Lis | Lissie | Elisabeth : Internet Marketer, Author, Traveller
This is all about me! Wizzley made me do it - this is my Wizzographie - not sure I can spell that right!
Lissie from New Zealand
Gidday - from Aotearoa
Hi - yeah gidday. Some of you may know me - I've been around for a while! So roughly in chronological order and missing out the embarassing bits!
I was born,
I got educated
I got jobs
I hated have jobs
I decided there had to be a better way - I decided to make a living online. I had on idea how I was going to do that, I didn't acutally have any sales skills for example!
In 2007 I discovered Hubpages - some of you might know:
HubPages My First Success
Then I Built My Own Site
In which I broke the rules
Hubpages was cool, I liked Hubpages in 2007, it was the first time I'd made money, even if it wasn't very much.
I got quite excited and started a blog - a blog all about how I made not very much money on the Internet. Using a domain with my real name - that was kinda stupid - don't do it!
Luckily although over the years I have annoyed a number of people because of the blog - not one of them could figure where New Zealand was on the map - that is probably good!
Lis on Internet Marketing and Other Spammy Stuff
Passive Income Online - My Journey - Z-List Blogger
Yeah its really my name, hold the jokes, they were old by the time I was 6 OK? And yeah I make money from the site, but it wasn't really why I started it, and I refuse to take it too seriously
I Live to Travel
But Its Tough To Make Money From
My very first site was about travel. I've done an awful lot of travel over the years. I've very, very good at travelling. Its what I live to do basically!
But travel is a tough niche to make money in. Not because of the lack of opportunities - there are heaps of advertisers - but because its very, very competitive. If you don't know anything about SEO, travel is not the place to start!
So now I have a slightly new take on travel - I'm using the new opportunities of self-publishing to develop my own travel e-books and publish them at Amazon and elsewhere.
Read more about Indie Self Publising
Experimenting with Social Media and Self Publishing
Book Review Sites are Hot!
This is my latest experiment. I'm enjoying writing books rather than articles (most of the time). And there are huge numbers of authors just discovering that the world just changed, and the you no longer need a publishing contract to be a published author!
eBooks are the Future of Publishing
Your eBook World
My new review site - if you want to post a promotional post about your book - check out the author submission guidelines and please send it through!
Well that's a short version anyways. I have around 50 sites some more successful than others. I make around $2000+ /month. Not a fortune, but enough to live on - and that's more than most make in this game - regardless of the rubbish you may have read about online riches while you sleep!
Anyone can do this, where you live, how old you are, what sex you are, are largely irrelevant. You need good English skills true, but appart from that, the main skill you need is dogged determination!