Yes, you can make money with a website. There are several ways to do it and building a website is not that difficult anymore, and it is also not that expensive. Keep reading, and I will show you where to make a website for free! You will not make money overnight, but it is possible to make some money with a website after a few months, maybe even to get rich in a year 🙂 !
Let’s start from the beginning, how do you start and what do you need.
How to start?
Before you start with making a website, you have to think about what kind of website you want and about what the website will be. It is the easiest to begin a website about a topic you like and about something you know a lot. It can be everything, from cats to shoes and from drones to football, you name it, and you can make a website about it. Just think about your hobbies or interests, and you will find a good topic for your website.
The second thing where you have to think about is, what kind of website you want. It is possible that you want to sell things, or just make a blog about your topic, or make a forum website. Just browse a little on the internet, and you will find all kind of different websites about the same topic. Look around and make a decision what kind of website you want to make and have.
Next step, name, and hosting.
Good, now you have your topic, and you know what kind of website you want. The next step is to come up with a name for your website and decide where to host your website, so you need a hosting company. A website hosting company is a company that provides the technologies and services needed for the website to be viewed on the Internet. Websites are hosted or stored, on special computers called servers. If you do not have a domain (a website name like f.e. richinayear.com), the hosting company will help you purchase one. Don’t make your name too long. Short names are easier to remember.
WordPress or something else.
Ok, you have bought your domain (website name) and found a good website hosting company, know you have to decide how you want to build your website. There are several ways to do it; you can use WordPress, Joomla, Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, etc., there are many packages to chose from. The most popular software to design and make a website is WordPress; this website is built with WordPress, it is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. It is open source, so it is free, there is a lot of documentation available on the internet about WordPress and how to use it, so I recommend using it. You will find a lot of information on the official website: www.Wordpress.org
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Great, you decided to make a WordPress website, the next thing you have to decide is which WordPress Theme you want to use. A theme is a collection of files that all work together to produce a graphical interface of your site with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. These files are called template files. A theme modifies the way the site is displayed on a PC or mobile, without modifying the underlying software. Inside WordPress you can choose several themes, some are free, some are not.
When you just start with making a website, you can use a free theme, but if you really want to make some money, it is better to buy a theme, this way a website looks more professional. Paid themes usually have a reliable code base and offer support if something goes wrong and are more configurable than a free theme. The MyThemeShop, for example, sells many beautiful and professional themes and plugins. I did a review of The MyThemeShop; you can find it here, read it.
The writing begins!
Finally, you can write about your topic, or make your online store or forum. If you make a blog than write about what you like about your topic, what is interesting, what is funny, etc. Don’t copy articles from other websites, but of course, you can get some ideas from them. Make the articles not too long or not too short, between 800 and 1200 words is good. Place some pictures, that makes it easier to read and makes the pages nicer.
Make not just one page, but make many pages, try to be original and try to publish one article every week, this way you will get higher ranking in Google or Bing.
So, how do I get rich?
Well, if you have an online store, you will earn your many by selling things, but with a blog not. What you can do for making money is to place an advertisement about your topic on your website, and when someone buys something via this advertisement (a link to the seller), you will earn a certain percentage of the buying price. You can place banners or text links, etc. There are many ways to make money with your website.
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Rich in a year?
Making money with a website is possible, many people even got very rich with their website. Of course, with just writing a few pages and some advertisement, you will not get rich. There is no get-rich-quick scenario, but when you dedicate some time to it, learn how to optimize your site, learn about SEO, learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., you will earn money with your website! Read this article, and you are one step nearer to get rich in a year!
If you have any questions, just send me an email, or drop a comment below, I will always answer!