The Older, More Handsome Posts for "make money"

This Blog Critique has a major focus on how to make more money by recommending things to your readers. Its non-invasive, helpful and almost completely passive.

Ciao Florentina was the winner of the third Blog Tyrant Blog Critique – the random number generator choosing her Tweet out of about 200 entries. As always, please watch the video, visit her site and get stuck in to her in the comments section. The more feedback and discussion that happens the more often I will do these things. Like I’ve said a hundred times, I only want to do them if they are useful to you.

What’s in the video?

I kept the video short, sharp and extremely shiny. Youtube kept rejecting my videos for being too long so I decided to focus in on a few key areas as opposed to picking through everything. Some of the things that get mentioned include:


Oklahoma Blogger

A lot of bloggers are struggling to make money from their blog. They use all the regular methods like Adsense, advertising and affiliates but still aren’t bringing in enough cash to pay the bills or work from home.

Well there is hope.

In this Podcast I show you three methods that I use to make money using my blog but not directly on my blog. These are methods that have helped me through tough times and given me the base income to quit my job and work from home.

Click here to download the podcast (right click and save as).

If you like this Podcast I would really appreciate it if you left me a nice honest review here on iTunes. You can also subscribe on iTunes using that same link or by RSS here.

Are you making enough money?

I would really like to know whether you are making enough money from your blog to support yourself or your family. Are you still working another job or do you blog full time? Finally, if you have ever made money from your blog but not directly on your blog please leave a comment and let me know. I would love to hear about it.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Wesley Fryer


You asked for it. The first ever Blog Tyrant Podcast complete with a tyrannical, Darth Vader-like introduction beat from the great Australian producer One Above.

What’s it about?

In this Podcast I talk about one of the most important things that a self-employed (or someone aiming for self employment) business person needs to know: their distractions. And as I mention on the track, they aren’t always as easy to find as you might think. In fact, some of my distractions took me over a year to isolate!


Caution: Blog Ahead
Creative Commons License photo credit: M i x y

Here we go again. The 7,809 word series on how to blog and do it well. Remember, this is part two in the series. You can find the first part in which we covered content that sells and setting up your blog for success right here. In this post I am going to cover a lot of areas so make sure you bookmark it for future reference. If you read the whole thing in one go you might need to get some sunshine.

Breaking it down part two

In this post we are going to be covering a lot of ground. Like last time, I want to give you a sort of contents here at the start so you can move around the post to areas you are interested in. They are:

  • Using social media
    (Facebook, Twitter and all the reasons you need them, etc.)
  • Growing your blog’s traffic
    (SEO, keywords, going viral, analytics etc.)
  • Making money from your blog
    (Adsense, Ebay, affiliates and how to make good money from home)

As I am writing this post mostly in the evenings there is a good chance I am going to miss some important points. Feel free to drop a comment and point out my ineptness or make some suggestions that you think might help some other bloggers. I always love hearing what you guys have to say.


Darren Rowse, Jeremy Shoemaker, Brian Clark

In the blogging world there are three names that everyone knows. Darren Rowse the Problogger, Jeremy Schoemaker from Shoemoney and Brian Clark the Copyblogger. These names are synonymous with blogging success, influence and, yes, making good money.

In this post I want to show you the three reasons why these guys are rich. Hopefully we can learn something from their example.