I wonder how many projects I have started to date — some failed, some worked and some are still under progress.
Today, I felt nostalgic and decided to make a list of every project that I remember or have a record of. Of course, some would still get left out.
So here I go…
- A blog called Tech Planet
This was 2015 when I first started writing on my very first blog. It was created using WordPress.com’s free subdomain.
I had terrible writing skills back then, but I wrote about some random things related to technology.
Later, I migrated this blog to compile.blog.
- A ClickBank product review website
I created this website to promote a single ClickBank product. And, this was around the time when I first discovered the word affiliate marketing.
Surprisingly, this was the first project that made me my first dollars online.
- A health niche affiliate website
Health was a very competitive niche (it still is) for affiliate marketing back then.
But I created one website where I would write reviews for various health-related no-prescription pills.
It didn’t quite work out and failed.
It was a simple business and tech-related blog which did kind of okay. I published approx. 50 articles and was receiving 3-4k monthly visitors.
Later, I migrated all the site’s content to compile.blog.
It was a website that contained lyrics of all the famous songs out there. We (me and my friends) had managed to put approx. 2500 songs lyrics on the website.
The website was receiving 20k+ visitors per month but we shut it down after 2 years as we were unable to monetize it properly (also it became kind of boring later).
- Another health niche affiliate website
I wrote reviews of various health products out there. Almost for a year, it didn’t show any returns but now, after 2 years later, the website is making approx. $800+ per month.
And, the interesting thing is I haven’t published any new content on the website in the last 1 year — it’s an ultimate example of passive income.
Yes, once I had a thought to sell the website but people on Reddit made me realize that selling wasn’t a good option.
I started AspiringYouths as a simple education blog where I wrote various informative articles for students. I worked only on the weekends.
I didn’t promote any of the content on social media or anywhere else but after a year the website started receiving 10,000+ monthly visitors.
I have not yet monetized the website but I’m in the process of making a concrete plan for the website.
I really liked the domain name compile.blog and bought it last year to have it as my main blog. I moved all my other smaller blogs in the business and tech niche to this blog.
I started DeepakNess, which is where you’re reading this right now, as my personal website where I would put all the highlights and things that I’m working on or have worked on.
This website is built using Gatsby and is hosted on Netlify. I have kept the design of the website very simple and I love to publish mini-essays here.
Update: Now, the website is on WordPress.
- Another affiliate website
By now, you must have guessed that I love affiliate websites. In the past 6 years, I have created more than 15 affiliate websites and most of them have failed.
But I think I have 5 affiliate sites that are making me money as of now.
To be honest, I love affiliate sites because if done right, they can generate tons of money, and that too passively.
- Personal Websites List
Well, Personal Websites was a complete side project that I worked on in collaboration with Bikash Kampo.
We collected a list of 100+ cool-looking personal websites, created a simple landing page, and launched it on Product Hunt.
And, we received an unexpectedly high response from the Product Hunt community. It received hundreds of upvotes and became the top #5 of the day.
The website is still up and brings a few hundred users each month.
- enrzi.in (not active)
Enrzi.in is a fairly new project that I have started to cover electric vehicles. On this website, I will be posting news and information about electric vehicles.
I am currently working on the website and I hope it will reach considerable heights in the future.
- Dad Jokes
Dad Jokes is a fun project that I worked on one weekend. It’s a collection of super funny dad jokes — just press the button and you will be presented with a new joke.
- Deepak’s Notes
From January this year (2021), I decided that I will keep a public note of what I learned and then I created this Deepak’s Notes where I publish anything, literally.
Posting notes is completely different from posting blog posts, I do not have to worry about the topic and length of the writings. I can even publish a note with just a single line in it.
This simple site is created using Hugo and hosted on Netlify.
Update: All notes have been moved to Notion now.
- 100 Exposed (no longer live)
100 Exposed is another project that I have done in collaboration with Bikash Kampo. It’s a simple site where we publish huge lists only.
It’s created using Notion + Super and performs really well. I absolutely love the overall feel of the website.
- OpenAI Pricing Calculator
OpenAI’s language models APIs have become an integral part of my workflow and I always had to manually calculate how much it’s going to cost. So, I built this simple yet useful OpenAI pricing calculator that lets you quickly estimate how much it will cost based on the number of words.
These are only the main considerable projects that I have done in the last 6 years, there are tens of other silly projects that I don’t even remember.
However, all these failed projects are the reason behind the successful ones.