What It Takes to Run a Successful Website or Blog

Running a successful website takes time and effort!

When deciding if creating and running a website or blog is right for you, you will run into catch phrases like 4-Hour Work Week and Passive Income.

You should know that these are just promotional terms and not the full story.

You can work four hours a week on your site, I did at first and this really is a viable way to start, to ease into it. But if you want to make real money from the site, real effort is required.

My income took off when I started treating my site like an almost full time job and put those kind of hours in (after work and weekends).

It Takes Work to Run a Successful Website

“Tim Ferriss the creator of the 4-Hour Work Week does not work just 4 hours a week! Nor does Pat Flynn from Smart Passive income sit back and do nothing, he has a full schedule!”

Phrases like 4-Hour Work Week and Passive Income speak to the goal of getting to the point where you can work on your schedule or take some time off whenever you want.

Starting out slow, you will begin to earn some extra cash from the limited time that you spend working on your blog evenings or weekends. Continue reading “What It Takes to Run a Successful Website or Blog”

Welcome to Swivel Chair Millionaire

Join Me On My Journey to My First Million!

Hi there I’m Steve,

Welcome to my new site!

My Story

I started my first website in 2008 which was a very focused niche site, with then intent of assisting the US military community with finding information on Disney discounts. I’d been a member of both of these communities for many years and this particular topic area was a passion of mine as both a military member and a former Disney employee.

I put some adsense ads on the site hoping that I could cover my expenses, which at the time were comparatively low. I’d paid $9.95 for my domain name and was paying $9.99 monthly for hosting.

I put the site up in April and started to see small earnings almost right away, making $4.64 in May. My total for 2008 was a whopping $47.66.

For the first 12 months the site was up, May-April the income was $66.33, so I while I didn’t cover my expenses, I was encourages because I hadn’t even know that making 66 bucks online was doable!

I stuck with it and with lots of hard work (which we’ll get into as this site progresses) I saw huge growth in my income, to the point where I now make what many others might call a full time income, in my spare time! Continue reading “Welcome to Swivel Chair Millionaire”