A passive income websites, trying to join the online money revolution

Posted by Benjamin Close on October 8, 2010 under Money | Be the First to Comment

Passive IncomeA while back I wrote an article about attempting to make money online since that article quite a few things have changed. Previously I had a website http://wattsituse.com/   which turned out to be a waste of time. Not because of the lack of a good idea but because of the time required to make the site work. However the website (now retired) did teach me a lot. The big thing about making money online with a website is to do it with minimal input required. A blog is good but requires constant articles to be successful. What really is a good setup is a website where other people provide the content.

A good example of a website like this is a forum. Once a forum is established and up and running, it builds content itself. This increase page view which increases the likely hood of someone clicking on a link hence earning an income with something like Google Adsense. So using that realization I’ve now created a site I hope will one day will create a passive income with minimal input. Initially I considered a forum and whilst a forum is a great way to build content, you need a way to draw people to the forum in the first place. What I decided is I need a website that allows people to input content and draws people to it by it’s very nature.

There is lots of these sites out there. TinyURL and pastebin are a great example of two of these. People¬† use these website without even considering the adds on them. They generate pages based on user content slowly earning an income. Hence the next attempt to build a passive income is http://www.somewheretowrite.com. A simple site where people can write their thoughts, feelings.. pretty much anything. As of writing there’s already been a few posts by completely random people. There’s no adds on the site at the moment. But I’ve used some specific keywords to try and target a higher link rating hence a more likely hood of people using and finding the site. I’ll give it 3 months and all going well will add adsense pages to the site.

So if your thinking about a passive income from the web, think about a site where your users are the content generators. They build the site content, hence grow the site which benefits both them and you!

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