For sure there are ways to make money online from a website. At the moment I have no idea of how to do that, so this series of blog posts is going to explore this topic and look at what is involved in setting up an running a successful website.
I’ve worked in the digital space for the past 15 years so I have a good enough understanding of websites and digital technologies. I’ve also run a small online business in the past selling Snuff Tobacco when the smoking ban was introduced in 2007. This was a really useful exercise in learning how to set up a website and how to run a small business. I didn’t make a fortune out of it and packing up all of those orders became quite labour intensive, so I eventually closed it down a couple of years ago.
What I did notice from that experience is the power of the internet and if you can tap into the right market and provide the right product at the right time, then you can make a lot of money.
In this series of blog posts I want to look at some of the different ways that you can make money from a website and see how I can grow that income over time. One thing that I know very little about at the moment is making money through advertisements on a website and how to make money with affiliate marketing, so I will be exploring these themes as I go along.
I don’t want to dive too deep into the mechanics of setting up and running a website as there are lots of really great resources out there already, but I will give you practical tips on things that I have found useful from my experiences.
I’ve never used WordPress before, but have heard a lot of good things about it recently and am looking for something that is easy to set up and use. The last thing that I want to do at the moment is get tied up in coding, as I’m sure that I’d sink many, many hours into that particular rabbit hole, with potentially very small reward.
My efforts are going to focus on www.mylifestyledream.com and I may potentially look at setting up another example site to see where that leads us.
Some of the initial themes that I am going to look into and learn about are:
- Content Marketing
- Affiliate Marketing
Each month I’ll give you updates of what I’ve worked on that month, provide links to any cool articles or resources and hopefully we all get to learn from my mistakes.