August 2012

SPI 046 : Building a Lucrative Business with No Ideas, No Expertise & No Money with Dane Maxwell

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I invited Dane Maxwell from The Foundation to come onto the show and chat with us about his approach to building an online business, one that doesn't include the need to become an expert in any particular niche (what?!), any money or start up funds (double [...]

SPI 045 : How to Win With Your Email List (Part 2 of 2)

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast we continue the discussion about email lists and how to win with them. In about 2 years, I've been able to quickly grow a list of 35,000 subscribers, encourage an email open rate of 50 and 70% (the industry standard is typically 20% or less) and [...]

SPI 044 : How to Win With Your Email List (Part 1 of 2)

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'll be sharing my thoughts about email lists - specifically why they are absolutely crucial for any online business or brand to have, how to start building one and what you can do to maximize the number of subscribers who sign-up for your list. This particular [...]

Reader Challenge Round Up: Interviews and the Next Challenge

Part of my responsibility here on SPI is to not only give you the best information possible, but to encourage 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 business. [...]

The Road to 50,000 Subscribers

Last week, the Smart Passive Income Blog passed the 50,000 subscriber mark, a milestone that I never thought was possible when I started it back in 2008. It has truly been an amazing and humbling journey and I only have you to thank for it. I realize that there are several sites that have grown [...]

Internet Prophets, Social Media Marketing Podcast and More!

I've been working hard on my new book this week and I'm really excited to be making some good progress. I still have a long road ahead of me but I'm hoping to get the first draft finished before our baby daughter arrives sometime at the end of next month. Our firstborn was a month [...]

My Monthly Income Report – July 2012

Welcome to my July 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 month. I do this for several reasons: To keep me headed in the right direction, hold me accountable and continue [...]

SPI 043 : How to Have Laser-Like Focus and Stress-Free Productivity – Summer Marketing Mashup 2012

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I have not one, not two, not three, not four - but five guests in what is known as the Summer Marketing Mashup. This is a round table session with myself and some of the top podcast hosts and online business minds, including: Jason Van Orden [...]