Podcast episode number 20 is now live on iTunes. In this podcast episode I interview�Matthew Paulson, who is an expert in getting visitors to his website in ways that you probably aren’t familiar with.
In�this episode, we cover what websites Matthew is running, how he’s getting traffic to these websites�by being a news outlet, and how you can do the same thing.
Matthew has built a ton of businesses and he has recently launched a book in which he distilled the biggest principles he’s learned from doing so. I recommend checking out his book, 40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, and Build a Profitable Online Business.
Items Discussed In This Episode:
Intro:�Matt Paulson, Analystratings.net, AmericanBankingNews.com, GoGoPhotoContest.com, VideoCounty.com
-How Matt first started making money online back in 2006
-Why Matt likes getting traffic through news sites and why it is so scalable
-How you can get into specific search engine sections, such as financial news
-How Matt uses StockTwits to get people to his site
-How you can build a team of writers
-How Matt is monetizing these sites using advertisements and newsletter subscriptions
-What is a co-registration network and why is Matt buying emails from them
-Using Stripe for payments on websites
-How Matt uses Amazon Simple Email Service combined with Sendy to do his email marketing
-The keys to getting traffic beyond battle for page ranks on Google
-Matt’s new book,��40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, and Build a Profitable Online Business.
-Matt’s post about calculating your financial runway, along with his calculator to determine yours.
Requirements for getting into Google News
Pro Blogger Job Boards
Amazon Simple Email Service
Financial Runway Calculator
Want to get Matt’s Book – 40 Rules for Internet Success?
If you’re looking for an inspiring and informative read on rules for creating websites and online businesses, make sure to check out Matt’s book:40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, and Build a Profitable Online Business.
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Man , anyone finding the new iTunes podcast app to be totally buggy? Not able to play this, app keeps hanging :0(
This on stitcher?
Hey Joe – I think we are on Sticher yes can you try and report back if it’s working for you?
Hey Chris & Matt,
I enjoyed the podcast, thanks. I picked up Matt’s book yesterday – enjoyed that too. I especially liked the business ideas at the end.
I have a question for you guys.
Matt mentioned building his list for GoGoPhoto by getting (scraping?) emails from shelters and adding them to an email list.
I know he mentioned not having any issues or too many complaints from this. But I’m wondering about the legalities of it. I understand you may not be able to give legal advice, but what’s your take on this process?
I thought of doing something similar (scraping emails, then sending an outreach email to see if they want to opt in to a newsletter), but when I checked out Can-Spam it sounds like on one hand it’s okay (non commercial, unsubscribe link, straightforward headline, no bulk emails), but on the other hand it’s not (how you got the emails).
What do you guys think? Is this maybe less of an issue if your emails are genuine, and not straight up spam / pitches?
I’ll probably have to defer to Matt on that one hah.
I hear you. Definitely be interested in what he’s got to say. Thanks again, Chris.
Obviously, I’m not a lawyer. I think if you’re going to compile lists using publicly available directories from the Internet (using software or by hand), tread very carefully. For GoGo Photo Contest, we only send one email a month.
Podcast link is wrong or it’s been deleted?
Whoops – fixed it now.
I trying to get the links for the course
tied to the hosting I signed up for.
How to I get a response?
Support email mentioned on the page. Possible spam filters got it. Just email me direct and we’ll sort it.
Very interesting podcast regarding getting traffic from other venues via Google especially Google Finance.
I do have a few questions though:
How much does it cost for the content for these “news” sites?
How many writers do you recommend for someone who just starting?
How many articles do you recommend posting each day?
I’m really interested in building such a site strictly in one niche (ex: Health), could you direct me to a resource that goes more in depth in starting such a site?