Outside the box ideads to monetize a site

by jpweb
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I built a site a few weeks ago, The intention behind the site was more of a learning process than anything else, (I am studying PHP right now and tinkering with twitters bootstrap) I have thrown a few Adsense ads on the site, but I am thinking there are much better ways to monetize it in the mean time.

I have considered added an email form at the end to "Get your results" but I don't want to kill the site yet by requiring it at this point, I am getting around 100-200 unique visitors a day now.

I am thinking about one of those "Sign up here to enter to win a free iPad" types of things, but I have no idea where I get connected for those types of programs, what networks they are through..

Again the intention was not to make money off the site, but if someone has an outside the box idea that they wouldn't mind sharing would be great!

The site is How long could you survive against a Ninja?

Thanks in advance!
#box #ideads #monetize #site
  • Profile picture of the author mrinternational
    If you want to monetize the site you need traffic, no traffic equals no money with whatever way you decide to monetize.

    But it is very important to determine first how you want to monetize so you can identify to what market your site appeals to. So you know what kind of traffic you need to get.

    Which ever way you choose you should always capture emails, even if you want to go the CPA route you should build your list from day 1.

    If you want to get started with CPA which it looks like what you may be interested in, you can check out maxbounty.com and peerfly.com great places to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Saw that you are already displaying ads on your website.

    Really like the concept. Even did the quiz

    How are you driving traffic? For this type of website, think the best way would be social media.

    Cheers,

    Gary
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    • Profile picture of the author jpweb
      Originally Posted by Gary Ning Lo View Post

      How are you driving traffic? For this type of website, think the best way would be social media.
      I really haven't done much at all to drive traffic, I did the quiz myself, posted it to my FB wall, had a few friends do it as well. and now traffic is just trickling in. I would love to find a strong CPM network to hook up with, but I don't think those exist anymore.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Nice concept.

        I'd last 14 seconds against a ninja.

        I'd go about promoting over YouTube with a flashy cartoon.


        Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    What you are looking for is a cpa offer. Search for cpa companies offering email/zip code submit offers to post that "win a free <sumthin>" offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daus
    If this thing become viral on Facebook, then CPA gaming offers would be a good idea to promote.
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    • Profile picture of the author jpweb
      Originally Posted by Daus View Post

      If this thing become viral on Facebook, then CPA gaming offers would be a good idea to promote.
      What networks offer the best / most choices? (I'm hoping it does/doesn't happen. Just on a small shared account, already transferred a bunch of stuff to CDN just in case.)
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