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How to Select a High Quality Web Host

I was running a cross promotional campaign for my company’s daily email newsletter, ARN Daily, this morning. Almost immediately after the campaign email was sent out, DreamHost’s data center had an outage, rendering the campaign almost useless. This is the latest of many issues that I’ve had with DreamHost, unfortunately. I have a couple of …

Tips for Running a Successful Paid Newsletter

Several months back, I wrote about my paid email newsletter called ARN Daily in a post called “How I Developed a Paid Email Newsletter to Diversify My Business’s Income.” Since that post last spring, the number of subscribers to both the free and paid newsletters has easily tripled. This business unit now brings my company …

How to Avoid Scams When Shopping for Websites on Flippa

Browsing for online business opportunities on Flippa is like prospecting for gold. Most of the time, you’re not going to find anything that looks remotely like gold. On a rare occasion, you’ll find something that looks like gold, but later you found out it’s fool’s gold. On an extremely rare occasion, you can find a …

My Productivity Secret

In the last couple of years, there’s been a renewed interest in time management, productivity improvement and task management tools. A lot of us are getting far more email than we can handle in any given day and find ourselves faced with an increasingly long and never ending list of tasks to complete. Some people …

My New Niche Site: P2PLendingNews.com

I’ve recently started a new website around the niche of peer-to-peer lending, P2PLendingNews.com. The site itself isn’t entirely new, but it’s new to me. It was originally setup in April 2007 by its previous owner during the initial period of excitement around peer to peer lending before the SEC came down on Prosper and Lending …

Three Podcasts Every Solo-Entrepreneur Needs to Listen To

Starting a business can be a very lonely affair. This is especially the case if you’re a single founder and aren’t working with a team to develop your product or service. When I got into business in 2006, there wasn’t much of an online community for solo-entrepreneurs and lifestyle business owners. During the last half-decade, …

Working with Committees: How to Build a Successful Website

Imagine that you and your ten closest friends are put into an industrial kitchen and told to make food item that contains everyone’s favorite ingredients. If you all like exactly the same types of food, you might wind up with something that’s not half-bad. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. You would more likely end …

How to Ensure You Will Actually Get Paid as a Freelancer

As unemployment rates remain elevated in most developed countries, people with specific marketable skill sets, such as website development, graphic design and copy writing, have been applying those talents in the marketplace in the form of freelance work to supplement their income streams. As a person that has done a lot of freelancing work in …