Back in the Saddle again.
Like many of you here, I had lofty hopes of earning a salary quickly through an online website type of business. I joined WA in Janurary of 2016, and by April, I had my first website up and running with multiple pages and some posts. A year later, I built my second website in a totally different niche, Janurary 03 2017.
Two weeks later, I published it with multiple pages and a couple of posts. I have since added or subtracted pages, and have written many more posts on both. I earned $150 of commissions suddenly shortly after publishing my first site and then almost nothing since. I became very discouraged and decided to take the summer months off from on line work.
I had a lot of physcial work to get done on our small ranch and family obligations, so I concentrated on that. A couple of weeks ago, I got back on the 'horse' again, and buckled down to work on both websites. It was very difficult to concentrate and get back into the website world. I found I had lots of things to fix, links that were no longer working etc.
Just when I started thinking about what a failure this whole venture was for me (money wise)...My new website started earning some commissions lately, first $54 in commissions, then $132 and then another notice from one of my affiliates for $17.
Basically, the newer website started earning some money once it got to the 9 month mark. I suspect my first website is in a too broad and competitive market (dogs). I read recently, from another member here that niche website builders, that build just to sell them, will put in 40-50 posts and then let them sit dormant for a year. Google starts to give them attention around that mark.
Well, I don't have 50 posts yet, but collectively between pages and posts, I have 50. I guess I just have to keep working!
My recent strategy is that I have started to put a few affiliate links into facebook posts, some in Quora along with answers. I go easy there because I don't want to turn off my FB friends and Quora has very strict spam policies. Of course I use keywords in every post and try to build them into my static pages too.
I have also created some business cards advertising my newer website, to hand out or tack on bulletin boards or wherever. I used to do that for my physical business, so why not for my online businesses right? How many of you use business cards? I'd be curious to know.
Onward and upward I go.