Tuesday, 09 January 2007
Okay, so during the last lecture, I briefly explained that if you want to make money on the net, you need to write about a passion.
I already have a consumer electronics site (namely Compare Sat Nav) and so am looking to diversify and create a portfolio of affiliate based sites.
The first question has to be "how many sites are we looking for"?
Monday is Compare Sat Nav day - it is the day I update prices and will become the day I promote, edit and develop the site.
Saturday and Sunday is "me time". I spend the weekends with my partner (Cheryl) and will continue to do this.
This leaves Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. At the moment, all are 'free' in the sense that I do not have an ordered structure to these days - I have a list of things to do and get on with it.
Any good planner will tell you to plan for the unexpected. Things happen that you did not expect or could not predict. Your server crashes, a flood of emails have arrived and need responses for, etc. The 'big boys' of Internet marketing claim the way to deal with email, for example, is to outsource it. But on a tight budget, that is absurd. That's like buying a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren today because you may be able to afford it tomorrow. DON'T DO IT.
Friday now becomes 'fun day Friday'! It is for troubleshooting as well as monitoring. It is for creating reports and analysing the progress and performance of the portfolio. It also degrades neatly if I need to reallocate work to a Friday, perhaps if the Monday is a bank holiday, etc.
That leaves three days.
Three whole ------LONG------ days!
As the David Fiske Project was based upon creating a new site and getting it to a level that is sustainable, it seems wrong to uses pre-existing sites to leverage the project. Therefore, I need three FRESH ideas.
Again, similar to Lecture 10, I need t concoct a list of possible niches for me to exploit.
89 lectures later and I am a little older and a little wiser. Back then, I considered:
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