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Many years ago when I decided to ditch the day job and make a living from the web I didn't realise just how much time it takes to manage the average website.
If it's a blog you need to make regular posts, clean comment spam, engage with users who are commenting, read other blogs in the niche and comment in there, update Word Press regularly, update plugins... and while all this is fun for someone who's running his blog as a hobby, I was intending to make a living from this interweb
There are opportunities I've been able to profit from (or avoid losing money on) purely because I keep fairly up-to-date on webmaster news and buzz. I consider being news aware as critical to due diligence. It's also important tool for website sellers too, providing opportunities to sell at the right time or realise a higher price.
For example, a site listed for sale that got most of its traffic from Google looked like a fantastic deal. Fortunately, I had read in a webmaster forum that
Ian and Amy, a couple who build templates for sale on Flippa and teach others to build/sell templates, started it off with a post asking if Flippa is losing it. The post seems to have struck a chord with their readers and ended up becoming the blog's most popular post ever attracting a lot of commenting action in the bargain.
flipfilter from these forums and the flipfilter.com site then asks on his blog if this is the end of the honeymoon for Flippa. Honeymoon? Damn, was there a wedding?
I've just created a new article on the financing of web businesses.
The idea is to explore the myriad options now available for financing of online businesses. From crowdsourcing to microfinancing to P2P lending, innovations in platforms and delivery mechanisms make these exciting times indeed. It's just as "easy" to get funding for a new, innovative and exciting idea as it is to raise money to buy out an established internet business.
Do you have a concept you'd
Originally Posted by Clinton
And a hearty welcome. I've spoken with many of you at other forums. I've helped many at Sitepoint with the buying and selling of their websites, sometimes in public and more often than not in private. I've assisted people at Webmasterworld, Digital Point, Warriors Forum and elsewhere.
I've written on topics as varied as site buying and selling, valuation, due diligence, dangers surrounding the use of escrow, how to choose a business broker, the Top 101 Ways of Earning Money Online