Free online eBook: How I Made a Successful Website in only 4 months

Back in September of ’06 I sat down and wrote a little 12-page ebook that outlined how had grown from nothing in January 2006 to getting several thousand unique visitors per day and earning over $1,000 per month by May 2006 – and how after one year the website is getting approximately 15,000 unique visitors per day, has been featured as one of the original Adsense Success Stories (unfortunately removed along with all of the older success stories in mid 2012 when Adsense revamped their success stories pages) and is and generating $4,000 – $5,000 per month in revenue.

After writing the e-Booklet I made one post at the Digital Point Forums about my new prose and sold hundreds of copies over the next 6 months. Not only did I sell nearly 1,000 copies but the eBook was “stolen” and resold without my permission twice – this is the true measure of the success of an ebook!

In the six months that the ebook was for sale I made a few revisions and expanded the ebook to about 30 pages, and now I’m ready to publish version 4 of the eBook. Version 4 will be posted here in my bl0g and will be available to everyone. I plan on publishing one chapter approximately every-other-week beginning in May of this year.

If you have a new website or are thinking about creating a website for the first time you might be able to get a few ideas from reading it.


17 thoughts on “Free online eBook: How I Made a Successful Website in only 4 months

  1. Two quick questions, if you don’t mind. I’m always interested in copyright issues on the net, especially written and photographic content.

    1. How did you find out these two individuals were reselling your work?

    2. Were you able to get them to stop and/or penalize them in any way?


  2. 1) i was tipped off to both by members at the DP Forum that complained to me that they had already purchased the ebook from other forums.

    2) I was never able to find the first person. The second person agreed to pay me retroactive resale rights after I threatened him with legal action. He claims he purchased the resale rights from someone that sold him a package of 100 ebooks and resale rights.

    I’m sure there are many others out there selling my ebook as their own.

  3. Ladyheart:
    This IS the free eBook! Every week or so for the next few weeks i will post a new chapter.

  4. [quote comment=”1569″]Where is the link to download the ebook for free? Is it just the preface that’s free?[/quote]

    it’s not a the link that says “click here for section one” .. after you read section one, click the link that says “click here for section two”, etc..

  5. Hi, Randy!

    Thank you so much for providing a very informative and relevant e-book like this. It’s much better than the other money making or blogging e-books being sold at a high price. Your generosity for sharing with us your ideas, tips and experiences through this e-book is very much appreciated. The more you give, the more you will receive. More power to you. God bless…

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