Category Archives: Internet Business

2012 – A Year of Failures

As 2012 draws to a close, I though I would list how each of my business ventures did in 2012: The Bad Things of 2012: * I setup a bunch of new sites, but none of them have made any money: BigCelebrities.com – Social media rankings for over 15,000 celebrities using a proprietary formula that… Read More »

What Domain Should I Use For My TV Site?

One of the goals of my blog is to give people an inside look at how an Internet business is run. So, here’s a business decision I am currently facing: I’m planning to build a site similar to SocialGuide.com, which is a site where people discuss TV shows (chatter.usanetwork.com is another example of a site… Read More »

New Website Projects – September 2010

In one of my previous postings, I gave away 11 new business ideas that I had thought of, because there is little chance I will ever get them launched myself. In this posting, I am going to list some of the Internet projects that I actually am working on: A site where you upload your… Read More »

The Death of the Publishing Industry?

In the past few years there has been a lot of talk about how newspapers and magazines are being replaced by online content, and that print media will soon be a dead industry. While it is true that the game is changing, and not many of the changes are good for the big publishers, keep… Read More »

How To Get Rich Online – Book Epilogue

A few weeks ago I posted the introduction to my book. Below is the epilogue (the end part) for the book: How To Get Rich Online =================== What’s Next? While other teenagers were playing video games and watching sports, I was reading the Wall Street Journal, buying penny stock IPOs, and thinking of inventions. While… Read More »

How To Get Rich Online – Book Introduction

I have been thinking about writing a book. It would be called “How To Get Rich Online” and would be a combination of my most interesting blog posts and practical how-to advice for creating money making websites and market them. So far, I wrote the introduction and the epilogue, I just need to write the… Read More »

Giving Away My New Business Ideas

In the spirit of a recent TechDirt article about giving business ideas away for free, I have decided to share some of my new business ideas (none of which I am currently working on, but would if I had more time): 1. RunWebsites.com – A service that manages websites for Internet companies 24 hours a… Read More »

Viral Videos – Part 2

In a previous posting, I talked about my attempt at launching a viral video. It was a modest success, but did not make me any money or bring any extra traffic to my site. So, I decided to create a few more music videos in the hopes that one of them would catch on: Hip-Hop… Read More »

Viral Videos – OK Go

Most viral videos are just a one time thing for the person who created it, and much of the time going viral was not something they expected to happen or planned in advance. It is interesting to note that OK Go, as a virtually unknown band 4 years ago, created one of the most popular… Read More »

Expanding Your Internet Business

In my previous posting, I talked about how it is hard for many websites to take things to the next level, in terms of increasing sales and profits. Most websites, assuming they are able to stay in business for a few years, reach a plateau where they are making money, but it is just enough… Read More »

Taking Your Business to the Next Level

One of the biggest problems in running an Internet business seems to be in taking it to the next level. By that I mean that many sites eventually get to the point where they make some money, but profits and sales level off, and the owner can’t figure out what to do to get rich… Read More »

The Risks of Buying a Company

I have bought around a hundred websites over the past few years, but I have never bought any companies, and here’s why. When you buy an entire company instead of just buying their assets (like their website), you are exposed to all of their potential liabilities. A good example of this happened recently with Snapnames.com,… Read More »