September 2010

Niche Site Duel 007: Ranking and Traffic (and Earnings!) Update

The niche site duel is in full swing, and if you hadn't noticed already there are 16 other people beyond myself and Tyrone who have joined the challenge too - all revealing their niches and strategies just like we are. What's really cool is that there are a ton of different strategies being used (I'm [...]

Starting an $800,000 iPhone App Business with Free The Apps

I'm really excited to share an amazing and inspiring interview with Mike & Quoc of Free The Apps, an extremely successful iPhone app development company that I've actually paid a lot of attention to since their start, primarily because Mike & Quoc are two of my good friends from high school. I knew they were [...]

Do You Have an Adage?

I originally had an incredible interview scheduled for today, but I will have to wait until Monday to post it up. In the meantime, enjoy this short post and have a wonderful weekend! The definition of adage is: "A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by [...]

SPI 006: 6 Hurdles I Encountered When Starting My Online Businesses and Exactly How I Overcame Them

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I cover 6 hurdles that I encountered while running my online businesses and exactly how I overcame them. It's my hope that after listening to this session, you'll have a better understanding of some of the struggles that I went through to get to where I'm [...]

My P90X Results

Three months ago, I started an extreme home fitness program called P90X. Last night, I celebrated the end of it and am happy to share my results with you today. For those of you who don't know, P90X is an at-home fitness program that requires you to workout everyday for about an hour, for 90 [...]

A Thought.

I almost gave up on this blog...several times. Within the first 5 to 6 months, I wasn't sure if it was going anywhere. There was hardly any traffic coming in and I was doubting whether not it was all worth it. I mean, I was spending 2 to 3 hours on each blog post to [...]

Niche Site Duel 006: My Backlink Strategy

Please note that this strategy was written in late 2010. Although it does still work, it doesn't work quite as well as it used to, since quite a bit has changed in the world of search engine optimization since then. UPDATE: A more recent version of this post has been published, with techniques and strategies [...]

Niche Site Duel 005: My Backlinking Boo-Boo

Backlinks, or links to your website from another, are the key to moving up the ranks of search engines. What's important to realize though is that it's the quality of those backlinks that really matter, not the quantity. By quality, I mean backlinks from other websites that primarily have a high Google PageRank (PR). To [...]

Niche Site Duel 004: My Content Strategy

So we're about 1 month into our niche site duel (since I was challenged), and things are starting to move. I've posted the latest updates from the other participants on the niche site duel hub, so I definitely recommend checking that out because there have been a lot of recent updates and a lot of [...]

SPI 005: Podcasting and Passive Income—Interview with Cliff Ravenscraft of

Note: Cliff also joined me on Episode 013 and on AskPat 0237 to talk about paid premium podcasts. Click the links or scroll to the Related Podcasts section below to listen to those episodes. In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I interview the totally wise and inspirational Cliff Ravenscraft of, who [...]