It’s day 16 of my passive income experiment. I can’t help but smile at the word “passive”. It’s been anything BUT passive. Perhaps I should re-name it, the “work-my-ass-off-until-I-get-a-sore-throat” income experiment. That sounds more like it.
But I’m not complaining. In fact I’m super-duper excited about it. It’s reminiscent of the days when I was first starting Dogma London (now sold)… learning new skills and growing at lightning speed. I’m excited to share what I’ve created thus far.
Tuning In to an Idea
When I wrote the first post about this experiment 2 weeks ago, I honestly had no idea what my new site would be about. So I did what I always do – I tuned into my intuition.
Almost immediately I received a crystal clear vision of a purple website with an angel on the left hand side. This saved me a ton of time, as I knew immediately that it was in my best interest to create a niche site about angels.
My initial idea was to create a database of angels, their descriptions and how to pray to them. I even did the keyword research, bought a domain name and started executing the idea… but something didn’t feel quite right.
By this time, I had been working on the site for over a week, had completed a large amount of work and even watched the site jump from a rating of 13 million to 6 million on Alexa. But upon noticing my not-so-great feelings, I went back to the drawing board to do a little more keyword research.
When I looked over my keywords I realized I had somehow overlooked the CPC (cost per click) estimates on Google. Which means that even though I would’ve received a lot of traffic, the advertisers wouldn’t have paid me much moo-lah for their clicks.
Luckily I found another keyword phrase that I felt much better about. I then purchased a new domain name and started all over again.
Angels All Around Me
This is a little off-topic, but I feel like mentioning that as soon as I started working on this project I began to notice an extremely large gathering of spiritual beings around me. It felt like I was in a crowded etheric elevator, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the CEO’s of heaven. On certain days, the sensation of being watched was so strong that I would actually turn around to see if there was anyone standing in my doorway.
The weirdness did not stop there. During the first week of this project, my cousin posted a video interview of my grandma from 1996 (who passed away in 2001). I almost jumped out of my seat when she started talking about angels and how much Karen loves them!
It was a phase of my life that I had forgotten – my “angel phase”. I was angel-obsessed. I had angel figurines, angel cards, angel books, and angel posters. One summer when I went away to summer camp, my mom re-decorated my room with an angel theme. I really had a “thing” for angels.
And I now have a “thing” for angels all over again, thanks to my not-so-passive-income angel website.
3 Magic Questions (Niche Website Pre-Requisites)
Moving along. As I began to work on the site, I came up with three important questions that everyone should ponder when creating a niche website:
A) Do I LOVE the subject matter??
B) Does it provide value and service to others?
C) Do I think I can create a site that is just as good if not better than my competitors?
If you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of crap on the internet. I think it’s about time we quit adding crap and start adding value. If everyone who thought about building a website answered “YES” to these three questions, the internet would look more like a glittery sunflower field and less like an episode of Hoarders.
Also, building a niche site is A LOT of work in the beginning, especially if it’s your first attempt. There’s a lot to learn. If you’re not passionate and service-oriented, there’s a good chance you will quit before you witness any kind of monetary reward.
My Niche Site: The Reveal…
By now you’re probably wondering what the heck this angel site is all about. Or not. It depends if you have a “thing” for angels.
Basically I built a site that offers free angel card readings any time of the night or day. It’s also useful for people who are shopping for angel cards, as the “free angel card readings” show sample cards from each deck.
I debated whether or not to include my services as an angel card reader on the site, since intuitive readings are not really passive income. In the end I decided to include it as a service for now, knowing that I can always remove it or hide the page if need be.
I also started a new twitter account which will enable me to offer free angel card readings via twitter (which I’m sure the #askKB fans will be happy about). I’ll probably offer them Tuesdays from 3 – 4, but keep an eye on the @angelmsnger account for details.
Now that the site is (almost) finished, I’ll be shifting my focus to blogging, social media marketing and off-site search engine optimization. Stay tuned for the next chapter of the passive income experiment, and don’t forget to visit my new site daily for your free angel card reading!!
with angelic Love & appreciation,