> Profiting from your website
One of the side-benefits
of webmastering is that other than sharing what
you love, you can actually make profits. If you
have spent time and money to create your site, why
not get your site to work for you too?
(Note: More traffic equates to more profits, so
if you have skipped the 'promoting' section, you
might want to go through it.)
No Get Rich Quick
Just a little piece of advice for all webmasters.
Do not be tempted by 'Get Rich Quick' schemes perpetuating
on the internet as scammers go online. We believe
in honest, steadfast profits. A steady stream of
profits is what we all should be after, not to mention
the satisfaction of getting paid for our honest
webmastering efforts. Regardless of what anyone
tells you, 'Get Rich Quick' schemes are illegal,
immoral and in most situations both. Webmastering
should be enjoyable and fun.
With some work creating your site
and some luck, you can quickly get your site to
pay for itself as well as reward you financially.
Two channels for creating a revenue stream from
your website is through ad serving (publishing ads)
and being affliates of sites selling products.
This is the main revenue stream for
most content based websites. Online
ads used to be flashing things that
only vie for the reader's attention.
Luckily for us all, that is a thing
of the past. With the introduction of
text based targetted ads, ads can in
fact add value to your pages by offering
relevant content that is of genuine
value to your site's visitors.
To start displaying targetted ads that
is valuable to your audience, we highly
recommend Google Adsense. Sign up today
and start monetising your website!
If you do not have your own product
to sell, the alternative is to sell
someone else's and earn a small commission.
Unlike real-life marketing agents, the
online version version usually does
not require you to meet monthly quotas
or sales targets. Although commissions
are small, they can build up over time
until your totalled commissions meet
the minimum sum required for a check
to be sent to you.
The main thing to
remember for finding success in going
this route is to put the relevancy of
the product before commission offered.
There is no point in promoting products
that offer high commissions but of no
interest/value to your site's visitors.
What to look out for in joining an affiliate
- Many affliate programs out there either
keep inaccurate statistics(depriving
you of what you are due), give unreasonably
low percentage commissions or offer
products which no one will ever buy.
Read and understand the company's policies
before you join, not only when you are
wondering why you are not getting paid.
- Some Direct Affiliate companies are
outright scams that keep perfect stats
but never pay. Some can even disappear
without warning. Always look for a company
that has a track record of paying their
The following are some affiliate programs
worth signing up for:
1. The T-shirts affiliate
Payout to you: $5 per shirt
sold from your website link.
Pay frequency: bi-weekly or
to your preference.
These are T-shirts that will actually
sell. There is a huge range of designs,
styles, colours and sizes meaning your
visitors will probably be able to find
the right design, cut and fit. Coupled
with a reasonable pricetag, they make
really tempting buys.
Some designs may be too 'loud' for the
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