I’d Rather Own a Website Than a Home…

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I’ve never been one to want to own a home. It’s never been on my list — even as I’m getting older.

It’s just never appealed.

I might not travel much (last time was over 3 yrs ago. New York), but in my mind, I’ve travelled a lot. Literally. When I sleep, I often visit countries. I once dreamt of a place I’d never been to and when I woke up, I told my boyfriend at the time what the place I’d dreamt of looked like. He told me I’d just described a place called Guatemala. I’d never been there, never seen pictures of it and didn’t even know where it was.

As much as I’ve been in London for most of my life, NOT owning a home gives me the illusion that I can pack up and go any time I want. That illusion is good for my flighty nature.

The only time I’d consider owning a home is if it was in Spain. Never been but I’m fond of it. I’d make it a women’s retreat, run workshops, invite practitioners over. And when I wasn’t there, I’d rent it out, maybe get an estate agent to manage that side of things.

Ha!, here’s me talking as if I can afford to buy a home. I couldn’t afford to buy a home even if I wanted to.

While the idea of owning a home doesn’t really appeal, the idea of owning a piece of the web does. It’s not something I would have previously considered. When I’ve bought a domain name in the past, seeing it as an investment hasn’t been at the forefront of my mind. It hasn’t been something I’ve thought about.

But, lately, I have.

I’d like to have sites and blogs; mostly sites though — sites that are fairly static (or blogs that are made to look like sites so I wouldn’t have to update them regularly).

So far, I have a handful set up (listed – upper left); a couple of which I own (as in hosted on their own domain which I bought myself); others are on blogspot and weebly.

One of the things I do have to master is how to draw traffic. Actually, I take that back. I’ve read so many blogs on the subject that I have an idea on how to do it. It’s the ‘doing it’ that I haven’t done. So, take two:

One of the things I have to GET PROACTIVE about is drawing traffic to my sites/blogs. Without that, any monetising strategies I adopt are unlikely to bear fruit.

So, yeah, that’s one of the places my head’s at at the mo’; owning a stake in the digital world by setting up sites/blogs that bear fruit financially/residually — and over a length of time.

One of the (several) futures I want for myself.

ebele.

4 comments

  1. TriNi

    Really suggest you start the “doing it” part. I totally understand what you mean. While I myself do want to own a house someday because the same money we pay in rent, I’d much rather pay in mortgage and know that the property was mine, owning a website can definitely be more profitable.

    If you do things right with a blog/site, you can definitely build up a steady stream of passive income. Who doesn’t want money every month that they don’t have to work like a dog for? lol.

    Good luck.. I’ve started the “doing it” part and it’s working out okay for me so far.. still in the learning phases myself but definitely not giving up!

    TriNi @ Make Money Online Free

  2. ebele

    @ TriNi – Hey 🙂 – Yes, I know, I know re: the ‘doing’. I think it’s time for me to restart my to-do list again. 🙂

    I hear you on owning a home. It works for a lot of people.

    I dread the idea of article marketing, but I hear it can be quite effective.

    Anyway, take care, hun…

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