How much did you put into your first website?

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As a newbie just learning about everything-ish, I was wondering how much you initially invested into your first SUCCESSFUL website?

AND how much would you say you spent until you hit your first "successful" venture or investment?
 

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Just for domain and hosting. Nothing else to spend on.
 

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Probably about £10 - £50, however that was a long time ago. These days you would need a far bigger budget, depending on how you want to go about things. You could still rank a website for very little - £0 practically.
 

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A dumb amount of cash.

At least you made it back.... I hope.

Probably about £10 - £50, however that was a long time ago. These days you would need a far bigger budget, depending on how you want to go about things. You could still rank a website for very little - £0 practically.

From what I've been trying out, I ranked keyword/s for trending news about a niche which brang in good traffic but all non-buyers.

Would you say you need at least a small budget ( perhaps $200-$300 ) to start off with an affiliate website?
 

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From what I've been trying out, I ranked keyword/s for trending news about a niche which brang in good traffic but all non-buyers.

Would you say you need at least a small budget ( perhaps $200-$300 ) to start off with an affiliate website?

It really depends what niche you are in. It is possible to gain high quality links for nothing, it just takes time and effort. Of course it helps to have a budget, and the bigger the better. However if you dedicate all your time to content creation and sourcing quality links, then all you need is time + hosting and domain.
 

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I spent too much on two sites I tried. Highly competitive niches. Still, a lesson learned I guess - it gave me enough knowledge of those niches to create my own product!
 

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I started playing around with websites in early 2016.
First Website: Made 1 bitcoin (was using a btc ad network) without any investments (just hosting + domain) then got banned from the ad network for "poor traffic". > dumped the site
Second Website: Invested about 300$ earned 500$ with adsense over a year which was really low > dumped the site
took a break and learned a lot.
third website coming soon.
 

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in 2014 : domain, hosting, $15 for theme, $10 for backlink and i made $300-$400 / month :D , , ,but nowadays i dont know.
 

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Mine, roughly $500 for a start. Niche is not too competitive and traffic+ranking gained by itself without heavy lifting in backlinks, so when I put a little stress, it shot up and start earning within 2.5 months.
 

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As a newbie just learning about everything-ish, I was wondering how much you initially invested into your first SUCCESSFUL website?

AND how much would you say you spent until you hit your first "successful" venture or investment?
I invested the cost of the domain and hosting but the real cost was my time. I put way too much time into the wrong things when building my first site. I would recommend ensuring you have a clear plan of action in the short term and long term to be successful, but i would also recommend using this as a learning experience more than a direct money making opportunity. Most people don't directly find financial success on their very first website, so focus and learning from every experience and improve as you go. Temper your expectations, stay focused, and let all your failures serve to only motivate you to be better.
 

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It really depends what niche you are in. It is possible to gain high quality links for nothing, it just takes time and effort. Of course it helps to have a budget, and the bigger the better. However if you dedicate all your time to content creation and sourcing quality links, then all you need is time + hosting and domain.

Good point. I guess it also depends on your niche as well and how much information that person is willing to provide.

I spent too much on two sites I tried. Highly competitive niches. Still, a lesson learned I guess - it gave me enough knowledge of those niches to create my own product!

Did you start off with affiliate marketing or did you go a different route? From what I've been reading and listening to, the idea seems to get an audience first then create your own products, but since I've never created my own products I can't or shouldn't have much of a say.

Ye, i guess.

I feel you dude. Were your other projects more successful?

I started playing around with websites in early 2016.
First Website: Made 1 bitcoin (was using a btc ad network) without any investments (just hosting + domain) then got banned from the ad network for "poor traffic". > dumped the site
Second Website: Invested about 300$ earned 500$ with adsense over a year which was really low > dumped the site
took a break and learned a lot.
third website coming soon.

At least you made some ROI on your websites! 1 bitcoin is worth a lot so you must have made something decent.

in 2014 : domain, hosting, $15 for theme, $10 for backlink and i made $300-$400 / month :D , , ,but nowadays i dont know.

Good stuff dude. Sounds like it's leaning towards the "churn and burn" sites. You should check to see if you made more from it!

Mine, roughly $500 for a start. Niche is not too competitive and traffic+ranking gained by itself without heavy lifting in backlinks, so when I put a little stress, it shot up and start earning within 2.5 months.

Dang dude! You must have some good or highly engaging content, especially in 2.5 months.

I invested the cost of the domain and hosting but the real cost was my time. I put way too much time into the wrong things when building my first site. I would recommend ensuring you have a clear plan of action in the short term and long term to be successful, but i would also recommend using this as a learning experience more than a direct money making opportunity. Most people don't directly find financial success on their very first website, so focus and learning from every experience and improve as you go. Temper your expectations, stay focused, and let all your failures serve to only motivate you to be better.

Very good point about the first website.

Having a clear plan of action is very open-ended, especially for a newbie wondering around like a lost dog. Would you say having a crap plan is better than no plan?
 
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