TMBA 032 (LBP32) – How to Create a $6000 Dollar a Month Site in 5 Months, and Tips on Niche Selection

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Dan and Ian talk about how they built a site that generates $6000 in revenue in five months and  some great tips on niche selection. They also discuss why it’s important to have a phone number on your site, a great service to sell products, and a rant on the limitations of Quickbooks.

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Published on 06.21.10
  • Alan

    Thanks for sharing this gentlemen. Really good stuff here.

  • http://twitter.com/ADAMHOEKmusic Adam Hoek

    if your selling podcasts you should use bandcamp.com
    Its really just for music but podcasts are pretty much the same thing + you get 100% of the sale. Paypal will have to buy their own porche now!
    http://www.adamhoek.bandcamp.com

  • Nate

    Awesome episode.

    I'm wondering if you guys have ever heard of or used Grasshopper.com. I've read about their service a couple places and it looks promising for a reliable and full featured phone service.

    Your comments on the whole phone number thing really got me excited. My product is digital (2 ebooks and 2 videos) and I'm curious as to how doing some phone sales would work. Definitely something for me to look into in the future once my traffic picks up a bit.

  • http://twitter.com/LifeExperimentP steve

    love the podcast guys keep it up, Episode #32 – How to Create a $6000 Dollar a Month Site in 5 Months, and Tips on Niche Selection. Thank you for the episode i learned a few things most i already knew.

    i agree with the phones numbers when i was selling other people stuff on ebay i used one never got many phone calls but it seemed to help.

    parts of the system that i have done and im good at are:

    creating a sellable sells page
    talking to people on the phone (not my strong suit i would say im somewhat shy)
    shipping and packing

    what im not good at: (mainly because it is new)

    having other people do the work
    finding niches (although i do have some exp in that from my ebaying)
    building my own product

    beyond that im looking into making a trip to japan around November to January maybe longer it depends on how it goes.

    i know i dont need a lot of money by playing my cards right but that what im shooting for is a fully automatic business (on second though it does not have to fully auto) by then

  • http://twitter.com/LifeExperimentP steve

    i almost forgot something this will be my first time to be traveling outside the states

  • TropicalMBA

    Very cool Steve, niche selection is hard for me to without @anythingian I'd probably still be employed :)

  • TropicalMBA

    Hey Nate we LOVE grasshopper and it is our phone system of choice, we recommend that http://www.lifestylebusinesspodcast.com/the-fir… somewhere in the first season in the “software tools” episode. Ian also uses Google Voice which sends him emails of his voicemails, we should probably touch on that a little more.

  • TropicalMBA

    Whats the advantage of bandcamp over a service like e-junkie?

  • TropicalMBA

    Yeah Alan! Smart guys listening to the show make for good times. Looking forward to this week's episode already.

  • http://joelrunyon.com/two3 Joel Blog Of Impossible Things

    First of all, please incorporate drumrolls into all future podcasts :)

    Also, have you heard of Venmo? I've heard good things, but not sure if it's a solid alternative to paypal.
    https://venmo.com/

  • TropicalMBA

    Joel we are gonna do it! Here's hoping that Venmo has a giant bazooka with freaking #paypal in the crosshairs. Can't rock private beta!

  • http://twitter.com/myeggnoodles Chris @ MyEggNoodles

    gross or net? :)

  • TropicalMBA

    haha. revenue :(

  • TropicalMBA

    Got a drumroll Joel! Actually more of a bongo roll, but I think it will work:)

  • http://joelrunyon.com/two3 Joel Blog Of Impossible Things

    drum roll, bongo roll, timpani roll, doesn't matter. I'm pumped. Can't wait =)

  • Eric

    The one 'dashboard'-y thing I'm playing with right now is http://www.roambi.com/, they have a ipad/iphone and their visualization of data is pretty damn cool.

    Sorry I don't have a suggestion for the quickbooks issue. That program just blows.

  • Ian

    Thanks Eric, I'll check that out.

  • http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/01/prweb3410134.htm Mouli Cohen

    I'd go check this out.

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  • Jenna VanLeeuwen

    Hi — I just wanted to let you know that this link is now down.

    Great podcast!

  • http://creativewebbiz.com/ Yamile Yemoonyah

    Hey Jenna, it’s working now :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan

    sweet thanks! :)

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