Category Archives for "Tutorials"

Growth-Hacking Facebook Groups


In this post I’m going to track my progress promoting my content using Facebook Groups. The idea behind this strategy is to join Facebook Groups and promote content.The way this works: Find Facebook Groups relevant to your nicheJoin or apply to join (if they’re private)Post in the Group promoting your content in a non-spammy way1. Finding […]

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Logo Design For Tightwads With No Design Skills

designing a logo

I have a troubled history with logo design. On the one hand, I’ve always respected the value of a gorgeous logo.On the other, I’ve refused to spend money to get one ‘professionally’ designed. This meant many late nights in PowerPoint designing grainy logos that looked like bad clip art.But I’ve had a revelation that I want […]

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Shared Hosting: A Data-Backed Performance Comparison


In this post, I’m going to help you make an educated decision about selecting a hosting provider using actual third-party performance data.This won’t be a long-winded analysis about auto-scaling and RAM usage. I’m not a hosting geek- but I know enough to be dangerous.I’d like to help you make a quick and data-backed decision about […]

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The NicheFacts Twitter Challenge

twitter challenge

In my ongoing quest to grow, I’ve been pursuing different growth strategies.Since organic traffic is so hard to come by in the ‘make money online’ niche, I haven’t really focused on that. Instead, I’ve been: Publishing on Quora (NicheFacts Quora)Running ads on Facebook (NicheFacts Facebook) I’ve been thinking, what else can I do? I decided that I […]

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4 Black Magic Content Hacks To Grow Your Niche Site

black magic content hacks

As a niche site builder content is the life-blood of my business.If you’re building a niche site, outside of hosting costs, content is going to be your biggest expense. This can be a big hurdle if you don’t have a lot of spare cash to hire quality writers.I’ve been there.Fortunately there are some ways you […]

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3 Tools For Pinterest Shock And Awe

Pinterest passive traffic strategies

In this post I’ll walk you through my Pinterest traffic strategy.Historically the majority of my traffic has originated from Google Search to an affiliate site that is very Pinterest-unfriendly.However, a new site I started is a DIY-style site, which is image-heavy. That means that it’s a natural fit for an image-rich social-media platform like Pinterest.I […]

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The Duplicate Content Question

The duplicate content question

It raises the hackles of every SEO: “duplicate content”. If you publish content online, you’re probably aware that Google frowns upon duplicate content. According to the search giant, duplicate content refers to “substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or are appreciably similar.” (Source)The consequences of duplicate content […]

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Why MailChimp Terminated My Account

MailChimp Logo

In this post, I discuss why my MailChimp account was terminated. And what I did about it.Why was it banned?Apparently the emails I’ve been sending are in violation of their Acceptable Use policy.What it boils down to is that this site,, which is technically in the notorious ‘make money online’ space, had autoresponder emails […]

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How To Choose A Brandable Domain Name

how to choose a brandable domain name

Choosing domain names can be a tricky business.When I first started I was big on Exact Match Domains.So I registered domains like, and’t do that…Make sure you choose a brandable domain name.What do I mean by brandable? For example, if you want to build a site that ranks for “best tea kettle” […]

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$800 A Day Using LongTailPro [Keyword Research]

LongTailPro Keyword Research Review

In this post I’m going to review the 3 different ways I’ve profitably used the LongTailPro keyword research tool.I’ve used it to locate long-tail content ideas for my money sites (Affiliate Content) and generate about $800/day passively.I’ve used it as a freelance digital marketing consultant to provide keyword research and content generation services to a […]

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