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How To Make Fast Money With Free Online Games

Updated on February 19, 2011

Millions of Internet surfers look for free online games every second of every day world wide - How to make money with free online flash games is a challenge at times and we will sum up the pros and cons of this type of online venture before this is over.

Typically revenue generated with Google's Adsense and PHP game scripts is very low in the pay per click arena - so the only solution is to drive massive amounts of keyword targeted organic (free) search engine traffic to these sites. Also having perfect ad placement is a must to render any sort of income with online gamers.

What type of people are you looking for to come to your flash game site? Well, in a word - "Bored" people who have too much time on their hands. The three main types of online game players are: 1: Office Workers - hiding in their cubicle playing shooting or driving games and keeping an eye out for their boss. 2: The bored student who is accessing game websites via a proxy server from the school's computer lab. 3: The yuppy sitting at the local Starbucks with his laptop and seven dollar Latte in hand using their wifi hotspot to play games online.

Free Games and Making Money From The Internet

Making Money Online With Free Flash Game Websites
Making Money Online With Free Flash Game Websites

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Free Flash Game Scripts and Paid PHP Game Scripts

I am going to assume you already know how to do some basic SEO research for your niche sites - (treat a game site just like you would any make money online site). Finding good keywords with little or no competition - and go after them to get your place in the search engines. Also, assuming you know how to purchase a url from one of the domain name websites.

Next you will need to figure out which game script you want to install and do add placement with - Do not worry about the beauty of these sites - trust me the surfers are not their for a shock and awe experience - they just want to play their pokemon game, crossword puzzle or favorite tower defense game.

The first thing is to search for "Free Game Scripts" in Google or Bing and start sizing up which one would be right for you. There are some good ones out there - be sure and read the support forums of each script to see what kind of feedback they are getting on the quality of the product. These free scripts usually make money on the back-end by selling game-packs to populate your game site - like 1,000 games for $10.xx, etc.

You will also need to come up with some graphic banners for your website - to make it a little unique and themed - but don't do too much - you could probably hire someone from digital point forums or sitepoint to do this for a very low price. You just want to change out the stock banners, and create some other banners for web traffic exchange.

This is where you will get most of your traffic - just search for "Game Link Exchanges", or Free Game Banner Link Exchanges. Also most webmasters of free flash game sites are more willing to trade you links than just about any other industry.

How Much Can You Expect to Make From Game Sites?

This is where it's not so tempting up front - Game sites can be a lot of work getting set up and the first month or so you are just going to realize pennies for your efforts - Getting good solid back links on your keyword phrases, doing banner exchange programs (lots of them) and normal text link exchanges are will make you money - How much money can you make online with this venture? This is my formula - Get the site up to about $8.xx per day in Adsense and then replicate the same site with different themes on different urls, etc - Just cloning the initial process. so how much do you want to make a day? $8.xx X 25 game sites = $200.00 and so on.

Another thing to consider is the massive amount of bandwidth a free online game site takes up - you either have to have a very generous hosting company or you will need your own server - in which case you will need to at least double your efforts to offset the cost of the monthly server fee.

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Special In A Certain Category of Free Online Games

There are a million free online games websites available out there on the net, and you will want to specialized in a certain category to garner more attention than you normally would when venturing out in the online game world for the very first time. Some categories that you might want to consider will be:

  • Shooting Games
  • Word Games
  • Pokemon Games
  • Girls Dress Up Games
  • Classic Arcade Games
  • Naruto Games
  • Fishing Games

That should be enough to get you started - doing some research on your own will give you some other categories that others may have not exploited as of yet.


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      Jamie Betts 6 years ago

      Hey Jon - couldn't agree with you more. There are indeed niches that are profitable if you just keep your eyes open and watch the trends. Once you get an audience, you can expand your site to better position your content. Its just a matter of which free games your audience is demanding. Thanks for the good hub!

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      Jon Sterling 7 years ago from Houston Texas - United States

      Thanks Justin - I know it is a tough business to negotiate - as it is so competitive - It is funny that we work hard to get people to goof off at work and school to play our games.

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      Justin 7 years ago

      As an owner of a free online gaming site I can tell you that even though its exciting at times to be able to see the joy people get from playing the games on your site, it is a lot of work and because of high competition in this market it isn't as easy as it seems to make good money. With a lot of hard work and constant promotion and marketing you can succeed. For some interesting ideas on how I personally did this you are welcome to visit my site by clicking on my name or emailing me at

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      hendrickson 8 years ago

      how can have fast money in .crazy kart online games?

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      Jon Sterling 8 years ago from Houston Texas - United States

      Thanks it's a lot of work but it pays off in the end..

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      facebookchat 8 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I like the idea of making money with games! Two birds with one stone!