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    What happens when you get bored?
    Hello,

    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.

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    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.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfalcon
    I have never done that as I have no interest in anything but fast cars and fast women
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Vinny, we belong together
    You like fast women Rhia ??????????

    I thought you liked me - old and slow.

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    fast 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
    You like fast women Rhia ??????????


    Quote Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
    I thought you liked me - old and slow.
    I do like you
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    Quote Originally Posted by pageBuzz.com
    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.
    I have a tip for you: in addition to automotive affiliates, try selling posters of cars
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    Talking Sidetracked
    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:

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    Quote Originally Posted by begabloomers
    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).
    Is your "specialised local history book" already online?
    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).

    Quote Originally Posted by begabloomers
    I would love to work out how to monetize this if I put it online but I doubt adsense would make much money.
    Ahh ... Adsense (are you trying to get rid of me? I always get in big trouble with a few ABW members whenever I mention *that word*)

    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
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    Please pick out a different ABW member if you would like to rhapsodize on the glories of Adsense


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    Mr. Sal, I like your new avatar

    Ahh, relating avatars to this topic:
    What happens when you get bored?
    When I am bored I take pictures of myself and I make avatars out of them
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    When I am bored I take pictures of myself and I make avatars out of them
    Rhia,

    I do something similar, look at this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
    Rhia,

    I do something similar, look at this:
    You didn't ask for permission!

    That's okay, just give me a

    Mr. Sal, insert the Statue one in your rotation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    You didn't ask for permission!

    That's okay, just give me a
    Rhia ,

    You can use Microsoft Gif Animator, and put all the pictures you want there.

    That's the way I did that one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
    Rhia ,

    You can use Microsoft Gif Animator, and put all the pictures you want there.

    That's the way I did that one.

    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 )
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    Mr. Sal, insert the Statue one in your rotation.
    OK!

    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 )
    I have that program since Windows 95.

    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

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    Here is the the Statue:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
    Rhia ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal

    I have that program since Windows 95.

    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
    I think I have IrfanView, I just haven't used it that much. Thanks for telling me

    You are very sweet
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    Sitting on a goldmine


    thanks Rhia,

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by begabloomers
    Generally men seem to be more interested in prospecting - so maybe camping , trekking outdoor gear? Not a bad idea ...
    Well, many businesses sprang up around California's Gold Rush ... Plus Levi Strauss came up with a great idea -- jeans

    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
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    You'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:

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    Quote Originally Posted by begabloomers
    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.
    You mean, have I had a cup of coffee?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by begabloomers
    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.
    Just by e-mailing an Australian webmaster (from Brisbane) in 1996 (I told him that the website he created hinted at his genius) I learned the basis of html (he e-mailed me tips & we used to go on IRC in the olden days).

    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
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    What happens when you get bored?
    Like now?

    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
    Wastin' time.....







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