Every day tons of people build a website in hopes of making extra income online. You need to be ready to put in a considerable amount of work, learn how to bring targeted traffic to your site and then turn that traffic into paying customers.
Should you Choose a Free Website?
Choosing a free website is the most common mistake made, rather than opting for a site they pay for and actually own. WordPress.com is one of the most common traps out there. WordPress is fine but don’t make the mistake of thinking that once you build it that you can actually monetise it. The rules are strict about what you can and cannot do on the WordPress.com site.
Blogspot at Blogger.com lets you build your site free, but you need to remember these types of sites are never really your own. What would you have if you labored away to build your site only to find Blogger.com shut down at a later date. All your work would have been gone.
A better option is to have your own site hosted at a web host. It costs a little bit a month, but it’s yours, you can monetise it however, you want, and you know it will be there as long as you want it to. I host all of my websites with A2Hosting, using their WordPress optimised hosting. I will add the link in a banner below.
Keywords and Traffic
Keywords are very important to targeting traffic to your website. You don’t just want traffic you want traffic that would actually be interested in what you offer. It’s possible to have the most fantastic products or services, but if no one can find you then your online business is going to be dead before it ever gets off the ground.
You need to analyze the people who would want what you have and what they are typing in to find what you have to offer. Choose around 20 keywords/keyword phrases. Those are what you’ll use to target traffic and also to get your website ranked by the search engines.
Build your Website
Great news! You don’t have to understand HTML or CSS to build your website. There are tons of site builder options available to you including software programs like Elementor. However, I believe the best value for money and easy to use system, which will give you a very professional look is Thrive Themes. There are plenty of online options too. Many web hosts offer site builder software so take advantage of it. You can get your website up and running in no time at all.
You can build a profitable website and begin to earn revenue from it. Best of all it isn’t nearly as complicated as you might have thought, so why wait another day?