There’s so much focus in the blog and infoproduct world on creating “quick and easy” moneymaking websites. While it is possible to make quick websites that make money (although it’s much harder than people claim), I’d love to see more instruction like this from Andrew Johnson about steps to take to create a top notch content website.
As he states up front, it takes work, perhaps a lot of work, but the rewards can be much greater. And I think people who set out to create a great quality website will have a much greater chance for success than those who are trying to aim to make a quick buck.
I speak from experience on this one in that I have created a couple of large and successful content websites, and it did take a ton of work. However, if you’re passionate about the subject, that work is fun. It wasn’t a necessarily a lot of tricky knowledge that I had, it was that I worked hard to create good content for years, grew a forum, did tons of online and offline marketing, and made it a real business and focus.
On the other hand, I’ve also created “quick” websites, and the success rate was much lower.
It’s only part 1 of a 6 part series, so it’ll be fun to see what Andrew brings out next for advice. His advice so far is right on the money.