Making money from your website isn’t easy. However, these tips are probably your best bet to get started.
1. Cost-Per-Click Ads
Cost-Per-Click advertising (CPC for short) is still very relevant in 2016. CPC works by displaying ads on your website, and when a visitor clicks on one of those ads, your website generates revenue.
Google AdSense, Infolinks and bidvertisers are best options to get started.
2. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to make money from your website or blog.
- Commission junction, ShareASale and Clickbank most popular affiliate programs.The commission might be anywhere from 30% of the product or service price, up to as high as 70%.
3. Accept Donations
Accepting one-off donations isn’t a fast road to wealth, however, it can help you cover expenses in the short-term if people like what you have to say and want to support your journey.
4. Business directory
Set up a business directory page, where companies pay you a set fee to have their business listed.
You could charge a monthly or annual listing fee and charge £20 to £500 per year, depending on your site’s traffic levels.
5. Sell Your Website
Selling your website can make you very wealthy, or it could be just a nice retirement fund. Whatever it is, it can be a great way to get a large lump sum of cash.Typically, websites sell for 12 – 24 months revenue, however if your site is old, has something unique about it or is the authority in your industry then you can expect any figure you want.
6. Create a job board
Setting up a job board on your website is another simple, easy way to collect additional money when people accepting different job offers from various companies or individuals.
7. Membership forum
Add a “members only” forum to your site through the use of free WordPress plugins like bbPress. You can monetise this by charging a regular subscription or one-off access fee.
8. Offer coupons
People are eagerly looking for discount & promo codes for everything from clothes to travel vacations. If you can (find and) offer a valid one, you can also get a cut of the revenue too.