When people start their first website they always think about their vision of the site and what they want to put on it, but they forget about the most important part of having a website, it has to make money. The reason a website has to make money is because most people have a vision where they get 1000's of visitors to their site daily and when this happens your cost of running the site will be a lot higher than it is with just 10 visitors per day. Now that you know why it is important to make money with your website, let me show you the 4 best ways to do it.
Google AdSense - The most common way to make money with your website is by using Google AdSense. The way AdSense works is Google pays you every time a person clicks on the ad on your page. Some ads will make more money than others, but this is by far the most common method to make money with your website. The trick to making a good amount each day is first getting a good amount of traffic and also making the ads look like they are actually part of your site. I have found that it is best to place a big ad right in the center of the screen so when a reader see's the page they will notice the ad.
Affiliate Promotion - This is by far my favorite and the reason is because you can make a lot of money from a single sale. For instance if you have a site about making money online there are tons of products you can promote using ClickBank and some of them pay thousands of dollars for a single sale. It is great. If you have not tried affiliate promotions then you really need to, this one method will boost your income single handedly.
Link Sales - Link sales are what most people never think of and I really don't know why. Selling links on your website is guaranteed money that will be there. If your site gets a lot of traffic then you can make a lot of money from just a few link sales. When it comes to link sales you need to give more than your competition that way you will be able to charge more and be able to hold at that price. This is a win win for both you and the person buying the link.
Membership site - This is another method that many people never think of and the reason they never think of it or at least don't do it is because they think nobody will pay for what they have. Let me tell you something, you would be surprised what people are willing to pay for. My very first membership site was about Baseball and how I made my site different was I gave away 2 tickets to see the World Series. Word quickly got around that there was a site out there that charged $5 per month and would give away World Series tickets to a lucky member. I quickly reached over 1000 members and so once that happened I knew I had something great. Just think about what you can do with your site and give something away, people love that.
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