by sonja thorsvik

How Your Website Can Make You Money In Your Sleep

A website is a powerful asset. It can be used to build an audience, generate leads, and even make sales. But did you know that your website can also be a source of passive income? That’s right – with the right strategies in place, your website can earn money for you even while you’re asleep.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at three ways you can make passive income from your website: affiliate links, selling your own products or services, and sponsored blog posts. By leveraging one or more of these strategies, you can start generating revenue from your website 24/7.

Affiliate Links

One of the simplest ways to make passive income from your website is by including affiliate links. When someone clicks on one of your affiliate links and makes a purchase, you earn a commission on the sale. This is a great way to monetize your website without having to create any products or services of your own!

To find affiliate programs that are a good fit for your website, simply Google “affiliate program” + [your niche]. For example, if you have a website about marketing, you could search for “affiliate program marketing.” This will bring up a list of potential programs you can participate in. Once you’ve found one or two that look promising, sign up and start sharing your links!

For example on this site, I have a page with various affiliate links called my “Favorite Things” (oh and always make sure to indicate that you may receive money if they purchase from you) and then I sometimes include an affiliate link at the bottom of my posts. For me, I only use affiliate links for products or services that I use myself. Sometimes I’ll use a product for YEARS before telling other people about it as my (and yours!) reputation depends on it…

Sell Your Own Products or Services

If you have products or services to sell, your website is the perfect platform to do it. By creating an online store or adding buy buttons to your existing blog posts, you can make it easy for visitors to purchase from you. And since all of the transactions are processed automatically, this can truly be a hands-off way to generate income.

If you don’t have any products or services of your own to sell, no problem – you can still make money by promoting other people’s products as an affiliate (as we discussed above). The key is to find products that will appeal to your target audience and that offer generous commissions. Then it’s just a matter of promoting them on your website and collecting the profits.

Here are 11 Ideas For You To Try:

  1. eBooks
  2. Online Courses
  3. Webinars
  4. PDF Guides
  5. Checklists
  6. Templates
  7. Stock Photos
  8. WordPress Themes
  9. Plugins
  10. Software
  11. Apps

Sponsored Blog Posts

Another great way to monetize your website is by accepting sponsored blog posts from advertisers. Essentially, companies will pay you to publish articles on your site that promote their products or services. This is a win-win situation for both parties involved – the advertiser gets exposure for their product/service on your high-traffic website, and you get paid for providing that exposure.

To find opportunities for sponsored blog posts, simply Google “sponsored post” + [your niche]. For example, if you have a travel blog, you could search for “sponsored post travel.” This will bring up a list of websites that accept sponsored content. Once you’ve found some potential partners, reach out and pitch them an idea for an article that would be a good fit for their product/service. If they like what they see, they may just give you the green light – and some cold hard cash.


There are many different ways to monetize your website. By leveraging one or more of these strategies – affiliate links, selling your own products or services, and sponsored blog posts – you can start generating revenue from your site 24/7. So what are you waiting for? Start putting these ideas into action and watch the passive income roll in.




I started my own entrepreneurial career in 2012 scaling up from $0 a year to over $100,000 each and every year. I firmly and wholeheartedly believe there are ways for all of us self-employed entrepreneurs to reach six-figures and beyond and I'm unapologetically here to show you how I do it so you can make your next best move. Let's go.

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