December 2010

My 2011 Goal Post

As many of my long time followers will know, I love to announce what I'm up to here on the blog. It's one of my "tricks" for getting me to take action and reach my goals because I feel like if I tell you what I'm going to do, I'll do whatever I can not [...]

4 Types of AutoResponder Series and The One You Should Absolutely Avoid

It might seem like a weird time of the year to write about autoresponder email messages, especially with everyone else talking about their goals for 2011 and what they hope to accomplish come the new year. But in my case, I feel it's appropriate because it's been exactly one year since I introduced my own [...]

The Missing Ingredient Most Bloggers Miss When List Building

I can't believe the Holiday went by so fast and 2011 is just around the corner! I'm still settling back into the routine of things (and digesting) before I come back from "break" on Wednesday, but I wanted to share this short but powerful guest post by someone I'm very fortunate enough to call a [...]

A Christmas Poem From Me To You

So, it's Christmas Eve and I decided to write you a poem - partly because I'm super busy planning for my son's first birthday and Christmas at the same time, and partly because I thought it would be something quick and fresh for you to read during the holiday. And, I haven't written a poem [...]

SPI 012: Mind Hacks, Physical Hacks and Work Hacks For Better Productivity And Getting Things Done

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I talk about exactly how I manage to work on so many projects at the same time, stay focused and get things done! I've divided the podcast into three different segments, which include: Mind Hacks - The mindset of how we work and what we do [...]

22 Take Action Ways To Be A Remarkable Blogger

"The key to getting started down the right path of being remarkable in anything is to simply act with the intention of being remarkable." This is a quote by Chad Fowler, CTO of InfoEther, in Tim Ferriss's new book, The 4-Hour Body. Tim highlights Chad because after being obese for over a decade, he lost [...]

A Sneak Preview of InfoBarrel Version 2.0

I earn a decent amount of passive income each month from articles that I've written on revenue sharing content sites - primarily from I'm currently generating over $300 a month from 150 articles that I wrote way back in November of 2008, which is probably the most passive of all of my income streams. [...]

The Recipe For A Popular Post

I'm on a mini-vacation taking advantage of the snow that just recently hit the slopes here in Southern California, so I won't be around to answer comments until later this week. I wanted to throw up a "what I've been reading lately" type of post which I normally do every couple of months, but I [...]

iPhone App Business Models: Paid vs. Free

As many of you know, in addition to The Smart Passive Income brand I also have an iPhone application company, LOLer Apps. We currently have 27 applications live in iTunes right now which are passively generating a decent chunk of change each month, as outlined in my monthly income reports. Whenever I chat with people [...]

How To Love Your Readers To Death

When I was at Blog World Expo a couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to sit in on a presentation by Darren Rowse of During the session he explained that one of the vital keys of successful blogging is to "love your readers to death". I thought this was a fantastic way [...]