Welcome to Sofa Moolah

Wow, it should not have taken this long. It’s been almost 7 months since our first landing page went live and in excess of a year since the idea was conceived. Many things have held us back but we’re here now and it’s time to begin.

Our idea for Sofa Moolah is simple: we want to document our journey of making money online while also showcasing interviews with other successful entrepreneurs, display case studies that work and also give out material that our users will find helpful.

Time for introductions. This could get confusing as I’m trying to write for both of us, and you the reader have no idea who’s writing this. To simplify things, we’ve both written a short bio below. We’ve tried to avoid cliches such as writing in third person. Here we go.

Hi, I’m Mat. I’m 19 and have been making money online since 2008. Not until 2010 did I make enough to do this for a living. In these few short years I’ve experienced both the highs and lows of working online. Some positives include consistent 4 figure profit days and being featured on all forms of media. A couple of negatives were losing low 5 figures in a single day and almost being sued by one of the biggest companies in the world (can‘t say who but I‘ve hidden the name in this post – if you find out, you win 100 points). You should really follow me on Twitter.

Hey, I’m Dan. I’m just shy of 21 and I’ve been working online now since early 2008. I got started by lending a helping hand to a few rather big names in affiliate marketing – not only did this help me out by earning me some cash, but it also allowed me to learn the ropes of affiliate marketing from some of the high rollers. Since then I’ve expanded in to web design/development, SEO optimisation and most things technical. I love a challenge and enjoy designing stuff in my spare time, plus I’m always on Twitter to lend help to anyone who wants it!

For our launch, we’re giving away free copies of my eBook titled “How I Launched, Marketed, and Promoted a High-Traffic Blog in Under 15 Days”. This 20 page eBook goes through the steps I used leading up to launching one of my old websites, AddToDesign. AddToDesign had a successful launch which attracted over 150,000 visitors within a few days – since then I’ve sold the website and I’m no longer affiliated with it. To get a copy of the eBook, simply subscribe to our newsletter. Existing subscribers will be sent an email shortly with a download link.

We’re still not 100% sure on how we’ll be working the blog so please bare with us for the beginning. While we’re trying to find consistency, feel free to email or tweet us with any suggestions, comments or constructive criticism to help improve the site. We’re aware of some of the small design bugs so apologies in advance for that. We’re also looking for some sweet blogs to add to our Friends list in the footer – let us know if you know any.

With that said, go ahead and subscribe to our email newsletter and be sure to check back every day for new content. Thanks, and go ahead and interact in the comments!

Mat

Mat co-runs this site. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn .

30 Comments

Gilberto Ramos

about 4 years ago

subscribed and expecting to read interesting ideas! =)

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Thanks for following Gilbero. Hopefully you'll be pleased with the content we come up with. If you have any suggestions, hit me up on Twitter.

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osasp

about 4 years ago

good to see u r live..been keeping tabs on you lot for a while now. looking forward to good times ahead. nuff props.

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Cheers mate for keeping up!

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maddy

about 4 years ago

apple? haha

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Mat

about 4 years ago

;)

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Paul

about 1 month ago

Ok matt I know Im stupid, but Ive looked at the html, jscript and CSS and I cant find any reference or any TAGs that stand out. I know Im stupid but why am I missing it? Or over looked something? Please give me a clue..

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Nelson

about 4 years ago

I'm hoping to learn a lot from you guys, and above all wishing you The Best in this endeavor.

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Thanks Nelson. Hopefully we can teach you something new!

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Dominic Barnard

about 4 years ago

Well done with the website. Look forward to reading your future articles!

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Thank you Dominic. We look forward to writing for you.

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Dan

about 4 years ago

I concur :D

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Sue

about 4 years ago

Your free ebook download link doesn't work!

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Sorry about that, Sue. The page was set as private, I just fixed it. Apologies to everyone else who couldn't download the eBook earlier - free to do so now!

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Design 311

about 4 years ago

Apple huh? As soon as I read it was hidden in the post and saw nothing special I went to find it web developer style. As an early subscriber I've downloaded the eBook and I hope I can improve my (soon to be launched) blog a bit. Thanks. I'm looking forward to read interesting articles on here.

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Haha, good work. Cheers for subscribing!

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Jonathan Volk

about 4 years ago

Cool - looking forward to seeing how things progress. :)

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Thanks Jonathan - we're excited to see how things go as well!

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Nick - bitten by design

about 4 years ago

Good to see you up and running! Will grab a copy of the ebook as there is always a thousand different ways to do things, and finding new ones that may work better for yourself is always a good idea! I also look forward to reading your interviews.

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Thanks Nick. If you have any recommendations on who we should interview, just shoot us an email or contact me on Twitter.

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Ramcel @ MeekWatcher

about 4 years ago

Subscribed! I am expecting something remarkable guys. Great to know that you're Live!

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Setting the bar high? I love it! Thanks for subscribing :)

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Neil Cross

about 4 years ago

Folks - I've jut started reading the eBook and it's very interesting. Thanks for making it available as a free download. I'm looking forward to seeing the site develop as a tool for entrepreneurs who are a good cause!

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Thanks for the kind words Neil!

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Linden

about 4 years ago

Apple... clever. I did wonder why you had all these useless tags scattered around the place ;) I just read your article about the MP3 business you started when you were 16. Very interesting. Looking forward to more!

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Hi Linden, cheers for the comment. Hopefully you stick around ;)

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Zac

about 4 years ago

Just curious as to what kinds of websites can qualify to be placed in the Friends section at the footer, and what one would have to do in order to have his (or her) site placed there? Always looking to spread the word about my blog, so posting it to a cool site like this would be awesome :)

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Eddie

about 4 years ago

i just ready your "6 Ways to Sell a Website, and 4 Ways Not to Sell One", you provided some valuable insights. i subscribed and hope for the best! im in the U.S and because the economy is the way it is, websites are increasingly being the next way to go in commerce. im currently trying to build value to my website zongspy.com and hope to sell soon. any feedback would be great!! good luck everyone on your ventures!!!

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Mat

about 4 years ago

Hi Eddie, thanks for subscribing. Your website looks very interesting. Let me know how you go either through Twitter or send us an email. :D

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Ben

about 3 years ago

Guys all looks good, but I cannot find anything that you are selling? I guess this is intentional. I think you should really sell something like a member site/forum with more/better info. even if for a lowly fee / year. This is only my 2 cents worth (I would like more !)

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