We started our online journey six-year back in 2011. We earned our first income (4$ via PayPal) by selling ‘Machine Embroidery Design‘ online. Our first order was from South Africa on 09-July-2011. Of course, at that time we had started making money through Google Adsense but due to its threshold limit of 100$, we had not received any payment from them.
Our Online Journey to Earn Money Online
It was in the year 2009 when we (two brothers) decided to create a website for selling ‘Embroidery Designs’. We had started our first online store using e-commerce software ‘Prestashop‘. At the same time, we also decided to start an ‘Article Sharing Site‘ for college students. We decided to share all our college time projects and notes online at free of cost.
So finally we started our online journey in 2011 by starting two websites ‘EmbrodieryShristi‘ & ‘Techshristi‘. There is no hidden story behind the domain name of these websites. Here the term ‘Shristi’ is a name taken from Hindu/Indian origin. ( at that time we were not aware of any SEO technique, so we had not done any analysis or research before selecting the domain). My brother is Engineer by profession so he immediately purchased the domain names and we started our first website on 09-June-2011.
We had started these websites for a fun (part-time) and today we are earning approx. 300$ per month out of it. This revenue is only from selling designs andAdsensee site. Being a secondary source of income we are happy with this amount of money.
When we started our websites, we were not aware of any online terminologies or SEO techniques. Even, our website got hacked twice times in the last six years. But, over the last six years, we have learned so many things. We immediately realized that our website will not survive without any promotions. So, we decided to start promoting our websites online. On every weekday we sit on our computer and look for the different ways to promote your website. Running short of fund and knowledge we started promoting our website by
- Posting Message on various Message Board and Groups
- Selling free design samples
- starting email newsletter campaign
- sharing post or products on facebook.
Besides this, we were not doing anything special at that time. We thought it is worth to mention this here because we just want to highlight the importance of quality content. We had never tried to create any backlinks or improve our SEO score. We just concentrated on the quality of our content. All backlinks get automatically generated over a period of time.
Building Online Communities
It was in the year 2012, when we realized the importance of online community to grow our business. So we decide to launched the online forum on a respective subdomain. It was initially launched on PHPbb platform and then we moved out to SMF forum for it. It is easy to use Simple Machine Forum to build an online community. You will get more details about the SMF Forum at below link
It was in the year 2015 when we decided to move out our educational website ‘Techshristi’ on WordPress Platform. Article Directory script was not updated since last three years and it was prone to hacking. Currently, ‘Techshristi’ is running on WordPress Platform.
By the end of 2016, we start getting online orders from all over the world. We are receiving an orders and visitors from almost all countries likes Australia, South Africa, Russia, Kenya, India etc. So, by the end of 2016, we understood how to make money online and we decided to start a blogging site on this topic.
Our new website: LoveUMarketing
Finally, on Jan 2017, we started LoveUMarketing website for sharing Marketing related contents including Online and Internet Marketing. As a supporter of Digital Marketing, we also decided to teach how to create killer online content and earn money online.
Today we are successfully running three owned websites in our part time. Besides these websites, we also managed some other websites owned by relatives and friends. These websites are not discussed here.
We think here it is important for you to looks into some interesting facts about our website below
- Till date, we had not used any paid web advertising medium to promote our websites or increase website traffic.
- We had not spent any money on buying a theme or any paid plugins. We think there is no need of paying any amount for this. Lots of free alternatives are available in the Market.
- We are doing this as a part-time job. Spending two hours a day is enough for our website. It is good to make part time money. Don’t leave your full-time job unless you are receiving a stable income from your website.
- Today, we are receiving thousands of page views across the countries and earning a stable earning from the website.
- Though using affiliate programs it is possible to make lakhs of money, we still belive on making money from adsense. It is the most stable and safe recurring income site.
So, we know how to make money with a website without spending single bucks on it. In the past six years, we have learned to make money from the blogging site and online store as well.
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