by Team RobertMening
10 Most Common Tips How to Make Money with Your Website or Blog (2019)
Keep in mind that the TOP 10 strategies we listed below range from easy/ passive, to the ones which require a serious commitment of on-going work. Choose a strategy that fits to you website and lifestyle.
1. Start an Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the process by which an affiliate earns a commission for marketing another person’s or company’s products. Affiliate marketing is definitely one of the most popular ways to put your website or blog to earn money.
You have to search for a product you enjoy, then promote that product via your website or blog and earn a piece of the profit from each sale you make. The sales are tracked via affiliate links from one website to another so you do not have to worry that your sale will be lost.
You income could start from 30% of the product or service price, up to as high as 60%.
You can find products to promote from:
- Commission junction – offers reliable products with on-time payments.
- Promote Amazon– There are millions of products to choose from, and it can be quite profitable.
- Clickbank – high percentage payouts, but there’s a lack of GOOD products to promote.
- ShareASale – mostly clothes, accessories, and other offline goods.
2. Google Adsense-Pay Per Click Advertising
AdWords are the advertisements that show up on the top of Google search result pages.
AdSense is the reverse process. By registering for AdSense, you’re giving Google permission to display their clients’ ads on your website pages. You can choose which pages you want to run Google’s ads on. For displaying ads with AdSense for Content, website owners receive 68% of the amount Google collects from advertisers. For AdSense ads on Google Custom Search, website owners receive 51% of the amount collected from advertisers. To learn more about Google Custom Search, click here.
You will get paid each time someone clicks on the ad. Income could be anywhere from $0.50 to $5 per click. When your site has enough traffic, you can make hundreds up to thousands of dollars each month.
You can apply for Google Adsense from here Apply for AdSense. However before you apply, make sure to check their latest Terms Of Service. Google has very strict rules and it is quite difficult to get approved.
Example of a successful Google Adsense site: click here
3. Try to Sell Ad Space
Try to sell your own ad space directly to companies looking to sponsor different websites or blogs. General logic is the same as using the Google Adsense, you are paid by depending how many visitors click do the ad. However, when selling directly you can come up with a price for each space by yourself.
Typically the income is a 2-4 dollar amount per one thousand impressions (or CPM). If the website gets 100,000 visits a month, that ad price translates into $200-400 bucks.
If your website or blog gets a serious traffic from different sources, your banner ad pricing can go up to as high as $5000-7000 per month!
The other widely known method is that you get paid upfront at the beginning of each month. This pricing method is not tied to a Cost Per Click like AdSense, you just earn flat fee.
Clicking to BuySellAds – you can let everybody know that you’re selling your ad space.
4. Sell Your Own Products or Services using Online Store
Biggest potential to make the most money out of your products is that when you sell your own product directly. Cutting middle-man or person in between you and the buyer always ensures you higher income.
This approach seems fairly straightforward because you can simply sell your products directly through your website and get paid immediately. Starting an e-commerce store is one of the best ways to earn online income by selling your products directly to your customers.
It´s obvious that developing good products or services that are well made and designed, require a lot of time. However, making your own online store is easier than ever. WooCommerce is one of the best WordPress plugins that will create you awesome online store.
5. Accept Donations from visitors
If you have a strong and engaged community in your website you can Simply ask your readers to donate!
Accepting one-off donations will help you cover expenses if people like what you have to say and want to support your journey. For example, PayPal offers little donation buttons that only take about ten minutes to add to your website. There are many websites who also make a lot of money from donations.
Please read here! How to take donations on your website
6. Accept sponsored posts & articles
There are many companies who are looking for blogs or websites that will feature their sponsored content. It is called Native Advertising. Native advertising works well because it looks like part of the editorial flow of the page. The key to native advertising is that it is non-disruptive – it exposes the reader to advertising content without sticking out like a sore thumb.
When you do it right this can be a nice extra income from your Blog or Website. You can read more here- How to make money through sponsored posts and reviews
7. Generate ‘leads’ for other businesses
A lead is a person who has indicated interest in some company’s product or service in some way, shape, or form.
For example, maybe you took an online survey to learn more about how to take care of your car. If you got an email from the auto company that hosted the survey on their website about how they could help you take care of your car, it’d be far less intrusive and irrelevant than if they’d just called you out of the blue with no knowledge of whether you even care about car maintenance, right?
Basically the lead is the matchmaker by introducing two parties who can benefit one another. It’s quite similar to how affiliate marketing works, in this case, it doesn’t actually matter if your reader ends up purchasing their product or not. They’re just looking to get connected at this point.
You can I find such offers from:
8. Build an ‘Email List’
You’ve probably heard people say, “the money is in the list”. What does this mean?
They’re referring to your email list, which comprises your most loyal readers. The objective is to convert as many strangers who visit your site for the first time into passionate followers who want to stay up-to-date on your latest work or content.
Today we’re all about social media marketing, search engine optimization, and whatever other buzzword you can think of. But the truth is, there is no other channel that will give you a better return on investment than email. According to Adobe, for every $1 spent on email, the average ROI is $40. That’s almost double the return of SEO, the second-highest channel.
Yes, this is a long term strategy but it’s one of the best, long-term methods to profitably growing your blog or website into a full-fledged, money making enterprise.
Creating relationships with your followers and offering great information or free help is a perfect way to build relationships.
Here you can find more articles how to build you own email list:
- Listbuilding 101 – one of the best introduction on the internet.
- How to build a list with your website
9. Create and Sell your Website
There’s always a market out there for your professionally made website. Remember, building a website has never been as easy. Development of the free website builders you can do a lot, without being a master of the coding. If you have well developed graphic design touch, you can do a lot.
However, it would be great to have some decent traffic on the website, because then your sales price might be much higher. For example, if your website is making $600 a month through selling ad space, you might be able to sell the site for $6,000 – $12,000 (which is about 12x – 22x monthly income).
You can sell your sites here:
- Flippa – The most popular website market.
- We Buy Websites – Another popular marketplace.
- FEinternational – Mostly for high-end websites.
10.Give away premium content for extra $$$
If you are generating super awesome content that visitors can’t get enough of, you can always try asking them to pay for some of it! There are many people who are fine with paying for premium content. However keep in mind that growing audience is your biggest assest.
Hopefully you found something interesting. What we also recommend is that try to mix different strategies. This could create you additional opportunities with your website or blog.
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