Saturday, 3 October 2009

Progress Update

Well I haven't built any more hubpages - that's stalled. Instead I'm working on my Squidoo lenses and my authority site.

The authority site now has 146 pages, all lovingly written by me, and it's all indexed, which is good. After initially trying Adsense on it, I've monetised it with affiliate products instead (as they pay rather better). In order to make it a proper authority site, I need to write another 200-300 pages for it. Luckily I'm really getting to know the niche, so I enjoy the whole thing. I'm becoming a proper guru in my subject, I'm coming up with new angles and twists that no-one else has thought of. The search engines want unique and I'm serving it up.

Which could pose a potential problem in the future. I know I wrote about buying and selling websites previously, the idea being that once I had some decent authority sites, I could profit by selling them on.

But here's the thing. I'm not sure I can part with my baby. It's some of the best work I've done, and to sell it for money? I think I'm going to keep it for good, constantly improving and adding content to it, and hopefully it will provide me with income for a long time. Who knows, I might even pass it down in my will!

1 comment:

  1. I completely understand about wanting to keep sites for yourself. Sounds like you've worked so hard to get it up and running! I have been selling brand new blogs and they are a good way to earn a good hourly wage, so maybe you can consider doing that? That way you aren't so attached. Yes you get paid less, but the work is also a lot less too.