Money Making Website: Tips for the Technically Challenged

Money Making Website: Tips for the Technically Challenged

Maybe you’re a senior with lots of time on your hands and you would love to build your own website. You don’t want to build just any old website. Your goal is to build a website that can generate some income.

Whether you are a senior, or anyone of any age trying to figure out how to get started, check out this post on money-making website tips for the technically challenged.

There are several majors steps to remember when building a website that you one day hope to monetize.

FIRST YOU MUST SUPPLY A SERVICE

It’s important to understand that people search the web in hopes of finding answers to their questions. Possibly they need something explained, or maybe they need a tip on how to perform a certain task.

The easiest way to chase people away from your website is to inundate them with ads the moment they stop by your website. It’s sort of like going into a store and having a cashier say “give me twenty dollars and then have look and see if what you want is in the store.” That doesn’t make any sense.

First, you have to supply some sort of service before asking them to part with their hard-earned money.

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If you have a website on How to train for a 10k Race, your visitors want to read what you have to say about preparing for the big day. They don’t want to visit your site and the first thing they see is an ad for running shoes. First things first. Share your knowledge about training to run for a 10K race. After all, this is the reason they showed up at your site.

It’s very true that content is king. The whole reason you keep hearing this over and over again is that it’s your helpful, relevant content that will want visitors to stay on your site. When you have done your best to supply an excellent answer to their question you can then consider a call to action.

Put your ads or links below the center of the page as opposed to above the fold. This will tell your visitors that you are more interested in sharing your knowledge rather than simply selling them something.

AVOID USING NOTHING BUT TEXT

It can be very disconcerting for visitors to see nothing but lines and lines of text without anything to break up the paragraphs.

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Use images to break up the text in your post.

Images are a great way to make your web page more interesting and easier on the eyes. Just be sure the image matches the text. For example, you don’t want to show a picture of a dog when your website is about running.

What you really want to do is show a picture of someone running. Highlighting some of your text in a color also helps to break up the monotony of lines of black text.

You can also create a link to another site that might interest your visitor. Just be sure to use the option “open in another window” so they can easily stay on your page.

The videos are great as well. You could perhaps find a YouTube video that has relevant info on running that might interest your visitor. Again, be sure to open the link to the video on a separate page. You will find this option when you create the link. It’s just a matter of checking a box.

A TABLE OF CONTENTS IS IMPORTANT

A table of contents is another way of making it easier for visitors to navigate your page. Just to go plugins and search for TOC plugin and you will find a few to choose from.

When you put in a subtitle using H3 size it automatically becomes part of the TOC box at the top of your post. So for example, if your post has five sub-titles each one will be in the TOC box and the visitor can click on any of the five sub-titles and be taken to that part of the post.

This means they can narrow down their search for a specific bit of information they are looking for.

Every single thing you can do to ensure your visitor will want to stay on your website will eventually convert to customers who will buy from you once they begin to trust you and the content you provide.

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CATEGORIES

It also makes navigating a website much easier if you create a list of categories.

For example, if your website is about various types of athletic shoes you can categorize your posts accordingly.

You might have a man’s and women’s category. Perhaps you will decide to categorize the shoes for individual sports. For instance, shoes for runners, basketball players, or tennis players.

It all depends on the different types of posts you intend to write. You might also do reviews of certain shoes, and I would suggest having a shoe review category. So every shoe you do an in-depth review of would fit into that category.

Some posts you do might fit into more than one category and that will work just fine as sell. For instance, a review of a new running shoe for women could go into a women’s shoe category as well as under the review category.

IMAGE ALT TAGS

When you put images in your post be sure to put the URL(title)of the post into the space provided each time you download an image for one of your pages.

This is very important as it links that picture back to your website.

Often when you do a Google search you will see images pop up with certain sites. Those are images that have alt tags in them.

Everything you can do you point people to your website is very important. After all, it is these visitors who will one day become your customers.

META DESCRIPTION

You will find the meta description box at the bottom of the post you are working on. This is a very important step as it often this description that will appear when someone does a Google search that fits your website.

This is where you describe what your post is about. Try to make it as compelling as possible.

For example, “New lightweight running shoe on the market for 2020. Check out this review and find out all about it.”

In a couple of sentences, you are telling them what the post is about and that you have written a review about this new running shoe.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO BUILD A WEBSITE

Welcome to the world of the newbies of building a website. I am 70 years old and about six months ago landed on this website that would change my life.

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You are currently on the website they helped me build. Six months my website seniorpizzazz did not exist and now it a fully functioning website that has over 160 posts. Every day I am getting more and more visitors.

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Feel free to comment below about this post and any tips you might have for building a thriving website.

16 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about the Money Making Website and explanation are given.

    I have long wanted to make money online but we do not know how.I have been searching for an article for a long time about this but I did not find much on the internet and if I found it was very poorly explained. When I came to this site I found out everything I needed

    Thanks again for this post. If you don’t mind, I will share this article on my social media account. Good luck!

    1. Thanks again for taking the time to comment on my post. Many people want to make money but just don’t know how to get started.

  2. hello there,thanks for this awesome article it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.i must say that you have done a great job on this article as it’s very loaded.in recent times many people have decided to start up money making websites but most of them failed or stopped because of lack of technical know how..but with this article it would help them alot.

  3. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. making money is the desire of almost every internet user but not every one is capable of achieving this without extra help. i registered with wealthy affiliate and i have been able to learn so much

    1. Thank you for your comment Benny! I agree that Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to learn so much. It would be great to earn substantial income from it, but at the very least it’s an opportunity to learn new skills when it comes to technology

  4. Wow Ray! I can’t believe you are 70 years old! Your website, your posts, your writing is very easy and interesting to read. Thank you for this good writing. It’s cool! Because from this article, I gained knowledge about several things related to the website.
    To be honest, I don’t really understand about websites. However, what do you suggest about Wealthy Affiliate I will try to consider. I will try it after this.
    By the way, are you able to create websites and content as good as this is the knowledge that comes from there?
    Thankss !!

    1. Hi Kylie. Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. If you read my profile you will see that I have written quite a few books and this makes it far easier to create content. As a matter of fact, I wrote my first 100 posts in about 10 weeks.

      But really. Good writing and content comes down to writing from your heart. It’s not really that complicated. You pick a niche(a website name)about something that interests you and are knowledgeable about. People with the same interest will visit your site and your posts to learn from you. They can tell if someone is sincere in their writing.

      There are three main keys to building a great website. Know your topic, have a passion for it, and have a willingness to share it.

      And Yes!  Wealthy Affiliate is excellent when it comes to putting together a website. They pretty much walk you through it step by step and any issues you might run into are usually solved by others in the Wealthy Affiliate community. Everyone is very wiling to help out each other as it is a total community.

      Any technical issues are handled very quickly by the Help Center. They are truly amazing.

      I hope you give it a try. If you decided to sign up through my link to Wealthy Affiliate you would be my very first to do so. Also, if you signed up though me I would be able to help you with questions you might have.

  5. This article is really informative and useful, I like the fact that it addresses the general populace but most especially the seniors, most times they don’t have things to do and it makes them really bored, so having something like an online business to cater for will keep them engaged. I love the website making tips you’ve shared.

    1. Thank you for your comment! I enjoy sharing my thoughts with other seniors and can only hope that it helps them in some small way.

  6. Ray,

    Thanks for your insight. It’s nice to have an older man sharing his expertise. I especially treasure the thought of supplying a service first. Visitors need to feel that we care by sharing the info and the knowledge that they were hoping to find rather than the advertising that’s gyrating all over the site.

    JR

    1. Yes, it’s fine to monetize a website, but ultimately our primary goal should be providing a service to out visitors. That’s why they come to us in the first place.

      Thank you for your comment JR!

  7. I never knew of the importance of “Table of Contents” on my article until now. This is a great post and I’ve bookmarked it for reference. This will help in the improvement of my website.

    I myself hate it when I look for something on a website, the next thing I see is ads everywhere. It’s quite annoying. I don’t think for a second before exiting. Just like you said, the best is to deliver first before considering a call to action.

    Thanks a lot for taking the time to put this together.

  8. Hello Ray, I know that this article is great and indeed a very useful article with tips to create a money making website for the technically challenged. Most of the tips you have given will help in a massive way when it comes to search engine optimisation and page rankings too: this is where the money truly come from (and the free way too). Images are so amazing to behold on website pages. Table of contents help for easy navigation and the other tips are just worth considering in every single page of a website.

    Regards!

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