Over 500K hits a month... How to Monetize..?

by egoldzone 32 replies
Hi

I have free hosting site with hundreds client
And getting over 500 K hits last month

How to monetize it to generate income..?
What is the best method to start..?

Hope will get any suggestion here


Thanks

egoldzone
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  • Profile picture of the author RobShambaugh
    If you're offering free hosting, what type of value-added service could you offer that's not included in the free hosting? Additional storage? Additional bandwidth? Website templates?
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Michal
    Do you offer an up-sell to paid hosting and domains?

    A webdesign or graphic design affiliate program could work.

    Stock photography affiliate.

    Things like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edman15
    You can start with adsense then affiliate. Also you can have banner add, text link sells and some others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fredrik Aurdal
    Like Thomas Michal is saying, just try and up-sell people. With paid domains, done for you webdesign, SEO etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattw93
    Upsell with paid domain's/hosting. I.e more bandwidth etc

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  • Profile picture of the author mattw93
    just my two cents xD
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  • Profile picture of the author krestup
    you can monetize it using adsense or you could add some extra service which you can charge
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  • Profile picture of the author fedor50
    Originally Posted by egoldzone View Post

    Hi

    I have free hosting site with hundreds client
    And getting over 500 K hits last month

    How to monetize it to generate income..?
    What is the best method to start..?

    Hope will get any suggestion here


    Thanks

    egoldzone
    What others in this thread have said.Monetize the traffic with adsense and affiliate marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Sa
    You have multiple solutions here, like adsense or a cheap upgrade solution for your members.
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  • Profile picture of the author joona
    Umm, sorry to say this but shouldn't you have thought about that BEFORE you started the website?

    Now you are dealing with a situation that you are trying to convert traffic in to money instead of converting targeted traffic in to money. There is a difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author ELVISTHEPELVIS
    Does this mean you now have a list that you can offer products with? If so, offer them anything that has to do with building sites, selling products, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    i'd try an affiliate program with e-mail / zip submits for a relevant product..... ro something else cheap ........ 'free' people usually aren't wanting to spend much
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  • Profile picture of the author ctcmarketing
    Have you generated any revenue from those 500k hits?
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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    Create up-sells that will offer a better value then your free hosting provides and in the same time go to www.buysellads dot com and sign up as a seller/publisher, with 500k monthly you can charge a lot of money per impressions
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    • Profile picture of the author egoldzone
      Originally Posted by TomYevsikov View Post

      Create up-sells that will offer a better value then your free hosting provides and in the same time go to www.buysellads dot com and sign up as a seller/publisher, with 500k monthly you can charge a lot of money per impressions
      Great idea... Thank you so much mate..
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      • Profile picture of the author wenotice
        Originally Posted by egoldzone View Post

        Great idea... Thank you so much mate..
        BSA is good. Just start brainstorming about your profit model. You may try a membership model where they pay monthly for backups or something like that, or create a list and be an affiliate of some products that will help your customers in there businesses. Like list building courses, social media courses, web design courses. I think you have alot of affiliate opportunities outside of adsense/chitika/msn etc... Create the list from all of the visitors, be sure to segment the lists by content to maximize the audience-to-message match.

        Get creative with it.

        Jimmy Tango
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketPacer
    you could create some video tutorials and add video ads to them so that each time your user watches the video you are paid on the ads. There are several companies that pay publishers per thousand impressions on video ads. You could just have a 5-10 video series on hosting and domain use for your users and make some decent money with it if you really have that many users per month. And best part, you don't need adsense, the companies are independent of google and adsense!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexyew
    If you are keen to keep your website, you should put in correct monetizing tools since you have a huge amount of traffic.

    If you want to earn a one-time amount, you can sell it as Flippa. In order to get a good price, you need to do a good marketing by emphasizing the traffic as the selling point. I think you can easily sell it at a few k range.
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    • Profile picture of the author egoldzone
      Originally Posted by Alexyew View Post

      If you are keen to keep your website, you should put in correct monetizing tools since you have a huge amount of traffic.

      If you want to earn a one-time amount, you can sell it as Flippa. In order to get a good price, you need to do a good marketing by emphasizing the traffic as the selling point. I think you can easily sell it at a few k range.
      Thank you, the 2nd method is also my best ...
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  • Profile picture of the author msu
    I'd experiment with monetizing pages with AdSense before anything else because someone signed up for free web hosting probably isn't going to start paying for it. They're also not likely to convert on an affiliate offer that requires a purchase.
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  • Profile picture of the author edpudol1973
    If your offer is to give them a free hosting no ads then you can not put adsense or affiliate ads on their websites.

    Alternatively I guest is sell good affiliate products to your subscriber by sending them email.
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  • Profile picture of the author chadgatlin
    You could affiliate with stuff like cloud storage and SEO services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Adsense, Clickbank, Chikita, host advertising slots.
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    • Profile picture of the author ss442
      500k hits a month can be a life changing amount of traffic if you can get the right shiny objects in view. If you have a free hosting site, then maybe your market needs website or Wordperss themes. Maybe they need Getresponce or Aweber.

      Maybe there are some simple cpa offers that might work. Test and track. A lot of marketers drool for that kind of traffic
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      • Profile picture of the author egoldzone
        Originally Posted by ss442 View Post

        500k hits a month can be a life changing amount of traffic if you can get the right shiny objects in view. If you have a free hosting site, then maybe your market needs website or Wordperss themes. Maybe they need Getresponce or Aweber.

        Maybe there are some simple cpa offers that might work. Test and track. A lot of marketers drool for that kind of traffic
        Excelent, very good idea.. Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    Agreed on the upselling. Become an affiliate of any add-on offers they can use.
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  • Profile picture of the author unoentremil
    Originally Posted by egoldzone View Post

    I have free hosting site with hundreds client
    And getting over 500 K hits last month

    How to monetize it to generate income..?
    What is the best method to start..?

    Hope will get any suggestion here
    Hi egoldzone,

    500K HITS is not the same as UNIQUE visitors. Well, anyhow it's a lot of traffic and it's a good niche. Build a list and offer advice on related resources both on the list and at the website but ALWAYS take care of your subscribers. Look for recurring income services. People buy from trusted sources.

    HTH,
    Diego
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    • Profile picture of the author egoldzone
      Originally Posted by unoentremil View Post

      Hi egoldzone,

      500K HITS is not the same as UNIQUE visitors. Well, anyhow it's a lot of traffic and it's a good niche. Build a list and offer advice on related resources both on the list and at the website but ALWAYS take care of your subscribers. Look for recurring income services. People buy from trusted sources.

      HTH,
      Diego
      Yes, right...May be any other method to gain more income from my hits
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  • Profile picture of the author MariamN
    Since you are offering free hosting, you can add a PPC program to every website a client create. This way you will have a benefit from others' people sites and you will be earning without doing much.
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