Well I just got back from the bank where I deposited a big fat check (Actually it was two checks but a big fat sum of $24,671.80). This was payment from one of the websites I run. I’m sure your curious about the website but because of the industry I can’t give you the url. I know that is a cop out and hypocritical since I preach having no “website secrets”. All I can do is tell you that is in the health industry and the site gets about 1800 – 2000 visitors a day.
I provide reviews of products in a specific niche of the health industry and then have affiliate links set up for visitors to go purchase the products. I can’t mention the name of this website like I do with others because of the nature of the industry. These business owners can be ruthless and I don’t want the backlash because I give someone a poor review. For some reason they don’t take it very well even if the product is garbage.
Anyway, it seems like the popular thing to do to show a picture of the check so people don’t think I am making up the whole thing. Here it is (click on the image to see it full size)
For further proof, here is a snapshot of the bank transaction through Wells Fargo.
I am showing you this because I want you to know that the stuff I am telling you is legitimate and can really help you make money online. I’m not the type of person trying to make money online by talking about making money online. I actually run websites that do make money online and now I want you to be able to do the same thing too.
If I could help one other person be able to have the freedom I have that would be very satisfying for me. But why stop there. Why shouldn’t I help 1000 other people get to live this way. Even 100,000. This is how life should be lived and I want to help you get there.
8/21/08 – This is for all you doubters out there (Davy) here is a snapshot after the check cleared.
Recently Clearvieweducation.com has made some good improvements in it’s search engine rankings (#4 for online college degrees). Within a 24 hour span I received two emails from different companies asking if I would consider selling the site. Of course I said I would if the price was right. Well after sharing the site info and revenue I got a legitimate offer for the site at $32,160. Here is a snapshot of the email:
Now you need to understand that Clearvieweducation.com falls under the “Prosperly” category for websites. If you have read the Prosperly Way you know exactly what I am talking about. It cost $6 a month to run, takes almost no time, sells no product (provides leads to online schools), has a 100% profit margin and has no customer service. In other words, it makes money on auto pilot. This particular site right now is only making about $1200 a month on average. Based on that a $32160 offer does seem pretty high, but because the site is a Prosperly website the value is much higher to potential investors.
That is why I turned it down. Because I know the potential of the site and it is much more than that figure. Yes, having an extra $30k in my pocket is tempting until you consider that $8000 goes to the government, I gladly give $3216 to my church as tithing and I would be left with $20,944. That is definitely selling myself short with a Prosperly site.
I went golfing this morning. I shot one birdie and one par and many double bogeys. The weather and scenery was awesome. We played 9 holes which normally will be enough for me but I was ready for more.
When I came back to the office and I checked my email I had made $300 from LawnCareDirectory.com and another $59 from Clearvieweducation.com. All of it happened while I was golfing. So I got paid to golf…I guess that makes me a professional golfer. If so I am the worst pro golfer in the world.
I have to tell you that there is no better feeling than being out doing something I enjoy and my business still makes me money. That’s the way life should be lived.