6 Blogging Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

When I wrote my very first post in October of 2008, I knew there would be a few things to learn about blogging.  Back then, I figured my 16 years of small company marketing experience could take me most of the way, and I would simply fill in the gaps with a handful of articles and one good book from …

Adsense, WidgetBucks, Commission Junction and Amazon: A Side-by-Side Affiliate Review

According to several notable bloggers, I am now hitting the traffic milestones necessary to place affiliate advertising on my blog.  As most newbie affiliate advertisers do, I experimented with multiple programs before I settled on my ‘ideal’ combination of placements.  Although it is too early to financially evaluate all of the programs, I believe there is value in passing on …

How I Became a Mediocre Blogger for Only $9.95 per Month

Although it has only been a year, it seems like an eternity since I made the semi-life changing decision to become a blogger.  I had always dreamed of writing for the masses—showing people how smart I was, how clever I could be, and how many things I learned during my years in the working world.  Blogging appeared to be the next logical step in a …

The Importance of Blogs for Small Company Web Traffic

This past summer I attended a 3-day marketing conference.  I spent most of my time in the e-Commerce and Web Marketing Track, hoping to learn more about increasing the effectiveness of my internet-based campaigns, generating additional web traffic, and maximizing new web technologies for marketing and online sales.  One of my favorite sessions was a panel presentation and Q&A on …