Knowing how to make money online in websites can be very easy and tricky at the same time if you don’t know what you’re doing. That is why I put together this list of 3 critical musts that every individual needs to know ahead of time and why you need to know them.
The first of these is metrics. How many people are visiting your website and which pages are generating the most traffic. This can go a long way in allowing you to further gauge the direction and feel of your website. For instance if your website is about dogs and you see that you are generating the most traffic from pages dealing with dog “issues”, then perhaps that may be a direction that you want to explore. There are many online tools for this but the one that I found most useful is Google Analytics. Fairly easy to use interface that tells you a lot of what you need to know, however there are several technical things that I still don’t understand. For someone not internet savvy I would give it a solid 3.75 out of 5. Another handy metric gatherer is
2) A reliable web hosting company.
Knowing how to make money online in websites is totally useless if you do not first have a reliable web hosting company. Why is this important? Many reasons. Tech support, uptime/downtime, tangible money investment just to name a few. You are essentially marrying your website to your website host. Trust me you want to know what you’re getting into before you get in. I have put together a review of web hosting companies and their pros and cons for that information.While there are many out there, I have found that very few can be worth hosting your website on. For instance some hosting platforms are more susceptible to hacking, malware, and virus intrusions. One company I found took that threat to their clients seriously and gave their system a powerful upgrade recently adding several layers of threat protection. For more information on that please
3) The Proper Affiliate plan.
While there are several ways to make money online, I have found that the easiest and most efficient way of generating true revenue online is through affiliate marketing. Essentially all that affiliate marketing consists of is you finding a company that carries a product that you would endorse, and then endorsing through the use of your website. You in turn earn a commission based on what you sell. There are as many affiliate programs out there as there are products virtually. Therein lies the problem. With so many lousy companies out there like SwagBucks, how do you sift through them? Well a good place to start would be on my post about the Best Affiliate Marketing Programs for Beginners. There you will find some helpful guidance that will have you up and on your way in no time.
While pay-per-clicks can generate a certain level of revenue, people tend to be careful when clicking on ads. Ads are usually meant to sell you something. Unless a person is interested in that particular ad at that particular time, they are likely not going to click the ad. Far greater response comes from understanding the buying life-cycle of the consumer. For more information on that please
Hopefully by now you have a firmer grasp on what exactly it will take to make money online with a website. Having a solid foundation to start from is imperative to your success as an individual who is looking to make money through the use of websites. Your chances of seeing the results that you are after can take some time. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t seeing results immediately. Traffic generation will be key to obtaining that success. The more people who visit your website, the more conversions you will see. It’s a numbers game. For some great tips on improving that performance
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