This post is aimed at:
- Average Pakistan internet user or web surfer, who spends most of his time online playing games, watching movies and other similar activities.
- A beginner internet user who wants to explore the world of internet and want to run a website about his hobbies or passion.
- People who have their own income stream but want to have a 2ndary source of income.
ایک وب سائٹ کو کیسے ایک آن لائن انکم سورس کے طور پر استعمال کیا جا سکتا ہے (اردو ٹیوٹوریئل)
Please do not take this as some get rich quick guide, as that is not the point of this post, but instead to help the user to make their time worthwhile online.
So you will have to spend time and use your creativity in order to be successful. For example if you are willing to give 2 to 3 hours of your day each day for next year or year and half, the year after that you will be satisfied and proud of your achievements.
Okay so what this post is NOT for:
- Money making guide
- Get rick quick scheme
- Due to scope of this article, this may not be suited for existing developers, or webmasters.
One more thing I would like to clear is that you do not need to have expertise in web development, as you can learn along the way, or require a lot of budget (the basic package for a year can cost you just around 1700 per year). But again your time and some creativity will be required in order to run and host your website, blog, online store etc.
Okay now that the basics are out of the way lets dive into it:
Basically here I will guide you on how you can utilize your spare time in something creative and constructive like hosting a website and generating some income out of it e.g.
- You can host a blog about your favourite hobby and then display paid ads to earn.
- Expand your local shop / business into online website selling your products to even wider range of customers.
- Run an affiliate website to market products and earn commission.
- Work as freelancer online and put your complete portfolio on your website
- And many hundreds of other methods
As you can see there so many ways to make money using the online businesses and we cannot cover all these in a single post so we will cover the very basics in this article and in the coming months will cover other methods as well. In this article we are covering the very basic like:
- Purchase a web hosting package for your website.
- Create a website about your passion or hobby (e.g. cricket, fashion, politics, entertainment), using easy to use CMS like WordPress.
- And how to apply for different add serving networks so you can earn when visitors visit your page and click on the ads as serviced by the program.
For brevity I am just going to outline the steps here, you can see the video above which will follow each step so there is no point writing all the steps in detail here. So here are the steps (please watch the video above for complete details):
- Visit our website http://www.hosterpk.com/
- Choose a hosting package.
- Select a domain name and complete the order
- Once the payment is cleared you will get your hosting account details. We usually send those within 30 minutes of the deposit confirmation
- Now that your domain / website is online we can go ahead to install wordpress from the control panel provided
- Once wordpress is installed its time to get a theme matching your hobby or passion.
- Now the hard part: content generation. As long as you are interested in your passion this should not be very difficult.
- Once you have the content and sites look and feel is how you want you can go ahead and apply for ads from some ad network like adsense.
- Once ad network approve your website, now your website is making money, very little at start but if are generating new and unique content and get regularly it is only matter of time before search engines start to notice your website and more and more visitors see your site resulting in more clicks.
- That’s it, sit back and enjoy!
Some WordPress and Adsense Resources:
- WordPress free cricket theme
- WordPress tutorials from Lynda.com
- WordPress Developer Resources
- WordPress theme
- Adsense getting started guide
- Inside Adsense Blog
- Adsense for beginners guide from distilled
If you have any questions regarding this article please do leave your comments in the section below and I will try to answer each of your queries as soon as possible.