Just a quick post today, I need more rest. 🙁
It’s so easy to monetize a local traffic from a website or blog if your country is in US or Canada. But if you’re like me who’s country resides on an unpopular Asian country, squeezing out something from your local traffic can be hard. If you’re trying to use Adsense and you have a ton of say, Asian traffic then I would say that is not a good idea. There are really few Adwords advertisers who target traffic outside US. why? Because the money is really inside the US (and countries close to it), sounds unfair? No.
Well the short answer is by selling your own product. The thing about local traffic is that they are usually more loyal than international traffic. It can be an info product, consultation or whatever, just make sure you are well-reputed in your country first before implementing it. Luckily for me, US is my largest referrer of traffic, followed by Australia, some Asian countries and then Philippines. At the start of this year, I really worked hard on getting more loyal followers that are Filipinos and so far I am seeing the benefits of it. Back on monetization, the second next option is direct ad sales, although it can be real hard since most local advertisers are also advertising international products targeted at bigger countries.
Any other ways you can suggest?