Sometimes the best examples are those made by idiots. When one local artist was interviewed by our paper, he not only shot himself in the foot by alienating most of the community but may have damaged the saleability of other artists’ works as well. While he talks about paying homage to the masters, perhaps he should have paid more attention to their actions and advice before opening his mouth and inserting both feet. His story should serve as a cautionary tale for all artists and people who are selling creative works.
Yes, this is a bit outside what I usually talk about; but these sorts of folks need to be stopped. I was checking the visitor and referral logs for several of my websites. When I kept seeing the same site appearing in sites with a wide variety of topics, I thought I should see what […]
As you may or may not know, my main business is as a writer. Much of my business has come from people I have met online through forums and from folks who simply found my business website and liked what they saw. A number of my customers speak English as a second or even third […]
I recently blogged about how having Adsense or other affiliate advertising on a business site can lead to reduced sales – see Adsense Kills Business. One of the people who visited mentioned that they wanted ‘to get something from the people who came’ and didn’t buy. This got me to thinking about the many sites […]
My primary income comes from my writing business. YourMessageConsultant.com focuses entirely on selling my writing services – mainly writing essays and marketing content for websites. This site Blog About Crafts and Crafty Tips are about my hobbies and while I include this site among my portfolio to show my writing clients, it is completely separate […]
It’s so very tempting; selling advertising or using programs like Adsense, TextLinkAds, or any of the many others to boost revenue. Sure those pennies, nickels, and dimes add up over time and may even bring in a somewhat sustainable income. If you work at promoting your website and getting a nice bit of traffic, you […]