Get Rich Quick with Internet Marketing? – Don’t make me laugh
This week has been so busy. To be honest about it, I was unprepared for the amount of work this new direction would entail.
Internet marketing has a bad reputation because so many people running the courses are scam artists teaching bad information or maybe nothing at all. I have been lucky in that the people I am involved with seem genuine and the information supplied checks out, at least so far. It has been refreshing to have it explained why it takes so much work to be successful.
So, as I am so happy with my new associates am I going to name them? The short answer is “No”. The reason why is that until a cheque is cashed and in my bank account it could well all be wrong and it would be incorrect of me to promote an unproven idea. I hope you understand.
Developing the New Websites
My last post mentioned that I am now the proud owner of six new websites. This actually isn’t quite factual. What I should have said is “I now own six new domains”. This difference doesn’t sound like much does it? So what is the difference?
The difference is about 60,000 words! Yes, you read that correctly.
What is more remarkable is that the majority of those words are used in marketing the sites, not in content on the actual pages. Content on the six sites will be maybe 25-30% of that total. Or at least this percentage will remain true during the time it takes for the sites to establish themselves. While I am grateful for the new knowledge that I have gained about making money on the internet, I do wonder if just writing that novel would have been easier!
To put things in perspective, minimum manuscript length for science fiction novels tends to be about 85,000 words. A short story, suitable for submission to a professional magazine like Fantasy and Science Fiction starts at around 5,000 words. Writing articles of this length is starting to look very reasonable recently!
This last week has seen two of the sites come into existence. It is far too early to say if they will bring any real income but they are at least up on the web and the initial phase is finished.
The Search for Financial Security
So why do all this work? Well, two reasons. Firstly, I hope that in the long term I can make a small residual income from the advertising on these websites. Second, if this happens, then it will take the pressure off my personal financial situation following my hospitalisation and all that goes with it.
Financial security will enable me to write that darned elusive novel with a clean conscience.
That is the plan anyway…