Every Monday I work on my business niche sites. I don’t have any HUGE business niche sites, sorry to say, but what I’ve got does provide a small but steady income. I focus on my main income generators each workday and then move on to improvements on newer sites that aren’t generating enough traffic to monetize. As soon as traffic reaches 100 hits daily I’ll place advertising on the site; until then it isn’t worth the trouble.
Naturally older sites are more likely to bring in the bucks so my best business niche site at this time is Klamath Design – which was my original webdesign site back in 2002 to 2007. After I closed my webdesign business I turned the site into a place where I can tell people how to start a webdesign business. I give tips that I hope new webdesigners find helpful as they learn and develop their own businesses.
A site I hope to develop into something useful and inspiring is Online Small Business 1-2-3. Right now it is just a good idea. My intention is to suggest three things a newbie to online business ownership can do, each day, to make progress toward the goal of profitability. I have so much work to do on this site! I’ve started the writing, but haven’t posted the lessons yet.
Another site that developed naturally is Bennachti – a business rants and philosophy blog – where I kind of let it all hang out. Right now I’m stuck on time management topics but am leaving the slate open for whatever I want to harp about that concerns business interests.
Last year I decided to delve into online marketing. I found out my county requires a business license for marketing online, so I chose a new business name, LJ Martin Web, and I needed a website for that, of course! I started the site using Fresh Store Builder, but since that didn’t produce income, when Amazon cut off all California affiliates, I decided to switch to a plain WordPress blog – something I love and understand. So the site itself isn’t income producing at this time, but is a place where I post articles intended to be helpful for others who hope to create a business such as mine.
You think this would be enough! But no . . . I am always searching for the next profitable site. I would like to discover a site name and content writing opportunity that would lead me to millions! I desire prosperity! So I collect domain names and slowly develop them, watching to see which ones catch fire and become traffic-magnets.
A couple years ago I took a class on business plan writing. To complete the class I had to come up with an idea for a business. I chose to create a web-hosting small business aimed at writers, whether they be bloggers or novelists. It was a great idea, but in the long run I decided not to pursue it. I ended up with a couple domain names that are pretty much unused. One is Write Web Host. I do own a reseller account and could make this business happen, but it would be labor intensive and I’m not sure I’m up to it at this point. I like writing on my own sites more than work, work, work, if you know what I mean. I’m essentially a writer. So I’m holding this site and it’s sister-site, Write Web Now, in abeyance for the time being. When I come up with the best site-management scheme for each, I’ll put them into play.
That’s it for my business niche sites. I work on them each Monday, and on other days as needed. I like weekly updates. Tomorrow I will write about my creativity niche, which includes writing! I have a niche for each weekday and Saturday. Sundays are free-time, for whatever needs to be done.