How To Monetize This Site?

by dizen 6 replies
I have a forum site, VisualBasicScript.com . It gets 4000 UVs per day but I only make $ 250 / Mo from Adsense. That is incredebly low.

How to monetize it?. Sugeestions please. Thx.
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  • Profile picture of the author dizen
    My Adsense placement is already optimized , yes it is not user friendly but I make more using this placement
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  • Profile picture of the author agc
    What is your (or your readers) biggest complaint about visual basic?

    Create a product that solves that problem and sell to your readers for $29, $49, even $99 (depending on what problem you solved and at what cost / time savings to a buyer).
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  • Profile picture of the author agc
    You're making $2 per thousand on your adsense. That's not terrible, and probably all you can expect.. maybe another $.75 per thousand if you're lucky. What you need is MORE TRAFFIC.

    Drive NEW memberships. Get them active in discussions. Challenge someone that if they have a question about VB that nobody can answer, they get a $50 prize. Offer $25 for the most interesting post of the month.

    Do product reviews of products you can sell as an affiliate, invite a discussion of the product, and have a banner ad for it.

    Heck, if your forum full of vb programmers, I have a product we can JV on. It's perfect for VB programmers. I'll send you a PM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    Best way to monetize this site is to build a list from your visitors by offering them a free tool or software in exchange for their email addresses. Then send them promotions to paid tools you created yourself or to affiliate offers.

    This way, you'll make more money than adsense
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    • Profile picture of the author dizen
      Dan,

      The idea is good , I am really new to list building, I have another forum site toyotafans.net . There is traffic to this forum site but the traffic is not targetted i.e most people come because they have problem with their Toyota vehicles . Most people who come to this site are not car enthusiasts , they don't modify their cars.

      I can put an email capture form for list building. But do you think it's worth it? Can I make money out of it?

      Second, I am not a writer,I am not even a native speaker of English. How do I get ideas for content to send to my list?.

      My initial idea is :

      Subscribe to Toyota related magazines

      More suggestions/ideas please.

      Andy









      Originally Posted by Dann Vicker View Post

      Best way to monetize this site is to build a list from your visitors by offering them a free tool or software in exchange for their email addresses. Then send them promotions to paid tools you created yourself or to affiliate offers.

      This way, you'll make more money than adsense
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnHYW
        You could try to monetize your forum website by adding paid upgrades to your forum website. An example of a paid upgrade is to offer your users a choice of paying X amount each month for zero advertisements on the forum.
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