January 2011

An Underrated Skill That All Bloggers Should Have and I Would Like to Teach

I'm not even going to beat around the bush with this one. One skill that all bloggers should possess is Graphic Creation and Manipulation - or as some like to call it, "Photoshop skills" (although the term "Photoshop" is actually just the name of one piece of software where graphic creation and manipulation can be [...]

SPI 014: iPhone App Development and Marketing Tips

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I talk more about my iPhone app business. I've written a couple of posts about iPhone apps before (here and here) and have always been asked for more, so I thought what better way to talk about the business than on an podcast session! During this [...]

Investigating My 275% Increase in Adsense Revenue

My security guard training niche site from the Niche Site Duel has been sitting at number one in Google for a little over 2 months now. As January comes to an end, I've already passed the $400 mark in revenue for the month (from Google Adsense) - a 275% increase from December, and there are [...]

How to Create a Facebook Page and Landing Page—Updated with Code & PSD Files

One of the most popular blog posts I've ever written was THE Blogger's Guide to Facebook. It has been viewed over 20,000 times and the videos within that post have accumulated over 120,000 views. Unfortunately, those videos are now outdated. Facebook, as many of you know, loves to update and change things around - so [...]

SEO Competition and How URL Competition Plays a Role

If you know a little bit about search engine optimization (SEO) or have seen my free keyword research webinar replay, you'll know that there are two important factors that determine the viability of a keyword: The amount of search traffic a particular keyword receives; and The competition for that particular keyword. Both of these factors [...]

4 Podcasts That You Should Be Listening To

I not only produce podcasts, but I listen to them too. In fact, when I still had my 9 to 5 job, I listened to the Internet Business Mastery Podcast every single weekday for a year, sometimes repeating certain episodes 5 or 6 times in a row. I never had any intention of doing business [...]

Gizmos and Gadgets for Online Business and Blogging

As a blogger who does both video and podcasts, I've invested in a number of gizmos and gadgets to help me run my businesses. Below, you'll get an over the shoulder look at exactly what I'm working with. Also, please note that some of the links below are affiliate links to Amazon. Currently, I'm running [...]

Niche Site Duel 013: CPA Promotions, Private Advertising, Job Board and Income Report

I'm back with another Niche Site Duel update! The experimental niche site I created from scratch live here on SPI (see the Niche Site Duel Hub for more details) has undergone quite a few tests and experiments since my last post about it. The security guard training site is still ranking #1 in Google for [...]

SPI 013: Is Giving Away Free Information Bad? Here Are Some Answers

Note: Cliff also joined me 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 bring back a topic of a recent post I wrote, Is Giving Away Free Information [...]

Reader Challenge Roundup: Pillar Articles

It's amazing what a little challenge can do to help people accomplish something great. A pillar article (for those of you who don't know) is a particular type of blog post that can also be described as epic, monumental and comprehensive. Usually a longer tutorial-style post, a pillar article goes above and beyond to provide [...]