Process Post Week 11 (Monetization)

This week’s lecture looked at how to monetize your website. This is something I have been looking into for a while now. I don’t care about making money off of my website. I like monetizing my website because it would help grow my audience and solidify my place as a film critic, which could eventually lead me to becoming certified on Rotten Tomatoes.
I would reinvest the money I make from advertisements on my website. I would invest in my website by hiring a graphic designer to redesign my logo and improve upon areas of weakness associated with the visuals of my website. Some of the visuals related to my website can be viewed as needing more expertise when designing a website. And I would 100% agree with that viewpoint. This was the first time that I had ever designed a website. It looks good for the first time. However, there are improvements that somebody with more expertise could make. That is where monetizing my website could benefit my user’s experience.
Also, by monetizing my website, I would be certified as a Rotten Tomatoes critic. This would help legitimize my website and further build my audience. My audience could see my reviews when they clicked on a score for Rotten Tomatoes. This would bring more viewership to my website, ultimately leaving it to a growing audience.
The final reason monetization for my website is good is that I can focus on more content rather than viewing this website as a hobby. By developing a source of passive income through my website, I would be more enticed to write more reviews. Therefore, I could develop my content to a greater level than before. Ultimately, the monetization of my website could be highly beneficial and improve a lot of elements associated with my website.