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...]

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...]

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...]

Niche Website Update 12 – Getting Click-Bombed and Over $600 of Passive Income!


Can you believe the year is almost coming to a close?  It seems like just the other day I was writing for the first time about which passive income idea I was going to actively pursue as my next great way to try to increase my side income.  Obviously for me I felt that developing a niche site was the option that made the most sense.  And so now here we are with almost one year down and three active sites moving along.This November our niche website portfolio had a lot of ups and a few downs.  One big event that was a pretty big scare happened right on the first day!  More on that story below.But luckily we ended the month with a record-breaking bang!  And on that note, let's get down to it starting with the part of these updates … [Read more...]

Niche Website Update 11 – Doubling the Size of NS1 and NS2

Niche Website Oct 2013 Income

When they say “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, you can add niche sites to that assumption as well.All throughout October I spent the majority of my niche website effort getting content and uploading it to both of my sites, NS1 and NS2.  As has been the goal for the past 2 months, I’m trying to build each one of these niche sites to be much larger than they are now – 50 or posts or more to be specific.My current theory (as observed in other people’s niche website developments) is that if I can build them up that high, they will rank for thousands of various keyword queries, attract far more organic traffic, and increase the potential for people to click through on the ads I have placed on them.So how is that assumption working out?  … [Read more...]

Niche Website Update 10 – NS3 is a Failure (So Far) and I’m Glad

Google Adsense Scorecard 2013-09-15

When last we left in Update 9, I announced at the end of the post that I had just launched a brand new niche website.  This one was going to micro-niche site meaning that it will have less than 10 pages of content.   I've read a number of stories now about people who have created such sites and been able to make $100 or so per month from them.  Plus 10 pages of content is extremely easy to create, upload, and then build links back to.  Seems like a sure-thing, right?And so how’s that going?  Terrible! … and I’m happy with that.   Yeah, you read that correctly.  I’m okay with NS3 performing terribly (for now) because I'm still getting a lot of value out the experiment.  Here are the reasons why and what I plan to do about it:  … [Read more...]

Your Residual Income Formula for Creating An Online Business

My Money Design - Google Adsense Example 01

In the beginning, it was probably just for fun.The first time you likely started your blog or wrote your first post, it was just for sheer enjoyment.  You wanted to say your piece and connect with other like-minded people within your virtual community.  And for a while things were good, and you were happy to be this way.But then something happened.  Someone emailed you with an offer for a $100 to add a certain link or post some post that wasn’t yours.  Suddenly the lights came on and all those income reports you had always read about on Smart Passive Income flashed before your eyes.  You probably thought:“I’m an entrepreneurial person.  I’m sure if I put a little more effort into this, I could be pulling in 4 figures of passive … [Read more...]