Monday July 2, 2018
We all want a website that looks good but we need a website that performs and makes us money. In this post, we will explore 3 ways you can make EXTRA money from your website that is separate to the money you earn through selling your own products or services because every penny counts right?!
When you become an affiliate you simply recommend the products or services of another business. You get a unique link from the company you are promoting and everytime someone purchases through your link, you earn a commission.
The great thing about affiliates is you don’t have to do the work necessary to create the products but it is important that you choose companies that are in alignment with your own business and target the same audience without being the competition.
Any business can set up an affiliate program, sometimes you will be offered an opportunity to become an affiliate after you have finished a coaching program or bought a product. This work well because you have genuinely bought from the business yourself so you can sell it more authentically, sharing your own personal experience as part of the promotion.
Big companies like Amazon offer an affiliate scheme that anyone can sign up to. Once signed up you can either get links to particular products or embed a rolling ad of Amazon products on your website.
Other companies like Clickfunnels offer a monthly affiliate program, this means you get a portion of the membership fee for every paying member of Click Funnels that have signed up through your link. This provides you with consistent passive income.
It’s unlikely that you’ll earn your fortune as an affiliate but some people dedicate their entire business to it and become really successful without selling a single product of their own. To get to this level takes time and energy though and so for most people, it’s simply an easy way to bring in extra money without a lot of work.
If your website is getting traffic then it could potentially be a very attractive advertising space for other businesses. There are different ways to get paid for this space including Pay Per Click, Pay Per Time Frame and Pay Per 1000 Views.
If this is something that interests you, you can either look for the businesses yourself and propose an advertising contract or use an agency. If you sell the space yourself, you are likely to make more money but you do have to put more work in so if your looking for a few easy pennies then we recommend getting help.
Reviews won’t change your income but you could very well get lots of other benefits and free products that amount to a substantial monetary value. You can review products on a blog or vlog and give the company your reviewing some ‘free advertising.’ As a thank you, you will often be given the product your reviewing free of charge.
As always it is important that the companies you work with are of interest to your own audience, that they are not your competitors and they are in alignment with your business. They are often also linked to affiliate deals so you could potentially earn more from anyone that buys as a result of your review.
Companies don’t just give away their stuff for free though, not unless the exchange works in their favour too. So if you want the opportunity to review products that you actually want then you need to work on your traffic, building your audience and online presence. Let’s face it though, this is what you should be doing with your business anyway but this gives you more authority as a reviewer.
Here at Aspire Shire, we specialise in creating websites that convert and make money for our clients. If you want more information about any of these strategies or want to know how your website could work for you then connect with us today for a free consultation.