Leveraging The Hype Of Black Friday

by derek on November 20, 2007 · 11 comments

As I sit here just a few days before one of the biggest shopping days of the year – or so I am told – I have to wonder if I should be doing something to leverage the hype. Black Friday. Or maybe you prefer Cyber Monday. As I surf around the vast Interweb, I […]


Blogging For Money – October 2007

by derek on November 6, 2007 · 18 comments

Four months in a row! Starting with my July earnings, I have now achieved four consecutive record-breaking months in terms of blogging for money. It has all been a learning experience and I continue to experiment with new methods of monetizing my blogs, enjoying every step of the way. As a matter of disclosure, the […]


Meijer Ripping Off Their Customers

by derek on November 3, 2007 · 18 comments

Much like I will no longer spend money at Best Buy, my wife does not like to spend money at Meijer and this afternoon she was reminded why. About two weeks ago, I had received a coupon for a free half-gallon of Meijer-brand Moose Tracks ice cream courtesy of FreeMoneyFinance. Today we swung by Meijer […]


Blogging For Money – September 2007

by derek on October 2, 2007 · 24 comments

September has come and gone with the blink of an eye. During the month of September I celebrated my 32nd birthday and also made a big announcement about my partnership with Wendy Piersall on a new site for Dads. In addition to all of that excitement, September was another record breaking month for me in […]


Do you have cable television? How about a cable modem? What do you use for your phone service? Depending on your answers to those questions, you may have thought about using one of the packages of bundled services from the providers in your area. But is it really a good deal? In my neck of […]


Blogging For Money – August 2007

by derek on September 4, 2007 · 28 comments

Can you believe it is already September? The month of August was a blur for me as we prepared for the beginning of school and celebrated my son’s birthday. While I was not able to follow up last month’s success of landing a front-page digg, I’ve seen the number of visitors continue to increase in […]


Secret To Earning More With AdSense

by derek on August 31, 2007 · 44 comments

No, I don’t have the magic pill for instant AdSense riches. Nor do I really know if what I am about to tell you will hold true for your site. But I have noticed something that seems a little counter-intuitive when you think about trying to earn money using Google AdSense. Secret to Earning More […]


Blogging For Money – July 2007

by derek on August 1, 2007 · 30 comments

July has been an exciting month! Not only did I get to experience the thrill of having my exploding CD post hit the front page of digg but I ran a fun little contest and met some new people as well. Just in case that is not enough to make for an exciting month, I […]


Shopping For A Loan

by derek on July 8, 2007 · 5 comments

Are you in the market for a loan? If you’re a resident of the UK you may want to check out the information at the UK Personal Loan Store. The UK Personal Loan Store hopes to be your one stop loan shop, as they gather information on the best loan offers available for UK residents […]


Blogging For Money – June 2007

by derek on July 1, 2007 · 26 comments

The month of May was my most profitable month since I had first started blogging back in August of last year so naturally I had high hopes for June. Being new to blogging, I have not yet experienced the summer slowdown as people spend more time outside and less time on the computer so I […]