Happy Birthday SMM

Happy Birthday!It was the 18th of March 2007 Al made the first post!

Crikey, a year old.

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If you want to read through old posts they can be found via the sitemap, I would say there is a lot of good info to be found there, some light posts, some long posts and some gold dust. Lot’s of lessons learnt and a few mistakes to boot.

One of my favourite posts would be Al’s at the start if the year in which he breaks down his December income, we are all learning but everyone loves those big numbers. Talking of big numbers Al did an excellent link bait post on the top blogs by subscriber numbers which brought truck loads of visitors, subscribers, links and over 200 comments/trackbacks.

The posts I enjoyed writing the most were the property developing online one’s because that really can be done on a budget by anyone and took up a fair bit of my time or the minisites post which I picked up on a few times. UK domains don’t get the type in traffic that .com’s do and therefore developing a domain even into a small minisite can generate enough traffic and income to pay for it’s own renewal fees which makes it an attractive option and one I would think the parking companies have been trying to develop if they are to remain in business in the future.

I plan on doing a good case study soon once a domain purchase goes through which will be transparent and updated as it will be a big focus of mine for this year. In the meantime if you have questions or topics that you would like our view or opinion on then please get in touch, if either of us are to make a post it’s better done on something people find interesting so send in questions and we will try and make sure all get answered as long as they are not the blatant self promotional type of spam.

About Scott Jones

Scott hails from the north east of Scotland and started earning online at the end of 2000 building websites for local businesses during which time he won an award from Lord Alan Sugar for Excellence in Enterprise. After having quite a bit of success with domaining Scott mainly runs educational evergreen websites which generate over 3 million visitors per month but is always on the lookout for a fresh thinking out of the box way to turn a buck. Follow on Twitter.


  1. Many happy returns….. the card is in the post 🙂

  2. Happy birthday to you,
    Congratulations on your stats, and thanks for more great info and links.
    I have just started reading this blog and it is very enjoyable.

  3. There are many things that can affect your online success positively, but almost none are as important as longevity.

  4. Happy Birthday to one of my favourite blogs that I read religiously! When I say one of my favourite, I mean 1 of 5 that will stop me doing ANYTHING if I see there’s a new post.

    Thanks for all the informative posts.

  5. Congrats guys!
    Keep up the good work & I hope there are still many years to come…

  6. Happy birthday SMM! Here’s to plenty more informative years!

  7. congrats, i have you in feed since last year…

  8. Congratulations! This is one of my most favorite blogs in any niche.

    I like the way the blog seems to maintain a single identity even though there are two of you writing from two different perspectives at times. Plus you guys give me handles so I can use information you give not just read it and forget it.

  9. 1 year has passed and what a great year it has been. I can’t wait for the years to come. Congratulations.

  10. Thanks for all the posts and tips. Where does the time go?

  11. A year already, nice.:)

  12. Wowsers, doesn´t time fly. I´d also like to add a thanks to all our readers and commentators for the feedback they´ve given us over the year, it makes it so much easier to write when you know people are reading. Cheers!

  13. congrats on the the 1st birthday. Ive been a daily visitor to the site since i discovered it in december. Your hints and tips are appreciated and are hopefully steering me in the right direction of earning a decent amount of money online………

  14. Congratulations on the milestone! I’m sure the next year will soon go by!

  15. Yeh, well done. Looks like you had a great year. I found this site soon after you launched it through one of your dp posts, but I didn’t have an rss reader then and soon lost track of it. Found it again thanks to Als interview with Kieron a couple of months ago. I was pleased to see you’ve gone from strength to strength.

  16. Hi, one year is a great achievement, well done. I enjoy readin your blog, its one of my favourites.

  17. Congratulations on your first birthday. Al’s post on December income has probably been the most inspiring post I have read in quite a while. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  18. Nice one chaps. Only recently found your blog, but I’m now a regular reader. Keep up the great quality posts!

  19. Congrats on 1 year!

  20. Congratulations. You’ve come a lot further than most do.

  21. congratulations. this blog is one of my favourites.

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