Is it possible to
make some money with a website, you may ask. Well the fast answer is
yes you can. Now, you may treat this like a hobby and make just a
few dollars out of it or you may treat it as a business and the sky
is the limit. But be warned there is work involved if you want to
make some good profit, its not just building a few pages and your
rich, nope its like any business the more serious you threat it, the
more time you invest and the better your business idea and plan is
the better you will do.
Well first lets
analyze what type of business websites are out there:
and mortar business that wants to expand sales, get new sales
leads, improve or change their image, announce new products or
services or offer customer services online to save money etc.
Purely web based
business (like Google, Yahoo, EBay or Amazon for example) that
offer goods or services online. Even do many niches are covered
already here, remember that the Internet is still in its beginning
and many more small start ups still have good chances to strike it
private organizations that offer mostly information or services
online in order to reduce cost and get their messages out to a
Now fine, but what
about you and me who are not Mr. Bill Gates and don't have much
millions to invest, how do we get started or what possibilities do
First lets think of
what about you want to build a website, what are your interests,
hobbies or do you have special knowledge about something? What type
of unique content can you produce? Are you good in writing stories,
a great or maybe not so great amateur photographer, painter?
Want to make a blog
about your travel experiences, what is going on in your community or
what is going on in your business sector? Or do you have a clever
new idea about renewable energy resources or whatever else.
So if you don't
want to build a huge business but just do a small site about your
hobby for example I have good news for you, even here you can make
money with your website.
Adsense Tour from Google for example. And I quote:
is the program that can give you advertising revenue from each page
on your websiteŚwith a minimal investment in time and no additional
resources. AdSense delivers relevant text and image ads that are
precisely targeted to your site and your site content."
So you can include
a little script in your webpages and adsense delivers the ads, when
you get enough visitors (traffic) to your website some visitors will
click on those ads and you will get paid. Make sure you follow the
exact terms and rules that googles adsense requests. With this
sponsors program as with any other its really important you read and
understand the terms well so you don't get in trouble down the road!
Googles adsense is only one of the many sponsors you can use but its
easy to implement because you can use it for many topics,
here you find a list of more sponsors you
can use as well.
Try to build a web
site about a subject that you really like, have some knowledge about
and where you think you can contribute something to the world that
will interest people to come and visit your site, but relax there is
an audience out there for almost anything from nature lovers to the
lasted high tech topic.
Now you see we have
shown you one easy way to make money on the web, there are many more
and we will get to those in our next article.