Domain name development: My progress in Minisite Development
Iâ€™ve been investing in domain names for a good year and a half now, so far my plan is to develop my domain names and make them a money making machine. One of the development types that Iâ€™m currently experimenting with is Minisites. This is where I am with my Domain Names and Minisite Development…
… Iâ€™ve so far used wordpress as my development tool to quickly transform my domain names parked websites into a more professional looking and higher earning website. My experience with WordPress is that all youâ€™re probably looking for are available as a tweak or as a plug-in. I would usually do these process in developing:
- Think about what the concept will be
- Look for a suitable free professional looking theme in WordPress
- Trial and error of themes
- Design graphics and logos for the minisite
- Tweak the theme to how I want it
- Add Contents
- Insert Advertisements
- Final checks and revisions
As I was developing my first minisite, Watch.PH, it took me around a good one month to do. The process was tedious but also rewarding as I was seeing it grow. The most interesting thing was that during my second week of development, I started noticing visitors coming to my website thru Search Engines without the need for link building or marketing. The mistake I believe I had here was that I overworked on the layouts and graphics, and that the spacing in the brands was done manually.
As I was done with Watch.PH, I quickly developed WorkOut.PH which I was able to partner with the guys from WorkOutBox (Special Thanks to Simon Turner) for the contents. I was lucky that this partnership was a great one as I was able to get a good tutorial on Good SEO practices in making websites. He was able to point out what needed improving and how I could generally improve the SEO. I was able to complete this minisite at about 2 weeks. The great thing here is that I was able to get great contents and learn so much from a much experienced person.
There was a slight difference between Watch.PH and WorkOut.PH as I didnâ€™t get traffic in WorkOut.PH that quickly and had to wait a good few days before I saw traffic coming. Iâ€™ve repeated the model with Prepaid.PH, Fix.PH and Idea.PH (which Iâ€™m still developing right now and will be writing later on). The process of making it just got quicker and quicker and Iâ€™m able to finish a minisite at a good 1 week and a half.
I really enjoyed developing these minisites, it pays but, at the same time, it gives me more knowledge on the subject matters that I have no idea about. Iâ€™m looking to continue this model for more domain names to come. Itâ€™s a good successful model with higher CTR than domain name parking, higher time spent by visitors, and amazing SEO. I’ll be writing more about my experiences with minisites and other developments later on.