Do you know that ultimate-guitar.com receives around 57 Million visitors per month? This is the population of England!
How do I know this? Wikipedia and the following picture.
Figure 1 - ultimate-guitar.com stats
Why should you care?
Do you know that website? Or another guitar related websites that generate their money from the content created by users? Do you know someone that submit content to these websites?
I don't have a figure, but I guess that 1 in every 100 direct visitors is a registered user.
This makes around 427,500 registered users, which means that the website has the email address of almost half a million people.
How do I know that? I don't know. Just estimated using the following picture and naive math...
Figure 2 - ultimate-guitar.com source stats
427,500 email addresses to promote commercial offers.
They can make a lot of money... well, who knows how much?
Figure - 3 . Quora question
Figure 3 is an answer to the question: "How much money does a website with 1 million unique visitors have the potential of making?"
Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, but... :)
How much is this website making per month? Can you estimate?
Me, I don't know. But let's assume they manage to make between $25K to $500K per month in profit per month. Big range so we don't get it wrong, right?
Let's also assume that the most viewed content is created by an average of 200 users each month. I'm assuming content such as articles, reviews, news, forum threads, excluding comments and answers in forum threads.
Now, imagine that 75% of the profit is distributed to the 200 users! How much would be left for the website owners? How much potential each user could earn per month?
Table 1 - Potential profit
Are you writing to these websites? Is 0% of profit a good deal?
Does 75% of profit sound better?
I understand that receiving social recognition on these websites feels good, right? You like what you write and feel good sharing your opinions and knowledge to the visitors of such websites.
But additionally, to the social incentives, would you like also to have also monetary incentives from these websites?
I would if I were you.
How can you still have social recognition and receive a share of the profit?
This is the mission of https://guitarhertz.com. We give the tools to publish great content about guitar and let you earn 75% of the profit generated with your content.
But there's more...
You also get a personalized author's page at https://guitarhertz.com
Figure 4 - Author's webpage
And...Your articles will have all your bio at the end.
Figure 5 - Author bio box
You see that? You can also do simple guest posting without minding about the profit sharing and still be able to gain by reaching more people with content you create on Guitar Hertz.