I get this question all the time!!!
So, you’ve started a blog. Or, you have a large Facebook or Instagram following. Maybe, you have a
If you do have a website you’ve written several posts. Or, maybe you haven’t written anything yet.
But, you want to do more of it! But, you have an 8am to 5pm gig and have bills and kids and such…So, you are
I have seen this a lot, and I have been through this myself. Luckily, I have a few places you can go to start using your website or following to possibly generate revenue. Below you will find a few ways you can use
There are tons of ad serving services, but Google Adsense is for people just getting started in the blogging world. They don’t require you to have any impression or traffic minimums. So, google ad sense is probably one of the most used ways to make money off a website. There is no charge to use adsense. And, it is pretty simple to set up and start using. All you do is go to https://www.google.com/adsense/start.
Once you are there you follow the simple steps to create an account. You will need a website for Google to crawl to check you out. But, once you created your account you will then place the code for their ads on your website. Most WordPress themes have places for you to put this code on the website. Otherwise, you will need to hard code them. I would also recommend that you have a few posts on the website in order for Google to have a better idea about what your website is about. Once Google crawls your website and verifies you are real it will start delivering ads.
And finally, you get paid every time someone clicks on one of the ads you are serving. They don’t have to buy anything in order for you to get paid either. So, get the traffic there and hope they click.
What is an Amazon Associates Account? It is Amazon’s Affiliate program.
What is an affiliate program? It’s a way you make money from sending traffic to other people’s websites. This is an awesome way to create revenue for your website! As you write blog posts about different products you use or want to highlight, you can add amazon listings into your article with direct links back to those products on amazon. If someone buys these products Amazon will pay you a commission!!
BUT FIRST…..All you have to do is go to https://affiliate-program.amazon.com and create your account. Once you create your account you will be able to search the products and use special links they give you! And, then BAM you are off to the races!
You can see an example of how it is used in a story here: https://paleobelle.com/different-types-paleo-cooking-oils/ You can see how the images are placed and linked as part of the story.
I am using Clickbank as an example here. They are a great program that offers you a wide variety of offers you can promote to your audience. All their offers are separated by different categories. So, you pick an area that you think may interest your audience like computers, or health and wellness, sports, etc. There are probably one hundred categories and subcategories.
Here is an example of one of the offers:
The difference from Amazon’s program is that all of the offers are from different companies and not housed on one website once someone clicks on the link you provide. But, if one of the people you send to them buys something you will get paid a commission. Go to clickbank.com and create an account and check it all out for yourself!
You can promote these a couple of ways. Be looking for an upcoming article on how you can promote affiliate offers to your audience. There are several much easier than what you may find on youtube.
Go to clickbank.com to sign up and see what all it offers you ways to monetize your website.
Ok, yeah this one is going to take some effort. And, Let’s get beyond the fact that you have to get comfortable in front of a camera, and the fact that you have to figure out how to shoot and edit video ( FYI it’s not that hard, and the video doesn’t have to be all that fancy.)
This a great way to make money from your following. YouTube will pay you for your video getting views. I’m sure you’ve heard of seen stories about kids getting rich on YouTube and all of that. It is true.
However, using YouTube is also a really great way to build trust with your following. Them being able to see and/or hear you helps them feel more connected.
So, as you can see there are several ways you can make money from your website without having to really sell anything yourself. Now, it’s on you to create content or get content created. Let us know if this actually helps or if you want more information on how to put it all together.
Have a great day!