If you have been thinking about starting a business online or starting a blog, you may be wondering, “How do I actually make money from a website?” Wonder no more! In this blog post, I will share with you 7 ways to make money from your website.
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Alrighty, let us dive right in and talk about the 7 ways to make money from your website!
7 Ways To Make Money from Your Website
(1) Display advertising
One of the easiest way to start making an income online is by setting up a website, creating content and then displaying advertisements on your website.
You can display advertisements on your website with companies such as Google Adsense, Media.net, AdThrive etc. And when your visitors see these advertisements, you will get paid a certain amount of money.
These advertisements can be placed within your blog posts, below your header image, in the sidebar or anywhere on your website. Generally, the more page views you receive, the higher your advertising income will be.
Having display advertisements on your website is generally where most websites start to create an income. However, the income may be limited unless you have a lot of visitors or page views to your website. That is why as you continue to build your website, you will want to add in additional streams of incomes. Which brings me to my write up below for additional ways to make money from your website.
(2) Sponsored posts
Next, let us talk about sponsored posts.
Sponsored posts are when you place an advertisement on your blog posts for an income. This may be in the form of writing a sponsored review, writing a guest blog posts, placing a sidebar link, or placing an advertisement in your email newsletter.
Of course, I recommend you only write sponsored posts for company/products that you trust, you love and can truly help your readers. You can reach out to advertisers yourself, sign up for advertising networks such as Izea, Find Your Influence. Or when your website has more audience, companies and advertisers may reach out to you directly.
I would never recommend that a blogger writes a sponsored post for less than US$250. The higher your monthly viewers, the more you can charge.
On average, however, the average sponsored post rakes in between US$500 and US$2,000. Once you have a pretty hefty readership, you can easily commission more than $5,000 per post.
(3) Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of my favorite ways to make money from a website. Although you may not realize it, affiliate marketing is everywhere.
What is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate marketing is a way for earning an income by referring someone else’s products or services through a referral link. Companies rely heavily on bloggers and content creators to spread the word on their products or services, and they are always looking for people with dedicated audiences who may need what they have to sell.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to start building an income online because you do NOT need to create your own products or services.
You can write a blog post, do a review post, place the referral link in your website’s sidebar or have a Resource page on your website. Again, I advise that you only recommend products or services that you trust, you love and can truly help your readers.
I like affiliate marketing because there are products and services out there that can genuinely help your audience. Moreover, you can also establish a passive income from it since once you publish your post, only minimal work is required afterwards. In fact, there are many companies out there that have their own affiliate programs. Otherwise, you can also join affiliate networks such as CJ, Max Bounty, Shareasale, Flex Offers, Commission Junction etc. These affiliate networks are free to join and you can typically get approved within a few business days.
If you want to learn more about Affiliate Marketing, I highly recommend you to check out this course by Michelle where she shares how she makes over US$50,000 per month through affiliate marketing. I have taken her course and it has given me a great foundation and many wonderful strategies to start doing affiliate marketing the right way.
(4) Selling Your Network Marketing Products
Similar to affiliate marketing, if you are a distributor for network marketing products that you trust and you love, you can also market and sell your products on your website.
There are many wonderful network marketing companies around the World. Just like affiliate marketing, promoting and selling network marketing products is also a great way to start building an income because you do NOT need to create your own products. Often times network marketing companies take care of the customer service and logistics of the products too.
(5) Selling Your Own Physical Products
Other than referring other people’s products, you can also sell your own physical products on your website too.
I have seen a number of bloggers create their own physical planners and notebooks that they sell on their websites. There are also many who create their own fashion lines, jewelry collections, yoga product lines etc. Seriously, there are endless possibilities! The opportunity is only limited by your own imagination.
Your own self-hosted website gives you full control to brand yourself, showcase your products and share your message with the World.
If you haven’t already started your website, go to this step-by-step tutorial How To Start a WordPress Website and have your website setup easily in just 15 minutes.
(6) Selling Your Own Digital Products
If you have certain expertise, you can package your knowledge into digital products and sell online. These can be eBooks, online courses, audio programs, printables, membership, photography, themes, App, plugins, online workshops etc.
Selling digital products is a fast growing market with great demand. According to a research published by Oberlo in December 2019, there will be approximately 2.05 billion global digital buyers in Year 2020. And this is one of the best ways for you to earn a passive incomes and get your message to the World. So, this is a market you do NOT want to miss out on!
Check out how a stay-at-home-mom Suzi made US$33,000 a year by selling eBooks and how she made US$300,000 from selling online courses. I have taken courses by Suzi and she is a wonderful instructor. Every thing is clearly laid out and you can follow her easily step-by-step to create your own digital products.
(7) Selling Your Own Services
If you have services that you provide, you can also easily market and sell your services on your website. For example, these can be coaching, consulting, mastermind groups, speaking opportunities.
Like I said earlier, your self-hosted website gives you full control over your website and you can showcase your services and attract your ideal clients.
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So there you have it! 7 Ways To Make Money from Your Website. Have you started your website yet? Follow my step-by-step tutorial and get your website started today! Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have. Also, which of the above are your favorite ways to make money from your website? Comment below and let me know!
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