How To Quit Your Job To Blog Full Time (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

I made the drastic decision this week that I would be dropping out of college at the end of this quarter, to dedicate more time towards achieving my entreprenurial goals.

Before you laugh or insult me for making a stupid decision, understand that this did not come without a ton of thought, and would not even be a consideration if I was not already heading down a good path.

I am at the ‘crossroads’ in my life at this moment and feel like it’s time to make some important decisions. This was one of them.  [Read more…]

Your Blog Is NOT A Business

Today I’m going to be completely honest with you, because it’s something many people need to hear.

I don’t care how much your blog is making or who told this to you (even if it was me), your blog is not a business. Not at all. So quit calling it one!

[Read more…]

Should You Use Email Pop-Ups? Do Pop-ups Acually Work?

Some of you are going to hate me for this.

You’ll think I’ve really screwed up.

You’ll think I’ve finally crossed over to the dark side.

But what actually happened was I finally put a real pop-up on my site. Yes, you read that right. I added a big giant box that pops up in your face and encourages you to sign up for my email newsletter.

And doing so was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while. I know it’s a controversial subject, so let’s decide. Should you actually use pop-up forms?  [Read more…]

From Social Media Beginner To Expert In 33 Days Book Review

From Social Media Beginner To Expert In 33 Days by Joy Healey

We live in a very social world.  Wherever you look, social media surrounds us. Every day, we’re bombarded with messages to connect on social networks. This is not going to change anytime soon.

Needless to say, companies around the globe are using social media to engage with their potential customers and ultimately make more money. So why shouldn’t you do the same?

[Read more…]

Are You Updating Your Old Blog Posts?

This past week, I spent a ridiculous amount of time updating old posts on my blog.

And let me tell you, it made me want to cry.

I’ve become a way better writer since I began working on this site, and my writing style has changed dramatically. Some of my old blog posts were absolutely horrific, and downright embarrassing.

Yet, the majority of my traffic arrives to these old, embarrassing articles. So I had to ask myself… is this really the impression I want to leave on my new visitors? My potential subscribers and potential buyers? Is this what I want them to think of my site?

Absolutely not.

It’s time for you to ask yourself the same thing. Let’s talk about updating your old blog posts. [Read more…]

How To Build A Successful Amazon Affiliate Site – The Ultimate Guide

Earlier this year, I launched my first my first Amazon affiliate site. I had heard from some internet “gurus” that it was no longer possible to make money through Amazon affiliate sites, and I wanted to see if this were actually true.

6 months later, the site is making a decent amount of money (nothing extraordinary, but a good amount for the effort I’ve put into it) so I wanted to share the knowledge with you. Here’s exactly what I did to build a successful Amazon affiliate site! [Read more…]

How Publishing An eBook Can Push Your Blog To New Levels

I recently published my first eBook ever. Not only was it an incredible learning experience, but it has helped my blog in so many ways. In fact, the benefits that have come from publishing this book far outweigh the money the book has actually made.

The benefits have been so numerous that I have already written another book for another blog of mine, and plan on publishing several more in 2015. If you haven’t yet published your own eBook, this article may just change your mind. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of publishing an eBook for your blog.

[Read more…]

Are You Preparing Your Blog For The Christmas Season?

In December, every day is Christmas for affiliate marketers.

Money is being spent left and right. Employees are getting their Christmas bonuses and are using all of that extra money to buy presents for this year’s holiday season. Many are also spending extra money on themselves. In either case, money is being thrown around like it’s nothing.

Best of all, this type of spending is going to continue on throughout January as people take back their Christmas presents and purchase different ones.

It’s the happiest time of the year. Especially for bloggers like you and me – if you can capitalize on it.  [Read more…]

Problem Solving vs Hobby Niches – Which Are More Profitable?

The majority of profitable niches are divided into two main categories. Problem solving, and hobbies. The problem is, people have hard time deciding which they should enter into. This is understandable – it’s a big choice, and there are conflicting opinions everywhere.

One set of marketers will say that anything but problem solving niches are a waste of time, as buyers are desperate to solve their problems and are very willing to pay for an instant solution. Another set of marketers will insist that hobby niches are far more profitable, because the visitors that visit your site are more likely to return and purchase from you multiple times.

While both can be extremely profitable, problem solving and hobby niches are often tackled in drastically different ways. For this reason, we must dig a little bit further before we can decide which category would be more profitable for you. [Read more…]

Blogging from Paradise: How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting Book Review

If I had told you that someone could write an 80 page e-Book just on blog commenting, you’d probably look at me like I was crazy. Blog commenting, really? It’s something that seemed so simple. Something so small, it’s often overlooked.

However, this book opens your eyes as to how large of an impact blog commenting can actually have. Here is my review for Blogging From Paradise: How To Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting, by Ryan Biddulph. [Read more…]