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What is best website to enable me to earn a living?

     
12:58 am on Sep 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I want to earn a reasonable living from a website or two. I am not asking much, but just to earn a minium of, say, £100 pwk to enable me to become self employed.

Although I am running three websites at present, my earnings are not regular and steady enough for me to become self employed.

So can anybody recommend a good way to earn a living from the web?

1:19 am on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Do what you love to do. If you are passionate enough, then you will be good at what you do and people will reward you for what you have to offer. I could tell you to become a software engineer because Bill Gates made billions, but that's because he is Bill Gates and you are not.

This is the true secret I believe. So for each of us it is different. Follow your heart and you will never fail!

Take care!

[edited by: CWebguy at 1:20 am (utc) on Sep. 24, 2007]

1:36 am on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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By the way, the so called "highest paying categories" are boring as hell in my opinion. Do something you like.

[edited by: CWebguy at 1:37 am (utc) on Sep. 24, 2007]

2:12 am on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Actually I wish I knew something about cell phones because they seem like a pretty good market if you know a thing or two about them (like if you have worked for Sprint or Best Buy or Nokia or something in the past) that I think I wouldn't mind pursuing if I knew a thing or two about them or had some prior experience. I don't really know your past or what you like so it's hard for me to recommend something to you except for just do what you like!

[edited by: CWebguy at 2:13 am (utc) on Sep. 24, 2007]

10:30 am on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi. Thanks for all your advice on the best website for me to become self-employed. Yes, I am actually running three websites on subjects which I am most interested in, namely Dracula, true ghost stories and dating. It is a real pain, though, trying to get these sites off the ground.

I have written some good articles to place up on the sites, and many people have sent me more to put up. The forums, though, are particularly difficult to get going.

Anyway, will persist. Becoming self-employed seems to be the only way I am going to make money at present, as the unemployment situation up here on Merseyside is VERY depressing, with HUNDREDS chasing each job. I can't even get temp Christmas work, that's how bad it is! It is really demoralising and depressing me. Thank God I have my websites for something to do during the miserable, interminable hours of long-term unemployment.

What makes it worse is when these employers don't even have the decency to reply to job applications. It is just plain ignorance!

Anyway, thanks again, everybody, for the advice, and keep the ideas coming for ways I can become self-employed through my websites.

Regards,
Truegho

5:39 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Truegho - Nice site, very attractive, but a bit dazzling for me.

Word of advice...... don't mess it up with those banners, keep it clean looking and uncluttered. Nice layout and I love the images!

Yep, impressive so far.

Oh I just noticed the adsense on it, hmmmm dunno about that. I understand you wanting to make money from it, but is adsense giving the wrong impression for your site?

What do you webby pros think about this..

6:52 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Which site are you referring as regards your comments on the banners? I have three.
7:57 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm referring to the Ghost one.
6:53 am on Sept 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Look at the different markets and compare it to your resources and abilities. What everybody is doing - you usually shouldn't do - because it will be extremely competitive within a short time frame if it's lucrative and alot of money is at stake.

If you possibly can - then make your own product and advertise it instead of becoming somebody elses employee/affiliate. They don't pay you, unless they earn more than you - on your work. Use it in reverse if you can - and get somebody to work for your product instead - that's a better option to enable you to earn and profit.

Don't tell anybody about your ideas and what you are going to do on a specific level - keep it abstract and general so nobody can pinpoint it exactly - before you have secured your positions in any potential markets surrounding it - especially not people you do not know face to face and on a personal level.

That's my advice, take it or leave it, and be happy :)

Sincerely, and have fun,

11:19 am on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you do not have any cash but much time, best thing is write articles about a subject you know. But be sure to check out if there are any advertisers on the specific subject.

You could use the Overture Keyword selector tool to find the most popular search terms for your topic. This helps to concentrate on content where there is an actual audience for.