About me


I started my first website 15 years ago, when I was 14 years old. Back then my hobby was Bonsai (it still is) and so I created my first website about these miniature wonders. Over the years I built the website into an 8-language community with over a million unique visitors a year. I travel to Japan several times a year and make a good living out of it.

Working on my website I always focused on creating quality content for my visitors. Monetizing my website was never the priority, though of course it was a goal for me to be able to make a living out of it. As visitor stats increased I started investigating the many options available for monetizing websites. And while doing that, I went through steep learning curves every single time. I spend a lot of time learning how to build a website, how to create content, how to get visitors, how to make money with ads, how Social Media works, how to write eBooks, how to create online courses and how to operate an online shop.

So it was about time I share some of my experiences and flatten the learning curves for you. Making money online is no rocket-science, it really isn't, but it is hard work. This website will save you a lot of time.


People ask me regularly what the secret is to making money online successfully. My answer is that there is no secret. You need an idea and you need to know where to go from there. The Start to Monetize website is structured around the steps I went through, from building a website to monetizing it. Stick to these steps and stay motivated.