I created a new site three weeks ago. It took me one whole working day (8 hours in the corporate World) and it is pretty much finished and maintenance free.
The site has already earned me one quarter of what I would have been paid as a corporate slave. So in theory in three weeks time the site will have paid me half. In nine weeks the site will have earnt me the same as my ex-employer paid me for the same use of my skills and time (minus the cost of travel and the commuting time).
This site will hopefully gain in popularity and traffic and earn me a lot more. If the site dies after 12 weeks then it has paid me what I am worth anyway. It’s a bit of a no brainer really!
Reminds me of the old proverb…
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for life.