Not really the headline that makes you want to blog is it? My wife stopped asking several blogs ago about why I write for nobody each night. I would put in an hour every night writing for audience of 10 to 100 people. And that was just unique visitors, most of them probably never read a sentence. In the beginning she would question my sanity, or vanity. I can remember telling her, “you have to start somewhere”. That is always at the bottom. When you start blogging, nobody knows who you are. Are you going to put in a day, a month, and then quit? Are you there only to try and make a few dollars and write your entire blog in a SEO style, writing about the basics that everyone already knows? Nobody want to put time into a blog that is going to disappear in a few weeks or writes like they don’t care that anyone is reading but google. (google likes links back to their site). Like everything in life you keep at it and eventually people will take notice. Last blog I used my humor and social media to build it up to 800K uniques a month with 2 million page views. It was nice. Free books sent my way every week. I even posted about liking Fat Tire beer and a reader sent me 500 bottles of Fat Tire. And then I sold it.
Why did I sell it? The offer was too good to pass up and they paid me a salary for a year for doing nothing but overseeing the transition. I took that money and bought domains and that lead me here. Back to square 1 with no readers and a blog that makes me a dollar a day. And yet I’m cool with that. Some day I’ll be up there with Patrick (aka ChefPatrick) with a following that actually looks forward to what I post each day. I personalized this domain so I can’t sell it. I’m in this one for the long haul. Sure, I won’t have posts each and every day, but I will stay consistent. Consistency, I found, is the key to readers coming back. They like fresh, original content.
Next statement from my wife. “You make low to mid XXX,XXX a year with your regular business, no matter what you make it won’t be worth your time” My goal in domaining is to build, buy, and sell domains. What a better way to learn that to surround yourself with others that do the same. Every time I write, I learn. I learn from other’s mistakes, take in their successes, and move towards bigger and bigger projects and sales. I have made hardly any money on my blog but I’ve sold 3 domains and have had more offers for domains I own than in the last 3 years combined. I made $800 profit last week selling domains. I plan to make millions. I plan to make millions on the ground and in the net. I WILL do it through domains or the sites I create on those domains. Hopefully, you’ll join me in my journey and see just how I do it.