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Death To Affiliate Marketing

Death To Affiliate Marketing

For me, the writing's on the wall. And this is my manifesto. Affiliate marketing is dying and here's my strategy moving forward.

How to Restore a Failing Niche Site in Less Than 3 Months

How to Restore a Failing Niche Site in Less Than 3 Months

I'm fixing a failing niche site by optimizing to increase traffic, subscribers, and revenue in less than three months. Possible? Let's find out!

My 2021 Annual Business Review

My 2021 Annual Business Review

I made some big leaps in my business this year and they paid off. It's also the first year I got my Shiny Object Syndrome under control.

The YouTube Publishing Challenge in 31 Days

The YouTube Publishing Challenge in 31 Days

I’m going to publish 31 videos in October 2021. I’ll measure and document the stats and revenue. Hopefully, my efforts will pay off.

The Untouchable Online Business Model

The Untouchable Online Business Model

How do you build an untouchable online business so far ahead of the game the only way to beat it is to buy it? I broke it down into three core values.

The Gazillion Dollar Sales Funnel Experiment

The Gazillion Dollar Sales Funnel Experiment

Can I double the revenue from my website without creating new products and just setting up a simple email marketing sales funnel?

The Money Lab Live Experiment

The Money Lab Live Experiment

Will a highly-produced entertaining weekly LIVE show on YouTube attract rabid fans and increase product revenue?

Online Business Time Machine

Online Business Time Machine

I built a time machine to give my past-self a plan and offer advice on what to focus on to improve my online business in the present.

Redesigning Email Marketing With ActiveCampaign

Redesigning Email Marketing With ActiveCampaign

I'm taking email marketing seriously (again) by switching from ConvertKit to ActiveCampaign and leveraging their focus on automation goals to create a looping seasonal email sequence.

My 2020 Annual Online Business Review

My 2020 Annual Online Business Review

Despite the worst year ever, I managed to psych myself up enough to write another annual year-in-review post and kept it mostly positive.

The Lifestyle Business Manifesto

The Lifestyle Business Manifesto

A culmination of everything that happened to me this past year and what led me to create a lifestyle business with a hard emphasis on LIFE.

The Great Website Optimization Experiment 2

The Great Website Optimization Experiment 2

Can I double revenue on my website without adding new products? And can I do it by optimizing what’s already in place only using free online tools...again?

Operation: Fuck Amazon

Operation: Fuck Amazon

In the midst of a pandemic, Amazon rips the proverbial rug out from underneath me and millions of online business owners. Here's my plan to fight back.

The SEO Impossible Experiment

The SEO Impossible Experiment

This experiment is to prove anyone can rank on the first page of Google for a highly competitive keyword simply by creating the best page on that topic.

Extreme Makeover: WordPress Plugin Edition

Extreme Makeover: WordPress Plugin Edition

Will completely redesigning and restructuring our SaaS app from scratch attract more paying customers and provide a better overall user experience?

The Pinterest Avalanche Challenge

The Pinterest Avalanche Challenge

I’m going to create 100+ images scheduled to Pinterest all summer long to increase traffic, affiliate link clicks, and product sales. Will it be successful?

The Money-Making Podcast Experiment

The Money-Making Podcast Experiment

Will a niche podcast in a category with low competition gain listeners, sell more products, and actually make money? Follow along as I test this hypothesis.

My 2019 Annual Online Business Review

My 2019 Annual Online Business Review

Four years later and still putting myself through the mental anguish of reliving my annual fuck-ups. However, don't let my words fool you. It's cathartic.

How I Built a Mildly Successful Six-Figure Business in 17 Years

How I Built a Mildly Successful Six-Figure Business in 17 Years

The following is an interactive timeline of my "journey" as an "entrepreneur" and how I "built" a "six-figure business" from "scratch."

Podcast Marketing Guide In 2022: Based on a True Story

Podcast Marketing Guide In 2022: Based on a True Story

How did we crack the top 100 podcasts on iTunes? Here are 42 tricks we learned to build an effective podcast marketing strategy.

How to Build a Lean Online Business Plan

How to Build a Lean Online Business Plan

I put my business on a diet. A long-term, lifestyle-changing, low-expense diet. Here's my new lean, mean online business framework.

Reach $15,000 MRR in 6 Months

Reach $15,000 MRR in 6 Months

We're launching our SaaS product on June 1st, 2019 and trying to reach $15,000 of monthly recurring revenue in six months. Can we pull it off? Let's see!

The YouTube Optimization Experiment

The YouTube Optimization Experiment

Can I increase my YouTube revenue by optimizing my entire back catalog of videos for the Swim University channel? Let's find out together!

Redesigning Email Marketing With ConvertKit

Redesigning Email Marketing With ConvertKit

I'm finally taking email marketing seriously by switching from MailChimp to ConvertKit, leveraging their focus on visual automations to increase sales.

Extreme Makeover: SaaS Edition

Extreme Makeover: SaaS Edition

Can we increase revenue on an existing small SaaS product by giving it a total makeover? Will a new name, logo, sales page, and pricing model be enough?

How to Record a Podcast That Sounds Insanely Professional

How to Record a Podcast That Sounds Insanely Professional

I've been leveling up my podcasting gear and audio quality since 2006. But I've finally reached the pinnacle of podcast perfection.

Launch a SaaS Product on New Year’s Day

Launch a SaaS Product on New Year’s Day

We're accelerating the launch a year-long SAAS product (still in development) in just 30 days. Can we narrow our scope and get something to market by then?

How to Create an Online Course in 3 Days

How to Create an Online Course in 3 Days

Can I assemble all my knowledge about hot tub care and launch a paid online video course in just 3 days (technically 2 days)?! Let's find out right now!

My 2018 Annual Online Business Review

My 2018 Annual Online Business Review

The annual online entrepreneur tradition that lets me see all my failures and successes on one page. I can cry and pat myself on the back at the same time.

Build a Profitable Online Brand in One Year

Build a Profitable Online Brand in One Year

Can we assemble a small team to re-build BrewCabin.com into a large brand website based around homebrewing beer, and make it profitable in less than a year?

The Ultimate Upsell Experiment

The Ultimate Upsell Experiment

I'm making a course and adding it as an upsell to a successful product, instead of selling it as a standalone product. Can I make more money this way?

The Obvious Income Source I’ve Been Ignoring

The Obvious Income Source I’ve Been Ignoring

I noticed my YouTube videos weren't monetized. I turned the ads on and 15 days later I was shocked by how much I earned. This is how I'm capitalizing on videos again to make money.

The Podcast Marketing Experiment

The Podcast Marketing Experiment

Can we quickly grow a new podcast using techniques we know have worked before? Can we do it again and is our strategy repeatable? This experiment to perform a podcast "marketing burst" should reveal the answers. Hopefully. Maybe. Who knows?

I Sold My Profitable Niche Site For $55,000

I Sold My Profitable Niche Site For $55,000

I walk you though how and why I sold a profitable niche website for $55,000 after only two years of building it from the ground up.

I Launched an Online Business Podcast

I Launched an Online Business Podcast

For years I've debated doing another podcast. I ran a successful one in 2014 that's still going and extremely popular. Can I do it again? Who knows?

The Great Website Optimization Experiment

The Great Website Optimization Experiment

Can I double the revenue on my website without adding new products or services? And can I do it by optimizing what's already in place only using free online tools? Let's find out.

How to Create a Big Online Course in 7 Days

How to Create a Big Online Course in 7 Days

I'm going to take everything I know about SEO and put it into a massive online video course. And I'm going to do it seven days. Actually, I have to do it in six because I already made plans.

My 2017 Annual Online Business Review

My 2017 Annual Online Business Review

Last year, I wrote a year-in-review. And I'm doing it again because it was popular. So here's my annual review of all my successes and failures in 2017.

Create and Sell a WordPress Plugin in 40 Days

Create and Sell a WordPress Plugin in 40 Days

Is "scratching your own itch" the best way to build a successful product? I'll find out by selling my custom affiliate Wordpress plugin I've used for years.

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Software

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Software

This is what it took to build a software startup. The failures, the fights, the wins, and most importantly, the FUCKING STRESS! This is our story.

I Demoted Myself So My Business Could Grow

I Demoted Myself So My Business Could Grow

I'm a bottleneck. The business doesn't grow if I'm in control. I'm not the right person for the job. So I hired more talented people and fired myself.

The Content Audit Experiment

The Content Audit Experiment

In 2017, Roasty has been losing about 10% of its traffic each month. Instead of producing new content to give it a boost, I'm going to try a content audit.

I Changed My Entire Business Model

I Changed My Entire Business Model

Thanks to Amazon, I completely revamped and optimized the Swim University brand in 25 days with new code, new products, and a brand new business model.

The Digital Media Company Mission

The Digital Media Company Mission

I want to build a media company with high-quality brands in different verticals. This is my plan to do just that.

Create a Membership Site in 14 Days

Create a Membership Site in 14 Days

I'm teaming up with Doug Hill to build an ironic online membership training library and community to teach survival, bushcraft, and primitive skills.

Making The Home Barista Video Course

Making The Home Barista Video Course

I made an online video course for Roasty Coffee during a snowboarding vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado. This article is a behind-the-scenes recap.

The Homebrewing Website Experiment

The Homebrewing Website Experiment

Can I build a "niche site" about homebrewing beer? Yes, but will make money, even if I ignore the competition and keyword research? Let's find out!

The Subscription Business Training Library Experiment

The Subscription Business Training Library Experiment

A short-lived project to build a Netflix-style training library to help pool and spa professionals market their businesses better online.

My 2016 Annual Online Business Review

My 2016 Annual Online Business Review

I received many requests to share updates on Money Lab Challenges in 2016. And true to form, there will be details. LOADS of money-making details. Ready?

Extreme Makeover: Website Edition

Extreme Makeover: Website Edition

This experiment is to see if rebranding RoastyCoffee.com will result in more website traffic, email subscribers, and total monthly recurring revenue.

Build and Launch a Web App in 60 Days

Build and Launch a Web App in 60 Days

An amazing race to build and launch a web app from scratch with Jason Zook, by learning Ruby on Rails (and other programming skills) in only 60 days.

Produce and Sell a Rap Album in 30 Days

Produce and Sell a Rap Album in 30 Days

An ambitious and artistic challenge to prove that you can make money in the music industry in record time (pun intended) by selling a rap album.

Matt Wants to Be a Guest On Your Podcast

Matt Wants to Be a Guest On Your Podcast

Matt Giovanisci will bring "value" and entertainment as a guest on your podcast. Don’t let his looks and charm fool you. He can talk about a lot of topics.

How to Create a Small Online Course in 7 Days

How to Create a Small Online Course in 7 Days

A quick money-making challenge to build, launch, and sell a small online video course called, "Asana For Bloggers" in just 7 days.

A Timeline of My Musical Side Projects

A Timeline of My Musical Side Projects

The following article is a reversed timeline of my musical side-projects. Including rap videos like "Hashtag Hustle" and "All My Money."

I Want Your Email Address

I Want Your Email Address

Don't think about it. Just enter your email address into any of the places I've annoyingly provided for you. Then, you can be on your way.

Sell Sponsorships on a New Website in 28 Days

Sell Sponsorships on a New Website in 28 Days

An aggressive sales blitz to sell as many coffee sponsorship deals as I can on my one-year old website in only 28 days (4 weeks).

Hustlin®: A Prescription for Online Entrepreneurs

Hustlin®: A Prescription for Online Entrepreneurs

Hustlin® (wurkallthetime) is for online entrepreneurs looking to get ahead in business. Symptoms include lack of income, shiny object syndrome, and stress.

Co-Work With Me

Co-Work With Me

Co-work with me whenever you’re feeling isolated or unproductive. This video is 25 minutes long so you can use it as a Pomodoro timer.

Relaunch an Online Course in 21 Days

Relaunch an Online Course in 21 Days

A mind-blowing journey through relaunching an online course created by Jason Zook back in 2014 called "How to Get Sponsorships for Anything."