Designing, maintaining, and managing a website takes up your time, effort, and resources. Even if you’re not updating the website regularly, you do need to pay for hosting. And it’s only fair that your website makes money for you to break even! And then isn’t it the ultimate plan to make money while you’re asleep?
There are a lot of ways for you to make money off your website but we have picked the most convenient and practical solutions that you can actually follow and get started today! These are a great way to generate passive revenue and let your website work for you!
1. Affiliate Marketing.
As a website owner, you can use your website to become an affiliate for tools and services that are relevant to the web design industry. These are products that you can promote to your friends, colleagues, and clients, and when a sale is made you will receive a commission. There are many reputable affiliate programs for website owners that you can join.
2. Display Ads.
Displaying ads on your website is a great way to generate that extra revenue. While it may not generate a very high income, if you collaborate with like-minded, trusted companies, it can definitely be a good option. But where do I find advertisers for my website? This is a question that we get asked often, and here are some ad platforms that you can check out and list your website as a publication that accepts advertisers.
If your website is functional, responsive, and has a steady inflow of daily visitors, you won’t find it difficult to get a new advertiser. As the advertising companies are constantly looking to get in front of their ideal audience.
A second option to display ads on your website is with Google ads. You need a Google account to set up AdSense on your website, phone number, mailing address and a with just a little code entered in your website, you can start earning money with Google ads.
3. Digital Products.
Why sell products as an affiliate and earn only a commission when you can more than double your income by selling your own products? Think about it, if you are earning a commission by selling a plugin for another company, how would you like to create the plugin on your own and keep all the earnings with you?
Digital products such as WordPress plugins, eBooks, courses, UX/UI frameworks are always in demand, and creating such products that add value to your audience is a great way to earn that extra cash. In fact, this option can be a potential business idea to make some serious money.
4. Accept Donations.
Okay, so now you’re thinking who will send donations to a blog website or a commercial website? But, if your audience genuinely feels that your content has continually added value to their life and their work, then the least they can do is “buy you coffee” And trust us, a lot of your visitors might feel that way, it’s more like supporting your work than donation really.
5. Flip Websites.
If you ever feel like your website has served its purpose for you, or if you see it generating steady income, you can earn more from it by selling the website completely. Yes! You can list your website on platforms such as Flippa which is a marketplace to buy and sell websites. Just earn money by creating successful websites and earning money by selling them off.
6. Sponsored Content.
Every company is trying to get in front of their niche audience, and while there are a lot of available options like Facebook ads, Google ads, etc. they can sometimes become too expensive. Thus, sponsored posts are a great way for these companies to reach their target audience with the added advantage of not being limited by a few lines.
You can collaborate with companies within your niche and publish sponsored posts on your website, a simple, straightforward method to earn money through your website. What’s even better? The companies send the write-up to you so you don’t really have to spend that extra time creating a new post.
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