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8 Ways To Make Money From Your Own Website

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If you’re looking for ways to make money off of your own website but you’re unsure where to begin then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’re thinking of adding affiliate links to your blogs or you want to start selling products or services, you need to be sure you’re doing what’s right for your business and your target audience. Luckily, there are lots of ways to ensure you’re doing exactly that. With that in mind, here are 8 ways to make money from your own website: 

Start Using Affiliate Links

One of the best ways to make money from your website is to start using affiliate links. Although they can be difficult to master at first, they’re a great way to ensure you’re making a constant income from your website. To put it simply, affiliate links are personalised links that when clicked, allow you to earn a portion of a sale. There are various different programmes you can sign up to that allow you to use affiliate links on your site, however, popular sites include Amazon Affiliates, AWIN and Shopstyle. 

When using affiliate links on your site there are a few things that you may want to consider. What is your target audience interested in? How many views do you get a month? What links do they click? Will you be updating old posts with links? Do you need to declare your links as an affiliate? It can take some time, but the more you learn the better. For a guide to using affiliate links on your website, you can visit this site here. 

Sell Products And Services 

Depending on the type of site you have, you may want to think about selling products and services. Whether you’re a travel blogger selling physical travel guides or you’re a marketing expert selling guides to social media and digital marketing, there are lots of ways to make money from products and services on your site. If you are going to be selling products and services on your site, it’s important to think about how you’re going to sell them. From using Woocommerce to installing Shopify, having a trusted sales service will definitely help boost your sales. 

Consider Making Use Of Toolbar Traffic

Another great way to make money from your website is to consider making use of toolbar traffic. This means that you will use software to collect search queries and use their maximum potential to your own advantage, allowing you to successfully monetize toolbar traffic with direct search feeds. Although it can be difficult to understand at first, this can be a natural way to make passive income as a website owner. 

Sell Ad Space To Other Businesses

If you have a lot of views on your site and you want to utilities that, selling ad space to other businesses is a great option. This means that businesses will pay for a space on your website, advertising their business to an audience they know is already going to be interested in them. To start selling ad space you need to put together a document that details your readership, showing potential partners that you’re a great fit. For a guide to selling ad space on your website, you can visit this site here. 

Create Sponsored Content For Brands

If you run your own blog, creating sponsored content for brands is another great way to make money from your website. This simply means that a brand will pay you to create content that focuses on their products or services, using a no-follow link to comply with Google’s guidelines. They may require social media promotion alongside the post, however, this is something you can charge extra for. 

Accept Donations From Visitors

Although this isn’t a method that is widely used by website owners, it’s a great option for those that offer lots of valuable advice on their site. It can be hard to make money when your May objective is to be helpful so in that case, you may want to think about asking regular readers of your site to make donations. All it takes is a simple note at the end of a blog post or a graphic in your toolbar detailing that if a reader felt they got true value from the content they read, they can make a donation if they want. In some cases, it can be as much as buying someone a coffee. 

Run A Paid Membership

If you have lots of advice you want to offer and you feel as though you should be getting paid for your time, why not create a membership people can join? A membership is often exclusive, allowing people access to expert information for a monthly cost. Whether this is a low monthly cost or a high cost, you need to be sure you’re providing your members with valuable content and offers. It can be difficult, but your members will become loyal followers that will help your business grow even further. 

Offer Digital Products

Finally, you may want to consider offering digital products. From presets or Lightroom to checklists for social media marketing, the options are absolutely limitless. Again, you will most likely need to consider the type of sales tool you use on your site if you’re going to be selling a variety of different products, as this can ensure how successful your sales pages will be. It may also be worth thinking about how you’re going to advertise your products to your audience. Whether that means creating an email list using freebies or using pay per click advertising, the more you’re talking about your products the better. For a guide to selling your digital products, you can visit this site here. 

Have you built your own website for your business? What can you do to ensure you’re making money from it? Did we miss anything off of the list? Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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