Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:38 am
I'm Desiree, and I first joined SBI in 2007. Over the course of 4 years I built a HUGE website called Book-Club-Queen which was so amazing and brought me so many opportunities that I could never have imagined. I met authors like Nicholas Sparks, Judy Blume, Paula Dean, Jeff Kinney, and Jeanette Wells to name a few. I read and reviewed hundreds of books over the course of the years. I "hired" additional book reviewers to help me keep up with the amount of demand I had from authors wanting book reviews. My reviews and blurbs were published in actual books. It was just awesome.
The problem was...I made little to no money from the site. I had the passion, I had the PR, I did everything I was supposed to do, but the monetization just didn't happen for me. I honestly think it was because I had heard about Adsense and was so focused on that being my only monetization model that I didn't spend enough time thinking about whether or not that was a feasible income stream for my niche. Turns out, it wasn't.
Fast forward (and there were several more websites within the last 11 years) and I'm ready to do it again. I LOVE SBI and know that the model works if you do it right. This time, thought, I want to find the right concept that I am passionate about, can write about nonstop, AND that has a diverse monetization plan.
I'm struggling (and overthinking because of my past experiences) with my site concept. The thing I'm best at in my own opinion, and according to the people who are most important in my life, is advice. Mom advice, friend advice, sister advice, daughter advice, relationship advice. Apparently I have a knack for helping people. I know that "advice" is way too broad so I've been doing a site concept search on the top one for me right now which is "parenting." The problem is that I'm not getting returns good enough for me to move forward.
I guess I'm posting here because my husband is sick of me picking his brain, lol, and I need some advice of my own. If I want to go with parenting, what should I focus on? If I want to go with female friendships, what should I focus on? What are some other site concept KWs that might relate to any of this?
I SO incredibly appreciate any help anyone is willing to give me! I promise to return the favor