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For the past 5 years I have been creating a lifestyle-related content-rich website with 800+ articles, all unique content with photographs and video links. I have even won some prizes for the quality of my website content. Obviously I am very passionate about the topic I write about.
So far I have tried Google Adsense and, just recently, Commission Junction as revenue strategies. Google Adsense didn't do much, and as far as CJ is concerned, I am getting fairly large impressions (330,000 impressions in 3 weeks), but just a few hundred clicks and $0.00 in sales. My web hosting company is telling me I have 50,000+ unique visitors a month. Now I am thinking of switching to a CPM based revenue model to at least capture some revenue on my impressions...
The key issue really is - I am not a web master / marketer. I am a writer / photographer / creative person who really doesn't enjoy tinkering with web code, meta tags, code snippets for ads, etc.
I'd love to focus on doing what I am good at, i.e. content creation, but I need to find someone who can take over traffic building and monetization. Where would I find such a person? What kind of monetary arrangement should I suggest to them as I don't really have out-of-pocket money to get this started?
Thanks in advance!
Does anyone have any suggestions regarding which CPM network to use? What CPM based rates have you been receiving and what restrictions (minimum traffic etc.) did you encounter? How many ads should I program on the page at the most? Has anyone used Pubmatic, and if so, what do you think of it?
Again thank you for your input!