You can make money from a website in Nepal with various sources like ads, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, selling products/services, memberships, flipping sites, and more.
Building a website can be an excellent passive income source in Nepal. With the growth of the internet, earning online has become more accessible and convenient.
A few years back, Google Ads was the only way to earn from a website or blog. But now, many other ways—far better than Google Ads—exist to make money online. At NepBloggers, we have built several blogs and websites that bring us monthly passive income.
This article will discuss how you can start your own site in Nepal and generate passive income from it.
How to build your website?
Before getting into the “making money” part, you must know how to start a website. You might be familiar with the website-building process if you know coding and web development.
But what if you are not familiar with them?
As I said, the internet and technology have grown significantly over the past decade. So, free tools and software can help you start a website in just a few minutes.
If you don’t know how to code, I recommend using a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, Ghost, etc. Among these, the best and cheapest is WordPress. However, before working on it, you need to be familiar with the system.
The good news is that hundreds of free YouTube videos will teach you to start a website using WordPress.
You need three things to begin.
- Domain name: The name of your website. For example, mywebsite.com. You must purchase a domain name for universal names like .com, .net, .org, etc. However, if you want a free domain name (.com.np), you can quickly get it here.
- Web hosting: You need a server to store your website files and folders. Web hosting allows you to do that and access your site from anywhere in the world with the help of the internet. You also need to purchase web hosting. For starters, you can get it at a low price. Read more about web hosting in this article.
- CMS: After getting web hosting, you must install a CMS like WordPress.
After you have these elements, you can work on the design and modifications of your website. Having a CMS allows you to easily navigate through the contents of your website.
Types of Websites
There are different types of websites you can build. Depending on the content you want to create, you choose which category website you want to start.
You can start a blog and write articles. It can be related to any topic and niche of your choice. For example, you can create a blog about health, music, news, automobiles, technology, etc. An online newspaper and media website also lies in this category. Remember, you must be interested in the topic to make it easier to create the content.
Next, you can also start an e-commerce to sell your products. If you have an e-commerce site, you can make money directly from sales and other monetization strategies, which we will discuss later in this article.
Many artists, creators, businesses, and individuals also have a portfolio website showcasing their work. This type of website is suitable for personal branding.
Now that you know how to build a website, you must work on content creation. If you have a blog, start writing articles. The trick to making money online with a website is to get more traffic on your site. And it is only possible when you share valuable content.
Research what type of articles do well. Find what people search for and write about them. The crucial point is that your content should help people and make their lives easier.
If you run an e-commerce store, upload products. Share them with your customers. Let people know about your business.
Do the same with the portfolio site.
Important: Do not focus on making money from day one. That is not how this works. It takes a lot of time, effort, and patience before you begin earning passive income from your blog in Nepal. You might have to share many content for free. Do it. The point is that people should know about your work first. Once your site gets attention, you can only capitalize from it.
Keep creating content and sharing your work with your visitors.
It can take three to six months before your website generates good web traffic. However, you can only expect it if you are consistent. If you aren’t putting out content regularly, getting the attention might take a long time.
So, make sure you are consistent. A pro tip is to treat your website like a business or job. Even though you don’t make any money off it instantly, you must work on it daily.
Here are a few ways you can make money from a website in Nepal.
The easiest and the most convenient way to monetize your website is through ads. It is also the best option for beginners.
Once you have created a good volume of content on your website (at least 15-20 articles), you can apply for Google Adsense. It allows Google to show ads on your website on a shared revenue basis. It means you don’t need to worry about finding and inserting ads. Instead, Google will do it for you. However, it will take a particular portion of the ad revenue.
As of this writing, Google says:
For displaying ads with AdSense for content, publishers receive 68% of the revenue recognized by Google in connection with the service. For AdSense for search, publishers receive 51% of the revenue recognized by Google.
You can also use alternative advertisement platforms like Ezoic, Media.net, etc.
Another way to use ads on your site is through direct communication with the brands and companies. If your site gets good traffic, you can directly approach businesses if they are interested in showing ads on your site.
Many Nepali websites like OnlineKhabar, ShareSansar, Hamrobazaar, etc., use the same advertising methods. But they have millions of traffic each month. So, you can’t expect that to happen sooner on your site.
So, the best option is to use Google Adsense. If your site gets 15,000+ views per month, you can generate at least $100 using Google Ads on your site.
2. Selling products
You can sell products directly from your website. It is evident if you have an e-commerce site. You will have a direct source of income if you do so.
However, even if you don’t have an e-commerce site, you can still sell digital products like e-books, courses, templates, books, checklists, designs, and more. I’ve made over $350 selling e-books that cost less than $3 per book. Some of my free e-books have also generated passive income.
To sell digital products, you need to first create one. Then, you need to upload the product to your website. You can also use third-party sites like Gumroad, Payhip, Amazon, etc., and then link to them through your site.
3. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is a strategy to promote the products and services of companies and businesses and earn passive income. This marketing strategy is mainly used by content creators like bloggers, YouTubers, and social media influencers to make money.
The affiliates (individuals and companies who promote products) make commissions for every sale or sign-up through their referrals. You can consider affiliates as online sales representatives.
Several affiliate programs in Nepal allow you to become an affiliate for a company or brand. After that, you can share their products and earn a commission on each sale.
The Daraz Affiliate Program is the most popular one in Nepal. It helps you generate affiliate links for all products on Daraz. If someone buys through your link, you make a specific commission on the sale. Learn more about the Daraz Affiliate Program here.
Besides Daraz, many web hosting companies also provide commissions for their affiliates. When you buy web hosting from a company, you can also become their affiliate and sell hosting services to your friends.
If you can access an international audience and manage a payment gateway, you can apply for global affiliate programs like Amazon and make massive commissions.
Learn more about affiliate marketing in Nepal here:
4. Selling services
You can create a website to find clients if your business provides services. Even if you are an individual (freelancer), you can sell services to clients through your website.
You can work for an online client and make money if you are skilled in any craft. This is helpful if you know graphic design, website development, UI/UX design, social media management, online advertising, and more.
You can also sell coaching and consulting services. You can conduct workshops and find other speaking opportunities via the website if you are a speaker.
A portfolio website is suitable for selling services.
5. Sponsored posts
Sometimes, people want to promote their products and services on your site. This happens when your website is popular and gets good traffic. A sponsored post is usually about a company’s product or service. They will pay you to write about it on your site.
Product reviews, event promotions, business promotions, etc., are some examples of sponsored posts.
Usually, companies and brands will contact you if your site is popular. However, you can also send a direct proposal to them, saying that you can promote their business on your website. To do so, you must have a good report of your site and show that it will bring tons of value for them.
A sponsored post is better if the brand lies within your website’s category. Your audience will feel more connected if it’s so.
You can’t promote a health product on your technology blog. So, ensure the product is suitable for your website’s audience.
If you have a blog or other products on your site, you can ask users to sign up for premium memberships. Here, you can charge a certain fee to sign up and get access to members-only content.
Many bloggers use this method to get more people to read their work. Even if you don’t want to charge money, you can also collect emails and provide VIP content to members.
If you are a developer and create software, you can also sell SAAS services.
7. Flipping websites
Last but not least, you can also make money by flipping websites. What does it mean?
It means you can sell your entire website if someone wants to buy it. Many people are eager to invest in valuable websites that get tons of traffic. You can sell your site and make a swooping profit if you get a reasonable offer. Once you do it, you must hand over the site to the buyer. You won’t be the owner of it anymore.
Further, you can also buy good websites, improve them by increasing their traffic and value, and then sell them for more money. This is what website flipping is all about.
Making money from a website in Nepal is one of the best ways to make passive income. You don’t have to rely on only one source of revenue if you have a website. As discussed in this article, there are many ways to make money from websites.
Whatever site you build and the content you create, remember to be consistent and share your work. The market is very competitive. You will be lost in the crowd if you don’t make noise. Keep showing your results.
Also, be patient. Making money from websites is not a get-rich-quick technique. Even though I said “passive income,” it requires a lot of hard work to make good money. You must keep going and maintain patience. It can take up to a year to see things happen for you. But you have to keep going.
Be active on socials. That is the best way to be seen and heard. Every person uses social media today. So, let them see you and know about your website.
The final and most important tip is to build an email list. You can communicate directly with your visitors when you collect emails from them. You can share new posts, updates, news, stories, products, services, or anything. An email list is your best leverage because it is not platform-dependent. Even if you decide to close your website, you can still email your subscribers to promote your work.
1. How can we earn money from a website in Nepal?
There are different ways to earn money from a website. Some popular ones are through ads, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, selling products/services, memberships, flipping sites, and more.
2. How to earn money online in Nepal?
You can build a website and sell products/services to customers. Further, you can also sell ad space, write a blog, and do affiliate marketing. Alternatively, you can also start a YouTube channel and monetize your content with ads.
3. How to earn money from a blog in Nepal?
The popular ways to earn money from a blog in Nepal are:
- Using Google Adsense
- Affiliate marketing
- Selling digital products
- Selling services like consulting, design, writing, and more
- Writing sponsored posts
Learn more about earning money from a blog here.
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