Possibly the easiest way to start earning from your website is by using Google AdSense, which provides revenue on a pay-per-click basis. Just sign up for an account with them and once approved, you can choose display their ads on your page. You can choose to let Google put up any advertisements or you can customize the look and size of them yourself. Matching the colours of the ad to your website makes it looks slightly less out of place and could potentially improve the amount of clicks you receive.
As with any ads, don’t overfill your page with ads, people may want to actually access your content without being prompted to shoot iPhones with a pellet gun. Also, be sure to read the terms and conditions of AdSense, which states you can’t have any competing products also advertised on the same web page, persuade your viewers to click the ads or click your own ads, but surely you’re not that desperate?
You can also sell ad-space to specific companies at a fixed rate cost per month, not from the amount of clicks they receive. Just make sure these advertisements aren’t promoting spam.
2. Sell Products.
Another popular form of moneymaking online is selling your products. You hear about E-books all the time so what’s stopping you from making the next one? Once you’ve decided on a product, or products, to sell, you need to think about how much you’re going to charge and whether your viewers will actually be interested in purchasing them. Try offering a sample of the product for free. Also let people know if you’re prepared to offer them a full refund within so many days. This makes the potential buyer more inclined to purchase because they know there’s a risk free aspect.
3. Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate marketing is the process of advertising other people’s products or getting people to advertise your own. I’d suggest first creating a free account with ClickBank as an affiliate. Once signed up, you can browse the marketplace for products to advertise. You should advertise products related to your website for a better chance of your viewers clicking them. If someone does decide to purchase an item through your website, they will be taken to a referral URL where you’ll get paid a percentage of commission for selling their product.
If you choose not to purposely monetize your site, you could include a donation page when people can contribute any amount of money to you for all your hard work. If you’ve set up a PayPal account, they provide donation buttons which you can display on your page which is automatically linked to your account.
5. Market your services.
Your blog doesn’t just have to make money online. What services could or do you provide in real life? It’s your own blog so you can essentially market your services for free. Good luck!