When it comes to making money, let’s all be honest – the goal is a passive income where we do not have to work too hard in order to not just survive, but thrive. Instead of punching a clock you could just wake up at home and log on to your website, make a few adjustments to the site, enjoy a cup of coffee, and plan how you are going to enjoy your day instead of how you will work to live. So, what better time is there than now to take control of your life and get that income from your website you have always wanted?
The first step to make money from your website is actually creating the site. Whether it is a blog or e-commerce, the goal is having a site that you can monetize and also serves as an extension of your personal brand. Getting started is really simple. There are several site creators like Wix and Weebly that helps you build websites easily – so getting a web presence is not hard, but the trick is monetizing that presence. Once you have created the site you can begin to monetize it.
The best part is that many of the ways to make money online are not very complex. However, the thing you need to keep in mind that Rome was not built in a day, and your passive income stream will similarly take time to grow. The journey is going to be difficult and it will not have a lot of straightforward ways of moving. That being said, what you need to do is stick with your idea, roll with the punches, and above all, have faith that one day you will wake up and things will be working for your passive income stream the way you have always dreams.
With that being said, here are the 5 best ways to make money from your website.
The reality is that nearly every site has Google Ads, and there are a bunch of reasons people choose these ads. The biggest reason is that the ads are very easy to set up, and once you have a steady level of traffic – and if that traffic slowly increases over time – these ads begin to be real money makers. And the best part, you don’t have to do much to make it work.
The way to set up Google Adsense is actually really easy. The first thing is to sign up for an account. Once you do that, you will be given a unique string of code. All you do is paste that code onto your website. Once that is complete, all you do is sit back and watch it work. Google Adsense tracks your page views, traffic, and keeps a log of your earnings. You do not have to do any upkeep on it, and for people who already have a site, this is a simple solution to the ad problem.
The reality is your earnings will differ based on your traffic. There are some who have made nearly $5,000 per month on Adsense, while others will make less than that. However, if you make a few hundred every month and slowly build, this is a good way to count on additional revenue streams to help you move forward and begin to make money from your website.
Expertise has value in the marketplace, so if you are an expert, put your name out there and get yourself in the game to advise companies large on small on how to build their businesses for success.
If you are blogging, focus on a point of expertise. This blog will eventually find its way to people interested in your ideas – especially if you market the blog correctly. As you get internet famous, people will come calling for your expertise. Some folks do about a half-dozen of these jobs each year and can charge up to $100 per hour and not have a company balk at the price. The key for making your blog an authority source is ensuring your social media channels are promotional tools. They get the message out and help you land consultancy gigs.
Just like consultancy jobs, online courses are a great way to leverage your knowledge into an income stream. The reality is anything from cooking to sewing or even a class in how to successfully freelance would bring in some income. The goal here is finding something that you are adept with and creating the content necessary for it to be a viable course.
There are plenty of platforms where you can create courses and disseminate them. One of these platforms is Teachable – it is very simple to upload course materials, manage classes, and collect payments from the students.
This is such a simple way to earn money and if you market it really well, all that’s needed is just to create the material; the rest sells itself.
In terms of different things that you can do to make money from your website, freelancing is perhaps the most versatile. There are some tricks to getting this right. The first is having a site that will help prospective clients know what you are about. For example, if you have a good site that has a great blog, clients will understand the level of quality you bring to a job.
The next step is getting on sites that have lots of freelance jobs, like Upwork. Use your skill pitching your skills and this is an easy way to get yourself some income along with getting more people to see your site and refer you out to friends and business partners. The key is finding a niche. Make sure it is the area of expertise that you advertise on your site. This makes freelancing easy, because you become “the expert” businesses will trust.
If you are someone who has a large social media following, there are lots of companies interested in using your influencing as a commodity – and they are willing to pay you for it. Your expertise in a subject along with your credibility is what gives companies the impetus to hire you. There are some important things to consider. First you must label your article as an ad so as not to run afoul of Google. Another important rule is to only promote products and companies that you believe in. This keeps your writing authentic and keeps your credibility with your audience – which is what you are being paid for.