A common theme that you will see when using this website to help build your business is that the internet has made learning how to make money online with a website much easier than it was even just a few years ago.
In 2010 there were around 200 million websites on the web – which is a huge amount of sites seeing as in 1991 there was only 1 website in the world.
But now, only 6 years later, the amount of websites available on the internet has crossed 1 billion (again with a ‘B’) which has led to a boom in people using those websites to make money and earn a living working online.
The internet is growing, and it’s growing fast, which means the potential market of people purchasing products and services online is growing just as fast.
However, in order to survive working online and be able to quit your 9 to 5 job you have to do more than just ‘make money’ – you have to earn a living.
You need a consistent paycheck you can count on that allows you to support and provide for yourself and/or your family. But how?
How to Make Money Online with a Website
Ever wondered how people of the near future are going to survive when their jobs are replaced by technology? They will be working online doing one or a combination of the things that people already earning a living online with those 1 billion websites are doing.
So how is it that all those people are making money and earning a living working online?
1. Affiliate Marketing
One of the most profitable and steady ways that you can make money with your website is affiliate marketing – a fancy word for advertising other people’s products or services and earning a commission from any sales.
The way you get paid is from special affiliate links that you get when you join the affiliate program that you are are promoting on your website. When someone comes to your website and clicks your link and then purchases something from the business you are promoting, you receive a commission from the sale.
The reason affiliate marketing can be one of the most profitable forms of income is because some affiliate programs can pay 20, 40, sometimes even 60 or 70 percent of each referred sale. Depending on the amount of traffic you are able to generate on your website each day, that can add up to a lot of money.
One of the most popular affiliate programs, which gives 4%-6% of each referred sales, is Amazon.com. If you sign up for the Amazon Associates program, which is Amazon’s affiliate program, you can promote any product on Amazon and earn a commission from any sales that you refer.
By placing honest reviews of products and services on your site you can help people make a decision whether or not to buy a product they’ve been wanting to purchase. If your review prompts them to buy the product, you get a small piece of the sale.
Since you can promote as many affiliate programs and products that you want, the earning potential really is endless!
By now you have most likely chosen a niche that your business will be focused around so you are ready to start searching for potential affiliate programs that you could promote on your website.
You might already be very familiar with this category because unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 15 years you’ve been constantly bombarded with ads. The bad thing about ads on TV and in the real world is that they can only hope that the people who see the ads are their target audience.
That has all changed with the internet.
Ad service programs like Google Adsense are able to use your web activity to promote products specifically targeting to your interests and browsing habits. When these ads are clicked on your website you get a very small commission, sometimes only a few cents.
Ad service programs are great for sites that have a lot of content and see a high amount of traffic. Those few cents per ad click can really add up when thousands of people are clicking them each day.
3. Sell Your Own Product or Service
Having a your own website is the modern equivalent to having to own physical store space in order to start a business 30 years ago. Only now anyone can start their own website with little to no money and have a market of almost 3 billion people using the internet that they can market to.
For example, if you love to make bead bracelets, and you have thousands and thousands of bracelets that you’ve made over the years, you can now go on websites like Etsy, Ebay, and Craigslist and make actual money from something you enjoyed doing.
Start selling those same bead bracelets on a website that you own? You can now earn the full amount of each sale and build your website into full-blown bead bracelet business!
And the best part is the amount of things you can sell on your website is endless! You can offer digital products and services, professional services if you have the background experience or education, online courses and training, and anything else that would be of value to people in your website’s niche.
Earn a Living Working Online
There are many, many more ways that you can turn your website into a successful money making business that I will go further into on this site, but the three listed above are the easiest ways to make money from your website as fast as possible and start earning a living working online.
Another great thing about owning your own website? You can do whatever you want on it!
You can promote other products, place ads, and sell your own products all at the time time and make money from each one.
Millions of people have been able to earn a full-time income working online by using the three suggestions above alone. The amount of people using the internet continues to grow exponentially each year and the earning potential of online business owners grows with it.
Don’t you think it’s time for you to get in on the action?