June 2009

Baby Maker iPhone Application—One Week Later

A week ago, I announced that a new iPhone app my friend and I created was finally approved and on sale in iTunes. I'm sure you're probably interested in knowing how it's doing so far. After just one week in the app store, Baby Maker has done really well for us. To give you something [...]

Starting the Home Buying Process While Self-Employed (in Today’s Economy)

My wife and I are looking to purchase a home. Ideally, with an $8000 tax credit for first-time home buyers (which for now expires on December 1st), our lease on our apartment ending in December, and a baby due in January, we're hoping to have a decent starter home in San Diego by the end [...]

How You Can Earn $880 on eHow.com While Doing Nothing for Six Months

Editor's Note: This content is no longer relevant. Please visit our Getting Started page, which we keep up to date with advice for getting started with earning money online. (Updated 10/2015) I started writing on eHow.com in November of 2008, a little over 7 months ago (wow, time flies). I went hardcore for the first [...]

Our Second iPhone Application Went on Sale Today!

So our first iPhone app, iPopit! was not a flop—but we don't really consider it a success either. Although our company, LOLer Apps, met its original goal of being able to outsource an entire iPhone application and sell it in iTunes (which was definitely NOT easy), our sales haven't been as good as we had [...]

New iPhone 3G S Released, You Dig?

I'm pretty busy this weekend because of a Baby Shower (not mine...yet), and Father's Day on Sunday, but I was just curious to see how many of you are grabbing the new iPhone 3G S released just yesterday by Apple. I have an iPhone 3G, not not a 3G S, and was wondering if you [...]

Hidden Gems at Problogger.net—Launching the 31 DBBB Ebook

Note: While this post is older, Problogger continues to be one of my most favorite blogging resources. (Editor's Note 09/2015) One of my favorite blogs to read is Darren Rowse's Problogger.net. I envy him not only because he's one of the top bloggers in the world, because he has over 100k RSS readers, because he's [...]

A Reader Asks: “Why Can’t I Make Good Money Online?”

Yesterday, I received an email in my inbox from an SPI reader asking for some help. He said it was cool if I posted our conversation on the blog for others to read, but he wanted to remain anonymous for some reason. I respect his request, so for this post - let's just call him [...]

3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself to Find That Passionate and Profitable Idea

Lately, I've posted a lot of "personal" stuff on this blog. I think it's time to get back into business. Don't worry though, you'll see more about our new baby later on and how that will affect our goals and what I'm doing online to meet those goals. A long time ago, I had a [...]

I’m Going to Be a Daddy!

I'm happy to announce that my wife and I just found out we're going to have a baby! Lots of feelings and thoughts are going through my head. Joy (woohoo!), curiosity (boy or girl, what will he or she look like?), scared (I've never really held a baby before...), anxious (we have a lot of [...]

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for an Opinion…BUT

I recently redesigned this blog and asked for your thoughts about it in my last post. If I was the way I was in high school, boy - would I be livid! Let me explain... When I was a little boy (yes, I was still a little boy in high school. I finally reached 100lbs. [...]