There are many people that make good money from the Internet by having websites. It can therefore seem that it will be an easy way for you to make money. However, there are a lot of factors which could influence how well you do with regards to getting an income from your website. To start with you will need to think about how you will make the money from the site.
There is a selection of ways to monetise a website and you will need to decide on the most appropriate one for you. Some people will sell things from the site or provide a link to an online store or shop. If you are selling directly then you will need to make sure that you site is secure so that customers will be happy to do monetary transactions. You will therefore need to encrypt the data using an SSL certificate.
Some people choose to put together an interesting or informative website and then try to encourage their visitors to make money for them by clicking on links. They either have affiliate links which will give them commission of someone clicks the link and then buys something form the website they go to or advertising links, where they get paid per click. These may be in the form of text links, but could also be banners or pictures of some sort. There are companies like Google that you can use for this and they will provide adverts relevant to your site content to tempt people to click. Although some people make a lot of money from these, it is getting harder to make money from them because many people now have ad blockers and so do not even see the adverts. Others do see the adverts but realise they are adverts and decide not to click on them just because they are adverts. This means that although this could be something worth trying out, it may not be the best way to make money.
A better way to make money is to sell links on the site. This could be in the form of a text link that appears in the side bar or within an article. You get paid a one off or monthly fee for these and so you will generate an income even if no one ever clicks on the link. It is likely that your customer will be tracking and will ask for the link to be removed if they feel that it is not giving them good value for money. However, the link may also help them to get a higher position in search engines and so they may be willing to keep it just for this. You will need to have a high quality website with good and accurate material which is kept up to date and has lots of visitors in order to attract customers like this. Therefore there will need to be a lot of continuous work done on the site and it will need to be promoted to keep people visiting it.