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August 9th, 2006, 02:51 PM #1
What happens when you get bored?
- Join Date
- March 31st, 2005
- Toronto, Canada
In the recent year I have made couple of sites but I realize I stop paying attention to them after 2 weeks they are up. Even though some topics are of interest to me.
Has this happened to anyone else? What do you do? After I put up a site, i loose my focus and do not understand what I should do anymore. I am now trying to follow a more serious business approach to actually write up a long term plan and how I plan to maintain it.
Would it be write if I did it this way?
Any advice would be great.
Thank you for your time.
August 30th, 2006, 04:13 PM #2
Bigdaddy - get bored wit it! Let it go.
My experience has been that most of the affiliate based sites take about 1 year to begin producing real sales. Build a site with thousands of pages then wait!
While you are waiting, build another site, and another site and so on. I have heard that a good number is 1000 sites, but that seems excessive to me considing the amount of available merchants and products.
There is nothing wrong with getting bored. Just take up a new topic and build a nes site. Before you know it, you will be raking in the cash.
August 30th, 2006, 04:32 PM #3
What has been said here a few times is to pick a subject you always wanted to learn about and make that your next site. You can further expand your knowledge on the new subject as you go along. It keeps the sitebuilding fresh and exciting to you.
I have never done that as I have no interest in anything but fast cars and fast women
August 30th, 2006, 04:50 PM #4Originally Posted by nyfalcon
August 30th, 2006, 04:53 PM #5
Originally Posted by Rhia7
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
- jacked by sylon www.sylonddos.weebly.com
I thought you liked me - old and slow.
August 30th, 2006, 05:15 PM #6fast cars
If you like fast cars, check out one of my sites buzztrader.com. I have not had enough time to develop the site the way I want, but it is still pretty cool.
It may give you some idea of a direction you can go if you like cars.
I went to school to design cars, but I make money building websites. I married the 2 together and now I make money with websites about cars.
I actually do pretty well with jcwhitney, eastwood and a few other automotive affiliates.
August 30th, 2006, 07:23 PM #7Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
August 30th, 2006, 07:25 PM #8Originally Posted by pageBuzz.com
August 30th, 2006, 10:40 PM #9Sidetracked
I get sidetracked from my main mission and end up commenting on something which is mildly amusing and nearly cause an international incident.
Thanks Rhia - whoa some topics seem to be too hot to handle.
Unfortunately, my pasion in life is history, I have a history teaching background and have written a specialised local history book (self published of line).
I would love to work out how to monetize this if I put it online but I doubt adsense would make much money.
The subjest is goldmining in my local area ( and to be specific the mine on my proprty which is not open to the public). I have trawled through share a sale but apart from travel can't think of any good affiliate offers.
Back to the point I end up trawling history related sites, rather than working.:Todd:
August 30th, 2006, 11:02 PM #10Originally Posted by begabloomers
If not, you could change it into an e-book and sell it or if you had it online already, if a real interest existed (or could exist) you could make print copies available for a fee (i.e. if the book has charming illustrations or something that would attract the interest of the general public).
Originally Posted by begabloomers
The main reason I don't like Adsense is that it sends my visitors off to my competitors ... I have other reasons.
Please pick out a different ABW member if you would like to rhapsodize on the glories of Adsense
I can offer this advice:
You already have the background of the gold mining.
Ask yourself why is the gold being mined? What is being done with it?
What is related to the gold mining in terms of interest/business opportunites?
You could have a 2 column webpage default layout to your site (as an example) and publish the information about the gold mine on the main part of the site and then sell gold jewelry on the side portion or vary the placement of the two ... Something like that.
Think of something the compliments, shadows, and/or contrasts with major concepts of gold mining and you will have an interesting site with monetary potential
August 30th, 2006, 11:11 PM #11Please pick out a different ABW member if you would like to rhapsodize on the glories of Adsense
August 30th, 2006, 11:15 PM #12
Mr. Sal, I like your new avatar
Ahh, relating avatars to this topic:
What happens when you get bored?
August 30th, 2006, 11:50 PM #13When I am bored I take pictures of myself and I make avatars out of them
I do something similar, look at this:
August 30th, 2006, 11:55 PM #14Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
That's okay, just give me a
Mr. Sal, insert the Statue one in your rotation
Last edited by Rhia7; August 31st, 2006 at 12:18 AM.
August 31st, 2006, 12:02 AM #15Originally Posted by Rhia7
You can use Microsoft Gif Animator, and put all the pictures you want there.
That's the way I did that one.
August 31st, 2006, 12:06 AM #16Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
August 31st, 2006, 12:21 AM #17Mr. Sal, insert the Statue one in your rotation.
Is that an expensive program? I have Photoshop but I don't think I have Microsoft Gif Animator (there's always some new gizmo out there that everyone must have )
You can get the IrfanView program, it's free and you can do a lot if image manipulation with it.
Check it out here: IrfanView
Here is the the Statue:
August 31st, 2006, 12:21 AM #18Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
August 31st, 2006, 12:23 AM #19Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
You are very sweet
August 31st, 2006, 11:18 AM #20Sitting on a goldmine
LOL if there was still gold in the ground I wouldn't be sitting here ( in NSW , Australia not Las Vegas), I'd be out buying the jewelry ( and someone to type for me - I'm a bad typist ).
Sadly, that's why it's a history book. I doubt anyone would buy it as an
e book and I have sold it off line but it was a limited edition ( too expensive with color plates - I guess that's why they call it ego publishing.)
Generally men seem to be more interested in prospecting - so maybe camping , trekking outdoor gear? Not a bad idea ( talking to myself now).
Got to go my brain's hurting now:Todd:
August 31st, 2006, 11:34 AM #21Originally Posted by begabloomers
You could always integrate your book/written work as part of a local history of Australia [see all the different topics that can be brought together about The American West & Expansion -- as an analogy ]
You could even promote a coffee/tea company such as the one being managed online by Andy Rodriguez:
"Pour yourself a cup of coffee as you linger on the words written about my tale of ..." and go on from there
August 31st, 2006, 12:43 PM #22You've done this beore?
Thanks again, that puts me on a different tack.
I get the feeling you've done this before. I will check out andy's coffee program.:Todd:
August 31st, 2006, 01:04 PM #23Originally Posted by begabloomers
Yeah, I'll probably sign up for Andy's program but I'm a bit backed up on what I've been doing online -- so I am trying to use the merchants/programs I already have (I signed up for millions -- when everyone else decided to "sell CJ programs short" I decided to "go long" on CJ merchants -- I applied to SAS, and LS merchants as well -- I actually enjoy the initial state of applying) because in my mind the could only imagine the entire LMI thing enventually "blowing off" (it made a great debate & I love debates).
I've got so many merchants now that I need to pause and breathe for a second
I have signed with Andy on another program & I'll try to get that up to speed before I branch out to coffee and tea -- yes, I do tea leaves, so maybe it would be good
Feel free to use me as a "sounding board" for ideas -- I can always come up with something -- but in order to implement the ideas, it's good to educate oneself a bit about programming and/or become friends with a programmer.
August 31st, 2006, 01:15 PM #24Originally Posted by begabloomers
I still am in contact with him, but now he is in a serious live-in relationship so I shy away -- but my cyberspace experience would never have been the same without him and one of his friends who would go pro as a designer.
If I ever go to Australia, I'd like to meet a few people face-to-face
August 31st, 2006, 01:25 PM #25What happens when you get bored?
I just whistle this song:
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
With my browser on a page on eBay.
Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' come
Watching the bids roll in
And then I watch 'em roll away again.
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay,
Thinking what to sell on eBay,
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time and cliking away.
I left my heart in Georgia
Headed for a chick on bombay
'Cause I've had something to live for
And look like I'll doit my way.
So I'm just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
Watching the time just passing away
Ooo, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
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