Since I fired myself several days ago, I wasn’t able to write this week’s reviews yesterday, as it should have been.
Anyway, I decided I should give myself another chance and I have rehired me on a probation period of 3 months, to see if I am worth it.
So, to come back to the review: another blog I have read this year (the entire archive, as you might be used by now) is TylerCruz’s. I do not remember how I got there (I think from a sale mentioned on shoemoney’s blog), but the first thing I noticed when I got on his blog was his daily revenue on the right sidebar (no longer there now). It was something like 230$/day, which is not huge but not to be taken lightly, either. What was different to his revenue was that he had earned it all with direct advertising: no Adsense, no PPC, no affiliates (well, he had a very small revenue from affiliates at that point). BTW, Tyler, any reason why that your daily earnings are not there anymore? :D
This made me think. For the last 2 years, most of my online revenue was Adsense based, but this started to annoy me, especially since one of my sites produces something like 300 clicks/day and the ‘huge” sum of $8-10/day. And no, that site is not MFA or anything. It is a genuine site, with good traffic. And yes, on the amount of cash I could retire in 200 years.
Anyway, back to Tyler. Another thing I liked was that he was very transparent about his sites, earnings and what he does to increase his revenues. While there are no ground breaking methods he uses, just seeing them used and delivering makes you wanna start and use them.
On a personal level, I liked the guy because he used to play tournament level chess while he was younger, something I also did while I was a kid. More, we both play poker right now (he does it more than me at this point, though I would like to play more). What do you say Tyler, wanna play some chess?
I was looking around the site to remember which posts I liked best, but I realized I cannot name a certain post. One of the reasons is he writes a lot about several subject in a post and, what more, he used to write quite seldom. Anyway, I felt that his problems (like feeling he doesn’t work as much as he should and the likes) are the same problems I think about all the time. His 40 work hours/week series was one of the most funny I have read online, since I felt I was in his shoes so many times.
My advice? Read the entire blog: it is not such a big archive as it looks, and it will really make you feel what it means to be earning money from the internet to move away from your parents’ house (well, he did that and in style… he bought his own apartment in one and a half years).
Nice job, Tyler!
One more thing, for my Romanian readers and the participants at the Blogoree Workshop: we have talked about letting your readers know you want to advertise their services on your blog and I have told you about this Advertise page Tyler has it on his blog. You should use one of this on your blogs either, no matter the theme of blog. You never know who wants to buy some space on your site.
P.S.: As John Chow does on his blog, Tyler gives back links for those that review his site. While this is a good reason for a review, my review is not for that link. I really think he deserves to be read, especially by those that want to escape from the dreaded Google Adsense (aff).
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