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Making Money Out Of Your Traffic

Aug 17, 2007
There are so many ways to monetize your traffic. All it takes is a little work, a little knowhow, and the desire to successfully launch a profit-earning site. The internet is a huge source of information, with tips and guides available that will show how to monetize your traffic and make your site a good profit earner.

For instance, when purchases are made from a merchant by customers that you send to their sales page, you can get a percentage of that sale by joining the merchant's affiliate program. That enables you to monetize your traffic without needing to carry a product or process the transaction. The merchant attends to such matters.

It is generally understood that without traffic we have no business. Like any business, without any customers you don't get sales. By focusing on traffic building techniques and promotions you develop a flow of prospective customers. Then it becomes a matter of offering opportunities to your visitors to convert that traffic into some form of financial return.

With a consistent flow of traffic, you at least have a fighting chance to achieve that end. Monetizing your traffic will optimize your chances of building revenue and making a profit.

The internet has proven to be a very reliable source for the information, product or service that meets your need. It has made the world a smaller place. You can advertise a product from the suburbs of Istanbul and find a buyer in the center of Philadelphia. The global market has become little more than a village.

Of course, generating traffic is not an easy task. You have to contend with a lot of competition and also have to demonstrate a fair amount of competence if you want to attract your fair share of traffic flow. But if you do it successfully this can open up many possibilities, one being the chance to monetize your traffic flow.

Affiliate Programs

One method of monetizing your traffic involves registering as an affiliate for selected programs. You can link up with respected online merchants and monetize your traffic by having a percentage of their sales generated by traffic coming from your site.

The basic idea is to divert traffic from your site to another site that offers a sales page for a product that you do not carry. The affiliate management program, such as Clickbank, will keep track of visitors and transactions that originated from your site.

Establishing your own e-commerce site is not as easy as it used to be. There are thousands of eager marketers offering competition, all hoping to get a bigger share of the pie. Every method you can find to refine your sales (or pre-sales) technique should be considered.

Most of us hope to make a profit. We try not to spend time and effort just for the fun of it. While there are some who will treat their online activies as a hobby, there are also many who would like to see profit, as well as have fun!

Making Money Out Of Your Traffic

One of the best and most widely used methods of making a profit out of your traffic is onsite advertising. As there are many millions using the internet every day, if you can attract only hundreds, and possibly thousands, to your web pages where they will see your offering, you have a chance of converting them to customers or "click through" prospects. Google has an advertisng program called Adsense which will pay you every time someone clicks on an ad they provide and visits the site of the advertiser. Yahoo has a similar program.

Likewise, ClickBank also provides advertising that can appear on your web site but, in this case, you only get paid if the visitor actually buys from the advertiser, not when they click on your ad. Needless to say, it's much easier to get interested visitors to click onto an ad for more information than it is to get them to purchase.

So, to get to the core of it, the more traffic you attract to an appealing, content-laden site the more likely you will be able to generate a profit from your website. Basically, traffic equals profit and advertising is the name of the game to convert that traffic into cash.

When you have a good traffic flow you also have a good number of potential customers; customers who can make your website a paying proposition. Some of this traffic can be directed to sponsored advertising links that are willing to pay you for sending them a portion of the traffic that you have generated. You will be paid for every click a visitor to your site makes on an advertisor's link. So, the more traffic you generate to click merrily onto sponsors' ads, the more profit you make.
About the Author
Ivan Kelly managed a Direct Mail business with extensive mailing lists for ten years and has designed and promoted many websites. He also provides quality f'ree courses on key internet marketing subjects. A list of these f'ree courses is available at: http://www.WebStartAdvisor.com/info.html
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