If you run more than a few blogs, like I do, then at some point you may want to downsize and merge one or more of them. Having to manage fewer blogs is more efficient, and if you go about things the right way, the result is mostly an upshot. The reason I'm posting this today is because I just did this. I merged this blog with another blog I was starting. Given that I already have more blogs than I can effectively manage, another one seemed unnecessary, and since the new blog was pretty … [Read more...] about To merge, or not to merge: Combining WordPress blogs
Wealthy Affiliate University
2018 TL;DR Update: Don't promote Wealthy Affiliate. Sign up for a free trial, engage with the community and learn what you can before your access expires, but DO NOT GO PREMIUM. They are selling a fantasy built on a dying business model which serves only to benefit (you guessed it...) the founders of Wealthy Affiliate. You can glean some value from the trial, but do not invest in their training and by all means do not even consider building out any sites using their proprietary services. If you … [Read more...] about The problem with Wealthy Affiliate
After nearly 3 weeks as a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, I've really not done much to bolster my IM skills or learn any new tricks. I've gone through the first 2 courses, which are very good by the way, but they really didn't offer me much that I didn't already know. I've seen a lot of interesting videos and training modules listed, but I've yet to check out a single one. In fact, the amount of topics that come come up in search is a little overwhelming, and that doesn't even count the … [Read more...] about Give before you get
When you sign up for a Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership, you get the ability to build and host unlimited WordPress websites. The hosting is advertised as being fast, reliable and optimized for WordPress. In addition to the website hosting, you can also set up email accounts there for any of the domains that are hosted. The email is web-based and can be easily accessed through the WA dashboard. If you don't want an email account and would prefer to use a forwarder instead, that is no … [Read more...] about Wealthy Affiliate Hosting…Is it any good?
If you're curious about how you can make money on the internets, or wondering how the whole affiliate marketing thing works, the topic of this post is intended to be your starting point. If you want to make a few extra bucks online, it's actually not that hard - provided you pursue your passion. A lot of people get started in IM only to fade out once they find out there's actually a lot of 'work' involved, and any success they might achieve is a bi-product of that 'work'. So...to avoid the … [Read more...] about Turning your passion into a profitable hobby
I've seen many people over the years launch sites that are rife with ads, containing thin and useless content which provides no real value to a visitor, thinking that this is what affiliate marketing is all about. Newsflash: Your s***ty site will never get ranked, and furthermore, no one is ever going to click on any of your ads in the remotest of chances that it does get found. This approach may have worked 10 or 12 years ago when it was possible to game the search engines and get spammy … [Read more...] about Be a Responsible Affiliate and Don’t Build Terrible Sites