The goal of most websites is to attract visitors. After all, you wouldn’t go to the time and expense of creating and maintaining your site if you didn’t want anybody to see it.

For many websites, another primary goal is to make money. If your website is to promote your business or allow your customers to buy your products or services directly online, it’s already monetized.

But what about other websites that not necessarily commercially focused, such as blogs or fan pages? Is it still possible to use these sites to make money?

Monetizing Your Website – Making Money with Your Blog

If you have a blog and have attracted a lot of regular readers, it’s possible to monetize your website by promoting products or services related to your main topic.

For example, if you write a blog about cooking fundamentals or share recipes online, you can sign up to be an Amazon Affiliate and promote products such as cookware, utensils and even ingredient on your blog.

When you are in the online retailer’s web affiliate program, you can include links in your content to products sold on Amazon’s website. Every time somebody clicks through and buys one of these products through your affiliate link, you receive a small commission on the sale.

Monetizing Your Website – Making Money with Your Fan Page

If you maintain a website that celebrates a particular subject, such as a sports team or a celebrity, you can monetize your fan page by promoting products and services related to what you are promoting.

People who visit fan pages are often enthusiastic about your subject matter. That means they likely already are open to buying anything related to your subject.

Look for creative ways to promote or offer items related to your subject matter and you can easily use your website to make money.

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