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It’s been a while since the last Niche Site Duel 2.0 FoodTruckr.com update, and for good reason: After niche selection and branding strategy, collecting emails during a pre-launch phase and then launching (you can get all of the updates here), I’ve been in the middle of the toughest phase in the life of any brand new website – the part where you’re cranking out content, and ...
And we’re LIVE! Back in June, I revealed a high-search volume / low-competition keyword that I discovered during keyword research that looked very promising to build a site for: food trucks for sale. After some digging, I soon realized that not only were there no major players tackling this niche, but there were no major sites helping food truck owners in general too – nothi ...
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m super stoked to answer voicemail questions from the SPI audience! Every once and a while, I’ll be recording podcast episodes that are completely driven and made up of questions asked by you, so if you have any questions you’d like potentially answered on the show, simply record a voicemail over on my Speakpipe Page.
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m excited to answer more voicemail questions from the SPI audience! Every once and a while, I record podcast episodes that are completely driven and made up of questions asked by you, so if you have any questions you’d like potentially answered on the show, simply record a voicemail over on my Speakpipe Page.
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m happy to welcome Noah Kagan, founder of AppSumo, employee #30 at Facebook (and the brain behind the status update), #4 at Mint.com, founder of several other startups and a person who at a relatively young age, in addition to all of his success, had already went through an incredible amount of failures and had lost millions.
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Today’s guest has one of the most amazing transformation stories I’ve heard. She’s Kimra Luna, self-proclaimed “freedom hacker” from KimraLuna.com. Like a lot of us, life threw Kimra a few curveballs—just a few years ago, she and her husband found themselves on welfare with two young children, living in an unfamiliar town. Kimra turned to blogging, with a dream of making money online.
This week’s episode is the start of something big. It’s the first episode of a three-part series that will become an important part of how I serve my Smart Passive Income audience going forward. If this episode’s title sounds familiar, you’re not crazy! Back in 2011, I published another three-part series on all the types of passive income you can generate online (Episodes 15, 16, and 17).
Welcome to Season 2 of SPI TV! In December of 2014, I ran a campaign to build a school in Ghana, Africa through the Pencils of Promise organization. This was an idea that was inspired through my conversation with Adam Bruan, the founder of PoP, who I interviewed in Session #106 of the SPI Podcast.
This interview was one of my all-time favorites. Why? Because it was with a 10-year old entrepreneur named Enya Hixson! I recently met Enya’s parents, Mike and Natalie, at Social Media Marketing World and after chatting about kids (which parents tend to often do with each other), I learned all about the businesses Enya was involved in, and was super inspired! I knew that ...
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It’s Email Marketing Month here at Smart Passive Income! This week, I’m going to show you the top 10 places to insert an opt-in form on your website. It’s easy to overlook places where you could be collecting subscribers—believe me, I learned this the hard way. Now, it’s my turn to help you guys locate those key spots that will increase your conversions and get more people ...
I can’t believe we’re here…Episode 100! This is incredible! In December of 2008, after my first online business started to take off and I had just started SmartPassiveIncome.com, I had officially announced that I wanted to start a podcast of my own because it was a podcast that introduced me to this world of online business and changed my life forever.
I’m extremely happy to welcome Tim Ferriss back to the SPI Podcast! Tim is an unofficial mentor of mine and a huge inspiration for the Smart in Smart Passive Income. He was with us in November of 2012 in Session #51, but a lot has happened since then and it was great to catch up to see what he was focusing on.
You asked for it! Here with me this week, by popular demand, is e-commerce superstar Ryan Moran from Freedom Fast Lane. I know you guys love hearing e-commerce success stories on the Smart Passive Income Podcast, especially from folks like Jessica and Cliff Larrew and Ryan and Daniel (a different Ryan).
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I love hearing success stories, and the best success stories are the ones that come from listeners like you. That’s what today’s episode is all about. My guest today, Nick Stephenson, heard David Siteman Garland talk with me about creating online courses back in Session 136. Nick took action, and by the time his product launch rolled around, he was crushing it.
I’m very pleased to welcome Dan Norris to this week’s Smart Passive Income Podcast. Dan is the co-founder of WP Curve, a company every WordPress user needs to hear about. For a monthly fee, WP Curve gives you 24/7 access to Dan and his team for WordPress maintenance and support. They can fix a tweak gone wrong, boost traffic, and help you optimize your site to work better an ...
This week’s episode is my favorite kind of episode: the kind where I share another success story that came straight from you, the listener. My guest this week is Morr Meroz, an animator who runs BloopAnimation.com. As an animator straight out of art school, Morr wasn’t used to thinking about his creative career in business terms.
Get ready, because my featured guest this episode is about to drop some HUGE knowledge bombs on a topic that has always been in high demand. David Siteman Garland from The Rise to the Top tells us exactly—step by step—how to create online courses that sell. David’s journey started back in 2008 when the world of online business looked very, very different.
This week, I’m joined by none other than Amy Porterfield! You might know Amy for her social media strategies or from her podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, where she dishes out the insight and expertise that’s made her the Facebook Queen. In this episode, she’s here to share her secret weapon for creating a killer launch: the 3-Part Video Series.
Heads up—this episode is going to break the mold. I’m veering away from the usual format of the SPI Podcast to bring you something different – and it’s making me completely nervous. You might like it or you might hate it. I’m hoping you’ll love it. I’m not sure, but you know me—I like to experiment and try new things and see how they work (or not).
I am so excited for you to meet this week’s guest: Susan RoAne. She’s generous, she’s brilliant, and she’s been a huge inspiration to me—she even manages to make me blush in this episode. Her superpower? How to work a room. Susan was one of 1,200 teachers who lost their jobs during a massive layoff of San Francisco public school teachers.
I can’t wait for you to hear the amazing story this week’s guest has to share. He’s Hal Elrod, a best-selling author, keynote speaker, success coach, and all-around inspiring guy. Hal’s here this week to share how he became a productivity master, and bounced back from huge life setbacks, with the help of a morning routine.
As 2014 rounds out, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to reflect on this year with you all and share what’s on my mind. This week, I’m speaking from the heart. I’m going to talk through the big life lessons I learned this year, and how we—you and I—are going to kill it in 2015. Like I mentioned in episode #138, I’ve got 2015 all mapped out, with the help of Team Flynn.
Welcome to 2015, everybody! I can’t think of a more perfect time to talk with Joseph Michael, the Scrivener Coach. He’s another passive income success story I can’t wait for you to meet. When you’re working hard and have a lot on your plate, it’s hard not to worry that some golden business opportunity is passing you by. That was Joseph, not long ago.
Ready to hear an amazing story? Because that’s what Kimanzi Constable has brought with him today. I can’t wait for you to hear how this guy went from delivering bread to becoming an author with 82,000 books sold. Before he got published, Kimanzi worked a job he hated. While working late nights, he listened to podcasts like this one and kept a journal of thoughts and ideas.
This week, I’ve got not one guest, but three—it’s the crew from Fizzle.co, and this episode is going to be awesome. Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Barrett Brooks are the masterminds behind one of most well-run, engaged, and high-quality membership sites out there. You might remember Corbett from our interview back in 2012, where he talked about his project ThinkTraffic.net.
My two guests today are here by popular demand. That’s right—so many of you told me to get these two on the show, and here they are! I’ve got Lindsay and Bjork here to talk about their hugely successful food blog, Pinch of Yum. I know how much you guys love success stories, especially from people doing something outside the box.
We’re doing something different today on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. Dane Maxwell is back on the show for his third time, but he’s not the guest—I am! As many of you know, I recently started something new in my approach to passive income: software. It’s been an exciting process, and I wanted to share with you why I decided to create a software business, how I did it, a ...
It is my absolute pleasure to share the full version of my opening keynote at New Media Expo 2015. The theme is future proofing your business and brand. What does that mean? It means to be able to survive what’s ahead – to absorb the shock of the inevitable stresses that will test all of us from this point forward.
A few months ago, I added something new to my life: a morning routine. The results have been so dramatic that I had to share them with you all. That’s what this week’s episode is all about. I put together this routine after interviewing Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning in SPI Podcast Session #140, and after continually hearing other successful people rave about the p ...
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I’m doing something different with today’s episode. No, it’s not another NPR-style epsiode—though you all know how much I love doing those. This time, I’m sharing with you a recording of a phone call. That phone call was with one of my mastermind groups I meet with each week. Consider this a sneak peek into how we run our mastermind group, what questions we ask, and how we p ...
This week’s guest comes to us from the fitness world. He’s Abel James, who I got to know last year when he won an award for his incredible podcast, Fat Burning Man. Abel didn’t just stop at podcasting—his Fat Burning Man brand also includes a wildly successful book and mobile app. He’s built a multimedia franchise in an extremely saturated field, and he’s done it all without ...
I first saw today’s guest on a TED Talk. His name is Jia Jiang, and his talk was titled, “Surprising Lessons from 100 Days of Rejection.” It’s one of those TED Talks you start watching and find you can’t stop—it’s that good. In the video, Jia talked a lot about struggling with rejection, particularly as an entrepreneur.
I’ve got a truly special episode this week—one that I hope will be a huge game-changer for a lot of you. This episode is all about productizing. A productized service takes a skill you already provide and allows it to run systematically, growing with or without your direct involvement. It’s what the passive income lifestyle is all about.
This week, we’re talking about a simple thing that can have a huge positive impact on your business: email marketing and the power of an autoresponder series. Remember Steve Chou from Episode 143? Steve introduced me to the guy who helped him triple his revenue by making some small changes to his autoresponder series. That guy is Dan Faggella.
In today’s episode, I’m trying something a little different. Don’t worry—this episode still has the business insight and actionable tips you guys love. But you’ll also get to know a few more personal, surprising things about me, my life, and my friend and guest today Michael O’Neal. Michael is the host of Solopreneur Hour, a podcast with a totally unique style—a style I’m borrowing from today.
I can’t wait for you to meet today’s guest, who’s an incredible success story from the online retail world: Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked. Since starting out as an early Etsy entrepreneur, Susan’s had an amazing journey, including an appearance on Shark Tank, a partnership with Nordstrom, and now, a million-dollar online business selling baby moccasins.
Today’s episode is just you and me. Let’s take a break from strategy to check in with ourselves. We’re halfway through 2015. What progress have you made on your goals for this year? What have you learned? What else does 2015 have in store for you? In this episode, you’ll hear my own, personal answers to those questions.
You might know today’s guest as a fitness guru. But Chalene Johnson hasn’t stopped there—she’s also an inspiring entrepreneur and the leader of a tribe of amazing, committed fans. Chalene’s career has grown beyond the fitness industry to include all kinds of businesses, lifestyle coaching, and podcasts like Build Your Tribe.
Running a successful online business takes serious effort. Today’s guest doesn’t just run one successful online business—he runs several! I first connected with Scott Turner through his company Green Building Education Services when I was just starting out, building my own Green Exam Academy. When I re-connected with him at the 1-Day Business Breakthrough, I realized that Sc ...
Just about every business owner starts from scratch. Today’s guest did, too, but in a totally unique way. He’s Nathan Chan, creator of Foundr Magazine, an entirely digital publication. When Nathan first built Foundr Magazine, he knew he was headed into unique, unfamiliar territory. Without tried-and-true methods to fall back on, Nathan found himself learning through experien ...
Today’s guest is back by popular demand, and third time’s the charm. Ramit Sethi is here again, and this time, he’s offering up everything you need to know to launch an online product. You might remember Ramit from Episode 120, where he walked us through creating your first product, and Episode 92, where he dug into pricing and psychology of selling.
I’d like you to meet Nikki Elledge Brown, a.k.a. your Communication Stylist. If you’re ready to get serious about your writing and communication skills, this is the episode for you. As a self-declared Communication Stylist, Nikki is an expert at helping people uncover their unique voice and become smarter communicators.
I can’t wait for you to meet today’s amazing guest: He’s Peter Voogd, and he’s the leading authority on Gen Y entrepreneurship. As CEO of GameChangersMovement.com, Peter has trained nearly 5,000 young entrepreneurs. He draws on the wealth of experience he’s gathered from his own career (which started before he even hit high school) to teach aspiring business owners how to ta ...
Today’s episode is hugely valuable no matter what kind of content you create for your followers. I have Garrett Moon here with me today to talk about a seriously amazing tool: It’s called CoSchedule, and it’s changing the way I write. Garrett and his team created CoSchedule in response to a common frustration they saw among their busy clients: Writing is hard enough.
One thing I’ve never discussed here on the blog or podcast before is what I do with the earnings I generate online. I can tell you, however, that several people have asked me about it though. Generally, I’ve been less open about what I do with my earnings compared to how I generate an income online, but I’ve shared a few things here and there.
Today, I’m bringing you guys something I know you love: a success story from someone just like you. I’m with Kirk Du Plessis of OptionAlpha.com, an amazing business that was once simply a blog Kirk ran on the side. Now, Kirk’s turned his hobby into a business that’s earning him six figures per month.
I predict that today’s episode is going to be a favorite. Get ready to take notes—this episode will give you tons of useful strategies for optimizing your website’s SEO. I’m thrilled to have Brian Dean from Backlinko here to share his expertise on backlinking. You may remember Brian’s epic post on backlinking that appeared on the Smart Passive Income blog in 2014.
This week’s episode features not one amazing guest, but two! I can’t wait for you to meet David Picciuto and Bob Clagett, two online business success stories I know you will love. David and Bob 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.
This week’s episode is a truly special one. I have Aaron Walker with me today, offering up a lifetime of wisdom on how to thrive—both professionally and personally—as an entrepreneur. Aaron, who runs ViewfromtheTop.com, has more than of thirty-seven years of experience behind him. He’s a veteran entrepreneur who achieved huge success as a business owner before transitioning ...
This week’s guest came so highly recommended from many of you, that I knew I had to check him out myself. Bryan Harris of VideoFruit.com is joining me today, and oh man, does he deliver. Bryan is the master of building email lists. But his expertise doesn’t stop there—he’s become a pro at using email lists as a cornerstone for product creation.
Today I’m doing something I’ve never done before. You might remember Episode 155, where my mastermind group hopped on a call with a guest trying to grow his business. This week, I’m taking a similar call from a listener who reached out to me for help. Robert Kibbe runs TheMuscleCarPlace.com. He ran into some problems when trying to launch his latest product, an online cours ...
Today’s episode is the final chapter in my revamped, three-part series on getting started with your own passive income business. Part one brought you the basics, exploring what to put in place before creating your business. Part two walked you through building an audience once you’ve laid your foundation and a few different models for generating passive income.
This past July, Chris Ducker from ChrisDucker.com and I hosted a private, mega-mastermind group meeting for online business owners and bloggers called 1-Day Business Breakthrough, and it went so well that we decided to host two more 1DayBB events the next time Chris came to the U.S. and made his way over to the San Diego area! Well, the dates are set and we’re both officiall ...
I don’t normally post during the weekend, but I wanted to use this opportunity to announce something extremely special that’s happening this coming July. I haven’t been more excited about something like this in a very long time! On Friday, July 12th, 2013, Chris Ducker from ChrisDucker.com, an incredibly good friend of mine who I trust like no other – he and I decided to hos ...
Welcome to Episode #5 of SPI TV! Make sure to subscribe (YouTube / iTunes) to stay on top of it every Friday when new episodes go live. A fantastic way to generate raving fans is to create “gigs”, or special events – big or small – that go beyond the experience a reader or listener might have with your regular content.
Important Goings-On in December December is always a super crazy month, but this time around it was especially crazy. It’s always nuts because there are a lot of family functions that happen at this time of year, but with my upcoming book launching on February 1 and a deadline to complete the manuscript, I was constantly doing something and never had any time to relax. It’s all good, though.
Last week, I kicked off a brand-new, three-part series on getting started with your own passive income business. This week, I’m back to bring you part two! Part one covered the basics of starting out with passive income and explored what to put in place before creating your business. In part two, I’m going to walk you through what happens once you’ve laid that foundation, an ...
It’s been a long and treacherous road to find that target niche to build a website for, but I’m happy to share that I’ve finally landed on one, and now we’re ready to move forward! In my last NSD2.0 post, I published an article about a potential keyword and niche that I was thinking about getting into, although I wasn’t 100% committed to it yet. The keyword: best minivan.
It’s been a long time coming, but here’s Part 1 of the major Niche Site Duel 2.0 update you’ve been waiting for! In this report, I will reveal the niche site I created for the existing and aspiring food truck business owners and operators, as well as everything that has happened up until this point.
The official launch of Niche Site Duel 2.0 will be this coming Wednesday! On Wednesday, we’ll kick off NSD2.0 with a post about: How you can follow along and participate. The application process for joining the ‘learning group’ of 5 people who I will personally select to not only ‘coach’, but learn with while we build our niche sites together.
When starting a brand new website, choosing the right topic for your site is the most important part of the process. Everything about our—the name of it, what it looks like, what we publish—is determined by the topic or niche that we choose, so it’s mandatory that we spend some time discussing this before we actually begin.
In our last Niche Site Duel 2.0 post, I revealed that the niche that I’ll be building a website for is the food truck niche. Specifically, it will be a resource for people who are interested in starting a food truck business and those who already have one. There’s a nice continuation between the two because when you start a food truck, you’re going to then need to know how t ...
Day 1 in Ghana was incredible. Here on Day 2, we visit several schools that were being opened for the first time. Words cannot highlight what it was like, so I’m glad we were able to capture it all on video. Plus, for everyone in the SPI Community, there’s an awesome surprise for you at the end More background: In December of 2014, I ran a campaign to build a school in G ...
Today is the day. Niche Site Duel 2.0 officially begins! What is it? How does it work? What can we expect? How can someone participate? Great questions! Let’s get right into it… What is a Niche Site Duel? In late 2010, I was challenged by a friend to create a niche website from scratch to see if I could get it ranked in Google and start to earn an income from it.
Since the official launch of Niche Site Duel 2.0, I’ve been doing quite a bit of keyword research, spending an hour or two each day hunting for those keywords that may potentially be a good niche to built a resource for. It’s been a while since I’ve last tackled keyword research like this, and a number of things are coming back to me that I’ve experienced in the past: Keywor ...
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 NicheSiteDuel.com to get all of the updates from the start and join over 3200 other people who are participating and are a part of the NSD2.
In my last post, I revealed the niche site that I built to serve aspiring and existing food truck owners. FoodTruckr.com was very well received and a lot of people left very positive comments about the concept, design and content currently on the site. Thanks for that! In this post, I’m going to pick up where I left off.
Niche Site Duel 2.0 is right around the corner! For those of you who don’t know, the original Niche Site Duel (NSD) was a public challenge to create a niche website from scratch, rank it high in Google and start earning an income from it. In 73 days I was able to work my Security Guard Training website to #1 in Google, and since then the site has been earning between $1,500 ...
My first monthly income report from October 2008 totaled $7,906.55, which is a lot for the first month. What most people forget is that leading up to that month, I had put in a year and a half of hard work into my first online business (GreenExamAcademy.com) before I ever tried to monetize it. That time was spent struggling through the technology, creating content, building c ...
I’m incredibly excited to welcome back Gary Vaynerchuk to the show! Gary Vee has had a significant impact on my business personally, from the moment I picked up and read Crush It, to when I interviewed him for SPI Podcast Session #89 and he called me out on some things I wasn’t doing on social media, which I immediately implemented and have seen drastic results from ever since.
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, we welcome Spencer Haws, founder of Niche Pursuits and creator of the popular keyword research tool, Long Tail Pro. This particular episode, along with a few other upcoming episodes and posts, are a part of an ongoing research phase that I’m conducting for the upcoming Niche Site Duel 2.0 challenge.
My first monthly income report from October of 2008 totaled $7,906.55, which is a lot for the first month – but what most people forget is that leading up to that month, I had put in a year and a half of hard work into my first online business (GreenExamAcademy.com) before I ever tried to monetize it.
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Important Going-Ons in April At the start of the month, I flew my team down to San Diego for a couple of days for a planning session that involved looking at the future of SPI and what our focus would be for the rest of the year. I shared this photo on Instagram during one of the planning sessions: This photo includes my main team members, plus others who I invited to help advise.
Why Is This Report So Short? When I first published my income report for August 2014, I combined it with the July Income Report. With my new website redesign, I need to separate the data from these posts. Again, for the full reflections on August, visit the full post here: the full post here: My July and August 2014 Monthly Income Report.
Why Is This Report So Short? When I first published my income report for December 2014, I combined it with the 2014 Annual Report. With my new website redesign, I need to separate the data from these posts. Again, for the full reflections on December, visit the full post here: the full post here: My 2014 Annual Income Report and Review: $946,256.23.
Let’s dive right into this month’s report. The Mid-May Jump It’s always good to keep track of stats and analytics. Stats give you insight into your business that you cannot see on the surface and you can make decisions moving forward from there. For example, the things that work you keep doing, and the things that don’t work, you stop.
This report, like every other monthly report shared here on the blog, serves many purposes: To reflect on what went well. The accomplishments. The wins. The gains. To look back on what could have been improved. The failures, mistakes and hard lessons learned. To educate and inspire you based on #1 and #2. To get an overall snapshot of where my businesses currently stand.
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In the past on the rare occasion that I do get behind and have had to play catch up, I’ve combined two or more reports in one, but this time I’m going to separate them out. Today I’m publishing September’s report, and my next post will be October’s. From there, we’ll be back on track and ready to go for 2015.
Why Is This Report So Short? When I first published my income report for January 2014, I combined it with the December 2013 Income Report. With my new website redesign, I need to separate the data from these posts. Again, for the full reflections on January, visit the full post here: the full post here: My December 2013 and January 2014 Monthly Income Reports.
For those of you new to Smart Passive Income, you might be wondering why I care to post my income reports online. Here are my thoughts: Companies in the stock market share their earnings too, which gives people an idea of how the company is performing. Based on that, people can make a decision whether or not to invest (or continue investing) in that company.
In the meantime, let’s dive right into the details of November: Platform Conference In early November, I had the pleasure of speaking at one of my favorite conferences, the Platform Conference, hosted by Michael Hyatt. There are a number of reasons why I love this event, however the biggest reason is definitely because of the people who are there.
For those of you new to SPI, you might be wondering why I care to post my income reports in the first place. Here’s why: Companies in the stock market share their earnings too, which gives people an idea of how the company is performing. Based on that, people can make a decision whether or not to invest (or continue investing) i that company.
July 2014 Riding off of the successful beta launch of The Smart Podcast Player in June, which sold out 250 licenses in less than 24 hours, my team and I met in Portland during World Domination Summit to plan out the rest of the launch timeline. A more detailed post about the entire development and launch process is in the works, but as we continue to add more features, we’re ...
In addition to the lessons, I include an extremely detailed breakdown of the income I’ve earned too. Things happen every month that fluctuate my income. Here’s what happened in October. FoodTruckr, On the Rise! FoodTruckr.com, an experimental site I started from scratch over a year ago (see niche site duel), is finally starting to accelerate.
Each month, I publish a detailed account of what’s happening in my online businesses, from the dollars earned to the lessons learned over the past month. I do this to help me keep track of what’s going on, and I make it public so that others can follow along, too. I’ve been publishing these posts since October 2008 after I sold my first eBook online at GreenExamAcademy.com.
This helps me understand how my businesses are progressing (and it’s not always in the positive direction), and it allows you to have an over-the-shoulder view of exactly what’s going on. It is my hopes that you’ll take not only inspiration from this report, but specific and actionable advice you can use to grow your own businesses too. Let’s not waste any more time.
And we’re back with another Monthly Income Report for May 2015! As always, I’m happy to share my progress and income reports with you. You can find the full listing of reports since October 2008 here, but for now let’s dive right into what May 2015 looked like. June’s report is coming out soon as well.
For a record of each of my previous income reports (which date back to October 2008), please click here. There are several reasons why I choose to share my income reports with you. First, they are here because they help me (and you) keep track of how things are progressing. Only when you keep track can you see what’s working and what’s not.
I do this not only to help me keep track of my progress but also to show you what’s working and what’s not. I try a lot of new things and sometimes it goes well, and sometimes it doesn’t. Either way, there’s always a lesson involved which I share in these types of reports so that you can learn from both my wins and failures as you move forward with your online business too.
Today, I want to share my opening keynote presentation for Podcast Movement 2015. I look forward to seeing you all in Chicago at the next event, which you can learn more about at PodcastMovement.com. This brand new talk is titled YOU vs. YOU, which deals with the struggle within ourselves when we try something new.
As we close in on the end of 2015, I thought it would be fun to give you my Top 5 favorite episodes of SPI TV from the year. It’s been a blast creating this show for you, and I look forward to continuing onward into 2016 with a lot more episodes, many of which have already been recorded. You’re not going to want to miss it! Be sure to subscribe (via YouTube or iTunes) to g ...
Important Going-Ons in February Typically I can categorize each month as either a planning month, or an execution month. I do this strategically in my overall planning schedule because it helps me stay focused on what needs to be done and which brain I’ll need to tap into more. With that said, February was definitely both a planning AND execution month.
Each month I publish a detailed report sharing everything from the dollars earned to the lessons learned while running my online businesses. I’ve been doing this since 2008 and they’ve become some of the most popular posts on the blog. Why do I publish these reports? I do this because I believe in leading by example, and it doesn’t work unless I share everything involved wi ...
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