August 2009

Affiliate Links—To Hide or Not to Hide? What’s Your Opinion?

There's a lot of debate whether or not a person who has a blog or does any kind of social media type affiliate marketing online should hide or disguise their affiliate links. I'm interested to hear what you think, but let's talk more about it first. For those of you who don't understand, affiliate marketing [...]

It’s a BOY!

I'm so excited to announce that on Friday, August 28th, we found out our baby is going to be a BOY! Woohoo! I would of been excited either way, but now that I know what exactly our baby is, all of the images and thoughts in my head of raising the baby and growing up [...]

The Triple Threat of Informational Products You Can Easily Create

It doesn't matter what industry or niche you're in - different people prefer different ways of learning. If you can cater to each of these types of people, you will not only expand your customer base to those who wouldn't normally purchase from you, but you'll give those who would of purchased from you anyways [...]

Why We’re Holding a Contest for iCaption Mobile

At this very moment, I'm running a little experiment to try and promote iCaption Mobile, our new iPhone App, while it’s waiting to be approved by Apple. I’ve tried to contact a multitude of iPhone app review sites to do previews, which they say they enjoy doing more than reviews since it gives them a [...]

The One Thing You Absolutely Need if You Want To Succeed Online

I've said this before and I'll say it again: you can have the best products or services in the world, but without marketing your business will fail. In contrast, if you've got the marketing part down, you can sell ice to Eskimos. We easily can see just how vital marketing is to our online businesses. [...]

New eHow Page on The Smart Passive Income Blog

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'm always looking to improve the content and usability of The Smart Passive Income Blog, and I do realize that several of my subscribers [...]

My July 2009 Monthly Income Report

As you know, each month I report my online income down to the penny. At the same time, I give detailed information about what I've been up to and how that might have an impact on my current and future earnings. At the end, I'll conclude with what I've learned and what I have in [...]

Three Questions Every Blogger Who Wants to Make Money Online Should Ask Themselves

When someone decides to start a blog (specifically with the intention of someday earning some revenue), of course they want it to be successful. Who in their right mind would create a blog with the intention of failure? Nobody. Well my question is, if people want to be successful bloggers, then why are they setting [...]

Announcements: iCaption Mobile, Audio Guide, and More

First of all, I'd like to congratulate Toph for winning the $20 Target Gift card for comment #16 from the last post about How will you know when you've reached financial success? The winner was selected at random based on the random number generator at If you ever need to generate a random number [...]