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Turn Hobbies into Jobs, 2


By Michael Masterson


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World Wide Web

As we all know, the World Wide Web houses profitable websites.

An infinite amount.

Many were create by ordinary people, based on their hobbies, passions and areas of expertise. Nick Usborne is just one example.

Creating a Website

In 2006 Nick decided to create a website on something he enjoyed: coffee!

Nick wasn’t an expert on coffee — but he knew more about it than the typical Starbucks customer.

Site Niche

An online search revealed many rather successful websites about coffee. However they mostly provided only facts and general information or were aimed at connoisseurs.

Nick’s idea was to make a site for common coffee lovers that would be more specific, opinionated and personal.

It took him some time and effort to create his envisioned website — Coffee Detective — and its contents (and in the process, he did become somewhat of an expert).

Soon it became a hit.

Multiple Sites

Though his coffee site didn’t make a fortune, it encouraged him to make more. Each new site took a while to build, but once it had been established, the workload decreased.

Today Nick has several websites that bring him an average monthly income of $4,000 (he once made $7,877 in a single month).

Since starting in 2006, his sites have generated more than $200,000 in passive income.

And here’s the clincher: At the moment, he never works more than a few hours per week on his websites!

Health Problems

Another example is Sara Ding. In her early 30s, she struggled with high cholesterol, hypothyroidism, low blood pressure, and mental fatigue.

In her search for a cure, she came upon vegetable juicing.

She tried it….

It transformed her life.


Enthusiastic with the results, Sara decided to launch her own website, juicing-for-health.

Today, not only is she robust — she doesn’t have to worry about her finances anymore.


In these examples, individuals really enjoy writing on their topics because they are truly passionate about them (in fact, they could build these sites without any monetary incentive or reward).

And so you when you create websites that make thousands of dollars each month, you won’t feel like you are working!

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1. Only technical experts can create websites. Is this true or false?

2. Was Nick an expert on coffee?

3. In 2006, There were no websites on coffee. Is this correct or wrong? How was Nick’s website different?

4. Describe his workload. Does it remain constant or does it change for each website?

5. Sara originally wanted to create a website. Yes or no?

6. Is it possible to have a full-time career working with websites?

7. What is the main rule or advice for creating a website?
A. Do you or your friends have a website or blog? What is it about?

B. What ideas do you have for successful websites?

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