9 Easiest Ways To Earn Money From A Website
One common question that people usually ask me on mail is, how they can make money through their website.
I would say earning money online is obviously not as easy as one might think, but its definitely not impossible.
All you need is a bit of patience and hard work.
I am writing some easiest ways to monetize your website depending upon your niche , so that you can select the best method to earn money online.
For earning good money online, you need a good website, right?
Your website should look professional, up-to-date, interactive and convincing to the audience. For that, you have to choose a suitable theme to launch a perfect website.
Now let’s check out the ways to start earning online –
1. Affiliate Program: Sell Others Product and Get Commission
In simple words, promote products developed by others and get up to 50% commission on every sale.
While starting an affiliate program, one thing that’ll always cross your mind is how to choose the best affiliate program??
If you ask me, I would suggest you to choose an affiliate program according to the kind of audience visits your website rather than going for a random affiliate program based on payment schemes someone offers to you.
For example – Suppose you are running a technical WordPress blog, and most of the frequent visitors on your site are related to WordPress, then you can target them by joining our InkThemes Affiliate program.
All you need to do is sign up to become an affiliate and start earning 20% commissions for every Theme sale you make. It will definitely benefit you to generate more revenue.
If you want to create an affiliate website, you need to choose a design that has convincing looks, and a clear call to action button that users can easily see and click to buy. You can check Rethink – An affiliate WordPress theme.
2. Add Google Advertisement:
Putting ads on your website and earning on the basis of cost per click or cost per 1000 impressions is the best approach ever.
Google AdSense is the most popular example under this category. With AdSense, you can show the relevant and engaging ads generated by Google on your webpage.
Even, it allows you to customize the look and feel of ads to match your website.
So, every time a site visitor clicks on one of the AdWords ads on your site, you earn money.
Best of all, Google AdSense is free to join. Google does all the work of finding relevant ads for your site, you just collect the payments.
Though there are other Google AdSense alternatives to earn money through website to get more profit.
For placing ads, your website must have a design which gives you ample space to show ads.
3. Do Paid Blogging
Nowadays, there are many websites or companies that are promoting their products and services through review blogging.
The companies usually pay those websites or bloggers who write reviews for promoting their products and services.
So you can also start writing such blogs for product reviews and post on your website to earn good money.
If you are new in paid blogging, do some research and see which companies in your niche will be receptive to giving out product for review purposes.
Just like FormGet (an online form builder) posted its reviews on different websites to promote its product. You can check out some of its reviews –
So that future readers will find various FormGet reviews in the search engine results that help them to make decision whether to avail its premium service or not.
But make sure, as a blogger, you provide valuable review to your readers so that people benefit from it.
4. Create Membership Site & Sell Premium Content
Membership sites are one of the best source of earning money (for example – lynda.com and mixergy.com).
It is essentially a website where paid members pay you on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly) for access to premium content.
Just like we develop premium WordPress Themes, you can also provide some benefits such as private forum, expert interviews and training videos, or some type of specialized content.
To start, you can pick up a niche of your expertise and start curating quality content related to it. For example: Create an e-book with valuable information about a topic and put up some content for free. If your users read and like it, they are sure to sign up for a premium account to read more. Once your site grows, you can hire and bring various experts knowledge together and sell it on your website.
Though selling information is a large margin business, it has become really tough to sell content online as there are already lot of information available for free.
So, your membership site should exclude those free information and include what your prospects don’t know already. People are sure to pay for competitive advantage. So get the best tactics and sell it on your premium membership site.
5. Present Your Services Precisely
Whether you are associated with a web designing, travel, photography, laundry or any other online services, you have to make a “Services” page on your website, that explains about the benefits of the services you offer.
Properly figure out what problems your services will solve if a person avails them.
You can also allow your customers to leave reviews about your services, so that it help future customers to make purchasing decisions.
Make it easier for your customers to buy or reserve your service by adding a clear call to action button on your website.
For Example : You can see the service page of Laundry Locker website, where every service listed is followed by a short description, proper call to action button under the sidebar panel, so that user can easily place an order.
6. Selling Your Website :
Selling your website will generate good revenue for you.
If you own multiple websites and find it difficult to manage, then you can easily sell it in an open market.
And if your website is old and has something unique about it then you can get a good price by selling it.
Before you sell, you should prepare at least these figures:
Your website traffic statistics including unique visitors, page views, growth rates over time, which countries they are from, how much traffic comes from search engines and direct bookmarks, which keywords your site is popular for, and the alexa rank of your site.
You need a good sales spiel email letter introducing your website and you, your site’s history, why you want to sell your site, what your site offers to the new owner and some other important factors.
Flippa.com is a great platform for webmasters to sell website and it allows other people to bid and buy those websites.
7. Email Marketing:
Building a perfect email list will get you a lot of money.
If you have a huge email list then you will be able to drive traffic to your website that will get you money through other methods.
You can send emails to listed email ids to let them know about your latest product and services.
The main advantage of email marketing is that you are able to deliver your services and products directly in the inbox of your customer.
The best way to create an email list is to set up a signup form in your blog and send free reports to people’s inbox, so that you get more signups.
You need to register an Aweber account and start getting email addresses of people by adding a Subscribe option in your page to subscribe for blog updates.
8. Setup Job Boards:
It’s an another great method to monetize your website.
You need to setup a job forum where other people will post new jobs and you can charge people money for posting jobs.
If your site is in WordPress then you can use WP Job Manager plugin to setup a job board for your readers. WP Job Manager is a lightweight plugin for adding job board functionality to your site.
It’s really simple to setup any theme and work with. However, you can follow this tutorial to easily set up Job board on your WordPress site.
9. Show Paid Surveys & Polls
As you know, online survey and polling helps to get a better understanding of your customer’s mindset.
There are many companies who conduct online polling to get users ideas about their products and services.
You can also place surveys and polls for these companies on your website and get paid for displaying it.
So that visitors of your website can easily participate in voting and share their views regarding it.
You just need to signup to these companies websites and choose a particular survey/poll that will fit in with the content on your website.
If you want to earn money from your website then you should clearly know that it completely depends on how big your site is and what’s your niche.
Work hard on your site, give your efforts and time in building it and make it search engine friendly.
All these things will assure that you will make good money with your website.
Hope this post will help you to boost your income. Let me know how it helped you.