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egh....

branchr appears to be based in Los Angeles

macbundlebox is coming soon/looks iffy?

Hmm well done if true but it doesnt look very honest from my POV

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For a laugh click the red arrows :lol:

(it's for a laugh before any Serious Sarahs start hitting me, good on him!)

edit: who cancelled out my red arrows, spoilsports. Right, where's my mobile broadband?

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Cliche alert: 'Turnover's for vanity, profit's for sanity'.

Easy to turn a million, bit harder to actually walk away with any cash.

Best thing for him would be develop the brand for 5 years and sell up. It's all about the exit.

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Regardless, I wish I could make something out of a website, even if it was £100 a month. Well done to the kid!

A few hundred a month is easier than you'd think. Just put up something useful enough to gain googlerank on merit and without resorting to "SEO" snake-oil (aka spam), and watch the "link to me" requests coming in. I've had up to £250/month for a single link from my personal homepage: just added a sentence about football which was a link to the advertiser's site.

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When I hear of stories about this I do wonder how much the child is actually a front for a parent setting up and running the business - the kid actually being unable to go bust and lose the home, be liable for debt, etc, until a legal adult?

Obviously, I am not suggesting that is the situation in this particular story but I do wonder about it whenever I hear of such stories about children running successful businesses.

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A few hundred a month is easier than you'd think. Just put up something useful enough to gain googlerank on merit and without resorting to "SEO" snake-oil (aka spam), and watch the "link to me" requests coming in. I've had up to £250/month for a single link from my personal homepage: just added a sentence about football which was a link to the advertiser's site.

You're seriously getting £250 a month? Interesting... I'm an engineer so hopefully it wont be too hard to set this up. I was thinking of creating my own guitar website as I'm thinking of teaching. So you're talking about earning by affiliation, right?

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A few hundred a month is easier than you'd think. Just put up something useful enough to gain googlerank on merit and without resorting to "SEO" snake-oil (aka spam), and watch the "link to me" requests coming in. I've had up to £250/month for a single link from my personal homepage: just added a sentence about football which was a link to the advertiser's site.

Good advise, and in many cases if you choose your keywords correctly then quite often you can rank on the keywords alone. Indeed I've had default wordpress blogs rank, devoid of any content, purely down to chosing the right domain name. Of course whether there is any traffic on those keywords is another matter.

As for SEO "snake oil", then good title tags and descriptions help, but Google tends to weed out the over optimised sites.

If you are going to spam via backlinking, comment spam, guestbooks, bookmarking, article spinning and so on then at least backlink to your "first tier" domains/sites or Web 2.0 sites, rather than directly to your "money site."

Quite often its not neccessary of your site has good original content and a good domain. Except for the noobs that all pile into "online marketing" which is fiercely competitive field. Be easier to push vi*gra and male enhancement products! :lol:

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You're seriously getting £250 a month? Interesting... I'm an engineer so hopefully it wont be too hard to set this up. I was thinking of creating my own guitar website as I'm thinking of teaching. So you're talking about earning by affiliation, right?

Yes, it's quite easy to get a couple of hundred after the work of getting the site up there. It's why there are so many 'spam blogs' where the content just seems to have been cut and pasted or paraphrased from some US government site, the content of which is often copyright free. Legal advice on a particular topic, specific health issues, etc. are big targets as it's easy to carve out a niche rather than go for something like 'online gaming'. I was quite impressed to meet someone who was living off his blogs until I realised he was just setting up domains and filling them with basic information on a topic he had no interest in or knowledge of and filling them with ads and referrers - I'm always ending up on these damn spam blogs.

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You're seriously getting £250 a month?]

That was from a single link. The serious advertisers more often ask for maybe ten links, and will pay more. Could be hugely more if you're prepared to link in to porn or viagra, which I never was.

The converse: never get tempted by wannabes who ask you to "exchange links". And links into "bad areas" - the ones that make the most money - have a short shelf life: once google spots what you're doing your link value drops to zero.

But don't expect this kind of money on any old site. I got it by finding myself with a lot of pages at google page rank 8 and 9 - and I hadn't even heard of page rank until a colleague explained it in the context of the advertising value of my site (he was explaining why I was undercharging). Since I no longer put much time into the services in question, I'm no longer in the same position.

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When I hear of stories about this I do wonder how much the child is actually a front for a parent setting up and running the business - the kid actually being unable to go bust and lose the home, be liable for debt, etc, until a legal adult?

Obviously, I am not suggesting that is the situation in this particular story but I do wonder about it whenever I hear of such stories about children running successful businesses.

The problem with many of these business success stories that run in the media is you don't ever really get enough information to see if they stack up and are full of as many questions as they are answers.

Fact is with any of these child entrepreneur stories is there has go to be a parent in the background as, I would say, there'd be too many hurdles to run a genuine standalone business under the age of 18.

If they are genuine, fair play. Really, if anything, it's disappointing there's not more of these stories given the way the internet enables such opportunities that weren't available to previous generations and at exceptionally low start-up costs.

If something like ebay was around I could certainly imagine I'd have been buying and selling on it as a kid.

More generally, promoting the success of a business in the media with the founder's back-story seems to all too often be code for the business needs to ramp up sales fast.

Without a doubt, Branson has managed to play the self-promotion game exceptionally well. However, I don't really like it that these days it's very difficult to get a product to stand-up and sell on its own merits without playing the whole media self-promotion game.

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A few hundred a month is easier than you'd think. Just put up something useful enough to gain googlerank on merit and without resorting to "SEO" snake-oil (aka spam), and watch the "link to me" requests coming in. I've had up to £250/month for a single link from my personal homepage: just added a sentence about football which was a link to the advertiser's site.

I remember this sort of thing being mentioned before on this site - what exactly is the source of income, is this simple a google ad words type thing? In which case surely you'd need massive traffic to many any notable amount of money. The reason I ask is that there are a number of niche topics that I could write about, and would enjoy writing about, but I'd only bother if I thought I could earn a bit from it.

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I remember this sort of thing being mentioned before on this site - what exactly is the source of income, is this simple a google ad words type thing? In which case surely you'd need massive traffic to many any notable amount of money. The reason I ask is that there are a number of niche topics that I could write about, and would enjoy writing about, but I'd only bother if I thought I could earn a bit from it.

No sign up for an affiliate network. I tend to only go for high commission stuff such as web hosting etc.. Good money can be made with CPA offers (cost per action) which pay a few dollars for say an email submit. However you get accepted into a network. I got dumped by one network though for not putting through at least £10k a month (then again I'd signed up with too many). I think to purely rely on Google adsense is a poor monetization strategy, but it does help establish the metrics for additional media buys.

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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