Throw Money At It 4: Results After Two Months

In late July, I started the “Throw Money At It” project, in which I attempt to build profitable niche sites while spending only money, not time, to make it happen. My three test sites have now been up and running for two full months and it’s time to look at the progress they’ve made so far.

Did the sites make a profit? Is the project a success or have I just found a way to waste money?
Read on to get the full details.

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Interview With Video Marketing Expert Dave Kaminski

I recently got the chance to chat with Dave Kaminski, who has established himself as a leading expert for all things concerning online video.

From the technical aspects of uploading and displaying optimized and compatible videos online, creating professional-level screencast videos or live videos to effective video marketing and traffic-generating techniques, Dave’s the man to talk to.

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The Best Way to Start With Online Marketing

I frequently receive emails with questions along the lines of “what’s the best way for me to start earning money online?” or “I’ve been trying my hand at Internet Marketing for months/years but haven’t made a cent. What should I do to change that?” or “how can I start a successful online business/make my online business more successful?”.

I always find it quite difficult to answer these questions, because there is no simple, one-size-fits-all answer. In this post, I want to give answers that cover as many bases as possible.

If you’re on square one or feel stuck with your online marketing ventures, here’s everything you need to know to get started in the right direction.
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Online Marketing is Dead

Online Marketing is Dead!

It’s a quiet week in online marketing when no one declares the end of affiliate marketing, the end of SEO, the end of e-commerce, the end of the gravy-train or something of that ilk.

This post is not about declaring the death of anything, but it’s also not a post to reassure you about the future of online business. Instead, I want to talk about the reality of online marketing and the big mistakes that come with too much optimism as well as too much pessimism about it.
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How to Make Minor Adjustments to Your WordPress Theme

Ever wanted to make just some minor adjustments to your WordPress theme’s design, but didn’t know how? In this post, I’ll show you the easiest way to tweak a site’s design, even if you have almost no coding skills at all.

This post is partially in response to a question I was asked after publishing my post about fonts and the importance of making your text as easily readable as possible. Of course, it’s nice to know which fonts to use and what size the text should be, but how do you actually change these settings in your own WordPress theme?

Watch the video below to find out:
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Throw Money At It 3: SEO and Initial Results

It’s been around three weeks since I started the “Throw Money At It” project, during which I attempt to build profitable sites by paying for all content and SEO and doing as little work of my own as possible, on the sites. In other words, I’m trying to “pay my way” to a profitable website, using content and SEO/link-building services.

In today’s update, I want to share some exciting initial results and tell you about the two most important factors that lead to great rankings for the sites in this project.
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Design for Non-Designers: Fonts

As stated in my previous post about enhancing your website with graphics, I am not a designer. Despite this, I have often been asked about what fonts I use or how I created a certain text effect during webinars or after posting a new video.

So, in today’s post, I want to share with you what little I know about selecting and using fonts for websites, video presentations or any other purpose, in such a way that it makes people go “wow, that looks neat”.
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