Put your hobby or passion to work for you and earn an income online
I love sharing knowledge with readers about all aspects of home decorating and design, inside and outside of the home. It’s fun, it keeps me on my toes and up-to-date with what’s going on in the word of home decorating, and, I learn something new almost every day.
The other side of my website is that this is a business, a home based business, and I am working diligently to provide an additional source of income for me and my family.
How do I make money online with this website?
Well, there are several main sources of income for me. DecoratorFiles.com is considered an ‘informational’ type site. Most of my visitors are looking for helpful advice, tips and home decorating ideas. I offer many home decorating products, but mainly my readers want to learn something....have their home decorating questions answered.
Consequently, my main source of income is through Google Adsense.
These ads are placed on just about every page of my site, are identified as ‘Ads by Google’, and are targeted to the interests and topic of each particular page.
When a visitor clicks on a Google ad, I earn a commission for that click. It can range from a very small amount, like .10, to several dollars or more per click. I put a couple of ads on this page as an example.
I utilize some other ‘pay per click’ programs to add to my income, such as Infolinks and Chitika.
Infolinks are the double underlined words that show an ad when a visitor hovers their mouse over the word or phrase. Look for the double underlined words on this page as an example. Chitika presents ads in a similar way as Adsense.
I am also an affiliate of a number of different online shopping sources such as Target, Macys, Layla Grace, CSN Stores, JustBlinds, Amazon, etc. When one of my visitors clicks on an ad or text link and makes a purchase, I will receive a small commission. It’s relative to the total cost of the product, so it could be a couple of dollars or a lot more, depending on the purchase.
Some of my pages offer the reader opportunity to purchase products using a storefront type of display. I utilize PopShops for this, and have done quite well with it.
I offer an e-book that I wrote, LOVE YOUR HOME...10 Secrets to Creating a Space You'll Love, and also earn money when a reader purchases the book. I use Clickbank Marketplace to offer my e-book to other webmasters to sell on their sites.
As you can see, there are a variety of ways to earn money with a website. EBay is a great source of income for many webmasters. I have not taken that road as of this writing, but who knows...I may venture into the EBay world myself someday!
I do have to remind you that an online business is like any other real business. It does not happen overnight, and, requires hard work and perseverance. But, if you have a passion for, interest in, or skill in a niche that offers potential, you can be very successful with an online business!
How about you? What is your passion?
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