Newbie has a popular web app and can't monetize it, help needed

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Hi Everyone,

I am a newbie in affiliate marketing, I tried couple of things and no luck, any advice would be appreciated

I have a web app with free online tools for sysadmins using PowerShell language, not enough features for a subscription model, good connection with the users, viewed as a 'community' site

It gets 120k page view monthly, 10k registered users, traffic mostly from well developed countries (US, UK) , IT specialists mostly

I tried and failed with:

- Donations, I received around 250$ when the website was created (users them self told me to add donate button) Additional 100$ with release of new version after 1 year, now it's been 2 years since creation and donations went silent

- Amazon Affiliate, I introduced a single link in nav bar 'Powershell books' directly to amazon and I saw some conversions, 10$ daily, I though I can scale it with more visible content but Amazon deletes my account due to lack of original content - it's a web app not a blog

- Peerfly CPA offers, I've added static banner ads I thougth will be relevant to my users, but I got only single click and no conversions, I just got accepted to MaxBounty, I hope they'll have more relevant offers


From what I've read I honestly thought I got good quality traffic, but I must be doing something wrong as I can't monetize it, most of tutorials are for simple landing pages or blogs, do you have any advice for a web app?
#app #monetize #needed #newbie #popular #web
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by Maciej Obuchowski View Post


    I tried and failed with:

    - Donations, I received around 250$ when the website was created (users them self told me to add donate button) Additional 100$ with release of new version after 1 year, now it's been 2 years since creation and donations went silent

    - Amazon Affiliate, I introduced a single link in nav bar 'Powershell books' directly to amazon and I saw some conversions, 10$ daily, I though I can scale it with more visible content but Amazon deletes my account due to lack of original content - it's a web app not a blog
    So maybe create a small site that meets the criteria set out by Amazon to keep the $10 a day coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author G K
    Amazon affiliate also has "Native ads" which pays for impressions alone..
    I think its like $5 / 10000 views....Dont hold me to that though
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    While you try to figure it out you could throw up Adsense to see how that works
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I used to write articles about SQL and stuff, although StackOverFlow came along and stole all my traffic.


    I monetised my articles by selling my range of developer tools. I didn't get huge conversion rates, but the articles did bring in the right audience.
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  • You can try to promote CPA offers which are in similar niche as your app. It should bring you the best results.
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