Make More Money Per Page Visit
I started off trying to make money online by writing on a site called Associated Content, which is now Yahoo Voices, or Yahoo Contributor Network.
At that stage, they were still paying anyone around the world a small amount per thousand views as a share of Adsense revenues.
It worked out to be a fifth of a cent or 0.2 cents per person that read your article, or visited long enough for the ads to load.
So I was starting to get excited when I saw that I had one cent a day coming in after a week or so of writing.
The reason was, I was a complete beginner, and I was building a residual income in a steady way, even if it was a ridiculously small amount.
The tax laws changed, the site no longer paid Australians to write. Anyway, I eventually made this site and other sites of my own, which make a lot more per visitor than what I was making when I first started.
There are other ways to increase your conversion rate, your return buyer rate, the profit you make per click etc, and I will explain how that works in this post.
As I explained, when I first started out, I was getting paid a percentage of Adsense revenues, or the full amount on other sites like Blogger and HubPages.
In my view, you have to be very talented at choosing a niche that has a high payment per click on ads and that finds customers who will click through the ads to the site they were searching for to make a decent amount.
For example, you might make a page that was about a certain type of software that’s hard to find for free, then not give it to them but have text ads showing on the page that sell it.
You could also have affiliate links to the same software if you can find them, increasing the ways that you can make money. You can control the affiliate links a lot easier than what type of ad shows up on your page.
I see people making fun sites with ads in the sidebar that have nothing at all to do with the subject matter. It is very unlikely that these will ever make money, unless they go viral, which is mostly luck.
The way to make more per visitor is to rank on Google for buyer keyword phrases, and then sell the exact product they were searching for on your page.
Hold onto your visitors if possible by signing them up to an email list or get them to like you on Facebook or follow you on Twitter, so you can sell to them again and again.
You can have your own product, a product you buy cheap and sell for more through Pay Pal buttons, or an affiliate product.
You can buy physical products from China in bulk for a hundred times less than what they sell for in western countries through sites like Ali Baba.
I personally chose to not deal with anything that requires me to go to the post office, because that in itself takes up an hour of my time, and time is money.
I deal in electronic products only, such as web design, SEO, advertising campaign management, content creation, coaching, social signals, etc. I make the most money from my own services, sold on this site.
If I am going to sell a physical product, I sell it through an affiliate link, and I have a few sites, articles and Facebook pages which are bringing in a decent amount in affiliate sales.
I now make more from Amazon than I make from Google Adsense, although I didn’t manage to make anything at all as an affiliate marketer until I learned how to compete with the experts who are doing the same thing.
To bring in truly targeted traffic, you need to be somewhere at the top of a search on Google for a buyer keyword phrase through either SEO or paid advertising.
There are other ways to get targeted traffic such as appearing in someone’s news feed randomly, like Sponsored Stories on Facebook. If they click, they should be interested, and you pay for the clicks.
What you really want in my opinion is to be getting found for free in Google searches naturally, on an ongoing basis, without having to spend too much to maintain those rankings.
The approach I have found works the best is making social media pages and ranking them on Google through good on-page SEO like the right title, tons of social signals, and relevant, high quality back links.
The authority of sites like Facebook ensures that they have a better chance than any other type of site to rank, and it takes less effort to keep them there, so long as you know how.
If you buy a new domain and try to rank it for a phrase from scratch, it will take longer, more back links, more content, etc than a You Tube video.
Each social media site like Google Plus has it’s own tricks that you need to learn, and I can teach you how to do it, or I can do it for you.
I have five years of experience in SEO, social media marketing, pay per click advertising etc, and I know the best ways to get you a return on investment for your money.
Get in contact with me via the contact form in the sidebar, or by sending me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org, and send me all the details about what you have done so far with your business, and I’ll come up with a plan for you.