I have a site that gets 1.4 million page views, what's the best way to make money from it?

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Hello guys, my first post. I'm just looking for advice.

I run a technology and design website that is currently receiving around 1.4 million pageviews and 500k unique visitors a month.

The site is currently making me around $3000-$4000 a month from all the ad networks that I'm currently working with. There are 6 banner ads on the site.

I'm looking to make more money from the site and find better ad networks, but finding good ad networks is tough.

I want to ultimately remove some of the banner ads too but make more money.

Any advice?

UPDATE MORE INFO

So sorry guys, I completely forgot to actually say what type of site it is.

The site is mainly a blog/news. So it's updated 2-10 times everyday with new articles on all sorts of major tech news, design news, new apps, app compilations....etc.

So there are no products actually for sale on the site itself, it's just good content.

Any advice on how to sell ad space myself/directly to clients? I've never had experience in this and wouldn't even know where to start.

I do have an email form which is building, slowly. Currently on 1k subscribers.

I also have a Twitter account with nearly 10k followers, and a Facebook fan page with nearly 20k likes.

I got the site banned from Adsense, because I was one of those dumb guys who thought Google wouldn't notice if I clicked on the ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineleben
    - Try amazon affiliate links for products on your site.
    - Sell adspace by yourself
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOMasters
    Running ads is short term income, why not try to monitize by list building and offer what you have for sale with an email follow up sequence?
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    • Profile picture of the author Vrs
      The answer lies in large part in knowing who is visiting your site, and why?

      With that being said though I'd say 'ditto' on the list suggested by SEOMasters. And possibly selling ads depending on your traffic sources and demographics.
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    • Profile picture of the author bdpop
      It sounds like it's time to start building a list and creating info products. You have a whole lot of potential there!
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    • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
      Contact some of the higher end ad networks. At 500,000 uniques per month you should be able to get into any of them. Tribal Fusion, Burst Media, Advertising.com, Casale Media, etc.....


      Originally Posted by SEOMasters View Post

      Running ads is short term income
      Nonsense. The income will be there as long as his traffic is there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ean Stark
    Place affiliate link banners on the site, affiliate products that relate to the content that our site has..
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  • Profile picture of the author tomako
    I make $2500 a month with about 10000 -15000 visitor a month with amazon so if niche is suitable and audience is from usa or uk you can try amazon too, you will make lots of money even with a %1 conversion rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Any answers here are just random shots in the dark. The truth is no one can give any real meaningful suggestion without knowing your sites context, and visitor demographics.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradstern
      Originally Posted by brutecky View Post

      Any answers here are just random shots in the dark. The truth is no one can give any real meaningful suggestion without knowing your sites context, and visitor demographics.
      Agree with this.

      I would generally advise on selling something valuable to your audience.

      But, the 'valuable' requires analyzing a lot of factors based on their behavior and segmentation.

      Otherwise, getting that amount of traffic is such a great potential for generating income.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
        Originally Posted by bradstern View Post

        Agree with this.

        I would generally advise on selling something valuable to your audience.

        But, the 'valuable' requires analyzing a lot of factors based on their behavior and segmentation.

        Otherwise, getting that amount of traffic is such a great potential for generating income.

        Even we don't know his site starting to build an email list is always a good long term strategy to make money with. So start building a list to capture your readers mail. This way you have traffic on demand and the chance to sell over and over again to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karol Z
    Start building a list, and since you know you have a dedicated technology audience start promoting amazon technology related products. easy money.
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    Originally Posted by HugoBoss14 View Post

    Hello guys, my first post. I'm just looking for advice.

    I run a technology and design website that is currently receiving around 1.4 million pageviews and 500k unique visitors a month.

    The site is currently making me around $3000-$4000 a month from all the ad networks that I'm currently working with. There are 6 banner ads on the site.

    I'm looking to make more money from the site and find better ad networks, but finding good ad networks is tough.

    I want to ultimately remove some of the banner ads too but make more money.

    Any advice?
    Look into some of the whitelable ad platforms and then you'll earn 100% on the clicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    I would say

    1. Capture Leads
    2. Build out a solid newsletter.
    3. Learn about monetizing your newsletter - and not just through promoting products. You can sell space, etc within the newsletter.
    4. Split testing your ads if you haven't, between affiliate ads, google ads, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by HugoBoss14 View Post

    I run a technology and design website that is currently receiving around 1.4 million pageviews and 500k unique visitors a month.
    How'd you manage to do that? You can't double it? Charge more for advertising slots on your site?
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    • Profile picture of the author HugoBoss14
      So sorry guys, I completely forgot to actually say what type of site it is.

      The site is mainly a blog/news. So it's updated 2-10 times everyday with new articles on all sorts of major tech news, design news, new apps, app compilations....etc.

      So there are no products actually for sale on the site itself, it's just good content.

      Any advice on how to sell ad space myself/directly to clients? I've never had experience in this and wouldn't even know where to start.

      I do have an email form which is building, slowly. Currently on 1k subscribers.

      I also have a Twitter account with nearly 10k followers, and a Facebook fan page with nearly 20k likes.

      I got the site banned from Adsense, because I was one of those dumb guys who thought Google wouldn't notice if I clicked on the ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerytohn
    Should give away a free ebook to gain more subscribers and then sell affiliate design/tech products on the backend.
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  • Profile picture of the author zenithhe
    Press release, it is a fast way to earn money.
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  • Profile picture of the author LISprosperity
    The best way is to monetize it with affiliate products related to the audience. You can also ad Google adsense to it and get paid when people click on the ads.. You should make a killing with Adsense..
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Accept Sponsered advertising on your site for example banner ad space etc. Do charge for services where you get expertise. for example if you are Good mentor who can guide a person "how to start a business" So, you can charge few bucks for your coaching.
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    • Profile picture of the author HugoBoss14
      Does anyone have any idea what sort of rates Tribal Fusion and other big advertisers offer?

      I currently already make around $30000 a month from products and services I offer.

      However I just want to maximise the amount I can make from the views on the site, but also reduce the number of ads to clean up the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikesdebp
    With the kind of traffic volume you're getting many higher-paying CPA offers should work for you... from dating to finance!
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    • Profile picture of the author HugoBoss14
      Originally Posted by mikesdebp View Post

      With the kind of traffic volume you're getting many higher-paying CPA offers should work for you... from dating to finance!
      What is CPA?

      I've seen it mentioned in many places but haven't found a good basic run down of it and what it involves, what kind of money it can make you...etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author frugalsoft
    Is it wrong to ask what is the site? Would love to see it.
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