In the whole set up of a website, you might consider what type of monetizing plan you want to try. There are quite a few options.
- Self-hosted banner advertising
- Banner advertising with a company like BuySellAds, Project Wonderful, and more.
- Text Ads wit Text Link Ads, Google Adwords, and even Adbrite.
Of course, there are more places. These are just a few examples.
But STOP! You need to have a site with content, and then have traffic. Without traffic, how can you make money?
A lot of people think that just having a website means people will automatically come. It is not as simple as quoted in the movie Field of Dreams – “If you build it, he will come.”
There is more work involved. You can place all the right keywords, but that might attract and make people stay, subscribe, and become a regular… even a customer. It important to create a reputable presence for your site. Connect with others in your niche and allow them to give feedback. Return comments or make your visitors feel welcomed.
Once your site picks up enough traffic, you can finally start experimenting on incorporating ads and such to make money. Not every program works. Some do better while others do not. However, even if you build a site, be prepared to do more work to build a sturdy traffic flow.
Have you monetized your site? What works for you? (There is a poll in the sidebar related to this article… please try it out.)