When you think about building a website, you need to think as a visitor and as a businessman. As a visitor, you need to focus on a content. What does your site have to contain to be friendly to a readers? What will they find there? Second approach, as a businessman, is focused around target and monetization. What visitors do you want to convince? Who will they be and what will they be looking for? How you can monetize their visits?
One of the most popular methods of monetizing your website is to become an affiliate of some marketing networks. Various networks have many offers in different types of commission payouts, among others such as:
You can take an offer of CPA (Cost Per Action). In this model you will get money for some specific actions of your visitors, for example for some sale of the advertiser product.
You can also find offers for CPL (Cost Per Lead). It is usually connected with going through the link and filling the application.
Third model is CPC (Cost Per Click). In this model you will get money for clicks in an advertise, for example banners.
Another method of monetizing your website is placing advertisements directly from the advertisers. It’s surely harder to talk with a big company, but if your website is really good converting, it isn’t impossible to make it. You can also make some newsletter and try to build your own email database. Than you can make some mailing campaigns, what is also possible in cooperation with affiliate programs.
So, as you see, there are many different ways of monetizing your website. The most important is to focus on your websites content and number of visitors. When your website will be good, you surely won’t have a problem with selling your traffic. You can even get some offers from affiliate programs, which would like to work with you.