Keyword Golden Ratio and the KGR Rule of 63

Keyword Golden Ratio

It never ceases to amaze me how putting myself out there and simply interacting with others can lead to incredible things online. In this case, you’re about to read a phenomenal blog post, about the Keyword Golden Ratio, that came about as a direct result of me simply leaving a comment on another blog.

Last week, I commented on this niche site portfolio update written by Brad from Human Proof Designs. Not long after I commented, I received an email from Dom (the owner/founder of HPD) explaining that Brad was starting to answer my question about the Keyword Golden Ratio (KGR) in the comments when he realized that the answer could easily be an entire blog post. Since they’ve already covered KGR extensively on their blog – he asked if I would be willing to publish that blog post here.

I responded with an “absolutely!” And now you are in for a treat because Brad has written a stellar blog post that covers the Keyword Golden Ratio in great detail. The rest of this post is written by Brad…

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Tax Bill’s ‘Pass-Through’ Rule will Benefit Internet Entrepreneurs

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Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump claimed to have passed the biggest tax reform bill in over 30 years. President Trump signed it into law just before Christmas, 2017. Reporters, writers, experts, so-called journalists and ordinary folks like you and me have been analyzing the details and trying to figure out exactly how it will affect each of us.

I came across one interesting article on CNBC.com that shed some light on some specific ‘pass-through’ rule details. If you can get past the obvious anti-Trump bias and the apparent hatred towards wealthy business owners – the article actually highlights a few points that will benefit small business owners and internet entrepreneur’s, like myself.

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The Multi-Millionaire (Uneducated) Truck Driver

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Is it possible to get rich without a college education? Can an average truck driver become a multi-millionaire? Absolutely!! Everybody knows there are exceptional ways to get rich; lottery winners, professional athletes, celebrities and other high-paid professions. Some people actually get rich by “getting lucky,” and they are certainly the exceptions. But most people who get rich do so by using their smarts and by working hard. Most people who get rich are people who persevered and remained diligent by sticking to a plan.

The unfortunate reality for most people who are rich is something that is blatantly obvious – they are old!! Almost everybody who aspires to be rich (myself included) wishes to get there at the youngest age possible. We want to enjoy our riches while we still have some youth left in us. After all – who wants to be the richest guy (or gal) in the nursing home? I can tell you this much… being the richest will be far better than being the poorest.

So, where am I going with this? Yes – I’m a full-time truck driver for my day job. And I absolutely love it. I work for one of the best companies on the planet and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But at the same time – I know I can’t achieve the level of wealth that I desire, anytime soon, by working a day job as a truck driver. Will it make me rich someday? Yes! Of course. But I want to achieve wealth and true financial freedom long before I am 65 years old – which is why I’ve been working so hard to create passive income online for the past several years.

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Grinding It Out – Inspired by McDonald’s Founder, Ray Kroc

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I’ve been side hustling on the internet for over 6 years now – trying to find my way to internet riches that I see so many others achieve. It hasn’t been easy, especially considering that my internet endeavors aren’t exactly at the top of my priority list (family and full-time day job come first). I’ve been ‘grinding it out,’ all these years and I’ve managed to build up a somewhat respectable monthly income. But I still feel like a failure because I haven’t hit the big time yet.

When my monthly net internet income exceeds my day job income on a consistent basis – that’s when I’ll know that I’ve made it. When I’m making more money through my passive income internet endeavors than I do as a (well-paid) truck driver – I’ll know I’ve hit the big time.

And now I have a brand new inspiration – McDonald’s. Specifically, the story of Ray Kroc and how he founded McDonald’s franchises and kick-started the fast food industry in America. Ray Kroc’s vision and his persistence to succeed are something to admire. Here’s how it all began…

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Mortgage Crushing Challenge Update #3 – Breaking the $1,000/month Income Barrier

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mortgage crushing challenge update 3Welcome to my latest update for the 2017 Mortgage Crushing Challenge! In this update, I’ll be covering everything that happened throughout May and June pertaining to this particular niche website. I am greatly encouraged by the progress that the site has made – especially the June income numbers! I wasn’t able to personally work on the site during these 2 months as much as I would have liked. Moving into our new home throughout June put a bit of a damper on that. But my team continued to produce and publish content and I continued some paid traffic testing and the site broke the $1,000 income threshold for the month of June! Not bad for a site that didn’t even exist at the beginning of this year.

What is the Mortgage Crushing Challenge? It is a goal that I set for myself at the beginning of this year and the following statement explains it perfectly…


I am going to create one (brand new) passive income producing website that will cover my mortgage by December 2017!


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The Story of Niche Wolf – Niche Ideas and Keyword Research

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The original ‘logo’ that I used for Niche Wolf

It all started in the Niche Site Project 3.0 Facebook group owned by Spencer Haws. I was browsing through one day, as I often do, and came across a post from a guy who was looking to sell his website. I usually ignore those posts because they’re usually people trying to offload their crappy niche websites. But this one was different.

This guy already had his site listed on Flippa and just posted a link to the Flippa listing, within the group, along with a brief description. I checked out the site and I was intrigued! Long story short… I ended up purchasing the site and I completely rebuilt it from the ground up. Keep reading for the longer version of the story…

The short version is that I purchased NicheWolf.com and turned it into my own service-based website with some really valuable information and products for sale. I put a LOT of time and effort into the entire deal… But then the entire story took a turn that I wasn’t planning on or expecting. Read to the end to see what happened…

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Mortgage Crushing Challenge Update #2 – Validation with Paid Traffic Testing

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mortgage crushing challenge update 2Welcome to my latest update for the 2017 Mortgage Crushing Challenge! In this update, I’ll be covering everything that happened throughout February, March and April pertaining to this particular niche website. Much progress was made. A test (of sorts) was completed which further validated my niche. My optimism and excitement remain, as I’m still expecting massive success with this website.

What is the Mortgage Crushing Challenge? It is a goal that I set for myself at the beginning of this year and the following statement explains it perfectly…


I am going to create one (brand new) passive income producing website that will cover my mortgage by December 2017!


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4 Ways to Get Long Tail Pro and Make it Pay for Itself (Updated)

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Get Long Tail Pro - Make It Pay for ItselfWhen I finally made the decision the get Long Tail Pro way back in December of 2012 – I honestly had no idea how much this one piece of software would impact everything I do online. I knew that it would help me find more and better keywords right off the bat. But I didn’t know exactly how much it would positively affect my ability to actually make money online. I can say with confidence, that Long Tail Pro is the one tool that has made the biggest difference (by far), in my ability to get traffic to websites and actually earn money online.

Don’t get me wrong. There are lots of other tools that I love and use (and promote) that also make a big difference in everything I do online now. But Long Tail Pro is probably THE most important. Getting search engine traffic to websites 101 doesn’t get more basic than doing good and proper keyword research. And nothing makes keyword research faster and easier than Long Tail Pro. Allow me to explain…

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SEO PowerSuite Review

Recently, I’ve been playing around with different SEO Tools in order to maximize my efforts and help me obtain, monitor and maintain my rankings. One of the benefits of owning a ‘passive income’ blog like this – that talks a lot about SEO – is that companies typically reach out to me and want me to try their programs and potentially promote what they have to offer. I’ve been experimenting with SEO PowerSuite lately and I’m really impressed! Check out this short review/overview that I wrote about this awesome suit of tools…

SEO PowerSuite

SEO PowerSuite toolkit consists of 4 tools with their own separate functions that can be downloaded as one 4-pack:

  • Rank Tracker – keyword research + analysis and monitoring of global and local rankings.
  • WebSite Auditor – on-page SEO, technical site audit, and content optimization.
  • SEO SpyGlass – backlinks and link quality assessment.
  • LinkAssistant – link management and link building opportunities.

I’m going to show you a short overview of each tool…

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