Creating a Website That Makes Money: Day 1

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  1. Passive Journal

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    Ok you should know something before I even start. I am doing this for myself. I want to keep myself accountable to the internet and this seemed like a decent option.

    Yes, I could blog about everything at Passive Journal (my service blog) but I decided to do it on Medium just to have more eye-balls on me.

    Just a bit about me: I have been building and selling sites since 2013 (5 years now jeez). I have sold sites for multiple five figures, I have built a business around affiliate marketing and I also sometime teach affiliate marketing to some of my countrymen. I live in Ireland but I am from Bangladesh originally.

    Anyway don’t worry. A course pitch is not gonna come at the end of this journey. Once again, this is for me. I just want to keep a journal of things that I will do.

    Who is this For:
    If you are interested in making money online on the back of a website, this is for you. There are different ways to make money online and I am sure you know about some of them at least. There’s freelancing, there’s CPA marketing, there’s YouTube, there’s info products and the list goes on and on.

    However, those do not require you to have a website. A graphic designer doesn’t need to have a website to earn with his graphic design skills.

    That’s not my way of doing things. My plan has always been something like this:


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    Simple is fun.
    • Step 1: Create a site
    • Step 2: Monetize the site
    • Step 3: Get to a decent earning level (from $500- no limit)
    • Step 4: Decide if you should sell or send the site to your portfolio
    • Step 5: Repeat
    I will follow this exact process for this site too. And you guessed it right, I will be revealing the site, and everything associated with it (of-course I need some extra time before doing that so that I get a head-start from copycats).

    Anyway, today’s Day 1 and I am officially announcing this project.

    Here’re my goals:
    • The site should make $500/month within 8 months
    That’s it. I don’t have massive goals.

    I welcome you all to this journey. I will try to write updates every week. Initially, I will do a lot of updates as we are just beginning. Once the site gets rolling, there wouldn’t be much to talk about, I guess.

    Today is August 9, 2018. Let’s see how soon (or late) can we make money from this site.

    The journey begins today.

    Wish me luck.

    I first started this series on Medium & thought I should post it here too for our awesome BHW members.
     
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  2. redarrow

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    good luck .

    witehat 8 months is a grate time to do it properly .

    studying kw research or use good apps will help you get fantastic keywords to get the website indexed quicker.

    I think with web 2.0 you can use serengine with scrapebox will help.
     
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    This kind of challenging thread always motivates me. Keep us updated! :)
     
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    Today is September 12, 2018

    I think I don't see most important part - how do you plan to monetize your medium site?
     
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    I don't really do Web 2.0s anymore. Let's see. I have a plan in mind ;)

    Sure buddy :)

    I don't plan to monetize my medium blog. I first started publishing this series on Medium. That's where the date difference is coming from :)
     
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    I never thought medium could be this much profitable. Will follow your journey!
     
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    I am confused. The subject says 'creating website that makes money', then you say:

    crazy
     
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    Seems like you're already to day 12 on Medium. How do you plan on integrating the content from there to here?

    Also, it might seem more genuine that you care about helping people rather than promoting yourself if you actually edit the posts for BHW rather than just copying them from Medium.

    Cheers
     
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    It is not. Sorry for not being obvious. I don't intend to make money on Medium. I was blogging about the whole thing on medium and started to report here too.


    I am creating a website that makes money and blogging the whole process on medium. That's where it came from

    Hi, I will be re-posting them here on BHW first. Shouldn't be a problem as I am the owner of these content. However, I agree with you. Will try to re-edit for BHW a bit more.
    Once I am Day 12 here too, will do one post a week on both Medium + BHW.

    Cheers
     
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    Moved to a more suitable section as this is a journey discussion
     
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    Following!
     
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    What are your traffic sources?
     
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    Good luck on your journey. You should create 10 websites instead of 1. Drill enough holes and you'll eventually hit oil.
     
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    Good luck mate.
     
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    8 months is a very short period. Let's see, How it goes for you!
    Good luck ;)
     
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    A big thumbs up for you op :)
     
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    Man, I have so many friends that know how to design and build websites, yet they work for someone else and get payed so little. I try to tell them about BHW and ways to do more with their skills but they are simply to ingrained or something, idk.

    Looking forward to your updates OP, will link this to my buddies. Good luck!