This month is the two-year anniversary of my entry into affiliate marketing with a little WordPress blog and the Amazon Affiliate program. In the last two years, I’ve had much more success with my single website than I initially imagined I would ever manage. The last few months have seen something of a decline compared to the high points of last year, but I’m gearing up a new strategy to take over rankings in a major way. Now that my site has built up some real authority and quality backlinks, I think I am well positioned to leverage my position in order to take it to a new level.
Most of the action took place in 2016. The site experienced massive growth starting in April of 2016. In January of 2016, I was already very happy with the website’s results. It was earning around $1,000/mo, having grown from earning nothing in April 2015, to a few dollars here and there, to a steady stream of income. By late 2015 it was making enough money to pay my (modest) rent, and I was very happy with myself. Continue reading
I make my living by buying websites with proven history of earnings and income. I started about 5 years ago with $2500 and earn a nice living at the moment. Even after almost 1.5 years of traveling and partying with very little work. But it takes a lot of learning at the beginning as there is a ton of scammers who make their best to sell you worthless site for a ton of cash.
I studied an insane number of blogs for over a year before buying the first website. And also countless hours on the marketplace where the websites were sold. The tricky part is that the scammers evolve quickly and it’s very difficult to give an exact checklist which would make it easy for your to spot them. It’s often a combination of subtle things that do not add up. There isn’t (as far as I know) any good course on how to buy sites. Continue reading
We are a software development services consultancy (yes, it’s tech, but that’s a detail of our production team and the model works across many sectors).
We maintained a very thin profit margin through Q3 due to this rapid (read: risky) growth and took a small loss in Q4 2016 when a few big deals that delayed into the new year. The team I’ve built now at a point where our capacity can sustain roughly $1.2M/year.
Q and A
What was your main method of acquiring clients? Are you just planning to scale that method or are you trying something different? Continue reading
Every time I want to start a new business I get attached to it. I get this feeling that if it doesn’t work I’m going to fail, and I’ll never have my own business. That’s why I decided that I want to make a list of 100 business ideas. I was able to finish it in 3 days. Here’s how I did it:
The first 45 ideas were easy to come up with because I already had them. I built the habit of writing ideas down: every time I come up with an idea, I write it down. What tends to happen is I have ideas come from nowhere, and, because I don’t write them down, I forget about them. However, since starting this habit, my list is always growing. Every time I read the list I am surprised at the ideas I had come up with but already forgotten! Another way I get ideas is discovering solutions to problems. I found that these solutions tend to be great opportunities for business ideas. Every time you have an idea come to you, write it down immediately. I know that if you say “I’ll write it down later”, chances are you won’t. The first 45 business ideas were easy, but I still had 55 more ideas to go. Continue reading
it starts off in a familiar way: The Four-Hour Workweek. That book got me hooked on finding a muse and the idea of passive income. The freedom to do whatever you wanted? Hell yes. The problem was, I didn’t have any good ideas. Each one I tried was half-assed, and I kept moving onto the next.
Fast forward about two years and I had consumed literally thousands upon thousands of online content – articles, podcasts, videos, books. Every time I’d read an article, I’d be hopeful and think “this is the one”. But it never was. Continue reading
simple & fast offline methods for all of us to implement. so we won’t be competing with each other. This can benefit everybody: young, old, rich and poor. Best thing is, unlike online, we won’t be targeting whole countries but only our local cities. We can all make some additional money. Continue reading