How My New Blog Got to 500 Visitors Three Days after Launching

Yes, you've read that right: I have just launched a new blog and it got, during the first three days since launching, almost 500 visitors. Almost 400 uniques who read 1,265...

How to Make Your First $100 in Google AdSense

Today I am starting a new series here on Thrifty Self Employed, one that is aimed at beginner bloggers. When you see income reports all over the internet from people making...

Niche “Empire”: July 2014 Income Report

Welcome back for a new episode of my income reports generated by brand new niche sites that will hopefully soon become a real niche empire and I'll have to lose the...

Can You Still Make Over $10,000 Per Month in Google AdSense?

If you check out the make money blogging blogs nowadays and those mouth-watering income reports showing 5 digits of income generated per month by blogs, it's pretty obvious that the focus...

Niche “Empire”: June 2014 Income Report

In early June I launched the Niche "Empire" (the quotes are there because there's a looong way until I can really call my niche sites part of an empire) case study...

Should I Build My Own Private Blog Network?

Building your own private blog network using expired domains seems to be the trend with today's big players in the world of professional bloggers. Those who have some money to spend...

Do Exact Match Domains Still Work?

A couple of years ago, exact match domains (EMDs) were the big thing: if you wanted to rank above all competition with just a little work, you had to find an...

Niche “Empire” Case Study: 5 at a time!

In my opinion, the best self employment option is to become a professional blogger. This is what I do at least and earning your living online is extremely nice, even though...

Niche Site Approach: Always Look for a Potential Authority Blog

Niche sites had the potential of becoming easy money makers about a decade ago (wow, has it been so long already?). All you had to do was find a low competition...

Great Content Does NOT Automatically Bring Visitors to Your Blog

How many times have you heard it or truly believed this: "Great content attracts visitors"? Probably a ton of times, because you are a great writer and you give each of...