Making Money Submitting Galleries
Everyday millions of people all over the world visit the Internet. Some go straight to sites intended for adults. Since surfers hold the cursor they can navigate from one adult site to another if the galleries displayed do not appeal. Remember, your gallery plays a key role to get the attention of people and command them to visit your site. The number of visitors corresponds to your income. Your ability to earn more depends on how you present your gallery. Now the problem is how you will fine-tune your gallery. Here are ways to polish it to assure you that TGP/MGP will list you on their links.
Since your gallery is made up of 10-20 thumbnailed images, always put quality on top when submitting to TGP/MGPs. TGPs/MGPs choose bright/crisp thumbs that correspond to their database and site layout. You have to properly select and crop your thumbs to express both, the theme of their site and a taste of action in your gallery. To guide you with this always remember to put yourself in the surfer’s shoe. What particular niche will you be interested in?
Second technique is to understand your niche. What are their focus and the type of action they desire? Say you have “She-males,” you have to identify what part of the body that best appeals to the end user and will catch their interest. If you’re doing a teen niche always focus on the freshness of the model.
After having a full understanding of your niche, you must now realize what type of content package you plan to use. They say picture paint a thousand words; by this a surfer could create a story out of that picture. The “story flow” must have an intro to the action, the action, and the conclusion. Don’t give everything the end user wants because your main agenda will be ignored and it will affect the sale.
Thirdly, you have to crop the pictures in a chronological, teasing, and user taste-centered manner. Cropping is vital to conform to the phase of the gallery, focus on the niche user’s needs and to avoid giving everything.
Now time to go to details. Accuracy is not a ticket to be enlisted by your TGP/MGP. We said earlier that TGP trades traffic to increase their traffic volume, so this requires their surfers to click the text links. Boring or generic descriptions will just be ignored. Use words that will boost their desire and let them imagine that the action is real. Words that hit the emotion is a very powerful tool.
Success here is a two-way process. You work hand in hand with TGP/MGP, therefore you have to eye for their long term success. A Good gallery will give you an ability to earn enormous money.
A gallery is a single page site, consisting of marketing text, graphics, images or movies, or a hybrid of both.
Manipulation is the name of the game when it comes to gallery creation. The surfer is your target and the goal is to get him to click off your gallery, go to your sponsor site, and buy a membership. Once the surfer becomes a member of the pay site, you earn money.
It sounds simple; and, in theory, it is. Putting the theories into play, with the goal of making sales, requires skill. Galleries can be very profitable and are for many webmasters. Many earn a very nice living from galleries and they do so because they have figured out how to manipulate the surfer in the shortest amount of time.
Before building your first gallery, make a list of the tools you need. Planning is integral in this business and there is more to gallery making than slapping images and words on a page. This is an art form, requiring marketing skills to tease your surfer into clicking your ad. Give too much and your surfer has the orgasm. Give too little and he’s bored. The successful gallery is a delicate balance of graphics, content, layout, colours, and marketing text.
Researching the niche you’re going to promote is essential toward creating a marketable gallery. If you are not familiar with the niche you’ve chosen, you’ll fail. The words are harsh; but, reality is what it is. You have to know enough about what you’re promoting to purchase content efficiently, contemplate site layout, and write enticing marketing text. From background colours to alt tags, there is much to learn when you create your first gallery.
As a beginner, you may be more comfortable choosing a genre to which you can relate. If mature women don’t turn you on, consider another age group. What floats your boat gives you an edge in an area where you need all the advantages you can get. Teens may not be the best place to start, although it can certainly be the most lucrative, if you know how to market to the teen audience. There’s a lot of competition out there for the teen market, so choosing a sub niche may give you the edge you need. An example of this would be teens in nursing outfits. Sexy eighteen year old nurses could give a dead man an erection, so it stands to reason you’ve chosen an interesting subject, which should do well. The combination of using teen models in uniforms accomplishes two things. You’re narrowing your market, which may bring fewer hits than the general category of teens. At the same time, you’re still targeting the surfers who are into teen models. Believe it or not, certain colours go with certain niches. This is why it is so important for you to research. Visit several sponsor sites. Choose the tour you think is marketable for the niche you’re going to pre sell. Look at the colours they’ve used on their site.
Every webmaster needs to find adequate hosting for projected bandwidth usage. When you’re new to the industry, it’s hard to predict how much you’ll burn. If you submit to very large TGPS, marketing teens, make sure you’ve got a hosting account set up for some high-end usage. The host you choose for any site is vital to your success. For gallery building, having the right host can mean the difference between sales and no sales. Ask many questions when you shop for the one who will host your galleries.
Make sure your page does not contain too much extraneous code. Many of the HTML editors, such as Front Page and Dreamweaver, insert extra coding onto your page. If you’re going to use either of these, take the time to exclude the extras or learn to hand code.
If your page doesn’t load quickly, you lose. Remember this. The surfer has thousands and thousands of galleries from which to choose, so yours needs to load lightening fast. Surfers do not like to wait and they WILL click off and move onto the next gallery.
The marketing text for your gallery has to be short and to the point. With few exceptions, men scan. They don’t necessarily read every word.
Punchy. Spicy. Teasing. Short words, sentences or phrases.
You don’t have time to waste, nor does your surfer.
Don’t make a horny man try to figure out what you’re saying. Cutesy text does not sell and surfers can’t read your mind.
Keep it straight and on target.
Many men are colour blind. Using a blue background with red text is not a good idea. Some colours do not go together. The combination of certain shades can be enough to give your surfer a seizure, which will certainly affect any potential sales.
Make sure your content coordinates with the sponsor tour you’re pre selling. If you’re marketing brunettes, don’t put blonde images on your gallery.
Be careful with the content you choose. Many TGPS won’t accept galleries without some nudity. There are few exceptions; but, if your niche is lingerie or pin up babes, you may have to write to the TGP owner to get permission to submit a gallery without any naked shots.
When you’re finished with your gallery, stand behind your desk chair and look at it. Really look at it. See where your eye is drawn. Anything that distracts your eye will certainly distract your surfer’s eye. You want them to click on your ad. That is the goal. If your eye is drawn away from your advertising, something isn’t laid out correctly. Tweak it until your eye is drawn to your ad. Ask yourself these questions.
‘What do I see when I first glance at my gallery?’
‘What makes my gallery stand out?’
There are some niches, which require heavier graphics, and there are some that don’t. Research. Find out whether you need graphically intense pages; otherwise, adhere to the ‘keep it simple’ philosophy.
Make sure you include alt tags and search engine food. Single page sites do get spidered. Yours should be no exception.
When you think your gallery is finished, begin the submission process. At the beginning of this article, it was stated that planning is an integral part of this business. Part of your overall plan is to choose where you submit. If you only use auto-submission programs, you will not be accepted to many major TGPS. Hand submission to a carefully chosen list, over a period of time, can potentiate sales. Your eventual goal is to become a trusted partner, so your galleries are accepted each time.
Follow the rules. Always follow the rules. Being blacklisted can be permanent and TGP owners don’t have the time nor the patience to allow too many mistakes. Some don’t allow one. Since it’s their playground, it’s their rules.
Once you’ve made your first sale, you’ll know you have a template that works. Don’t over use it. Be encouraged that you’ve found a formula that works. Pat yourself on the back because you made the first sale and then get back to work, creating more galleries.
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