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Your Comment System Is Killing Your Discussions And Community Building Efforts

by in Lifestyle on Jun 2nd, 2014
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There once was a time when no comment system existed. You’d just go to a site, read the post, and leave your Name, E-mail, and URL address (optional) to leave a comment. If your browser was smart enough, it would remember all your details so you could go directly into leaving another comment instead of […]

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How To Win At Everything Online

by in Personal Finance on Mar 31st, 2014
success

One blogger I’ve been mentoring over the past year asked me the other day, “How can I ever win one of those blogging awards? I see some blogs get award after award and they aren’t that good. Their traffic isn’t that high and their content isn’t very original. Yet some sites have much better content […]

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Fine Tune Your Blog For Maximum Results

by in Lifestyle on Nov 29th, 2013
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Fine tune your blog: missions and writing styles Author’s bio: Maria Nedeva is the blogger behind The Money Principle: a personal finance blog that will ‘make your head hurt and your wallet sing’. There she writes about money management, wealth and the changing rules of money.  There is no point beating around the bush: we […]

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How To Write The Whale Post

by in Lifestyle on Nov 17th, 2011
big-whale

One of the reasons why public writing is so addicting is because there’s a chance somebody important out there might read what you’re writing and highlight it to somebody else important.  Your traffic starts to surge and your site might even crash due to server overload.  If this happens, congratulations!  You have found your Whale […]

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Yahoo!-Bing Media.net Review: Five Years Later Using A Google Adsense Alternative

by in Lifestyle on Sep 15th, 2014
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When I first started blogging in 2009, Google Adsense and selling text links was all the rage. I remember reading everything I could about ad positioning with heat maps, figuring out the optimal number of CPC ad blocks to place, and understanding which keywords were more lucrative. It was fun and exhilarating to earn several bucks […]

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When Should You Quit Your Day Job To Become A Full-Time Blogger?

by in Lifestyle on Sep 2nd, 2014
Declining old media advertising

I was doing some financial housekeeping the other day and I realized my online company’s operating profit YTD finally outstripped my day job income from the very last full year. I was excited not so much by the amount, but because I had finally proved to myself that I could finally make something sustainable on my […]

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Should I Still Accept Guest Posts? Absolutely Positively!

by in Lifestyle on Aug 25th, 2014
Guest Posting Is A Good Idea

In early 2014, there was a lot of buzz that Guest Posting was dead thanks to Matt Cutts from Google saying that a lot of guest posting is just spam. I seldom host guest posts on FS because most of the inquiries are thinly veiled advertorials or indeed spam. My average guest post hosting frequency […]

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Finding The Best Money Making Affiliate Program For Your Blog

by in Lifestyle on Aug 12th, 2014
Life and Liberty by Colleen Kong-Savage

Someone asked me the other day what were the three things that gave me the confidence to leave my job in 2012. My initial response was being able to negotiate a severance package worth six years of existing living expenses. The severance was seriously the unexpected X Factor that I did not foresee happening when […]

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Does PageRank Still Matter? It Sure Seems Like It Doesn’t

by in Lifestyle on Jul 29th, 2014
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The other day I was having a conversation with a tennis buddy of mine whose wife has a fitness blog. Her site receives about 30,000 pageviews a months. Not too shabby at all. I mentioned I do some blogging too, and he asked me the address for my blog and I told him Financial Samurai. […]

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How To Make Money Quitting Your Job
  • Financial Samurai: 7 years is a long time. Congrats and good luck on the new gig!
  • Financial Samurai: Hmmm, weird. I’m sure they can as they were more than happy to customize my skins for...
  • MMD: I’m both surprised and excited to see that you do so well with Media.net. I had them on MMD for a while...
  • moneystepper: Phew. I’ve just this week moved from my full time job into focussing solely on my online revenue...
  • Untemplater: Having great customer service is worth a LOT. That’s awesome you’ve beeb able to get so much...
  • Financial Samurai: Every single site is like it’s own little business. Definitely worth trying to maximize!
  • Financial Samurai: It’s worth doing an A/B split test. That’s what I did on various prime positions on my...
  • moneystepper: Excellent points FS, thanks. Multiple sources of income are important everywhere, even down to the...
  • Aldo @ Million Dollar Ninja: This is great information. I don’t have media.net, only adsense right now, but...
  • Financial Samurai: Natalie, how long have you been working at your day job? I’m pretty confident that after...
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