Making money online is actually a very simple and straightforward process. Of course there is more than one way to make money online, but the way I’ll be describing here is probably the best for beginners. This method is making money by creating your own website and being an affiliate marketer.
Why is this the best way for someone just getting started?
- Very cheap to start-up and maintain.
- You don’t need to invest a lot of money so there is very little risk.
- You can make money by doing something you love. It can be a hobby, your passion, or one of your interests.
- You don’t need to have your own products to sell
- You don’t need to worry about dealing with customer service, shipping, and returns with affiliate marketing. The company takes care of all of that for you.
- It’s very easy to learn how to do.
So How Exactly Do you Make Money This Way?
There are 4 steps to making money online with a website.
- Choosing a Passion, Hobby, or Interest (Niche)
- Creating your Website
- Attracting visitors to your website
- Monetizing your website.
Let’s look at these steps in a little more detail.
Choosing a Passion
The first step to making money online is choosing a passion, hobby, or interest that you have. What do you love doing for fun? What kind of things are you into?
The reason why you want to choose a passion or interest that you have is because you’ll have fun talking about it on your website. And if you enjoy what you do, it won’t feel like work at all. You will also have lots of knowledge and experience about your passion.
This makes it easy for you to help people by giving them useful information about your passion. If you provide good information on your website, people will find your website one way or the other. So what is your passion?
If you want more information about choosing a topic for your website, go here: Choosing a Niche for your Website
Creating your Website – Connect With the World!
People with no experience and knowledge of websites and build one in a few minutes. The technology that we have today makes creating a website very easy. There are lots of options for creating a website, but I highly recommend WordPress. It is very easy to use and many professional bloggers use it. In fact, WordPress is the most popular blogging system, with over 60 millions websites created through them.
There is a lot of information out there about WordPress and building websites, so it’s hard to know where to start. I wrote a step-by-step guide for beginners on how to create a website that makes money online. You can check out that guide here: The No-Nonsense Guide to Making Money Online.
There are free websites available, but I would recommend you getting your own domain name and hosting service. A domain name is the actual name of your website. For example, “google.com” and “yahoo.com” are both domain names.
A website host is where you’ll put all of your website’s data. When you upload your website to a hosting service, you’re website will go “live” and people all over the world can read it. You can get more information about domain names and hosting services here: Choosing a Domain Name for your Website
Attracting Visitors to your Website
The heart and soul of any business is the customers. A website is no different. Generally speaking, the more visitors you have coming to your website, the more money you can make. So how do you attract visitors to your website?
Provide them with useful information that they are looking for.
You do this by writing good content for your visitors. For example, if you choose to create a website about “snowboarding for beginners,” think about the information your visitors would want. You could write about choosing the right equipment, how to prevent injury, beginners techniques, etc. All of these things are what beginners want to know.
What kind of things did you want to know when you were first starting out with your passion? What advice would you have liked to receive when you were just beginning? Write about topics people want to learn about and you’ll attract people to your website.
If you want to know more about bringing more people to your website as well as making money online, I highly recommend the Wealthy Affiliate Community. They have excellent step-by-step training and a wonderful community that answers your questions 24/7. It’s where I learned all about making money online.
Monetizing your Website
Ahh finally! The part where you get to make money. There are many ways you can make money with a website. Of course, you could sell a product or service, but I think most people out there don’t have a product or service to sell.
That’s where affiliate marketing comes in. Basically, affiliate marketing is you sending visitors to a company that you have partnered up with. If that person buys something, you’ll get a cut of the sales. There are thousands of companies looking for affiliates like you to promote their products.
You can also make money by placing ads on your website, asking for donations, and creating a paid membership area, but that’s not as easy as affiliate marketing. So as a beginner, I would go with affiliate marketing first, then explore other ways to make money as you gain more knowledge and experience. Check out the affiliate marketing page for more information.
Be sure to get your free starter account to the Wealthy Affiliate community and check out the training there. I known I must sound like a broken record, but I honestly believe that the community at Wealth Affiliate is by far the best way to find success making money online.
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below! Have an awesome day!