How to Create a Website to Make Money?

So, you have decided to work from your room, from a coffee shop or perhaps in front of your favorite beach. Well, it could be anywhere you want!

The process is very interesting and rewarding as you can imagine. In this article, I am going to explain how to create a website to make money so you can have freedom to work whenever and wherever you want.

Understanding One Important Process of Making Money Online 


Building a website is your best chance to own an online business and as a result, the best chance to make significant money online. The purpose of your website, in this context, is to offer valuable information and help other people find the right products or services for them.

There are many ways to earn money from your website. One of the most populars and efficient ways is through a model called Affiliate Marketing, in which your website will be a platform of promotion. Simply put, you (the affiliate) will get paid to promote products and services of companies (the merchants).

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You have probably already noticed an Amazon link in a website promoting a product. Well, you were in front of  an Affiliate Link. If you clicked that link and ended up buying a product, the owner of that website would have earned a commission on that sale, which is around 4-6%.

So, for example, if someone buys a $400 laptop, you will make around $24. If the product or service you are promoting requires a monthly subscription, then the company may pay you recurring commissions, which is great!

The Foundation of Your Online Business is Your Website


It looks like constructing a building. You set up the foundation first and after you start placing the bricks, one at a time. The foundation is your website and the bricks are the content you write on it. Place a strong foundation and choose a high-quality brick.  Then, you have your business ready to make a profit.

The process to make a website these days is very straightforward as you don’t have to learn HTML, FTP, Photoshop or any other complicated codes.

You just have to take advantage of online website building platforms, such a WordPress.

Build Your Website With Siterubix – An Amazing WordPress Tool


Siterubix is a WorldPress tool inside Wealthy Affiliate, my recommended internet marketing training platform. It allows you to build websites using WordPress while offering significant advantages. 

Site Rubix was designed for business! When you create a SiteRubix.com website with your WA free account, you can start monetizing it as if you had purchased your own domain, as it allows unlimited advertising programs in it.

In addition, here are some important advantages of building your SiteRubix website:

  • Hosting: You don’t have to pay extra to host (service that provides space for your website on the internet).
  • Your website is going to be completely free of ads from third parties.
  • WorldPress optimized servers with potential to rank high in Google
  • It comes with pre-installed plugins.
  • It comes with a step-by-step training – The Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started. This is a 10-lesson course ran by Kyle, the co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and a successful online entrepreneur.
  • Help and support from the owners (Kyle & Carson) themselves and from a community of more than 10.000 people for the first 7 days. This will make a HUGE difference in your learning process.

Creating Your Free Website


Creating your website is a very simple and quick process through Wealthy Affiliate. In fact, it can take less than 1 minute! Having decided on your niche (the audience you are interested in promoting to), you can insert your sub-domain in the box below:

You will then land on the main SiteRubix page, with the sub-domain already inserted (if you typed it above). Just click “Build My Free Website”.

If you are not a member of Wealthy Affiliate, just create your free account. It is really straightforward and you don’t need to provide credit card, just your e-mail address.

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Step 1– Your sub-domain will be inserted in step one, with the “Free Website” option already selected.

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Step 2 – Choose your website name. It can be changed later on, so don’t worry if you are not completely sure yet.

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Step 3 –  Choose a nice theme!

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Step 4 – Just click on “I’m Ready, Build My Website Now!”

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This is Just The Beginning


In this post, you were able to understand the process of making money online through the affiliate marketing model and also create your free website.

Although creating a website is very quick as you could see, being able to earn money with it is going to take time and effort. That’s because you need to rank high in the search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing) so your website becomes more accessible to people.

Remember, this is not a “Get Rich Quick Scheme” and it all depends on you. However, you can be sure to be on the right track if you follow the superb step-by-step training at Wealthy Affiliate and take advantage of all what it has to offer (read my full WA review Here).

If you have any questions or comments, please leave a message below.

Good luck with your first steps!

48 thoughts on “How to Create a Website to Make Money?”

  1. Oh I’ve love to work on a beach, overlooking the sea with a nice breeze and my feet up – may be that comes a little later if my website succeeds… so if I was to put an Amazon link on my website – even if it isn’t related to the content of the page – I get a percentage of the sale from them? Are there any other sites out there that offer that facility as well? Sammi

    1. Hi Sammi. If you are consistent and never give up, I don’t see any reason why it won’t succeed! Imagine yourself after working in from of the beach having a nice swim as a reward- How about that? 🙂 Yes, that is correct. You get a commission even if your content is not related to the persons’ purchase. That is because you where responsible for the company’s profit by directing the people to that purchase one way or another, which is fair enough, don’t you think? There are many affiliate programs apart from Amazon Associates that offer the same system such as Ebay, Commission Junction and Clickbank. If you have any other question, I am always here to help you out.

  2. Great post here, you’ve really broken it down into easy to understand steps!

    It’s funny how making money online seems really difficult until you know how to do it, and once you make that first $1, it’s just a matter of rinsing and repeating! This article really makes for a step-by-step process.

    1. Thank you Jolie! I am glad you liked it. You are right, the more effort you put into it, the more you get… be it money, visitors and/or knowledge. Even if you don’t make any money in the beginning or if it is coming very slowly , which is completely normal, you are still increasing your knowledge and skills in internet marketing. If you keep learning and applying that to your business, success is a matter of time. So the key is, don’t give up!

  3. Good post Stefan. Creating a website to earn money is not hard but creating a money making website is hard. As I can see from your post you’re talking about affiliate marketing which is a legit and established method of making money online. It’s good that you point your readers to free tools such as Siterubix which is easy to use and comes up with 10 basic lessons on making money online. I think it’s a good start for anyone looking for something realistic and wanting to go in the right direction. I think the best tools that can help anyone start making money are a little patience, hard work and persistence. These tools can’t be bought but can be obtained if you have the right mindset and realistic expectations.

    1. Hi Rufat! Thank you so much for contributing to this article. You are completely right! creating a money making website requires those tools that you pointed out – patience, hard work and persistence, as well as a well established training platform and the right website builder – which in my opinion is siterubix. The first step, which is to create a website to earn money, is completely easy we all agree. Now, to make this website a lucrative business is going to be the focus of my next posts. I intend to help people with the process and keep their motivation high so that they don’t give up. Because in fact, you only fail if you give up.

  4. Hi Stefan,

    I love the idea of creating a business from your room at home. Or even working anywhere that you want!! The ideal business scenario. 🙂

    Reading through your article you make it sound so easy to start an online business. I tried many years ago to create a website but had to learn HTML and coding which was not easy.

    It is good to see that this has been simplified. I also agree that it takes a lot of time and hard work to make an online business successful.

    I will come back again soon to learn how to generate traffic and earn an income from a website.

    Lis.

    1. Hi Lis, thanks for your comment. Being able to manage a business from anywhere is a “great escape” for all of us. I believe most of the people’s motivation for success is exactly in this freedom that is possible through the internet marketing. In this day and age, every technical aspect in creating such a business is simplified for us so we can focus on delivering value to our readers. The values arise from our knowledge, experience and hard work. That’s why it takes time. You are more than welcome to revisit my website. Thank you!

  5. Hello there , indeed without a website no one can expect great results in this online marketplace.I am hooked with affiliate marketing for quite some time and I love it.There are no limits , the more you work , the more you can earn.

    Very nice recommendations on the Site Rubix builder of WA.When I first built my website using Siterubix in less than 3 minutes I was surprised.I did not expect it would be so easy and so effective.Additionally the WordPress platform ensures great functionality and the available free plugins make life so easy.

    It takes time and hard work to get ranked in the search engines but once you’ve done with that then no one can stop you.

    Cheers

    1. Hello Tasos! Indeed, the more you work the more your possibilities. The more you offer to the search engines in terms of content, for example, the more visitor you will get. The more visitors, the more probability of conversions! Of course you cannot focus on quantity only buy quality is also essential. You need to build trust! and that takes time and hard work as you already mentioned. What I also like about SiteRubix is that it allows you to start a new website before you purchase a domain. So, lets say you are interested in a niche but you are not completely sure yet. So, you just create a website for free (subdomain with SiteRubix, for example) and give it a try. See if that is exactly what you want and then, when you are confident enough, you buy a domain for around $10 (annual fee). Thanks for your input!Cheers

  6. I’m not sure that I can think of a better work location than on the beach!
    Your post gives a nice break-down of the process, and it seems easy enough. I like how the earning power is in your own hands, and you get out of it what you put in.

    1. Yes. On the beach would be the best! :)Creating a website is really nice! People often think about it only as a route to earn money when in fact, it is an opportunity to express yourself and learn a lot! It can be seen as your own art gallery. Each article is your unique piece of art. Not only that, but this art gallery can be seen by people all over the world. That is really exciting, don’t you think? So, creating a website with the process I explained is simple and it is a shame most people don’t realize how easy it is.

  7. Hi Stefan, an interesting text on how to create a site. Frankly speaking I entered the site because I am thinking of writing something on the similar subject, so I was searching for inspiration and ideas. I find your instructions clear and easy to follow. I see that you suggest Wealthy Affiliate as a site host platform. Good suggestion no doubt about it, I have two sites hosted there. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Jovo, thanks and I hope my page contributed to your inspiration 🙂 I think one of the most enjoyable parts of writing an article is exactly that, helping other in various ways… and That should always be our focus when building a website. Thanks for the comment!

  8. Hey,

    This is a great write up! I’m a member of Wealthy Affiliate as well and this post is spot on! Anyone who wants to earn an extra income from home doing something that they love should definitely follow the advice from this article and sign up for wealthy affiliate today! It’s a great way to learn how to run your own business and get the support you need to be profitable!!

    1. Hi Jay,Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Yes definitely! Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to be if you want to earn extra cash through the internet. In fact, you can keep on scaling your online business to the point when you make a full-time income from it. In site WA there are many many examples of people who worked hard and achieved this goal. I believe that is the main goal for most people there because the majority really enjoy what they do on a daily basis… And doing what you really enjoy and still make money from it is the ideal situation! Don’ t you agree?

  9. Hi Stefan,
    Your article is inspiring right from the website name. I want to eventually be able to work from my computer and earn online income so that i do not have to do my usual 8-5.15 daily routine.
    I had not thought that one could already earn even if they were using the free .siterubix domain?

    1. Hi Boniface,It is a wise decision for those willing to make significant and consistent money online to build a website. Although SiteRubix is a free subdomain, it is perfect for those starting out because it is completely free (including hosting) and it also comes with 10 free lessons on how to start set up your website properly and also teaches you the key aspects of internet marketing. You can definitely earn with this subdomain because it allows you to use affiliate links and it actually ranks very well as a subdomain. However, if you want to take your online business to the next level, you will find many advantages in owning your own domain, which you can find for only $10 a year! Considering your website can become your main source of income in 1 or 2 years, this is a very low price for a business! Best of luck with your first steps Boniface, and please let me know about your progress!-Stefan

  10. Hi Stefan and thanks for sharing. 🙂 You have created very informative and understandable post here. I like that fact I am able to work where and when I want. Plus if I get a great idea in the middle of night, I just log in and write, so easy. 🙂

    1. Hi Jess Yes.. and you can also avoid the traffic and save money. I lose so much time and money going to and back from work? To give you an idea, I spend £26 (around $40) per week for my weekly train pass! That’s not funny at all! Besides, if we work from home, you are contributing to less pollution in our cities.Thank for your input, and best of luck working remotely!

  11. Hi Stefan, gotta say I love your domain name, I can already feel the location freedom of having your room as your office!

    Thanks for the thorough walk through of setting up a website for affiliate marketing. You are right, the first steps are easy, what determines if the business is the consistent effort of the website owner.

    To anyone who’s working on affiliate marketing, don’t give up if you don’t see results right away as a real business takes time to take off.

    1. Thanks Edward! It is great to work from wherever we want… specially in the comfort of our room. 🙂 But hey, it could be from a hotel room when travelling the world, how about that? A real business that’s time! that for sure. It takes time because you have to build trust with your visitors. the search engines will place trust on you as a consequence. This lead to better rankings and as a result, more traffic (visitors). This doesn’t happen overnight! You have to be consistent and focus on being as helpful as possible to your reader. That’s key! Some people may not feel very confident writing, but it also an ever improving process… the more they do, they more they get it better, as with everything in life! Thanks a lot for your comment!

  12. Working from the beach does sound extremely tempting!
    The best thing about having an online business is that you can bring it anywhere, and work on it anytime of the day. There is simply no predefined office and working hours!
    I, too am very grateful that I came across Wealthy Affiliate. This is simply one of the best platforms to get started with affiliate marketing thanks to the superb training and community.

    1. Thanks Edward! My experience with WA has also been amazing. It has been worth every single penny I spent with my yearly subscription. I couldn’t find this kind of training and support anywhere else… I am sure we are heading in the right direction.All the best

  13. It has to be said, WordPress really is the quickest, easiest and best way to create a website. I can remember back in the 1990s when you had to know a lot more about the technical side of websites to be able to create one. These days, you can just install WordPress, pick a theme, and away you go. I also really like the way that WordPress makes it so easy to add content to your site and to manage it with plugins, etc.

    Is this the first website you have created or have you made other websites in the past? Have you ever built one from scratch using HTML code?

    1. Hi Marcus! I was always fascinated by computer and video games. It all started with my good old Atari. LOL. When computers started getting popular in Brazil, around mid 1995, I asked my parents to enroll me in computer classes. At that time we couldn’t afford one, it was really expensive! After some time, I remember I had some classes to build a website and it seemed quite complicated for me. I didn’t have the opportunity to build one from scratch through… I remember I learned some really basic commands.You are right, the process of building a website was extremely simplified to the point where everyone with really basic skills in computing can start one. This simplification gave more power to people to express themselves, to spread knowledge and an to create alternative sources of income. Thanks for your comment Marcus! I really appreciate that<

  14. Hello Stefan
    A great site with loads of info for anyone who wants to work from home and I see that your top recommendation is wealthy affiliate. This company has been going now for quite a few years and I can’t find one bad review about it so that speaks for itself.
    Of course a lot of people would like to give up their 9 to 5 and earn an income from the internet but again of course it will not happen overnight and you will only get out off it what you are prepared to put into it.
    But the rewards are there if you make the effort, commit yourself and keep going even if you don’t make much to begin with.
    And with wealthy affiliate you get those two free websites with free hosting so that’s a great start.
    Have a great day.
    Robert Allan

    1. Hello RobertI really appreciate your compliments on my site. When I see a product or service that I am interested in, I like to check really carefully and look for many reviews before making a decision. Specially when it comes to training programs focused on creating an online income. There is so many scams out there, so It is impossible not to feel skeptical!When I looked for Wealthy Affiliate reviews, I was surprised I didn’t find any bad ones, and the scores people give are always really high. As the program also gives an opportunity to try for free and also doesn’t ask for credit card details, I said Why not? when I got inside, then I realized why it is so well rated. I am also enrolled in an online Master’s course in renowned university and I can assure you the leaning environment of WA is way superior to my Uni. The support and community is what makes a huge difference to me… everybody is helping and motivating each other. You can see how people, from beginners to experts are building their websites, you can learn from them and ask for help and feedback on yours. So, I truly believe WA gives everything you need to succeed. It takes time but you are always on track there. Have a great day !

  15. I love the idea of being able to work from anymore, but even more than that I would love to be able to be home with my family!

    I have 2 young children and I don’t want to go back to a 9-5 job and have to have them in daycare or before/after school care. A friend suggested I try an online business so I am doing some research into it.

    However, I don’t know the first thing about building a website and I have no sales experience.

    So, if I make a free siterubix website to earn money, what would this website be about? Is this taught in the 10 classes?

    Thanks

    1. Hi SimoneBeing able to stay with the family is priceless and this advantage alone is enough to make internet marketing worth it. Your friend recommended the most efficient and reliable way to make money online. Your website can be about practically anything, as almost every niche market is profitable. However, you can choose a subject that interests you the most and analyse how profitable it can be. Assuming you want to be an affiliate marketer (promoting other people’s products) that earns a commission for every referral sale, you need to see if in your niche you can find pricey and relatively popular product to work with. Let’s say you want to create a website about weight loss. These are important questions you need to make – Am I genuinely interested in weight loss? -What products can I promote ? -How much in commission will I make per item? This varies according to each affiliate program ( Amazon is around 6%) ?The siterubix builder is inside a great learning environment called Wealthy Affiliate. When you sign up for free, you have the 10 lessons which will guide you step-by-step to create a solid foundation and start creating your pages ans posts. Besides, you have the help and support of a huge community of internet marketers.Don’t worry, in the beginning it can be quite overwhelming, but follow the training and you will be fine!If you need any help inside, just search me by the name StefanC, or click on the link.I wish you good luck!

  16. Hi,

    I heard that certain countries are not allowed to sign up for free. My friend tested it and he was asked to jump straight to premium. Any other way you can build a website for FREE. Like FREE regardless of which country you are in? Wealthy Affiliate seems to offer free sign ups only for most countries around the world except for 5 or 7 countries. What if they are located in those exempted countries and are really keen but would first want to take a glimpse of what’s inside. Is there any other way?

    Thanks!

    Pitin

    1. Hi Pitin. Yes, you are right. Wealthy Affiliate excludes some countries from the free membership. (Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam). The reason is that these Countries have a negative reputation regarding spam and fraud. So, this is a way to protect the community. Unfortunately, honest users have to pay the price and there is no way to try WA for free. What’s left are the many reviews about the platform. I highly recommend video reviews on youtube as well, as they provide the opportunity to see how things really work. I hope this helps.Best

  17. Hi Stefan!

    Since you pointed out affiliate marketing as a means to earn and by having a webiste they people can do that, can my friends build a .siterubix website and apply as an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate as a starter member? For example, they don’t have money yet to Go Premium yet. All they have is a Basic Membership, an access to the 10 Free lessons (with affiliate ink), and a .siterubix website. Can they actually start promoting WA with what they currently have?

    Thanks!
    Pitin

    1. Hi PitinYes. Definitely! When you sign up for free with Wealthy Affiliate, you can build 2 websites and start promoting WA. There is no limitations regarding affiliate programs, so it is perfectly fine. I highly encourage creating a .siterubix first before buying a domain later on. The transferring process is very easy and quick inside WA. You are welcome!

  18. You have written a great article on how to create a website to earn money. I agree with everything that you have mentioned.

    There was a time when you needed to do html in order to build a website. I am so glad that those days are over and that you can focus more on creating quality content.

    1. Hi Viljoen. It was quite difficult and time consuming in the past. I built this website with the siterubix platform and it was very quick. I just had to follow some simple instructions from the Weathy Affiliate instructor, install some plugins and I was good to start writing content. Now, the challenge is to get visitors to content but I the key is to write from the heart and keep things simple for the reader. Write clear and shorter paragraphs and divide the content in subtopics. I’ll dedicate an article about structuring content in the future.

  19. Wealthy Affiliate is such a great platform and I love how it implements WordPress into its system. The thing I love about WordPress is that it saves a draft for you every minute that you are typing inwords for a new page or post. there have been countless times where I would have lost a good bit of information had it not saved it so frequently.

    Good Stuff!

    Chris

    1. Hi Chris, yes I agree! It’s really cool that Word Press keeps saving our work automatically and constantly. I would have lost a lot of work as well. What bothers me sometimes is that the editor disappears from time to time and I can’t come up with the reason why this happens. This is not a common problem through.Overall, I am really glad with SiteRubix’s platform. It is very organized, and it allows the transferring from subdomain to own domain very easily and quickly. Thnak for your valuable opinion!

  20. I love the idea of working while you travel. This is the most lucrative benefit about creating an online business through your very own website. I don’t think it’s an easy thing to accomplish but with the right dedication and motivation I don’t see why this isn’t something that can be accomplished.

    1. Definitely! I like the idea of doing my own schedules and deciding when I’m off. This flexibility and freedom to decide what and when to do is what drives us internet marketers. The good news is that this is available to anyone because it’s not complicated! Once you know how to use WordPress a little bit of SEO and marketing strategies, It becomes only a matter of persistence and commitment to providing valuable content. All the best and thanks for dropping by! Stefan

  21. I feel that many people come online to find their fortune without really thinking things through first – building a website is a good example. Although it’s getting easier and easier to accomplish these days you still need a little creativtiy about you. Great article on the subject this – I’m sure it will point a few newcomers in the correct direction!

    1. Hi Chris, yes you need to constantly think outside of the box and be opinionated. You don’t need to create something revolutionary, you just have to be authentic and, most importantly, focus on helping people. I think anyone has the potential, and practice is really important. 99.9% of people don’t start their business writing outstanding content. Things will flow better with practice, and the good thing about internet marketing is that you have the chance to evolve at your own pace, without anybody pointing the fingers.

      Thanks for your comment!

  22. Hi there Stefan! I just read your article about creating a website and thought I would just drop you a quick comment to offer my thoughts.

    I actually started my online business using free websites. I used a few different platforms but ended up using the very same one that you recommend here.

    It took me a while to start earning money with the free sites, but I was determined to do it and I eventually made enough to buy the first site of my own. I am now running a successful online business and I love it!

    If anyone is wondering if they can make money with this, then the answer is yes you really can!

    Cheers!

    1. Hi Andrew, thanks for your testimonial. You can make money with free sites, but they are hard to rank well in the search engines. You need to have your own domain and host your website with a high-quality hosting platform if you are serious about your business. Wealthy Affiliate offers the best value for money as you have everything included in one membership price. You can even find a cheaper hosting plan, but the quality is usually inferior and you don’t get the training, support and all the great features that WA provides. Again, thanks for your input.Kind regardsStefan

  23. hi am tony from Nigeria I really like your comment about Wealthy affiliate and on the free website how can I sign up and become a member one more thing apart from amazon what other site is there to be affiliated with. thanks

    1. Hi Tony, unfortunately, WA doesn’t offer a free trial for people in Nigeria. You will have to purchase the premium membership to gain access. I highly recommend it if you are serious about building a website and writing content.
      Let me know if you have more questions.

      All the best
      Stefan

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