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How Do Websites Make Money?
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How do websites make money and most importantly can you do it yourself?

There are quite a few ways that websites can make money and yes it is entirely possible for anyone to make money by using on or more techniques to make a second income, or in some cases a very substantial main income.

I will list a few of them here to give you a few ideas if you would like to know more, after all there are very real benefits to be gained.

1)You can work from home in your own time of choosing

2)The income potential is huge. There really are internet millionaires out there.

3)It is not too difficult to do but does need hard work to succeed. Despite what you may read the secret to long term achievements is not there at the press of a button.

So then how do websites make money?

1)Direct advertising is the first thing that obviously springs to mind. You have a product to sell, the website becomes your on-line shop front and people come to you and buy your wares. Most major companies and indeed most companies full stop have a web presence and attract customers that way.

They do not have to be physical products either. There are down-loadable services fr e-books and information d also services such as for tradespeople, plumbers, electricians etc.

2)Placing adverts on the website. You will no doubt have seen the Google adverts which are displayed on many website. You will notice that there are some on this page that you are reading now. Every time a visitor to a site clicks on one of these adverts then Google will pay the site owner a commission. (they actually charge the advert creator more and that is one way Google makes millions in profit).

3)Sell products for other people. This involves promoting a product, getting visitors to click on a link to the products website and if the customer buys then the promoter earns commission. This is called affiliate marketing. Commissions vary considerably from around 5% that say Amazon would pay its affiliates up to 75% for some on-line down-loadable items.

Amazon is the biggest on-line retailer but many other companies use affiliates to promote for them.

The great thing about affiliate marketing is that someone else carries the stock, arranges the shipping and does the customer service bit.

4)A variation on affiliate marketing is called CPA which pays up if you can get someone to provide their details to the company you are promoting. This may be a small amount for just an E-mail address or much more for full details. This is quite common with credit card companies and insurance companies for example who pay when the customer applies for a quote online.

There are several other ways for a site to make money but how do websites make money with no visitors? The answer is of course that they do not. Traffic in the form of potential customers is essential to a website's money making activity.

There are several ways to attract visitors. These include articles which link to your site, regular useful blogs which gain a loyal following and straight informational sites which attract visitors. The trick is to be found by the search engines with Google being the market leader in this field. Get on the front page of Google for a search term and you will get visitors. Offer them what they are looking for and you should get sales.

So what kind of a site should you set up to make money. Personally I prefer to talk about a subject that I am personally interested in so my sites tend to be about make money training online or one of my favourite hobbies such as travel, wine making or food. You can write and promote whatever you want though. Affiliate Marketing is one of the harder subjects to get into because of the competition, as is weight loss promotion.

I hope that this has given you some ideas and if you are looking to make an income from a website then I hope that "How do Websites Make Money" has given you some inspiration.

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