Have you ever wanted to start a free stuff and coupons blog of your own, but didn’t know where to start or how to make money with the site? In this post I’m going to walk you through the process of creating your own blog that is dedicated to providing your readers with the latest and greatest coupons and freebies online, while also making some good money in the process. The concept behind a free stuff and coupons site is simple. You can scour the web for the latest offers or even use datafeeds from different merchants and affiliate programs. In the end, you want to make sure that you are providing high value content that is always updated as people are always looking for the latest coupon codes to use online and print from home. While you are providing this quality service, you can also be monetizing your site and traffic in the process. Jump ahead a few months or even years, and you can have a killer resource site that is making you money 24 hours a day! The coupon and free stuff craze will never go away and there is plenty of money to be made, so get on this money making train now! Let’s jump right into the list!
Build Your Blog
The first part is the hardest, which is putting everything in motion and building a grand scheme for your site. However, getting started is also easy. The first thing you will want to do is buy a great domain name, setup hosting and install WordPress. The next thing is the setup a WordPress theme that looks great for a coupon site, but also one that doesn’t distract the user too much. After all, you want your traffic to focus on your ads and your coupon content. If you have a budget and some money to spend, a custom design for your site might be a great idea as well.
Create a Mailing List
Once your blog is setup, you will want to make sure you make the most of your traffic. Since most people will come to your site, grab a coupon and leave, you will want to get them to keep coming back for more. The best way to do is this by offering them additional coupons and savings by signing up to your mailing list.
Build a Social Following
With almost a billion active users on Facebook, it’s never been easier for you to build a network around your site… especially with free stuff and coupon sites! Everyone on Facebook is crazy about getting stuff for free and taking part in promotions. Make sure you build a Fan Page and include all of your site updates on Facebook and Twitter as well.
Use Coupon Affiliate Programs
Now let’s talk about how to actually start making money with your site. Through the use of affiliate programs and ad networks you can start pushing different offers through your site. Every time someone clicks or signs up to one of these offers, you would earn a commission. Giant sites like Groupon and Living Social have affiliate programs, so it shouldn’t be hard for you to find great content to mesh in with your site.
Incorporate Online Store Datafeeds
Just like the use of affiliate programs, many online stores have affiliate programs of their own which also includes datafeeds. Through the use of datafeeds you can automatically update your sites with the latest sales and coupon promotions.
Get Out There and Create Your Coupon Site Now!
As you can tell, there is a lot you can do with a coupon and free stuff site of your own. Take some time to look around for WordPress themes that are specifically built for coupon and free stuff based web sites. There is always going to be a massive amount of money to be made in the coupon and savings space, so make sure you get started with your own site today!
Author Bio:- This guest post is contributed by Zac Johnson.