Online Passive Income & Blog Update [March '11]

Wow, March went by really quickly, didn’t it?  Overall, it felt like a pretty stable month – nothing great happened, yet I don’t think I fell short in any areas.  I guess when you want to be growing, “stable” isn’t necessarily a good thing, but it’s certainly better than a decline!

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How I Put My Amazon Niche Site Content Creation on Autopilot

Ever since I read Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Workweek, I’ve known about virtual assistants (“VAs”).  For whatever reason, even after being constantly reminded about VAs from various blogs that I read, it’s always been something I haven’t fully utilized.  Sure, I wrote all about how to create a niche site in 0 hours.  Unfortunately, writing about something and actually doing it are two completely different things.

I’ve outsourced a few tasks before – in particular, article writing and backlink building.  My results have been mixed.  The backlink quality isn’t always great.  And the articles, even if they’re decent quality, still take time to format and publish on your niche site.  Adding images, formatting, affiliate links, and other miscellaneous things take time.

I complain a lot about not having enough time to get my projects to where they want to be. Maybe Maren Kate’s guest post here about the 80/20 principle and delegation was the kick in the rear that I needed to finally execute on some more advanced outsourcing ideas. Let me tell you about what I did.

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Applying the 80/20 Principle through Delegation

I’ve never published a guest post before on this blog – I’m not entirely against them, but I generally believe those who follow my blog do so because they want to read what I write, not what someone else writes.

With that said, I’ll always make an exception if one of my favorite bloggers wants to write a guest post for me (especially if they’ve let me write a guest post for them before).  This is a guest post by Maren Kate – if you’re not familiar with her, you need to become familiar with her, because she’s nothing short of an inspiring entrepreneur who currently has big plans within the virtual assistant industry.

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7 Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurship, Part 2: Indecisiveness

“What should I do next?”  ”What project should I focus on?” “What color should the font be on my blog?” We’ve all been there before – faced with decisions – some critical, many insignificant.

There are plenty of decisions in life that require deep analysis and thoughtful decision-making: Buying a home, choosing a college to attend, figuring out where to raise your kids, etc.

Running your own business is not unlike the aforementioned life-altering scenarios.  Certain decisions will make or break your business, so it’s important for all decisions to be based on solid logic and reasoning, with a little bit of your own gut and emotion mixed in.

Most of your day-to-day business decisions, however, are not critical.  If you make the wrong decision, you can adapt and correct your mistake.  In fact, bad decisions are often valuable because they give us solid information about what not to do in the future.

In most cases, I believe the only thing worse than a bad decision is no decision at all.

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Online Passive Income & Blog Update [February '11]

Well, this is officially the longest it’s taken me to post an income report for the previous month! For whatever reason, I don’t like February.  It always feels like my least productive month.  Maybe that’s because it’s usually always (thanks Lyndsy!) the shortest month of the year. And the weather is terrible.  And tax season is right around the corner (which no longer affects me from a professional standpoint, thankfully).

With that said, there were a lot of good things this February – mostly non-internet business related, however.  January was a month of change – February continued that trend, although things are beginning to stabilize.  Keep reading, and I’ll explain.

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For All of You Hostgator Affiliates Out There…Hostgator Responds

Recently, I wrote a post titled “Getting Screwed Out of Hostgator Affiliate Commissions?” where I discussed my frustration as a Hostgator affiliate, because it seemed as though all of my affiliate sales were being labeled “invalid” for one reason or another, causing them to never be paid out.  As it turns out (based on the comments the post received), many of you had a similar issue.

Well, to my surprise today, someone from Hostgator just responded to these concerns in the comments of that post.  I figured this affects enough of you that it warrants its own post here, especially because many of you won’t go and look back at the comments from that post.  Here’s what he said…

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