Step 6 Website Income Expectations

Website income expectations - In step 6, we will talk about what we have learned so far and what an honest outlook for year 1 of running a website looks like.

If you’re here reading this series, chances are you’re interested in starting a website to make some income!

Maybe you saw an income report from another website and ‘thought how great is that, they are making 40k a month and working from home on their own schedule’!

Yes, there are people that make that kind of money running a website (even more actually) but we’ll tell you right now, it’s probably not going to happen overnight.  Sure you can strike a jackpot and start making 2-3k a month within the 1st year, but that’s not going to be true for the majority of the websites out there.

Going in, we knew it would take time, but we thought if we just worked our tails off and produced a huge amount of quality content at the start, we would blow up and start making income once Google indexed us (which usually takes around 6 months). 

That didn’t happen.  We had over 100 recipes by the end of month 2 and 200 recipes by the end of month 6, yet we never got that ‘blast-off’ traffic from Google.

Google Traffic
8 Months of Google Traffic

Instead, what we have gotten is a couple of viral hits on social media, a slow and steady growth from Google traffic, and general positive movement in the right direction as of month 8.  This was especially true for us once we switched hosting to Siteground.

Once you embark on this journey to create your own website, it will test your dedication, perseverance, and mental fortitude, but if you really believe in the content you are producing, one day you will be rewarded! 

It’s important to manage your website income expectations and understand things are going to take time.  It’s hard work but we’re sure you’ll enjoy every minute of it! 

We wish you the best of luck and let us know if you have any questions!

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