Most people think that to make money online you have to join affiliate programs, pay for high-end web site hosting, or try to persuade people to join pointless programs. It’s also very popular for webmasters to try and earn money using catchy subject lines about how you can make X amount of cash within X amount of hours. That, however, is NOT the correct way to make money online.
In this article by James Scholes, we will see how to get a free website and turn it into a cash moneymaker.
Relax and clear your mind. When you have accomplished this, think about some things you like to do. What you are most interested in will determine what your niche should (or can) be and in the end will prove that you can earn money doing what you love. In this article, our example niche is going to be sports; in particular, basketball.
Decide what kind of site you want to create now that you know what you want it to be about. You could write a blog talking about your favorite basketball teams, make a community website where all basketball-lovers alike could chat with their hearts’ desires about the sport, or anything else you can think of that has to do with basketball. If you’re the sales type of person, you could open your own sports store online or join an affiliate program for sports. However, the best, dependable source for money comes in from ads, which work best when there is a lot of content pertaining to your particular niche. Always remember…targeted advertisements make money!
Create your website. You do not necessarily need to get a domain name, but once your site gets more popular it would be best to have one so people know your brand. You also do not even have to spend a dime on hosting or a domain. There are many free hosting sites out there (110mb.com, byethost.com, amp; wordpress.com to name a few), and free co.cc domains as well. View this website for more information on getting a free domain name. Doesn’t cost a penny.
Add some content to your site. With whatever you have decided to make your site about, there is usually always some kind of product, service, or information that can help your visitors learn more about it. This is where the ads (and money) come in. It’s time to monetize your site!
Choose an advertising site like Google, Bidvertiser, NeverBlueAds, etc. to put on your site. It will be up to you to decide which one you go with. The most popular, and promising, is Google Adsense, but obviously that is an opinion. Everyone has their own preferences. Add these ads to your site and pay attention to how the ads match your content. Your content is like the heart of the advertisements. If you write about basketball, they will display basketball-related ads. Same as if you were writing about another thing such as cars or fashion.
Finally, keep a watch on your site. You need to make sure your content is up-to-date and that you make any necessary changes when needed. If you have a blog, make sure you post at least once or twice a week. This keeps readers coming back for more.
If you want to increase the number of views or visitors to your site, you could join a traffic exchange or use Google Adwords to have others display your ads on their sites. Adwords is not free so if you want to keep everything free, your best bet is a traffic exchange.
Also, remember to keep your content all on the same topic. Don’t create a site about basketball and then write about football. If you want your site to make it onto search engines to where people will visit your site and click the ads, you must keep the web site focused on basketball; since that is what your visitors are there to see in the first place.
Important Tips amp; Warnings:
- Use popular keywords to describe your niche
- Submit your website to search engines for free
- Stick to your niche!
- Keep your eyes peeled because there are people out there who are waiting to scam you. If you are in need of emergency cash, this is definitely not something to depend on right away. However, things do get better and start going uphill if you have the patience and dedication to make it happen.