We’re totally screwed. I’m slowly realizing that I need to write about internet business stuff and that’s a very bad thing. Why is that so bad you say?
There are so many scams and jaded people that it’s darn near impossible to sell anyone in this niche anything. It’s also the cheapest, most internet savvy, advertising aware group on the planet. Forget that. I prefer markets where people don’t even know what a blog is, haven’t heard of RSS, and don’t realize the top results when they search for something are ads.
The reason they’re in that folder instead of on this site is the 80/20 principle. Our other sites make much more money than this one while requiring much less work. Yet here I am type, type, typing away.
So I’m thinking about doing an experiment. Even though the next couple of months have a bunch of things we need to finish, I’m tossing around the idea of just taking a week or a month or a quarter to brain dump everything onto this website. I’m not going to worry about making the articles perfect. I’m not going to think about how slow a writer I am. I’ll try to make each article useful but I’m not going to think too much about how maybe no one cares about something except me. That’s how I got 200 drafts in the first place. When a blob of goo with a little punctuation reaches at least 150-200 words, it somewhat makes sense to me, and I get to draft number 1.5 then it gets published. Well, okay, maybe I do some keyword research for the title first. Anyway, I figure I can go back and clean it up later if needed. Maybe that will get it out of my system.
Or maybe I’m passionate about this stupid niche? In that case, I’ll eventually need to figure out how not to be like the 99% of other internet business blogs that make peanuts. The last thing I want is to work 50 to 60 hours on a website and make diddly squat from it. Not that I’ve worked on building or marketing or monetizing this website much to this point. The ROI per hour just hasn’t been worth it. I’ll actually care a little if I start spending real time on it though.
Even if it turns out I absolutely love writing for this website, right now doing it full-time just isn’t an option. Not even close. Some weeks this year I’ve been lucky to have 5 to 6 hours total for our internet business because of the demands of my day job. Like I said, we’re screwed. But prepare to be wowed by all of the stuff seeping out of my head.
Are any of you cursed with liking the internet business niche like me? Are you ignoring it or embracing it?
Wondering how I got addicted to this niche.
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