So where do I start?

by Gpizzle 21 replies
I've been creating websites and forums and never monetized them. I want to start profiting from all of my handwork. So where do I start? Can I get some pointers and guidance on the correct direction?
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    I have a hot tip for you.. sell your advertising space..
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
    Originally Posted by Gpizzle View Post

    I've been creating websites and forums and never monetized them. I want to start profiting from all of my handwork. So where do I start? Can I get some pointers and guidance on the correct direction?
    Each website can be monetized differently.

    Adsense
    Amazon
    eBay
    Offers from Affiliate Networks and Affiliate Programs
    Media Sales
    etc...

    How about you describe to us a specific website, to the best of your ability, without revealing the website's url/name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gpizzle
    I own a few sites

    these are forums:

    One of my sites is a "hacking" community nothing illegal but plain hacking from game consoles to computers.

    another is a gaming community

    I have one blog. I just started getting into word press like a week ago. Its totally new for me. This blog will mainly be a personal blot.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by Gpizzle View Post

    I've been creating websites and forums and never monetized them. I want to start profiting from all of my handwork. So where do I start? Can I get some pointers and guidance on the correct direction?
    you could start with a Hi, and end with a please and thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gpizzle
    My apologies. Hi my name is Glen and im a total newbie at monetizing online. Any advice for me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Hi Glen
    Don't mind me, like my wife says i can be a grumpy old fart sometimes.

    Theo
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    • Profile picture of the author Gpizzle
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      Hi Glen
      Don't mind me, like my wife says i can be a grumpy old fart sometimes.

      Theo
      Ha its fine. I forgot my manners for a second.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnWiz
      Hi Glen, generally speaking, there're 2 keys to the puzzle.

      1) Traffic - is your website getting a good amount of consistent traffic?

      2) Conversion - Can you find some way to convert these visitors into buyers by giving them what they want?

      Offers can include your own product, affiliate products, adsense and so on.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gpizzle
        Originally Posted by JohnWiz View Post

        Hi Glen, generally speaking, there're 2 keys to the puzzle.

        1) Traffic - is your website getting a good amount of consistent traffic?

        2) Conversion - Can you find some way to convert these visitors into buyers by giving them what they want?

        Offers can include your own product, affiliate products, adsense and so on.
        Well my forums is the bigger site. Not sure how I can monetize a forums. but on average I get around 2800 guests per day and 104 users perday.
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        • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
          Originally Posted by Gpizzle View Post

          Well my forums is the bigger site. Not sure how I can monetize a forums. but on average I get around 2800 guests per day and 104 users perday.

          Glen,

          Since you have a fairly large number of daily visitors to your forum, and since it is based on gaming, you could promote games from Amazon so that you can get a commission for each sale you make from your website. You can put up some games that you think would be popular with the type of people who visit your website.

          You could also sell gaming consoles or other products on Clickbank.com you think your audience would be interested in, which would have much more earning potential.

          These are just a few ideas. You could try selling advertising space too! Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    I taught myself bunches about forum marketing 'way back when.

    Some sites that might be useful for you are

    Begin To Make Money Online By Running A Forum | Online Earning Guide
    Monetizing a Forum | Forum Doc

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
    Your forum's target audience is "hackers" correct?

    How about you make two different account types on the forum.
    1. Regular User
    2. Authorized Seller

    Open up a separate forum on your website for your users that will allow people to sell tips on how to hack.

    An authorized seller can sell a tip/trick for whatever he/she feels is fair.

    In order to be an authorized seller, you have to pay, maybe $30?

    Furthermore, to post a sales thread, you have to pay, maybe $20?

    Pretty much, exactly, what the Warrior Forum does. However, if you want to do this, you have to have loyal and active users who are willing to respect the rules you set for the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Gpizzle View Post

    I've been creating websites and forums and never monetized them. I want to start profiting from all of my handwork. So where do I start? Can I get some pointers and guidance on the correct direction?
    In order to make money from websites (blogs), you need to be promoting products and services in a particular niche that people are searching for in order to solve some kind of problem. Your site should contain both product reviews and articles about stuff related to your niche topic. This will get you traffic from the search engines (along with some other stuff). You should also build a list.

    Joey
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    Hi,

    You have to become a great Internet Marketer and to become one I would suggest to look for a reputable one that offers One on One Coaching.

    To start, don't buy anything yet and subscribe to newsletter from different reputable Internet Marketer. Good Marketer usually give good content away for free to beginners.

    I would thoroughly look at different WSOs on this forum and look at all the comments from WF users that are involved or registered to a specific WSO. Than, once you've found a few good ones (WSOs) I would look at the Internet Marketer's profile that have promoted that WSO and see if he has a good reputation in the whole forum. More often than not, a reputable Marketer member to WF has more than one offer (WSO). Nothing is stopping you from looking at all the comments and critics in all his WSOs so that you'll have a better idea of the Internet Marketer's reputation.

    Once you've registered into a program (WSO) stay focus long enough to become profitable.

    Don`t pay more than 497$ for a program (WSO), there's a lot of good ones at a lot less than 497$. Post your questions before getting involved on the type of commitment, the forecast expenses during the program, the type of skills needed, etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author PerfectSolution
    Hi Glen, selling advertising space would be easiest if you have enough traffic. Many are eager to advertise their services online. You can also offer paid threads for sale for people to list their services or products if you have nough members.
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  • Profile picture of the author matus37
    Promote CPA offers and many kinds of afiliate products
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  • Profile picture of the author semaximizer
    By looking at the topic of your site, you must be getting traffic from developers programmers. You can signup for advertising with adsense or other selling platforms like buysellads.com
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxBounty
    Hi Gpizzle. I'm happy to take a look at your various sites and make recommendations in terms of what CPA offers you could start with.

    You can find me on AIM or Skype (maxbountyjess).
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  • Originally Posted by Gpizzle View Post

    I've been creating websites and forums and never monetized them. I want to start profiting from all of my handwork. So where do I start? Can I get some pointers and guidance on the correct direction?
    What kind of traffic are your websites getting if any? You need to drive targeted traffic to your sites. My method is SEO by ranking well in Google, but you can use PPC, forum marketing, article marketing etc.

    Then stick up some offers on your site that are related to the niche. If your traffic is targeted and you are offering people what they want, the sales will take care of themselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author seharkhan
    well i am in favor of adsense for you because you can earn more then 1000$ per month and even you can earn more then this for this you have need to place adsense ads in your website and i hope you will earn a good amount from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jetmir
    I woudn't suggest you Adsense.

    Why don't you use CPA? It's a wonderful way to make money. You get paid way more than Adsense.

    You can also use:
    eBay, Amazon, ClickBank, selling ads spaces, etc.

    Good luck!
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