New Non-Gambling Projects and Domains

September 12, 2011 - by admin · Filed Under Affiliate Blog Leave a Comment 
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    I’ve continued diversifying outside gambling with a number of new projects and ideas.

    I want to diversify outside gambling in order to protect my income and utilise the skills that I’ve learned to execute them in other markets.  To be honest, I never saw myself as being the biggest gambling affiliate in 2-3 years.

    Looking ahead, I want to prove that I can make money in other niches early on because it will give me more confidence heading into the future.

    If you can build, monetise websites and manage successful social media campaigns in any niche than that’s far more impressive (and better insurance for getting a solid job) than just being a gambling affiliate your whole life.  There’s nothing wrong with being a gambling affiliate, I just like knowing that my future is unlimited and that I can bring a lot of skills to the table.

    So far, my BuyGold.co.uk site has been doing well.  I’d love to get this up from 2nd to 1st position in Google.co.uk and triple my income, but I think that’s easier said than done.  My Spreads.org.uk site is also doing OK but in bit of a Google dance at the minute.

    New Non-Gambling Projects and Domains

    I spent an awful long time researching niches, reading other affiliates’ blogs and trying out new tools such as Market Samurai.  I was desperate to find some good niches because unless I could diversify outside gambling early on I knew my future would be pretty limited.  I also wanted to diversify as early as possible to give my projects time to age.

    First domain I picked up was GolfTrolleys.com.  I spent a lot more than I would have wanted on this (I actually regret it now) but I also think there’s a huge premium on .com exact match domains.  It makes it much easier to become an authority site to users and search engines, plus I think it’s a good long-term project to investment in down the line.

    The second domain I bought was eBookReaders.co.uk, which I picked up in an auction for $500.  This is probably going to be my primary project and I’ve already uploaded a few pages to the site to let it age.  I’ll monetise it with a product news, price comparison and reviews section.

    The last domain I picked up is a bit of a hit and miss domain, eBooksOnline.org.  I don’t have any initial plans to develop it but I thought for $280 it’s a smart piece of business (the .net version is on sale for $2k+) and links with my site above.  I read that eBooks make around 10% of total book sales in the US in 2011 (more than tripled in the last year) and with companies such as Google launching their own eBook site (negotiated distribution rights with 5 of the 6 biggest publishers), eBooks will inevitable replace regular reading material. I also thought I could sell and promote a number of eBooks from ClickBank.com.  Overall, it was an initial investment in a low priced domain that has lots of opportunities down the line.

    So there you have it.  I’m going on holiday tomorrow so don’t plan on getting much work done in the next 2 weeks but I’m glad I now have some stuff prepared for the next 3-4 months.

     

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