WEB Starting a new website and need monetizing ideas

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  1. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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    so, I recently found out my wife is pregnant with our first child, so I bought www.roadtofatherhood.com and will make it like a blog site detailing the events of a first time father leading up to the big day. Also a forum for other dads to give advice. I'm not making it solely to monetize, but it should be a fun project for me and getting a little cash from it couldn't hurt.

    I was thinking amazon affiliate or something of that nature... ideas?
     
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    transistor Well-Known Member

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    you would probably make more from adsense. you can use them both though
     
  3. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    cojones' dad blog is awesome
     
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    thats a great idea. Parenthood/moms is a huge market and you can make really good money with it but a lot of big competition. But from the father side is a less obvious perspective...though I haven't researched it I don't think there are many sites for that.

    There are a ton of affiliate programs that you can find that will be related on top of the usual things like amazon/ebay/adsense and such.

    I'd say go with it, get a ton of content and traffic will come. Then worry about getting it monetized.


    ps congrats
     
  5. Ricky

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    i wouldn't worry about affiliate stuff yet.

    I would build a blog and possibly a forum with very detailed and unique stories.


    something that'll drive the traffic in. Once you create a small community with some interested readers, i would then look into adsense/affiliate shit. I dont think its worth wasting all your energy on that stuff yet

    oh and congrats on the baby
     
  6. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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    Thanks guys! I'm working on it this weekend to get it started. Will modify an existing wordpress theme and build it off of the logo I am working on. hopefully all goes well and I get some decent traffic
     
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    best wishes and GO O's
     
  8. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    divy up the kid into a million pieces, and sell him as a "million dollar kid". Each piece, gets you a custom tattoo in that space for a $1
     
  9. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    Or sell a million pieces of the kid.
     
  10. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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    3 days now and godaddy still has their parked page up even though I changed the name servers :mad:
     
  11. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    did you put in the right info?

    i did one last night for a friend and it was done in less than 15 minutes
     
  12. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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    yep..put in the 3 new name server for my host. I even have another domain through them with the same host name servers and no problem. just that domain is not switching
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    wow the longest it has ever took for godaddy to do it was like 24 hours for me and i have probably bought close to 100 names from them over the years
     
  14. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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    i sent them a support email but have not heard back
     
  15. Browning

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    why not sign up for maxbounty, neverblue or something like that? They have tons of offers that are parenting related. Run something like that along side of adsense and see how it goes.
     
  16. Browning

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    oh and congrats
     
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    why is your site called I LOVE COCK
     
  18. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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    thanks......dick :rolleyes:
     
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    Hace you cleared your browser cache or checked it from another computer?

    its up for me
     
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    What will you use for the blog? Wordpress?
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    next time click on the link before asking :mamoru:
     
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    .chris You drown before the water lets you in. OT Supporter

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    D'oh. On my phone.

    LOL, why the "I LOVE COCK"
     
  23. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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    nindee to the liberty of registering WP for me while I was asleep :fawk:
     
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    don't forget other retailers like

    http://www.toysrus.com/affiliate/index.jsp

    don't forget to keep context relevant to ads as well, instead of just writing about the shit and expecting good ads to pop up... such as where to find cheap stuff for the kid and mentioning ebay -- maybe a few specific products, child-safing stuff for dads (will bring up stuff on amazon, can use toys r us links, etc), magazine subscription affiliates (find magazine that might be halfway relevant, take a pic, say you got a subscription on a good deal from blah blah, place link)
     
  25. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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    good idea, thanks!
     

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