My Online Income Diary
Okay, I got this idea from the very nice Pat Flynn. I always wanted to teach a bit of web marketing but most of the people out there doing it are somewhat evil to say the least.
So I got started in web marketing in 2002. Nothing more than trying to promote my IT training company. This developed into selling a home study Cisco kit then one page sales sites selling e-books, videos and it’s grown from there. I don’t do any programming and use mainly WordPress, membership software, Camtasia and a few other bits and bobs.
Every month I will tell you how much I’ve made. I do hire a lot of freelancers so I will show my outgoings also. A few things I want to say:
1. Web marketing is a long term strategy. I don’t know of any way to make a fast buck on the web.
2. I’m not a keyword junkie. I dont’ monitor specific keywords per site very much. I focus on a niche and then create valueable content which will help that niche achieve their goal.
3. Much of what I do doesn’t work but I learn from my misakes and get better.
4. I run all of this via a UK limited company which you can check out via Companies House.
I make my money mainly from:
- Membership websites big and small
- Kindle books written by myself and freelancers
- Resellers of my Cisco home study pack
- Adding various content to Udemy (new)
- Printed books I sell via my own publishing company
Work Vs Rest
I work on the internet because it gives me the lifestyle I like. Sometimes I work really hard for weeks on end and sometimes I take two months off. The average would be maybe four hours per day work. The rest of the time I relax or spent time with my wife and children. I’ve done the rat race for too long and now consider myself unemployable.
Here are my goals for 2012.
- How to come up with ideas
- The best products to create
- How to set up your website
- How to take payments
- Automating the process
- E-books or videos?
- What to charge
- and much more...