It can seem an easy thing to do – just create a website and earn money from it. However, there are a lot of people doing it and this means that you will need to do something unique and different if you want to make a lot of money from the website. This means that it may not be as easy as you think.

You need to think about how you will make the money. You could perhaps use the website to sell things, perhaps things that you have produced or services that you can provide or items that you buy wholesale to sell on. You could also generate money by selling advertising on your site, by putting in affiliate links or some other way of generating income. There are many different options that you could consider but this does need to be the first thing that you think of.

Once you have decided how to generate an income form the site, you can then start thinking about the theme. You will need to make it a site with a certain theme, perhaps linked to the items that you are selling or promoting, if they are within a specific niche. There are plenty of ways that you can design a site for free, but you may decide that you want to use a webpage designer at this stage to help you with the design. This is up to you but it will cost you money and it may be wise to try to save as much money as you can until you start making some revenue. You may be better off finding a way to do it yourself as there are plenty of online tutorials which will show you how to do it.

It will be very important to make sure that people can see your website. This does not mean that they can read the text based on the colours you choose and navigate the site easily, although these are important, but that they know where to find it. This means that you need to advertise it. You do not necessarily need to pay for this though, so there is no need to worry about the cost. You can use search engines to do some of the work for you by making sure that you register with them and optimise your site with regards to design, layout, keywords etc. Find out what you need to do as the criteria often changes but there will be online articles about this to help you. As well as search engines it is becoming more and more popular to use social media to promote things. This can be done for free if you set up a page and then promote it by sharing it with those that know you and using it to like and comment on other pages. It can take a long time to grow like this but as it is free, it is a good way to start and you can look into ways to pay to promote a website once you have got going with it.