by Sea1c
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Hi everyone,

I have been trying out IM for a couple of months now and feel like I am starting to get to grips with how it is done right, mainly after becoming a member here. Initially I bought a few 'crap' offers as I did not know any better, live and learn.

So the question now becomes how do you guys work? Do you create one 'main' website/blog and put your efforts into that or do you create multiple sites and spread out?

I am not willing to outsource yet, not until I feel like I can see some money coming in. Maybe that is a little reactionary on my part and maybe I have to 'spend money to make money' type of deal, but I would like to see a steady stream start before I try managing someone else as well as myself. I see a few $ coming from a few websites I created for amazon products, but they are just 3/4 page websites specific to those products. Not big niche sites.

What are your thoughts about this? Focus on building a big strong site or do a shotgun approach? I am thinking about focusing on the one area, unfortunately the area I am looking at is somewhat overpopulated, but it is something I enjoy and know.
  • Profile picture of the author MichaelAppleton
    It all depends on the marketer. Some people like to have a few websites that earn bigger bucks and some opt for the shotgun approach.

    Lately I have seen a few posts on people aiming for $10 per website, per day. Lets say you have 5 websites, thats $50 a day and $1500 a month. Once you have that income you can begin to outsource and build your portfolio.

    Personally this is the model I have opted for, not every site you will create will earn $10 a day so when it doesn't I flip it on Flippa, aslong as it is creating some income.

    Hope this has helped.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Sea1c View Post

    Do you create one 'main' website/blog and put your efforts into that or do you create multiple sites and spread out?
    Opinions differ.

    The advantage of multiple sites is that "something should turn out well", whereas if you put all your efforts into 1 site and choose badly, it can be a disaster. The disadvantage of multiple sites is that it spreads you out too thinly, and you may never get past the shallowest bit of the income-curve graph. So there are arguments on both sides.

    Are you looking at affiliate marketing, then?

    I would start with at least two niche sites, possibly even three, depending on how much time you have available; but not just one. And try to choose niches to whcih you can perhaps "add other products" in future.

    Originally Posted by Sea1c View Post

    What are your thoughts about this? Focus on building a big strong site or do a shotgun approach?
    Personally, I think the shotgun approach is bad. But one is still "too few". Just my perspective.

    Originally Posted by Sea1c View Post

    unfortunately the area I am looking at is somewhat overpopulated, but it is something I enjoy and know.
    Enjoying and knowing are certainly pluses. You'll just have to find non-competitive ways into it, then?!

    I particularly don't like the idea of trying to build up a large number of sites that can make $5/$10 per day, because I think there's too much trial and error in it. Sometimes you need to start 5 sites to find the one you can get to $10 per day, and other times you need to start 20, perhaps? All rather unpredictable and unreliable ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sea1c
    Thanks for the quick replies guys, more to think about. cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curt7
    If you are having success with Amazon, you can pick one product that has a decent payout and focus on it. A one page website can bring in enough money to make a livable income. There are people doing just that.
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