Want to learn how to earn money with a website? It’s not rocket science, but it’s also not as easy as some may have lead you to believe. It takes a good amount of time and consistent effort. Almost anyone can learn to make money with a website, it’s just that most people are not willing to put in the time and effort.
In this article, I’m going to discuss ways to earn money with a website, what’s involved, and how to get the information you need. If you are one of those action takers who likes to get started right away, start here!
Before I get into the mechanics of earning money with a website, I’d like to quickly touch on a couple of the more pressing questions asked by new people.
How Long Does It Take To Start Making Money?
This has to be the most popular question with beginners. The problem is, nobody can answer that question honestly. If someone tells you that you will make “x” amount of dollars in the next 30 days, run! There simply is no way to determine how much money you will make or how long it will take you.
Don’t Plan To Make Money In Your First Month
I’m not saying it can’t be done, I’m just saying not to plan on it. An online business should be thought of as a long term project. You have to do the work up front and plenty of it. However, if you do it right, it will pay you for years to come!
How Well Does The Average Person Do?
Another popular question, (or group of questions) has to do with averages. The fact is, the average person doesn’t make money online…. ever! That’s why I usually advise people not to plan to be average. If you only want to be average in this business, don’t even start.
I’m not saying that you need to have higher than average intelligence. Far from it! But you will need to be willing to work harder and longer than the average person. It’s really just a mater of choice. Once you make the decision and start doing the work, things will start to happen for you. It is that simple!
Launching Your Online Empire
“Online Empire” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I’ve always thought so. I’ve never been interested in only having 1 or 2 sites. I want a portfolio of profitable sites. But, I’m getting off course here. We all have to start somewhere so, lets talk about getting the first site going.
Choosing A Direction
The first thing you’ll want to determine is what you’re going to sell and whom you’re going to sell it to. This is referred to as defining your niche. There are thousands and thousands of potential niche’s out there and many different ways to approach those niche’s.
If you’re unclear about what a niche is, or how to go about choosing one, check out the video below.
If you’re just getting started in the world of online business, there are basically two money making methods you are likely to focus on.
- Selling products or services
Selling Products & Services
One of the greatest advantages to owning an online business is that you can sell products and services that you don’t need to provide. You just need to lead your visitors to a vendor’s site and earn a commission in the process. Hard goods (amazon.com) tend to have lower commissions, while digital products (e-books and e-courses) tend to offer higher commissions. Sometimes as high as 75%!
There are lots of opportunities for advertising on your site. However, some of those opportunities will require a good amount of daily traffic. That’s why so many webmasters use Google Adsense. When someone clicks on a Google ad on your site, you make a little bit of money.
CAUTION: Do NOT click your own ads and do NOT ever ask others to click your ads!
Either of those WILL get you banned from the program and it is almost impossible to get reinstated once that happens!
Building Your Website
As with anything else, there is a learning curve when it comes to learning how to build a website but YOU can learn how! All it takes is the right guidance, some patience and perseverance. Are you ready to learn how to build an income producing website? Just click the button below and get started for free today!