Here are a handful ways you can make your website pay itselft and maybe bring a little bit of extra cash as well.
- Text ADS: Programs like google adsense let you carry text ads relevant to your site’s content. Everytime a visitor views or clicks an ad youll earn a few pennies.
- Affiliate Programs: Many online merchants depend on networds of affiliate sites tp move product. Affiliate aggregators like LinkShare or Commision Junction let you pick from hundreds of affiliate advertisers, some offering commisions as hihg as 40 percent,
- Subscriptions: is you web content worth paying for? You could charge users for access. But be aware that subscription management services like VisionGate or MemberGate can cost from a few hundred to several thousand dollars a month, depending onthe number of subscribers.
- Self-publishing: Aaron Gleeman, editor in chief of the HardBall Times baseball site, used more traditional method of generating income from his hobby. He published a couple of booksm uncluding the Hardball Times Baseball Annual, through Lulu Press. The roayalties allow him to pay his writes a small stipend and make comforable if not cushy living.