For people who want to make real money from the Internet, having your own website is a great option to get started. It has become a common way to gain decent income that everyone would like to have and really looking for. And with the continual technological development it is not difficult for anybody who wants to set up his own website today, all what you need is a good idea of what your site would be about then you should get your domain name and a host server for it, and it will cost you little money to pay for that.
But before you establish your website it is important to have a good view of what you are going to write on your site, good content is very necessary for your site success because you need to build good audience for it and that requires quality topics, so you should be very knowledgeable about the field you are going to write about and know how to provide valuable information that your visitors will get benefit from it and that makes them willing to return for more and more useful content.
But there is a frequently asked question that people who are new to this business do, what am I going to write on my website? This is a very good question as it is necessary to be aware of what matters that people will be interested in and want to know about, things that many people are looking for and really need them. There are lots of subjects that you may write about, but before that you should know what choices are good for you, you need to have good knowledge about them and more importantly you should be passionate of them, if you do not, you will get bored quickly and lose your willing to carry on any more, and your writing won’t be alive and soulless, and your site visitors will feel that and they will not anymore be in favour with coming back to it.
So, there are some factors affect the success of your website
- The topic that your website is going to talk about, that must be something interests a big mass of people. no doubt that you will find so many people interested in fashion shows, sport events, finance and economy, celebrities news, movies, games, and beauty. But let’s ask, how many people are interested in the world of insects and want to know the manner of ants and how do they behave.
- The content of your website. After determining your website’s topics you should write good quality articles on it, they must contain useful information and must be well-written.
- Your writing style. Having good content and information is great, but it is significant how they are presented. People need information to be delivered in an easy and understandable way, no need for complicated terms and phrases.
We are going to talk about these factors in more details later, but now we need to know what the next step is.
Now you have your website alive and running well on the Internet, but you need people to know that it exists, but how can you do so. They will never know about it unless you tell them, so you need to find them, and inform them of your website. At this point you have many ways to promote your site, some are free, while others cost.
Some of no-cost ways is using social network sites such as facebook and twitter, all what you need is to create your page and invite friends to join you, and then put a link to your website, another way is using forums and share your opinions with people of the same concern, and put your site link at the end of your comments. You can also use article advertising, by writing some articles about topics related to your website content and locate your site link at the end of them. And one of very good ways is making some videos talking about the most important topics in your website and upload them to social media sites, you can also share them with your friends at other social websites. It is an effective way that strengthens the relationship between you and your audience.
At the other side there are some ways to advertise your website using advertising programs. This way costs some money, but fortunately you can control your daily, weekly or monthly cost, you can also control where you want your ads to appear to people looking for topics as those in your site, the best-known one is Google Adwords. Another way is buying links at other websites. Some sites offer links in return of some money per month, you can contact them and ask to put your link or banner at them.
Those are some of common ways to promote your website through the Internet, but still others are out there, we will talk about them in another post.
So, you have good traffic coming to your website every day, now you can monetize it and start earning some money. But how can you manage that? there are many ways to do so.
- You have a product or set of products you sell online, and there are many kinds of online products such as eBooks, software, games, videos, services, and much more.
- You promote other people’s products and earn commissions from every single purchase that is made through your site.
- Earn from contextual ads you put at your website, when your visitors click through them you get paid a percentage of the total cost of the ad. Google Adsense is the most often used.
- Offering ad spaces in your website is very good way, as you determine your charges, you can offer header banner and sidebar banners. Many advertisers are quite willing to target your audience.
- Writing articles and posts to review other people’s products and gain some money for every post.
This is a short list of online money making tactics, and new ways rise every now and then.
The value of your website will increase as it gets good ranking by search engines, and if you like to make a change from time to time, you can sell it for a price that is ten times its monthly revenue. And then start the whole process again.
When you have a clear look out there, you will realize why so many of the successful online money makers have their own websites.