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A website can be a very effective way to make a lucrative, consistent income. Earning money from a website can not only be very profitable, once your website’s setup and established it can also be very easy. Websites are available around the clock, 24/7, and can earn you money whether you’re working or not, which is one of the main reasons so many people have realized the amazing power of earning money online from their websites.

Here is a list of ways to make money online with your site. While there are many ways to earn money online, here is a list of some of the most effective ways to use your website to earn you a great income.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is, without a doubt, one of the most effective ways to turn your website into a moneymaker.

Affiliate marketing consists of promoting products or services on your website. The promotion can be done in really any way you choose. Some webmasters use articles, banners and videos while others use blog posts and text links, all methods can be successful.

The key to affiliate marketing is when someone makes a purchase or generates a lead through your website, you earn a commission and, with a large volume or traffic targeted towards a specific interest or subject, the potential for earning money through affiliate marketing is literally limitless.

CPC Networks

CPC (Cost Per Click) networks such as Google AdSense are also excellent ways to make money with a website. Simply by placing html or java code into your website, which is fairly easy with a tutorial, you can display relevant links or banners on your site to advertisers.
With CPC networks, you receive a commission every time someone clicks on an ad on your site, as the name implies. While earning 70 cents per click, which is common on some ad networks, may not seem like a lot, imagine if you have 10,000 unique visitors per day. If you have 10,000 unique visitors per day, and 10% click on your ads, that’s 1,000 clicks per day. If you were earning 70 cents for every click, that would be a nice daily earning, especially if you were able to further increase the amount of visitors.

Offering A Product Or Service

One of the most common ways to make money with a website is by offering a product or service. While many webmasters turn to affiliate marketing, which can be very effective, another common method is to directly sell products or services.

In order to sell products or services, it’s important to have a shopping cart setup and a great payment processor that allows you to process payments easily and directly to your bank account. You want to make sure that you’re selling a product or service that is targeted your website’s audience, as this makes it much more likely that your visitors will purchase the products or services that you’re offering.

While there are surely many ways to earn money online with a website, affiliate marketing, CPC networks and offering a product or service directly are three of the most effective and most lucrative.

In my experience I have found that the main key to success when it comes to earning money with your website is the number of targeted, unique visitors you have. The more targeted visitors you have, the more likely you are to make many affiliate sales, get many unique clicks for ads or generate a large number of direct sales on products and services! You can use all three of these techniques, two of them or one of them to earn a very high and consistent income online with your website.

Juliana – SEO

@JulianaPayson is a blogger for web hosting company InMotion Hosting based in Los Angeles. Feel free to reach out to her on Twitter for further ideas, content exchange, or inquire about InMotion’s own Affiliate Packages.