While many people use phpLD to create a website that is informative for the user, they also have a desire to create some income for themselves using our product. While there are many innovative methods people have created, we will look at a few of them.
Link Reviews - There have been MILLIONS of sales of link reviews on phpLD sites. What really made phpLD popular in the first place was a result of people building directories for the purpose of getting people to pay them a fee to review their link. People submit their sites because the links have proven to help in rankings on search engines like google, especially on well maintained phpLD websites. People pay a fee to have their link reviewed. It is a pretty simple process. The user fills out a a short form with Title, URL and Short Description, and then they pay for the review using PayPal. Then the admin of the phpLD website gets an email letting them know there has been a new submission or payment. They login to the admin area and decide if they want to approve the link.
Affiliate Programs - Using picture links and writing product reviews can be a great way to earn money. You join an affiliate program (there are thousands of such programs) and then when someone clicks on your site and visits a site like Amazon to purchase a product, you get a commission for the referral. There are also programs like Viglink and Commission Junction that make it easy to have a wide selection of offerings on your site. Viglink is great because you can set it to automatically give you credit for commissions, even for links you didn’t realize there was an affiliate program!
Article Submissions - In a very similar way to links, you can invite people to submit articles to your site. For example, someone might want to share an article that includes sales information about their product and they are willing to pay you to list their article.
Local Business Listings - A common strategy is to build a phpLD website organized around a city or town. This is a great business that allows you to also work offline by visiting local businesses and asking them for a listing and charging a fee. Some of our users have worked out other arrangements too like free food or other credits instead of money.
Google Adsense - Search engines love unique content and many of our users spend time creating unique content that they hope search engines like Google and Bing will index and send traffic to their pages. On those pages, with just a couple of clicks you can automatically show Google Adsense ads throughout your site in many different positions. When people who are reading your content click on the ads, you get paid. And as you add content to your site over the years, you likely reach a point where there is some level of residual income even when you are not actively updating your site.
This covers some of the more common methods but some of the most profitable sites often focus on a niche or have some way to get people to visit their site such as harnessing traffic from social networks like Facebook or showing interesting information that is not found anywhere else.
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