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The Best WordPress Plugins and Software Tools For Creating An Online Course

By Chris Lee 36 comments

course-creation-guideI’ve been getting a lot of questions on what tools I used to build my online course. So I decided that I’m going to share that with you here.

Interested in building your first online course?

For me, building an online course for the first time was kind of like setting up my first blog on WordPress.

It was a whole new technical learning curve.

I had never created an online course before, and had no idea behind how much work it was going to take.

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How I Grew RankXL From A Side Project To A 6-Figure Blog In Just A Year

By Chris Lee 136 comments

2015 was the best year of my online career. By far.

I learned and accomplished more last year than all of my time spent in internet marketing combined.

The 2 major highlights being…
1. Growing my Adsense niche sites business to over 5-figures per month.
2. Starting the RankXL blog, and reaching 6-figures in the first 13 months.

While the spotlight of my blog posts have always been on my niche sites, I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately if I could talk about how I grew the RankXL blog.

It’s not something I really talked about before, but RankXL just recently passed its first birthday a few months ago so I think the timing’s right to do a one-year(ish) review.

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Copy This Strategy To Get Popular Blogs To Link To You

By Chris Lee 78 comments

monoflat_icons_38If you’ve been following my blog posts, you’ll know that outreach is my favorite way of building high quality backlinks to a site.


It’s the most effective way to get powerful links from REAL websites with REAL traffic.

Over the years, I’ve acquired links from EDU sites, popular blogs, and company websites all through using various forms of outreach.

And recently, I’ve been using guest posting strategies to build links on the blogs of big corporations with huge domain authority.

A single link from sources like these can really impact your rankings. And these are all links that I never would have gotten if it weren’t for the outreach campaigns that I ran.

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36 Free WordPress Themes Perfect For Adsense Niche Sites

By Chris Lee 51 comments

wordpress theme for adsenseWhat makes a good WordPress theme for an Adsense niche site?

For me, it’s clean design, clean code, and very lean in features.

I’ve tried a whole bunch of different themes over the years, but it’s been a while since I went browsing around the free section.

A couple of years ago, there was a clear distinction between a free and paid WP theme. Free themes were either really bare, and/or poorly designed.

That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.

Of course, there still are some really poorly built themes out there, but I was surprised to see how much the selection of free themes improved both in design and function.

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