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Life in the Sandbox

As a blogger or webmaster, one of the last things you want to hear is that your site is in the Google sandbox. To some it is a fate worst than death. Once in the sandbox site owners lament, question why and attempt to work feverishly to get out of it. It is what it [...]


Learning by Trial and Error

In my last post I mentioned that I was concentrating on making niche sites. Well, I’m still working niche number two and have decided to turn it into an “authority” site. What’s the difference between a niche site and an authority site? I think of a niche site as a small tightly focused site with [...]


Preparing for the Dips

The longer I stick with this online freelance writing, the better I am able to prepare for the dips (This post was inspired by Ken’s recent comment). When I first started writing online, I would compare last month’s earnings to this month’s earnings to get an indication of how well I was doing. In my [...]


Experiment with Ad Placement

I’ve read over and over on the internet that you should play around with your ad placements, size, color, etc for maximum return. I guess if you read something enough times eventually it will sink in. Abandoning a Blog One of my newly created blogs has been taking quite a long time to get off [...]


Okay, I finally made it.  I finally earned $20,000 in residual income this year.  When I went to bed last night I was 26 cents away from my milestone.  When I woke up this morning, I had surpassed it! Of course after a momentary celebration, I had to take a more detailed look at how [...]


How to Create a Lucrative Blog

I love sharing great finds.  The latest find came to me in the form of a comment on the NJFM blog. Kenneth Crawford stopped by my blog the other day and left a comment.  I checked out his blog, The Freelancer Today,  and was impressed. Not only did he list a few WordPress plugins that [...]


Slow and Steady Growth

If you’ve read a post or two on this blog, you know that I tend to take things slow and steady. I’m in this for the long haul. Disclaimer I feel it necessary to write this disclaimer because what works for me may not work for you. I tend to take things slow and steady [...]


Double O Club – An Expensive Ticket Price

I’ve said it before, and I guess I’m not a quick learner, so I’ve got to say it again (more for my own benefit). I’m losing money by writing for Demand Studios. Here’s the Scoop As you know, I’ve been working on joining the Double O club this month. Because my residual income is below [...]


My Recent Suite 101 Experience

A lot of Suite 101 old timers are experiencing a bit of fluctuation in their Suite earnings and page views. The Suite powers are experimenting and making changes to the site. Of course when one thing changes it affects other things. I’ve shared before, that my Suite 101 earnings have dropped. It went from just [...]


Choosing the Write Path

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the month of August is a month of reflection and re-evaluation. If you don’t take time to look at where you’ve been, you’re bound to make a few errors in judgment going forward. So, in order to plan for the future, you must take the past into consideration. [...]