said 1 year, 2 months ago:
A few ideas off the top of my head:
Perhaps approach local businesses that serve that community and try to sell space on your home page for them to advertise directly as a “featured business.”
Work out referral deals with these and other businesses, where if you send them a prospect who turns into a customer, you get some kind of referral fee.
Sign up for some affiliate programs.
Expand your service offerings — you’ve grown your site into a highly trafficked portal, so you could offer your expertise to other local businesses to help them increase traffic to their own websites.