The trick to making it REALLY big on the internet biz channel these days is to become an authority. It doesn't matter what the subject is, if you are THE authority on it, you'll be making money in no time!
Imagine it, you want to become involved in the world of selling candle wax. You've noticed that you and your friends all have a hard time buying candle wax online for decent prices or quality support, and you decide that you've had enough. You want to become the top authority in the world of candle wax selling!
Now that you've got your niche, you need to create an attractive and useful website. I know this is harder than I make it out to be, but I'm going to assume you can do this well enough. For these types of sites you almost have to have a message board / forum, tons of content, and fresh articles. You can get the articles from great sites such as the one you are on right now, or many others. The forums are easy to achieve via php boards, and the content is where you can put your own knowledge.
Now that you've got your site live, and applied basic seo principals, you'll start to see some decent traffic. The most important part of being an authority is to become number one under a few of your keywords in a search engine (yahoo / google / msn are the biggest 3). Once you've achieved that, your site will be recieving very bulk amounts of hits. You're probably thinking, duh, no kidding, with all that traffic my adsense would sky rocket! Or, my affiliate program would be huge with that!
WRONG! Don't think small, think unrealistic! Wouldn't you rather make unrealistic amounts of money than normal, every day ho hum chump change? Make your own product, the easiest way to do this is write your own ebook. Write a good guide, a good story, some good advice, just write something halfway good. Since YOUR the authority, people will be clamoring to buy your book. After all, your the best.
Now, if you want to take this a step further, and I know you do, then you'll want to create a few sister sites, all more orientated toward profit. Using your authority site for page rank and advertisement, give these sister sites huge, awesome reviews, and highly recommend them. You'll see all of said sites gain huge profits, probably over night!
Chris Everson and Mark Shay
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