Aside from giving away useful information, another productive use of a website is to generate income for you.
If you are building a website, you would surely want to know how to make it profitable. A website should be able to earn money to make it self-sustaining and to give its owner some extra cash.
Here are some of the most popular ways to monetize your website:
1. Promote Amazon products.
Amazon is an online store that sells just about anything and it has paid out millions of dollars to people who promote their products.
To promote Amazon products on your website, you have to set up an account with them and learn how to create links to the products you want to promote. They also offer banners ads that you can post on your site.
Amazon offers four percent to 10 percent commission for each purchase that the your “customer” makes.
2) Promote ClickBank products.
Clickbank is an affiliate network that allows blog owners to promote products of different member-advertisers or sellers. Their products include eBooks and instructional materials that teach people the way to master a certain trade or sport.
Clickbank offers generous commissions for each purchase that your customer makes.
3) Place Google AdSense ads on your website.
You can also make your blog earn money by placing Google Adsense banners on it. Most of the banners that Google places on your site promote websites that are related to your subject or theme. And Google pays you based on the number of clicks that each banner receives from your site visitors.
4. Create your own eBook and sell it on your website.
One of the best ways to earn money on the web is to create an eBook and sell it online through your website or blog. If you are a master of a certain craft and you want to teach people how you do it, creating an eBook would be a good money-making strategy because it requires less investment. It’s also easy to deliver online and you keep 100 percent of the profits.
An eBook needs to be created only once and when it is completed, it will continue to earn money for you for an unlimited period of time.