How An Old Disused Website Can Make Three Figures In A Week!

Last Update: August 26, 2018

I am writing this blog post as a few people have asked me a question about a blog post I put up a month or so ago about an old website making three figures a week.

I have several websites some that I am actively promoting and some that I'm not. The particular website that I'm talking about has not had any content added for about two years, however, it does have a lot of old posts going back some years. First of all, the website does not make three figures every week, but every week it is making money and quite often it will make three figures a week! (The niche is seasonal) I'm actually going to resurrect this website as I feel it has huge potential.

One of the questions I was asked was what niche I was in, I believe that we have to choose a niche that we have an interest in and a passion for, if we don't, it will make blog post writing extremely difficult. I would never copy someone's niche just because they were making money, you need to know your niche and have a passion and knowledge about your products!

I think we often overcomplicate the system of making money online. Most successful Internet marketers will tell you just the write content on a regular basis and write content with good information and you will be found in Google! I believe many people here at Wealthy Affiliate would agree with this.

So to conclude, the best thing you can do, is to write content and keep adding on a regular basis. As I mentioned above, I haven't added content of this website for around two years and yet it is still making money. I'm going to start adding content to this website, big time, very soon, I know that by doing this that the revenue will increase!

So, keep writing, choose a niche that you are passionate about and see the results come in and don't overcomplicate things!

Thank you for reading.

Roy

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BLHeureux Premium
This is great advice Roy, I think all too often people choose the niche they think will be the most profitable even if they are not interested or passionate about the niche.

It's one thing to shovel content out in hopes someone buys, but it's another to add quality content that the reader can feel that you are passionate about.

Quality passion filled content lets the reader know you are dedicated to the niche, you've spent your time learning everything there is about the niche, and you have the ability to help them learn something as well. People are more likely to purchase and be return customers if you are truly knowledgeable and passionate.

To create content for the sake of earning a buck will work to a certain degree sure, but you likely won't see a repeat customer. You've not given them much reason to feel a need to come back and learn more.
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3rdbaseman Premium
Thanks Roy....I really needed to hear that! being relatively new to WA (going on my 3rd month), I've written more in the last 2 months than I have in my entire life of 71 years, and trusting w/ blinders on, to keep publishing good content to help people, but at the same time can't help but wonder will this pay off financially, eventually? So reading posts like yours helps reinforce that if I offer really good helpful info and help enough people, I will get recognized and be on my way. That's what my mindset has to be, and thank you again...….


Terry
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smokeywins Premium
You are so right! We all need to pick a niche that works best for us personally. Trying to copy someone elses successes, in a chase for money, rarely ends well. Find something you love, and are truly passionate about, and your personality will come through in your writing, resulting in sales. Thanks for sharing.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
I agree that we always seem to overcomplicate what we are doing here - basically, it is all about creating great and useful content, that helps people in one way or the other, based around relevant keywords.
I have to keep reminding myself of that - because it is easy to get lost in all of the other things, like social media strategies, that it takes away from actually doing the most important thing - creating content.

Thanks for the reminder.

Blessings!
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CheriJ1 Premium
Thank you so much for this post. At times I've felt overwhelmed by "all the things one is supposed to do" in building an online business (particularly with social media, which I don't really enjoy). So I made the choice about a month ago that I was going to focus, for the time being, on content creation above all else. I'm only a few months into the creation of my site at this point, and I've yet to see anything else I could be doing that is as important as "fleshing it all out" with an abundance of great content. Everything else I can (and will!) learn in small doses as I grow my site. Thank you for confirming that content is the true foundation of what we're building. Best regards! ~Cheri
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WendaSue Premium
Great post, Roy. I thoroughly agree with you. Why would you even want to research and write about a niche that doesn't interest you? Chances are, you won't be able to interest your readers either. On the other hand, write about something you feel passionate about and that passion will pass to your readers. I've seen this time and again. It really works.
All the best,
Wendi
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Roybretton Premium
Thanks for taking the time to reply Wendi, I do appreciate it. Very well said, I hear you 100%, we do not want to make things hard for ourselves, it's always good to keep things simple.

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Hey Roy,
I agree!! Just because your niche is making YOU money doesn't mean it would make others money anyway. Your passion comes out in your writing whether you know it or not. You can't FORCE yourself to like a particular product/area.

Tried and True

Elaine
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Elaine, very well said, I agree with you 100%!

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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keishalina9 Premium
Well done! ... and well said ... :)
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Keisha.

Roy
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keishalina9 Premium
you're most welcome! ... enjoy a wondrous day... :)
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RAFStuart Premium
Good post Roy.
Stuart
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Stuart, I hope you are doing well, enjoy the bank holiday Monday.

Roy
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firstlearn Premium
Well put Roy.

Derek
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Derek.

Roy
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dchapman3 Premium
Great advice.
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Donald.

Roy
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Nadja3 Premium
I agree with you 100%.
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you.
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CandP Premium
Thanks, Roy. Having done the training, we should all know this but it is so easy to get off track and a post like this is a timely reminder to us all. Good luck with this site.
Colette and Philip
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Collette and Philip, thank you for taking the time to reply. I hear you, we have all done the training, but it's easy to wander off track.

Roy
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DavidCToone Premium
Excellent advice Roy and good luck with bringing the site back to life. Keep us updated.
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you, David, I will keep you updated and at another blog post with my progress.

Roy
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Stella2 Premium
Good advice Roy!
And, all the best with that site. :-)
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for taking the time to comment slimmer Stella.

Roy
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AlexEvans Premium
Well said Roy, we can all of us overcomplicate things, the formula that works is tried and true, we kind of don't have to reinvent the wheel.
That is amazing that you have left that site unattended and yet it is still creating income goes to show the power of online marketing.

Thanks for that reminder content is the roadmap for sure.
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