Using a website to make money online has become one of the most popular ways nowadays. There are several ways you can make money with a website:
a) Sell your own products and services.
b) Sell other people’s stuff (affiliate program).
c) Join the Google AdSense program and start earning advertising revenue from your website.
The first and second ways take a lot of time and require experience and knowledge of Internet marketing. The third option is much easier and quicker to make money online. To start your AdSense campaign you need to first join the Google AdSense program. You don’t need a professional look or a fantastic site to sign up with the Google AdSense program. A clean and simple site will be good enough.
The content of your website can be any topic as long as it does not violate Google policies. You can read more about Google policies You can write a topic or subject that is related to your experience, area of expertise, interest, or background. If you are an expert at something you can make your content valuable and useful to others by providing advice and educational resources. If your interest and hobby are sports cars, you may introduce the latest models of sports cars and discuss some of the best tools for building sports cars. If you have no idea of what topic to write or have no interest at all in writing something, you still can own a money-making AdSense site. Your solution is to create a website solely to publish articles written by different authors. Just choose one topic or more and put several relevant articles for each topic and place your Google ads on each article page.
Build an AdSense site with minimum costing for a professional to build a site is expensive. Finding a freelancer to create a website will be much cheaper. However, employing a freelancer is still not the most effective way to minimize your cost. The best way to minimize cost is to use a free website builder to create a website. There are several free websites builder that s allow users to build a website without experience and technical knowledge. You can find these easy site builders by performing a search from major search engines like Google and Yahoo. With site builder, you can have a website or more absolutely free. You only pay for the domain name and website hosting.
Once you get your website launched. You’ll need to figure out how to drive visitors to your website. Your website will not generate income if no one visits your site. There are several ways to get targeted visitors/traffic to your site fast.
Pay-per-click (PPC) programs pay-per-click (PPC) programs allow you to bid for top-ranking positions on the keywords you have selected. When a visitor searches the keyword(s) you bid on and then clicks through to your site, you pay the amount you bid. The two most popular PPC programs are Google Adwords and Yahoo Search Marketing. However, it is costly to advertise on these two PPC search engines and probably you will face the problem of your AdSense earning can’t cover the advertising cost. Fortunately, there are other alternatives such as Bidvertiser.com, Adbrite.com, Findology.com, and so on.
I recommend you advertise with Bidvertiser.com and Adbrite.com at the beginning as they are much cheaper to advertise with compare to Google Adwords and Yahoo Search Marketing. Bidvertiser.com and Adbrite.com are not searching engines. When you sign up to advertise with them, they will distribute your contextual ads to the categories and websites within their network of your choice. You have no doubt will advertise on those categories and high traffic sites related to your website.
You should also consider selecting those unrelated categories as well because these categories could send you targeted visitors and increase your AdSense revenue. Don’t set your bid too high. Just anyway from 6 cents to 9 cents should be good enough to drive hundreds of targeted visitors to your site within few days. As long as the daily AdSense earning is greater than the daily advertising cost, you can continue your ad campaigns.
RSS advertising is a free way to gain more exposure for your website. By creating an RSS file and submitting it to those RSS directories and search engines, the links to the content in your website will appear in front of those who read information using RSS readers or news aggregators and as a result driving targeted visitors to your website. Need more explanations? You can go to Google and enter the search term ‘make an RSS feed’. You will find detailed explanations of RSS and step-by-step instructions on how to create an RSS file to increase your website traffic. Be patient, it will take you several days to learn and understand RSS. Some RSS sites also show an easy option to make RSS files without knowledge of HTML code by using free software tools.
Give away free content another free way to increase your website traffic is to write articles and submit them to free content websites. Your articles can drive thousands of visitors to your site within weeks if your content is impressive.
There are other effective ways to increase traffic for your website. You can find a ton of free information and resources about website marketing and promotion from search engines. The more traffic you can drive to your website the higher your AdSense earning will be.