Making Money Online with Your Website

Today there are many ways you can make money online, and a lot of times all you need is a basic website or blog. If you think that making money online is going to be a quick and easy way to get rich then you are sadly
mistaken and you should never believe anyone who tells you that you can. These people are usually part of some scam and are usually trying to get money out of you before you realize what is going on.

Do not get discourage though because, yes, you can make a large amount of money off of the Internet and there are plenty of people who do this, but it does take a large amount of time and effort on your part to make that happen. In other words, the amount of money you do make solely depends on you and the amount of time you are willing to put into it. Depending on what your needs are, you can make money online several different ways by either; selling goods and services, becoming an affiliate, or signing up for adsense programs.

Whichever way you do decide to go, you should definitely look into Site Build It if you do not already have a website up and running. I say this because Site Build It is geared towards websites that are used for making money online, whether it be from adsense revenue, selling good and services, becoming an affiliate or all of the above. Unlike other website host providers Site Build It provides you with the resources, tools and guidance that teaches you how to generate traffic to your website, and in turn make a profit from your visitors. There are definitely other host providers out there that do a great job at hosting and helping create your site, but Site Build is highly recommended if you want to make money with your website.
Adsense Programs
Adsense programs like Google and Adbrite allow you to earn revenue through your website by allowing ad providers to place content associated ads on your website. This can most commonly be seen on the right side of many websites where it says "Ads by Google". Adsense programs are by far the easiest way to make money online and generate revenue from your website. All that must be done is to sign up for their free program, pick what types of ads you want displayed, and then past the code that they generate for you in the HTML source of your website, Thats It! Once this is done and you have published your site, ads will start showing up in the space you provided for them.
In order to make money off of these ads, visitors will need to click on them, which in turn will give you any where from $.10 to $3.00 depending on how much the advertisers wants to spend per click. Yes, this is not a lot of money on its own, but the more visitors your site has, the more potential clicks your ads may get and the more revenue you can earn. In order to generate a large profit from adsense programs you are going to need to learn how to attract visitors through SEO tactics.
Becoming an Affiliate
An Affiliate Marketer is someone who refers their site or blog visitors to different website companies that sell a certain product or service. If a referral ends up purchasing the product or service then the owner of the website that referred them will receive commission form the sale. If you do not have a website that sells a particular product then becoming an affiliate marketer is probably the best way to make money online and potentially earn a large income. There are many affiliate marketers who have quit their normal 9 to 5 jobs because they end up making more money off of their affiliate commissions. Basically all you need in order to become an Affiliate is a basic informational website or blog, and know how to get your website ranked high with search engines like Google and Yahoo. The more visitors you have the more commissions you can potentially earn from those visitors.
The trick to becoming a successful Affiliate Marketer is you must choose a subject for your website or blog that you are interested in and feel confident writing rich and informative content about.
For an example: lets say you enjoy paintballing, so you start up an information website or blog on paintballing that includes tips, techniques and tells you everything you need for starter equipment.
Once this is done you can go to websites like and to search for affiliate programs to sign up for that relate to the content of your website. Most affiliate programs are free to sign up for and only require you to register some personal information as well as your email address. After this you will be provided with you own personal affiliate link ID that you can start adding to your site so your visitors can click on it and purchase their products. Once this is done, your affiliate link ID will be recorded with the sale and you will receive your commissions through the mail or Paypal.

Remember though, if you want to be a successful Affiliate Marketer and make money online, you are going to need to; learn how to generate large amounts of traffic to your website, receive a high page rank with search engines, and invest a lot of personal time and effort. Once you get your website established things do become easier but you will always have to work at it in order to maintain your level of success.
Selling Goods and Services
Selling goods and services can be broken down into several different categories. These categories include: Traditional Selling, E-Goods, Drop Shipping, and Auction Style. Traditional Internet selling of goods and services is pretty self explanatory. It is were you provide a good or service that you have in stock or have developed and want to reach a wider customer basis. Almost all of these websites will be equipped with a shopping cart and check-out process where you can pay by Credit Card, Debit Card or Paypal directly form their website. A large example of this would be Best Buy, but any smaller or "mom and pop" business can accomplish this through website creation tools that many hosting sites now provide.
An E-Good or Electronic Good is some sort of digital product that can be transfered or downloaded off a website from the Internet. Selling E-Goods is different from the traditional selling of goods and services because you do not have a limit on your inventory. Actually, your inventory can be endless depending on how many times you wish to sell your electronic goods. Another positive aspect of selling E-Goods is there are no costs when it comes to shipping and inventory space for your product because it's all electronic. This can greatly reduce your overhead expenses and free up money for other aspects of your Internet business.
Drop Shipping
Drop Shipping is vastly becoming more and more popular due to outsourcing and the fact that there is little, if any, risk to the seller. Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the seller does not keep goods in stock, but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to the supplier. The supplier then ships the goods directly to the customer without the seller even seeing the product. Basically all you need to start Drop Shipping is a website that promotes the product and a ordering system that sends the customers orders to the supplier. The sellers then make their profit on the difference between the wholesale and retail price.
Auction Style
Action Style is another popular way to sell goods and services, (mainly goods), over the Internet because their is a great chance to make a larger profit and you already have a central location of customers. The most popular example of an Auction Style website is eBay, where businesses and people can put goods up for sell to the highest bidder. Also with this method you do not even need a website of your own. All you need to do is make a free account with Ebay and you can start selling your product immediately to millions of potential customers. You can even go as far as to start an Ebay store, where buyers can browse other items you may have up for auction.