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Backyard Business. Passive Income Tools of the Trade. I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your passive income needs.

Passive Income Tools of the Trade

I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy! Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. My Most Recommended If you look at nothing else on this page, these are the four that you should know about.

Bluehost: 99% of my websites are hosted on Bluehost. LeadPages: Continuing on the easy-to-use theme, this is far and away my favorite tool for easily creating high-quality landing pages and squeeze pages. 1. Blogging Books. Online business,internet business, Internet Business Podcast, Resources and Community. Yes, You Need a Blog, and Yes It Should Be…

Yes, my word-loving friends, you need a blog, and yes it should be professionally hosted with its own domain name.

Yes, You Need a Blog, and Yes It Should Be…

Right now, a blog is the single best way to connect you with the people who are interested in what you have to say (AKA fans). Chances are you already have a blog, but if you’re like a lot of writers whose websites I’ve visited in the past couple weeks, you may have it up at WordPress or Blogger. That’s fine for a personal journal or a place where you just want to kick it with some like-minded folks, but if you’re serious about building a blog that will either make money on its own or bring in visitors who will buy your books, digital products, etc. then it’s important to make sure you control everything about it.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you need to have your own domain name and you need to squeeze out a few bucks a month for web hosting. Why you should have your own domain name and web hosting How much will it cost and how do you get set up? How to Blog: Blogging Tips for Beginners. How to Write Ebooks that Sell. How to Get Started with a Blog (and why all writers should) I love it when people ask questions, because it lets me know what they (you!)

How to Get Started with a Blog (and why all writers should)

Want to learn about when it comes to “writing for your wealth.” Today, I’m going to answer some questions sent to me by David the Freelance Writer. “I truly love to write, and I even enjoy the research a lot of writing takes, but I really don’t know how to get started with a blog, draw enough people to my site to interest advertisers, or how to set all that up. Could you steer me to articles or sites that explain the process you described for those of us who don’t know all the lingo yet? Is there a ‘how to make $ writing a blog for dummies’ book out that would explain this step by step.”

Okay, let’s start with the basics. What Is a Blog? A blog, short for web log, is a type of website with a user interface that makes it easy to update, or create “posts” for, without any knowledge of html or other programming languages. For a more thorough description, check out this wonderful post from Problogger: What Is a Blog? A Regular Dude Trying To Make Money. My Monthly Report – March 2011. Welcome to my 30th monthly income report!

My Monthly Report – March 2011

Since October of 2008 I’ve been keeping track and posting my online income publicly here on SPI, and they’ve become the most popular posts on the blog. I do this not only to help me keep track of where my earnings come from and the health of my businesses, but more importantly to share with you what I’ve done that may have an effect on any increase or decrease in earnings, and what I’ve learned along the way so hopefully you can learn what do to (and what NOT to do) too.

I hope you enjoy this month’s income report. Important Going-Ons in March A lot of wonderful things happened this past month. In January, coming off the success of the Niche Site Duel, my competitor Tyrone and I started a training program to teach a group of 20 students to find a niche, build a website, rank in Google and begin to make money. My Own Niche Sites On to a topic of something much more passive, my niche sites enjoyed a record month of earnings in March. WordPress Plugins.