Andy Hagans-101 Chartreuse (Beta)-0

I like Andy Hagans.

He’s the reason I started this blog.

And he’s managing to disprove almost everything I write.

So Andy owns BizNicheMedia.

It’s a reletivly quiet and unassuming blog network of niche blogs.

What makes BizNicheMedia interesting to me is the business model.

They find a bunch of boring keywords which people pay Google a lot to advertise. They then build a blog around it. They then outsource the writing of content to India to save money.

I said that the network was dumb, stupid and a waste of time. And that they would be another dead blog network.

Flash Forward.

Have you checked out Delicious today?

See that #2 story.

It was written by a member of the Andy Hagan’s writing labor camp in India.

Check out the traffic to this boring Adsense approved blog.

So maybe I was wrong.

Maybe there is space for content written by people who barely know their subject matter.

Maybe Andy realized before I did that Content is Dead and what people want are resources.


Or maybe putting 101 in the title really drives traffic…

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15 Comments on “Andy Hagans-101 Chartreuse (Beta)-0”

  1. VampireFeet Says:


    Does the Indian girl get a bonus for getting the story on Delicious?

  2. Andy H Says:

    > Does the Indian girl get a bonus for getting the story on Delicious?

    Indian WOMAN not girl!

    Not sure actually. Her salary structure IS based on incentives though. Rich?

  3. Brian Says:

    It’s the headline. Andy learned it all from me, but he won’t admit it. πŸ™‚

  4. VampireFeet Says:

    Sorry. Woman.
    Been spending too much time on this blog. πŸ™‚

  5. Rich Says:

    Yes, the author (our manager) is being compensated in part on a performance basis. So, in a nod to humility ill admit we have adopted some of the critics suggestions (including Char) that we adopt a rev-share esque model.

  6. chartreuse Says:

    It’s not like it’s communism, Rich!
    Just a little extra for going above and beyond…congrats!

  7. David Krug Says:

    And to think you didn’t even have to IM me on this one.

  8. Andy H Says:



  9. Liz Strauss Says:

    It’s so lovely to see everyone playing nicely.

  10. David Krug Says:

    I play real nice.

  11. Matt Says:

    1218 daily pageviews? That’s not that much…


  12. Brian Says:

    Well, then I’ve got to admit that I’ve taught Andy zilch if we’re playing nice.

    He was linking baiting back when I was only a lad of 19… which made him, what, five? πŸ™‚

  13. Andy H Says:

    > 1218 daily pageviews? That’s not that much…

    It just may be in the projectmanagementsphere

    After all, we’re not blogging about blogging, or celeb photos, or video games πŸ™‚

  14. range Says:

    I like the way you say Andy Hagan’s blog labor camp, almost sounds like a forced labor work camp in prison. Ah well, Bangalore is exploding with jobs.

  15. Andy H Says:

    #1 on Digg for the moment πŸ™‚

    Candy from a baby…

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