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How Long Should Content Be For Niche & Authority Sites

Ever struggled with how long content should be on your niche site? “When creating content, be the best answer on the internet.”   —Andy Crestodina Well, get ready, because I’m about to share what makes affiliate websites successful. Their formula for success is simply to create timeless and valuable content. If you prefer watching a […] Read more

I’ve Been Waking Up At 4:30 AM…

I’ve been getting up early all this week. And I’m tired! It’s Wednesday, it’s 4:44 AM, and I’m just getting rolling. I’m halfway done with my first of many coffees, and thankfully, the caffeine is starting to do it’s job. The thing is, I meant to take naps during the day, after lunch time. But […] Read more

Will My Competitors Copy Me? Predictions!

I have a course called Five Figure Niche Site, and there are other courses like it. I am adding two new bonuses to my FFNS course. Very few people know what they are. Will my competitors copy me? Well, funny thing…I made some changes to my course offering about a year ago and a competitor […] Read more

Be Careful Who You Listen To & Know The Context

Want to hear some bad advice? “If you are the type of soloprenuer, onepreneur or entrepreneur whatever you want to call yourself, if you’re the type of person within that particular realm that is building a business based around you, your personality, what you do, the stories you tell, the way you do things, you […] Read more

The Time I Talked My Friend Into Quitting

I was sitting in Word Processing class. (That’s what we called it back in 1995 and we used the program called WordPerfect. Somehow, it’s still around.) Chris said, “Are you trying out for the basketball team? Tryouts start in a few weeks, you know” “No. Not this year,” I said. Chris and I tried out in […] Read more

Tim Ferriss Podcast with David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH)

I struggled to come up with something to write about today. But I’ve heard that you should just start writing and then see where it goes. (There was a bunch more rambling before I got to a point. Then I did get to something interesting.) I was listening to the Tim Ferriss Podcast with David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH). He’s […] Read more

Most of These Daily Updates Will Be Lousy!

This is a meta and recursive post. I knew this going in, but it’s more apparent as I do more of these (near) daily posts. Most of them, like 80 – 90%, will be crappy. It’s just one of those things. The important part is that 10 – 20% will be good. I’ll have to […] Read more

Seth Godin: 30 Days of Genius

Chase Jarvis of Creative Live put together this great set of 30 interviews. I’m consuming them slowly (sometimes while on the treadmill) and taking notes on them (not on the treadmill). The series is awesome. Seth is interesting. You won’t read one of his books (18 BEST SELLERS) or watch one of his talks, then know […] Read more

Failed Projects, #2 – The Mastery

Here’s another trip down the memory-lane-of-failures. This one cost a few thousand dollars and a couple months worth of work – a bummer. The Mastery was a membership website that matched people up so they could be in a mastermind group. It spawned out of a mastermind group that I was in with Dave Schneider […] Read more

Distractions Suck

My phone kept buzzing at me today. Damn group text messages. One of my friends is not active with social media at all. No Facebook. No Instagram. No Twitter. Nothing. It’s a good thing overall…Right? Well, here is the problem: She still wants to get some attention (metaphorical “likes” and “+1”) from friends for accomplishing things […] Read more

Maintenance and Email List Clean Up

I listened to a Freakonomics podcast recently called, In Praise of Maintenance. I liked it because it called out the fact that people are more interested in innovation over ongoing (and boring) maintenance. It’s more exciting to build (do) something new than maintain something that’s already in place. It hit home with me and the […] Read more

Simplicity – Removing Thrive Content Builder from a post

I just migrated a post from Thrive Content Builder (TCB) to a regular WordPress post. The page size went from 2.1 MB to 1.5 MB. The load time went form about 2.89 seconds to about 1.25 seconds which is about 56% faster. That’s a huge win for a pretty straightforward change. I originally used TCB […] Read more

Incremental Gains Are Boring, Slow, and They Work

I’m training for some half marathons next year (2017). I’m not sure which ones yet but I’ve already started the training. It’s going slowly, but I’m getting better, i.e. running longer and farther. I’ve done a few halfs in the past, the first one in 2008. Then I got interested in going faster a few […] Read more

Failed Projects, #1 – Expired Domain Case Study

The idea was to test to see if expired domains would rank faster than new domains. The plan was to create 4 new niche sites in 2 different niches. They would be launched in pairs and have similar content (length, topics, quality, etc…). The only difference was whether the site was created on a new […] Read more