This is the first blog post I have written in over a year. For anyone who is still reading my blog, hello and thanks for being a loyal NateWhitehill.com reader!
If any of you personally know me, you know that I moved down to Arizona in 2006 to begin my business/Internet moneymaking journey. That ended up going quite well when I started this blog in January 2007 and then Unique Blog Designs in August 2007.
Connecting with my blogging mentor, John Chow
I started quit my job, quit school and started my personal blog in January of 2007, a few months after first discovering how blogs can generate revenue. Within a year, my blog had 1000 daily RSS subscribers, enough for me to be making a substantial amount of income from 1-2 hours per day of work.
It was also through my personal blog, that my original blogging mentor, John Chow, discovered who I was. I first started reading John’s blog in November of 2006 when he was making about $1,000/month from his blog.
Today, nearly four year later, John is grossing over $50,000/month from his blog and is about to launch Blog Profit Camp – a 12-week course that will show you exactly how John went from 0-$50,000 per month.
Despite the income that blogging generated for me with relatively little effort, that was not the only benefit… It was also with the redesign of JohnChow.com that my business partners (Matt, Josh) and I were able to launch Unique Blog Designs in August of 2007.
Since then, UBD has worked with over 500 individual clients as well as sold products (WordPress themes) to tens of thousands of customers. We have also exhibited at numerous blogging conferences including Blog World Expo, IZEA Fest and Elite Retreat.
To put it lightly, starting and running UBD changed my life.
Being back in Seattle
In April of 2009, my business partners and I moved back up to Seattle to be closer to our families (who all live in Gig Harbor) and the many business friends we have here, including John Chow and Neil Patel.
Even though I miss the warm weather of Arizona, having been back in Seattle for over a year now, I can happily say it was the best decision for us both personally and business-wise.
We also recently applied to the Seattle TechStars competition for a new, unannounced product that we are developing.
More details on the new product coming soon…
Back to blogging?
It is no secret I haven’t been a very consistent blogger over the past few years. Between running UBD, serving our customers and developing new products, there is not much time in the day afterward to spend time blogging.
That being said, I am going to try to keep this blog more up to date if for nothing more than to chronicle my entrepreneurial journey for myself, as well as anyone else that cares to read.
Thank you again if you are still reading this! Your comments are appreciated, as well! 🙂