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Old 03-25-2001, 06:31 AM   #1
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I've just been noticing lately that this forum is turning into primarily a discussion of search programs and TAF rather than a general discussion on making money with websites.

There have to better ways to monetize a website than devoting tons of energy to things that pay 2 or 3 cents a click.

I am curious about a few things if you will humor me regarding demographics.

1. Do you own your own domain?
2. How many pageviews do you serve per month?
3. Are you US based or outside the US?
4. Is this a hobby or your main source of income?

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Old 03-25-2001, 07:42 AM   #2
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1. Do you own your own domain?
-yeah
2. How many pageviews do you serve per month?
-all sites combined... about 3 million. Top single site a month.. about 500,000.
3. Are you US based or outside the US?
-US based.
4. Is this a hobby or your main source of income?
-began as a hobby. seriously considered to be my main source of income and then late 2000 and 2001 rolled around. now back to a hobby. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif I just want to make enough to cover my costs.
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Old 03-25-2001, 08:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Kris. I appreciate your feedback and wish you the best of luck with your sites.
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Old 03-25-2001, 08:19 AM   #4
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1. Yes

2. 2.5 million top site. New site launched clocked 100 uniques, 800 impressions on first day.

3. Based in US. More than 82% of visitors come from US. But some ad agencies prefer to classify webmasters like me as "international webmasters"

4. (Very)expensive hobby.
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Old 03-25-2001, 08:31 AM   #5
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Ah, full disclosure time. Okay, here goes...

1. Affirmative.
2. Whole network: about 6 million. Net-Ads: 120,000
3. Based Downunder, mate! (sorry to my fellow Aussies for further propagating our cultural stereotype http://geekvillage.com/ubb/wink.gif)
4. Started as hobby during Uni. Has been main (actually, only) source of income since 1998.


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Old 03-25-2001, 09:09 AM   #6
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>1. Do you own your own domain?
About 50

>2. How many pageviews do you serve per month?
total: 1M this month

>3. Are you US based or outside the US?
US

>4. Is this a hobby or your main source of income?
A business, but not my main source of income. I started this network in '95 to provide an advertising vehicle for my other businesses, mainly real estate. When ad income (sponsorships) climbed into salary levels I decided to focus on web publishing as a separate business. Because the real estate referrals are such a big, 'hidden' business for us, I'd continue to run the sites without any other advertising revenues.
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Old 03-25-2001, 09:21 AM   #7
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. Do you own your own domain?
Yes
2. How many pageviews do you serve per month?
-all sites combined... about a million.
3. Are you US based or outside the US?
-US based.
4. Is this a hobby or your main source of income?
-hobby.
5. Most income banners and searches. Sites do better than break even.

Trying sometime new for me, sales. Just started my own affiliate program, its a little slow but only up for a week. Check it out.
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Old 03-25-2001, 11:46 AM   #8
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1. Yup.

2. Nearly 1million.

3. Outside US, Canada.

4. It started as a hobby, but now it is paying for most of my university education. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 03-25-2001, 01:06 PM   #9
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Steve - Thanks for the snapshot from the logs. I found it interesting.

I do appreciate everyone's input. If people are interested, I can whip up a database where you can enter your vital stats. Maybe Geekvillage might be interested in linking to it which could be useful for visiting advertisers who might come looking for a particular type of site or demographic.



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Old 03-25-2001, 01:10 PM   #10
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1. Do you own your own domain? Yes, two.

2. How many pageviews do you serve per month? 400,000 to 450,000.

3. Are you US based or outside the US? U.S.

4. Is this a hobby or your main source of income? I hate the word "hobby", but I still have my day job.
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Old 03-25-2001, 05:21 PM   #11
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1. yep 70 domains, 2 live and fully operation and 3 - 6 partially live hehe

2. 2 domains/sites account for 2 million pageviews/month

{3rd new site - www.infilmbox.com/oscars/ - 2 months old with 2000 uniques/day & 5,000 - pageviews/day already make that 15,000 visitors/day and 50+ k pv/day http://geekvillage.com/ubb/eek.gif - seasonal traffic**

3. Another Aussie here - sunny and humid Queensland http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

4. Main source of income since Dec 2000 - prior mostly a hobby.

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Old 03-25-2001, 08:29 PM   #12
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This is really embarassing, but I figure that I can give a little perspective on the "hobby" webmaster...here goes:

1. Do you own your own domain?

Yes, 3.

2. How many pageviews do you serve per month?

I operate 4 different web sites, and total I am serving about 25-30k, almost all from one of the sites (and not the one I include in my sig when posting here).

3. Are you US based or outside the US?

Based in the US.

4. Is this a hobby or your main source of income?

Definitely hobby, but I am making a profit - markedly less than what I make in my "real" job.

An aside - the other day I had a very busy day at work and made quite a bit of money on my job - but I was almost more excited about the $10 I made with my website that day - pretty sick, huh?

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Old 03-25-2001, 10:13 PM   #13
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1. Do you own your own domain?
Yes..2 live at the moment

2. How many pageviews do you serve per month?
Total is around 3.5 million a month

3. Are you US based or outside the US?
I'm based in Malaysia but traffic is around 70% US based while the balance is around the world.

4. Is this a hobby or your main source of income?
I started it off as a hobby 5 yrs ago. Then it generated revenue like 5 - 8 times my normal salary so I kept it up till now which is making not even enough to cover server hosting fees. but heck I got confidence in the internet and will be holding on for dear life ^_^


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Old 03-25-2001, 10:17 PM   #14
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Rick (continuing aside): The thrill comes from knowing that you are creating something by yourself, for yourself. That's the very feeling that compelled me to quit my job back in 98 in order to become a 'professional' web developer, despite the fact that my web work was earning me about 1/3 of my wage, and accounting for almost twice as many hours spent/week. Long live the entrepreneurial spirit!

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Old 03-25-2001, 10:34 PM   #15
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1. Do you own your own domain?
-yeah 560 of them-im actually a domainer
2. How many pageviews do you serve per month?
-all sites combined... about 1.2 million.
3. Are you US based or outside the US?
-from India-land of the kamasutra
4. Is this a hobby or your main source of income?
-full time income
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