So many people have asked me, “Why are you starting a blog”? Well, mostly it originated as an idea to have a place for the MCC Bicycle Club to write stuff and to have a web site where we could store stuff. Stuff like newsletters, application forms for rides and various activities like that.
Well you know, if you start reading about starting a blog, it won’t take you long to find out that it is better if you own your own site. Owning your own site allows you to monetize the site if you would like to. The “free” sites don’t allow you to do that. Additionally, they actually own and control your stuff. So, while my goal is not to make money – at least not boatloads of it – I won’t be very upset if it happens. I would like to make enough money to pay for the site. At this time, that would be a whopping $100 for hosting and a domain name, and it appears that I will need to purchase an SSL certificate if I want to use PayPal on my site. Reading about bloggers that bring in more money monthly than I do annually working a full time job makes me believe that it is not unreasonable to think that I might make upwards of $100 over the course of a year. I mean, I really do intend to try to make some money. It’s just that my target goal is pretty low.
I will be adding links to my EBAY stuff for sale. I will be selling pannier kits for making money with
your bikes as well. I think I will try my hand at some training videos and or books as well. Overall, it will be a very eclectic collection of stuff. The opportunity to strike it rich exists, but I think this will be mostly a not-for-profit operation. Breaking even seems like a reasonable goal.
What do you think? What sort of stuff would you like to see on this site? Leave me some feedback in the comments section, please!