Make Extra Money Part 1: Introduction

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Today, I’m re-launching a new series on how I make extra money online.   This series fell off my radar for a while.  I intend to finish it now.

Right now, I have 7 sites promoting specific products, or “niche” sites.  When those products are bought through my sites, I get a commission, ranging from 40-75%.  Of those sites, 5 make money, 1 is newly finished, and 1 is not quite complete.   I’m not going to pretend I’m making retirement-level money on these sites, but I am making enough money to make it worthwhile.

Over the course of the series, I’m going to show you how to take advantage of multi-million dollar market research to choose a niche, at no cost to you.    You’ll see how I choose a domain name, where to find products to sell, and how to promote your new site.

As I write the series, you’ll get to see exactly what is working, as it’s happening.   I’ll be choosing the niche as I write the post on choosing a niche.   As of this writing, I don’t know what niche I’ll be promoting, what product I’ll be using, or what keywords I’ll be targeting.    This will be a live, totally transparent case study of how I make extra money.

Before we get started, I need you to understand a few things.

First, this is not overnight money.   My first niche site took 6 months before it made me a penny.   That was partially because my product selection research was faulty, but also because these things do take time.     I’ll show you how to pick a niche and product that won’t take that long, but you can’t expect to quit your job tomorrow.

Second, this is work.   Once everything is established and optimized, it won’t be a lot of work, but it will take time to do.   There is no such thing as “set it and forget it” internet marketing.  Anybody who tells you otherwise is selling you something you won’t be satisfied with.

Third, this isn’t free.  I’m not going to charge you anything, but some parts of this will cost money to do effectively.   I’m not a fan of throwing money away, so I won’t be suggesting anything outrageous.  If I do recommend something that costs money, I will try to recommend a free or very cheap alternative, but that won’t always be possible.    I started out slow and cheap, but now, when I launch a site, I spend some money to do it quickly and effectively.  I am a fan of paying others to do the things I dislike doing.

That’s the plan.  I’m going to tell you how I make extra money online, and I’m going to let you look over my shoulder while I set up my next site, start to finish.

Any questions?

Any comments on how you make extra money online?

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    1. Jason, I’m looking forward to this series and plan to follow along and create a niche site as well.

    2. I have tried a number of niche-blogs, but never made a go of any of them. I will be watching carefully to see if I can figure out what I’m missing.


    3. I am looking forward to this as well. I am wanting to maybe think about putting together some niche sites now that I am getting the hang of WordPress. This series should be very informative.

    4. Hey Jason, looking forward to the series. I have a few niche sites generating revenue myself and about a half dozen domains already registered to build more. Looking forward to seeing how you go about the process.


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