3(It’s Really 5) Clever Ways to Make Money Using Your Wix Website

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Do a quick search of “how to make money online” and a whopping 164 000,000 results will be at your fingertips!

Needless to say, ‘making money’ is a hot topic these days and today, I’ve decided to dive in and bring you up to speed on how you can use your Wix website to make money — on your terms.

Even if you’re one of the many small-business owners I’ve had the pleasure to meet via buildasitewithleah.com, there may be opportunities you can pursue in addition to offering your services or promoting your brick-and-mortar business.

Sell Physical or Digital Products.

If you already sell physical products offline, why not expand your reach far beyond your local area by offering these items for purchase online as well?

Using the Wix Stores app, you can set up a beautiful online shop you can customize to provide a professional shopping experience for your users. Wix Stores has everything you need including built-in features to send promotional emails, offer coupons, create collections and more.

For a long time, a third-party app was needed to sell digital products via Wix,  but in response to many requests,  users can now use Wix Stores to sell digital products(i.e.., eBooks, images, audio files etc.) for download in Wix Stores.

How-to: Build your eCommerce site using my start-to-finish tutorial in Step 1! If you already have a site and want to add this feature, go to the app market and search Wix Stores to get started.

Google Adsense

As you make progress with your site and build your traffic, consider applying for Google AdSense. Once approved, Google will place relevant ads on your site which will appear alongside your website’s content. You can choose from a variety of ad sizes and formats, and customize the way your ads look to fit in with your site.

How-to: Wix users can apply for AdSense using the Google AdSense app available from the Wix App Market.

The Google AdSense app is available to all users, however having a domain connected to your site increases your chances of being approved by Google. If you need help upgrading your free Wix site, send me an email. I’ll walk you through.

Affiliate Marketing

With affiliate marketing, you partner with a company to promote their products/services via a unique link that tracks visitors referred from your site. If a purchase is made, you receive a commission. The great thing is that you are able to choose what products and/or services you want to offer making sure they align with your values and what’s best for your particular audience.

How to: You will apply to become an affiliate –each company will have it’s own procedure listed on their website — and once approved, you’ll receive unique links, ads or banners to use anywhere on your site. You can place affiliate links where appropriate, even linking an image or button to one of your affiliates.

You also have the option to become a Wix Affiliate, receiving a commission for every premium user referred from your website. Learn how to become a Wix Affiliate.

*Note: currently Wix Stores does not support affiliate linking but you can still place links elsewhere on your site.

Give it a Try!

The great thing about having your own website, is the freedom it gives you to explore opportunities and expand your reach. Once you’re established, go ahead and give one of the above money-making methods a try. Then, continue to promote your site and you’ll reap the results.