My blog earned 15 grand last month. Do I need a better monetization strategy?

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Hi Warriors,

I posted once before on this forum. I think I upset some people then because I remained anonymous and declined to answer questions about who I am, my blog, and how it has become successful.

I have to be anonymous yet again, hoping you will understand that it wouldn't be prudent for me to make my earnings and my marketing strategies public.

Yes, I could be full of crap. I could be a troll lying about a blog that doesn't exist, but I'm not. You have no reason to believe me. Still, I'm not.

So here's the situation.

I have a blog. It's an opinion blog and it covers a wide range of subjects. Right now, it typically garners about 3.5 - 7 million views a month. Last month, the month it got 7 million views, I earned a little under 15,000 dollars.

I don't have much in the way of a monetization "strategy," other than a few pay-per-click ads. As happy as I am about the returns, I'm well aware that I could be making significantly more. I read stories about sites with less traffic that sell for millions of dollars. Not that I'm looking to sell, or that I expect to make millions, just that the disparity is somewhat striking.

Here are my questions for the experts here. I greatly appreciate any responses or insights:

1) Should I convert to a CPM model for my ads? If so, with my traffic, what kind of rate could I charge? Would 4 - 6 dollars be too ambitious?

2) Do I need to go through an agency? The ones I've talked to will take anywhere from 15 to 25 percent off the top. I'm not in love with giving my equity to an ad agency, but if that's the most efficient and effective way to make a good return, then I'll do it.

3) What are some other monetization strategies I could adopt? If someone who's actually good at internet marketing was running my site, what kind of money do you think they'd be making off the traffic?

Thanks to anyone who can help me here. I've read through a lot of these threads and learned a great deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheCodex
    Originally Posted by stillanovice View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I posted once before on this forum. I think I upset some people then because I remained anonymous and declined to answer questions about who I am, my blog, and how it has become successful.

    I have to be anonymous yet again, hoping you will understand that it wouldn't be prudent for me to make my earnings and my marketing strategies public.

    Yes, I could be full of crap. I could be a troll lying about a blog that doesn't exist, but I'm not. You have no reason to believe me. Still, I'm not.

    So here's the situation.

    I have a blog. It's an opinion blog and it covers a wide range of subjects. Right now, it typically garners about 3.5 - 7 million views a month. Last month, the month it got 7 million views, I earned a little under 15,000 dollars.

    I don't have much in the way of a monetization "strategy," other than a few pay-per-click ads. As happy as I am about the returns, I'm well aware that I could be making significantly more. I read stories about sites with less traffic that sell for millions of dollars. Not that I'm looking to sell, or that I expect to make millions, just that the disparity is somewhat striking.

    Here are my questions for the experts here. I greatly appreciate any responses or insights:

    1) Should I convert to a CPM model for my ads? If so, with my traffic, what kind of rate could I charge? Would 4 - 6 dollars be too ambitious?

    2) Do I need to go through an agency? The ones I've talked to will take anywhere from 15 to 25 percent off the top. I'm not in love with giving my equity to an ad agency, but if that's the most efficient and effective way to make a good return, then I'll do it.

    3) What are some other monetization strategies I could adopt? If someone who's actually good at internet marketing was running my site, what kind of money do you think they'd be making off the traffic?

    Thanks to anyone who can help me here. I've read through a lot of these threads and learned a great deal.
    Firstly, how many unique visits?

    Second... You could just sell direct banner buys.
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  • Profile picture of the author theimexpert
    With that level of traffic I would put together an advertising pack whereby people pay directly to advertise on different levels. You say there's many categories so you could offer site-wide advertising and then as another option (cheaper for the advertiser) a category specific advertising option.

    Offer banners in prime spots and maybe text ads.

    If the advertising delivers then chances are you will gather a collective group of advertisers who continually purchase advertising maybe in chunks of 3/6/12+ months.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author stillanovice
      Thanks for the tips, guys. I guess my biggest challenge if I sell ads directly is to figure out what my rates should be
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      • Profile picture of the author macmani
        You are still upsetting people with your selfish ways. You want to extract every ounce of information from here, but does not want to give back anything and you expect everyone to help you here to make more money. LOL
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        • Profile picture of the author Geeked Labs
          I would join a paid master mind, or hire a coach that's dealt with those numbers before. Do not give away your secrets on the warrior forum.
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        • Profile picture of the author goindeep
          Originally Posted by macmani View Post

          You are still upsetting people with your selfish ways. You want to extract every ounce of information from here, but does not want to give back anything and you expect everyone to help you here to make more money. LOL
          The last time I checked it was not against the the rules to make money and ask questions.

          Haters gonna hate.
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          • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
            Can you give a brief write up of how you achieved these high traffic numbers....how long did it take? Traffic strategies? Etc... Thanks and congratulations on the success so far!
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            • Profile picture of the author stillanovice
              Originally Posted by Bkelly301 View Post

              Can you give a brief write up of how you achieved these high traffic numbers....how long did it take? Traffic strategies? Etc... Thanks and congratulations on the success so far!
              Well, it took about 7 or 8 months of posting every single day. I built a following very slowly at first. I also established a social media following, which took me probably 2 years. I worked on my social media presence before I even launched the site. I find that you can build a base on social media organically, as long as you understand what sort of statuses and Tweets get shared and Retweeted.

              I think anyone who is or wants to be a blogger needs to be all over Facebook. Everyone knows that, I guess, but few utilize Facebook to the extent that it can be utilized. I've noticed a lot of people complaining about Facebook's new algorithm, but the algorithm isn't a problem as long as you are getting your followers to interact and participate. If you aren't -- then you aren't doing it right.

              After two years of building my social media, and over a half a year of maintaining my site, I got to the point where I had the readership base that I could realistically put out some "viral" posts. Then it's just a matter of hitting the right chord, talking about the right subjects in the right way, and knowing what news stories to jump on, and jumping on them early.

              My traffic strategy is just content. I put out a lot of content and I try not to ever post anything that isn't "shareable" and "tweetable."

              It's also helped me that some (at the time) bigger blogs got turned onto my content early and started reposting my stuff. Then I began offering guest contributions to a few other sites, which helped as well.

              But, when people ask me about my strategies, it always comes back to content. If you've been blogging for years and you don't have traffic, it's probably got nothing to do with marketing or imaging or branding -- the problem is that your content sucks. If you build it they will come, but only if you build something worth coming to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Laurn
    never go for cpm ads because they pay less than peanuts. even $2 would get too ambitious
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  • Profile picture of the author dmarc
    CPA offers could potentially be a good fit. Selling adspace directly, as others mentioned, may be your best option.

    Look around this forum for advice on ways to monetize blogs. There is tons of info here, you just have to do a little searching.

    With that kind of traffic, you should not have much trouble finding additional ways to monetize it.
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  • Profile picture of the author pewpewpewmonkeys
    I read stories about sites with less traffic that sell for millions of dollars. ... disparity is somewhat striking.
    Not really.
    15k * 12 month = 180k a year, and you haven't even fine tuned it to be more profitable. If someone were to buy your site for a million dollars they'd break even after 4-5 years, and that's only if they continued working it as is.

    15 to 25 percent off the top
    75% of a huge number is better than 100% of a small number.

    I think the boring, generic-warriorforum answer to your question is that you should TEST. Knowing to test and how to test are important keys to success.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by pewpewpewmonkeys View Post

      Not really.
      15k * 12 month = 180k a year, and you haven't even fine tuned it to be more profitable. If someone were to buy your site for a million dollars they'd break even after 4-5 years, and that's only if they continued working it as is.
      The fact that sites with less traffic can sell for millions was brought up to support the point that $15k a month is peanuts considering the millions of visits it gets.

      The OP wasn't saying the site is worth millions as is, but making the point that given the massive amount of traffic, it is a vastly under-performing asset.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoRaitman
    No idea if your blog has a targeted audience or specific niche. But ads that relate to your post is a given. Another market that really caters to all would be super deals , credit repair, mileage and vacation deals. You also could put banner ads between each post.
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    • Profile picture of the author maverick8
      here is what i would do:

      firstly invest in qualaroo. it allows you to survey the visitors on your site. Learn about motivates, interests them etc. Once you have a good idea about what they want. Provide a free product via ebook or whatever. Something of value that appeals to (you would know this thanks qualaroo).

      Once you have valuable item that you are going to give away. offer for free and capture their emails.

      Once you have the emails you have a large list of email that you market to forever. if your website ever loses its traffic and dies. you still have the email list.

      Of course this hinges upon that your site is not membership based and you already do not have their email details.

      If you do have their email details than another strategy would help supplement your email marketing.

      You would be able to grow your email list quickly i suspect your getting 1 around 1 million UV's a month.

      That's what i would do if i were you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mateenyall
        "Impressed" is an understatement...
        Did you actively go out and market your blog or did it just eventuate to this through just being a hobby?

        I can't offer any advice that will be of more benefit to the posts above me so just dropping by to say how cool your position is lol

        ~ Mateen
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Hey,
    Keep selling banner ads and buy solo ads that can actually help you to get more traffic.More traffic means more Income.
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    • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
      Originally Posted by Moneymaker2012 View Post

      buy solo ads that can actually help you to get more traffic.More traffic means more Income.
      Traffic isn't his problem. Monetization is.

      Do you even read the OP before replying?
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      • Profile picture of the author Newbiemarketer76
        Originally Posted by JRJWrites View Post

        Traffic isn't his problem. Monetization is.

        Do you even read the OP before replying?
        No, a lot of people just reply so their signature is all over the place with some link.
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  • Profile picture of the author JosephC
    One thing you could possibly think about doing is posting affiliate banners with offers that generate monthly revenue. That way with every sale, you will continue to make money down the road and build residual income that can grow with every sale.

    Just my 2 cents.

    I feel like you are doing great and should just scale up the traffic, but that above paragraph was just an idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanGueterbock
    CPM vs CPC is not your issue ... I would first take an evalutation of ad placement and content before anything else.

    If you want to take things to the next level you can integrate with an RTB platform for real time bidding of your ad spaces. You have the volume to do it. But is your traffic USA or INTL?
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Dude you are making 15k a month chill out
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    • Profile picture of the author Geeked Labs
      Originally Posted by cyberzolo View Post

      Dude you are making 15k a month chill out
      Only 15k a month?

      He/she won't even reach 7 figures with that income. Site's popularity could die within a year or 2. OP is completely correct in wanting to make as much as possible right now. IMHO.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      I am a different kind of marketer I would never even think of placing click adds on my site for money. #1 if I'm on a site I don't want all the clutter and chaos. #2 I personally don't click them #3 women on average don't click them, #4 I know I'm wrong, but its just me!

      I personally would find a way to directly monetize that traffic, through my own product, or the like. I'm just not an affiliate kind of guy. Every product I push that is not mine, is obtained through contract. I sell Satellite internet, I have a contract. I sell Samsung UHD products, I have a contract. I sell local web design, I GET a contract.

      You need to consider the POWER you have in the situation your in. If little ol me can contact these guys and get what I am getting... think what 7 million pages views can do. Stop thinking EASY, and start looking into REAL business choices and decisions. You are no longer a fly by night IM'er you are in the range of mainstream. So start acting like it!
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    Advertising!
    Build. A. List. What an opportunity!!
    Affiliate products - 15K a month, have a product made for you.
    THINK BIG!!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    build up your list more.

    Trust me I have succesful blogs, very successful and the way we have double our business and sales, is to double our subscriber base. If you doing this, then work out what is getting the most subscribers and keep doing this or upscale, and you will be at $30k per month, yes per month very quickly.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
    Finally someone made a good point: Build a list.

    It's more long term and with a list you can generate even more traffic, more ads impressions, etc.

    So whatever website you have, BUILD A LIST!
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Joseph Then View Post

      Finally someone made a good point: Build a list.

      It's more long term and with a list you can generate even more traffic, more ads impressions, etc.

      So whatever website you have, BUILD A LIST!
      Joseph spot on.

      I have had had warriors laugh at me, say lists do not work, and there are other ways to make money online. I Did all those, and burnt out, but when I built a list of prospects, and also a list of buyer...holy heck! The money that started to flow then was insane.

      I even used a video to get more peope to opt in, and that worked, so more money. I now have a xxx,xxx figure a year business. There are no secrets, there are no special tactics, there is nothing new that I am doing in 2014 to make more. All this has been built around squeeze pages, a list of prospects, and email marketing.

      Normally people that say list building does not work, have never tried, or operated one themselves. I can truely say that OP in his situation would be able to build a list and then send them to the pages he wants. Doing this, would explode the income pretty quick, and you will be able to see what works, and what doesnt. And just keep doing stuff to increase profits.

      Pretty simple stuff, and most people do not do this, cause yes, you do have to put in some hard work! yes I said the W word...WORK!!!! The horror! LOL
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      • Profile picture of the author Simon Ashari
        Originally Posted by celente View Post


        I have had had warriors laugh at me, say lists do not work, and there are other ways to make money online.

        There were no warriors laughing at you for building a list.
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  • Profile picture of the author DizenSounds
    No doubt you are leaving a lot of money on the table.

    How many employees do you have? Chances are you should be scaling at this point by hiring someone that can directly build your bottom line by implementing a variety of strategies.

    Since you seem to only doing Adwords (or equivalent) you should be building an email list now. What sort of incentive can you give away that will build your email list? An ebook, video, something. Start building that list and then start working on your funnel and eventually monetizing that list.

    Start A/B testing your email opt-in and your offer to build the list in real time and at a faster rate. Really start to massage that list, hire someone to handle this for you. There are people you can hire on a performance basis to get that list tuned to start making $15k a month additional without anything else.

    What sort of offers can you partner with that will help you increase your EPC? With that much traffic you can start making a ton of more money. Find something that compliments your traffic well and you don't mind sending traffic to that offer.

    Can you make a product or service instead? You may be able to partner with someone that will create the product or service for you and with you, while they may take a small % you can then further capitalize by keeping that traffic in house rather than sending it to a PPC ad or an affiliate offer.

    Are you going to blogging conventions? If not, why not? There you will find bloggers with your same problems and be able to network with other high profile bloggers to help teach you how to monetize that traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author stillanovice
    Thank you, everyone, for the input. I feel like I should clarify: I'm not averaging 7 million views a month. I had 7 million views last month, but that was my best yet. My average is probably between 4 and 5 million.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvolBaby
    People dream of making that kind of loot a month. It can be done as one of my clients makes half a million a month and he's in his mid 20s. He's an expert on Facebook marketing though. Look at what you've done successfully so far and don't change a thing. Getting greedy can undermine what you have. If you've grown to $15k a month what is your overhead? Do you have a staff to pay? Pat yourself on the back for being one of the few marketers who has made it. In this day and age $15k a month means you're wealthy. Invest it wisely in yourself and you'll grow. If you ever need a cartoonist lemme know
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    • Profile picture of the author 6figure101
      I am sorry to say that I am a little skeptical that someone would have the capability to get a blog to that traffic level and not know what to do once there.

      That being said, there are 2 things you should be doing. One of them is testing at least one new offer or source of revenue every month. And the other is to grow a list.

      If your blog topics are not targeted to a specific niche or demographic, I would suggest you grow your main list, then from there get people on a more targeted list and send them relevant offers - an example would be "for all the single guys on my list, I have a treat for you" and then have them optin for something free. Do that over and over and now you have separate lists that are more targeted. Don't forget to provide value!
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  • Profile picture of the author figuringmoneyout
    Eh, whether you are real or not doesn't matter, does it? If you are legit though - I'm incredibly inspired and hope to reach your point one day too!

    I'd agree with others that CPM really isn't the way to go. Those generally pay less than you can manage on your own and going through an agency makes the cut even less after they take their share. I'd play around with CPA and affiliate marketing on the site and through an email list attached to the site. Hard to give specifics when it's a broad topic but you can find products to promote on almost every topic and these can earn you a lot more than ads can.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanf0rd1
    Create your own banner ads and promote CPA offers. you should be well on your way to making an easy $2-3k a day doing no work
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Here's what I would at least check out and probably do. You have an opinion blog. Research other opinion blogs, hopefully and preferably they're well known, and see what they're doing. Chances are they're selling ad space or working with an ad agency. So...

    Check out the ads they have in the various sections if they have multiple topics, etc. Then, I'd get my own CPA offers that are similar to the ads found on the other blogs rather than go through an agency. Join the top CPA companies and start testing offers. You can get an ad rotator and use that.

    You can do the above on a small scale, certain sections etc, and see how it goes. Don't have to implement it across your entire blog. If you test sections, then you can see how it goes and roll it out more.

    Not sure how well list building would work on an opinion blog. You could try to get optins that inform people when something new is posted. That plus maybe something like offering a really good report that is relevant to the section topic. Then you can market CPA offers or affiliate products to them, or create your own product or outsource it since you should be able to afford it. Try that on several sections, then implement it in others once you have everything running smoothly.

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  • Profile picture of the author SoloSalinas
    Build a list and since it's an opinion blog it will be very easy to spot their interests. Find something you can sell that is within their interest. I would suggest making multiple lists so you don't have any crossover.

    Your site can be highly profitable so long as you build a distribution network and put the right offers in front of those people.
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    The safe bet is to let an agency handle your ad sales. It's not like you can put a message in your WarriorForum sig and sell $15,000/mo in spots. The agency is going to have connections with ad buyers that may take you years to develop on your own.

    At the rate your site is growing I would focus on doing what you do; producing engaging content. That is your business. Any time you take away from that will likely have a negative impact.
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  • Profile picture of the author pizzacashmon3y
    you're only making $500 a day from 300k daily uniques? you can definitely make $5k a day. monetize your traffic better
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    • Profile picture of the author Stacy Fleetwood
      Originally Posted by pizzacashmon3y View Post

      you're only making $500 a day from 300k daily uniques? you can definitely make $5k a day. monetize your traffic better
      ummm, isn't that what the OP is asking for advice on?

      As for the question asked about other ways to monetize:
      I saw a few folks already mention it, but I would DEFINITELY be building a list. If something happens and your traffic dies down, you will have captured an audience that has agreed to accept your emails.

      Think about that for a second. A traffic source that Google can't touch!
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  • Profile picture of the author Slab
    How many PM's received OP?
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrer
    15000 a month from 7 million views seems very low..

    With this popular of a blog i'm sure you could atleast x that by 3.

    Get some private deals with prime-banners specificly aimed at your target audience, they will pay alot more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    How much commercial content do you have versus informative content?

    Commercial content is going to always earn you the most money because you can up the ante with affiliate sales.

    SkimLinks might be something you want to look int as a quick and easy way to integrate affiliate links into your content.

    All-in-all the more commercial content you have, the more transactions you process, the more money you make.

    Email lists too.

    Possibilities are endless but the money is always in "purchases". If people buy stuff from your site you'll make more money than people clicking on a few ads.

    For example:

    TechCrunch is a massive company with prestige presence yet it doesn't make as much money as NexTag because NexTag is commercial and TechCrunch is publishing.

    Food for thought?
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  • Profile picture of the author hbhanot
    It really depends on the niche you are in. If your niche is too specific and is buying type then I would suggest you go with your own products. Create your own products, find some VA as support team. With this traffic you can crush it. But if your niche just an entertainment etc. then just go with Adsense, some CPA offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author ufshane
    As an Ad Network Operator I am going to give you the same advice I give most others... First and foremost you will garner the most profit through a site like buysellads.com. Your impression stats will attract several buyers and you can basically set your own price.

    I would also recommend rotating a couple of different ad networks and do it in this order using default tags...

    Buysellads -> good cpm network -> ppc network (do this method using default tags)
    or use an ad management program like revive (formally openx) and rotate your different networks.

    Either way you can monetize even more of your traffic. I am more than willing to help you out with some cpm network contacts if you need them.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineleben
    I would DEFINITELY be building a list.
    You don't even have to send them offers but maybe a weekly roundup mail highlighting the different topics you posted could bring them back to the blog.
    Regarding monetization you could put in an offer every now and then.
    For Adsense find something to use as backfill for cases when Adsense runs out of ads or doesn't have anything to fit your topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    Hey OP,

    One of those "good to have" problems here...love those!

    Not all traffic is valued the same. For example, if we had the level of traffic to our site that you have currently (and the same types of visitors), we would have made approximately $21M last month! :-)

    The "build a list" advice might make sense, but I'd also do my best to try to segment that list. Without knowing the niche...create auto-responder sequences to each "category" and have them choose or self-select the category of information they'd like to receive emails on. That way, you can send them the right information that they've requested and you'll better know what to offer them based on their interests.

    I would try to categorize or have them self-select based on feedback from current readers and where I thought the best opportunities to monetize were. Look for demonstrable signs of a BUYING audience. What's bringing them to your site and what is it that links them together as a potential buyer?

    Best of luck...you've got a fun problem here!
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      You've gotten the usual mix of good advice and not-so-good advice.

      Here's how I'd tackle it:

      > Start building a list. You don't need the usual ongoing autoresponder series, but you do want a way to remind people when you post new content. Augment that with at least a Facebook page and Twitter account.

      > Think about selling "endorsed mailings". How many opt-in pages from major companies offer the option of receiving mail from "carefully selected partners"? Strike a good balance between selling mailings and protecting your list, and this could add a significant income stream.

      > Get and use a good ad manager, then use it to place ads from multiple sources on your blog. Most newspapers with similar traffic show ads from multiple networks on each page view. If those networks can net you $2 CPM and you have five of them, that's $10 cpm. The networks are earning their cut. Mix in some CPA and affiliate offers to fill in unsold inventory. After awhile, start weighting the ads so the most profitable ones show more often.

      > Keep building your audience. More page views means more inventory.
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  • Profile picture of the author tanay2088
    I don't know why this is still under discussion, when the answer is obvious.

    Write an ebook and start a WSO for $47.
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    • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
      Originally Posted by tanay2088 View Post

      I don't know why this is still under discussion, when the answer is obvious.

      Write an ebook and start a WSO for $47.
      Is that sarcasm, or just horrible advice?

      TO THE OP:

      Like what others have mentioned:

      1. Not all monetization strategies work for all types of sites and/or niches. For example, CPA marketing is much more lucrative in the insurance niche than in the Internet marketing niche.

      2. Building a list should definitely be priority IF you choose to do: affiliate marketing, selling your own product, PPL, CPC advertising, and anything that requires selling and marketing to people. However, lists are more valuable in some niches than in others, if you understand what I mean.

      3. You don't need to concentrate on traffic - only on conversions and earnings per visitor.

      4. You are branding, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    Your best bet is to give your customers the option to buy advertising directly, without an agency. In the beginning earnings could be lower, but once you establish a database with regular clients, you will have returning clients, as long as your traffic is converting.
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    I will run profitable ad campaigns for money.

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    • Profile picture of the author AmatureITHelp
      You could use a website like BuySellAds.com to help you sell banner ads. Also I would definitely put together some display packages for individuals that want to advertise on your site. While you are at it you could consider offering solo ads to your email list( If you are building one) either based on specific topic or
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  • Profile picture of the author SurrealPSD
    Wow.. the rare voice of reason on the WF..

    Everyone is doing backflips over 'gaming' the system, and here is the right strategy, clear as day. Yes it's hard work, but if it was easy - 'everyone would be doing it'.

    Kudos!!
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  • Profile picture of the author abcwealth
    Have you ever thought of putting out a survey to find out what your viewers interests are?
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  • Profile picture of the author stillanovice
    Thanks for all the helpful comments. "Build a list" seems to be a consensus. Another thought I had: use my site as a platform to launch other websites, which I could then either sell, or own but hire other people to run them. Kind of a broad idea, but I know other people have done it. I feel like I could immediately build traffic on a new site and then flip it pretty quickly. Just a thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Building a list needs to be your #1 priority. This should have been done from day 1. So much potential lost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taiwo571
    You can hire a php programmer if you are not to write you a php script that you can plug to your site to list various keywords and link it to affiliate for affiliate commission. With that great volume of traffic, you will be amazed at how much it will earn you mothly without having to deal directly with clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineleben
    @stillanovice
    I remember your previous post from october last year.
    Are you still on the wordpress com platform or did you move your blog to a domain you own?
    In this thread it was already recommended that you collect emails. Wondering why you didn't start this already as it is quite easy.
    It is also important for informing (and keeping steady contact) your visitos when you someday switch from wordpress to your own domain. You don't want to start from scratch but want to take your visitors, who know you well, with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZedyDiamond
    I would definitely build a list and send affiliate products, you can make huge amount of money with that traffic!
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by ZedyDiamond View Post

      I would definitely build a list and send affiliate products, you can make huge amount of money with that traffic!
      With the kind of traffic it gets, and the revenue it already generates, I think the way to go is create a product or three. even if the op can't create anything personally, why not take one month's current profits, and invest it into having someone create a killer product the op will get 100% commissions on, and have 100% control over forever?
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  • Profile picture of the author Toby Henderson
    holy crap buddy good for you the most I ever got on a site was 15k vews permonth and 6k revenue in the construction industry... Well now I am building a charity site... it has no product yet as we are building a following... WormCastings.net - Natures Gardening Secret If you or any other with actual success online could help me buy givingg tips as to what would make the site gain that kind of traffic I would really appreciate it... not to mention it would help out my really good friends at the carpenters house .... heres the news story on that if you care > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=danPfQoGv9A its really heart warming it will make your day better... anyway thank you for your assistance in this matter... here are some of the things we have done already:
    1. custom posts, urban farm videos, up to date posts on social media
    2. Sleek design, custom graphics custom forms
    3. pintrest api and integration
    4. customised posts with post excerps and feature image...
    5. analytics integration
    6. and more... p.s. I am writing a book for the cause

    I am only one man with one brain... I need your help. Although I have built systems with small teams I am on my own here.. so its a time thing... Right now I am upkeeping every thing...

    Your opinion really matters to me... you bieng anyone with an opinion that can help...For instance...
    if you dont like the header tell me...
    if you dont like the writing style let me know..
    what can I do to improve this site?
    The main problem right now is coming up with a solution to get people to optin with out a bunch of time on my part... I am an OPT In NEWB.. I can learn please teach me...

    I thought about free seed giveaways but then I or someone will have to package them...this takes time or money...
    Thought about free gardening guides but there are a lot of guides out there...
    Again this is a charity site... so please help... it is our 2ond month and we are at like 600 uniques and our stats are looking nicer than usual... very well distributed ... with this domain I believe this site can go huge and be very helpful in the world...

    So the second problem is traffic... we are slowly building, and people naturally link to our site because its a cool site which is nice, yet we really need someone to help bring this thing to the next level... seriously... I feel the same way in real estate sometimes its like give the little guy a chance sometime geeess... In other words I dont have a cool million to blow the thing up... this is more of a $0 budget type of thing... G-D bless you guys Thanks for your Help...
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