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by Matthew Allen

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The All-Time 5 Best Books on Money Mindset

Over the years, I have read countless books on money, wealth, business, success, entrepreneurship, and more of the same. Some books are kind of a ‘flash in the pan’ – where the concepts and ideas seem cool at the time and the writer tells a good story. But they don’t always stick as ‘must-read multiple…
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How to Make Money on Amazon Without Selling Anything

The Amazon ecosystem is the beast of all beasts when it comes to eCommerce and making money online. If you don’t fully understand how eCommerce and internet marketing works – you may share some common misconceptions regarding Amazon and how money is made. Did you know that many people think that Amazon is actually the…

Custom Home Office Ideas for Working from Home

Despite some minor challenges and setbacks due to unforeseen circumstances, 2020 was really an amazing year! Countless office workers and other employees found themselves forced into work-from-home circumstances. As 2021 proceeds (and beyond), it’s looking more and more like this working from home thing isn’t going away anytime soon. To make the most out of…
Matt and Susie 16jan2021

Dining Outdoors During Winter in Michigan is Fun!

In a world where (some) governmental leaders abuse their power and authority – we the people are sometimes forced to improvise. When you think about it… blogging and internet marketing have some parallels with life in general. Circumstances that are 100% out of our control sometimes force us in directions that we never could have…
Do You Even Make Dumb Ass New Year's Resolutions

Do you even… Make Dumb Ass New Year’s Resolutions?

In a world where January 1st seems to open up new possibilities and resolve, where people everywhere declare their intentions and goals for the next 365-day cycle… I’m here to tell you that January 1st is just another day on the calendar – just like every other day. The only difference is that the number…
2020 - Amazing Year

2020 – What An Amazing Year It Has Been

In a world where violence, mayhem, political unrest, racial tension, medical unknowns, and economic chaos seem to ensue – I prefer to look at the brighter side of the sky. “2020 has been the worst year ever…” seems to be the general consensus. I see and hear it everywhere. It’s all over social media. I…
WordPress Blog

8 Must-Haves for Building a WordPress Blog in 2021

It’s funny how my life as an internet marketer has evolved over the years. I’ve been blogging and creating websites and trying to figure out how to strike it rich online for about 10 years now! I’m still not an internet millionaire – but I sure am having fun along the way, while I try…
windshield view from inside the carwash

Just another weekend update from Matthew Allen

In a world where panic and fear have replaced common sense and rational reasoning… I’m here to tell you that everything is going to be alright. I’m referring to the craziness of the 2020 worldwide coronavirus pandemic. 99.9% of us are surviving the coronavirus scare and we still haven’t had to turn to cannibalism for…
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How to Survive the Coronavirus Apocalypse of 2020

In a world where death is inevitable… yet most peoples main purpose on this earth is to prolong their lives for as long as possible. Deadly disease and destruction, brought on by coronavirus, is currently threatening to wipe humanity off the face of the earth… I’m here to shed a glimmer of hope to those…
Writing a Blog About Myself

Writing a Blog About Myself

In a world where podcasts and YouTube channels seem to be dominating the world of self-published content on the interwebs… I’m here to tell you that I will be sticking to the blog format using written words. I am essentially, writing a blog about myself. You won’t hear me on a podcast anytime soon. I…
83 percent of consumers say they look at billboards

The Best (Unsolicited) Advice I Have Ever Received

In a world where unsolicited advice is welcome and even tolerated… I received THE most amazing email via the contact form on this blog awhile back. I was actually going to publish it as a separate post and then write my comments or even reply to the guy publicly. I saved it as a draft…
Matt & Susie - Creston Brewery Taproom

Ready for 2020? Let’s Make Some Serious Money!

In a world where everybody else makes New Year’s resolutions – I just don’t. I find it rather annoying that I have to read or hear about everybody else’s goals on their blogs during this particular time of year. So… if you were hoping to see my goal’s or resolutions for 2020 in this post…

Introducing My New ‘Dumb Ass’ Branding

In a world where everybody thinks they have to be politically correct… Where thoughts and ideas and opinions are suppressed for fear that somebody, somewhere, might get offended… It’s time for me to unveil something that I thought of a LONG time ago – but I never revealed it or did anything with it. Admittedly,…
The Best Damn Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin

The Best Damn Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin that Ever Existed

Hello. My name is Matt. And this is my story about why and how I decided to create and build the best damn Amazon affiliate WordPress plugin that ever existed. But first things first – I can only take half of the credit. I actually teamed up with a world-class WordPress developer on this project.…
renting out your garage

Renting Out Your Garage for Monthly Passive Income

Have you ever considered using that wasted garage space that you have as a source of income? Perhaps you weren’t even aware that renting out your garage is a viable option and really isn’t that difficult with today’s modern technology! I mean… there are dumber ways to create passive income. Believe me – I know.…
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#FUGDPR – I’m Blocking EU Visitors (It’s Just Easier)

Disclaimer: Nothing on this page should be considered legal advice. This is just one dumb guy’s best attempt at understanding the complexity of the new GDPR rules and why he is blocking EU visitors to try to comply (or not). I’ve already wasted FAR too much of my precious time trying to understand this ridiculousness.…
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Airbnb Passive Income (An Unconventional Method)

All too often, we come across content in the passive income sphere (more like a blob but that’s another matter) that is either all filler, or the classic regurgitated 5-minute-fix that you’ve heard too many times for your liking. This story about Airbnb passive income is by no means an article intended to bash proven…

#FUGDPR – No Updates to my Privacy Policy

Below is an exact copy & paste of the email that I sent out to all of my subscribers today… Hi, Just writing to let you know that I have NOT updated my Privacy Policy. I think it’s really great that the entire world is bending over to comply with one new European law. What…
Long Tail Pro Review

Long Tail Pro Review

Long Tail Pro – once hailed as the undisputed best keyword research tool – has certainly seen it’s ups and downs over the years. Long Tail Pro was originally created by Spencer Haws, from NichePursuits.com, back in 2011. He paid to have the software developed in order to relieve his own frustration with the amount…
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Tax Bill’s ‘Pass-Through’ Rule will Benefit Internet Entrepreneurs

Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump claimed to have passed the biggest tax reform bill in over 30 years. President Trump signed it into law just before Christmas, 2017. Reporters, writers, experts, so-called journalists and ordinary folks like you and me have been analyzing the details and trying to figure out exactly how it will…
multi millionaire truck driver

The Multi-Millionaire (Uneducated) Truck Driver

Is it possible to get rich without a college education? Can an average truck driver become a multi-millionaire? Absolutely!! Everybody knows there are exceptional ways to get rich; lottery winners, professional athletes, celebrities and other high-paid professions. Some people actually get rich by “getting lucky,” and they are certainly the exceptions. But most people who…
grinding it out

Grinding It Out – Inspired by McDonald’s Founder, Ray Kroc

I’ve been side hustling on the internet for over 6 years now – trying to find my way to internet riches that I see so many others achieve. It hasn’t been easy, especially considering that my internet endeavors aren’t exactly at the top of my priority list (family and full-time day job come first). I’ve…
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Mortgage Crushing Challenge Update #3 – Breaking the $1,000/month Income Barrier

Welcome to my latest update for the 2017 Mortgage Crushing Challenge! In this update, I’ll be covering everything that happened throughout May and June pertaining to this particular niche website. I am greatly encouraged by the progress that the site has made – especially the June income numbers! I wasn’t able to personally work on…
niche wolf

The Story of Niche Wolf – Niche Ideas and Keyword Research

It all started in the Niche Site Project 3.0 Facebook group owned by Spencer Haws. I was browsing through one day, as I often do, and came across a post from a guy who was looking to sell his website. I usually ignore those posts because they’re usually people trying to offload their crappy niche…

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by Matthew Allen

Matt and Susie 16jan2021

Dining Outdoors During Winter in Michigan is Fun!

In a world where (some) governmental leaders abuse their power and authority – we the people are sometimes forced to improvise. When you think about it… blogging and internet marketing have some parallels with life in general. Circumstances that are 100% out of our control sometimes force us in directions that we never could have…
Do You Even Make Dumb Ass New Year's Resolutions

Do you even… Make Dumb Ass New Year’s Resolutions?

In a world where January 1st seems to open up new possibilities and resolve, where people everywhere declare their intentions and goals for the next 365-day cycle… I’m here to tell you that January 1st is just another day on the calendar – just like every other day. The only difference is that the number…
2020 - Amazing Year

2020 – What An Amazing Year It Has Been

In a world where violence, mayhem, political unrest, racial tension, medical unknowns, and economic chaos seem to ensue – I prefer to look at the brighter side of the sky. “2020 has been the worst year ever…” seems to be the general consensus. I see and hear it everywhere. It’s all over social media. I…
windshield view from inside the carwash

Just another weekend update from Matthew Allen

In a world where panic and fear have replaced common sense and rational reasoning… I’m here to tell you that everything is going to be alright. I’m referring to the craziness of the 2020 worldwide coronavirus pandemic. 99.9% of us are surviving the coronavirus scare and we still haven’t had to turn to cannibalism for…
Writing a Blog About Myself

Writing a Blog About Myself

In a world where podcasts and YouTube channels seem to be dominating the world of self-published content on the interwebs… I’m here to tell you that I will be sticking to the blog format using written words. I am essentially, writing a blog about myself. You won’t hear me on a podcast anytime soon. I…
83 percent of consumers say they look at billboards

The Best (Unsolicited) Advice I Have Ever Received

In a world where unsolicited advice is welcome and even tolerated… I received THE most amazing email via the contact form on this blog awhile back. I was actually going to publish it as a separate post and then write my comments or even reply to the guy publicly. I saved it as a draft…
Matt & Susie - Creston Brewery Taproom

Ready for 2020? Let’s Make Some Serious Money!

In a world where everybody else makes New Year’s resolutions – I just don’t. I find it rather annoying that I have to read or hear about everybody else’s goals on their blogs during this particular time of year. So… if you were hoping to see my goal’s or resolutions for 2020 in this post…

Introducing My New ‘Dumb Ass’ Branding

In a world where everybody thinks they have to be politically correct… Where thoughts and ideas and opinions are suppressed for fear that somebody, somewhere, might get offended… It’s time for me to unveil something that I thought of a LONG time ago – but I never revealed it or did anything with it. Admittedly,…

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by Matthew Allen

how to make money on amazon without selling

How to Make Money on Amazon Without Selling Anything

The Amazon ecosystem is the beast of all beasts when it comes to eCommerce and making money online. If you don’t fully understand how eCommerce and internet marketing works – you may share some common misconceptions regarding Amazon and how money is made. Did you know that many people think that Amazon is actually the…

Custom Home Office Ideas for Working from Home

Despite some minor challenges and setbacks due to unforeseen circumstances, 2020 was really an amazing year! Countless office workers and other employees found themselves forced into work-from-home circumstances. As 2021 proceeds (and beyond), it’s looking more and more like this working from home thing isn’t going away anytime soon. To make the most out of…
WordPress Blog

8 Must-Haves for Building a WordPress Blog in 2021

It’s funny how my life as an internet marketer has evolved over the years. I’ve been blogging and creating websites and trying to figure out how to strike it rich online for about 10 years now! I’m still not an internet millionaire – but I sure am having fun along the way, while I try…
The Best Damn Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin

The Best Damn Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin that Ever Existed

Hello. My name is Matt. And this is my story about why and how I decided to create and build the best damn Amazon affiliate WordPress plugin that ever existed. But first things first – I can only take half of the credit. I actually teamed up with a world-class WordPress developer on this project.…

A Few of My Faves

by Matthew Allen

The Best Damn Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin

The Best Damn Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin that Ever Existed

Hello. My name is Matt. And this is my story about why and how I decided to create and build the best damn Amazon affiliate WordPress plugin that ever existed. But first things first – I can only take half of the credit. I actually teamed up with a world-class WordPress developer on this project.…
multi millionaire truck driver

The Multi-Millionaire (Uneducated) Truck Driver

Is it possible to get rich without a college education? Can an average truck driver become a multi-millionaire? Absolutely!! Everybody knows there are exceptional ways to get rich; lottery winners, professional athletes, celebrities and other high-paid professions. Some people actually get rich by “getting lucky,” and they are certainly the exceptions. But most people who…
grinding it out

Grinding It Out – Inspired by McDonald’s Founder, Ray Kroc

I’ve been side hustling on the internet for over 6 years now – trying to find my way to internet riches that I see so many others achieve. It hasn’t been easy, especially considering that my internet endeavors aren’t exactly at the top of my priority list (family and full-time day job come first). I’ve…

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Master Content Marketing to Earn Passive Income as an Affiliate Marketer

Master Content Marketing to Earn Passive Income as an Affiliate Marketer

Here are a few numbers that will make your jaw drop: Bloggers who are experts at affiliate marketing can earn up to (and sometimes over) $10,000 per day. Even beginner affiliate marketers can earn an average of $300 each day. 84% of publishers and 81% of marketers in the US almost exclusively work with affiliate…
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Stock Picking and Day Trading: Is it Right For You?

If you’ve ever flipped through CNBC or read the Wall Street Journal, you’ve probably seen investors commenting on how they pick stocks, short sell companies, or day trade successfully. “It can’t be that easy” you might be thinking to yourself. And for most, it isn’t.  Even for the more advanced investors, the risk and time…
How to Make Money with Machine Learning

How to Make Money with Machine Learning

In today’s world, hundreds if not thousands of startups come to market every year to propose innovative solutions to society’s problems. Through the fog of new products and services, one trend shines bright and true: entrepreneurs want to help consumers make passive income any way they can. Whether it’s walking dogs, answering personalized surveys, or…
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Affiliate Marketing For Dummies [What It Is, How To Start, And How To Win]

Want the simple guide to affiliate marketing? Here we’ll discuss what affiliate marketing is, how to start, and how to win… … the dumb passive income style 😉 Let’s get started. Affiliate Marketing For Dummies Affiliate marketing has a lot of moving pieces, so you might be asking yourself something like this: What is the…
How To Generate Passive Income With An Online T-Shirt Store

How To Generate Passive Income With An Online T-Shirt Store

Passive income is a tantalizing prospect for everyone. Who doesn’t want to sit back and let the profits roll in? Of course, in reality, this takes time and effort to achieve — but it’s possible. If you want a passive income business with a creative twist, an online t-shirt store is for you. Read on…
5 Places to buy and sell affiliate websites in 2020

5 Places to Buy and Sell Affiliate Websites in 2020

There are quite a few options these days for finding an online marketplace to buy and sell affiliate websites – we took the time to research the best places to buy websites and have compiled what we think are key details that both affiliate website buyers and sellers look for when making their next deal!…
how to find an easy niche for your amazon affiliate website

How to Find an Easy Niche for Your Amazon Affiliate Website

If you’ve been immersed in the world of niche websites (like me) or if you’re looking to get started – one thing that is constant is that we are always looking for new niche ideas or keywords to write articles around. This post does 2 awesome things! One – it teaches you some very specific…
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10 Ways to Increase Amazon Affiliate Income

If you have an existing Amazon Affiliate site – then right after you read this post you’ll be able implement these techniques and increase Amazon affiliate income on your site(s). If you don’t have an Amazon Affiliate site yet – don’t worry. These ideas will get you pumped to create your own site soon. There are two…
How to Structure Amazon Affiliate Sites

How to Structure Amazon Affiliate Sites

Building out an Amazon site, or any site, is something a lot of people overthink. Don’t get me wrong, you do need to plan it out and structure it correctly. Where most people make a mistake is to put so much importance on the buildout, that they fear doing it wrong, and ultimately never finish…
Dumb Passive Income

Niche Sites and SEO as a Business – Want to do this full time?

I built my very first niche website in 2012 – around the exact same time that I started this blog. I’ve had a blast over the past couple of years learning all the ins and outs of how to build, rank and monetize niche websites. Even more fun though is the relationships I’ve built and…
YouTube for Niche Sites

The Niche Site Builder’s Guide to YouTube

The following guide was created by a guy named Tom Martin, who blogs over at FAQTube.tv. I’ve gotten to know Tom a little bit lately, as he’s been hanging around in the same communities and comments sections of other blogs that I do. Tom is a certified YouTube channel manager and expert when it comes…
Dumb Passive Income

How to Use Web 2.0 Properties for Free Backlinks

The following post was written by Doug Cunnington. Doug has had some incredible early success with niche sites, and he shares one of his strategies here. This is the very first ever guest post that I have allowed on Dumb Passive Income. Believe me, I would not be publishing it if I didn’t think it…