April 2011

My New Getting Started Page Is Live!

Woohoo! I'm excited to announce that my Getting Started with Smart Passive Income page is now live! A month ago, I wrote about how there seems to be a missing element on most blogs online, including my own: a proper starting point, both for brand new visitors and people who just want to get the [...]

SPI 019: Everything You Need to Know about YouTube for Blogging and Online Business

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I explore the world of video and start from scratch with YouTube to show you exactly how I make sure I give myself the best chance to get the most views and have the most impact for my business and blog. As I mentioned in a [...]

I’m Going Insane!

In mid-2010, I committed to a 90 day extreme home fitness program called P90X, and it literally changed me. Physically, I was in the best shape of my life, and mentally I was more energized and pumped than ever before—which had a direct impact on how I executed my businesses and how I lived my [...]

Help! How Can I Succeed Online if English Is Not My Primary Language?

Last week, an SPI reader named Anne emailed me the following question: Greetings Pat. I am a reader of your Smart Passive Income blog and want to say thank you. I want to do like you and start a blog and start writing but this is a problem because I am no good at writing [...]

The Power of the Written Word for Podcasts and Videos

Blogs are for those who like to read, Audio is for those who like to listen, And video is for those who like to watch (and listen too, for the most part). When building a BIG personal brand online, it's smart to expand onto other mediums to deliver content because it's true - people enjoy [...]

5 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Lifestyle through Smart Passive Income Goals

This is a guest post by Christina Crowe. It's late at night and you're still tapping away at your keyboard, writing up a post for your blog. The clock is ticking and you know that time is running out. How am I going to pay the rent this month? You wonder, as you can feel [...]

March Traffic Report and Real-Time Analytics

As much as I enjoy writing and sharing my income reports, I also occasionally write a traffic report because as we all know, traffic is the lifeblood of a website. It's important to understand how people come to our sites and what people are doing when they get there, so we can analyze and make [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Finding and Using Images on Your Blog

A blog or website that does not use images is like a restaurant absent of decor - uninteresting and uninviting. And as much as good food can keep people coming back to a restaurant regardless of what it may look like inside, we all know that people choose where to eat for the atmosphere and [...]

Niche Site Coaching 2.0 is Now Accepting New Applications

Editor's Note: This application has closed. Thanks to all who applied! Thanks for all of the recent get well messages - I'm still sick but I should hopefully be back to normal by Monday. In the meantime, I'm happy to announce that Tyrone and I are publicly accepting applications once again for our Niche Site [...]

SPI 018: The Truth About Getting Rich Quick with MJ DeMarco, Author of The Millionaire Fastlane

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I have the pleasure of interviewing multi-millionaire entrepreneur and recent author MJ DeMarco, who recently published a fantastic book entitled The Millionaire Fastlane. I was asked by a number of SPI readers to get MJ on the show for an interview. I'm really glad I did [...]