So, today was quite interesting!
Quickly, a brief background. I’ve been in the process of building a web development firm since July 07, www.shockwavelabs.com. It didn’t start out as a development firm, but rather a couple guys with an idea and some time on their hands. It later evolved into a remote team of entrepreneurs all working towards a common goal: to become self employed, or better. It’s been slow going, a lot of bumps getting things organized, but now we’re used to the organizational pattern and able to move smoothly and quickly on initiatives — it’s coming together.
Onto today’s developments. Last week I signed up for a few web services on the net, largely for learning purposes, secondarily to assist in discovering potential of where we can monetize regarding the projects we are working on. Some of the services I tried out:
- google’s ad sense program
- google analytics
- google web publishing tools
All the tools were helpful in grabbing a sense of what we could do. I did some reading on ways to make money in web advertising, and took some tips in the implementation of a few ads. Quite to my surprise, Google’s Ad Sense already drew some revenue, roughly 20$. It’s not much, but I didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. I spoke with the team on it, and it changed up some of our plans for a product we’re releasing over the next few months that has incredible ad rev as it were.
So, we’re all very motivated and working hard! I’m excited to see where this goes 🙂
Web Designer Needed:
Btw, we could really use some extra design support. Anybody out there savvy in CSS based design looking for a venture? Or perhaps just some side work? Get in touch!