Buy-Grow-Flip – A Niche Site Case Study – Introduction

niche site case study intro part 1
Since Cloud Income is all about showing you what’s working RIGHT NOW rather than several years ago, I’m going to launch a new case study that you can follow along with in real-time on this blog. Unlike many of the case studies you see out there. I don’t wait until a website is a success before sharing it and shouting how great I am (even wondered how many failures they’re not sharing?). I prefer to show you in real-time, so you can see that sometimes (often) things fail. It’s the ability to carry on despite those setbacks that really make…

Has It Really Been 3-Years? Bringing An End To The Blogging Hiatus

I'm back after a blogging hiatus
Wow, the last time I posted on this blog was way back in February of 2017, where I provided an update on how I was doing with niche sites. I really didn’t think it had been that long, without checking I guessed we were maybe coming up to the 18-month mark at most. It just goes to show how quickly this industry moves, take the recent Amazon commission changes that came into play on the 21st April (I’ll get onto this later), I’ve seen 3 of these ‘updates’ since we last spoke. That’s 3 major hits to my revenue, and…

A Much Overdue Update – Crushing it with Niche Sites

Crushing It With Niche Affiliate Websites
Wow, it’s been 7 months since my last blog post, the longest this blog has gone without an update since I started. I have a good reason for my absence which I will cover in this update. Hopefully, you will take a few things away from this post that will give you pause to think and reflect on the direction your own business is heading. What Have I Been Doing? Towards Q3-Q4 of 2016 I took some time to reflect on my business, to spend some time away from the computer to think about what I really want to my…

Does Multitasking Work? Why You Should Stop Trying To Do Everything and FOCUS

Does Multitasking Really Work
In a time where everyone is rushing around at supersonic speed to get things done, trying to be more productive and achieve our goals. We all believe that multitasking is something we must do in order to achieve more and get the most out of our time. When you ask people how they’ve been the stock answer seems to be “Yeah I’ve just been busy…” What does that even mean? Like being busy is a good thing right? Wrong. The word productivity is all around us: “How to increase your productivity” “This tool will sky rocket your productivity” “Productivity hacking with this…

The Pros and Cons of Blogging – Should You Start A Blog?

pros and cons of blogging
Remember when blogging was just something teenagers did? When the same internet early-adopters who brought us forums and personal profile pages started sharing long-form musings, reviews, opinions, stories, and all sorts of other essays as early as 1994, there was no way to tell how integral the practice of weblogging (shortened pretty quickly to “blogging”) would become. Services like LiveJournal and Blogger made it so you didn’t have to be a web designer to have your own blog, and were soon pushed out by newer platforms like WordPress, Tumblr, and Medium. Meanwhile, news blogs became known for their ability to…

8 Steps How to Start a Blog (and Make Money as a Blogger) in 2020

How To Start A Blog The Right Way
When I decided to learn how to start a blog I had no idea where to begin. Since that day, I can honestly say that starting a blog was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. What people don’t realize is that it doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. In fact, you can have your own blog up and running TODAY by following my simple, easy-to-follow steps. People who follow this guide are typically ready to start blogging within 20-minutes, it really is that easy. My name is Lewis and for the last 7-years, I have been a full-time blogger. I’ve…

Finding Great Article Writers For Your Website Doesn’t Need To Be Difficult

How To Find Great Article Writers
Following my article on how to start a niche blog, I have been asked by a lot of people if I can reveal or even share my article writer, who I use to write content for my niche websites. Whilst I can’t share him or his writing services, what I will be showing you in this post is how to find your very own premium content writer, for less than $30 per 1,000-word article. What You Will Learn The Exact templates I use to get quality applicants Three tips to save you hours of time How to work with and…

Planning The Layout & Design of Your Blog: 7 Things You Should Know Before You Start

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This post is written by Karen of StartBloggingOnline.com. Karen is an expert marketer who has built and managed over 20 successful blogs in a variety of niches. According to Neil Patel, 75% of online users rate website design as a key factor when deciding whether to put trust in a company, whereas 94% derive their first impressions based on website design as well. This indicates how your website design can play a significant role in the success of your brand and building an online reputation for your business. Today, websites need to be functional and relevant to the needs of…

The 10 Best Adsense Alternatives For Website Monetization

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Google Adsense is a service that allows any blogger to possibly make money by hosting advertisements on their blog. The operative word there, though, is “possibly.” While many bloggers do earn respectable sums through Adsense, many others quickly find themselves on the hunt for additional revenue streams — while others aren’t able to get approved, and still others find their accounts banned despite strong traffic. On the one hand, bans are an important tool for Adsense as they cut down on “adverse activity” like site owners clicking their own ads, or aggressively pushing monetization to the detriment of content. On…

The Top 7 Free cPanel Alternatives – Control Your Server Your Way

free cpanel alternatives
Every web hosting service needs to include some kind of advanced control panel — a platform from which users with more complicated web design needs can access manage the files, images, security, and other deeply technical aspects of website ownership. If you ever plan to move on from shared hosting and gain the extra control and reliability that comes from hosting your website on a virtual private server, you’ll want to find a control panel that lets you run that server the way you want. Linux is one of the most popular operating systems for hosting websites, and in recent…

ClickFunnels Review [MUST READ] – Updated For 2020

clickfunnels review
In this ClickFunnels review, we visit the key features that make this THE leading funnel software on the market in 2020. We’re holding no punches and revealing exactly what we LOVE and DISLIKE about this software. Let’s get to it, shall we? What is Clickfunnels? If you run a business that needs to create marketing buzz — and that’s every business, even the ones that have gotten so big it seems like they market themselves — you’ve almost certainly done some digging through the racks of subscription software services designed to help you manage your sales funnel. The sales funnel…

12 of The Very Best Clickfunnels Alternatives for 2020 & Beyond

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At CloudIncome, I’m all about helping you get the most out of the services available to you on the internet, especially if you run a business. Previously, we’ve helped you manage your customer relationships by running down the best alternatives to HubSpot and Infusionsoft CRMs. Today, we’re going to focus on the best offerings in a separate but related area: Sales Funnels. Before you read on, be sure to check out our complete Clickfunnels review to find out more of the features to compare this software with the alternatives below. The concept of a “sales funnel” existed before commerce started to…

SamCart Review 2020 – My Experience and An Honest Review

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So you’ve got an established business or are looking to get started and want to know if SamCart fits the bill for your needs? I was in the same position just a few months ago with a new venture and decided to look into SamCart as a serious contender for my shopping cart needs. This article will detail my findings, what I liked and didn’t like about this tool and ultimately what kind of business SamCart is suitable for. First up, let’s review just what SamCart is. In short, SamCart is an online platform that allows business owners to create…

SiteGround vs GoDaddy a Side-By-Side Comparison in 2020

siteground vs godaddy
Today we’re going to take a look at two leading hosting services: SiteGround vs GoDaddy. Whilst I imagine more people have heard of GoDaddy than SiteGround, both services have established good reputations and a strong international presence, I find that GoDaddy’s edgy marketing campaigns have worked well for them (Superbowl), and it seems to me that GoDaddy has spent more time and money advertising their service, especially with regards to domains. But which one is better? Which service is cheaper, and which one has better features? I’ll answer all of that and more to help you make the most informed…

SiteGround vs HostGator a Side-By-Side Comparison in 2020

siteground vs hostgator
Shortly after the dot com crash, there were only a handful of hosting providers available to serve as a platform upon which to build your own personal website. In fact, WordPress wasn’t even founded until shortly after the crash in 2003. As time marched forward and we moved closer to the adoption of cloud technologies, there was an explosion of hosting providers. Hosting, be it WordPress hosting or otherwise, was delivered to customers as a service, helping businesses small and large eliminate the need for in-house servers to host their websites, and to eliminate the need for an in-house IT…

SiteGround vs. Bluehost – A Comparison and Review, Who Wins?

siteground vs bluehost
Setting up your own personal website isn’t nearly as difficult as it used to be. Technologies like WordPress drastically simplify the web development process so much that even a beginner can create a stunning website, even without knowing a single line of code. Cloud services and hosting platforms have also become more sophisticated, and server resources for your website are sold as a service…and they’re extremely inexpensive. In this SiteGround vs BlueHost comparison, we find out which one is best for you. Let’s begin the analysis with a factor that’s typically the first thing people think about: the price! Price…

SiteGround vs InMotion (2020) – A Head-To-Head Hosting Comparison and Review

siteground vs inmotion
If you thought web hosting was more or less a commodity and that it doesn’t really matter which service you use, think again. By choosing a poor quality hosting company not only can this affect your website’s ability to rank in the search engines, but also traffic, customer experience, and revenue can be negatively impacted. Websites have never been easier to build thanks to WordPress, and popular page builders, even someone who isn’t especially technologically literate can build a website these days. When it comes to hosting, however, it pays to do some research beforehand to save making a mistake,…

InMotion vs HostGator Hosting – A Side-By-Side Comparison For 2020

inmotion vs hostgator
Hosting providers are so numerous it’s tough knowing which service to trust. Given that a hosting provider is a bedrock upon which you’ll be building your website, it only follows that you want to choose the right provider the first time. It can be a real pain in the neck trying to transfer your site from one hosting provider to another, and in so doing, risk undesirable downtime when your audience can’t access your content. To help you make the most informed decision – and to avoid getting stuck with a provider you dislike – I’m going to pick apart…

1&1 vs GoDaddy Hosting – What You Need To Know in 2020

1&1 vs godaddy
Both 1&1 (recently renamed to 1&1 Ionos) and GoDaddy are well-known within the hosting industry, due in part to their large marketing budgets and for GoDaddy provocative marketing campaigns. By looking past the glitz and glamour of their adverts, we can help you answer the question…which provider is better? In this article, we dive into each service to look at their pricing models, tech-setup, customer support amongst many other things to consider before trusting either one of these companies with your websites future. Pricing & Packages Price is typically a factor that is in the forefront of any shopper’s mind.…

Why Is WordPress So Slow? Find Out How To Fix It Today (Step-By-Step Guide)

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So you want to speed up your slow WordPress site and improve its speed and performance? In this guide, I reveal how we reduced our website lead time to just 430 milliseconds! I’ll show you how to use free tools to gauge your site’s performance and 25 tips to speed up WordPress. Many of the methods in this guide a free, some are a paid solution to an important problem. If you want your WordPress site to perform well in the search engines, increase visitors and become a website you can be proud of…then read on. Why WordPress Website Speed Matters…
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