Category Archives: Blogging

So You Want to Get Rich Blogging?

Many of my readers have sent messages wondering why I haven’t been blogging on a regular basis.  Others have sent desperate messages indicating they want to get rich blogging, hoping that I can show them the ‘magic formula’ that other bloggers are promoting. To answer the first question, I haven’t stopped blogging on a regular basis.  I have simply stopped writing blog posts here on … Continue reading

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Best Source of Passive Revenue

Several bloggers in my area were having a debate over the best source of passive revenue for their blogs.   We all run about the same size blog network and have close to the same number of readers on our popular sites but what we found was amazing was the different conversion rates we were seeing from these sites and the varying amount of passive revenue … Continue reading

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Search Penalty for Thin Content

After receiving an email indicating one of my sites would be subjected to a manual search penalty in the Google Search Index because of “thin content”, it made me reevaluate many of my websites and compare them to the Google Webmaster’s Guidelines.  Most of my online real estate focused on passive income from Google Adsense and utilized what was up until this point, a proven … Continue reading

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The Secret to Making Money Online

Is there a secret to making money online?  Is it possible to get rich while making money online?  The answer to both of these questions is a resounding “yes”.  There is a secret to making money online and it is possible to get rich but it unlikely to happen for those who are looking for a way to get rich without working. Regardless of what … Continue reading

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Why Traffic Exchanges Don’t Work

Novice webmasters struggle to build traffic to their websites.  They are lured by scams and schemes promising them enormous amounts of targeted traffic.  One such traffic source that I’ve been seeing promoted more and more lately is traffic exchange services. Let me put this in plain words – traffic exchange services don’t work. Here’s why. Barry WheelerBarry Wheeler is a blogger, novice SEO, geek and … Continue reading

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How to Start Your Own Blog

Blogging has become a very popular hobby within the last 5 years. Websites such as and have provided free space on the Internet for people of all shapes and sizes to put their mind on the web. I want to help you get your blog running and looking good. First you need a good computer–Dell, HP, and Macs all get the job done. … Continue reading

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Are Micro Niche Adsense Sites Viable Revenue Sources?

One of the most popular questions received through my blog is about making money online using Google Adsense.  Some of the questions has come from my series on building profitable websites while others have come from people criticizing me about the value some place on Adsense revenue. There are many people having great success with Google Adsense and micro niche sites.  They target small niches … Continue reading

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There is no Next Big Thing

Many people jump into making money online hoping to develop the next big thing or develop a strategy to help them get rich overnight. In the online world there will always be something better, bigger and faster.  There will always be a new gimmick, new make money online method or a more profitable way to develop your online businesses. Making money online isn’t impossible.  There … Continue reading

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Post Panda Blogging Realities

Many bloggers are lazy and try to take the easy way out when developing their sites.  They ignore their readers, have little or no focus and are blinded by high paying keywords. In a post-Panda era, these are bloggers that are destined to fail. The success of any blog comes from gaining an understanding about what your readers want.  Knowing how people are finding your … Continue reading

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Why High Paying Adsense Keywords are Useless

You’re a blogger and you have a goal of making it rich.  You have found a list of high paying Google Adsense keywords on some obscure blog and you know the basics of SEO. The rest is just hard work right?  You can develop some content around those keywords, do some link building and some basic on-page SEO and you’re in business right? Wrong. If … Continue reading

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