July 2012

5 Ways to Unbox the Mystery and Increase Your Affiliate Income

Of all the things I covered in my recent presentation at Blog World Expo about successful affiliate marketing (replay here), the one thing that seemed to resonate with people the most was the idea of "unboxing the mystery". Because it's so important and absolutely crucial to my marketing plan, I'll go over it in more detail [...]

SPI 042: Killer Kindle Publishing Tips with Jonny Andrews

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast I pick the brain of someone who is seeing massive success by publishing books on Amazon's Kindle platform. As many of you may know by now, I'm deep in the middle of publishing my own Kindle book for the first time, and when conducting research and [...]

Taking Action and Building the Ultimate Resource – Phase One

A month ago, I wrote about the idea of taking a static niche site that is primarily informational and turning it into something more useful—a tool that can better help an end user achieve their goals: The Ultimate Resource. I have since been taking action on that. Here's what I've been up to… For well over a [...]

Why Some High Volume Keywords Lead to Disappointment, Even When You Get to # 1

My security guard training niche site, born from the Niche Site Duel here on SPI, has some pretty decent numbers to report since it's birth in September 2010: 224,655 Unique Visitors 758,065 Pageviews $25,389.24 in total Adsense earnings There are a couple of other numbers that I feel are significant too: $224.08 in earnings from the job board The [...]

How to Be EVEN MORE Everywhere

1.32 million = The total number of unique visitors to The Smart Passive Income Blog. 1.66 million = The total number of downloads of The SPI Podcast. 1.48 million = The total number of video views on the SPI YouTube Channel. The blog, the podcast and the YouTube channel are the three conduits that have together powered the SPI [...]

SPI 041: Affiliate Marketing the SMART Way—How to Stop Hoping and Start Earning

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast you'll hear a revised (blog & podcast-friendly) version of my recent solo presentation at Blog World Expo in New York, which is all about how I manage to earn a significant income from affiliate marketing without using aggressive or forceful marketing tactics and hardly any pitch at [...]

My June 2012 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my June 2012 monthly income report. Each month I go into detail about my online businesses - what I've been up to, what worked, what didn't work, how much I earned and where it all came from. I write these reports because I think it's important to be honest and upfront with my [...]