How To Generate Money From a Website or Web Blog
Let me start off by saying there are numerous methods to generate an income from your website or web blog. But all these methods have one thing in common; they all revolve around advertising in some way, shape or form.
The top three ways of generating money from a website are (in no particular order) Google’s Adsense, Commission Junction and ClickBank. Each method is completely free to set up and extremely easy to use. So lets me try and explain how each of the mediums creates an income for you.
Adsense: Google AdSense is an advertising medium that works via (PPC) Pay-Per-Click. So, for every person that clicks on your ad, which is displayed on your site. You are reward with an amount of money; each amount varies on what you’re advertising and who you’re advertising for.
Now, the beautiful thing about this method is Google automatically decides what ads to show on your site. Each ad is targeted to the content on your site, meaning there is no setting up for you to do. All you have to do is cut and paste the ad code onto your site and Google does the rest. For an example of a Google Ad, look towards the bottom of this article.
Commission Junction: Now, this is an extremely effective way to generate a great income. How it works is simple, you apply for the program, chose a publisher. Then display their ads on your site. It works best if you’re advertising something that fits with the theme of your site. So, say your site was based around music, then you’d advertise a music company. That being said, this method works by commission. You are rewarded for each user that signs up for a service or buys a product/item after having clicked on your ads.
Once a user has clicked on your ad, you’ll be rewarded with a commission; each commission varies via who you advertise and what the user buys. Now, the beauty of Commission junction is; whoever you advertise, they gives you free banners/text ads for you to display on your site. This makes selling their items extremely easy as well as almost effortless on your behalf. Sadly though, you do not get pay-per-click and users are less inclined to buy a product opposed to clicking on an ad.
ClickBank: This method works exactly the same as Commission Junction, you are rewarded by commission based on what you sell. The only difference between the two is that Commission Junction allows you to basically sell anything. When I mean “anything” I am referring to any product that can be used online, or at home. Whereas, ClickBank only allows you to sell information/digital products (products that can only be used on a computer). Also, unlike Commission Junction, ClickBank does not offer banners to help you sell the product.
So, as briefly explored above; there are 3 main methods that are used by website masters to generate an income. For more information on how to sign up for each program, visit the following links.