1. Informational Only Sites
2. Product Review Sites
3. Product Sites (Selling Your Own Product)
4. eCommerce Sites
5. Service Sites
Informational Only Sites
These are your "made for adsense" type websites, but in actuality, they give quality information to the visitor - they are just montized with Adsense.
You set them up just like a regular blog, throw some intitial content in there (preferably 30 to 50 posts), get some links (10 to 30 links) and just keep posting content. The way these make money is strictly from adsense. NO AFFILIATE LINKS! But of course have a facebook page, twitter account, and email subscribers!
You just keep posting content targeted to long long long tail keywords - no other link building involved (other than your initial 10 to 30 links to the home page). So over time, you will get more and more authority, and more search traffic, and more adsense clicks.
Product Review Sites
Simple enough right? Write some product reviews and post em and you should be ranking pretty high in no time! NOT....well it depends on the niche. Guys and gals - you can create a niche review site that makes over $1000 per month only using product reviews!
First, you set up it up like a blog. Create a unique home page that targets the keyword, for example:
"baby stroller reviews"
Idk, I just thought of that but it could be any type of product. Try to stay away from electronics unless you think you can compete with cnet, consumerreports, etc. Then you create pages on your site for the different brands of "baby strollers" - if that was what your site is reviewing.
The home page and the "pages" (as in pages in wordpress, not posts) should have internal links to your pages and specific review posts. The goal is to rank #1 for "baby stroller reviews" and have people clicking through your site to find the review they want (increases time on site and decreases bounce rate) - so internal links are critical.
Then, you have your reviews, which are posts in wordpress. Those are specifically targeted to get traffic from searches for the specific product, brand, and model number. For example:
"Fisher-Price Z280 Double Baby Stroller Review"
I made that up, idk if fisher price even makes baby strollers but i'm guessing they do. These posts will get lots of long tail traffic especially if you have a hundred of these.
How do you make money? Well, affiliate links - preferably with a price comparison "plugin". The price comparison should be at the BOTTOM of the post, not at the top. Google doesn't like it when ads are shown above the fold, and an affiliate link is an ad in google's eyes...so just keep it at the bottom of the posts. I get more clicks and more subscribers when I put em at the bottom.
*Note: it works better if people keep buying new products over their lifetime - like fishing stuff for example - I always buy new poles all the time and if there were a site that compared all the poles, and had price comparisons, I would go to that site every time.
Product Sites (Selling Your Own Product)
This is getting long, so I'll keep this short. Anyone can create a product. The majority of my products I sell are digital. ebooks, pdfs, video series, mp3s, apps, and whatever else you can think of that you don't have to have a closet to store the shyt.
*A site with 30 visitors a day can make $500 per month...so how many sites can you make that get 30 visits a day??? lol
Use the membership site to sell videos, ebooks, etc - that's your members area after they made the purchase. Use free search traffic, or better yet, facebook marketing. Get people to sign up to your list, educate them, sell them, education them again if they don't buy, and then sell them again.
Once they are sold the product. Send them Affiliate offers for a year - like links to amazon products that they can use (easy with autoresponders).
The key to selling products is building trust. You can build trust with a free "ecourse" or "video course". This means you need to focus on getting people signed up to your list and teaching them something!
There is only 1 ecommerce site I own and I love working on it because I get to design my own stuff like logos and crap.
I use cafepress.com for that - so it's not really "ecommerce" i guess, you are more of an affiliate, but it is fun and it's cheap! it's like $0 to start one of these...and like my dad always says "anything free is worth saving up for".
You can create your own logos and put it on a bunch of products.
The marketing is the fun part too! No more building links! Use FACEBOOK! Set up a page and promote it to your friends after you have set up a few different designs. People will start to like it and share it and eventually you will be 100% google free....imagine that.
I have 1 service that caters to you guys - internet marketers.
You can start any type of service you want, and with those premium business themes the sites are super simple to get started. I would start with one or 2 different services, find some forums to start promoting and talking to people in and go from there. Facebook and SEO are good for services too if you produce content on a blog.