Turn Your Passion Into Your Business

Pool Is My Passion

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Ernie Reynolds

It's probably pretty obvious from this web site that playing pool is one of my favorite hobbies and a passion of mine. I have played this game since I was old enough to see over the edge of the pool table, and I'll probably continue to play it until they plant me.

I mean, I can play pool for hours at a time, win or lose. If I'm winning I'm feeling great, and if I'm losing, I must be playing someone with more skill than me, so I consider it a free lesson. It's in my blood - I love the game.

Going To Work

One thing I don't love however, is going to work five days a week. I'd rather work at home . If I had a little more of the hustler in me, I would have taken up pool professionally. However, I found that in the past, when I attempted to turn my hobbies into a job or business, they lost their allure and I didn't enjoy them as much any more. I didn't want that to happen with pool.


Tinkering with computers used to be an enjoyable hobby of mine, until I started working at it full time. Now, after ten years and thousands of computer repairs later, it just doesn't have the same thrill for me. When I get home I don't want to look at the inside of a PC.

It's funny though, because when I come home from work now, I still head for the computer. After the obligatory email check, I can't wait to get to work on my web site. It might be looking up some information on a new pool game I heard of, or maybe I have an idea for a new web page, or perhaps I'll be searching the online forums for the latest way to increase my site traffic, or investigate another way to make some money from the site.

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The Internet

The internet is another one of my current favorite hobbies. I'm still amazed at how much information and entertainment is out there. Everyday it seems I find something new and exciting to explore. I love learning new things, so the web is a godsend to me. It's a never-ending lesson.

In the last year or so I have combined two of my favorite hobbies, playing pool and the internet, into not just another hobby, but a business. And, unlike my experiences of the past, I'm enjoying this hobby/business more than ever. It doesn't seem like work.

My Web Site

I've taken it on as a personal challenge, that I will turn this web site into a money-making machine that will enable me to quit my job forever. It's starting to happen too. My traffic numbers are constantly increasing, thanks to the different tweaks and programs that I have found on the available forums and have instituted into my site.

More traffic means more people visiting the site, and more people visiting the site translates into more money for me. There are quite a few ways to "monetize" the site as they call it. Google ads , selling ebooks, affiliate ads where you get a cut of any purchases made that originated from your site, private party ads, any products that you happen to distribute or manufacture, and the list goes on.

How To Build A Site

There's also a ton of info out there on how to actually build a site , and most of it is free. The beauty of it is that you don't have to be a web-site-building geek or guru either. The tools are out there that make it easy to design and build your site, even if you are a clueless HTML-o-phobe like I was a year ago.

I've created a site with some useful content that people who play pool can use. More importantly to me, I have a plan for finally getting out of the 9 to 5 J.O.B. or Just Over Broke routine. I need to be in the Caribbean all winter snorkeling(another big hobby of mine). I can run my web site from anywhere.

Make Multiple Sites

I'm a little slow you know. I've read about people who have set up their web sites and replaced their work income in less than six months. That's OK. I'm still learning this web site stuff, but when I finally learn something, I learn it well. Once I get this site running on all eight cylinders, which is real soon, I'm gonna make me another one! And maybe another one after that. I've got lots of hobbies, and the more sites I have, the more income I can produce.

Business-Building Ebooks

Well, if you've read my ramblings this far down, you must really be interested in having your own web site . To reward you for all that reading, I have included links for some free web site business-building ebooks that are put out by SiteSell.com , the company that hosts my web site and provides all the tools and instruction that helped make it successful.

These are not just your run-of-the-mill free ebooks either. They are called Masters Courses, and they provide the blueprints for building a successful web business from the ground up, whether you are a web pro or a complete neophyte. Click on any of the seven different topics below that I have included for your business-building pleasure:

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The first book is called The Affiliate Masters Course. This work explains how to create a theme-based traffic-generating site that enables you to build a business by promoting other people's products. There's no need to manufacture or stock your own products - you make money from your referrals.

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This next book is The Service Sellers Masters Course. If you have a service type business or want to start one, this is the information on how to build a web site that will get it cranking.

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Third is the WAHM IT!,Masters Course. This is the definitive guide for work-at-home-moms who desire an income without having to leave home every day. Everything you stay at home ladies, or gentlemen, need to run a successful web business.

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The Local Business Masters Course is an excellent ebook with lots of ideas for using your web site to drum up business for your existing local business. Even though it's the world-wide web, you can still be assured that many people around you use it to find goods and services in the local area. Will they find your business?

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Next is The Webmasters BUSINESS Masters Course. This one is for the webmasters who not only want to design and build websites, but also run their web businesses profitably and efficiently.

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Make Your Net Auction Sell! The Masters Course is the next offering. This one is for folks that enjoy selling stuff on the web. This book goes way beyond simply registering at ebay and trying your luck. This shows you the BUSINESS of net auctions and how to do it right the first time.

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Another excellent offering is The Netwriting Masters Course. This one will educate you in the correct way to write your content and, if you plan to monetize your site, how to PREsell your prospects and build their trust and confidence.

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A Few Words From SiteSell Founder Ken Evoy

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