Anyone who is anyone when it comes to blogging knows that one of the best ways to grow your business is to offer to write guest posts for other sites. While guest posting doesn’t directly make you any money (at least not if you’re one of those shady sponsored post authors I ignore in my inbox), it can give you and the brand you’re trying to develop plenty of qualitative value. And, as you might guess, that qualitative value can lead to things like more traffic or better search ranks results that will eventually yield you more income (more on that below). If you really think about it … [Read more...] about 12 Things I Learned From Writing Over 30 Guest Posts Last Year
Welcome to another edition of the My Money Design monthly niche website update. For the last 2 years now I’ve been working very hard to develop a collection of sites that will serve as a stream of sustainable income. I’m doing so by treating this blogging effort like a business rather than a hobby; meaning every month I come up with goals and new strategies to try that I anticipate will make next month better than the last. I feel so fortunate to have discovered the concept of passive income and invested energy into it. All the money I’m making is money that I make OUTSIDE my job. … [Read more...] about Niche Website Update 25 – $1,577 in Income – Thank You Amazon!
Welcome to yet another edition of my monthly niche website portfolio update. Building and profiting from websites has become a very intricate part of how I’m slowly building my fortune and saving for financial freedom. The great thing about it is that it is in no way tied to my day-job or paycheck in any way. I’m simply going above and beyond to create an income stream that will help support my goals regardless of my job. November is over and winter has been very much upon us here in the mid-west. These are the kinds of cold months where I really look forward to staying indoors (where … [Read more...] about Niche Website Update 24 – $1,524 of Income – Amazon Site Progress and Next Steps
Hello again to another edition of my monthly niche website update. As many of you know this is the part of my wealth building ambitions where I charter my attempts to create more and more passive income streams that will increase my monthly income. This is being done by building up my online business portfolio of various niche websites; each one targeting very specific strategies for making money online. October was an interesting month to say the least. There were more surprises from Google and a few other let-downs. But all-in-all progress wasn’t too bad. And most importantly my … [Read more...] about Niche Website Update 23 – $1,052 Income – Finally Growth for My Amazon Site
As much as I like to talk about saving and investing, the most lucrative way I’ve found to improve your overall financial situation is to simply earn more money. While making a side income might be an impossible task for some, I’m here to show you that it is in fact possible if you put your mind to it. Especially if you’re a blogger (like me) or even thinking about starting your own website, then you’ve got a wealth of opportunity sitting right in front of you. You just have to be willing to be an entrepreneur and work your way at it. This month my collection of niche websites took me … [Read more...] about Niche Website Update 22 – $1,203 in Income – Exploding Success with ClickBank!
Its official – summer is over. The kids are back in school, the pool is closed, and I’m scheduling the sprinkler system to be winterized. In terms of my online business, that also means that I’m running out of time to hit the goals I had set with my niche websites before 2014 comes to a close. Personally I feel like each of my websites has got a LONG, LONG ways to go. Which can be both a fun and creative thing. I’m not just talking in terms of making money. I also mean in developmental things like content, SEO, traffic, etc. Those are the kinds of activities that I believe will … [Read more...] about Niche Website Update 21 – Getting Interested Again in Affiliate Marketing – Plus $853 in Income
I’m proud to announce that as of last week MyMoneyDesign.com is now 3 years old! Running a blog is something that unfortunately not a lot of other people can claim to have accomplished. During my tenure I’ve seen a lot of websites start, a lot of them fail, and some of them just completely disappear of the face of the Internet. But I’ve also seen a lot of the good ones carry on and take their sites to the next level. They’ve encouraged me, inspired me, and even challenged me at times to improve. I’m very thankful for all the friends I’ve made and for everything I’ve throughout this … [Read more...] about My Money Design Turns 3! What I’ve Learned About Writing Blogs for Money
When you’re like me and depending on your hobby of blogging to supplement your income, you start to take a very active interest in how exactly you can do things better. Why? Because better = more money! That’s exactly what I’ve been up to this month – trying to figure out creative ways how to do things better. Though I’ll get into more detail about it below, I’m confident that the things I’m doing will have long lasting positive benefits on my niche websites. Even though I declared in my last Niche Website Update that I wasn’t going to invest much more effort into my latest niche site … [Read more...] about Niche Website Update 20 – Copying My Competition – Plus $1,226 in Income
Before we get to the latest developments with my side-income generating efforts using my niche website portfolio (and what a great month it was), I wanted to pause for a minute and have everyone try a short exercise I used this month. I was on vacation recently when I had a moment of clarity and decide to try out this little exercise. It’s amazing how much your perspective on things can change when you’re physically in a new location and removed from the everyday grindstone of your normal routine. Here is the exercise I tried: Take a pen and paper and on the left side begin jotting … [Read more...] about Niche Website Update 19 – Using the 80-20 Rule to Adjust My Priorities – Plus $1,295 in Income
Google Adsense revenue has got to be one of the simplest and most convenient forms of passive income I have ever gotten myself into. For quite a few months now I’ve been receiving close to $500 per month just from being an Adsense affiliate. $500 per month; can you believe that? That’s practically a car payment. And the best part is that it requires little to no effort on my part to earn it. Though there are many factors that affect how much money you’ll earn from Google Adsense, one of the biggest things I’ve come to realize is that you need to start with a good strategy if you … [Read more...] about How to Increase Your Google Adsense Revenue Using My Simple Equation