffic is more or less equally divided among other posts on the blog.

    Does anyone have any monetizing ideas? Thanks in advance!

    PS! I will let everyone know how a product is doing when you recommend something that I can try out.
     
    financialjesus, Oct 25, 2009 IP
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  2. jpatrick85

    jpatrick85 Member

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    #2
    Affiliate marketing is pretty tough, especially for a niche like yours. You might try focusing on a travel theme for your site. A few hints to help out:

    - Try placing affiliate product links embedded in your text
    - Books might be a good item to promote with your niche
    - Mention a product in your blog posts (product placement) and promote that product on your blog

    Hope this helps.
     
    jpatrick85, Oct 25, 2009 IP
  3. financialjesus

    financialjesus Active Member

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    #3
    I kind of agree on the books thing - otherwise I am still looking for monetization ideas!

     
    financialjesus, Oct 26, 2009 IP
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    email offer /ppc
     
    youkula, Oct 26, 2009 IP
  5. financialjesus

    financialjesus Active Member

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    Can you recommend anyone?
    I am willing to become a referral!
     
    financialjesus, Oct 27, 2009 IP
  6. Divyani

    Divyani Peon

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    Building an affiliate business is one of the easiest ways to start a business online. You don't need your own products, you don't have to provide customer service, and in fact, you don't even need a website. If you want to earn real profits from an affiliate business though, then you need real strategies for getting traffic and earning profits.
     
    Divyani, Oct 28, 2009 IP
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    financialjesus Active Member

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    Wow, you just wasted 3 sentences and didn't say anything useful!

     
    financialjesus, Oct 28, 2009 IP
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    There are a few things you can do:

    1. Sign-up for affiliate networks (clickbank, cj, neverblue) Search out a program that relates material wise to your site.

    2. You found a format thats working for you so once you pick out your program write a few articles that are tailored to you Affiliate product and follow the same format (Top 10)

    3. Contact travel agencies directly a lot of your site has to do with locations (from a quick glance) and travel agencies pay well for referrals

    4. Experiment with in text adsense/product ads there are plenty of widgets and modules for multiple platforms that will do this automatically for you.

    5. Start doing a bi-weekly newsletter that pushes a product, build that list

    6. Think of a special exclusives that add value, Maybe a top 12 top 10 calendar, a nice digital file with some well done and arranged content.

    7. Build a community around your site, make a small forum "Ask FinancialJesus" building an interactive community around your site will add a lot of value which will = more $$

    8. Scroll ins or exit pop-ups, people don't like them but they work.

    Just a few ideas off the top of my head.
     
    gwben, Oct 28, 2009 IP
  9. bizhoop

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    #9
    If none of the given advice works for you
    then the best thing to do is to sell the site
    and leverage the money to build 2 or more
    sites.

    Gama
     
    bizhoop, Oct 28, 2009 IP
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    music legend Well-Known Member

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    go with cpalead you will make BANK with that kind of traffic
     
    music legend, Oct 28, 2009 IP
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    yes, with that traffic you can monetize your site with CPA, try to join azoogle, clixgalore or maxbounty. You can also place inline ads PPC ex. kontera and infolink and a little space for CPM also can monetize you website
     
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  12. Divyani

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    Ohh really! you are more talented than me..... in a single line you said so much useful.....:cool:

    Thnaks for your knowledge sharing... atleast i said something related about the thread... :p
     
    Divyani, Nov 6, 2009 IP
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    n00bl3t Well-Known Member

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    This is very tempting... but 2-4 pages of survey is a little bit too much.
    do you know any easier way?
     
    n00bl3t, Dec 9, 2009 IP
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    You can join some CPA program or offer ads space in your site
     
    togu25, Dec 9, 2009 IP
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    i am also looking for the same answer
     
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    You might try getting rid of the crappy "ad" page forwarding...was sent to the whitepages site first then on a second return got sent to a "YOU HAVE SPYWARE" site. Just ruins your site..:(
     
    Oldspice, Dec 10, 2009 IP
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    financialjesus Active Member

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    that must have been someone else's website you were looking at, cause I don't have anything like that!

     
    financialjesus, Dec 10, 2009 IP
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    Well, I just went back to the site (www.financialjesus.com ) and it appears to not be happening. Though I give you my word (for what it maybe worth to you) this site was forwarding. Why would I lie...


     
    Oldspice, Dec 10, 2009 IP
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    Oldspice Peon

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    Edit: I had a couple ad services hijack a site of mine once too...it happens.

    Edit: Sorry for the edit fail.
     
    Oldspice, Dec 10, 2009 IP