Affiliate marketing: Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular (not to mention quickest) ways to make money from your website or blog. Start by finding a product you like and would recommend. Then on your website, you endorse the product and promote it to your website visitors and email subscribers. If the product or service resonates with these people, they\u2019ll click on your affiliate link, purchasing the product (while you get a split of the sale price). The commission might be anywhere from 30% of the product or service price, up to as high as 70%. For example, if the split is 50% and you promote an e-book that costs $100, you\u2019ll get $50 for simply referring the buyer. \tPay per click advertising AdWords are the advertisements that show up on the top of Google search result pages. AdSense is the reverse, allowing publishers to tap into Google\u2019s immense advertising network so that other advertisers can run ads on their website. The best part about this system is how simple everything is. Once you sign up, Google will place a simple code on your website that will identify the content of your site and start displaying relevant advertisements. For example, if your site is about pets (dogs & cats), Google AdSense will start showing your visitors ads for cat food, dog training, and more. You get paid each time someone clicks on the ad. Your cut might be anywhere from $0.50 to $5 per click. When your site has enough traffic, you can make hundreds (if not thousands of dollars) each month. \tSell ad space Incorporating Google\u2019s AdSense on your website is just one way to make money from online advertisements. Another is to simply sell your own ad space directly to companies looking to sponsor different blogs. You can come up with a price for each space, for example: \u201cSidebar banner ads will cost $xxx per month\u201d You can get paid depending on how many visitors you get. Typically it\u2019s quoted as a dollar amount per one thousand impressions (or CPM). You might see it as $5 CPM. If the website gets 100,000 visits a month, that ad price translates into $500 bucks. The good thing about this approach is that if your site gets a ton of traffic from different sources, your simple banner ad pricing can go up to as high as $5000 per month! The obvious downside is that if your site doesn\u2019t get a lot of traffic, you can\u2019t expect to earn much either. The other common method when selling ad space directly from your website is a simple direct price. You simply name a price (based on what you think it\u2019s worth, relative to what the competition might be charging), and get paid upfront at the beginning of each month. This pricing is also generally a simple flat fee, not tied to a Cost Per Click like AdSense. \tSell your own digital product You have the potential to make the most money on a per-sale basis when you can sell your own directly. That\u2019s because there\u2019s no middle-man or person in between you and the buyer that\u2019s taking a \u2018cut\u2019 from the money earned. This approach seems fairly straightforward because you can simply sell these products directly through your website and get paid immediately. Unfortunately, it\u2019s not that simple in reality. Creating good products that are well made and polished requires a ton of time and additional resources (like design, content, etc.). There\u2019s a lot of \u2018hidden costs\u2019 in both time spent and the contractors to collaborate with. Selling your own products on your site also brings up problematic issues like payment gateways, shipping, and taxes. \tSell sponsored articles and posts One of the common ways to make more money from your website means getting those visitor numbers UP. Once you\u2019ve done the hard work of building steady traffic to your site with an engaged community, there are a few different ways to monetize your hard work. For example, many companies go out of their way to look for blogs that will feature their sponsored content. \u2018Native advertising\u2018 like this works well because it lines up with your site\u2019s primary content and it comes across as relevant and transparent. You can also review the products from a company in an \u2018advertorial\u2019 that\u2019s part content, part advertisement. For example, if your website is all about the latest iOS games for iPhones and iPads, the creator of one of those ads would LOVE to have you review and feature their app to your fans When done right, this can create a win\/win scenario. However \u2013 done poorly, with irrelevant or inauthentic site content, it can erode all of the reader\u2019s goodwill you\u2019ve worked so hard to create in the first place. \tGenerate leads for other companies Businesses thrive on new leads coming in their doors to inquire about their products or services. It\u2019s no surprise that they\u2019re always on the lookout, searching for creative ways to find new sources of leads to help them grow. For example: Let\u2019s say you have a website about teaching math skills. Your reader\u2019s information (like their email address or phone number) would be of great value to different online schools who\u2019re looking to sell their courses to eager, proactive students. Basically, you\u2019re connecting the dots; playing the matchmaker by introducing two parties who can benefit one another. While it\u2019s similar to how affiliate marketing works, in this case, it doesn\u2019t actually matter if your reader ends up purchasing their product or not. They\u2019re just looking for an introduction at this point. \tBuild email list Spend any amount of time reading blog growth tips, and you\u2019re sure to come across people saying \u201cthe money\u2019s in the list\u201c. They\u2019re referring to your email list, which comprises your most loyal readers. The objective is to convert as many strangers who visit your site for the first time into passionate followers who want to stay up-to-date on your latest work or content. Admittedly this is a long term strategy (and you definitely won\u2019t get rich overnight). But it\u2019s one of the best, long-term methods to profitably growing your blog into a full-fledged, money-making enterprise. Never lose sight of creating relationships with your followers. Offering great information or free help is a perfect way to start. Spamming people with unsolicited offers is one of the fastest ways to abuse the reader\u2019s trust and sabotage your long-term goals. \tSell your website Believe it or not, there\u2019s almost always a market out there for your website. That means if you\u2019ve built up a following\u00a0 (or possibly even sold a few products or included advertising on your site), you might be able to sell it to someone else and make a quick buck. To be honest, we typically don\u2019t suggest people plan on flipping their website or blog (we\u2019re a bigger fan of creating something for the long term). You can\u2019t deny how lucrative it can be. For example, if your website is making $500 per\/month through selling ad space, you might be able to sell the site for $5,000 \u2013 $10,000 (which is about 12x \u2013 22x monthly income). \tUse monetization widget These are also very similar to Google Adsense, so they\u2019re worth trying out as an alternative . \tGive premium content for extra dollars If you are producing mind-blowing, awesome content that visitors can\u2019t get enough of\u2026 you can always try asking them to pay for some of it! I\u2019m personally fine with paying for premium content. Bear in mind \u2013 don\u2019t ask people to pay right away. Instead, stay focused on growing an audience and visitors first. \tPrivate forum or online classes Most of us have unique skills that others can benefit from. Setting up a simple forum or classes is an easy way to help others and generate recurring income at the same time. \tOffer consulting for dollars Offering consulting gigs and providing services can help you bring in decent sums of money while other forms of \u2018passive\u2019 revenue take a little time to build up. You can offer these services via email, forum or even Skype. \tDisplay pop up advertisement Pop-ups can be extremely annoying. However, they\u2019re also another easy way to make some quick money. \tDisplay audio ads These are relatively new and are becoming increasingly more common. Personally, I haven\u2019t tried it. But I have read some articles and it definitely looks promising. \tSell membership to access content Yet another tier on the \u2018info-business\u2019 model that has the added benefit of bringing in recurring revenue.