November 2011

Are You Giving Instant Results? You Should—and Here’s Why

A couple of weeks ago I was at the mall with my good friend Chris Ducker from Virtual Business Lifestyle. We had just finished an awesome weekend in LA at Blog World Expo and we were headed down to my hometown of San Diego when we decided to stop at a mall in Irvine to [...]

SPI 029: How to Conduct (and Master) a Webinar with Lewis Howes from

In this session of SPI Podcast I have the privilege of welcoming Lewis Howes from to the show, an ex-football player turned entrepreneur who many people know for his success with utilizing LinkedIn to grow his business from scratch. He actually published two books about his success with LinkedIn not too long ago. This session isn't about [...]

Over-Empowerment, Entitlement, and Anonymity: The Dark Side of Social Media

This is a guest post by Danny Iny from Mirasee, who caught my attention when I read a fantastic guest post of his on another blog. I'm currently taking a couple days off to enjoy time with my family for Thanksgiving, but I encourage you to read this important post about the other side of [...]

10 Creative Ways to “Level-Up” Your Presence on Facebook

I love Facebook—not only because it helps me remember when to wish my friends a "Happy Birthday," but also because it has been an extremely effective tool for my brand. For example, over the past year Facebook has overwhelmingly been the number one site for referral traffic to SPI: Again, this is for traffic coming [...]

Reader Challenge Roundup: Tell a Story and the Next Challenge

I'm here not only to give you as much information as possible on my blog, but I'm also here to help you take action. One of the ways I love to do that is through reader challenges, where I challenge you to do something specific that I know will help you and your presence online. [...]

SPI 028: Be Everywhere: Building a Profitable BRAND by Thinking Outside the Blog

Note - a book entitled BE EVERYWHERE is being worked on as we speak! Please subscribe to the blog to stay updated. In this special session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I share a re-recording of the presentation I did at Blog World Expo in Los Angeles last week. I also include a YouTube [...]

Why I Almost Left the Room While Speaking at Blog World Expo

I had attempted to record a dual podcast episode and video slideshow of the presentation I did at Blog World Expo to include in this post, but 5 minutes into the recording my voice went hoarse. I guess I still need a couple of days to recover. I am, however, happy to write a recap [...]

My October 2011 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my October 2011 monthly 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 can [...]

Los Angeles, Name Tags, and Blog World Expo!

Wow, is it really November already? Crazy! Speaking of crazy, this week is nuts! I'm currently writing to you from my hotel room in Los Angeles, which I'm now calling SPI Headquarters (smartpassiveincomehq?) as I prepare my presentation for Blog World Expo this Friday. I'm here a bit early with the family because we're doing [...]