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...

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 [...]

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 [...]

Quick Ways to Utilize These 4 Non-Google Search Engines

Non-Google search engines are a beautiful thing - and no, I'm not talking about Yahoo or Bing. I'm talking about other search engines that you can use to discover a ton of valuable information about the niche you're in. I guarantee that you've heard of these search engines before, although you probably never thought of [...]

YouTube Tips and Tricks For Bloggers—Part 3

This is the final installment of my YouTube marketing tactics series. In part 1, we covered how to approach video marketing, as well as what to include in your recordings for maximum impact. In part 2, we discussed the importance of optimizing the Title, Description and Tags of your video, and I included a few [...]

YouTube Tips and Tricks For Bloggers—Part 2

In part 1 of this mini series about video marketing on YouTube we discussed two important topics: Your mindset as you begin to push videos onto YouTube for brand expansion and traffic generation; and A number of things you can do to your video recording to optimize it. In part 2 we're going to cover [...]

YouTube Tips and Tricks For Bloggers—Part 1

YouTube. It's been around for over 5 years, yet for some reason most bloggers still haven't explored the video sharing platform where millions of people around the world are watching over 2 billion videos a day. I took the SPI brand onto YouTube on September 26th, 2009 for the same reason I do everything else [...]