December 2008

Q&A Round 8 :: The Questions

by derek on December 31, 2008 · 19 comments

It has been a little over a month since our last Q&A Session and I’ve gone back and forth on having one more to close out the year. The feedback on the last few sessions has been that they are quite entertaining (and I love answering the questions too) but that you guys have been […]

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The other day I received an email from a reader that had a question about how to add a new feature to their site. Since they had seen this feature on this blog, they were hoping that I could help: I’ve been looking for a WP plugin that shows how many comments have been made […]


The month, and year, are winding down and many of us are enjoying some time away from the normal routine and spending time with our loved ones. Before we all set our sights on what lies ahead in 2009, it is important to remember where we have been as well. With the end of 2008 […]


Ho Ho Ho :: Was Santa Good To You?

by derek on December 26, 2008 · 24 comments

Christmas has come and gone for another year. The wrapping paper that was so delicately folded and taped has been shredded by eager hands – and the kids had fun too! Unlike previous years, our kids really were not asking for much of anything this year. Our oldest had asked for books (he absolutely loves […]


Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hopefully you are enjoying this holiday season and have the opportunity to share some quality time with the people that are special to you – as I am doing today. This time last year, my wife surprised me with a Nikon DSLR so I thought that it was […]


Scrooge :: eBay Partner Network

by derek on December 24, 2008 · 16 comments

In an effort to make money online, there is one thing that is crucial to your success and we have talked about it numerous times on this blog. What is that one thing? Or maybe I should say three things. Test. Test. Test. Test new tools – think about how many people put AdSense ads […]


Thesis Unveiled :: Threaded Web Redesign

by derek on December 23, 2008 · 20 comments

It was a little more than one week ago that the decision was made to purchase the Thesis WordPress theme from the crew at DIYThemes. With the Developer’s License in hand, I had told you that the theme was amazing but did not yet have the first site ready to view. Well, after wrapping up […]


Speedlinking – 2009 Predictions

by derek on December 22, 2008 · 14 comments

It is hard to believe but 2008 is quickly winding down and people have already started to look forward to what the new year has in store. There is a saying that nothing in this world is certain except for death and taxes, although one could certainly make a case that unrealistic New Year’s Resolutions […]


There are many of us that are trying to learn the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. As we discussed last week after I shared what not to do when it comes to affiliate marketing, success often comes down to sharing relevant products and/or promoting products that you personally recommend. One of the affiliate programs […]


Helping Others :: Toys For Tots Bonus Round

by derek on December 18, 2008 · 20 comments

Those that are tuned into the social media space have no doubt witnessed the so called controversy surrounding sponsored posts about Kmart that a handful of extremely well-known bloggers published recently. The blogger at the center of this controversy is Chris Brogan, who subsequently shared his thoughts regarding advertising and trust in response to this […]