August 2011

SPI 025 : More Online Business Success Stories from People Who Don’t Teach People How to Make Money Online – Part 2

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, we continue what we started in SPI Session #24 and bring in 4 more fantastic and inspiring success stories from people who are making a living online and generating a passive income without having to teach others how to make money online. As I mentioned before, [...]

I Will Be Speaking at Blog World Expo LA 2011!

A month ago, I submitted a proposal to speak at the 2011 Blog World & New Media Expo in Los Angeles later this year. Last week, I learned that my proposal was accepted!!! Sometime between the 3rd and 5th of November at the LA Convention Center, I'll be conducting a presentation and I can't even describe [...]

The Engagement Factor – What You Need to Know

Increasing traffic and increasing conversion. It seems like that's what everybody is talking about these days - but what about increasing engagement? Is engagement even important enough to be something that we should increase? To me, absolutely - and I'm sure that's part of the reason why this blog has grown as fast as it has. [...]

Taking Control – An Incredible and Inspiring Success Story ($2,325.91 in a Day!) with Benny Hsu

"This wouldn't have been possible if I never found your blog. Thanks Pat!" This is the type of message I aim to receive from every reader of SPI, and recently Benny Hsu from Get Busy Living sent me this very message, along with a success story that had me smiling from ear to ear. Benny [...]

10 Ways to Bring New Life to Old Blog Posts

One of the "issues" with blogging is that when you pump out new content, old content gets pushed aside. Some of our best posts, posts that we've devoted hours to with information that is still relevant and useful, simply get lost in our archives. Whether you're just starting out now or you're a seasoned veteran [...]

Niche Site Duel – One Year Later (Earnings and Traffic Update)

A lot of you have been asking me for a Niche Site Duel update and I'm happy to share my latest report with you today - exactly one year after posting my very first announcement about the challenge. One year after deciding to build a niche site from scratch, I now own the #1 ranked [...]

SPI 024 : Online Business Success Stories from People Who Don’t Teach People How to Make Money Online – Part 1

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm happy to showcase 3 success stories from people who are making a living online and generating a passive income without having to teach others how to make money online. Many people think that the only way to really make money online is to talk about [...]

How to Make Your First $100 Online

This is a guest post by Srinivas Rao of The Skool of Life and co-founder of BlogCastFM, one of my favorite podcasts that I fully support for your online education. I am in Boston right now working with a client and with the beauty of technology and the wonders of Wordpress I was able to [...]

Why I Switched to the Thesis Theme and What Happened When I Did

I've been getting a lot of emails asking me about my switch to the Thesis theme for the SPI blog. I'll start from the beginning. :) Even before I wrote my very first post for The Smart Passive Income Blog, it was really important to me that I sported a high-quality Wordpress theme. The design [...]

Are You Taking Advantage of Recurring Posts?

Are you giving your audience anything specific and regular to look forward to? In other words, is there some type of post that you publish consistently over and over again that becomes a true unique element to your brand? As many of you know, I religiously publish income reports each and every month here on SPI. [...]