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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.
Yes! I Love to Learn Want to learn step-by-step how I built my Niche Site Empire up to a full-time income? Venturing into the business world all on your own can be intimidating. However, you can draw comfort in the fact that there are many other solopreneur success stories. Others have traveled down the same road as you and made it to financial success.
Yes! I Love to Learn Want to learn step-by-step how I built my Niche Site Empire up to a full-time income? Another couple of months have passed, and Samara, Colleen, and Ryan have been hard at work. Below you will find their updates for both November and December. As you can see, they are started to see varying degrees of success.
At the beginning of each year, I think it’s important to reflect on the successes and perhaps failures that I’ve had in the previous year. In addition, since I no longer provide regular monthly updates on my own business, I think this review post will give you some good insight into my business and what’s working for me.
Yes! I Love to Learn Get my step-by-step blueprint for how I’ve built a successful Amazon FBA business Amazon is the future of retail, and it is unfolding right before our very eyes. What started as an online bookstore has now turned into a one-stop shop for consumers. In addition, people are starting to learn how to make money on Amazon as it turns to 3rd party sellers in various ways.
Yes! I Love to Learn Get my step-by-step blueprint for how I’ve built a successful Amazon FBA business As I reflect back on my business this year, I realize that I’ve had a lot of both ups and downs. I sold my software company, Long Tail Pro, and that was a huge win this year. On the other hand, I’ve launched several products on Amazon and some of them have performed terribly.
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 to another update for Niche Site Project 3! As you may have noticed, we are now doing updates every other month for Samara, Colleen, and Ryan. The good news is that all 3 students continue to see growth for their websites both in terms of earnings and traffic ...
If you are learning about building niche websites, then you’ve just landed on the only resource you will need to get started. Today, I am going to give you the ultimate guide that will teach you how to brainstorm, rank in Google, and make very real money from your very own niche site. You see, I built my very first website back in 2005 (over a decade ago) and I’ve been buildi ...
Imagine if you woke up tomorrow with no money and no business. What would be your first steps to start building a profitable business? Perhaps for some of you, this might not be that hard to imagine. Today, I would like to answer this hypothetical question: “What would I do if I were starting over today with no money and no existing business?” Believe it or not, this questio ...
Yes! I Love to Learn Want to learn step-by-step how I built my Niche Site Empire up to a full-time income? Today’s article is a guest post from Kevin Graham. Kevin has been building successful niche sites now for a few years and he shares some great tips for building, scaling, and selling your site.
Hey everyone, the below post is from the new team over at Long Tail Pro. As you know, I sold the company several months ago. However, I do still have a small ownership stake and I believe strongly in future of Long Tail Pro. One of the most common suggestions that people had while I was managing Long Tail Pro was that it should be web-based, rather than a desktop app.