• How to Calculate the Value of Your Blog
    This is a guest contribution from Tom Fanelli. For most businesses, blogs are marketing tools. And while most take the time to measure their ROI from other marketing avenues, I’m surprised by how many don’t truly understand how their blog is (or…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 9:01am -
  • Man Vs. Machine: Get Better Sales by Keeping Marketing Automation Human
    This is a guest contribution from Veronica Taylor. Marketing automation without a human element is just a robot on autopilot. Before, during and after each automated campaign it is essential for real people to plan, edit and review. When campaigns ar…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:56am -
  • 5 Sources of Ideas for My Blog Posts
    On a recent webinar over at I was asked by John: “Where do you get your ideas for blog posts?” It’s a question we get a lot so I thought it might be a good one to write up here on the blog. Discuss: I’m also keen to hear your e…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 8:16am -
  • How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better
    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first and second post in this mini series here and here.… “[...] then the evening came and she found herself sitting by the drawing board again, trying to [...]“ Um … wait a minute,…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:43am -
  • 5 Quick Questions with Robert Scoble: What Makes a Great Tech Blog?
    Robert Scoble is the brains behind the blog Scobleizer (which he’s just abandoned in favour of solely microblogging on Facebook), and a well-respected authority on social media, tech, and blogging. He has worked for Microsoft, and is currently wit…
    - 5 days ago 23 Nov 14, 8:08am -


  • Against Attention: The Pre-Thanksgiving Manifesto
    Attention is not a fixed resource. Thank goodness. This means the little guy and gal can rise above the crowded skyline. Just because Seth Godin has 400 million eyeballs, it doesn’t mean you can’t capture some of those eyeballs, too … Doesn’…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • Jay Baer on “Generosity Marketing” and the Power of Business Podcasting
    You’d expect a guy who’s started five multi-million dollar businesses from scratch to know a thing about marketing that works. And then, of course, he’d write the book on it. In this case, the guy is Jay Baer, and the book is Youtility, a guide…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:00am -
  • Why Too Much Emotional Appeal in Your Copy Can Harm Your Credibility
    Let’s be clear: You need emotional appeal in your writing. Compelling stories keep readers on your website, and since you must discover their worldviews and understand their experiences so that you can serve them better, you’ll naturally learn ab…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • The ABCs of Landing Pages That Work [Infographic]
    Landing pages are bread and butter. Landing pages never stutter. Landing pages are rhyme and reason. Landing pages stay in season. See what I did there? Rhymes help make learning fun and easy. And when you want to make a living as a blogger, learning…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business
    It’s no secret that I’m a tireless advocate for the creation of original content to fuel business growth. My next online project, however, is based on … curation. You read that right. I’m starting a new site, and the centerpiece of my content…
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:00am -

Smart Passive Income

  • SPI 137: A Product Launch Sequence that Works — How to Create a 3-Part Video Series with Amy Porterfield
    A popular strategy to successfully launch a product or online course is to use a 3-part video series. There's a specific order of events that can skyrocket your launch results, and today we have Amy Porterfield to share exactly what we need to do to…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 10:29am -
  • My Income Report – October 2014
    Here is a detailed breakdown of my businesses for the month of October 2014. What I did (and didn't do), lessons learned, and a breakdown of my income and where every cent came from. Lots of changes from the previous month, and lots of planning as we…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:36am -
  • SPI 136: How to Build an Online Course that Sells with David Siteman Garland
    One of the best ways to generate passive income is to sell an online, digital course. In this episode, we chat with David Siteman Garland who gives us step-by-step instructions for creating an online course that actually sells. This is the one that's…
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:22am -
  • My Income Report – September 2014
    My latest income report. Yes, it's a couple months behind...and here's why. My Income Report – September 2014 is a post from: The Smart Passive Income Blog
    - 14 days ago 14 Nov 14, 10:49am -
  • SPI 135: How an Animator Built an Online Business by Being Transparent
    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 As an animator straight out of art…
    - 15 days ago 13 Nov 14, 10:54am -

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Create Hype

  • How to Invest Without Money
    How can creatives make money when their business budget is virtually at zero? No doubt you’ve heard the tired – and untrue – phrase, “It takes money to make money.” It’s never been easier to start a self-sustaining business with less than…
    - 9 days ago 19 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • Using Tutorials to Get Big Press Mentions
    Hands down, one of the most crucial tasks of your business is marketing, but have you considered alternative strategies such as tutorials? No matter what kind of business you run, you know that it is always important to spread the word because the mo…
    - 16 days ago 12 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • How Long Should a Pitch Email Be?
    A pitch email serves one purpose – to spark an editor or journalist’s interest in your story. However, the idea of organizing one can be overwhelming to those who lack adequate writing skills and general public relations knowledge. So, to make th…
    - 23 days ago 5 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • How to Build Your Brand Identity
    Beyonce’s showmanship. Lil B’s swag. Lady Gaga’s style. RuPaul’s uniqueness. To some, entertainers have become so synonymous with certain characteristics that they are the measurement to which others are judged. But these associations didn’…
    - 29 days ago 30 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • How to Skyrocket Your Business with Pinterest
    The numbers just keep climbing:  Pinterest is now the 3rd most popular social network in the U.S. in terms of traffic. But it’s not just “window shopping” traffic – it’s buying traffic. A study by Converto found that Pinterest generates ov…
    - 37 days ago 22 Oct 14, 6:00am -

John Chow dot Com

  • newHot Black Friday Deal – Start Your Blog for $1.24!
    My web host provider, HostGator, is doing their annual Black Friday sale by offering 75% off on all their web hosting plans! HostGator prices are already among the lowest in the industry, but during Black Friday, you can start a […]
    - 14 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Happy Thanksgiving from My Family To Yours
    I like to wish everyone out there a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. I have a lot to be thankful for, and the biggest is you, my readers. You have made this blog what it is today, and I’m extremely […]
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 11:39am -
  • How To Create Viral Content and Drive Hot Traffic
    Imagine your blog getting hot traffic! I’ve just discovered a simple way to determine whether or not your post will be read, shared and promoted by your target audience, even before you create it. This is so important because it’d […]
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 7:23pm -
  • How To Increase YouTube Income by 60%
    On this episode of Driving with John Chow, I give you stats on what happens when you increase and decrease your content levels. As many of you know, I am in the middle of a 90 day video challenge. I’ve […]
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • UpCity Offers an Easier Way to SEO
    The whole business of search engine optimization can seem awfully intimidating for the uninitiated, especially when you consider all the different terminology that you have to learn. Even when you do pick up on all this new vocabulary, you might [……
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 9:00am -


  • No better time than to give thanks!
    I love the simple tradition of Thanksgiving — giving thanks. We can give thanks any day of the year, but as crazy as life is, it’s good that we have the one day a year to actively think about what we are lucky to have. First off, I’m thankful t…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 10:59am -
  • To sell or NOT to sell???
    Black Friday has been creeping into Thursday, Thanksgiving day, for a few years now. Each year, business owners must make this moral decision: Keep closed on Thursday and preserve the stay-at-home, forget-about-work traditions of the American holiday…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Free Books and More does just that! ShoeMoney SFS @FreeBooksAndMor
    This week’s Free Shirt Friday comes at you from Free Books and More. They give out free books…and more. They offer books are bargain prices and sometimes for free for promotional reasons (more readers equals more reviews equals more readers…).…
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Learn how to be a Founder, President, CEO and much more @isaldana
    Our next ShoeMoney Show is streaming live tomorrow, November 18 at 2p.m PST/  5p.m EST. via Web Master Radio. Tune in because our guest this week has a lot under his belt, especially for as young as he is. Isaac Saldana co-founded, a bi…
    - 11 days ago 17 Nov 14, 8:35am -
  • Reminder – Tune in TODAY!
    Reminder for you not to forget to tune in to the ShoeMoney Show for special guest, Zac Johnson TODAY at 2pm PST / 5pm EST. Zac is a pioneer in the internet marketing world. He’s been an online entrepreneur for 18 years and a blogger since 2007. Zac…
    - 17 days ago 11 Nov 14, 8:54am -

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  • 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 September 2014
    I just finished updating my income and expenses spreadsheet for September.  September continued my current trend of exceeding prior months income, and September is currently the best month I've had with Amazon, and the best month I think I've ever h…
    - 58 days ago 1 Oct 14, 7:26am -
  • Earn money with MyLikes
    Last month, I ran across a great way to earn a little extra cash AND at the same time provide to my social media followers that they would love.   Sounds like a win/win right?  It definitely is.   The affiliate program is called MyLikes, and o…
    - 59 days ago 30 Sep 14, 6:46pm -
  • Side Income Report for August 2014
    Seems like I just hit the publish button on my July 2014 Side Income Report, and here it is September already!   The months are flying by this year. This is the report I've been wanting to share with you all year long.  The report where I finally m…
    - 86 days ago 3 Sep 14, 7:10am -
  • Building a Niche Site Update#3
    Hey folks.  As you may recall, I've been participating in a NSD (Niche Site Duel) with some online friends and niche site experts.  I published two updates earlier this year (update 1 and update 2).  My last update was in May and I thought it was…
    - 99 days ago 21 Aug 14, 9:31pm -
  • Build your own PBN Infographic
    PBNs are a powerful tool for ranking these days, and are frankly a necessity if you want to rank your sites quickly.   I've personally been building out my own PBN and seeing results.  On page SEO works great, but it's not enough.  Backlinks still…
    - 99 days ago 21 Aug 14, 5:03am -

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 -


  • How To Become A Better Investor
    Investing can be tough. Its no secret that most DIY investors under perform the market and would likely be better off investing in index funds. For those that want to go at it alone, like me, there are some things that can be done to improve your in…
    - 7 May 14, 10:45am -
  • Investing: Stocks vs. ETFs
    When most of us think about investing, our thoughts immediately jump to stocks. However, many of us are wary of what can happen when you get involved  with stock picking. Instead, people are more likely to feel comfortable with various funds, carefu…
    - 3 May 12, 4:27am -
  • How Debt is Holding You Back
    One of the things most likely to hold you back in life is your debt. While it’s possible to borrow smart, and use debt as a way to leverage different opportunities, it can also drag your finances down. Using debt requires that you walk a fine line…
    - 26 Apr 12, 4:47am -
  • Should You Do Your Own Taxes?
    The year is almost over. Tax season is just starting. As you gather your documentation, pull up the IRS web site, and prepare to fill out your tax return, take a few minutes to consider your situation and determine whether or not you might have someo…
    - 29 Dec 11, 4:21am -
  • Who’s In Your Career Network?
    One of the ways that you can improve your career is to use the power of a network. Career networking can provide you with inside information on who’s hiring, and provide you with an “in” when you apply for jobs. The right networking strategy ca…
    - 15 Dec 11, 10:32am -

Blueprint For How To Make Money With A Blog

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