One of the most common ways to monetise a website, beyond the direct sales offers of the core business of course, is to publish relevant content in a specific niche and perhaps try to sell advertising space to interested parties who want to reach your market.
You have to approach the way in which you deliver your content in what can be described to be a natural way, for instance a website focused on beer recipes probably doesn’t attract much in the way of beer drinkers as a whole. As a result it might make sense to try and monetise your site by promoting and linking to a niche website that focuses on an area of the same sort of interests, such as a mobile casinos list that would interest eager bettors whose betting exploits naturally go well with some good beer.
This is a popular practice, and it has been so for a long time. Whenever anyone is tempted to approach the market via a particular niche in order to generate a few extra bucks, the term “special interest group” will inevitably be mentioned, usually with the suggestion that it is a rather exclusive group and perhaps overly powerful or influential to be associated with.
This is an easy way to build your website, no matter how niche you are after, but it’s not always a way to attract a broader readership. For example, at a certain point there is only so much free content you can post on a website, and there’s a limit on the time you can spend and the number of jobs you can take on at once without burning out. If your site concentrates on beer recipes but also sells advertisements, that’s fine – that’s going to cover your costs – but if you’re after a broader audience, you can’t afford to risk burning out your readership by continually trying to push your beer articles to them.
What is SEO then?
Essentially, this is what is called SEO, and as SEO has become more important in the blogosphere in the last few years, it’s often what generates discussion about a website. In SEO, the title and description of a web page is the most important part of a web page. If it’s not placed in the right order, placed in the right order in the first place, and often includes keywords in it, a site will rank higher in the SERPs.
Further, content is king, and if you have good content in a particular niche, that’s all the better. It’s a highly dynamic form of content, because of course, it changes with the current conditions of the web page itself, the word of mouth and search engine results. A good example would be creating a topical and well researched article about the key points of a successful beer blog. The article could be named The 15 Point Guide To Creating A Successful Beer Blog, or The 15 Points Of Beer Blogging For Beginners, or The 9 Factors Which Maximise The Potential Of A Craft Beer Blog, etc.