Tyler Cruz – A Friend of Evil
Written by Joel
Tyler Cruz describes his blog as “The journal of a young web entrepreneur on his journey to wealth.” He sent me an email asking me to take a look at his blog (not paid for), and whilst I normally ignore these requests as I know him since his Sitepoint days I thought I’d do him a favour (hopefully!).
Yeah, I’ve heard of him but I doubt he’s heard of me, as we’ve never actually spoken. He seems to be doing well for himself these days, his blog is ranked 10,133 by Technorati, has a PR5 from Google, apparently gets 900-1,000 unique visitors per day and earns an average of $256 a day. His About page can tell you more, though he’s now earning a full time living online.
His blog is pretty interesting, whilst not focussing entirely on entrepreneurial topics, there is enough variation to keep things enjoyable. He has seven other websites from which he earns his money, from poker to cookery. His post about the Internet Poker Ban was fascinating.
He provides a great amount of detail on almost any of the subjects he writes about, his first press release for example. Showing his earnings is always motivating for others trying to earn income online and it’s interesting looking through the previous posts to see the progression. I loved this quote on the site: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison.
Why is he a friend of evil? Well, he knows John Chow, and everyone knows he is the root of all evil