Choose a Niche
In order for your website to be successful you need to have something in mind to offer to the general public. Whether it be selling something or selling a service. Brainstorm ideas of what you have to offer to people. I will be using my moms could have been more successful mini tree business.
My mom whos name was Vickie used to every winter season, make these cute little trees from coat hangers and christmas lights and tinsel selling for 35 dollars a piece. Every year she sold over 50 it was usually to some friends, it was easy and fun work for her. I offered to make her a website for it multiple times and she declined. She could have made profitable living off those trees if she expanded to other holidays. She had a good niche.