My January 2011 Monthly Income Report

passive incomeWelcome to the first monthly income report of 2011!

Every month since October of 2008 I’ve been writing a detailed report about my online earnings. I do this for several reasons:

  1. To help me keep track of how I’m progressing.
  2. To push myself to see improvements month after month.
  3. To lead by example by sharing both my wins and failures.
  4. To inspire.

These reports are less about the numbers and more about what I’ve been up to and the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

I hope you enjoy this month’s report!

Important Going-Ons in January

The most important thing that happened in January (and the thing I’m most proud of too) is the Niche Site Coaching course that Tyrone and I began.

After the success of the Niche Site Duel, we both received so many requests for one-on-one coaching that we decided to do a group coaching course together for a limited number of students.

I had always been opposed to doing private coaching in the past because it’s definitely not a passive form of income. Plus, I figured that my blogging and podcasting was a better way to teach, reach and help a greater number of people all at the same time.

That said, I’m really glad we decided to do this because it made me realize some very cool things:

  1. I had only announced the coaching opportunity twice: once at the end of a podcast session and another in a blog post. From this soft announcement we had over 100 people apply, which may not sound like very many to you, but when you consider that this coaching course was being sold for $799.99, it sort of blew our minds. We eventually decided to keep the course limited to 20 students because we really wanted to focus on these students and help them succeed while not spreading the attention thin. This made me realize how in-demand a coaching program like this really was.
  2. I really enjoy coaching people! Yes – it’s not at all passive and the actual one-on-one interactions can’t really be re-purposed or reused for a passive income later, but the fulfillment factor far outweighs the disadvantages – at least in my eyes so far. To see our students get motivated and really start to take action because of what we helped them understand is a truly an amazing feeling. Now I know why a lot of teachers do what they do – even though they are severally underpaid.
  3. I’m considering doing consulting for those interested in working with me one-on-one in the near future – once my one-year old decides daddy can have some of his daddy time back.

All of our students are AWESOME and actually they’re becoming more than just students now – but friends too.

iPhone Apps

January was a really good month for iPhone apps.

As many of you know, I’m a co-owner of LOLer Apps, an independent two-person iPhone app development team. We’ve had some good success, but because of the recent holiday season we are experiencing exceptional numbers, as you’ll see in the income breakdown later in this post.

People who received an iPhone or iPod Touch as a gift in December are still busy downloading apps. In case you missed the news, the Apple App Store just hit 10 billion downloads.

And, there’s other fantastic news for iPhone app developers to look forward to as well: on February 10th (this coming Thursday), Verizon will launch the iPhone. This is huge because there are a lot of people who specifically did not buy an iPhone because it was for AT&T only. Now that Verizon will be on board, it’s going to open up a whole new market for the iPhone and its apps.

For those of you who interested in getting into the app market, or at least want to hear about my own experiences with it, I recommend you listen to The Smart Passive Income Podcast, Session 14.

Green Exam Academy

January sales for Green Exam Academy, my LEED exam website, had seen an uptick in sales too. Not because of the holidays though, but because the holidays are finally over.

People are getting back from vacation and back into work-mode so it makes perfect sense.

My security guard training niche site had seen an increase in traffic and adsense earnings too – probably for the exact same reasons.

WordPress Plugin Development

This is a topic that I know a lot of you are interested in, especially because it’s a new potential income stream I’m experimenting with and you’ve already heard some success stories from other developers too.

About two months ago, I found two different developers to develop two different WordPress plugins.

One of them fell through because I’ve lost communication with the developer (that happens sometimes). The other plugin was just completed last week and I’m starting to create the site that it’ll be sold on. I anticipate that I’ll miss my February 15th goal, but knowing that the plugin is complete makes me very happy not only because it’s ready to be sold, but because I really want to use it myself too.

I’ll definitely keep you posted.

A Speaking Gig

I briefly announced in my latest podcast session that I’ve been invited to speak live, which I’m really stoked about. It’s for an event by Sterling and Jay from Internet Business Mastery that’ll be happening at the end of April up in Oregon. I’ll get you more details later, but I’ve been itching to speak live in front of crowds again, which is something I did do almost daily back in college – since I was in a leadership position in the marching band at Cal.

I’ll definitely do what I can to speak at Blog World Expo 2011 too – that would be fun!

Okay, it’s time for numbers…

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 let me know!

Also, please note that 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 because of potential refunds.

  • Product Sales:
    • Total: $2,986.85
      • Last Month: $2,287.75
      • Difference:+$699.10
    • Adsense: $448.58
    • Amazon Affiliate: $0.84
    • Job Board: $1.38
    • Total: $450.80
      • Last Month: $179.18
      • Difference: +$271.62
  • Other Google Adsense
    • InfoBarrel: $2.17
    • Other Adsense: $103.82
    • Total: $139.57
      • Last Month: $105.45
      • Difference: +$34.12
  • eHow Earnings:Total: $371.39
    • Last Month: $319.00
    • Difference: +$52.39
  • iPhone Applications:
    • Paid Apps: $5,457.30
    • Free Apps: $3,375.65
    • Total: $8,832.95
      • Last Month: $6,902.28
      • Difference: +$1,930.67
  • Niche Site Coaching Course:
    • Total: $7715.30
  • Gross Total in January: $35,607.11
    • Last Month: $23,646.83
    • Difference: +$11,960.28

All I can say is WOW! My highest grossing month ever!

This is definitely a great way to start the new year and although about $8k of January’s income came from the split Tyrone and I received from the coaching program (which obviously won’t happen every month), the difference is still significantly higher than last month.

Looking back into previous income reports, you’ll see that a major player in my income as of late has become my affiliate income, which is about 90% directly related to this blog. I just wanted to take a moment to really thank you for all of your undying support. You’re really making an impact on my life and the life of my family as well. Even if you’ve never clicked on any of my affiliate links, just the fact that you’re here reading my content makes a difference and means the world to me.

What I Learned in January

Lesson 1: Always try something new.

This goes along with the new niche site coaching program that Tyrone and I are hosting and how much fun I’ve been having with it, even though it was originally not an ideal business model for me. Because I tried something new, I’ve learned that I like to do private coaching and wouldn’t mind trading my time to help people individually for maybe one day a week. This opens up another avenue of personal fulfillment and a potential income too – although like I said it’ll probably have to wait because my family is always first priority.

Furthermore, the message to “always try something new” doesn’t necessarily mean to experiment with an entirely new business model, but it could also mean to try something new within your existing one. Stepping out of the box and adding variety is a great way to make good things happen and see results. Take bold actions that you’ve never taken before and you’ll reach places you’ve never been before either.

Lesson 2: Work on what matters.

During the middle of the month I was addicted to keyword research.

The first classroom meeting in our coaching program was all about finding a profitable niche, and after that class for some reason I just went crazy with Market Samurai to find some new keywords for potential niche sites.

Looking for new keywords is great and can lead to other income streams, but I should have been working on more important tasks that really mattered – things that have been looming and I needed to get done that can possibly open up bigger and better income streams.

Basically, I was using keyword research as way to make me feel like I was working on something important, when really all I was doing was procrastinating.

Like I’ve said before, there’s a major difference between working on something, and working towards something.

Once I realized what I was doing, I shifted my focus and got a lot more done. It’s okay to lose track sometimes, as long as you get back on as soon as you realize it.

Lesson 3: The more you give, the more you get back in return.

The numbers for this month are incredible. It’s easy to forget, but I have to reiterate the basic philosophy that I’ve been following since the beginning of my online career: the more you give back, the more you get back in return.

Online karma does exist, so work hard now, make the internet a better place and you will be rewarded.

Again, thank you for all of your support and here’s to a happy, healthy and profitable February.


  • Anya

    This is awesome Pat. I’d be comfortable making this amount in a year! Congrats, you are a hard-worker and very self-disciplined. I hope no one overlooks that!

  • Frank

    Wow, the growth of those numbers are impressive! Especially when it comes to your security guard training niche site. I wonder if there was an equal growth in visitors in january.

    PS: I’m sorry for my bad spelling, but english is not my native language.

  • Steven | TEM

    Always so inspiring to read these monthly reports Pat. Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to the next podcast!

  • Frank

    Wow, the growth of those numbers are impressive, congrats to that! Especially when it comes to your security guard training niche site. I wonder if there was an equal growth in visitors in january.

    PS: I’m sorry for my bad spelling, but english is not my native language.

  • Justin Dickmeyer


    Amazing month my friend, congratulations!


  • Mars Dorian

    Impressive Pat,
    you have built massive momentum and you are truly taking your online biz to the NEXT level, which is AWESOME.
    What are you doing with so much money ?
    keep shining and rocking the online world,

    • Chris Green

      That’s a great question. What do you do with all your new income Pat?

  • Torrey

    Goes to show that being open-minded and trying new things can be both emotionally and financially beneficial. Awesome and thanks again for the quote.

  • wilson usman

    That’s just damn mind blowing. I haven’t ever seen any other bloggers talk about making this much at least not publicly. One of the reasons I like your blog so much man is this transparency.

    Congrats and I hope next month is bigger. :)

  • Dan

    Balla! Btw, love the subscription thingie in the comments.

  • Sarah Russell

    Congrats on a great January! I couldn’t agree with you more about that last point – give, and you really will receive :)

  • Thomas Strock

    Congrats Pat! I have to say I know what you mean about procrastinating with Market Samurai. It really becomes addicting trying to find that next huge, undiscovered keyword!

  • Thomas Strock

    Congrats Pat! I have to say I know what you mean about procrastinating with Market Samurai. It really becomes addicting trying to find that next huge, undiscovered keyword!

  • Eric Timmer

    Awesome month!! Gotta love the Xmas app sales bump, I know I do!!

  • David Damron

    You should link to the affiliates within your detailed list. I am assuming interested readers would click through.

    Just some advice…..Congrats sir

    David Damron

  • Glen Allsopp

    Congrats buddy :)

  • JoAnne Westbrook

    You inspire me!!! Keep up the great work & thanks again for being REAL with your audience.

  • Mike

    Wow, that’s great Pat. Congratulations…I am really happy for you. I was really surprised to see how high your affiliate commissions from MSamurai and Blue Host are.

    You really seem to have your income sources diversified. Some great ideas are revealed to me simply by reading.

    Thanks, Mike

  • Renate

    You made more money now than what my student loan will be after three years.

  • Ossi Jääskeläinen

    Thanks Pat, Great stuff.. again…

  • Jason Young

    Another incredible month Pat Congrats ! It is great to see that you went out side of your comfort zone and to see it pay off is that well was really great.


  • Randy Johnson

    Amazing Pat! Every month I read your income reports (among everything else on your site obviously) and they are truly inspirational. I’m happy for your success and I hope to be on your level some day. I love what you said above: “There’s a major difference between working on something, and working towards something.” Cheers!

  • Cory Buckles

    Wow, Pat! Almost a 50% jump in income in one month! Just incredible. I’m still waiting for my niche site to hit a high enough ranking in Google’s search results to start kicking off a positive cash flow, but checking back to your blog always inspires me. Keep up the great work!

  • Samuel

    You blow my mind Pat! Awesome and great report :) You are right about the idea of trying something new. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kevin

    Very nice man, I really like how you have so many different sources of income… something I’m working on for 2011. Keep up the hard work.

  • Marty Green

    Well done Pat, you really deserve it!

    I have a number in my head that I think you will reach this year and you are well on your way to achieving it. Great job.

    It’s true what you said, the more you give the more you get. Well done.



  • Pawel Bialecki

    Pat, how much time you spent on iPhone application? I know you don’t develop, just outsorce. I’m asking because I’m actually in my first week when I gave up studies/day job and I’m trying do be full time independent Android developer (in future iPhone too) – not freelancer, I want to make living from ads and, in future, sells (wish me luck! 😉 ). I have 4 free apps (developers from my country cannot sell apps yet) and my income is… well, I’m a bit startled. How much time you needed, Pat, to earn first 1000$ only from iPhone apps?

    Cheers from Poland!

  • elias

    “The more you give, the more you get back in return” That is the key Pat. May the rest of the year follow

    Thank you!

  • welner

    Wow Pat,

    The first thing I did when I came to the page was to check the amount of profit you had earned and my first reaction was WOW! Good job Pat, you TRULY are inspiring people.

  • Brendon | Internet State University


    A few quick points.

    A)You are highly underpaid.

    B)You are almost single handedly changing MY life with the help you have provided us through this blog.

    C)I owe you a major thank you and congratulations on an incredible month!

  • NasteMag

    WOAH..You must work atleast 12 hour days?
    So many different sources congrats.

    • Pat

      Nope! I average about 4 hours per day. That’s the beauty of passive income. Cheers!

  • Hector Avellaneda

    That’s amazing Pat! You deserve it man. You definitely do a whole lot for this community and it shows in your numbers! Thanks for sharing the lessons learned!

  • Garry

    Nice Pat, very nice.
    I’ve borrowed some of your words and posted them above my desk.

    Online karma does exist, so work hard now, make the internet a better place and you will be rewarded.

    That’s inspiration and truth…you’ve proved it.

  • john seed

    wow, that amount of COIN, in ONE MONTH, that is more than I make in a year as an “ASSISTANT LANGUAGE TEACHER” in Japan. That is INSPIRING,and i love those comments about what you learned…I definitely have to get off my but and get my online efforts going….my motivation is to find a better reirement faclitiy for my mom who is suffering from a version of Alzeheimers…she is in a shared room facility now, but i hope to beable to get her a place where she can have her own room and a private nurse to watch over her…also coin for me to travel to see her more often or heck even actually live back in canada again…perish the thought!!!!

  • Naveen Kulkarni

    Thumbs up Pat.
    I like the way you report your earning break ups. I even visited your websites on LEED and Security Guard Training. They look awesome.

    Keep up the great work and keep motivating me :-)

  • Naveen Kulkarni

    I think your earnings signal every online entrepreneur that he should not depend upon single stream for income. I can see your ad sense earnings are the lowest of your earning streams. That might create chills in many online wannabees :-(

  • Brian

    That’s one crazy amount of income Pat – congrats and I’m looking forward to this mystery plugin. :)

  • Allan

    Well done Pat. Congratulations on your best ever month. It’s good to see how you’ve diversified your sources of income and particularly good to see how well the niche site is going.

    Good stuff with the iPhone apps. You’ve inspired me to start learning more about that opportunity.

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  • Will

    Congratulations, Pat! I agree that you’ve got to give in order to get; you’re a shining example of that. How much of your success do you also attribute to being organized and disciplined?

  • Christian

    You made my day! I really love to follow your blog with tons of very useful tips and hints! Your January income reports inspires me to refocus on things that bring me further. I tend to procrastinate and leave the important things out of sight. I’ve learned again that you will have success in the Internet when you keep focused.
    Thanks again!

  • exinco

    hi, congratulation on your increasingly earnings. this will motivate us and also learn from your real experienced. i really impress with your earnings from marketing samurai which i guess from CB affiliate

  • IamDavid

    Hi Pat, I noticed your Iphone App business is really taking off. Is it too competitive to get into right now in your opinion? Has that ship sailed so to speak much Ehow did.

    • Chris Green

      That ship is in the port ready to go out to sea. I’m sure pat will give you a great answe to your question, but I just wanted to point out that a busy Market is an indication sometimes to jump in rather than stand back and wonder.

  • Onibalusi Bamidele

    This is awesome Pat!

    You just keep on inspiring me. I really love your achievements this month and it is truly the best month ever. I will also be anticipating you launching your coaching/consulting services for this blog because there is a lot to learn from you.

    You’re also killing it with your affiliate income and you might want to write a post on it soon.

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome report and keep on rocking!


  • Peter Hutyr

    Pat, you are very organized and I love that from you. You actually inspire me because you are keen on details; especially on the lessons you learnt. I like the “Work on what matters” lesson. Most of us, especially me, do a lot of things that do not add value to our ventures and thats a drag towards what we are trying to achieve.

    Peter Hutyr

  • Chris Alta

    Pat you’re doing the internet marketing game up soo FILTHY lollll

    keep on keeping on brotha..when you succeed I feel like we all least that’s how I feel. So keep doing your thing bro!

  • Dan

    Congrats Pat, your numbers show that working hard now, pays a lot later.

    One question though, how did you earn from 99designs?

    Cheers, and keep it up.

  • Eric | My 4-Hour Workweek

    Pat, you’re redefining the meaning of CRUSH IT. #4 on your list of why you post your income reports is “to inspire,” and I think you’re doing an excellent job at that.

    Congrats. Pretty soon, your “about me” box won’t be able to say, “No, I’m not a millionaire…” 😛

    • KimP

      Eric said, “retty soon, your “about me” box won’t be able to say, “No, I’m not a millionaire…”

      I said this during the end of the year report, and it was the first thought that popped into my head while reading this report.

      With the release of TWO new plug-ins and more things to come, I can certainly see this in 2011! Gooo Pat!

    • Brendon | Internet State University

      I too have made mention of changing the ‘No, I’m not….”. If his other niche sites perform at the level his current site does he will be thrust into another income level ‘stratosphere’. the way I see it it isn’t a matter of ‘if’ it is a matter of ‘when’.

  • bfine

    Fantastic month! I’m still working my way up to that. Only about 3 decimal places so far.
    Thanks again for being so open.

  • bfine

    Meant to say about 3 decimal places OFF.

  • Jackie

    Awesome as always :)

    I love your lessons — those are the critical parts!

  • Shae Bynes

    Congrats Pat! I was thinking the same thing that Eric mentioned above…..your millionaire status is right around the corner. If you can do $35K in a month, you can do $50K in a month…and then $75K in a month, then $100K in a month. I love watching your business progress and appreciate how you continue to share your lessons learned with your readers. Way to go!

  • Lisa

    Wow, that’s some amazing growth! You are so organized! Thanks for the inspiration and tips too!

  • Lonnie – My Income Lab

    Pat – once again you set the bar astronomically high! You’re income reports are my new bible!

    Thanks again

  • Rob Pene

    Pat, you’re always encouraging and an amazing role model!!! Cheers on a great start to 2011 :)

  • Mathea

    Pat – thanks so much for this awesome information. I was wondering about the cost side of it – to scale your income, your expenses also increase. But I know that you do a lot of the work yourself. Could you share some info on cost/benefit ratio and how your earnings match up to costs? Thanks.

  • Michele

    I’m just curious..your security guard website….There is a ton of information on that website. How long did it take you to develop this site? Did you have any experience in this field before? Was your purpose to set it up specifically for adsense revenue? I notice you have some links to Amazon too. But it looks like adsense is the major revenue generator.


  • Shakd

    All I can say is… wow… I want that income! Congrats on your growth since the start!

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  • Donace

    very inspirational post like it is every month!

  • Allison

    Holy cow! I’ve been following SPI for quite a while now, and this is by far one of the most inspiring posts I’ve seen. $35K is nice change, indeed! Here’s to more success!

  • Therm

    Yo, seriously, after reading these reports every month, its becoming more real to me that this is achievable. Before, it was a little intimidating, but its becoming more and more familiar. Pat, like somebody said above, you are single handily changing lives. My outlook is completely different on whats possible online than it was last July when I started reading your blog. Thanks so much.

  • Steph

    Congratulations on the best month ever. Your honesty and willingness to share all of your experiences (good and bad) is a huge help to us, your readers.
    Thanks for the inspriation!

  • Karo Itoje

    All I can say too is “WOW”! That’s some great numbers you have there.

    I can relate with three things in your article.

    Getting caught up every now and then on what is not so important, at least at that point in time.

    Online business karma. Provide honest help to people and you will be rewarded more than you anticipated.

    Work hard and work some more.

    More power to your elbow Pat.

    May good things continue to happen to you because you deserve it for being the person you are.

  • James M

    That’s an incredible amount of money to be handling.
    I was wondering if you had thought about hosting live seminars or whether that would actually be worthwhile for you? Steve Pavlina experimented with them in 2010 and had great success in achieving a larger income and growing his audience.

  • Chetz Yusof

    Awesome! Really inspiring….

  • http:&#039:// Jim Hopkinson

    Wow, Pat… congrats on the huge increase to kick off 2011. I love reading your reports, and your success is definitely inspiring me. I’m getting real close to having a few things kick off like you have, and I can’t wait. Meanwhile, I’m learning from your site every week.

  • Vic Dorfman


    Regarding your Unique Article Wizard commissions:

    Do you know how many of those are through the recommendations on your blog and how many through the affiliate link in articles you’ve submitted with UAW, if any?


    • Pat

      Hey Vic, 100% come from this blog or from the YouTube video I did for my backlinking post.

  • Stuart


    It’s like the quote you have by your computer Pat, “The harder I work, the luckier I get”

    Congratulations on your record-breaking month :-)

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    The first time I found SPI, I knew that I would never step away to another internet marketing website before I master all the tips and trick that you give to your reader.

    I absolutely agree with your word ” The more you give, the more you get back in return”, Totally awesome

    Here is my favorite quote :

    How to achieve Total Prosperity – Teach what you most want to learn and need to learn

  • semmy @ Make Money Online

    WOW Pat! congratulation!! now you was rising your income! congratulation!! This is what I like it from your blog, you really honest and open about your income. Nothing to hide. Keep it up man!

  • Katter

    Congratulations again Pat! :) You have a stable good business running here. Would love to have the same. I wish you good luck in the future!

  • Mats

    Really great on the income report this time, nice to see you succeed, and congrats on the highest income month! 😉

  • Allan

    I’m not sure if you release your passive income numbers..I would be worried about the IRS. I earn about the same but work long I”m very impressed.
    I liked your videos on Youtube btw.

  • Josef

    Wow this income report is really amazing. i also hope you will give further coachings in the future or may record all the coaching sessions and sell it 😉

    keep it on, follow the track

  • Patrick

    Congrats Pat. You’re hard work and willingness to help others is paying off, it’s really amazing to watch. Like you mentioned in one of your podcasts, helping others does come back to you in positive ways. Web Karma!!

  • Ryan

    Wow! Great earnings!

    I hope I can one day lead the kind of life that you do!


  • Rachel

    WOw, reading this just has my jaw on the floor! You are such an inspiration to many, no wonder so many people wanted to learn from you! Congrats.

  • Magda

    Each month when I read those summary posts on your blog I get this mix feelings – on one hand I think it’s amazing and if I work hard maybe one day I’ll get to the level when I can earn at least @0% of what you make, but at the same time I feel like the amount of work required to get there is much more than I can handle….
    Anyway, thanks for sharing those numbers. They are a motivation!

  • Magda

    Each month when I read those summary posts on your blog I get this mix feelings – on one hand I think it’s amazing and if I work hard maybe one day I’ll get to the level when I can earn at least 20% of what you make, but at the same time I feel like the amount of work required to get there is much more than I can handle….
    Anyway, thanks for sharing those numbers. They are a motivation!

  • TheInfoPreneur

    Awesome stuff guy!


  • John Smith


    I really do love your blog. However as you and I know, most affiliate marketers lie out of their ass just so people can be impressed by their earnings, and eventually buy their info products. Case in point:

    My question to you is, if you’re confidently posting your earnings..maybe for just 1 month you should post PROOF of each and every earning (screenshots of Adsense acc’t, e-junkie, Paypal, and a verifiable income statements)..You can cross out all the confidential stuff like your name, tax ID, etc. Take a look at how Andrew Warner from Mixergy did it….he actually shows you his Ernst & Young tax reports..This will immensely boost your credibility with your more advanced readers who can see right through all the hoopla.

    Just sayin..


    • sam

      Yes that would be awesome..

    • Shane Williams

      I think he’s provided enough proof. Trying to sniff out the falseness of others, can only be a reflection of our own skeptic behavior, and truly hold no merit. Maybe I’m old school, but I still go by innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around. With his profit break-down alone he has done more than most would dare….or even be capable of doing. Keep tearin’ it up Pat!!!

      • Maxjohan

        There’s nothing wrong with being skeptic. The only people that thinks that is wrong, is the manipulative pychopaths, and the naive. Seeing that story about tyrone and seeing how many subscribers he got, makes me obvious skeptical about pats income claims, and his four hour working day.

        Just because he got passive in the (domain) name, doesn’t mean that he works four hours a day. Making that kind of money working four hour days, as he stated above. “That’s the beauty of passive income” …and that’s also the dream pat is trying to sell us, so it makes perfect sense.

        For some, making $20k and lieing about your online income, is better than making $20k and working at McDonalds. I’m not saying that pat is a liar, I’m just saying, that being skeptical is way more rewarding than falling for the psychopaths and their gimmicks.

        • Maxjohan

          Well, I got to admit I’m a bit paranoid at times. Yesterday was one of those days. If Pat says he’s making $35,000+ a month. He probably does that, there’s just no reason to lie. And, obviously Tyrone Shum isn’t a pychopath. Just my paranoia kicking in, sorry. lol.

        • Emmet

          In the past Pat has shown screenshots of my detailed information. For example info on his ebook sales back when Green Exam Academy was his major source, and lately he has shown specifics on the growth of his niche site for security guards.

          However, the reality is that Pat has never sold a product of his own saying he makes “this much” income. All he is doing is chronicling his progress and telling you what he is doing. Tyrone has produced is own info products on the other hand.

        • Emmet

          Lol, sorry I meant “screenshots of his detailed information”.. :)

  • Jeremy

    This is jawdropping!! Holy man! Reading your post just continue to inspire and power up my instinct. One word – AWESOME!

  • Shakd

    Great job! Hope I am able to get there while i’m working my 9-5 job!


  • RobM

    Wow, that is truly incredible that you can earn that amount of income from just 4 hours a day! This is a great motivator!

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  • Shane Williams

    Absolutely love the value and honesty coming from this site. Congrats on a major butt kickin’ month! You completely deserve it.


  • Mark Dacoron

    This is awesome. I love how you break down where everything comes from. Pat you are an inspiration to those looking to make money working at home. I want to follow in your footsteps!

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  • Jason

    He Pat it’s cool to see how you’re working on so many different income streams. Quick question on the security guard site — how many back links on average do you have to setup on an ongoing basis to move the site up the first page of google? I’m just starting out myself and am trying to gauge the amount of work this will take.

  • Rich Grannis

    Congrats on a spectacular month and the HUGE growth from previous month. We sure are big supporters of you and really appreciate the help and information you share with us. Much Success and have a GREAT DAY!

  • Michael Hastings

    Pat, I cannot thank you enough for giving me the incentive to get off my a%% and start building the business I want. I cannot express to you the encouragement that this blog has given me in the past 2 months of reviewing it. My business is an offline opportunity, but I am starting to apply your information to build online brand and credibility. All I can say is THANKS PAT! And congrats on the growth!

  • Maxence

    how could we suscribe to your next curses ?!!

  • newminc

    Just came across your site today. Great stuff. Do you ever share what your net profit was for these monthly totals? Just trying to grasp what the net income could be as I explore online business building opps. Thank you!

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  • Pablo

    Pat, thanks for the inspiration and experience you share with us on every post!
    I just wanted to suggest you that in order to be fair with the name of your blog, you should reconsider counting the course income as PASSIVE income, keeping the total number pure, as it is equally impressive. Regards, Pablo

  • Anick

    WOW!!!huge amount.Thanks for sharing.Keep up with your good work.

  • Pwarlick

    I am so impressed with this new record for you. Because of you, I signed up for Info Barrel and for that I say Thanks.

  • Javier Hernandez

    Great numbers Pat! Congrats and hope to see you on Blog World Expo 2011! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Brian

    Hey Pat, keep up the good work with this is an amazing site. My first day here but I will surely be back to read more. Congrats on your success!

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  • Gon

    Wow man. Great Job. By the way, very inspirative. Keep the hard work.

  • Swamykant

    You do variety of stuff. Great Job. very inspiring 😉

  • Maxence

    Could you explain me how did you get in touch wih these kind of website like marketsamurai or bluehost?
    because it seems that you have a specific partnership together.
    did you send them a particular mail before introduce their names and link on your blog ?
    how do you handle the businesspart when you want to talk about some interesting websites but you couldnt found any agreement ?

    Im really wondering about this part because it bring more than an google ads.
    You can definetly help me out about that !

    thanks !
    and keep going Im a huge fan from Paris !


  • Adi

    This is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

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  • veppa

    Hi Pat, started visiting your site this month and very impressed with your results. I have couple web properties earning with adsense as much as yours , and looking at your other income streams I realize that I have to focus on affiliate marketing then building other streams as well.
    Work you share is really important for many of us, keep it up.

  • sim

    Man u are making me jealous. That’s a lot of money. This one inspires me to work harder :)