Archive for April, 2012

Podcast 3: Flipping Sites and Business Strategies with

A few days ago, I was able to sit down with Justin and Joe from and record an interview.  As you are probably aware, I have been networking with these guys for a long time, but I actually learned quite a bit during this podcast interview! Not only do they share how many sites [...]

Podcast 2: Chris Guthrie on Buying and Selling Websites, Software Development, and More

I recently did an interview with Chris Guthrie to discuss some of his early online ventures and some of his recent successes.  In this second episode of the Niche Pursuits podcast, I discuss how Chris went from being fired from his full-time job to selling a website for six figures just a short time later. [...]

How is the Google “Over-Optimization” Penalty Affecting Your Sites?

Google officially announced yesterday “Another Step to Reward High-Quality Sites” on the Official Google Webmaster blog. This announcement is also being referred to as the “over optimization penalty”.  Matt Cutts discussed about a month ago at a conference that this penalty would be coming out.  So, its not totally unexpected.  However, I have been hearing [...]

Podcast 1! My Journey to Becoming an Internet Entrepreneur

I am excited to present to you my first “official” podcast!  I have one previous Q&A recording right here, that I have listed on this site; but this will be the first podcast listed in iTunes officially.  (The iTunes page is not officially up, but will be very soon). In this first podcast, I decided [...]

The Importance of Diversifying Your Online Income

As I wrote a couple of days ago, my Google Adsense account was banned.  This was the primary source of income for my niche sites.  Ouch! I received by far the most traffic and comments for that post than I have ever received on this blog.  For the most part, the comments were all very [...]

I Just Got Banned From Google Adsense! Now What?

I got a really depressing email last week that my Google Adsense account has been shut down! I received the same message for all of my business accounts as well; I no longer have any access to Google Adsense.  The news fell on me like a ton of bricks, and I’m still a bit dazed [...]

Welcome Splash Now Available and Webinar Replay

On Tuesday evening Chris Guthrie and I launched a product that we have been working on for several months.  I hinted at this product a few weeks ago here when I talked about some of the latest business projects I had been working on. So what is Welcome Splash?  In a nutshell, Welcome Splash is [...]

Applying to the Apple Developer Program

As I mentioned in a recent post, my iPhone app that I have been working on is nearly complete!  In fact, I have a working version of the application and am really enjoying using it myself. However, I’ve hit a bit of a snag in getting approved to the Apple developer program that I wasn’t [...]

Monthly Business Report – March 2012

The past month or so has been a tumultuous one in the Google world.  In March, Google deindexed much of Build My Rank, and other blog networks as well.  In addition, lots of webmasters had their Google Adsense accounts closed including Zac Johnson and Gauher Chaudhry. (I also received a couple of emails from others [...]