Best way to monetize Recipes site? 200,000 mountly visitor

by TODU
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Hello,
I want monetize recipe site, which have 200,000 monthly visitor. some recipes is coped from other sites and this is reason why I not using adsense. I try some Clickbank offers but not good result. somebody can give me any advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author Caprica
    You should try some CPA method. Made or give away some ebook (something like 50 most delicious dinners) and lock it with content locker. Adscend Media have a good one.
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  • Profile picture of the author markcb
    200,000 per month! I hope you are building a list of subscribers. Offer a nice freebie ('The best banana cake this side of Mars', '8 ingredients NASA don't want you to use in a cake')- something like that.) Build a list using this freebie and then market to the list. Have a look at what others in your niche are selling and copy them, sell a similar product or write your own.

    Cheers.
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    • Originally Posted by markcb View Post

      200,000 per month! I hope you are building a list of subscribers. Offer a nice freebie ('The best banana cake this side of Mars', '8 ingredients NASA don't want you to use in a cake')- something like that.) Build a list using this freebie and then market to the list. Have a look at what others in your niche are selling and copy them, sell a similar product or write your own.

      Cheers.
      I agree with you. sound idea!
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  • Profile picture of the author competent123
    make a list - promote offers via jv for 50-80% of revenue.

    that way you can make $$ without lifting a finger.
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    • Profile picture of the author lilimarlene
      For a complete newbie, could you translate?
      make a list - promote offers via jv for 50-80% of revenue.

      that way you can make $$ without lifting a finger.

      What do you do with the list? What is jv?
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    • Profile picture of the author lifeisagift
      what is jv?
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  • Profile picture of the author JodyRossDeane
    YEs you could create a mobile app.

    You could also use some plugins to make the content viral on social media.
    You can monetize then via special monetization platforms - I know a couple that work with Facebook, monetizing posts on pages. You'll need to create a Facebook page for that first.

    YOu could use content lockers - people have to like and share (url of your facebook page) to their facebook friends etc to see a full recipe, and your facebook page is monetized via above methods. also you can use direct amazon affiliate links on the page.

    Put an Astore (amazon) on your site aswell!
    hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
    Why not use adsense? There's nothing that says you can't use copied or syndicated content with adsense ads...
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  • Profile picture of the author InsightIM
    Just FYI about recipes. The ingredients are not copyright-able. The instructions MAY be if they are more than just a "mix dry ingredients in a bowl, add in wet ingredients, mix thoroughly, bake at 475 for 15 minutes".

    So you shouldn't have too much trouble with any site's copyright restrictions. Of course this is just my own opinion and you should always seek professional legal advice
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    • Profile picture of the author greg80221
      Yes with 200k you need to build a list. You might also be able to use amazon affiliate for kitchen equipment, and you might be able to kick over some sort of ebook recipe book offer or freebie that you make or that you self publish. With that many visitors as long as your bounce rate is low and you do not oversell them you should do alright.
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    • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
      Originally Posted by InsightIM View Post

      Just FYI about recipes. The ingredients are not copyright-able. The instructions MAY be if they are more than just a "mix dry ingredients in a bowl, add in wet ingredients, mix thoroughly, bake at 475 for 15 minutes".
      Even if they were that simple, a copy & paste of the entire list (which is obviously what you are here advocating) is definitely a copyright violation.
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  • Profile picture of the author yestyle
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    with 200,000 monthly visitor, you can earn more from this huge traffic, try any affiliates programs or selling services on your site. They are best ways to get good revenue with big traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph01
    BUILD A LIST + PROMOTE CPA OFFERS OR AMAZON recipes books
    You Can At Least make 10 000$/month
    or you can sell ad spaces
    ........

    the next level is to create your own product
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  • Profile picture of the author TODU
    Thanks all for reply

    I want advice, how to build email list? I using WordPress and which plugin is best for get maximum results + not loss costumers


    p.s. I try amazon+ Clickbank but there is not sales. I earn only $100 from 20k visitor (was ~300 click on amazon~700 click on Clickbank). I have 90% US visitors.
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    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      I like adsense...IF you are going to make the recipes, WHAT kinda kitchen equipment would you need?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Allen
    And of course you may guess what the advice from me is, create your own recipes or food related products and sell them from your site or work with someone who can do this LIKE ME FOR EXAMPLE.

    That is a good amount of traffic that we together could make money from.

    And yes you also need to get an email list for the site.

    Contact me if you want me to help you really monetize the site and we will see how best to do that.

    Ricky
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    sign them up to pampered chef program.
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  • Profile picture of the author dale johnson
    put how to youtube.com under the most look at pages
    list ingredients, cookware at amazon aff link
    check out other site like your
    get foodies to write post's
    interview chef's, foodies
    foodies have great blogs check them out make friends
    there visitor have passion for food
    video your area dinner's, place coupons there.
    after you show proof that coupons bring them customer
    then start charging fee for adv or a JV deal
    contest for "50 or any number" best soups, chicken, cake, then take these make ebook
    CreateSpace for hard copy
    the top 3 winner would get free hardcopy
    the other free copy ebook
    put the winner photo on there page, short interview
    sell to there family, friends great xmas gift
    this can become amazon kindle book, hard copy too sell
    repect contest each month
    you then have line of special cookbook's
    facebook fanpage
    youtube.com page

    dale johnson
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    • Profile picture of the author randak
      Did you build up the visitors with traffic or is a generic exact match with type in traffic? Just curious.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdscendTony
    Originally Posted by TODU View Post

    Hello,
    I want monetize recipe site, which have 200,000 monthly visitor. some recipes is coped from other sites and this is reason why I not using adsense. I try some Clickbank offers but not good result. somebody can give me any advice?
    Just sent you a private message.
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  • Profile picture of the author Action Junkie
    What will they use to make the recipes? I think someone already suggested but what about desserts that will go with the main stuff or wines and drinks to go with the meals.Other stuff that may go with the meals? Soft music? Movies that go well with the meals?
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  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    Get a product reviews section.

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  • Profile picture of the author jasonlwe
    For a complete newbie, adsense. If you failed in applying, I'll say go for a product reviews section and give your reviews on each product. Put your aff links in your reviews though so that people interested might go through that link and click the buy button.
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    • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
      Originally Posted by jasonlwe View Post

      For a complete newbie, adsense. If you failed in applying, I'll say go for a product reviews section and give your reviews on each product. Put your aff links in your reviews though so that people interested might go through that link and click the buy button.
      Some of the most sophisticated and experienced marketers use Adsense, so don't think because you're not a newbie that you're above it.

      Now with that said, I see a lot of things you can do. Obviously I don't see your site, but here are a couple of things I would do:

      * You can give away free Kindle recipe books with your affiliate. Once your cookie is dropped, you'll get paid a commission for anything that person buys within 24 hours.

      * Adsense definitely

      * Build a list as others have said

      * Ask these people what they want.

      * Run affilaite banners on the site

      * Sell advertising space if you can't figure out which banners work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineworkers
    Wow you are getting a massive traffic. Can you post your URL if you dont mind so that we can also enjoy your recipes
    What immediately came into my mind is most of the food lovers love to get a hard copy of their favorite recipe book. So you can also make a hard copy of your recipes and promote it to your visitors. Even if you sell a copy for $50, easily you can get 10+ sales a day..

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    Offering banner and sidebar ads too food bloggers? With an audience that big you could do quite well out of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    wow funny how all the jv offers suddenly appear, you don't need anyone else to hold your hand and go though and share the profits with, now some smart #### going to come out with well we can make money together. Trail and error, type in Google how to make money from a recipe site and then trial and error. what ever you do, do not post your url, its quite easy to to duplicate your site and just do more seo than you/do negative seo to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Sell recipe books?
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  • Profile picture of the author point2
    I think you can use adsense. NOT ACCURATE BUT I read somewhere that recipes dont really have copyright and they are meant to be shared unless you copied it 100% from another site..

    I also have a recipe site so looking to monetize it as well.. Adsense not really good.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaddieQ
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    Originally Posted by TODU View Post

    Hello,
    I want monetize recipe site, which have 200,000 monthly visitor. some recipes is coped from other sites and this is reason why I not using adsense. I try some Clickbank offers but not good result. somebody can give me any advice?
    As far as i know adsense doesn't work on Wordpress, only Blogspot. The youtube idea I saw above seems like a good one, you can try it!
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    • Profile picture of the author StarkFrank
      Sorry for my question, but how you get that number of visitators and you don't know how you can monetize the site, when you take the decision to make it, you start with no idea how to get money from?
      Or you buy it? With all visitators already...
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by StarkFrank View Post

        Sorry for my question, but how you get that number of visitators and you don't know how you can monetize the site, when you take the decision to make it, you start with no idea how to get money from?
        This got me thinking too.

        I can only assume the OP bought the site.

        I simply can't understand why anyone would build a site with the marketing brain to attract 2.4 million viewers a year but not have the marketing brain to understand how to monetize that number and not to even have really thought about it much until now.

        TODU - I earn only $100 from 20k visitor (was ~300 click on amazon~700 click on Clickbank). I have 90% US visitors.
        On 200,000 visitors a month, why did you only run the campaign for 10 days? Also, with that many visitors and so little sales, I think it's safe to say you picked the wrong offer to promote and you promoted it all wrong.

        Never mind, at least now you've decided to build a list. Having said that, I'd spend some time learning how they think and what makes them tick because if you can only make $100 of 20,000 visitors, you need to make some serious improvements in how you interact with those visitors before you start emailing them.
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  • Profile picture of the author GobBluthJD
    Targeted Ads, Clickbank products, create your own product (best idea here).
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    I would actually suggest you begin using adsense to monetize some of that traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Try switching products around plus adding some instant paypal affiliate products. Of course "Amazon" You can ad contextual links which are hyperlinked keywords in your content. Each time somebody clicks on one of those links you earn money. I think its infolinks who I am a part of. You know if you can master PPV traffic using these type of advertising on your rich content sites can give you a nice little profit at the end of each day! PPV traffic works and works well it just takes time to find profitable urls to bid on. Unless you can afford to throw away a couple of hundred dollars till you find your return.
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  • Profile picture of the author FredJones
    Sell this site on Flippa, with Escrow (for seller protection), for around 15K-20K, if not more. This site will not sell on the revenue, so don't try that route. The site will sell on perception. Claim zero revenue on this site, rather than showing a few measly Adsense bucks. That may actually push up the value to 25K, who knows!

    Move ahead and build a similar site to repeat your success.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArinGoldstein
      Originally Posted by FredJones View Post

      Sell this site on Flippa, with Escrow (for seller protection), for around 15K-20K, if not more. This site will not sell on the revenue, so don't try that route. The site will sell on perception. Claim zero revenue on this site, rather than showing a few measly Adsense bucks. That may actually push up the value to 25K, who knows!

      Move ahead and build a similar site to repeat your success.
      Even the most paltry amount of (verified) Adsense will actually boost the Flippa listing views.

      Anyhoo, I recently sold a recipe site on Flippa.
      Regarding copyright, check out OpenSourceCook blog about it.
      You can reprint most recipes, but the problem is is that a lot of casual food bloggers don't understand this.
      They will file a DMCA takedown without thinking.
      So have a good DCMA page on your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author arkina
    Does nobody use Amazon Associates anymore? I would put cookbook products from them on my site.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    Have you tried becoming an amazon affiliate? Or selling ad space to other food bloggers?
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