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On AskPat, I’ve collected over 3,000 voicemail questions related to starting an online business. The most common question of those I get is this: “What’s the quickest way to start making money online?” Before I get into my answer, let me tell you exactly why I don’t really like this question. There are two specific reasons for this: First, the emphasis on being quick.
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 ...
Welcome to my August 2017 Monthly Income Report! I’m excited to keep you up to date on the inner workings of SPI and all that happens here in the business, from the wins, the losses, and even the income and where it all comes from. If this is your first time here, make sure to check out the income report page where you can see the history of income reports on the blog dating b ...
This month is affiliate marketing month, and we’ve covered a lot of ground so far. We’ve talked about strategies—long and short term—and last week we even talked about the dark side of affiliate marketing and how to avoid it. But this week we’re keeping it a little lighter: I’m sharing my top performing affiliate marketing products (that aren’t mine) and breaking down exactly w ...
Dear Affiliate Marketer, Whether you’re just learning about affiliate marketing, or you’ve been enhancing your online business with affiliate marketing for years, this letter—a must read—is for you. First, I want to tell you a story. It was 2008. I had just been laid off from my job in the architecture industry.
Everything has a sort of yin and yang, dark and white, and affiliate marketing is no different. It’s important to understand the light and the darkness, so let’s go a level deeper on our affiliate marketing journey; let’s talk about the dark side of affiliate marketing. I don’t want you to be scared of going down the affiliate marketing path; that’s not the purpose of today’s episode.
Welcome to my October 2017 Monthly Income Report! It’s been a busy but extremely enjoyable month. I’m happy to share what I’ve been up to, and how the businesses have been progressing. As always, I share all of the ins and outs of my business so that you can get motivated, and learn from both my wins and my failures.
November is Affiliate Month here on SPI. Last week we talked about long-term affiliate relationships, so today we’re going to be talking in depth about how to create a successful blueprint for a short-term JV (joint venture) affiliate promotion. How is a short-term affiliate opportunity different, and how can you plan your campaigns to take advantage of the opportunity in a sho ...
This whole month is all about affiliate marketing here on SPI and I couldn’t be more excited about today’s episode. Affiliate marketing is something I’m incredibly passionate about: It’s helped me make millions of dollars and it’s absolutely changed my life. Today I’m taking you through my process for getting started.
Today I’m addressing a question I keep getting asked: What am I doing with my new live video studio? Why did I set it up, what’s my plan for it, and should you be investing money in live video? Today I’m answering all those questions. We’ll be talking about live video strategy, but also how to set up a space to record in.
Welcome to my September 2017 Monthly Income Report! We had a lot of firsts this month, and I’m excited to share them with you today. Before I go on, if you’re looking for the archive of income reports dating back to October 2008, please visit the income report page here. As always, I’m excited to share not only my income sources and total income generated from this past month ...
This is a fun one! I’m sitting down with Bec and Joe Winston, the brains behind The 4 Blades, a brand in a niche that I never knew existed. What is that niche? It’s a kitchen appliance called the Thermomix. You’ve probably never heard of Thermomixes, but Bec and Joe have built a vibrant digital publication, podcast, and community around them.
Today, I’m excited to announce that my new online course, Build Your Own Brand (BYOB), is now permanently open for enrollment. I created the course to help people who have no online branding develop a website and online brand that they can be proud of—all within five days. And the best part: it’s 100 percent free to join! Click here now to begin the 5-Day BYOB Challenge! I’v ...
Welcome to week two of Branding Month here on SPI! This week we’re talking about personal branding. One of the most common questions I get asked is, “Should I create a personal brand?” Today we’ll be exploring the pros and cons in depth. What is a personal brand? Should you have one? In a sense, I think that everyone should have a personal brand.
Today, I’m excited to announce the biggest challenge ever presented to the readers of SmartPassiveIncome.com. Drum roll, please. Now introducing a challenge for the ages: The 5-Day Build Your Own Brand (BYOB) Challenge! Before I get into the details of the Build Your Own Brand Challenge, first, a little history.
Welcome to October, and welcome to Branding Month here on SPI! This month is all about building your brand, establishing your stake in the ground, and most importantly, building something that lasts. Today, I’m talking about the best actions you can take toward building a brand that stands out from the crowd.
This month here on Smart Passive Income, we’re going to talk all about branding. I have some great blog posts and podcast episodes lined up that are going to help you no matter what stage you’re at with your business—but for today, we’re going to start with the basics. If you already have a brand up and running, this may be a great refresher for you.
This month is crowdfunding month on SPI.com. I’m exploring all aspects of the process, from validating, to building your campaign, fulfillment after the fact, and everything in between. Today I’m talking to someone who’s been on the front lines of Kickstarter campaigns, Ugmonk.com founder Jeff Sheldon. In May, Jeff launched a Kickstarter campaign for Gather, a minimal, modular desktop organizer.
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