Looking to Increase Your Income?

Selling ringtones, mobile phone wallpaper, java games and other mobile content can be a lucrative business. During 2004, the sale of commercial ringtones exceeded $2.5 billion. With mobile phones sales increasing at record breaking levels year on year and, with new markets such as downloadable content to exploit, this figure seems virtually guaranteed to increase at an exponential rate.

Minimal Set-up Cost

Setting up your first commercially viable site is surprisingly cheap. The only real cost is registering a domain name and purchasing web hosting. This can be as little as £1.99 ($4) to regsiter a domain, then around £5 ($10) a month in ongoing costs for a basic hosting account with a professional hosting provider.

Scalable Business

Selling mobile content can be a useful way to earn, regardless of your circumstances. If you're just looking to supplement your main salary with some useful extra income, companies such as Laiwa and MediaPlazza will provide you with a complete turnkey website to promote. Simply push targetted traffic through the site, and you'll earn a percentage commission on everything that's sold through the site.

If on the other hand you're looking for larger scale venture, there are companies who will provide full databases of mobile content in XML or SQL format, which can be used to create your own bespoke website. Creating a site in this manner allows you to optimise pages so that each individual page ranks higher within search engine results.

Massive Earning Potential

Globally, there are approximately 1.5 billion people using mobile phones. With an available market of that size, achieving sales in the tens of thousands a month isn't an unrealistic target for a seriously committed reseller. Achieving this level of sales is far from trivial and selling mobile content certainly isn't a license to print money, however, if sales of this level were to be achieved, revenue could be very substantial - with typical commission of £0.50 - £2.00 (approx. $1 - $4), 10,000 sales a month could generate as much as 5,000 - 20,000 ($10,000 - $40,000) per month.

Simple Expansion

Once you've established your first mobile content website, it's easy to use the same method over and over again. A single website will catch a small percentage of the available market - but multiple sites targetting different content types can catch a more substantial share. If you're using an XML or SQL content feed, then this content can be shared, so when one site is updated, so are all of the others.

Up And Running - In Record Time!

Getting your first website up and running really can be done in just a matter of a few hours. Building traffic takes much longer, however, if the site targets a very specific niche, paying for traffic through pay per click schemes could be financially viable - were this the case, sales could literally be achieved the same day.

Getting Started

Interested? To help you start setting up your first website, we've provided a step-by-step guide.

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