From Course Concept to $141,659 In Sales In 6 Months

Today's post is a guest post from my friend Grant Baldwin, a public speaker and host of "How Did You Get Into That?," a podcast focused on people who are doing incredibly inspiring work. In this post, Grant talks about his experience launching his first course and how it didn't meet his expectations. He then [...]

SPI 097: John Lee Dumas on his 6-Figure Month, Facebook Webinar Strategy and Adding Sponsors to Your Show

John Lee Dumas is back for a second time! Since his last appearance 6 months ago, his brand has exploded, and so has his earnings! Learn how, his exact Facebook to Webinar strategies you can use, and the pros and cons (and how) to add sponsors to your own show.

Niche Site Duel – Investigating a Sudden Drop in Earnings

It's been a while since I last published a dedicated update about my niche site, A lot has happened in the world of search engine optimization since the last update and there's a lot of interesting data to report and thoughts in my head that will determine where I go with this site in the [...]

Niche Site Private Advertisement Experiment – Part 2 – Displaying Ads and Accepting Payments

Last week I posted Part 1 of the Niche Site Private Advertising Experiment, a little case study I'm running to see if I can generate additional income from my security guard training niche site by having related companies pay for ad space. Last month, the site pulled in $2,801.06 from Google Adsense alone, but as [...]

Niche Site Private Advertisement Experiment—Part 1—Why?

My security guard training niche site currently earns between $1,800 and $2,200 per month—99% of it coming from Google Adsense alone. One of my goals in 2012 is to diversify the income streams coming from this site and increase its monthly income to at least $3000 per month by the end of the year. Diversification is important because: It's [...]

Niche Site Earnings and Directory Listing Update

A lot of you have been requesting an update on my security guard training niche site, so here it is! If you aren't familiar with this particular site of mine, I recommend you read up on the niche site duel - where I and several other bloggers and internet marketers share and reveal everything from [...]

Niche Site Duel 013: CPA Promotions, Private Advertising, Job Board and Income Report

I'm back with another Niche Site Duel update! The experimental niche site I created from scratch live here on SPI (see the Niche Site Duel Hub for more details) has undergone quite a few tests and experiments since my last post about it. The security guard training site is still ranking #1 in Google for [...]

Niche Site Duel 008: My Monetization Strategy

When I started my security guard training site for this niche site duel, a lot of people had asked me how I planned to monetize it. In this post, I will answer that question for you. Because the niche I chose is an education & career driven niche, I plan to follow a similar progression [...]

SPI 003: Affiliate and Niche Site Strategies Revealed with Glen Allsop

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm very excited to chat with Glen Allsop of as we get into crazy detail about exactly how he makes money online. If there is one session to take notes on, this is the one because Glen reveals a ton of information about his 5 [...]

Our Second iPhone Application Went on Sale Today!

So our first iPhone app, iPopit! was not a flop—but we don't really consider it a success either. Although our company, LOLer Apps, met its original goal of being able to outsource an entire iPhone application and sell it in iTunes (which was definitely NOT easy), our sales haven't been as good as we had [...]