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For me this is my main income, although it didn't start out that way and wasn't planned.

But for people looking to earn money online there is nothing easier than setting up and running a website.

And it really dosn't cost that much to start up either:

Domain name = £2.99 [per/year] at present from www.crazydomains.co.uk
Web hosting = £3.96 [per/mth] at present from www.hostgator.com

Web templates are free just do a Google search for them.

Add some content and then use a PPC company [pay per click] to gain revenue from your site visitors clicking on the links.

Of coarse visitors are the tricky bit, there are millions of people browsing the internet but getting them to your site is challenging but possible.

I'm happy to answer any questions and help anyone out with this topic

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Mark
 

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Hi Mark,

I have a few questions!

When you say PPC, do you mean adsense or are there others?
How do you get more visitors?
Can we have a look at your site?

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Hi Sophie
Yes perhaps I should have made it clearer yes when I referred to PPC I was thinking about Google Adsense although of coarse there are others but none that come close to the payouts you get from google.

Visitors are believe it or not, not that hard to come by, but it is heavily dependent on your niche.

I have around 100 websites but I will use one of my proxy sites as an example as those produce the most income.

Site URL is http://proxy-safety.info

Now this site went live 3 days ago and I purchased the domain name the day before that it has as of right now had:
Users online : 1 visitors today : 91 Page views today : 211 Total visitors : 331 Total page views : 822

And that's on a 3 day old website.

If you visit the site you will see my PPC adds run by Adsense they pay between 50cents-$2 a day, not a lot i know but remember I have around 60 of these types of sites, so those cents add up.

I also use that horrid service called adf.ly but it earns me money so i continue with it.

Hope that answers your questions Sophie

Thanks
Mark
 

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Hi mark

Interesting question for you since you run that site

I look at that site on my ipad and click on one of the pages and the App Store opens up and it tries to make me download an app (a free one)

My question is how much do you get if I downloaded that app and do you get more if it is a paid one?
Browsing on tablets and mobiles is going up and up and I feel these App Store suddenly appears "thing" are the 2014 equivalent of 90s pop ups
 

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That's interesting Jon and not something I was aware of !

I shall dig out my tablet shortly and power it up to see what its trying to get you to download.

Hopefully and being selfish its something I can earn more online money from ;)

Thanks for letting me know

Mark
 

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It was William hill app which is probably because of the sports betting thread

Yeah like I said I know of no way to stop it happening in safari so could be a nice money earner
 

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Skinnylatte said:
and how do you find a good niche!!

100 websites, wow that's alot, do you have to write a lot of content for them?
"How do you find a good niche"

Wow now there is a million dollar question and I mean a million dollars !

Most of it is now saturated back 8 years ago I could build a website template and sell it on eBay for £500, now I wont be able to sell a template for 5p
Mobile phones niche has come and gone as has hundreds of other products.

Its about finding something you enjoy and know about and trying to get your little corner of that market, its certainly becoming harder.

As for my sites and content the proxy ones (around 60 of them ) take around 5 mins to get up and running as they are all the same template, I just then submit them to topsites and leave them to it :)

I do have other sites, that need me to sit down and compile a lot of unique content.

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Hi Mark,

more questions!! I have a site here http://www.wardrobe-design-online.com/ that was hit really badly by the first penguin, after stunning success on page 1 for a few months, and has never recovered, this isn't a ppc click site although my other one is. I've been thinking of starting the wardrobe one again completely from scratch, would you have any recommendations on hosting (UK), templates etc, and how I get the traffic flowing again?

Also. what's adf.ly?

Thanks

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Well having a quick look at your site (Behind the scenes) i have found this:

Title meta tag contains no errors.

This tag contains 62 characters.
Title relevancy to page content is excellent.

The Title relevancy to page content is 100%.

Description: Description meta tag contains no errors.
This tag contains 127 characters.

Description relevancy to page content is fair.
The Description relevancy to page content is 74%.

Total Links: 42
Internal Links: 40
Out-Going Links: 2
No-Follows: 0

Incoming links: 0

So I would guess you have lost out on the link side of things, Google seem to be adding more and more weight to quality back links and you have none or at least none with any decent PR.

I would also guess that your content hasn't changed much since the last Google update ? if so that would also have caused a drop

And as for adfly, they are an annoying advert company that force people to watch a 5 second advert before continuing to your chosen destination, I will show you

This link will bring you right back to this site, but first you need to watch a page for 5 seconds, then at the top right is a continue link that will be displayed after the 5 seconds:

http://adf.ly/gC026

By clicking that you will have made me about $0.005 so not much at all, but i get 1000's of those a day on my proxy sites so they add up.

Just incase you have a site that can use them use this to sign up ;)

http://adf.ly/?id=555581

Thanks
Mark
 

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