Selling and starting from scratch
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.