I met up with a friend recently who is a very successful blogger.  However this person is not entirely happy with the money they make from their site.  Rave reviews, big links, great media attention, huge RSS following, tons of social media attention, but their income is not on par with the rest of the […]

My friend Mike from the Financial Blogger recently wrote a post where he said his blog progress is too slow.  He compared himself to JD Roth, formerly of Get Rich Slowly, but I think Mike is being too hard on himself. JD has a great talent for writing and storytelling and I don’t think any […]

How Far Would You Go To Get Links?

July 9, 2012

Links are the currency of all serious money-making bloggers.  We want them, we crave them, perhaps sometimes we even have dreams about them. This article explains why links are good and how to get them. Google spends a lot of time trying to determine the difference between legitimate links (ie the kind where someone links […]

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How To Make More Money From Search Engine Traffic With No Extra Effort

January 2, 2012

I’ve written a number of articles about how to increase your blog earnings without any extra effort or time.  The basic philosophy is that if you can write about more profitable topics and cut down the number of posts to account for the fact that the new topics and other activities will take more time, […]

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Make Your Business Sellable – Built to Sell Book Review

December 15, 2011

I recently read the excellent book – Built to Sell by John Warrillow.  The book is all about how to make your business sellable. Many businesses are very owner-centric.  Their clients rely on the “boss” to solve problems and get things done.  The clients often don’t want to deal with underlings and won’t do business […]

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An Unsuccessful E-Book Launch Analysis – My Suggestions

November 5, 2011

I recently read a case study of an e-book launch gone wrong. If you haven’t read it, check it out – it’s an excellent read. Blogging Reality Check I read Martin’s book and I thought it was pretty good. That said, I wasn’t surprised that sales were not very good. Here are my thoughts on […]

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2011 Financial Blogger Conference Roundup

October 5, 2011

Last weekend I attended the first ever Financial Blogger Conference.  All I can say is that it was a truly amazing event – thanks PT! My wife and I got to Chicago around noon on Friday and went downtown to do some tourist stuff.  While it was fun, if I could do it again I […]

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How To Display Website Urls In A Print Book

September 19, 2011

One of the issues I had to deal with when I was assembling my self-published book, “The RESP Book” was how to deal with links. I wanted to include links to about a dozen sites. The way I put the links in the book was to display them as they are.   Right away you can […]

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Make Your Blogging Time More Efficient

September 9, 2011

As a very part-time blogger, one of the things I try to do with my business is to use my time more wisely. If I want to make more money without spending more time working, I need to focus more time on activities that are profitable and less time on activities that are not profitable. […]

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How Much Work And Money Is Self-Publishing?

July 14, 2011

I got an email recently from someone with a few self-publishing questions. I thought I would summarize my answers here. The questions: How much does it cost to self-publish? How difficult is self-publishing vs traditional publishing? How many pages do you need for self-publishing? Can you add pictures to a self-published book? How much does […]

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