Sunday, February 20, 2011

Big Waste of Time

I have a confession to make. I waste a lot of time! The way that I waste my time is that I find internet marketers and read their blogs which chronicle their money-making adventures. These are usually relatively small time Internet Marketers making $500.00 - $5000.00 a month. I spy on them and trace back all their other sites and figure out their money making methods and their back linking strategies. This is a stupid waste of time and it will end NOW.

I am going to dedicate a big chunk of money to be put back in my business via outsourcing and I am going to double my income by the end of 2011. So in order to make 5,000.00 a month in December 2011, I will need focus and determination and the removal of stupid time-wasting pastimes.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

November 2010

I thought it was time to give an update on my earnings for October:

Adsense: 965.00
Text Link Ads: 755.36
Linkshare 31.12
CJ 156.88
Shareasale 55.70
Linkworth 136.00
Blogads 0.00
Private ad sales 100.00

I've been changing up my approach lately. I've built a few more sites and I have bought a few services for promotion. I think I'll wait and see how it plays out and if I get some good success, I'll let you know what I'm doing.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Decisions, decisions.....

I'm trying to decide whether to promote one of my new small barely earning sites or further build out my moneymakers. Of course, the best decision is to do SOMETHING rather than just weigh the options. (I constantly need to remind myself to take action, cause left on my own, I'll just read blogs of other internet marketers all day)

So, I'm going to install a directory on one of my sites. I have a site in the wedding niche and I get several emails a week from vendors who would like to be listed on the site. ...I have no interest in watering down the content with these folks, so a directory could be the ticket to make everyone happy. I'm not sure what to charge though??

I think I should start it cheap and see how it goes....maybe $20.00 for a year? Seems relatively painless. We'll see.

I'm either going to use or both are wordpress plugins, so they should be relatively easy to set up.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Back again - January 2010 Earnings....

Here I go again.....

I always love when folks print their earnings and I see that I haven't listed mine since May 2008?? Can that be??

Oh well, Here goes, you can see and laugh at me!! ....

Google 1014.59
TLA 839.78
Linkshare 17.96
CJ 292.70
Shareasale 135.32
Blogads 0
Misc affiliate 80.00
Misc ads 125.00

total $2626.27

Well, if I compare to May 2008, I can see a big drop with google and blogads.

Time to get cracking! I'm serious this time, I'm going to get working again. (I've really been doing very little and this is serious passive income.)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

What's Up?

I am still plugging away. Making some money online. I seem to stay in a place (income-wise) where I make a wonderful part-time income but have trouble stepping it up a notch where I can kick the day-job to the curb and work from home. I don't have it bad, though cause I'm a webmaster in my day job and I get to play on facebook and twitter and make blogs all day. But, man! I'd love to work in my pajamas and ditch all the office politics crap.

Anyway, for an update, I have been stalled BIG TIME!! I've been stuck since January...and there is no way I can lie or weasel out of this cause I have had a "business coach" for the last two years and I had to fire her recently cause it was embarassing to talk to her every 2 weeks and have very little to report on growing my business!! Eeeks one to blame but myself (even though I want to blame my husband and my job and bla bla bla) Nevermind blaming anyone/anything, I am going to make some changes.

First change is that I am dumping Stompernet. It is expensive $800.00 a month ..I think it is worth it, but I really don't use it enough to justify $800.00 a month...besides, with $800.00 a month at my disposal, I can buy some other educational materials and shake things up!! Stompernet has had a big shakeup lately with one of the founders leaving ...I'm sure it will still be top-notch but I've paid $800.00 a month for 2 years and don't feel the need any longer!!

I get a lot of my online mojo these days from Wordpress Goldmine (that's an affiliate link!) The guy Mark who runs the site (it is a book, videos and a forum) is a cool guy and I first "met" him (he doesn't know I exist, I'm sure) in NicheRockets (which had some other name before which I can't remember) I've been following him for 5 years or so?? and he has always been a straight shooter. I am pretty much a lurker in forums, so that is why I doubt he knows me.

Btw, just in case you didn't notice, I am recommending something that costs $67.00 one time fee vs something that costs $800.00 a month. I've followed LOTS of the gurus and if you are new, watch out, cause some of them are just plain junk. That is another thing about Wordpress Goldmine, Mark doesn't promote a lot of crap.

Anyway, other than that, I'm turning 50 in a couple of could that be? Boy, it is really important for me to live my life to the fullest. I struggle with wanting to grow my business but not really wanting to be on the stupid computer ALL. THE. TIME!! You know?

Anyway, I'm going to start promoting a few new sites I made a few months ago and see what happens. I'll pop back with an update. In the meantime, if you want to make some money online, give it a try ...there is nothing like getting those checks from all over the place every month!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

What's going on with me?


Income is down. I've tried to grown my inventory of sites by making a few new sites and I bought a couple of sites. One of the purchased sites was annoying because it ended up to be a bit of a "bait and switch". (luckily I didn't pay too much for it)

Now, I need to spend the time to promote these new sites a bit. (the fun part!)

I'm outsourcing a lot of the work, but I still have too much to do and the quality of outsourcing is not that great. I think site visitors can pick up the vibe when a site is loved and cared for (even if it isn't updated that often) vs the vibe where it is updated often, but it is by folks who are not really emotionally invested.

Not sure what/where I'm doing/going. I still work a full time job as a webmaster however I feel like I work too much and don't have enough time to stop and smell the roses. I'll give a few more details in the next post.