2. Owned IFLScience.com – the most popular science viral site on the Internet.
3. Site reaches more people than Popular Science, Scientific America, The New York Times and US Weekly combined.
4. Was offered $30 million to sell her website back in 2015. She turned it down.
5. Sold it to LabX Media in 2020 for more than she was offered back in 2015.
One solopreneur launched a site without no full-time staff, without raising any money from outside investors and then sold it for millions.
And it’s all thanks to building a viral site by curating interesting science content online.
But Elise is not alone in the viral site gold rush.
Sites like Buzzfeed, Ranker, Bored Panda, Thechive, YourDailyDish, Upworthy and many others have been doing so and make a lot of money using the same business model:
They curate viral content.
Why viral sites
Google is harder to crack these days.
After numerous algorithm updates in the past few years, it’s getting tougher to rank a new website fast on Google.
Smart marketers now turn to social media as their primary source of traffic.
They curate viral content that people are eager to read and share. We call these viral sites.
They share trending, funny and interesting content and drive traffic to their sites for monetization.
No more spending time on cranking out so-called unique content and building backlinks.
No SEO is needed. Duplicated content is welcome as long as you don’t monetize your site with AdSense (which you should ignore anyway – today, there are so many better monetization options).
Post a couple of trending stories and videos on your site on a daily basis, share them on social media and see your site grow every day.
That’s the whole idea of running and monetizing viral sites.
If you’re a lone warrior, running a viral VIDEO site is easier
If you’re a lone warrior, running a video site is a lot easier than curating content from various sources + managing graphics/images with Photoshop.
So, I’d recommend a viral VIDEO site.
Just hunt down viral videos on YouTube and share them on your site. Easy!
Let me show you 3 ugly viral video sites, each of which is worth between $20K – $4 Million dollars.
They’ve become highly successful sites just by sharing videos on them.
1. Funker530, a military video site (worth $20K)
2. TwistedSifter, a site that covers travel, photography, animals, nature and more (worth $80K)
3. ICanHasCheezburger, funny animal gifs (worth $4 million, according to online website value calculators)
Why You Should Run a Viral Video Site in a Specific Niche & Not a General One
If you want to start a site, I’d recommend running a viral video site in a SPECIFIC niche just like these guys do…
If you run a niche site, you can target people with niche-specific products.
You’d be surprised: In a lot of cases, a smaller niche audience can generate more income simply because it’s easier to target the products and services your audience is looking for.
Put up viral video sites, share them on social media, monetize the sites with high converting affiliate offers.
That’s how smart marketers are growing their virtual real estate on the fast track these days.
Now, most people don’t have the right skills to build a viral video site that’s optimized for conversion and social share.
Not only that – they do not know which are the best niches to start a profitable site in and how to start driving social traffic.
Here is How I Come in To Help…
If you have a specific niche in mind, I can custom a viral video site of your choice for you. Just write to me so we can discuss your chosen niche.
I’ll study your niche and tell you if it’s a fit for a viral site.
If you don’t have a niche in mind, we’ll recommend the best niches for you.
Not every niche can make a profit by using social traffic. When you write to me, I’ll share details with you.
When you hire us to build your site, we do all the work for you:
We will recommend the right niche, the best domain names, build you a viral video site, and monetize your viral site with the right affiliate offers.
We’ll locate the most viral videos (for your niche) and install 20-30 videos on your site + show you our process, so you get to continuously update your site with good stuff.
When your site is ready, we’ll show you the exact steps we do to get server-melting traffic to our own site.
Better still, all the traffic generation techniques are completely free. No ad spend is required.
Drop me a line and let’s discuss the plan for your project.
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