Alternatives to gainful employment for generating income in order to create your own life.

What I Know About Text-Link Ads

By | June 22nd, 2007|Categories: Affiliate Programs, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing|

Text Link Ads have consistently been a top income earner for Genius Types, regularly competing for the top spot with Google AdSense. They are the logical next step for monetizing your website after you have built up a bit of traffic and page rank. Advantages Text-Link Ads have several advantages over Google AdSense and other [...]

What I Know About Google Adsense

By | June 15th, 2007|Categories: Affiliate Programs|

Google Adsense is the most common way to monetize website traffic. It's easy to set up, it adapts to the content of your site, and it's relatively easy to generate clicks for revenue. AdSense is considered PPC advertising (or "Pay Per Click"), meaning that you get paid whenever someone clicks an ad. Since everyone knows [...]

Blog Income Report :: May 2007

By | June 7th, 2007|Categories: Income Reports|

Income produced on Genius Types jumped by a whopping 61% in May! Total earnings rose to $245.41. The three-month rolling compound monthly growth rate of income earned is at 51%. Can you imagine a stock that grew at 51% per month! Income Breakdown $113.81 from Google AdSense $105.33 from Text-Link Ads $12.00 from tips $10.00 [...]

Traffic Report :: May 2007

By | June 2nd, 2007|Categories: Traffic Reports|

Genius Types received 34,865 page views in May. Not counting StumbleUpon traffic, unique visitors to Genius Types increased from 8,286 in April to 10,463 in May, a 26% increase. Since April traffic included an unusually high number of StumbleUpon referrals (8,616); overall traffic actually decreased. I added a whopping 140 feedburner subscribers over the month [...]

Blog Income Report :: April 2007

By | May 11th, 2007|Categories: Income Reports|

Income produced on Genius Types jumped by over 50% in April! Total earnings rose to $152.53. The compound monthly growth rate of income earned on GeniusTypes.com over the last three months is sitting at 34%. If it continues to grow at that rate, Genius Types will earn over $3800 in April of 2008. Six Months [...]

Top Stumbles :: Car Pinball

By | May 4th, 2007|Categories: Link Soup|

Here are my favorite stumbles over the last few weeks. I like to stumble sites reccommended by my network of friends, so be sure to add me to your friend network. Car Pinball in Portland :: This is an insane video of a bunch of cars bouncing off of each other on the icy roads [...]

Traffic Report :: April 2007

By | May 3rd, 2007|Categories: Traffic Reports|

Traffic increased nicely last month from 10,314 unique visitors in March to 16,902 in April. The compound monthly growth rate (rolling average over the last 3 months) is holding strong at 46%. The statistic I'm most proud of is the growth in Feedburner feed subscriptions. Genius Types gained 90 subscribers over the month, averaging about [...]

Should You Specialize or Generalize Your Blog?

By | April 30th, 2007|Categories: Blogging|

Conventional wisdom in the blogosphere says to pick a theme for your blog and stick with it. For bloggers with more than one interest, this usually means operating multiple blogs. Proponents of this theory say that too many topics will confuse your readers. As usual, I hold the contrarian view on this topic. I think [...]

Link Soup :: I Love StumbleUpon

By | April 20th, 2007|Categories: Link Soup|

The more I know about StumbleUpon, the more there is to love. I first discovered it on February 15th, 2006, when I got a sudden spike of 250 visits to an article I had written a month before, What Europeans and Americans Can Learn From Each Other When I checked Google Analytics, I realized that [...]

Technorati Favorite Exchange Party!

By | April 13th, 2007|Categories: Affiliate Programs|

To celebrate the reinstatement of Genius Types on Technorati after one month of mysterious banishment, I'm holding a favorite exchange party like the one hosted by Dosh Dosh. Come on in and enjoy yourself! Here's how to join the party: 1. Favorite Genius Types by clicking this link. 2. Leave a comment with your blog's [...]