Making Money With Flash Games

Published on Jun 27, 2010 by Jamie Munro

There are a few different ways to make money with Flash games.  In today's article I will discuss the simplest way.  It requires no development and no Flash skills.  It does require a bit of investment (not a lot though) and some search engine optimization (SEO) skills.


The first thing you need to do is think a good domain name.  Remember you'll want to use keywords in the domain name: free, games, addicting, etc...

Once you've purchased your domain, you need to sign up to MochiAds as a publisher.  MochiAds pays you 10% per ad view in the games played on your website.  Now 10% may seem low, but don't forget, you don't have to make the game.  The game developers are the ones spending hours on end to make great games, you just need to promote them!

The next step is to purchase a pre-made script that provides automatic MochiAds integration.  There are several listed here: https://www.mochimedia.com/support/pub_docs#arcade Prices start from as low as $10.00!

After you've purchased a script, you'll need to install and configure it.  Each script will provide different instructions.  Once you're done that, come on back to finish up.

It's time to promote our site.  Most scripts should generate a sitemap for you, so take that and submit it to Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc... I've written several other articles about quick SEO setup on my blog here: http://www.endyourif.com/category/seo-search-engine-optimization/

Finally, to increase your traffic and SEO ranking, go around to other Flash Game sites and exchange reciprocal links with them.  Most sites over a 1-to-1 exchange, meaning each click you send them, they'll send you one in return.  You'll want to start with smaller sites and work your way up because you'll be the one clicking those links daily while you gain more traffic.

That's all there is too it.  Based on your SEO and traffic generation skills you can be earning big bucks in now time.

The above should take no more than one hour to setup.  Gaining traffic will take more time, but not much more effort.  Now if you have a larger budget, there are ways to help increase your traffic quicker.  Visit http://www.flashgamelicense.com/ and search for fun and exciting games that you are interested in sponsoring.  By sponsoring a game they will place your logo and links back to your site.  You can pay anywhere from $50.00 to $10,000.00 or more for sponsorships.  Once you've sponsored a game or two, the developers will begin distributing their game around the Internet getting 100,000+ views with your logo splattered all over it.  Game players will see this and begin clicking and coming to your site to play more free games.

Don't forget to blast links on your Facebook and Twitter pages.  Both of these are great sources for additional traffic!

Below is a quick recap of what you need to do:
1. Buy a domain name

2. Join MochiAds

3. Purchase an arcade game script

4. Submit to search engines

5. Submit to game sites for reciprocal links

6. Sit back and watch your balance go up!

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