You might have started a blog just to get into the habit of writing or sharing something useful with the world – and your little blog (or a website) is gaining traction now.
And the chances are high that you have heard people saying that you should monetize your website and “make your website work for you”.
But what does it mean to have your website working for you? Is that even possible? Can a website be used as a vehicle to make money, even without the need of your active surveillance?
One thing is for sure – the internet brings us many different possibilities and having a website that generates passive income is far from impossible!
What Does “Make a Website Work for You” Mean?
Making a website work for you means monetization. If you did not know already – any website that produces quality content and receives a decent number of visitors per month can be monetized.
Monetization of a website can also lead to passive income which means that all of the hard work you previously did will pay off. How?
It will help make money for you even when you are not present on your website. A great example of passive income is the ability to earn money while you sleep.
Even though it is something that sounds impossible or sounds too good to be true – it is very much possible.
What are some of the blogs you are reading or YouTube channels you have been closely following?
There is a high probability that you do not even know how much these blogs and YouTube channels are earning on a yearly basis.
Some of the simplest looking blogs are netting, on average, about hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Some of the best blogs on the internet have the ability to net a quarter of a million a month!
So how do you make a website work for you? It is not a scam, it is not a way to lure you into purchasing something, yet it all comes down to marketing techniques, strategies, and capabilities (and of course, a lot of work).
How to Make Your Website Work for You
If you are looking for a way to monetize your website/blog/video channel – there are dozens of ways you can do that.
But what are some of the most common ones? The chances are you have had previously come across some of the monetization ways possible as a consumer.
Try to think of some. If you cannot think of any – here are some of the most common monetization ways:
- Running ads on a website
- Offering paid guest post opportunities
- Promoting affiliate offers/products
- Creating paid info content
- Creating a member-only part of your website
The great thing about this is that you can choose one or two ways you would focus on – or you can implement all of them!
However, I highly recommend you test out what works the best for you and focus only on a couple of things. Why?
You do not want to overwhelm your readers or disturb them and decrease the readability of your content.
Therefore, it is all about testing out different monetization ways and find what works the best for your website and your audience.
From there, it is all about optimization and ensuring that you still offer a great user experience. The worst thing that can happen is to let the monetization get in between you and your readers.
However, once you have a blog/website/video channel that is gaining traction, is increasing in popularity, and it even has regular people who follow you – it’s definitely possible to put your website on “autopilot” and earn revenue for all the hard work you put into the website.
I know that it might sound quite simple, but even before you get to this point – you will have to put hundreds if not thousands of hours into the creation of your own online business.
Benefits of Making a Website Work for You
As I have explained earlier, and you probably picked it up as the biggest benefit – it is the passive income.
Passive income is the main benefit of making a website work for you because not only you get paid well for all the hard work and time you put into creating your website and creating quality content, but you also get paid even when you aren’t working actively.
A great example which I really like to mention is the ability to make money even when you are asleep. Waking up to notification or a statement that you have made a sale or ad revenue is a really awesome feeling that is really worth doing all the work.
There are many other benefits and here are some of the most common ones:
- Less stress and anxiety
- More time freedom
- Ability to pursue things you like doing rather than doing what will only pay the bills
- Ability to live and work from anywhere in the world
Money Never Sleeps
Money never sleeps and while it might be night-time at your location, the sun is rising on the other side of the world.
But what do I mean by this?
I mean that with the power of the internet, you can run an online business and market it in different markets around the world.
This gives you the advantage of being able to reach out way more people than if you owned a local business or an online business that is being marketed only within your country.
By monetizing your website and marketing your website (online business) all around the world – you have higher chances of making the website work for you and truly make money while you are asleep.
As you can see, I really like the ability to make money while being asleep and that is what online business should truly be.
With the technology we have available nowadays, the internet connection that runs at such high speeds, and gadgets that can easily connect to the internet almost anywhere around the world – you have an advantage.
If you use this advantage to spend time and energy to create something of your own and you work hard at it – you could definitely make your website work for you.
Did you ever think of starting an online business? Are you interested in learning more about different online business models?
If yes, please leave a comment below or check out my other posts and let me know if you have any questions or if you get stuck!
But if you are ready to act, I highly recommend checking out Wealthy Affiliate and learning what it is all about!
All the best,
Founder/Creator: Living On Lean Means ?