Canal Boat Trader is an example of how it’s possible to earn an income from a website.
The website was originally intended to make the domain more attractive to potential buyers.
Rather than let the domain go at the end of the initial registration period I bought it myself.
Revenue earned from the Google Adsense adverts means the income from the Canal Boat Trader website is more than the cost of renewing the domain registration and website hosting. In a very competitive market it is well positioned in search engine results.
I’ve tried other affiliate programmes like Tradedoubler. I find the way Google Adsense targets the adverts to the site content makes it far easier to use and implement. Read more about affiliate programmes and placing adverts on your website on the post I’ve written about those subjects.