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5 Easy Steps to Create a Site & Make Money Online

how to make money online

In today’s society, everyone, and we mean everyone, is interested in finding additional means to generate income instead of solely relying on their regular 9 – 5. Whether it be learning a new skill, blogging, becoming a social media influencer, or content creator, people want to ensure that they can enjoy their lives and have the income to do so by figuring out how to make money online.

A very popular, method is that of registering a domain name and creating a website to make more money. Whether you’re a small business or adding to your side hustles, creating a website can be very profitable. By now you’re probably thinking, “Everyone has a website” and though this may be true, you should consider joining the millions who have created monetized websites.

Of course, as the world evolves, so too does technology and now, you can create a website using a site builder for a low monthly or yearly cost with some cool features. You may be frightened by the decision to tackle this online journey for the first time, but here are some methods that make the process more fluid and exciting.

Before you start making money online, let’s create a website using these simple steps:

1. Select a Domain Name

You can usually tell what a website has to offer based on its name. When selecting a domain name, ensure that you research and identify a user-friendly host. Choose a domain name that is easy to remember and reflects what your website is about. To see the different pricing options for a select domain name, you can check out MonsterHost.

2. Customizing the Appearance of Your Website

In this next step, you should focus on the layout or structure and even the color scheme of your website. Many website builders offer templates to match your needs. Consider the goods/services that you are offering and the best template that would attract consumers.

With MonsterHost you can easily customize your content and connect to social media platforms with plugins that they provide. Another cool feature is the multi-language function that will allow you to engage with consumers all around the world.

3. Testing Your Website

Now you need to ensure that your website is functioning the way you want it to. Testing your website is one of the most important factors in creating a website that will generate profit. There are a few tests that you can take to ensure your website is ready, namely:

  • Readability test
  • Browser test
  • Speed test
  • Mobile test
  • Usability test
  • Compatibility test

Once you’ve completed all the above and successfully passed, you’re on the right path. 

4. Publish Content

After selecting a website and domain name, designed, and selected the right colors, and completed a test run of your website, it’s now time to publish.

5. Monetize Your Website

You’ve done all that’s necessary to generate income online, right? Not quite. Yes, you’ve done the groundwork and now it’s time to “sell your website”. To generate that income, you need to drive traffic to your website. To drive traffic, you can implement SEO and email marketing strategies. Once this is covered more consumers will know about your website and the goods/services that you offer.

Easy Ways to make money online

Now that you have your website up and running, here are some ways you can use it to create an extra income:

1. Blogging to your niche

Blogging is not only one of the most popular ways to earn money online, but one of the easiest. If you enjoying writing, start a blog, but ensure you have a certain niche in mind. For example blogs on health and fitness, cars, recipes etc.  This way you have a target audience and can also do sponsored posts for big brands.

2. Affiliate links

Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular (and fastest) methods of monetizing a website or blog.  Begin by identifying a product that you enjoy and would suggest.  You can include affiliate links in your posts (but make sure to include a disclaimer).

You can then advertise the product to your website visitors and email subscribers by endorsing it and recommending it on your website. If your goods or service appeals to them, they’ll click on your affiliate link and buy it.  Each time someone purchases from your link you will receive a small percentage.

3.Google AdSense ‘Pay Per Click’

You can also make money online using AdSense by carefully placing adverts on your website.  AdSense allows you to tap into Google’s massive advertising network allowing other marketers to place adverts on your website.

Google adds a simple code on your website when you sign up that will identify the content of your site and begin delivering relevant advertising.  Each time someone clicks on the ad, you get compensated. It’s that simple!

Learn more about Pay Per Click here.

4. Setup an eCommerce site

Content isn’t the only thing that you can share on your website. You can add online shops to your site to sell products.

There are already hundreds of thousands of eCommerce websites or online stores available. To stand out from the crowd, make sure yours fills a distinct niche, has a thorough strategy, and uses the most up-to-date marketing strategies.

5. Create an online course

One of the most effective ways to make money online is to share your knowledge. Monetize your knowledge by developing an online course if you’re an expert on a subject.

You can run ads on your website and social media platforms to promote the course. You can also create an email list so you can continue promoting future courses to the same audience.

Are you ready to make money online?

I hope you answered yes.  By thoroughly following the steps above you can create your website in no time and start to make money online. If your host your site on the high-performing MonsterHost servers, you will be fully equipped as we’ll guide you through this journey of creating a website and learning how to make money from it. Choose the hosting plan that matches your needs and budget now!