I guess it started when I wrote and published my first website back in 1996.
When I began writing for the web full time in 1998, I was soaking up new knowledge from all kinds of different sources. I would read articles, buy books and listen carefully to fellow presenters at industry conferences.
And, of course, I learned a great deal from every new client project I took on.
But nothing compares, or even comes close to the knowledge I have gained from writing and publishing my own hobby website, CoffeeDetective.com.
Yes, it’s a hobby. I work on the site just in the evening and at weekends. Sometimes.
And before I get into the part about learning, let me just mention that the site has also become a significant source of income for me and my family. Since I began writing it in 2007, this hobby-site has earned me over $200,000 in passive income.
Now let’s look at how my coffee site has helped me learn so much about writing for the web.