You are reading this because you are interested in making money with WordPress, right? You are in the right place because in this post I will present
6 Ways to Make Money With A Website or Blog
I had many questions when I started building my first blog! Many people also ask me these questions. The most important question asked is:
How in the world will I make money from my blog or website?
Before I jump into answering this question let me tell you what this post is about. This post is about monetizing your blog or website.
I will also talk about affiliate programs, AdSense ads, building lists, Amazon, other advertisers. All these topics are related to monetizing your blog and website!
Who is are your customers and what are their problems?
You have to know your target and the problems they are having then you can solve their problems!
The first product that I promoted was a product that will smooth expression lines. I am vain and a chicken!? I am approaching my 40s and I started getting wrinkles ?. I am also a redhead and I do not tolerate pain well. I want the wrinkles gone but I am too afraid to go under the knife! I started researching the next best thing that does not involve surgery or needles and then I found this product!
I read anything I could about this product! I visited forums and chat rooms where people who started using it explained how it worked and if they had any concerns with this product.
What I found during this journey was that my customer is a man (YES, men do get wrinkles and some are really concerned about them) and women that are troubled by wrinkles, expression lines, and any other skin issues in general. I did not attach an age group to my customer because all age groups have some kind of skin care problems that need to be solved and I wanted to be open to anybody that had any skin issues.
The problem was the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines. The problem was acne. The problem was dull skin, discoloration, dryness, etc….
The problems I was solving were:
- Reduce the wrinkles and the appearance of expression lines
- Reverse the effects of a dull and uneven complexion
- Protect the skin from the effects of weather
- Reduce pigmentation and uneven discoloration
- Clear up the skin
- Reduce acne and improve overall skin appearance…..there are so much more
So, how did I make money with this site?
I am part of a DS (direct selling) company that created these products to answer these issues that people have with their skin. I have my own links to the products, I write articles about the products, about my experience using the products, other people’s experience using the products, I create conversations about topics. This connects me with my customers and they buy my products!
1. Affiliate Programs
Another way to make money is using affiliate programs.
Affiliate programs are platforms and websites where you can sign up and you can promote other people’s products and you earn a small commission. Just do a quick search in Google and you will have a ton of results coming up.
The most trustworthy affiliate platforms I found are:
These are a few that I have used myself and they work great.
Another way to make money is to sign up for an Adsense account with Google or other Adsense sites. I use Google the most, so I will refer to this.
To sign up with Google Adsense is pretty easy. You need to sign up for an account with Google Adsense. They will approve you (this may take a couple of hours or a day or 2). Once you are approved, you can log in and get an ad code that you can then add to your website. When you add this ad code to your website, the ads will show up in your post, page, sidebar, or any other place where you entered the code.
When visitors come to your website they will click on your ads. You are allowed to add 3 ad blocks to every page/post and you can customize it to blend with your pages and content. The payout from these ads varies from just $0.01 to $20 per click.
You can also use a “quick AdSense” plugin that will simplify the process of adding ads to your website.
Note: If you apply for a new Adsense account you will need your own domain. You can not apply for an Adsense account using a subdomain like username.wordpress.com.
When your account is approved using your own domain you can add Adsense to your siterubix.com site if you would like.
Here are some other Adsense platforms:
- Google Adsense
3. Building a list
This is another great way to monetize your website. You will build your list by capturing your visitor’s information like name or email address. You can also request their phone number or Skype accounts. When you collect this information your visitors agree for you to contact them.
The easiest way to get this information from your visitors is to provide value with your content and website. Something free also helps too! You can create a free report, free eBook, give out samples, anything that will entice them to provide you with their information.
You can choose to email them, call them, text them. You can send them welcome messages, promotions, offers, invitations, etc.
Capturing your visitor’s information is very easy with value in your content and an automated program that will collect the information and will send a welcome email or a series of emails on your behalf. You will receive a notification whenever somebody signed up and you can follow up with a phone call too. For this I use GetResponse.
Amazon is a great platform for not only personal shopping! Love Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited!
Amazon is also a great tool to add reviews of your products! You can also add other products from Amazon. You can sign up as an affiliate with Amazon and you can earn commissions on any products your customers purchase through your links. You can start earning 4% commission and it can go higher as you add more products. The more expensive the product the more commission you are getting.
5. Other Advertisers
You can contact other advertisers to advertise on your website. If you have a great social media presence and you create a good “buzz” about your website and you have a lot of people connecting with you, the advertisers will notice you and they will come to you to advertise. This is the best!
6. Create Your Own Brand and/or Product
If you are brand new to internet marketing and you do not have your own brand or product my suggestion is to start with affiliate marketing. Learn how to get traffic to your website and convert this to buyers. You will capture their information and keep them connected with value content and conversations. Slowly then ease into creating your own products and develop your own brand.
If you want to create your own product, here are 2 of the links I found the most useful to me:
These are my 6 ways to make money with a website or blog. If you want detailed information and exact explanation on how I did that fill out this quick form.
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