There is so much that goes into creating a website. Many moving parts that you need to figure out for your site to – potentially – become successful. A lot to worry about. Over the years, there have been things…
Reviewing the woes of October 2022
9 questions to answer when getting a site logo
What's the future of blogging? Someone asked me that and here's my answer
If you're using the longtail keyword strategy, you need to keep this in mind
Here's why I don't use the KD metric (and what I use instead)
Sharing my daily work routine and some productivity tips that help me stay focused
Five insights and afterthoughts following the AMA
I'm thrilled to announce the up-and-coming AMA! Join in and Ask Me Anything!
I wish I had hired my first VA much earlier. Here's why.
Here are my favorite content niches for 2022 (and a quick report on the sites)
Finding the web publishing strategy that's right for you is important. Here's how to figure that out.
Which metric is more important when assessing the size of a site? Is it just the number of posts, or does the number of words matter too?
I often read in forums about that a “hockey stick curve” that’s supposed to happen with a new website. Sometimes, when traffic finally begins to grow, new publishers are disappointed and even worried because they’re not seeing that expected sharp…
How we were kicked off Amazon and lost 21K in revenue (and the recent revenue report)
One of our largest websites was down for four days earlier this month. Here's what happened.
Are web publishing success stories true? And do they apply to you? (And also, our January revenue report)
Sharing lessons that I learned along the year about how to deal with long-term projects like building this business or hiking for long distances. Also, a quick report on November's numbers.
Should you allow blog comments on your blog? Here's a discussion of the pros and cons and how we handle commenting on our sites. (And also a quick update on our traffic and revenue over the last few weeks!)
As we work on expanding our investment in content to $20,000 a month, I wanted to stop and take a look at the risks involved. Here's a list of 10 things that can go horribly wrong and bring our business to a halt.
I spent most of July in bed, recovering from a bad back episode. And yet my business kept chugging along, with traffic and revenue reaching record highs. Here's how I make sure my websites keep growing even when I'm away from my desk.
If you want to get into blogging, but English isn't your first language, then this post is for you. I'm not a native speaker, and here's what helped me build a web publishing business in English.
If you're new to web publishing, you may have already heard that you should blog about what you love. But is that really the case? Choosing a niche that you're passionate about has its advantages, but it can be risky too. Here's why.
Sharing my checklist for launching a new website. A detailed list with 20 steps that cover everything - from finding the right niche to publishing posts.
A few days ago, I posted our report for May. Both traffic and revenue grew by over 50% compared to April. But was that sustainable growth or just a fluke? Will traffic keep growing at the same rate during June?…
Like many entrepreneurs, I too deal with ADD. In my case, it’s official. Several years ago, my kids were diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. When the doctor talked to us and explained the test results, too many things “clicked” for me. It just sounded a lot like my own experiences. So, I went ahead and took the tests myself. And guess what? I too have ADD! All those years of priding myself on my ability to multi-task? That was just my unique type of attention. I do very well with noticing a lot of interesting things around me. Focusing on a single…
I currently manage 9 niche websites. Put together, the sites have a total of over 2,600 posts. Along with a team of 4 VA’s, two editors and dozens of freelance writers, I publish over 150 new posts every month. You…
Back in 2008, I was running a successful site that had two and a half million pageviews a month. That site was based on user-generated-content, so new content was being created daily. One day, the site crashed. We had to…
The month of March 2020 was supposed to be dedicated to our family trip to Florida. I just checked our itinerary and today we were supposed to visit Blue Springs State Park. Fortunately, we decided to cancel that trip in…
At least one reader noticed that I hadn’t published the Web Notes for November (thanks for letting me know that you were reading them, April!), so I decided to go ahead and actually write and publish a report for December.…