Well this seems to be the tradition at this time of the year to look back at your “best of” posts of the previous year. In fact its not a bad idea because internal linking is really a good idea – and hey some of your visitors may even find some benefit.
To (mis)-quote Dickens it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…
My optimistic 2009 goals are a fairly embarassing example of now NOT to goal set – they are too vague, not tied to abig picture aim really – but at least I had some. I did at least realise that yes, you can make $1000/month with Adsense
This post was pretty much when I hit rock bottom with my hopes for making passive income online – I figured out that all the options were worse than bad – and oddly enough once I understood that if I didn’t believe in my business no one else would things really turned a corner – mainly because of one my worst written posts ever!
May was the month of the infamous 100 hubs challenge and although I boosted my hubpage earnings significanty. They have since dropped quite a lot – not without first making me quite a few thousand dollars though! I intend to revive some of my formerly successful hubs – possibly as mini-sites or on Infobarrel
As the year progress I slowly realised that I had to more and more treat this online adventure as an online business (one of my better posts I think). I’d even worked out that I could build a legitimate online business and sell stuff online without feeling like I needed a shower!
At the end of the day – Ican’t imagine a better lifestyle than the one I have now – it is definitly worth trying to make an income online.
Good ideas I still use
Keyword Academy – I still use their prinicpals for keyword research – in general – I am not totally convinced on their backlink startegy but if that program had been available a year earlier it would have saved me a year of heartache and made me a lot more than the cost of membership!
An Alternative to WordPress – anyone who has more than 2 or 3 blogs will no that WordPress needs constant updating – not the content the bloody software – Mystarterblog is ideal for easy to maintain, niche blogs
If you can’t be bothered reading all of Grizz’s blog (allow a week) – then Janet has summarised his methods in her Nomad’s Guide to Make Money Online
Online Backup – this really does work seamlessly – after the initial setup – any file I add or modify is backed up the next time I’m online – for free!
Not such good ideas from 2009
So have you done a year summary for your blog? If so feel free to leave a link in the comments below!