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How to monetise a website-Monetising a web site-web marketing.
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Affiliate Marketing.

I am assuming that you have already built your website, written some content and submitted it to the search engines, so the next thing you will need to do to begin to make money is to monetise its pages. If you have not yet managed to build your own website check out the link or the options shown at the sides of this article or click the link for information on building your own website.

Now the first thing I am going to say is that you have to be realistic. Don't look at making huge amounts of money at the moment. You just want to first see if you can alleviate your sites running costs by monetising its pages for free. The less money coming out of your bank account on running costs the better, and once you have covered this expense you can begin to think about making a profit for yourself. When I first set my website up it made nothing for months until I started to implement the ideas discussed within the following pages of this article. Despite the fact it was not paying its way at first I persevered as like I said in the introduction, failure was not, and is not an option, so it has to be self-supporting which means that monetising it was essential. I occasionally write more content and am constantly trying to keep it up to date with current web standards as well as looking for suitable link partners to exchange links with. Suitable links partners are now very important, if you are linked with random non-subject related sites you may actually find your site disappearing down the search engine rankings and never getting the exposure you will need to get seen by your target audience, and no audience equates to no income. As you can see if you explore my site further I have kept my links to a bare minimum and try to only link to, and provide links to good quality subject related sites. There are also other free ways to get noticed which are why I use Facebook like and share buttons and the Google +1 button. After all, to make money you need traffic. Also, the higher your traffic and visibility in the search engines the higher the bids you will receive from potential advertisers on your site and higher bids means greater income.

By checking my site stats in my control panel I can see that I already have a reasonable flow of steady traffic and return customers to my site so by monetising it I knew I would see further returns for my efforts.

Just to be clear, I am not a high PR site, in fact since Google introduced all of its new algorithms my site has dropped in the search engines. A detail that I am working on right now as I re-write this article. Making small tweaks here and there occasionally to try to meet the search requirements and speed page loading times up.
I am just an average web owner like most of you. Not a tech wizard, an SEO expert or fully qualified web designer, just an ordinary person with an average education trying to earn money online to make ends meet.

Running your website for free using Pay per click.

The first thing you will need to do to monetise your site is to look for sites that offer Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising. This is where you place targeted adverts on the pages of your site like the ones you see to the left and right. Every time they receive a click through you get paid. I cannot think of a better easier way to start making money than Pay per click contextual advertising, as once you have placed the relevant adverts on your site all you need to do is wait for visitors to click them and you should start making money.

The most well known contextual advertising company I can think of is Google. Google are well known for AdSense. There's hardly a site on the web that hasn't got Google AdSense somewhere within its content, including this one, so to me they are the obvious choice and I will talk about Google AdSense later, along with a few other options that have worked for me.

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