I have just released a new site with friend of mine that is Hotels in Port Vila (capital of Vanuatu)! She did much of the donkey work looking for the domain name and I put the website together pretty quickly and will further promote and market it.
Working this way has given me a real boost and I feel much more motivated to make this work than when I just create stuff on my own. The overspill is that I am motivated to get other sites updated too!
So this is an open invitation to anyone with any ideas for websites or making money online. The Internet is still new and there are lots of areas to exploit. It is a bit like digging for gold but if you find a nugget then it can turn out to be a very nice passive income.
You can contact me via this site, twitter, facebook or whatever. I am always willing to hear out ideas and work on them and I can bring a lot to the table.
You do not have to be someone I know or that lives nearby. I am willing to work with anyone anywhere providing they can demonstrate commitment to the idea.
I am always interested in buying domain names too so if anyone fancies investing with me in the new hot real estate of domain names then let me know!
Reading a couple of posts in the forums recently about people not researching keywords really got me thinking. There are many ways to make money on the internet. Some people create websites about their hobby or whatever they are most passionate about. Other people use keyword research to try and find niches that get a large search volume, but there are few competing websites and then they monetize that search traffic with affiliate programs or info products.
Both methods can work, and one way is not necessarily better than the other. The two methods do not necessarily have to be mutually exclusive. Say for example you are interesting in making a site about “surfing in bali”. Your keyword research shows lots of people interested in this topic and you find the niche has lots of competition. You go through the long tail search phrases and you find “bali surfing tours” has a significant number of searches, but has very few websites that compete for this phrase.
If you can find a suitable affiliate program that sells surfing tours in Bali, you could have found a great niche to make a website on. Of course there are other ways you could monetize your site.
My point is, just because you are making a site about something you interested in, it doesn’t mean you should ignore doing keyword research.