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Ahh, it’s good to be back to Special Sunday. As much as I like having a schedule for each day, I have to admit I’ve been looking forward to today, because I’ve got some interesting news. But first…
You know what the worst part of the 100-day challenge is? It’s a 100 days long and that is a very, very long time. On the bright side, this is day 25, and I gotta admit, compared to my earlier panic attack after one week, things are a heck of a lot better. I’m writing faster, I’m coming up with better topics, sitting down to write every day is taking less willpower, and the page views keep steadily (if slowly) climbing.
Considering it’s been less than a month, I’m getting good results from this little experiment/challenge, both in terms of my freelance work and blogging/writing skills.
It still leaves 75 days, and that’s sort of why I wish I’d gone for 30 days instead. It takes 21 days to form a habit so I’m past that now and I can feel the effects but, as I said, 75 days is still a long way to go.
With that said, the future holds exciting things. Things like:
A New Project
For the past week I’ve been heavily studying keywords, niche websites and passive income. As much as I enjoy freelance commercial writing and blogging, I think the next step for me is to supplement my freelance work with an online business.
I write for online businesses all the time. The way it works, in a nutshell, is this: you find a niche that’s not too competitive while having a substantial amount of monthly searches. Then you create a website and build a readership via inbound marketing. This includes blogs and social media (which is where I usually come in). Then you sell your readers something. Sometimes it’s just google ads, sometimes it’s an ebook, a podcast, a video course, affiliate products… whatever. The goal is to rank your website as the #1 result on Google searches for your specific keywords, and then convert visitors.
The beauty of the system is that it’s passive income.
If, after you rank well, you decide to stop working on the website, you still get sales. If you’re on holiday, you still get sales.
I know how to do this. It is what I do as a freelancer for my clients. Taking those skills into account, and the fact that I’m also a software engineer, I’m going to build a niche website of my own and give this a go. What niche? I have no idea, yet.
So that’s the place I’m at right now. I’ve got a few ideas but nothing’s finalized yet. You’ll be the first to know when I do, but the plan is that by next Special Sunday I’ll have something either up and running or somewhere close.
Take care, thanks for reading, and have an awesome day!