How to monetise a website.
Monetising a website - web marketing.
In this guide on How to monetise a website, I am assuming that you have already built your website. Written some content and submitted it to the search engines. The next thing you will need to do to begin to make money is to monetise its pages. If you haven't yet managed to build your own website, use the links in this article to get you started. You can also use the options shown at the sides of this article.
Now the first thing I am going to say is that you have to be realistic when monetising your website. Do not look at making huge amounts of money at the moment. You just want to see first if you can alleviate your sites running costs by freely monetising its pages. The less money coming out of your bank account on running costs the better. Once you have covered running expenses you can begin to think about making a profit for yourself. When I first set up my website, it made nothing for months. After I started to implement the ideas discussed within the following pages of this article, it began to see a return.
Despite the fact, it was not paying its way at first I persevered. Perseverance is necessary, as like I said in the introduction, failure was not, and is not an option. It has to be self-supporting which means that monetising it was essential.
Keep your content fresh.
Keep your content fresh and up to date. Search engines like to see more content so it is important that to keep your site in the public eye your content needs to be up to date. Make sure it is original and try to write about things that no one else has thought of. I occasionally write more content and am constantly trying to keep it up to date with current web standards.
I am constantly looking for suitable link partners to exchange links. Suitable links partners are now very important if you link with random non-subject related sites you may actually find your site disappearing down the search engine rankings and never get the exposure you need in order for your target audience to find your content, and no audience equates to no income. As you can see if you explore my site further, I have kept my links to a bare minimum and try to only link to, and provide links to good quality subject related sites.
Using social media.
Other ways to get traffic that are free is Social media. Social media has now become so popular that you can use it to bring visitors to your pages. Options include Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and many others. After all, to make money you need traffic. The higher your traffic and visibility in the search engines the higher the bids you will receive from potential advertisers on your site, and higher bids mean greater income.
By checking my site stats in my control panel I can see that I already have a reasonable flow of steady traffic. I have return customers to my site so by learning how to monetise my website I knew I would see further returns for my efforts.
Just to be clear, I am not a high PR site, in fact since Google introduced all of its new algorithms my site has dropped in the search. A detail that I am working on right now as I re-write this article. Learning how to monetise your website will require constant work. It requires the need to make small tweaks here and there to try to meet the latest search requirements. learning how to monetise your website is a long and varying process as web standards are constantly changing. I am just an average web owner like most of you. Not a tech wizard, an SEO expert or fully qualified web designer, just an ordinary person with an average education trying to earn money online to make ends meet.
Running your website for free using Pay per click.
The first thing you will need to do to monetise your site is to look for sites that offer Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising. Every time they receive a click you get paid. I cannot think of a better easier way to start making money than Pay per click contextual advertising. Once you have placed the relevant adverts on your site all you need to do is wait for visitors to click them and you should start making money.
One of the most well known contextual advertising companies Is of course Google. Google is well known for AdSense and ad words. There's hardly a site on the web that hasn't got Google AdSense somewhere within its content. I will talk about Google AdSense later, along with a few other options that have worked for me.