Got A Great Site But Making Little Money

by petereff 12 replies
I have a great site which I built from scratch over the past couple years, although most time spent on it in last 6 months. I'm pleased to have a Google PR of 5 and Alexa ranking of around 220,000. The site is in the careers / employment arena and receives about 1500 unique visitors every day.

The problem is that I'm not seeing much revenue and now with the economic meltdown, it is going to be my only source of income, so what am I doing wrong, or what am I not doing?

The revenue I get comes mainly from Adsense, some sales of my own e-books and some affiliate sales but it's less than $1000 per month.

Has anybody got any good ideas please as I#m sure many of you have seen this before and worked out the answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
    you must be sitting on a gold mine.........

    get a job board. there are a few affiliate programs out there that also give you job board widgets.

    or sign up with a recruitment agency.

    you can also offer pro resume services, and resume distribution services. all available in affiliate program form, the last time i scratched around. ( about two months ago )

    just google it.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimGross
    It looks to me like you can get significantly more aggressive with promoting products that will make you money without hurting the integrity of the website.

    Also, I notice that you're using direct links to Clickbank Aff URL's when promoting Clickbank products; You need to know how many people are clicking on what so you can yank the losers and replace them with things people are more interested in.

    PM me if you'd like a more thorough review.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sham Salih
    sell advertising space on your site?
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  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    Hi Peter,

    Didn't you post this yesterday? I remember spending some time writing a few pretty good suggestions for you...

    David
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    • Profile picture of the author petereff
      Originally Posted by the_writer View Post

      Hi Peter,

      Didn't you post this yesterday? I remember spending some time writing a few pretty good suggestions for you...

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      Yes Sorry

      The 'Submit' didn't seem to work and my pc screen froze at the same time. Only found out this a.m. that it had submitted.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Hey, Congratulations on making almost $1,000 a month with your site.

    Many wish they had a site that pulled in 1k a month.

    Have you thought of taking what you have learned with that site and duplicating the process.

    Thanks for sharing your site and your progress with it.

    George Wright
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  • Profile picture of the author peteinoz
    Originally Posted by petereff View Post

    I have a great site which I built from scratch over the past couple years, although most time spent on it in last 6 months. I'm pleased to have a Google PR of 5 and Alexa ranking of around 220,000. The site is in the careers / employment arena and receives about 1500 unique visitors every day.

    The problem is that I'm not seeing much revenue and now with the economic meltdown, it is going to be my only source of income, so what am I doing wrong, or what am I not doing?

    The revenue I get comes mainly from Adsense, some sales of my own e-books and some affiliate sales but it's less than $1000 per month.

    Has anybody got any good ideas please as I#m sure many of you have seen this before and worked out the answers.


    hey

    ok.. i go to your site..

    wow..

    what did I get ?

    Confused..

    this site seems to have not direction to point my focus..

    a LOT of links going who knows where? why? who online has the amount of time to read everything on that front page to try to find what they are looking for? answer, no many..

    You need to design your site to focus the viewers where you want them to go and make you money.

    I can see why you do not make much money from it.

    When you confuse someone, you make it too hard. they click off..

    Sure you have a lot of content, though its just all over the place..

    why do you think a good MFA sites have such good CTR up to and averaging 30% CTR? because the only link they can click on to get info in that site is an adsense unit..

    Im not saying at all to do that with your site. but consider this as an example..

    Decide on what you want your prospectives to do , then streamline your site to this focus..

    Your income could increase Dramatically..

    hth's

    Pete
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  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    No probs Pete,

    I think there were a few good suggestions on the other thread too, so you may want to check it out.

    Good luck...hope it works out for you...

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  • Profile picture of the author Clark
    Start building a list then work it from there.

    The theme of your site makes for an excellent bridge to Internet Marketing for these folks while they are in the "changing careers" research phase.

    Collect their email address and keep n touch with them... frequently.

    Ditch Adsense and focus youself on delivering content that will sell to the hungry masses.

    1500 uniques/day is very good.... imagine if you had a list of 4500 subscribers in 30 days (10% Opt-in) then promoted your eBook at a discounted rate (for subscribers only) and pulled in a 10% conversion rate from your single mailing?

    You could even launch a Membership site (recurring revenue) for those folks in career transitions. At least with an autoresponder, you could ask your list to complete a survey then take the data to build/create what they want and will pay for.

    Adsense on your site can't touch that kind of success besides, you're only promoting other sites instead of your own for pennies a click when those uniques may never return to you 'cause Adsense is bleeding them out.
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    • Profile picture of the author petereff
      Thanks to everyone for taking the time to give me some ideas. I am particularly grateful to peteinoz for a very honest critique of my site.

      Because I am an expert in this niche (I am a Career Coach) I have been too busy parading my knowledge without paying enough attention to making some money from it. Adsense is OK but I am sure there are more profitable ways of monetizing this site.

      You have made me look again at my site and although I am nervous at removing all the links ( I have removed a lot) to force visitors to follow where I want them to go, I have made my newsletter sign-up more prominent and featured some of my own e-books on the front page.

      I am working on the structure now to make it flow better so that I am able to lead my visitors to a more profitable (for me I hope) direction without losing the integrity of the site.

      Thanks again to all Warriors, I will keep you posted and in the meantime try to share my experiences where they may benefit other warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author peteinoz
    Hey Peter

    great stuff mate..

    good to hear its moving in the right direction..

    another tip..

    go to one of your competitors site, to see how it flows.. see if you can get any tips from it

    Cheers

    Pete
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