Well…. It’s been a hell of a long time since I last posted. In fact, probably about 7-8 months.
Here’s the deal – I have been thinking a ton about what to do with this site. I’ve actually had a few different plans on my “list” several times over the past year or so, but ended up deciding not to carry them out.
The fact of the matter is this – I actually like having this site. I try a lot of different things and use a lot of different products, so I feel like I can provide a lot of insight into what works and what doesn’t. The biggest issue is, I don’t want to become another lame Internet marketing “guru” giving away free ebooks and shit and flogging various products that I haven’t even fully vetted and don’t actually support for meager affiliate income.
So I’m not going to.
I have tried doing affiliate links and all kinds of shit like that in the past and for one thing, it hasn’t made me much money, to begin with and for another thing, I simply don’t like doing it. Period.
So from now on, I’m doing things strictly my-way and we will see what the results are. First off, there are going to be no affiliate links anymore – except for 1, the Keyword Academy. I have been a member of the Keyword Academy and paid $33 monthly dues every single month since June of 2009. It is the only product/service I would pretty much recommend to anyone, regardless of what they actually do.
Additionally, I am going to keep this as an affiliate promotion for the following reason – I am active there. If you are interested in what I have to say, then you can see a lot more of it by participating in the forum there. Not only that, if you sign up via my affiliate link, you will have free access to private message me on there whenever you like as long as you are a member and I will be happy to take a look at what you’ve got going and make suggestions.
Eventually, I am going to offer a separate consulting service here, but if you want free unlimited consulting with me, that is how you can get it.
Other than that, no more affiliate links. Everything I post here is going to be purely unbiased. I will be sharing my own actual experiences and opinions and have no vested financial interest in anything I talk about.
So hopefully as readers, that will be really beneficial for you, and it will help me expand my influence at the same time, which never hurts.
So what else is new?
A lot of stuff has gone down since I posted July of last year. Overall, I have been doing pretty well and haven’t gotten crushed by any of the various algo updates, etc. that have taken place. So that’s all good stuff. I’m still pretty much plugging away. I still work a lot on several e-commerce businesses I own, still have my web development and marketing company, still have a ton of affiliate sites, and I’ve been expanding into some new service-oriented offerings which have been fun, exciting and lucrative.
I also updated my formerly pathetic ab0ut page, something I had been meaning to do for a very long time.
What’s in store for this site?
As I stated above, I’ve actually been thinking a lot about this site and have had a ton of ideas. This morning, I started a new list of things I am going to add to the site, and I am going to also keep adding to my list as I think of new things. For now, you can expect to see:
– a ton more product reviews. I have used a lot of products and there are many -good and bad, that I would love to share my experiences with. This ranges from hosting, to WordPress themes, to backlinking tools.
– I’m going to start a PAGE that will link to all my product/service reviews and be sorted by products I like, and those I dislike.
– I’ve got a ton of affiliate sites that I don’t have time to work on. I intend to start giving away 1 site per week for free indefinitely
– I have a plan cooking to do an experiment on how much effect a large volume of social signals can have on promoting a niche site
-Thinking about changing the design of this site
– Also thinking about changing the domain name and using this domain for another project
– Thinking about running some live case studies based on user-submitted project – IE, I help you improve your site to get more traffic, make more money, etc.
All this is just a small sampling of the shit-ton of ideas I have had over the past year, so hopefully, there will be a lot more exciting stuff beyond that. If you subscribe via RSS you might notice a lot of product reviews and other stuff coming through as I try to get that stuff all added.
Any other thoughts or stuff you would like to see? Hit me up.