First of all, apologies for the lack of posts recently :) I have been a busy boy!!
The wheels have been in motion for a big change in the way I make money from the internet. A few months ago me and one of my best friends were discussing ways you can make money through the internet – advertising, ebay, selling things, you name it. We did a little ebay trading during the festive period and did ok and so began our journey into starting an online shop. Throughout January we have been working hard on it. We have formed a partnership, created our company account at the bank, uploaded the shopping script and we are currently awaiting our first order to arrive from China. We still have a few things to sort out but hopefully we will able to open the shop within the next 4 weeks.
Of course, this new venture is taking up a lot of my time and it's going to take up more and more as we hope to move into premises within 6 months and increase the number of products we sell. For us to success we need to put everything into this which is why I am selling my biggest website TexasHoldemForums. It took me quite a while to decide whether I should sell it or not but long term I know that I have to as my time is scarce just now and it's going to get worse as time goes by.
As usual, I have decided to sell the site at sitepoint.
Will My Other Webites be Sold?
I still own some other sites. There are some sites I own which I havent been able to sell for a good price so I am just going to leave them on my server as they continue to make me money every month from selling text links. So once THF goes my main site will be Blogging Tips. I believe the site will continue to grow and thankfully, since I no longer post on the site that much it means that I will be able to keep the site running. I'd like to keep the site another few years and see how it develops. Any work for that site will be minimal, I just need to make sure the authors are doing their job and they're happy etc and I need to deal with advertising queries. Of course, the site would grow quicker and better with time spent on writing and promoting the site but as I have mentioned, time is the one thing I won't have.
I'm really excited about getting the online shop started and making it a success. It will be a lot of hard work but I know I will enjoy it and it will be good to not only be able to work with someone else but to be able to switch off when im not working….well thats the plan anyways haha!
I'll let all you guys know the name of the shopping site once we get it launched :)