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I received an email from a reader the other day that asked me what business venture I would pursue if I was starting over. In particular they wanted to know if they should be focusing on building a niche site or starting an Amazon FBA business. Today I want to dive into that question and provide some of my thoughts.
Yes! I Love to Learn Want to learn step-by-step how I built my Niche Site Empire up to a full-time income? I wanted to provide an update on a few of the things happening in my business. I typically do this on a monthly basis. However, beyond just a normal update, I also want to provide a few more details on the social media project that I mentioned briefly in my last post.
So, you want to get famous on social media, huh? Even if you personally don't want to get famous, I'm sure you'd love for your business to extend it's reach and influence. You've likely heard of the value that a great social media following can bring to your business and you'd like to get there as quickly as possible.
Yes! I Love to Learn Want to learn step-by-step how I built my Niche Site Empire up to a full-time income? As usual, I'd like to share some of the latest happenings in my business as a way to keep you up to date and as a way for me to reflect. Overall September was a good month! The biggest news is that the Niche Site + Amazon FBA business that I listed on Empire Flippers ...
I've heard so many success stories about crowdfunding that I wanted a piece of the pie. What I got instead was a slice of humble pie. I thought I could rock a Kickstarter campaign with all my hustle and smart marketing ideas. However, I have to confess that my first attempt at a Kickstarter campaign was basically a complete failure.
I don't usually try to write sensational headlines. However, I don't know how else to put it. Jake put in about 1 hour of work and has now earned $379.51 directly from that work…in the past 30 days. I want to show you exactly what he did and how you can do the same with your own websites. This is a strategy that isn't particularly hard to implement; however, in the past it ha ...
Yes! I Love to Learn Want to learn step-by-step how I built my Niche Site Empire up to a full-time income? Well, here we are at the beginning of another month! As usual, I'm going to share my report for the previous month, but I'm trying something a bit different this time. For the most part this year, I've been sharing detailed income reports where I reveal the exact num ...
Last year, I sold my software company (Long Tail Pro) that I had built and run for 5 years. Deciding whether or not to sell that company was an intense process and left me with several sleepless nights. This was a significant business that was by far my biggest revenue generator and income source, so it was no small decision.
Welcome to my income report for the month of July! Summer is in full swing and so I've enjoyed seeing my kids at home more often since they are out of school. I still haven't managed to teach my 3 year old that when my office door is closed, I'm working. But what can I say, sometimes I don't mind taking the forced breaks.
Hey, welcome to another income report! As usual, I'm happy to share what is happening across all of my brands. I have a number of different websites and as you can see, a significant portion of my income is derived from projects outside of anything related to NichePursuits.com. Having said that, you will see a nice uptick in earnings for my Niche Pursuits brand as well.
Welcome to my May 2017 income report! As usual, I had a lot going on during the month related to business, so I'd like to share a few highlights. Overall, you will see that it was a good month. My total income was up a couple thousand dollars this month, and I also launched Niche Pursuits Insider. For now (and maybe always), I don't plan on revealing the income for Niche Pursuits Insider.
When I quit my full-time job in 2011, the change from a regular corporate gig to working at home as my own boss was a major life changing moment for me. I went from being a business banker working a regular schedule to working for myself when I wanted to. When you are married with 4 kids, you have no idea how nice this is! It's great at 2 in the afternoon to simply say, “you k ...
A couple of weeks ago, I surveyed my audience, to help me better understand what their business interests were and what they felt was keeping them from succeeding. Today, I'd like to share those survey results with you. In total, I received about 400 responses. Going through all the responses, I was definitely able to spot a few trends and areas that people are most concerned about.
During the month of April, I feared my business would fail. Turns out my fears were overblown. I think as an entrepreneur we have all experienced the emotions that come with owning a business. One-day you look at your earnings or traffic statistics and it feels like you are conquering the world! Then the next week, you see everything take a nosedive and you wonder if you have any control.
Welcome to my second income report in a row! I write these posts for 2 reasons: first, to hopefully educate and inspire you for what is working in my business. And second, to help me reflect on what I've accomplished or what I should be doing better. I'll be quite honest with you, I get nervous about publishing these income reports each month.
Yes! I Love to Learn Want to learn step-by-step how I built my Niche Site Empire up to a full-time income? Welcome back to another update for Niche Site Project 3! Can you believe that it's already been over a year since we started the project? So much has happened in the past year, and I know so many of you have had some cool successes with your own niche sites.
After considerable planning and testing, Long Tail Pro now officially has a keyword rank tracker! Over the last few years, Long Tail Pro has had a rank checker which allowed you to see where your keywords ranked at a certain point in time, but it never tracked the history of those rankings, or checked rankings automatically for you.
After a significant break from doing a real monthly income report, I’ve decided to give it another shot. I’ve done sporadic general business updates, but I’m now ready to get more consistent with sharing what’s working in my business. And the big change (that I’ve never done before), is I’m adding the income generated from NichePursuits.
Over a year ago, I started a 5 part blog series on how to bootstrap a software company. After a long break, I am finally releasing part IV of the series! Here are previous parts: Part I: How to Start a Successful Software Business Part II: How to Hire a Great Software Developer Part III: How to Launch on the Cheap Using Email, Active Communities, and JV Partners Some ...
Shiny Object Syndrome is evil. This is something you have probably heard over and over again. If you search the subject, you will read all kinds of advice on how to stop shiny object syndrome, how to become more focused, and even how to shut down projects so you can hone in on what’s working. Well, I’m here to provide a different perspective.