There’s no doubt that it is much easier today to set up a website than it was a few years back. However, that is not the same when it comes to making money from it! In fact, it is pretty much trickier than you would imagine. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot do it if you truly want to.
There are lots of ways to monetize a site. Some of these include advertising, affiliate links, and selling products. Unfortunately, it takes time and effort before the big money starts kicking in.
Today, I’m going to show you how to give yourself a headstart. It’s not just about getting bigger; it’s about getting smarter, and more targeted. The truth is that there is no shortage of money out there, but it’s up to you to find it! You just need to get creative, and come up with some unique ways to boost your online profits.
Here Are My Top Picks for Getting Money from Your Website
1. Boost Traffic
If your advertising income, affiliate links, and product sales are ticking over nicely, then you can boost them. By driving more traffic to the site, your conversion rates will continue to work effectively. If everything is working efficiently then more traffic will equal more sales.
Of course, if your website isn’t optimized for sales and monetization, then more traffic won’t make any difference. If you’re confident that more traffic is the answer then focus on great content, better SEO techniques, and invest in advertising.
2. Targeted Marketing
When it comes to bringing more people to your website, you’ve got to bring the right people. Target and identify the people that are likely to buy from you. Target the people that resonate with your brand, and are likely to become long-time readers or customers. It’s time to tweak your internet marketing strategy, to make sure it’s reaching the right people.
Let’s say you’re selling outdoor camping gear. Are you reaching the rugged, outdoor types? If not, then how are you going to reach the adventurers and thrill-seekers of the world?
3. Start an Email List
All the biggest marketing experts claim that email subscription is still the most profitable marketing technique. The people who have signed up to your mailing list are much more likely to buy from you than anyone else. So make a huge effort to build it, and contact them regularly with offers and discounts.
You can start building an email list by offering a great incentive (an eBook or tutorial works wonders). Then use a platform like MailChimp to send thousands of email newsletters.
4. Introduce A New Product
If your sales aren’t shooting upwards, perhaps there’s room for a new product in the lineup. Start getting feedback from your users about your product range. Use questionnaires and surveys to ask what products they’d like to see on your site. Then develop that product, and invest in a launch campaign to build awareness.
Sponsorship is quickly becoming the most popular method of monetizing websites. Even the biggest media outlets like The New York Times and Buzzfeed use this trick. It’s the art of creating bespoke content with a sponsorship brand in mind. For example, you can create an article or video on outdoors adventure for a new walking boot brand.
Making money from your website is all about getting creative. Remember, there’s no shortage of money out there! It’s up to you to find it. Do the right thing and then find some creative way to monetize it.