Why You’re Not Making Any Website Income and The One Thing You’re Not Doing About It

Chasing money ideas

Stop me when this sounds familiar …You read about all the money everyone else is making on their websites. You get all excited because it sounds like a great and extremely easy wealth generation strategy. You convince yourself that you could make that same amount of website income too. You slap some ads up.  Nothing happens. You write some bigger, longer articles.  Your traffic is basically the same. You start a second blog or website.  No one visits it.Depressing.  Isn’t it?You’re trying so very hard to make some extra money for yourself.  And you know that your website and posts are just as good as everyone else’s.  But for some reason you can’t seem to make more than a few bucks a month at what you’re doing.So … [Read more...]

Niche Website Update 16 – NS4 is Growing – Plus My Passive Income Report

Ideas to Make Money

Welcome to the March edition of my niche website update. Every month we review the progress of my growing website collection and how they are performing financially.Building these websites and making money from my blogs is a very important part of enhancing my personal finance goals.  This ongoing side hustle is just one of the ways I create passive income streams in addition to my normal working income and becoming financially independent.March was a busy month for us.  We worked really hard to build up my latest (fourth) niche site NS4.  NS4 is a music niche website that will use Amazon as its primary source for monetization.We also did a little maintenance on the old websites and had a few welcomed surprises.Here’s … [Read more...]

How Do You Really Want to Make Money With a Blog?


Why do you write for your blog?You might say that you’re doing it all for fun.  You might say that you just like to write or that you’re helping people.  But you can be honest … you were probably hoping to make money with a blog, right?Perhaps you were only hoping for a few bucks.  Perhaps you were hoping for a whole LOT more (like how Pat Flynn made over $58,000 last month)!But no matter what your goal is (or will be), I think we can all agree that we were hoping to at least make some amount of money with our blogs.And so how will we do that?  By writing awesome stuff and earning more traffic of course!Or is it? ….  Do You Want to Just Blog or Make Money With a Blog? So you write amazing posts …So your … [Read more...]

Using a Pro for Your Blog or Side Business Taxes Can Be a Great Investment

Businessman Carrying Heavy Tax And Revenue Burden

This year I paid around $300 to have my income taxes prepared professionally.Usually I pay around $20 to file them online all by myself.Do you think I’m going to regret paying an extra $280 more?  Maybe … if I was penny wise but pound foolish.If you’re a blogger who earns an income, a freelancer, or make any kind of money on the side, then you should listen up and think about if you’re really qualified to handle your own side business taxes.As it turns out – that could be an assumption that costs you thousands down the road.  Handling My Own Blog Side Business Taxes: I’ll be honest – I’ve never really felt too good about preparing my own “business income” taxes.The personal / individual taxes don’t really … [Read more...]

Niche Website Update 15 – A Slow Start for NS4 and $935 in Passive Income!

slow snail

It’s official: I finally have a website that is NOT about personal finance.  My latest creation, niche site 4 (which we’ll call NS4), is up and running. For those of you who are new to my updates, this creation is an Amazon based niche website that centers around the theme of music and musical products for sale.This is latest addition to my collection of niche sites that I've been building and promoting to help bring in more passive income.  For this creation specifically my intended goal for this project is to create a website that uses Amazon as its primary source of monetization rather than Google Adsense.  Lots of people who build niche sites claim that they get a far better return with the Amazon Affiliates program than they do … [Read more...]

How I Work With a Social Media Virtual Assistant to Promote My Money Websites

Human Head With Social Network Icons

Properly constructing and growing your money websites has become a very popular topic on my blog that we use as one of our many side income creation methods.Anyone who follows my regular niche website updates knows making these kinds of sites is not a one-step process.  You CAN’T just put it up and hope people will come.  There are many steps and actions that need to take place before you can ever expect to see even $1 earned from this effort.Recall that the formula for success with these types of websites is: Write quality content -> Boost the visibility of your posts in the search engines using proper SEO and quality link building -> Increase the chances that someone will visit your post and click on one of the … [Read more...]

Niche Website Update 14 – Creating an Amazon Niche Site and $439 in Passive Income!

Internet Marketing

For a while I’ve been talking about it.And soon talk will become a reality!I’m starting off 2014 with the creation of my latest niche website; which we’ll dub NS4.This one is going to be slightly different than the rest.  How?  Instead of relying on Google Adsense for revenue, we’ll use Amazon to monetize it!There will be plenty to discuss on this.  So let’s jump right into it.  New Amazon Niche Site Q&A: Because of how much thought and strategy is going to go into the development of this website, I thought it would be best to explain my thought process in the form of a Q&A.  Hopefully I answer one of the questions you had about it: What will the new site be about?That’s another really cool … [Read more...]

Niche Website Update 13 – NS3 May Be Lost But We Still Made $933 in Passive Income!

Dollar With Growing Arrow

2013 finally came to a close, and when it did it closed a big development for me in terms of building new websites.  Since I began this niche website initiative, we’ve grossed $2,300!  That’s a lot of revenue for a side project!  And in 2014, I’ll be looking to multiply that figure even further.I’ve learned so much about not only what it takes to create a brand new site, but also all the other things you also need to do and NOT do if you want it to be profitable.  Because I’m looking to build quality over quantity, I have no problem focusing my efforts on only activities that will help promote these sites.  We’ve already seen month over month growth from using this strategy, and I can’t wait to see how far up we can take it in the … [Read more...]