If we already have website, now it is important to make it pay us. We could watch our bank balance fattens when our visitor count grows. Although we shouldn’t expect to get millions of dollars by the end of the year, it is more likely that we still have more than enough money by doing the right things. Because our website is just one among many millions out there, we should aim big by starting small. Many website owners are disappointed by their results, because they aim too big. There are many things we could do, one of them is by joining in affiliate programs. In fact, many companies allow us to sell their products through our website for specific amounts of fees. We could just simply put the link onto our website and it would pay us a percentage of what people buy. Amazon offers this kind of affiliate program and we could earn 5 percent of the order value. By having a popular website, it is more likely that we get more and more sales. Word of warning though, it is a bad idea to fill our website with so many advertising. People want to visit our website to read content and get information; not buy products.
There’s a good chance to make a lot of money through affiliate programs, but we won’t be able to achieve it if our website lacks content and looks cluttered. We should choose affiliates that match our website theme, so we may have products that people want, because they have similar preferences. It should be noted that affiliate programs only provide us with bits of money and to earn more than decent amount of cash, we should work harder and be patient. We may start to accumulate enough commissions once our website reaches 10,000 unique visitors each day. This will require some effort and it can’t be achieved with overnight. Some online retailers, such as Amazon could have a wide array of products and we could likely find more than a few products that fit our content. For example, websites about car enthusiasts could include a few relevant products that car enthusiasts will be more than willing to purchase. Instead of allowing Amazon choose products based on specific sub-categories, we could choose individual products that may encourage others to buy.
It should be noted that affiliate programs are free and we shouldn’t pay for them. If affiliate programs don’t match our preferences, we could choose other methods, such as pay per click, but again, we won’t gain enough income before we get thousands of unique visitors each day. PPC programs provide some commissions each time people click on our website. The registration process should be easy and at the end, we should make sure that we already have a website the people would love to read. We will be more likely to get approved if our website it nearly one year old and it contains many useful information, as well as good traffic.