Today I’m going to show you an extremely easy way to make extra money from your website.
In short, the trick is to sell links on your website.
Let me show you how I do it……
I have more than 50 content-based websites earning me thousands of dollars every month from Adsense. But some of these websites are not getting much traffic and they probably only make $10 a month. What can you do if you are in such a situation?
More than a year ago, I came across a service that allowed me to sell links on my websites. I thought since some of my websites are not making much money, why not sell links on these websites and make some extra money?
Initially, I was only thinking of making a few more dollars from each website, but it turned out that I was able to make $20 – $30 from each website every month. No bad for an extra income.
Who can sell links on their websites?
Your website must have at least a PR 1 in order for you to sell links. That’s not too hard isn’t it?
The price of each link varies according to the pagerank. Here’s a break down of the pricing:
PageRank (PR) 1 homepage $.50 , subpage $.50
PageRank (PR) 2 homepage $1 , subpage $1
PageRank (PR) 3 homepage $2 , subpage $1.50
PageRank (PR) 4 homepage $3 , subpage $2
PageRank (PR) 5 homepage $4.50 , subpage $3.50
PageRank (PR) 6 homepage $12.50 , subpage $10
PageRank (PR) 7 homepage $30 , subpage $25
PageRank (PR) 8 homepage $75 , subpage $50
I know the pricing doesn’t look attractive to you. That was what I thought initially. But you know what, for each of your webpage, they actually place as many as 10 links on each page!
Just do the maths yourself. It’s not hard to earn extra $20 – $30 from your website.
Things to consider before selling links
I need to WARN you that if your websites are getting good traffic from the search engines, you should not sell links on these websites, at least not on the homepage. This is because Google has announced that they will penalize websites that sell links. If you are caught, the pagerank of your website will be reduced.
Having said that, honestly, after selling text links on some of my low traffic websites for more than a year, I can confidently say that the PR of my website is not affected at all.
But it’s better to be safe than to be sorry. That’s why for me, I only sell links on websites that are not getting much traffic from the search engines.
Another type of website that I like to sell links are squeeze pages. Squeeze pages usually only have 3 – 5 pages and they typically don’t rank well in search engines. You can easily make extra $20 a month selling links on these pages.
$20 a month is not a lot of money. But if you have 10 – 20 of these websites, that’s a few thousand extra dollars every year, enough to cover one of my vacations.