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I have a website that will be up in a week or so. If i could generate 50,000 views per month with my website or more, could i make some decent money?
Basically, like the title says, does more views = more money?
The website is car related, entertainment.
Is it as simple as putting up banners and charging advertisers a fee per month?
Thanks a lot
If it were that simple, I'd be semi-retired by now.
My site gets a ton of traffic. But it's in the wrong niche. There are sites that get much less traffic than mine, but generate more in advertising dollars.
Do some searching on this forum. You'll learn a lot.
It's also not at all simple to find independent advertisers willing to advertise on a site of unproven value.
Those figures are probably a little bit optimistic.
For many web sites (probably MOST web sites), the average earnings are less than $1 CPM (CPM = cost per 1,000 pageviews), so the $30 estimate (which represents $0.60 CPM) is not unreasonable. I think the high-end estimate of $10,000 (or $200 CPM) is not reasonable.
However, many web sites earn MUCH LESS than that, often far below $0.10 cents CPM, and sometimes less than $0.01 CPM. This means that you might earn less than $1 (or even zero) from 50,000 pageviews.
The most I've ever earned from web advertising (on a single low-traffic, highly-targeted page during the dot-com peak in 1999) was about $100 CPM, which would work out to $5,000 from 50,000 pageviews.
Less than $0.01 eCPM? I've never seen it. I think the only way to get that low is to have 0 - no clicks. Not likely with a site with 50,000 page views.
[edited by: Rollo at 9:01 pm (utc) on July 28, 2007]