Today’s blog post will reveal my biggest goal for 2016, nine niche ideas with huge potential and the most effective productivity technique I’ve used over the last few years. Let’s begin by talking about the productivity technique which is often referred to as the Pomodoro Method. If you’ve followed any kind of productivity guide online in the past then you may already know about this way of working in 25-minute time blocks.
Between each you take a five-minute break, and then work for another 25 minutes.
Generally, Pomodoros happen in ‘rounds’ so you’ll do four of them in a row – not forgetting the five minute break between each – then give yourself a much longer break after the round. I don’t really follow this method at all – I’ll share my own version in a minute – but I don’t think I would be where I am today without the Pomodoro Method. Telling myself to work for “just 25 minutes” is far easier than sitting down and thinking “I have to write a blog post now.”
Updated: August 10th 2016 As we enter the first week of a brand new year, your motivations are probably higher than ever to make 2016 the year to finally achieve all you’ve been dreaming of. Whether you’re starting a brand new foray into making money online or you’re hoping to take your current income to the next level, today’s guide is guaranteed to put you on the path to success.
Yet, to do so, I’m not going to give you the information you would probably expect:
I know I’m sharing this at the point of the year when everyone is winding down and preparing for the holiday season, but that’s exactly why I’m sharing it: So you jump-start your success in 2016 in a way you never thought possible. I know my headline may make you skeptical, but I will back up the title in a very big way. I don’t believe in writing a headline to get your attention and not fulfilling the promise in the following content.
Welcome to Inc Idea #9, where three things are happening for the first time ever.
1) I’m sharing this Inc. update as a public blog post, when I normally share them behind closed doors.
2) I will actually be following this strategy myself.
3) I almost didn’t share it because I think it’s that good but my scarcity mindset has since been eradicated after doing more research.
In 2010 I received an email from Adnan Ebrahim. He was telling me about this new site he had started, Car Throttle, that was starting to get some press. At the time it was getting around 45,000 pageviews per month but he wasn’t sure how to take things to the next level. (No credit here, I had no advice since I didn’t know a thing about the car space online).
Today, Car Throttle has more than 1.2 million Facebook fans. Car Memes, which he also owns, has 1.4 million. He had record traffic days last month when he reached 1 million pageviews in a day for the first time ever. The day after, traffic records were broken again.
It has been a while since I wrote a personal ViperChill update. It’s funny, I love reading them on other sites but don’t really like writing them. I much prefer getting to actionable tips and advice instead of just talking about myself; something I’ve found some bloggers to do a little too much of.
That being said, there is a time and a place for them, so today I have one big request and a few little updates on what is happening in the life of Glen. I’ve honestly never been so busy or so excited about future prospects, so I’m in a great place right now. I’ll start things off with what I really want from you: Your email address! (Please?).
Today I’m going to show you how I’m (probably) the only advertiser that can reach all of Moz.com’s users via Facebook. I’m also going to show you that for every industry you care about, you should have at least two fan pages to cover it. I’ll also show you how you can steal the best content ideas from any of your competitors right under their nose.
Welcome to the guide I’ve been hyping up for a long time. I call it the $1,000 Facebook guide partly because I had planned to sell this information as part of a premium product but mostly because I think it will be worth far more than that to any Facebook advertiser. If you’re looking to promote any type of website on Facebook these days, this guide will show you information I haven’t seen elsewhere.
Welcome to my first ever blog post in 2015. It comes before I embark on a huge Facebook series which I promise will be worth the premium price I was originally planning to sell the information for. I realised that before I talk about how to utilise Facebook to grow a huge audience and make money, you have to be confident in the website you’re going to promote.
The niche I’m going to reveal to you today is so amazing and something you’ll be so passionate about that I rented out a four-floor office and hired four full-time staff just to build a serious website to cover it. While the name ViperChill still might not really mean anything, this is going to be the most meaningful blog post new webmasters read this year.
In early 2007 I fell asleep on a bus home from college. I had a weird dream that I saw Jane Copland, Rebecca Kelley and Rand Fiskhin (all of SEOmoz at the time) sitting at the front of the bus. The conversation we had wasn’t very interesting, and it probably shows a very geeky time of my youth, but it does highlight one thing: Even at 16 I was crazy about SEO and the communities discussing it.
In the last 72 hours the SEO world has gone crazy about the news that PBN’s (Private Blog Networks) are being hit by Google. The one person I’ve looked up to all of this time, Rand Fishkin, was quick to label anyone involved in the practice as a Blackhat SEO. It was an interesting comment from someone who recently emailed me to thank me for the transparency I share in this space, but not one that I agree with. If I’m a Blackhat SEO now, I’ll continue to be one: Because I’m not slowing down the growth of my own private link network.