4 website ideas to start your own website and start making money

Are you thinking of starting your own website and becoming an internet entrepreneur? Read this article for 4 best and popular website ideas to start your own website and start making money.

Starting your own website and making money from it is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. It takes very less amount of money to start a website. You just need to spend on domain, hosting, website template and content and you can start your website easily. You can generate some decent amount of money from your website if you are able to make your website popular and get good amount of visitors or traffic to it.

It is now clear that starting a website is an easy thing but the major problem is the topic on which you need to start a website. In this article I have listed some of the best website ideas which are very easy to start and do not require heavy investments. Most of them are tried and trusted and you can easily generate good amount of money from them if you follow the correct approach and are successful in getting good traffic to it.

Without wasting much time below are the 4 website ideas:

Coupon/ Daily Deal site

You can start a website where you will publish coupon codes, deals and offers of various retailers. You can even post about some good value for money deals. You can make money by tying up with ecommerce sites and by affiliate marketing. You can even display ads from various ad networks and ecommerce sites and monetize your sites. You can make a lot of money from these kind of sites however there are too many sites in this niche and to be successful you will need to employ proper SEO techniques and getting good traffic to your site.

Online classified site

You can start a website which will allow your users to post free classified ads. It will also help people to search for things they are looking for. You can easily start a online classified site for very cheap prices using various readymade templates available. You can make revenues from such sites by charging your users to post ads or you can even display banner ads and make money.

Online directory site

Directory site is a website which lists details of all people related to it. For example a directory site of doctors will list names, contact details, address etc of all doctors in particular area. Many people tend to search for such things online and if you are able to start and launch a unique directory website, you are bound to make some decent amount of money. You can start a directory website using available templates but the major challenges will include gathering listings/data and getting traffic.

Website for freelancers/ temporary workers

Almost all companies and startups are looking forward to cut costs and increase profitability of their businesses. Salary of employees plays a major contribution to the cost of running a business. Hence many business owners tend to look for freelancers or temporary workers who are not regular employees but are paid on basis of work done by them. You can start a portal which will allow listing people who are willing to work as freelancers/ temporary workers and simultaneously enable business owners to find and hire such people. This idea has a great business potential and can generate good revenues.

These are some of the best online business ideas which will enable you to make good money. As stated earlier, the success of these websites depend a lot on traffic you are able to generate. So use proper SEO techniques and try to get as much traffic as possible from search engines. This will ensure good revenue generation.

If you would like to share any ideas on this topic, you are welcome to do so using comment box below.

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Author: Webconcepts12 Jan 2014 Member Level: Silver   Points : 5

Your review of the methods to make money from a website are interesting. However, one of the major limitations is that most of these money making methods are ad supported. So a webmaster who does not have a Google Adsense account is at a major disadvantage especially in India, where other ad networks are not very strong.
For selling advertising to small businesses and professionals, marketing staff is needed, which a small business owner may find difficult to hire due to lack of people with the right values and work ethic.
Cash back websites seem to be the most popular option, but is there any information available about the revenues and profits of these websites? How soon do the merchants listed on these cash back website pay the webmaster for the sales made through the website. If you have any details, please share.

Author: Bhakti Savla13 Jan 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Hello Shravan,
Thanks for sharing some wonderful online start-up ideas that any internet lover can look for. I too intend to have my own discount coupons and deals website. But, I am a complete newcomer as far as owning a website and hosting space is concerned. Can you please share some useful information about how can I approach developing a coupon code and discount deals website? I hear there is some specific script involved for such websites. Please let me know your views about this.

Author: Shravan13 Jan 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

@ Bhakti Savla,
Yes, its true that there are specific scripts available which you can use to start your own deals and coupon sites. If you are willing to invest some decent amount of money then you can also get a custom script developed from wes developers. You can start your coupon site using low priced scripts available and post coupons and deals of ecommerce stores. Try monetizing the site through affiliate marketing, which is best suited for such sites.
Hope it answers your query.

Author: Shravan13 Jan 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

@ Webconcepts
As far as my knowledge goes, Cashback sites are making decent revenues. Cashback sites have been getting huge venture capital in recent times which proves that their business model is encouraging and has promising future. Most of the cashback sites use affiliate networks which allows them to work with large number of retailers. It also helps in proper tracking of sales/clicks. Very few cashback sites partner with individual ecommerce retailers. Cashback sites get paid from affiliate networks for sales coming through them. Some of this amount is passed on to the customer as cashback amount. Payment terms of individual affiliate networks vary from network to network.

Guest Author: basha19 Jan 2014

Hi. I would like to ask how much amount it takes to build a website that earns money in India? Can give me the addresses of genuine companies where I can buy this websites?

Author: Amit Singh09 Mar 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

These days earning money from the own blog is a dream for many bloggers. But the competition is too high and many bloggers are getting failed these days. After that, they think of earning little amount of money by working online on other sites. There are different methods of earning online like freelancing, coupons, revenue share and through posting articles. The above all methods are genuine and good ways to earn money. I think that Google AdSense is the best ad network to earn money for Indian bloggers. But it is very difficult to get the approved AdSense account. Other methods of earning are affiliate marketing, paid reviews, Yahoo ads and many more.

Guest Author: Srikanth19 Feb 2015

Really good information to start the own website. Thanks for sharing this article.

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