About the author.

Welcome to Cubicle Hell

multiple streams of income for the internet age.

I am sure that my story is not that different from a lot of other people out there. I am a regular Joe working a "9 to 5" job who realizes that there has to be more to life then just the "9 to 5". The thought that there might be something better is what motivates me to seek out different ways to earn an income. Being a computer programmer by trade, it is only natural that I would seek out my fortune online.

I am also dyslexic, which boils down to the fact that I learn differently from the norm. While Dyslexia has been labeled a disability, I have chosen not to think of it as such. To me I just learn differently. Sometime faster, sometime slower, but since we all learn at different rate I do not see this as a disadvantage. One of the first questions I get asked about being dyslexic is if I see things backwards. To which I always respond, "No I do not see things backwards, and even if I did, how would I know since I would have always seen things backwards?" Something to think about.

Oh, and I have a bit of that "vision thing". More to come later....

Disclaimer: Please note that this is my personal site and that the views expressed here are not those of my employer, the guy/girl next door or even the Pope. They are my own.

Domaining
July
1
2006
12:36 am
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So after reading my last post your ready to create your own directory, but are wondering about the costs.  Well I will tell you.  There are really two types of costs to a directory site.  The upfront costs and the ongoing costs.  The upfront cost includes things like the cost of the script and inital domain purchase.  While the ongoing costs would be things like the yearly domain registration fee, hosting fees and the like.

If you wanted to create a similar directory site, your only upfront cost is the $49.99 for the directory script.  There was no domain purchase price since I did not purchase the domain on the secondary market, I hand registered it. Buying a domain off the seconday market can be expensive, but might be worth it if the domain already has traffic especially if it is Type-in traffic.  I choose to use one of the domians I had on hand for the project.  I had hand registered it a couple months back, and had just had it parked since.  For being a new domain, it was still getting about 20 type-ins a month.  Not a great deal of traffic, but worth the registration fee.  Back to the costs.  My ongoing costs with be the year domain renewal fee and hosting which would be about $28.00/yr or less.  To break even in your first year, the site needs to bring in about $78.00 or 6.50 a month.  Of course once the upfront costs are covered, the site will only need to bring in $2.35/month to break even. Which should be doable, but only time will tell.

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