Make money online.
How to finance your website for free.
How to monetise your website using Pay per lead-Pay per sale and contextual advertising
How to make money from your website.
A step by step guide to making your website pay for itself.
If you, like me spend hour after hour staring at your computer screen wondering what you have to do to make money online, then you, like me, have probably realised that there is no such thing as easy free online money. The reality is, that to make money online it will take more than just starting a website, filling it with content and sitting back to watch the money come in.
What it really takes to run a successful website.
The human cost.
Running a website is hard work. It involves endless days of long hours with little or no reward. Constant neglect of your loved ones, with everyday ending with you having a complete lack of self-belief, low self-esteem and a huge dent in your confidence.
You will need to keep your eye on the ball and track all the latest trends in your chosen niche or field of expertise, assuming you have one of course, and that will envolve constant research. Also you need to check your site regularly to make sure all its pages load quickly and correctly and if they dont you will need to take the time to sort it out. You will need to check email daily so as not to miss out on any potential enquiry and to make sure your email response times are enough to keep any potential customer interested.
Don't be fooled by what you see in the media. All your favourite Social media stars, Bloggers and Vloggers all started the same as you so if you aspire to be like them you will have to graft for it. Assuming of course that you may want to Make money form Blogging or make money from Vlogging.
The beauty of the internet and Social media is that in todays society the possibilities are endless. Somebody, some where will want or be interested in what you have to offer.
So what can you offer.
We all try to wrack our brains, searching for that "Eureka moment." That one niche that lays unfound.
- 1. Do you have a field of expertise that you can empart on your audience?
- 2. Do you have a hobby or interest that others would be interested in?
- 3. Can you provide an online service?
- 4. Online councilling?
- 5. Do you have a unique skill set that others may require, be it an Artist, software programmer or something else?
These are all things that need to be considered as if you choose to just wing it then you will have a huge mountain to climb.
Making money online: A quick heads up.
Before I go any further I would like to give you a quick heads up and point out that if you are reading this thinking that I am about to reveal the ultimate get rich quick money making scheme that will make you wealthy beyond your wildest dreams I hate to inform you that I'm not, so you may as well stop reading this article and move on.
Making money online: A cautionary tale.
Avoid anything that seems to good to be true.
Now, during your initial research into embarking on your own online adventure you have probably come across many a site that claims to be able to help you set up your website and get it ranked in search almost immediately.
Getting your site submitted to search engines is very important. Equally important is correctly setting it up and optimising it. Which lets face it, optomisation is something that hadn't even crossed our minds at this early stage. However, its vital that for any website to stand a chance of getting seen or be taken seriously it has to be correctly set up and optimised. Something that can be done by you, if you do the correct research. There plenty of books and other resources on SEO and website building available like the ones shown.
Also there are plenty of attractive professional looking websites that offer these services but I advise that you proceed with caution. Not all are what they seem or deliver the services and results they promise. Please be aware that if you do choose this route you will need to have a small amount of capital upfront and do the research first.
I don't know about you but my desire to succeed has caused me to be ripped off many a time by invisible people with designer websites. They make false promises and claims that they have no intention of, or cannot deliver on.
There are also many other ways people can take your money. I know this from experience. Some that seem so legitimate that you wouldn't suspect a thing. Some that would even send you detailed monthly reports with the reassurance that your money is providing you with the service you have requested, but frankly, they aren't worth the cyberspace they were written on, as they are just pre-written algorithm's, but at least you would feel assured and would continue to pay for a service that, well, your not actually getting. Of course, by the time you realized it was a scam they'd be long gone.
I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to do the research first.
Are you looking to build a website to monetise?
Once you eventually decide the path you are going to take, have built and set up your website, added a little unique content, I say unique content as the more unique it is the higher the chance you have of getting it noticed both in search and by the public. Writing unique and original content is vital to your success as there are millions of sites on the web. So unless you have a niche market and your content can offer an exceptional customer experience you will be competing with all of them. It's a cut-throat world out there. The other thing to consider is that you will be up against big names and well-established companies. A large majority of them will have higher budgets, better-optimized sites and will employ professional SEO companies to ensure that they rank higher than you in the searches. They will also be promoting the same Affiliate links and products as you. However, you may be happy to just leave it as it is and either rely on sales or subscriptions to your content to provide your income.
With that said, if on the other hand, you are looking to build a website that you can monetize and have pay for itself while you learn and earn a modest income, then please do read on.