SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    23
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question Any money to be made from owning a directory?

    Any money to be made selling listings in a directory? There seems to be thousands of them around so Im guessing someone must be making bucks or am I wrong.

  2. #2
    SitePoint Addict silver trophy
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    249
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You're wrong.

    There are lots of blogs too - millions in fact! Yet there are about 12 blogs on the internet that do better than break even.

    The rest of them are a pipe dream sold to depressed housewives that haven't brushed their teeth in weeks.

    Most people fill their blogs (or directories) up with drivel (because their lives are a sad, depressing mess). When they realize how poorly they communicate, they give up.

    Directories, particularly spam link farm directories made with amateur scripts like phplinkdirectory, don't make a dime! The only person who wins is the person selling the directory script (and the pipe dream).

    You'll have more chance of making money using your language skills to translate archived, top-secret, Russian KGB documents into Bahasa Indonesian.

  3. #3
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    23
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yep, thats what I thought. Thanks for the info.

  4. #4
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    36
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hairybob View Post
    You're wrong.

    There are lots of blogs too - millions in fact! Yet there are about 12 blogs on the internet that do better than break even.

    The rest of them are a pipe dream sold to depressed housewives that haven't brushed their teeth in weeks.

    Most people fill their blogs (or directories) up with drivel (because their lives are a sad, depressing mess). When they realize how poorly they communicate, they give up.

    Directories, particularly spam link farm directories made with amateur scripts like phplinkdirectory, don't make a dime! The only person who wins is the person selling the directory script (and the pipe dream).

    You'll have more chance of making money using your language skills to translate archived, top-secret, Russian KGB documents into Bahasa Indonesian.
    Thats funny

    I have a free directory but it's been around for years and I used to charge $149 a year to be in it. Still the same old static pages but seems to get lots of visitors. Probably not worth it to start them now.

  5. #5
    Non-Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    97
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes you can make money by selling premium or paid listing from your directory.But you should keep the both paid and free listing to get more users to submit their site in your directory,

  6. #6
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can generate more money buy selling anchor text links and banners based on CPM.
    Last edited by DaveMaxwell; Nov 24, 2010 at 13:57. Reason: removed extraneous linkage...

  7. #7
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you know what you are doing, then of course you can make money from a directory. How much on the other hand, is a different story. I have considered it a few times, but would only likely do it as an SEO tool for my many sites. Based on assumptions from a lot of experience with these things, I would say you would earn about $30 per month off a directory if you can make it awesome enough, and get high rankings(This would require large amounts of work).

    In short, no, the first replier was right. There is no *DECENT* money to be made from directories.

  8. #8
    Beer drinker Srirangan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Beerland!
    Posts
    776
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by susangirl View Post
    Any money to be made selling listings in a directory? There seems to be thousands of them around so Im guessing someone must be making bucks or am I wrong.
    If you're lucky, you might make some money. However, there isn't much going for it. I can Google things, I don't need a directory.

    Or have you identified such a niche where Google doesn't work or doesn't reach a market that you want to target? If yes, then go for it. But make sure you have specific objectives for the directory.
    Online Startups Insight for new entrepreneurs


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •