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  • Kick-Start Your Blog With These Engaging Content Suggestions
    This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Long of Market Domination Media. There is not a specific content strategy that is set in stone for bloggers to follow. Every single blog has a specific target audience, requiring content that engages that bl…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:47am -
  • How To: Customize HTML of New Getty Images for Your WordPress Blog
    This is a guest contribution from Bhagwad Park of As we discussed last week, Getty Images recently opened up millions of its images for free usage. Coming from a professional stock photo website, this is a phenomenal step and one that…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 9:40am -
  • Five Quick Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing – Plus Free Cheat Sheet
    This is a guest contribution from Jim Butcher of Mr and Mrs Romance. There’s never really such a thing as a perfect blog post, is there? There’s always something else you could have done, something more you could have added. Another, better way y…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 9:12am -
  • 9 Crucial Tips for Self-Editing Your Blog Posts (That Every Blogger Can Use)
    This is a guest contribution from Ali Luke of Zen Optimise. Have you ever glanced at a post the day after publishing it … only to notice a glaring error? In an ideal world, you’d have a professional editor helping with your posts, making careful…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:46am -
  • Canvassing ProBlogger Readers: How Have You Built Your Readership?
    As you might be aware, each month this year we are running a themed week – delving in deep the topics that are of the most interest to you. We started with creating content, moved on to resources for newbie bloggers just starting out, and this mont…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:13am -


  • newThe Complete Flake’s Guide To Getting Things Done
    So if you clicked through to read this post, I’m going to make a couple of educated guesses about you. Maybe you’re smart and motivated and passionate. With all kinds of cool things you’d like to get done. But somehow when it comes to doing the…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People (While Sharing Social Content)
    More than 70 years ago, the American writer and lecturer Dale Carnegie published a transcendent book on people skills entitled “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” To this day, Mr. Carnegie’s many nuggets of wisdom ring largely true, beca…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • The 14 Keys to Writing Advertorials That Sell
    Advertorials are native ads with a single purpose: getting specific action from the reader. This could be donating to a cause, downloading a PDF, subscribing to an email newsletter, visiting a store, or buying a product. An effective advertorial grip…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • Want Copyblogger to Answer Your Specific Business Question? Here’s Your Chance
    We see it all the time: questions from people like you who are looking for answers to specific challenges. Questions like: What are the best business models for a hyperlocal site? Do I have the right “Big Idea” for my business? How can I expect a…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • How to Choose Arresting Images for Your Blog Posts (And Why You Should)
    You’ve read the headline. You’re intrigued. “But,” you might be thinking, “Why didn’t you choose a different, more arresting image for this post?” Good question. First, because The Lede is a regular post series, and the graphic that Raf…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:00am -

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

  • Examples of spending on the things you LOVE?
    I was reading this Reddit thread where people talk about their biggest discretionary expenses and it got me thinking. It’s so rare to see that kind of honesty, where people talk about what they really enjoy, guilt-free. It’s very different … Co…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 10:36pm -
  • Real success stories from TINY online businesses
    When I started my business, I just assumed I would have to build up a beautiful website (to match my beautiful eyebrows), have a huge email list, get tons of followers, and ONLY THEN could I have a real business. … ContinuedReal success stories fr…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 6:06am -
  • How to overcome your fear of starting an online business
    I fell down at a bowling alley. The best part of this video is that, seconds before I fell, I literally walked over to my friend, said, “Record this,” and handed them my phone, like I was some world-champion bowler. … ContinuedHow to overcome…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 12:03pm -
  • 3 essential systems for starting an online business
    . I’m going to do something unusual in this post. You’ve never heard me talk about how much revenue my business generates. But today, I’ll share some of those numbers with you. And I’ll reveal even more to my private … Continued3 essential…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 4:33am -
  • How to conquer self-sabotage
    You’re about to get advice from a guy who was recently listening to Pandora, heard an awesome song come on, loved it enough to search for the lyrics, and paused when he realized it was by Miley Cyrus. Then he … ContinuedHow to conquer self-sabot…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 4:34am -

Smart Passive Income

  • What You Need to Know about Blog Comments (And What it’s Been Like using Disqus the Past 6 Months)
    It’s been about 6 months since the redesign of The Smart Passive Income Blog went live. Although no blog design will ever please 100% of its audience, overall I’m extremely happy with how well this particular theme has performed. Everything from…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 3:01pm -
  • SPI 105 : S.P.L.A.T. – The Neuroscience Behind a Great Presentation, a Solid Pitch and Total Attention
    If we cannot hold the attention of our audience, then we might as well not try to build one. In this session, Bryan Kelly and I discuss cognitive science to help us understand how our audience's brains work, so we can better deliver and make change i…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:55pm -
  • FoodTruckr NSD2.0 Update (And its First Earnings!)
    It’s been almost a year since I made the decision to start Niche Site Duel 2.0 and add another niche site to my portfolio, which eventually became The blog, targeted toward existing and future food truck owners and operators, went l…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 1:22pm -
  • SPI 104 : The Dark Side of Online Business, Blogging and Success
    It's not always pretty. In this session, you'll hear me talk about several negative aspects of running an online business and blogging, which is important to know about and understand so that when these things happen to you, you know you're not alone…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 10:34am -
  • My Monthly Income Report – March 2014
    Here is my complete breakdown of my online earnings from March 2014. This includes exactly where the income is coming from, as well as the important lessons learned, and expenses too. Click to read the report!My Monthly Income Report – March 2014 i…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 1:09pm -

My Wife Quit Her Job

Create Hype

  • 5 Simple Steps to Market Your Etsy Shop
    Step 1: Be absolutely sure your shop is ready to receive visitors Imagine you were inviting someone to your home that you really wanted to impress; you hoped this meeting was only the beginning of a long relationship. Therefore, you would want everyt…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 4:00am -
  • How to Build a Business That Serves You! Proven Strategies That Work
    Please welcome Tracy Matthews of Flourish & Thrive Academy. She is an eco-luxury jewelry designer that loves to connect with her clients, making the process of design intuitive and fun. Her passion for business led her to found Flourish & Thrive, an…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 4:00am -
  • Strategies To Multiply Profits in Your Jewelry Business
    Does this sound like you? You love designing and making jewelry! It’s your passion and you feel super excited because you are doing it! Now that you have your passion project, you are ready to grow and do this “business” thing. You’re ready t…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 4:00am -
  • The Key Elements of a Successful Advertising Campaign
    A successful advertising campaign starts with a cohesive, inviting storefront and ends with the overall experience you deliver to your customer. Here are the key elements of a successful advertising campaign from start to finish. Identify what you’…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 4:00am -
  • 3 Rules You MUST Follow for Success (#1 Will Surprise You)
    I’m a coach for creative businesses, and one thing that’s very interesting to me is how many of us get stuck on the same obstacles. When I schedule a day of calls, I often offer the same solutions over and over again. Here are a few things I’ve…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 4:00am -

John Chow dot Com

  • new[Video] Mercedes SL550 Meets SLS AMG
    I have made a ton of videos since I discovered the Internet. However, this one I made with Matt Lloyd for the MOBE Merc program has been one of the most fun. Let’s face it. It’s hard not to have […]
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:18am -
  • How To Make Over $100,000 a Month Online
    When I was in Vancouver last week I gave a presentation to the Internet Masterminds Meetup group. This is a weekly meetup put on by Matt Astifan. Over 100 people showed up to hear me present on how I make […]
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:55am -
  • Driving with John Chow – The Next Best Thing
    I came back to the OC just in time to do another Driving with John Chow. However, I won’t be here long. I will be flying to San Francisco this Thursday for the Home Business Summit. Then I’m off to […]
    - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 5:23pm -
  • The Home Business Summit Live Stream
    This coming weekend (April 25 – 27), I will be flying to San Francisco for the Home business Summit. Before I tell you about what the HBS is, let me tell you what the event’s big promise is: “If You […]
    - 3 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 5:02pm -
  • Dot Com Pho – How To Make Real Iced Coffee Edition
    I’m still in Vancouver, and that means the Dot Com Lunch is still the Dot Com Pho. Once again we headed out to Happy Pho at Main Street and King King Edward for an afternoon of fun and networking. One […]
    - 4 days ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:51pm -


  • newAffiliate Ball Announced Featuring Juicy J
    Big News! The Affiliate Ball information was just announced. Here’s the official press release. The Affiliate Ball is happy to announce the artist for the upcoming Affiliate Summit in New York will be Juicy J! Juicy J is mostly known as one half…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:12am -
  • Why I Stopped Reading Articles about Success
    Lately, as I’ve been getting all kinds of experiences trying to raise money for my startup the PAR Program, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes people successful. Sure I’ve sold a few companies, and I wrote a lot about this topic, but I…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 7:56am -
  • 3 Sure Fire Ways to Get Bloggers to Ignore Your Emails
    Are you a blogger and gave gotten a random request from someone you don’t know asking you to link to their site? Or better yet, asking if they can guest post? Yet… when you read the post, it looks like it’s been written by a junior high school…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 7:45am -
  • Free Shirt Friday @vacationhere
    This week’s Free Shirt Friday comes to us from This site is an overnight cabin rental company in the Smoky Mountains providing luxurious rentals focusing on the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas. If you would like to see your w…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:16am -
  • Today I Mourn The Changing Face of Website Monetization and Online Advertising
    Today I mourn. I mourn great services that were blindly misled by venture capitalist off the edge of the world. I am afraid for tomorrow. The tomorrow where lore crushes fact, and value is as empty as smoke in the air. I am referring to this evil be…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:52am -

lkr (Laura Roeder)

  • Why You Still Feel Broke Even When Your Business Is Raking It In
    Entrepreneurs aren’t great money managers. That’s not to say they mismanage their business finances – most don’t – but they often struggle to effectively manage their personal economies. My father was a serial entrepreneur. His businesses f…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • Old Content Never Stays Buried Long. Here’s What You Can Do About It
    You ever wonder what happens to your old web content? Like, the kind that you published on a social network you don’t use anymore, or an ancient blog? Because it doesn’t get sent to a farm upstate where it can run and play with lots of other web…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:00am -
  • How to Tag People in Facebook Statuses and Tweets Like a Boss
    Twitter turned eight years old last month – if it were a kid, it’d be better than me at fractions already! And just like a person, Twitter has changed over the years. It looks different. It acts differently. It wants to get its ears pierced. It h…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:00am -
  • This is What Most Businesses Get Totally Wrong about Social Media
    I’m gonna let you in on a little something. I’m going to give you my entire social media marketing strategy, right here, right now, and I’m gonna do it in just two words. Are you ready? Be consistent. “Uh, Laura, that’s cool, but…what?”…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 8:00am -
  • Social Media Marketing Case Study – How I Earned $10,690 in a Week from Facebook Traffic Alone
    When you read about the value of social media marketing, a lot of the arguments for it focus on the intangible things. You read about things like “expanding your reach,” “connecting with your audience,” and “establishing your presence.” A…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:00am -


  • How To Make More Money From Your Blog
    I met up with a friend recently who is a very successful blogger.  However this person is not entirely happy with the money they make from their site.  Rave reviews, big links, great media attention, huge RSS following, tons of social media attenti…
    - 14 Mar 13, 12:02pm -
  • Don’t Blindly Follow Advice From Successful People
    My friend Mike from the Financial Blogger recently wrote a post where he said his blog progress is too slow.  He compared himself to JD Roth, formerly of Get Rich Slowly, but I think Mike is being too hard on himself. JD has a great talent for writi…
    - 13 Sep 12, 3:00am -
  • How Far Would You Go To Get Links?
    Links are the currency of all serious money-making bloggers.  We want them, we crave them, perhaps sometimes we even have dreams about them. This article explains why links are good and how to get them. Google spends a lot of time trying to determin…
    - 9 Jul 12, 3:00am -
  • How To Make More Money From Search Engine Traffic With No Extra Effort
    I’ve written a number of articles about how to increase your blog earnings without any extra effort or time.  The basic philosophy is that if you can write about more profitable topics and cut down the number of posts to account for the fact that…
    - 2 Jan 12, 7:12pm -
  • Make Your Business Sellable – Built to Sell Book Review

    - 15 Dec 11, 3:00am -

Passive Income Now

  • Multiple streams of income
    Do you know what you would do if you lost your job? Years ago, people worked for one employer for life, retired, and got a pension.  Things are not the same anymore.  Companies are letting people go, and those that remain have to work even harder,…
    - 30 Nov 13, 5:05pm -
  • Merging your credit card payments through debt consolidation – Is this the right choice?
    So, you’re worried that your debt level is too high and you’ve decided to take some rock solid steps about it. That’s good but did you consider consolidating your credit card payments through the wide array of debt consolidation options? If ans…
    - 23 May 13, 5:54am -
  • Evolution of making money online
    Start a website, pay someone to point thousands of links towards that website, place display advertising & affiliate links, and dollars start coming in; good old times. However, online money making has evolved and it isn’t the same as it used to be…
    - 17 May 13, 8:12pm -
  • How Americans give to charities
    An interesting Infographic I found. It seems that the rich give less as a percentage of their income, however they give more in absolute dollar figures. Source:
    - 9 Jan 13, 11:37pm -
  • Passive Income Streams – How many do you have?
     By Betsy Falwell You’ve already got a full-time job, which meets your basic financial needs… but is it really enough? If you’re like most people, the answer is “probably not.” But you probably don’t have the time or energy to go out the…
    - 4 Jan 13, 11:35pm -

Side Income Blogging

  • Side Income Report for March 2014
    Hi there Side Income Blogging readers!  Time again for another Side Income Report, and this one is for March 2014.  March was a bit of a decrease from February, by $47.77.  Not a huge loss, but remember my stretch goal is to get to $1000.00/month…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:39pm -
  • A Small Orange Hosting Update
    As you may recall, in January I became fed up with Media Temple and decided to switch hosting companies.   After talking to various friends and getting some feedback on Google+, I decided to move one of my sites to A Small Orange.   My initial expe…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:20pm -
  • Side Income Report February 2014

    - 41 days ago, 14 Mar 14, 4:47am -
  • 5 mistakes I see Facebook page owners making
    I'm certainly no expert at creating or managing a Facebook page just yet, but I'm getting there.   My wife and I decided to create a "lifestyle" website about our life in the Blue Ridge Mountains some months ago, and one of our key growth strategies…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 8:44am -
  • How to start a blog in less than an hour
    Once you've decided on what you should blog about and chosen a blog name, the actual steps to start a blog are really pretty simple.  You can literally have your blog up and running in less than a hour.  Blog's are a great addition to your business…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Feb 14, 11:45am -

Advisor Think Box

  • Get creative about social media communication!
    I think everyone would agree that communication has evolved and changed dramatically.  When I came into the financial industry over 20 years ago, the phone was probably the primary means of communication.  Back then phoning someone meant calling fr…
    - 27 Feb 12, 10:07pm -
  • 10 Keys to Social Media for Financial Advisors
    I just heard Amber MacArthur speak for the first time.  She has branded herself as a social media expert and I can see why she has become so successful at it. This particular session was delivered to a group of successful financial professionals.  …
    - 29 Jun 11, 3:54pm -
  • 9 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips for your website
    Wow, I read a fantastic article on this topic that I want to share about search engine optimization.  SEO can sometimes be confusing and intimidating but it does not have to be that way.  The key is to find some key strategies and tips among the th…
    - 5 Jan 11, 11:11am -
  • Systemize your business
    Good planning is part of any successful business.  Many of us have the perception that we have to constantly come up with new and innovative ideas to be successful.  The more innovative the better. I think innovation is important but at the same ti…
    - 5 Jan 11, 10:36am -
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Email From Killing You
    Email is one of the primary forms of communication these days.  I get about 50 emails a day and I am working very hard at trying to deal with emails quickly or else they will snowball in my inbox.  As of December 31, I still had 776 emails in my in…
    - 5 Jan 11, 1:24am -


  • A Plan to Build Credit for Young People
    Graduation celebrations are coming to an end and now it’s time for college. Perhaps you have big plans to attend a college or university or you may be hoping to earn honors in the college of life. In either case, the future needs to include a plan…
    - 11 Jun 13, 8:42am -
  • Basic Safety Tips To Avoid Unnecessary Electricity Cost
    The current economic conditions require more thought when it comes to saving. If you’re an individual looking for some safety tips, you can start by looking at your utility bills. Imagine doing this without cutting down on your consumption of elect…
    - 27 Apr 13, 7:35am -
  • Top 10 Creative Ways to Earn Extra Money to Avoid Debt Trap
    In this day and age, everyone wants to make more money, primarily because they want to survive these tough times. Unfortunately, making extra money is never easy. Fortunately, there are ways to earn if you can put in the extra work. Here are 10 creat…
    - 29 Nov 12, 7:12pm -
  • Spend Less To Be Debt Free
    If you’re looking for a way to live a debt-free life, then there’s a really simple mantra to follow. Spend less than you earn. Of course, it’s not always easy to do this, but wherever you are in life, if you adopt this mantra, you will graduall…
    - 29 Nov 12, 6:54pm -
  • 4 Tips for Standing Out in Your Job Search
    If you want a job in the current market, you need to stand out from the other applicants. Whether you are looking for a new high paying job, or just trying to get anything, you need to find ways to show that you are serious about the job, and that yo…
    - 17 May 12, 5:59am -


  • StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package Quick Sale
    If you’re looking to get the StudioPress Pro Package – NOW is the time. Until Tuesday, get all 46 StudioPress child themes, plus every child theme design we make in the future, for only $299.95. That’s a savings of $912.75 off the price if you…
    - 27 Aug 12, 9:50pm -
  • How to Change Permalinks in WordPress without Breaking Links
    Let’s learn from my mistake, shall we? A couple weeks ago, I changed the WordPress permalinks on another site of mine. The site is growing up and I wanted to make the WordPress permalinks more user friendly. I read somewhere that if I changed the W…
    - 3 Jun 12, 6:12pm -
  • How to add your Twitter Username to the AddThis Plugin
    Tired of seeing “@AddThis” when you retweet content? Why not give the recognition your post deserves by updating the @AddThis field with your Twitter username. I’ll show you how. WATCH THE FULL VIDEO… I added on a separate section towards the…
    - 25 Jan 12, 1:11pm -
  • 10 More iPhone Apps for Instagram Fun
    You know an app is going strong when celebrities like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez join the fun. And brands like Starbuck’s and Playboy use it to enhance their brand. At the same time average users, like me, are constantly checking friend’s upd…
    - 26 Nov 11, 11:11pm -
  • 6 Fun Web Apps for Instagram
    While I feel I belong to an iPhone exclusive members only club with Instagram, it is cool to expand the fun with IG users and non-users across the web. Whether its checking stats (like who likes me most – LOL), discovering cool places to travel fro…
    - 13 Nov 11, 9:37am -

Blueprint For How To Make Money With A Blog