• Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately
    Coming to you live from the depths of Melbourne winter – while the rest of the country (almost) is springing into spring, we’re still freezing our butts off. Fingers crossed we’ll start to see the sun soon! Here’s what I found interesting lat…
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  • 10 Ways To Stay Productive as a Work-at-Home Blogger
    This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. Working from home sounds like a pretty cushy job. You can wear whatever you like, eat as often as you want, text your friends, run errands, and be at home with your family, all while being employed. Howe…
    - 85 days ago 26 Aug 15, 8:04am -
  • How One Couple Drastically Changed Their Life by Blogging
    This is a guest contribution from Gina Horkey. Two years ago, my husband and I were just like any other American couple. We were both working in Corporate America, had a one and a half year old and another on the way. Our work schedules and commutes…
    - 86 days ago 25 Aug 15, 8:00am -
  • How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Through Your Archived Material on Facebook
    This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Goodman. I love discovering systems that work in the background so you can focus on your blog. What I’m going to detail is like the concept of compound interest. At the beginning, the effects will be small…
    - 88 days ago 23 Aug 15, 8:25am -
  • The Biggest Lesson I Learned About Building a Profitable Blog in 2015
    Episode 38 of the ProBlogger podcast is focused on something I’ve learned in the course of the past year that I think has the potential to transform not only your blogging, but many areas of your life. Today’s episode is personal – my personal…
    - 90 days ago 20 Aug 15, 5:52pm -


  • newAn Advocate Who Helps People Change the World with Content Marketing
    There’s a certain type of client who’s naturally drawn to Amy Butcher’s work. And there’s a certain type of client Amy Butcher is naturally drawn to. The common thread? Amy helps nonprofits, research institutes, and public sector agencies cra…
    - 14 hours ago 18 Nov 15, 7:00am -
  • How to Rev Up Your Article from the Start
    Cartoonists don’t think straight. If you tell them about cars, they think of chewing gum. If you talk to them about dinner, they think of heel balm. In short, they force-fit thoughts that may have no connection to each other.  But what’s a carto…
    - 2 days ago 17 Nov 15, 7:00am -
  • 3 Resources to Help Content Marketers Learn About Smart Web Design
    I like to snack. I’m a big snacker. And I like to examine the packaging that houses my snacks. It’s a side effect of being a content marketer. Recently, I studied the wrapper of a granola bar. One side listed the ingredients, and the other side w…
    - 6 days ago 13 Nov 15, 7:00am -
  • 4 Delightful Editing Tips to Make Your Words Dazzle and Dance
    Do you ever read back a draft of your writing and wonder what happened? Red-cheeked, you thought your draft was complete. You felt excited. Brimming with enthusiasm. You knew it … this was going to be superb. Probably your best-ever blog post. Yay!…
    - 7 days ago 12 Nov 15, 7:00am -
  • How the Perfect Name Changes Everything
    Take a look at the image we chose for this post. Ten years ago, any woman reading this would have looked at the woman’s hair and thought, “Oh, her roots are growing out.” If a woman lightens her hair and then doesn’t repeat the procedure, her…
    - 8 days ago 11 Nov 15, 7:00am -

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

  • The news from IWT: October 2015
    One of the best events I attended this month was the Pencils of Promise gala. Did you know that the IWT community raised over $300,000 to build 12 schools for children around the world — the most online donations ever … ContinuedThe news from IW…
    - 20 days ago 30 Oct 15, 9:00am -
  • Being weird and being OK with it
    I recently spoke on a panel in Napa Valley called “What I’ve Learned In The Last 10 Years.” During the presentation, one of the other panelists said something that did NOT go over well. I found it fascinating. This guy … ContinuedBeing weird…
    - 24 days ago 26 Oct 15, 9:00am -
  • How to connect with busy people
    It’s no secret that connecting with the right person can skyrocket your success — a new job, a boost for your business, or experienced perspective that changes everything. But the “right” person often has a packed schedule and seemingly endle…
    - 27 days ago 23 Oct 15, 9:00am -
  • Dumb dumb dumb propaganda to buy a house
      I want to show you one of the most breathtaking pieces of propaganda ever written. We’ve all heard of tropes like “Disney princes to the rescue.” But, just like a fish doesn’t know he’s in water, most of us … ContinuedDumb dumb dumb p…
    - 48 days ago 2 Oct 15, 9:00am -
  • Money habits and secrets of the ultra-wealthy
    Fact: people would rather talk about death than their personal finances (source). That’s right. Out of all the traditionally taboo topics — politics, religion, sex — it turns out that money is the biggest taboo topic of all. I find … Continue…
    - 49 days ago 1 Oct 15, 9:00am -

Smart Passive Income

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Create Hype

  • Where Can You Find Blog Writers for Hire?
    As your business expands, and as your blog becomes more popular, it can be difficult to keep up with producing content. You know that you need to keep adding content to your business blog in order to keep it fresh and to draw traffic to your site. Bu…
    - 7 days ago 12 Nov 15, 6:00am -
  • Set up Your Email List & Newsletter Before It’s Too Late!
    A lot of new bloggers often underestimate the value of an email list, however it is the most powerful marketing and revenue generating tool at your disposal. The primary concern for new bloggers often is to drive traffic and that is where they focus…
    - 21 days ago 29 Oct 15, 6:00am -
  • Taglines 101: How to Create a Tagline for Your Creative Business
    Back when I worked in an advertising agency, one of the things I did was help create taglines for businesses. And what I noticed more often than not was that taglines made our small business clients absolutely crazy.  This was because many of these…
    - 85 days ago 26 Aug 15, 6:00am -
  • 3 Reasons Why Philanthropy is Good for Business
    As women with our own business, it’s a constant juggling act, am I right?! With family and business, you work really hard to get everything done. Your hard work pays off and you come to a place where you feel great about your business. It feels goo…
    - 92 days ago 19 Aug 15, 6:00am -
  • All You Need Is Love (Customer Love, That Is!)
    The number one question I get asked by people who have their own little business is, “What are some inexpensive but effective ways to spread the word about my products/services?” And that is a hard question to answer simply, because it totally de…
    - 15 Jul 15, 6:00am -

John Chow dot Com

  • newTake a Bite Out of the Gaming Market with Shark Games
    People love to play games, especially considering just how accessible and fun the mobile and casual game market has become in recent years. From the perspective of the publisher, this can also prove to be a very lucrative opportunity. If you’re rea…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Nov 15, 10:42am -
  • Why I Promote MOBE
    I get companies approaching me all the time to promote this stuff. This should not come as a surprise since my blog has a very sizable readership and companies want to reach them. Most of the products I get I you do not promote because I feel it woul…
    - 1 day ago 17 Nov 15, 5:10pm -
  • Why I Attend Masterminds
    A common question I get asked whenever I’m at an event like the Titanium Mastermind in Phuket is why I do attend? That was the question Daniel Nilon asked me in the video below. The cost of attending Titanium is $10,000, and since I flew first clas…
    - 3 days ago 16 Nov 15, 5:00am -
  • Writing Persuasive Content That Sells – Part 2
    Welcome to Part 2 of my series and we’ll be discussing “covering all the angles” to really make your content persuasive. It’s amazing how adding a few elements within your content can change how people engage with it and how it can have a dra…
    - 4 days ago 15 Nov 15, 8:37am -
  • I Am Titanium – MOBE Video Contest
    Today is the last day of the MOBE Titanium Mastermind in Phuket, Thailand. It has been an amazing week of learning and networking with the greatest minds of Internet marketing. I made some amazing new connections, as well as some new friends for life…
    - 5 days ago 14 Nov 15, 3:20am -


  • How To Become A Blogging Ninja (No Bullshit)

    - 13 days ago 5 Nov 15, 9:00am -
  • My Crazy $15,000 Plus Contest
    As you know I love contests and have done a ton of them but this one takes the cake! If you haven’t signed up for the ShoeMoney Network yet – here is 15k+ worth of reasons to do so! I talked the other day about cleaning out my closet for charity…
    - 16 days ago 3 Nov 15, 6:17am -
  • Cleaning Out My Closet For Charity
    Before this stuff depreciates more (or my wife stops reminding me) I am having a “cleaning out my closet” charity sale on eBay for my favorite local Lincoln, Ne charity – Matt Talbots kitchen. Here are the items on eBay: 15″ Retina Apple Macb…
    - 22 days ago 28 Oct 15, 8:21am -
  • Podcasts I listen to
    I often get asked what podcasts/websites I read. Well I don’t read websites on a regular basis. I used to back in the day but for the most part unless someone shares an article on Facebook I don’t. Facebook has basically replaced an RSS reader fo…
    - 22 days ago 27 Oct 15, 10:36am -
  • Movie Trailers and Product Launches Similarities
    I thought about this the other day… I never watch movie trailers because they basically give away the best parts of the movie. Then when you watch the movie you wait for the parts that they show… Or when the hero looks like he is about to die you…
    - 27 days ago 23 Oct 15, 8:58am -

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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…
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  • 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,…
    - 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

  • How to build an Amazon niche site the easy way
    What’s the single biggest side income earner for me right now?    Amazon based niche and authority sites.  Amazon earnings are more than double Adsense for me. Amazon has a killer affiliate program.  The payout isn’t outstanding, but Amazon…
    - 15 May 15, 2:31pm -
  • Thin Content Penalty on one of my Niche Sites
    Monday, October 13th, 2014 began like every other weekday, I awoke at 5am, made a fresh cup of coffee, grabbed my MacBook and checked my Adsense earnings for the weekend. I immediately noticed that my Adsense earnings were down, and specifically on m…
    - 13 Jan 15, 6:39am -
  • 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 ev…
    - 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…
    - 3 Sep 14, 7:10am -

Advisor Think Box

  • 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 -
  • Are you selling something on your website?
    For most financial advisors, we sell services and financial products.  Although we can’t sell mutual funds online, we might be able to sell other products that enhance what we do as our primary activity. For example, one of the ways to drive reven…
    - 29 Oct 10, 9:49am -
  • Email Marketing for the Holidays!
    We are heading into the holiday season and it is always busy for everyone. Trying to get your message to people becomes increasingly harder because of the increased stimulus in the market place.  Here’s three quick tips for marketing during the bu…
    - 29 Oct 10, 9:27am -
  • Is Traditional Media really old news?
    Marketing is one of the absolute keys to success for any business, especially a financial advisor practice.  You can be a great advisor with lots of strong technical skills but if no one knows you exist, what good is that skill and technical strengt…
    - 20 Sep 10, 12:33pm -
  • Tips on getting noticed on the Internet
    So you have a website.  Great!  Most advisors websites are merely corporate brochures that never change.  Others are mere templates and look like hundreds of other websites with a different logo and a different picture.  Your website is your new…
    - 16 Sep 10, 11:08am -


  • 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