Making a website is all well and good, but if you want to make money from it, then you need more than just a fancy design. You obviously need to monetise it in some way, perhaps by attracting advertisers or selling things from it and you need to encourage people to the site and to earn you money from it.
Encouraging people to visit your website is probably the hardest thing that you will have to do. You could build the perfect site, with lots of interesting content and ways to earn you money, but unless people visit the site and click link or buy things, you will not earn any. There is a lot of competition as well which means that you need to get visitors to your site rather than other peoples.
Marketing a website can be quite tricky. Things change online rapidly which means that if you come up with a good strategy, then you may find that the effects do not last long and you will need to think of a different promotional method. For example, getting high in search engines used to be a key way to get your website seen and although it is still something which can be handy, a lot more effort now tend to be spent on having a social media presence as people tend to use social media sites more often than they use search engines.
There are many social media sites to choose from and you will need to learn how to use all of them and decide which will be the best to promote your website or whether it might be best to try all of them. It can be quite tricky getting it right though, whichever you use. You want to post regularly enough for people to get reminders about you and what you do but not so often they get annoyed. You also have to balance your direct advertising posts, such as putting information about the products you sell, promotions you are running and things like that with interesting facts or links to articles which they might enjoy. It is always worth finding out more about social media advertising, especially if you decide that you are going to pay for it. It can be very expensive and you do not want to lose your money so you need to be sure that you are confident in what you are doing. It can be wise to start by setting up social media pages for free before you pay to promote them. Experiment with different posts and see what seems to work before paying or anything extra. You need to make sure that you are not only attracting visitors to your site, but the type of visitors that will help to generate some income for you.
So if you want to make money from a website then it is important to make sure that you carefully look into it. Ensure that you know how you should be promoting the website as well as how you should be making money from it to ensure that you get the best possible return.