Haven't made a penny on my blogger yet! help is needed!

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my first blog and attempt at IM!

my site is called: Latest Music Releases

I currently get between 50-350 views per day, my sites been running for 17 days and I've had over 2,200 views!
I haven't made any money yet though, could somebody please help me and tell me where i'm going wrong.

Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenWatanabe
    Is it even monetized? I dont see any ads or products. At least get a newsletter up so you can capture some traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by SteveTanabe View Post

      Is it even monetized? I dont see any ads or products. At least get a newsletter up so you can capture some traffic
      I have amazon ads on the site, hmv banners, how else would you suggest i monotize it? and i shall have to try set a news letter up! thankss
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  • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
    Do some social media marketing of your blog and maybe put in some more ads. Plus I feel like the black font is blending in a little too much with the gray background.
    Also, maybe you can make the amazon product widgets a little bigger.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by Bluestarace View Post

      Do some social media marketing of your blog and maybe put in some more ads. Plus I feel like the black font is blending in a little too much with the gray background.
      Also, maybe you can make the amazon product widgets a little bigger.
      Thanks for the advice, any more pointers you could give me?
      regards!
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    • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
      I realize you did not specifically ask for reviews but IMHO that is an UGLY site. I just wanted to get away. But hey, what do I know, right.:confused:

      Forget the "views." How many unique visitors do you get? Who are they and where do they come from?

      Get an autoresponder and put an opt-in form on the site. Get a really good freebie that you can offer to get sign-ups. That's where the real money is, in the list.
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      • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
        Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post

        I realize you did not specifically ask for reviews but IMHO that is an UGLY site. I just wanted to get away. But hey, what do I know, right.:confused:

        Forget the "views." How many unique visitors do you get? Who are they and where do they come from?

        Get an autoresponder and put an opt-in form on the site. Get a really good freebie that you can offer to get sign-ups. That's where the real money is, in the list.
        thanks for the opinion though! im new to this so I haven't a clue about designing etc, I have a plan and design for the site but I don't know how to make it a reality! I shall try to setup an auto responder! thanks for the advice! regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by cooperman16 View Post

    my first blog and attempt at IM!

    my site is called: Latest Music Releases

    I currently get between 50-350 views per day, my sites been running for 17 days and I've had over 2,200 views!
    I haven't made any money yet though, could somebody please help me and tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Thank you!
    You should first consider getting your own domain so that you can control the content on your site. Speaking of which, where is the written content? I also don't see any calls to action. You haven't really connected with your audience enough so that they might feel compelled to purchase something your recommend. You also shouldn't be putting ads on the same pages that you are promoting affiliate products on. It takes people from your site.

    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by Miguelito203 View Post

      You should first consider getting your own domain so that you can control the content on your site. Speaking of which, where is the written content? I also don't see any calls to action. You haven't really connected with your audience enough so that they might feel compelled to purchase something your recommend. You also shouldn't be putting ads on the same pages that you are promoting affiliate products on. It takes people from your site.

      Joey
      Thanks, how could I avoid doing this then?
      regards
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  • Profile picture of the author aquariumchat
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by aquariumchat View Post

      Well if you site isn't onetized you can't make money. I would recommend signing up for aweber and putting a sight so you can begin collecting emails. Your traffic is doing fine so you need to build on that. Another option you have is to use a program like adsense.
      Im going to try with the aweber! i've applied for adsense but been disapproved a couple of times so I think thats a no no!
      regards
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  • Profile picture of the author welshgirl2
    Hello

    Congrats on getting started.

    It takes some time to start earning money online. You can't expect to earn a fortune within 17 days. Treat your online business like a marathon not a sprint.

    Firstly I would recommend getting your own domain and hosting. If you are on a budget look out for the Godaddy 99c domain name deals. Then you can get hosting for 1c for your first month from Hostgator (Look for a coupon online).

    I would then get WordPress installed on your domain name with a nice theme. You can find many nice themes for free. Here is a quick link I just found for free music WordPress themes.

    http://themesjunction.com/templates/music.html

    Regarding monetization - The ads on your website currently look a little mish mash and don't stand out well. The music niche can be a hard one to monetize. Having said that you could try adding a link under each music video for the reader to download the mp3 version of it. I am pretty sure you could find some affiliate programs for this. When you traffic picks up you can then go on to sell advertising space.

    For traffic I recommend social networking. Spend time on Facebook and Twitter - not just to promote your website but to build relationships with people who are interested in this niche.

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by welshgirl2 View Post

      Hello

      Congrats on getting started.

      It takes some time to start earning money online. You can't expect to earn a fortune within 17 days. Treat your online business like a marathon not a sprint.

      Firstly I would recommend getting your own domain and hosting. If you are on a budget look out for the Godaddy 99c domain name deals. Then you can get hosting for 1c for your first month from Hostgator (Look for a coupon online).

      I would then get WordPress installed on your domain name with a nice theme. You can find many nice themes for free. Here is a quick link I just found for free music WordPress themes.

      http://themesjunction.com/templates/music.html

      Regarding monetization - The ads on your website currently look a little mish mash and don't stand out well. The music niche can be a hard one to monetize. Having said that you could try adding a link under each music video for the reader to download the mp3 version of it. I am pretty sure you could find some affiliate programs for this. When you traffic picks up you can then go on to sell advertising space.

      For traffic I recommend social networking. Spend time on Facebook and Twitter - not just to promote your website but to build relationships with people who are interested in this niche.

      Hope this helps.
      Clare
      you are a star! Im going to give this a try! thanks for the advice and your time. regards
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  • Profile picture of the author ByTheBeach
    Are you sure you were getting 2,000+ views within the first 17 days?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    Hi, I saw your website. Although, you are selling music, where is your competitive edge over other music sellers??

    Like other warriors mentioned, you might wanna consider using social media to promote your site.

    Just my 2 cents!

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Wide
    I left your site after 10 seconds.
    The fixed background and the transparent "main section" makes it hard to read and very annoying.

    The only ads I saw was the few amazon links a bit down the page.

    How much times does the average user stay on your blog?
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by Wide View Post

      I left your site after 10 seconds.
      The fixed background and the transparent "main section" makes it hard to read and very annoying.

      The only ads I saw was the few amazon links a bit down the page.

      How much times does the average user stay on your blog?
      could you give me some tips then that would make you want to stay on the site and view regularly? And im not sure, i don't know where to find out either! regards
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Here is the #1 question/s for you to consider.

    What purpose does your website serve and why would I visit it and then decide to purchase something?
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by Andrei Rotariu View Post

      Here is the #1 question/s for you to consider.

      What purpose does your website serve and why would I visit it and then decide to purchase something?
      Shows people all the new songs that are coming out day by day, and you'd want to visit it to keep up to date! To purchase something, thats the part im struggling with, as obviously im using amazon to promote the artists other work, and itunes once or twice when the music has been publicly released, but as the music isn't publicly released yet so I can 't sell the singles im promoting, I have thought about this and I'm a bit stuck, most people make money doing this by offering downloads of the songs, but this is illegal so I'm not going to attempt that, I just don't know how else I can make money, but I don't want to give up on this as It's the closest I've come to making money and It#s something I'm interested in!
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  • Profile picture of the author Wade32
    Have you thought about Wordpress? Very easy to use, and Google loves it. That much traffic in 17 days is pretty good. Get some more ads on it. Have you signed up for Adsense?
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Your site is all over the place. Plus, it could use a good re-design. Plus the size of your blog doesn't fit all computer screens. Did you design the blog or someone else? I see you're trying to make money from Amazon, and it seems like you're just hoping someone will click on one of the affiliate links to get you a sale. I would be more proactive with selling to visitors instead of "hoping" for them to click.
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    • Profile picture of the author harryweb
      If you're getting 350 hits a day, you should be making around 5-10 dollars. Try adsense or a better quality program that people are more likely to click
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      • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
        Originally Posted by harryweb View Post

        If you're getting 350 hits a day, you should be making around 5-10 dollars. Try adsense or a better quality program that people are more likely to click
        hey!
        could you give me a couple of adsense alternatives, I've tried Chikita and I've been hearing a lot of bad press about it also!
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Your site is all over the place. Plus, it could use a good re-design. Plus the size of your blog doesn't fit all computer screens. Did you design the blog or someone else? I see you're trying to make money from Amazon, and it seems like you're just hoping someone will click on one of the affiliate links to get you a sale. I would be more proactive with selling to visitors instead of "hoping" for them to click.
      hey,

      yeah it does need a re design doesnt it!
      I just don't know how, I've looked around and tried doing bits myself but It isn't working out! But I'll keep trying! How would you get people to click and buy from your adds then? thanks for your opinion!
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Just take a deep look to your site. Its nothing but full of ads. You visitors will never click on the amazon ads. Try to monetize it properly. It doesn't mean that if you add a huge ads you will get sell.
    try to monetize it properly.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by marketwarrior06 View Post

      Just take a deep look to your site. Its nothing but full of ads. You visitors will never click on the amazon ads. Try to monetize it properly. It doesn't mean that if you add a huge ads you will get sell.
      try to monetize it properly.
      hey,

      could you be a bit more informative please! how should I monotize it properly?
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  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    Get yourself some Adsense ads around the page and possible some affiliate ads..
    Your getting some traffic so you just either need to keep it and catch it in a net via newsletter or send them to an affiliate and make a sale
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    • Profile picture of the author cooperman16
      Originally Posted by Surminga View Post

      Get yourself some Adsense ads around the page and possible some affiliate ads..
      Your getting some traffic so you just either need to keep it and catch it in a net via newsletter or send them to an affiliate and make a sale
      hey,

      keep getting rejected for adsense! any idea how i can get it? thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author imgeek2727
    First, this is a very tough niche because your 'market' can easily get the content for free through youtube videos. Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free, right?

    Second, there is no compelling need

    If you insist in pushing this niche, I suggest you run a facebook fan page contest to get people to join your FB page and you post dramatic music news updates there so your link is viralized
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  • Profile picture of the author drewdude
    Adsense ads in with content could be making you a few dollars a day with that traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author jpsween88
    Hey your getting traffic and views thats a great feeling for a new site, so don't feel discouraged. If you are looking to make some money I would recommend adsense or find Pay Per Action cpavault.com for the music industry. I am sure you could find an offer that is $3 per email address or something.
    Best of Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author neodarth
    if you really want to enter this niche... you should do a little more. Give more value to your site that just videos and amazon ads... that way is really hard if you can make a dime.

    Perhaps a good idea would be, if you are still willing to post about music releases, you should write an intro before the video and tell about the artist, perhaps a review of the album or a particular song and then put the video, and another paragraph telling the people to buy the album (and put the link from amazon) or download it from itunes.

    People usually search for new releases and if they have to compare between a site like you have now and a site where they can read a review of the album that confirm that is a good choice to buy guess from whom they going to buy.
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