Hey everyone, Clark here and welcome to BecomeWealthyWithMe.com. An online business is real popular nowadays due to the fact that website building and hosting can be free. And who doesn’t want to earn passive income and be free from the constraints of a 9-to-5 job? But once you created a website, then what? How to make money with an online business is really the question we need to answer.
If you don’t have a website by now, I urge you to create one today. Having a website of your own is essential for an online business as it allows you to fairly quickly build up trust with the search engines, which will lead to traffic (website visitors) and ultimately revenue.
The platform that I use is SiteRubix, and with a free account at Wealthy Affiliate you can build two free websites with it (SiteRubix). With four easy steps, you’ll have a fully operational WordPress website ready for making money. Theoretically, the entire website building process can be over in less than a minute.
Affiliate Marketing and Placing “Ads”
There are two HUGELY popular money making methods on the Internet and they are affiliate marketing and placing advertisements (ads) on your website.
Affiliate marketing is a process where you (affiliate) help other people (merchants) to promote their products on your website, and when people buy your merchants’ products due to your efforts you will earn commissions.
To get started in affiliate marketing, you join an affiliate program, which is what connects you with the merchant. There are more than 100,000 affiliate programs on the Internet (almost every product you can think of has an affiliate program). To find one, just type the product + affiliate program into Google, for instance fiction books + affiliate program.
Once you’ve signed up free for the affiliate programs that offer the products you’re interested in promoting, get your affiliate link for each product. An affiliate link is a URL, like http://merchant.com/youraffiliateid, that contains your affiliate ID for a particular product. Use your affiliate links within the pages and posts on your website, and when someone visits your page/post, clicks on your link and ends up buying the product from the merchant you earn a commission.
Many affiliate programs pay through PayPal. To receive your money, just sign up free for a PayPal account and let your merchants know your PayPal email. That’s it. Later you can link your PayPal to your local bank accounts to withdraw money from your PayPal balance.
By placing ads on your website, you earn money each time one of your visitors clicks on an ad. The most popular ad network is Google Adsense, but there are also other high-paying ad networks that you can join such as Media.net, BidVertiser, VigLink, Chitika, Infolinks and many more.
How to Get Lots of People to Read Your Content
One thing that you have to remember is that your website is not just a tool for you to earn money (although it CAN make you lots!) but it is also there to help your visitors, whether it’s providing entertainment, providing information or reviewing a product in your niche (website theme) so that your website visitors can make an informed decision.
So, write and publish quality content (relevant, engaging and helpful posts) regularly on your website, which creates trust with Google and the various search engines. With trust from the search engines, your website is likely to have its relevant post(s) “ranked” on the first page of the search results when someone types in a search phrase in Google or one of the other search engines. Only if your post shows up on page 1 is it likely to be clicked and read.
So publish content that helps your website visitors to solve a problem or get what they want. Having more of your posts ranked on the first page of search results means more people will read your content. A higher readership almost ALWAYS leads to more money.
Also, when creating a new post you should insert your keyword somewhere in the post’s title as well as somewhere in the post’s first paragraph. To know more about keywords, read my post: How to Get Targeted Traffic for Free
Before I leave you today, GOOD luck with your online business! If you have any questions or comments regarding today’s topic, PLEASE feel free to leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out or start a discussion with you. Thanks!