How to monetize a blog post that consistently gets high traffic?

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Dear warriors,

Several months ago, I wrote a motivational article about two famous cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. The article is getting about 10,000 visitors per month. I have some more such articles that get over 200 page views per day.

Starting with Tom and Jerry, how do you think I can monetize the post? I already have Google Adsense account on the website.

Will appreciate your help
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  • Profile picture of the author karlmay1980
    Promote motivational stuff from Amazon and also Tom & Jerry merchandise as an affiliate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
      pick up some motivational plr. Check tradebit.com write your own book. Gain instant credibility
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      Hi Kevin!
      Does adding an adbox within the post affect the organic ranking?
      Please reply.

      Originally Posted by Kevin Muldoon View Post

      I think this is a good idea. You'll be able to promote really closely related products yourself directly within your post.

      It could be useful to also use the article to promote a newsletter or anything else you want visitors to sign up for.
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    • Originally Posted by karlmay1980 View Post

      Promote motivational stuff from Amazon and also Tom & Jerry merchandise as an affiliate.
      I agree with this. Would be the best way to sell something relevant to fans of Tom & Jerry. I'm sure you could include a link to the entire DVD collection of Tom & Jerry Shows.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamAlnawar
    Here are some ideas to consider:

    1) Contact the owner (mgm.com) and tell them about it
    and how you can get a benefit out of it.

    If there's a way to monetize it then I'm sure they
    will tell you all about it.

    2) Approach other companies that are in the same industry
    and show off your stats and that you can do the same for
    their business. There 's a high chance they'll hire you..

    And you can charge premium prices!

    Good Luck..
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    • Profile picture of the author kaytav
      Originally Posted by SamAlnawar View Post

      Here are some ideas to consider:

      1) Contact the owner (mgm.com) and tell them about it
      and how you can get a benefit out of it.

      If there's a way to monetize it then I'm sure they
      will tell you all about it.

      2) Approach other companies that are in the same industry
      and show off your stats and that you can do the same for
      their business. There 's a high chance they'll hire you..

      And you can charge premium prices!

      Good Luck..
      This is a big Jump. If you could get a reply from MGM.com, this would be really huge and can benefit you a lot. They might actually like your idea and might offer you something.
      Nice suggestion SamAlnawar
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  • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
    Thanks very much for suggesting some eyeopening ideas :-)
    I'm going to work on some of your suggestions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Where did you get the images - are they legal?

    Will
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      The Images on my blog or the images on the post I am talking about?

      I usually pick up images from 'creative commons' or site the source.


      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      Where did you get the images - are they legal?

      Will
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      • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
        Originally Posted by Mousumi View Post

        The Images on my blog or the images on the post I am talking about?

        I usually pick up images from 'creative commons' or site the source.
        I was asking about the images of Tom & Jerry that you used in your article - I would have thought they would be subject to copyright. Are they really creative commons?

        Not trying to be a smart arse here, but citing the source does not make it OK to use other people's work.

        Will.
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        • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
          Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

          I was asking about the images of Tom & Jerry that you used in your article - I would have thought they would be subject to copyright. Are they really creative commons?

          Not trying to be a smart arse here, but citing the source does not make it OK to use other people's work.

          Will.
          Depending on the initial images, she could claim fair use. But I am not even sure it applies as her site is located in India. The copyright might not apply.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
            Hi Sandra,
            I just checked. All the images are under creative commons. To see the source, you need to go to Tom and Jerry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and scroll down to the section titled Filmography.



            Originally Posted by Sandra Martinez View Post

            Depending on the initial images, she could claim fair use. But I am not even sure it applies as her site is located in India. The copyright might not apply.
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            • Profile picture of the author sunray
              Originally Posted by Mousumi View Post

              Hi Sandra,
              I just checked. All the images are under creative commons. To see the source, you need to go to Tom and Jerry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and scroll down to the section titled Filmography.
              Actually, the text with the images says this:
              This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, television or audio-visual presentation, representing either a production logo, title card, station ID or related logo/title graphic. The copyright for it is most likely owned by the entity which produced or distriubted the media. It is believed that the use of a limited number of web-resolution screenshots
              for critical commentary and discussion of the film, television or media presentation and its contents , or
              for identification and critical commentary on the specific logo or title graphic concerned.
              on the English-language Wikipedia, hosted on servers in the United States by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation,
              qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
              But, just as it is fair use on Wikipedia, it is on your site. Do NOT worry the least bit about it.
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              • Profile picture of the author netrover
                First of all, check your analytics to make sure the traffic is coming from the US.

                Secondly, check your analytics to see which keywords these visitors are using to find your blog post.

                From those keywords, try to find affiliate products on CJ that match those keywords, and put up banner ads. I like the 250x250 square, left justified right before the post starts so they can't miss it.

                Maybe children toys, children learning products would work depending on those search terms you find out. Since its a lot of traffic, you could put general interest affiliate products there like Weight Loss, Stop Smoking, Insurance, Holiday Gift offers, etc.

                Good Luck!
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        • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
          Hi Will,

          If you go through my blog's pages you will find that I have cited the source of almost all the pics. All these Tom and Jerry Pics are about 50 years old. The problem with these pics is that you do not know their real source (since they are being used on thousands of websites)

          If some one claims the copyright, I will not hesitate showing the source


          Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

          I was asking about the images of Tom & Jerry that you used in your article - I would have thought they would be subject to copyright. Are they really creative commons?

          Not trying to be a smart arse here, but citing the source does not make it OK to use other people's work.

          Will.
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          • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
            Originally Posted by Mousumi View Post

            Hi Will,

            If you go through my blog's pages you will find that I have cited the source of almost all the pics. All these Tom and Jerry Pics are about 50 years old. The problem with these pics is that you do not know their real source (since they are being used on thousands of websites)

            If some one claims the copyright, I will not hesitate showing the source

            Well ... I am amazed that you think that citing or showing the source will get you around copyright issues. Also, as someone mentioned 'fair use' - it is part of US law, so that may not help you either.

            Anyway, I don't mean to stir up anything here, I was just asking. It is a good article - well done.

            Will
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            • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
              Well, in fact I'm grateful to you for bringing to my knowledge :-)

              What I actually meant to say that some pics are so widespread that it is very difficult to get to the real source

              Let me share an instance with you. Several months ago, I featured Naveen Jain on the blog as Rags to riches story and cited a news media for the pic source. Barely two weeks later I received a mail from Naveen Jain's official website (I'm not sure if it were them as the mail came from a gamil account) and they asked me to delete the source and attribute them for the image source.

              I have even received a DMCA about two months back but that was settled as I requested the Startup owner to contact the photographer and decline the complaint.

              It is too complicated...

              In one more instance, a renowned photographer (I used his creative commons pics from Flickr) asked me to cite him in the pic as well as mention the url of his flickr account (in the pic)


              I am learning from my mistakes. I'm grateful to you for raising this issue to me once again

              Thanks!!


              Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

              Well ... I am amazed that you think that citing or showing the source will get you around copyright issues. Also, as someone mentioned 'fair use' - it is part of US law, so that may not help you either.

              Anyway, I don't mean to stir up anything here, I was just asking. It is a good article - well done.

              Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Amandasimmons
    Sell Tom and Jerry CDs and Christmas Gift cards :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    It depends on how visitors are finding the post. If it's through Google or any other search engine, what terms are they using to find the post? That will tell you the kind of audience that's hitting the page and you can monetize accordingly.

    If you're getting good CTR on the adsense, look at the kinds of ads being served and find some products that match.

    Maybe try some list building/email marketing as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wendell
    Offer Tom and Jerry t-shirts and other clothing items for sale. Tom and Jerry toys etc. Posters. Mugs and other Tom and Jerry paraphenalia.

    Or advertise package deals to places like Disney World. Try an ad like this: "Ever had breakfast with Mickey Mouse? Fly the whole family to Florida and meer him in person for just $____!"
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    Create a strong & clear call to action at the bottom of your article and have something wherein visitors can enter their info like their name and email. You'll be able to build a list, develop a relationship and market to them whatever it is you'd like. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Bobdarko
    You NEED to start building a list of subsrcibers. I see you have a email opt in form but i could hardly see it ! Not good. Offer a free product as well - a simple ebook would suffice. Then once they have opted in offer them a paid upsell ( another ebook or video course) then you should start providing value to your subscribers with regular emails. Then survey your subscribers. See what they want. Then create another product around their answers and sell it to them. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      Thanks Bob,

      I appreciate your suggestions and going to work on it once the site is reinstated. It actually crashed yesterday due to a sudden surge in traffic

      Originally Posted by Bobdarko View Post

      You NEED to start building a list of subsrcibers. I see you have a email opt in form but i could hardly see it ! Not good. Offer a free product as well - a simple ebook would suffice. Then once they have opted in offer them a paid upsell ( another ebook or video course) then you should start providing value to your subscribers with regular emails. Then survey your subscribers. See what they want. Then create another product around their answers and sell it to them. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author sunray
    Such journalistic approach is usually considered fair use, especially as the images themselves are not the main product (the films are). So, there should be no problem with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author neilclues
    Originally Posted by Mousumi View Post

    Dear warriors,

    Several months ago, I wrote a motivational article about two famous cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. The article is getting about 10,000 visitors per month. I have some more such articles that get over 200 page views per day.

    Starting with Tom and Jerry, how do you think I can monetize the post? I already have Google Adsense account on the website.

    Will appreciate your help
    Hello Mousumi

    For starters you could offer advertising space on your site to other related businesses and you could also try any of these 3 other publishers: infolinks.com, chitika.com and kontera.com.

    Hope this has helped you a little, Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Start promoting advertising slots on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    You can add CB links to affiliate products about self-help and other related products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    I liked the article on Tom and Jerry. One way to monetize it could be to create your own course on motivation. Also, in terms of dealing with images, if you use the amazon affiliate links that have images that should help any potential issues.

    Debbie
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      Thanks Debbie,

      This takes lightens the burden
      I have created an account on Amazon and now going to publish an article on one another cartoon character (3D Movie) This time it'd be about learning spiritual lessons

      Originally Posted by Yogini View Post

      I liked the article on Tom and Jerry. One way to monetize it could be to create your own course on motivation. Also, in terms of dealing with images, if you use the amazon affiliate links that have images that should help any potential issues.

      Debbie
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