And They Said I Was Stupid – A Thought from 21,400 Feet in the Air

I'm publishing the blog post from 21,400 feet in the air on my way to Austin, TX. Something funny happened at the airport that reminded me of a time when someone I trusted called me stupid.

REALITY CHECK – 24 Questions That Will Challenge You and Your Brand (+NSD2.0 Update)

This post references a website and business that I'm publicly building for Niche Site Duel 2.0. The site will become a resource for current and future food truck business owners and operators, and the "coming soon" page is already live. I have not yet revealed the exact brand name and URL because I don't want [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.2.0 (UPDATE) – Beyond the Brand Name, Competition Analysis and “List Building”

Niche Site Duel 2.0 may seem like it's off to a slow start, but behind the scenes a lot of things are happening. This post will serve to fill you in on where I'm at with my new website and my plan for moving forward. Go to to get all of the updates from [...]

SPI 021: Q&A Session – Domain Names, Do You Need an Audience, YouTube Blackboards and Adsense Earnings

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I do something a little different and give detailed answers to some of most commonly asked questions. I'm doing this for a number of reasons: First, I'll be able to help more people who may have these very same questions. Instead of answering each person individually, I can [...]

Camtasia for Mac, Bamboo Tablet, Omni Dazzle, and Branding

I've been doing a lot this past week as far as expanding the Smart Passive Income brand. I created a Facebook Fan Page, which has nearly 100 fans already. Today, I setup a YouTube Channel and decided to post my first video, which I've embedded here on the blog for you below. Part of branding [...]

The Smart Passive Income Brand and Plans for the Future

I started this blog almost exactly one year ago. I was employed at that time and was planning on writing about how to make a decent side income while still working the 9 to 5, a job which I was actually enjoying despite 4 hours of travel each day (from San Diego to Irvine via [...]

The Latest Going-Ons and What’s Ahead for The Smart Passive Income Blog

Another page in my life is about to turn. As you probably know, I'm getting married soon. VERY soon. Two days in fact, and so the last week has been one of the craziest weeks in my life. I'm really lucky to be earning passive income as my fiancee and I get programs printed, work [...]