Last Updated on Mar 12, 2020 by James W


There are thousands of articles around that claim to explain how to make money online. However, most of them are written by people who are trying to convince you to purchase their latest book or invest in one of their products. This article has not been written for either of those reasons. In fact, all I’m trying to do today is make your life better. Believe it or not, there are many different ways of making money online via a functional website. Indeed, I’m going to spend the next few minutes describing some of the most popular to you now.

Selling via an online store

If you create your own products(or even if you purchase them wholesale), selling via an online store usually works well. It saves you having to pay for a business premises, and it means you can work from the comfort of your own home. Of course, you’ll need to pay for a reputable web design company to create your site. You’ll also need to invest in marketing and SEO. If you need advice on that, I advise you read an amazing article entitled How to Select an SEO Company by High Impact. All the information you could ever need can be found there.

Affiliate marketing

Affiliates earn money by advertising products for other companies and driving traffic in their direction. For every sale that’s made after someone follows your link, you earn a small commission. Now, you won’t turn into a millionaire overnight, but with the right approach you could make a significant amount of cash in under one year. It’s all about high traffic volume. So long as you can ensure thousands of relevant people land on your website every day, the sales will follow. It is that simple. Again, if you would like some further advice on affiliate marketing, there’s lots of information online.

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Advertising other companies

There are two main ways of making money from advertising online. The first of which involves you seeking out private advertisers who are willing to pay for placement on your website. You can only do that if you have a lot of visitors each day, and you meet certain criteria. The second (and probably more effective) means of advertising involves using services like Google Adsense. Services of this nature allow you to place a code on your website in specific locations. That code is then used by the service provider to display ads. You get paid per impression or per click.

Offer expert help

If you already have a business website, the chances are you provide in-demand products or services right? Well, not matter what your expertise may be, there will be people out there who’re willing to pay for your advice. Offering expert help is a brilliant way of making a bit of extra money on top of your other operations. Best of all? It’s simple to set up. All you need are contact details, and perhaps the use of video messaging services like Skype.

Regardless of how you decide to make money from your website, I wish you the best of success in everything you do. I know it isn’t easy to compete in a marketplace where millions of other sites exist, but there’s no reason you can’t achieve your goals.

Stay focused!



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