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Yes… another April Fools’ Day post, but this one has a twist. The “You’re” to whom I am referring in the title is actually me, and the things below are some of the foolish things I’ve done recently (that I can remember). This isn’t the typical attempt at humor post that most others are trying, although Rick’s new venture is hularious (.com).

  • I bought a targeted keyword geodomain name on Snapnames over a year ago and never changed the DNS. I just realized this last week.
  • I kept complaining about how TropicalBirds.com was not making much money, but then I worked with Craig at WhyPark, and it’s now making 1.5-2x what it made per day on Adsense. We’re not talking big money at all, but it’s bigger money. More on this to come, but after around one month of the same site with different monetization strategy/feed, I am realizing that I left a couple of nights in New York City on the table in earnings every month for the last year plus.
  • I stopped invoicing  my hotel advertiser on Lowell.com in January because I was hoping the new site would launch in mid February or early March at the latest, and I was concerned that they would be upset paying for a banner on a newly launched website that wasn’t the exact same as the current/old site. Well, as all development projects go, my design requests grew, and we’re now in April, and the old site is still up, so I lost out on two months of payment… again, not a whole lot of money, but a couple of nice dinners.
  • I spent a lot of time building my own mini sites, and when all is said and done, I shouldn’t have been so cheap and left the work to the professionals. Even if the results were equal to mine, it wouldn’t have been a waste of my time.

I am sure I’ve done more foolish things than those listed above, but I can’t really think of others off the top of my head right now.

What foolish things have you done that you’d like to share?

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Comments (6)

    JS

    I really like the sponsored links on TropicalBirds.com. Please tell me more…..is it using something from WhyPark?

    April 1st, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Jamie

    I foolishly chanced upon your unquenched desire for Adam

    April 1st, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    paul

    Elliot, can you expand on your posting regarding TropicalBirds.com

    What is WhyPark’s role in it; is it hosted there?

    Is it using a template from WhyPark? dont understand the reference to them.

    Its a very nice site, congratulations

    April 2nd, 2010 at 3:06 am

      Elliot

      @ Paul

      I will expand on that in a later post. :)

      April 2nd, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Kevin

    El,

    I like how WhyPark integrated on TropicalBirds.com. Good to see the site stayed intact. Nice!

    Kevin

    April 2nd, 2010 at 7:55 am

    palliser

    Did it using a template from WhyPark?

    July 18th, 2010 at 7:48 am

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