wyweb - 1:36 pm on Aug 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
One of the common factors you're going to see with respect to people who've been successful on the internet, one that I've seen a lot anyway, is that they were largely already in place years ago. They already had a site, or sites, online and were getting some fairly decent organic traffic and this was all long before the idea of monetizing that traffic ever really kicked in. It certainly wasn't the focus back then. Not with me it wasn't. We, and I'm using the term loosely here, didn't build websites with the idea of making a buck in mind. We built sites because we had information to share and the net was the biggest soapbox we could find to stand on. Monetization only came later.