So on October 4th I launched the mini site Open Source Help Desk List as an experiment to see if a one page site could be both a useful resource and an effective sales tool. So far I think it’s working! The site gets decent traffic already and I’ve had several emails thanking me for providing the resource. At the same time, the site has generated sales of over $2,800. Not bad for a total cost of $50 (5 year domain name) and a few days of work.
I don’t necessarily think it will generate $3K in sales every month and a half, but I do think it can lead to some significant sales over the year. This has definitely inspired me to look around a bit more and see what other mini sites may make sense to create.