The Plight of the Wantrepreneur

I’ve done a lot of thinking lately about my online business, and where it fits into the context of the rest of my life.

People often stress out about not having enough opportunity, but I’ve found that sometimes having too much opportunity can be just as overwhelming.  Time is forever a limiting factor, and it’s this limitation that creates wantrepreneurs instead of entrepreneurs.

As I reflect on my past 3+ years working online, I thought it would be interesting to write it all out in a blog post.  Warning: This post is a lot of rambling, but I promise to keep it fairly brief and concise. :)

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My Passive Income Report [July 2013]

July was a busy month – there’s no arguing that.

With so much going on in my personal life (a few more details about that below), I didn’t have nearly enough time to spend on my online projects, which is also why my blogging has been a bit light over the past few weeks.

From an income standpoint, July wasn’t terrible, although it was yet another declining month (unfortunately).

Although I’m going to try to make excuses, I know that I’m the only one to blame for my lack of productivity. :)

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My Next Project: A “No Competition” Niche Site

I’ve decided that it’s finally time for my next “31-day challenge“.  If you recall from my last 31-day challenge, the purpose of the challenge is to focus solely on one project for 31 days.

It’s easy to let the little tasks distract you, and sometimes productivity is an illusion: you feel accomplished because you’re performing actions, but the actions add up to an insignificant result.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at my next 31-day challenge.

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My Passive Income Report [June 2013]

There’s one word I can use to describe June: consistency.  As you’ll see with my bottom line, it really wasn’t any better or worse than May.

In some ways, I view a month with no growth as a poor month – after all, who wants things to remain steady, especially when you’re not at a high level?

Anyway, let’s get right to the report (and you’ll see below why the header image for this income report is different than usual).

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5 Interesting SEO and Link Building Tips I’ve Read Lately

Now that I’m in the middle of building a niche site, one of the most important things that I need to do is figure out how to get the site to rank well (on the first page of Google).

Keyword research is obviously a big part of that, but once you’ve started building the site, your focus really turns to content and SEO.  Although the SEO environment continues to evolve, it seems that most of the same old principles still apply.  When I refer to “SEO” here, 90% of what I’m referring to is link building.

I’m not an SEO expert, which is why I went on a search for tips from those who are (or who are at least really experienced).

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A Sneak Peek at My New Niche Site

As you might recall, about a month ago I set out on a challenge to focus on one project for 31-days.  The idea was that I would eliminate some of my larger distractions and really kick my productivity into high gear.

I originally gave myself the option of doing two projects (one for the first half of the month, one for the second half), however I decided to just focus on one project for the entire month.

Overall, it was a success, and I wanted to share with you the details of what I created.

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