10+ Ways On How To Make Money Online From A Website (All Legit)

10+ Ways On How To Make Money Online From A Website
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Are you looking for ways on how to make money online from a website?

When it comes to finding ways on how to make online income from your website, the best thing I have realized is to use a variety of different strategies.

Owning your own website means you have all the freedom with how you can turn it into a profit.

Like this website, myaffiliatediary.com uses different ways to make an income for me.

However, every site needs to be treated differently. It sometimes takes a while to work out what is best for your own website. If something doesn’t work, try something else. Just don’t give up. Find the right ways for you.

Here is my top 10+ list on how to make money online from a website:

1. Create a Blog.

Blogging, for me, is the number one way to make a profit from a website.

Do you know that through blogging, there are people who made their website into huge companies? Examples are the Huffington Post, Techcrunch, Mashable, and a lot more.

But just to give you a heads-up, with a blog, it is important to have a long-term vision, because you won’t make money right away. You have to build your website by writing more posts, get more traffic, and then eventually start creating income.

If blogging is something you have in mind, read my article: How to start blogging for beginners?

2. Promote Services/Products as an Affiliate.

Promoting products can be a great way to earn income. An affiliate site is built upon recommending or reviewing certain products. The reader buys that particular product through your link, then you will receive a commission.

Read more on How to become an affiliate marketer online?

There`s so much potential on creating an income through affiliate marketing. There have been multi-million dollar sites based on affiliate revenue alone.

When you are creating an affiliate website you can base your revenue on recommending and reviewing products. Or, you can even integrate affiliate marketing into an existing blog by showcasing resources you recommend.

For example, let`s say you have a site that`s dedicated to the health of women over 50 years of age. Every time you create a post and mention a relevant product, include an affiliate link.

3. Build an eCommerce Website.

Lately, eCommerce sites have been exploding in popularity in recent years. With the prevalence of easy-set-ups such as WordPress and WooCommerce, creating such websites couldn’t be easier.

There are two different methods of running a successful online store:

Creating and selling a physical product to a targeted group of buyers. This is when you are purchasing cheaper goods manufactured, repackaging them, and selling them at a markup. This can be very successful, but it does require dedication and willingness to develop and promote the products.

Another method is an option of reselling popular overseas products. This method involves sourcing a popular product from a platform like Alibaba, repacking the product, and selling it through your own storefront. Or you can employ a popular method called drop shipping, where the manufacturer handles it for you.

4. Create and Sell a Digital Course

If you have valuable knowledge that you can offer, and you think that someone can buy it, this can be a good way to create an income through your website.

Digital courses can be produced in a lot of different formats, from simple PDF downloads, all the way up to self-produced video courses that have dozens of hours of content.

Creating online courses can be a very powerful path. Since it is under your control, there`s no limit to how much money you can create.

5. Sell Advertising Space

Maybe you have seen sites that use advertising through their content. Sometimes the ads are intrusive, but other times they integrate naturally with the content.

Monetizing your site via advertising is usually reserved for when your site is receiving a large volume of traffic. The amount you`ll get paid will depend upon the network, but usually, you`ll get paid based upon the number of impressions or clicks.

An example of this is Google Adsense. With Google Adsense, you apply to the network, and when approved, you can start adding ads to your site. Typically, the payout of Adsense ads won’t be great unless your traffic is in the millions of visitors per month.

If you don’t want to work with an ad network, you also have the ability to sell advertising yourself. If you have a niche audience, this can be a pretty lucrative option.

You also have an option of creating sponsored content. This is where a company will pay you to create sponsored content and you post the content on your site.

6. Sell your Services

Nowadays, selling services from your website is one of the fastest ways to make a profit.

You can create a website about a certain niche that contains useful and helpful information. A niche that you are actually doing as a profession. Such as if you are a Massage therapist, you will create a website about holistic wellness. If you are a blogger, you can offer them services like freelance writing.

Having your own website can be very helpful in this situation. It will be your marketing platform.

7. Sell Paid Directory Listings

This is something not common, but it should be a smart way to sell advertising. So, instead of putting ads on your sidebar, you have a directory on your blog where you link to different company`s websites in your industry and charge a premium for the listing.

In some ways, this is actually beneficial to your readers. For example, you have a website about becoming a singer. In the directory could be a section for singing classes or singing coaches, where they pay you to list their services.

8. Create a Job Board

People looking to hire someone will post a job on your board and readers will apply for the job. This is a great method to monetizing a website which I have seen done by a lot of authority websites.

But of course, you need to promote your job board, and you will want to use some of your advertising space to promote the job board so that readers will see it and apply for jobs.

9. Email Marketing

This is also one of the most powerful ways to make an income.

Building an email list can make you a lot of money, help you build a solid brand and of course help readers come back to your site, time after time.

You can do several things on email marketing. You can send direct emails for promotions, deliver free reports, and ways to give you leads and finally for conversion.

Email marketing, if done correctly can be a good way to make money through your website.

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10. Sell your Website

This may become your favorite if done correctly.

Selling your website can make you a lot of money. It can be your retirement fund, whatever it is, it can be a great way to get a large lump sum of cash.

Typically, websites sell for 12-14 months revenue, however, if your site is old, and it has something unique about it and already has authority, then you can expect any figure you want. But I have seen blogs that even if they are already that old, it didn’t even make $100th a year.

If you really work hard on your website, it will really pay off. But if you sell your website, you will lose an asset or an income stream. So, you better think twice when you sell your website.

and the PLUS:

There are still other ways to make money online from a website, such as:

  • Host webinars.
  • Start publishing a book.
  • Offer live training and workshops.
  • Buy and sell domain names.
  • Sell Stock Photos and Footage.
  • Selling your own crafts.
  • Start making videos for youtube.
  • Become a virtual assistant.
  • and so many more.

My Final Thoughts

My point really here is to let you know that there is really a big opportunity in having your own website. It has lots of potentials and truly is a way to make money online. Whether you just want to make an extra couple a hundred bucks a month or start a new career. It is all up to you.

Don’t let the list I have mentioned overwhelmed you, but instead ask yourself if this is something you like to do. Take an inventory of your existing skills and see how you can apply them to one of the opportunities on the list above.

Remember, this is just like any way of earning money. It needs dedication and persistence, you will get there.

By the way, do you already have a website?

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Do you have any thoughts about the list I have mentioned above? Do you have any other ways on how to create an income from a website? Please feel free to share in the comments below.

All the best!

12 Comments on “10+ Ways On How To Make Money Online From A Website (All Legit)”

  1. Lots of great ideas on how to make money from a website, and I see people really using these methods every day so I fully understand where you are coming from with this post on 10 ways to make money online with one. It really is up to your imagination and skill set, plus your drive.

    The nice thing is that you can pick and choose one or more that you may feel more comfortable using, i.e. blogging or affiliate marketing, etc. If you want you can use all of the methods you mention, there are no limits. In the four years that I have been working online, I have seen many success stories, and have had success myself.

    If an old guy like me (almost 63 now!) can do this stuff anyone can. It is only limited by what your mind limits it to, the opportunities are there…I use drop shipping (e-commerce), blogging, affiliate marketing, selling of my own products and services, and even offer consulting services for offline businesses to help them leverage the power of their websites/online presence.

    As you say, there is a big opportunity, and it keeps growing. Saturation is not a problem, more and more of commerce is moving online, and this trend will continue into the foreseeable future. The time to get started with a website is now, today, do not wait one day longer! Great post, a good read, and full of actionable recommendations! Thanks!

    1. You are definitely right Dave, having an online business has so much potential. If anyone reads this post, I hope they will use this information to take advantage of this opportunity.

      Thank you for your comment.  All the best!

  2. These are some fantastic ways to make money from a website. I personally like and have gotten more visitors overall from building a youtube channel and you can combine it with affiliate marketing for good results. Have you made money from your website and which of these has made you the most money overall?

    1. So far, there are two websites which are generating for me continuous income: e-commerce and an affiliate website. I still have some websites in the making, as I am really trying to build ways to create multiple income streams.

      Thank you for your comment Jon, all the best!

  3. This was such a great read for me, I’m totally new to website building and blogging and this article has really given me somegood ideas. Thank you


  4. Hi!

    This is such a great post.

    Very informative and very smart. I am taking notes on how I could improve mine.
    I think this is clever and will entice readers to keep reading to the end. Your tips are brief and straight to the point, in which a lot of readers will appreciate.

    I wish you more blessings on your online endeavors. We all know the internet is not going anywhere any time soon so we might as well have ourselves a piece of that pie.

    Have an awesome weekend and thank you for this list! It can really inspire people.

    1. Hi Migzz, thank you for your comment. I am very glad this can help you in your journey as an affiliate marketer.
      All the best!

  5. Working online is always a challenge. There are so many different options that one can pursue. This list works as a great starting point for people researching the many options.

    Once one becomes comfortable with the online world and the different options. There really some great opportunities. One can many a living working online as long as they stay current with the changes, after all, it is technology.

    Another thing one should keep in mind. If one project works today, it may fall short tomorrow. That is one of the pitfalls, however. Making sure you continually follow the changes and have a buffer for those time when things fall short.

    Another good option you do not mention. Instead of blogging, there is vlogging on platforms like YouTube. People are making millions on Youtube by adding a few short silly videos and promoting products along the way.

    This is a great place for people to start. They need to listen to the information you shared.

    1. Hi Ken, thank you for sharing your thoughts about this article.
      Having your own online business, just like any other business, takes your dedication and focus. Once you start earning a passive income, you really do not stop there. The more you work hard for it, maintaining your online business and at the same time keep updating it.
      Vlogging is also a very good way to create lead and passive income.
      All the best!

  6. That is pretty brilliant, and as a blogger I can fully confirm that all of the mentioned can be fully implemented from a WordPress powered blog!

    Blogging might be one of the choices where more work is required to begin with, but it is by far the best. Later once that site is built it get much easier, just a case of maintaining it. I consider starting a blog like starting an engine – it takes more energy to get going that it does to keep it running! once started…and that blog is earning money…just have to keep it making money! It gets very passive often us bloggers end up starting another!.

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