Your website or blog showcases your business or idea to the rest of world. You put lots of efforts in building that dream website so that it can draw audience and get huge traffic. But in addition to getting that traffic, if you can get some rewards in the form of money from your blog that you started out as a hobby or leads that convert from your business website, nothing can beat it!

However, to reap the rewards from your website/blog, you need to have patience. Also, some planning in the right direction may help you to monetize your website or blog sooner than expected.

And hence, this post 🙂 . Here are 5 ways that you can use to make money from your site or blog.

1) Go for Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertisements

As per Wikipedia, “PPC is defined simply as “the amount spent to get an advertisement clicked.”

Putting up PPC ads on your site let you earn money from your site’s traffic easily, as you get paid every time a visitor clicks on an ad on your site. Google AdSense is the best way to monetize by displaying relevant advertisements on your website or blog. You’ll get paid by the advertisers for each click on their advertisement.

Few other popular sites from which you can get the PPC ads are: Bidvertiser, Clicksor, Chitika and AdToll.

2) Do Affiliate Marketing

You can sign up for affiliate program of any company to earn pretty cash from your site. By becoming a company’s affiliate, you advertise it on your website through various modes-banners, ads, links etc. Whenever a site visitor will click on the sponsored ads/links and will make a purchase (via your site link) then advertiser will pay you a fixed amount for each purchase.

This is the easiest way to make money as you just have to refer the links to your friends and the more they’ll buy, the more you’ll earn.

Learn some amazing tips to make maximum money from an affiliate program.

3) Try out Cost Per Mille (CPM) Advertisements

In Latin, mille means thousands. The CPM advertisements let you make money only when your ads get minimum one thousand impressions (page views). In case, you are having a blogging site with huge fan-following, then you can get benefited with CPM ads displaying on your blog. How much you’ll earn is totally dependent on the cost of the advertisement which advertiser offers to you. You can get the CPM or CPT (cost per thousand) ads on AdBrite and ValueClick Media.

4) Promote your website or blog

Whether you are a blogger or a business website owner, you should spend quality time on making strategies to promote your website or blog. How much you’ll earn from your website/blog completely depends on the time and hard work you have put into marketing your website. Read three important online-marketing strategies:

  • Send e-mails and newsletters to your customers regularly

Most big companies use e-mail marketing to be in touch with their customers. Try sending e-mails and monthly newsletter to your customers on regular basis to keep them engaged with your site.

  • Project yourself as a pro in your field

Start a blog and provide your audience with the information they need. Just ensure that you create original and engaging content, which will not only increase traffic but will also help with your site’s SEO.

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  • Use online directories to promote your site

There are a number of online directories that are widely used for promoting websites. You simply need to list your website in those directories to get more audiences. This also enhances your site’s SEO.

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5) Provide your website’s users regular RSS Feed

Yes, you can benefit by feeding regular RSS to your audiences. You can display sponsored advertisements or banners on your RSS feed. You can go on any RSS feed generator site and can easily choose the adverts there.

These are some basic tips you can use to monetize your website or blog. If you wish to know more, or have some feedback, use the comment section below 🙂

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