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
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
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
One thing about Wealthy Affiliate that I've embraced wholeheartedly is the ability to share in the discussion and help others. I've always been a very customer service oriented person who is eager to please, and WA has made it very easy for me to tap into a community of people who I enjoy helping. In fact, I'm kind of addicted to it, much in the same way people get hooked on checking their Facebook feeds. Throughout the day I'm always finding myself popping over to WA to check the activity … [Read more...] about Paying it Forward
As if there weren't enough of these sites out there already, right..? You'd think that a semi-experienced online marketer would have enough sense to not target such a highly competitive niche. Part of me thinks this is a silly idea as well, but it's also part of this challenge. I'm pretty good at what I do and I am confident I can achieve solid rankings in the SERPs for just about any niche. Furthermore, even though there are likely hundreds of WA affiliate sites out there competing for … [Read more...] about WTF..?! Another Website Promoting Wealthy Affiliate..?!
Wealthy Affiliate is often regarded as a good place for beginners, so why would it be something that I should look at - being that I've got over 8 years worth of experience as an affiliate marketer..? The answer is really quite simple. I've grown tired of working hard and not seeing a proportionate reward for my efforts. I am very good at much of what I do... I can build attractive, well optimized, user-freindly websites that visitors enjoy. I can get them to rank. I know how to get a ton … [Read more...] about Why Did I Sign Up for Wealthy Affiliate?