Have you ever read that if you can just figure out (or follow this system – or use one of these money making ideas) to make $1 per day, then you just have to rinse and repeat, and if you make one new site daily, you’ll make $30 per day in a month?
Well, it sounds nice, and it’s possible, of course, but only on one condition – you have to know what to rinse and repeat.
Feel free to use my example. I created a site that brings in between $30-100 per day, depending on the season. I haven’t touched that site for almost two years now, and it still brings me that amount of money.
Why haven’t I just rinsed and repeated?
Actually, it’s because until today, I didn’t realise that I took only part of that success to try to create a new one, but I left out one important part:
Have you come up with something that gave you even a small income? This is how you should analyse your success, so you’ll be able to repeat it.
The Idea: I started out with an idea. I wanted to give tips about how to use your computer or the Internet in funny or interesting or helpful ways.
The List: Once I had the idea, I asked people around me, people I knew, if they wanted to join my list, and I used my email client to send out the emails to begin with.
The Concept: My plan was to send out 5 tips per week to my list, and to put those tips online, and to have ads in my emails as well as on the home page. I didn’t have this plan clear directly from the start, but it evolved very quickly.
The Content: I gave only the best tips, I could find or come up with. I subscribed to several computer magazines to get inspiration for tips. I subscribed to the few online lists that offered tips (in English or in French – I wrote in Danish).
The Traffic: Since I gave away good content that people loved, they would recommend it to others, so I got a lot of traffic that way. I also gave away free things as a thank you for joining, and I added my site to portals that told about free stuff. Once in a while, I would run a competition, and I would join portals that told about free competitions.
Actually, by analysing the steps you’ve taken to your first success, you can easily drag out your plan to your next success.
In my case, it would be:
1. Get an idea – which topic do I want to attack?
2. Start a list – whom do I know who’s already interested in this?
3. Find the concept – will I write tips, how many, how often, ads or affiliate products?
4. What content – where can I find more inspiration for my content?
5. Get traffic – make it interesting for people to recommend my site to others, what can I offer for free? Can I make competitions or challenges that will get me more traffic?
Can this blog post help you rinse and repeat one of your money making ideas? Or are your ideas so different that it’s not usable? Tell me in the comments, please.
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