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17 Ways to Ruin Your New WordPress Blog

If you’ve ever started a WordPress site then you know what I’m talking about. You dive right in, find all the plugins that will make your site amazing!  You pick a theme that you heard was popular and you start writing articles… tons of articles.  And now you’re months in and you realize that there’s something not quite right with your …

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I Earned $147k on Amazon Associates: What to expect your first year

I was surprised when I tallied up how much my blogs earned on Amazon over the last 12 months.  $147,253.02 is pretty staggering considering that it is just one of the income sources on my blogs; however, it’s not so surprising when I look back at the hard work I’ve put in over the last several years to build my …

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How Bloggers Make Money: Income and stats from 13 full-time bloggers

Whenever someone asks what I do for work and I reply “I’m a blogger”, the next question is always the same: “How does that make money?”  Usually, they say that while thinking “blogger” is code for “looking for a real job but can’t get hired.”  I assure you it’s not.  In fact, blogging can be an extremely lucrative career. Most …

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Ultimate Guide to Podcast Intros: Finding intro music

I have spent a few years struggling on and off to find good music for the intros of the podcasts on my podcast network.  I’ve tried a bunch of different options an want to share my favorite sites for podsafe music here. Where to Find Music for a Podcast Intro I have tried over a dozen different royalty free music …

Average Downloads for New Podcasts: 13 real-world examples and what to expect

I launched my first podcast in 2008, way before podcasting was even remotely cool.  I’ve had some very successful podcasts and some podcasts that were failures.  In this post I want to share some numbers with you that may help you to know what to expect in terms of download numbers for a new podcast. 25 Real-World Examples of Podcasts …

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7 Reasons Your Podcast Hasn’t Taken Off

You put all you’ve got into it, and yet you just can’t seem to get your podcast to take off.  You wonder, what’s it going to take to improve my podcast?! It used to be that we’d see new podcasts getting 2,000 downloads per episode easily just by having a decent show and putting it on iTunes.  These days, it’s …