Sunday, 28 August 2016

Method 13 of 100 - Earn Money by Creating a Website

How can you earn money creating a website?

It is important to create a website if you want to earn consistently. This also gives you the opportunity to earn passive income. However, you cannot earn any money just by creating a website. You need to generate a lot of traffic to your website. That means, you should have at least 1000 visitors visiting your website every day. Sounds difficult? Actually it is not difficult if you know the techniques to generate the traffic. I will give you different ideas to generate the traffic later on this page. Now, what are the different ways to earn money using the website traffic?

1) Earn through affiliate marketing
Yes, affiliate marketing is marketing others' products or services using different techniques like sending emails, using social media, websites, and blogs. You, the affiliate, and the advertisers register with Affiliate Marketing Networks. Affiliate marketing networks like CJ (Commission Junction) act as the middleman. You get the banner and/or text link advertisements from the Affiliate networks and place them on your website by just copying and pasting a simple code. The advertisement displays on your web page. If a user clicks the advertisement, he/she will be taken to the advertiser's products page where the user can buy the product or service. You will get a commission for referring the user to their product from the advertiser through the middleman. If you have good website traffic, the probability of earning money is more.

2) Earn through direct advertising
Instead of going through the affiliate marketing companies, you can directly have a dealing with the advertisers, which enables you to earn more money than affiliate marketing. To achieve this, you should have thousands of visitors visiting your website. You can allocate a separate placeholder for advertisements on your webpage stating that the area is for advertising. You can also directly contact the advertisers if you are aware of any advertisers looking for placing ads on web pages. Sometimes, the advertisers may contact you if you really have a huge traffic to your website.

3) Publish an ebook and place a link on your website
You can also write an ebook and publish it on wbsites like Amazon Kindle. Then place a link to the ebook on your website that has high traffic. Attract your website visitors to follow the link and purchase the ebook. You sell the book for just $1. If you are able to convert at least 1000 visitors to buyers a month, you earn $1000/month. Keep publishing interesting and useful books and earn money on a regular basis.

4) Resell your website
As your website gets popular, the cost and demand of your website grows high. At some point you can even sell your website for huge money based on your website's traffic. You can register with a lot of resellers available in the market to sell your website and make a huge profit. To know more about reselling your website or domain name, visit my page on Flipping Domain Names.

Tips to Generate Website Traffic

There are different ways to generate traffic to your website. I have mentioned a few here.
1) While creating a website make sure that you implement all the SEO techniques in your website.
a) Add relevant keywords to all your pages.
b) Add a description for each of your web pages.
c) Create as many quality backlinks as possible. By saying quality backlinks, I mean that many high ranking websites should have links pointing to your web pages.
d) Create webpages with unique and useful content to visitors.
2) You can sign with Google Adwords to get the traffic initially. Registering with Google Adwords paying a few dollars, Google displays ads for your site on various websites. People visiting those websites may be routed to your website clicking those links.
3) You can use social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin to attract them to your website. I generated a good traffic from Linkedin. Here, I reveal the technique I adapted to generate traffic from Linkedin. I placed ads on a specific product on my web page. I became a member of the Linkedin group that uses this product and placed a comment on that product. Immediately, the next day, I found a lot of visitors to my website. A good percentage of visitors also clicked the advertisement and bought the products, which increased my earnings tremendously. But, you should make sure that you become a member of the group that has millions of members. 
4) Placing comments on websites and blogs that have a good traffic is also a good idea to generate traffic to your website. I place comments on big websites that have content related to my web pages and place my websites' link along with the comment. Most of their visitors read my comment and click the link to become my visitors.
5) Another way to generate traffic is that you can write and publish articles in many popular websites like Squidoo and ezine. But, make sure to add your website's link in those articles. As those websites have millions of visitors already, a percentage of them may read your articles, click the link that you provided and get directed to your website.

How to create a website?

To create a website, you need two main things: one is a domain name and the other is a web hosting space. Please follow these steps to create a website.
1) Identify a domain name relevant to your content and buy it from one of the Domain name providers. You can find a list of them on http://www.kushinav.com/domain-name.html
2) Buy a domain hosting space to host your website. You can find a list of them on http://www.kushinav.com/webhosting.html
3) Create a website implementing all the SEO techniques and upload the pages on your hosting space.

4) Add affiliate links and banners to your website and start earning money.