I have pleasure in introducing Dom Wells of HumanProofDesigns, a turnkey affiliate website business. This article is part of a series of case studies, where I showcase successful online entrepreneurs in a variety of niches and their inspirational business success stories online.
Dom Wells has been making money online since late 2012, and his business, HumanProofDesigns earned over $1 million in revenue in 2017. He’s been featured as a top entrepreneur to follow online by Entrepreneur.com and has spoken at conferences about building a team.
HumanProofDesigns build done-for-you affiliate websites and offer additional services such as article writing, e book ghost-writing services, link building, and keyword research. They also have some training courses.
An interview with Dom Wells
Q. How did you first get into this niche?
When I first started making money online, I noticed there were a lot of people buying junk websites from Flippa. They were basically being marketed as starter websites but they were complete BS. They had silly claims about overnight money and autopilot success.
I decided to offer something quality instead, so those same beginners could get a real starter website.
Q. What has been your biggest success in this niche?
We’ve been featured multiple times on Entrepreneur.com and a lot of other industry websites. I also spoke at a conference in 2017.
Q. What has been the most challenging part of your journey so far?
Learning how to build and grow a business, and also learning how to deal with impatience. Success doesn’t come quickly and at many times you’ll feel like you’re making zero progress.
Q. Name three essential tools of your trade and explain why are they so important to your business.
- WordPress. Couldn’t do anything without it.
- Ahrefs, it’s the best seo tool.
- Google Docs. My entire team share a lot of Docs and Sheets and the fact they’re in the cloud makes it so much easier for us to all work remotely.
Q. What do you think are emerging trends in 2018?
People are moving towards bigger, more authoritative sites. This has been a trend happening for a few years though. Smaller 10-page micro-niche sites don’t work anymore.
Q. What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in your niche and why?
Don’t start out in this niche.
Q. What is the most embarrassing screw up you’ve had on social media?
Wouldn’t say it was a screw up, but sometimes ranting about something on a friend’s post on Facebook. It shows up to your other friends even though they might not be friends with the person you’re commenting to.
Q. If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300, how would you choose which to answer?
Sounds like you see my inbox every day. I would scan the inbox for anything that looked important, and I’d respond to those. Then I’d just go back to wherever I last finished and work through.
Q. You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant?
“Teach it how to become a cat.”
“This business is now my main source of income, there’s no such thing as an average day for me, every day is different.” Dom Wells, HumanProofDesigns
Interested to learn more?
If you would like to learn more about HumanProofDesigns and the services they offer, please visit humanproofdesigns.com
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Thanks for reading, Cheers, Karen