My 1st Two Years and Recent Sales
It's been an incredible 2-year journeys so far. I started out on fire, had some family issues, and job relocation that distracted me for almost a year, and now I have re-focused and chose a new niche.
I had hoped to be making some great money within the first year but I chose a niche that wasn't on fire, so to speak, and then my family and job issues took my attention away which contributed to me not creating content for a significant amount of time.
I chose a new niche, and as you can see from the image above, it's about Hiking Emergency Beacons. I started this site in August 2019, and it was 5 months ago as of the writing of this article.
Again, I was hoping for some significant sales within 3 or 4 months, and when I say significant, I mean at least $500 per month, but as you all know, things don't always move as fast as we hope, plus this business is a long term business and I have heard many times that things really start breaking open for many people after they have been in business for about 1 year.
Here's where I am today, after 5 months with my hikingemergencybeacon.com site.
In the last 3 weeks, I have had 4 significant sales of high priced items ($350 or more), which has proven to me that people will buy these satellite messengers through my site.
People who buy these devices do a lot of research before buying, so I have to really break down the reviews and provide a lot of information to people. I have actually chosen to purchase the beacons before making a lot of money through my site as I need to have the devices in hand and truly test them and compare them, instead of relying on what other people say about them.
The Bottom Line
I have only made around $60 since starting this site, 5 months ago, but I am encouraged as this niche has a lot of interest from outdoor adventurers and I have seen several high priced satellite messengers sell already.The Future Plan
It doesn't matter if it takes me 5 years to build up these sites and for me to become an established expert in this market. I am in this for the long haul.
I love getting out into the mountains, here in Colorado, to hike and test these emergency beacons, and then writing and creating videos. I never thought I would like it as much as I do.
I'm only hoping that I make enough money so I can stop working as an engineer and do this full time.
The magic pill for me: the right niche, dedication, consistency, training, and hard work...creating valuable content + keeping my site professional and not full of ads or over the top selling.What's Your Secret?