My April 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my April 2017 Monthly Income Report! As always, I create these reports to share the latest happenings with my online businesses, including the wins, the failures, the lessons learned, and the income generated along the way. If this is your first time stumbling upon these reports, check out the income report page to see my income history dating back to October 2008, which is when I first started to monetize a website (InTheLeed.com then; now GreenExamAcademy.com) dedicated to helping people pass an architectural industry exam. Since then, I’ve created many more websites, brands, and products ranging from courses to software to books. And, as always, I’m happy to share the inside scoop on what I’ve learned so you can be better prepared for your own online business journey. Without further ado, here’s the April 2017 report. Latest Goings-On As shared in last month’s income report, March was an […]

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My March 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my March 2017 Monthly Income Report. Fun fact: This is the 102nd monthly report published here on the blog. As always, I’m happy to share with you what happened during the past month, from the actions taken to the lessons learned, and, of course, the earnings report and where it all comes from. March was an extremely busy month, but also very exciting. A lot of hard work from the past six months paid off in March, and I’m stoked to talk about the results of two course launches that happened. Yes—two courses. 🙂 Am I crazy? Probably, but also very excited to be moving forward with the goals I set for myself and the business. With no more delay, let’s get right into it. Important Goings-On in March Two courses? Yes. Let’s start with the one that’s more well known, Smart From Scratch, which opened up for […]

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My December 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my December 2017 monthly income report! We’re well into January now and things are flying over here at SPI headquarters. I’m working on getting ready for my YouTube push next month (subscribe here so you don’t miss anything) as well as some behind the scenes implementation of funnels for my online courses. More on that and other 2018 plans later in this report. In December I turned 35 years old, celebrated my son’s 8th birthday, and spent a lot of time reflecting on how the year went. Best of all, since the kids were home for two weeks for Christmas break, I got to spend most of my time with them and my wife, and I did very little in terms of heavy work. I’m thankful to be able to celebrate another successful year of business, and I’m stoked to cap off the 2017 year with one final […]

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My November 2017 Monthly Income Report

Over the past few years, the business has become more and more like a machine. Although I’m definitely keeping myself busy with new projects, more parts of the business become automated. This is thanks to the team that I’ve built, the software we’re using, and the rules and procedures we have in place. The blog, the podcast, the emails—a lot of it is automated, which is great. I can serve more and offer even more value since the hard work was put in up front. But . . . Since growing the team and getting more hands-off, I’ve noticed I’ve had a thirst for something new to get excited about—something that would allow me creative freedom and also allow me to re-experience the journey of trying to “figure something out again,” like it was at the start of my podcast and blog. And I think I’ve found it, and it’s […]

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My October 2017 Income Report

Welcome to my October 2017 Monthly Income Report! It’s been a busy but extremely enjoyable month. I’m happy to share what I’ve been up to, and how the businesses have been progressing. As always, I share all of the ins and outs of my business so that you can get motivated, and learn from both my wins and my failures. Some months are up, others are down, but there are always lessons to be learned, which I’m happy to pass on to you. Beyond that, I also love to share what’s coming next, and with the year coming to an end very soon, team SPI and I have been putting a lot of effort into what’s coming in 2018. So, without further delay, let’s get right to it! Important Goings-On in October In October, I did more traveling than I had ever done in my whole life. Before I even […]

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My September 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my September 2017 Monthly Income Report! We had a lot of firsts this month, and I’m excited to share them with you today. Before I go on, if you’re looking for the archive of income reports dating back to October 2008, please visit the income report page here. As always, I’m excited to share not only my income sources and total income generated from this past month, but also the lessons learned at the same time. I’m pushing hard through the rest of the year, but I’m having a ton of fun at the same time. Here’s what happened in September. My First Time in Europe, Ever! I checked a major item off my bucket list in the beginning of the month: I finally made it to Europe! I was invited to perform the opening keynote at the DNX Conference for Digital Nomads & Lifehackers in Lisbon, Portugal, […]

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My August 2017 Monthly Income Report

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My July 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my July 2017 Monthly Income Report. Thanks for checking it out! Each month, I write a detailed report about my online businesses, including what I’ve been up to, the lessons I’ve learned, and, of course, the money I’ve earned online. I’ve been publishing these reports since October 2008, so make sure you check out the income reports page if you’d like to go back in time and check out the complete history. If this is your first time at Smart Passive Income (SPI), thanks for being here. SPI was built to serve others by experimenting with my own trials and errors. Sometimes the business experiments I try work well, and other times they don’t. But each time there’s a lesson involved that I can pass on to you so you can have better insight and knowledge moving forward with your own business or project. Smart Passive Income isn’t […]

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My June 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my June 2017 Monthly Income Report! I’ve got a great one for you this month, as it includes earnings from my recent Smart From Scratch online course launch. But, as always, let me first share what these income reports are all about, for those who may be new. In October 2008, after generating an income online for the first time from my architecture-related business, I decided to share openly how much money I was making, and exactly how it all happened. Since then, I’ve been posting these reports monthly, which you can find here on my income report page. I do this not only to keep track and inspire others, but also as a way to teach lessons along the way. I’ll tell you this, though: I don’t know everything there is to know about online business. I’m always learning, but whether my income goes up, or it […]

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My May 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my May 2017 Monthly Income Report! There are lots of things happening in SPI land these days. Lots of investments back into the business, to be precise, but I’ll report on those in just a moment. First, for those of you who are seeing this income report for the first time, these reports are something I’ve been creating every month since October 2008. Initially, the income report was supposed to be done only once to show what had happened when I began to monetize my very first online business, Green Exam Academy. I mean, who reveals their income each month so openly? At the time, it was something I saw only one other person do, and I thought it was really cool. The reaction was so strong and positive from my readers, that I had to keep it going. In case you’re interested, you can visit the income […]

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My February 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my second Income Report for 2017! It seems like this year is one of those years that’s going to fly by, because I felt like it was just yesterday that my January 2017 income report was published. I’m always happy to share my progress with you. Sometimes things go well and the numbers climb higher, and other months the numbers decrease. Either way, it’s really not about the numbers at all, but about what made those numbers happen. It’s about the lessons I learned, and both the wins and failures I experience, shared to help you as you grow and scale your own online business. February was an intense month for a number of reasons: a new course launch, some amazing speaking opportunities coming up in March, new features on the SPI blog, and more. So, without further delay, let’s dive right in! Important Goings-On in February First, […]

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My January 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to the first Income Report of 2017! Here, I’ll be detailing line items from January 2017, including income sources and expenses. As always, I’ll also be sharing what’s been going on internally and what the plans are in the coming months. If you’d like to get a record of all Monthly Income Reports dating back to October 2008, you can find them right here. Thanks again, as always, for your support. Now, let’s get started. Important Goings-On in January As with most people, I had a newly found energy and a ton of excitement as the calendar started fresh again. I was a little worried because my family and I had just returned from an Australian Christmas vacation, and usually when I come back from long trips I get jet lagged and don’t want to work for a while. This time, however, I recovered very quickly, and on day […]

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My December 2016 Monthly Income Report

I always get excited at the end of each year, not only because Christmas is my favorite time of year (and my birthday happens to land in December), but because I get to reflect on the lessons learned and examine the numbers to see what’s been working, and what I can improve. We shouldn’t have to wait until the end of the year to reflect on these kinds of things, but we can’t help it because the calendar year neatly wraps up the past, and helps us imagine the future. So for today, I’m excited to dive into last month’s earnings and progress report, and how I’m setting myself up for success in 2017. Let’s get to it! Goings On in December As you may remember from my November Income Report, I went into December sick as a dog. It was a rough start to the month after getting food […]

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Looking Ahead and Goals for 2017

2016 is almost over, and what a year it has been! Before I get to my 2017 goals, let’s look at some of the major highlights from this year: Will It Fly? was self-published and became a Wall Street Journal bestseller. The SPI blog was completely redesigned from the ground up. The SPI Podcast surpassed 30,000,000 total downloads! I launched a beta version of my first course, Smart From Scratch, which sold to 100+ students. Gross annual revenue across all of my online businesses surpassed $1 million for the first time ever! There were also some major personal highlights, including: April and I celebrated our seven-year wedding anniversary! Our youngest child started preschool, which means three days a week both kids are in school at the same time. I finally started working with a nutritionist and began meal prepping. We started making moves toward purchasing our first investment rental property. […]

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My November 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my November 2016 Monthly Income Report! We’re quickly approaching the end of 2016, and this is the second to last monthly income report for the year before we all start fresh in 2017, so let’s get right to it! As you know, I post these income reports not only to share the numbers behind my business, but also to share all of the important lessons I’ve learned and my plans for the future. I’ve been posting these reports since October 2008 when the blog started, so if you want to go back into the archives and check them out, head on over to the income report page here. For now, let’s see what happened this past month! Important Goings-On in November November was a rough month for the Flynn family. It was probably the roughest month we’ve had in years in terms of general health, which put the […]

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My October 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my October 2016 Monthly Income Report! As we come closer to the end of 2016, I can definitely say that October was one of the busier months of the year. I traveled to speak, met some amazing people, and took my first set of test students through a brand new course that I launched. This, and more, along with the usual line-by-line itemization of my income streams, are featured in this month’s report, so let’s get right to it! Important Goings-On in October One of the most important things that happened in October was that on October 1, tickets for the Backstreet Boys in Vegas went on sale. I wanted to buy tickets for my wife, who is a hardcore BSB fan. She literally has action figures of each of the members, among other types of random BSB paraphernalia. You might think that I share this jokingly, because […]

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My September 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my September 2016 Monthly Income Report! Beyond the income and expense report, I’ll be sharing my experience at one of my favorite conferences, the results and strategy from a webinar I co-hosted with another company, and the “secret” launch within a small segment of my email list here on SPI for a brand new product I’m validating. Here we go! Latest Goings-On in September “Do you remember the twenty-first night of September?” Bonus points for anyone who knows that reference 🙂 September was a great month, which started with a family trip to Disneyland. Yes, we visit Disneyland a lot, but not always to just walk around the park. Sometimes we run! This time, my wife was signed up to run the Disneyland Half Marathon. In fact, she registered for the “challenge,” which combined a 10k run on Saturday, and a half marathon on Sunday. That’s 19.3 miles […]

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My August 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my August 2016 Monthly Income Report! Historically, August earnings take a dip for me, and I’ve heard the same from many other online businesses too, both large and small. This drop is most likely due to the summer season, where many people take a break from focusing primarily on work or building their business. It’ll be interesting to see where August 2016 stacks up against the rest of the year, but before we get to the income breakdown, let’s talk about the latest happenings across some of my businesses. Latest Goings-On in August The biggest announcement in August was the brand new SPI Pro Theme, which became available for WordPress users worldwide this month. Through a partnership with the team over at StudioPress, we were able to re-engineer the SPI theme that was used on this site between 2013 and early 2016 to one that could be distributed […]

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My July 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my Monthly Income Report for July 2016! It’s amazing to think that I’ve written nearly 100 of these income reports (this one will be number ninety-four) since SmartPassiveIncome.com started way back in October 2008. Initially, it was created to show the sales and success of my architecture exam business over at GreenExamAcademy.com. Fun fact: I had only intended to write an income report once. But so many people enjoyed the transparency in that post that I have kept it going ever since. Now, the income reports are, by far, some of the most popular posts on the site. Why? Well, of course, people like to check out how much money has been made, and we’ve come a long way since posting only numbers from GreenExamAcademy.com. Several other businesses, niche sites, and even income generated from this blog now account for my total income generated, as you can see […]

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My June 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my June 2016 Monthly Income Report! I just got back from Podcast Movement 2016 in Chicago, which was awesome! Thanks to everyone who came by to say hi, and I look forward to sharing more about my PM16 experience in next month’s report. In the meantime, as always, I’m here to share the latest goings-on from last month here on SPI. If you’re new, you can find the archive of monthly income reports dating back to October 2008 on the income reports page, which covers not only income streams from my various online businesses, but also, more importantly, the lessons learned from both the wins and failures I’ve experienced along the way. Latest Goings-On in June In last month’s report, I shared that I was working with another company in the food truck industry to bring FoodTruckr.com back to life. Although it wasn’t really “dead,” it was definitely […]

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