It’s been a month since I got home from Europe. A lot has happened in both my personal and professional life. I’ve just moved into an apartment right by the ocean. I’m really excited about this new place, but I’m also dreading unpacking because I have to organize a lot of things.
In addition, many things are happening with this blog now that I’m back to working full-time. In this post, I’d like to quickly run down four things that are going on right now:
#1- My Blog Redesign
As you probably noticed the site looks a little different. To be honest, this was a complete accident. The other day, I went to update my old WP Theme (Patagonia) and I didn’t notice the text saying the update would remove all customizations. So with a single press of a button, I completely jacked up the design of this blog.
Fortunately, I managed to fix things a little. Way back in January, I had the team at Blog Success design my blog and add a bunch of tools. Part of this package was a free copy of the Thesis Theme. All I had to do is spend five minutes changing a few things and now I’m back to having a plain ole’ boring looking blog.
Anyway, in the next few weeks I’ll be doing a serious blog redesign. Right now it seems like a lot plugins and other thing are acting up. So please have a little patience as I work to make things a little more streamlined.
#2- The Apprentice Is…
Last week I announced a competition for an apprentice. The idea here is I’ll take one person and help this individual get a lot of web traffic to his or her blog.
I’m not lying when I say it was really hard to pick the winner. Frankly, I felt pretty honored that some of the submissions were from top quality sites. In fact, a few blogs weren’t picked because I knew they didn’t need my help. They’re already crushing it!
Ultimately my decision came down to somebody who had a great mix of passion and potential. My selection is…
Ryan Renfrew: http://ryanrenfrew.com/
I liked Ryan’s obvious enthusiasm for the topic of lifestyle design and I feel like we can work together to help expand his reach. Furthermore, I’m starting to branch out a little from the concept of lifestyle design, so I have a number of blog post ideas that might be useful to him.
Again -A BIG thanks to everyone who entered! I’m sorry I couldn’t pick more than one person. The upshot is I’m going to create a case study of Ryan’s site. So even if you weren’t picked you’ll definitely learn a lot about what we’ll be doing.
#3- Update on My “3 Types of Internet Income” Report
I’m starting to feel like Axl Rose working on the Chinese Democracy album. Two months back I promised a free report that detailed 3 models for earning an Internet income.
To be honest, I’m still working on this eBook. It’s about 25,000 words in length and provides a realistic picture of what it’s like to make money online.
Unfortunately I ran into a slight hiccup which has delayed things a bit. The first income model discusses how to earn short term income from Helium (Something my brother has been successfully doing.) The problem is Helium has changed their payment structure.
Sooooo… I have to wait a few days to see what’s going to be different. THEN I have to rewrite one whole section.
It sucks. But that’s life!
#4- New Focus of Steve Scott Site
Another thing you might have noticed is I’m starting to blog mostly about Internet marketing and creating online income. I’ve come to realize that I’m all over the place with the topics on this site. Instead of trying to being everything to everybody, I’ve decided to tightly focus on one theme:
“How to create a perfect lifestyle by earning an Internet income.”
Right now, this is a tagline in progress. I’ll come up with something catchier during site redesign. My point is this. Moving forward I’m going to concentrate on creating content on the actual techniques that allowed me to travel through Europe for seven months. Basically – How to create your own Internet Lifestyle.
I think this is different from a lot of blogs because many only talk about making money. Others concentrate just on traveling/lifestyle design. I’m hoping to combine the two and carve out a pretty distinct little niche. What do you think?
Pardon the Mess…
As you can see, a lot is happening around here. Once in awhile something might not be working on this site. All that I ask of you is to have a little patience because I’m literally juggling fifteen balls in the air at the present moment.
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