Realistic Ideas Please - $20 per day??

by Tim_A
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Hi all, after some realistic tips/advice/techniques please

I'm finding myself get a bit bogged down in all the various money-making techniques available on this site.

I've set up some adsense sites, tried some amazon affiliates etc. without too much luck to date.

I think my main problems are that I move on too quickly, and that as a web designer I concentrate too much on aesthetics etc.... i've got various domain names running and currently make about $3 per day across them all (£2 - am based in UK) so it's not a very good return.

What would you do to make a realistic $20 per day??

Thanks for any advice.
#$20 #day #ideas #realistic
  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    You can continue to make sites, develop traffic to them, and
    then sell them.

    Have you tried developing your web design skills into a design
    business? You could market your self to offline businesses and
    build sites for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayYamada
    if you have 10 websites, that means you earn $20 isn't it?
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    • Profile picture of the author howinfo
      By selling 2 classifieds business listings on your website you will make £ 20 a day.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lee Wilson
        Reallistically? Do what you have already done, another ten times. Is that practical? You should be able to build those kind of sites (apart from the horse one maybe) in a day or two for each site. You already have the templates!

        The better option is to look at making what you've already got - better.

        Three words - Relevancy, Targeted, Stats.

        To keep this simple, whatever is on your page must be relevant to the ad. A page about blouses showing ads for dresses isn't relevant. It might get clicks, but nowhere near the amount as an ad about blouses. Take relevancy to the extreme and you will see a much better CTR.

        Targeted traffic. From a quick look, you don't seem to have many (any?)pages ranking for your keywords. If you are getting traffic then there's a good chance that the visitors landing on your pages aren't getting there by your preffered keywords. In this case, neither your ad or your content might be relevant enough. What's your bounce rate?

        Stats - well, they tell you everything you need to know about relevancy, targeted traffic and what your visitors are doing. You didn't mention them? Also, you are targeting Amazon UK. Is that where your traffic is coming from?

        How popular is some of that stuff? Do people really buy sinks from amazon? Maybe they do, I don't know, but all the links I clicked on, took me to a product on Amazon with no reviews? That isn't always a good sign.

        Don't sidetrack, you are nearly there. Not everything you have chosen is necessarily going to work very well but some of it will. Refinement should be your next step, that's where you are going to learn the most.

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        • Profile picture of the author Tim_A
          Thanks so much for the information Lee....

          To answer the questions if I can...

          Yes, I can make as many wordpress sites as I want within reason (reseller hosting) for instance I could make a couple of sites like *link removed*a day no problem if I put my mind/time to it.

          To take *link removed*as an example:

          You make an excellent point about people buying sinks from amazon... i'm sure they probably don't (especially just in the UK), however "belfast sink unit" had a few searches at a reasonable adsense click rate, I just put the amazon links on as a bonus/commission junction. Perhaps my issue is focus... as a designer I struggle to create websites that are 'bare-bones' and designed purely for adsense.

          The site has just been indexed a day or so ago with no link strategy and is at position 10 for 'Belfast Sink Unit'.

          Perhaps I need to focus purely on adsense for this strategy??

          Regards

          Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim_A
    Thanks for the prompt replies

    The £2 adsense is across all the sites sadly though to be fair I haven't promoted a lot of them. I use Keyword elite to find the keywords with decent returns. I think my designs might be letting the adsense earnings down.

    Advertising is a very interesting idea, I think i'll pursue that one further... I could always offer some ad space for sale.

    As for selling designs/sites I think I get too attached and therefore want to much in return. i suppose selling them is an option but i'd love to see them established and earning a pound or two a day

    What techniques would you use to make a realistic amount a day?
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
    You are focusing on too much. Ten websites is way too much for one person to handle. You really only need one page of content to make a full-time living online. We have individual pages that are making over $500 a week.

    Focus on one thing only until you are making a decent amount of money from it and then and only then move onto the next thing.

    You have some nice websites but you are stopping at the most important bit - and that is the backlinking/traffic generating part. If you can just stop playing around with the look of the websites for just a month or two and completely focus in on the traffic/backlinking part then you will start seeing some action.

    Just choose one website and on that website choose three pages that you think could make you money and get traffic to those three pages. Do nothing else but that and see what happens.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Tim, your mindset is totally screwed up. You're going about this all wrong.

      1. Make a business plan. If you don't know how, find somebody who can do
      one for you. Yes, you may have to pay for the service.

      2. Build on that plan...a little each day. But focus on that one overall plan.

      It might take a month, 3 months, 6 months or whatever. But eventually, if
      you've tackled a market where people are spending money you can easily
      make 10 times $20 a day...doing less work.

      Right now, I'd sell all your sites and start over with a solid plan. Use the
      money from the sales to invest in a real business.

      Or you can just keep going on the way you are.

      It's pretty much up to you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
        Sound advice from a trusted warrior . Listen to him. 10 sites going in every direction is not going to get you where one site with a predetermined goal and plan will.


        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Tim, your mindset is totally screwed up. You're going about this all wrong.

        1. Make a business plan. If you don't know how, find somebody who can do
        one for you. Yes, you may have to pay for the service.

        2. Build on that plan...a little each day. But focus on that one overall plan.

        It might take a month, 3 months, 6 months or whatever. But eventually, if
        you've tackled a market where people are spending money you can easily
        make 10 times $20 a day...doing less work.

        Right now, I'd sell all your sites and start over with a solid plan. Use the
        money from the sales to invest in a real business.

        Or you can just keep going on the way you are.

        It's pretty much up to you.
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        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Tim, your mindset is totally screwed up. You're going about this all wrong.

        1. Make a business plan. If you don't know how, find somebody who can do
        one for you. Yes, you may have to pay for the service.

        2. Build on that plan...a little each day. But focus on that one overall plan.

        It might take a month, 3 months, 6 months or whatever. But eventually, if
        you've tackled a market where people are spending money you can easily
        make 10 times $20 a day...doing less work.

        Right now, I'd sell all your sites and start over with a solid plan. Use the
        money from the sales to invest in a real business.

        Or you can just keep going on the way you are.

        It's pretty much up to you.
        Great advice. The most important tips are:

        1. Be organized
        2. Take action
        3. Don't lose your focus
        4. Be persistent

        Most newbies purchase many courses, learn several different systems, but don't make decent money online. You have to choose something and stick at it, make that system work for you.

        If you can plan a real business and stick at it, then you can make much more than $20 a day.


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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post

        The £2 adsense is across all the sites sadly though to be fair I haven't promoted a lot of them.
        You're never going to make money if you don't do the dirty, boring, tedious work of link building or hire someone to do it or pay for traffic. You can build a million sites, but if you never promote them you'll never get enough traffic to earn much.

        Originally Posted by PaulaC View Post

        Ten websites is way too much for one person to handle.
        For a newbie, you're probably right, but I don't everyone to think that is fact. I know people with over 100 websites and they keep building more. They're low maintenance sites that earn a small hands-off income. It adds up.

        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        1. Make a business plan. If you don't know how, find somebody who can do
        one for you. Yes, you may have to pay for the service. -snip-
        Now see, unless I missed it you didn't even comment on this post, and it may be the best advice given so far. If you don't know how to write a business plan check out Zanti's WSO on writing business plans. You'll learn all you need to know about it.

        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        That site is one of only two I found with a url that is more than one month old. Checking the links on the links page (not all - but 7-8 of them) these are new domains and some only a few days old.
        That's another thing. IM takes patience and effort. You don't just slap up a few sites and magic happens. Stop building sites and start promoting the ones you have.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim_A
      Originally Posted by PaulaC View Post

      Focus on one thing only until you are making a decent amount of money from it and then and only then move onto the next thing.

      If you can just stop playing around with the look of the websites for just a month or two....
      I think you're confirming my suspicions... as a designer I'm struggling to let them go and concentrate on the traffic building.

      Thankyou for your knowledge
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      • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
        Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post

        I think you're confirming my suspicions... as a designer I'm struggling to let them go and concentrate on the traffic building.

        Thankyou for your knowledge
        I understand completely what you are going through Tim. We were the same. We kept building websites (we have around 25 of them)...I've lost count....but failed to work on getting traffic. Then we were sitting wondering why we weren't getting any sales. Traffic is key!

        If you really focus on just a few pages and do nothing else but that you will really notice a difference.

        Then when the traffic starts to come into those pages you keep tweaking them until you start to see the sales increase.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lee Wilson
          Adsense is never going to be the most stable of business but for as long as you manage to keep your account, it's a model that can work.

          Personally, as far as Amazon is concerned, I think you have chosen the wrong products, but the two way radios and the GPS software sites should be able to bring you in some ad clicks.

          You have two main problems with that. The first is getting the traffic. You don't need #1 ranking for everything but you obviously need something, so take Paula's advice on that and start link building.

          If you are going to stick with adsense then make sure your ads are lining up with the content. For instance, your GPS software site, Adsense can't make it's mind up what your content is about. GPS software and Learn HTML? that is not going to get any clicks.

          If you are not doing any SEO then the chances are (check your stats) the pages that are getting the traffic are going to be the ones that show the wrong ads or the wrong content.

          Contrary to popular belief, you don't necessarily need to do a lot of SEO to get targeted traffic, in fact it's possible to get decent amounts of targeted traffic with no external link building at all, depending on the competetiveness of the niche. Either way, you need to be attracting the right visitors. My guess is you are getting hardly any visitors at all, or just the wrong ones.

          Although I agree with Steve, you still need to understand this stuff no matter what business model you go after, and the Amazon, Adsense model is good for learning the basics.

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    Good site !
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    • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
      Originally Posted by royholland View Post

      Hi Tim,

      It's a wordpress site. Millions are using them, they don't convert.
      Try a real organic site, one you developed from scratch, noone gives a **** about add to twitter, facebook .. whatever.

      Suggest you redesign and go to the local lingerie shop and ask if they want a website. You are not going to sell with a wordpress site LOL.

      Good luck
      I definitely don't agree with that. Wordpress converts just as well as any other site. I know, I use both Wordpress and regular websites....both work!

      It's not about the platform that you use - it's how you use it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim_A
        To be fair, with my limited knowledge I don't agree with that either.

        I'm currently focusing on adsense/amazon etc. and wordpress is gettin me ranked very well, very quickly.

        I should probably remove the horse site from the equation, that site has been built from scratch and actually makes some decenet money, the other sites are a different direction i'm taking.

        One of my major issues is that there are so many money making schemes on this site that all seem plausable... I guess I just need to focus on one reliable on and make it work. Which is why I never read the 'I made $5000 in one minute' threads. I'd sooner start at $10-20 a day
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        Originally Posted by PaulaC View Post

        I definitely don't agree with that. Wordpress converts just as well as any other site. I know, I use both Wordpress and regular websites....both work!

        It's not about the platform that you use - it's how you use it.
        Actually WP can convert BETTER than a regular static site. And I agree, it's not about the platform you use, it is about driving massive traffic to your site.
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          Originally Posted by scrofford View Post

          Actually WP can convert BETTER than a regular static site. And I agree, it's not about the platform you use, it is about driving massive traffic to your site.
          I totally agree!! You could use the best platform in the world, but if you have no traffic, it simply doesn't matter. Traffic is key and as scrofford put, "it is about driving massive traffic to your site"
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    It's a wordpress site. Millions are using them, they don't convert.
    LMAO - Tim, don't listen to this. All I have are WP sites and believe me, they convert juuuuuuust fine.
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      Originally Posted by Lisa Gergets View Post

      LMAO - Tim, don't listen to this. All I have are WP sites and believe me, they convert juuuuuuust fine.
      Glad to hear that !! Since I recently decided on a business model of all Wordpress sites (some static, some blogs). I would hate to have made the wrong decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author jokarl
    Most people just launch sites like crazy to make their goal but I have had much better success with a few quality sites instead. Use your design skill to make some very appealing sites. Create good content and put effort into promoting your sites. That way your business will be much better of against changes in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankBowman
    Unless I missed it, I didn't see any opt in newsletter boxes...........you're leaving lots of coin on the table if you're not building lists......thats a must, in almost every niche


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    • Profile picture of the author Tim_A
      Originally Posted by FrankBowman View Post

      Unless I missed it, I didn't see any opt in newsletter boxes...........you're leaving lots of coin on the table if you're not building lists......thats a must, in almost every niche


      Peace
      Yes something I was also thinking of... any recommended WP plugins?
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      • Profile picture of the author FrankBowman
        Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post

        Yes something I was also thinking of... any recommended WP plugins?
        Just sign up at Aweber, i think the basic package is like $20 a month or less maybe
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim_A
    LOL me too, I never underestimate the support and diversity of this place...

    i think i'm close... I have the technical ability, the design ability.. I just need the right direction

    Hopefully get there soon
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I should probably remove the horse site from the equation, that site has been built from scratch and actually makes some decenet money, the other sites are a different direction i'm taking.
      That site is one of only two I found with a url that is more than one month old. Checking the links on the links page (not all - but 7-8 of them) these are new domains and some only a few days old.

      Clearly you know how to build the sites - but for the income you are targeting it takes some time to get the positioning and traffic you need. Give those domains some time to age a bit unless you want to sell them off.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kris Turner
    If your goal is $20 a day and you can find, for example, a Clickbank product that pays out $40 a sale, then you really only need 3 or 4 sales a week to achieve your goal.

    So if I were you, I'd pick a product I knew was selling, build a basic website around that topic whose sole intention is to get subscribers, and start sending traffic there with as many articles as I could write in a day. Then follow up with the offer.

    Trust me on the list thing. Start building one now.
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  • Profile picture of the author archivefive
    Your sites look great. Have you ever thought about selling XSitePro templates or WordPress themes (with each site containing a mandatory link back to your main site).

    In particular, there aren't that many good XSitePro templates available, compared to WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author payment proof
    I'd recommend running ads on your site, maybe such as google adsense or affiliate type ads. It shouldn't be too had to generate that amount.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post


    What would you do to make a realistic $20 per day??
    i would offer services like writing, SEO analysis, backlinks, article submission. Easy money.
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  • Profile picture of the author chennai2020
    really great ideas coming up from all warriors.But is there any one already who had laid down a business plan for online ventures, which may be a basic idea?
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Tim

    I have only visited the Black Basque site, but here's my advice: if you are trying to monetise via adsense, then swallow your designer pride and put one single big Adsense rectangle right at the top of the page content, under the Menu, where your description is at present. You will definitely notice your CTR improve and hence your income.

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    • Profile picture of the author Strange
      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      Tim

      I have only visited the Black Basque site, but here's my advice: if you are trying to monetise via adsense, then swallow your designer pride and put one single big Adsense rectangle right at the top of the page content, under the Menu, where your description is at present. You will definitely notice your CTR improve and hence your income.

      Will
      +1 First thing i would do for the Black Basque site.
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  • Profile picture of the author frqhuss
    Tim you can easily achive the target of $20 a day but for this you should atleast devote 2-3 hours a day to promote it see if you want to make money online the only thing you need is traffic..

    If you continue your hardwork+smartwork to promote your sites you can make $20 plus on one site per day so just think if you devote your time for 3 to 4 sites what will be your daily earing single from adsense , it will rock friend.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
    Let's see.......

    You want $20 PASSIVE/RESIDUAL income...YES?

    After all, anyone can make $20 ACTIVE income can't they?

    Best thing you can do is keyword research and domain selection.

    Then add good content and good backlinks. Do this and you will be humming.....
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary King
      Tim,

      Look at the recurring theme in your posts. You say repeatedly that you are a designer and get caught up in the design things - EVEN that you get attached to them and don't want to sell them.

      First, don't be attached to anything that isn't making money.

      Second, you have to train yourself NOT to be so into every little detail from a design perspective that you can't move forward - this is an indicator of uncertainty - many people FOCUS INSANELY on minor details because in the back of their mind, they really don't want to do next and "finishing" the current detailed task would force them to realize they had no next step in place.

      If you are a designer, SELL YOUR DESIGNS. Try the classifieds section here and the WSO section. Sell your services/designs/websites. You can make your $20/day there without a problem IMHO.

      Now, if you're looking for passive income as @Easy Cash suggests, then you will have to build links and drive traffic.

      Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post

      I think my main problems are that I move on too quickly, and that as a web designer I concentrate too much on aesthetics etc....
      Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post

      Advertising is a very interesting idea, I think i'll pursue that one further... I could always offer some ad space for sale.

      As for selling designs/sites I think I get too attached and therefore want to much in return. i suppose selling them is an option but i'd love to see them established and earning a pound or two a day
      Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post

      I think you're confirming my suspicions... as a designer I'm struggling to let them go and concentrate on the traffic building.

      Please re-read Steven's post. Then, do it.

      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Tim, your mindset is totally screwed up. You're going about this all wrong.

      1. Make a business plan. If you don't know how, find somebody who can do
      one for you. Yes, you may have to pay for the service.

      2. Build on that plan...a little each day. But focus on that one overall plan.

      It might take a month, 3 months, 6 months or whatever. But eventually, if
      you've tackled a market where people are spending money you can easily
      make 10 times $20 a day...doing less work.

      Right now, I'd sell all your sites and start over with a solid plan. Use the
      money from the sales to invest in a real business.

      Or you can just keep going on the way you are.

      It's pretty much up to you.

      As Kay suggests, you've got to build traffic for passive income and that takes time.
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      That site is one of only two I found with a url that is more than one month old. Checking the links on the links page (not all - but 7-8 of them) these are new domains and some only a few days old.

      Clearly you know how to build the sites - but for the income you are targeting it takes some time to get the positioning and traffic you need. Give those domains some time to age a bit unless you want to sell them off.

      kay

      This is the most active spot for clicks IMHO and according to Google's own guides. https://www.google.com/adsense/suppo...n&answer=17954

      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      swallow your designer pride and put one single big Adsense rectangle right at the top of the page content, under the Menu, where your description is at present. You will definitely notice your CTR improve and hence your income.

      All success.

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  • Profile picture of the author ivana
    There is one thing I've learned. It is all about math and probably every method works.

    Here is a small short plan you can follow!

    Create money page: such as review of a "product"

    Your money page has to have min. 20% click through rate. Some pages WILL convert higher.

    You will need to send at least 100 visitors a day to that page, to get at least 20 clicks (most products convert between 1%-10%). So send a lot more visitors than 100!

    You will achieve that goal for sure.

    Oh...And before anyone yells at me...Yes you can have 50% conversion rate , and your traffic has to be targeted and interested in what you are selling, but that is to sum up on how it works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim_A
    Thank you all so much for your input...

    It's clear i'm trying to do too much at once... i've made a pact with myself to not buy another WSO etc. until I can make what i've got work (or at least give it a fair chance!!).

    I'll write myself an action plan and stick to it like glue.

    'Swallowing my designer pride' is a key point... i've done it and implemented the ads above the content

    I also have a concern about my amazon widgets... they were placed on the homepage for a bonus income stream, however the main focus should really be the adsense, as they essentially take the user away from the website they might not be a good idea (as one warrior said - how many people by sinks from amazon!)

    From now on i'll focus on one site, and build backlinks to it.. however this raises another question. Should I focus on links that will increase SERP, or links that will be read by real people? For instance Angelas links etc. aren't going to be read by anyone, however articles etc. might.

    Or both!
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    • Profile picture of the author ivana
      if you are creating " money pages" you are optimizing for buyer keywords, you want to rank high,

      However, you want to drive traffic to the site as well, because search engine traffic is great, but not the only one out there.

      If you are going to sell on amazon, pick "light" products, easy to ship, and you will get conversions for sure!

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    • Profile picture of the author Strange
      Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post

      Should I focus on links that will increase SERP, or links that will be read by real people? For instance Angelas links etc. aren't going to be read by anyone, however articles etc. might.

      Or both!
      Write up a bullet pointed list with different methods for building links to your focused website. You can build your links overtime with a couple of hours work a day.

      1. Spend 30 minutes building links with Angelas service.
      2. Find 10 related blog posts and submit comments.
      3. Write a couple of articles for ezine and submit.
      4. Submit previous submitted articles from ezine to other article directories.
      5. Write 5 posts on related forums.
      6. Write a press release.
      7. Create a short video review
      8. Submit video to youtube and other video sites
      9. Social bookmark new articles
      10. Write an article as a Guest blogger

      Overtime your backlinks will increase along with traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kunle Olomofe
    Hi Tim,

    SteveW's advice is a great plan so consider that.

    Also, consider setting up to use your skills to feed yourself instead of your love for your sites standing in your way, turn that love into cash by building sites you would be PROUD to show off in your portfolio but that will earn you cash upfront. Do that for a while as you do what SteveW adviced.

    What's funny is that I design sites and I'm not half as good as you. I know am not. Yet I routinely command $500 - $1,000 for a job that takes 5 days - 2 weeks to complete and I even have to turn some clients away because I don't get what they want or I don't have time to build for them even when they are willing to pay.

    If I had skills like yours I would not be looking for $20 a day... that's laughable and very sad to see when you have the potential to earn 25-50 times that from one project you do within a matter of days and you can easily do many in one month nas a talented designer.

    There's a saying where I come from that goes something like...

    It is those without heads that have hats and those with hats that don't have heads.

    It applies here... you've got great design skills and are looking for small pay while people out there with far less design skills are cleaning up daily. Ironic.

    Also you're committing a cardinal sin in business and sales... NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR PRODUCT... the reason for that is what you're experiencing, you're so attached to non-sellers and it makes no sense business-wise. I've been there before and in fact make this mistake from time to time so I'm not dumping on you, just giving you blunt advice.

    I can afford to make that silly mistake because I do make money from other sources, but when you don't make money and you're so in love with your own ideas and products, you will usually only end up failing, permanently.

    Hope you take the advice you've heard about moving on on board. I'm pretty sure you can flip those 10 sites within the next month for a tidy sum that far surpasses $600 you're seeking for. And build more like that and make triple or more that amount monthly.

    Later, when you're rich from designing for others or designing for sale, you can afford to indulge yourself and build the sites you want to keep and be passionate about.

    All the best to you.

    Kunle Olomofe
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim_A
    I should probably point out (an should've done earlier i'm sorry) that I actually have a design business and make websites for clients.

    The focus for these projects is to have a steady stream of passive/residual income.

    Without wanting to sound cocky/arrogant these sites are unbelievably easy to for me to setup, and I could make at least one a day. So it makes sense to have a good business model that I could repeat if necessary.

    I'd like to personally thank you all for your constructive comments/criticisms... i'm thick skinned and eager to learn so son't worry abuot offending me!!

    Tim
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post

      I should probably point out (an should've done earlier i'm sorry) that I actually have a design business and make websites for clients.

      The focus for these projects is to have a steady stream of passive/residual income.

      Without wanting to sound cocky/arrogant these sites are unbelievably easy to for me to setup, and I could make at least one a day. So it makes sense to have a good business model that I could repeat if necessary.

      I'd like to personally thank you all for your constructive comments/criticisms... i'm thick skinned and eager to learn so son't worry abuot offending me!!

      Tim

      Tim, if that's the case, here is what you need to learn how to do in
      order to get the most mileage out of each site you do.

      Niche research for the purpose of identifying less competitive markets
      that you can easily rank for but also have multiple potentials for income
      (Adsense, CPA, affiliate income, etc.)

      Most people do NOT know how to research a niche properly and that's
      what trips them up.

      Then, unless you're going to rely purely on organic SE traffic, you are
      going to need to learn at least a few traffic generation techniques.

      Otherwise, these sites that you're putting up are either not going to make
      you much because there is too much competition, not properly monetized
      or not driven enough traffic to...or any combination of the above.

      Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kunle Olomofe
    Hi Tim,

    Well done for being such a good sport and thanks for clearing up the facts about your design business. I'm very happy to hear that your skills are making the money they deserve.

    With regard to passive income, let's see...

    1. Your horse site looks great and in the UK should be a good seller so work on advertising that offline to horse and pony owners and horse and pony prospects. You should also set up an affiliate program for this... you'll get affiliates bringing in traffic and sales for you while you sit back and cash in. You'll work first off to get it going of course

    2. Join affiliate programs by companies like Amazon and Walmart and other relevant sites selling products like your two way radio and kiddies walkie talkies and link to those products from your content sites.

    3. Back to your design skills... since you can build these at one a day if you wanted to, why not do so and sell off those sites quickly for $100 - $300 a site and then use a percentage of that income to buy ads or outsource to promote your sites that will make money in the background.

    Cheers

    Kunle Olomofe
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim_A
      Thank you Kunle (and everyone else) for the advice.

      I've worked out an action plan for one site only and will see how it progresses.

      Of course any further tips will also be welcome
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