Some Updates on Internet Marketing, Blogging and Money

Well, it is exactly SIX MONTHS since I quit my regular job and I have been into full-time affiliate marketing since then along with occasional consulting on inbound marketing – SEO topics. Life has been peaceful ever since I bid good bye to the Software world in Bangalore – particularly happy about staying away from awful traffic situation and office politics.

So what exactly I have been doing these days? Here is the bullet summary (now that I don’t spend a lot of time blogging long and boring posts)

1. Affiliate Marketing

This being my main income stream, my main efforts go here these days. When I say, ‘effort’, it’s not more than two-three hours a day at the moment. The following are the main routes that I have taken lately:
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DigitalOcean SSD Cloud VPS Review and Setup Tips for WordPress

One of the key requirements to be successful at Affiliate Marketing is fast loading landing pages! Unfortunately, high-end VPS services are very expensive. Moreover, if you want to have dedicated IPs for each and every key domain that you hold, you have to shell out a lot of money. This is where Digital Ocean comes to your rescue where cloud based VPS solutions start at JUST $5 A MONTH!

I have been toying with Digital Ocean since the last one month. Initially, I was very apprehensive of going with something that’s not managed, doesn’t have a cPanel and rather developer oriented way of managing things (initially). Soon I realized that, it’s so damn easy to get started with Digital Ocean and setup a WordPress blog in hardly 2 minutes if you go with Ubuntu and may be just 15 minutes if you opt for other preferred O/S such as CentOS. This post is a short review on Digital Ocean based on my initial experiences of setting up a domain with them.
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Affiliate Marketing: What are the Traits of A Great Affiliate Network?

Although I have been into affiliate marketing for more than 5 years now, only after my recent retirement from the full-time job, I got the real opportunity to go big on budget and full-throttle with it via multiple options and channels. What I figured out from experience so far is that, basic Affiliate marketing can

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8 Questions to Ask before Quitting Regular Job to Work From Home

I quit my full time job last week! I have been working in the Software Industry all these years – 19 years to be precise – which is considered to be a high salary career in our context. As some of you already know, for the past few years, I have been experimenting with Internet

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Guest Bloggers awaiting the Next Google Thunderbolt?

The latest and the most ‘unkindest cut of all’ from Matt Cutts of Google has just been delivered to the blogging and SEO community in the form of a soft warning. So if you as a blogger is someone who has either accepted guest posters on your blog or posted articles elsewhere to claim backlinks

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List of Countries where Forex Trading is Banned

My regular readers would know that I have been promoting various online and offline money-making products on this blog for the past six years. This includes products in the online currency trading segment (Read our beginners guide to online Forex trading here) as well. I had also published a post on Forex FAQs to explain

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Top Internet Marketing Advertising Punch Lines (Humor)

Disclaimer first: This post is meant for fun alone! I truly have great respect for those affiliate marketers who possess amazing skills in marketing their money trees and instant profit formula. However, some of these self-proclaimed Einsteins of affiliate marketing are only good enough to get an eBook written by someone else, put a sales

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How to Get US Visitors to your Website?

Let me have a disclaimer to start with. In this article, I am going to talk about increasing US traffic to only those websites featuring generic or niche content that appeals to all geographies. Hence, if you have a blog that deals with very specific local content (e.g. Local news, local reviews etc) or non-international

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Black Friday – Cyber Monday 2013 – 75% OFF on Hosting + FREE Blog Setup Deal

On this Black Friday (29-Nov-2013) and Cyber Monday we are offering you a Once-in-a-Lifetime Cheapest Hosting + Free Blog Setup deal. If you always wanted to Own a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog and didn’t know how to create one due to technical limitations, then this Black Friday 2013 Dual Deal is just for you. Yes, you

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