How Promoting an Online Business Works

Online Advertising and Affiliates

Maybe you want the best of both worlds. You want revenue streams from your products, as well as advertiser revenue. Are there companies out there with whom you and your business could peacefully coexist on one site? Probably. The important thing here is to stick with advertisers who are offering something that is at least related to your product line and core business. Going to a medical site and having a banner ad appear for "Free Web hosting -- only $9.95 a month!" probably makes people have a little less respect for that medical Web site.

For more details on getting people to pay you for the spare real estate on your site, check out How Affiliate Programs Work and How Web Advertising Works.

For more information on online business promotion and related topics, check out the links below.

Related HowStuffWorks Articles

More Great Links

Web site Design and Planning

Domain Name Information

Graphic Software and Art Links


Merchant Accounts and other Payment Method Info

Shopping Cart and StoreFront Software

Web Hosts and Site Monitoring