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Sid23

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In terms of scale, how many people have to visit your website on a monthly basis to make $500 a month? $5,000? $500,000?

Just looking to get an idea...
 

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Mr K

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LOTS ... :) I actually saw something about this a while back, and yeah you need HEAPS.
I had a site that was during over 500 000 impressions a month - was making $150 a month.

In the past week, I've had just on 1500 people visit my blog: http://www.studiowhiz.com & I've made $0 .. then again I did manage to get kicked off TextLinkAds
 

royemunson

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it depends on your niche and your business model. lets just say you are just throwing up google or yahoo ads.

i have a travel site and i need around 500 visitors a day to hit the 500 per month figure. it stays fairly consistent from that standpoint.

in terms of selling other items and whether or not you are selling a service, selling an info product from a direct sales page, etc. this will vary.

JOe
 

6.0_bull

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There are so many variables to this , that to give you an exact answer to this question would not do it justice , I have some information on this somewhere will see i i can find it and post it up here for you .
 

PurEnergy

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I had no idea the amount of traffic required to make any money on a site is as high as what I'm hearing.

I guess the consumer will eventually let you know by the amount of traffic your site recieves whether or not you actually have something of value.
 

LamboMP

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Sean,

The answer is, it all depends.

If you have a subscription business, which charges $20.00 per month, and you have 100 subscribers, thats $2000.00/mo.

Therefore, 100 users generated $2000.00.

The question is, what is it your offering them, for them to go into their pockets and cough $20.00 per month?

MP


In terms of scale, how many people have to visit your website on a monthly basis to make $500 a month? $5,000? $500,000?

Just looking to get an idea...
 

Analyzer

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Depends a lot I've seen a site with 100k unique vistors/month making about $100/month, I've seen 50k/unique visitors making $5000/month and I'm certain there are people with nuch less visitors making way more.

I think that if your not selling anything and lloking to make money from adsense or something similar the trick is to look for words/seaches that get high bids and then build good content around them. With some SEO should make you decent money with a reasonable ammount of traffic.
 

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In terms of scale, how many people have to visit your website on a monthly basis to make $500 a month? $5,000? $500,000?

Just looking to get an idea...
If you had a site with just adsense and you made $0.20 per click, you can back calculate it.

Assume you have a 2% click through ratio, 2 out of 100 visitors click the ad. Then you need 5 clicks for $1, 500 clicks for $100, 2500 clicks for $500.

2500 X 100 / 2 = 125000 visitors.

So you would need 125,000 visitors per month or 4,000 visitors a day to make $500/mo.

Now you can fiddle with the click through ratio and $/click tailor it to your site.
 

yveskleinsky

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i have a travel site and i need around 500 visitors a day to hit the 500 per month figure. it stays fairly consistent from that standpoint.
JOe
Are you making money from ads, a product or monthly mbrships?
 

Jorge

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I had a site on parking -on namedrive- (wich I sold last week) that had around 250-300 visits a day, from wich 50% clicked the ads. The site was making around 80usd per month. Consider that visitors were from latin america so clicks are worth a lot less (about 0.05 per click)
 

Andrew

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Throw all the speculative numbers out the window. You can't come even close to guessing accurately until you have real, first-hand, numbers to work with.

The internet is all about filtering and sorting traffic. I can send you 500,000 visitors who are worth less than $5, I can send you 5 visitors that are worth $500.

Things are basically broken down in to 2 categories -- user demographic/geographic location, and market. Figure these things out first by running tests, and then extrapolate on the data that you collect.
 

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