5 Proven Ways to Monetise Your Website

One of the key questions that is usually the first to get asked of any online entrepreneur is “how do I monetise my site?”.

A key reason why many people are looking to the internet is to find ways of earning money online and you will be surprised that the majority of the sites out there are utilising these methods to make money – whether it is passive income or selling their own products, these sites use the following strategies to great effect.

Regardless of whether you are looking to earn a little extra money or are targeting a high-income site, if you can utilise these 4 methods you will be well on your way of earning money through your website.

It is worth pointing out that some strategies are more passive (once set up could earn you money without a lot of work) than others and other techniques will require a lot of time and effort.

It is always worth choosing a monetisation strategy that fits in with you and your audience.

Let’s get into the 5 proven ways to monetise your website…

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is actually quite a simple premise, but I’ll admit it does take a minute to get your head around. If you would like to look at a complete guide, check out this post.Affiliate Marketing

Put simply, Affiliate Marketing is where you promote or recommend a product and if one of your readers goes on to buy said product, you will receive a commission. This is your reward for introducing that buyer to the seller.

This method happens more than you think, heard of Amazon? They are probably one of the biggest Affiliate Marketing Partners out there.  Commission rates doe vary, as Amazon’s rate is quite low. But you could find some commission rates out there for as much as 70%.

Easiest way to find out an affiliate program is to google “your niche + affiliate program”.

You will be surprised at the number that will come up. I run a website for my wife, she has a wedding business – as a way of increasing revenue to her business I added a number of products from Amazon to her site through Affiliate Marketing. Anyone who goes on the website and wants to look at gifts for bridesmaids, etc. and decides to follow the affiliate link through to the Amazon Marketplace and buys it, we will receive a thank you commission from Amazon.

If you are receiving a lot of traffic to your website and you keep the products that you promote relevant to your audience (Imagine if I started promoting expensive TVs on the wedding site because they are a high-ticket product – I would lose trust in the audience and it would appear like selling) then this could become a lucrative passive income.

Affiliate Marketing is a great way of earning extra income on a website, but if you would like to learn more, check out this post.

Sell Your Own Products

Some small businesses are missing a trick when it comes to their own products and it comes down to the fact they don’t know enough about website design to add their products to a website.

But it is still one of the safest ways to make money online. Add your products to your own website, your customers pay, and you ship the product.

Sell Your Own ProductsIt is a simple premise, but does require a lot of work and depending on how much stock you have you may need to consider storage space, etc.

This is why this method does require a lot of time and effort.

But can carry many rewards, if you are someone who regularly exhibits at fayres and customers tell you your products are great, then they are likely to be customers who order off of you online.

If you want to know how to get started with a free website, check out this post.

If you already have a website but want to know a great way of adding your products to your website, then I recommend a plug-in called WooCommerce. It makes it so easy to add products and services. But if you have any specific questions, please let me know. I have been using these methods for my wife’s wedding website for a while.

Drop Shipping

What if you haven’t got your own products?? You could sell someone else’s…

Drop shipping is the term where you sign up with a wholesaler that offers drop shipping. You advertise that product on your website with a mark-up. A customer comes on your website and buys that product off you, you then order it off the wholesaler and give them the customers address.  It gets sent straight to your customer with your company name on it (so the customer thinks it has come from you) and you keep the difference in cost.

Whilst this will not be everyone’s cup of tea, due to the amount of work involved, it is a great way of adding to the product range of a website.

Again, we utilise this method on the wedding website. We have added a number of wedding favours onto the website. Any of our customers order these favours, we order them from our wholesaler and it gets mailed straight to the customer.

Due to us paying wholesale costs, we are making 20% on each sale.

This might not sound much but think of it this way:  this allows us to remain competitive in a competitive market, we aren’t paying for any storage of these products.  If a particular product does not sell and will never sell, we just remove it from the website and we have got any stock to try and get rid of.

There are many benefits to drop shipping, but with many providers it does mean you need to place an order when you have received it.

I am about to review Shopify which has a function where you connect directly with a drop shipper, which means it could be automated – but I will keep you updated with the review.

Sell Your Website Space

Have you got space available on your website where someone could pay to advertise their business?

There are a couple of options, you could use Google AdSense.  The return on this method will depend on your traffic levels, Sell Your Website Spacebut at least you can control what ads appear on your website/blog.

You could sell the space yourself via an advertising network, but again this will depend on the traffic levels you get.  As they will not want to pay over the odds for a space that is not going to get seen by many.

Personally, I feel this is an option for when you are receiving high levels of traffic.  It will require time and effort to build up your audience to a level where either option ends up being worth it.

If you already have high levels of traffic and you are not using either method, you are missing out on some easy revenue.

Using Online Advertising Platforms

Whilst selling your own space will take a lot of time and effort, there is an alternative of using an online advertising platform. This is an option which many use, I regularly check the Sky Sports app and at the bottom of every page is a “Sponsored Links” bit and they have partnered with Outbrain to recommend a number of adverts. Of course, Sky will earn a commission if I click on any of these adverts.

I get why many use this, but Sky is a massive platform and they can get away with more than a small website owner who is trying to break through the barriers into where they have consistent traffic.  But my main gripe with this method is, the ads are not relevant. Not a single advert at the bottom of this page is relevant to sport or me.

So, if you added an advertising block to your website and the ads are not relevant to your readers, it may put them off and they lose trust in you and end up not following any of your suggestions.

If you do decide to follow this method, my only advice is to check how much control you have on it and also check what it is showing.  I know someone who just turned it on and didn’t check it and all the adverts were adult related (dating apps, etc.) on a blog for children’s toys.

Final Word

Whilst there are many strategies that are proven ways to monetise your website, these are 5 that do work.  I myself use the first 4 on the wedding website and all are providing a monthly income.

The key things I would recommend you follow are:  Make sure anything you add to your website is relevant to your audience. If your website is about weddings, then any post, product, advert needs to be around something that a reader who is looking at planning a wedding will find useful.

Quality Content is also a must to improve the traffic numbers to help you benefit from these methods.

I hope you found this article useful, if you have any questions or want to share how you monetise your website then please add them to the comments section below.

Stay at Home Computer Jobs – Earn Money from Home!

Hi everyone, this post is aimed at pointing you in the right direction for ways to work from home using your computer. Whether it is you are looking at a way of working for yourself using your computer or wanting some part time work doing it for a company, customer services for example – we will be exploring the options available to you.

Whilst we will be focusing on the opportunities that are available, it would be wrong of me not to mention the scams that are out there…

As soon as you search any such term into the search engines, there will be opportunities that appear, and they are that enticing and look like such an easy way to earn money that you decide to have a look.  The problem is, which ones are genuine? That is what we will also discuss in this article.

Let’s start with the types of jobs that are available.

At Home Customer Service Jobs

If you are great at chatting with customers, able to help them with their problems or answer questions about the company’s products and services. Then this may be a great opportunity for you. More and more companies are starting to rely on people from home to do these tasks as it reduces the costs. There is no need to have a big call centre, when they can outsource it to people working from home and able to offer the same help and support. Customers wouldn’t really notice the difference, but it benefits both you and them.At home Customer Services

Some of the jobs available do want some experience and expect you to be able to use email and be happy taking phone calls. Indeed, have these opportunities available. I also found this great opportunity to support Apple with home-based advisor role. See the opportunity here.

At Home Sales Person Jobs

At home Sales JobsThere are plenty of opportunities to take on a sales job from home, these would typically involve using the phone as well as your computer and would mainly involve contacting potential customers about products or services. There will be some key aspects that employers will be looking for before they hire a sales person –

  • such as the ability to understand the products, services and the market for that company.
  • The ability to find clients and converting leads to sales
  • The ability to develop relationships with clients
  • As it is a home-based position, you will need to be able to use email, spreadsheets and be great at keeping records

Indeed, have a number on offer at present, including at home travel agent jobs or even examples of those in the motor industry. See the full list here. Total Jobs also have opportunities too

At Home Accounting Jobs

There are plenty of small business owners that struggle to find time to do their accounting, running a small business takesAt Home Accounting Jobs up so much time they start looking at outsourcing certain tasks and accounting is one of the main ones.  Typically, they are really creative and great at designing a product – but aren’t great at doing the books.

If you are good at accounting and have experience with Sage, QuickBooks, etc. or are willing to learn these courses then you could be on to a great source of earning money with stay at home computer jobs.

There are opportunities on both a local scale and via the computer. So, if you are mobile you could increase your income by getting involved with a local business and doing a day in their office.

Places to look for accounting opportunities are like Indeed, Monster but there are also opportunities via Freelancing Sites such as Fiverr or Upwork. I go on about this shortly.

Be Mindful of Work from Home Scams

Like I said at the beginning, for every work from home opportunity out there that is genuine, there is a scam out there designed to rob you of either your money or your personal detail.

Start a Successful Online BusinessLook out for signs that it may not be genuine, for example most sites that promise you can be earning £1000’s from day one is definitely a scam.  Earning money online for yourself is totally possible, I am doing it through this website. But firstly, I am not earning £1000’s out of it yet and it takes time and effort to do it.

Let’s go through some steps you can take to decide whether an opportunity looks genuine and is worth accepting the invitation.

  • One of the things I have noticed and makes it easier to spot a scam is: Spelling and grammar mistakes.  I know anyone can make them, but if it is genuine they will have spent the time to use a spell checker. I know English isn’t everyone’s first language, but a spell checker is key and a website owner who is genuine will have used one.  Scammers are just after the money. I do understand that this isn’t a concrete one, but it definitely gives me something to think about before I proceed.
  • Is the website secure or using a secure form for your information?  This isn’t always a guarantee, but in most places a website that is using a https: address is more likely to be trusted than a non-secure website
  • Does the offer feel realistic? If they are saying you can be earning a certain amount of money, by doing certain actions and with some timescales – but it will take a certain level of action by you. That sounds more genuine than an offer of a service where you “switch it on and you will earn thousands”.  We would all love to find a magic button that does that, but in my research, I am still to find one…
  • Do they actually tell you what you will be doing?? I see a lot of products that say you can earn loads of money through it, but don’t actually tell you what you will be doing? Most websites that have a fantastic introduction video with loads of success stories, but no real information on what it is – is typically a scam.  I would want to know how I am going to earn all this money before I hand over any of my money or information. It is pretty much saying, hand over £99 and then I will tell you what it is?? Whilst some may end up being quite lucrative, it isn’t something to risk when you have no money or can’t afford to lose that amount of money on something that isn’t going to work.
  • Simply put, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Freelancing Opportunities

If you want a way of earning money online with a stay at home computer job, but don’t want to commit to anything long term or with set hours then Freelancing might be for you.

There are a number of ways that your current skills could benefit you when signing up to a freelancing site and offering your services. The list of opportunities is endless – writing content, graphic design, website design, accounting, (need to fill list).

Let’s just clear up how this works. You sign up with a website such as Fiverr. You create a seller profile stating what you are offering and what your experience is. So, let’s say you have experience with accounting or are good at writing content in accounting – you could state this in your profile and offer your services for a set fee. A buyer hires you and you complete the work and earn the money.

This makes this a really flexible way of earning money as you can activate your ‘gigs’ as and when you can. You can also state how long they can expect you to reply with the completed work.

Read more information at my review for Fiverr. This is a great place for wannabe freelancers just starting out.  It would be prudent once you are established to explore other sites, such as Upwork, where you can earn more money, but they expect you to be experienced and actually prove it too.

Start an Online Business in a Profitable Niche

All the examples above are great ways to earn money online, but they still require you to work for someone else and working to their timescales rather than giving you the freedom to work for yourself and earning enough to make it your only income.

Start a Successful Online Business

Starting your own online business is a great way to earning money online using your computer and giving you the freedom to work wherever you like (with WIFI, of course). I started this process a couple of years ago and it is now something that I fully endorse.

Let’s first go through how this works.

Picking a Niche – the biggest mistake many make is targeting a subject that is too broad, whilst there are many opportunities you don’t want to get drowned out by too much competition straightaway. But it also needs to be a subject you know a lot about or have a passion for. This makes it easier for you to create content for it. A great way of doing this is by checking out Amazon. Men’s grooming or keeping fit are big profitable niches, but they are very broad categories. But if you drill down and go for Beard Care, then you have got a better niche to start with.

Create an Authority Website – Let’s continue with the Beard Care niche for now and let’s say we are going to target Beard Trimmers – I would create a website all about Beard trimmers, how to use them, the best ones out there, what accessories there are for beard care, Beard styles.  These are things that people are searching for (and I can show you how to find out what people are searching for). This all goes to showing that you are an authority in that field.

How do You Make Money? – Ok, I know you are asking how does this site make me money…?  Well, that is called a process called Affiliate Marketing.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Simply put, on that beard care website you would have reviews for products and services that you have reviewed and written an article on it. Your reader decides that after reading your review they want to buy it. You would have an affiliate link to that product at a marketplace, let’s use Amazon for now.  They click on that link that takes them to the product on Amazon. They buy that product normally through Amazon as normal. But the key bit is you have just earned a commission. A percentage of the purchase price is your reward for bringing that buyer to Amazon.

That is the premise of Affiliate Marketing and makes an online business opportunity a very viable stay at home computer job.

There are a few things to get your head around with Affiliate Marketing and building an online business – for example, building a website, creating content, getting traffic to your website and which affiliate programs are worthwhile.

But one thing I can guarantee that if you are willing to put in the time and effort and follow the same steps I took when learning, you can turn this opportunity into a passive income that when it starts earning for you, continues to earn money without the full-time hours that a normal job has.

You will also feel a wave of pride when you have built this website and it is earning money – helping people in your given niche gives a level of satisfaction and when you are earning money from helping people it is awesome.

Steps to Get Started

There are 3 key things you need to get started with a successful online business:

  1. Education – Whilst you may be fully versed in the niche you want to start with, you will need to learn everything there is about getting started, affiliate marketing, creating a WordPress website (easiest one to master), getting traffic to your website. I can start you with a course that takes you step-by-step through all these stages and is free to join.
  2. Websites – Some will say you can do it via social media accounts, but if you actually want to earn money and scale your business, a website is the way to do it. A starter member will get 2 free websites.
  3. Expert Help & Support – Everyone needs a friend. If something isn’t quite working, or you want to bounce an idea of someone then you need someone that is both versed in all the same aspects but has some experience too. You will get access to a community that has close to a million other entrepreneurs that are all doing the same thing.  But I will also be on hand to help you too.

Are you ready to help others and earn yourself some money too? I will be honest it will take hard work and dedication to make it work – but you are doing it for yourself and not taking a customer service job that is helping someone else.

If you are ready to get started, then I can share this course with you. It is free to join and there is no need to upgrade to a premium account until you are ready. Follow the training, ask me any questions you have with either the in-app messages or an email to john@make-cash-from-home.net.

But Wealthy Affiliate has turned many individuals into successful online entrepreneurs, put me to the test – join the starter membership today and go through the initial training. If you don’t feel it is for you after that point. No hard feelings, and you haven’t lost any money but maybe have learned a few things on the way.

Thanks for reading this article, if you have any questions or want to share your experiences with any of the job ideas above, please share them in the comments below

How to Sell Your Art Online – Paint Your Way to Success

Hi, I’m John.

I am going to be totally honest with you… I don’t know a lot about creating or selling Art.

But, what I do know is how to Sell Stuff Online. I have been doing it for a few years now and have been helping people creating and growing businesses online.

So, I do know a few things that will totally benefit you.

Art is an Easy Sell Online…

It is much easier to reach the right audience online for selling your art rather than having an art studio, How to Sell Your Art Onlinemost who visit an art studio are not in a buying frame of mind. It is much more difficult to close a deal in the offline art world.

What if you could cut out the middle man and connect with an ENGAGED audience that already has their credit card out and are actually looking for art to buy?

That is the beauty of the internet, it presents you with an opportunity to do just that and I can help you and show you how.

OK, you are now asking “John, how are you going to do this?”

You are on this page for one reason and that is to get the right exposure to your art and you want to earn money from it.

I am not going to sell your art for you, but what I am going to offer you is 3 simple steps to achieve this exposure and some insights into how YOU can sell your art online!

Three Simple Steps to Sell Your Art Online

Step One: Give Your Artwork a Home (It starts with a website)

The first thing you will need is a website or a blog.

This will be the canvas for not only your art, but also allows you to engage with your potential customers. This will be an interactive studio with access to the world.

You can engage people in art, talk about your art and the art industry in general. This will lead you to becoming an authority online.

You can also sell your art. You can actually get an awesome website for free nowadays through services such as SiteRubix. You could literally have your own website up and running 10 minutes from now and ready to sell your art.

Your Own Beautiful Art Website

Have you already got an idea for your initial website?

You can get started with your own website NOW and get it up and running for free. This is a full functional website which also gives you access to Wealthy Affiliate, a community that will train you and help you get your Art business off to a running success.

Start building your website now using the tool below, it will tell you whether your chosen domain name is available.

Or you can go directly to the SiteRubix website and start building your awesome art website.

Step Two: Getting Exposure to your Art (Getting Traffic to Your Website)

You could have the best art in the world, but without people seeing your art you will never sell it.

In other words, you need traffic to your website to make any money.

Busy Art Website=Traffic

See the example of this much traffic to your online art business above.

That is why the most important step after getting your website is getting training on how to get traffic to your website in the online world.

Did you know there are close to 4 billion people online?

That is a lot of people and that shows you the type of potential you have online. Your art can get some amazing exposure online and get exposure like no art studio could ever offer.

Your website will be your foundation for selling.  Your traffic is going to be your audience that buys your art!

Where do you get this training? If you set up a website as part of step one, you already have access to the Wealthy Affiliate Community – Which is where you get this training included with your website.

If you already have a website but want to benefit from the training to get the traffic you need (again, this is free to get going) you can sign up directly from the Wealthy Affiliate Website.

Step Three: Keeping Your Online Art Business Going (With Expert Help on hand)

Imagine having thousands of experts within the Online World on hand to support you every step of the way… Getting all your questions answered and support you to getting your art the exposure it needs…

That is what the Wealthy Affiliate Community offers and you will get personal help from me. Anytime of the day there are experts on hand to support you from building an awesome website to getting you traffic and marketing the website to get that awesome exposure your art needs to sell.

Got Questions about Selling Your Art?

The Promise me one thing… don’t hesitate in asking me a question in the comments below.

I am here to help you out and get you started on this awesome journey to creating a profitable and successful online campaign for selling your art online. I will definitely come back with an answer as soon as I can.

I look forward to helping you achieve every success you with selling your art online.









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10 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs – Stand Above the Rest

Hey, what does it take to be a Successful Entrepreneur? Often people think they will never succeed without giving it a go when actually as long as you persevere and have some self-belief you will succeed.

Well, to help the first thing I thought to do was to list some of the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. This helps give perspective and allow you to see if you display these you can and will succeed. Continue reading “10 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs – Stand Above the Rest”

What is the Job Spotter App? – Easy Money or Not Worth it?

Have you ever noticed a small shop or coffee place advertising ‘Help Required?” To be honest, as I am not actively looking for a job I tended to not notice them. But when I saw this app and that I could earn money through noticing these signs I went out for a walk and I was surprised by how many signs there were… So how does this all fit in with the Job Spotter App & Earning a bit of pocket money?

What is the Job Spotter App?

Simply put, it is an app that you download onto your smartphone. It is compatible with Android & Apple. It has been designed by the Recruiter Website Indeed.com. Continue reading “What is the Job Spotter App? – Easy Money or Not Worth it?”

How to Make Money Selling on eBay – 8 Steps to Success

eBay is a great marketplace to sell your old items, but it has become so much more with many businesses on there that started by just selling their old items. Here I share 8 steps that can take you from selling your old junk to building an eBay business that is making good money.

Sign up for a Free Account

To start with you will need to sign up for a free eBay account and a free PayPal account. PayPal is the preferred payment method on eBay and people all over the world trust it. So, it is key for you to make money selling on eBay is to have a PayPal account. Continue reading “How to Make Money Selling on eBay – 8 Steps to Success”

Affiliate Marketing for Dummies – Keeping it Simple

Affiliate marketing is a great way of earning a full-time wage online, but it can seem really complicated when you are looking online and seeing all these different ways of learning it.  I wanted to create a guide that keeps it really simple and ensure anyone can understand what affiliate marketing is, how you earn money through it and how you can get started for free. That way anyone can know the benefits of it and actually, how simple the premise is. Continue reading “Affiliate Marketing for Dummies – Keeping it Simple”

How Can University Students Earn Extra Money?

Hey everyone, University fees are through the roof and it is only natural that University students will look for ways to earn extra money. There are the normal routes and we will explore them, but there also some that we will discuss that you may not have thought about and are actually a great way earning extra money – but there are some that could actually turn into a route to pay off your fees and possibly give you a full-time income.

Let’s start with the traditional routes… Continue reading “How Can University Students Earn Extra Money?”

Institute for Wealth in Networking Scam

The Institute for Wealth in Networking describe themselves as a nationwide technology services company with experience as an innovative leader for the last ten years. Their marketing pitch is about Learning and Earning… But is it a worthwhile program for you to sign up to? Well I have completed some thorough research into this program and can tell you what it is actually all about and answer the question… is the Institute for Wealth in Networking a Scam? Continue reading “Institute for Wealth in Networking Scam”

Part Time Jobs for Retired People

Looking for a part time job, but not too sure where to start? Whether you are looking for an income to supplement your pension or a job where you are engaging with people, we have researched a number of part time jobs for retired people that might be just what you are looking for.

Retail/Seasonal Jobs

There are always a number of jobs available in the retail sector, if you have any experience in customer service than it will be relatively easy to get a job with them. Part-time roles are normally available and retailers tend to be flexible when it comes to shifts and your availability window.  Be mindful of ‘flexi’ contracts – if you don’t mind having a regular shift pattern, then it won’t affect you. But if you like the same hours every week with no changes, they might not be for you. Also, if retailers cut the overtime and you rely on it, this can also be a deal breaker.

Of course, not everyone will suit these types of roles. Whether it be the physicality, getting to the store or the hours available – they might not be suitable types of part time jobs for retired people.

So below are 3 types of role that rely on you sharing your experience from the industry you have worked in. Use that knowledge and experience to earn money. Continue reading “Part Time Jobs for Retired People”