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3 Websites That Could Make Your Fortune!

With the advice always coming back to "get your own website" as the route to make your fortune, you might be struggling to know what you'd put onto one! Without a clue of what to write about, time passes and that fortune can slip away. So, here's my quick list of 3 websites that could make your fortune.

Firstly, if you've not already got a passion for something, that those chirpy website owners talk about - passion this, passion that, passion the other - then you can feel inadequate in the website building ideas. But, the good news is you don't need passion. You can simply be a plodder and make a reasonable and honest income from a website.

So here are three websites to build that you can get your teeth into:

  1. A local site - even if it's just for your village, that can be your niche. Keep your ear to the ground, what's going on, who is doing what? Keep it simple, keep it niche. Or, maybe there's another village/town where you don't live, or would like to live, that you can focus on! Become the local source of everything that's going on in one very small area - and do it well.
  2. An events diary - again, local to you. Focus really hard on providing the only site that has EVERY event listed!
  3. A business directory for your local area - whether that's your village, or town, or county. You're the one with your ear to the ground, walking past new businesses, seeing who closes down. Become the voice people trust on what businesses are in your area.

But, the main thing is to take it seriously and give it all good attention to detail. Do one area WELL, better than anybody else.

So there you have it - and you can even use free websites to get up and running, use sites like blogger and you can use Adsense to provide the income, or get your own hosting and domain name for maximum impact.

Start small and build something from these core efforts - once you've got something running you can expand it and explore other ideas to monetize the site and make that fortune!

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j2jworkz wrote on March 2, 2015, 7:01 AM

Businesses which open and close in my area could indeed fill a website. It would require a lot of updating to keep current!

bestwriter wrote on March 2, 2015, 7:06 AM

Brilliant idea for those who are serious about doing online business.

UK_Writer wrote on March 2, 2015, 9:08 AM

That's it - if you're generally out and about and can take notice, then there's a ton of fresh content being dropped into your lap every day emoticon :smile: No more writers' block.

UK_Writer wrote on March 2, 2015, 9:09 AM

It's tough if you don't actually have a product or service ... for those people without a talent, except writing, they're good business ideas for creating a website that will make money.

bestwriter wrote on March 2, 2015, 9:11 AM

Writing is a talent too.

BrenndaMarie wrote on March 2, 2015, 10:11 AM

That would required much work to keep thing updated

GemstonePink wrote on March 2, 2015, 10:41 AM

Great tips for those who want to make it big! It would take hard work but worth the effort!

FreyaYuki wrote on March 2, 2015, 11:08 AM

It could work. People can also write about the things that they love, their hobbies and interests, etc. The important thing is to keep the site or blog updated with fresh content and for the blogger/author to be interested in what he/she is writing about. That's where the passion comes in. If you don't like what you're doing, everything will feel like a chore, right, so even just trying to update or add new content to your site/blog might be too much for you.

peachpurple wrote on March 2, 2015, 12:47 PM

great list, business site should generate more views

UK_Writer wrote on March 2, 2015, 1:19 PM

It's as much work or not as you wish it to be - but at least the content is provided to you every time you walk or drive down the street, have a conversation with somebody or read the local paper, see the news on the telly, listen to the radio in the car.... free content ideas, perfect

UK_Writer wrote on March 2, 2015, 1:20 PM

Well, this would be step 1 of the fortune, but for those who haven't taken step 1 to make a fortune with a website, then it's a good starting place

UK_Writer wrote on March 2, 2015, 1:21 PM

Hobbies and interests are those with the passion. These are business ideas for people who aren't overly interested in much emoticon :smile: Yes, updating's important. Yes, it does feel like a chore if you're not really into the subject.

UK_Writer wrote on March 2, 2015, 1:22 PM

Yes, business directories were abused by people who bought 10,000 business names and dropped them into a database. In some areas the businesses they list closed 5-10 years ago, the owner's died, the building's been demolished and people are living in houses built on the land.

Kasman wrote on March 2, 2015, 3:21 PM

All of your suggestions are about local sites but would that work? Would it not restrict your readership to a relatively small number of locals who might be interested - and it would be full-time job keeping such sites current. Not for me I think.

lookatdesktop wrote on March 2, 2015, 10:54 PM

You have quite a good imagination. Your ideas are spot on.

Kungfu123 wrote on March 2, 2015, 11:30 PM

It's hard to earn money online by writing, especially for us who can't write well.

jiangliu1949 wrote on March 3, 2015, 4:00 AM

Really an experiential approach to make fortune !There is business opportunity everywhere .

UK_Writer wrote on March 4, 2015, 11:08 AM

Yes it works, but it depends what you write about. It's all about thinking evergreen and thinking about the content. There's always an angle. It's the Internet traffic you can attract that makes the money, not the number of people living in the village. Keep it evergreen and you don't have to write much really either.

UK_Writer wrote on March 4, 2015, 11:09 AM

It is hard - and gets harder. And Google's new algorithm will be out soon and I believe that these small, personalised, sites will do better.

UK_Writer wrote on March 4, 2015, 11:10 AM

There is. You just have to think how you can make that money from what you've got. You can't go and magically live in the most popular city in the world and meet stars every day .... but you can still use what you've got.

UK_Writer wrote on March 4, 2015, 11:11 AM

That doesn't stop many. I've seen some shocking writing :)

trufflehunter wrote on March 13, 2015, 6:51 AM

That's my problem, I don't have real passion for one particular topic. But I am sort of a plodder. Thanks for putting it all into good perspective :)

LindaCPearson wrote on March 13, 2015, 1:08 PM

These are very helpful ideas. I've never thought of starting my own website It just seems so overwhelming to figure it out and get Adsense. I would still like to try it one of these days.

nbaquero wrote on March 19, 2015, 8:42 AM

UK_Writer That is very good advice, starting with a local focus is the equivalent of finding an online niche, that if done correctly will eventually grow and produce some money.

scheng1 wrote on March 22, 2015, 4:57 AM

Over here, those profitable sites are mainly owned by big businesses linked to government.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 17, 2015, 12:03 AM

I wish I could make a true living doing something on the world wide web but it just seems impossible.