Cash vs NonCash Compensation

Last week Erin and I [Toni] spoke at the 2013 Type A Conference on the topic of monetization. A lot has changed since I started blogging seven years ago, but one thing has remained fairly consistent. Many companies still consider gift cards and product reasonable compensation for work. We often talk about not working for […]

@Chitika & #digicolab Twitter Party | Monday, 9/30 at 9 pm EST

We are thrilled to partner with Chitika for the first ever Digital CoLab Twitter party! On Monday night, we’ll be chatting with the team at @Chitika for a full hour…talking all things website and mobile ads and how to optimize and earn more revenue. Join us at 9 pm EST/6 pm EST over on the […]

It’s Not About Creating More Content

The following is from Digital CoLab partner, Colin of Time to Get Awesome. There is a special at the end, so don’t miss it! Three years ago I found myself working daily on a website I had started with a friend. It made some money, but I knew it could be doing a whole lot […]

Don’t Miss Payments – Organize Those Invoices

As soon as you send out your second invoice, it’s time to start tracking them. And time to set up a template. If you’re really smart, you’d set it all up with the very first one, but who is really that ahead of the game. (I never was!) Once you start working with a variety […]

Get Off the Wheel

Have you ever seen a hamster in one of those wheels? No matter how fast or hard they run they never get anywhere. Have you ever felt like you were running on one of those wheels? This week I was walking from the ocean to my hotel after dark. It was a long walk across […]

Five Time Management Tips for Entreprenuers

Time is the great equalizer. Unlike money, resources, or connections we all have the same amount of time. It’s how you leverage your time that can set you apart from competitors and help you grow your business. Prioritize What needs to get done today, this hour, or in the next five minutes? Before you start […]

Content Marketing Plan

When you have written several years worth of content, it gets challenging to write a new spin on something that you’ve done time and time again. You don’t want to appear out of touch because you aren’t writing that same content and repeating yourself. However, you need a way to remind your audience that there […]

What are you dominating?

Last weekend, I made the trek west to Portland to attend the World Domination Summit. I left with many amazing new friendships and some good takeaways from the daily talks. Each year, WDS has a secret theme that all of their speakers try to touch on in some capacity. This year’s theme was “Live your […]

Blow Sponsored Campaigns Out of the Water

So you get an email. For a sponsored campaign. Great pay, great timing, great product. You get all the work done for it, take the photos, schedule it out on your blog. It posts, it auto-tweets. Maybe even auto-FBs the link. You pin the photo. You move on. But did you knock the socks off […]