Welcome to my brand new blog, from now on this will be my new central hub for everything I do online and of course the place where I do my best to deliver valuable content that will help you grow your online business. I hope you like the new theme and layout, in fact if you do you can see exactly how I set this blog up and copy everything should you wish by watching the video I created here. The video walks you step by step through everything and is 100% free.
You may be thinking why the new domain and why the new blog? Well the old domain reflected my eBay business (planetsms) and to be honest I’m trying to get away from that and brand myself more. Also, when planetsmsblog.com was created I didn’t own the domain johnthornhill.com and as I do now I thought it was time to practice what I preach to my coaching students and install a blog on my main domain. So that’s the reason behind this blog.
You may have noticed something else. Where are the ads and banners?
Yes, there are no banner ads, no AdSense ads and no external links to other blogs or products, everything on here is all about me. I have decided that the best way to profit from my blog is to sell myself on it. This means no AdSense, no paid ads and no banners linking to other peoples products. If I believe in a product I will simply send a mail to my subscribers.
I will still promote the odd product through reviews, guest posts and posts that discuss a particular method but that will be it. The reason behind this is simple, you go to a ton of trouble to create great content so why should you send your visitors to other sites. Some people will disagree and some may even think this is selfish but the way I see it is this is my most popular site so why would I send the traffic elsewhere? Yes, I still have links to Facebook, Twitter and the like but it’s my Facebook, my Twitter and my other sites.
But John, you told me when I built my blog to put AdSense ads on it and link to affiliated offers?
That is true, and if you are just starting out it’s still something I recommend. However, once you have been online for a while you should have enough products and services behind you to concentrate on the most important thing in your online business.
So that’s it, my first post on my brand new blog is complete, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the look and of course on this post.
Oh! And although this is my first post I have imported everything from planetsmsblog.com, this means it’s still jam packed with the same great content so if this is your first time here feel free to have a look around. Also, as I have just launched this site there may be the odd bug or I may have messed up. If you spot anything wrong or have any suggestions please let me know.