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By Diggers Realm

How Can I Make Money From My Website?

So you've decided to attempt to make some money from your website or blog? Where do you start? What do you need to know? Well Steve Pavlina has done it and gives a very detailed and comprehensive article on the process. It's a must read. Steve focuses on blogs, but for any content based website the same rules really do apply.

Here's a few things of note from the article:

Traffic and testing are the two main keys I have found. Without traffic you will not make money. Without testing location and placement of ads and/or affiliate programs you won't make much either.

I have found that you must move stuff around and judge the results. It is one of the reasons I started this site in the first place, to show how I'm testing on my main website Diggers Realm and what the results were with the changes I made.

Steve makes a very profound statement that must be believed by anyone wanting to monetize from their website.

"Failure is impossible here — you either succeed, or you learn something."

There is absolutely no failing when it comes to making money from your website, there are only varying levels of success. was launched 19 months ago. 12 months ago it was averaging $4.12/day in income. Now it brings in over $200/day. I didn’t spend a dime on marketing or promotion. In fact, I started this site with just $9 to register the domain name, and everything was bootstrapped from there. Would you like to know how I did it?

Read the whole thing.

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I agree with you on the last part:
"test, test and test!", you will success if you in the correct direction. How to get more info from your blog.

Posted by: Affiliate Earning Blog | December 4, 2007 12:37 PM

The best thing said was there are three things that make a website successful with ads, TRAFFIC TRAFFIC TRAFFIC. Well said and very true. Its just about the traffic that keeps making you money!

Posted by: Sheikh Ahsan | July 27, 2009 03:09 PM

The best way of getting direct advertisers is to advertise your ad space or put it up for auction.

Posted by: Ad Space Auction | October 15, 2009 07:44 AM

test test test
and keep testing

Posted by: Developer | October 23, 2010 02:01 AM

The better you get at generating the most targeted traffic in the least amount of time.... the more money you make. I will take targeted traffic at much lower volumes as compared to junk traffic. I tell all my students to learn to track conversions as soon as possible. Once you can see where your sales are coming from you can reverse engineer your traffic and find the sources that work for you. It takes some work and learning, but will dramatically improve sales and reduce stress from working hard and getting no results.

Posted by: Patrick McTigue | December 1, 2010 05:20 PM

Yeah, the only trick that could be more help for your wwebsite promotion is Traffic.

Posted by: Wellness Pet Food | December 19, 2010 02:53 AM

I also want to earn money from the internet. But I haven't been able to do so. This post might provide me some help. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: ruby gold ring | December 26, 2010 04:29 AM

Very true. Testing is probably the most important thing. But I know first hand without the content and the traffic all the testing in the world won't help you. I think most people start with the idea of how they can monetize their blog, but then look at generating traffic as a means to helping them make money. The reality is that it's the other way around, you shouldn't even think about making money if you aren't generating large amounts of traffic and sustaining it.

I read about one blogger, can't remember which blog it was, one of the more popular ones. But they said they didn't even put ads on the site for the first few months, just focused on content and promotion.

Posted by: Choice Music Online | January 5, 2011 12:58 PM

A lack of understanding is also a major problem on making money on your website.If you lack the understanding also of the web technologies, you're a perfect flop.I've tried that.I'm the living subject of that kind of dilemma.

Posted by: Kelli Jones | January 17, 2011 10:59 PM

traffic isnt the problem for me. Getting a company to advertise on my site and pay me for every ad run IS.

Posted by: Greg | February 10, 2011 11:18 PM

I am a new internet Store, and yes TRAFFIC is so important. But alot of people do not understand the work that goes into the back of the house, to understand and organize a plan to get the Traffic to your store. I never stop reading and researching information on how to improve my knowledge and abilities about Marketing my Business. If you can not Market your Business you can not get traffic to your Business.

Posted by: Wayne | March 21, 2011 10:34 AM

Good ideas and tips. I will try to use them. I personally use the

Posted by: tyg_ry_sek | April 8, 2011 04:17 AM

Plz tell me the names of adsense companies other than google to place ads on my site thanx.

Posted by: Dr Khizar Hayat Tahir | April 12, 2011 03:56 AM

I published a website about 6 months ago and currently i get about 200K page view per month with over 1000 unique visitors, and i am using google as only advertise on my site, can anyone recommend any other advertiser to use i really appreciate it. is the site

Posted by: ranalysts | April 16, 2011 07:42 PM

Thanks for sharing this valuable information!

I really like "failure is impossible you either succeed or learn something” That is so true...I start my blog a year ago and at first I was scammed so many times and made things wrong...but I learn a lot of what is NOT the right way to go so from then the only thing to do was going the opposite way, thats why we need to test and test somemore...This are thing that happens to newbie’s all the time. thankfully there are blogs like yours giving advise!

Posted by: Make Real Money Online | April 22, 2011 03:08 PM


Posted by: parth | April 26, 2011 09:04 AM

I have an online application for schools but i want to monetize it and also make money from advertising on the site. What do i do?

Posted by: richard | May 3, 2011 08:12 PM

hello friends

Posted by: mukesh | May 17, 2011 10:22 AM

There's so much competition in internet marketing, that it takes a genius to create a stable residual income from internet marketing, but these are big companies that invest a lot of money into it.

Posted by: Dawid | November 16, 2011 12:35 AM

traffic isnt the problem for me. Getting a company to advertise on my site and pay me for every ad run IS.

Posted by: aakash ahuja | December 6, 2011 05:00 AM

Organic traffic is indeed a key factor to work on in order to reap considerable profits from your online business as this translates to more exposure for your site and ultimately more sales. No traffic means no visitors, no sales, no money.

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Posted by: Marah | April 1, 2012 05:58 AM

good ....!! it mit help me ...!!

Posted by: Amit | July 11, 2012 01:02 PM

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