When it comes to making money for a website, you need all the help you can get right. Read on below for seven more ways to make money from your website today.
Similar to ads, affiliate networks will pay you to help them get traffic, but only if that traffic leads to a purchase. In other words, if someone clicks a link on your site that leads to an affiliate’s page and that person buys something, you get a portion of the sale. This is especially effective if you have affiliates relevant to your own business. After all, someone on a martial arts site is less likely to follow a link to a site on southern cooking recipes.
An indispensable way to increase website traffic is through social media. It’s the trend of this generation and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. By creating a profile on a number of sites, you will increase your likeability, visibility, and profitability all at once. Make sure you have individuals who can post to these sites frequently and effectively, as well as interact with people and other businesses to build networking.
Dedicating an article, column, or other advertisement to another business is an effective way to make more money from your site. Technology sites do this especially well with reviews and “inside looks” at a particular company’s products.
A number of websites have sections of their sites, which are only accessible by members. Both paid and free membership can end up profitable. For paid membership, you get the money upfront for each person that joins. For free membership, you can add members to an e-mailing list and market paid services and products this way. This also works for paid memberships. Members can be guaranteed access to premium content such as articles, tips, discounts, or whatever else your website offers. This can also manifest in the form of a members-only section of your website such as a private forum with high-value information, content, products, or services. If what you provide is above average, consider making some of that content special-access.
If your site isn’t a business that sells a product or service, you may not think you need a store, but this could be a clever way to rack in additional income. For example, clothing, gadgets, and other paraphernalia related to your content can increase both interest and profits. This is also a great way to create free marketing for your site; people wearing your gear will become walking advertisements for you.
Everyone loves free stuff, and having giveaways at regular intervals can greatly increase your site’s visibility and popularity. Be sure your giveaways tie in with social media to make it both fun and accessible. By doing this, visitors will want to follow your site more closely to get another chance at winning.
Don’t laugh this option off. Generosity can go a long way, especially if your cause is noble. Having a “Donate” button on your site won’t hurt.
Following the tips in these seven ideas will have your website in the black in no time at all.