March 2012

SPI 035: Standing Out in an Already Crowded Niche—Success Story, Interview Series 1

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast we begin a back-to-back-to-back series of success story interviews where we get inside the heads of people who are running successful online businesses and learn about how they're making it happen. These interviews get deep into the start-up stories and business models of people who are specifically [...]

A Step Towards Ethical Link Building—What Happened and What Now?

Editor's Note: My recommended backlinking strategy changes frequently in order to keep up with Google's evolving search algorithm. You can find the most up-to-date backlinking strategy here. (Updated 10/2015) "Natural link building by itself isn't good enough. When your competitors are using every trick and tool in the bag to build lots of high quality [...]

Timeline for Facebook Pages: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Whether you like it or not, the Timeline format is coming to Facebook Pages, and you have until March 30th to figure it out. If you're lost and you don't know what Timeline is or how it works, don't worry—I'm here to break it down and make it easy for you to understand. Why does [...]

SPI 034: My 3rd ANNUAL Passive Income Report

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast I'm extremely excited to share my 3rd ANNUAL Passive Income Report! I have a ton of information to share and because the SPI podcast had such a huge impact on my business in 2011, I thought it was quite appropriate to try something different and share my [...]

Coffee, Brides, and Catering to Your Customers

A quick story, with an ending that never happened: The other day I was sitting in a cafe with a cup of coffee catching up on some reading, when I noticed two young women sitting at the table next to me with a laptop and a ton of paperwork strewn about. They owned a local [...]

My February 2012 Monthly Income Report

Yes – it’s that time of the month again - my monthly report for February 2012 is up! I love writing these reports because not only is it a great way for me to look back and see what I’ve accomplished over the past month, but it’s also a way for me to see exactly [...]

Reader Challenge Round Up: Case Studies and the Next Challenge

Part of my responsibility here on SPI is to not only give you the best information possible, but to nudge you to take action as well. One of the ways I love to do that is through my reader challenges, where I challenge you to do something specific that I know will help you and your online [...]