December 2008

How I Lost $10,000 and What to Do To Avoid This

I'm sorry I've been away from the blog for a few days. With the holidays, wedding planning, finding an apartment, and the launch of my audio book all happening at the same time, you can imagine I've been a busy bee. I just finished working on 150 or so wedding invitations, and I'm beat. That [...]

How to Run Free Split Tests Using Google Optimizer for Better Results

Do you want a poor website? Of course not. We all want to make our websites the best websites they can be. We all want them to grab more attention, catch more subscribers, and increase our sales and popularity. In a previous post, I talked about how I spent just 5 minutes to change my [...]

Merry Christmas Link Special

It just turned midnight here in California, and I wanted to just wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. Please stay safe, eat lots of good food, and most importantly, enjoy the time you spend with your family and friends. I'll give the money stuff a rest today, and simply provide [...]

My New Podcasting Equipment and a Short Recording

So, I'm playing around with my new podcasting equipment, and I thought to myself, why don't I just do a short recording and post it for my readers. So...here it is. Really, it's nothing special. I just wanted to familiarize myself with my new toys, and see what it's like to record something and post [...]

100 Subscribers, and a Small Lesson about Goals

So, I was on my way to bed, and I just happened to notice a three digit number in the RSS counter at the top of my blog...I reached 100 subscribers! You've helped me meet my goal, which I mentioned in my November earnings report, of reaching 100 subscribers by January 1st - with time [...]

How to Increase your Earnings in 5 Minutes or Less

A very wise person once said, "assume nothing, test everything." This is what Ryan Deiss of drivetraffic.com did, as he created 43 different "split-tests" and came up with the best ways to optimize all different parts of a website for monetization. In business terms, a split-test is defined as a "Direct-marketing test utilizing random samples [...]

Do You Think of Money Like This? – My 9 to 5 Disease

Hi, my name is Pat, and I have a problem. Actually, let me correct myself - I had a problem. Do you ever think about the money you spend, no matter when or where, as hours of work down the drain? When I was working 9 to 5, this was a huge problem for me. [...]

Ridiculous and Interesting Passive Income Topics

I never want to hear anybody say that they cannot possibly come up with an idea for something to sell and succeed with online. The first rule of earning a passive income is: there is absolutely no room for pessimism. This is, of course, unless you're thinking that the convertible might ruin your hair on [...]

Creating Passive Income is like Working Out

Have you ever started an exercise program, and the next day you were incredibly fit? I don't think so. Along the same lines, have you ever learned a new method of making money, and the next day you were rich? Not unless you won the lottery. As you may recall, I previously wrote about how [...]

It’s My Birthday! About Me and an Important Lesson

Guess what? It's my birthday! I am 26 years young and I'm going to take this opportunity to show you that I'm not all about analyzing earnings, online experiments, numbers and charts. I want to give you a peek at the other things I'm about, away from the internet. I want to show you who [...]