January 2012

Is This the End of the Market Samurai Dynasty? Direct Answers from the CEO

Over the weekend the team behind Market Samurai, a keyword research and SEO analysis tool that I've recommended several times here on the blog (and that I'm an affiliate for), posted an announcement about some changes that are happening with the software that had a lot of people asking—is this the end of Market Samurai? [...]

Niche Site Private Advertisement Experiment – Part 1: Why?

My security guard training niche site currently earns between $1,800 and $2,200 per month—99% of it coming from Google Adsense alone. One of my goals in 2012 is to diversify the income streams coming from this site and increase its monthly income to at least $3000 per month by the end of the year. Diversification is important because: It's [...]

A Project in a Weekend: My New Web App

At the end of 2010 I created a niche site from scratch for the security guard training industry in the U.S. In 73 days it got to the #1 spot in Google and it's currently generating between $1,800 to $2,200 consistently each and every month. You can read more about how I publicly created this [...]

Beyond Free Traffic: A Paid Advertising Strategy That Works

This is a guest post from Rick Mulready of iRockPaidTraffic.com. I met Rick last year when he came down to San Diego for a lunch and it was super easy to get along with him because he's such a down to Earth and friendly kind of guy. But what intrigued me most about him was his [...]

SPI 031: Seeds of Opportunity and Pat Goes Hollywood

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, to kick of the new year I share something special that happened to me that happened as a result of producing the SPI podcast. This is session is a little different than the rest in that it's more inspirational and motivational (as opposed to stuff that [...]

A Detailed Look at My (Non-Aggressive) Email List Strategy

A lot of the strategies that I implement here on SPI are a direct result of seeing what other people are doing - and then doing the exact opposite. For example, most people don't share their income publicly online, while I have my Monthly Income Reports. A lot of people say to stick to one [...]

3 Brand New Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2012

Starting The Smart Passive Income Podcast was one of the best decisions I've ever made. With nearly a million downloads (including over 100,000 in December of 2011), I definitely don't plan on stopping. In the year and a half since going live, the podcast has already done so much for me and the SPI brand: [...]

My December 2011 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my December 2011 Monthly Income Report! Each month I write a detailed report about the money I’ve earned online. It’s not all about the numbers though – it’s more about what I’ve done to earn that money and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. I’ve been keeping this up for over 3 [...]

My 2012 Goal Post

Setting goals is an important aspect of growth - for business, for personal development, and for life. Without goals to guide our actions, without that X on our map to navigate towards, we're aimlessly wandering. We're wanderpreneurs. And sure - wanderpreneurs can still grow and be happy - but setting goals will keep us on the right [...]