I just read you story. It was beginning to sound like my story except for the part that they got you ripped off. I have done a lot of things to make some additional income online from essay writing to selling too on ebay. I left that and started a youth forum to make money off AdSense. Now, I’m about to start a classified ad website here in Nigeria. My question is: How can I possibly make this site popular using some of these Internet tools? I believe there are lots of ways people are using them to get their sites really popular but I really need to learn how to do this. How can you help me? Remember, I’m in Nigeria. Also, do you think I could make something off Google Nigeria since I’m in Nigeria?
Thanks for email, now regarding your question about making website popular and driving a lot of traffic to it. There are a lot of ways to create and increase web traffic here are some: Article marketing, Blogging, Video marketing, PPC, SEM, Social Media, Social Bookmarking, Affiliate program etc.(they work worldwide) I will not be able describe them all in this email, but you can check out this page it is about blog viral marketing but you can apply those techniques to any website. http://www.powerofcomparison.com/blog-viral-marketing/
Now as far as I understand you’re trying to make money online using AdSense and maybe classified ads in my opinion these methods can be used as supplemental source of income, because they do not provide high volume cash flow (unless you command a LOT of traffic). Think about it, if on average you’re getting 1,5% CTR(click-through-rate) on your pages from AdSense so every 300 impressions will give you 2 clicks around 0.40$ each so 300 impressions = 0.80$; in order to make 800$ you have to have 300,000 impressions on your website and that’s a lot. There are other more effective and easy ways to make money online and one of them is affiliate marketing, it works anywhere in the world. If want you can read more here: Wealthy Affiliate review.
If you have any questions feel free to email me.