If you’re going to engage an SEO enthusiast on the topic system and method for website monetization, it will take the whole day before the conversation is through. That means there are so many topics to cover and so many pointers to consider. If you are here, you are probably thinking of monetizing your own website and unsure about how to proceed in this. Let’s try to go over some of the methods:
1. Pay Per Click Website Monetization
When you visit a website, do you notice the ads that are usually inserted before the article, between the article, at the end of the article or on the website’s side bar? Those are pay per click advertisements.
When a reader clicks on those ads, the owner of the ads or the website will get a corresponding amount of compensation. It is unclear how pay per click system scores clicks but the more readers visit your website and the more impressions and clicks you register, the higher your earnings are.
Of course, you need to sign up for a pay per click advertising account. Google seems to be the most solid. They are stricter now in accepting applicants so you have to put up a website and jazz it up first.
Knowing the best places to put your ads is also important. You don’t want to place it in an area where your readers won’t be able to see it. Most website owners place it above the article or inside the article. That way, it is hard to miss. Graphic ads are actually more noticeable than word ads so if you are after higher conversions, you might want to mix graphic ads with word ads.
2-3 pay per click ads should be enough. You don’t want to annoy your readers by putting to many advertisements. Besides, there is a limit as to how many ads you can put in one page. Once you have set up your website and your ads, the next thing to do is generate more traffic.
Sponsoring websites is a lot like sponsoring TV shows. If the blog or website is generating traffic, it may pique the interest of merchants. They might ask you to do a review of their products or might ask to have their company banner be placed somewhere in your website.
If you want to attract merchants to sponsor your website or blog, make sure they know where to contact you. Put up a sidebar ad for sponsorships. Come up with a reasonable advertising rate for them. Be clear about how you want the sponsorship to work so you are not saddled with a merchant whose products you don’t believe.
Asking donations is actually a great idea if you are giving something in return – like a downloadable pdf file, tutorials, pretty downloadable photos or helpful how-to articles.
4. Affiliate marketing
When you sign up for affiliate marketing programs, you are promoting the merchant’s products through banners or articles. When a reader buys products from the merchant through your links, articles or banners, you get a commission.
Choose the affiliate program you are joining. It has to be a merchant that is really known for their reliability. Make sure it is within an affiliate network that pays on time. It also should offer reasonable commission rate. Look for an affiliate niche that is the same to your website so the products you are promoting are relevant to your site.
Choose the right system and method for website monetization that fits your long-term goals. I know a lot of people who have given up on their websites because they haven’t seen great success. It takes time to build these methods and make them work.