This week our theme on the blog is creating moneymaking websites FAST.
Yesterday, we discussed website-creation tools.
If you missed them, you’ll find links to our first three articles in the series at the end of this article.
How to Hit the Jackpot
Today, let’s talk about “jackpot writing” – you create a website or an ebook, and hit the jackpot. Money flows in. Invariably, while you’re creating this cornucopia of gold, you don’t think much of it. It’s always a surprise. I’ve managed to hit the jackpot several times.
Here’s the thing: you can’t deliberately hit the jackpot. It’s luck. However, you get lucky, because you take ACTION. Take enough actions, and you’re bound to hit the jackpot. It’s sweet when you do.
Want to hit the jackpot with your writing? You can do it, when you pay attention, and take action.
Last September my friend Beth bought a new hair gadget. She was sitting in the hair salon, her long hair wrapped in foil, when she heard a couple of clients discussing this new product. After chatting with the hairdresser, she bought the gadget. No, I won’t tell you what it is. Beth’s still making money from her website. Not as much as she was making when hers was the only website promoting the product, but she’ll hunt me down and yell at me if 1001 new websites suddenly spring up touting this gizmo.
Long story short, after Beth got home from the salon, she Googled the gadget and found very little, just some shopping websites. She didn’t find anything else – not even a mention of the product on the manufacturer’s website.
Beth joined the affiliate program of one of the shopping sites. Then she set up a website devoted to this product. She explained what the product could do, and the hair problems it helped. This website took her all of a couple of hours to set up.
Beth forgot about the website. Other than adding another couple of pages and some images over the next few weeks, she ignored it.
Then… shock. Beth received a payment in her PayPal account. Then another one. In the couple of weeks before Christmas last year, Beth made between $800 and $1500 a DAY from the website which took all of two hours to set up.
That’s hitting the jackpot.
Could this happen to you? Of course it can, if you pay attention, and then take action.
Your Website Doesn’t Need to Be Brilliant
If you’re thinking “yes… but”, stop it. Beth would be the first person to say that her website isn’t anything wonderful. It’s just a few pages. She used some images from the shopping site, and other images she took of the product with her cell phone.
Beth hit the jackpot for one simple reason: the gadget was good, and no one else had created a website for it. Beth had the first mover advantage. It took a couple of months for the product to become popular, and by the time lots of people were searching for it online to buy it, Beth’s was the only website with some information.
I’ve just checked, and while there are now several websites devoted to this product, Beth’s site is still at the top of the search engine results pages – first mover advantage.
Beth spend ZERO dollars on this website. She created it using a free website-creation tool. When she created the website, she did it because people liked the product, it was new, and there was nothing else online about the gadget.
She hasn’t spent any money promoting the website, either. She’s too busy with freelance work, and now she’s writing Kindle ebooks. She’s also creating fast websites whenever she gets an idea.
You can’t plan for, or predict, hitting the jackpot, but you can put yourself in the position of making it likely that you will hit it. Take action. Create fast moneymaking websites. It’s fun, takes little time, and you never know when you’ll get lucky.
This is the fourth article in our series, here are links to the others.
Creating Fast Websites Series — first three articles
If you missed the first three articles in our series, here they are.
1. Want Passive Income? This Trick’s Faster Than Writing Ebooks
In this article, we discussed the simple process for creating websites FAST.
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