Monetizing your Website Traffic
As discussed the main method of bringing revenue from your website is by using Google adsense but if you are having no luck with them or have been banned in the past then there are other options available to you.
You can use other ppc (pay per click) companies such as BidVertiser or exoclick, these are not as good as the commonly used Google adsense or Yahoo Publishers Network but you may have no alternative if you have been banned from adsense and live outside the US. Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) is still in the beta stage so only residents from the US can sign up at this moment in time.
If you decide a ppc isn't getting the full potential out of your site you can look into cpm advertisements. This is where you get paid per thousand impressions, the user doesn't need to click on anything in particular which makes it popular. These only work if your site generates a good regular flow of traffic. The payouts can be very rewarding if you choose the right company so be sure to research into them before integrating the code into your website.
You can also sell links and make a good amount of money if your site has a high page rank (PR) and authority in the leading search engines. If you have worked hard and put the effort into your website this is where you will see the return and see it was all worth while.
Another great method to bring extra revenue from your website is to sign up for targeted affiliate sites, if you can send them targeted traffic and someone then buys one of their products you will get a percentage of the total sale. This can be very good depending on the niche, for example, if your site is based on bathrooms, these can be very expensive and if you get 10% of a $2000+ bathroom suite then it will be worth thinking about. Look around for the affiliates that have good conversion rates and offer the higher payouts.
There are many ways in which you can get additional streams of income to your website, be sure to research each method in order to pick the most relevant and successful based on your site. Once you have found it you will look back and it will all be worth it!