January 2012

Productivity TipsIt’s no secret that I try to get as much done with as little effort as possible (some call it laziness)…

But, that doesn’t mean I don’t work my ass off, it just means I spend little to no time doing meaningless work and instead focus all my energy on tasks that count (or at least I try, I still have those not-so-productive days at times…Damn You YouTube!).

Simply put, I strive to get the most bang for the buck, in terms of my work output.

This is extremely important for obvious reasons:

  1. Wasting time on fruitless tasks doesn’t pay.
  2. Spending time on menial jobs that are better off delegated just doesn’t make sense – You NEED to value your time.
  3. By performing ONLY the tasks that are necessary, you are less likely to get burnt out.

Continue reading 3 productivity hacks you’d be crazy not to use

Stay ClassyIf you’ve been in the online business for a while or built up an email list of substantial size, then you may have run across some interesting characters!

I have an active email list for one of my health sites that gets around 20-30 new signups per day.  It has grown quite large over the years, and while most everybody I interact with from that list is really cool and thoughtful, every once in a great while I’ll get a few strange ones.

I just recently got this email today from a new subscriber to my list who wanted to download the free eBook I offer…

No problem, you just enter your email, confirm your address and then you get a “Welcome” email with the link to download the free eBook.

Pretty standard stuff…

Continue reading Stay Classy Anonymous Internet Users!

BacklinksOK, let’s take a look at the bread and butter of the niche site process.

Backlinking!

Honestly, this is the part that can make or break your niche site success.  Why?

Because if you never get your site to the top of the serps, more specifically Google, for any of your keywords then it’s going to be hard to make any decent money.

Sure, you might get some traffic from longtail keywords that will slowly add up over time, but who wants to wait that long?

Not this guy.

So, we need to build links.  Lots of them.  And preferably quality ones.

Continue reading niche site diary #3

Crystal BallI recently read an article over on Tom Ewer’s blog titled 3 Reasons Why Targeting Multiple Low Competition Keywords Is Good For Beginners.  If you’re new to SEO then check it out as it has some valuable information and may even save you a lot of time.

What I want to quickly do is take it a step further and explain why this is not only a good idea for beginners, but it may just be the future of SEO as we know it.

First of all, this isn’t one of those SEO is dead posts…

In fact, I laugh every time I read one of those.

But, in order to get the most out of your SEO efforts, you NEED to look into the crystal ball and see where SEO is heading.

Now, have you ever worked your ass off to get a competitive keyword to the first page of Big G and then instantly you’re let down by the amount of traffic that keyword really sends?

Most people blame keyword estimates, which may partly be the case, but there’s another factor that comes into play with competitive terms…

And, it only seems to be getting worse as time goes on…

Continue reading to learn why targeting low competition keywords may be the future