What website would you suggest I create? [Life story] [Long post] [r00kie]

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Well, hello BHW!

I've been on this forum for a little bit over a full year now and I had come to realize that I've been wasting my time just going through life without a purpose and without a hobby. I'm trying to look around for a niche where I could start and create a website (something that could be helpful for a beginner, I don't think that going straight into the fitness niche or something that popular for a beginner could be that helpful) in to hopefully learn more about SEO, IM, Web Design, etc.

Passions:

It's been 20 minutes already and I'm still here thinking about what I'm going to write here and nothing comes to mind, I think I have no passion. In the past I firstly was passionate about gaming (from 6 to 17), video editing (from 15 to 17), photography (from 15 to 17) and finally retouching and post editing (I've been doing this kind of stuff since I was 14, but only got passionate about it from 18 years old to not so long ago, unfortunately this passion is dying day by day)

Things I've done in the past related to YouTube & Dropshipping, etc:

  • I've tried many times to start an YouTube channel. First two being in 2013 I believe, when I was 13. One was a local channel (non-english) with gaming (Minecraft) and the second one was just YouTube Banner Art Speed-ups with english title & description. Those channels lasted... wait for it... almost 2 weeks. The gaming channel got around 1k subs and had many views in just 2 weeks of it being online and having just 5 videos (paid a bigger YouTuber in my country in order to promote my channel) but it was quickly shut down due to many reports. (I think the reports came from others in the gaming community in my country that hated me. I would usually be cocky in chats, bragging about my skills and being in Top 10 and shit like that. I was stupid) The most bizarre thing is that the reason it was shut down for was "Child Abuse" or something like this. It didn't matter how many appeals I would hit YouTube with they wouldn't give me my channel back. (The design channel went down with it, same reason, "Child Abuse") (I unfortunately have no screenshots or videos saved from those YouTube channels but the type of banners I used to do looked like this)
  • The second time was in 2016 (16 years old), when I tried opening an YouTube channel with vines compilations which was quickly unusable due to copyright claims. (Videos looked likes this)
  • The third time was in 2017, when I tried to mantain a CS:GO YouTube channel + Twitch streaming which I quit after just 4 months because things were going too slow. This was a mistake I regret doing dearly. (This was the only time I was doing affiliates, by having this in my videos, happy days)
  • In 2018 I tried opening a dropshipping store. I worked around 1 month on it and even opened a Journey Thread about it, but that idea got shut down quickly after my store went live due to the documents requested by 2Checkout, documents that I didn't have because I said that I wouldn't actually build a company legally until after 3-4 months if I see that things are working out. A screenshot from my store. (unfortunately I don't have more and it wasn't indexed so going back with the Wayback Machine isn't helping, I wish I saved more screenshots of it.)
Things I wanted to start recently that didn't worked out:
  • Learning how to animate in 2D and start yet another YouTube channel in the kids niche, but the idea is now gone since the last YouTube Policy update.
  • Start a TTS YouTube channel in the Reddit niche, but, yet again another idea that was quickly shut down by YouTube. (Demonetization of those types of channels)
  • Start a sports betting affiliate website, idea quickly shut down by finding out that all of the websites that are offering this type of affiliate program are banned in my country for not registering here / paying taxes to my country (or something similar). (And also needing registration in order to open this type of website that promotes gambling, even if it's just a blog or something similar)
How am I earning money right now:

Well, as you've figured out from what I've typed above I'm 19 years old. I'm currently a student and I'm living with my mother, so for now I don't have a job. I'm currently earning a little bit over the minimum wage of my country through Reddit. (Doing random gigs on Reddit that require retouching / Photoshop skills. In the last 2 months I've had 19 "clients" that made me a total of 600 euros)

Right now I want to invest those 600 Euros in making more. (I don't really enjoy buying stuff if that means I'll have no money left. Whenever I make some money I either give them to my mother if she is in need of them or stack them up until I get an idea on what to do with them. I tend to use the money I earn 80% going back into trying to make more and 20% personal use) I won't go blind into this and burn all my money right away. My plan is to use just $100 the first months once I figure out what to do with them and then if I feel like this is going to be good invest more.

The "main" plan is to open a portfolio website (to look more professional) and then emailing random companies online from US and other Tier 1 countries offering my services. The plan is to search on their website for photos that could be improved and offer them my services because I've always felt that the only way to make bank is by offering a solution to a problem. But it has to wait until I'll have a portfolio that I feel like showing because random photos from clients from Reddit isn't gonna cut it.

But I want to start and "taste" the IM game a little bit. I feel like I've read enough in one year in order to be able to at least open a website and do something better than the average Joe. (Maybe it's just optimism, but I doubt it, I'm more of a pessimistic person)

So... after reading all of the above... what direction / niche do you think I should start in? (Because I surely don't know, I've read too many threads here in BHW that I don't know which one would help a rookie learn most about SEO, IM, etc...)

*To the people that actually read the entire thing, thank you and I'm sorry, haha.
 

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Since I'm still figuring out what to do, just like you, I suggest we work together. I can refer your work to some companies! Start a Joint Venture :)
 

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First of all, cheers for being brave enough and real enough to get this all out of your head and on the screen. That, in itself, helps. Also, you're reaching out to others for help and encouragement, which is rarely a bad idea. Essentially, you're opening yourself up to more opportunities to actually be helped, so again, cheers for that!

Second of all, I feel for you, I've been where you are before, and I know what it's like to look back and feel like your passions have blurred or faded, and you haven't finished things you started or succeeded how you planned. The good news is, this happens to almost everyone. The even better news is, it doesn't have to keep happening. The first thing I would recommend is making a firm decision to yourself to begin keeping every single promise you make to yourself. This is an invaluable skill. And make no mistake. It is a skill, and nothing short of a vital one. Every time you make a promise to yourself and break it, you lose self-respect. Every time you lose self-respect, you lose a piece of yourself. And every time you lose a piece of yourself, you have to go looking all over the place to find it again, so to speak. And this is a huge waste of time. Save yourself time and heartache, finish what you start, man! When you finish what you start, and cross that finish line, regardless of whether or not it "fails or succeeds" -- you finished it! And now that you completed that path, every single path ahead of you, from that point forward, will be clearer and clearer, and you'll be MORE sure of that next path, because you completed the last one! Does that make sense?

Finally, do not give up. Do not STOP man. You hear me? Don't lose faith. It's usually when you're right at the best part when things are the most daunting. Remember that a lot of people have decided to quit right before their breakthroughs. Don't be that guy. Keep going, keep trying. Try harder than you've ever tried before. Keep your promises to yourself. Make bold decisions and stick to them.

I'll be happy to give you more advice and suggestions as this thread unfolds. I'm sure others will help you. I wish you the best, my man!
 

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First of all, cheers for being brave enough and real enough to get this all out of your head and on the screen. That, in itself, helps. Also, you're reaching out to others for help and encouragement, which is rarely a bad idea. Essentially, you're opening yourself up to more opportunities to actually be helped, so again, cheers for that!

Second of all, I feel for you, I've been where you are before, and I know what it's like to look back and feel like your passions have blurred or faded, and you haven't finished things you started or succeeded how you planned. The good news is, this happens to almost everyone. The even better news is, it doesn't have to keep happening. The first thing I would recommend is making a firm decision to yourself to begin keeping every single promise you make to yourself. This is an invaluable skill. And make no mistake. It is a skill, and nothing short of a vital one. Every time you make a promise to yourself and break it, you lose self-respect. Every time you lose self-respect, you lose a piece of yourself. And every time you lose a piece of yourself, you have to go looking all over the place to find it again, so to speak. And this is a huge waste of time. Save yourself time and heartache, finish what you start, man! When you finish what you start, and cross that finish line, regardless of whether or not it "fails or succeeds" -- you finished it! And now that you completed that path, every single path ahead of you, from that point forward, will be clearer and clearer, and you'll be MORE sure of that next path, because you completed the last one! Does that make sense?

Finally, do not give up. Do not STOP man. You hear me? Don't lose faith. It's usually when you're right at the best part when things are the most daunting. Remember that a lot of people have decided to quit right before their breakthroughs. Don't be that guy. Keep going, keep trying. Try harder than you've ever tried before. Keep your promises to yourself. Make bold decisions and stick to them.

I'll be happy to give you more advice and suggestions as this thread unfolds. I'm sure others will help you. I wish you the best, my man!
Thank you for the encouragement, it does really help. Yeah, it was a little bit hard to reach to others for help because there are so many threads on BHW of beginners like me asking the exact same question, but none of the people that asked it gave any good information about them and what they've done or what they're doing right now to get a proper answer to it.

Lack of motivation is the thing that hold me back until now, but I realized that I can't lose precious time (expecially when I'm young) The thing that really motivated me this time weren't the pills prescribed by the doctors, (Anti-depressants my ass, I feel worse on them sometimes. Pills are shit.) weren't the videos on YouTube or friends / family. The thing that motivated me this time is @Billy Batts 's story. (Thread here)

The only thing I'm looking to get right now, if possible, is a beginner friendly lead into this hard and time consuming IM & SEO game. As said in the main post above I've read too many methods here that I don't know which one to pick and what to do. (Since the ones I liked the most were either destroyed by YouTube or banned in my country) I understand that building a website and starting to earn money from it takes a really long time and since I'm a complete beginner it would suck to waste 5-10 months on a website in a niche that's too hard for me to grow in. (In my mind I'm thinking like this: I should start with a low competition niche, learn the basics, make $10-$20 in it with CPA or ads to get my money back from the purchases of the domain & host and get the experience. Then go into a harder niche, do the same, then go intho a harder niche again, do the same again until I can finally make profit out of it.)

I should edit the last question in the thread. It should be like this: "What is a niche I could build a website right now in, as a complete beginner, to take my first step into this hard IM & SEO game in order to at least earn back the money spent on domain & hosting ($10-$20) after a couple of months and get to learn more about IM & SEO?"
 

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Since I'm still figuring out what to do, just like you, I suggest we work together. I can refer your work to some companies! Start a Joint Venture :)
You would need to open a JV thread for that

OP I would stay wary of working with members who have joined the forum 6 months back

Anyways, I am following this journey of yours!
 

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You would need to open a JV thread for that

OP I would stay wary of working with members who have joined the forum 6 months back

Anyways, I am following this journey of yours!

I didn't know how to respectfully decline his offer of working togheter. It's not that he joined the forum 6 months back or anything like that, I just want to start alone right now since that way I'll gain the most experience.

Thanks for following it, I'll be sure to post here what I'm going to start in when I'll figure it out!
 

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First of all, cheers for being brave enough and real enough to get this all out of your head and on the screen. That, in itself, helps. Also, you're reaching out to others for help and encouragement, which is rarely a bad idea. Essentially, you're opening yourself up to more opportunities to actually be helped, so again, cheers for that!

I'll be happy to give you more advice and suggestions as this thread unfolds. I'm sure others will help you. I wish you the best, my man!

Your username fits you. This forum thrives because of positivers like you.
 
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