Money Writing About Water?

This week, I’m introducing you to five AWAI Members who are using Money-Making Websites to do more than just make more money (although they do enjoy that perk too!).

AWAI Member Nancy Hearn has always had a keen interest in water — specifically in ways to combat dehydration, as well as reducing water pollution.

It was this interest that fuelled her passion and motivated her to start her "Water Benefits Health" site in January of 2010.

She loves the emails she receives from people who visit her site. She's heard from people as far away as India who have given her positive feedback about what she’s doing. Plus, she's regularly contacted by students and teachers who use the information she's compiled at their schools.

She hopes to one day play a larger role in the world's clean water challenges "through education, travel, or wherever I can make a difference."

It's helped her in another way too …

In March, she lost her husband of 28 years to cancer. The income from her site made it easier for her to take six months off from her career as a Certified Health and Nutrition Consultant in order to care for him during his final few months and then to deal with major life changes after his death.

Her site currently brings her in anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 a month. "It's been a source of semi-passive income with minimal ongoing effort," she says.

Her goal is to consistently bring in between "$2,500 and $3,000 a month from her site."

"That would make me very happy. I do make that on occasion, however not consistently yet," she adds.

Nancy spends about four to five hours a week on her site, writing at least one new article a week for it.

In addition to the extra income and educating people on a cause she believes, Nancy says she's learned a lot about Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, and Affiliate Marketing.

Plus she loves the process of writing every week. She finds it's a great way to express herself.

As a firm believer in the Money-Making Website model, she also has plans to start another site down the road.

Have you thought of starting a website to further a cause you believe in? Please post your comments here.

And you won’t want to miss tomorrow’s issue …

Even though this AWAI Member couldn’t pursue her dream job due to a family situation, she found a way to live out her dream just the same.

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Published: December 4, 2012

7 Responses to “Money Writing About Water?”

  1. What a great article! I'm an environmental consultant working on building a website on 'protecting water resources'(natural resources point of view), having taken the copywriter course and currently working my way through the 'Building a Money Making Website' course and learning about SEO this week! Very exciting to see what Nancy has done in a field so closely related to one of my passions- and something I hope to successfully pursue with help from AWAI!

    Karen SMDecember 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  2. a website I'd create having a Masters in Health Adm and Wellness would consider mental health issues along the lines of stress and those left behind in a death so greving, and dealing with unresolved issues of the past. Also how you view money in your life and how it affects how you save it, spend it and how it effects your relationships.

    Guest (magen dohe)December 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  3. AWAI asks... Was I interested in creating a website to further a cause that I believe in? I RESPOND YES! They teach you how to act in school...but not how to MAKE MONEY ACTING...WHILE AVOIDING THE MANY SCAMS OUT THERE! My book is called, How to Enter the Business of Commercial Modeling and Acting...Without Getting Ripped Off! My first edition did great! Morgan Creek Productions calls my book "Shark Repellent for the Serious Actor"/. My ENHANCED EDITION is soon to Launch!

    Guest (Stu-Tube)December 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

  4. That is great hearing of Money Making Website success.

    Took Nick's course last year and my website is changing from adsense and affiliate marketing to selling banners to local advertisers. We started selling a few weeks ago & landed a 1 year contract for $1200, two 3 month contracts for $150ea. and have 7 clients already in the pipeline. Our mission is to create a website will all local advertisers and use adsense in spaces waiting for local advertising. We are MyrtleBeachPlacesToGo.com

    Limo BillDecember 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm

  5. In this issue, there was the comment "And you won’t want to miss tomorrow’s issue …".

    Was there another issue of "The Writer's Life," sent out yesterday, the 5th?

    Bob MaucherDecember 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

  6. Actually, I hadn't thought of doing this but seeing what Nancy has done and how something she really cares about is also making her money while also giving her a good feeling from writing her copy has opened my mind to this option.

    Nancy KayeDecember 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm


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