There is a difference in terms of how you make money with your website.
Here's what I mean by that.
Build your email list.
You can always tell serious Internet marketers because they have a sign-up form to their newsletter above the fold where people can find it.
This is an excellent way to make money from your website on a long-term basis because an email subscriber is someone you can follow up and sell to over and over in the future.
Once you understand that people generally do not buy on the first visit you will get serious about building your list.
This is especially true if you are selling products that are not an impulse buy.
For example joining home business opportunity is something people research every day.
If there's a cost involved to join the program many people will think about it.
If you have their name and email address you can follow up in an auto responder and keep yourself and your business opportunity in front of them.
This is a form of top of mind awareness advertising that allows you to be there when they finally are ready.
Promote residual income products.
This is a good way to develop long-term profits because you get paid on a continual basis as long as the customer is involved with the product or program they have joined.
Network marketing is a good example of this.
Building a large downline is a good money making opportunity from your website and can create long term residual income.