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    What is the most profitable site

    This should be a poll question but I don't see any poll option so here are the chices.

    1. Dating Site
    2. Casino and Gambling
    3. Forums
    4. PPC
    5. PTR
    6. Others

    Please specify if you answer others.

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    All of them can be depending on the effort you put in and the quality of the site.

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    I always encounter dating scripts in evry forums and I think online dating is more popular. Casino and adult sites, I think depreciating..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark_W
    All of them can be depending on the effort you put in and the quality of the site.
    Agree

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    Affiliate sites in the financial sector are very lucrative. Credit cards, all types of loans, insurance, etc. We have affiliates making over 10K a month form a single program and most of them promote numerous programs so make a lot more than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yakuza
    I always encounter dating scripts in evry forums and I think online dating is more popular. Casino and adult sites, I think depreciating..
    If everything goes Online dating than that will soon follow the same depreciating trend. Dont put all your eggs in one basket.

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    The key ot porfitability isnt the subject of the site, the key is that

    A. You must offer something to supply an unfullfilled demand in the market
    B. You have to identify a niche in the market, a way of doing things, or a product to sell which sets you aside from your competition.

    With these two facts in mind, regardless of the subject of your site, and given a generous slice of luck, you will make money.

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    1. Dating Site - If by dating you mean pron then yes
    2. Casino and Gambling - Probably up there with pron.
    3. Forums - Big Myth!!! Most just barely break even, its the front ends that make money. They are very hard to maintain. Not even in top 50.
    4. PPC - ???
    5. PTR - ???
    6. Others - Amazon Aff sites. Though not for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yakuza
    This should be a poll question but I don't see any poll option so here are the chices.

    1. Dating Site
    2. Casino and Gambling
    3. Forums
    4. PPC
    5. PTR
    6. Others

    Please specify if you answer others.
    I was wondering why you are asking the question? Are you asking from the point of view that if you didn't have any website, and wanted to build one, which is most likely to turn you a profit if you do it right?
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    Why do what everyone else is doing? The profitable sites will be:

    1. Those that fill a specific niche with very little competition.
    2. Sites that you plan careful, build right and promote well.
    3. Sites that you are interested enough in to care about building them.

    If you follow trends (i.e. AWS, adult, casino, dating) then any profitability will be short lived. If you set the trend and you set the bar high to begin with (i.e. no one can do it better than you), then you'll last a good while and have fun doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revs_org
    I was wondering why you are asking the question? Are you asking from the point of view that if you didn't have any website, and wanted to build one, which is most likely to turn you a profit if you do it right?
    I have different websites but none of them included in the above list (most are alumni websites and specific interest). I'm just wondering about the dating site because theres a lot of scripts for sale everywhere so I think its a good business. I have no idea about that dating though..
    4. PPC - ???
    5. PTR - ???
    PPC - pay per Click search engine sample (askwebinfo.com, earnmore.com)
    PTR - paid to read - sample (allyousubmitters.com, getpaidforum.com)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidjmedlock
    1. Those that fill a specific niche with very little competition.


    See how many times I agreed to that statement? I must REALLY agree


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