February 2010

Snapshots of My New Office

It's amazing what a new workspace can do for motivation and getting things done. In the last 3 days that I've been working from my new home office, I've gotten so much done and I even have a new startup in the works, but I'll talk more about that later. That's not to say that [...]

10 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Improve Your Online Business or Blog

No huge intro needed for this post. Here are 10 actionable items that you can do right now to improve your online business or blog: On a piece of paper (yes - paper), write down where you want your business or blog to be a year from now. Think about the following when doing so: [...]

Why I Closed My Service Business to Start an Internet-Based Business

This is a guest post from Jackie Beck, an entrepreneur who started her first "business" in the 2nd grade. Jackie writes about learning to love your financial life and reaching your goals at MoneyCrush. A few years ago I started a wedding photography business. It felt like a natural thing to pursue -- I loved [...]

The Details Behind Starting an LLC For Your Small Business – Part 2

This is the second part to my two-post series about starting an LLC. In Part 1, I talked about the pros and cons of starting your own business. Part 2 will walk you through exactly what you need to know before you apply. Here's that disclaimer again: I am not a lawyer, CPA or any [...]

The Details Behind Starting an LLC For Your Small Business – Part 1

Did you know that February is National Start a Business Month? Neither did I. But, in light of the fact, I decided it might be nice to do a detailed post of some of the benefits behind starting a company and exactly what it entails. I am a small business owner myself. In fact, I'm [...]

A Checklist for Evaluating a Worthy Domain Name

I'm back! Well - technically I never really left, but I have been moving into a new house for the past couple of weeks, and it really does take a toll on productivity. Even without a 9 to 5 job, I felt like all I was doing and all I could think about was moving [...]

This Is for All the Turds Who Send Me Emails

As the popularity and traffic of the Smart Passive Income Blog grows, so does the number of emails I get in my inbox - and that's totally cool. I love reading emails and helping people out as much as I can, and thanks to those of you who shoot me a message just to say [...]

Love Everyday: An eBook Project

As many of you know, I'm in the middle of a move. We're about 90% complete, so look for some killer posts next week when I finally get settled into my new office. By the way, if I see another can of paint, I'm going to go crazy! Even though I don't have much time [...]

How to Create the Perfect Online Course for Your Audience

You have the ability to create the perfect online course for your audience. The real question is, what makes the perfect course? How do you create a product that your readers would just die to have access to? Obviously, it would have to have information that your readers want, not what you think they want. [...]

The Idea Room: White Markerboard Wall Plan

If you've read my January Monthly Income Report, you'll know that I'm in the middle of a move. I'm actually going to try and keep this post short because I have to go to our old apartment and re-paint some of the walls back to their original color. Bah! Anyways, as stressful as the move [...]