How To Create a Classified Website To Make Money Online

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Do you know how do classified websites make money? These days creating a website for making money has become very easy. But many people don’t know how to create a classified website and the generate passive income from that site easily. In this article I will share simple simple ways to create a classified website and then how to monetize a classified website.

Before proceeding further, if you want to earn money from classified sites, without creating a classified website then you can check out the cool ways to make some passive income by posting free ads on free classified sites. The steps to create a website is already shared, but I will make it more specific here.

Tips To Create a Classified Website To Make Money Online

How to create a Classified website using WordPress from scratch

WordPress is an awesome platform happened in every web developers life. It is so easy to build a site in just 5 minute. Anyway here is the simple and easy to follow while creating a classified website.

  • Buy a domain name with .com extension from Godaddy. Make sure you are doing proper keyword research about your classified site niche and the look to get a domain name keeping the keyword on that. In case you want to put the term “classified” surrounding a micro niche topic then it would be great. E.g. If you are planning to start a classified website to sell used furniture, then try to take a domain like usedfurnitureclassified or 2ndhandfurniture etc.
  • Choose a good web hosting company to kick start your classified website. If you are targeting India based traffic then you should start with Hostgator India hosting plans. Otherwise or is the best choice for beginners as they are quite cheap and best in service.
  • Choose classified WordPress theme to give your website a pro look. Now this is crucial part as the design of a classified website is completely different. But when you are starting a classified site in WordPress, you can get a ready made theme. Use Premiumpress Classified WordPress theme after installing WordPress on your domain name.

Your classified website is ready. Start promoting your website using many techniques, build back-links and then start posting free ads following on-page seo techniques to bring organic traffic.

How To Monetize Classified Site Created Just now on WordPress

So you have build a successful classified website, now its time to monetize your classified website to make money online. Here are few ways you can use to generate income from your classified site.

  • The best way to monetize a classified website is by using advertising networks like Google adsense, info-links etc. You can also use Cuelinks to make affiliate income.
  • If your website has good traffic, then start offering premium membership listing to provide users additional promotional facility.
  • Start selling advertising banners or ad spaces which may attract many advertisers to promote their brand.
  • You can also open for paid post or special promotional technique by starting a blog section in your classified website.

So, do you think its is a good way to start a classified website and start making money online using advertising networks? If you have some better ideas to generate income from a free classified site then please share here by writing a simple comment below.

How To Create a Classified Website To Make Money Online
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About the Author: Santanu

Santanu is not a full-time blogger yet, but a blogger by heart. :) Loves to explore blogging tricks, affiliate marketing techniques, online income opportunities & the world of WordPress. I hope my honest attempt of sharing my blogging learning and income secrets will be helping newcomer bloggers to make their blog noticeable and money making.


  1. That’s a great way to make passive income, Santanu. But managing a Classifieds portal could be a lot of work. You wouldn’t have to worry about content, though.

    1. You are right. But if you can make it a hit, then I think its worth getting head ache.

  2. Hi Mr. Santanu, I’m confused about one thing. Can people advertise their product on a classified website

    1. You are right. Managing such websites need huge expertise. Otherwise one need to depend up on web developers and spend more money on operating cost.

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