Mistakes will happen.  Big ones.  Lots of them. After 6 years doing this full time I still make mistakes all the time.  Some of them in my early days were bad.  These days they're more nuanced, but still happen. The idea for this post came to me because I'm testing new software for a couple of sites and find myself procrastinating;...
Awesome recurring affiliate commissions for growing huge passive income.
Passive income is all the rage.  Who doesn't want to collect checks without working? The thing is unless you have millions of dollars invested in an annuity or some investment that pays you regularly, there really isn't such a thing as 100% passive income.  If the income is from some form of business, you need to manage that business. Nevertheless, a...
Rank websites in Google without adding new content for years
If you read my previous post, this new post may seem like a contradiction or that I don't know what I'm talking about. My last post set out pros and cons of publishing content daily.  In that post I make it clear I publish plenty of daily content on my biggest niche site. This post is all about explaining and showing...
Pros and cons of publishing daily content as a blogger
Some bloggers suggest the 80/20 rule when it comes to publishing content and promotion.  Spend 20% of your time/resources on content and 80% on promotion. It works great for some bloggers in some niches. Take niches like "how to make money online" or "SEO" as an example; you know, the typical marketing blogs we all read.  It makes sense to publish...
It's been a while since I got around to updating income reports.  I'm quite a few months behind. I'll get them caught up but thought it best to start with most recent because that's the most relevant. Important: My income reports only report income for 2 niche sites.  This does NOT include Fat Stacks income or revenue.  The point of these reports...
WordAgents Content Service
In my quest for scaling content output while retaining excellent quality, I've worked with many writing and content agencies. Generally, most that employ native English writers are good, but some are better. WordAgents, at least for me and my niches, is one of the better content agencies I work with. I've ordered hundreds of thousands of works from them over the last...
Excel at one thing in business
Ever hear of Ben Settle? Most days he works something like 20 to 45 minutes.  His daily workload consists of writing one email to his list. He wakes up, pounds out an email and calls it a day. Sounds sweet, right? Heck, it's a workload people working a full time job could manage.  Get home, have dinner, bang out an email and fire...
Kauai Mountains
Pay $1 for website traffic, make $2 from display ads. That's ad arbitrage. Such a simple concept, but not so easy to pull off, even during the ad arb heyday. 4 years ago ad arb was big, largely due to relatively cheap Facebook ad traffic. I stumbled on it, and rode the wave for 2.5 years.  It was a great ride. Unfortunately, arbitrage opportunities...
Old chalkboard data collection and colation
What type of niche site do you want to build? Let me guess.  The type that makes money, right? Me too. Can you be more specific? Do you want to make money with ads, affiliate offers or both? Do you prefer building an email list and earning on the backend?  Or take the money and run from direct ad revenue on your site? In this...
Pop-up ad on website
Have you ever tried watching 2 or more TV shows on 2 or more televisions at the same time? I'm not talking about watching sports which you can scan among multiple games. I mean a show with a story to follow. If you have, I bet it wasn't easy or enjoyable. It would drive me nuts.  I've never tried it but I imagine...
Wild river
This article is part 3 of a 3 article series: Part 1: How Much Content Do I Publish Each Day? Here’s a Typical Workday Part 2: My Chaotic Project Management System While I disdain spending too much time on organization, I'm a zealot about efficiency.  My drive for efficiency is a big reason I'm not organized. I find spending too much time on organizing and...
Messy desk in office
This article is part 2 of a 3 article series: Part 1: How Much Content Do I Publish Each Day? Here's a Typical Workday Part 3: My Content Workflow (from Keyword to Publish) My home office is a disaster.  Notes, cords, coffee cups and junk all over the place. My leased office is the same. And then there's my laptop desktop screen which has...