Is a Reverse Mortgage Really Good for Your Retirement?

You’ve seen the commercials on television. There are even well known celebrities touting them, but is a reverse mortgage really good for your retirement? Most would argue it is; some would argue it isn’t. It boils down to your current financial situation and whether the reverse loan would benefit your retirement finances and savings. The best way to determine if this option is right for you is to … [Read more...]

Best Practices of Internal Linking for SEO Benefits

The subject matter of this article is one of the most interesting powers of SEO, so-called internal linking. You might think that internal linking is such a simple strategy that everybody must be doing it. On the other hand, the process and the ideologies behind a proper internal linking are somehow complicated. Still, the internal linking concept would be the prompt pick for any webmaster. Since … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for Sale

When it comes to retirement, most people take advantage of the sudden drop in responsibility to relocate to somewhere more palatable. When you don’t have to worry about a daily commute or doing the school run, location becomes much more flexible when it comes to daily living. Selling your current home is the first step to consider, and if you’re planning to relocate to a better property, … [Read more...]

3 Ways that Integrated Marketing Can Change Your Business

Leading companies have experienced the improvement of their brands and earned more revenue through the effective implementation of integrated marketing strategies. By taking advantage of direct mail, email, web, print, mobile, and other communication methods, you gain maximum impact on targeted audiences. As technology connects the world more and more, your company should develop marketing … [Read more...]

5 Common Mistakes by First-Time Homebuyers and How to Avoid Them

When I purchased my house just over six years ago in Toronto, I found it a fun and thrilling experience. When you’re buying a new home, as long as you have the dough, you can usually customize it as you see fit. If you’re buying a resale home just like me, you can buy in an area with all the amenities that you desire (as long as you can afford it). While I found the home-buying experience fun … [Read more...]

Why a Career in Tech Works Great with Passive Income

There’s nothing better than making a steady stream of income from a passive source, but these sources of income don’t appear from thin air. Instead, many sources of passive income require a good bit of work to get started, at which point you can begin to automate things a bit. Because of this, having a career in technology works great with finding passive income sources. You’ll already be spending … [Read more...]

What Season Is Best To Sell a Home?

2018 is looking to be a highly advantageous time for homeowners looking to sell. There are many factors that make it so that homeowners can get the most out of their properties. Consumer confidence is at an all-time high since the 2008 financial crisis, and mortgage interest rates are incredibly low. However, there are more aspects that can impact how much money you get out of your home. One of … [Read more...]

How to Upgrade to HTTPS: Advantages, Disadvantages and Step by Step Guide for You

Today, purchases on the Internet are connected with trust. It does not matter what you sell and at what price – if the visitor does not trust your site, sales will not grow. This is especially true for small little-known stores. Who would have thought that one small letter “S” would stir up the whole big SEO-world? There is a mass transfer of sites on the Protocol Secure HTTPS. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Book Recommendations from the SPI Book Club!

Last month, I sent out an email to the SPI Book Club asking for book recommendations to share here on the blog. Here’s what I asked: What is one book you read this year that you’ve really loved? And what is the number one reason you recommend the book? I started receiving book recommendations almost immediately after I sent the email, and I’m so grateful. Thanks so much for sharing your current … [Read more...]

How to Get the Help you Need When Investing Abroad

Investing abroad can give some great returns, especially in this highly globalized economy. However, it’s also ridden with pitfalls, including everything from currency value shifts to cultural barriers such as language. Whether you’re planning to invest in stocks and shares or opt for something such as property instead, it’s important to get some assistance so that you can keep your global … [Read more...]

5 Effective Retargeting Practices for Your eCommerce

There are times when visitors to your ecommerce site will browse for a while—maybe even load up a shopping cart—and leave without making a purchase. This stinks for online sellers. In fact, statistics show only two percent of first time visitors to your site will make a purchase. Retargeting enables you to tempt that other 98 percent to return to your site to give you a second opportunity to … [Read more...]

How to Launch a Brand New Website (With a Bang!): The Ultimate Guide—UPDATED!

So you’re here because you want to know how to launch a brand new website (with a bang!). That’s exciting, and you should feel proud! This post will show you exactly how to do that and will cover a wide range of website launch tips, including: What an ideal launch day website looks like. How to maximize your reach and website traffic on day one of your launch. Why you need to be able to pitch your … [Read more...]

What are Instant Small Cash Loans and 7 reasons on Why They Have Risen the Ranks in the Popularity Ladder

Instant Cash Loans have become the new synonym for personal loans. As a popular type of personal loan, the instant loan has taken its name owing to its attribute of reaching beneficiary accounts in super quick time. In all cases where applicants apply for instant cash from lenders, they can receive immediate approval based on their credit outlook. A point that cannot be ignored is the popularity … [Read more...]

5 Twitter Tips and Tricks for Growing Your Followers

Twitter is undergoing renovation in a good way recently. To combat the proliferation of fake accounts, Twitter has been deleting millions of unscrupulous accounts. As a result, you need to implement the latest Twitter tips and tricks to help grow your following. For the longest time, the social media platform is filled with bots that merely retweeted messages, followed people, and broadcasted … [Read more...]

SPI 327: How to Write Copy that Sells with Ray Edwards

CONTENT WARNING: You’re going to want to have a pen and paper handy for this one. Today we’re talking with Ray Edwards, a fan favorite from Episode 182 and Episode 300 and a member of my mastermind group. Today he’s going to teach us how to write copy that sells—written words that encourage readers to take action and result in profitable sales. Stick around! Knowing how to write … [Read more...]

Seven Steps to Attract New Customers

The client base is the lifeblood of any business. No matter how sophisticated your business model or how well you’ve cornered the market, without a steady flow of new customers, your business will not reach its full potential. Finding the best way to attract customers in a digital economy can be difficult and calls for new ways of thinking. Young entrepreneur Stan Gershengoren is typical of the … [Read more...]

How You Can Make Your Home Based Business Seem Legitimate

The harsh truth is that just because a home based business is profitable does not mean people view it as a legitimate business. This can become quite frustrating for friends or family to call the business a side hustle or a hobby. Other potential clients or business partners might also think that the operation that is being running is not up to par with what they need to be done. The facts are … [Read more...]

SPI 324: From College Nerd to Wildly Successful Personal Brand with Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank is a massively successful YouTuber and the creator of We’ve been friends for a while, and this episode has been a long time coming. We’re sitting down to chat about how he built his brand, how he got into the online business world, and the strategies, tips, tools, and tricks that he’s using to kill it on YouTube. If you’ve ever thought … [Read more...]

Can Short-Term Finance Affect your Retirement?

After spending years working and putting aside money for your retirement, it can be worrying to think that any short-term finance that you have used in the past could have an effect on your future. Every month, thousands of people across the UK apply for a short-term loan. Apart from the possible short-term influence on your credit score, can short-term finance affect your retirement? And if so, … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Staying Updated on Savvy Financial Management

We live in a fast-paced society. If you’ve ever had the feeling your to-do list grows increasingly longer while the days seem to fly by faster than ever, you’re not alone. Even consumers with a goal of learning more about personal finance can find it challenging to stay truly updated. So, what are today’s best sources of savvy financial advice? Consumers will surely have different preferences … [Read more...]

Chalene Johnson, AskPat 300 and This Week’s Upcoming Webinars!

Happy Monday everyone! Today is a recovery day for me before I get back into the thick of things tomorrow, so I just have a few quick updates and announcements for you here in this post. Recovery from What? Well – over the weekend I had the pleasure and honor of speaking at the Smart Success Seminar, a 3-day event put on by Chalene Johnson and her husband Bret. It. Was. AWESOME! Chalene is a … [Read more...]

SPI 153: Systematizing – Pat and Mindy Talk AskPat and Our Productive Workflow

The Smart Passive Income Podcast has been nominated for a Top Business Podcast Award! Please help the show by visiting and find Smart Passive Income in the Business Category to cast your vote! You can vote daily through March 24th, and if you’d love to be reminded to vote each day, sign up at and I’ll send you a quick reminder email. That list will be … [Read more...]

The Best Kind of Question to Ask to Increase Engagement

Have you ever watched a game show on television by yourself? If you’re like most people, you probably have at some point in your life. They’re a lot of fun! And even though we hardly ever know who the contestants are on the show, it can hold our attention for quite a long time. Now, another question for you… While watching a game show by yourself, have you ever said an answer out … [Read more...]

SPI 154: Behind the Scenes of SPI TV with Caleb Wojcik – Gear, Numbers, and Production Tips

This week’s guest is the amazing Caleb Wojcik, the video mastermind behind and the videographer for my latest project, Smart Passive Income TV. Caleb and I have been working together on various projects for years, but never have I been more excited about anything video related until SPI TV. Since we launched SPI TV a few months ago, Caleb’s helped me take my existing … [Read more...]

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