There are many different ways to make money from your WordPress website.  You don’t have to create your own products to monetize your site.   While at BlogWorld in Las Vegas, I met Darren Rowse from and he shared with us a great mind map on ways to make money from your blog. I love this mind map, because it visually demonstrates what I teach in the Website Creation Workshop: There are MANY ways to make money with a Website! Here is the image Darren Rose gave me permission to use: (You will see references to ‘blogs’, but you don’t need to consider your website a blog at all.  You can use WordPress to build a regular site as well as a blog.)

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This list below will give you a lot of ideas on how you can earn a living with an online business. You can make money from your Website in a number of ways:

  • Your Own Products: Virtual Products:
    • eBooks
    • Online Courses
    • Software/Plugins/Apps
    • Audio
    • Video
    • Teleseminars/Webinars
    • Reports

    Physical Products

    • Books
    • Merchandise
    • DVDs/CDs
  • Continuity Programs
    • Monthly memberships Clubs
    • Group Coaching
    • Premium Content
    • Communities
  • Services
    • Consulting
    • Speaking
    • Coaching
    • Freelancing
    • Training
    • Design
    • Events
    • Donations
  • Advertising
    • Ad Networks
    • Cost Per Impression(CPM)
    • Cost Per Click (CPC)
    • CPA – Lead Generation
    • Sponsorships – Fixed Length
    • Text Links
    • Pay Per Post
    • Job Boards/Classified
    • Newsletter Advertising
    • RSS Advertising
  • Selling or Flipping Websites
  • Affiliate Marketing
    • Individual Programs
    • Networks
  • Other Indirect Methods
    • Promoting an Offline Brick and Mortar Business
    • Finding a Job
    • Syndication

If you have other ideas, add them to this list with your comments below 🙂

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