The title should actually say that I am going back to what this website was originally created for. When I started neilcurtis.me I intended to use it as a platform to discuss what I do and share things that I like doing. However it quickly evolved into a tutorial type website focused around WordPress and WordPress plugins.
The website has been pretty successful but unfortunately I cannot give it the time it deserves to continuously create useful tutorials, which mainly consist of both videos and blog posts. Also I get a lot of comments and emails related to WordPress and associated plugins such as Gravity Forms and Toolset, which is understandable since I have created a lot of tutorials around these plugins. Again I am struggling to address these with the commitment that they deserve.
Thus instead of adding a new tutorial every now and then and taking a while to respond to messages I have decided to revert to the original purpose of the website. I will still post tutorials if appropriate, like for example if I learn a new skill that I think is particularly useful, but mainly I will discuss the various projects that I am working on and any future ventures I am looking to get in to.
So to conclude this post I will briefly cover the different projects I am working on and in later posts I will elaborate more on these.
Affiliate websites are my bread and butter. They are the reason I got started online and they are the websites that earned me my first money and allowed me to leave my job and pursue a career online full time.
I currently own and maintain (with various levels of commitment) close to 10 different affiliate websites around topics such as fitness, DIY, and online technologies. My affiliate websites are based around many products and merchants, not least Amazon.
I love to teach and create tutorials, hence why I started to produce a lot for this website. I have a course that teaches people how to create an Amazon affiliate website, just like those that earn me several thousand pounds per year. Basically I show how to get started online and teach a whole host of skills that can be used across many online ventures.
ECommerce & brand building.
While affiliate marketing is great the margins and profits on physical products are relatively small. Therefore I have created a brand that is focused on selling its own physical products. This is still in its early stages but things are looking very promising. I am currently selling on Amazon.co.uk but aim to build up my own ECommerce website to complement this.
I have many ideas for software but I am not a programmer. I can use HTML & CSS to style websites but this is the end of my skills. Thus most of my ideas stay on a piece of paper waiting for a potential time when they can be explored.
I work in a co-working space for digital and online startups, and this is a fantastic place to mix and speak with people who are very talented. Of course these people have their own projects to work on, but it did get speaking with a programmer and learned they were looking to develop their own product instead of doing client work.
I’ll chat about this more later but for now I will say things are going well. There is progress in the development and we are getting close to beta version to put in our customers hands.
I have always loved following football odds and the idea of trading on sports. I have come up with and tested many methods of betting and trading across a variety of sports, but ultimately they all ended the same way and that was in the bin.
I kept going because I was convinced that you could make money from betting. There are so many sports and different bet types to analyse. I am now testing a new betting method (and staking strategy) that I have developed and it is going pretty well. I have placed close to 300 bets and currently have a win rate of 83% and consistent profits.
While I can make money doing this my goal is to grow a subscription service where i can bring in a consistent monthly income by providing betting tips. This is in its early stages but it is something I am growing.
So to repeat myself, I am going to use this website to discuss the different businesses and projects I am working on. I will hopefully explain things in enough detail over time so that you will be able to try some of these out yourself if this is something you are interested in.