Money-Making Site Additions
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Thereís a certain pride associated with having a Web site. Through the sweat of your own brow you have created all this marvelous code, and wonderful pages anyone on the Internet may access with ease. It feels great to have a Web site, and itís an achievement youíre meant to enjoy. But, letís get serious -- the real joy in a site is the amount of revenue you can potentially make from it.
Sure, itís nice to have your own little piece of the Internet. To have a public forum with which to share your ideas, thoughts, products, advice, adventures, even family photos. But isnít it just a little bit sweeter when you stand the chance of making some extra income from a site you already have? With money-making site additions, you can earn much more than personal pride from your Web efforts.
Affiliate programs are very much what the name suggests. Using such a program will create an affiliation between your site and another site somewhere on the Web. You place ads (links) on your site which refer your traffic to the affiliate site. That affiliate site, in turn, pays you a percentage of the revenue they receive when a purchase is made (but only when a purchase is made) by the traffic you refer. While the percentage is often small, any amount of income is a positive thing, and it can add up. The ads can be discreetly displayed on your site, adding yet another visual element to enhance pages. The presence of these affiliate ads (which are, essentially, links) can also help boost your traffic slightly. This is one of the extra benefits of using affiliate programs.
If you have a lot of content on your site, you may consider signing up with Google AdSense. This is a type of pay-per-click arrangement between your site and Google, a major search engine on the Internet. When you sign up for AdSense, you agree to let Google place their ads within your content (again, this appears in the form of links).
All you have to do is sign up for AdSense and then place the code (provided by Google) into your pages. The more clicks you get (the more visitors who access on those pages), the more money you earn with Google AdSense. Google allows you to sign in to your AdSense account for updates and reports on your clicks and revenue any time, automatically sending payments when you request them. Not everyone who applies to Google AdSense is accepted, however. If you get turned down, simply work on optimizing your siteís content and try again once youíve added more to your pages.
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