Maybe you've heard about bloggers or website owners who make a nice profit every month from people visiting their sites. They can write about topics they enjoy and make some money doing it. The goal might seem insurmountable, but it's not. With a few tips, you can look into harnessing the power of Internet traffic, too.
Generate the Traffic
Before you can profit from Internet traffic, you have to get visitors to your website or blog. You want to keep good SEO practices in mind when designing your website or writing your blog. Although these techniques can evolve over time, some basic rules of thumb apply. For example, don't duplicate content from other sites as this could get you dinged by search engines like Google. Make your site easy to navigate and keep fresh content and articles up that have useful information. You'll also want to create social media pages related to your site, on places like Facebook and Twitter. Post links to your blog updates there so people can easily share your content.
Affiliate Marketing Plans
One way to make money from web traffic is by participating in an affiliate marketing program, like Amazon's. With this program, you can sell or advertise someone else's products on your website and get a percentage of the sales. For example, if you review a book sold on Amazon, you can include an affiliate link on your blog that visitors can use to buy the book.
PPC and CPM Advertising
Pay Per Click and Cost Per Mille are two popular types of advertising you can use to make money off your website. With PPC, you get paid every time a visitor clicks on an ad on your site. With CPM, you get paid every time a visitor sees an ad on your site. For both, you'll need to sign up with an advertising network such as Google AdSense and paste advertising HTML code onto your website. The network creates the ads that visitors see.
Sponsored Blog Posts
You can earn money through sponsored blog posts after you've gained a good following to your site. This involves getting paid to post a blog review about a product. Services such as PayPerPost and Sponsored Reviews let you look through a number of available topics and choose the ones that interest you.
Selling Products on Your Site
A simple and direct method to make money from people who visit your blog or website is by selling them products. For example, if you're an expert in a certain field, you can write an ebook about it and sell the ebook on your site. If you're not a skilled writer, you can hire a writer to put together the ebook for you and then sell the book on your website.
With features published by media such as Business Week and Fox News, Stephanie Dube Dwilson is an accomplished writer with a law degree and a master's in science and technology journalism. She has written for law firms, public relations and marketing agencies, science and technology websites, and business magazines.