My quest for global domination starts today. Well, no not really. But the websites I’ve been tinkering with for a while now are going to get vastly more attention starting right now. More and more people, both close freinds, clients, Twitter followers and others have been telling me to basically stop poncing around and just get on with it. “We like your stuff” they say, “Write more of it, shoot more stuff, get it online”, so here goes.
Previously on this blog, I’ve been writing about how I believed that many, but not all, car magazines were missing a trick with video and also how the exciting new technologies are changing the publishing industry, bringing great oportunities to those who embrace them. Well, time for me to do some embracing of my own and start publishing my own work, on my own websites and try and build up both an audiance, but rather importantly, an income, all by publishing online.
You’ve no doubt read about how there are legendary bloggers out there who derive an income of $10,000 per week working just a few hours per day. Snake oil? I certainly think the few hours a day bit is utter bollocks, but I want to see if those vast gold seams of internet riches they promise can be tapped into…..
I’ll be steadily building content on these websites over the coming months and I’ll introduce you to each site as I write about how I came up with the idea, what motivates me to create content for it and, as time passes, the successes and failures of each one as I try and create the content people like to read, source new features and try and make the whole thing pay at least some of the bills each month. So if you’re a budding blogger or internet entrepreneur (I hate that word) sign up for some email updates and follow my story. In six months, I might be saying “Do you want fries with that?” On the other hand, it just might work..
Thanks for encouragement so far are due to freinds like racing driver coach Andy McKenna, Graham Fox at The Flash Centre, David Fidler at Canon UK and of course, my family who put up with me suddenly grabbing a notebook or a laptop and scribbling as something comes to mind. They’re spending far too long talking to the back of my head as I’m engrossed with my PowerBook screen. Words of encouragement from Twitter followers like MikeCJ and reading bloggers like Yaro Starek and Chris G have also been massively helpful.
You’ll read here exactly how I get on in the coming months. Starting this week, I’ll tell you about the first site I’m creating, what, why and who it’s aimed at.