I launched my site CarbGenie about a month ago and in that time it has had over 7,000 visitors. The promotion of the site has been pretty simple – I mentioned it on one social media site which I've been a member of for years (Reddit) and it got picked up and spread virally to other forums.
The problem is, I've only made £20 (about $35) from the site even with all this traffic.
The traffic itself can be broken into two types of visitors:
- Information Hunters
- Diet Researchers
The Diet Researchers generally come from social media sites and forums. They take the time to browse the site and get ideas for things they can eat on a low carb diet. On average, they'll browse 4 or 5 pages and spend over 3 minutes on the site.
What I've tried so far:
- Affiliate banners – no geo targeting (no sales)
- Affiliate banners – half arsed geo targeting UK, US and Canada depending on IP (no sales)
- Adsense – £20 in two weeks
As you can see, the site is fulfilling a demand and is becoming increasingly popular, but I'm not earning any cold hard cash!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.