the secret to making money online is there is no secret

seriously, there is no secret.  it’s just critical mass. why is upstart blogger doing so well? because he has traffic.  lots of it.  and he has minions.  far-reaching minions that sell his product for him.  it’s great, almost unheard-of, that his affiliates make 50% commission off each sale of Twitter Rocket — that puts each… Continue reading the secret to making money online is there is no secret

twitter schoolbus, day 3 and 4

i’ve really enjoyed the discussion that my experiment has generated.  this has always been a really low traffic blog, although i’ve always felt like it could do better.  in the last few days i’ve somehow attracted the attention of people who would never have come here before, and i credit that, largely, to twitter.  so… Continue reading twitter schoolbus, day 3 and 4

a little argument with myself

[audio:littleargumentwithmyself.mp3] this is the argument i have in my head: upstart blogger has been around for a while. he’s established trust with his honest representation of things. he approaches topics reasonably. he’s also exposed a few twitter scams and pyramid schemes. he’s built a good reputation. also, he makes a lot of money blogging: a… Continue reading a little argument with myself

a social experiment

i’m starting a twitter experiment today. i’m tired of reading upstart blogger and listening to all the tales of how great his new product twitter rocket is. i’ve no doubt it works. however, i am left with a lingering skepticism: as great as the product may be, and as fantastic as a 50% payout on his… Continue reading a social experiment

so this is what pro blogging is all about

arcane palette just got our first affiliate commission. this is really exciting for us, because this is essentially like getting free money. and suddenly, i get it. i get how upstartblogger and probably countless other pro-bloggers make their living. it’s not through adsense, on which you make pennies unless you get thousands and thousands of hits a day… Continue reading so this is what pro blogging is all about

musings on effective branding

i passed by a billboard this morning on the way to whole foods that said something about build your brand and it made me think about effective branding and what that really means. “branding” is the new buzz-term in internet marketing lingo.  it applies just as much to your corporate identity as it does to… Continue reading musings on effective branding