Want to make money writing? Last week we covered writing for magazines. This week, we’re looking at creating fast websites. You can either keep these websites, so that you have an ongoing source of residual income, or you can sell them if you need to make some money quickly.
No tech skills? These days, that’s not a problem. If you can use a word processor, you can create a website.
Every website you create is an ASSET
Here’s what’s important. Every website you create is an ASSET. It’s something which didn’t exist until you created it. You can create websites which will make money for you year after year. I’ve got sites I created in 2008 which I haven’t touched, and which nevertheless make money. Alternatively, you can create websites, and then sell them, just as you can with any asset.
Yesterday, we discussed the basic process in creating fast websites. We said the first step was “get an idea.” Let’s talk about that today.
Ideas for websites YOU can create FAST
Ideas are everywhere. I can turn my head and look around my office, and find ideas for a hundred websites.
Here are some ideas for websites which are easy to monetize:
hobby sites (golf, dancing, swimming, scrapbooking, knitting…). Hobbyists spend money;
local area travel sites. Are there tourist destinations in your area? I live in Sydney, with glorious beaches on the doorstep. Tourists spend money, and chances are that there are hot tourist destinations reasonably close to you;
“how I did” something or other. What have you done that could be monetized? Maybe you created a perfect wedding on a budget, or renovated a home;
recipe websites. Recipe sites are always hot. Think in terms of recipes on a theme, perhaps aligned with a season. As you can see from the image on the right, Southern Living capitalizes on the season with recipes;
holiday websites. Think in terms of the big-spending holidays – Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day, and so on. These sites make money. A friend created a fast Christmas ornaments website years ago which is still making money for her;
celebrity blogs and websites. As long as your celebrity is in the news, this kind of site will make money;
websites for local professionals and tradespeople. Any trade will do: plumbers, electricians, landscape gardeners, hairdressers, and so on. So will any profession: doctors, dentists, accountants… You can monetize these sites in various ways – sell advertising on your websites, or sell them to people who want an “instant” website.
Want more ideas for websites than you could ever use?
Here’s my favorite “ideas” source – Magazines.com. Within minutes, you’ll find ideas for website YOU can create fast. You can keep these websites to create passive income streams, or you can sell them as fast as you can create them.
I hope you’ve gleaned some ideas for websites YOU could create. Creating fast websites is not only fun and easy, it can be very profitable for you.
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