ask the reader

What Would YOU Like to Ask Tim Ferriss?

I'm really excited to have Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week, The 4-Hour Body and most recently, The 4-Hour Chef as a guest on the upcoming session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast! His original book, The 4-Hour Work Week, was a huge inspiration for me when I first started doing business online and it [...]

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 [...]

Follow Up: How Do You Know When It’s Time to Move On (From the Readers)

On Wednesday, I asked the SPI community to share their answers to a very important question, a question that most entrepreneurs come across at least once during their journey: How do you know when it's time to move on? Nearly 100 comments came in and I must say, I'm very impressed with the knowledge and [...]

Ask the Reader: How Do You Know When It’s Time To Move On?

When I wrote about my failures last week, my intention was to show you that failing is perfectly normal and if you dig deep enough into any success story, it will be a journey full of failures and mistakes. One thing I didn't touch on much, however, was the idea of knowing when to move [...]

Reader Challenge Roundup: Mini-Product Creation and The Next Challenge

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are." - Bernice Johnson Reagon Every few months, I challenge you, the readers of SPI, to do something specific that will take your blog, business or brand to the next level. In November of 2010, I asked you to [...]

Reader’s Choice: Who Would You Nominate?

I thought I would do something a little different today as I work on a pretty beefy monthly income report for Monday's post. I want to give you, the SPI reader, an opportunity to share the bloggers and online entrepreneurs who you feel are doing extraordinary things and deserve some recognition. Although I won't be [...]

What’s Better: Having 1 Site or 10 Sites?

A simple question to tickle your brain this weekend: Would you rather have 1 site earning $1000.00 per month or 10 sites each earning $100.00 per month, and why? The question is left without details to spur more discussion. I had asked this question to my Facebook community the other day, and within 30 minutes [...]

Ask the Reader: What Makes You Leave a Website?

What I truly love about my blog here at SPI is the unbelievable and amazing community of people that have congregated here, not only to support the blog and what I do, but also to support each other. Some of the best and most valuable content on this site has been posted by you, the [...]

A Mastermind Group Exercise You Can Try Right Now

I attribute a lot of my success as an online entrepreneur to my participation in mastermind groups. I can honestly say that without mastermind groups, I would not be where I'm at today. A mastermind group is a small number of like-minded people who get together regularly to discuss business ideas, share business goals, offer [...]

I Challenge You To Fill In These Blanks

One of my favorite things to do here on the blog is to challenge you. I've found that challenging you will often provide you with much more insight and education for your blog or online business than any type of pillar post, tutorial or video that I could create. And the coolest part is that [...]