For those of you who have been following this blog since the beginning, you will know that I originally set up this blog to try different “niche pursuits”. These pursuits were in reality meant to be small business ideas that I could try out to diversify my income away from just search engines (I view the income source as truly being the traffic to my sites NOT Google adsense, Amazon Associates, or other ad networks. If the traffic stops – Im done, but if Google Adsense stops I would just move to a new ad network).
So, I brainstormed lots of different ideas and even took feedback from my readers (You!). At that point I narrowed the choices down and held a vote. The winning idea was that I build an iPhone App and document the process on the blog. Well, its been a couple of months now and I have not made much progress. And I'm blaming YOU! 🙂 You see, the feedback has been so great from all of you when I discuss building niche websites and my processes there – that I have felt like I should focus the blog on that.
I am going to continue to discuss building niche sites, but I am now going to try and squeeze in at least a video post perhaps once a week with updates on how my iPhone App is coming along. So, this is video #1 that shares where am in the process and my plans for the future. I have to warn you that the video is a bit shaky because I was actually just holding my iPhone to record this. But I think that gives it a sense of “reality”. Check out the video here. By the way, yes, I know the music is a bit quirky…I'm just trying to make it a bit more interesting!
So, in reality the point was to focus on one project for 90 days and then move onto another one. So, I have spent WAY too much time already on the iPhone app (started around May). So, I am going to commit to spend 90 days starting from today! So, I hope to have an app up and running by February 17th, 2012. Then I will start a new small niche pursuit at that point (with you input of course). I have a few other ideas already…
I would be interested in hearing your thoughts about my first “video blog”! Would you like to see more of this in the future? I think that doing videos is going to be the easiest and hopefully most interesting way for me to keep you updated on this iPhone app project.
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Update 5/28/2012: The Ad Alert iPhone app is now complete! Check it out in the app store here: