• SEO: The Must-Dos That You Just Can’t Miss
    Last year, we had Rand Fishkin sort us out with a comprehensive post on SEO basics, tips, and tricks. If you haven’t thought much about SEO and the traffic it can bring your blog, now would be the time to do it! Get into the right habits at the sta…
    - 2 days ago 8 Jan 15, 7:28am -
  • Don’t Blog this Year Without the Most Important Thing of All
    On Valentine’s Day last year, Darren reminded us all that blogging won’t get you far if you’re not legitimately passionate about it. What you’ll have is a site you’re only half-hearted about and you won’t be able to sustain that for very…
    - 3 days ago 7 Jan 15, 7:25am -
  • Finding Readers: Strategies for Building Your Audience in 2015
    In 2014, Dustin Stout outlined how he grew his audience, and how you can find readers too. It’s worth revisiting so you start this year off on the right foot. What would you add? In today’s instalment of the Finding Readers theme week, we delve r…
    - 4 days ago 6 Jan 15, 7:22am -
  • Make Money Blogging: Start the New Year by Increasing Your Income Streams
    It’s the aim of the majority of the readers of this site – make an income via your blog. Today we revisit the post where Darren outlined all the ways he diversified his streams and how after 10 years he was still going strong. We also have a look…
    - 5 days ago 5 Jan 15, 7:55am -
  • Email Lists: Make them a Priority in 2015 with These Tips
    Last year, Luke Guy ran us through why our email open rates are nosediving, and what we can do about it. He also gave us solid tips on how to write great emails to begin with. We’re re-running this post today so you can nail your email list right f…
    - 6 days ago 4 Jan 15, 7:44am -


  • Rainmaker.FM Behind the Scenes: 2014 in Review and the Road Ahead
    2014 was a pivotal year for Copyblogger Media. We: Launched a Pilot program for our Rainmaker Platform using a podcast Evolved the platform to version 2.0 during the Pilot phase Arrived at the 8-figure level for annual revenue, up 34% For an added tw…
    - 2 days ago 8 Jan 15, 7:00am -
  • How to Conduct a Content Audit for Quality and Audience Experience
    However you may feel about New Year’s resolutions, January just seems to bring on the desire for fresh starts. This month, the Copyblogger editorial team is tackling something we’ve had our eye on for awhile — a content audit. Now I don’t kno…
    - 3 days ago 7 Jan 15, 7:00am -
  • Sponsor Authority Rainmaker and Let Us Help You Build Your Business in 2015
    You’ve seen a few messages here over the past few weeks describing Authority Rainmaker, specifically the myriad benefits it will deliver to attendees. Today we have one more quick note for you about Authority Rainmaker … but this note isn’t aim…
    - 4 days ago 6 Jan 15, 7:00am -
  • 16 Stats That Explain Why Adaptive Content Matters Right Now
    Big data. Content. Growth hacking. Pivot. Engagement. A few words and phrases that make us want to stick a fork in our eye each time we hear them. Or stick a fork in the eye of the person using the words. We all hate buzzwords, but it’s hard to get…
    - 5 days ago 5 Jan 15, 7:00am -
  • My Challenge to You for 2015: Only Connect
    Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. ~ E.M. Forster, Howards End The thing, I think, that keeps people from building successful businesses, especiall…
    - 10 days ago 31 Dec 14, 7:00am -

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

  • How I spent over $50,000 on luxury services last year
    Now THIS is interesting. On Monday, I wrote a massive post about how we’re going to get MORE in 2015. Hundreds of comments said, HELL YA RAMIT, I WANT MORE! Then, yesterday, I decided to get a little more specific … ContinuedHow I spent over $50…
    - 2 days ago 7 Jan 15, 10:05pm -
  • I LOL’d at this $300,000 comment
    Damn, I thought I was good, but I was wrong. You guys should see this awesome system my assistant and I set up for when I travel. She arranges everything via a 40-page document of my preferences, down to my … ContinuedI LOL’d at this $300,000 co…
    - 3 days ago 6 Jan 15, 10:05pm -
  • 2015: The Year of More
    I used to think it was normal to wait in the car while your dad checked into a motel. When I was a kid and our family would take a road trip, my Dad would tell us to stay in … Continued2015: The Year of More is a post from: I Will Teach You To Be…
    - 5 days ago 4 Jan 15, 10:00pm -
  • Ramit’s Best of 2014

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  • I got schooled
    If I were to ask you, “What’s one thing you wish you could make automatic in your life?” I’d be willing to bet that most people would say: “I wish I could exercise regularly” “I wish I could eat healthier” … ContinuedI got schooled…
    - 19 days ago 22 Dec 14, 5:00am -

Smart Passive Income

My Wife Quit Her Job

Create Hype

John Chow dot Com

  • newThe cb:Black Event – Will You Make The Cut?
    Affiliate Summit West is less than two weeks away and the party invites are coming in fast and furious. My good friends at Clickbooth has always been the company that throws the biggest and best parties at the show. However, […]
    - 13 hours ago 9 Jan 15, 8:12pm -
  • Make Money Online with BlackFox Performance Network
    Some people will tell you that just about all the affiliate networks on the Internet today are fundamentally the same thing and you should just pick the one that offers the biggest payouts. What these people don’t recognize is the […]
    - 1 day ago 9 Jan 15, 8:00am -
  • Driving with John Chow – Experience Makes Money
    On yesterday’s Driving with John Chow, I talk about why spending money on experiences is better than spending money on toys. Today, I want to show you how to make money with experiences. It’s a well proven fact that people […]
    - 1 day ago 8 Jan 15, 9:29pm -
  • 5 Common Sense Lessons You Need to Forget
    Part of the problem with common sense, common courtesy and common knowledge is that none of them are particularly common. Another part of the problem is that they might not always be in your best interest either. I’m writing this […]
    - 2 days ago 8 Jan 15, 6:00am -
  • Driving with John Chow – It’s All About The Experience
    If you had a choice between spending $20K on a car or spending the same amount on a family vacation, which would you choose? I wasn’t really face with that choice. It was more like a few readers found out […]
    - 3 days ago 7 Jan 15, 7:00pm -


  • The Unreal Ride Of Successes and Mistakes in 10 years of MMO
    Recently I got my monthly reminder to send the monthly recap as December came to a close. But it’s the 1st of January so then I thought, well maybe I should do a year review. But it’s actually much bigger than that. My Google Adsense check, other…
    - 5 days ago 5 Jan 15, 2:28pm -
  • YARPP is legit
    You have probably seen on many large & successful websites using a recommend posts type widget at the bottom and sidebar of pages. Things with images like “Recommended Reading” or “You might also be interested in” sections. I have tried vario…
    - 23 days ago 18 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • @Doishero – Are you a Star? – ShoeMoney FSF
    This shirt has a bit of mystery to it. It’s today’s Free Shirt Friday. The Page of Fame gives the 15 minutes of fame to the stars of the internet. If you would like to see your company on free shirt Friday, please click here for details!
    - 36 days ago 5 Dec 14, 1:03pm -
  • Your Brand & My Chest = Win (For Charity!)
    I am auctioning myself to wear your company’s shirt for 3 days during the Affiliate Summit West Event January 2014 in Las Vegas.  I will wear nothing but your companies shirt (even to clubs and parties) for the 3 days. The winning company will nee…
    - 38 days ago 3 Dec 14, 8:25am -
  • Can you handle the truth? & ShoeMoney November Recap
    As always if you just want to get to the posts in November just skip to the bottom. Well already through November. I did some fun stuff. Got married (again) to my wife in Vegas. Was a total surprise. Really nice and well done by my wife. It’s not e…
    - 39 days ago 2 Dec 14, 9:26am -

lkr (Laura Roeder)


  • 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

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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,…
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  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

Work The Blog