SPI 103: Stop Being a Superhero. It’s Killing Your Business (and You).

Superhero Syndrome a terrible condition that can turn businesses into failures, and can burn people out in an instant. I know, because I've suffered from it before. Chris Ducker joins us today to talk about what we can do to deal with our own entrepreneurial habits of wanting to do everything ourselves. Should you be doing everything yourself, as the business owner?

Niche Site Update – New Content, Record Earnings and What’s Next

A couple of weeks ago, I shared how I declined a five figure offer for the niche site I built from scratch publicly here on the blog, because I felt there was still a lot more room for growth, and possibly an even higher offer in the future. The lovely thing about this particular niche [...]

SPI 020: All About Virtual Assistants and Outsourcing with Chris Ducker from VirtualBusinessLifestyle.com

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, my good friend Chris Ducker from Virtual Business Lifestyle joins us and shares his expertise and wisdom in the world of virtual assistants and outsourcing. Hiring help for your online business, whether it's just for one task you'd like to complete or on a more full-time [...]

Creating Niche Sites with PLR? I Ask The Expert

Currently, I have 4 niche sites - my security guard training site from the niche site duel and 3 others that I have started since. All are on the first page of Google, however the security guard training site is definitely the most successful (see Friday's post) - at least for now. I want to [...]

Hiring a Virtual Assistant – Everything You Need to Know

I have quite a bit of experience hiring help for my online businesses, but only on a project to project basis. iPhone applications, copywriting and web design are usually what I hire out for. Lately, however, I've been incurring a lot of daily tasks in some of my businesses (mostly geared around the Niche Site [...]

How to Utilize Virtual Staff to Create Multiple Streams of Passive Income

This is a guest post from Chris Ducker from VirtualBusinessLifestyle.com. Chris has quite an impressive resume, with 19 years in sales, marketing and PR. He's a CEO of a total business outsourcing company with a staff of approximately 165 full-time employees. I've gotten to know Chris fairly well recently since our recent interview, and he's [...]

Here’s Why I Don’t Have a Full-Time Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistants, or "VAs" for short, are helping people get more things done each and every day. If you've read the 4-Hour Work Week, then you know that Mr. Timothy Ferriss is a huge fan of using VAs for all of the clutter and "the things that I don't want to waste my time doing [...]

The Triple Threat of Informational Products You Can Easily Create

It doesn't matter what industry or niche you're in - different people prefer different ways of learning. If you can cater to each of these types of people, you will not only expand your customer base to those who wouldn't normally purchase from you, but you'll give those who would of purchased from you anyways [...]

Ask The Readers: Is Outsourcing Irresponsible?

On the Internet Business Mastery Podcast Blog, there's an interesting debate going on, and it involves a little bit of what I do online. There are tons of very interesting comments and a lot of rage about the subject of outsourcing. On one hand, online businesses outsource many tasks overseas because you really can't beat [...]

What’s Stopping You From Using a Virtual Assistant?

Note: As of 2015, Elance has combined with oDesk to create Upwork. The links below still work, but the company name has changed. In Tim Ferriss' book The 4-Hour Work Week (aka, my 2nd Bible), he dedicates an entire section to VAs and the benefits of hiring virtual assistants to do almost any task for [...]