Every time there is some sort of phenomenon online, there are a bunch of angles affiliates can figure out to monetize it.
Earlier this week, the Internets were buzzing about the performance of Susan Boyle, who sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Misérables” on “Britain’s Got Talent.”
Shortly after Susan Boyle’s appearance on the show, a Magnify.net user created a channel as a fan site, and got over 150k page views/day in less than 48 hours, according to Magnify.net.
The site has been adding hundreds of members an hour (up to 8703 currently).
In addition to featuring videos, the site incorporates Tweets related to Susan Boyle, as well as comments from fans. And there are a variety of affiliate banners on the site pages.
This is a great example of how a quick thinking affiliate was able to grab a domain for 10 bucks, quickly setup a channel on Magnify, and drive a huge amount of traffic with an engaged community of users.
There is always another big viral video coming along. Are you going to be the one to create a community and a revenue opportunity for the next one?
Check out Susan-Boyle.com.