How much does the Average website owner make?
As of June 18th 2021 There are currently 1,216,435,462 websites.
200,839,130 websites are active.
252,000 new websites are created every day
10,500 new websites are created every hour
175 new websites are created every minute
3 new websites are created every second
an amazing 2000+ new websites by the time you are done reading this article
Not every new site that is created is solely created just for money. However, many of them are. That being said there are several factors that come into play that decide how much any of these 1.2 billion websites actually make and of course how much the average website owner makes.
There is a large difference in how much the average website owner makes.
Most of this depends on several things.
1.Does the web site sale any products or services?
2.Does the web site have affiliate sales?
3.Does the web site generate revenue from ads?
After this, we must ask; does the average website owner put in effort into seo, marketing and sales? How much effort does he put into it? Does he have a hundred blog posts or does he have a total of three blog posts?
Does he have a nice design or did he put minimal effort into that? Did the owner focus on his website speed, onsite, offsite seo, social media marketing, gorilla marketing, ads etc? How many products are for sale? How many services does he sell? How much are these products and services priced at?
Depending on the answers to the questions above, the website owner could make a few dollars a month or several hundred thousand a year, and in some cases even more.
Some websites easily make 10k or 20k a month from ads just from the sheer amount of traffic on their website.
In order for the average website owner To make money from a website's content, The website owner has to monetize the site or build out products to generate income. What normally happens is companies post ads on their websites to generate income from each user who clicks the ads.
The more traffic the website gets the more it makes from the ads. This is why content is king and why some websites have so many blog posts. Depending on the ad company you can get anywhere from 10 to 50 dollars per thousand views. A website that gets a thousand views a month could easily earn 500 a month or more depending on the ad agency the owner goes with. Bigger sites that are getting 100k users a month can generate about 7-10k a month depending on the niche.
Website Affiliate marketing
Website owners can also make money from Affiliate marketing. When a website has a ton of blog posts with lots of traffic they can generally benefit from advertising affiliate products.
Different affiliate products pay different amounts and different affiliate companies pay different also. For example amazon’s affiliate program might pay you 15 dollars for selling three dog treats on your website, whereas click bank will pay you 200 or more depending on the item. This can subsantially affect how much the average website owner makes.
Additionally, a website owners income also greatly depeonds on their niche. Your roi will differ greatly depending on how small or big your niche is as this will affect how fast you can make money from that niche. Not only does the niche you choose affect how much you will earn as a website owner, but also Some niche’s just have better affiliate programs and better pay. You can see an example of this when you look at payouts for the financial niche vs the gaming niche. You stand to make so much more from a website focused on the financial niche.
You can make lots of money with affiliate marketing especially if you have tons of affiliate products and tons of website users. Many Affiliate marketings are making 6 figures year after year.
obviously you can't just make a website and start ranking on google and making money from your affiliate marketing. You calso need to work on your SEO, optimize your content, and of course your web design. Which we'll discuss in greater detail below.
Optimizing your website
250 thousand websites are created each year as of 2021. So Web designers and developers are looking towards Search Engine Optimization to make the most of their website. This means they are using tools like ahrefs, google trends , yoast and many other tools to make sure their website is being indexed by google, bing, yahoo and any other relevant search engines to ensure their website is seen by the most amount of people possible.
Lots of research can go into just one article to make sure it ranks well so users can see affiliate items, ads, services, products of the owners website.
So we mentioned optimizing your website can help website owners make money, but let's get more into depth into that.
Now as mentioned there are several ways to optimize your website to help you make more money as a website owner.
How well you optimize your website will largely effect how much money you will make.
So let's talk about different website owners and how much they would expect.
A website owner with no focus on SEO, will be spending tons of money on ads, guest posting, influencer marketing and other types of internet marketing.
A website owner with tons of focus on SEO, where the website has tons of articles with good titles, good descriptions, lots of keywords, and long form content will spend much less money on ads and will have much better brand recognition.
Therefore, the website owner can then afford to make more money from their site by having their website working for them.
The average website owner doesn't reall put as much focus on SEO as they should and if they did they would make much more money.
SEO is used to bring more users to your website and consequently, will get more users to click your ads, and buy your products or services.
When you focus on SEO you also are focusing not only on traffic, but you get a much more targeted response.