D&R 024: Can You Be Anonymous and Still Build a Successful Blog?

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Recently a Dollars and Roses reader asked us if they would be able to build a successful blog if they were to blog anonymously. Since both Mandy and I come from two different blogging niches, I thought it would be good to get perspectives from us both. In the personal finance niche I’ve seen some […]

February 2014 Income Report

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It’s time for the monthly income report. Each month “The Wife” crunches the numbers on our earnings while I, “The Husband”, puts together a recap of what happened in our online business. A dangerous combo! As a reminder, this is why we do the income reports: Accountability. These will allow us to finally keep track […]

D&R 023: Podcasting Your Way To Divine Success with Cliff Ravenscraft

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This podcast was a first for us on many fronts. We cried, we laughed and we were so inspired by this amazing guest. Cliff Ravenscraft, known as the “podcast answer man” at PodcastAnswerMan.com left the security of a family owned insurance company to purse his dream. Even though he had been podcasting for several years [...]

January 2014 Income Report

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It’s time for the monthly income report. Each month “The Wife” crunches the numbers on our earnings while I, “The Husband”, puts together a recap of what happened in our online business. A dangerous combo!   As a reminder, this is why we do the income reports: Accountability. These will allow us to finally keep [...]

{Productivity Hack} How I Save 7 Hours a Week With Canned Email Responses in Gmail

How to Do Canned Email Response in Gmail

One of the biggest drags of blogging is email. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting email from my readers. We both do. But after blogging for several years the emails start to pile up. In fact, I think that last time I saw Mandy’s unread email count is was just under 200 emails. Yowzers! [...]

How to Make Over $100,000 Per Year With an Online Store

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Have you ever wanted to fulfill a dream but was just too scared of what could happen? We’ve all tasted a bit of that in our lifetime. For those that take that giant leap of faith, the end result can be an exciting story to share. I had the opportunity to interview Steve from the [...]

D&R 022: November, December, and 2013 Total Income Report

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It’s time for the monthly income report. Each month “The Wife” crunches the numbers on our earnings while I, “The Husband”, puts together a recap of what happened in our online business. A dangerous combo! As a reminder, this is why we do the income reports: Accountability. These will allow us to finally keep track [...]

D&R 021 Legal Issues Every Blogger Should Know Before Starting Their Blog

Blogging Legal Questions

There’s so much that goes into starting a blog:  picking a theme, choosing a host, writing content, and on and on and on…. One the things that most bloggers never think about are the legal issues that surround starting a blog. Yikes!  Legal issues? Even if you’re blogging for fun you still need to be [...]

D&R 020: Interview with John Corcoran from SmartBusinessRevolution.com

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Hey Mr. President…. John Corcoran used his networking skills to land a job at the White House (yes, the White House!) and build up a very successful law practice. He’s now taking those skills online with a successful podcast and blog Smart Business Revolution. What You’ll Learn in this Podcast How John stumbled into blogging [...]

D&R 019: How to Deal With Blog Haters

How to Deal With Blog Haters

“Sticks and stones may break my bones (but words will never hurt me).” How many times did you hear that as a kid? Most people start a blog because they have a story they want to share and usually want to help others. And, of course, making a little money on the side doesn’t hurt [...]