Yup, that’s the old logo for my old website. I honestly should of kept this site active as the domain itself has a decent amount of backlinks. But anyways, I will explain in detail exactly what happened to this site (being my first success story ever in my career in Blogging).
DecorativeSoul.com (just the domain itself) is worth $6,663.97 CAD, which is $4,981.40 USD, on Godaddy.com. I haven’t looked on other sites yet, but since GD is the top hosting provider in the world I trust their estimate. I bought this domain over a decade ago and started a blog on Home Decor, thinking I’d just try it out and to see if I could make some money off of it, and I did!. I made about $500-$600 per month from around 2012 to 2015.
I know that doesn’t sound like very much money, but I personally have never met anyone that’s actually making more than $50 per month from their website. I guess I am from a small town, and now living in the big city it’s only a matter of time before I meet someone who actually makes a living from blogging. I’ve told a few people about my success story and some don’t believe me (I assume, telling from their reaction), and a handful of people did believe me and asked how it actually works. One friend actually asked recently if I was still earning that same amount of money I told him about in the first place.
Of course I just said “no, not anymore”, but it was really interesting and inspiring to know that he still remembered and asked about it. I guess you can say that I inspired myself. I only told people about it because it was true. I don’t make this stuff up. Now, coming from a perspective of affiliate marketers reading this that are already, I can tell your opinion of my story in this article is probably like “pfft, I make double that”. Well, let me just say that it did not happen overnight. I started earning $100 per month after about three years of posting two articles a day. It took me about less than 25-35 mins to publish two articles in each day. I definitely had patience for it.
I also never missed any of those days so I was very persistent. The only downside to this whole first online endeavor is that the content was not “future proof”. The articles were only 50-100 words long, and I was sharing images of other people’s creations (which Pinterest does that too, anyways). So yeah, I created something that was eventually going to fail, but it was a success, and I learned a lot from it. Now-a-days, in order to get approved for an ad network like Adsense, your articles must be at least 250-500 words or something like that, focusing on the content of your niche.
Before, you could just simply start a website with little to no content and you would be approved, well, there was no approval-basis per website, you just added the website to Adsense and generated the code to insert into your website and the ads would show up almost instantly. I really think this is a great idea so that these fake websites out there with little content don’t get indexed unless they actually put some work into their websites.
The beauty of Blogging is that anyone can do it, and you can put as much work into it as you want and make an unlimited amount of money from it, this kind of thing just wasn’t around in the early 90’s, and it wasn’t until 2003 that Adsense was created. And with it being almost 25 years into this new way of making money, online, there are more ad networks than just Adsense so there is much more competition. Anyways, I guess that’s all for now and I hope you enjoyed my story. If you have any questions please leave a comment down below. I may update this post down the road so, stay tuned.