A few years ago, I started the website garoms.com. It was a gaming ROMs & emulators site from where you can download GBA, SNES, etc ROMs & emulators to play these retro games on modern devices such as android, windows computers, etc.
However, I shut down this project after 1 year. When I shut down this website I was getting more than 4 thousand page views per day.
I started both imagediamond & garoms together. In the initial days, I thought garoms will be more successful than imagediamond but you never know the future.
Here are the main reason why I didn’t continue the garoms website and let it expire.
- Less income: Although Garoms was getting traffic from tier one countries still was not enough to pay bills. Moreover, google ban my first Adsense account. I got approved on the second one but still, it wasn’t enough.
There isn’t a lot of money in the roming niche. That’s why all other sites offer popup and other annoying ads.
- Requires Automation: The biggest mistake I could make in this niche is manually posting articles. Any download niche needs a programmer who can automate the process. I don’t why I made this silly mistake. I could hire a developer to automate things before closing. However, at that time, I spend so much money it wasn’t worth to continue.
- It was Expensive: These types of sites require special hosting. No company allows hosting copyrighted material on their shared hosting. So I thought why not host on Mediafire or Google drive. Both companies banned our account. Eventually, we move on to the server that was expensive in front of garoms income.
- So many sites: There are tons of sites publishing retro games. That’s why there is tuff completion in google.
Thus finally I close the garoms project. Still, you can find garoms in the list of safe ROMs sites. Only 1% of bloggers write actual content. All others, just rewrite what is already available on the internet.
I don’t own garoms.com now anymore, I let it expire.
I thought publishing this article because still there are plenty of people searching for garoms. You can share your thought through comment section.