Making Money with Websites

Website profits can become a significant part of a stay at home mom’s supplemental income. In some cases, making money with websites can be a primary source of income. Learn how to start a website and how to market a website.

When asked what the single best income producing activity I have ever done is, hands down it is starting this website.

Not only am I able to be a stay at home mom, but we’ve brought my husband home from work as well (now he works for me).

Website profits did not happen overnight; it took years of hard work, but it is possible to turn any hobby, skill, or interest into an ecommerce website.

Website Platforms

On an almost daily basis I receive emails from visitors to this website and phone calls from friends I haven’t heard from in a decade, asking me how to make their website profitable.

The story is always the same: they heard they could make money online, so they hired someone to build them a website and now they can’t figure out why they aren’t earning anything.

And do you know what I tell them? I tell them I cannot help them. What? I cannot help them? Yep.

The fact of the matter is, the platform I use to build my site comes with everything you could possibly need to learn how to start a website the correct way, at the absolute cheapest price, much cheaper than buying all the modules separately.

To build a website any other way would take more time, and much more money. So, learn how to start a website the right way with the SBI platform.

$10,000 Money Making Mama Challenge: SiteBuildIt – My Story

Website vs Blog

Paid Hosting vs Free Hosting

Getting Started

OK. So you’ve decided to build a website to earn website profits. Congratulations! Now it is time to decide what to build your website on, and to find your unique voice.

There is much more to building a successful website than registering a domain name and crossing your fingers. You need to plan who you are and what you will be conveying BEFORE you get started.

  • What is Content Marketing?
  • Training: Marketing with Content
  • What is Niche Marketing?
  • Finding Your Niche
  • Training: Niche Marketing – Be a Big Fish in a Small Pond
  • What is Keyword Research?
  • Training: Mom’s Guide to Keyword Research
  • How to Write a Page

Types of Content Based Websites

Still need more ideas on the theme of your site? You can literally build a content based website on any hobby, skill, or interest that you have. Here are a few more ideas for stay at home moms.

  • 48-Content Content Based Website Ideas and How to Monetize Them
  • Work at Home Mom – The Master’s Guide (Free PDF ebook)
  • Websites for Authors
  • Websites for Infopreneurs
  • Websites for Home Daycare
  • Websites for Direct Sales/MLM Distributors

Gain Traffic – How to Market a Website

Now that your site has been started, you’re going to need the most important element in a successful website. Traffic. That is, the visitors that come to your site. You need to learn how to market a website. As harsh as it sounds, at the end of the day, having a successful website really becomes a numbers game. The more visitors who come to your site each day, the more money you will make. So learn how to get more visitors to your site!

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Daily Traffic Tasks
  • Weekly Traffic Tasks
  • Article Marketing
  • Squidoo
  • Your List
  • Mini Ebook Marketing
  • Training: The Giveaway Strategy
  • Training: Marketing Mama Monthly

Social Media

Marketing your site via social media is a must these days. It can be difficult to juggle the various networks and posts, images and comments. You don’t have to do it all. I don’t. But you do need to pick a few social networking sites, ideally those your target market participate in, and create a strong presence. Here are the social media sites explained.

  • Marketing Via Social Media
  • Saftey Concerns with Social Media
  • Pinterest
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Linkedin
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Making Money with Websites

Now we get to everyone’s favorite part about building websites! Website profits! So how do websites make money and how can you get started making money with websites? The answer is: it depends. Some people sell hard goods or info products. Others make money on advertising. Still others participate in affiliate programs. But most webmasters combine multiple methods of making money. You’ll want to explore which options work best for you.
How Do Websites Make Money?

  • Infoproducts
  • Affiliate Marketing – $10,000 Money Making Mama Challenge
  • Training: Instant Affiliate Marketer
  • Adsense and Contextual Advertising
  • Sell Hardgoods
  • Drop Shipping
  • Network Marketing
  • Joint Ventures

If you’ve got the passion and the time, you can build a web business. All you need to get started can be found on the pages above. The most important thing you can do? Get started. Don’t put it off until next month, or next year. Just take action and make it happen.

What hobby, skill, or interest do you have that you would love to turn into a website? What’s your passion?

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