Web Directory – Monetization and Making money

web directory series

Part 3 – How to earn from a web directory?

I would actually start by telling you all that making money from any kind of website, may that be a web directory, or a normal website, or a blog is not possible until you know the actual way of promoting it and letting the world know that you have a resource that is really helpful for them.

So, earning from a web directory is what you want to learn? There are several ways by which you can monetize your web directory and earn money from any type of directory.
I would like to divide this post into 2 parts – Making money from a free directory, and from a paid directory.

How to earn money from a free web directory
Although i won’t suggest you to open a free web directory if you don’t want to spend hours per day for reviewing websites, here are a few ways by which you can still make money from a free web directory –

  • Charge fee for Featured/Top of Category listing
  • Contextual ads like Google adsense, Adbrite etc.
  • Selling Private Ads
  • Earning through directory affiliate programs

Here are a few earning ways for paid directories –

  • Any listing can get you money – Regular or featured, as you are charging for every review.
  • Long term income with yearly subscription for links.
  • Contextual ads
  • Selling private Ads
  • Directory affiliate programs again!

There are few other ways to earn money apart from these, but i am still trying to figure out how those things get more money, will surely share them if i find them useful at all.

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