Are you interested in creating free websites? Well, the good news is that it’s possible! There is no need to hire a web designer, or learn complex computer languages just to create and own a website.
Of course, the next question to be answered (once you realize that you can create and own a free website) is whether or not you can actually earn any money from it.
The answer is yes.
However, it’s not always easy. A lot of methods to earn money exist online, but not all are compatible with free websites.
The first problem is that the website built with a free website maker does not have a unique domain name. This makes it harder to remember, and less likely to be listed in search engines when a search is performed.
Understanding that, there is a way around this issue when creating free websites, and this is thanks to free hosting. Some websites offer to host your website free of charge, and even allow you to do so with a site that has your own domain name. All you need then is to create your website with a free program installed on your computer. You then use your domain name to access this web site once it is hosted for free on the Net. Problem solved!
The different options available to generate money from your website are generally marketing and advertising opportunities.
AdSense programs list text adds on your website, and for every click the ad gets, the owner of the site receives a payment for generating the traffic. This of course works best on sites that have a lot of traffic. It is required in this situation to have a site with its own domain name to be considered for eligibility in such programs.
Affiliate programs are another aspect of the business side of websites. This kind of program works through referrals and commissions. Basically, the owner of the site is given a code that links directly to the site it is affiliated to. The owner , through his site content, provides referrals to products provided by the affiliate company. Next to the referral, the owner usually adds a link to the affiliate company’s site, using the code he was given when he linked up with the company. The company can then see when traffic to their site was generated from the owner’s site, and if a sale resulted from this traffic, the site’s owner is paid a commission.
Other aspects such as pure advertising can be worked from the website as well, but the above methods have proven to be the most popular and lucrative when creating free websites.