All three of my blogs have been improving. Defeat Our Debt is now pulling some rank, the traffic on this blog has spiked since I posted my blogging goals, and my little Coon Hunters Club is getting a lot more traffic, too!
Of course I want to you give updates on all three of these sites, but one by one!
If you’re new to this blog, I had a genius idea to start a niche site about coon hunting earlier this year. As genius as my idea may have been there’s just one teensy problem: monetizing a blog that’s about coon hunting is kinda hard.
My last report on the Coon Hunters Club showed that I was getting around 1500 page views a month. Since that update I’ve only published one blog post and I have done absolutely no link building. But, guess what? My page views have doubled and the time on the site has increased!
Here’s where the Coon Hunters Club is at:
I know, I know you’re thinking that 3,000 page views per month isn’t that impressive. But, I’ve got to remind you once again – the term “coon hunters” is not searched for that much. This means I have some targeted traffic.
And, the crazy thing is that I have been getting a lot of emails from people visiting this blog asking me questions like where to sell or give away their coonhounds………
The dilemma once again is what on earth do I do to earn money through this site? I have ads slapped up all over the place and they do get clicked. The problem is the payout is pitiful.
I also created an Amazon store and have a few posts up that are heavy with Amazon links. No bites. Not a single one.
The thing is I know quite a few people who are really into coon hunting and they spend big bucks on coon hunting dogs and hunting gear. I mean like some serious dough….I’m talking thousands per year.
What in the world can I do to monetize this site? Do you have any ideas or should I just shut the thing down? I am open to any and all suggestions!
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