Own and Operate Your Own Directory
Own and operate your own directory. Earn money as a webmaster.
There are two basic types of directory.
1. Website Directory - A website that provides categorized listings of other websites.
Are you familiar with web directories? Web directories are a great way to earn extra money. Simply put, you build a nice looking and useful directory and other webmasters submit their sites to be listed by you. They do this so they can get more potential traffic and to get an inbound link to help with their search engine rankings.
THIS IS IMPORTANT - If you are only interested in making money without effort don't do this. Running a directory does take time and dedication.
Yes, there is money to be made here, provided that you observe the following:
You should be interested in providing a useful and informative site and you need to practice applicable search engine optimization methods. Specifically, you must be aware of your keyword density, proper coding, and the building of quality inbound links.
The better that you design and promote your directory the more money you will earn.
As PR (Page Rank) updates you will see higher and higher rankings (assuming that you follow the preceding instructions). The better your directory ranks in the search engines the more you will be able to charge for links.
Many directories offer free listings and you may be advised to do so as well - at least in the beginning when your PR, traffic, and inbound links are low. You are able to offer premium or featured listings at a price. Featured listings vary widely in price - usually, but not always, in relation to Page Rank and traffic.
Earn money with Google Adsense tm. I see earnings everyday from the Google advertisements on my directories and you can too. Any other affiliate that offers appropriate ads could also be promoted on your directory.
You can make a specialized directory (niche) or a general one.
If you have a special interest or hobby why not create a niche directory. A niche, or Topical, directory centers around a common theme. Themes can range from animals to real estate with a nearly unlimited number of topics.
General directories have wide ranging categories.
2. Article Directory - A website that provides free use articles and content. Articles are categorized in the same way as in a Website Directory.
Article Directories operate in much the same way a website directory does. The difference is that you are providing
There are both General and Niche Article Directories.
Of course you are wondering how much all of this will cost.
There are scripts available that will run your directory. There are some really goodones and many are free. You dont have to be an HTML or PHP expert. Most everything is able to be controlled within an admin control panel once your script is installed and setup. If you cannot install and setup a php script on your server installation and setup is available. If you are comfortable with php and MySql you will be able to upload and install your directory. You may or may not need assistance in setup and configuration, but if you do it's available.