Today, I’m sharing a podcast interview I did with Perry Rosenbloom. I think you will find his story interesting, because he was able to build a large website based on his passion for hiking and the outdoors.
The site was so successful that he expanded his business into other related sites and was able to quit his full-time job about a year ago! These are the kind of success stories that we all love to hear about.
However, Perry’s journey has not always been rosy. Shortly after quitting his full-time job, Google Panda hit which had a big impact on his sites. He has since been able to recover his primary site, but he has also been savvy in diversifying his business income as well.
Here’s Perry’s Story:
Perry went to film school and was always passionate about writing. However, after discovering that being a screenwriter is a tough business and doesn’t pay well for those that don’t make it, he took up waiting tables to make ends meet.
However, along the way he was able to work 2 summers as a guide at Glacier National Park and absolutely LOVED it! So, while he wasn’t waiting tables, or hiking, Perry decided to create a site with his writing and hiking skills called: Glacier-National-Park-Travel-Guide.com . He wrote content based on his experience and was able to share information about Glacier’s hidden gems that many other sites didn’t.
The site wasn’t an overnight success, but Perry had planned on the long term. After almost a year of writing great content, he had only made a couple hundred dollars from Google Adsense and other Affiliate programs. But in the second year, the traffic started to grow consistently and so did the income.
With his new found site building and monetizing skills, Perry went out and built several other niche sites as well. Then about a year ago, he pulled the trigger and quit his full-time job. The majority of his website income was and still is from his Glacier Travel Guide site. However, he is now involved in SEO consulting, Domain Flipping, and more.
I think you will really like the example he shares of how he got some GREAT high quality links to his Binocular review site. The strategy he shares is something that anyone could implement as an effective “white hat” link building technique.
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