There are no guarantees when it comes to promoting advertisers on the web. A favorite program may decide to shut down shop for all sorts of reasons, and some political & business developments can even wipe out an entire niche – practically overnight. The first step to protecting your online income from uncertainty is to be aware of the potential dangers you will eventually face.

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Bluehost vs Dreamhost

by John on September 19, 2013

Bluehost vs. Dreamhost – Two very similar shared hosting companies with a few key differences that may determine which one is best for your website or online business plan.

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Mainstreaming Reddit

August 6, 2013 New Media

Reddit is pushing hard – and well on its way – to being the next big thing on the internet, but the process threatens to undermine what made the community unique without necessarily delivering the profitability that Reddit’s parent company wants to see.

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Owning websites can help make your schedule flexible, but they won’t run on autopilot forever!

August 4, 2013 Business

Most of the scummy “make money systems” out there will promise you that owning and operating your own website is the key to an automated income and a life of leisure. Well, there might be some truth to the increase in leisure time available, but your websites definitely won’t run on their own forever. Even […]

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The increasing absurdity of link removal requests

March 29, 2013 SEO

Remember that guy who spammed your blog, forums, or bookmarking site? Well, he’s back, and his new SEO says he should spam your email inbox with requests to delete all that spam they originally spammed you yet. Puzzled, perplexed, or bemused by the latest trend in SEO? Click here to read all about the growing absurdity of link removal requests and what I’ve learned from running crowd-based link aggregation websites.

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Grad school is crazy…

March 6, 2013 Business

Updates have been pretty slow around here, but financial circumstances related to having a fiancee in grad school have forced me to take up another job elsewhere on the web. While my own sites will have to be limited to a part time gig on nights and weekends, working online still manages to keep the bills paid in a small town with no local economy to speak of. Theoretically, the new arrangement should be a little bit more stable for a one-income house dealing with the wake of an increasingly fickle Google algorithm.

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Dreamhost coupon codes

February 19, 2013 Hosting

Here’s a list of some of the latest Dreamhost coupon and promo code discounts available for spring 2014. Save up to $100 on a hosting plan or upgrade your account with extra domains and unique IP addresses!

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Skipping Black Friday felt good

November 24, 2012 Business

The term Black Friday was introduced to the American culture at some point back in the 1960s, but back then journalists advised people to stay at home to avoid the congestion and bad attitudes that go along with rampant consumerism and masses of shoppers who are hunting for the next deal. At some point in the last ten years, this dark day seems to have morphed in to an actual celebration of all the greediest and most selfish instincts we have. This year, however, I had a great Thanksgiving and all I had to do was tune Black Friday out. Did I miss out on big savings… or stumble across an even sweeter deal?

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Sprint update: Always dispute bogus charges

November 17, 2012 Business

A lot of people tend to panic when they receive notification of debt collection activity, and more than a few have paid up on false claims just to protect their credit rating or business’ reputation. It is important to remember, though, that you don’t have to give in to the shakedown because there are legal protections available to those who dispute debt claims being made against them. My recent experience with Sprint has already shown some positive results, and we’ve barely even begun the dispute process! Find out how to protect your credit score and bank account from shady businesses and their favorite debt collectors.

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Upgrading to an SSD to save your productivity

November 17, 2012 Tech

Let’s face it. That work computer you’ve had for the last few years just doesn’t perform like it used to, and you could probably get even more done each day if you weren’t sitting around and waiting for programs and saved files to load. Luckily, you won’t have to break the bank in order to get your productivity back up to speed.

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