Over the past couple of days, I have gotten many emails from people asking me if it really was possible to make money from a website?
I figured instead of answering this question a million times, why not write a detailed blog post on this topic and show you guys how this works?
I’ll also be sharing the top 3 ways that I make money from my own website as well, so make sure you guys stick around and pay close attention to what I’m about to share with you.
You could learn something!
There are a multitude of ways to earn revenue from your website once you start showing up in the search engines for popular keywords that people are typing into Google.
Within the following post, I’ll be showing you guys the 3 most effective ways to earn money from your website as well as providing you guys with the exact blueprint that I used to earn a full time living from the comfort of my home in under 1 year.
Are You Guys Ready?
#1- Selling Other People’s Products
Did you know that you could get paid to recommend other people’s products and services on your website?
How does this work you may ask?
This involves something called Affiliate Marketing where you’ll need to sign up to be an affiliate for the company.
You’ll get paid a commission for each person who makes a purchase based on your recommendation.
Once you sign up, you’ll receive your very own personalized affiliate link that you’ll need to put on your website so that you get credit for the sale.
This acts as a tracking device and will measure the volume of people that you are directing to the online merchant website using your personalized link.
The thing that’s great about this is that the online merchant takes care of shipping and customer service, all you need to do is direct people to their website and get paid.
That’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask me, wouldn’t you guys agree?
#2- Creating & Selling Your Own Products
If the idea of selling other people’s products doesn’t appeal to you and you would much rather keep all of the money by selling your own products then this would be another excellent way to earn money from your website.
One of the most cost-effective and easiest ways to go about doing this is by creating a digital product that can be delivered via e-mail.
This way you don’t have to worry about shipping and handling or any other issues that are associated with selling physical products.
This could be anything from a digital e-book to a kindle guide on how to do something.
If you’re really feeling crafty, why not put together a complete video series based on one of your hobbies or something that you’re passionate about?
There are quite a few directions that you could go with this depending on how creative you are and you can sell these products directly on your website.
#3- Advertising Other People’s Products On Your Website
This is another great way to get some extra flowing into your website by displaying ads on your site. For each qualified click, you can get paid to advertise other people’s products on your site.
Unlike affiliate marketing where your visitors will need to make a purchase in order for you to get paid, you can get paid on a per click basis.
Besides Google Adsense, which is the most popular platform, there are also many other ad networks that you can apply to like chikita, and media.net that will pay you to display ads on your website.
You can earn anywhere from 2 or 3 cents per click to $1.00 per click depending on how much money the advertiser is paying for their ad to be displayed on their network.
Here’s How It Works
Let’s say someone has started a PPC campaign with Google AdWords and they’re bidding $5.00 for a specific keyword that’s relevant to the overall topic of your website.
You would get paid a percentage of whatever they spend on their ad campaign.
It’s important to keep in mind that this is the least profitable way to earn money from your site, but it only takes a few minutes to set up and requires little to no time to maintain.
This is purely based on the volume of traffic that you get on a daily basis and if you don’t have at least a couple hundred people visiting your site on a daily basis, then I don’t see this being worth your time.
My Closing Thoughts
There are countless ways to earn money from your site and I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface when I think of the true potential that’s available with this opportunity.
Before any of this can happen tho, you’re going to need some quality training and a tour guide to get you started down the right path and support you every step of the way.
The place that has shown me how to make money utilizing all 3 of these techniques is Wealthy Affiliate.
If it wasn’t for their awesome training and 1 on 1 help and support, I would have never been able to quit my full time job and earn a full time living from my website without their help.
If you truly are serious about building websites and the thought of earning money from them intrigues you then you should seriously check WA out and see what they can do for you.
I really hope this post has helped you guys out and provided you with the information you were looking for concerning this topic.
What methods do you use to earn money from your website?
Is it something other than the 3 methods I’ve shared with you guys above?
I would love to hear all about it in the comments section below!
~Your Friend, Scott~