This is a follow on of my SEO Story, if you haven’t already, go back to this post to read it from the start – How I started in SEO
Still No Inspiration – Then Got The Bug Back 🙂
If you have read my last post you will know we are now up to 2015 and I am in a bit of a rut and lost all inpiration for web work and SEO.
My daughter has just started a graphic design course at Stratford College which means I am effectively a part time taxi driver as I’m taking her into college and picking her back up again 5 days a week which gets me out the house for a couple of hours a day.
My directory site is still ticking over and just about earning enough so that I don’t have to get a job.
I was still playing around with the V1 websites I mentioned in a previous post and even bought the personalised reg plate V1 SEO which I put on my new car with the intention of using to help advertise my SEO services by parking it in prominant places when visiting local business parks, industrial estates, etc.
I told myself this was the reason I bought it, but really it was just because I liked it 🙂
Although I wasn’t really looking to do work for anyone else I was getting approached by more local small businees wanting help so decided that as long as they agreed it was on my basis I would look at the optimising of their sites which quite often led to me taking over the websites or even building them new ones and I got the webworrk bug back.
I wasn’t charging a lot and tended to just concentrate on people who just wanted basic simple sites
by the end on 2015 I had over a dozen people/small businesses I was looking after as well as about 20 of my own sites.
I never really charged them what I should have done but had an understaning with them that once it felt like it was becoming work rather me enjoying what I was doing I would either stop or start charging them accordingly.
Most the people I was looking after only really needed a couple or three hours work a month, but a couple of them I was spending a good 10 hours a week on, but fortunately still not seeing it as work.
With the income the directory was bringing in and the income from the sites I was looking after, the thoughts about maybe having to get a proper job were no longer a worry.
I wasn’t making a fortune but enough to be able to carry on enjoying what I was doing through the next couple of years
Story Continues Here – The Good and Bad Years
The Sim64 SEO Story
1. How I Started in SEO
The Sim64 SEO Story Continues (start from the bottom post)
- Working From a Hospital Bed
- TJS Marketing Ltd – Setting up new business TJS Marketing Ltd
- The Good And Bad Years
- Still No Inspiration – Then Got The Bug Back
- More Web Work and SEO
- Back to the Web Work
- Google Panda Update
- Google Plus Google Author Rank and More
- Setting up Google Maps Listings
- Why I don’t like doing SEO for Other people
- Sim64 The Start of the WordPress Years and SEO
- Released From The Google Minus 30 Penalty
- No More Self Editing
- Business Directory Listings Explode
- Giving up the Day Job
- Sim64.co.uk Mothballed
- We Had No Google Webmaster Tools or Google Search Console Back Then
- The Google Minus 30 Penalty -30
- V7ndotcom Elursrebmem
- Building a Business Directory
- TJ You are a Genius
- Always Expect The SEO Bubble To Burst
- ** How I Started Out In SEO **
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