Posts by Nathaniell 195
March 19, 2018
Shopping at Fiverr for content is like shopping at the dollars store. The stuff there is cheap for a reason, but sometimes you really can find great deals. I found some great turkey bacon for a dollar at my local dolalr store - about 25% the cost of the stuff at my local supermarket.Fiverr is basically the same way.Most of what you'll find on Fiverr is garbage. It's either copied, spun, or unreadable. Most of the time it's not going to get much traffic, let alone convert any visitors into sales
March 12, 2018
A funny thing happened to me last week (not that funny), that just proves you can never be too experienced for a small panic attack and having a "sky is falling" moment.Last week, I saw my traffic drop from about 3,000 visits per day, to about 1500. Then 25. I thought my site was de-indexed!Why?Well, I've been making a lot of small changes to the site, trying to improve some SEO stuff for 2018.I started using SEMRush to analyze my backlinks, and submitted a "disavow" file to Search Console to d
March 05, 2018
I've written a couple posts about Adsense and display ads recently that may have over-hyped the effectiveness of it, or made it seem "easier" than using affiliate links. E.g.How To Make Money Without Selling Anything On Your WebsiteDisplay Ad Alternatives & Additions To Google Adsense IncomeHow Much Money Can You Make With Adsense?Don't Be Afraid To Risk Earnings For Gains: MediaVine TestHowever, I just wanted to do a short PSA that affiliate links and affiliate marketing are still my prefe
February 26, 2018
Image from my recent trip to PismoOne of the first hurdles that some newbies run into is that they worry they won't be able to "sell". They are concerned that their writing is not good enough to convince someone to buy, or that they cannot think of a topic that will be profitable for them. Well, the truth is that your website can make money without selling anything at all. In fact, there's more than one way to do that.Display AdsThe first way to make money without selling anything - in fact, on
February 20, 2018
Image: Working from Pismo Beach over President's Day weekend!As a new member, it can feel like you're under a lot of pressure to "make money fast" or at least prove to yourself that your WA membership is worth the cost. Why am I spending $49/month if I'm not making money yet? I need to make sure I'm not wasting my time or money here!While I can sympathize, since was in your position back in 2010 when I joined, I also have some new perspectives after almost 8 years of membership.One essential pi
February 13, 2018
I've been to the Wealthy Affiliate Las Vegas conference for a couple years now, and every year is different. 2018 was no exception. It's hard to pick a favorite year, but it might be this one!My trip started out better than normal, with a first class flight on Virgin Airlines. I had previously tried to book first class on other airlines, but the cost was astronomical. I think it was only about $50 extra to fly first class from SFO to LAS through Virgin America! The leg room is amazing! I wonder
January 01, 2018
I was a little surprised, but not that surprised at how long my list of success stories from 2017 became (Is Making Money Getting Easier In 2017 And Beyond?). I created that list just for myself to send to people when they ask, "Does WA really work?" Originally, I limited myself to posting "big" success stories of full time income, big paydays, or other impressive things like traffic stats. Eventually I started adding anything that sounded inspirational or interesting.Before the Black Friday ev
December 08, 2017
I've been testing a few keyword tools, and trying to match up traffic stats from the tools vs traffic stats from my websites, to see which ones are accurate, or which ones are the most accurate compared to each other.As I was looking through my website, I realized I was getting a lot more traffic than the numbers were showing. Why was nothing matching up?Well, I figured out it was because even though I target ONE keyword per page, the page actually ranks for multiple keywords. Here's an example
November 27, 2017
It's very exciting to sign up for an internet marketing or online business training program when you see "shocking" success stories. "Teenage kid makes $30,000 in just 3 months""I doubled my traffic overnight with this secret system"Though many of these stories are actually true (I've seen some incredible ones with my own eyes, within Wealthy Affiliate), the truth is that most of us normies have to do it the hard way - with work!My own websites are a great example of this. They are slow to prog
November 09, 2017
I noticed something interesting today in Google Search results. For some reviews that are extra long, I have been creating a table of contents with "jump links" to skip to certain sections of the page. That way people can see what I'm going to talk about on the page (like a table of contents), but also so they can skip to the places they want to on the page.Guess what?!Those links show up in Google.This is just one more way to make your website look more attractive to click in search engines. T