Income Report: How My Blog Performed As A Business In The First Half Of 2014

Back in 2009 if you asked me whether I thought my blog could ever make more money than my day job, I would have said “Hell No!”. In fact, my Mom is still amazed that MyWifeQuitHerJob.com is able to make any money at all. Just the other day, I had a Skype chat with my mom and she was like… Mom: Let me get this straight. People sit at their computers, click on your ads and you make money? I still don’t understand how that works. So can you just sit at home all day...

2 Simple Tweaks That Doubled My Email List Signups And My Take On Single Vs Double Optin

Out of all the traffic sources that bring in revenue to MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, most of the money that I make is derived directly from my email list. Without my email list, I would not be selling very many copies of my ecommerce course. Without my email newsletter, I wouldn’t be converting nearly as many affiliate offers. And without email, I would not be receiving as much traffic as I currently receive today. Because email is such a crucial part of my blogging business, it’s important for me to maximize the size and quality of my email list. So today, I...

How We Grew Our Online Store In The First Half Of 2014

My wife just closed the books on the first half of 2014 and I’m happy to say that we are on track for another record year. Following a similar theme to last year, my wife and I have been focusing our efforts on further outsourcing our business. Our kids are getting older now and they have tons of activities which now require more and more of my wife’s time. As a result, we have invested some additional capital into a larger office space and we’ve taken on another employee. This now makes for a grand total of 2...

Ultimate Guide To Shipping Via The United States Postal Service USPS

When you first launch your online store, your number one expense is probably going to be shipping. And in the beginning, you’re not going to have the necessary shipping volume to negotiate attractive rates with FedEx or UPS. As a result, the United States Postal Service will likely be your most economical shipping option. While USPS is not the most reliable shipping option out there, their rates are very reasonable and the shipping speeds are relatively quick. I still remember the first time that I set foot inside the post office to ship our initial set of orders. ...

How I Made A Million Dollars By Reading An Article In The Wall Street Journal

This post was written by my good buddy Lars Hundley, one of the most experienced ecommerce entrepreneurs that I know. He runs a bunch of ecommerce stores and today he has an inspiring story to share with us. Maybe you’re thinking about starting your own ecommerce store, but you don’t have any “good ideas.” Today I want to show you how million dollar ideas are everywhere. And I mean that quite literally. Heck, I once got a million dollar idea by reading an article in the Wall Street Journal. Let me explain. It was 2002, still the dark ages of ecommerce. I had...

My Review Of The ConversionXL Conversion Course By Peep Laja

When it comes to increasing sales for your ecommerce store, there are really only 2 ways to proceed. One, you can increase the amount of targeted traffic to your store. Or two, you can increase the conversion rate of your existing visitors. But here’s the thing. Over the past couple of years, increasing the amount of targeted traffic to your website has been both difficult and expensive to do. Google’s search algorithm has been in a complete state of flux. As a result, people have been afraid to do any major search engine optimization for...

How To Launch The Number One Ranked Podcast In iTunes Without A Huge Following

There I stood, hovering behind my computer monitor and nervous as hell as I prepared to hit the “publish” button on my brand new podcast. Here’s the thing. I had already told all my friends that I was starting a podcast. I had already told the readers of my blog that I had something in the works. And I even had a special “podcast” tab in my menu bar which said “coming soon”. There was no going back. And in the back of my mind, I was thinking to myself…. “What if I launch and no one...

My Podcast Is Live And I’m Doing A Big Giveaway

After months and months of preparation, I’m happy to announce that my small business podcast is officially live! The purpose of my podcast is to dispel the common myths associated with starting an online business. By interviewing and revealing the inside stories of other successful entrepreneurs, I want to hammer the point home that it’s possible to start your own business… Without risking a lot of money Without requiring any technical knowledge Without getting any outside funding All of the entrepreneurs featured on the show bootstrapped their businesses from the ground up and started their own ventures in order to improve their...
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