Making Money from Websites - Common Pitfalls of Beginners and How to Avoid Them


Making money online is really easy to do because the entire world is becoming Internet savvy with a preference for shopping online. Because of this fact, you need to make sure you are doing your best to meet the needs of individuals online and increasing the internet traffic coming to your website.

-Free Web Sites

Free web sites can cause major problems for you if you're actually trying to make money with your website. Many people make the mistake of choosing a free web site host to save money, however most of these hosting accounts post advertising on your site, are not reliable, enforce certain restrictions on the size of photos and graphics, and provide limited space. Because of this, it is more difficult for you to design your web pages effectively and also more difficult to reach customers because your website gives the impression that you are not serious about your business.

-Poor Design and Organization

Another pitfall many beginners fall into when it comes to trying to make money from websites is that they do not consider how the design and organization of their website will affect their visitors. If your website is not designed properly and organized accordingly, making it easy for web surfers to find exactly what the want quickly and efficiently, then you will lose traffic and ultimately revenue from lost sales.


Too many times people start out with a website and a good product. As they begin to grow, all of a sudden there are too many orders to be handled by the company's staff and orders get lost and delayed. Make sure that you are prepared for rapid growth and have a plan for anything that might happen so you do not find yourself unprepared and in over your head. As long as you have a plan you will be able to react to any situation that arises.


Another situation that many newbies run into when creating a website in order to make money is that they create difficult to spell and remember URL addresses. Unfortunately these website addresses are often times extremely long as well, making it even more difficult to get it right. If you want to make money via a website, make sure you create an easy to remember website URL that is short, sweet, and to the point.

-Website Optimization


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