I’m back in the saddle after a bit of a downtime here at Office No More. I’ve had to deal with the grave illness and subsequent loss of a parent. I still have worked sporadically on some of my niche sites, but I haven’t done any major work for a few months now.
But I now feel that my motivation picked up again and I’m trying to decide on the direction in which to focus my efforts. My initial plan was to quickly build some niche sites to get to a positive cash flow so that I can reinvest this money in software purchases and outsourcing. However, my dabbling in niche site creation has been rather half-hearted and I slowly realize that I always encounter some real resistance whenever I try to use shortcuts to get some quick cash. I am apparently really concerned about providing real value to people when I want their cash. Hehe, who’d have thought?
Do not get me wrong, I am NOT trying to rip people off! But, as an example, I have bought a PLR product which is not bad at all and wanted to package it and sell it with some added value. Alas, I have since added at least 50 pages, and I still can’t convince myself to finally put that damn PayPal button online… Oh well, no fast money-making for me, then…
There will be Case Studies
I will choose one of my current niche sites and use it as a case study here on this blog. I have not yet decided what site I want to use, but I’ll let you know as soon as I am ready to divulge it. I really do think that case studies are the best way to teach some of this stuff, as the web is full of general advice on how to build websites, but anyone who has already tried to build one can tell you that the devil is in the details! I will disclose everything about this one particular site and I have even thought about giving you guys real-time access to the analytics of this site… Let’s see how this goes!
By the way, if you have some specific questions or want to know details about anything related to niche sites that are not yet treated anywhere else, let me know right here in the comments section. I’ll make sure to address anything that comes up in my upcoming case studies series.
The Duelity of Niche Sites
On another note, I have joined Niche Site Duel 2.0 created by Pat Flynn over at Smart Passive Income. I don’t need to introduce Pat, do I? You can check out the progress at http://www.nichesiteduel.com/. I have applied to Pat’s Mastermind Learning Group with a keyword that I would not normally have chosen. It is more along the lines of “Follow your Passion!” than “Make some Money!”, but this should be all the more fitting for Pat’s site. And who knows, maybe this really is the better path for me? All I know is that this site would be huge fun for me to build and I’m pretty sure that it will be as much fun to read about it!
So, I’m happy to be back and I can’t wait to get some real work done! You can expect to see more regular posts from me in the future.
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