You might even be able to replace your income (and then some).
Keep in mind that the strategies listed below range from easy and passive, to ones that require a TON of on-going work (so make sure you pick something that suits your site and lifestyle preferences). It doesn’t matter whether you’ve started a blog or created a website. If you don’t have a blog or website, use the step-by-step guides below to create one: How to Make a Profitable Website How to Start a Profitable Blog Making money from your website isn’t easy.
However done poorly, with irrelevant or inauthentic site content, and it can erode all of the reader’s goodwill you’ve worked so hard to create in the first place.
Once you’ve done the hard work of building steady traffic to your site with an engaged community, there are a few different ways to monetize your hard work.For example, many companies go out of their way to look for blogs that will feature their sponsored content.If the product or service resonates with these people, they’ll click on your purchasing the product (while you get a split of the sale price).The commission might be anywhere from 30% of the product or service price, up to as high as 70%.‘Native advertising‘ like this works well because it still lines up with your site’s primary content, so it comes across relevant and transparent.
You can also review the products from a company in an ‘advertorial’ that’s part content, part advertisement.
For example, if your website is all about the latest i OS games for i Phones and i Pads, the creator of one of those ads would LOVE to have you review and feature their app to your fans.
When done right, this can create a win/win scenario.
So there’s a lot of ‘hidden costs’ in both time spent or contractors to collaborate with.
Selling your own products on your site also bring up problematic issues like payment gateways (how are you going to collect payment?
At the very least, you should be able to make enough to cover your basic expenses for a domain and hosting.