How did a semi-computer literate mom like me build a web site that makes thousands of dollars a month? Even when I sleep? Even when I don't work on it for weeks at a time?
I'll be honest. Here's NOT how it happened...
"Hi Vicky!" What did you do this weekend?"
"We took the kids to see a movie. What did you do this weekend, Elizabeth?"
"Oh, I built an entire web site."
Sorry. Didn't happen quite like that. It took time, but it did happen. I built a highly successful, professional-looking web site, even though my computer skills didn't amount to much more than email web surfing.
Let me tell you how it happened...
I was a stay at home, homeschooling mom, looking for some extra income. Didn't want to work outside the home. Wanted to be with my little kids as much as possible. What could I do?
I investigated all the usual...Mary Kay, Melaleuca, Amway, direct mail, etc. Some opportunities seemed legit, some didn't. And I had real concerns whether any of them would actually make me any significant money on a regular basis.
No slam on any of these things...they just didn't seem to be what I was looking for. What was I really looking for?
--Something that would make me serious money without costing me an arm and a leg in start-up fees.
--Something that I could do from home so I wouldn't sacrifice my family.
--Something that would challenge me intellectually (no stuffing envelopes, thank you!).
--Something that I would truly love and have fun doing (c'mon, isn't life too short to hate your work?).
Some opportunities in life are just God-ordained...they're so random and unpredictable that they have to be part of a bigger plan.
That's how it happened to me. I was leafing through my 20th anniversary college reunion book when one of the pages caught my eye. To my surprise, a classmate from my freshman year dorm was living in Japan and homeschooling her four kids.
As a fellow homeschooler, I was intrigued enough to keep reading. Then I stopped. How did Hillary build a web site? I racked my brain. "I thought she was History major?" I thought. "How did she figure out how to make a website?"
So I surfed her site, www.homeschool-curriculum-advisor.com (check it out, it's still there). Professional. Clearly-laid out. Hmm. I was impressed, especially when I read that she was actually making money through it. But how did Hillary get the know-how to build a web site like this (while homeschooling four kids)?
That's when I looked at the bottom of her site and I read the two words (or is it one?) which changed my life:
So how did I build a web site that pays me cash while giving me an excuse to travel with my family? In a word...
I LOVE SiteSell. Sounds trite, I know, but I really do. Thanks to SiteSell, in a matter of months, I built a professional looking, highly ranked website that I'm incredibly proud of.
Thanks to SiteSell, I have a steady stream of income that helps me pay bills, travel, save for my kids' college years, and have true financial freedom.
Thanks to SiteSell, I'm able to make real money while indulging in what I love: traveling, writing, and finding cheap deals!
Okay, enough mush. Here's the facts. My initial goal was
After nine months of working maybe 15 hours a week on my site (all I could handle between homeschooling and family), I had broken even with my expenses.
How? Mostly through the income I generated from having Google AdSense ads on my site. You know those ads you see on web pages? Yep. I get money whenever people click on them, even when I sleep!
Keep in mind that during that first year, I had decided to take classes to get my teacher's license. So I sometimes went weeks doing absolutely nothing on my site.
After seeing that the money was starting to come in on a steady basis, I decided that my goal to build a web site was to make enough money to cover my mortgage costs. I reached that goal during my second year, working maybe 10 hours a week...again, sometimes going months doing nothing at all.
Then, things exploded--in a positive way.
Once I hit about 150 pages on my site, started blogging a few times a week, and faithfully following all the advice to build a web site I received through SiteSell, things absolutely took off. During the busy tourist season (May through August), I started getting 4,000 visitors a day on my site. Some months I made over $13,000 a month!
And the really cool thing? While the money was pouring in, I was doing almost nothing on my site. Now, I'm a busy high school teacher and Journalism Adviser, and I simply don't have the time to build a web site once it's up and running. I've literally gone four months where the only thing I did on my site was cash my AdSense checks!
How many part-time jobs do that? Let you rake in the money while doing absolutely nothing?
I'm not going to kid you. If you want to build a web site it takes time, and it's a lot of work in the beginning. But once it gets going, it just goes...and goes...whether you're awake, sleeping, working on another job, traveling, you name it. The money just keeps coming in.
I've been so impressed by my experience that I'm encouraging all my students to build a website so they too can have a passive stream of income for the rest of their lives, whether they do it full time or just to make some extra money.
And I'll be the first to tell you that you don't need SiteSell to build a website. There are plenty of people who've done it using other services, figuring out how to doing things on their own, etc. It's certainly possible. But for $299 a year, SiteSell gives me everything I need to make and maintain my site in the least amount of time possible.
And frankly, being a non-techie, I have to admit that if I hadn't used SiteSell, I wouldn't be where I am today.
So enough about me. Here's what you need to know about SiteSell.
Check out this video by this successful Site Sell user who started out just trying to make ends meet...
Isn't that a riot? I love that video. Like the "Video Jester" says, if you're looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, forget it. That's not what SiteSell is about.
What SiteSell IS about is making it possible for ANYONE (even me) to build a web site--a quality web site with great content-- that "gets the click."
You are in constant motion as a mom... loving, nurturing, playing, comforting, organizing, healing, giving. Family comes first!
There is no other place that you would rather be than with your kids. But you'd also like/need to contribute financially to the family.
So... if you stay at home, why not Work At Home, Mom (WAHM)? (Dads and moms who already work outside the home--this is for you, too!)
WAHM-IT!, The Masters Course will show you how to build a web site. Four Work-At-Home Moms (WAHMs) will introduce you to a build a website work solution that "fits" naturally with your family needs, is rewarding, exciting and soul-satisfying.
Like them, you can create an information-rich Web site based on something you know and love. No technical knowledge or prior experience necessary. You too can build a real, long-term business on the Net.
Learn from the experiences and advice of Elizabeth, Cate, Jennifer and Erin (and several other successful WAHMs) in WAHM-IT!, The Masters Course. They love SiteSell so much that they've taken the time to tell you everything, from how to how to build a web site, how to decide on a topic for your site, to the final outcome, including the nitty-gritty of how to build a substantial income online.
An online business IS affordable, flexible, and convenient. You can work at your Web site and business when you like, at the speed that suits you, and still put the all-important needs of your family first. In other words, you can take your family to work with you!
And the costs are minimal! Watch this video by another happy SBI user:
Want to learn more about making money online like these people? Download the free course, WAHM-IT!, The Masters Course. Just click on the button below for your free download.
How does it work? It is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme. The "theory" of WAHM-It! is a step-by-step, DAY-by-DAY, soup-to-nuts process with all the tools you need to get a successful site up and running.
Most small business people (moms like me!) can't figure out how to build a web site by reading a book (the technical and marketing mumbo jumbo are just too complicated). But with process described in the e-book below, you can.
(I know, because that's how I did it!) It works. Give someone a process that has been perfected and include all the tools needed and, well, you get AMAZING results like this...
Did you read their stories? Weren't you impressed? I was. All these successful online entrepreneurs achieved success by using the proven program at SiteSell to build a web site.
I would never recommend SiteSell if I weren't completely convinced that it works...and it has for me. So now it's your turn to find out for yourself how SiteSell can help you. Just download your free "WAHM-It! The Master's Course" e-book here...
Click on it. Read it. Try it. If a computer-challenged, stay-at-home mom like me can do it...so can you. Do it now.
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