Selling and starting from scratch

Last Update: February 01, 2020

The time has come to cash out on my affiliate site. It's not going to be a life changing amount, but it'll be more than enough to start on something new... And little enough to break my complacency.

My full asking price is already in escrow and the sales agreement has been signed by both parties. The only thing left now is a short inspection period. By the middle of this month, the sale will be completely finalized and I'll no longer be a semi-successful affiliate marketer - I'll be unemployed.

This will either turn out to be my best decision to date, or my worst decision.

There's simply no in between.

At this point, I have 3 more payments coming from Amazon (the site's only source of monetization) and then I'll have effectively $0/mo in income.

Initially, I was a little worried by the notion of being "unemployed" and having a $0 income. Just like how I wound up here, I had no plan in place. I was winging it just for the sake of it.

Then, the ideas started to flow. A plan eventually formulated. Now, I'm confident that I can have another site up and generating some sort of revenue before that last cheque is cashed (I'm going to cheat and hire writers).

I'll be writing about what I've learned during the process of selling my site here sooner than later. I'll also be writing about my 3-months to a productive affiliate site progress as that happens... And, I'll put something together about how to find the real $$$ keywords - the ones that put you right in between the buyer and the sale, instead of the information gathering period.

Untill then!

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JeffreyBrown Premium
New beginnings can be very refreshing, my friend! Good luck!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Branton, New beginnings, best wishes as you explore a new project. Selling an asset, is always accompanied with that tossing and turning.

Once the decision is made, it's time to move on, looking forward to reading your insights.

Best wishes.
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bthiel Premium
Thanks, Alex!

The tossing and turning has, undeniably, been the worst part of the whole process. But, it had to be done. I had become far too complacent to the point of doing practically nothing productive. Plus, I think Kyle was getting tired of my constant whining about being stuck in a rut :)

Now, I have no choice except to break that complacency and get back to business.
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AlexEvans Premium
That is awesome, Kyle will be able to sleep easy at night as well.

We can get caught in the middle and it can take that shove to get us going again, nothing quite like painting ourselves into a corner.

Getting that buzz going again, can make all the difference.
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megawinner Premium
Wishing you all the very best!
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bthiel Premium
Thank you :)
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megawinner Premium
Welcome, Branton
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megawinner Premium
Welcome!
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Hamish58 Premium
Be really interested to see where you go with this sounds both courageous and intensely exciting.

Good luck

Hamish
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bthiel Premium
You and me both! It's definitely exciting, but whether it's courageous or... something else entirely.... is yet to be said :)
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IOLE Premium
Congratulations on your courage! That quote from Bruce Lee is apropos. I wish you much luck and success moving forward in your new venture.
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bthiel Premium
Thanks! That particular quote has always resonated with me. It's proven true many times as well :)
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