Promoting your novel online is a tough job. And that doesn't even count how to make money from your site/ novel. If you have just started the process of publishing your novel online, there are many things you need to consider, and the first one is how to get your novel onto your own site.

For most people this is a real challenge and might be something that blocks them from pursuing the online method. Whether it is due to a lack of skill in site building, a lack of money or you just can't get what you want from the

There are some important things you need to consider.

Firstly -- you have to be sure you capture information about the people who visit your site. There are two ways to do this. Have a form on your site where people insert their name and email address. This will assist you to email people with updates on your work.

Or you can have a membership site. This is a site where people sign up and need to log in for the information. A good membership site has multiple ways to make your member feel special. It can also give you ways to sell products, or give improvements for special benefits. My membership site with my serialized novel is Alra Forest take a look to see what can be done.

Secondly is cost. There is the set up costs (my site is $100 to set up but the amounts can be a lot higher) plus the hosting (from $5 a month).