Been browsing a while, time to say hello

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Hi

I joined a few months back, from a recommendation over on r/juststart, and have been browsing merrily away, learning lots and finding lots of inspiration.

I've done some form of web development/management since 2004, when I started a blog while I was at university. It was quite well respected in its field, quoted in major news sites (BBC, CNN, etc) but all my traffic came from other blogs & word of mouth, and I could never figure out how to turn that recognition into traffic and income.

Until around 2011, when I finally stumbled across the realisation that keywords were driving traffic from google, and joined a forum called the Keyword Academy (now long defunct). I took the lessons I learned there and built a decent site, which a year on I sold for $xx,xxx. I used the money to fund my wedding (bride with expensive tastes, still no regrets!) and pretty much forgot about making money from websites for a while apart from the occasional half-hearted dabble.

More recently, spurred on by realising that the site I sold now has approximately 5 million search visits a month, I thought it's time to get back into the game. So I've dusted off some old plans, done my keyword research and built a couple of new sites (both cover a similar topic, but each targets a different geographic area) and am starting to see some traction.

So, that's me. Hello, and I'm really looking forward to learning the latest on the forums here.
 

Ryuzaki

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Welcome, @Siberian. You've got the skills to pay the bills. Nothing to it but to do it at this point. Glad to have you aboard.