That’s a Wrap! Friday 3rd August

I’m still playing catch up after my hols so a few of these maybe older stories that I’ve only just got around to reading about.

A cool study by Chitika showing how the top 50,000 blogs made about $500,000,000 last year, very nice! More info over at TechCrunch.

Google makes moves towards in game advertising as mentioned in The Escapist.

Stolar, Google’s Game Evangelist, said, “I’m going to be very clear right now: Google is involved in in-game advertising. I’m going to say it one more time, in case there’s any misconceptions here: in-game advertising. This is an area that Google believes will have tremendous growth over the next number of years. … We are not going to be a publisher or a developer or a portal for games, at all. That’s the jobs of everybody here. That’s why we want to partner with you.”

Google aquired Adscape media a while ago

Con’s of being a problogger – Whether your a full time blogger or not this article by David makes a lot of sense for those of us who work from home.

Court discusses the difference between search and social traffic.

A great post by Amit of Super Affiliate Mindset with an example of how how persistence is key in affiliate marketing (and just about anything else to that matter).

Cool video by Shoemoney answering his favourite question β€œCan you really get rich overnight?!?!” πŸ™‚

30 Day Challenge, it might only be $10 but we all start somewhere.

In a nutshell… The Thirty Day Challenge is about making your first $10 online. For a full 30 days we are going to be showing you exactly how to start your own Internet business and generate your first income online without spending a dime.

Found via Net Business Blog, thanks Dee.

I am just about caught up from holiday now so will be again sharing the load more with Scott from next week how did a sterling job without me. Oh and Congrats to Scott and Elaine who tied the knot this week πŸ™‚

About Al Carlton

Al quit the 9 to 5 rat race in January of 2007, before then he was a software engineer and systems architect of financial system. Nowadays Al spends the days running his various businesses and experimenting with different ideas and opportunities.
Al can be found on twitter at AlCarlton.


  1. Since I have had blogs and sites for several years now and not a single dime of return, your suggestion that I could earn $10 in 30 days is intriguing. It seems a bit unrealistic unless I do something like sell an item on ebay in which case I am only using the web as an outlet to reduce my belongings, but not really making money with the web. To actually truly make ten new dollars, you have my attention. I just hope it is not some sort of ‘filling out questionnaire and get paid for it’ but something sustainable.

  2. Must be something in the air with Matt from also on his way down the isle, congrats Scott and I suppose commiserations are in order for Elaine πŸ˜‰

    So lets get it straight the man gets married and you go on holiday and leave him blogging?

    • I hope this marriage lark isn’t contagious.

      I reckon I booked my holiday before Scott planned his wedding so that’s fair in my book πŸ™‚

  3. Problogger got a new blog design. Looks so much better and there ain’t to many ads.

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