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Happy New Year!

| January 1, 2012 | 21 Comments

I tried my best to stay away from the computer during the holiday season. I was marginally successful. Anyway, it’s a new year and many of us are back with lofty goals. My goals for this year aren’t too lofty. I want to increase my income without increasing my workload. I want a sustainable writing […]

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The More Things Change…

The More Things Change…

| December 12, 2011 | 21 Comments

…the more they stay the same. I’m having a full-circle moment. Many moons ago I created my online playground, Tidbits and Stuff. You guys know the story. It was a hand-coded site, then a WordPress site, then a Joomla site and now…I’m converting it back to a WordPress site. I expect the process to take […]

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November Traffic Down 17%

November Traffic Down 17%

| December 2, 2011 | 8 Comments

It’s the end of the month and time for me to look at what I did during the month and how I can improve on things going forward. In reviewing my numbers I see that my overall traffic is down. I did a quick analysis of my top 6 sites and have found an average […]

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Playing Around with AdSense

Playing Around with AdSense

| November 30, 2011 | 16 Comments

About two weeks ago I made a small change on one of my blogs. I changed one of the Google AdSense ad block size from 300×250 to 336×280. I had always shied away from large AdSense blocks because I never wanted them to take up too much of the screen real estate. However, the change […]

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My Struggle with Active vs. Passive Income

My Struggle with Active vs. Passive Income

| November 23, 2011 | 23 Comments

Kidgas’ comment on the recent Exceeding Minimum Wage post is the inspiration for this post. If you haven’t read his comment, please go back and do so (also, check out his Cash Flow Mantra blog – he’s got some great stuff there). His comment inspired me to back up a bit and outline my inner […]

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A Few Mouse Clicks to 62% AdSense Earnings Increase

A Few Mouse Clicks to 62% AdSense Earnings Increase

| November 22, 2011 | 18 Comments

Maybe it’s a bit early to share my latest discovery, but a few clicks in my Google AdSense interface resulted in a 62% earnings increase. If you’re an AdSense publisher, I’m sure you’re familiar with the warning atop of your AdSense account. The warning tells you that your ads are displaying on unauthorized sites. The […]

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Exceeding Minimum Wage

Exceeding Minimum Wage

| November 21, 2011 | 21 Comments

I finally did it! I earn more than the minimum wage! I haven’t taken a leave of my senses. I’m excited because a long time ago (March 8, 2010) I mentioned that I wanted to earn minimum wage. Although I haven’t met the goal as outlined in my earlier post, I’m on my way. While […]

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eCover Creator 3D Software

eCover Creator 3D Software

| November 18, 2011 | 12 Comments

Some of you noticed that I changed the cover of my ebook from this: To what it is now (as displayed in the column to the right). Why did I Change the Cover? I realize from the popularity of the posts on this blog that people want to earn money. Some people want to learn […]

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October Earnings

October Earnings

| November 17, 2011 | 12 Comments

I don’t think I discussed my earnings in a while. They haven’t been too impressive, but I’ll share them with you anyway. October was an interesting month. I’ve been a little frustrated because my earnings have been hovering a couple of hundred dollars lower than my best month. My best residual month was March 2011, […]

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The Learning Never Stops

The Learning Never Stops

| November 16, 2011 | 11 Comments

I’m currently knee-deep in a ton of projects. Actually it’s more like neck deep, and I’m a pretty tall gal. That means there are lots of layers of projects keeping me busy. Anyway, between learning more about consolidating blogs, formatting ebooks for a professional look, formatting books for Kindle and PubIt, I’m also learning quite […]

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