success stories

SPI 066 : Niche Site Duel 2.0 (research interview) – SEO and Keyword Research with Spencer Haws

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, we welcome Spencer Haws, founder of Niche Pursuits and creator of the popular keyword research tool, Long Tail Pro. This particular episode, along with a few other upcoming episodes and posts, are a part of an ongoing research phase that I'm conducting for the upcoming Niche Site Duel [...]

SPI 058 : Pay What You Want with Anthony Vennare from Hybrid Athlete

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast we have another success story interview for you, and once again the focus is on a building business outside of the blogging and make money online industries. Today's guest is Anthony Vennare, an SPI fan who has incorporated a lot of the strategies that I've taught [...]

SPI 056 : LinkedIn, Likability and Leveraging your Affiliates with Lewis Howes

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, by special request, we're bringing back a guest that I’ve had on the show before. Several people have asked me to bring back many of our previous guests such as Dane Maxwell from Podcast Session #46, which was the most downloaded SPI Podcast to date. I [...]

SPI 055 : Blog to eBook to Membership Site in Less Than a Year – Starting Smart with Trevor Page

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, we bring back another success story interview with someone who has built a successful online business outside of the blogging, make money online and social media niches. One year ago, Trevor Page was working a comfortable 9 to 5 job. Today, he's working for himself. Trevor [...]

SPI 052 : How Jazz Musician Steve Nixon Started An Online Business – Success Story Interview

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm delighted to bring back (by popular demand) another success story interview with a someone who has built an online business outside of the how to make money online and blogging niche. It has been 12 episodes since my last success story interview, which was an [...]

SPI 040 : How a Space News Site Generates 5,000,000 Pageviews a Month with Fraser Cain

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast I'm happy to share yet another amazing success story, this time with Fraser Cain from Universe Today, a news site dedicated to the space and astronomy niche. Universe Today pulls in a massive amount of traffic - up to 5,000,000 pageviews per month - and it generates [...]

The History of My First Online Business

I've told the story about how I started my first online business hundreds of times before - in conversation, in interviews and more recently, live on stage - but today I plan on getting into more detail than I ever have before. Why? Because the brevity of those conversations often blur the truth about how much time [...]

A Project in a Weekend – My New Web App

At the end of 2010 I created a niche site from scratch for the security guard training industry in the U.S. In 73 days it got to the #1 spot in Google and it's currently generating between $1,800 to $2,200 consistently each and every month. You can read more about how I publicly created this [...]

SPI 024 : Online Business Success Stories from People Who Don’t Teach People How to Make Money Online – Part 1

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm happy to showcase 3 success stories from people who are making a living online and generating a passive income without having to teach others how to make money online. Many people think that the only way to really make money online is to talk about [...]