How To Make A Website And Make Money Off It
by Richard Adams
Increasingly learning how to make a website is getting easier and easier thanks to new pieces of software being introduced on a regular basis.
For example, you can use Google's Blogger service to set up a free blog in a matter of minutes. Their set up wizard will guide you through selecting a template to use and color schemes so you can come out the other side with a perfectly functional and respectable website with no expense.
As I'm sure you can imagine, there are limitations on such a setup and so many people opt instead to build their own website. It's possible for under $5 or so a month ot have your own website with your own website address and so really look like a professional.
Having your own website address helps to brand your site, helps in achieving decent search engine rankings and finally makes it easier for visitors to come back again. In general, advertisers, as we will cover in just a few minutes, are more likely to advertise on professional-looking sites and so it may well be easier ot make money from making your own website too.
To make a website I suggest getting hold of some software that will make the whole process a lot easier. Microsoft have a package called Front Page which is very popular as is Dreamweaver though it is considerably more expensive and difficult to use.
Finally you can use online design tools. These website making packages generally come with everything you need included in one useful package - your website address, web hosting account, web design software and so on, but tend to be far more expensive than any other option as you are paying for the convenience more than anything else.
So now you know the basics of how to make a website let's take a look at some options to help yo make money off it.
Adsense is Google's own advertising network. Mainly offering text ads like you see down the right hand side of Google when you do a search, together with limited numbers of image ads the Adsense program is often the first place bloggers start to monetize their site.
The beauty of Adsense is the ease of use. You sign up for an account, and after you get approval by Google, you can select from a range of different sized ad boxes (so there is a solution for virtually every website) and paste the code into your blog.
As soon as you've done this, Google will automatically work out what your website is about and start displaying adverts that are relevant to your target audience.
Then whenever someone clicks one of your adverts, you make money.
Sell Advertising -
When you start getting decent numbers of visitors you will be able to sell advertising to companies looking to connect with just your sort of visitors. If you run a website on dog training, then companies offering dog training classes and products are obvious potential advertisers for you and could earn you considerable sums of money.
Affiliate Products -
You can promote the products of another company on your website, and if and when one of your visitors buys from that company, you will earn a commission on what they spend.
There are affiliates making hundreds of thousands of dollars each month so there is a huge potential here to make money.
Personally I would suggest you get Adsense implemented on your website early on then spend some time learning how to make money off affiliate marketing so you're earning while you're learning.
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