So I have this domain called bargainstomper.com and I have been thinking all weekend about how to monetise the site. I came up with various ideas, like tech reviews leading to amazon affil links, hosting landing pages for clickbank products, becoming a coupon site etc. I think all these have a lot of tough competition at present and getting rankings in a short period would be quite difficult.
What are your thoughts, what sort of thing would you expect to see at bargainstomper and how could you monetise it?
I'd build a better version of Deal Of The Day Tracker. Identify three categories with the highest / quickest growing online retail consumption (e.g. consumer electronics, home goods, and software), and aggregate deals for them. The idea is to provide continuous novelty, without overwhelming a consumer with choices.
I'd make each category a subdomain (electronics.bargainstomper.com, home.bargainstomper.com, etc.) and offer 1 prominent new deal each day, two less-prominent deals, and a text link to a "more" section / archive.
I wouldn't aggregate just deals-each-day sites like woot.com and midnightbox.com either; I'd monitor Amazon.com 's, ThinkGeek.com 's, and WalMart.com 's clearance & specials sections. Not every site has an affiliate program; that's okay. Enough do that I think it'd make a good profit for about an hour's worth of work each morning categorizing & adding new deals.
Contact me if you're interested in this idea, and would want additional help with it, Marc. My e-mail's in my profile. :-)