One of my biggest dreams, for as long as I can remember, is to be able to live off of my own online projects. The big problem, of course, is that most of these projects - almost all, in fact - consist of having a business idea where I'm giving people things for free and hoping that they'll find it in themselves to offer up some of their money to me via donations, purchasing things from our sponsors and subscribing to something that I've made.
There have been a couple of ideas in the back of my head when it comes to subscriber-only services, products that I can sell and stuff like that, but none of them are out there yet. I still believe in the model of giving things away for free and earning money off of the popularity and related products. This is why I'm going to be giving it one more attempt.
During the next few weeks, I'm going to be setting up a new blog. It'll be health and fitness-related, I'm going to run it under a pseudonym and do my damnedest not to associate it with myself in any way. I'm going to promote the hell out of it via its own social media channels, build an audience and expand it as organically as possible, using all the SEO tricks, marketing channels and Google AdWords placement trickery I can think of. With some luck, I'll be earning money off of advertisement revenue, products and sponsorships within the first half year.
Let's see how this goes!