These days, you can’t get online without coming across some kind of money making idea, e.g. make money from home, make so and so amount in 4 hours, etc. So it’s pretty natural to succumb to the urge and desire to make money online. If you have a website that’s just sitting idle yet accumulating valuable traffic, it’s time to transform it into a money-making machine that will work hard so that you won’t have to.

1) CPA Advertising

CPA stands for Cost Per Action and advertisers pay you for each specific action you get your visitors to do. This can include submitting their email, filling out an information form, downloading a software, purchasing an item and so on. The “actions” are determined by the advertisers.

2) Banner Ad Space

If you’re racking in the visitors, then you’re a great candidate for banner ads. You can create different sized banner ads on your site for various businesses to advertise their products, services or brand. They in turn will pay you to rent out the space.

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3) Affiliate Marketing

Another great way to make money is by joining different affiliate programs and advertising their product or service on your website. You in turn get a commission on every sale that goes through. Becoming an affiliate for several businesses will allow you to diversify your offers to the people who visit your site.

4) Private Forum

You can charge people a one-time fee or a recurring fee to become part of your exclusive private forum. But to be able to do so you must provide useful tools and techniques, information rich discussions, and other appealing elements to make it worthwhile, as many forums online are free. There are several software available that gives you the tools you need to create a private forum on your site.

5) Donations Link

If you provide your readers with valuable information on a frequent basis then consider placing a “donate” link or button on your site. You might be surprised as to how many people will actually click on it just to support your cause and to keep the free flow of awesome content available. This is especially profitable for self-help, weight loss, and health and fitness blogs.

6) Surveys and Polls

Engage and entertain your readers and visitors with surveys and polls on various topics. These surveys and polls are provided by services that are willing to pay you to conduct them on your high traffic website. The more people who take part in them, the more you get paid.

7) Google AdSense

PPC stands for pay-per-click advertisement or also cost per click. This is a marketing strategy that puts an advertisement on a relevant website and is placed there by search engines and advertising networks. The advertisement is usually targeted by keywords or whatever general topic it covers. Google AdSense is the most widely used method of PPC. You get paid for every click that you receive on any text or image ad that appears on your site.

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See which strategies work best for you and don’t be afraid to test them all out. It’s time to give your old site a new purpose and that is to make money