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Ask HN: Do you have any one-man websites? How much do you make?
24 points by Goopplesoft 1685 days ago | hide | past | web | 17 comments | favorite
I am curious how many of you manage a single employee premium website and how much you make from doing that? I'm curious if longterm med/high individual income streams can be made by working on self-sustaining small projects instead of lots of nurture required large ones.

http://www.improvely.com, http://www.w3counter.com, http://www.dialshield.com and a couple others are mine alone. I support around 90,000 users across all the sites. This is what I do for a living.


p.s. improvely (which I knew about before) and dialshied (which I've now bookmarked) work great but I got this on www.w3counter.com:

Oops! An Error Occurred

The server returned a "500 Internal Server Error".

Something is broken Please e-mail us at [email] and let us know what you were doing when this error occurred. We will fix it as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Thanks. A RAID controller decided to die, took a bit of time to bring it back up.

.... (Picks up jaw from the keyboard) Awesome, I REALLY need to speak with you on this single man project I'm building.

That's really impressive, I've been trying to get a service running like this. But so far I've just got single-man developed free websites. One of the problems I've encountered is how to actually drag users to the service/s. Do you have any advice on that?

I learned a lot from your dialshield website. I went from knowing nothing about your website to knowing exactly what it was within 30 seconds. Well done.

Rob Walling has a bundle of these little app, all making pretty good money.

[1] http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/

[2] http://www.softwarebyrob.com/

Online HTML5 app, about $400 a day, if I was going to try it for a sustainable income I would start a few a manage them all at the same time.

$400 a day? That's not bad at all. It that from advertisements or do you charge for the app?

Not bad? I'd happily live on that income for the rest of my life. Hell, I'd be happy with a month of that income :)

Haha I completely agree with your statements.

Its a funeral program generator so I charge for each program created

Pornhub html5 version? :)

would you mind sharing a link?

Isn't it like Pepsi asking Coke for their formula? :) I don't think he/she'll share the link, but I too am curious about what the app does

No, not at all. Even if you knew the Coke formula today, you wouldn't be able to unseat Coke. Similarly, the people that use the site to the tune of $400 per day haven't seem to be able to steal it, yet.

I run 3 different sites by myself that each make over $1,500/month.

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