How to Make Money With a Content Web Site
Content is king on the Internet today and there can be much more to it than just
throwing up a bunch of articles on your web site and hoping that you receive a ton of
traffic from the search engines. The purpose of taking all of that time to create a
content web site in the first place is to create a site that is an authority site in
whatever specific niche that you have the most interest.
When your site becomes an authority site in your niche, your traffic will increase
automatically. For one thing, people will automatically link to your website as a
reference site. In order for this to happen, your web site can't be created from spammy
"software spun" articles stuffed with keywords. No one will link to those kinds of sites
other than to tell people to avoid them. The content on your site must:
1. provide value,
2. solve a problem,
3. answer a question,
4. be a one-stop resource for general information in the niche of your choice,
5. be trustworthy
Even before your web site has become established as an authority site, you can begin
making money with your web site. You can earn revenue with a number of different revenue
streams that are available. You can earn revenue with adsense, by promoting affiliate
products, selling ad space on your website, selling your own products and services, or
using your site to generate leads to sell to other business in your niche. Each method has
a different strategy, but you can use multiple strategies on your website to maximize the
traffic you get to your website.
The easiest thing to do first on your website, is to place adsense and text link ads on
your content pages. You can begin making some immediate income using this method, however
unless you are receiving a minimum of 200-300 unique visitors a day, don't expect to be
able to earn a life-status changing amount of money with adsense. In the beginning, you
could make enough to probably pay for your hosting and paying for someone to write
articles for you. The same goes for the text link ads. One of the text link ad programs
that are available is Kontera, and now Amazon has a text link ad program.
The next step would be to pick a well paying affiliate program and promote that on your
website. You can easily do this by writing an article related to the affiliate program and
placing your affiliate link in the article. A good place to start for most beginners is
Clickbank. There is an information product in just about every niche that you could
promote in Clickbank.
Another thing you can do to promote your affiliate product is to write a review about
the affiliate product you are promoting. Make it a genuine review, so it should be a product
you have used before and have had a good experience with it. If your visitors feel as if
you are gaming them through great reviews of crappy products, then you won't build up an
authority site. Another feature of authority sites is that they have integrity to them.
People trust authority sites, so your site should be trustworthy.
These steps are a good place to start. Once you have implemented these methods to where
you are making a good monthly income, you will want to begin to explore other areas of
generating income with your authority web site such as lead generation, and selling your
own products / services.
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