How to start a coupons website and earn money
Are you planning to start a coupons website but do not know how to start? You are at the right place. In this article, I will be explaining how to start a coupons website and earn money with it.
Before you start a coupons website, you should know how to earn with it. If you know, you can easily skip this section. But if you do not know how to use coupons website to earn money, you must know about it before you plan a coupon website
How to earn with coupon website
Coupons website usually have good traffic. So, ads revenue is always good. But ads are not the primary source of income for these websites. Yes, these websites earn with affiliate marketing. I am sure you know about it. If not, affiliate marketing is the process of promoting a product and earn commission on each sale.
Coupons websites list coupons and redirect users to the respective online store. If the user makes a purchase, the coupon website earns commission for that sale. This commission varies from 1% – 20% of the total amount of the sale.
Now, think how much money you can earn if you start a coupon website.
How to start a coupons website
Starting a coupons website is not an easy task and you will have to do lots of work and research for that. These are the main three steps involved in the whole setup.
1. Develop a website
2. Gather Coupon
I will be explaining all these three steps in this article.
1. Develop a website
This is the basic thing. If you are planning for a coupons website, you should first plan the website. Not all kind of coupons websites look same. You will have to first think what are you going to build. Are you planning to start themes coupons, hosting coupons or coupons for online stores for most of the products? Based on this, prepare an initial layout.
If you are not a developer, you can just go and buy available themes. There are many good WordPress themes available that can work for most of the requirements. You just need to do basic customization.
Also see: Best coupons theme for WordPress
If you know coding, I recommend start building it from the scratch for better scalability. You can also hire me for a custom coupon script. I will do it for you.
Coupons website also generally have good traffic. So, you should also start with a good web hosting service. Start with a good shared hosting plan. I recommend Bluehost. If you directly want to start with VPS, you should select Knownhost. I am using Knownhost for past 3 years and never faced any issue.
2. Gather coupons
This is the most difficult process. In the start, you will get less number of coupons. If you are planning to copy coupons from other websites, it will not work for you. Sometimes, coupons are exclusive to a specific website. Even if you copy and use it on your website, original coupon poster will get the commission. In the start, you will not get exclusive coupons. You will have to build some initial reputation as a coupon website.
TO start getting coupons, start joining affiliate programs of the products or retailers you are planning to list. Amazon’s affiliate program is already popular among bloggers. If you are planning for a coupon website for themes and hosting, you know that most of the themes and hosting websites offer an affiliate program.
OptimiseMedia, Payoom like sites also help in getting coupons. These are third-party affiliate websites which provide coupons and help you in earning money by promoting those coupons and bring sales.
Once you have good traffic, you can directly contact brand or store and ask for custom coupons for your website and tell them how much sales you can give them. If you have good reach, brands or stores will surely take interest in you and you will also get exclusive coupons for your website.
SEO plays an important role in the promotion but this takes time. So, social media also plays important role in promotion. Try to do branding to get regular returning visitors. If you keep on adding all the latest deals and coupons, you will surely get good regular users.
If you are not sure how to do SEO or social media marketing, you can read few of my posts on SEO and follow few good SEO blogs. If you do not want to learn it, you can outsource this work to me and I will take care of the whole promotion and marketing process.
Coupons website is a profitable business if you plan and execute in right way. This is the reason why you see so many coupons websites all over the Internet. But, there is still a scope if you execute it in right way. You only need to do proper SEO to get good organic traffic for popular keywords. You can also add cashback section to attract more users and more sales. In cashback, share affiliate revenue with your users and see how quickly you get initial users.
If you still have any doubts, I am always here to help you. If you have anything to ask, you can comment below.