Friday, February 03, 2006

Making money with a website. Good advice!

This week I have come to the conclusion that just like with every other product in the world, volume is key.
If you want to make money from websites I think you need to have more than one.
This is the premise on which a lot of people are making a lot of money! The idea is to build a lot of different websites and use your affiliate links to produce your income. If you have more websites and more visitors you should end up with more click throughs. Right? I hope so!
I am giving it a try.
I have been researching this theory all week and I believe it should work. I built a new website this week at and I have been scouring the web for scrapbooking affiliate programs.
I also started a new blog and I hope it will be a traffic driver! I will keep you up to date on how these sites work out.
My goal is to build a new website every month which if nothing else will keep me busy.
If you are going to start building websites here are some tips I have learned:

Use lots of content. If you throw up a website with a bunch of ads and just a little content there won't be any reason for your visitors to stick around long enough to click any of the ads. Make it an interesting and fun place so people come back and spread the word.

Place your ads seamlessly: This isn't as easy as it sounds. The idea is to make your ads NOT look like ads. Add them right into your content for optimum placement.

Get the word out: Tell everyone about your website. Join some message groups and put your website in your signature. Make sure it is okay first. There are a lot of places that won't let you put a link in your signature so check the rules. You can use links in your signature and talk about your website on my message board at:

Make regular updates to website to keep it fresh and new, search engines don't like broken links so check it often. (I need to clean mine up today too!)

Enjoy your website: If you aren't interested in it and having fun with it no one else will be either!

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Brenda said...

Hi Katie. Great tips! I know it's been a discussion in the community on whether many small websites or one large one is best and everyone will give a different answer. But I do think having a lot of websites is key, small or large.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know I added your blog to Planet WAHM. Check it out at

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Connie said...

Brenda! What an awesome site! I love the format you have put together and I will be doing a review of your site at!