You decided it was time to have your own website up and running on the Internet. You did your homework and decided on the exact domain name you wanted, checked to see if it was available, and then registered this domain name as your very own. Of course there is an annual charge you must pay to keep this domain name as your very own. You paid the fee for this registration out of your pocket.
Next you did some homework on the hosting companies who are willing to host your new website for you. Without using a hosting company or owning your own server, there is no way people can see the website you had created. You were surprised at the range of prices you found while searching for the perfect hosting company. Some were extremely expensive and others quite reasonable. Then you found a few hosting sites that would host your website for free, but the catch is they are also allowed to place advertising on your website in return for providing the free hosting.
Guess what, you can make money using your website by allowing advertisers to place ads directly on your personal website.
There are a number of companies who will pay you for a little space on your website where they will place advertising. They are basically all the same, but there are subtle differences between them.
This is called pay-per-click advertising, and the company you sign up with selects the exact advertising that appears on your website. They get paid for every click on the ad, and some are also paid for everyone who logs onto your website and views the ad. The more traffic your website gets, the more views and clicks happen and the more they get paid. The pay-per-click service then gives you a share of the money they collect from the advertisers.
Every one of the services requires you to register, and to add a small bit of code to your website. The code you add basically reserves the space on your website pages for the advertising to appear.
If your website is not designed to sell products or service and earn money, then your website is purely expense that comes out of your pocket. After paying for the domain name registration and the hosting fees, you may wonder why in the world you made the decision to own your own website.
If you would like to start earning money from your website, allowing advertising is a good way to do so.
There is a great deal of information regarding these services available on the Internet, and it would be in your best interest to become familiar with at least the top 5 services based on the latest ranking.
Those services are:
“Google AdSense” – www.google.com/adsense
”Chitika” – chitika.com
”WidgetBucks” – www.widgetbucks.com
”Bidvertiser” – www.bidvertiser.com
“AdBrite” – www.adbrite.co
While there are other services, all of the above services are top rated and ranked best (PPC) services.
It would be in your best interest to carefully review each of these websites and make your own determination as to which one best suits your needs and your website. It pays to read through the review written by actual users of these services to get their opinion on the service.
The hard part is behind you, now take advantage of these no-cost services and make money using your website.