Making Money From Your Website Without A Product (Part 2): Content Sites

Computer keyboard for use while working at home with 'Contact Us' instruction on itA Content site is another example, in addition to a Membership site, that can bring in money without the need to have any product to sell (although you could also have a Content site that does offer a product as well). The non-product version utilises the space around the outside of the page to place adverts. The ‘content’ part of the site could be articles relevant to a particular niche or topic, with related adverts placed around it, and when visitors to the site click on the ads you get money for it.

The advertising space itself could work on a ‘pay per click’ basis or for every 1000 impressions, with prices starting from around a couple of pence upwards. The simplest program to start with is Google Adsense. It can be used on any site, and all you need to do is sign up and Google will do all the work of finding the advertisers, and send you any money you make. They will, needless to say, endeavour to pick ads that correspond to the host site’s content theme.

You could even use it on a Membership site to generate some extra funds. Additionally, you could also put it on a site that is selling a product, but the danger here is that you could end up ‘shooting yourself in the foot’ by promoting your competitors. This could occur if site visitors see an ad that takes their fancy and go off to investigate, only to get so side-tracked or find the advertiser’s offer is better than yours, that they decide not to come back to you. Of course, this wouldn’t be so disastrous if the ad was in the members’ area of a Membership site, as they would already have paid you an amount to join the site in the first place.

If you don’t want the hassle of producing or locating a product to market, a Content (or Membership site) is a great option as it doesn’t require a lot of financing, it’s relatively easy to set up, and will therefore hopefully leave you ‘quids-in’.

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