In case this sounds a ridiculous question (along the lines of how long is a piece of string) I will start with a reminder that I am new to the forums
I saw a note from DM that he was selling two websites on flippa - one I think was bringing in about £100 per month but that might be wrong.
It got me to wondering whether there are many people who are making a reasonable living from websites - that is, sites that don't have a physical stockholding etc.
I mentioned recently that we have viewed what looks like a very good business - gross profit is six figures - but of course it is a retail operation and also has premises (rent/rates/water/power etc to pay) and SAV of over £15000.
But I wondered if there are people making a reasonable living from owning a string of the type of site that DM was selling. Obviously people won't want to divulge their earnings or even their sites but how feasible is it for a relative beginner like myself to spend about £30k max on a range of sites that would produce an income of at least that amount per year?
(I don't do web programming - I have a couple of blog sites and a letter writing site that brings me in a very small income - but obviously I have to write the letters I am okay with wordpress and I have used adsense and adwords in the past. I know a tiny amount about html since I am a writer and some of the sites I work for require me to add basic html - eg for headers, lists, new paragraphs etc.
Thanks for any help or advice