How to Make Money on Websites

Do you publish content online? Did you know that content can be turned into revenue for your business?

Here are four ideas that will help you if you wonder how to make money on websites.

Affiliate marketing

Do you recommend products to your readers through your online content? What if you could earn a commission on sales made from those recommendations? With an affiliate marketing program, you can.

Most affiliate marketing programs are free to join. According to Entrepreneur, the best way to generate extra revenue is to think about your own customers’ needs. For example, if you own a yoga studio, your followers may be interested in products like yoga mats or fitness clothing.

One of the most popular affiliate marketing programs is Amazon Associates. If a product is available on Amazon, you can probably make money promoting it!

Pay-per-click advertising

If you’re open to placing advertisements on your blog, pay-per-click programs are great, low-maintenance options. If your site is hosted through, you can use WordAds. WordAds allows you to work with several ad partners, including the popular pay-per-click program Google AdSense.

The ads that appear on your site will be displayed automatically, and the work is mostly done for you. It’s a more passive way to generate income.

Direct advertising

Pay-per-click is not the only way to earn ad money on your website. Businesses may also pay you directly for advertising space, especially if you boast a lot of monthly visitors.

You can price ads by cost per a certain number of views, or use a set rate. One way to find potential advertisers is by researching who currently places ads on your competitors’ websites.

Sell a digital product

If you’re wondering how to make money online without ads, you might consider selling a digital product. It’s easier to make money through your site with a Simple Payments button with PayPal integration.

As a lifestyle coach, you might sell an eBook. As a photographer, you can sell usage rights to your images. As a restaurant owner, you could sell how-to videos for recreating popular recipes at home. The added bonus of selling a digital product is that it can attract additional visitors to your site.

With these four options, you have an idea of how to make money on websites. Implement the one that works best for you to begin generating online revenue for your business.

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Bridget M Burns

I live in a renovated barn with my husband, two kittens, and a baby on the way. I am currently building my business as a freelance writer, and stay busy finding new ways to promote my work online. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, exploring, and late night games of Scrabble with friends.

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