May 2009

Going up North for a Wedding—Time to Relax!

This weekend, my wife and I are flying up to Northern California to attend a wedding. We're really excited, because the last wedding we went to we didn't really have time to eat, we didn't get to speak to anyone for more than 5 minutes, and we were super tired. That wedding was...our own. We [...]

Mastermind Groups: What Are They and How They Can Help You?

I have a lunch meeting today. You could call it a business meeting, but I know the guys would much rather call it a Mastermind meeting. Sounds fancy, right? We're not plotting to take over the world, and it's not about mind control - it's essentially a meeting between internet marketers that we all use [...]

My Status: Working on New Material

For the next week or so, my posts will be shorter than usual. The reason is because I'm currently working on new material for the LEED exam, and it will take me quite a bit of time to get it produced. I want to get it done as soon as possible, because as I've stated [...]

Random Fun Post of the Weekend: Gizmo

As I said last week, each weekend I'll put up a fun, random post that doesn't have to do with online businesses and work-at home type stuff. So today, if you haven't already met him, this is our 4 month old Maltese puppy, Gizmo! Gizmo is an awesome puppy. He keeps us busy all day [...]

5 Free and Random Tips for Bloggers You Probably Didn’t Know—My 100th Post!

Yep, this is officially my 100th post on the Smart Passive Income Blog! It's come so much faster than I thought it would, and I think that's because I'm having a lot of fun writing for all of you. Your kind comments and frequent questions keep me motivated to provide you with interesting and helpful [...]

What’s Stopping You from Using a Virtual Assistant?

Note: As of 2015, Elance has combined with oDesk to create Upwork. The links below still work, but the company name has changed. In Tim Ferriss' book The 4-Hour Work Week (aka, my 2nd Bible), he dedicates an entire section to VAs and the benefits of hiring virtual assistants to do almost any task for [...]

Random Fun Post of the Weekend: Our First Dance

Since I write a new post every other day, I think it would be fun to have a non-internet business post thrown in the mix. I'm going to fill the weekend post with some random, fun stuff for everyone's enjoyment. Today, I'd like to share a personal video from my family's video library. It's me [...]

Cool Things We Can Learn about Internet Business from Analytics

Ever since I began my online adventures, I've always kept close track of certain statistics. As you already know, I'm very into the earnings of my different passive income streams, but I'm equally interested in the website traffic statistics too. When I started, I was fortunate enough to sign up for Google Analytics, Google's free [...]

Six Months of Passive Income Polls from You: The Results

Each month since the beginning of The Smart Passive Income Blog, I've put a different poll in the sidebar. I'm sure many of you repeat visitors know this, and I thank you all for your quick input. There's a new poll in the sidebar, so feel free to answer that if you have a few [...]

So What Projects Are You Working On?

Today I made a list. It's a list of things I'm currently working on and projects that I could potentially work on in the future to earn more money. As you know, I have my LEED exam prep website, my iPhone app company, the Smart Passive Income Blog, and 5 other things that I've mapped [...]