There are many many ways of Making Money Online and out of all these, i always believe in those where the Investment is almost nothing except the Time Factor. In this article i will tell you how i invested 1 hour of my Time, Lots & Lot of Patience, and 2$ as a investment.
First of all you need to have a Lot of Patience when you try out these kind of options, because setting up a mini website would mean that you should be investing around 1 hour of time and buying a domain name of any extension to reduce initial costs. Setting up a Mini Website would not take more than a hour if you have basic knowledge on Internet & implementing simple things and the most important thing is that you dont need to maintain these websites because they are simple and small.
The Story :
I started searching for a domain name on a Indian Celebrity Name – Bipasha Basu , for which the .com version was not available and even other TLD’s like .info, net, .org etc was not available, hence i went for a Typo Domain Name with a .info extension. It was a compromise for me since there was no other domain name available at that moment. I registered the domain name through domainsite.com on 2006-05-28 for 1.99$ and since i already had a hosting account, i hosted the website there and started downloading some wallpapers of Bipasha Basu. Once a good amount of wallpapers were found, i renamed most of these Images and created a Wallpapers Gallery using web album generator script which is a desktop application , which you need to download from their website and install on your computer.
You can create a beautiful wallpapers gallery within 3 minutes using the Creation Wizard of this software, after which there are a few Index pages and detailed wallpaper pages are creates all in .html format. Just upload the created website which looks like my Tattoo Gallery which was also created using the same software. Next once the website was uploaded and ready i started doing the basic link building of this website and left it as it is for the time being. Since new websites need sometime to rank and get traffic, i didnt work on this website and left it, waiting for some ranking atleast for the typo keyword.
On August 17, 2006 , i added Google Adsense Ads on this website using Dreamweaver software which helps you to edit multiple html files in one go using the option – search and replace code. The website had a total of 123 pages out of which none of them are never edited because its a Mini Website which i wanted to make me money without any time investment and updations.
In the beginning the website started making a quarter dollar everyday which was not a big amount but i calculated the income based on this. If in a years time of 365 days even if it makes the same 0.25$/day i would have made atleast around a 100$ and my cost in this was the domain name registration cost which is very less than this, hence its a total profit case overall. I just had to renew this website every year and leave it, because as the website’s age increases it starts ranking better and i believe in not making changes in websites which are static since it can give you negative results.
After around 3 years i recently logged into the adsense account and found that till date there were around 850000 Total Adsense Ad Impressions and the website had around 8% Click-Through-Rate on the ads. Since this website is related to Entertainment niche which pays very less, i had made very less income even though there were a lot of clicks in total, but still you can guess that how a 2$ domain name which was registered and a website developed within a hour, had made me earn 1500$ in total during this period. If i would have made a couple more websites like this during that period iam sure in the long run i would have made a big money because of a complete network.
You need patience and calculations whenever you are building Mini websites because investing time in these is also not a good idea and going for automated models is always good. I cannot reveal the traffic stats of the Bipasa Basu website but you can find it ranking in the top for the celebrity name, bringing in around 1000 visitors every day.
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