August 2010

How to Find Your Google Keyword SERPs Ranking

As many of you know, I've been doing my best to keep you up to date on the latest going-ons with my niche site challenge with Tyrone Shum. To make things easier for you, I recently created a niche site duel hub that will list all of the posts surrounding this challenge, from all of [...]

Are YouTube Videos and Podcasting Worth the Effort?

Last year, I made a conscious decision to turn my growing Smart Passive Income blog into the Smart Passive Income brand. I knew nothing about "branding" at the time, except that I knew that successful brands utilized all different mediums to reach their audience. Stick to one medium, and you'll limit your reach to only [...]

Niche Site Duel 003: How to Setup a Niche Site: Before You Add Content

There are hundreds of different ways to setup a niche website - you know this, but I'll outline my process for you below because it's easy to follow and it doesn't require much know-how. If you have anything to add, I'm sure the people here who are unfamiliar with this process will appreciate your insight [...]

SPI 004: 5 Powerful Ways to Create Profitable Passive Income Products

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I go over 5 powerful ways that you can create profitable passive income products. There's a ton of info out there about what kinds of products you can make (i.e. eBooks, membership websites, etc.), but there isn't much about the creative methods that you can easily [...]

Oops. The Niche I Selected Is Bad, and Here’s Why

Before anything, I want to say this: I'm not an expert at niche sites. Tyrone Shum, my challenger for this little competition, is not an expert either. We're both fairly brand new to the niche site scene, so we're going to make mistakes. The reason why we're making this challenge public is to show you [...]

Niche Site Duel 002: Finding a Profitable Niche: My Process Revealed

Who needs mixed martial arts or the World Cup when you've got a friendly Niche Site Competition to get your adrenaline pumping? After announcing Monday that fellow blogger and good friend of mine, Tyrone Shum, challenged me to a Niche Site Competition, the response has been amazing. I didn't expect this many people to get [...]

Niche Site Duel: I’ve Been Challenged—and I Accept

My recent minor success with niche sites (as shown in my latest monthly report) caught the attention of fellow blogger, Tyrone Shum. The other day, he sent me this message on my Facebook page: I'm always up for a little friendly competition, so I accepted Tyrone's challenge. Both Tyrone and I are going to document [...]

8 Tips for Bloggers from an Advertising Book

As I was cleaning the house today, I found a book that I had purchased a couple of years ago, called The Little Blue Book of Advertising: 52 Small Ideas That Can Make a Big Difference. I don't really know why I had purchased it. I was still working my 9 to 5 job, and [...]

SPI 003: Affiliate and Niche Site Strategies Revealed with Glen Allsopp

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm very excited to chat with Glen Allsopp of as we get into crazy detail about exactly how he makes money online. If there is one session to take notes on, this is the one because Glen reveals a ton of information about his 5 [...]

Why I Subscribe to Over 20 Newsletters

I have some light reading for you today, because I've been really busy working on finishing up some housework this past weekend, and I'm not talking about dusting or vacuuming. I mean like cabinetry, painting, and putting up a new fence. Don't worry though, because on Wednesday, the 3rd Session of the Smart Passive Income [...]