So I have a few sites going already that I am using to develop my template. The most mature one of these is the buy science kits site.
As discussed previously, the topic was picked at random. As someone with a science background I also thought it was something I could speak about with some authority without having to do too much research whilst in the experimental stage!
The site aims to sell things such as chemistry sets, bug catchers, microscopes, wildlife DVDs and anything else related to science. It will have a spin on getting kids into science and hopefully a few good solid articles that might help/encourage parents to invest in a science kit for their child!
I studied Chemisty, Biology and Physics in my time and went on to specialise at University. I hope my good understanding of what makes science interesting, exciting and fun will help sell the site to passing readers.
I plan to promote the site entirely through natural search with an early phase of link building but after that I will leave the site to grow (or die!) by itself. If I can get a few hundred visits per day and a few sales each week I will be happy.
The goal of all this is to create many self contained micro sites that don’t need maintenance. So even if each site only makes a few hundred pounds each year, that’s fine once I have set up 100 of them!
Of course that’s a long way away and this may well fall flat very early on.