It is one thing to build a website, but you may be more interested in how to build a website to make money. If this is the case, then keep reading. Make sure you read the whole page, because I have an awesome bonus for you if you do.
When someone is interested in making money online, they seem to shy away from wanting to build a website. There may be a few reasons for this. If you see a reason that is not listed here, feel free to comment below. I would love to hear your reason as well. People may think:
- Building a website is too difficult
- It takes to long to build a website
- I don’t know what to discuss on my website
- It’s too difficult to get traffic to my website
- I don’t know what to sell on my website
I would like to address each one of these areas to show you how you can easily build a website and make money from it as well. I will also SHOW you step by step, how this process is done through a video below. So hang tight, it will be well worth the ride.
Building a website is Very Easy
Back in the early 2000s when I started on this online journey, building a website was indeed difficult. There was a lot of steps to do and there was a lot of parts to the process. Not only that, but the parts themselves were more cumbersome than they are today.
You had to have hosting, just like you do today, but hosting company’s back then did not have the technology available to them that they have now. So, finding a good hosting company was not only difficult, but the cost was much higher than it is today. Today, I can show you how you can build two websites for free and have it hosted as well (that comes a little later).
You also had to have your own domain, which is still true, but most hosting company’s now include a domain in their packages and they are much easier to point to the hosting itself. This used to be a very laborious process, but these days it is extremely easy to do, and I will show you exactly how this is done step-by-step.
Back in the day, website builders were a bit tedious. Hosting company’s tried to simplify the process, but it was nothing like the way the platform WordPress is used today. Today, the WordPress platform is very easy to use and has a bunch of automation attached to it that simply did not exist back then. You can be rest assured that, not only is it easier to use than the older website builders, but is much more efficient and intuitive.
I will show you how you can build a website with less than a few keystrokes and in less than 30 seconds.
So I guess I gave the second point away, but let’s discuss these anyways.
It Taks Less than 30 Seconds To Build A Website, Really!
Is under 30 seconds too long to build a website that has the potential to earn you a full time income online? I would certainly hope that you answered no to this question. No, under 30 seconds is definitely not too long, and it is well worth the effort to do this. You see, I am going to show you a platform that not only shows you how to build a website to make money, but I am going to show you a community that will support that effort as well.
Follow along with me in the video below, because I want to show you and walk you though step-by-step-by-step how to build a website to make money.
I hope by watching this video you realize just how easy and fast it is to build a website. Sure, it doesn’t look quite finished, of course, but the premise that we use is, that you get the traffic to your website first by adding good and relevant content to your website. As you are building this content, you will start to notice that the looks of your website will improve as well. We teach you this step by step.
Then, while you are creating this awesome content, we are going to show you how to make your website “pop” visually. It takes no time at all before you have an awesome looking website. The website you are on right now took less than an hour for it to visually look the way it does not (minus all the posts mind you).
So, once you have a good-looking website, it’s easy to learn what to discuss on that website.
A video is one thing, but what I think is really cool is reader participation. I showed you how easy it is to build a website, how about I prove it to you by allowing you to try. Don’t worry, all you need to do is enter the name you want to call your website below (no worries, this is completely FREE, put your credit card away):
What Do I Discuss On My Website
The process of making money with a website can really be broken down into 4 steps:
As you can see from the image above, step 1 is to chose an interest. This can be a hobby or even something that you want to learn about and are interested in.
In our community, we have tools that are available for you to find out if that interest will earn you money online. These tools are extremely easy to use, but very powerful because they tell you exactly how many people are looking for products to purchase that are relevant to that interest.
And don’t think this overview image is over simplified, because I can tell you from experience it really is this easy. So, to answer the above question, you discuss what you are interested in on your website once you have established that interest. It is the people who are also interested in this topic that is what is known as a niche. A niche is a group of people that share a common interest and you are targeting that niche by publishing content about your interest. Yes, it really is that simple.
As you may have noticed in the video above, I showed you how I came up with an interest using Google Instant. This is a free and very powerful tool that helps you identify a money making interest that you can discuss on your website. You also saw how I used that interest to find a domain name for my website and then built the website based on that name, and guess what. That leads us to step 3, which is attracting visitors to our site.
It Is Very Easy To Get Traffic To Your Website
Of course, it is only easy if you know how. This is true with anything, right? I mean you were not born knowing how to ride a bike. You had to learn how. Well, I remember learning how to ride a bike and I can tell you from my experience, it was easier to learn how to get traffic to my website than it was learning how to ride a bike, and much less painful…lol
Does is happen overnight? No, it does not. But, it is something that will happen as long as you are consistent in taking the action we teach you to take (for free, by the way).
Within our first course we can show you how to master the most current traffic techniques and how you can be a huge amount of relevant customers to your website through the top search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.
MORE PEOPLE = MORE MONEY
In 2017 there were over 3.5 Billion internet users searching for information and looking for solutions to meet their problems, and most importantly, purchasing products and services related to these solutions. This is YOUR potential audience and the REAL world picture of how powerful owning your own website is.
Also, as you can see below, in 2017 46.8% of the global population accessed the internet and by 2021 this figure is projected to grow to 53.7%. This is a statistic that you cannot ignore. This is a piece of the internet pie that you can get.
So, how do you get this traffic?
Content is where you get traffic, and is what leads to opportunity. In the free training that is provided by Wealthy Affiliate, you will learn exactly how this is accomplished. It will show you:
(1) How content leads to traffic
(2) How keywords fit into the bigger picture
(3) What it takes to go from a zero business to one that is thriving
(4) Why content is so important to your business
If you have any questions or comments you would like to share, please leave them below and I would be more than happy to discuss!
What To Sell On Your Website
I think by now, you most likely know the answer to this question. If not, stick with me here. You may not know, but I think you get the general idea. Once you know what to discuss on your website it is very easy to determine what to sell.
You simply ask your good friend Google.
What do I mean by that? Well whatever your interest is as a keyword phrase can be typed into the Google search box followed by the words “affiliate programs”, and Google will deliver a bunch of pages
I am interested in playing guitar. Plus, I know others are interested in playing guitar as well based on keyword phrase searches that I performed. Then, I can write good content about guitars, my favorite rock groups, my favorite guitar players and then show them how to play guitar by purchasing great downloadable products, where I can earn a commission from.
Take a look at the results, pick an affiliate vendor, join for free and then place your affiliate link on your page. That’s it. Well, in a nut shell that’s it. Check out the image below, I have an actual result I did on Google to show you how this looks.
So, as you can see, there really are no excuses to not building your own website. If you can think of any others, please feel free to leave a comment below so we can get a discussion going. I would love to hear your feedback. This is a two-way conversation OK?
Now I told you in the beginning of this post that I would tell you about a special bonus I have for you. Well, how about these bonuses. No worries, put away your credit card, I am not asking for any money. This is completely free. I don’t mean a free trial, I mean actually FREE, in all definitions of the word (that is rare, I know).
You can join Wealthy Affiliate as a free member and go through an awesome certification training that will teach you how to build a website to make money. Once you learn how to do that, you can upgrade your account and get ongoing training to take you to the level of a full time income online. Here is what you can get for free:
- 2 Free Websites
- WordPress Sites that are fully functional
- Ready to earn online income
- Mentoring and support
- Ablity to get personal help and support from me (username: ramr50)
- Help within the community itself with over 10,000’s of users
- Live chat support
- Ongoing relevant discussions
- Tons of Training
- Video Training
- Full on Classrooms
So, What Should You Do Next?
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4 thoughts on “How To Build A Website To Make Money”
After reading your post and watching the video’s you included it looks like building a website isn’t as difficult as I thought it would be.
I really appreciate all the great information on this topic, which is something I have leaning toward doing for a couple of years now.
Your recommendation, and review on Wealthy Affiliate sounds like the place to be.
Getting traffic is the biggest question on my mind because I know this is key to getting visitors. What are your thoughts on using some of the pay for click offers out there?
Thanks again Ralph, excellent article!
Thanks Dallas for the feedback! I am glad you found the post helpful. Yes, typically getting traffic is the most challenging en-devour when running a business. However, when building a business based upon a foundational website, getting traffic is much easier. I use the content method mostly for getting traffic. In other words SEO (Search Engine Optimization), but I have also used Bing Ads pay per click in combination with my SEO efforts. This has really sky-rocketing my traffic. What is really cool, is that Wealthy Affiliate provides excellent training on how to use Bing Ads and Pay per click advertising without breaking the bank. Thanks again for your feedback.
I have really been searching a lot lately for ways to make money online. I like my job, it’s okay, but I am interested in building an additional source of income. I would love to ultimately be my own boss someday.
This seems so easy, building the website, etc. I am sure you have been doing this for a while and have a great grasp on the entire process from building the site to driving traffic. How realistic is it for someone like me with no experience to start earning even a little bit of money, say in the next 12 months? I am definitely willing to put in the time and effort, but I am apprehensive because I am a complete newbie. I probably don’t even know what I don’t know yet. Thanks for this article, I am very interested in pursuing this.
Hi, thanks for the reply! To answer your question Steve & Kris, it is very realistic for someone like you with no experience to start earning online in that time frame. As you mentioned, being willing to put in the time and effort a complete newbie can certainly succeed at this. It is not hard, but one does need to put in the time and effort. Plus, it is totally ok not to know what you don’t know. lol I certainly didn’t know then what I know now. Yes, I have been doing this a while and have tried many different ways to earn money online, and this is definitely the most effective. Thanks again for your feedback!