Most of my family and friends now know the success I’ve had with the web, but I still don’t think they really understand how doable it is to make a decent living with nothing but an information website.
People often think they have to be a techy or computer savvy individual to build a website….much less make any money. Or they believe they have to come up with some product or service to sell.
Sure you could sell something out here, but that’s the hard way. Why not make it easier on yourself and just earn money by writing about something you love. A hobby. A sport. Anything you’re passionate about.
Even if your plan was to create a fun or personal website, why not get paid for it?
Sure, Nori’s website, Anguilla-Beaches.com could have just been a typical teenager’s website about her family’s vacation to Anguilla. Instead it’s a content rich site about a beautiful island and it is making a ton of money.
Is she selling anything? Nope! She just writes about her favorite spots in Anguilla and recommends her favorite places to stay. The resorts pay her a finders fee for every new customer. The site ranks high in Google for “Anguilla related” searches so she receives loads of free traffic.
When you go to her site it’s not one big sales pitch for hotels and resorts like you may think. In fact, you may wonder how it even makes any money. That’s the point. She’s not going after the hard sale. She’s simply making resort and restaurant recommendations based on her own experiences, and most people probably don’t even realize she’s making a profit.
That’s the whole point! Choose a topic you are passionate about and make recommendations for products and services related to a particular niche. That’s all Nori does. Her site is very helpful because she’s offering valuable information that people are searching for (Anguilla beaches), and at the same time she is getting paid for her content in return.
Nori also earns money with Google’s free affiliate program called Adsense, where they pay you to help them advertise by simply displaying their ads.
The result of all this….
Her college education is paid for!
So many people are doing it the hard way and I just have to shake my head. Make it easier on yourself. Learn how to create an information website that will pay you for life.