Self-Publishing “The Most Offensive Kids Book Ever”

Who would have guessed that self-publishing a full color, illustrated search & find activity book would be so fucking complicated? Not only has it been a semi-expensive lesson in creating a physical product, but it has also led to death threats, legal threats and a shit ton of hate from people online. Listen, I’m not …

Revenue & Analytics from a #1 Reddit AMA

Link to the AMA. On the 13th of December at 3am I decided to do a Reddit AMA. An AMA if you’re not familiar is a chance for users on the social platform Reddit to ask questions & get answers from people in unusual professions, celebrities, sports stars, politicians etc. I had been told earlier this year to …

From 0 to 500,000 Clicks in Under 24 Hours

  So your new puppy is here and you’ve taken some time off of work to look after him. You’re sat eating cheerios deciding what to spend the day doing whilst at home – after all the puppy hasn’t had his vaccinations yet so you have to stay in. Why not create a site in …

How to Find (and Use) Untapped Traffic Sources or: Why This Useless Website Gets 100,000 Visits A Month

  Ask most marketers for their favorite traffic sources and you’ll probably hear the usual suspects: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Product Hunt and a few less well known others. There’s a reason you hear the same traffic sources mentioned over and over again amongst marketers: they’re huge, easy to access and designed to make sharing …

Gizmodo & Kotaku Coverage for $55

Let me preface this post by saying that my main area of expertise lies in SEO. Every single day is a constant struggle to get high quality backlinks that I hope will help me eventually outrank my competitors. My competitors compared to me are the goliaths; they have large teams, offices & budgets whereas I …

$20,000 In 1 Month at 20

2012 was the best year for me financially. I had multiple sites ranking extremely high for very competitive keywords and the payouts were big. 2013 so far hasn’t been anywhere near what last year produced mainly because of my gambling habits (which now cease to exist). Nevertheless, I want to take a look back at …

Case Study: Twitter Advertising to 1,800,000 Followers

About 3 weeks ago, Callum Chapman & I put our landing page live for our new startup, Cappture. We wanted a big launch with huge traffic numbers & a bit of buzz so we decided to invest in advertising on large Twitter accounts using the BuySellAds platform. If you’re unfamiliar with BSA, they essentially make …

So I’ve Invested In An iPhone App

There are over 500,000 iPhone apps in circulation right now with hundreds, if not thousands added every day. Trying to stand out amongst the crowd has proven to be a nightmare for a ton of hopeful entrepreneurs who’ve sunk their time and money into creating an app they think people want only to see it …