Top 15 Ways To Make Money From Your Website

If you are running a website, you might be looking for different ways to make money from your website. The good news is making money online is easy these days as you have lots of different options to monetize your blog. I have seen many bloggers who quit blogging on the midway because their approach was not good. They did not monetize their website properly. In this article, I will talk about different ways to make money from your website. The key point here is – Understand your website traffic and analyze it properly and then choose effective way depending upon your website niche and behavior of your visitors.

15 Ways To Make Money From Your Website


Below are the some of the quick ways to make money from your website.

1) Join an Advertisement Network:

The easiest way to make extra money from your website is to join an advertising network and then show their ads on your blog. Choosing an ad network might be a tricky task. There are many ad networks available in the market based on CPM, CPC, In-text advertising etc. Analyze and try different ad networks to see which turn out best for you.

CPM – You are paid according to the number of times the advertiser’s banner is displayed on your site. The amount you earn is typically calculated based on the number of thousand impressions of the banner (impressions = number of times the banner is displayed), often abbreviated CPM (cost per thousand, with the M being the Latin numeral for thousand). That is, $10 CPM means that you get paid $10 for 1,000 displays of the banner.

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CPC – Under CPC scheme, you are only paid when visitors click the advertiser’s banner on your site. The amount paid is usually higher than the pay per impression scheme. A high traffic site will probably enjoy a higher click rate than a lower traffic site although you will probably get better results if your banners are carefully selected to suit the target audience of your site. You can show ad banners above the fold, between posts to get maximum CTR.

Note: If you want to join CPC ad network, try Google Adsense, Chitika (Discontinued now), BidVertiser etc.

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In-Text Advertising – In-text adverting networks like Infolinks will place sponsored links inside your text. These links come with a double underline or dashed underline to differentiate them from normal links, and once the user rolls the mouse over the link the advertising will pop. Should the user click on it the site owner will make some money.

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2) Join an Affiliate Program

Affiliate Marketing is another efficient way to make money. This is a proven way of monetizing a blog and almost all bloggers start out this way. All you need to do is join an Affiliate program like ShareASale, Cuelinks, or vCommission and market their products and services on your site. This works on CPL and CPS basis. CPL is Cost Per Lead (Lead can be anything whether any visitor watches promoted videos, signs up to the merchant, complete one survey etc). CPS is Cost Per Sale (Whenever your visitor makes a purchase you will receive a commission). Though it is difficult to get conversion but once you promote any sale you get high commission.

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3) Email Marketing

There are some bloggers who make money through email marketing. They do not advertise or sell any advertise products on their blog. They build an email list by collecting the email address of their visitors and readers and enable them to come up with a solid list of prospective buyers for whichever product you are promoting. You can build and manage list using any of these , Once you have a large list you can send promotional emails to your email list and make money. But never bombard your readers with lots of emails. Send 1-2 weekly mail with offers you need to provide them with a link to a product or service you are selling.

Note: Few popular tools (both free & premium) are – ConvertKit, MailChimp , Aweber , MailOptin (10% off with Coupon – 10PERCENTOFF), MailerLiteOptinMonster for your email marketing campaign.

4) Selling ad spaces on your website

You can also sell ad spaces from your website in order to make money fast online. You can always find advertisers under your website niche who are willing to promote their product on your website and in return pay you. You can either reach out to the other advertisers directly or you can make use of networking sites like BuySellAds and connect with the potential marketers. You can create a separate page where you can mention about advertising space that you can provide along with charges that you want in return. E.g. Start with an Introduction about you and your website what is it all about. Also, mention your website stats such as monthly visits and page views and provide sufficient information to advertisers. Then, at last, you can mention about ad spaces that are available on your website such as –

728*90 — Header – $$$

468*60 — Below Post Title – $$$

300*250 – Sidebar – $$$

5) Selling your own products

You can always join an affiliate program and sell merchants’ products and services. But it will be good if you start selling your own products. It is more profitable and can help you to make money. If your website is about SEO or WordPress or Affiliate Marketing then you can create a “How To” e-book and sell it online through your website. Similarly, if your website is about cooking, create a cooking e-book. You can also sell physical products from your website. You just need to configure PayPal or any payment gateway to charge the fee for your products and services.

6) RSS Feed Ads

Website owners have started to find ways to monetize new content distribution channel such as RSS technology. FeedBurner already has its own publisher network, and you can sign-up to start money by displaying CPM based advertising on your feed footer. Bidvertiser recently introduced an RSS feed ad option as well, with a PPC scheme.

7) Offering services to your readers:

Some of the services which most bloggers can offer to make money include – article writing, SEO services, blog designing, WordPress installation and much more. If you have creative writing skills then you can start making e-books for other people at high rates.

8) Related posts

Selling related posts is a relatively new way of earning money. Instead of inter-linking your own related blog posts, you can link to paid posts. You can use a plugin such as Shareaholic which combines your own related posts with paid ones. Popular related post advertising companies are Disqus, Outbrain, Taboola etc.

9) Start a Membership Program:

A membership program implies a paid forum where special contents are made available only for the members. You can set reasonable charges to let your visitors join as members to your forum and then provide additional facilities and services to them in return.

10) Paid Surveys and Polls

There are many companies that will help you to make money online fast to run a small survey or poll on your website. You can sign up with them, and select the kind of polls that you want to run your site. Most of these services operate under a CPM model. An example of such service is Vizu Answers.

11) Writing Paid Reviews:

There are many companies who would readily send you free products for a review. You can write a review on their product or service and in return, those companies would pay you a decent sum to get their free product reviewed. You can also write sponsored posts on your website. It is somewhat similar to writing paid reviews but instead of writing a review, you need to use the name of their product in your post.

12) Creating a conference on the website

If your website takes off and becomes an authority on its niche, you could create a conference around it. Depending on the size of your audience, the event could attract thousands of people, and you could make money directly from conference passes and sponsors.

13) Donations

It may look weird but placing a “Donate” link or button on a website can be an efficient way to earn money, especially if your blog is a niche where readers learn and gain value from your content. There are many plugins available that enable you to insert a customized message at the bottom of each article, asking the readers to chip in for a beer or coffee.

14) Education programs

Education is one of the biggest industries in the world. People are willing to pay for someone or something that will teach them and give them knowledge. You can create an educational program related to the niche of your website. It will be a very profitable job and can earn you a handsome income.

15) Sell Your Website

If you have tried all the possible ways to make money from your website but are not able to get success with it, you can sell your website. You can use Flippa, We Buy Websites, FEinternational etc to bid and sell your website. Keep in mind that the most used parameters to determine the value of a website is the monthly revenue that it generates, multiplied by a certain number. So, the main problem with selling your site is deciding when to do it. If you sell it too soon, you might be earning less. If you sell it too late, you may receive less money than you like. The ideal situation is to sell when your website’s income stabilizes for a few months.

Do let me know if I could include any other best ways to make money free online. I will add that to this list. Do share your feedback and views on this 🙂

Mohit Arora: @mohitarora1703 Hi, I am Mohit Arora, a passionate blogger and addicted reader. You can check my another blog TutorialsJar where I share programming tutorials. You can connect with me on Instagram Or Quora And Linkedin as well. Subscribe to CatchUpdates feed via RSS

View Comments (11)

  • Great guide, Mohit! I love email marketing myself - been using aweber for a while now for building my lists and it has never failed me. You just have to value your subscribers and eventually that reflects in your bank balance!

  • With the current rapid technology advances, it has become essential for website owners to find an alternative way of making money from their websites. These are super cool ways that will help many to earn from websites. What an informative post.

  • Hi Mohit!
    First of all thanks for your effort and time that you give in your articles it always help me.There are lots of ways in this article that I didn't even know and I will surely try them.I just want to say that keep posting article like this.

  • Email marketing can be seen to make you money in a few different ways, such as direct email promotions, to deliver free reports that are monetized and my favorite, to drive traffic back to your site where you make money from other methods.

  • I never thought about some other ways to earn from my website aside from ads, affiliate marketing and selling it in the future. These are a great addition to my list since I'm growing a number of sites. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • This is a really very informative post. I was not aware of the so many ways of earning from a blog. Thanks for the information.

  • Hey Mohit! Thanks for the post and the ideas on how to make money online. I am busy to make money online work from home. Now I`m a boss of my own business.