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How to Sell Your Blog for $20,000

August 18th, 2010

I love the Delicious bookmarking site.  I usually stop by the site once a day to see what’s hot and what people are bookmarking and reading on any given day.

Sometimes you find really good articles and resources and sometimes you find nothing of interest.  Today I stumbled upon a very cool blog called Blog Tyrant.  More specifically, I stumbled on an article called How I Sold My Blog for $20,000 in 8 Months.  It’s a great read and will give you all the basic information you need to know to start a blog, build it into a trafficed and authority site, and how to eventually sell it.

The Blog Tyrant doesn’t go into the technical details of actually transferring a site and domain over to your purchaser, but you can probably find the information elsewhere.  For anyone interested in how to build websites, how to monetize websites, and how to sell websites, this is a great read and is a good primer on how to get started today.

How to Find a Niche To Blog About

July 14th, 2010

When you’re starting a blog, you’ll probably be thinking about what “niche” you want to write in.  It makes sense to think in terms of a niche since it’s smart to write a blog based on a distinct topic.

It makes it easier for your visitors to find you and will ultimately be a lot easier to “monetize” or eventually sell even.  Choosing a niche really is not that hard.  Let me tell you why.

You just need to write about what you love, what you know about, what you want to deal with everyday.  Never chase the money.  Okay, I shouldn’t say never, but the truth is I’ve tried to do it in the past, with varying degrees of success, and I would much rather tell you to go after something you love.

I guarantee you that even though it doesn’t seem like it in the beginning you will make a lot more money and have a heck of a lot more fun writing a blog in a niche that you love.  Making money with your blog will work itself out.

Before writing this post, I was writing one for another blog I own in a niche I’m not exactly stoked on.  Sometimes writing for a site like that is like pulling teeth.

Why make it harder on yourself?  The truth is you will not enjoy writing a blog in a niche you don’t love and you will probably abandon the blog after a few months.  I know this is what I did.

So, my advice to you (and don’t feel like you need to take it) is find something to blog about that you don’t mind thinking about every single day and write amazing content.  This is actually a pretty hard thing to do, so good luck.  Let me know what you decide to write about.

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Three Reasons Your Niche Website Makes No Money – Read here

To My 12 RSS Subscribers: Thanks!

June 2nd, 2010

This is a message to the 12 people who are currently following the RSS feed for this blog, Gainfully Unemployed.

Thanks for following and I hope I make it worth your while to stick around.  If I can help you out in any way, let me know.  I’d love to connect with you!

12 is not a huge number, but I am appreciative of every single person who finds it worth his or her time to subscribe to my feed.

Piece of Advice for New Bloggers

May 30th, 2010

Here is a piece of advice for new bloggers coming from a guy who has started (and gotten tired of) a lot of blogs.  Or course, you don’t have to listen to me, but I want to drop this nugget on anyone who may care.

If you are starting a blog and you perhaps want to use it as a platform sometime down the line for making money, getting exposure for yourself, or just want to keep it running as a place to write, one of the best things you can do is choose to blog about something you really like.

Again, the advice is to Blog About Something You Like.  Something you know about, something you would do for free everyday of your life.  If you are interested in the subject matter, your blog will be ten times better and will feel ten times less like work.  Because the truth is blogs take a lot of work and a lot of time.  And you don’t want to end up hating your blog.  Even though web hosting is cheap, you don’t want to make any kind of investment if you’re going to quit your blog a month or two down the line.

Life is short, blog about stuff you like.  And the real secret is that you will make more money with a blog that’s close to your heart than if you just chase high paying keywords or niches.

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