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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 …

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How we find niche site ideas that earn real money

I want your niche site to hit it out of the park!  So how can you make your site a home run and not a total flop? It all starts with the idea. Good businesses are all built on ideas and opportunities.  Think about any business out there, from tiny to gigantic, and they’re all built around a single opportunity …

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Niche Site Consultations and Reviews

I’m really excited to tell you about these new niche site consultations!  We wanted a way to help you get your niche site up an running and be as successful as possible right from the gate.  Well, here it is.  You get to reach us directly to get your site started out right.  Click here to check it out.

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X Theme: An unbiased, in-depth review

Last year, I came across the X Theme by Themeco, which is the #1 selling WordPress theme on Themeforest.  I have had terrible luck in the past buying one-off themes because the designers often dump a theme to make some sales, but do little in the way of support.  Not surprisingly, I was gun shy.  Although the theme looked impressive, …

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How I Add 214 Email Subscribers a Day

  The marketer’s adage “The money is in the list” is (mostly) solid advice.  When I launch a product, a significant portion of sales comes from my email list every time.  I take good care of my email list, and they take care of me. On a recent launch, I found 53% of sales came from my email list, despite …

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When Should You Advertise?

Have you ever thought about what makes some of the ads you see effective while others just get ignored? Have you ever felt like there were so many advertisements, so many messages being yelled at you, that you couldn’t really see any of them? The truth is that we’re constantly bombarded by companies trying to sell us this or that, …