Yes, an Online Business Directory definitely bring much earnings than you expect. Let’s check the basics to build, establish and monetize a directory website.People think that affiliate marketing, blogging etc are the only ways to earn good money online. But in fact it’s terribly wrong and to get succeeded with these one must put great effort and hard work to make it work. So what are the other ways to make some minimum earnings online. Here I’m with an idea and that is to build a link directory. So what exactly is a business directory? It’s as same as a telephone index. It’s having all the details of the telephone numbers, so as a business directory (online) will be having the details of websites.
How to build a business directory?
There are many free link directory scripts are available online. Choose a simple one and you are ready to shoot. First build the website and make some minimum advertisements with discussion boards and viral via your friends.
How exactly we can earn?
As you know in terms of search engine optimization everything depends up on the number of backlinks. Business directories helps people to add their websites and they will get backlinks to their websites. And you can find thousands of directories online and the number is growing. At the beginning you have to allow people to submit their links for free. Because you will not be having much rating and visitors. So allow free submissions and bring maximum links. After 2-3 months of simple works you can make your directory with good number of backlinks and as a result your traffic and rating would be increases. Once your website(the directory) starts getting daily links you can add a featured link option with some minimum yearly fee. Again it will go on and you will be getting some small earnings.
After a few more months once you have established the directory and got a better ranking you can make the directory a paid submission. As the directory is having better attention from search engines and good traffic rating, people won’t mind pay a little to include their websites. So both will be getting the benefits.
I’ve tried this idea myself and started a new business directory a few months ago. And now its going really great. But still I’ve given a free option to add websites. I’ve got greater ranks and getting good number of paid submissions too. Soon it will go a fully paid Online Business directory.