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  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Marketing Yourself
      Are you a blogger who has thought of maybe doing some sponsored work on your blog, but are wondering where all the opportunities are? Do you see other bloggers collaborating with brands and think there must be some magic list you need to be on to…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 9:51am -
  • Partnering with Brands Theme Week: The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Media Kit
      You will have noticed this week we have learned how to reach out to brands for advertising and sponsorship on our blogs – and the best way to sell yourself is to have all your details in a handy, professional media kit. It shows that you’re se…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 9:30am -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Ways to Collaborate and Earn an Income on Your Blog
    Today we welcome Nikki Parkinson, from Styling You, to chat about brand work on blogs. Nikki switched a 20-year journalism career for forging a path online with her fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog. One of Australia’s best, she’s won numerous a…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 9:23am -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Advertising 101
    We kick off this week’s theme with Juanita Nessinger of Vertical Online Media – a total guru when it comes to all things advertising! You’ve started your blog, put in many long hours into nurturing it, growing it and building a following.  Con…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:05pm -
  • Theme Week: Make Money on Your Blog by Partnering with Brands
    For all of you who have considered (or are already) partnering with brands on your blog, this week is for you. We give you the lowdown on: advertising on your blog – whom to approach, what kind of advertising works best, where to put ads for best v…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Jun 14, 11:17am -


  • How to Be in the Top 5% of Bloggers: New Research Results
    We’ve said it so often you’re probably sick of it. Content marketing doesn’t work unless the content is genuinely worth reading. Routine, phone-it-in content won’t get you the audience, the leads, the prospects, or the conversions you need. A…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 13 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Are a Freelancer
    There is a good chance that by 2020 you will be self-employed. An old Intuit report estimated that by that time nearly 40 percent of Americans will make their living as temporary workers — that is, as freelancers, business owners, or independent wo…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Google Glass Offers a First-Mover Advantage You Shouldn’t Overlook
    Have you ever wondered what the subreddit “ShittyBattleStations,” hammerhead sharks, and the Internet have in common? Yeah, me neither. But I recently discovered that the three seemingly unconnected entities all stretch my sense of nostalgia. Shi…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • How to Spot the Weakest Part of Your Blog Post (and What to Do About It)
    What does a rough draft of a blog post have in common with all the other blog posts by all the other content creators in your niche? Too much. I’m sure you’re aware that there are countless other writers musing about the same ideas you are, and i…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 7:00am -
  • What You Need to Know About Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law
    There’s a new piece of legislation in Canada — known as CASL — that has some content marketers rattled. It goes into effect on Tuesday, July 1, and it’s a wide-reaching attempt to regulate electronic communication (email, but also texts and s…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Jun 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…
    - 90 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 20 Mar 14, 4:34am -

Smart Passive Income

  • SPI 116 : Copywriting Tips and Formulas with Kevin Rogers
    Copywriting is incredibly important for our online businesses. Unfortunately for me, I'm not very good at it. Fortunately for all of us, we have Kevin Rogers, professional copywriter and former stand-up comedian to help us out on the show today. You'…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 2:24pm -
  • Email Marketing Checklist – How Many of These 10 Things Are You ACTUALLY Doing?
    So you have an email list. Great! Unfortunately, if you're like most people, you're not optimizing your email marketing efforts. Here's a checklist of 10 Email Marketing Essentials - how many of the 10 are you actually doing right now?Email Marketing…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 11:15am -
  • SPI 115 : 9000 Unread Emails to Inbox Zero: My Executive Assistant Shares How We Did It (And How You Can Too!)
    I used to answer every single email. Then, as my business grew, my inbox eventually spiraled out of control to a tune of over 9000 unread emails. That is NOT good. So - I did something I never thought I would do: I hired someone to help me clear and…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Jun 14, 2:14pm -
  • My May 2014 Monthly Income Report
    Welcome! If you’re new here, every month I write a detailed report about my online earnings. I talk about exactly how much I’ve earned, where it comes from and most importantly, the lessons I’ve been learning in and around my businesses. I’…
    - 11 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 12:21pm -
  • SPI 114 : User Stories and BIG Project Production with My Team!
    Big projects = big results. However, big projects beyond your normal editorial calendar can be a HUGE challenge! That's why I'm happy to introduce you to some of my team members who have a workflow process that you can learn from to help you with you…
    - 16 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 11:18am -

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  • How to Use Affiliate Programs to Your Advantage
    One of the ways you can monetize your blogging efforts is to make use of affiliate programs. Just because you are selling your own products, it doesn’t mean that you can’t review and recommend other products that your customers or blog readers mi…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 6:00am -
  • Price Your Products for Profit
    Pricing your products is not always as cut and dry as it seems, there’s a lot of variation between each of your talents, services, and industries. Deciding how to charge for what you make or do can be one of the most difficult parts for a new or gr…
    - 12 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 6:00am -
  • Why YOU should be Blogging

    - 19 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 6:00am -
  • As an Entrepreneur, Are You a Good Boss?
    I once worked in a cubicle-style office stuffed with about forty people where the rule was, “No talking.” And I mean that in the most literal sense. There were notices hung all over the walls, and there was an actual patrol monitor who would walk…
    - 26 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 6:00am -
  • Do You Have Google+ Authorship Set Up for Your Blog?
    Google is always making changes to the way it recognizes authority. From the number of links you have coming in, to the number of links from your posts that go out to bone fide resources, to the keywords contained in your content, Google bots are alw…
    - 33 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 6:00am -

John Chow dot Com

  • Reach Your Goals Faster with High-Power Work Sessions
    A lot of people hoping to make money online are limited to working at it just a few hours per day or less. If you’re working a day job and are frustrated that you can’t spend more time becoming financially […]
    - 2 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 7:54pm -
  • Rise of the Entrepreneur – Episode 15 with John Chow
    Rise of the Entrepreneur (ROTE) is a by-weekly podcast put out by Zac Johnson. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Zac interviews a leader in the Internet marketing industry, and drills them for their secrets to success. He then makes the podcast […]
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 9:59pm -
  • Three Products You Must Promote To Make Money Online
    Never Put All Your Eggs In One Basket One of the main reasons people get into financial trouble is they have all their money eggs in a single basket. For most, that’s their job. If something were to happen to […]
    - 4 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 8:35pm -
  • Why I Don’t Believe In Get-Rich-Quick Programs
    Yes you read that correctly. I don’t believe in get-rich-quick programs. Any program that promises you millions without your primary input is definitely hiding something from you. When I came online, I joined over 10 email lists from all those [……
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:15pm -
  • How To Do Pay Per Click (PPC) Budgeting 101
    Whether you are taking the first steps in to the paid advertising world, or looking to revamp your campaign, deciding on a budget is one of the beginning steps. We have compiled a list of a few ways to make […]
    - 6 days ago, 29 Jun 14, 9:18pm -


  • Free Shirt Friday- PPC
    This week’s Free Shirt Friday comes to us from PPC They are pay per click consultants that manage results-driven PPC campaigns that focus on client goals such as: web leads, phone calls, sales, website traffic, brand awareness and…
    - 1 day ago, 4 Jul 14, 7:30am -
  • How To Choose The Perfect Name For Your Blog plus 3 Bonus Tools To Get You Started
    When I attended Affiliate Summit West in January I heard John Chow say that his biggest blogging mistake was building his brand on . His reason was that he doesn’t think he can ever sell the name. I told him that I know of several cas…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 7:30am -
  • Personalizing Automated Emails
    Marketers do not have the time to individually write emails for each recipient, though we would like to. Personalization of emails is a powerful thing and it is possible to convey even through automated emails. In this Marketo post, blogger, Rachel…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 7:30am -
  • Help me and win a grand for yourself
    Not about 2 years ago we launched a marketing platform called the Par Program. Functioning at an agency level, which included state of the art email, social integration and high level ROI tracking, we also did all the work for the clients. Just some…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 7:13am -
  • PAR Program Helps Bugsy’s Box Double Customers and Revenue @ParProgram @BugsysBox
    If you’ve been following me for any time at all, you probably know how focused I am with PAR Program. I have been busting my ass to get the financials, staff, and technology in place to keep us growing. Meanwhile, I had to ensure that our client…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 7:30am -

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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 June 2014
    Hi folks, and welcome to July already!   Seems like the summer is just flying by. June was interesting month for me income wise.  Overall, my earnings were down from May by a good amount.  But with that said, May was an exceptional month too, so…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 7:58am -
  • How I made over $100 with my first teespring campaign
    I've been reading and hearing stories about online entrepreneurs having success with teespring for a while now.  Learning more about it and running my own teespring campaign had been on my to do list to try.  After hearing about some teespring s…
    - 19 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 4:40am -
  • Side Income Report for May 2014
    I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to share this Side Income Report with you.   Not only was May my largest earning month of the year, I came really close to reaching my goal of $1,000.00 per month in passive income! My biggest single…
    - 31 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 5:37am -
  • Building a Niche Site Update#2
    It has been two weeks since I published the announcement of my participation in an Amazon based "niche site duel" that myself and 11 others are running.   In that first update, I walked you through the process of how I found my niche idea, and throu…
    - 36 days ago, 30 May 14, 5:00am -
  • How to make an eBook
    One thing I've wanted to do for a long time here on Side Income Blogging, is offer a free eBook for people that subscribe to my newsletter.  When I say a long time, I mean a long time, like 3-4 years. I kept putting off making an eBook for a number…
    - 37 days ago, 29 May 14, 5:00am -

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…
    - 59 days ago, 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 -


  • 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

Work The Blog