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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 [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Using Hangouts on Air for Webinars

A lot of people are using Google Hangouts on Air to produce high-quality webinars to deliver more value, and as part of the selling process. Here's a post that helps you make sense of all of the options available for conducting a webinar using Google Hangouts on Air.

5 “Five-Minute or Less” Blogging Tips That Yield Big Results. I’m Using Tip #1 in This Title.

Lately, I've been experimenting with a number of various blogging strategies to find those little things that are yielding big results, and I wanted to share those little things that are working for me with you today. These tips should take you less than 5 minutes to implement, and although they may seem small, they [...]

My New (and 1st!) Course – Breakthrough Blogging – Is Now Available!

Update: The sale for Breakthrough Blogging, my new course is officially over. Enrollment is closed until later this year - thank you for all of your support! Feel free to read the post below which explains how the course came about and who it's for. Cheers! For years, people have been asking me the same [...]

17 Copy-And-Paste Blog Post Templates

I'm usually a trooper when it comes to pain...but this wisdom tooth extraction has just not been treating me very well. Thanks for understanding that I still need a couple more days to recover before getting back on the saddle and writing blog posts again. Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere! Today, however, I'm happy (and [...]

Atypical Tips for Writing Awesome Blog Posts

When I started blogging, writing didn't come naturally to me. Not at all. It took me forever to craft a single post and sometimes I'd be halfway through an article when I would decide to scrap the entire thing because I didn't like where it was headed. It was rough - but over time I've [...]

Are You Giving Instant Results? You Should, and Here’s Why.

A couple of weeks ago I was at the mall with my good friend Chris Ducker from Virtual Business Lifestyle. We had just finished an awesome weekend in LA at Blog World Expo and we were headed down to my hometown of San Diego when we decided to stop at a mall in Irvine to [...]

How to Manage Relationships Online Like a Pro (For Free)

Relationship management is the idea of organizing the interactions that you have with other people. It's a simple idea, but it's not simply implemented - especially as your blog, business and brand begin to flourish. When I first started blogging it was very easy for me to remember who contacted me, when, and for what [...]

Conversion Strategy Results and the One Page You MUST Include an Opt-In Form On

In today's post, I'll be comparing the number of people who subscribed to my email list on various locations on The Smart Passive Income Blog before and after I implemented a simple strategy recommended to me in Derek Halpern's SPI conversion strategy video. To summarize what Derek suggested, I was definitely not giving myself the [...]

The Engagement Factor – What You Need to Know

Increasing traffic and increasing conversion. It seems like that's what everybody is talking about these days - but what about increasing engagement? Is engagement even important enough to be something that we should increase? To me, absolutely - and I'm sure that's part of the reason why this blog has grown as fast as it has. [...]