July 2011

Reader’s Choice: Who Would You Nominate?

I thought I would do something a little different today as I work on a pretty beefy monthly income report for Monday's post. I want to give you, the SPI reader, an opportunity to share the bloggers and online entrepreneurs who you feel are doing extraordinary things and deserve some recognition. Although I won't be [...]

An Insider Look: My Affiliate Links and Exactly Where They Convert

I received an interesting email from an SPI reader over the weekend: "I don't get it Pat. You make all this affiliate income (your June income report was off the hook!) and you have never come across as being pushy or aggressive with your promotions. I read your blog and am subscribed to your newsletter [...]

A Real Life Example (and Analysis) of Epic Content Gone Viral

I love to give advice here on the blog, but when people take action, implement those ideas and see massive results - I love it even more! This is why I do what I do. A couple of days ago, I received an email from Jim Harmer, an SPI fan who blogs at Improve Photography: [...]

How to Protect Your Blog’s Assets

This is a guest post by John Corcoran from California Law Report. John is a lawyer and blogger who understands that there are a lot of people who blog and do business online who don't take the necessary precautions to legally protect themselves and the assets that they've created. Although laws differ depending on where [...]

The Truth about Scarcity Online

Scarcity is a marketing technique used to urge people to take action now by giving them the idea that they might not have the same opportunity in the future. You've probably seen examples of scarcity used before: Verbiage such as "for a limited time only" or "while supplies last" in advertisements and commercials. Infomercials that say if [...]

5 Posts That I Wish I Wrote

There is so much talent in the blogosphere - it blows my mind. Below you'll find 5 posts, all from the blogs of people who have recently left a comment here on SPI. Yes - I read your content too, and along the lines of what Corbett and I discussed in SPI Podcast Session #23, [...]

A Killer Combo for Smart Twitter Users

I don't discuss Twitter very much, but I'm an avid user and have definitely experienced the benefits of having a Twitter account for my brand. If you're on Twitter, you'll definitely want to pay attention to this killer app combo that was brought to my attention by my good friend Cliff Ravenscraft of PodcastAnswerMan.com. He showed [...]

SPI 023: More Traffic, More Engagement, and More Action with Corbett Barr from ThinkTraffic.net

Note: Check out episode 147, where Corbett returns to the podcast, along with the whole Fizzle team. Click the link or scroll to the Related Podcasts section at the bottom to listen. In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm honored to have back Corbett Barr from ThinkTraffic.net, who was our special guest [...]

The Smart Passive Income Blog Hits the App Store!

I'm proud to announce that The Smart Passive Income iPhone Application is now available on iTunes! For the past few months, unbeknownst to many, I've been secretly working on an application that would make it extremely convenient for iPhone users to read and listen to the SPI blog and podcast. An Android App will be [...]

My June 2011 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my June 2011 monthly income report! Each month I share the income I've generated online - down to the penny. I do this for several reasons: To help me keep track of my progress and focus on improving the numbers each and every month. To help you understand the kinds of ways one [...]