February 2012

How to Get More Subscribers and Traffic with a Take-Action Area and Optin Skin Bonus

For the past two weeks I've been secretly running a new plugin behind the scenes of The Smart Passive Income Blog, which I know is going to make a lot of people extremely happy. First, an interesting and related backstory... In January of 2010 I launched a major redesign of the SPI blog, which is pretty [...]

SPI 033: 21 Small Things You Can Do for Your Audience That Can Lead to BIG-TIME Results

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast I share 21 small things you can do for your audience that can lead to big time results for your blog, brand and online business. What I love about this particular session is that all of these tips are relatively easy to implement and most of them [...]

Top 10 Tips for Conducting an Exceptional Interview

One of the best ways to create content online is to interview someone—a person who compliments you and your brand or someone who fills the holes in it. Interviews are extremely beneficial because: You can generate unique and refreshing content for your audience. You don't need to be the expert to deliver expert advice. It can raise [...]

A Thank You Video and Some Quick Announcements

I just wanted to share this quick video I recorded to say thanks for all of the well wishes and also to make some quick announcements about: Blog World Expo NY 2012 Security Guard Training Headquarters A website I just purchased; and Happy Anniversary! httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88wv9mi6NR4 (Or, you can watch the video on YouTube by clicking [...]

17 Copy-and-Paste Blog Post Templates

I'm usually a trooper when it comes to pain...but this wisdom tooth extraction has just not been treating me very well. Thanks for understanding that I still need a couple more days to recover before getting back on the saddle and writing blog posts again. Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere! Today, however, I'm happy (and [...]

Be Everywhere: How I Got 2000+ NEW Visitors to My Site—with a Front Page PowerPoint Presentation on Slideshare

I'm still recovering from widsom tooth extraction last Friday (not fun - it was apparently a very rough surgery), but what makes me feel a lot better is being able to share this high-quality guest post by Gregory Ciotti from Sparring Mind. I rarely accept guest posts on this blog, but when I do it [...]

SPI 032: How to Buy a Website with Chris Guthrie

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast we welcome back (for the third time!) Chris Guthrie of MakeMoneyOnTheInternet.com. The first time he was on the show in SPI Session #10 - we talked about niche sites and his amazing success promoting products as an affiliate for Amazon.com. In 2010 he sold over a [...]

Niche Site Private Advertisement Experiment – Part 2: Displaying Ads and Accepting Payments

Last week I posted Part 1 of the Niche Site Private Advertising Experiment, a little case study I'm running to see if I can generate additional income from my security guard training niche site by having related companies pay for ad space. Last month, the site pulled in $2,801.06 from Google Adsense alone, but as [...]

My January 2012 Monthly Income Report

Let's start off the New Year with a bang... Welcome to my January 2012 Monthly Income Report! Each month I share an extremely detailed report about what I've been up to, the income I've earned online and the lessons I've learned during the past 31 Days. Why? For several reasons: To keep me headed in [...]