{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 […]

How to Kiss Your Day Job Goodbye and Chase Your Dreams with Tom Ewer of LeavingWorkBehind.com


Most people that start a blog hope to make a little bit of money from their efforts. I know I was stoked to make my first $100 bucks from my blog. Even though I was probably averaging about $.76/per hour. Haha! Many bloggers dream to make real money that allow them to help out with […]

How to Improve Your Guest Posting Strategy by 1716%

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Guest posting has been one of the key attributes of growing my blog over the last five years. When my blog first launched in 2008 I managed to spew out over 30 guest posts in about a 90 day period. That was on top of writing regular content for my own site 3-5 times per […]

How to Travel the World While Building a Thriving Online Business with The Suitcase Entrepreneur

The Suitcase Entrepreneur

Running an online business has so many perks. You make your own hours. You get to wear your pajamas if you want. The list goes on and on. The one BIG advantage that the online business has over a brick and mortar business is that you can literally work from anywhere. With 3 little kids, […]

Can You Be An Average Writer And Have A Successful Blog? (Video)

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It seems as if we get asked this question time and time again: “Can you be an average writer and have a successful blog?” In other words, can you suck at writing and still make it in the blog world. Here’s a little hint…Jeff and I are both “average” writers. In fact, I would consider […]

How To Un-Pandify and Penguin 2.0 Proof Your Site {Updated}


Update: With Google up to their dirty tricks again with Penguin 2.0, I thought it would be a good idea to update this post. As I write this, both Mandy’s blog and my main blog are unaffected. My niche is down 23% however. Not cool. It’s still early, so time will tell. If you’re experiencing […]

24 Tools To Grow Your Blog Through the Roof

24 Tools To Grow Your Blog Through The Roof

If you are reading this post then either you have already started your blog or you at least have some curiosity of getting one going. Blogging can be an awesome and an equally addicting adventure. At the same time it can be a very lonely place, especially if you don’t know anything about blogging. That […]

Step by Step Guide: How To Easily Move Your WordPress Blog From One Host To Another

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A few weeks ago I bought an already existing site for the first time. Another blogger was wanting to unload on the site and I thought it would be a good pick up to help out with some of my other online projects. Transferring the funds via PayPal, buying the site was very simple. The […]

5 Things You Must Know About Link Parties and How Easy it is to Link Up

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One of the biggest pieces of advice I got when I started blogging was that I needed to utilize link parties. I remember thinking three things… –  What the heck is a link party? –  How in the world do I link up? –  Why on earth would this help my blog grow? After doing […]