Cooking, Food, and Lifestyle Blogs as a Niche Idea
Last Updated: February 4, 2023
I think one of the things I struggled with most when I first started here was finding a niche that was broad enough, but not too broad, and also one that interested me enough to actually stick to it. I have to admit, in the beginning I created a few websites that I never ended up doing anything with because I couldn't come up with enough content to keep building them out. I have about a dozen domains just sitting there waiting for me to be inspired. I recently became particularly intrigued by t
Affiliate Links or Adsense
Last Updated: October 24, 2021
I remember when I was building up my first website and trying to decide between Affiliate Links or Adsense as a source of income. I wasn't really into selling WA then, because I was still waiting to see if it would work out for me. And of course, because the free siterubix website doesn't allow adsense, I started with affiliate links - selling other products that seemed to relate to my blog. When I switched to my final domain, I really was curious how much I'd make on adsense with my current tr
Day 2: Passion or "Proper"
Last Updated: October 21, 2021
Today's affirmation is: believe in yourself I ended up picking two niches to work with, one on a previous website I already built and a new one. I find it's easier to go with two because then I can have one I'm passionate about and one that I'm simply doing for business. I'm sure this isn't the best way to do things, but trusting my instincts never really is about doing things "the best way." Writing about things I'm passionate about leads to less burnout. I can vent and explore and enjoy the t
Day 1: Starting from Scratch Again
Last Updated: October 20, 2021
I've never debated leaving WA after all these years because I've built a few websites here for clients which covers my fees. I don't have the brain capacity or short term memory abilities to learn new computer skills very quickly, so I'd be scared to move them to Wordpress or some other host where I have to learn how to build. I'm sure I can do it, but anyway..."building a website" here is super basic and so much easier than everywhere else I've tried. (Not looking for suggestions just pointing
An Affiliate Just Surprised Me with a $1900 Commission!
Last Updated: June 7, 2019
I have been pretty much "out sick" all year and unable to continue working on my websites, but I do still do some blogging and have left my websites up as something I hoped to get back to soon. This week I was having some financial stress and thinking I might get back to it, but I wasn't sure where to even start. I have been noticing I still get email subscriptions, although I haven't really been sending anything out. And I do still get tiny, random commissions on things, but not enough to real