Now you got a good looking website. It is time for monetization. There are hundreds of ways to monetize your website and in this post, will go deeper into that topic.
1. Google Adsense. If you had been a webmaster for one year, you’ve probably know Google Adsense. This is actually a targeted advertising program from the number one search engine. You can monetize the website by placing ads on your website, and those ads are from the Google Adwords program itself. Keep in mind that you need to comply with Google Adsense Term Of Service, otherwise you will be banned.
2. Bidvertiser. If you don’t like Adsense, then I highly recommend Bidvertiser. Just like Google Adsense, Bidvertiser also places ads on your website, but even better with fewer restrictions when compared to Google Adsense. All the advertisers are ranked by using the bidding system, meaning if you are writing a topic in a niche with high paying keywords, you will stand a chance to make lots of money for each click. You don’t need to wait months to get paid with Bidvertiser. Once you’ve accumulated $10 into your account, then you are qualified to get paid via Paypal.
3. Kontera. While Adsense is about placing text ads on your website, Kontera actually highlights certain phrases in the website and turn it into a link, that is an ad. This is another form of contextual advertising and very powerful if you want to monetize the website with advertising and not affiliate links.
4. Clickbank. Clickbank is one of the largest online marketplaces for digital products, mainly ebooks, and software. You can sell all kind of eBooks or software from various topics, mainly the health niche or business to a business topic. If you are into an affiliate program, I highly recommend Clickbank due to high commission percentage. While you can also sell eBooks from Amazon Kindle, the overall profit from Clickbank is much higher.
5. Amazon Associates. Unless if you live under the rock in the past few years, you’ve probably heard about Amazon. While this online store gets started only by selling books back in 1998, Amazon is getting bigger and better every day by selling Kindle eBooks, toys plus much more, just like an ordinary retail store. The commission percentage from Amazon could vary from 4% to 8% depending on the products and niches. Highly recommended if you are looking for less competitive niches to monetize your website.
6. Selling your website. If your website only has traffic, but you don’t know how to monetize it, then consider selling your website on Flippa. Flippa is the marketplace to sell your online properties like a website, domain name or smartphone apps. Make sure that you include important selling points, such as total revenue, total traffic plus Google Analytics stats into the marketplace so that the buyer will understand its value.
All of the above are some of the suggestions to monetize your own website. However, keep in mind that you cannot make the money out of your website without traffic. If you are looking for ways to increase traffic, then read this post.