August 2012

The Costs of Building Your First iPhone App

After the last income report, I had a few people ask about my approach to making iPhone apps.

Specifically some wondered how much the whole thing costs.

Surprisingly you don’t need thousands of dollars to build your first app.  My advice is to focus on something simple which only costs a few hundred dollars.

In today’s post, I’ll detail three different case studies of how much I’ve spent (or almost spent) on my budding app empire. [click to continue…]

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Cut the Blogging OverwhelmBlogging can be an excellent source of income. 

But it can also get overwhelming at times.

Fortunately Timo (aka: Productive Superdad) has a few quick solutions.  In this guest post, he provides three simple questions that can help you combat the overwhelm.

You thought that blogging was a simple way to become rich and famous. You thought that a couple of hours per week on your blog would bring you success and fame – almost overnight.

Now, after blogging for a while, you know that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Your task list is now miles long and even the simplest tasks take forever to finish. You seem to be adding new tasks to your list everyday and you can’t get these tasks done, no matter how hard you work.

This disheartens you and you start to procrastinate – even if you know that your work is important. Needless to say, your progress towards blogging stardom is facing some real difficulties.

The longer you keep working like this, the longer you’ll have to wait for blogging success.

You are thinking of quitting your blogging career because you’re not seeing any results.

And I don’t blame you, since I would feel exactly the same if I were you. [click to continue…]

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Income Report - June 2012It’s time for another income report!

Like many other Internet entrepreneurs, I use these monthly statements to show what actually works with an online business.

These reports are designed to be motivational to anyone interested in making money online and/or people who want to take their existing business to the next level.

Plus, they provide me with a bit of accountability because I know every month I have to report back how much I’ve earned :-)

Moving forward, these reports will be broken down into two sections:

  1. The income report with specific detail on what I’ve earned
  2. Lessons I learned in the last month which will impact my future income

Let’s get to it…

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Pick My New Kindle BookI need your help with a quick favor.

It’ll take less than a minute of your time (or maybe five if you decide to leave a comment.)

As I mentioned in my first income report, there is a huge profit-potential with the Amazon Kindle market.  So I’ve set a goal of creating at least one Kindle book every month.

Right now, I’m working on the 3rd and 4th book.  (More on these in future posts.)  The problem is I’m stuck with what to create after these two titles.

So I’m asking for your help.  Below I have a poll where I’d like you to check off one of three options: [click to continue…]

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How to Increase Blog TrafficWelcome to the tenth edition of the Traffic and Conversion Series!

This monthly post describes what I’m currently doing to drive traffic to my blog and email list.

I missed last month’s edition.  (Long story)

So this time, I’ll compare traffic growth from July to what happened in May.

Plus, I’ll talk about how a single forum thread post generated 1,861 blog visitors and eight steps you can follow to get the same kind of traffic numbers.

To start, let’s go over the stats from last month: [click to continue…]

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