Being a new entrepreneur probably isn't as scary as having all of the US intelligence agencies after you, but it still can be rough.
Dealing with picking a market, defining your offer, and self-doubt are just a few of the issues that can weigh you down.
In this episode, Joe and I wanted to break down some of the counter-intuitive realities we've faced in our [...]
Welcome to our May 2013 monthly business and income report!
We're following up on our April income report with what is (to date) our highest-grossing report ever! There are a several reasons for this which we'll share in detail below.
We love hearing about how much these reports [...]
Wowza...we've shipped 50 episodes!
Joe and I wanted to sit down and get a bit more personal in this episode, discussing some of the differences we have when it comes to our business philosophy relating to risk, strengths/weaknesses, and work/life balance.
Each one of the points we address in this show have (at one time or another) been responsible for some [...]
There's something about documentary film as an art form that's fascinating. I was thinking about this recently - we can draw some clear parallels between bootstrapped entrepreneurs and documentary film makers that may help all of us perfect our craft. I've always watched documentaries but, in recent months, I've devoured most of the [...]
Joe and I recently went through a full-on launch of IntelliTheme that included hundreds of thousands of emails going out, more than 1,000 sales, and nearly $50K in gross revenue in one week.
It's been an amazing experience and now that it's over, I'd like to share with you a behind-the-scenes look at exactly [...]
We've got a problem...
Some of our blog posts and podcast episodes here at Empire Flippers are about how to build out and scale niche sites. This tends to appeal to the Do-It-Yourself crowd that's looking to get started and are looking for more information on how to do it.
On the other hand, we also write and talk about buying and selling sites and cover [...]
Welcome to our first (of many) income reports under the new brand, EmpireFlippers! This report will cover January - March (Q1) 2013 and we'll be following a slightly different format than we've used previously.
We're excited to again share with you our numbers in the hopes that they [...]
You may have noticed that Joe and I have been a bit off the radar in the last couple of weeks. In addition to taking a much-needed holiday in Thailand, we had the wonderful opportunity to present at the Dynamite Circle event in Bangkok where we were able to share our story and experiences with a remarkable group of entrepreneurs from around the world.
Both Joe and [...]
If you're in the business of building and monetizing websites, you've no doubt heard arguments for and against building niche or authority sites.
Many niche site builders have recently switched to creating authority sites while others have found value in creating niche sites at scale.
So which site creation path is best? Should we be focusing on niche sites [...]
While in college, I was fascinated with stories of stay-at-home mothers making thousands of dollars each month. These power sellers had learned the value of online auctions and the idea of making some extra cash was really appealing to me. At the time, I was playing an online game called Star Wars Galaxies. (Yeah, I know...dorky) I found a way to [...]