February 2014 Traffic and Income Report

february 2014 income report

Hey there readers! Welcome to our first-ever income report. I have to be honest, it's a little scary pushing "publish" on a post like this. Income can be a taboo subject for some. If you're not familiar with my story you can read the "About" page, but earlier this year my wife Abby asked me to manage the business side of her blog. That title includes all the technical aspects, financial progress, and even some overall big-picture strategy. I … [Read more...]

Why You Should Ditch the WordPress Editor and Use Markdown Instead

Why You Should Ditch the WordPress Editor and Use Markdown Instead

"Ditch WordPress?!" You're thinking, "What is this crazy guy talking about?!" No, I'm not saying you should ditch WordPress altogether. What I am advocating, though, is to consider composing your blog posts in an outside editor like Draft or Byword using Markdown syntax. Do I have you confused already? Stay with me, it will soon be made clear. Let me tell you a quick story... Why You Should Never Write Blog Posts in WordPress It only took one … [Read more...]

When Our Blog Became a Business: How We Made $2,000 from One Blog Post

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I'm sure most bloggers experience periodic "ah ha!" moments. These are the moments when you realize your business will never be the same,¬†when something clicks that gives you the confidence to take a giant mental step forward in building your thing online. This happened for Abby and I this past February. You see, I'm obsessed with "going paperless." I scan everything with my Fujitsu Scansnap and meticulously organize all of our household … [Read more...]