Now you can be successful doing either method. Pat Flynn at Smart Passive Income has documented on his site how he built a niche site in the Security Guard market over the last 12 months, and how it now earns around $1500 a month in Adsense revenue.
And my buddy Steve Scott is a big proponent of affiliate marketing – and wrote a detailed eCourse on it called ‘Affiliate Marketing Without The B.S.’
But neither of those methods appeals to me – if you go the Adsense route then you’re at the mercy of Google. And if you go the Affiliate Marketing route then the generating revenue part of your business model is also largely at the mercies of others. Now I repeat again, both of these models work.
But neither of them appeals to me. I’d rather create my own products and services. In the long term I think this is a more sustainable business model. What’s important for me is that it puts the control in my hands.
Product Creation is a topic that’s not talked about on the Blogosphere at the same length and detail as other topics – and it’s one of the most important IMO. So I’m going to create a series of articles on product creation to help people – if you have any questions please email me, or leave them in the Comments below. [Read more…]