A collection of ways that you can make money from your web site, this is not a definitive list but we have came up with 30+ methods and some comments about some of them to help you out. One of the common issues is people just focus on one revenue source such as Google Adsense and miss out on big earners like creating and selling an ebook or course.
ebook – self hosted ebook on your site or you could use Amazon Kindle desktop publishing and link to your products
Online course – you could self host or use a site like Udemy and promote on your site
Apps – create an android or iOS app and link to the store listing page
Web templates – you can easily create a store and host templates yourself or use a 3rd Party like codecanyon
Plugins – wordpress is the main one here and again you can self host with a store or use a 3rd Party like codecanyon
Desktop Software – Create a Windows 10 software product and sell it on your website – again there are 3rd parties that can do the work for you
Scripts – Think scripts written in languages like PHP that perform a certain function. An example would be a wallpaper script.
Photos – this is stock photography, you can have samples and link to one of the huge stock photography sites that are available
Print on demand – I’m thinking of sites like teespring where you upload your designs and they make the products – you could promote this or your service.
App templates – This time I’m thinking of word documents, powerpoint presentations, excel spreadsheets as a couple of examples
Dropshipped products – you can setup a store with dropshipped products although folks tend to use Shopify.
Wholesale products – similar to dropshipping but you have to buy, store and sell the products and you need to spend more money but I’m thinking Amazon FBA and linking to your products.
Books – people still like to read a physical book – again Amazon can help here
Merchandise – you can sell your own merchandise, this could be products you make yourself. If you are a crafty type and can make unique products this can be a hot business. Etsy is an example of people making their own merchandise.
Online stores – Amazon, Ebay and Aliexpress are examples of online stores that have affiliate programs. I like aliexpress.
Affiliate networks – Shareasale, Commision Junction, Maxbounty area couple of examples. Again there are many networks.
Private programs – a lot of sites do not want to join a network and run their own programmes. Just search for brand + affiliate program.
Advertising networks – Google adsense is the biggest one but theer are many alternatives
sponsored posts – companies will come and sponsor a post on your website
video advertising – some sites will put ads in your videos
Podcast advertising – advertising products on a podcast
sponsored social content – some sites pay to promote social media content.
advertising space – you can set a space aside on your site and sell direct advertising space. Buysellads is an example where you list your site and can earn more than adsense.
Offering a service
Freelance work – offer your services like what you would list on fiverr. This could be anything.
Photographer – wedding photos, kids photos for example
Tech support – helping out people who have issues with PC’s, mobile phones are a couple of ideas here
Teaching – teaching a language would be a good example here
Graphic design service – logos, banner design, photoshop work
Virtual Assistant – many people are looking for people to help with day to day tasks. You could offer this service
flipping a website – build and sell for a big profit
physical business – advertising local business who may not have a website
membership site – create a batch of products and setup a membership site where you can charge a monthly or yearly fee