Stop wasting your money on get rich quick schemes. This is how to make a website that is profitable, builds residual income and is evergreen.
Anyone really can have their own business. But this isn't a one-trick pony type of gig - if you really want more than a blog or a simple one-page site, then you have to be willing to put in the work.
Having your own website takes time, and if I had to do all of the coding, HTML and search engine submissions on my own, I couldn't do this, But I don't do it on my own. You don't have to either.
I have been a primary teacher for nearly 20 years. I am not a website "guru." However, I am fairly intelligent, have a lot of drive and am not afraid of a challenge.
Before July 2009, I had no idea how to make a website. I have no
programming or html training. In fact, during my first - and only -
computer course in high school, my friend did all my programming and I
wrote her English papers in exchange!
(I know, can you believe I am a teacher now?).
I love teaching and I thrive on learning new things. However, I
began to get frustrated at always learning new strategies and methods
but not being able to effectively share them with colleagues.
I also knew that I wanted to supplement my income, encourage
other teachers to use best evidence-based practices, and allow our
family to become more self-reliant than job-reliant.
How could I tie making more money to my passion?
By learning how to make a website.
Late one night I was surfing the web because I couldn't sleep. I was still reeling from the sudden loss of my mother and I had a new baby as well. I was really looking for something to do to take my mind off of the recent tragedy and I Googled key words like, "easy to build website" and "learn to build a website."
started reading stories from other people who had done it, clicked on
their links, and was finally brought to a company that caught my
attention. I almost clicked away though.
Why? Because like you, I am a smart consumer. If it sounds too
good to be true, it probably is. But everything that was being offered
seemed like it was just what I was looking for. It seemed like
something I could do with the tools and help that were provided.
You know how you feel when you really want to do something but don't want to be scammed? I had that feeling inside. But there was a money-back guarantee, so...
I took a chance and bought SBI!.
I did not tell my husband because I really didn't know what to
say or if it would even work, plus I didn't want a lecture about wasting
After all, what did I know about how to make a website? Nothing.
The first thing I was taken to was the Action Guide.
It told me not to do anything - nothing - until I had read everything
and watched the accompanying online tutorials. It also told me not to
buy anything else. I didn't need it.
So I did. I poured over the information for a few weeks before I even chose a domain name. From there, I slowly began building pages using the Block Builder template that is provided.
You can certainly
upload your own, but I still don't. Everything you
see on my site is built using their templates in the fabulous BB2 - it has all the bells and whistles you would want for building a webpage, but you don't do any of the back end work.
My traffic started out very slowly. I really wondered if this
was going to be worth it. I teach full time, am a mother to three boys
and it seemed like this was taking over my left-over waking hours. What I didn't realize at the time was that this is normal - there is no Get Rich Quick scheme set up with SBI!
Then I read more of the Action Guide and applied it to my site. I added more valuable content-rich pages, got social on FB, and traffic steadil increased. People were finding me, liking what they read, and telling others about Primary Education Oasis.
As my traffic increased, I was able to start to monetize. I applied to affiliate programs and Google Adsense, was accepted and began to dream about those monthly checks. The first one was very small - in fact, it was so small that I wasn't even sent the check. It was rolled over to the next month!
So was the next one, and the next, and the next...then suddenly I
got a check in the mail. My first one was only for a little over
$100.00, but it was mine. After that, I started to get even more
traffic and now I am receiving monthly checks from a variety of sources,
most of it from Adsense.
During the second year of owning this site you are on now, I had to incorporate into a business.
I was making too much money!
Now this site gets over 60,000 visitors every month, I sell between $1000-1500 worth of ebooks every month and I continue to receive Adsense checks (but for much more than $100).
My husband (whom I finally told about it!) is so excited. He even encouraged me to start a few more sites which are now in the works. I am also considering having SiteSell Services start another one for me because my accountant has told me I need to spend some money or pay taxes on it.
What a terrible problem to have.