Joining the Community
These tips are meant for large and well established sites. By large I mean 100+ visits a day and excellent unique content. There is no point in trying these techniques if you have a site that is small and has little traffic because you are likely to get turned down on most of the things below.
This involves two closely linked sites to link to each other from their front page. This means that both sites share their traffic. This can work extremely well if you can get affiliated with a very closely related site.
If possible get hosted on a game network. They provide you with excellent hosting and technical support to any site that manages to get hosted.
NB - your site has to be exceptionally good to become hosted on a gaming network (according to one host only about 10% of hosting requests are accepted).
Most people, including me, like to make some sort of money as payment for all the hard work they put into their site.
There are plenty of different ways of making money on the internet. These can be broken down into two main categories.
Commission Based - These schemes are designed so the you get paid a percentage (about 5%) of the price of a product a visitors that came from your site buys. This can be effective if you find a company that runs a commission based scheme and sells the game your site is about.
Click Through and Impression Based - These methods involving added a graphic to your site. You then get paid when someone clicks on or views (depends on the scheme) the banner on your site.
NB - some website hosts do not allow money making programs to be run from a site they host. I suggest you contact them before starting anything like this.
Make friends in the business
Try to make friends with those that run similar sites to yours. One of the best ways of doing this is via a chat network such as ICQ.
If you really want status on the net get a .com domain name. These are quite expensive (US$70 for 2 years). A domain name cannot be attached to many free webspace providers so bear this in mind before forking out any money for one.