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SPI 183: Listener Success Story: From Masters Degree to Maestro of Online Business with Julian Bradley

This week, I’m excited to bring you something I know you guys love: a listener success story. My guest is the amazing Julian Bradley, a musician who has built a thriving online business over at TheMusicalEar.com. Julian is a jazz pianist and composer by trade and began creating jazz tutorials for his YouTube channel. He tried his hand at creating an e-book, hoping to earn a few extra bucks. But that e-book did much more. He blew past his $4,000 goal within two hours of his launch.

In this episode Julian shares his advice for building a community on YouTube and using your natural skills to grow your business.

SPI 180: Two Woodworkers and How They Make a Full-Time Income from Their Craft with David Picciuto and Bob Clagett

David Picciuto and Bob Clagett run different businesses, but they share a mutual passion: woodworking. Both left their office jobs in hopes of turning their hobby into a full-time business. Since then, David’s DrunkenWoodworker.com and Bob’s ILikeToMakeStuff.com have gained huge followings and become full-time jobs, all while allowing them to do what they love most.

In this episode, they share how they monetized their hobby, built their followings, and grew their businesses across multiple income streams. They’ll offer their tips for getting started with sponsorships and running an online store, too.

Podcast Teasers and Proof You Need to Publish Videos Directly to Facebook Too

Last weekend, I conducted two experiments. They involved Facebook, YouTube and my podcast, and as a result of what happened I'll be treating each of those platforms differently moving forward. Here's what podcast teasers and uploading videos directly to Facebook can do for you...

SPI 123: Turning a So-So Blog into a So-Profitable Brand—Gretchen and Jason from Woodland Bakery

Gretchen's blog about baking was doing okay, but she questioned whether or not to keep going. Then, she connected with Jason who helped take her so-so blog, and turn it into an extremely profitable brand with a HUGE audience. Here's how it all happened...

Traffic: What’s Working for You Right Now?

As I count down the days until my very first keynote speech—the opening keynote for the Financial Blogger Conference in St. Louis next week—I've been up late the last few nights fine-tuning and rehearsing my presentation. It's been a while since I was last on stage and I have to say: I couldn't be more [...]

How to Hand Out Flyers Online (Old School and New School Techniques)

I love evergreen content. My blogs and businesses thrive on it. They rely on it. They survive because of it. It's the kind of content that you can publish today that will be relevant and useful to those who will find it tomorrow, next month or next year. It's the kind of content that will [...]

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 [...]

Reader Challenge Roundup: Creating a YouTube Video and the Next Challenge

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." -Joshua J. Marine Every few months, I offer a new challenge to my readers. In November of 2010, I asked you to write a Pillar Article, which resulted in 51 posts, over 200 hours of writing, tens of thousands of additional visitors [...]

SPI 019: Everything You Need to Know about YouTube for Blogging and Online Business

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I explore the world of video and start from scratch with YouTube to show you exactly how I make sure I give myself the best chance to get the most views and have the most impact for my business and blog. As I mentioned in a [...]

Are YouTube Videos and Podcasting Worth the Effort?

Last year, I made a conscious decision to turn my growing Smart Passive Income blog into the Smart Passive Income brand. I knew nothing about "branding" at the time, except that I knew that successful brands utilized all different mediums to reach their audience. Stick to one medium, and you'll limit your reach to only [...]