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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
  • Pauline: I try to stay away from “5 ways to save money on X” posts since they are overdone, but the...
  • Elle: I enjoyed the post Sam; trying to be more focused and productive with my posts now as the time I have is bit...
  • Mark Ferguson: Great article! I have always written about what I wanted to write about. Once in a while I will look...
  • Barbara Friedberg: Sam, Good integration of “personal content” with information. We all like a good...
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  • Steve: Definitely hustlin hard and learning the ropes to make it into something that generates a nice stream of...

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