One of the biggest challenges that most people face when getting started in the online world and as they’re starting to build out their website is they aren’t good at selling.
What if I told you that you could make money with a website without selling anything?
Would you be interested in hearing more about what I have to say?
Well, over the past few weeks I have received several emails from people asking me if it was truly possible to earn money from a website without selling anything?
I have read all of your emails and instead of responding to all of them individually I thought I would write an extensive blog post listing, not 1, not 2, but 3 ingenious ways for you to earn money from your website without selling a darn thing.
If you have ever wondered if this is really possible then you’re going to want to stick around and read this post in its entirety and ask me any questions you have concerning this topic in the comments below.
Let’s get started, OK?
This has got to be 1 of the easiest ways to make money from your site without you having to do anything.
All you need to do is apply to various display ad networks like
- Google Adsense
- Media Vine
- Plus many more
You can earn anywhere from.010 a click up to $2.00 a click depending on which ad network you decide to go with and this will vary.
Once you’re approved you’ll simply need to copy the snippet of code that they provide you with and paste it into the appropriate section of your site to get these ads to display on your site properly.
How Much Money Can You Earn From Display Ads?
This ultimately depends on the volume of traffic that you have coming to your website on a daily basis but as long as you’re getting some traffic you can earn money with ads.
As a matter of fact, I was able to earn nearly $600 a month from a small micro niche site that is kinda like a side project of mine.
The site is currently generating close to 500 visitors a day and I don’t even have that much content on it as of yet.
A buddy of mine also has a few other sites that have Google Adsense running on them and he earns nearly $1,500 a month from ads alone.
Not to bad for something that takes less than 5 minutes to implement on your site, right?
Pros Vs Cons Of Running Display Ads On Your Site
While display ads can be a good source of income for your website this comes with its own set of pros and cons and I’ll be listing these for you guys below.
- Doesn’t require you to write any promotional content or sales copy to earn money
- Requires little to no maintenance (Easy to set up in under 5 minutes)
- Can be a great side income
- Require a decent amount of traffic for you to earn good money (500 daily visitors minimum)
- If people are running ad blockers then this likely won’t work and you won’t earn money
- Easy to get your account banned (Especially from Google Adsense)
- Many display ad networks have minimum traffic requirements
As you can see there are many pros and cons of running ads on your site and these are things you need to keep in mind before making the decision to display ads on your site.
CPA Marketing (Cost Per Action)
If you don’t meet the requirements listed above to display ads on your site then perhaps you might want to look into CPA marketing as an alternative that doesn’t require you to sell stuff in order for you to make money.
What exactly is CPA Marketing?
Like the name implies you can earn a commission for simply having people complete an action on your website.
This could be anything from them filling out a form to signing up for a free service or even taking a survey.
There are a wide variety of CPA companies out there that will pay you to drive targeted leads to their site and I have personally earned a great deal of money from this business model over the years.
Here are a few companies that have paid me top dollar for sending them leads and potential customers
- Ad Bloom
- Blue Media Ventures Inc
- Max Bounty
The pay can range anywhere from $1.50 a click up to $40 or more per click depending on the offer and what all the user is required to do.
Some of the highest converting offers for me includes survey panels, request for information about work from home jobs, and many other opportunities related to making money from home.
It’s important to keep in mind that a lot of the offers on Max Bounty will require the user to spend money and not all of these offers are free.
However, the first 2 on this list are completely free and doesn’t require the user to exchange any money in order for you to get paid.
This has got to be one of my favorite ways to make money that doesn’t require people to buy anything and I have actually earned quite a bit of money with this technique in the past year or so.
Nowadays everyone and their mother has some type of referral program in place that will pay you a pretty decent amount of money for people to download an app and use it on a day to day basis.
Some of the highest paying apps out there that will pay you for referring other people and downloading their app are as follows.
Dosh actually has a promotion going on right now until Monday (May 7th) where they will pay you $25 for each person you refer to them who downloads their app and uses it in store for the first time.
While you won’t get rich from cashback apps, this is a great way to supplement your income and earn money from your website without having to sell anything or convince people to buy anything from you.
My Closing Thoughts
If you guys are looking for a way to earn a pretty decent amount of money from your website without selling or writing any promotional content then you should definitely check into the 3 ideas that I’ve shared with you guys above.
Like I said earlier, there is the potential to earn revenue from your site for doing something that takes little to no effort on your part and cash in on the people who are visiting your site.
However, if you’re looking to take things to the next level and earn a full time income online then I would recommend that you check out affiliate marketing.
This is where you apply to be an affiliate for online merchants like Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, & Walmart just to name a few and you can earn a commission each time someone clicks on your link and makes a qualified purchase.
For more details on this opportunity, you can check out this detailed post here where I go into complete detail on how this works and what all you’ll need to do to get started.
I really hope this post has helped you guys out and has given you some awesome ideas for you to make money with a website without selling anything.
Questions, comments, something you would like to add?
Leave them for me in the comments below and I’ll get back with you.