SPI 148: (By Popular Demand) The Story Behind The Success of Food Blog Pinch of Yum, with Lindsay and Bjork

So many of you asked us to have these two on the show, and here they are! Lindsay & Bjork from Pinch of Yum share exactly how they generate an income from their food blog. It's an amazing story, and what's even cooler is that like here on SPI, they publicly share their income report to their audience. And yes, on a food blog. Here's why, and what the reaction has been like...

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

10 Ways to Bring New Life to Old Blog Posts

One of the "issues" with blogging is that when you pump out new content, old content gets pushed aside. Some of our best posts, posts that we've devoted hours to with information that is still relevant and useful, simply get lost in our archives. Whether you're just starting out now or you're a seasoned veteran [...]