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How to Make Money with eCommerce Website for Living

Debarpita Sen

Specialist - Content Marketing @ Shiprocket

February 16, 2018

4 min read

There are many people who are making a lot of money with their online stores and pursuing a great life. If you are also looking to earn extra bucks and fill your wallets by using the power of the internet, then this content piece is for you. Well, the internet is one of the chief sources of communication in today’s world and it can act as a great tool for making money and earn loads of bucks. The internet is a huge storehouse of information and you can utilize it very well to find various ideas and opportunities to start your eCommerce business or website from scratch to earn money and make a living.

You just need to start with having an online store or website and an understanding of few online marketing tactics whilst utilizing your resources properly. Once you are able to do it, you will bag great benefits.

Perhaps one of the main sources of making money online is through eCommerce websites. If you have some content and product rich websites, you can easily make money online.

As the success of any internet business hugely depends on its website visitors, it’s very important that you learn the art of increasing website traffic via different online marketing channels, which includes but not limited to Google organic search, social media, paid ads, etc. Once you get an idea of the various tips for growing web traffic, consider that half of your job is done.

Different strategies that help you make money from eCommerce websites:

There are various marketing methods that you can utilize your to make money with your eCommerce website. You just need to decide on the most suitable method for you to reap the benefits.

Affiliate Marketing

This is one of the most common and lucrative methods to make money from eCommerce websites. It is a type of agreement between one or more affiliates and the merchant or the advertiser. You, as an affiliate can use your website to put up the ads for the products and services of the merchant. As the customer clicks on the product and buys it, you are paid a share of the profit that is earned by the merchant. Some of the popular affiliate marketing programs are Google Adsense, Click bank, and so on.

Cost per Mille Advertising

This method mostly deals with blogging. In this process, you get paid as per the number of page views that are generated by the ads displayed on your site. For instance, blogs that generate 100,000 pages can help you earn around $100 monthly.

PPC Advertising

Google AdSense is the most popular option under this category, but there are also others. Basically, you need to sign up with the network and paste some code snippets on your website. The network will then serve contextual ads (either text or images) relevant to your website, and you will earn a certain amount of money for every click. The profitability of these PPC programs depend on the website traffic, click-through rate (CTR), and cost per click (CPC).

Direct Banner Advertising

You can sell the space of your website to some advertisers in return for money. In most cases, the popular banner formats of ads that are put on the web are the 728×90 leaderboard ads, the 300×250 rectangle ads, and the 125×125 button ads.

Sell Your Own Products

You can also sell your own items on your web store to your target audience. You need to make a product catalog on your eStore which people can browse and select the product of their choice for purchase.

In addition to these, you can also implement some other strategies publishing paid surveys and polls, joining online marketplaces’ affiliation programs, pop-up and pop-under ads, audio ads, monetization widgets, etc.

Hope these methods will help you make money and profits with your website.

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