10 Ways to Create Huge Income With Your Web Site

by: Dennis Becker

The cost of buying a domain name and arranging hosting for it is dirt cheap anymore, virtually anyone can afford to have their own web site, or several. Learn how to squeeze money out of cyberspace with these revealing tips.

The cost of setting up a web site is dirt cheap nowadays. You can register a domain for less than $2.00 as I write this (for .info domains). Hosting is also very cheap, and getting cheaper all the time.

So why are so many web sites springing up? Obviously somebody’s making money besides the hosting companies, so here’s some idea starters for you:

1. Sell your own products or services. They should be related to your target audience. You want to be able to take credit cards (at least with PayPal if not otherwise) on your site and deliver your product to your customers as fast as possible.

2. Sell another company’s products. There is no shortage of companies willing to drop ship items for you, all you have to do is make the sale and place the order with your fulfillment company, they do all the work, and you profit on the difference between their price and yours. There are ways to avoid the hassles some attribute to drop shippers.

3. If you have enough activity to your site, you can sell advertising space, such as banner, classified, or text ads. Of course you need to have enough traffic coming to your site first, so that people have an incentive to want to gain exposure to your visitors. You might not make a lot from displaying small text or banner ads, but it can easily pay for your hosting fees, and enough more to invest in some software scripts that will make your site that much better.

4. Sign up with Google AdSense or another contextual advertising company, and let them place their ads on your pages. When someone clicks on an ad, you earn money. Some webmasters are making many thousands of dollars a month with Google AdSense.

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English: Google AdSense Español: Google AdSense (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5. If you have enough web space, you could rent other people web pages. You could also give them away for free and make money by including your Google AdSense ads on their web pages.

6. Charge people a fee (monthly or annual subscription, or a one time fee) to access your web site. People will pay you money for your content if it’s valuable to them. This can be ebooks, reports, interviews, software, etc.

If you find a niche market, you can spend some time researching your topic and put all sorts of articles and resources to that niche on your site. Then those who have a similar interest might be likely to want to take advantage of all the time you’ve already spent by coming straight to the site (yours) that has all the answers for them already. If you have enough articles on your topic, you might want to get a site search engine (there are free scripts available) to make it easier to find the information your visitors want.

7. Make money selling other people’s products through affiliate programs. They’ll give you a link to track your sales. If you haven’t heard of affiliate programs, you’re in for a treat, many thousands of people are making a full time income just by driving traffic from their site to merchant sites, never touching or shipping a product, letting the merchant do all the work and make the entire investment in inventory.

A good way to start with affiliate programs is to sign up with ClickBank. There are well over 10,000 different eBooks that you are then automatically an affiliate for. It’s likely that there are some that tie in with the theme of your site. Write up some reviews and recommendations and send traffic to the ClickBank merchant, and if the eBook sells, you get commissions sometimes as high as 75%.

Another benefit is that if you make a page for each of your eBook reviews, you will eventually start drawing traffic from search engines because some of your pages will get ranked well for the keywords used to describe the eBook you’re reviewing.

8. Publish an e-zine from your web site. Ask your visitors to subscribe to the e-zine right from your web site through a sign up box. You might want to find something to entice them to give you their email address, like a free report, eCourse, or eBook. Once you have enough subscribers to your e-zine, you could sell classified or sponsor advertising inside your e-zine, or you could periodically review and recommend products that you’re an affiliate for to your subscribers.

9. If you have your own business already (real estate agent, hairdresser, contractor, restaurant, etc.), put up a web page to draw in prospects. All you need is a picture, contact information, a description of what you do, and you have a cheap advertisement that will pull in customers.

10. Set up a local directory of small businesses. Give each business their own page, fix it up for them so that it’s optimized for the search engines, and charge them annually for the service. They won’t have to pay hosting fees and you do everything for them. Suggest that they put the web site address on their business card, and you’ll have virtually locked them in for annual renewals for the life of their business.

These are just some thought-starters for you. There are over a billion web sites on the Internet, there are obviously more than ten ways to earn money with them. Come up with a unique method of cashing in from all those surfers, or use one of our methods, and one day you’ll be writing your own advice articles.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dennis Becker has been a computer “nut” since the late 70’s, specializing in helping non-techies make better use of computers. Find out how to maximize your profits and minimize your expenses by visiting: http://www.a1-cheap-web-site-hosting.com

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An Introduction to Ebay Selling

by: Jason James

Success in any business is built on a foundation of customer service. eBay is no exception – every day thousands of eBay buyers register. I have a simple strategy that I use in all my auctions called the “eBay Welcome”. Follow it and your repeat business will grow, along with referrals from those satisfied customers.

1. Pricing Strategy: Don’t set your opening bid too high, you want to generate clicks on your auction listing. When buyers browse via the Search Bar, they will not even open your ad to view the description if the price is too high.

When you use a reserve price, it will often create the same effect. Take three minutes prior to listing an item to check Current Completed Auctions to see the average sale price of an item similar to the one you are listing.

2. Offer Multiple Payment Methods: It is a fact that Buyers are more likely to bid on your items if payment choices are easy to use and explained clearly. By using payment methods that are preferred by eBay buyers such as PayPal, you can increase your auction sales. Explain to your buyers about the PayPal Buyer Protection Program. It protects buyers against fraud or material misrepresentation up to $500.

If you are willing to offer alternate payment methods; such as money orders or wire transfers, state that in your auction description.

The headquarters of eBay in San Jose, Californ...
The headquarters of eBay in San Jose, California. Photographed on August 5, 2006 by user Coolcaesar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. Shipping: It is reasonable for you to make a few dollars on your shipping and handling; but if your charges are excessive, it will turn off potential bidders and give you a bad reputation.

The quickest way to get great feedback is to ship your item quickly. Top eBay Power Sellers strive to ship within one day of payment.

4. Offer A Fair Return Policy: Your return policy must be clearly stated – this will save potential conflicts in the future. We want to extend a “eBay Welcome” to all buyers. We were all novice users at one point.

5. List Warranty Services In Your Auction: If you sell computers or electronics on eBay, you can now give buyers assurance and peace of mind by offering them a standard warranty or extended warranty via the Warranty Services program. Click their Link to join – it is free!

You will be given a cash incentive for any buyer that purchases this warranty coverage on any of your auction items. This can really add up at the end of each month.

In conclusion, give your Buyers the “eBay Welcome” and watch your business grow!

About the Author

Jason James is a 10 year Internet marketing veteran and an eBay Power Seller
of 4 years. His website “The Auction Resource Network” reveals his inside
secrets, tips, and sources that help him pocket over $10,000 per month on eBay.

Claim your FREE 14 Day “Learn How to Sell on eBay” e-Course Here:
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