How To Make Money From A Website For Free

How to make money from a website for free

Do you have a beautiful website which is just floating somewhere on the cyber space without making any money for you?

Well that’s a first degree website crime (just kidding!). 

Here is the truth though: in this day and age your website should easily earn you  money because thats your piece of online real estate!

And you are the real estate owner. You should profit from it. 

I understand that for some people might seem like a difficult task but now that you are here, i’m going to show you the easiest free ways you can monetize your website. 

I am assuming that you  already have your website up and running but if not, fear not, I got your back. 

I am going to suggest that you create your very own free website in less than 60 seconds, on a Free domain with Free step-by-step guidance on how to create your website and make money from it. 

To do this simply enter your desired website name in the plugin below. 

You will need to think about your website name first, and then proceed. Any name that interests you. It can even feature your own name e.g. Janeonline/ Onlinewithjane etc.

Then your website will be janeonline.siterubix.com. That’s a free domain with free hosting and web security. You don’t have to pay anything for it.

No need to enter “www”, only the name


(We shall get deeper on where to get free training for life, later, lets not get sidetracked!)

Now back to today’s business … assuming your website is all set up and running.  Let us explore the various free ways to make money from it.

#1. Affiliate Marketing

How to make money from a website for free - affiliate marketing presentation

This remains the best and easiest to implement method…if you have the right training. I know just the place. We look at this later on…

Affiliate marketing is a business model where you (The affiliate marketer) sign up for free with different affiliate networks (The guys with millions of products) and ask for permission to promote some of their products on your website. 

When people visit your website and click on the ads and buy, you get a commission. There are more details on how you can promote affiliate products on your website.

And you can check out this tutorial to find out.


Please note that you can also promote affiliate products through paid methods and still link back to your website, on the landing pages you created. 

But  I will not go into those details because our main focus here is to explore FREE methods.  

It means you rely on free traffic that visits your site organically through search engines like Google Bing and yahoo. This won’t just happen automatically. 

You need to make sure that your website is properly optimized for search engines (This is called Search Engine Optimization – SEO).

When your website is optimized your website content will be ranked highly on search engine results pages (SERPs).

Let’s take a closer look…

Supposing you are searching on google for “How To Write A Book”

How to make money from a website for free - search engine results for 'how to write a book'

When you look at the results you see that the first 3 that I highlighted in red are Ads.

The owners of those websites are not relying on organic traffic instead they used paid Google advertising to have their posts appear at the top of the results, on the first page. 

As for the 2 results highlighted in green, they are there as a result of the owners SEO efforts. They are getting free traffic via Google search.

That is the best place for your articles to appear because they gain a lot of exposure from free traffic. 

The more free traffic your web pages get, the more likely that you will get good clicks on your affiliate produts and sales.

And people will always click on the result that rank highly on search engine results pages. Or at least they will click on posts that appear on the first page. 


How To Perform Search Engine Optimization 

Here are a few tips:

1. Write and publish quality content on your website. To do this you should have a good knowledeg of what you are writing about.

2. Publish articles regularly – there is no clear agreement among the SEO experts on the number of articles  you should publish say in a week, should it be 1 article a day, 2 a day, 2,3,4 articles a week? 

All I can tell you is that Google tends to love websites that produce fresh, quality content. They get regular engagement with the readers and they rank well. So, that should be your goals. 

How to make money from a website for free - Search engine optimization

It is not as hard as some may think.

If you are a new blogger (writer), you may find it a  bit  challenging at first but with practise, you get better.  when I was just starting out  I used to take  close to 10 days just to produce a single article! 

But now I can take a few hours depending on the type of article and the amout of research I need to do. 

3.  Dont overuse affiliate links in your article. Sprinkle them liberally but dont clutter your post with links. Googlee will penalize you for that. 

4. Write long informative posts. Please understand that for you to be successful with affiliate marketing you dont simply fill up your website wwith affiliate links. 

NO!

Your role is to provide information that will answer some questions that your readers are having or help solve their problems, in your relevant niche.

How to make money from a website for free - problem and solution

Then while you in the process of solving their problems, suggest products that may help them even more. 

Example,

Thousands of people search for “ways to lose belly fat” on a  daily basis. Let’s assume that you have a great passion for weight-loss and you have a lot of knowledge about this subject (Niche). 

On your website, you have a long article which shows people some exercise and diet tips to help them lose belly fat. 

Within your post you suggest a trusted exercise equipment to lose belly fat easily at home. You will have your affiliate link on that product and when they buy, boom! Your commission.

For more information on SEO see this article.


Affiliate Marketing Products You Can Promote

There are millions of products you can promote on your website for free. All you need to do is sign up to affiliate networks and get access to the products relevant to your niche and ppromote.

Here are some of the most popular affiliate networks you can join:

ClickBank.com

Amazon.com

Share-a-sale.com

etc.

What Are The Benefits Of Affiliate Marketing? 

  • It is very easy to get free training on how to start your sustainable affiliate marketing business
  • It is free to join affiliate networks
  • No need to keep inventory
  • Once you establish yourself you can earn rucurrent income with little or no additional work
  • More and more merchants are using affiliates to promote thier products so that they dont have to spend much on advertising costs.

Free Affiliate Marketing Training For Beginners

Wealthy Affiliate is your answer. 

This  is probably the best Affiliate Marketing Training Platform you will ever find. 

Why do I say so?

I am personally a member of Wealthy Affiliate,  and this very website Sheknowsmarketing.com is the product of Wealthy Affiliate. 

You can join as a complete beginner with no experience whatsoever like I was and get access to step-by-step worl -class training.

Starting with the actual foundation of your affiliate marketing business – your website. 

Wealthy Affiliate has 2 membership options for you to choose from. 

Free Starter Membership Plan – you join free  and pay $0 for life.  The purpose of this plan is to help beginners acquire affiliate marketing skills and get started even if they don’t have any budget to pay for premium membership.

Wealthy Affiliate cares.

Premium Membership Plan – check the prices below

How to make money from a website for free - wealthy affiliate pricing plan


What You Get With Starter Membership

  • 2  websites hosted on the Wealthy Affilaite free domain
  • 10 Getting Started Online Entreprenuership Certification (OEC) Lessons
  • 10 affiliate Bootcamp Training  Lessons
  •  Access  to the community of 1.7million active caring members to help you 

What You Get With The Premium Plan

  • 50 website – 25 on your own domains, 25 on free Wealthy Affiliate domains – what can you do with 50 websites? Build an empire!
  • 50 OEC lessons
  • 50 Affiliate Bootcamp lessons
  • Weekly live webinars  
  • Live chat
  • The community of 1.7 million active members – truly helpful
  • 1 on 1 mentoship and access to the owners
  • and so much more

So keeping the promise to show you how to make money from your website for FREE >> I am sure you can see it is possible if you join Wealthy Affiliate as a Starter member. 

I will be completely honest with you, you will get important tools to get started with your business and you will be able to make money without paying anything.

I encourage you to begin now because there is truly nothing to lose. No need for your payment details. It is a free for life arrangement not a limited time free trial  that will expire!


Other Ways You Can Earn Income From Your Website

1.Join Ad Networks

There are two types of ads 

A.PPC (pay per click)/ CPC (cost per  click) 

You get paid a few dolars or even e few cents when peope click on the ads on you site. The ads will mostly be the banner type.

Google Adsense logo

.The most popular CPC ad placements are by Google Adsense. 

In order to have Google place ads on your website you need to sign up for Google Adsense and get approved. 

Getting approved can be a long and frustrating process  if your webstite does not fit Google’s strict reqquirements. 

I have heard some people say they got disapproved, then approved and then disapproved again!

There are other ad companies who pay  you for placing ads on your website, like:

 Mediavine

 Chitika

Infolinks

Media.net

Megenet

 Adsy

etc. 

These, too have their own requirements.The most common being that your websites should have lots of visitors. It takes time to build a significant website following and this can be frustrating. 

 B. Private ad placement

This is where other companies pay you to place thier ads on your website. Here you are basically renting out part of your online real estate to others.

The rates can be agreed upon between you the “tentant”. 

Please note that this will work for you if your  website is very popular. Otherwise, ad placement in general is not a very viable income generating means. 

Therefore, you cannot to rely cpmpletely on ads. It is better to incorporate ad placememnt into your affiliate marketing website. It means  you are depending on only one source to generate income. 

Thats the best online business practise – have multiple sources of income. 

2. Selling Your Own Products

The products can either be physical (crafts, clothes etc) or digital products. The best approach is to sell digital products such as online courses, ebooks that you have created. 

You will earn recurring income. You dont incur a lot of production costs, shipping, hadling, inventory because your products are digital. 

3. Selling Your Website

If you are a good blogger and your website does great in terms of attracting traffic, you can simply decide to sell it off and start afresh or venture into other things. 

Here is an example of someone who had built her blog for a little over 6 months and was able to sell it off after just 1 year of existence for $28,000. 

P.S She built her blog with Wealthy Affiliate!

How to make money from a website for free - Wealthy Affiliate Success story

I am certain you will agree that’s an impressive achievement!

Thats how Wealthy Afffiliate works when you are dedicated to your work. Its not magic but it is possible. You need to work hard.

Conclusion

There are many ways you can make money from your website without having to spend any money. The best and easiest to implement is Affiliate Marketing because you can get access to free training and websites to get you started. 

There are so many people who have gone into affiliate marketing without proper training and skills. They now believe that affiliate marketing does not work!

But it does. Just arm yourself with the right skills.

Then you can grow  and be able to afford paid services and scale  your business. 

Get started for free today, you have nothing to lose.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a walk with me through  various money making methods. Now  it is all up to you  to make your financial dreams a reality.

I wish you  lots of success in your journey!

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About Jane

Founder of She Knows Marketing, An Online Business Dedicated To Helping Aspiring Entrepreneurs Start Their Own Businesses. Jane Is A Multidiscipline Entrepreneur With Qualifications: BA Public Administration & Sociology, Advanced Diploma HIV/AIDS Management, and MBA with Successful Brick & Mortar Businesses. She Loves To Share Her Physical Business As Well As Her Growing Online Marketing Expertise, Because Well, She Knows Marketing!

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