With our sites online and featuring some genuine world-class content, I can finally announce that Poseidon Financial is officially in business. After more or less being “unemployed” with little to keep me busy professionally toward the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015, I am now CFO at Poseidon Financial. Continue reading
Firstly, Happy New Year 2014! In 2013, my business partners and I have been working hard on building MonetizePros.com into a top notch resource for Web publishers seeking guidance on how best to monetize their websites and other online assets (including Web video, email, social media accounts, etc.).
Today, I’m pleased to announce that we are launching our Ad Network Reviews site. This section was spearheaded by yours truly, though I did receive quite a bit of assistance from both Johnny and Andy, so many thanks go out to them.
While the full reviews will only be available to MonetizePros Premium members (and we even aren’t launching that level of membership until Q3 of this year), I’m proud of the work that we have accomplished on MonetizePros.com to date; this Ad Network Reviews section is off to a great start so far, and I plan to add additional reviews as the year goes on. We may have two dozen or more ad networks fully reviewed by the time our Premium membership level goes live.
Andy, Johnny, and I have been feverishly working on our new joint venture MonetizePros for the last few months. We just finally went public about the site a couple of weeks ago, so I wanted to post about it here. At MonetizePros, we blog about pretty much all forms of Web monetization, including ad sales, conversion rate optimization, display advertising, email marketing, lead generation, and more. We also are developing a community in our forums. Our goal is to help our users (mostly small Web publishers and other webmasters) make more money from their existing Web traffic.
This week, I launched our weekly series of interviews with monetization experts and other webmasters by posting my interview with fellow co-founder Andy Hagans.
Update 8/6/2013: In the past few weeks, we have launched several new features, including a media kit template, a tutorial on how to make money with Twitter, and a similar tutorial about YouTube monetization. Check ’em out!
Earlier this week, my partners and I began work on a new education site that promises to be a valuable resource for students applying to college and current college students alike. Upcoming features will likely include a national scholarship database, a blog with regular posts on financial aid tips, a newsletter, and possibly a user forum at some point later in the future. We’re just barely underway, but check us out at YesCollege.com and be sure to follow @YesCollegeCom on Twitter, too!
I officially stepped down as president of Best Online Universities LLC at the end of last October. Since then, I have been working on getting Dotmarketer LLC back up and running again. Today I finally got around to updating the Dotmarketer Web site, which had been in a serious state of disrepair and not updated since 2006. Enjoy!
Founded by Andy and me in June 2004 while we were living together in L.A., The Pope Blog became a worldwide sensation after the passing of Pope John Paul II in April 2005. The Pope Blog had been on hiatus since December 2006 until today, when Andy made our first blog post in over five years, posting about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign. Stay tuned to The Pope Blog for news about the upcoming conclave and election of the new pope in the coming weeks.
Following our new tradition of re-publishing old articles to promote the re-launch of our Web site, I just re-published another gem at WHdb: The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives. The article compares proprietary computer programs to open source alternatives and was originally written five years ago. But now it has been updated for 2013; I have removed a lot of broken links and added a “New for 2013” section to boot to bring the list to sixty. Check it out.
As Andy posted yesterday, WHdb has officially re-launched with an all new look and feel. We’ll still be working on putting the finishing touches on everything for the next couple of months as we continue to collect data on the dozens of Web hosting providers that are featured in our database, but this is a good start. Or re-start I guess I should say.
I just re-published an old article that we had written at WHdb back in May 2008. 100 Killer Web Accessibility Resources is a list of blogs, forums, tools, and guidelines for Webmasters who seek to make their sites accessible according to Section 508 or similar Web accessibility specifications. Though this article is over four years old, we just re-published it this morning with new revisions because it has consistently been our most-visited page on the site for some time now.
The ole WHdb is back at it once again. This is the web hosting database that Andy and I started in 2007, then kinda forgot about for a few years. Well, now it’s finally getting the TLC it deserves: it has a brand new (albeit very simple) design and re-launched officially today with a new blog post by Clay. Check it out: Top 50 Drupal Tutorial & Reference Sites.