Can Anyone Earn a Living from Writing Websites?
Can anyone earn a living from writing websites? As a person who earns a living from my websites, I am often asked that question by people who also want to do the same thing, but unsure how to get it done. If you have ever wanted to do the same, my advice to you is, "Yes, anyone can earn from their websites, but not everyone can earn a living from it."
What I am trying to say is, the majority of people who earn from their websites never make enough to support themselves. Only a small percentage actually make enough to live off it. Sure, you often here of people who claim to make thousands per day
from their websites. But I can assure you that they are in the absolute minority. And in many cases, it's all hype.
What does it take to earn a living from writing websites? I may not have all the answers, but I will share with you what I do know, based on my own experience.
If you want to earn from your websites, you need determination. And persistence. You need to realise that money is not going to roll in overnight. There is a lot of hardwork ahead. I have been earning from writing websites for years (my oldest income-generating website, AsiaExplorers
, was started way back on 8 February 2003). I have gone through numerous trials and errors, and I can safely say that, no matter how you plan, no matter how much you read, no matter how much you learn, you will not improve your earnings from the web without making some errors along the way.
I think a certain degree of confidence in yourself is important for earning from the web. When you start a website, you must know to a certain extend how it is going to look like, when "completed". Of course, no website is ever fully completed, but you need to at least have an idea how that website will appear. It may require a gargantuan amount of work to take it to that stage, and you need the confidence that you can get there.
Choice of Niche
Having written over seventy different websites
, I can say that choice of niche matters greatly. If you look at what I write about, you will find that I have websites on a variety of niches. I write them because I am passionate about them. If you throw a niche at me, and ask me to write a website on that niche, I don't think I can do that. Not unless it happens to be a niche I am passionate about. Similarly, if you aim at earning money from your website, you must tackle a niche that you are passionate about. Do you have to be an expert in that niche? In my opinion, not entirely. Passion, to me, is more important than expertise. If you have the fire in you to cover a given niche, you will not mind doing the home to learn about it. Therefore, even if you started off with only basic knowledge of that niche, your passion will drive you to learn all about it, read all about it, so that you can then share what you learn with others through your website. I do not pretend to be an expert in a particular subject, but that doesn't mean I would not write about it. For example, The Flowering Garden
was started by my wife and me, because we both love plants, flowers and gardening. But we are not expert gardeners, and we make it clear on the homepage of that website. We are making good money from that website, even though it is on a subject that we have basic knowledge. However, we are passionate enough to read and research and share what we learn.
Some niches monetize better than others. Of my thirty over websites, some make more money than others. Some get only a fraction of the traffic, but make as much as my other websites that get twice or three times the traffic. Do I concentrate more on them? I should. But in reality, I concentrate on writing the websites that I am most passionate about. What about you? Perhaps you will have the discipline and focus to concentrate on those niches and websites that make the most money, but as for me, I will always write what I am most passionate about, even if it is not the most lucrative site.
Micro Niche or Macro Niche?
One important consideration for every new web author, is the size of your niche. How specialized should it be, or how general? As an example, should your website be about (a) head covering in general, (b) hats of all types, or (c) baseball caps and nothing else? There are Internet marketing gurus that advocate you should be as specialized as ever, that is to say, drill down to the micro niche. The rational is that if you go deep, you will be able to satisfy the search needs that has not been well-covered. However, before you determine the micro niche you wish to cover, it is a good idea to do a bit of homework.
Let your passion make you a good living
When it comes to the subject of making money online, it can be overwhelming that many people simply give up. It's too hard. It's too complicated. So they resign themselves to holding a job.
You have only one life. You should live it to the max. Don't chain yourself to a job. Don't let a boss or superior determine how much you are supposed to earn, when you are supposed to be promoted. It's your life. Determine it yourself.
I discovered it when I discover the job of earning online. I spend my time writing about things I am passionate about, and what I write is helping me make money. Realize this: your passion can make you money.
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Thank you for visiting my website, Happy Jobless Guy. I create it in November, 2007, two weeks after I left my job in the corporate sector. It is to celebrate the alternative lifestyle that I have embrace. I told myself back then, that as long as I am able to continue supporting myself, I will never return to holding a job. Well, so many years later, thanks be to God and my family, I am still happily living this alternative lifestyle.
My name is Timothy Tye
, you can call me Tim. I am a full-time website author. My main website is called Penang Travel Tips
. I created it to satisfy my curiosity about places and sights around me, and it has grown to become my main income earner. To know more about me, go to www.timothytye.com
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