Business Models Archive

Making Money with Price-Comparison Sites

This is the second in a series of articles on online business models written from the perspective of the person using it. In talking with at least a hundred successful online business owners the past few years, it has become apparent that there only a very few basic building blocks of an online business. As with DNA, though, there is an endless array of how those building ... Keep reading »

$1,000 a Day from AdSense

This is the first article in what I hope will be a series of articles on different online business models.  In talking with at least a hundred successful online business owners the past few years, it has become apparent that there only a very few basic building blocks of an online business.  As with DNA, though, there is an endless array of how those building blocks can be arranged.  So ... Keep reading »

Secrets of a Successful Info Product

Chris Guthrie is a friend and a fellow Elite Retreat alumni. He's also the author of a new info product called the Niche Profit Course which has done quite well since he released it just three weeks ago. As we were talking about it last week, I realized that what he knows could probably help a lot of you so I asked him if he would be willing to ... Keep reading »

Internet Marketing at the Local Level

I was an Internet Marketing consultant for several years -- including 2.5 years full-time while my first website was still getting off the ground -- and I still do pro bono consulting from time to time just to meet new people and be exposed to new industries. Virtually all the sites I've worked with have been U.S. sites that marketed nationwide, but I've worked with a handful who were only interested in marketing locally.  Here's what I've learned with ... Keep reading »

What Type of Site?

I frequently see articles and even entire books on how to select a good topic for your website.  I can't recall ever seeing anything on choosing what type of site to build for that topic, though, and that can be every bit as important as choosing the topic. So if you're just getting started, I hope this list will be a good resource for helping you select what kind of site to build.  If you have comments or questions, please leave ... Keep reading »

Poker and Business

Great post on Everything I Know About Business I Learned From Poker from the Zappos blog and follow-up post from QuadsZilla.  I love analogies, and they draw a very tight one.

More Downward Pressure on Domain Name Prices

Andrew points to a Wall Street Journal article today about how Google is looking into a number of ways to maintain profitability during tough economic times and speculates: As Google struggles to keep its earnings growing, another place the company will look is to squeeze its content partners. All it has to do is dial back the revenue share it provides to content publishers. That includes domain name owners. Since Google has essentially killed ... Keep reading »

5 Great Reasons to Start Flipping Sites

Chris is going to try site flipping and Jay has posted 5 Reasons Why Flipping New Sites Is Better Than Keeping Them.  Those are two good posts amongst all the noise about site flipping from people trying to sell you training programs on their "secret techniques," and good posts are hard to find on this topic. So as someone who's both bought and held sites and bought and flipped them, I wanted to give you my perspective on site ... Keep reading »

Making Money On The Internet Is A Big Fat Scam

Love this post by Alan today.  Here's my favorite part: Gurus claiming they make money from the net or whatever line they’re using is like saying the guy we buy produce from at the flea market is “making money from the flea market."  No, he has a business at the flea market and he busts his tail setting up shop, ordering produce, doing paperwork, stacking watermelons, sweeping the floor, unpacking his truck and so on.  The flea market has no ... Keep reading »