Complete Guide to Selling a Website or Blog

Complete Guide to Selling a Website or Blog

When you think about making money online you’re probably thinking about monetization methods like affiliate marketing, selling ads, AdSense, selling digital products, and running membership websites. While all of those methods are viable options, if you have a profitable website another option for making money is to sell that website.

The topic of selling blogs and websites can bring about a lot of different opinions. Some people say you would be crazy to ever sell a profitable website that is bringing in money each month, and others create sites specifically with the goal of selling them.

Who is right? Is selling a profitable site a good or bad idea?

How to Get Started Selling Your Own Digital Product

How to Get Started Selling Your Own Digital Product

Creating and selling your own digital product is one of the most effective ways to monetize your website or blog. It may seem like a pretty intimidating idea if you have never created your own product, but it really doesn’t have to be that complicated, and in this article we’ll take a look at what is involved with selling your own digital product.

If you’ve considered selling your own product, or if you are just looking for a good way to make some money from your website or blog, I think the details covered in this article will prove to a helpful introduction to the subject.

25 of the Best WordPress Plugins for Affiliate Marketing

25 of the Best WordPress Plugins for Affiliate Marketing

One of the most effective and most popular ways to make money online is affiliate marketing. As an affiliate marketer you will probably be managing several different websites and promoting multiple affiliate products, which can become quite cumbersome to manage. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent WordPress plugins that affiliate marketers can use to accomplish different things that will help to save time and make more money.

In this post I’ll feature 25 different affiliate marketing plugins for WordPress users. These plugins cover a wide variety of functionality, so please browse through the collection and I think you’ll find at least a few that can help you in one way or another. Some of them are free and others must be purchased. Basic pricing information is included in all of the descriptions below, but please click through to the site of the seller for more details.

Easy Options for Selling Your Own Digital Products

Easy Options for Selling Your Own Digital Products

Selling your digital products is one of the best ways to monetize a website or blog. I’ve been selling digital products for about 4 years now, and I highly recommend it to other bloggers who want to take their income to the next level.

The thought of creating and selling digital products can be pretty intimidating if you have never done it before, but the technical details can actually be quite simple. There are a number of e-commerce options for those who simply want to sell a few digital products, and choosing the right platform is an important decision.

In this article I want to highlight several options that can help you to sell your own digital products without requiring much time or effort on your part to handle to details of e-commerce and product delivery. And since the checkout pages aren’t hosted on your site you won’t need to worry about security and protecting customer data, like credit card numbers.

The options featured in this article are perfect for bloggers and owners of small websites who just want a no-hassle way to sell an e-book or any other type of downloadable product. These platforms are great for their simplicity. They are not necessarily appropriate for larger shops that want to sell hundreds or thousands of different products, but if you’re looking for a simple way to sell one product or a few different products, this is probably the route you will want to go.

Affiliate Marketing vs. Selling Your Own Products. Which is Better?

If you want to sell products from your website or blog you will be faced with the decision of creating your own products to sell or acting as an affiliate to promote other people’s products. Both provide excellent opportunities, but there are some unique pros and cons that should be considered. In this article we’ll take a look at these pros and cons, and hopefully this can help you to decide which path is right for you.

10 Steps to Monetizing a Blog with Advertising Sales

Selling advertising space is one of the most notable blog monetization strategies, and many bloggers dream of being able to earn a living simply be selling banner ads on their blog.

Recently I wrote 9 Convincing Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sell Ads on Your Blog, but as I mentioned in that article, there are some situations where it does make sense to sell ads. Most high-traffic blogs can make a decent income from selling ad space, so while it may not be the best monetization option for most bloggers, there are times when it can be an effective strategy.

A few years ago I made the vast majority of my income from selling banner ads on high-traffic blogs, and I learned a lot through the process of attracting advertisers and keeping the ad spots filled. In this article we’ll take a look at 10 steps to making money by selling ads. While there are other monetization methods that I now prefer, like product sales, these tips should prove to be very practical and helpful for bloggers who aspire to sell ads.

50+ Resources for Making Money with Niche Websites

Creating niche websites is one of the more popular ways to make money online, and it can be an especially good option for people who don’t have loads of time to invest in a site on an on-going basis. Building a successful and profitable niche website will take work and time, but with most niche sites the majority of the time is spent at the beginning of the process. Once the site reaches a certain level you can cut back, and it will generally require much less time than an authority blog or most other types of websites.

Another great thing about niche websites is that the process can be duplicated, so you can create as many niche sites as you want. Also, much of the work can be outsourced for reasonable prices, which will even further reduce the amount of time that you’ll need to devote to it.

In this post I want to highlight a number of resources, tools, and websites that can be extremely valuable when building niche sites of your own. Some of these resources are free and others must be purchased, but there is plenty here to get you started on any budget.

9 Convincing Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sell Ads on Your Blog

You want to make money from your blog, right? When it comes to the subject of blog monetization it seems like the first two methods that come to mind are usually AdSense and banner ad sales.

Maybe it’s because these methods seem easy. Or maybe it’s because the most popular blogs sell ads.

But the truth is, for the vast majority of bloggers there are other approaches that are far more effective and profitable than selling ads. Creating and selling your own digital products, promoting other people’s products as an affiliate, and offering premium content or a members-only section have the potential to be much more lucrative for most bloggers.

These monetization methods may not be as quick or easy as slapping some AdSense code into your WordPress theme, but for bloggers who are serious about making money, they are far superior.

10 Proven Ways to Increase the Value of a Customer

If you’re looking to make more money through your website or blog by selling products, there are a few basic options:

1. Find new customers and make more sales.
2. Increase your prices and make the same number of sales.
3. Increase the value of the customers that you already have.

When it comes to selling products online, finding ways to reach new customers and to make more sales is often the focus. While there is certainly nothing wrong with making more sales and getting more customers, increasing the value of your customers can be an equally effective method.

In this article we’ll take a look at 10 different things you can do to increase the value of your customers. The article is written from the perspective of a small business or individual entrepreneur who is selling digital products, but many of the principles can apply to businesses of all types and sizes.

10 Fantastic Email Marketing Tips from the Experts

Email marketing is a critical aspect of building a business online. Although the topic of email marketing gets a lot of attention, a very small percentage of businesses and entrepreneurs are maximizing their potential impact with email marketing.

In this post we’ll take a look at 10 practical and helpful tips that you can implement to get more out of your own efforts to grow and manage your list. Each tip comes from a different expert or company. Take a look at the tips and see which ones you need to implement in your own email marketing efforts.

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