View Full Version : 4 facts about earning money from lyrics site.

12-08-2008, 01:56 AM
If you are reading this thread - it means, that you are interested in earning money from the lyrics sites. Am I right?
If you will read this post to the end, I bet I will change your opinion about lyrics sites. And I am going to confirm everything with pure facts. Lets check it? http://forums.digitalpoint.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Fact #1 - Lyrics is a very profitable area
Ok, first of all, there are HUGE traffic in lyrics area. You may either use Google keywords tool (https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal) (lyrics related keywords got millions of the searches monthly in summary, just lyrics word itself got around 500,000 searches) or check azlyrics.com alexa rank (http://alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=www.azlyrics.com) - its 750 !!!. According to the azlyrics advertise page (http://www.azlyrics.com/adv.html) they have 150,000,000 monthly pageviews. They should easily get $50,000 monthly just from adsense. I am 99% sure, that they have much higher earnings, but $50,000 is an absolute minimum with such a huge traffic.

Fact #2 - Lyrics is a big segment, there are enough space for everybody
If you will check top alexa sites, there are a couple other lyrics sites in it.
letssingit.com have alexa rank 2288 (http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/letssingit.com)
lyrics.com have alexa rank 2608 (http://alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=lyrics.com)
lyricsdownload.com have 2112 (http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/lyricsdownload.com?q=)
metrolyrics.com have alexa rank 423 (http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/metrolyrics.com?q=)
elyrics.net have alexa rank 2696 (http://alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=www.elyrics.net)
mp3lyrics.org have alexa rank 1687 (http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/mp3lyrics.org?q=)
* all numbers was taken on 11 October 2008 and my be changed
You can easily find more lyrics sites from top traffic alexa sites, if you want.

Also I am going to break few myths about lyrics.

Myth 1. Its impossible to compete with old lyrics sites, they have extremely strong backlinks, they have huge user base, they have search engines trust - nobody can move them away from this segment.
Thats false, you CAN compete with old sites.
Yes, it take a lot of time and efforts, but its worth it. If you will check lyricsmode.com, they have been started in 2007 (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.lyricsmode.com) and they have alexa rank 1430 (http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/lyricsmode.com?q=). Not so great, as azlyrics, but I bet lyricsmode owner already can get nice new car from few months site profit.

So after breaking Myth 1, we have got new fact
Fact #3 - If you have strong balls, you can kick veterans's ***. Even new lyrics site can take their part of the huge lyrics pie

Myth 2. Lyrics is illegal.
Well, according to the Fair use (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use) principle, if you provide lyrics only for the educational purposes - its legal.

Anyway, I don't want to start new 10 pages discussion about "is lyrics legal or no?". I simply do not have time for all this stuff.
I have simple question for somebody who claim that it's illegal.

azlyrics.com was launched in 2000, domain are registered to the US address(WHOIS (http://whois.sc/azlyrics.com)), hosted at the ev1servers.net (azlyrics.com have ip, hosted at the USA according to the ip 2 location tool (http://www.ip2location.com/free.asp)).
If it's illegal, why nobody closed azlyrics.com for the last 8 years?
Fact #4 - Theoretically, if you will write word "Madonna" in your blog, you may be sued for it. You can consult with your lawyer about it, if you do not believe me. In real life, music holdings have HUGE problems with pear 2 pear music downloads, torrent sites and other stuff not related with lyrics. They actually don't care about lyrics sites, because they have more important problems and because it do not directly decrease their sales.

Lets keep moving. If you are ready to start working on own high-profitable lyrics website - I would list few key points, which you will not find in any other lyrics script.

1) Your site should be regularly updated. At least 2-3 times per week, 5 times weekly would be even better. You may think, that its an easy task, but after working during few months on lyrics updates you will literally hate your site. So you should care about ability to update your site automatically. Our script have lyrics autopilot (http://rightinpoint.com/turnkey/lyrics-script/autopilot/) feature, which means, that you can get latest lyrics from popular lyrics sites completely automatically!

2) You should care about unique design for the your script. When you are small, its not so important, but if you are going to play with high stakes - you should build community around your site and having unique design is a real must have. We have a lot unique lyrics skins (http://rightinpoint.com/turnkey/lyrics-script/skins/) available!

3) Custom addons especially for the your site. We have a couple clients, who order exclusive addons, which will never be showed publicly or resold. If you are going to work with serious team, who have 4 years experience and affordable rates - lets discuss it http://forums.digitalpoint.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

4) Premium "Ultra high traffic" ready solutions - we can boost your site with nginx, memcached and clustered hardware solutions.

I would also describe in brief other important features of the our script
5) 100% template based system - you can change anything in layout
6) build-in 2 level cache system
7) powerful admin area with ability to manage everything online
8) a couple of the additional modules available - from new affiliate integration to SEO and community modules
9) Manually filtered lyrics database available - no more penalties for the duplicate content
10) Native multilingual support (http://rightinpoint.com/content/lyrics-multilingual/)

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