My 2 month Progress
I'm now at the end of level 2. And I must say I am getting happy with my website. I'm still not sure I can generate high levels of traffic. But that remains to be seen. I just worry my niche may be too narrow. I know people say it can't be too narrow but I'm sure that's not true.
My site is http://ironmanfirst.com/ a guide to completing your first Ironman triathlon. But I intend to expand that to become more encompassing of all Ironman and Triathlon in general. But that's a longer term goal. My initial Aim is to guide you through the first as its mine field in trying to understand all the kit training and nuances or Ironman racing.
I still have a lot of work padding out the website before I monetise it. its really not ready for public viewing but I will keep plugging away. Its still not Google indexed so that may be a blessing.
The big win for me is just seeing the way forward. I understand my vision and just hope I can do it justice. My main goal is to build a site that truly helps people, and then earn money off it. If it were just a website designed entirely to make money I would feel a bit of a Fraud.
I started WA as a huge Sceptic, and I think I am partially converted. I can see how with the right Niche there is money to be made. Its clearly not a scam, just paid for training. But I am impressed with the cleverness of the system. its really designed to suck you in and advertise the program for it self.
I'm still sceptical about certain aspects but that may be gaps in my knowledge about future scaling. It seems to be targeting "scraps" of the internet. The program calls it low hanging fruit. but I see it as stealing scraps off the bigger boys with clever keyword targeting. I get that to begin with, to make a splash but struggling to see the business grow beyond that. how we start earning a seat at the table. but as a level 2 maybe I'm just not in on the big picture.
In 3 months I want the site finished. with a large amount of helpful content. so I can start the monetizing of it, I hope to have lot of traffic by then.
In 6 months well I hope to be earning enough to be not paying anymore. In fact if after 12 months I'm not breaking even I will end the project. I think that's a very honest go at it. if its not working in 12 months then either the program is no good or I am no good. Whichever no point flogging a dead horse.
For now and until Christmas I will continue to plug away at the content. while looking at the monetization level3 training.