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From the bottom of my heart, thank you! You helped make a really important dream of mine come true. Ever since I started this entrepreneurial journey in 2008, I’ve always wanted to write a book, and it was my dream to one day walk into a bookstore with my kids and point it out to them. I even published a blog post back in 2012 that said the exact same thing.
How many platforms do you check every day, almost without thinking about it? What products are an unconscious part of your daily routine? These kinds of habit forming products are what today’s episode is all about. Here to explore how customers get “hooked” on products is behavior expert and author of Hooked, Nir Eyal.
Welcome to the second edition of the Physical Product Experiment! In this series, I will be exploring and experimenting my way through a brand new realm for me: a physical product. In case you missed the first Physical Product Experiment [PPE #1] post, you can check that out here. To help ease you into this second post, I want to share a quick recap on what it is I am experim ...
No huge intro needed for this post. Here are ten actionable items that you can do right now to improve your online business or blog. 1. Re-Evaluate Your Goals On a piece of paper (yes, paper), write down where you want your business or blog to be a year from now. Think about the following when doing so: Number specific items, such as: Earnings Traffic Sales Subscrib ...
Does staying on top of your site’s SEO ever feel overwhelming? Does keeping up with Google’s ever-evolving search ranking preferences have you scratching your head? Then you’ll love today’s guest. VuduMarketing.com‘s Sam McRoberts is here to share his tips, tricks, and favorite tools for optimizing search engine rankings. Sam headed up the most recent SEO audit of SmartPassiveIncome.
Welcome to my March 2017 Monthly Income Report. Fun fact: This is the 102nd monthly report published here on the blog. As always, I’m happy to share with you what happened during the past month, from the actions taken to the lessons learned, and, of course, the earnings report and where it all comes from. Income Summary Last month: $148,006.60 This month: $258,737.
At this time last year, SmartPassiveIncome.com got a serious facelift. With the help of the amazing team over at RocketCode.io, we revamped the website to make it faster, sleeker, and more searchable, all in pursuit of providing you guys with the best experience possible. In today’s episode, you’ll meet two of the people who made this website overhaul possible: my Design Direct ...
It’s been a year since the latest major redesign of the Smart Passive Income blog, and I wanted to give you an over-the-shoulder look at what has happened since, including all the great things and the not-so-great things. I also want to highlight some of the latest features and updates we’ve added based on what we learned. Let’s do this! The design before the recent update wasn’t terrible.
How much would you love to earn your living traveling the world? That’s exactly what today’s guests do every day, thanks to their incredible success as YouTube travel vloggers. Today, Kristen Sarah and Nadine Sykora will show you how it’s done, revealing everything you need to know to set up your YouTube channel.
This is a guest post from Glen Allsopp from Gaps.com, who (fun fact) was featured in SPI Podcast Session #3 from over six years ago! He was one of the first in the world of SEO to really inspire me back in the day, and someone, although quite a bit younger than me, I very much look up to. He’s been diving even more into the world of SEO since 2010, which is why I wanted him to ...
Productivity Month continues this week with even more tips and strategies for making the most of your day. Joining me today is expert Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project, with some incredible research that just might change how you think about productivity. Lots of us measure our productivity by how much we produce or create in a day, whether it’s answering 100 em ...
I’m beyond excited today for one very awesome reason: I am working on a brand new project (a brand new business model for me!) that I’m starting from scratch. And I’m sharing this with you here today on Smart Passive Income. The project is in a realm that I’ve never experimented with before, which is exciting simply because it’s something completely foreign to me.
Sometimes, when life throws us a curveball, taking a risk on a brand new entrepreneurial journey is the last thing on our minds. That wasn’t the case for Kelsey Baldwin of Paper & Oats, who rebounded from a major setback by selling digital products and courses online. Kelsey made the leap into entrepreneurship after learning she was going to be a single mom.
Welcome to my second Income Report for 2017! It seems like this year is one of those years that’s going to fly by, because I felt like it was just yesterday that my January 2017 income report was published. I’m always happy to share my progress with you. Sometimes things go well and the numbers climb higher, and other months the numbers decrease.
Productivity Month is in full swing at Smart Passive Income, and who better to join this episode than Productivityist.com‘s Mike Vardy? Mike’s a master of productivity and frameworks for getting it all done, and he’s here with an awesome collection of tips and strategies for overhauling your efficiency. For Mike, productivity means “marrying your intentions with the right amount of attention.
March is Productivity Month here at Smart Passive Income, and I’m kicking it off with a very special interview with Cal Newport, author of the game-changing productivity book, Deep Work. Cal caught on to the radical applications of “deep work” when he noticed how a particular approach to focus was transforming his productivity.
This announcement has been a long time coming, but I’m happy to share that my first and brand new course, Smart from Scratch, is now available! Registration for Smart From Scratch opens today, February 27, 2017, and closes on March 5, 2017 at midnight PST! Register here today! Smart from Scratch is a detailed, step-by-step course I created to help you find one winning business idea that’s wor.
Next week is the official launch of Smart from Scratch, my very first online course, and I couldn’t be more excited. It also feels like the perfect time to look back on my previous launch experiences and explore what I’ve learned about creating, testing, launching, and maintaining a product. Before Smart from Scratch, there was Breakthrough Blogging, my first membership site.
Whose responsibility is it when it comes to the success rate of an online course? Put another way: if one of your students fails to see results after buying access to your online course, is it your fault, or their fault? Responsibility lies with both parties, but the fault of a failing student depends on a number of factors, which I’ll dig into here in this post.