Spencer Haws runs a great publication over at NichePursuits.com imo, he recently did a podcast with a former dentist Claire Smith, who makes over five figures a month with niche websites.
If you don’t have time for the podcast, Spencer also has the interview transcript in the article so you can skim through the questions that matter most to you.
The comment section also is worth reading on these types of articles, Niche Pursuits has a lot of engaged readers who many leave excellent commentary.
From the article:
What were you doing professionally before you ever started building niche websites?
I was a dentist for 12 years. The first 5 years was in one office, and I kept asking myself “is this it?”. I got pretty bored with in, but managed to stay on for another 7 years just filling in at other dentist offices.
During the last few years as a dentist I had some spare time and starting working online on the side.
What got you started working online?
It was actually an acquaintance during dental school. She was an antique dealer and was selling on eBay. I then started shopping on eBay, and eventually started buying stuff at local auctions to sell on eBay. This was back in about 2000.
We started with breakables, then moved onto books and other non-breakable items. I also bought and sold linens and related items.
Finally in about 2011, I started reading about other avenues of making money online.
What kind of financial success are you having right now with Niche Sites?
Right now we are doing low 5-figures per month. Most of that is coming from Amazon affiliates. We have sold over $4.3 million worth of Amazon products on our own sites. If you include our Squidoo stuff, we’ve sold over $7 million in Amazon products.
And of course the earnings vary from month to month.
How many sites do you and your husband have?
We have about 40 sites total. I have about 30 sites and my husband has about 10.
Read the full article or listen to the podcast on NichePursuits.com