The Birth Of Another Blog, Buying Lottery Tickets Online

In my last post, The Secret To Online Success Is Passive Income, I told you all about how the secret to making money online is to pick those products that offered you a good source of passive income. I also told you, because of my past success in promoting lotteries, how I intended to boost my income by starting yet another blog, this one being a niche blog that is all about offering people ways of buying lottery tickets online. While I purchased several domains for this purpose I decided on Buy Online Lotto Tickets as the one best suited for the purpose.

Once I decided on the domain I needed to work out who was going to host my latest blog. At first I thought I would use BlueHost and I was part way through signing up a new account when I noticed they didn’t accept PayPal and I really wanted to start using up some of my PayPal funds. I could have used the add on domains feature which would have been free but I really wanted it to have it’s own IP address so the traffic wouldn’t slow down my other blogs.

I then checked out HostGator who I use for three of my blogs, and yes they did accept PayPal. As I had no intention at using add on domains I went for their $3.96/month plan, although I did have to sign on for three years to get that great price I was fine with that because this blog was going to supply money for me well into my old age. :smile2_ee: Once the account was open I set up my latest WordPress using their auto feature, so much easier than doing it all yourself. It even came with a plugin that I’ve never seen before but is loaded with cool features. More on that in another post. :smile1_ee:

To cut a long story short, in a matter of a few days my latest blog is now live. My first post lists The Top 5 Reasons For Buying Your Lottery Tickets Online. It’s even got it’s first comment, although once I’ve finished this I’m going to delete it because the commentator did not adhere to the blog’s comment policy. Even though the blog only went live two days ago I’ve already been asked by major lottery site to become an affiliate for them. I’m talking about MyLotto.com and as an affiliate I can now promote lotteries from all over the load. As an affiliate you would also be able to tap into this lucrative market.

As an affiliate I was able to use their links on my theLotter.com page. Although I’ve used this page to highlight the benefits of joining with a spattering of links to all the most opportune landing pages I plan on refining it even more adding even more value to it.

I’m so glad that I bought the FlexSqueeze theme because it’s made setting up the new blog, giving it a real professional feel about it, so easy. I have no plans for using Adsense, Infolinks or any other revenue earning network as I don’t want to distract the attention of my visitors from the sites main purpose, that of providing them with the means of purchasing lottery tickets online.

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Peter Pelliccia

I'm an Aussie blogger who loves to blog and share everything that I've learned on my blogging journey, including blogging tips and ways to blog for money. I am also trying to make my way on YouTube. You can follow my progress by subscribing to My Bonzer Channel.

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  1. Buying online loto tickets is a great idea. I wonder why i’m just now finding out about this. Hopefully you can make a go of this new venture and increase that passive income.

    1. I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while now Samantha and it stands to reason if I can make an average of $40 a month from just a few blog posts promoting just one lotto affiliate then I should make a lot more from a niche whose only role is to promote many lotto affiliates.
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  2. Hey Sire,

    Very interesting post even though I’m not into lottery that much (my dad is tho) I just love betting at some sports (particularly soccer and american football) ;)

    What also got my attention was that you mentioned having your blogs hosted at BlueHost and that you went to register for HostGator anyway (did you used a 25% off coupon?)

    Anyway, two questions immediately spinned from the top of my head which are:

    1. Is this strategy for building backlinks between your sites?

    2. How many other web hosting accounts do you currently own?

    I was very close to get an account at BlueHost and many of the bloggers I know (Elises Review for example) use that service.

    After a lot of research I came to several comments where users claimed lots of downtimes, intermittent connections and some other nasty horror stories about it but as we all know, there is not a single company out there that can please every user at a 100%

    So can you tell me what your experience has been?

    (I already have chosen my company, it’s just that I’m very curious about it lol)

    PS. Saw your new site and man, you’re fast! Also loved the 2nd comment policy rule “no sucking up” LOL that’s great!

    1. Hey Sergio, normally the strategy option for backlinks would have been a consideration, but not in this case, I just didn’t want it to be a burden on any of my other blogs.

      As to Webhosting accounts, apart from BlueHost and Hostgator I also use Web Hosting Pad.

      Of the three I like BlueHost the best and if they offered PayPal I would have used them, even if it did cost be a few dollars more. The best thing about them is they offer something quite unique called CPU throttling so instead of shutting your site down if it starts to use too much CPU, which has happened to me on other hosts which I no longer use, they merely slow your site down.
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      1. I have been SO pleased with HostGator – first time I haven’t been counting the days to the end of my contract and dreading the next move.

        Of course, if I were less than pleased, it’s nice to know they’re just about 10 miles from me, and I could easily drive down there and tell them in person! ;) They’ve given me great customer service since I’ve been with them. I’ve yet to have any noticeable downtime that I didn’t bring down on my own head.

        So, I guess that’s my long-winded way of saying, “Howdy, neighbor!”

        1. Hey Holly, isn’t it funny how things like this can bring people together, having something in common and all. :winkle:

          I haven’t had much to do with their service department, which overall is a good thing :thumbup_tb:

          1. Indeed.

            I haven’t really had to use their customer service for anything other than self-inflicted injuries to my site. ;) I really can’t blame THEM for a thing. But they’ve been unfailingly gracious when I have needed their help with anything.

            1. The only time I’ve had to ring them Holly was on the two occasions when I’ve opened an account and that was merely a security measure. Both times they were very friendly and courteous.

        2. Hostgator support is the best hands down. I’ve been with them for almost a year now and they are always on their A game. I like to tinker alot, so it’s great that they are willing to fix it.

  3. Hey Sire,

    I actually use the free flexibility theme and I have to say I love it, it always does anything I need for my blog.

    I also use hostgator and have been relatively happy with them also.

    I don’t do the lottery though, not the luckiest of people so probably wouldn’t ever win anyway lol.

    How many blogs do you have, lots??? One is more than enough for me.

    Sally :)

    1. Hi Sally about 9 at the moment but I’m thinking of selling some of them so I can concentrate on the others.

      I started off with Flexibility but I wanted the little bit more which is why I upgraded to FlexSqueeze. Best move I ever did too. I loved it so much I couldn’t help but promote it and people who saw how much I loved it bought it from me. It now brings money in on a regular basis.

      As to the lottery, you may not play it but that’s no reason why you can’t offer your readers the chance at having a go. :smile2_ee:
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      1. Maintaining 9 blogs regularly is mot an easy task.I have only 3.But sometimes I find it very difficult to make time for them.

        Wish you all the best for your new blog.

        1. It certainly isn’t a piece of cake and some get more attention than others, but then that’s life. :wink_ee:

  4. Amazing! Just this morning I was talking to my wife about how I win the Netherlands National Lottery about twice a week — I’m up to around 36 million dollars now. Immagine how I would do if I actually bought a ticket!

    1. I suppose the wife tells you the same thing Allan :cheese1_ee:

      I do buy lottery tickets and lately I’ve been using OzLotteries as my online agent but I only do so when it jackpots to a substantial amount. I never thought of purchasing one overseas until I started researching this topic. At least they’re jackpots are higher, and now with the strength of the Aussie dollar it starts to look even more attractive.
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  5. The new blog looks great. I’m definitely in favor of building up passive income sites. You don’t necessarily have to have a site or blog that requires weekly or daily work. It makes a lot of sense to instead build up a bunch of sites that bring in money mostly on their own once it is setup. Good luck with the lotto niche.

    1. Thanks Jeremy, I have high hopes for this one. Being a blog I’ll be able to keep on Googles radar by making regular updates and with Market Samurais help I’ll be able to get a good listing on the search engines.
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  6. Hey Sire, this is a pretty cool idea. I just checked out the site and it doesn’t look that bad. Good luck with your new endeavor.

    1. Fast, don’t forget fast Petra :lol_ee:

      You’re so right though, I did get a lot of satisfaction from getting it online, a task made a lot easier because I used the FlexSqueeze theme.

      As for updates, every chance I get, but only when I have something useful to say.
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  7. Peter you deserve to succeed with this new site… and I think that you will.
    Strikes me that you are a born business man and are prepared to give things a go.

    Most of us are busy looking for that sure fire winner, but you just get in there and try it.

    Power to you Peter – hope you’ll let us know how things go.
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    1. Thanks Keith, and perhaps not a born business man, I sort of grew into it. :tongue_laugh_ee:

      Honestly though, I think I have a real winner with this one. There’s a lot of people doing it but not many of them are doing it well, and it will be a lot easier to promote it than it is promoting my sex aids site.
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  8. Twitter:
    First Sire, I hope you have great success with the new blog; I’m sure you’ll let us all know how it goes.

    Second, man, you need to look at that first paragraph again. Two major glaring errors that I’m surprised you missed; one word I’m betting you don’t even use on a regular basis. lol :ponder_tb:
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    1. Thanks Mitch and thanks also for proof reading my post for me, I don’t know what I would do without you, even though I actually found three errors in that first paragraph. :nono_tb: Wonder if I should check the rest of the post :laugh_tb:
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      1. Twitter:
        Sire, always looking out for your best interest; it’s what we do for each other. lol :thumbup_tb:

        I do have another question though. You said BlueHost doesn’t accept Paypal payments; what the hey? I never knew it was up to the hosting company as to whether Paypal worked or not; what’s up with that?
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        1. Yep, that’s what mates are for Mitch.

          As to BlueHost, what I meant was they wouldn’t accept me using PayPal to purchase a new account, only credit cards, and I really wanted to use PayPal.

  9. Dear Sire,
    I was not even aware you could buy lottery ticket online until I stumbled across this post and congrats on getting such a great affiliate so quickly.

    1. Thanks Valerie, and I reckon I got to strike it lucky sometime. Heck, maybe I should buy a lottery ticket? Must check out those jackpots.

  10. Before the lottery came to Georgia where I live, me and some friends used to drive all the way to Florida to play the lottery. So by the time it got here we were tired of it. Any way, I have to wonder how a site that promotes state lotteries would work. Aren’t there legal problems with such an endeavor?

    1. I’m sure there are legal ramifications David and I’m also sure that any illegal site wouldn’t last on the net for all that long. TheLotter has been operating successfully since 1996 and that being the case I’d say they are completely legit.

      As a lot of the lotteries use their proceeds for some sort of charity I can’t see why they would refuse any overseas revenue.
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  11. Hi Sire,
    I went to see your site (colourful, crisp, easy to use) and check your comment policy, but as I forgot to suck up, I thought I would come back and do it here. Thanks for the step by step how-to-guide on establishing a new site. Sounds so straightforward, but the keyword searching….the experience and the hours that went into your making that crucial decision are not to be dismissed lightly. It is brain-numbing stuff for the less experiences of us. Hope it’s a great income earner for you. I really enjoy reading your posts.
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    1. Hi Julia, thanks for being the first to leave a comment as it reminded me to install a subscribe to comment plugin.

      As for setting up the new site I reckon I’m lucky in that I’ve been doing it for quite some time now and the using the FlexSqueeze theme made setting it up a breeze.

  12. Sire,
    I like this post. Not all of us have the entrepreneurial gene- or if we do it is not impressed. I liked following your train of thought as you started this new blog, the reasons you chose A over B and the serendipitous events that just came your way in the process. I don’t have the instict yet but maybe posts like this will move me in the right direction.

    1. Hey Ralph, nice to see you again. I always try to be completely open when sharing how I do things. There are no hidden secrets where I ask others to subscribe in order to learn the crucial points. The Internet is a huge place and I have no qualms about sharing it’s possible wealth.
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  13. I love how you said that this blog is going to supply you money until you grow old. :D Your tips in making a new blog are amazing, and online lottery is I think a very good kind of business. :D

    1. The way I see it Grace, as long as my members continue to buy lottery tickets I will make money and so yes I’m sure they will be providing for my old age. :smoke_tb:

  14. Sex money and power are the three pillars that will never die in almost any society I can think of. What was it PT Barnum said? “There is a sucker born every minute”…LOL Seriously though, I think a blog in this arena and others like it is a very smart,profitable business decision.

    1. That’s what I’m planning on Trudy.

  15. Lotteries are always very popular, and I can see how this type of site would do well. What a great idea! It looks like you have a lot of great passive income ideas floating around on this site and I’m going to bookmark this site. Keep up the good work!

    1. I know of a lot of people who say that just so their link is approved but do not follow through. These are the same people who later on in life tell their mates that they tried making money online but it was a waste of time.

      In this world there are two types of people, doers and talkers. Doers make money because they act and talkers just talk about it.

  16. Hey, great idea with lottery tickets. People always are interested of this kind of things. Very good point on that you will not use Adsense, because the point is that user to buy tickets not to click on an Ad. I do exactly on my niche, no Ads from Adsense on my blogs if i use affiliate programs.

    1. You are so right Silvya, you don’t want to have adsense ads if it’s going to compete with affiliate sales.

  17. Interesting concept. I know of people who have tried to tap into the niche before, but it didn’t seem to work out for them as people are apprehensive about buying lottery tickets online. Best of luck with your new blog!

    1. Times are changing Bob, more and more people are going online for a large range of things. The online reason I’m deciding to go this route is because I’m already making on average $40 – $50 per month and that from just a couple of posts so imagine what I could be making with a dedicated niche. I just have to drive the traffic to it and make sure the posts as site is as professional as I can make it.

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