Traffic Hacking - How to Find Your Best Source of Web TrafficWe all understand the importance of traffic generation.

The problem?

There are so many different sources of traffic that it’s hard to know what’s worth your time and what isn’t.

Fortunately, there is a quick fix to this problem.

All you have to do is use a few tools and apply a specific mindset to your traffic generation efforts. Then you can easily identify the most effective promotional tools for your authority site and/or Kindle books.

It’s been over a year since I started the Authority Internet Business Case Study.  During this time, I’ve experimented with a variety of traffic sources to the site (DGH).  What have I learned?  There are only a handful of tactics that actually work (for me.)

In this post, I’m going to reveal a seven-step plan for finding your top sources of traffic and explain what to do when you identify them. [click to continue…]


Level Up Your Kindle BusinessMany bloggers use the phrase “leveling up” when they talk about improving your life, career or business. The way I interpret it is taking something that works and making it even better.

When it comes to a Kindle business, one way you can level it up is to build a team around your books.

The problem with Kindle publishing is it isn’t very scalable. You only have so much time to write and edit, work with graphic designers, and promote your books.

If you want to create more books, you need to put more time into your business. This is the wrong approach because you’ll eventually run out of time to write—reaching a sort of “critical mass” with your publishing efforts.

A simpler solution is to reinvest the income you’ve made and focus on building a team to help you grow your business.

As an example, in my most recent Traffic & Income report, I talked about how my authority Kindle business ( currently has a net income of $18,679.73. Instead of spending this money on a fun vacation, I’m putting it back into the business by hiring talented, smart people to grow my business.

In this article, I’ll show you the seven-step blueprint I’m currently using to build a Kindle-based team and explain how you can follow the same steps to enhance your book business. [click to continue…]


Authority Traffic and Income ReportWelcome to the second part of the Authority Internet Business Traffic and Income Report.

This is a series I started almost a year ago.

The goal?

To show what it’s like to build an authority business from the ground up. The goal of every post is to detail the specific actions I take to grow my site ( and help you learn valuable lessons along the way.

An important part of this process is doing a regular report that breaks down the traffic and income the site has generated.

Specifically, we’ll cover six major sections:

  • Successes
  • Failures
  • Traffic Results
  • Income Results
  • Total Expenditures
  • Future Strategies

Like most folks, I love it when bloggers show how much money they really make from their businesses. With the Traffic and Income Report, I hope to show what works with an Internet business and what doesn’t. Rather than just talking about different strategies, I’ll let you know if they actually help me grow my business.

A lot has happened in the last three months. Specifically, December was my best month ever for the business (we’ll get to that in a bit.)  First, I’d like to provide a quick overview of a major shift I went through during the last quarter. [click to continue…]


KDP LogoWelcome to part four of the Kindle publishing series!

A few months back, I asked readers to submit any questions they had about writing and selling books on Amazon. In this series, I’ll go through each one and provide specific action items that you can take.

Missed a previous post?

Then check out these links: Part 1, part 2 and part 3.

Today’s post will cover questions related to creating and selling your book.

As always, we’ll start with the “3 Golden Rules of Kindle Publishing.” If you’ve read this section already, then feel free to skip ahead to the good stuff. But, if this is your first time here, I recommend you check out the following because it provides a background on why I make certain business decisions. [click to continue…]


KDP LogoOnce again, I’m answering another collection of Kindle publishing question that I’ve received from readers.

If this is your first time here, then you’ll want to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series.

What started out as a long blog post has evolved into hundreds of excellent questions that I’ll answer now and throughout the New Year. (I’m even thinking about starting a YouTube channel around this concept.)

Today’s post includes a mash-up of the different questions I’ve recently received. Some relate to topics I’ve partially covered and others go into strategies that I haven’t previously discussed.

As always, we’ll start with the “3 Golden Rules of Kindle Publishing.” If you’ve read this section already, then feel free to skip ahead to the good stuff. But, if this is your first time here, I recommend you check out the following because it provides a background on why I make certain business decisions. [click to continue…]


kdp-logoWelcome to the follow-up of the series where I answer your Kindle publishing questions.

(If you missed my first 15 responses, you can check out the article here.)

I originally intended this to be a lengthy, single post, but now it’s turned into something much, much bigger.

Since I’ve received over 200 responses, I’m going to answer every single question that you have about Kindle publishing (no matter how long that takes.)

This group of questions covers a few of my favorite topics: Researching book ideas, building relationships with readers and balancing everything with a blog.

Lots to cover, so let’s dive in… [click to continue…]



Kindle Publishing Questions Answered (Part 1)

November 25, 2013

With the publication of my latest book (“23 Anti-Procrastination Habits”) I now have five habit-related Kindle books for my authority website (DGH). I honestly feel that Kindle publishing is the best way to monetize a brand new blog or authority site. Unlike other income streams, you don’t need lots of web traffic. Instead, you [...]

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The Process That Helps Me Manage an Authority Internet Business

October 31, 2013

I use a single document to manage my entire authority Internet business. Find out what it is and what I include in it.

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Authority Business Traffic and Income Report #1 [AIB]

October 17, 2013

How much revenue has the authority website generated in the past few months? What about its traffic numbers? Find the answer to both in the first Authority Traffic and Income Report.

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Amazon Associates: The Best Way to Diversify Your Online Income?

October 8, 2013

You need to diversify online income to run a successful authority business. This post talks how the Amazon Associates program can help and seven ways to implement these affiliate recommendations on your site.

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9 Steps for Building an Email List from Scratch [AIB]

September 25, 2013

You need an email list to run a successful authority Internet business. This post details nine steps you can use to build one from scratch.

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11 Ways to Reuse Killer Blog Posts to Generate Traffic and Income [AIB]

August 15, 2013

How can you maximize your effort from one blog post? In this article, discover 11 techniques you can use to generate more traffic and income from a single article.

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