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I have been working hard to build a website full of tutorials how to do home repairs in Israel: ChoveveiTzion.com

I can't decide which direction I should take in monetizing the site. Some of the ideas I have had:

1. Offer professionals to help them when they get stuck. I would take a commission. I already have a couple of professionals interested in getting leads from me and would be willing to pay.

2. Charge a membership fee. I thought some of the tutorials I would offer for free: how to fix various leaks in one's home -- save water and save money. I would also use these when I publicize my site. But I thought of charging for some of the tutorials. I wasn't sure if I should charge -- and how much. $10 or $20. The site could save people hundreds of dollars!

3. Affiliate marketing

4. Google adsense

I would appreciate any tips on my site -- including how to improve the site itself!

Thank you!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Medway1
    Two quick points.

    Google Adsense means you are asking people to click away from your site so I would strike that one off the list immediately.

    Do you capture email addresses of visitors in return for free information? If not start to do so, you can feed them valuable information through your newsletter and drip feed affiliate products or charge for products you create.
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  • Profile picture of the author mary_k
    write a step-by-step DIY ebook, oops I mean "digital guide" that will teach your readers how to perform certain home improvement tasks. market and charge a small fee for it, maybe no more than $15US.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    Do you capture email addresses of visitors in return for free information? If not start to do so, you can feed them valuable information through your newsletter and drip feed affiliate products or charge for products you create.
    Good points. I also wish you've already started doing that to store all contacts in place. Also, it can be your way of sending them regular updates via an autoresponder.

    I hope that helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author AvrohomD
      Thank you for the fast and what looks like wise advice!!!

      Medway1:
      Google Adsense means you are asking people to click away from your site so I would strike that one off the list immediately.
      What you say makes me wonder about all the people pushing Adsense with high recommendations!

      Do you capture email addresses of visitors in return for free information? If not start to do so, you can feed them valuable information through your newsletter and drip feed affiliate products or charge for products you create.
      Wow! A few points in response:

      1. I haven't launched my site yet, so I can't claim I've done anything yet.

      2. I did plan on at least requiring my visitors to give me their email address in exchange for some of my tutorials. My question was if I should also charge them for some of the tutorials on the site.

      3. Perhaps I understand you to be saying: Better I create ebooks and charge for them, rather than charge for online tutorials. Am I correct? Could I ask why?

      Mary_K:
      write a step-by-step DIY ebook, oops I mean "digital guide" that will teach your readers how to perform certain home improvement tasks. market and charge a small fee for it, maybe no more than $15US.
      So it seems to me, you agree with Medway1 that better to charge for ebooks than to charge for online tutorials. Am I correct?

      And lastly, Tyroneshum:

      Good points. I also wish you've already started doing that to store all contacts in place. Also, it can be your way of sending them regular updates via an autoresponder.
      Great idea (which I also was thinking about) besides a newsletter -- also autoresponder.

      Is my idea to connect people with professionals (with a cut) also a good idea?
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  • Profile picture of the author DrewG
    1. Charge per tutorial. Most people probably won't pay a membership fee if all they need to do is fix one thing in their house.

    2. You could also offer a free basic guide to keeping up their home (or something like that) in exchange for their email address.

    3. Create an ebook filled with home repair info that you could sell to your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author robrave
    Offer something valuable then provide it for free.

    Add a CPA widget before they can download it
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