Niche Site Duel 2.6.0 – FoodTruckr One Year Later: Traffic, Keywords, Email List and Monetization, a niche site I built last year for Niche Site Duel 2.0 is one year old, and a lot has happened since it's launch. From traffic and keyword research data, to email list building and monetization, I cover everything here to get you up to date on where it stands and how it's performing. I also talk about a big project for FoodTruckr that launches next week. Check it out!

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June 2014 – Monthly Income Report


There's a lot to talk about in this month's income report. A new software product launch, to having one of my businesses fall to absolutely zero sales (and being okay with it). Here's what happened, and here's what I learned.

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Email Marketing Checklist – How Many of These 10 Things Are You ACTUALLY Doing?

Email Marketing Checklist - Smart Passive Income

So you have an email list. Great! Unfortunately, if you're like most people, you're not optimizing your email marketing efforts. Here's a checklist of 10 Email Marketing Essentials - how many of the 10 are you actually doing right now?

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My May 2014 Monthly Income Report


Welcome! If you’re new here, every month I write a detailed report about my online earnings. I talk about exactly how much I’ve earned, where it comes from and most importantly, the lessons I’ve been learning in and around my businesses. I’ve been reporting my income since October of 2008, and each and every report brings different lessons to […]

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The Latest Going-Ons at SPI Headquarters: Smart Podcast Player, Let Go Day, Inbox Zero and More!

Phew! A lot has been going on here at SPI Headquarters during the past couple of weeks. By SPI Headquarters, I simply mean my home office, and wherever my team members happen to be remotely working from too. I just wanted to share some updates with you so you’re in-the-know about all that’s happening. I have […]

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My Top 10 Favorite Apps on My Phone (And Why I Love ‘em So Much)

Currently, I have 161 applications installed on my phone. I use a lot of them every day, but there are others I haven’t touched for months and should probably delete. Here’s a list of my top 10 favorite applications on my iPhone right now, and why I love them so much… 10. Slack Since building a small […]

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How to Sell Without Selling – The Art of No-Pitch Promotion

How to Sell Without Selling - The Art of No-Pitch Promotion

Most of the income I've earned online came without aggressive selling tactics, product launches or upsells. How? By "teeing it up". In this article, I'll show you how you can avoid feeling like you have to hard-sell everything, and strategically put systems into place to passively generate an income on your site long-term. And it all starts with the idea of baseball...

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My Monthly Income Report – April 2014


In this month's income report, I reveal my online earnings and exactly where it all came from, and the lessons learned along the way. FoodTruckr's first earnings, the creation of Team Flynn and a huge pain killer prescription. Check it out...

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And They Said I Was Stupid – A Thought from 21,400 Feet in the Air

I'm publishing the blog post from 21,400 feet in the air on my way to Austin, TX. Something funny happened at the airport that reminded me of a time when someone I trusted called me stupid.

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What You Need to Know about Blog Comments (And What it’s Been Like using Disqus the Past 6 Months)

It’s been about 6 months since the redesign of The Smart Passive Income Blog went live. Although no blog design will ever please 100% of its audience, overall I’m extremely happy with how well this particular theme has performed. Everything from time on the site, to search engine rankings and even overall feedback from the […]

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