Making money from your website can be a tough work especially when you have to build your traffic but in the case of a wedding website, it’s quite easy as you already have traffic. It is important to consider some vital factors when building your wedding website if you would like to make money from it. After all, you spent money in building it. One way to drive traffic to your wedding website is to ensure that your wedding party, guests, vendors subscribe to your website. By doing this, you are building an Email list. Inform them about your website and make sure you leave the detailed information about your wedding on the website. This means that about 70% (or more) of your wedding details would be on the website.
Also, ensure you get proper hosting and domain name for your website.
A wedding event is not just about the ceremony, it also comes with a lot of fun. It is one event that carries along with it various industries and sectors such as fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, health, law, travels and so on. The wedding industry presents countless opportunities to make money. The juicy part of it is that you do not have to be a vendor in the industry before you make money. If you are looking to build a website for your forthcoming wedding…..great idea! If you already have one…..congratulations!
Note that it is not everything mentioned here that will work for you. Pick the one that suits you and also works well with your time and resources. However, it is very important to stick to the nature of the website, that is, whatever you do should be related to the wedding industry. Now, let’s discuss:
How To Make Money From Your Wedding Website
SELL YOUR STORY
There are a lot of people out there who would be willing to pay just to learn from your story or even have you counsel them especially if you’re the kind of couple people admire a lot or if your wedding was the talk of the town. You can sell your story as EBooks or via consultation and counselling. We can write or even counsel on topics such as how you found love, how you and your partner were able to overcome some challenges that came your way, how you found the right vendors and location for your wedding, how you didn’t exceed your wedding budget and the likes.
You could even write about your honeymoon experience and the beautiful places you visited. We can write about just anything as long as it relates to you. The selling point here is your ability to paint real pictures in the minds of your readers. Let your articles be like reality shows.
Before you sell your story, make sure that you test your market first. Write some free articles and see how your subscribers respond` to them. Use different writing styles and see if they would be willing to pay for more of such articles.
START A SCHOOL
This is very similar to the first point. Here, your skills, experience, knowledge and education come to play. Your school consists of a tribe (people with similar interest or common needs) that has been created out of your traffic. You can create and sell courses on topics you’re good with, host paid webinars, train and mentor people.
Your wedding website can generate money for you through various types of advertisement. You may want to put up adverts for your wedding vendors and/ or your subscribers for a certain price. You can sell your Ad Space and also take advantage of the Google advertising network such as Google AdSense.
This is one of the easiest and quickest ways of making money via your wedding website. It is stress free. What you do is to market another person’s product. As an affiliate marketer, you get paid for referring customers to other business owners. There are a lot of companies that support affiliate marketing. All you have to do is find the ones that sell wedding related products, register with them, get your own code or link and post on your website. You get paid for every product sold via your link.
CREATE AN E-COMMERCE SITE
Your E-Commerce site should be filling a niche and ensure you use the latest marketing techniques. These are the things that will make you unique as there are many E-Commerce sites out there.
You never might know until you ask. Ask people that are already making money from their websites, check Google, do your own research and you’d be surprised that there are lots of ways to legally make money from your wedding website.
I hope I’ve been able to make some sense. If you have read this and you know other ways of making money from a wedding website, please feel free to share with us in the comment section.