June 2011

SPI 022: Affiliate Marketing Strategies, Tips, and Techniques from Real Life Experiences with Chris Guthrie

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, special guest Chris Guthrie and I discuss several affiliate marketing strategies, tips and techniques drawing from real life examples from our own websites and experiences. Affiliate marketing has been huge for me lately. Last month, I earned $18,638.24 from affiliate marketing and Chris has pushed over [...]

The Dark Side of Successful Blogging

139 weeks ago, I bought the domain smartpassiveincome.com. At that moment, I was unknown in the world of online business and blogging. 3 million pageviews, 25,000 subscribers, 50,000 Twitter followers, and almost 10,000 Facebook fans later, I've reached numbers I never even thought were possible, and here I am and it hasn't even been 3 [...]

How to Invest 30 Minutes and Gain 4 Hours for Your Business Every Day

One of the most common questions that people ask me is how I stay so productive. In SPI Podcast Session #12, I mentioned a number of things that keep me organized, energized and on track - one of them being exercise. Exercising was something I did not get into to benefit my online business - [...]

How to Create a BRANDED Facebook Page (with Matching Profile and Banner Images)

Facebook can do amazing things for your blog or online business. It can become your primary source of traffic: It can help you quickly understand your audience a little better: And most importantly, it can help you connect on a deeper, more personal level with your reader, subscribers, customers, and fans - in simple but [...]

You Are Now at Point A

Taking action is important - you know this. Without any doing, there can be no getting. But, there's a difference between working on something and working towards something that must be realized. Many people, including myself at times, work just to stay busy - to give ourselves the illusion that we're actually getting somewhere when really we're just [...]

My Insanity Results

For the last 60 days I've been going through what many people would call HELL - and I would not disagree with them. That said, it was worth every single drop of sweat because now I can easily say that thanks to Insanity, I'm in the best shape of my life. We did it! 60 [...]

My Getting Started Page: Success or Failure?

For over a month, the Getting Started with Smart Passive Income page has been live on this blog, and today I'm going to share some interesting numbers about this new page with you. This page was created to fill an apparent hole on my blog (and many other blogs), which is a clear starting point [...]

What’s Better: Having 1 Site or 10 Sites?

A simple question to tickle your brain this weekend: Would you rather have 1 site earning $1000.00 per month or 10 sites each earning $100.00 per month, and why? The question is left without details to spur more discussion. I had asked this question to my Facebook community the other day, and within 30 minutes [...]

SPI 021: Q&A Session—Domain Names, Do You Need an Audience, YouTube Blackboards, and Adsense Earnings

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I do something a little different and give detailed answers to some of most commonly asked questions. I'm doing this for a number of reasons: First, I'll be able to help more people who may have these very same questions. Instead of answering each person individually, I can [...]

My May 2011 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my monthly report for May of 2011! As many of you know, once a month I publish a report that details exactly where my online revenue comes from, along with the lessons I've learned and what I plan to do next. I write these reports for a number of reasons: to help me [...]