• newStat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche
    This is a guest contribution from Wil of Startup Bros. What’s the best way to pitch a content idea to the big players in your niche? What do today’s top publishers look for in a contribution? Many of today’s biggest influencers get hundreds of…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:42am -
  • The Language of Selling – Are You Using It?
      This is a guest contribution from Richard Akhmerov. Benefits, benefits, benefits. We’ve all heard that benefits sell, not features. Create needs, not wants. But this is all rehashed information. And no amount of reading will make you better at t…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 10:31am -
  • Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible
    When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. You’re blogging every day, you’re pro…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 14, 10:22am -
  • Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle
    This is a guest contribution from Mark Potter. Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain, famed for its sausage rolls and steak bakes. They have always enjoyed a strong social media presence, winning a Digital Impact Award in 2013 for a ‘Sandwich M…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 10:47am -
  • How Blogging In College Got Me My First Job
    This is a guest contribution from PR specialist Caitlin Dodds. I remember sitting alone in the airport with three hours to kill before my flight to Madrid. Squirming on the hard plastic chairs at my boarding gate with my laptop perched on my knees, I…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 14, 6:07pm -


  • newHow Empathy Maps Help You Speak Directly to the Hearts of Your Audience
    As we enter the conclusion of our three-part series on content strategy, you should already know what your audience believes about the world and have a narrative mapped out that will allow you to confirm your audience’s worldviews. Now it’s time…
    - 14 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Guest Posting Best Practices From Copyblogger’s Guest Post Gatekeeper
    Many years ago, when I began developing my personal guest posting strategy, Copyblogger sat atop my “Where I Want to Guest Post” list. Five years later, I achieved my goal. So, how did I spend the time between making my list and May 23, 2013 when…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page
    Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work? That’s how Copyblogger has felt about its Facebook page for quite some time. As of today, the page has 38,000 “fans,” but Co…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Business Burnout When Your Inspiration Starts to Flicker
    In a space as fast-paced as the Internet, you know there are many tasks you “should” perform to reach more people with your story. You’re well-aware of other businesses with meteoric rises to fame and companies thrown into the spotlight seeming…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Want to Hook Your Readers? Apply These 10 Principles to Create Captivating News Stories
    Writing well-structured articles that inform, educate, and entertain is not as easy as it looks. There are billions of webpages out there that contain poorly written, unimaginative, boring content. But those aren’t the descriptions you want associa…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 7:00am -

Smart Passive Income

  • SPI 131 : Creating Creativity: Success Outside of the Box with Jason SurfrApp
    Being creative is scary. There's a fear that comes along with it sometimes. By being creative and putting ourselves out there, we're inviting judgement from others, and when someone else puts down our idea or the hard work we've put into something, i…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • The SPI Mobile App is Now Available for Both iOS and Android!
    I’ve been waiting a long time to say this… The Smart Passive Income Mobile App is now available for both iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android! And yes, it remains 100% free. Currently, about 8000 users use the app to more easily consume SPI conte…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 14, 9:14am -
  • SPI 130 : Booking Yourself Solid: The Sales Process, Pricing and More with Michael Port
    Michael Port, best-selling author of Book Yourself Solid (a book that has sort of become standard reading in the world of business and entrepreneurship) joins us on the show today to talk about the sales process, pricing strategies including the impo…
    - 12 days ago 10 Oct 14, 3:15am -
  • Niche Site UPGRADE – Security Guard Training Headquarters
    My 4 year old niche site, averaging $2,636.29 per month, is about to get an upgrade. Here are the holes that will be plugged, and the improvements that will be made to get it to 3x the monthly revenue within 6 months. Plus a confession...Niche Site U…
    - 14 days ago 7 Oct 14, 12:14pm -
  • SPI 129 : How to Scale Up Your Service Based Business with Josh Shipp
    Scaling up your business can be painful, ESPECIALLY if you're a service-based business because there are only so many hours in the day, and only so much of you to do what you do. In this session, Josh Shipp and I tackle a real-life entrepreneur's ser…
    - 19 days ago 2 Oct 14, 10:53pm -

My Wife Quit Her Job

Create Hype

  • Business Blogging Tips: How to Structure a Blog Post
    Have you ever felt lost about how to structure a good blog post for your business blog? Me too! Well, that is when I first started blogging many years ago. In fact, as I mentioned last week in my blog about blog topics for jewelry designers, my first…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • Secrets to a Successful Product Launch Using Pinterest
    Ready to reach new customers? I’ve found that one of the best product launch steps involves focusing your marketing on Pinterest. But the sheer volume and competition on Pinterest can seem overwhelming, so it’s vital to find a way to stand out. H…
    - 21 days ago 1 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • Five Eco-Friendly Tips to Save Money for Your Business
    Is it possible to make eco-friendly swaps while saving money at the same time for your business? Of course it is! If everyone made those little extra steps, we could work wonders. Here are five eco-friendly tips to get you started greening up your wo…
    - 42 days ago 10 Sep 14, 6:00am -
  • Marketing is a Terrible Word
    I’m not sure how we ever ended up with such a flabby and sadly inaccurate verb as “marketing” to describe what we do when we’re marketing. And maybe it is the very vagueness of the verb “marketing” that so often shuts creative people down…
    - 49 days ago 3 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • Six Secrets to Making Sure Your Ideal Clients Know it’s YOU on Social Media
    The Coca-Cola script. Mouse ears. The Golden Arches. All these iconic brands are instantaneously recognized the world over because of the strong visual identity and branding they consistently use. But you don’t have to be a Fortune 100 company to t…
    - 56 days ago 27 Aug 14, 6:00am -

John Chow dot Com

  • newGreat Video Starts with Great Audio – Sennheiser Mic Demo
    I’ve always said that great video starts with great audio, and on this episode of Driving with John Chow, I give you a demo of the Sennheiser EW112P G3 A-Band Wireless Lav Mic that I use for my videos. The […]
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 6:01pm -
  • newThe Deal with Perceived Scarcity
    Let’s say that you’re shopping around for a new big screen TV, because football season has kicked off and they’re already hitting the ice with the NHL pre-season. You come across an advertisement for one of your local electronics stores, […]
    - 15 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • How I Produce Blog Posts and Videos
    Because I’m in a 90 day video challenge, a lot of people assume that I take time each day to make my video. The same assumption also goes for my blog. People assume that I take some time each day […]
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • $1.2 Million – The Check Keeps Getting Bigger
    One of the highlight of the Home Business Summit that concluded Sunday in Atlanta was the Top Partners Check Ceremony. This is where MOBE recognize their top partners, and present them a big check for their hard work. The checks […]
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 14, 9:31pm -
  • The Winners of The #ASW15 Networking Plus Passes
    Here are the ten winners of the Affiliate Summit West 2015 Networking Plus Passes. These passes are worth $549 each and entitles the winners admission to the Affiliate Meet Market, Exhibit Hall, Keynotes, Sunday educational sessions, access to all re…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 14, 6:29pm -


  • newCatch SEO Book, Aaron Wall today on the ShoeMoney Show @aaronwall
    TODAY, at 2 p.m., PST/ 5 p.m., EST, please tune in to the ShoeMoney Show with special guest, Aaron Wall! Aaron is another well-established person in the Internet marketing world. His site, SEO Book, was one of the first of its kind that is still up a…
    - 12 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 8:24am -
  • Tune in to learn about SEO and website publishing @aaronwall
    The comeback of the ShoeMoney Show could not be better. TOMORROW, October 21 marks our seventh episode in a row this year. The guest is Aaron Wall. In 2003, Aaron and colleagues launched one of the first SEO sites that still stand today. SEO Book has…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 8:28am -
  • @DIYRV is the RV lover’s virtual home – ShoeMoney FSF
    Calling all RV lovers. Free Shirt Friday this week is hosted by Do It Yourself RV. Their website shows people everything RV-related — from building them to fixing floors to interior design. Check them out here. If you would like to see your company…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 11:01pm -
  • Learn how to clean your list today at 2pm PST/ 5 pm EST with James Carner – @eHygienics
    Hey! Don’t forget to tune in to the ShoeMoney Show today on WebmasterRadio.FM at 2 pm PST/ 5 pm EST .! Stream it live here or use the WebMaster Radio app on your phone instead. The distinguished guest is James Carner CEO at eHygienics. The chat Ja…
    - 8 days ago 14 Oct 14, 8:16am -
  • Next ShoeMoney Show guest revealed @eHygienics
    Who dat?  James Carner, the next guest on the ShoeMoney Show. James has a rich background in Internet marketing and the like. Tune in to the chat with James tomorrow, October 14th at 2 p.m., PST/ 5 p.m. EST to see what he’s got to say about being…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 14, 9:04am -

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

    - 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 61 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…
    - 62 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

Work The Blog