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Blog Set Up: Product #4 of 10 Launched!

Blog set up.
Blog Set Up.
I’ve just released product #4 of 10 in my 10 products in 2010 goal, and if you’re interested in becoming a blogger, it will be of great interest to you!

If you’re new here, I write my goals publicly on my blog every year, then update regularly with new information. My biggest goal for 2010 was to create 10 products and release them. This was a challenge to myself to learn to create and release products quickly.

So far I’ve released:

  1. BestBlogs.net (more on Best Blogs in a later post)
  2. Guest Post Secrets
  3. One-day in-person workshops

And now, my latest creation: (more…)

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How I Make Money Blogging

How to make money bloggingLast month, I made $4,795.76 as a direct result of blogging here at erica.biz. Today, I break it down, so you can see where every penny I made came from, which promotions were most successful, and what you can do right away to boost your blog’s income.

At the end of every month, I tally up all my various income sources. I noticed a hugely interesting pattern when I looked at the difference between January, February, and March: (more…)

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Four Huge Pitfalls of "Lifestyle Design"

lifestyle design pitfallsWhat if you didn’t need more money to live the life you want? What if you could live on less, spend less time on your business, and still be happy?

This is the founding principle behind “lifestyle design”–a term that has become popular since Tim Ferriss released his book Four Hour Work Week. The idea behind a “lifestyle business” is to grow a business that sustains your daily lifestyle while allowing you the time freedom you need to pursue what interests you.

Here’s what my optimal “lifestyle design plan” looks like: (more…)

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To Free or Not to Free?

Free or not free?
Should you offer your next product for free?
So, you have spent time developing a product (or you are currently in the process of creating one.) One of the major questions you will have is: How do you price your product? Should you price it low, go for the high end…or should you offer it for free?

There are good arguments on both sides of the debate about whether to offer your next product for free; here, I will walk you through them. By the time you finish reading this post, you should easily be able to decide whether your next product should be a free one. (more…)

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