• 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…
    - 27 Aug 15, 8:01am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 20 Aug 15, 5:52pm -


  • newRainmaker Rewind: How Oscar Nominee Emma Donoghue, Screenwriter of ‘Room,’ Writes
    Editor’s Note: For all you audiophiles out there, we are pleased to begin syndicating Rainmaker Rewind, a quick, curated look at top picks of the week from Rainmaker.FM! This week’s edition of Rewind features our recent interview with Emma Donogh…
    - 23 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • 3 Resources to Help Beginners Become Professional Content Marketers
    “Da” was the first pronoun I used to refer to myself as a small child. I think I was trying to say “I,” but I overcomplicated the word. At any rate, whenever I encountered a new or challenging task — like growing human beings do — I would…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • The 79-Year Master Plan for Becoming Unforgettable
    During his career he was loved, hated, admired, dissed, fought over … but never ignored. His name? Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y … Picasso. Anybody with a nam…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 6:30am -
  • Why a Comprehensive Content Strategy Includes Podcasting
    What if there was a way to cut through the noise, get noticed, and make a real connection with your audience? For many businesses, on-demand audio content is the way to do just that. Podcasting is gaining in popularity, as you may have noticed, but t…
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • How to Write Conversationally: 7 Tips to Engage and Delight Your Audience
    How often do you shrug your shoulders and press delete after reading a marketing email? Many marketing messages make us cringe. They don’t sound like a human being wrote them. They don’t engage. They lack personality and feel cold-hearted. It’s…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 7:00am -

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

  • Dealing with a bad boss: Nutty horror stories
    OK, who here has a terrible boss? Today, I want to talk about them, because if you have one, you think about them every single day you go to work. What makes a bad boss? Maybe they’re overbearing and rude. … ContinuedDealing with a bad boss: Nut…
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 9:00am -
  • Hell Week: Build mental toughness with an ex-Navy SEAL
    Some of the best memories are ones that sucked at the time, but looking back, you’re glad you did them. What was it for you? Learning Spanish? Getting up the courage to ask someone out? One of my favorite memories … ContinuedHell Week: Build men…
    - 6 days ago 1 Feb 16, 8:45am -
  • How to ask for a testimonial that sells your product for you
    What does everyone do before buying something they’ve never tried? Check for reviews and testimonials, of course. That book looks pretty good If you have your own business, you want to collect testimonials like your business depends on it. Because…
    - 38 days ago 31 Dec 15, 9:00am -
  • How to choose a college (by planning to fail)
    When I was applying to colleges, I noticed something interesting. A lot of the people I knew were applying to top schools, and if they were rejected they’d say: “Whatever, I didn’t want to go there anyway.” What!? If you … ContinuedHow to…
    - 39 days ago 30 Dec 15, 9:00am -
  • Most generous thing I’ve heard in a long time
    One of my favorite stories about generosity comes from Steve Wynn, the hotelier, in this article from The New Yorker. Steve decided to sell a painting he’d acquired, a Picasso, for a hundred and thirty-nine million dollars. (Yes, $139 million … C…
    - 41 days ago 28 Dec 15, 8:55am -

Smart Passive Income

  • SPI 199: The Marketing Effort Behind Will It Fly?
    Will It Fly? has launched, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Team Flynn is back again today to share what goes into planning, scheduling, and marketing a new book. These same approaches can be applied to any large-scale project you have in the works…
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 4:31pm -
  • Will It Fly Is Live!
    My new book, Will It Fly? is live! I'm so excited—here are the details.
    - 6 days ago 1 Feb 16, 9:00am -
  • SPI 198: Building a Book Launch “Street Team” (Plus Pre-Order)
    If you’re new to the incredible power of launch teams, this episode is for you. I’d like you to meet someone who’s been invaluable in making my next book a reality. He’s Daniel Decker, the man behind the Will It Fly? launch team.
    - 10 days ago 27 Jan 16, 8:22pm -
  • You’re Invited: The Will It Fly Book Launch Party!
    Join my book launch party for Will It Fly? on February 1! Read more for event details.
    - 12 days ago 26 Jan 16, 1:17am -
  • SPI 197: Behind the Scenes of Writing Will It Fly?
    Today, I talk about the “why” and the “how” of writing my new book, Will It Fly? I discuss how I refined the message of the book and why I chose self-publishing.
    - 18 days ago 20 Jan 16, 10:28am -

My Wife Quit Her Job

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…
    - 87 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • newWhat Should You Outsource on Your Blog
    Time is money. Well, sort of, because that’s only partly true. If you still have a regular job working for the man, then you really are trading hours for dollars. You could be paid a salary or you could be paid an hourly wage, but you are effective…
    - 21 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 9:00am -
  • What a Political Donald Trump Can Teach Bloggers
    It’s going to be great. It’s going to be huge. As we march closer and closer to the 2016 Presidential elections in the United States, we take a look at some of the candidates who are vying for the nomination for their respective parties. As of th…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 6:00am -
  • How To Double Your Email Subscribers Using This Phrase
    No one can argue the value of email subscribers, which is why you need to find ways to optimize your list building. It’s no longer as easy as adding content, hoping people will join your newsletter as an email subscriber. There is so much informati…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 1:00am -
  • 3 More Tips for More Amazon Associates Income
    In an earlier post, I outlined three quick tips for boosting your Amazon earnings. Given the sheer variety of products that are available for sale on Amazon and seeing how the online retailer oftentimes has the best (or close to the best) price on so…
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 6:00am -
  • 5 Landing Page Flaws That Reduce Conversions
    Landing pages, if utilized correctly, can help boost your conversions, allowing you to achieve your desired goal. For example, people have pages in place to improve conversions, increase email subscribers, learn more about the reader, and even collec…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 11:27am -


  • How To Correctly Use The MyThemeShop Discount Code
    Hey guys, Over 300 of you have used the coupon code shoemoney on checkout with MyThemeShop but we had several that were not sure how to implement it.  So I created some screenshots for you.   Step 1) Click on the “Redeem Here”   Step 2) Click…
    - 30 days ago 8 Jan 16, 7:09am -
  • The Question I Get The Most
    By far the question I get the most (besides how to make money online) is what theme I use and what themes I recommend. I recently wrote a post about how I switched themes months ago because the latest one I had purchased was so complicated so editing…
    - 31 days ago 7 Jan 16, 6:09am -
  • Don’t worry everything will be ok (GTFO)
    Do you surround yourself with people that have no experience with what you are doing but are always giving you positive reinforcement? Thats one of the most toxic things. I have seen this be the downfall for a lot of affiliates. Have you ever have a…
    - 38 days ago 31 Dec 15, 12:11pm -
  • I Tried To Be Something I Was Not For Years And It Sucked
    When I first started my career on the internet I was in my basement. I had no employees. Other than a $299 server cost I had no other expenses…. I taught myself how to program, although not very well, I was able to produce a website that would go o…
    - 52 days ago 17 Dec 15, 7:22am -
  • Recoup Cash Of Your Junk Traffic With
    I got a call from my friend Scott Richter (Media Breakaway, CPA Empire,, etc) last May about a new service he was launching called On between our affiliates and our own media buys we have a lot of  traffic…
    - 55 days ago 14 Dec 15, 8:35am -

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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

  • Top 12 Tools to Enhance Your Productivity as a Blogger
    There is one goal that’s common for all successful bloggers: publish more high-quality content in a shorter period of time without affecting the lifestyle you have. In fewer words, all bloggers aim towards more productivity. They have jobs, familie…
    - 76 days ago 23 Nov 15, 4:10am -
  • 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 -

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