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I am CoCo the blogging dog! My hobbies include chasing cats, going for a walk and eating bologna. I enjoy writing about my life as a dog, topics that dogs may find interesting, and anything else I am distracted by.
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I’ve always loved creating web sites and producing a revenue stream that keeps coming in month after the month. The difference between a having a web site and creating ad campaigns all the time, is that you actually own the product and it’s something people use on a daily basis. As much fun as it [...]
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Flip This Website by Zac Johnson

Over the past few weeks I've been sharing information about how people are creating and selling websites for a tidy

profit. In fact, some people are doing nothing BUT flipping websites!



Now you know I am a big fan of creating content sites and growing them over the long haul. It's a great way to build a portfolio and generate AdSense revenue.



However, even I have found the website flip

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ping business quite lucrative. So much so that I have created a site where people can sell their websites to others.



But I have yet to find a step-by-step guide that tells exactly how anyone can make money flipping websites.



That is... until now!

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Unfriending on Facebook for Fun and Sanity

Facebook can be very frustrating. Early on, I accepted every friend request that came my way. I was being social, right?



Shortly after hitting my 5000 friend limit, my account was suspended. After creating a bit of a hullaballoo (don't get to use that word very often), my account was re-activated.



Then came pages. Now I had a place to send people who wanted to follow me. The numbers

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quickly grew.



But my Facebook stream was unmanageable. After all, I was "friends" with 5000 people, many of whom I do not know.



I've often wondered what it would be like to have a Facebook stream that was populated only by people I actually know.



I'm not going to wonder for much longer.



I am unfriending thousands of people on Facebook.

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Groupon has been out for a while, and I’m always interested in how many people are using it. I’ve been using it for a while now, it’s so easy through their iPhone App. Most of the Groupons can be used through the iPhone at the cashier, but some places are still baffled and confused on [...]
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I reckon I've met more than 100 people whose online business generates over 500K a year. I had dinner with a guy who was doing 50 million. All of those businesses took an enormous amount of time, money and skills to get to that level. All of those business owners worked their butts off, many of them risking their health, marriages, and sanity as well.



That’s where the problem lies. Most people only have:



•Maybe 5-10 hours a week of spare time.

•Very little start-up capital.

•Basic computer skills.

Hardly the makings of the next big thing. Suddenly
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the opportunities don’t look so good.



Thankfully, there's some good news. While you may not be able to become an overnight millionaire, it's not that hard to make an extra few hundred bucks a week online.



For most people a few hundred bucks a week may be enough to pay for a nice holiday, allow a parent to stay at home to look after the kids, or perhaps start your kids' college fund.



Certainly enough to get a bit excited about!



When I explain all this to my friends, the stock response is, “So how do I do it?”







A fairly simple process



I usually outline a fairly simple process to make this happen that takes into account their lack of time, skills and money. As I unpack the details, I see the cogs turning in their mind and their eyes start to light up as I explain the perpetual and automated nature of the whole business. Who doesn't get excited by the idea of getting paid while you are sleep?



This is the point where I come unstuck and is the source of my reluctance in saying anything.



They want to know EXACTLY how we've managed to do it, and how they can do the same. I end up explaining things to them, but it all floats off into the air. What they need is a concrete nitty gritty blueprint that is going to cater for their lack of skills, time and resources.



Unfortunately I've never had one to give them. Not for much longer though.



Currently I'm working on a guide that I'm going to give my friends that explains step-by-step how they can make $1000 a month online. Something that will allow me to say, "Just shoot me an email and I'll send you a step-by-step guide." I’m hoping it's going to save me the time it takes to explain things so we can get back to talking about politics and religion. :)



This guide makes the following assumptions:



•My friends will have 5-10 hours a week to work on the business.

•They have very few, if any, technical skills.

•$400 to invest.

•A willingness to work hard, stick to a plan and resist distractions.

I've already started writing this guide and I'm going to post a new section for you each week. It's an 8-part guide, so at the end of the 8 weeks you'll also be able to download it in full to print as well.



The 8 parts I'll be covering are:



The Introduction (you're reading it now)

The Mindset

The Idea

The Plan

The Action

The Traffic

The Money

The Growth
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While the thought of having your own affiliate network might seem like a good idea, it’s actually a lot more complex than many people think. Just because you are stacking thousands of dollars in daily affiliate commissions, it doesn’t mean you have what it takes to run your own network. Here are some of the [...]
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Content Really is KaChing!

As you know, I've been building websites since 1995. I've always been a big fan of creating content-rich sites that bring value to others.



That's why I have always spoken against creating spammy sites designed to game the search engines. It's not a good model for building a long-term business.



I've sold a number of my sites over the years. In 1998, Yahoo! purchased my multiplayer game site, ClassicGam

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es.com. Today you know it as Yahoo! Games.



And I've sold no fewer than five other sites in the years since then.



With so many people trying to figure out how to make money online, I believe going back to the basics is the best place to start. Build a content-rich site focused on one of your passions and work the site so it brings great value to your visitors.



It's not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes dedication and hard work.



Does it pay off?



Allow me to go public with my latest transaction. Then you tell me if content is still a great way to go, fair enough?

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Is Your Site for Sale?

Over the past sixteen years one of my key focuses has been building content-rich websites. I've had some great success working this model, including the recent sale of one of my sites.



I am now looking to acquire additional niche sites for my portfolio. This could include blogs, member sites, forums or product sites.



A number of my readers h

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ave approached me with solicitations to purchase their sites over the years, so I thought I would provide a form with which anyone can tell me about a site they wish to sell.

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Some people just don’t get it. Online advertising works, and those who realize they need to adapt to these changes are the ones who will succeed. When I visit my local mall, I continually see new stores opening up and going out of business just a few short weeks after. If they don’t go out [...]
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