June 2012

DIY Videoscribing and Other Awesome Techniques to Enhance Your Videos

I recently published a new video that includes some experimental video techniques that I've never used before. After a post with that video embedded in it went live, within 24 hours I received over 100 emails from people asking how they could recreate the same effects. Apparently, the effects made my videos look a lot more [...]

Do You Need Passion to Profit Online?

Last week I wrote about how I was going to take my niche site in the security guard industry and turn it into something more useful - an ultimate resource. A lot of comments came in about how this was a "shift in the right direction", or something that "Google would much rather see", and [...]

Building the Ultimate Resource: Taking a Niche Site and Actually Making it Useful

In my last post, I shared an email I received from Google about my Adsense account. I wasn't banned (luckily), but I was given a warning and 3 days to make changes..."or else". My violation and reason for the warning, "format mimicking", seemed to totally contradict some advice that Google was giving to it's Adsense publishers. This [...]

To Pat, From Google Adsense: About Your Account…

Over the past few months, several people who own niche websites have shared that they've been banned from Google Adsense - some for legitimate reasons, I'm sure, but others for what seems like no reason at all, only to be on the receiving end of a generic, not-so-specific, no-reply email from Google explaining that their [...]

SPI 040 : How a Space News Site Generates 5,000,000 Pageviews a Month with Fraser Cain

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast I'm happy to share yet another amazing success story, this time with Fraser Cain from Universe Today, a news site dedicated to the space and astronomy niche. Universe Today pulls in a massive amount of traffic - up to 5,000,000 pageviews per month - and it generates [...]

My Monthly Report – May 2012

I just got back from a successful trip to New York for Blog World Expo and I'll definitely post a recap post about that in the near future (I have a ton of amazing experiences to share!), but for now, it's time for my May 2012 monthly income report. As always, each month, I publish [...]

The Webinar Strategy That Works

I'm in New York for Blog World Expo! As a result, I'm working hard rehearsing my presentations to make sure they are top notch this week. In the mean time, I'm happy to welcome back Lain Ehmann in a guest post today. She's actually here in New York with me, so I'll try to get [...]

A Quick Update from Pat – Is it Finals Week?

Wow - it's been a busy, busy week! It sort of feels like I'm studying for finals. You might think I'm crazy, but I actually love this feeling. ;) You see, next week I'm flying to New York to attend Blog World Expo. My solo presentation, Affiliate Marketing the SMART Way: Stop Hoping and Start Earning, [...]