I've spent the last couple weeks writing about the changes that we've made to the blog (see the links below). Today I'm going to reveal a new feature that I've been running for a few weeks: the upgraded "Recommended reading" page. One of the many ways to generate revenue from a blog (and reach financial independence) is through affiliate sales. … [Read more...] about Amazon Affiliate Sales – Another Way to Make Money Online
It's been seven months since we made the switch. So far... not bad. This is a post for bloggers and the blog-curious. I'm going to explain the technical details of the move and its revenue. I may omit some Google AdSense proprietary information limited by terms of service, but if you contact me then I'm happy to share that … [Read more...] about Details of the blog move
(This essay started as a simple little e-mail response to a friend's easy question. It mutated into 4600 words, but it's still simple & easy...) A reader asks: You mentioned offhand that $10K-$30K blogging was a possibility. How would you get there? Sponsored ads? Just generating scads of traffic? There are lots of ways I can think of to … [Read more...] about Beginner’s Guide to Part-Time Blogging for Money
A reader writes: Sir, your post on "IRS Denies Military Retirement Net Disability Exclusion" could not have been more timely. I am a retired warrant officer working for the military, and recently there was an ad in the base newspaper stating "You may be entitled to a refund from the IRS". It had the typical pitch as you had … [Read more...] about This is why we blog: another “net disability exclusion” story
Holy cow, the blog's approaching 300 posts. I've written a lot about financial independence and military retirement over those 300 posts, but I haven't spent much space on bridge careers. I've never had a "real" job, let alone my own bridge career, and after a decade of blissful unemployment retirement I find it hard to imagine … [Read more...] about Want to buy a franchise business in Hawaii?
This is the third part of a series. You can read the second part of blogging advice here and the first section of blogging advice here. By now you've begun to pick up on my hints that the top priority of successful blogging is regular doses of quality content. No tricks, no shortcuts, no magic software or plug-ins: just a few … [Read more...] about “So Nords, why are you still blogging?” (part 3)
If you're just joining us from a search engine or another blog, this is the second post in a weekly series on blogging advice. You can find the first part of blogging tips back there a week ago. I've written an earlier post on starting a blog, but today I'm going to add more ideas. This is probably going to go slop over into a third post. Your … [Read more...] about “So Nords, why are you still blogging?” (Part 2)
Thanks for reading The-Military-Guide.com! I've blogged for nearly 18 months, and we just had our second-highest month yet-- 9400 hits! Sure, last August was higher because of the book's release and a guest post on a popular blog. (My hits died right off after that month.) Last month was noteworthy for a solid 300+ hits/day nearly every … [Read more...] about “So Nords, why are you still blogging?”
I'm writing my first post from our new familyroom. The construction is finished and 99% of the interior painting is done, so yesterday my spouse and I spent a couple of hours moving back in. (We bribed a neighbor's teen at $10/hour to help us haul the boxes and move the big pieces of furniture.) For the last four months, after squeezing all our … [Read more...] about Update to “Just Write It”
I've only been blogging for 13 months, but I've been writing on deadline for over three decades. Many of you servicemembers are keenly familiar with the system of "liberty-dependent routing" for point papers, requests, or other paperwork. But otherwise, you might find it difficult to write-- especially on your own time. You'd think that my years … [Read more...] about Just write it.