How tracking changed my life

Guest Post by Avani MisraI am honored to have Avani Misra as a guest blogger today.​Avani Misra is - for the most part - a writer. In the smaller parts, she tends to engage in code, business, life hacks, and design. She writes at her blog.I met Avani over 3 years ago in Dennis Becker's Earn1kADay Insider's Club.She has helped me in the past with several projects, and is fantastic to work with. She understands the power of networking and is one of the most intelligent people I know, as well as one of the most generous.Fortunately for us, she also has a deep understanding of measuring and tracking. Read on for some of her great insights on that topic.We welcome you to leave your questions and comments below in the comments section​. Be sure to check out Avani's blog also. You will want to bookmark it.​How tracking changed my life​ You can't manage what you can't measure. This is apparently a misquote, according to Wikipedia. Edwards Deming, to whom the quote is usually attributed, actually recognized that a lot of important things cannot be measured. So let me get this out of the way: of course, not everything is tangible, in life, health, business, or management. Although folks are pushing the bar everyday, with a Kickstarter project going as far as a device that can tell you how many calories you're eating by looking at your food. Anyway, today's post isn't about things that are hard or impossible to measure. It's about things that are easily or do-ably measurable. Even among things that can be measured, there are...

How To Use Curated Content For Niches

Mike Darling Guest Post by Mike DarlingToday we have a guest post by Mike Darling of SellFromYourDesk.com.I know Mike from a private online forum we both belong to, and I am quite honored to have him as a guest today.​​Mike is a successful online marketer. He is also a Registered Geologist out of Bend, Oregon. He runs Smarter Web Solutions, LLC.Mike teaches others to create an online business based on a laptop - one that can be conducted from anywhere in the world, needing only a computer and an internet connection.He trains how to create passive income streams through the development and proper nurturing of lots of niche websites.​ He also specializes in niche market research, search engine optimization, direct response marketing, and creating and selling digital products on-line.Please take the time to leave comments or questions below.​​How to Use Curated Content for Niches We all love the idea of creating niche websites, but one of the biggest challenges to building niche sites is getting content. Writing content for blog posts on subjects we know and love is a challenge to most people. Writing content for our niche websites on subjects that we may have little knowledge of can be even a greater challenge. There are two ways to get content for a website - create it yourself, or borrow the content from somewhere else. If you create the content, then you have to either write a blog post, record a video or podcast. The task of writing a blog post can be made easier by paying someone to write articles for you, or utilizing private label rights (PLR) source material. With both...