February 2011

The Content Pyramid: Healthy Portions of Posts for Your Blog

Most of you are probably familiar with the food pyramid, right? If not, it's a graphical representation (in the shape of a pyramid) of the suggested serving sizes of different food groups, which together illustrate a healthy and balanced diet. It was adopted by the USDA (United State Department of Agriculture) in 1992 to give [...]

Google’s Algorithmic Change and Its Effect on My Niche Sites

Over the past 24 hours I've received at least 20 emails from readers about Google's recent algorithmic changes, asking me how it might affect my backlinking strategy and approach to building niche sites. In case you're not up to date, this is what the latest algorithm changes do, according to the Official Google Blog: This [...]

A Full Time VA, Round 2, Traffic School and More

Its been a while since I last posted a "what's going on with me lately" type of post, but I think now is the perfect time to bring it back because there's a lot going on and I'm always happy to keep you in the loop. Here's what's up: I finally did it! On Monday, [...]

SPI 015: Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 1

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I investigate the different types of passive income streams that can be generated online, and what you can expect from each. When I say "what you can expect," I mean: the costs that are involved how one might get started what kind of results are typical; [...]

How to Write Blog Posts That Go Viral

This is a guest post by Onibalusi, a 17 year old (yes, I said 17) blogger who you can find at YoungPrePro.com. What impresses me most about Oni is not his age, but really how smart and hard working this young man is. He's one of the hardest working bloggers that I know (of all [...]

How I Accumulated 10,000 Email Subscribers in 13.5 Months

When I started this blog back in October of 2008, I had made the newbie mistake of not including a way to accumulate email addresses. No newsletter, no opt-in form - nothing. Over a year later, I finally got my head on straight and made the decision to invest in an AWeber account and start [...]

How to Build a (BIG) Personal Brand Online

Establishing yourself as an THE expert in an industry and mastering the ability to sell YOU is not an easy task, nor is it one that can happen overnight. However, with some hard work and smart strategies put into place you can begin to create a personal brand that can pretty much take you anywhere [...]

Facebook Pages Update and Redesign—Again

It's happening again - Facebook has made changes to its business/fan pages and now all of the videos I have about creating a page and landing pages are out to date, including the one I published just a couple of week ago. There are already a number of articles that do a great job of [...]

The Only 100 Words You Should Read Today

Finding success is all about taking action. You can read all you want, but nothing will happen until you execute. That is why today, I'm cutting this post short. Instead of reading my content, I want you to do something instead - right now. Do something for your blog, business or life that will get [...]

My January 2011 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to the first monthly income report of 2011! Every month since October of 2008 I've been writing a detailed report about my online earnings. I do this for several reasons: To help me keep track of how I'm progressing. To push myself to see improvements month after month. To lead by example by sharing [...]