My May 2013 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my May 2013 income report!

Every month I write a detailed report about my online businesses.

I do this not only to help me keep track of my progress, but also to show you what’s working for me, and what’s not.

In my monthly reports I always include an extremely detailed breakdown of the income I’ve earned online and I conclude with some of the more important things I’ve learned during the month.

I do this to motivate and to be transparent. Plus, I personally feel that if a person is publishing information about making money online he or she should show all sides of the equation so that the readers can make honest decisions based on honest information and common sense, not on hype.

If you’re just starting out online, please understand that making money on the Internet is definitely not an overnight thing, and it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to pull it off.

A lot of people will attempt it and many people will fail – but I absolutely know that it’s possible.

I struggle through trial and error every single day – but as long as you have a goal and constantly work towards it you’re giving yourself a chance.

Thanks again for your support, and I hope you enjoy this month’s report.

Important Going-Ons in May

One of the drawbacks of being a solo entrepreneur is that if something happens to you, progress in your business comes to a halt. Something happened to me during the later half of the month which affected how I ran my business, and actually it happened to my entire family:

We all got sick – all at the same time.  

What usually happens is that someone in the family catches a cold and then it slowly transfers from one person to another until it runs its course through the entire family. This time, however, we must have caught something nasty because all in one night, myself, my wife and both of our kids registered fevers and had sore throats.

When the kids are sick and one parent is sick too, it’s tough.

When the kids are sick and both parents are sick, it’s hell.

As always, the timing was terrible. But really, could the timing of something like this ever be not terrible?

I had just launched Niche Site Duel 2.0 and had a lot of content to publish. I plowed through and got it done, but it was an incredible struggle. Some of the posts that would typically take 2-4 hours to write took, perhaps, 8-10 hours. It was hard to focus, I couldn’t stop coughing and sneezing, and the importance of what I was writing or filming made it even worse, because I had to get it done right, and by a specific date.

In case you missed anything in May, here’s a convenient list of what I published for you below:

Quite a full list of posts despite sick for half the month. I’m thankful that I’m almost back to 100% coming into the month of June, which will prove to be quite busy.

Letting Go…

You may think this section of this report may be about my best-selling book, Let Go, which held up pretty well during the month of May as you’ll see in the income breakdown below, but it’s not.

Instead, this is in reference to the fact that I had made the decision to let go of not one, but both of my overseas virtual assistants in May.

The decision was not very difficult to make from a business point of view, because I wasn’t using them any more.

I was paying a total of $1,100 per month for both VAs ($700/month for the web developer and $400/month for the admin/assistant), but the work that I had them doing since I hired them in 2011 wasn’t there anymore. I hired them primarily to help create experimental and test niche sites for research purposes. They also ended up helping with a lot of side projects as well, especially when I was doing the whole Hollywood thing.

Mike and Nica were both my very first full-time and part-time VAs, which I hired through Chris Ducker’s Virtual Staff Finder, and they were fantastic. They became good friends and always did what I asked them to do, which made the letting go process much harder.

I can’t help but realize that I was letting them go much like how I was let go from my position in an architecture firm back in 2008. I even gave them incredible compliments right before delivering the bad news, which is exactly what happened to me too. The experience truly gave me an uneasy feeling, but now I know, sort of, what my boss was going through back then when he let me go.

I didn’t hate him for it though. I knew it was something that was out of his control and he would keep me if he only could.

I only hope that Mike and Nica feel the same way.

To Mike and Nica:

Since I know you read my blog, thank you for all of the great work you did for me. Truly.

If you’d like, you have permission to leave your contact information in the comment section of this post in case there is anyone out there who may want to interview you to potentially work with you. Wishing you all the best, and please – don’t be a stranger. :)

My Upcoming Course

At the end of April’s monthly income report, I mentioned that I had partnered with Adam Baker on Only72.com, a website that, a few times a year, sells a bundle of products for an incredibly discounted price. I had experienced the sale a few times before I came on as a partner and thought there was a lot more opportunity for the brand, so when Adam asked me to join forces with him I was happy to say yes.

The next Only72 sale, which we’ve been planning for the last few months, is happening at the end of June and I’m extremely excited because I’ll be contributing a product of my own to the sale, along with a number of other experts.

I’ve been working on this product for the past couple of months and I forgot how fun it was to actually create a packaged product. This particular product is something I haven’t seen in the blogosphere yet, so I’m super stoked to share it with you once we go live!

I’m also flying up to Portland this weekend for a day to shoot videos with Adam and within the next week or two, you should see big changes to Only72.com, including a site redesign and information about our upcoming launch.

I know I could easily sell this product I’m creating on my own outside of the Only72.com sale, but it’s a perfect compliment to the theme of the sale and I want to give as much as I can to those who grab it early before the sale ends and I sell the product on its own at a later date for a higher price.

More information on this to come!

Niche Site Duel is in Full Swing

Despite being sick, I was still able to launch NSD2.0 as planned. Currently, over 2,500 people have signed up to participate and I have over 350 applications to read (and counting) for the private Mastermind Learning Group.

As a reminder, the Mastermind Learning Group is a small group of 5 people that I’m creating to learn, build and share detailed results with me here on the blog. They will be doing this anonymously and without revealing their exact URL and target keyword to the public, at least at first, to keep the results of each of the case studies as legitimate as possible.

The deadline to apply for the MLG has been moved from end of day Wednesday, June 5th, to end of day Sunday, June 9th. This will give you more time to find a potential keyword to target. If you’d like to apply (or just want to put your name in for the NSD2.0 leaderboard), just enter your name and email below and you’ll get an email immediately from me with information about how all of this is going to work:

Enter Your Name and Email Below and Click

Where am I at in the process?

Currently, I’m still conducting keyword research. I’ve found a few potentials, but I continue to pan for gold because there’s still some time before moving onto the next step, and I’d like those who are still conducting keyword research to know that they aren’t alone and there’s still a ton of time.

Actually, you have all the time in the world because even if I were to move on to the next step, everything will be documented so you can catch up whenever it’s convenient for you.

Don’t feel rushed. This is a process. :)

Okay, let’s get to some numbers for May…

Income Breakdown

Disclosure: many of the links below are affiliate links that will earn me a commission if you purchase through them. If you do, I absolutely appreciate it and if you have any questions about any of the products or services please contact me!

Also, please note that a lot of these are figures from reports from each individual company for the previous month. It does not necessarily reflect the actual payment which, for some of the companies listed below, come 30 to 60 days later and may change because of potential refunds or corrections.

  • GreenExamAcademy.com Product Sales:
    • Total: $2,838.85
      • Previous Month: $3,110.19
      • Difference:-$271.34
  • SecurityGuardTrainingHQ.com:
    • Adsense: $2,419.66
    • Job Board: $41.02
    • Affiliate Earnings: $149.94
    • Total: $2,610.62
      • Previous Month: $2,708.96
      • Difference: -$98.34
  • CreateaClickableMap.com:
    • Total: $539.46
      • Previous Month: $319.68
      • Difference: +$219.78
  • iPhone Applications:
    • Paid Apps: $2,089.91
    • Free Apps: $451.13
    • Total: $2,541.04
      • Previous Month: $2,618.96
      • Difference: -$96.13
  • eBook Sales for ‘Let Go‘:
    • SnippetApp: 197 sales
      • 50% of $2.99: $294.52
      • Last Month: $947.83
    • Amazon Kindle: approximately 881 sales
      • 70% of $2.99 (minus $0.20 delivery cost):  ~$1,667.73
      • Last Month: $2,082.30
    • Total: $1,962.25
      • Previous Month: $3,030.13
      • Difference: $-1,067.88
  • Gross Total in May: $66,582,93
    • Previous Month: $58,412.33
    • Difference: +$8,170.60
  • May Expenses (Below is what was paid last month. It does not include pro-rated yearly fees. Most are related to the Smart Passive Income Blog and new projects under development. Travel fees and related travel expenses were not included this month since they were reimbursed):
    • Web Developer Virtual Assistant: $700.00 + $350.00 Bonus
    • Researcher / Admin Virtual Assistant: $400.00
    • Server and Hosting Fees: $680.00
    • Assistant Web Developer / Server Optimization: $1,950.00
    • Dropbox: $9.99
    • Libsyn.com (podcast file hosting): $20.00
    • Transcriptions and Podcast VA: $641.00
    • Aweber: $453.00
    • E-Junkie Shopping Cart Fee: $5.00
    • Paypal Website Payments Pro: $30.00
    • Certified Public Accountant / Bookkeeping: $260.00
    • Skype $2.99
    • Team Payments for Let Go: $3,067.50
    • Affiliate Payments for GreenExamAcademy.com: $224.65
    • Total Expenses for May:  $8,794.13
  • Net Total in May: $57,788.80
  • Net Total Previous Month: $49,761.40

An awesome month! There’s definitely a kick in earnings for tools related to Niche Site Duel 2.0. I know a lot of you are going through my affiliate links for things like Long Tail Pro for keyword research, and Bluehost for hosting your website, and I can’t thank you enough for your support!

A Quick Note on my Affiliate Earnings:

I’ll be the first to admit that a significant portion of my total online income comes as a result of The Smart Passive Income Blog – mostly from the products that I recommend as an affiliate, which are products I’ve used or am extremely familiar with and have helped me in one way, shape or form.

When I first started this blog back in 2008, I never intended to make any money from it. If you go back to my earlier income reports you’ll see that all of my income was coming from outside of this blog through other businesses. Over time, however, the SPI community has grown and as a byproduct of being helpful and giving everything away for free, I started earning from this site too. Because I believe in total honesty and transparency, I decided to include the income from SPI on these reports as well. It wouldn’t feel right hiding this from you.

My non-SPI related income has hovered around the $10,000/month mark for the past year, which is much more than I ever made working my 9 to 5 job in architecture, but I’m truly blessed that I have the support from an amazing community here at SPI who is willing to pay me back for all of the information I publish and the help that I try to provide for free. Some people go out of their way to make sure I get credit for an affiliate link, often emailing me to make sure I got it, which means the world to me. Thank you so much!

With this type of community comes great responsibility and I will never take it for granted. I will never promote something just for the potential income that can come from an affiliate offer, even though those opportunities are definitely there.

I’m incredibly grateful for everything and I will continue to give back with valuable content and my experience in return.

A ‘Chase’ at My House

Since mid last year, I’ve been talking about the new redesign for the Smart Passive Income Blog. It has been over 3 years since the last iteration and I started working with a designer who eventually had personal issues to take care of, and thus work on SPI was halted – until recently.

Chase Reeves, who is known for the great redesign he did for Corbett Barr’s ThinkTraffic.net website, who also now works directly with Corbett and Caleb over at Think Traffic and Fizzle.co, was kind enough to help me out. I flew him to San Diego to stay at my house for 3 days so he could work in my home office on the new redesign. He would lock himself in there until he called me up for an opinion or approval on something. It was definitely different than anything I had ever experienced before as far as having work done on my website, but it was awesome too.

In 3 short days, a new look for Smart Passive Income appeared before my eyes. It’s much cleaner (much much cleaner), it’s incredibly purposeful and it doesn’t look like how it looks now, which is just a hodgepodge, Frankenstein sort of creation. To me, right now, every part of the site fights for your attention – almost like ads. In the new design, it flows quite nicely and I think you’ll enjoy the change.

I’ll be split testing parts of the new redesign when it rolls out sometime in the next month or two because conversions and wayfinding will play a huge role. So, when it changes over, it’ll be just the beginning of something new as I’m sure it’ll evolve from there too once I get some data. I can’t wait to share it with you!

And don’t worry, it still encompasses the whole SPI feel (minus the clutter) and I believe it’ll help everyone who is a part of the SPI community.

Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best in June!

p.s. if you are reading this in Google Reader, please note that Google Reader will be shutting down on July 1st of this year. To continue to get updated content, please subscribe to my email list (if you haven’t already) which, after July 1st, will include a weekly recap of articles written on the blog.

  • http://www.bluediamondbeats.com/ Ron

    Hey Pat,

    Inspiring report as usual. First, glad to hear you and your family are all doing well (recovered/recovering). I especially hate the sore throat feeling the day before the fever. It’s like you KNOW what’s coming. Ugh!

    Secondly, last month’s posts were highly useful Pat, and very “I can’t miss this!” type stuff. I’m excited to see how you plan on marketing your new niche site and what strategies you’re going to use. I got my hands on Long Tail Pro as well. Great piece of software, so thanks for the suggestion.

    Lastly, I’d like to see what you did/do to market your Kindle book. I’ve got a few of them on Amazon and they’ve been bringing me in a modest income for several months now. I’m sure your in-depth marketing insights could help us author/publisher/entrepreneurs as well.

    All the best Pat.

    Cheers,

    • Pat Flynn

      Thanks for the comment, and I’m still in the middle of ‘marketing’ Let Go actually, so I’ll have even more to report on once my team and I finish what we have planned ;)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/best-creatine-info Matt

    Great income report as always Pat.
    I hope that one day I can show great earnings online just like you do and I am hoping I am at the start of that journey now by taking part in your Niche Site 2.0 challenge.

    Looking forward to it!

  • http://ComingSoon Alex McDonald

    Congrats on another great month Pat! Looking forward to seeing another income stream for you after NSD2.0 and how it will compare to the one from NSD1.0.

  • Simon

    Hi Pat

    Thanks for sharing yet another very interesting monthly income report.

    Just a quick question: is there a reason you don’t show the dates on your posts? It would be really useful to know when your posts were written.

    All the best
    Simon

    • Pat Flynn

      Dates are actually shown at the bottom right of every post – sort of hard to locate, but they are there! Thanks Simon!

      • Simon

        Sorry Pat, I was being blind! You’re right, they’re at the bottom right.

        Cheers Pat, take care

  • http://learningfba.com Valerie

    Hey Pat,
    As usual a great income report and read. I cannot wait to read more about the NSD 2.0, as I’ll be “playing” along with everyone else I’m sure. Hopefully my keyword research works out and turns out to be a winner.
    Congrats on another great month!

  • http://methodicalteen.blogspot.co.uk Ashley

    For being sick that’s still a lot to be earning, passive income sure is sweet. I cannot wait to niche site duel 2.0 now that spencers got to his goal with his niche website.

  • http://www.shanelabs.com Shane

    Hey Pat!

    Thanks for the wonderful update! Excited for you and the 2nd niche site duel!

    Just out of curiosity, how do you make money from CreateaClickableMap.com?

    Thanks!

    • Pat Flynn

      Thanks Shane! The U.S. Map is free, but if you want to save the information on our server so you can come back to it later and edit your map, you have to pay a one-time payment of $9.99. The other maps do not have the free option.

  • http://www.myjobsit.com Mike Kawula

    Incredible and feel the pain when the kids get sick – I normally Quarantine myself in an area of the home to stay away – god bless my wife.

    Interesting to see about the VA’s and hopefully they put their contact info below or feel free to contact me directly. I’m sure they’re awesome and many will jump at the opportunity.

    Love the Entrepreneurial Hustle! Congrats!

  • http://sztalnik.pl sztala

    Thanks for your reports. There is give strong kick to work on my ideas. Keep it up.

  • Mats

    Another great month Pat! I am looking forward to join just 10% of that. Currenntly doing the NSD work to get a niche site up, but struggling to find a good enough niche to use, regarding keywords/niche.

    Keep it up and have a challenge for when do you think Pat hits his first 100k month! :)

  • http://www.howtogetridofdarkunderarms.biz/ Xihlamariso

    Congratulations . . . great report and some serious inspiration for me to keep at it! Just 5% of what you are making would surely save my life! thanks for sharing!

  • http://buckbranding.com Clark Buckner

    Pat, I think it’s remarkable you share your earnings each month. It really inspires me. You do it in such a way that is straightforward and not overwhelming.

  • http://www.makingsenseofcents.com Michelle

    Wow awesome job on the increase! I posted my extra income update yesterday and made around $8,000 last month. I seem to be stuck at this amount. However, I added extra side hustles last week and this should hopefully push me to $10K!

    I want to say that you are a huge inspiration! I am making the switch to self employment within the nwxt 8 months and wouldn’t be at this point without you :)

  • http://www.lostcyclist.me Quinton Hamp

    2 Years ago you got me started on this journey with your first Niche Site Duel.

    Last month I quit my job to work online full time.

    Thanks for the journey.

    It’s great to see you starting another duel, especially following Penguin 2.0. Keep showing us it CAN be done, because we need to believe.

    Thanks again,
    Q

  • Theo

    Curious Pat, how many clickthroughs yielded the Adsense revenue for your security guard site? Not sure if that is something you can share – though a ballpark figure would do :)

    Incidentally, it would be cool if you Skyped a control panel level walkthrough twice a year of all your earnings and the traffic level and keywords that engendered it to get a sense of cause-and-effect.

    Congrats on another solid month.

  • Adam

    Pat, great work.
    I would be happy to interview your former developer!
    Feel free to pass along the contact info.

    Adam

    • http://www.makemoneywithnichesites.com Adam

      Or they can mail me at Adam at makemoneywithnichesites dot com

      Sorry for the extra comment.

  • http://ed-newman.com Ed Newman

    Hey Pat,
    There is nothing that gets me pumped up as much as reading your income reports. Makes me want to get to work.
    Thanks,
    Ed Newman

  • http://contentmarketingup.com Michael Chibuzor

    So sorry for the soar throat Pat. As for the new design, I can’t wait to see how it looks. Your income report is an inspiration to me to keep working hard, because I know how much effort you put into making that much – at least when you started out.

  • Pstchaseki

    Great numbers for the month of May! Thanks a bunch for sharing Pat!

    Anyways, the unfortunate layoff of your VA reminded me of a situation. In the past I’ve considered outsourcing for web development, but to avail because of so many horror stories and a few personal attempts to get the initial stage going fell through. Finally, I decided to look locally to have my site developed professionally. BTW, I even looked into Craigslist. But you know what, maybe it is the peace of mind that I got from meeting face to face and knowing that it was being developed at a reputable established studio. Well, needless to say, I am beyond satisfied and didn’t mind one bit spending perhaps double the amount for what could of been done overseas. This project was just too important to have it done by the way of outsource.

    Of course I do understand that there are numerous talented VA s that can do an absolute above satisfactory job on many digital needs.

  • http://nichesiteduel2.com Bryan Knowlton

    Hey Pat!
    Congrats on the HUGE increase in revenue! I see that Long Tail Pro is really kicking butt and I am glad I could contribute to it! :)

    Also congrats on the Let Go book. I got it on Snippet and really enjoyed reading it during a recent flight.

    I am also looking forward to the Niche Site Duel! I got so excited last week that I created a forum for people that are looking to follow along and keep their notes in 1 location and get feedback from other people in the community. I think it will be a great resource for those that are participating in the follow along to the duel.

    People can check it out at http://www.nichesiteduel2.com, maybe you can stop in sometime? :)

    Thanks again Pat,
    Bryan

  • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com John Corcoran

    Hey Pat – Wow, it must have been tough lettering Mike and Nica go. I know how fondly you spoke of them in the past. But then again, being in business and being an entrepreneur means you have to make the tough decisions yourself, so it sounds like it was a decision you had to make. I’m sure there’s someone reading this post that would love to have one of Pat Flynn’s former VAs working for them.

    • wirelessremotecontrol

      John, you are right. I will personally love to have a chat with him.

  • http://thebassfamrocks.com Keysha Bass

    This was so awesome to see. Keep up the great work!

  • wirelessremotecontrol.net

    Congrat. Pat.

    You have always being focused and doing it with much ease now.

    BTW. Mike, the Web Assistant, Please could you get in touch. Thanks

  • http://blogboldly.com/starting-an-online-business/ Darlene with BlogBoldly

    Whew!! Pat I’m exhausted just reading all that you do. :)

    I know what you mean about the virtual assistant.. I love mine, but I too moved away from what she was originally hired for. I got lucky because she took and extended leave and when she came back announced she had to scale back her hours. So now she’s kinda on call and it works out perfectly.

    Can’t wait to see your product. darlene :)

  • http://www.onlinebusinessgeeks.com Alex B.

    Pat,

    Congratulations on another successful month my friend!

    I noticed you’re having to fork over $0.20 to Amazon per book sale, for delivery cost. I would like to help you cut that delivery cost down, putting money back into your pocket.

    If you’re interested, feel free to reach out! ;-)

    Congrats again!

    Your friend,
    -Alex

  • http://www.gotapgo.com Rus Anderson

    An +$8k jump in income is amazing! You’ve earned every penny. I’ve been pouring over keyword research for NSD2.0 and am learning so much! Maybe someday I’ll see that kind of jump as well.

  • http://orraclemedia.com Rob Orr

    Pat – it never fails to amaze me what you do with all your efforts – your LTP affiliate was awe-inspiring all by itself! Thanks for the extension on the deadline – I’m dialing in on my idea, but I’ve still got work to do.

    I’d love to talk with your web developer, if he’s around. I’ve been looking for someone for a long time to help in my design business.

  • Dave T

    Pat another great month for you. Congrats and you definitely earned it my friend.

    As for your affiliate links, I don’t really look at it like we are paying you. We are getting great tools to use for our business. So we might as well give some credit to the person who recommended them and more importantly SHOWED us how to use them right?

    I also purchased your ebook Let’s go. I thought it was a very encouraging read and when I was done my wife wanted to read it as well. She liked the videos the best ;) loved the story.

    Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing the new site and the new duel.

  • Jeremy

    Congrats Pat. It’s been a while since I’ve read your income report. But you are doing incredible stuff.

    Corbett’s sites are so smooth. Look fwd to your new designs.

    What were you up to in sf recently? I would have take that cable car from my Pt to say hi :)

  • http://www.equalizingstrength.com Beth at Equalizing Strength

    Pat, I have been listening to your podcast for a few months and it is wonderful. This is the first income report of yours I have read. It is inspiring. I have a lot to learn and I appreciate the really helpful information you are providing.

  • http://twitter.com/roudvolf Rodolfo

    Congrats on the amazing month Pat!

    I’m really glad you could fulfill your monthly schedule even not being fully healthy. It also serves as example that having your own business you gotta pay extra attention to moments when you have to be away. Hope you and your family are ok!

    This postponing of the MLG submission date was a life saver. I’m in the middle of my keyword research and I think I found it, but, even though I’m really, REALLY, passionate about the keyword, I don’t know if it is really comercially viable. So I’m going to do some more research before I make the call!

    Really excited about the new design even though I love the current design, Chase is really a great guy (I have been listening to The Fizzle Show and reading Think Traffic) and Think Traffic’s design is from another planet! It really blows my mind!

    • http://twitter.com/roudvolf Rodolfo

      Oh! And just one more thing! I would love to receive a weekly update about the blog! I don’t really use any RSS feed so I manually go over all blogs I read and a weekly digest would really help!

  • Steve

    I simply find it amazing that month after month you get 500+ people to sign up for Bluhost. Are you really getting that many new readers to convert month after month. Just hard to grasp 500+ new conversions every month ?!?!?!

    • Pat Flynn

      It’s not 500+ people a month, it’s less than half of that per month. I’ve negotiated a higher than advertised commission with Bluehost based on the volume that I’ve been producing. Would love to see 500+ convert per month though! Hehe!

  • http://ipassthecpaexam.com Stephanie

    Hi Pat, can’t believe the coincidence! I let go my VA this month after hiring her for 1.5 years. Lishiel is very responsible and I felt so bad letting her go, but my reason was exactly the same as yours — the job is done and it’s hard for me to find other suitable work for her at the moment. I feel better now knowing that I am not the only person doing that.

    Sounds like all of you have recovered from the flu? That must be super tough with the two young kids. Stephanie

  • http://joomlabe.at Peter

    Thanks for that Pat, always good to see other’s progress.

    Currently at $160 this month on my blog website :)

  • Jerry Roberts

    It would be great to have VA contact info listed here, especially if you’re no longer using them. Some of us may have jobs for them that could help them transition, while also helping ourselves. Just my .02.

  • http://www.fulltimesuccess.com Montina “Sparkwisdom” Portis

    Hi, Pat! I’ve been like a “fly on the wall” for a LONG time. My husband has been following your and really your story was like a ghost tale…that was until I began listening to your podcast last year while cooking dinner. When I read “Let Go!” I felt like I was really in your story and I was cheering you on! You are the “part-time entrepreneur” HERO! I joined IBM and am now more serious than ever about finally leaving my Corporate position as an I.T. Security Analyst after nearly 10 years with my company. Security just doesn’t feel so secure anymore and with your success story and a blueprint, I don’t “think” I can, I know I can! Thank you for being the HERO you are. Oh and I always search for an affiliate link on your site before I purchase anything online. lol! :)

  • http://www.flipmyphone.com Cornell Green

    Pat,
    Thanks for another motivating post. All the hard work you put into your success is powerful. There’s so much phony and fake stuff going on all over the internet. You keep it so real, and straight forward with your following, always a open book. It’s hard to not want to support anything you have going on online, because you keep it 100% real. Mad respect for what you do, and what you stand for.

    Your going to be real surprised when I finish with my website project. All of your content helped me find my niche to take action.

    Thank you,

  • http://jimharold.com Jim Harold

    Pat, as always you come across as sincere and as a gentleman even when making bottom line business decisions. You are proof that you can be a fair, caring person and still do very well.

    I would like to talk to your general VA/admin about the possibility of some part time work, so I can learn more. Please have her reach out if she is interested. Thanks!

  • http://searoom.com/sailing-recipes/ David

    I love how the comment count just ticks over. It took me about 5 mins to read this and the comments count went from 37 to 42 – one comment from an SPI fan per minute! Maybe more?

    Well done Pat – you are a rock star!

  • http://losziegler.com Guillermo

    Just a quick line to say I’m proud of my small contribution through ClickableMap It helped me create a tool that my readers are loving.

    Thanks Pat… and if you create Latin America Maps, count on me for a second buy! ;)

    Cheers

  • http://www.jonesagencyusa.com Michael Jones

    Hey Pat, you rock!!

    Just out of curiosity, how many iPhone apps do you have?

    • http://joemajoris.blogspot.com Joe

      I think Pat must have hundreds of applications for its iPhone. And all of that is very helpful in generating the current circumstances.

  • http://john-shea.net John Shea

    Awesome month Pat, I went through you for bluehost for starting NSD 2.0. I also appreciate you taking the time to do an interview with me, it still blows my mind to think I got to interview someone who makes more in a month than I do in a year LOL

  • http://www.tootsweet4two.com Carole

    Great article, Pat. Thanks for your insight and your openness to share in such detail. Your transparency is an inspiration to all of us who are trying to make money online. Keep it coming and I look forward to seeing your new design!

  • http://www.incometreatment.com Hasan

    Pat Rocks! Nothing can stop him :)

    You were sick but income is upward going.

    Hasan.

  • http://krisking.net/ Kris King

    Enjoyed your income report and thanks for all that you do. Can’t wait to see your site redesign.

  • http://craigslistmoving.net Jon

    Still as inspiring as ever. I am really looking forward to the niche site duel (please pick me for the mastermind group). Glad to hear that you are doing better.

  • http://www.birddoglead.com Grayson Carter

    Pat I can sympathize about having to let a VA go because you don’t have enough work for them. Its a terrible feeling specially if they’ve done excellent work.

    But giving them lots of praise and doing whatever you can (ie referring them to someone else) can help soften the blow.

  • http://www.musicproductionhq.com/ Jamie

    Pat,

    Thanks again for being so transparent. With out you I doubt I would have taken action and stayed motivated.

    You are right by saying making money online is not an over night process. I just finished month 5 with my blog I started with NSD 1.0, and this last month I averaged $2.50 a day with over 1700 views. The month before it was maybe 10 cents a day and 150-300 views.

    P.S Meeting you in Nashville at Fido was pretty awesome!

    • http://www.webofincome.com The Rookie

      Nice to see a niche site follower posting their results. Thats really not to shabby for a niche site with 1700 views. Anything over 50 bucks a month with that many views and mostly adsense is pretty good. I saw you have amazon affiliates on their as well, Is that getting you anything or are those numbers including amazon.

      Only thing I noticed was a slow load time but might have just been bad timing or you had some high traffic boost that your server wasn’t expecting. Not horrible slow, just a little slower than usual.

      Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.qpractice.com/ Lisa

    Awesome!

    Can’t wait to see your new site. Love, love, love Chase’s work on Fizzle.

    Hope you and the family are all feeling well soon!

  • http://www.fatlossmentality.com Jason

    Hey Nica, I need an assistant. Send me an email or a contact submission through my website link. :)

    (Or Mike if Pat switched the order of role and mention in the article)

  • boy

    seems like most of your income comes from affiliate. sure is the power of community . I’m most interested with how you’ve managed to earn 31k from Bluehost alone!

    • http://jorgesilvestrini.com Jorge Silvestrini

      This is a wild guess – but there must be a lot of people signing for their own sites following Patt’s Niche Site Duel 2.0

    • Pat Flynn

      Here’s a link that will share how my links convert and where they are all located: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/affiliate-link-conversion/

      This was written a long time ago so the numbers are smaller, but it’s scaled up now. Also, note that I have a higher than normal commission due to the volume that I produce.

  • Sharon

    Great breakdown of the month. I always find these fascinating. I may have missed you talking this before, but can you explain “Team Payments for Let Go: $3,067.50″? I also wonder about what sort of bite taxes take out of your business. I heard that California was the least friendly state for small businesses – luckily you have the ocean and sunshine.

    • Pat Flynn

      These are payments owed to my producer and videographer for ‘Let Go’ – they did some work for me in May which is for marketing purposes. I have yet to ‘pull the trigger’ on those things that we worked on together. Hopefully it’s an investment well worth the effort and payments!

      California is TERRIBLE for taxes – but I love it here. This is where I want to live and that is worth more to me than money, so I’m willing to deal with it. Ocean, sunshine, and also the mountains, desert, all of my friends and family, etc. :)

  • http://www.atmebook.com/ alex

    Can’t wait to see the blog product you are unveiling. Thanks for all the great content.

  • http://www.planetnaveen.com Naveen Kulkarni

    Hi Pat,
    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    And congrats for May income. That was awesome indeed.

    Nice to know that momentum for NSD 2.0 is extraordinary.

  • Sharon

    @Mike, If you haven’t accepted a new job yet, I may have a position available shortly. Reply if you’re interested and I’ll send along contact info.

  • http://howigotrich.net Joe

    I know what you mean about a bug spreading through the family. When my daughter gets something, it doesn’t take long to spread through to the rest of us.

    Great month though!

    Shame about the VAs. Does that mean you are no longer outsourcing anything?

    Thanks.

  • Lauren Doyle

    Nica, I need you. Send me a message! Pat, I am so excited to get started on my niche site I can hardly stand it! Your killing me with all the buzz;) lol

  • http://about.me/ericclark Eric

    Pat, congrats on another great month. Thanks for being transparent. It’s inspiring to see what hard work, dedication and integrity can generate. Keep up the good work!

  • http://buyproactolbodyslimmingpill.blogspot.com/ Daniel Adetunji

    Pat, congrats on another great month. Nice income

    Thanks

    Dan

  • http://moonpreneur.net Dee Ankary

    Pat,
    Congrats and thank you for sharing so much. You are truly a role model and an inspiration.

  • http://www.activebackpacker.com Tom

    Another awesome month, Pat!

    Looking forward to doing and following along with NSD 2.0. Still trying to pan for gold, keyword research is tough! :D

  • Kevin

    Dear Sir,

    May God really bless and protect you now and forever. I remember the old saying: Nothing succeeds like success. I have never seen anything like this. I must having been living in a cave all these years. Blessed be the day that I subscribed.
    May your report in June be even more memorable. Thanks for sharing. Awesome. God bless and thanks for the handwork and for encouraging me. I do not even have a single website. Hopefully this will change soon.

    Kevin.

  • http://www.webnavigatorgal.com/about Laura Wallis

    Hi Pat, congrats! So thrilled for you and your continued success. Haven’t swung by in awhile and it’s amazing to see your process. Glad to hear you are almost 100% again. Take care!

  • http://thetruthaboutputting.com Anthony

    Nice one. $9000 extra in one month for Keyword tool profits compared to last month… Something tells me Pat is going to continue doing Niche Contests!… for along time:)

  • Ross W

    Nica,
    I would also be very interested in hiring you. Please contact me.

    Ross

  • http://www.mumbailocaltraintimetable.net Jigar

    I like the affiliate earning from Long tail pro
    “Long Tail Pro Keyword Research Tool:$10,770.99″

    WOW

  • http://www.howimakealivingonline.net/ Norm

    Pat,

    Another awesome report. You seem to have a mass of projects running everywhere and they all seem to be doing very successful.

    How do you mutlitask / manage your time so well? Do you secretly have a mass of little “yellow dudes from despicable me” running around.

    Plus how do you stay focus?

    Norm

  • Stella

    Pat thank you so much for the extra time – this gold mining is taking a long time and I so want to have the best chance of being in the MLG. Thanks again,

  • http://about.me/chrisco chrisco

    To: Mike and Nica: Please get in touch with me if you might have time/interest in VA-ing for me to launch a couple of niche blogs that will utilize Pat’s approach (except in different niches). You can reach me through the form on my About.me page (click “chrisco” at the top of this comment) , LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. Thks :)

  • http://paleo-recipe.com Jared

    Have you ever made or would you consider making a post on finding, vetting, and selecting a VA?

  • http://www.angelgifts.co.uk Zoe

    I would also like to hire you for some work Nica, so looks like you have a few options here!

  • http://bestformen.blogspot.com/ warren

    I don’t use everything he suggested,but I learned the value of a mailing list and good monetization strategies. At the time I was an entrepreneur in two other industries: mortgage lending and hot dogs. Now I am an entrepreneur earning a full time income (on my OWN time and terms) as a blogger! Thanks again, John!

  • http://allproductcameras.blogspot.com/2013/06/nikon-18-35mm-f35-45g-ed-af-s-nikkor.html sinji takuya

    i’m glad see you again , wonderfull income i hope i can like you

  • http://www.womaninleadership.com Stacie Walker

    Hi Pat,

    It’s been a while since I have left a comment within the SPI community. I just want to let you know that you’re doing awesome! I know your family is so proud of you. Thanks for showing us that we CAN make our dreams come true; )

    To your success,
    Stacie Walker

  • http://www.livelifefree.net/ Dror

    Hi Pat, you mentioned that you hired your VA’s for work on other niche websites so I wanted to ask if you had any other big success with a niche website as you had with your security guard training site?

  • http://thebigbookproject.com Cathy Presland

    Pat – you just go from strength to strength and your results are amazing! I’m not sure quite how you manage to get it all done – I know you’ve talked about getting good support but focus must also be a part of that and it’s not easy on the internet.

    Anyway – just wanted to pop over and wish you and the family healthy good wishes and here’s to more exciting stuff to come!

    Cathy

  • http://networkmarketinghq.co.uk/ Nathan SLoan

    First Million Dollar Month Pat,
    (annually obviously)

    Congrats :-)

  • http://www.taazasms.in George

    Wow!!!!! Huge Money you earn, any blogger’s dream. But here the fact is that you don’t depend on content based blog what most of the bloggers do, but you earn from products, training and ebooks also. Amazing smart work

  • http://www.tanayservices.com Shekhar

    What!!!is it 58000 dollar per month. And the best thing is minimum monthly expenses. Something to learn for every businessmen

  • http://www.getridofcellulitehq.org Arbaz Khan

    Once again,
    One awesome income report. I always love to read your income reports as they are not focused only on the money you earned in a month but you also mention your failures and successes in the reports, plus you tell us what are your future plans.
    Awesome :)

  • http://www.thefinancialblogger.com The Financial Blogger

    Hey Pat,

    another great month, congrats!

    I do have a question for you: Do you know how many Longtail Pro Platinum products have you sold and how much it will generate in passive income each month? Running your promotion last month surely helped to boost your sales but I’m curious about how many readers (like me!) decide to take the Platinum version which pays monthly.

    I’m already building my content for the niche site duel!

  • http://webincomejournal.com Chadrack

    Hi Pat,

    Again you have shown us that making money online is possible. For most of us what you are making in a month is a fortune. I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and to get some “droppings” from your knowledge and expertise, I’ve decided to join the Niche Site Duel 2.0 though I’ve been involved with building niche blogs. I truly look forward to the results.

    Thanks for being so inspirational.

  • http://www.bizopps.co.uk/ Jay H

    Thanks for sharing your month with us Pat. This report truly is an inspiration to those of us wanting to make money online – great work! Can’t wait to see more of your work! Thanks

  • http://www.moneyhomeblog.com ceejay

    Great month again Pat, and it is always great to see how you are still doing, following the niche duel. Congratulations.

  • http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/freedom Natalie Sisson

    Great round up and summary Pat. I know you talk a lot sometimes bashfully about your affiliate income and how you weren’t intending it to be such a big part of your income but your blog is called Smart Passive Income for a reason and for all the free content you put out it makes sense you get rewarded by showcasing and reviewing great products we want to use.

    I’m definitely seeing a big rise in the proportion of income from affiliate recommendations on tools I love to use too and I get a lot of great feedback for pointing people to them as well.

    Can’t wait to see the new redesign. Chase has been a busy boy what with Steve Kamb’s redesign too and Fizzle. I’m sure you gave him some podcasting tips while you had him locked in your room ;)

    Natalie

  • http://www.darkhorsemlm.com Brian Swichkow

    Pat,

    I have been reading SPI for only a few months now and it was by all means the epicenter for a massive positive change in my business. When you announced NSD2 I was excited to follow along, but didn’t think I could keep up as a participant. The content you provide and the affiliates you recommend have changed that for me. I’m signing up right now and think I may already have a keyword :) Thank you for such an awesome resource! You educate and inspire with every post!

    ~Brian

  • http://www.katiedavis.com Katie Davis

    Wooboy! Great post, Pat! LOVE seeing how great you’re doing! It’s such an inspiration and motivation for other business people. Thank you so much for sharing it. You always say how you appreciate us? I appreciate what YOU do – and I know others here do, too.

    I have a question for you…in the course of 24 hours I was hit by messages to focus on one thing – I received the fantastic book, The One Thing, I listened to your episode talking about the same, and someone in my mastermind group also talked about it. I am working on that. I realize in order to do that I need to zero in on what you do here in terms of your income streams. That is, how to keep track of my own in a streamlined way. I’m very, shall we say… SQUIRREL! I have to consciously remind myself to prioritize. So getting a ding on my Paypal app is lovely, but I don’t keep track of all the various and unconnected streams well, and it takes me away from my ONE thing concentration!

    How do you keep track? Is there an app for that?! (Maybe make that your next product!)

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!

    • Pat Flynn

      My best answer, based on my experience, is practice. It’s HARD to focus on one thing at a time. Extremely hard.One trick I’ve been experimenting with is the idea of setting an alarm each hour during work hours to go off, to remind me, quickly, to assess what I’m doing and if it’s what I should be doing. A lot of people I know also focus on one thing per day, which is a great way to take care of things. This day I’m working on this, and ONLY this. Tomorrow, it’s something else.

      • http://www.katiedavis.com Katie

        Thanks, Pat…but I meant if you had a suggestion on how to keep track of the various income and outgo streams. Thanks!

  • http://www.EfficientLifeSkills.com Joseph Michael

    Glad you guys are recovering. Sickness is the worst! It’s amazing to see how much work you accomplished in spite of it. I’m working on a scrivener course so I’ll be looking forward to seeing how you put together your course on only72.com

    Thanks for all your inspiration…

  • http://www.moneyahoy.com Derek @ MoneyAhoy

    Wow, every month I come to check out your income report and each month I am blown away.

    You are really living the dream Pat! Keep up the inspirational work!

  • http://www.fauteuil-crapaud-guide.com/ hicham@fauteuil

    Hi Pat,

    Again you have shown us that making money online is possible. For most of us what you are making in a month is a fortune. I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and to get some “droppings” from your knowledge and expertise, I’ve decided to join the Niche Site Duel 2.0 though I’ve been involved with building niche blogs. I truly look forward to the results.

    Thanks for being so inspirational.

  • http://livetheneweconomy.com Mike

    Pat, I’m interested in a post from you on how you’re taking these fantastic earnings and applying them, to grow your business, your overall wealth, and to leverage any future opportunities. This is a bit out of your normal subject matter, but as one who writes about our own family’s efforts to grow our wealth, I’d love to see it!

  • http://heatexch.com/ Perry Ning

    Hi Pat,

    I just subscribed with this email address again. When this address is linked, I’ll unsubscribe the old email address.

    Thanks, Perry

  • http://Www.succinctresearch.com Bill

    I guess that bug is spreading from Tucson to San Diego. My whole family got wasted with he same thing too. Of course it was also while I was writing lessons for an online class on the Landward Campus. Glad to hear you’re recovering.

  • http://www.aneworganizedme.com Pam

    Wow! What an awesome month. Keep up the good work. I’m very interested to follow along with the Niche Site Duel 2.0.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL5mVdJn0OE Julia

    Amazing PAT! i never even dream of making this much in 6 months. I will be happy if i could make 10,000 per month.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCejitQ5B4Y Roberts

    Pat your money making machine. This is crazy amount of money one could make. Wish you all the best in future.

  • http://www.somethinspecial.com Sue

    Thanks Pat for sharing all that you do and all the hard work you put into all your projects.

  • http://taoofbadassdating.blogspot.com/ Josh

    Pat, your monthly income reports are so motivating. Thanks for sharing and wishing you continued success. Long time fan here!

  • http://rustyboozer.com Rusty

    Pat,
    Another great month. I can’t wait to get started with NSD 2.0. You talk about everything with such simplicity like a Master painter would talk about his craft. I can’t wait to pick up some of the crumbs you drop during the duel.

    PS – make as much video as you can. I’m a visual learner vs. a traditional learner. Either that or my ADD kicks in . . . Squirrel! : )

    - Rusty

  • http://www.joekalis.com Joe Kalis

    I have a question I really hope you can answer, because it doesn’t make sense to me. You made $31K in affiliate income through BlueHost. At $65/referral, unless you actually get a higher rate, that means you’re responsible for 475+ people setting up a hosting account?? I’m SUPER excited about this opportunity because everyone has a reason to blog and it’s a very simple process to teach people (my own YouTube video coming soon!). I’m just very curious if i’m missing out on a potential revenue stream that I’m unaware of. How the heck do you make $31K from a hosting company??

    You are an absolute inspiration! Thank you for all you do and especially for being so honest and real.

    • Pat Flynn

      Hey Joe, thanks for the question! Happy to answer.

      I make a higher than normal commission on my referrals from Bluehost. This is based off of negotiations I’ve had in the past and the volume that I produce for them. I don’t sign up 475+ people per month, it’s actually less than half of that.

      Additionally, I’ve documented, in the past, where all of my links are located and how well they each convert:

      http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/affiliate-link-conversion/

      This was written a while ago before I was making $31k from Bluehost, but it was also before the negotiated commissions and I had less traffic back then too. Hope this helps!

      • http://www.joekalis.com Joe Kalis

        Nice! Thanks for the reply! Ironically, I also just got a call from my account manager with Host Gator and they mentioned a reseller account if I was going to be doing a lot of affiliate work. That totally skipped my mind, even though i’ve been a reseller in the past. Duh!!

        I am SO excited about this opportunity! I just filmed my “How To Set Up A Blog” video this morning! Editing and almost ready to create me some passive income! Thanks so much for the inspiration and guidance.

  • http://helpmehygienist.com Lori

    I really appreciate you mentioning letting go of your VAs. I did the same thing a while back because I didn’t feel the expense was worth what I was getting, as well a several other issues. I felt like I was doing something wrong by not getting the VAs to work out as expected. It always makes me feel better when I see others who have similar experiences. Thanks for being so open Pat.

  • http://ArtiesLionelTrains.Com Arties Lionel Trains

    Even sick you do more than I do when I’m well. You provide such a wealth of information and it’s certainly appreciated. I’m looking forward to seeing the new site. Curious how you go about with the split testing – how does that work?

  • http://www.daygameclub.com David

    I am at the stage of trying to review products and get people to buy them no luck so far my adsence account reads 1 penny! clickbank reads zero and everything else it’s hard not to get down hearted and wonder if this will ever work but seeing your income report gives me hope!

  • http://www.healthyandfitwithjames.com James

    Hey Pat! Great report as always. I had the same observation as Joe Kalis. How come you never mention the Bluehost results when they are responsible for roughly half your income every month?

    Anyways, love your blog and podcast and your willingness to be so transparent. You’re a true inspiration!

  • http://www.dcgstores.com/ DCG Stores

    I always look forward to your monthly reports Pat. You are truly an inspiration for others. I love the way you remain humble despite all of the success you had over the years. Your likeable personality and the top notch content you provide keeps me and others coming back for more. It makes me happy to see people like you achieve their dreams!

    Best Regards,

    Dan Louie
    http://www.DCGStores.com

  • http://www.webhostpromocodes.com Matt

    Your monthly income reports have always been a great inspiration to me. Thank you again for posting them!

  • http://beinghomeblog.com Beth

    Thanks for the detailed and thorough post. It is mind-blowing how all this sort of just builds upon itself (with hard work and experience). I think your greatest asset is your transparency…even if you didn’t publish income reports…you are definitely a trusted and reputable source.

  • http://www.zurna.net/ sohbet

    Thanks for sharing. Thanks from Turkey..

  • http://www.inhouserecruitmentgroup.com Steve

    G’day Pat, from Sydney Australia.

    Thanks for the post and I echo all the comments around how appreciative we are about your transparency. Also, thanks for the tip on the Pretty Link plugin that came through yesterday. That is a great plugin. Hope everyone has stopped coughing and sneezing.

  • http://java67.blogspot.com.ar Java Blogger

    AWESOME, you are inspiration for many others in this small world of Internet. Looking forward for new design :)

  • http://www.homelearningexperience.com Sibo

    Hey Pat, great achievement as usual. I did notice that affiliate income counts a great portion of you total income especially with the new addition, Long Tail Pro for this month. I love most of the tools you recommended and spent at least $800 since I started reading SPI from 10 months ago on different tools you mentioned on your blog. Please keep up the great work and I am sure I have numerous opportunities to learn from you in the future.

    Take care,

    Sibo

  • http://www.businessaccountingmastery.com Joe

    Looking good Pat! Yep, it’s one thing that scares me as I consider what life would be like if I can move towards entrepreneurship. There’s no such thing as sick days. But, that can be spun the other way. You’ve built your income streams to the point that you can dial it down for a few days to get your health in check. No clutching a box of tissues in a cubicle for 8 or 9 hours straight. :)

  • http://www.samyuk.net Sudarshan

    Another awesome monthly report Pat, You are such an inspiration for people like us who wants to take up Internet Marketing as a full time business. I have crossed 10k barrier recently in terms of earnings and I owe most of that to your blog. I love your tips and I do spend considerable amount of time reading the comments that people post on your blog, there are some gold out there. Thanks once again :)

  • http://www.yourdailyfinance.com Thomas

    Hey Pat,

    Congrats on another great month! Sorry that you had to let go some people that were employees that became friends. Its business and sometimes it sucks but you can’t keep them around if there is no work for them to do.

    Also thanks for answering the question about the bluehost commission in the comments. I was wondering the same thing and will most definitely check out that link on how you make money off of those links.

    Many thanks for all you do!

    Regards,

    Thomas

  • http://mygreatonlinebusiness.com Jan Koch

    Hi Pat,

    great to see the influence of your NSD 2.0 related to your affiliate sales.
    What I really like is your way of providing valuable content to your audience while using your affiliate products to even enlarge that value.

    Awesome job!

  • http://www.kinhdoanhforex.net/category/forex/san-giao-dich-vang/vang-tai-khoan/giao-dich-vang-tai-khoan/ Phuong Le

    Another greate inspiring income report, I am so eager to take part in the NSD 2.0, i now have the main money keyword and building niche site currently. Hope your project to come soon.
    Waiting for the update about NSD…
    Thanks!

  • http://louiesison.com Louie Sison

    Hi Pat,

    As always. You are an inspiration to the internet world. Rock on!

    Louie Sison

  • http://www.SchoolOfRep.com John Millen

    Pat, you deserve all the rewards your receiving. Your transparency is so positive when so many in affiliate marketing are all hype and no substance. I’ve been talking on college campuses to students about managing their online reputations and I use you as a stellar example. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.multigift.nl Schaars

    That is quite amazing, good luck!

  • http://www.olliehales.com Ollie Hales

    Hey Pat,

    Thanks for the continued openness to what you are doing. I’ve been at this for a few years now and I’m still not at your level…but I’m closing in on you. I’ve decided to go the Mobile and Amazon route for passive income. Check out this month’s profit:

    http://www.olliehales.com/blogging/may-earnings-report-mayday-mayday/

    Presented in the same format as your income reports…

  • http://www.ewebbuddy.com Piyush Agarwal

    Wow…Pat your income reports are really impressive and inspiring. I also bought your book ‘Let Go’ via snippet and loved it. In the end was hoping it could have been longer. However, I have not been able to download the videos via the app. Will it be possible for you to share an online link for the same?

    • http://www.marketingyourfarm.com/new-here/ Iain

      His income reports are pretty beefy.

      I still haven’t had a chance to buy the book yet, but I did pick up the audio version which I should be able to finish quickly.

    • http://www.tentandtable.net/servlet/the-Zorb-Ball/Categories Jeff

      I need to get this book. I hope its available on the Kindle edition. If not I’ll buy the paper. Hopefully, I’ll soon be making the bucks that you are Pat!

  • http://Travelafree.com Kay Gillett

    I’m just setting up my website. I’ll be off to some parts unknown as well as revisiting places like Belgium, Italy, Greece, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. I’ll probably stop by Nepal too, so spiritual to me. Will leave between October and January 2014. I really love all the details in your newsletter and on your site. Incredible. I look forward to reading your book. Am first looking for your free ebook. If you have the time, please send me a link to it. I may have missed it.

    • http://hotbloggingtips.wordpress.com kanchan

      dude you’ve got late.
      You missed Macchindranath jatra of our country Nepal. it ended up today. I feel sorry for you. still there are lots of great places to visit..

  • http://hotbloggingtips.wordpress.com kanchan

    your income figure is superb pat. $60K per months is not a joke.. You really are living a superb life with that income and you say you’re not a millionaire…
    I also wish I could make such figures…

  • http://www.pathtosuccessblog.com Katherine

    All I can say is WOW – thank you for posting your income and I have to say that it is SO inspiring to see how you built your business like this. It’s something to strive for, for sure.

  • adil

    You inspired me a lot pat I get throw your videos on youtube i’m about to start a website blog i have a original idea and I hope that gonna work for me.

  • http://www.ratracegrad.com Jennifer

    @Nica,

    I searched through all of the comments but did not see where you posted your contact information like Mike did. Can you please contact and let me know about your availability? You can click on my name and be taken to my website where you can contact me directly or email ratracegrad[at]gmail.com. Thank you kindly for the quick response.

    Jennifer

  • http://www.bestnichesitetools.com Niche Site Tool

    Can’t wait for Niche site duel to start!! I was late on discovering the first one, though I really find it very helpful!

  • http://www.technotwinkle.com Jijin Mohan

    That’s a huge income Patt, you are really an inspiration for newbie bloggers like me. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://strongestebooks.com/fitnessfactory Joel Nye

    Hi Pat, this is really amazing. You harvest 60k a month – a true internet hero I must say. Im still new at this and im still looking for my first cents. My goal is, in the beginning to make about $100-200 a month, then go from there. You are truly an inspiration.

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    Your income report was amazing, I’ll track your journey and learn how to copy your success.

    Thanks Pat.

  • https://www.holidayrentalscuracao.nl/vakantie/appartement-te-huur-op-curacao John

    This is absolutely inspiring!

  • http://www.smartblogprofits.com Maurice

    Great job Pat! Keep up the good work.

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    Pat,

    your income is an inspiration for all of us.
    Keep sharing, teaching and mentoring all of us.

    Cheers,
    Rui from Nova York

  • http://www.internet-marketing-reviews.info Jon

    Awesome Pat! whenever I need inspiration I come check out your site. Thanks for being so transparent!

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    Your income report was amazing. That’s a huge income. Super Cool…

  • http://www.limoncelloquest.com Ben

    Pat, or anyone else who can answer: What is the approximate dollar value of an email submit on this site and on other sites more generally (assuming they work their list)?

    Thanks!

  • mike

    Just letting you know the income reports continually push me to continue with what I’m doing. Just when I start doubting what I do, here comes another income report form Pat! Thanks for what you do!! I greatly appreciate what you do. Truly a Pioneer in your field of work!

  • http://reisver.nl Kevin

    Ah, love these reports :) Unfortunately I’m not close to what you earn, but still aiming high!

  • http://code4.me.uk Scott M78

    Pat – just a big shout out from Scotland. Love your blog and this monthly break-down.

    I’ve noted that quite a large chunk of your online income is from Bluehost. I have 2 questions for you.

    1) Is this all from smartpassiveincome.com blog posts? Or do you have other sites and web properties that drive traffic via your affiliate link?

    2) Are you worried that some day that large chunk will suddenly disappear? I’ve had affiliate sites in the past where the traffic has dried up.

  • http://gainingmuscle-fast.blogspot.de/ G Mason

    Such an inspiration. Just found your website, already watched a few videos.
    So much free content it’s great will watch as much as i can.
    Hope i can be where you are some day.

  • http://www.ratracegrad.com/may-2013-income-report/ Jennifer

    Wow, you keep moving the bar upward and I accept the challenge to keep up with your pace. Just posted my May Income Report which came in at $3,444.31. My goal is to quit the ratrace by August 31st and I am on track to accomplish my goal.

    Thank you for being an inspiration and giving people that you have never met the motivation to accomplish the same thing in their lives.

  • http://www.budgetforbalance.com Kevin

    Pat,

    I’m amazed by the amount of content you published this month, even with the whole family sick! What kind of process do you use to stay consistent? Ideas from anyone else are welcome too!

    Your results continue to encourage me month after month. Keep it up!

  • Dustin

    One thing I always wondered is why dont your VAs create their own passive income niche sites? If they do a lot of the work for you and understand your vision, what is stopping them from doing something similar for themselves?

    Also, crazy that you hired Chase to do your site redesign. I just found him a month ago (because he was Everywhere! found a random video of him on youtube reviewing ipad cases and thought he was funny) and have been following him and now Fizzle….Cant wait to see your redesign!

  • http://www.roboticpoolcleanershq.com Michael

    Do you think you can ever explain to us how you managed to get Bluehost to give you a higher than average affiliate commission? I looked at a few numbers and it says that you would be getting around $90-$110 for each referral.

    • Scott M78

      Michael – if you sign up via cj.com you will get $90-$100 not sure why going direct pays less /:

  • http://www.icbseresults.in Ankit Bansal

    Pat one word Awesome.
    Its amazing to read such numbers every time. Its a great inspiration as well. I always look up to you. Great work .

  • http://www.hendersonmaxwell.com.au Sam Henderson

    Pat,
    That’s very inspirational and I love the concept of what you’re doing and how you motivate others around the world by being so upfront and open with your methods and income. I am curious as to how many hours you work in the average week?
    I’ve been trying to work 3 days a week but keep getting dragged back into my office but that remains my humble challenge.
    Cheers from Australia!
    Sam

  • http://itiswhatit.is Chris Heffer

    You are an inspiration to me. You have inspired me to set up my own business. Hopefully I can publish some earning figures like this some day!

  • http://www.relievestressprograms.com Kelvin

    Thank you for this post. I’m truly inspired by what you’ve done and are doing for the community here. Your income report open up a world of possibility!

  • http://www.wagib.com Malik Mudassar

    This is the income I have been dreaming for but I am stucked at $10 per month, Need a lot of work to do

  • http://www.goodlookingloser.com/ Chris

    Funny how that works- the projects that you are willing to do and not make money- become the most rewarding and also make the most. It’s a good feeling getting into that next tier of income (50k–>60k). Congrats!

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    That looks pretty good to me. I like how you detail everything, also the affiliate websites you showing, it helps me learn more about stuff. thanks

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  • http://financiallyeliteblog.com Dwight Anthony

    Thanks Pat for another awesome update. What you make in income for the month with SPI and other sources dwarfs what most people make online. It’s crazy the amount of passive income that you bring in from doing the hard work and I can tell Financial Freedom is right around the corner for you.

    P.S. is this a business that you could bundle and sell for X amount times earnings in the future?

    Dwight Anthony
    FinanciallyEliteblog . com

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