I've always had the knack for some great ideas on making money. That's it... Just a bunch of good ideas.
I believe I have some kick a$$ niche marketing ideas and I even own a few good domains to go along with them pertaining to fishing and motorcycling. Heck, I even have a decent start of a fair sized email list. I simply need to make the move to monetize the domains and learn what the heck to do with the emails. My wife keeps asking (not nagging) me if I've got my sites up and running, and I keep telling her, "not yet".
I'm not lazy! I suppose my biggest fear is that I don't really know what to look for when picking a good affiliate set up. I would like to have a great relationship with Google and Amazon where they send me some money every month, and down the road, I'd like to have a Youtube channel and an eBay presence that makes a few bucks too. What makes me even more sick, is that I have a friend who has a couple niche sites that make him money.. Its all simple click through money. He doesn't even capture emails nor desire to target that market. He just has a few great domains that require no labor at all, and he's making about $1200/mo. I believe my niches could do well, but simply owning the domains aren't doing anything. I have hosting, I just need to get them designed, and up and running. The good news is that my friend even offered to help me get traffic by putting links to my domains on his well traveled sites, for nothing!
The $60k questions I have for you Warriors have to do with trust.
1) How do you know if someone's design is any good and better yet, how do I know if the design will work? There is so much info out there, that for a neophyte like me, that its pretty damn confusing on who or what to trust. I think a lot of niche marketing is geared toward the niche of people wanting to do niche marketing.
2) What has worked or is working for you? Send me a DM or post up a reply with a link to your site. I'd really like to see your money maker in action
3) If you were starting out in my shoes, what would you do?
Thank you Warriors in advance for your selfless attention to my dilemma. Much respect.