The "moving abroad" niche - how can it be monetized?

by sam770
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Hey Folks,
I own 1 really powerful domain in the "moving abroad" niche:

I am about to launch a huge site under this domain, I am going to include a lot of original content with some added value, pictures, videos, etc...

I think that I will try to monetize it with AdSense, but I am looking for more ideas of how to make some big bucks, AdSense is obviously not a source for the big money unless you have tons of traffic ;-)
Could you guys give me some creative ideas for how to monetize a serious site in the "moving abroad" niche?

Collecting leads? Sell these to whom? Selling ad spaces? How? Who to contact?
Some other ideas?

Many Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

#monetized #moving abroad #niche
  • Profile picture of the author sam770
    Guys? Anyone?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alast
    You could sell affiliate products in some sort, or even create your own product to sell.
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    • Profile picture of the author sam770
      What kind of affiliate product can be sold in the "moving abroad" niche? could you give me 1 or 2 examples?
      Originally Posted by Alast View Post

      You could sell affiliate products in some sort, or even create your own product to sell.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alast
        Originally Posted by sam770 View Post

        What kind of affiliate product can be sold in the "moving abroad" niche? could you give me 1 or 2 examples?
        It all comes down to:

        a) your knowledge in this area
        b) your passion in this area

        if you lack b, then move onto something else. If you lack a, then learn more and sell your knowledge, whether it be ebooks, articles, packages, etc. If you lack both then refer to the first sentence. You could sell services, providing individuals with one on one discussions, and advice; you could also turn the website into a membership site with exclusive information. It all depends on what route is best for you. I'd suggest you experiment with AdSense first, and once you've established the website and begin to see money rolling in (even if it is just a few dollars/month), start selling products and services as mentioned earlier. I don't know much about that specific niche, but the same set of rules apply to most businesses; they just work uniquely contrast to each other.
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  • Profile picture of the author sam770
    You did not answer my question...
    I asked for some creative ideas for monitizing the "moving abroad" niche, not for places to advertise the site...

    Originally Posted by Tomkent90 View Post

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  • Profile picture of the author Patbinc
    Originally Posted by sam770 View Post

    Hey Folks,
    I own 1 really powerful domain in the "moving abroad" niche:

    I am about to launch a huge site under this domain, I am going to include a lot of original content with some added value, pictures, videos, etc...

    I think that I will try to monetize it with AdSense, but I am looking for more ideas of how to make some big bucks, AdSense is obviously not a source for the big money unless you have tons of traffic ;-)
    Could you guys give me some creative ideas for how to monetize a serious site in the "moving abroad" niche?

    Collecting leads? Sell these to whom? Selling ad spaces? How? Who to contact?
    Some other ideas?

    Many Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!


    Here are a few things you can do to make money from your site's traffic:

    1. You can create comprehensive guides on as many countries as you can and sell them to your site visitors. The guides should be useful, including information on what to do before, during and after moving abroad. Above all they should have practical information about destination countries to prepare people who want to move to those countries - stuff like cost of living, safe places and neighborhoods to live in, how to stretch money and make savings when moving abroad etc should all be of interest to your sites traffic.

    2. You can include into your site's core functions a functionality to help people who are moving abroad to make some arrangements with the help of agencies and businesses in their target countries. For example, someone moving to a certain country can be able to arrange for accommodation, transport (car hire or purchase) and other important needs using your website and before they arrive in their destination countries.

    3. Offer people who want to move abroad a means of making money, especially on the Internet to help them while they settle down in their destination countries. You can offer affiliate products that you have tested and are proven to work to your audience, everyone moving abroad would love to get extra sources of income, especially when they are not moving directly into jobs or employment in their new countries.

    Think outside the box. Assume you are moving abroad yourself...what problems or questions would you have about the whole process of moving? What worries would you have? Every anxiety and question you can think of is an opportunity. Now create solutions around those problems and you will make money from those solutions.

    All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    Originally Posted by sam770 View Post

    I own 1 really powerful domain in the "moving abroad" niche:
    I'm not quite sure what "powerful" means, in this context. As long as it's not limited by being a geotargeted one, the TLD's are all the same for SEO, anyway.

    There are many sites like this. I'm a regular reader of them, and quite an enthusiast, because I like reading about other countries, the ex-pat life, looking at real estate prices and values all over the world, and I enjoy browsing many such sites.

    Some are vendors, some are affiliates and some are both.

    They seem to be monetized mostly with real-estate links, guidebooks of all kinds (many of them very expensive ones, but very well researched and up-to-date and professionally produced - those are vendor sites, I think - I've even bought some of them, out of interest), seminars, links to tax/financial/accounting services, and travel services of various kinds. Advertising space on relevant pages also appears to be sold to local advertisers.

    My memory and concentration are poor at the moment, so I may be mistaken, but I don't recall seeing any AdSense on any of the sites of this nature I look at regularly.

    I think this is potentially a very profitable niche. And it's certainly a very "upmarket and professional" one. I'd imagine that, directly or indirectly, the great majority of the profits made by these sites come from their list-building (they certainly all do that, as you can imagine!). Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Lets start at the beginning.

      What ideas have You come up with to monetize the site


      A bar of iron cost $5. Made into horseshoes, it's worth $12. Made into needles, it's worth $3500. Made into balance springs for watches, it's worth $300,000. Your value is determined by what you are able to make of yourself

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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    You could collect and sell leads to hotels, temporary lodging, luxury apartments, moving services. Any business associated with helping one move over seas.
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    Sell banner space on large removal companies. i remember moving from peterbourgh to aberdeen with my mum and dad and the lorries to move were expensive. These guys have money to spend on advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Moving abroad..WHERE?

    From the US to Pakistan?
    From UK to Greece?
    From Germany to the US?
    From Russia to China?

    I myself am someone who "moved abroad" and I know certain webmasters, but all those sites are country specific. Expats who move(d) from, say, the UK to Spain won't really have an interest what's going on in...say...Karachi?

    That being said...I would try Adsense...and I personally think that is ONE niche where an ebook MAY do well. But then here also rather specific....for example "Tips for Brits: Moving to Spain" And then compiling a helpful book which lists all those things which may be helpful to know about Spain etc... and there are many...and selling the book at a reasonable price.

    Subjects can be finding advice...getting residency...transfer of savings to local currency..etc..etc..

    Plus maybe a forum and then cutting a deal with local real estate agencies so you get commission....or charging them for advertising, etc.

    Seriously, "moving abroad" is WAY too generic.
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  • Profile picture of the author kbclickbank

    Monetizing your website essentially means to add things to it or make certain changes that will help your website make money or become profitable. There are hundreds of ways to monetize your website, and some of them are simple while others are more complex and costly. the best solution is usually to try different options and see what works. Google and others provide very easy ways to get started, while more complex systems can be implemented as the website grows larger. Unique ideas like subscriptions and affiliate marketing can often be hit-or-miss, depending on the visitor demographic being targeted.

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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    Maybe create a paid offline print magazine that would feature additional information on moving abroad. With the subscription money you could hire professional writers, designers and photographers. Also, much of this could be designed online (and even subcontracted) and then printed and mailed to the recipient. That would be another way to monetize a 'moving abroad' site.
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  • Take a look at sites already doing it and analyze what they spend years figuring out and pick a few and test it. Agora has one i'm subscribed to (I lived in half a dozen countries) it's called international living, has great sales copy should give you a few ideas to get started.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author nross128
    One good way to monetize your site is with affiliate marketing. Since your branding the moving abroad niche one side door you can promote is the internet marketing lifestyle. You can make posts about beign able to live from anywhere in the world and still make money. Through the posts you can promote products and tools that can help them achieve this. I think that could do really well. Best of luck with the site!

    Please do not use affiliate links in signatures

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Offer lots of general free advice, then offer relevant special reports which give a lot more detail which people can buy, to save them spending hours doing all the research themselves.

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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Commission Junction has an international moving company that you potentially could add to your site. I'm sure they aren't the only one of the net either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Survival language courses may produce some affiliate income. For example, phrase books, quick vocabulary lists, beginner/101 courses, etc.

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    • Profile picture of the author djtrillian
      This is a niche I'm thinking about as well because I have been researching different countries that I might want to relocate to. I am from the US originally but now live in the UK and now want to live somewhere with better weather, less expensive etc.

      There are a few people out there selling special reports and newsletters etc. The one that will come up most is probably Kathleen Pedicord and her site 'Live and Invest Overseas' (I'm pretty sure that's the name of it).

      The problem initially is that in terms of traffic and creating content, there are just so many variables because there are people all over the world thinking about or curious about living somewhere else in the world. The slightly tricky thing is that the information that people want is the kind of real everyday important facts that general travel type sites don't tend to have. We can all very easily search for a country and find the climate, population, currency and all sorts of general data but what you're going to want to know are the things that someone who has been there and done that is going to know.

      The bottom line being that IMHO you need very accurate specialised detailed info before most people will pay for it (especially if you can provide info that will save them money, time, hassle etc.) and they will want to feel secure that you are THE expert.

      My guess is that Kathleen Pedicord's site does pretty well. Her and her husband do live meetings as well and they have reports and newsletters on general stuff, investing overseas etc. They also give away quite an impressive amount of info for free.

      It's hard to say how big a niche it is and I'm sure it will depend on the focus in terms of what destination countries but it's not the easiest of niches to get into because of the specialist and really friggin accurate information needed.

      Put yourself in the customer's shoes and think 'Ok I'm interested in moving to xxx, picka country, Mexico, whatever and then think of all the really important stuff you're going to want to know before you get on a plane and show up there, then do some searches and see how much of the info you need can be found easily online. Whatever is lacking is where an opportunity might lie to fill a need.

      As I mentioned, in ten seconds you can find out about the weather, find a flight etc. but what about; do I need a car? How much will a rental car cost? How long can I drive on my
      US drivers license? Do the locals like or dislike foreigners in general? What part of town should I avoid at all costs due to crime or it just being a tourist ripoff etc? Where can I find xx type of food ? Will my existing mobile phone work? Can I get some kind of wireless broadband over there? Am I going to look like a dork if I wear xx ? Is it likely the locals will speak English? Do I need to get any vaccinations before I go? Do I need an entry visa / how long can I stay?

      Anyway you get the idea - the stuff you REALLY need to know about a place you want to spend some time in is the kind of thing that is often glazed over in the glowing travel websites. I'll give you an example; Costa Rica, you can find all sorts of generic info online and it may seem like a great place to live but ask someone who lives there.... it's a very different story, things like opening a bank account, getting a drivers license and on and on the neccessities of everyday life can be an enormous hassle and THAT is what someone thinking of relocating needs to be abundantly aware of and would find value in a subscription or a special report etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
      Originally Posted by Art of Marketing View Post

      Someone moving abroad may want to learn how to make money online.
      That's a VERY good idea, especially if you move to Spain But there is a lot more which could be monetized:

      * Satellite TV / Watching TV on your PC (almost anyone wants this because they want their home channels even in a foreign country)
      * Language Courses ( lots on Clickbank !)
      * Pool Cleaning
      * Air Conditioning Maintenance and similar (cut deals with local contractors)

      If you think about that most people who move "abroad" are older retirees you can get an idea what those people normally need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vortex015
    Hey Sam,

    Take a look at this site. Retire to Cuenca

    It is about retiring in a specific area in Ecuador. Just look at the ebooks and videos that they have. If I were you I would give away free starter advice for people who don't know where they want to move yet. And then make products specifically for people who want to move to certain areas. Your domain is not very specific. I see that as a problem. But here is a list I think would work:

    1. Sell products based on "sub-niches" of where they want to move. Either by country or specific city.
    2. Make expat classified sections or a community like vbulletin. But once again, for specific areas.
    3. Sell or be an affilliate for a Travel DVD company or something like that. Even if you just linked to good amazon products that had videos and lots of info about certain countries.

    But I guess my 2 cents comes down to breaking it into sub-niches instead of the broad term moving abroad. But I think it has LOTS of potential because this market is proven to convert. But the converting I've seen is always very targeted to location.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    There are lots of forums in this niche: overseas livings forums.

    Forums are good because before I myself moved to Asia I had all kinds of questions.

    Most seem to be monetised with AdSense. If you focus on a particular area then you can get local advertisers (e.g. immigration lawyers in Thailand).
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane12
    I frequent, primarily for the forums, which has ads on every page plus special sections like jobs and real estate for people to place ads. I never would have found this site if it were movingabroad.something (unless the something is a country).
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  • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
    I would become a regular visitor to your site, if you could help me move from the US to the UK. :-)

    I provide consulting for companies that use Adobe can check out what I've done so far.

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  • Profile picture of the author illiptic
    You could promote a network marketing company and having "moving abroad" as your marketing is a great way to market that kind of business if you do it entirely on the internet (which many do)...the make money online niche in affiliate marketing is applicable as well.
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