Make A Dollar A Day Website

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Somewhere in the recesses of your mind you have the goal of making a lot of money with your website.  But because you are a realistic person, for now,  your goal is to simply make one dollar a day.

A dollar a day is a modest and reasonable goal.

It also an exciting goal.  Imagine falling asleep on the couch with an empty ice-cream bowl on your gut and your site earns you dollar.  Passive income is a magical thing – even when it is just a dollar.  You live your life and your site makes you money.   It feels like free money.

Your goal is to create a website that works for you.  A site that works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It works when you are having dinner, when you are walking the dog,  it works when you are doing nothing at all.

A measly dollar a day – how hard can that be?

How Long Does It Take To Make A Dollar A Day

Not to brag, but I just reached the goal of a dollar a day.  I set this goal two years ago.  At the time I believed it to be a silly and simple goal – a goal for the sake of having a goal.  Start at a dollar a day and then move up from there.  I can now say with no exaggeration that I have never worked so hard for a dollar.

Due to the nature of my site, I keep track of a lot of statistics.  Besides keeping track of how many visitors I receive and how many pages they view per visit, I also keep keep track of how many hours I have worked on my website.

To reach my goal of a dollar a day I slaved for 705 hours.  Slaved, because before I reached this goal I was working for less then a dollar a day.  705 actual work hours – hours spent in front of the computer pecking at the keyboard.  705 does not include the countless hours gazing out the window hoping a post idea surfaces in my head, or the number of hours I have spent staring at a blank page.  They are 705 hours of moving the mouse and clicking keys.

Two years ago when I set the goal it did not seems daunting, after all, it is just a dollar.  A dollar a day seems like a natural starting point.  In blogging forums you see it often, something like, “I just started blogging, I am still learning, I would be happy with just a dollar a day”

The fact is that it is not just a dollar a day.  It is a tough goal.  Most bloggers never reach it.

Fortunately The First Dollar Is The Toughest

Do not be discouraged if you are not earning a dollar a day.  A personal investment planner will warn you that the first million is the hardest.  In the blogging world the first dollar a day is the hardest.  If you are struggling to make that dollar find solace in the fact that you are not alone.

Regardless how long it takes and the hoops you need to jump, once you reach the first dollar you can be certain that the following dollars will be a lot easier.

Once you achieve the goal you will certainly have the following personal traits:

  • Patience.  It might take two years to reach this goal.
  • Persistence.  Lot of things will not work before you find the few that do.
  • Solid understanding.  You have a blog full of quality content, you have made many online friends and contacts, you know the difference between search engine traffic and social traffic.
  • Not blogging just for the money.  Spending all your free time and effort for a dollar a day is a clear indication that you are not motivated only by money – this is good because at the beginning the money will not motivate you.

How long does it take to make a dollar a day?  It could be six months, a year, or like me it could take two years.  The good news is that once your goal of a dollar a day is reached you are well on your way to earning two dollars a day.

  1. March 29th, 2011 at 02:23 | #1

    Yours is the only blog I subscribe to. It is a relief to hear that your are not discouraged.


  2. March 29th, 2011 at 02:54 | #2

    Your level head and inspiring us to remain down to earth, without letting our hopes blow reality out of proportion is always appreciated. Great advice, thanks!

  3. Mike
    March 29th, 2011 at 03:32 | #3

    Thanks for your post. But for newbies,they might think that it’s a very tough job to earn one dollar a day .Your way is more like a conventional one.Is there any alternative instead of this method?I hope so.

  4. March 29th, 2011 at 19:29 | #4

    Hello Mike,

    You say, “for newbies, they might think that it’s a very tough job to earn one dollar a day”.

    You say “they might think” as if you are claiming that I am misleading newbies. My intent is not to mislead, my intent is to show by example. I am just making a website and trying to make money – if it takes a long time then it takes a long time, if it is a lot of hard work then it is a lot of hard work. No misleading.

    Also you ask, “Is there any alternative method”. By this you probably mean – a faster less work method. There might be, but I have not found it, if I did I would be doing it myself.

  5. Mike
    March 30th, 2011 at 03:33 | #5

    Actually, it’s not my intention..Thank you for your honest and direct answer ..

  6. May 11th, 2011 at 19:38 | #6

    Roman sir I am 19 and before three months I started to earn online from various opportunities like hubpages, affiliate programs, surveysites etc but haven’t earned a few cents yet, now I got tired from this can someone help me to earn my first dollar? Now i learned allot about this and have to learn allot. I want to focus on one can prefer me something?

  7. roman
    May 12th, 2011 at 18:12 | #7

    I have made a little more than a few pennies. I did it by creating a website, so al I can say is – create a website if you want to make more then pennies.

  8. May 26th, 2011 at 12:14 | #8

    It is really refreshing to see a website that has the cold hard facts about making money from websites. I was starting to think I had been doing something wrong, based on all the claims on the Internet about how easy it is supposed to be… but obviously it appears to be a lot harder than it looks.

    Anyway I just wanted to say thanks very much!

  9. roman
    May 26th, 2011 at 13:32 | #9

    At the beginning I also thought I was doing something wrong. It looked like everybody was making money but me. In the forums people were claiming they make hundreds of dollars a day and they had been at it for only 4 months. I remember thinking to myself: if I was making $100’s a day the last thing I would be doing is visiting the forum.

    Now I know better. Most people on the forums and those making outrageous claims are exaggerating. The truth is, like everything of value, it takes time to make money online.

    Some people think this website is negative and depressing. But its not. It just shows what a normal person (one who does not get lucky and win the lottery or create youtube or facebook) must go through to make money.

    The reason I have persisted so long and not quit is because there is always progress. Every month is better than the last. Every month I have more content, every month the website becomes better, and every month there are more visitors. It might take a few years, but if things keep going the way they are then this website will make (lots) of money – it is just a matter of time.

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