How to make a profitable website you ask, great question.
There’s a lot of different approaches out there, and you don’t want to wast you time.
I get it.
I’ll share with you a tried and true system that’s worked for me and 1,000’s of others just like you and me.
In today’s article I’ll do my best to answer this question correctly from the start.
Thankfully, modern tools have made it super easy for anyone to build a website that brings in the daily cash!
Keep reading to see how easy it is to make this a profitable website a reality.
How to Make a Profitable Website?
The first step to create a successful website is the preparation phase. You shouldn’t rush right into creating a website unless you have a plan for that site.
- Do you know how the website will make cash?
- How will you get traffic to your site?
- Is there a lot of competition within your desired niche?
You need to find the answers to these questions before you create a website.
This will give you the direction you need as you build out the site, define your niche, and monetize your website.
Creating a post on your website is easy but creating a site that will be a success is the challenge. Luckily I’ve got a greatest resource to help you accomplish this.
Bottom Line: Increase your chances of success by researching before you build.
With that in mind, if you don’t have a niche idea or need help figuring out your niche, you can read this post on how to find a niche.
If you already have an idea for a online business and you want to dive right into the website creation tips, let’s begin.
How to Build a Traffic Producing Website?
Most people have no clue what tools to use to build their websites.
With this tool mentioned in this section you’ll be able to have a crisp website up in a matter of 30 seconds. Don’t believe me. Check out the video below.
#1 Tool Needed: Site Rubix from Wealthy Affiliate!
We did an in-depth review on this service, check out Site Rubix Website Builder here. Site Rubix is by far my favorite website builder because you don’t have to do anything besides fill in the content.
It’s a WordPress platform so you have all the resources to add in functional plugins, online payment systems, and all sorts of stuff.
Site Rubix is also amazing because it comes with several features to guide you as you build out your website. This is something I’ve never seen with other website builders and is a huge plus.
Features that give you insight as to how your site is performing and where you need to improve upon it. There are a list of themes for you to choose from and you just have to fill your website and domain name.
Of course, it doesn’t end there. You still have to add content and regularly write posts and market them online for traffic.
But you can create a really cool website in just a few minutes.
Site Rubix offers a free trial membership that’s excellent for people who want to test out the service.
But if you’re serious, it’s best to own an official “.com” domain name.
Domain Name Tip: You want to do a bit of keyword research when picking a domain name and also think of brand-ability. If your choice is between a brand-able name and a keyword phrase, go with the more brand-able name.
Next, login with the password and username that was assigned to you and start working on your first few website pages!
What Pages Do You Publish First?
This is another common question, and there’s no definite answer.
These are the three standard pages that your website needs to have to look legitimate. The About page is an opportunity for you to explain who you are and the purpose of your website.
There’s no need to be anonymous; make it clear who you are and don’t hold back.
Share your story!
The remaining pages are rather self-explanatory, in the contact page don’t forget to include contact details. An email address will do to start out.
The Life Force To Any Profitable Website?
Traffic is like your audience. Every website needs traffic to read you website’s posts and pages.
Once you’ve got traffic, you’ve got an opportunity for someone to buy stuff from your site.
How do you build your audience?
How do you find people who are interested in your articles?
The method I recommend, is a steady method that leads to massive amounts of free traffic and long-term online success.
It’s based on targeting keyword phrases that your niche audience is already googling online.
You can get our free eBook to learn more about this works. This includes…
- How to pick keywords.
- Place keywords.
- Post SEO stuff for quick rankings.
In other words, how to connect with your niche audience, the people that wanna buy your stuff. It’s a quick read, you should check it out.
This is based on writing keyword targeted articles on a regular basis and publishing them.
Once you have your website, the next step is filling it with content, otherwise no-one will be able to find your website.
With a brand new website it’s a little difficult to rank for keywords because Google hasn’t even indexed your website yet.
But with time your ranks will increase…assuming that you consistently write quality articles!
Create Profitable Websites with Keywords:
Traffic is too broad of a topic to cover in this article (read our free eBook), and there are many different sources, but I think most of your traffic should come from search engines like Google.
In other words, write articles, and don’t stop writing them!
Not sure how to write articles for your website? I explain how to write perfect articles in this article.
How to Structure Your Website’s Posts & Pages:
In general, you want to think of the structure of any web-page to be organized so that your reader will follow your content ideas with ease.
You’ll have your header titles that break up your ideas into little paragraphs. Like I have in this post.
Ideally you want each paragraph to flow into the next paragraph like bullet points to your topic.
Always write in short paragraphs, use photos and graphics to illustrate points you are trying to make, and express yourself clearly.
Don’t be too stressed about it, think of it like a conversation. Imagine it if it helps, I used to use this method when I first started. It works great.
I have a detailed post on how to write and structure your content right here. Check it out before you start your first webpage or post.
What Can You Do Right Now?
Now you’re probably wondering where to go from here.
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To conclude, you can learn how to make a profitable website, regardless of your skill level.
You just need to understand how it’s done, put in the effort and make it happen. That’s that hard part. So the question is, do you have what it takes to make it online?
Got any feedback on our post or how to make a profitable website, we’re all ears. Leave a comment below.
Thanks for sharing these tips and tools. I think it’s ideal in considering a beginner’s guide to online business. I agree with the initial question of profitability before setting up a website. I believe that’s the common thing everyone, not just the both of us, have in mind. It’s always money that drives us whether we would want to grow, expand and be consistent.
Very true Tar. Money is an important factor to consider. At the same time, you have to consider your passion for something.
If you’re going to make a financially successful business, you’ve to be passionate about or at least want to learn more about that niche subject.
I’ve seen too many online marketers fizzle out because they just lost passion for their site. This can even happen when you are passionate about it, so that drive is critical to online success.
Derek Marshall says
Hi there Todd,
I actually really like the method that you are recommending to make money online but one has to be ballsy and determined. Got to plug away for the first two years creating approximately 300 articles before you are earning some nice coin. And then it can become a good passive income.
I appreciate your feedback and you make some good points, but I don’t know if that many posts is the key or not.
The reason I question this number is because if you are targeting each post and ranking well, you can make some decent profit with much less content.
Here’s a cool webinar on How To Create a Profitable Niche Website in 6 Weeks.
Now, one will have to build out that content to make more money, but I just wanted to point that if your niche is really targeted, it will take much less time.
Here’s another post I created on how long the process to make money online takes.
Love to get your thoughts on it.
Andrew G says
Hey Todd, this is a good post overviewing the process of actually build a profitable niche website.
In this world competition can be a tricky question since modern competition is good and strong, but still it is hard to define that for practical marketing expectations, so I would like to hear more of how you judge that metric.
Andrew, I’ve got a post for you. In this post I break down how to look at a niche using Google Trends and a keyword research tool. (CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST IN IT’S ENTIRETY).
The key is that most any niche can be broken into, but you nee to understand how to find the right keywords and how to get them to rank.
You also want to focus on helping your niche, this is so important for you to be able to connect with your niche audience and will make the difference in success with any niche you choose.
Great info and you laid it out just right. So many people enter the IM world with no clue and fail. That is why it is so important to have the guidance and support like Wealthy Affiliate provides. I agree that having a profitable website is what we all want. Your info points us in the right direction. Does Wealthy Affiliate have a mentor program?
I don’t think there is a mentor program unless you’re referring to the WA Ambasador Status that members get.
I feel like most every WA member can act as a mentor. As a matter of fact, the ambasador program is based on helping other out
WA also did a cool update this last year so that you get an alert in your Task Section so you know when someone needs help.
Check out this post to read more about the community support.
Very good article on creating websites to make a profit. I also belong to Wealthy Affiliate and think it has such a great community.
What I use to build my websites and landing pages is Optimized Press. It is very simple to setup and it has a clean look for easy integration with email auto responders.
You are totally correct on picking the niche before you design the website, like a house you need a good foundation.
Well written post here, people need to learn how to start off on the right path.
Great points and thanks for the recommendation. I think getting started on the right path is critical. Just in my travels while working online I met so many bloggers that were pretty much clueless.
Sure they know how to run their blogs, post, edit and publish. But they don’t really know how to publish, edit, do keyword research and within no time at all, they give up.
It’s like trying anything without insight. Maybe you’re one of the few that can grasp a new topic and master it right away, but for most this concept doesn’t work.
That’s why we have trade schools and advanced education. Any career is possible if you have the right training.
If online business is your thing, than here’s your #1 resource to success.
This must certainly be the easiest way to build a WordPress website that I have come across, and you say that it is free? That’s awesome!
The next question is how long is it free for? You say it is a trial membership, but surely you need to start paying at one point or another?
You can totally put up a free website using Site Rubix Website Builder and create and rank content to bring in traffic. Then you can have affiliate programs on that free site and even advertise with Google Adsense.
All of this can be done for free, but I wouldn’t advise it.
Well, it’s not that expensive to create a professional website that brings in money and if you put a little investment to your online business, your chances of success are much higher.
Check out this post to see how I make full time income with this site for less than $3 dollars/day.
But you want to buy a domain name ($14/year) and you want to learn how to build your site out so that you rank content, bring in traffic, and then convert that traffic to sales.
The education is the biggest part because this could make the difference in success or failure. Online businesses don’t cost much, but it helps to have help when you need it and even encouragement when you get stuck.
So if you want to know how to make a profitable website, get the help you need to create success.
Hello and thank you for the information on how to make niche website!
I think too many people steer away form jobs where they need to make a website.
Your information should be passed around to them to let them know it is possible and it is a good way to make money online.
This page is crystal clear and loaded with great information and resources. I know Wealthy Affiliate and their training is top notch.
You bet Mark and thanks for your feedback. I think for most people, including myself, starting a website or even creating your first view webpages are a challenge.
What to write? How to structure content? etc.
Wealthy Affiliate has an entire website about website aesthetics and it really gave me the structure I needed to develop webpage after webpage after webpage.
Thanks for your take on Wealthy Affiliate as well.
Building a website was scary to me at first. And to be honest, it still kind of is.
But I agree, WA has also helped me to better understand WordPress and how creating a website can help any business to be more successful.
Beginners don’t need to be afraid to start from scratch.
I felt the same way when I started. Now it’s easy to see what is needed for each and every targeted post I create.
Add in visual imagery to emphasis your points, make sure the photo or graphic file size is small (this makes your website run faster) and make your content interesting to read and helpful to your niche audience and you’ll do great.
You have shared every important step to make a website that will help earn a lot of money.
I see that you have mentioned Wealthy Affiliate community since I am also a premium member, I will take the time to say that its a wonderful place to learn everything you need to know about how to earn a living from the internet.
Thank you for this informative post!
I hear you. It’s overwhelming how great of a resource Wealthy Affiliate is and their community is awesome. The thing that also sticks out to me is their training system that helps newbies to experienced marketers alike.
I can always go into a weekly webinar and learn something that improves my ability to make money online.
It all starts with a strong foundation, and that’s in the form of a website.
Then just build out your site to help people, it works like a charm.
Even better, you can enter a Free Starter Member and start learning right away.
Hi there! I just wanted to drop you a comment as I have just finished reading your article on building niche website. You have a lot of useful information here.
How far we have come. Only a few years ago when I first started building websites, things were very different. It was a complicated task to build a website if you didn’t know what you were doing.
But now, things couldn’t be easier, as you have shown in this article.
I also like the links that you have included here. Things like choosing a niche correctly can get overlooked when building a website. I know I made several mistakes in the beginning when simply choosing my subject matter.
Great job, I look forward to reading more.
Thanks Andrew for your awesome feedback. We have come a long way when it comes to building website and webpages. Thankfully it’s more like writing a Word doc instead of doing all the stinking HTML coding.
As well, thanks for your input on choosing a niche. This is so important for those that want to create long term successfull online businesses.
Being passionate about a subject is the key. Thanks again and best of luck to you and your online business.