The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast

By Pat Flynn

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 Mar 13, 2019

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Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it's traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Although Pat confesses he is not a millionaire, he's been supporting his family 100% with passive income generated online, easily earning a six-figure salary while working only a few hours a week. Automation, outsourcing, crowdsourcing, search engine optimization, building authority and trust, niche sites, social media, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, eBooks, online courses, affiliate marketing, getting things done and everything that works (and doesn't work) to help you better understand how to crush it with your online business.

Episode Date
SPI 430: Passive Income Success Story: How Jacques Hopkins Finally Made (Significant) Money Online
48:52

#430: In this session of the SPI Podcast, I talk to Jacques Hopkins, who started six unsuccessful passive income ventures before finding the right niche. After years of work, Jacques has finally started to make significant money with his course, Piano in 21 Days [affiliate slink]. We cover the importance of mapping out the customer journey, what's working well right now for online course creators, and the value of customer feedback. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session430

Jul 08, 2020
SPI 429: Taking Your Business to the Next Level with SPI Pro
31:13

#429: I couldn't be more excited to finally reveal a project we've been working on in secret for almost a year! My business partner, Matt Gartland, joins me to talk about the exciting new SPI Pro Community, a membership community for aspiring entrepreneurs. Online community development, a private network rooted around common goals, focus, ethics, and vision. It all starts with our Founding Members. Will you be one of them? Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session429

Jul 01, 2020
SPI 428: Inside the Start of an Online Membership Community with Kevin Fremon
49:04

#428: In this session of the SPI Podcast I speak with Kevin Fremon, an entrepreneur who's just getting started building an online membership community to better serve and support his audience. We discuss why it's so important to test your idea before you commit, the differences between various membership platforms, and what makes a community leader smile like a giddy kid. Podcast show notes are available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session428

Jun 24, 2020
SPI 427: Since Launching a Physical Product, Here's What We've Learned—SwitchPod Updates
43:18

#427: This episode of the SPI Podcast is about the business at SwitchPod, a physical product my videographer, Caleb Wojcik—who joins me—and I created. From an idea in 2017, to a $418K Kickstarter launch in 2019, to building and shipping it, to placement on Amazon and retail stores... It's been awesome, and we want to share what we're learning along the way to help you fast-forward your own physical product success. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session427

Jun 17, 2020
SPI 426: Black Entrepreneurs Speak Out, Volume 1
46:06

#426: In an effort to spend more time listening to and amplifying the voices of SPI's Black community, we invited people to submit a recording via SpeakPipe sharing whatever they felt comfortable. Team Flynn did not disappoint. Numerous Black entrepreneurs responded, sharing their challenges, promoting their businesses, sharing advice and resources, and telling their stories. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session426

Jun 10, 2020
Emergency Episode #5: A Message From Our Team
02:59

We’re pausing our regular content this week to honor and mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others in the Black community who have been taken too soon. My teams at SPI Media, Fusebox, Flynndustries, and SwitchPod are taking stock of what we need to do to help bring an end to systemic racism. We’re also opening up a forum for our Black community members and Black entrepreneurs to be heard at http://smartpassiveincome.com/contribute.

Jun 05, 2020
SPI 425: How to Host a Lower-Priced Workshop to Lead to a Higher-Priced Product, with Rick Mulready
51:55

#425: Imagine you sell a valuable premium product—one people aren't buying because of the high price point. How do you get them to buy? In this episode I share an honest, authentic marketing tactic used successfully by my friend Rick Mulready, from The Art of Online Business Podcast and RickMulready.com. Here is step-by-step guidance on leading people to a higher-priced product using a lower-priced workshop. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session425

May 27, 2020
SPI 424: The Antidote to Dry Marketing and Sales, with Ann Handley
32:06

#424: Ann Handley is a Wall Street Journal-bestselling author who helps businesses escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results—and she's here to talk about how we can best portray our authentic selves to effectively market our brands. Learn why so many people are bad at marketing, an incredibly simple way to approach marketing that turns what most people do on its head, and whether likability is even that important. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session424

May 20, 2020
SPI 423: A Copywriting Masterclass and Sales Page Components that Convert, with Prerna Malik
53:20

#423: In this episode of the SPI Podcast, I talk to Prerna Malik about how to become a better conversion copywriter. You'll learn the elements of Prerna's proprietary copywriting process, how to lead a browser to become a buyer, the difference between a bad testimonial and a great one, and how to get social proof before you even have your first customer. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session423

May 13, 2020
SPI 422: Email Marketing Audit: Which of These Email Marketing Strategies Are You Actually Doing?
41:18

#422: In this solo show, I share a little ten-point quiz you can take to test the strength of your email marketing strategy, and I let you in on some of my email marketing secrets. This isn't the traditional stuff I hope you’re doing already, like writing great subject lines, cleaning your email list, and paying attention to deliverability. No—these are tips from deep inside the Smart Passive Income toolbox. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session422

May 06, 2020
Emergency Episode #4: Podcasting During Covid-19 (and Your Big Opportunity)
31:06

Podcasting has definitely been affected by the pandemic. Numbers are down for some, however, in some industries, the numbers are way up. Why though? Also, why might now be a great time to start a podcast, and how do we, in this environment, best grow our podcast? All that and more in this episode.

Check out Buzzsprout, which we talk about in this episode: 
smartpassiveincome.com/buzzsprout.

And download the SPI Podcast Cheat Sheet, which gives you step-by-step guidance on starting your podcast. 

May 04, 2020
SPI 421: Deborah Niemann: Deborah's Online Course Success Story (About Goats—Yes, Goats)
39:52

#421: In this episode, I interview Deborah Niemann, who helps people all over the world raise their goats and make cheese and soap via her online courses. We cover how to position yourself as the expert and actually be that expert, ways not to create your online course, and the importance of collecting email addresses early on. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session421

Apr 29, 2020
SPI 420: How the CEO of Everbowl is Radically Growing and Creating an Amazing User Experience for His Customers
46:56

#420: Self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and childhood classmate of mine Jeff Fenster is here to tell us how he's created multiple successful businesses in an all kinds of spaces. These include a small payroll company, a digital marketing agency, a construction company, and most recently, a healthy-dining establishment. You'll learn about the different "types" of entrepreneurial minds, what it means to "reverse-engineer" a business, and why it's beneficial to be the dumbest guy in the room.

Apr 22, 2020
Emergency Episode #3: Your Undiscovered Opportunity During This Time of Crisis
36:14

At a time when we are craving connection and the ability to connect with others, there's an amazing opportunity in the online world that you may be able to create a business from - membership websites. Memberships right now are thriving, bigtime. In fact, we at SPI are working on one of our own right now, and we wanted to bring Stu McClaren on to talk about this opportunity and even how to validate a membership idea and how to get started today.

Apr 21, 2020
SPI 419: 23 Entrepreneurs Answer: How Do You Run a Business and Raise Kids at the Same Time?
01:40:06

#419: For this special episode, I asked some of my parent entrepreneur friends a few questions about owning your own business and working at home. Then, the unprecedented health crisis of 2020 happened, and they found themselves in even closer quarters with their kids. You'll learn tips, plans, strategies, and tools for juggling family and business, and how to ask for forgiveness when the inevitable ball does fall. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session419

Apr 15, 2020
SPI 418: How to Get Super High-Profile Guests, with Jordan Harbinger
38:54

#418: Jordan Harbinger, often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” talks about the role of luck in business success and how to cultivate relationships with publicists, agents, and others. His podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show, has been a top 50 iTunes podcast for over twelve years and receives over six million downloads per month. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session418

Apr 08, 2020
SPI 417: Have a Vision or Be Doomed to Failure. Vision Scripting, with Michael Hyatt
45:18

#417: Joining me for this episode is Michael Hyatt. He's been a guest here on the show several times in the past, and he's one of our favorites. He has a book that just came out called, The Vision Driven Leader. In this episode, Michael talks about the ideas in this book and how he came to be such a successful and admired leader. You'll learn: how to figure out which opportunities are relevant and which are distractions, why it is a mistake to take action without first thinking about the vision you have for your business, and what a vision actually is. Read show notes here: www.smartpassiveincome.com/session417

Apr 01, 2020
SPI 416: Before Your First or Next Presentation DO THIS, with Grant Baldwin
56:23

#416: On this SPI podcast episode, Grant Baldwin from TheSpeakerLab.com is here. Grant loves to be up with a microphone in front of a group of people. He just released a book called The Successful Speaker, and he's here to share some great advice about preparing for a presentation. Have a listen. You'll learn, why speaking might be a great gig for you, the most important questions to ask yourself as you prepare your talk, the number one most powerful thing to include in every talk, and more. Read show notes here: www.smartpassiveincome.com/session416

Mar 25, 2020
Emergency Episode #2: Steps to Take When You Get Laid Off
01:09:24
Mar 25, 2020
Emergency Episode: Covid-19 and Maintaining Your Business
46:56

Pat Flynn and Matt Gartland (CFO + COO of SPI Media) come together to chat about the current state of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health comes first, however almost every business, online and offline, is being affected by what's happening, and Matt and I wanted to come on to share some thoughts about how to navigate these turbulent times with your business. From finances to team culture and mental health, we hope this episode provides some help to you during this time. For more information and other helpful resources Team SPI has put together for you, please visit: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/toolkit

Mar 19, 2020
SPI 415: How to Make Money Through Voice-Over Work, with Mike Russell
38:06

#415: If you've ever thought about getting into the world of voice-over work, today's guest is here with a ton of information about how to use your voice to make money. Mike Russell and his wife, Isabella, are co-founders of Music Radio Creative. Today, he shares his story about how he got into voice-over work and built his amazing agency. You'll learn how you can break into the voice-over space, how to get started, and more. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session415

 

Mar 18, 2020
SPI 414: The Podcast Interviewer Authority Strategy that Led to a Six-Figure Business, with Erika Vieira
39:34

#414: In this episode, we talk with Erika Vieira who started a podcast because she was curious about the world of successful female YouTubers. She now has a six-figure business and amazing relationships with YouTubers who are helping her grow her own audience and authority. You'll learn about unexpected opportunities that podcasting can create, how you can turn your curiosity into something that pays, and more. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session414

Mar 11, 2020
SPI 413: The Secrets of Publishing for Profit (Both Fiction and Non-Fiction), With Mark Dawson
43:43

#413: In this episode, I talk with Mark Dawson who made more than $1.5 million last year alone from self-published books. Now, he teaches other people how to put out self-published books, and he has very unique strategies and a formula for doing that. Listen in and learn why self-publishing worked better than traditional publishing for Mark, how to position yourself for success when publishing books, strategies for placing Amazon ads, and more. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session413

Mar 04, 2020
SPI 412: The Power and Pain of Partnerships & The Future of Content on the Web, with Darrell Vesterfelt
54:29

#412: In this episode, we're talking with Darrell Vesterfelt who can give us the low-down on all things partnerships. A partnership brings another pro onto your team to focus on what they do best, so you can focus on what YOU do best. And you both have ownership of the venture. Listen in to learn why sole entrepreneurs might consider forming a partnership, the first steps toward bringing a partner on board, and what needs to happen legally to be in a partnership. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session412

Feb 26, 2020
SPI 411: 5 Market Must-Haves when Building a Business that will Succeed, with Ryan Levesque
57:20

#411: Is the market that you are serving viable for a long-term business model? Is it actually possible for you to succeed and make money in that space? Well, that's what we're going to talk about today with special guest Ryan Levesque. You'll learn the two most important things you need to be successful in business, how to not choose a bad market, and how to find a market-size sweet spot. Read the show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session411

Feb 19, 2020
SPI 410: How Building a Tribe Took this Man from Rock Bottom to Massive Business Success
45:03

SPI #410: In one day, Mark Bowness' marriage ended, he lost his job, and he lost his community and sense of self. He was at rock bottom. Now he's a leading authority helping coaches, consultants, experts, thought leaders and entrepreneurs to build purpose-driven tribes. In this episode, you'll learn how to amplify your work and impact through building community, the four key elements of a tribe, and what makes a great leader. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session410

Feb 12, 2020
SPI 409: An Interview with Jess my Executive Assistant (and How We Choreograph Our Work Together)
42:57

#409: If you've ever thought that you don't have enough time to do everything you want to do, listen to this podcast episode. I interview my executive assistant, who has made it possible for me to focus on the big picture items on my to-do list. She's super organized, and, well, it's time for you to get to know her. You'll learn how to work with an executive assistant, how to build a strong relationship, and what tasks to handoff. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session409

Feb 05, 2020
SPI 408: How to Hire the Right Help and Get More Time Back without Driving Yourself Crazy
42:27

#408: In this episode, we're talking with Shannon and Bryan Miles from Belaysolutions.com. They have a three-pronged approach to helping entrepreneurs get the support they need— featuring virtual assistants (VAs), bookkeepers, and web assistants. You'll learn how to determine the right time to hire an executive assistant, what the qualities of a great virtual assistant are, and how to take the first steps towards finding help. Read the show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/podcasts/spi-408-how-to-hire-the-right-help-and-get-more-time-back-without-driving-yourself-crazy

Jan 29, 2020
SPI 407: How to Raise a Kid Entrepreneur
48:45

#407: If you’re a parent and an entrepreneur, or a kid and an entrepreneur, or a parent of a kid-entrepreneur, or just want to be part of a fun conversation, this podcast with Steve Chou is one you’ll want to listen to. Steve and I have come together because our kids are both entrepreneurs. We talk about how our kids got started in entrepreneurship, how much influence we have (or don’t have) on their projects, how we deal with other issues of safety and social media and dealing with haters, and more. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session407

Jan 22, 2020
SPI 406: The 7 DOs and DONTs of Email Marketing Success
42:13

#406: In this episode, we’ll focus on what to do—and what not to do—to drastically improve your open rates and make email marketing that works. We’ll talk about subject lines and why you need to be spending way more time on them than you think. We’ll also cover why I think most of you aren’t sending enough emails, while also going over that all-important question: how much is too much? Read full show notes: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session406

Jan 15, 2020
SPI 405: Gather Your Community or Get Left Behind—Mighty Networks and More with Gina Bianchini
50:46

#405: I’m super psyched to have a conversation with Gina Bianchini, the founder of a platform for communities called Mighty Networks. This tool lets you create your own groups and puts you back in the driver’s seat. You'll learn why people crave community, starting small in creating courses, Mighty Networks vs. Facebook Groups, and more! Read the full show notes: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session405

Jan 08, 2020
SPI 404: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team with Patrick Lencioni
46:31

#404: On today’s episode, we have Patrick Lencione, author of the bestselling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. I can’t tell you enough how much of a gamechanger it’s been for me as I’ve been trying to build Team SPI. Don’t miss this episode, because the conversation we have is just mind-blowing in so many ways. Patrick is chock-full of so many great stories and examples to illustrate what a healthy team looks like, and where so many teams go wrong. Read the full show notes at: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session404

Jan 01, 2020
SPI 403: 2 Time Management Strategies to Practice in 2020
12:37

#403: This episode is short and sweet, but I talk about two key time management strategies that have really helped me make the most of my time. The first is just in time learning, which is the idea that you only learn the things you need in order to take your next step. Balancing that is the twenty percent itch rule, which is the idea that I set aside twenty percent of my time each week to experiment and try new things. That way I still get to scratch that itch and explore some new things while keeping focused on what I have to do here and now with the other eighty percent of my time. Take a listen to learn more, and happy holidays from all of us here at Team SPI. Read the full show notes at: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session403

Dec 25, 2019
SPI 402: Everyone Needs to Have a Podcast
32:05

#402: If you’re not already podcasting, I have just one question for you: WHY?! As I’ve been saying over and over on the Smart Passive Income Podcast, podcasting is just the most rapidly growing way to connect directly your listeners. Learn more at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session402.

Dec 18, 2019
SPI 401: Jesse Cole—The Yellow Tux Guy
35:58

#401: On SPI 401, Jessie Cole, the Yellow Tux Guy, stops by to share one of the most inspiring and wackiest success stories I've ever heard on this podcast! You'll learn how Jessie has created unbelievable and amazing experiences for his fans, and how you can do the same. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session401

Dec 11, 2019
SPI 400: Top 10 Things I've Learned Since Recording 400 Episodes of the SPI Podcast
36:26

#400: I share the top 10 things I've learned since recording 400 episodes of the SPI podcast. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session400

Dec 04, 2019
SPI 399: Last Minute Cyber Monday Strategies to Get More Sales
39:30

#399: As Cyber Monday approaches I run through 10 strategies you can use to take advantage of the holiday and drive sales, including the kinds of special bonuses people pay attention to and why free shipping can be the best deal you offer. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session399

Nov 27, 2019
SPI 398: 5 Different Affiliate Marketing Strategies I Use
30:40

#398: Today I have 5 strategies for the most underutilized, underrated, underappreciated form of marketing out there: affiliate marketing. Learn how interviewing the creator or founder of the product makes great content that sells, the right way to do product demo videos, and how I turned a time-sensitive challenge into something automated and evergreen. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session398

Nov 20, 2019
SPI 397: Becoming a Niche Reviewer: The Story Behind Bagworks with Chase Reeves
59:51

#397: Chase Reeves is a niche reviewer focusing on travel bags and accessories. You can find his curated best-of lists at matterful.co and his reviews on his YouTube channel. I first met Chase when he was a web designer for smartpassiveincome.com. Chase shares how he found his passion for great bag design and what makes for a great product review video, which is a great skill for growing your affiliate marketing. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session397

Nov 13, 2019
SPI 396: Not So Fun Business Stuff (But in a Fun Way)
42:27

#396: Today we're bring my CFO and COO, Matt Gartland, on the show to talk about the changes that are coming to smartpassiveincome.com (including how we're getting team members more involved in the content) and the new business fundamentals guide he's writing. Learn the basics of getting started with an LLC and why you need one, the first things you should do when you want to start a business, and the basics of cash flow and what you need to keep track of. There's a ton of great information in this episode! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session396

Nov 06, 2019
SPI 395: Podcasting in 2020—What You Need to Know
49:54

#395: Kevin Finn, the co-founder of Buzzsprout, shares with us what works and what doesn't in the ever-expanding world of podcasting. Kevin and I discuss why Buzzsprout is the podcast host I recommend to people just starting out, and we get deep into how advertising works in podcasting, and why affiliate marketing is the future. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session395

Oct 30, 2019
SPI 394: Organizing Your Life with April and Eric Perry
57:45

#394: April and Eric Perry help people escape the piles of stuff we're all drowning in by re-organizing their lives through their community and courses at LearnDoBecome.com. Hear how they have created their own superfans, as well as what they learned from Don Miller to transform their messaging. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session394

Oct 23, 2019
SPI 393: Got Story Brand? An Interview with Donald Miller
37:28

#393: Donald Miller is the author of Building Your Storybrand and the founder of StoryBrand.com. He shares how you can spend a few days rewriting your website's copy to dramatically increase your sales. We discuss the key examples of story structure you’ve probably already heard of and how to make your audience the hero of the story. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session393

Oct 16, 2019
SPI 392: Everything You Need to Know about Membership Websites with Stu McLaren
54:38

#392: Stu McLaren from stu.me is the founder of Tribe, an amazing community of people building membership websites. He explains the ins and outs of the business, and how you can start something that lasts. He shares examples of people with small communities who have launched successful membership sites, stories of membership sites where the founder wasn’t the expert, and the ways in which courses differ from membership sites and how they can work together.

Oct 09, 2019
SPI 391: FlynnCon1 – The Unexpected Story – A Behind the Scenes Interview with Pat Flynn
01:01:55

#391: Michael O'Neal, host of the Solopreneur Hour Podcast, turns the tables and interviews me about FlynnCon1 and what's on deck for FlynnCon2. We talk about why FlynnCon is family-oriented and how the SmartBar allowed us to serve our attendees in a unique way.

Oct 02, 2019
SPI 390: Scott Voelker and The Take Action Effect
37:15

#390: Scott Voelker from the Amazing Seller brings us insights from his new book, Take Action Effect, to show us how an appreciation for how far we've come can help us achieve more going forward. This episode offers a wealth of advice on improving your mindset so that you can truly take action on the plans you've been dreaming about. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session390

Sep 25, 2019
SPI 389: How to Get More 1-on-1 Clients with Jenny Shih
48:34

#389: Jenny Shih teaches business owners how to earn a full-time income as service-based entrepreneurs. She shares her unique approach to getting more 1-on-1 clients, how to be helpful, and how to avoid coming across as sales-y. Jenny has a dedicated audience—her superfans made this episode happen! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session389

Sep 18, 2019
SPI 388: Why Everything is Figureoutable with Marie Forleo
46:31

#388: The legendary Marie Forleo is here to talk about her new book, Everything Is Figureoutable, and shares her lessons from coaching thousands of people in almost every industry you can imagine. We discuss the variety of jobs she has had, why she started B-School, and why it’s only offered once a year. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session388

Sep 11, 2019
SPI 387: How to Become Indistractable with Nir Eyal
52:40

#387: Nir Eyal returns to SPI to discuss his new book, Indistractable, and teaches us how to be indistractable in lives and in our business. We talk about the problems that run deeper than technology and why digital detoxes aren't a sustainable solution. Listen in to hear why the opposite of distraction is traction, and how to create it. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session387

Sep 04, 2019
SPI 386: The Upside-Down Content and Product Strategy with Todd Tressider
40:29

#386: Todd Tresidder, a financial planning expert and author of How Much Money Do I Need to Retire, explains his unique upside-down content strategy. You may remember Todd from episode 200, where we discussed content audits. In this episode, we discuss content audits again, how he uses keywords in part to determine what content to cover, and how courses fit into his content strategy so that he makes sure he is serving his audience well. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session386

Aug 28, 2019
SPI 385: The Next BIG Thing for Marketers Is . . . Email
21:59

#385: I cover why you can't rely on Facebook, YouTube, and Google to reach your fans, and why email marketing is back in a big way. Learn how the big algorithms get in the way of you actually reaching your fans and how email (plus a few other tools) can help you get your message to the people who want to hear it.

Aug 21, 2019
SPI 384: An Essay to All Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Marketers
21:08

#384: To celebrate to launch of Superfans, we take this episode to share episodes 6 and 11 from the audiobook so you can get a preview of why this book is so important for any business, large or small. I share lessons I've learned about engaging an audience on all mediums. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session384

Aug 14, 2019
SPI 383: Income Report: How Much Did "Will It Fly?" Make?
37:14

With Superfans launching next week, we look back at the total earnings of Will It Fly? three years later and break down all the numbers. I share the profits breakdown for total book sales, how Kindle Unlimited and Audible audiobooks can help your sales, and how much I made with foreign licensing rights. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session383

Aug 07, 2019
SPI 382: The Surprising Truth about How One (Self-Published) Author Sold Millions of Books
01:05:43

Hal Elrod explains how his self-published book, The Miracle Morning, sold over 1.8 million copies. Learn the secret behind Miracle Morning’s eighty-two percent conversion rate for email opt-ins and how he developed his book's framework. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session382

Jul 31, 2019
SPI 381: Self-Publishing versus Traditional Publishing
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#381: Thinking of publishing a book? Listen in on the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, and publishing tips! I discuss the costs involved and how your choice affects the editorial and marketing processes. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session381
Jul 24, 2019
SPI 381: Self-Publishing versus Traditional Publishing
38:19
#381: Thinking of publishing a book? Listen in on the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, and publishing tips! I discuss the costs involved and how your choice affects the editorial and marketing processes. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session381
Jul 24, 2019
SPI 380: 5 Hard Truths About Writing and Publishing Books
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#380: If you're thinking about writing and publishing a book, get your notepad out because here are the 5 hard truths about writing and publishing books today. In this episode, I cover the differences between self-publishing and more traditional models, why initial sales numbers aren’t everything, and how to think about your book as part of a larger goal. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session380
Jul 17, 2019
SPI 380: 5 Hard Truths About Writing and Publishing Books
32:25
#380: If you're thinking about writing and publishing a book, get your notepad out because here are the 5 hard truths about writing and publishing books today. In this episode, I cover the differences between self-publishing and more traditional models, why initial sales numbers aren’t everything, and how to think about your book as part of a larger goal. Podcast show notes available here: 
Jul 17, 2019
SPI 379: How Books Increase Our Authority and Leadership with Azul Terronez
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#379: Azul Terronez shares how books increase our authority and leadership, build our community, grow our business, and boost our opportunities. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session379
Jul 10, 2019
SPI 379: How Books Increase Our Authority and Leadership with Azul Terronez
55:52
#379: Azul Terronez shares how books increase our authority and leadership, build our community, grow our business, and boost our opportunities. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session379
Jul 10, 2019
SPI 378: Amazon Book Marketing—Everything You Need to Know with Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur
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#378: Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur shares everything you need to know about Amazon book marketing, book ranking, book cover design, and more! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session378
Jul 03, 2019
SPI 378: Amazon Book Marketing—Everything You Need to Know with Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur
01:04:15
#378: Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur shares everything you need to know about Amazon book marketing, book ranking, book cover design, and more! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session378
Jul 03, 2019
SPI 377: Retail Arbitrage: Buying and Reselling Items from Stores on Amazon (Revisited) with Cliff and Jessica Larrew
53:22
#377: I revisit one of our most popular episodes ever to find out what's new with Amazon retail arbitrage from Cliff and Jessica Larrew. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session377
Jun 26, 2019
SPI 376: How to Actually Make Progress and Grow Your Business—A Conversation with James Wedmore
01:00:49
#376: Learn how to actually make progress and grow your business, maintain self-integrity, focus on committing, and how to get into the genius zone. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session376
Jun 19, 2019
SPI 375: The State of Podcasting in 2019 with Matt and Pat
41:33
#375: Pat sits down with Matt Gartland, COO and CFO of Flynndustries LLC, to talk about the state of podcasting in 2019. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session375
Jun 12, 2019
SPI 374: The Psychology of Money and Wealth with Ramit Sethi
55:46
#374: I walk the streets of New York City with Ramit Sethi to talk about why you need to change the way you think about wealth and money. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session374
Jun 05, 2019
SPI 373: $100k in Debt to Facebook Ads Expert—Monica Louie and Her Amazing Journey
54:31
#373: Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session373
May 29, 2019
SPI 372: Why People Really Hate Us Online
35:59
#372: This episode is about what to do if you're on the receiving end of hate online: why people do it and how you can move past it. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session372
May 22, 2019
SPI 371: SEO and Business Growth Today with Glen Allsop
47:41
#371: In this episode I talk to Glen Allsop, serial entrepreneur and SEO expert, to learn what you can do to fly up the page rankings. Podcast show notes available here: https://smartpassiveincome.com/session371
May 15, 2019
SPI 370: Staying Positive and Building a Business That Matters with Marc and Angel Chernoff
50:59
#370: We learn how Marc and Angel Chernoff turned their blog into a business that helped them make a career out of helping others change their lives. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session370
May 08, 2019
SPI 369: Top 5 Major Business Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
40:54
#369: These are the five major business mistakes that entrepreneurs make, why they happen, and what you can learn from them. Get your notepads out and be inspired! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session369
May 01, 2019
SPI 368: How to Build a YouTube Brand that Makes an Impact with Tim Schmoyer
51:13
#368: YouTube master Tim Schmoyer shares the key to sticky videos, what most content creators get wrong, and helps Pat figure out how to fix his YouTube strategy. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session368
Apr 24, 2019
SPI 367: The Miracle Equation and How to Help You Achieve Your Biggest Goals
44:49
#367: Hal Elrod shares his amazing story of not one but two near-death experiences, and how they helped him develop the philosophy behind his book, The Miracle Equation. His passion and insight are truly contagious, so take a listen. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session367
Apr 17, 2019
SPI 366: Anti-Busy. Pro-Purpose. Talking Work-Life Balance with Chalene Johnson
53:48
#366: Chalene Johnson and I talk work-life balance: the mistakes she's made, the lessons she's learned, how she's brought that all together in her book, 131 Method. Lots of lessons here for you no matter what business you're in! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session366
Apr 10, 2019
SPI 365: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing with Paul Jarvis
46:06
#365: Paul Jarvis is here help you build a better, not bigger, business. There can be benefit to keeping your business small. Listen in and learn why growth isn't always the answer. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session365
Apr 03, 2019
SPI 364: SEO Simplified – with Tim from Ahrefs
01:06:34
Tim Soulo from Ahrefs breaks down a simple, actionable SEO strategy—from the very first steps, to query and keyword research, content planning, SEO competition, and more! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session364
Mar 27, 2019
SPI 363: Dear Podcasters
32:01
No matter where you are in your podcasting journey, I have a message for you. Here's how to avoid "podfade," break through plateaus, connect deeply with your audience, and create massive growth through podcasting. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session363
Mar 20, 2019
SPI 362: Women and Entrepreneurship with Christy Wright
49:36
What unique challenges do female entrepreneurs face? Business Boutique Founder Christy Wright is here to answer that question and dive deep on taking your first steps, connecting with your audience, selling with your heart, and more! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session362
Mar 13, 2019
SPI 361: Super Simple Segmentation & Web Personalization for Next Level Marketing – with Brennan Dunn
45:57
RightMessage Creator Brennan Dunn lays down strategies for understanding and serving your audience through segmentation and web personalization, driving more sales and saving you money at the same time. It's a next-level tool for online business! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session361
Mar 06, 2019
SPI 360: How to Plan and Manage Projects and Programs Successfully – with Janna Maron from Team SPI
54:29
Janna Maron—Team SPI's Editorial Director—breaks down the tips, workflows, and strategies she uses to schedule and organize massive programs and projects and keep overwhelm to a minimum. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session360
Feb 27, 2019
SPI 359: How to Build a Business You Enjoy Even with Little Time—with Dana Malstaff
01:02:58
Boss Mom Founder Dana Malstaff lays out approaches for building an online following, climbing the business ladder, and optimizing your time—even if you don't have much time available in the first place. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session359
Feb 20, 2019
SPI 358: Creating Evergreen Funnels for a Sustainable Business – with Nick Stephenson
53:30
Author Nick Stephenson unpacks the blueprints he uses to create a sustainable business through evergreen funnels. Plus, he'll share tactics for selling books on Amazon and creating a raving fanbase as a writer. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session358
Feb 13, 2019
SPI 357: How a Beautiful Mess Became a Beautifully Diverse Business Empire – with Emma and Trey
59:21
A Beautiful Mess Co-Creator Emma Chapman and her husband Trey George are a power couple; their secret is diversifying their income streams! Discover how they got their start and how they manage and organize a high-traction blog, apps with millions of installs, their team, and so much more! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session357
Feb 06, 2019
SPI 356: Everything behind the Launch of My New Invention – the SwitchPod
01:04:06
Get the inside scoop on my first physical product—the SwitchPod—from idea to prototype, marketing, and more, with videographer and co-inventor Caleb Wojcik! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session356
Jan 30, 2019
SPI 355: How to Build a Successful YouTube Channel in 2019 – with Derral Eves
54:39
VidSummit creator Derral Eves breaks down the strategies you need to turn your YouTube channel into a profitable online business, plus what's on the horizon for YouTube in 2019 and beyond. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session355
Jan 23, 2019
SPI 354: The Next Big Steps in Business with Matt Gartland from Team Flynn
56:45
Matt Gartland, an integral member of my team, is here to help me make a huge announcement. Plus, he's digging deep on project management, developing your business's culture, financial planning, and strategies for transitioning from scrappy entrepreneur to organized, focused CEO. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session354
Jan 16, 2019
SPI 353: How Alex from Travel Fashion Girl Built Her Empire
01:02:44
Data, ads, SEO,  affiliate marketing, and organic connection with your audience can drive massive traffic and revenue for your online business. Today, Alex Jimenez from Travel Fashion Girl breaks down the tools and tactics she used to grow a niche site with almost 1 million monthly visitors! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session353
Jan 09, 2019
SPI 352: How Powerhouse YouTuber Marques Brownlee (A.K.A. MKBHD) Grew His Massive Brand
47:00
What does it take to grow a massive YouTube channel? Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) breaks down his origin story, how he developed his unique style, his interview with Elon Musk, and the advice he'd give newcomers to the platform. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session352
Jan 02, 2019
SPI 351: The Ten Hardest-Hitting SPI Episodes of 2018
48:10
Let's close out 2018 strong: Listen to ten clips from ten of the most impactful and actionable SPI episodes of 2018! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session351
Dec 26, 2018
SPI 350: Massive Transformation in Six Months—Before/After with Walid Azami
01:11:39
Walid Azami transformed his life and business in just six months, and you can too! In this episode you'll hear two AskPat coaching sessions with Walid—a before and after—so you can get inspired by his journey. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session350
Dec 19, 2018
SPI 349: Will You Go to P.R.O.M. with Me? Lessons Learned in 2018
44:30
What did I learn in 2018? Today I'll share the hard-hitting, powerful lessons and strategies that I learned and implemented this year and how they've changed my life. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session349
Dec 12, 2018
SPI 348: How to Buy and Sell Websites with Empire Flippers Founder Justin Cooke
42:24
Ever wanted to sell your site or buy someone else's? Empire Flippers Founder Justin Cooke is here to tell us what to expect, the risks, and the questions you should ask yourself before you take the plunge. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session348
Dec 05, 2018
SPI 347: How to Organize a Massive Event (Brick by Brick with Chad Collins)
45:35
According to today's guest, Chad Collins, throwing a massive event is the most powerful thing you can do for your audience. Here are some of the strategies he uses to sell out tickets. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session347
Nov 28, 2018
SPI 346: Booted out of His Own Business & the One Thing Jordan Harbinger Did to Survive
01:00:01
What if you had to start again from scratch? That's what happened to Jordan Harbinger. He's here with strategies for growing and maintaining your network so you can bounce back just like he did. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session346
Nov 21, 2018
SPI 345: How to Build a Software Company—the Story of JungleScout with Greg Mercer
45:04
What does it take to create a successful software tool? JungleScout Founder Greg Mercer shares the inspiration, strategies, and marketing effort that scaled his company to a team of nearly 100, plus what he would do differently if he had to start all over again. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session345
Nov 14, 2018
SPI 344: How Studio Neat Became Physical Product Rockstars through Kickstarter
58:05
Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost—the brains behind Studio Neat—break down strategies and tactics for a successful Kickstarter campaign. They would know; they've crushed it with over nine campaigns! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session344
Nov 07, 2018
SPI 343: Some Big Business and Life Updates—Lightning Round Style!
27:14
I've got a lot of updates for you! Here's what's going on with my first physical product launch, FlynnCON1, and my income reports, plus what's on the horizon for 2019. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session343
Nov 02, 2018
SPI 342: What You Need to Know before Hosting a Conference (with Ronsley Vaz)
53:45
Want to run a live event? Let the creator of the We Are Podcast conference, Ronsley Vaz, give you the inside scoop—from navigating cashflow challenges to booking speakers and everything in between. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session342
Oct 31, 2018
SPI 341: How to Become an Inventor Entrepreneur with Ryan Gorman
46:49
Ryan Gorman is an entrepreneur with over fifty inventions. He'll teach you strategies for developing a product, selling your ideas, and protecting your intellectual property at every step. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session341
Oct 24, 2018
SPI 340: How to Build Atomic Habits—with James Clear
46:53
Learn how to design permanent habits so you can live your best life, with Atomic Habits author James Clear. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session340
Oct 17, 2018
SPI 339: My First Live Conference—Announcing FlynnCON1!
24:44
My first-ever live conference goes down in July of 2019! Here's why I'm doing it, the unique vision I'm structuring it with, and the nitty gritty of how to attend. I can't wait to see you there! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session339
Oct 10, 2018
SPI 338: Selling a Book? Overlooking This Page Could Kill Sales—Book Marketing with Bryan Cohen
54:05
Sell more books with Amazon sales pages that attract customers and maximize revenue, with special guest Bryan Cohen.
Oct 03, 2018
SPI 337: The Riches Are in the Niches—The Advantage of SMALL
31:08
Sit back and let me tell you about the five big advantages to starting small and niche with entrepreneurship! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session337
Sep 26, 2018
SPI 336: The Story of Super Coffee—from Dorm Room to Whole Foods and Beyond with Jim Decicco
37:15
Discover the story of Super Coffee: How three brothers and a dorm room blender broke into the bottled coffee niche and earned $5 million in revenue! Featuring Super Coffee CEO Jim Decicco. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session336
Sep 19, 2018
SPI 335: Creating Evergreen Sales Funnels (And What to Watch out For) with Amy Porterfield
48:30
Considering evergreen sales funnels? Listen in for key strategies, common mistakes, and tools and resources for success with special guest Amy Porterfield! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session335
Sep 12, 2018
SPI 334: How to Conduct an Unforgettable Interview with Andrew Warner
47:30
Ever interview someone for your podcast or YouTube channel? Andrew Warner is here to teach you how to conduct interviews that inspire, demand attention, and make a true impact for listeners. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session334
Sep 05, 2018
SPI 333: Branding Masterclass (and Selling Digital and Physical Products) with the Amazing Seller, Scott Voelker
54:08
Get strategies and tactics for creating and selling successful products on Amazon, competing in the marketplace, and building a notable brand in the process with Scott Voelker, AKA the Amazing Seller. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session333
Aug 29, 2018
SPI 332: How to Build and Scale an Agency Model Business—with Jason Swenk
40:48
Have you ever considered transitioning your business into an agency? Learn strategies for growing, hiring your team, positioning and marketing your brand, and pacing yourself with special guest Jason Swenk. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session332
Aug 22, 2018
SPI 331: The Story You Tell Yourself (That Could Crush You) – with Dr. Shannon Irvine
46:01
Your biggest business asset is your mindset. Learn how to rewrite the stories you create about yourself and develop a success-oriented mindset with Dr. Shannon Irvine. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session331
Aug 15, 2018
SPI 330: Building a Personal Brand (Because It’s Your Calling) with Jadah Sellner
46:02
Ever wanted to start a personal brand? Here's how to tune into your passion, face the fear, and transform your dreams into a reality with special guest Jadah Sellner. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session330
Aug 08, 2018
SPI 329: One of the Most Important Business Conversations You Need to Have with Yourself—with Dan Andrews
52:25
Ever considered exiting your business? Before the Exit author Dan Andrews is here with the questions and thought experiments you should use to make a smart decision without regrets. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session329
Aug 01, 2018
SPI 328: 3 Ways to Use YouTube to Grow Your Business & Make Money with Sean Cannell
51:40
Learn how to harness the power of YouTube to create cashflow, build your brand, and grow your reach with Sean Cannell. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session328
Jul 25, 2018
SPI 327: How to Write Copy that Sells with Ray Edwards
52:51
Learn techniques and foundations for powerful, success-driven sales copy with copywriting master Ray Edwards. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session327
Jul 18, 2018
SPI 326: From $50k in Debt to Business Success in Less than a Year—How to Be Mindful and Ruthless
01:00:58
How Full Stack Designer Sagi Shrieber overcame debt and created an amazing community and lifestyle by taking massive action. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session326
Jul 11, 2018
SPI 325: How to Be an Amazing Coach with Michael Bungay Stanier
42:11
Ditch the rescuer mindset and become more coach-like with the author of The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session325
Jul 04, 2018
SPI 324: From College Nerd to Wildly Successful Personal Brand with Thomas Frank
53:08
Get ready for a masterclass in YouTube strategy, personal branding, and niche blogging with College Info Geek creator Thomas Frank. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session324
Jun 27, 2018
SPI 323: How to Get Affiliates and JVs to Promote for You with Matt McWilliams
57:07
Uncover best practices for planning and launching an affiliate program for your business with affiliate marketing master Matt McWilliams. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session323
Jun 20, 2018
SPI 322: How “The Rideshare Guy” Created a Business Helping Uber and Lyft Drivers
43:40
How Harry Campbell—The Rideshare Guy—quit his day job, monetized his business, and helped millions of drivers have better experiences with Lyft and Uber. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session322
Jun 13, 2018
SPI 321: Earn More Media Exposure (At Any Level) with Christina Nicholson
46:00
Learn how to connect with media outlets, pitch effectively, and master PR with Christina Nicholson of MediaMavenandMore.com. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session321
Jun 06, 2018
SPI 320: How to Run a Contest to Build Your Email List and Grow Your Brand with Noah Kagan
50:52
KingSumo creator Noah Kagan teaches how to grow an explosive online following and brand using viral giveaways. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session320
May 30, 2018
SPI 319: How to Work Less & Make More with James Schramko
56:30
Learn how to design a fulfilling business and lifestyle with James Schramko, author of Work Less, Make More. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session319
May 23, 2018
SPI 318: Modern Mindfulness with Melissa Monte—An SPI Student and Her Successful Start
37:18
Podcasting student Melissa Monte shares the strategy behind the successful launch of her show, Mind Love, tips for taking action, and what she's learned in her journey so far. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session318
May 16, 2018
SPI 317: Make Money with Your Skills—Creating Awesome with Roberto Blake
50:35
Learn the strategies and mindset you need to create a personal brand, prove your expertise in your industry, and be a successful creator with special guest Roberto Blake. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session317
May 09, 2018
SPI 316: The Art of Scaling with Nathan Chan from Foundr
55:07
Discover the strategies and mindset behind Foundr Magazine's explosive growth with its creator, Nathan Chan. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session316
May 02, 2018
SPI 315: How to Disrupt Yourself & Grow a Company with Whitney Johnson
44:29
Disruption expert Whitney Johnson shares her strategies for disrupting your life and business in order to change and grow. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session315
Apr 25, 2018
SPI 314: From Clients to Passive Income—Productize Your Business with Brian Casel
39:53
Learn tips and strategies for productizing—making your client-based business streamlined and scalable—with special guest Brian Casel. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session314
Apr 18, 2018
SPI 313: Building a Strong and Healthy Brand with Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo
52:16
Hear the story of Michelle Tam, creator of Nom Nom Paleo, plus learn strategies for getting started in online business and launching a book or product. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session313
Apr 11, 2018
SPI 312: This “Hole” Can Cost Entrepreneurs Thousands—Let’s Fix It
40:01
Learn how to recover thousands of dollars from failed payments and prevent them from happening, thanks to today's guest, Casey Graham of Gravy. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session312
Apr 04, 2018
SPI 311: How to Build an Audience with Your Hobby
44:45
Hear a conversation with Phil Lichtenberger, who built a podcast and audience out of a niche hobby, plus learn tips and strategies for taking your own podcast to the next level. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session311
Mar 28, 2018
BONUS: How to Focus on Just One Thing at a Time (Special Episode)
29:42
In this bonus episode, I coach long-time listener Jackie Bolen through her question, "What one thing should I focus on?" Listen in for prioritization tips!
Mar 23, 2018
SPI 310: The Secret to Superfans in Two Words
50:03
Learn my strategies for building a thriving community of superfans, hear a special interview with Matt Barnett and Oli Bridge from Bonjoro, and find out about a special giveaway! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session310
Mar 21, 2018
SPI 309: How to Create a Marketing Funnel That Works (with Molly Pittman)
49:33
Learn how to optimize your customer journey, simplify your sales funnels, and motivate customers to be ambassadors for your brand with special guest Molly Pittman. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session309
Mar 14, 2018
SPI 308: Sunny Lenarduzzi on Bad Dream Jobs, Building a YouTube Empire, and Using Video for Business
40:57
Sunny Lenarduzzi is here today to talk about her story, and to lay out tactics for using YouTube and other content to drive email subscribers, engagement, and traffic for online business. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session308
Mar 07, 2018
SPI 307: Copyright Infringement and DMCA (with my Attorney)
51:36
Hear legal strategies from attorney Richard Chapo for dealing with copyright infringement and protecting yourself legally when you allow others to post to your website. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session307
Feb 28, 2018
SPI 306: Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker
01:03:10
Today I'm going deep with Chris Ducker about his burnout, personal branding, and his new book, Rise of the Youpreneur.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session306
Feb 21, 2018
SPI 305: The Funnel After the Funnel with Nicole Walters
48:30
Nicole Walters is here today to talk about how she built a powerful community and seven-figure business, all while being an amazing mother too.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session305
Feb 14, 2018
SPI 304: Building an Online Course From Start to Finish
43:06
Online courses have been an incredible experience for me, and today I'm sharing the ten steps you can take to create life-changing online courses for your audience.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session304
Feb 07, 2018
SPI 303: How a Loan Signing Agent Built a $30K per Month Business
46:11
A simple idea turned into an online business that's changed lives and earned Mark Wills and Roman Rosario over $30K per month—hear the story and their strategies on today's episode!

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session303
Jan 31, 2018
SPI 302: Coaching vs. Teaching—What I’ve Learned Since Investing in the Art of Coaching
29:32
What's the difference between coaching and teaching, what are the seven questions you need to ask when coaching, and why is this important for you and your business? Whether you're just getting started with coaching or looking to improve, this episode is critical listening!

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session302
Jan 24, 2018
SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster)
55:30
Today I'm talking to Ben Sullins, the founder of Teslanomics.co, who listened to the signals, pivoted into the Tesla space on YouTube, and won a Tesla Roadster!

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session301
Jan 17, 2018
SPI 300: Meet the Mastermind Members in “The Green Room”
01:18:33
To celebrate Episode 300, I'm speaking with the other five members of my mastermind group, The Green Room: Leslie Samuel, Michael Stelzner, Cliff Ravenscraft, Mark Mason, and Ray Edwards. Learn what they've been up to, what's on the horizon, and some takeaways that you can apply back to your own business journey.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session300
Jan 10, 2018
SPI 299: The Humble Beginnings of Hmong Baby
52:04
Hear a special conversation with Hmong Baby founders Mykou and Touger Thao, about what they've learned after marketing and successfully launching their products.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session299
Jan 03, 2018
SPI 298: Before Your New Year Begins . . .
29:04
The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect, and this episode will inspire you, going forward, to be vulnerable and courageous in 2018.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session298
Dec 27, 2017
SPI 297: Looking Back at 2017—What Went Well, What Did Not
32:07
This week I'm revealing what did not go according to plan in 2017, what I learned, and what lessons you can take away from my experiences.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session297
Dec 20, 2017
SPI 296: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast and SPI
39:46
In today's episode, I'm revealing my plans for an exciting, fresh, and higher-value 2018!

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session296
Dec 13, 2017
SPI 295: 35 Quick Life Lessons from 35 Years of Life—Plus a Pencils of Promise Birthday Challenge!
59:41
Today, I'm turning 35: I'm celebrating by sharing the 35 most important life tips that I've learned in my business and personal life (so far).

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session295
Dec 06, 2017
SPI 294: 21 Top Places to Include an Affiliate Link
38:56
In this episode I'm revealing the twenty-one best places to link to affiliate products or services.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session294
Nov 29, 2017
SPI 293: My Top Performing Affiliate Marketing Products, and Why They Performed So Well
37:06
Today I'm sharing the top-performing affiliate marketing products that I'm an affiliate for, and breaking down exactly why they've performed so well.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session293
Nov 22, 2017
SPI 292: The Dark Side of Affiliate Marketing (and How to Do It Right!)
28:59
It's always important to understand both sides of the coin; that's true of affiliate marketing as well, so let's talk about the dark side of affiliate marketing.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session292
Nov 15, 2017
SPI 291: A Blueprint for a Successful Short-Term JV (Joint Venture) Affiliate Campaign
49:03
How to create a successful blueprint for a short-term JV (joint venture) affiliate promotion.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session291
Nov 08, 2017
SPI 290: Affiliate Marketing: An Insider Look at My Most Successful Long-Term Campaigns
29:06
In this episode I break down my process for getting started with affiliate marketing, and explore some of my most successful long-term affiliate marketing campaigns.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session290
Nov 01, 2017
SPI 289: How Live Video Can Play a Role in Your Business (and How It’s Helped Mine)
45:30
Let's talk about live video: Why it's important, how to get started, and more!

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session289
Oct 25, 2017
SPI 288: Interview with Bec and Joe from The 4 Blades
48:50
Hear the story of how Bec and Joe Winston built their niche site and community around cooking with the Thermomix.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session288
Oct 18, 2017
SPI 287: Should I Create a Personal Brand? Pros and Cons
44:16
Today I'm exploring, in depth, the pros and cons of creating a personal online brand.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session287
Oct 11, 2017
SPI 286: How to Build a Brand that Stands Out from the Crowd
40:25
Today we're talking about how to build a brand that stands out from the crowd: How to speak your audience's language, grow your community, and create a brand that's an experience.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session286
Oct 04, 2017
SPI 285: Accidental Entrepreneurship and Design Commerce with Jeff Sheldon from Ugmonk.com
40:04
Today I'm talking to Ugmonk.com founder Jeff Sheldon about his story, all things Kickstarter, and how he recently launched a campaign that earned close to $500,000.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session285
Sep 27, 2017
SPI 284: Crowdfunding Secrets for Success with Clay Hebert
46:31
Crowdfunding expert Clay Hebert shares his best advice for validating and building a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session284
Sep 20, 2017
SPI 283: Six-Figures in an Obscure Niche with Cassidy Tuttle
41:10
Cassidy Tuttle joins me to discuss how focusing on a very narrow topic helped her build a profitable niche website. Hear her strategies for making a living.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session283
Sep 13, 2017
SPI 282: How Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Rocked the Kickstarter Scene
39:24
Hear the story of one of the most daring and successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time—Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls—from one of its creators, Francesca Cavallo.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session282
Sep 06, 2017
SPI 281: How Coach Glitter Built Her Affiliate Business and Launched a Product
48:25
Coach Glitter reveals how she transformed her career as a makeup artist into a thriving online business.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session281
Aug 30, 2017
SPI 280: Noah Kagan on Personal Challenges, Business Validation, and the Mindset of Starting from Scratch
01:07:39
Noah Kagan has returned to the Smart Passive Income Podcast, and we cover it all: rebounding from rejection, asking for what you want, plotting your next move, and the mindset challenges all entrepreneurs face.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session280
Aug 23, 2017
SPI 279: Finding Fringe Hours and Work-Life “Balance” with Jessica Turner
35:54
Jessica Turner, author of The Fringe Hours, joins me to talk about finding more hours in the day to achieve the work-life satisfaction you crave.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session279
Aug 16, 2017
SPI 278: List Building Made Easy with Special Guest Amy Porterfield
44:48
List building expert Amy Porterfield explores how to build your audience, fine-tune your sales funnel, and craft a successful sales pitch for your latest and greatest product.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session278
Aug 09, 2017
SPI 277: Buying Push-Button Solutions vs. Taking Real Action—A Coaching Call with Amy Torres
44:25
Listen in on a very special coaching call with entrepreneur Amy Torres, who's wondering how to take her online course to the next level.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session277
Aug 02, 2017
SPI 276: The Art of Significance with Dan Clark
50:47
Legendary speaker Dan Clark joins me for an inspirational conversation on success, service, and leading a life of significance.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session276
Jul 26, 2017
SPI 275: Real Stories and Results from 3 Brand-New Podcasters
55:52
Joining me today are three star students from my latest course, Power-Up Podcasting, to share their incredible journeys from newbie to podcasting pro.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session275
Jul 19, 2017
SPI 274: How to Avoid the Slimy Sell with Chalene Johnson
48:56
The brilliant Chalene Johnson explores how to "serve, not sell," and shares her strategies for pitching your products with confidence.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session274
Jul 12, 2017
SPI 273: 7 Powerful Things That Can Happen as a Result of Starting a Podcast
45:50
Starting a podcast changed my life and my business. In this episode of the SPI Podcast, I walk you through seven ways a podcast can change your business.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session273
Jul 05, 2017
SPI 272: Starting and Running a Business as a Couple Featuring the Bakers
42:57
Joining me today are Bryan and Erika Baker, a husband-wife entrepreneurial duo who've built a thriving online business as relationship coaches.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session272
Jun 28, 2017
SPI 271: An Interview with The Five-Minute Journal Founders UJ Ramdas and Alex Ikonn
53:18
Here today are UJ Ramdas and Alex Ikonn, who are the co-founders of The Five-Minute Journal, a product that's changed the lives of its users by turning gratitude into a daily habit.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session271
Jun 21, 2017
SPI 270: What You Need to Know Before You “Get Physical” with Richie Norton
43:27
I'm joined today by Richie Norton, founder of Prouduct and master of building, validating, refining, and distributing tangible products.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session270
Jun 14, 2017
SPI 269: How to Build a Massive Community Behind Your Physical Product with Tom from Chubbies
36:25
Today, I'm joined by Chubbies co-founder Tom Montgomery to talk about selling a physical product with help from a massive, engaged community of fans.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session269
Jun 07, 2017
SPI 268: How to Up Your Online (and Offline) Game with Jordan Harbinger
56:49
I'm joined again by the host of The Art of Charm Podcast, Jordan Harbinger, who sheds light on building better relationships and improving your non-verbal communication.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session268
May 31, 2017
SPI 267: An Introduction to Video Advertising with Gideon and Anja from Veeroll
47:26
Here today are Veeroll's Gideon Shalwick and Anja Kicken to offer a beginner's guide to video advertising for your online business.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session267
May 24, 2017
SPI 266: How to Start Selling on Amazon with Ryan and Nick from Online Selling Experiment
53:35
Online Selling Experiment's Ryan and Nick have built their thriving business selling products through Amazon, and they're here today to explain just how they did it.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session266
May 17, 2017
SPI 265: Shane and Jocelyn Sams and Their Awesome Advertising Strategy
40:42
Jocelyn and Shane Sams teach me their awesome advertising strategy. Learn how to use highly focused ads across platforms to build traffic for your business.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session265
May 10, 2017
SPI 264: How to Win with Paid Traffic with Rick Mulready
01:04:05
Here today is online advertisement expert Rick Mulready, sharing the secrets and strategies behind growing your business with Facebook ads.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session264
May 03, 2017
SPI 263: Laddering Up: How to Build a 7-Figure Business by Building a $7K per Month Business
01:19:39
Here today is Clay Collins, LeadPages CEO and co-founder, dropping expert knowledge on how to build a seven-figure business, step by step.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session263
Apr 26, 2017
SPI 262: Habit Forming Products with Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked
37:03
Here to talk about building habit forming products is Nir Eyal, author of Hooked and expert on how the mind creates habits.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session262
Apr 19, 2017
SPI 261: SEO Self-Audit Checklist – An Interview with My Recent SEO Hire
41:48
Meet the mastermind behind the most recent SEO audit of SmartPassiveIncome.com, and learn what a pro like Sam McRoberts does to optimize search engine rankings.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session261
Apr 12, 2017
SPI 260: Undergoing a Website Overhaul with Rocket Code
49:21
The masterminds behind the Smart Passive Income site redesign talk through what makes a successful web design and how business owners can better communicate with their development teams.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session260
Apr 05, 2017
SPI 259: How to Set Up Your YouTube Channel to Win
52:42
Two expert YouTube travel vloggers share how to build a successful YouTube channel and their tips for creating video content viewers will love.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session259
Mar 29, 2017
SPI 258: The Productivity Project with Chris Bailey
48:33
Productivity expert and author Chris Bailey shares his research on the true nature of productivity and the habits that help us do more with our days.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session258
Mar 22, 2017
SPI 257: The Incredible Story Behind Kelsey Baldwin’s Business, Paper and Oats
36:49
On this episode of the SPI Podcast, Kelsey Baldwin shares the incredible story of how she built her business in the middle of a turbulent time in her life.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session257
Mar 15, 2017
SPI 256: Productivity and Frameworks with Mike Vardy from Productivityist
49:02
Productivity master Mike Vardy shares his favorite tools, tips, and frameworks for getting even more done with your workdays.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session256
Mar 08, 2017
SPI 255: Deep Work with Cal Newport
38:33
Cal Newport explores the concept of "deep work," reveals his strategies for practicing it, and shares more of his favorite tactics for improving focus and productivity.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session255
Mar 01, 2017
SPI 254: Lessons Learned While Testing and Launching My First Online Course
44:28
Launching my first online course, Smart from Scratch, feels like the perfect time to look back on my previous launch experiences and explore what I've learned about creating, testing, launching, and maintaining a product.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session254
Feb 22, 2017
SPI 253: How to Build Relationships with Influencers with Selena Soo
51:48
Here today is relationship-building expert and PR mastermind Selena Soo with advice for approaching influencers and forging connections with entrepreneurs you admire.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session253
Feb 15, 2017
SPI 252: Live Streaming Video and the Data that Proves Its Worth with Michael Stelzner
50:52
SocialMediaExaminer.com's Michael Stelzner joins me to explore the future of live streaming video, its exciting applications, and the tools you can use to get started.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session252
Feb 08, 2017
SPI 251: (In the Middle) Launching a New Course with New Entrepreneur, Sarah Argenal
39:47
I've had the pleasure of getting to know and mentor Sarah as she builds her online course for working parents, and today, we're going to check in on her progress.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session251
Feb 01, 2017
SPI 250: Stories of Failure that Turned Into Something Great
47:16
How often do you get to hear entrepreneurs open up about their failures? That's what I'm exploring in today's episode, thanks to ten brave folks who submitted stories about their darkest moments.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session250
Jan 25, 2017
SPI 249: Pivoting: How, When, & Why to Do It with Jenny Blake
42:04
Entrepreneur and pivoting expert Jenny Blake joins me to talk about her book, PIVOT, a handbook for navigating life's big turning points.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session249
Jan 18, 2017
SPI 248: The Art of Giving Gifts with John Ruhlin
36:33
Today's guest is John Ruhlin, professional gift-giver who has built a career teaching others how to give better gifts.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session248
Jan 11, 2017
SPI 247: The Epic Origin Story Behind The Walker Stalkers Brand
44:11
Joining me today are Eric and James of The Walker Stalkers, two guys who've built a massive, fan-driven business around their love of the hit AMC show, The Walking Dead.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session247
Jan 04, 2017
SPI 246: SPI Podcast Best of 2016
52:55
The Smart Passive Income Podcast has captured some fantastic conversations this year, so before the new year arrives, I want to revisit a few of the best ones.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session246
Dec 28, 2016
SPI 245: How Sol Orwell Builds Successful Businesses by Solving His Own Problems
37:53
Entrepreneur Sol Orwell joins me today to share his totally unique approach to business, and how he transforms obstacles into business opportunities.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session245
Dec 21, 2016
SPI 244: Bootstrapping a Startup with Nathan Barry from ConvertKit
52:35
ConvertKit Founder and CEO Nathan Barry shares his journey in bootstrapping a business and growing a software company from the ground up.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session244
Dec 14, 2016
SPI 243: How to Create Your Life Vision Plan with Michael Hyatt
47:01
Today's episode is all about goals: setting them, achieving them, and knowing when to change them. And who better to talk about achieving great things than Michael Hyatt?

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session243
Dec 07, 2016
SPI 242: How to Master Your PR with Christina Nicholson
37:26
PR professional Christina Nicholson shares her tips, tools, and resources for attracting coverage from media outlets and publicizing your business.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session242
Nov 30, 2016
SPI 241: My Top 10 Most-Used Apps in 2016
59:31
Chris Ducker and I review our favorite business and productivity apps of the past year.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session241
Nov 23, 2016
SPI 240: Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of the Conferences You Attend
31:35
Conferences can be a thrilling, unforgettable way to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and learn from the online business community. Today, I'm answering questions about how and where to find the best conference experiences.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session240
Nov 16, 2016
SPI 239: Mentors and Masterminds with Ellory Wells
47:06
Ellory Wells is a passionate advocate of something too many entrepreneurs take for granted: mentorship. He's here today to explain why you should be surrounding yourself with business role models, supportive peers, and a network that holds you accountable to your goals.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session239
Nov 09, 2016
SPI 238: How Marco Schwartz Built a Business Based on the Internet of Things
31:48
Today's guest is another SPI listener success story, here to share how he built a unique online business around his home automation tutorials.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session238
Nov 02, 2016
SPI 237: An Online Business Success Story. . .in Knitting, with Lauren from Girly Knits
32:19
Today's guest has built a booming online business creating totally awesome knitting patterns, and she's here to tell us how it's done.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session237
Oct 26, 2016
SPI 236: Secrets and Science to Living the Good Life with Jonathan Fields
37:35
My guest today is my friend and mentor Jonathan Fields, creator of GoodLifeProject.com and author of How to Live a Good Life.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session236
Oct 19, 2016
SPI 235: Beyond the Gumball: How Matt Miller Built a Successful Vending Machine Business and Franchise
44:06
Today's guest has taken vending machine passive income to a whole new level, growing a hugely successful franchise and helping schools in the process.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session235
Oct 12, 2016
SPI 234: Teens Can Be Entrepreneurs Too, with Eva Baker
28:58
Eva Baker is one special entrepreneur. She runs a successful blog. She started her own conference. She does consulting. And did I mention she started it all while still a teenager?

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session234
Oct 05, 2016
SPI 233: A Not-So-Overnight Entrepreneurial Success Story with Shayna from Espresso English
33:53
Espresso English founder Shayna didn't give up when success didn't arrive overnight. Learn how she achieved online business success through steady progress and perseverance.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session233
Sep 28, 2016
SPI 232: How Lucas Hall Built and Sold an “Ultimate Resource” Blog
32:38
Today's guest has another passive income success story to share. Lucas Hall tells me how he built the "ultimate resource" for rental property owners, and how he made the decision to sell it.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session232
Sep 21, 2016
SPI 231: Attorney Roundtable: Money and Legal Considerations for Starting Out
01:05:26
I'm joined today by two lawyers, Richard and Alena, to talk through common legal considerations for entrepreneurs and the best ways to protect yourself as a business owner.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session231
Sep 14, 2016
SPI 230: From Deathly Afraid to Cool and Confident: My 5-Year Public Speaking Journey
01:00:02
In today's episode, we're going back to 2011, the first time I ever spoke in public. I'll break down all the things I got wrong about that first presentation, and everything I've done since to become a cooler and more confident public speaker.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session230
Sep 07, 2016
SPI 229: Tips for Building a Simple and Effective Website and Brand with Jess Catorc
54:21
Web designer and SPI listener Jess Catorc is here this week to share her web design tips for entrepreneurs, plus her own entrepreneurial journey to success.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session229
Aug 31, 2016
SPI 228: Taking Care of Yourself as an Entrepreneur with Jeff McMahon
38:55
Joining me today is my own virtual trainer, Jeff McMahon, with advice for getting active and setting your own fitness goals.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session228
Aug 24, 2016
SPI 227: 15 Entrepreneurs Answer: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Own Business”
50:38
In this week’s episode, I’ve asked 15 of my fellow entrepreneurs for to share their advice on starting a business with you. Here's what each of them wishes they had known before they started their business.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session227
Aug 17, 2016
SPI 226: Defeating the “Curse of Knowledge” and How Jason Brown Built His Successful Online Business
45:34
In today's episode, it's my pleasure to introduce you to another Smart Passive Income success story. Meet Jason Brown of TheBrownReport.com, a site where Jason where teaches ordinary people how to start investing in the stock market.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session226
Aug 10, 2016
SPI 225: Meet the Flynn Family (the ones who really run the show), with April, Keoni, and Kailani
48:10
My guests today are the reason I do what I do. They're what motivate me to dream big, follow through on my goals, and maintain a balanced life. Here with me are my wife and my two kids: April, Keoni, and Kailani.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session225
Aug 03, 2016
SPI 224: Hack Teaching—A Discussion about Education and Getting Results with Mark Barnes
37:57
My guest today is Hack Learning's Mark Barnes, an educator and author who wants to transform how we teach.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session224
Jul 27, 2016
SPI 223: Over the Shoulder—How John Lee Dumas Launched a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
01:02:24
My guest today is none other than John Lee Dumas, host of Entrepreneur on Fire, here to talk about his remarkable success selling a product through Kickstarter.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session223
Jul 20, 2016
SPI 222: The Right Products at the Right Price Point with Ramit Sethi
52:56
Ramit Sethi is back, with more insights on designing the perfect online product at the ideal price point for your audience.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session222
Jul 13, 2016
SPI 221: An Unknown Way to Boost Sales and Increase the Size of Your List—Back with an SPI Student
53:27
My guest today is a Smart Passive Income "student," here to share the innovative strategy he's used to earn affiliates and grow his business.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session221
Jul 06, 2016
SPI 220: An Interview with Make-A-Wish Co-Founder, Frank Shankwitz
33:31
I'm honored to introduce you to Frank Shankwitz, one of the founders of an extraordinary non-profit called the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session220
Jun 29, 2016
SPI 219: How Meghan Telpner’s Culinary Nutrition Academy Makes You Rethink Traditional Online Courses
36:07
My guest today is Meghan Telpner, creator of an incredibly successful online certification course for aspiring nutritionists. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session219
Jun 22, 2016
SPI 218: Starting an Online Course? Best Practices and Getting People to Follow Through with Ankur from Teachable.com
34:09
My guest today is the founder and CEO of Teachable.com, a platform that helps online course creators like me make money providing valuable instruction to their audience. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session218
Jun 15, 2016
SPI 217: Brik Book and How Brett Miller Quit His 6-Figure Job to Build LEGOs
44:38
Brett Miller, creator of Brik Book, joins me to discuss selling physical products, from testing and marketing to manufacturing and shipping. Plus, we have a surprise just for SPI listeners! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session217
Jun 08, 2016
SPI 216: Your Habits and the Story Behind Pavlok with Maneesh Sethi
32:43
Maneesh Sethi joins me today to talk about Pavlok, a wearable device that helps you break unwanted habits. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session216
Jun 01, 2016
SPI 215: How to Keep Up With Your Editorial Calendar (and How to Get Ahead)
36:46
I'd like you to meet Janna, my Managing Editor, who's had an incredible impact on the consistency and quality of the content I make here on SmartPassiveIncome.com. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session215
May 25, 2016
SPI 214: How to Master Content Marketing with Neil Patel
37:45
Neil Patel is back for another awesome episode, and this time he's sharing content marketing advice every single blogger should hear. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session214
May 18, 2016
SPI 213: Gary Vaynerchuk on “Why Snapchat Matters”
24:16
This business mastermind, author, and host of The #AskGaryVee Show is here to teach me everything he knows about the explosive new social platform, Snapchat. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session213
May 11, 2016
SPI 212: Inside a Coaching Call with Pat—Redesigning USA Weightlifting
46:36
In this episode, John Filippini joins me in a coaching call. We review his weightlifting business to determine how best to help it move forward. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session212
May 04, 2016
SPI 211: How to Know What You Were Born To Do with Chris Guillebeau
36:34
This week, it's my pleasure to introduce Chris Guillebeau, author of Born for This and inspiring role model for living a rewarding, purpose-driven life. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session211
Apr 27, 2016
SPI 210: How to Automate Your Business to Save Time and Make More Money with Dana Malstaff
45:08
Joining me this week is the amazing Dana Malstaff, CEO and founder of Boss-Mom.com, a community that provides online resources and support for entrepreneurs who also happen to be moms. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session210
Apr 20, 2016
SPI 209: The Power of Community—How Noah Bradley Made Art Camp
41:21
Today's guest is Noah Bradley, an incredible visual artist and founder of a phenomenal community and online school called Art Camp. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session209
Apr 13, 2016
SPI 208: Smart Passive Income Gets a Makeover! Why I Redesigned a Website That Wasn’t Broken
52:05
Last summer, I asked you guys how I was doing. I took that feedback to heart, and now, I get to share some of the very exciting results of that work with you. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session208
Apr 07, 2016
SPI 207: The Voice Within and Jess Lively’s Journey from Jewelry to Over $200k in Online Business Revenue
50:43
Jess Lively is here to explore what can happen when entrepreneurs listen to their own intuition—and how it's impacted her journey to a successful career as a business coach. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session207
Mar 30, 2016
SPI 206: How SPI Reader Robert Duff Is Building Passive Income with Books on Amazon
37:36
Here with me this week is Robert Duff, Ph.D., a psychologist who's supplementing his income by selling his books on Amazon. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session206
Mar 23, 2016
SPI 205: How Simple Green Smoothies Used “Challenges” to Grow from 0 to 200k Subscribers in a Year
41:43
Meet Jadah Sellner, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies, a truly exciting online business that's transforming the health of its community. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session205
Mar 16, 2016
SPI 204: Snack on This—How Sean Kelly Built SnackNation (and the Bigger Meaning Behind It)
41:31
Meet Sean Kelly, the founder of a very special company, SnackNation, that's changing how we snack. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session204
Mar 09, 2016
SPI 203: How to Command Any Conversation, Meeting, or Interaction You Have with Michael Port
46:11
Michael Port is the author of Book Yourself Solid and the new Steal the Show, and he's a master of commanding conversations.
Mar 02, 2016
SPI 202: How SPI Helped Zephan Blaxberg Make the Leap
35:37
Zephan Blaxberg took a leap of faith, chased after his passion, and found himself achieving more success than he ever dreamed. Podcast show notes available here: Podcast show notes available here: 
Feb 24, 2016
SPI 201: How Chef Allison Schaaf Built a Newsletter-Based Business—The Story of PrepDish
32:26
Allison Schaaf took something she loves—helping people create amazing meals in their own homes—and turned it into a sustainable online business. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session201.
Feb 18, 2016
SPI 200: How Deleting a Third of Your Content Can Triple Your Traffic—How to Do a Content Audit with Todd Tresidder
53:28
For my 200th episode, Todd Tresidder joins me to tell you all about the awesome power of content auditing.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session200

Feb 11, 2016
SPI 199: The Marketing Effort Behind Will It Fly?
43:52
Will It Fly? has launched, and I want to introduce a few of the people who made its release such a success.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session199
Feb 03, 2016
SPI 198: Building a Book Launch “Street Team” (Plus Pre-Order)
28:44
Meet Daniel Decker, the man behind the Will It Fly? launch team.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session198
Jan 27, 2016
SPI 197: Behind the Scenes of Writing Will It Fly?
40:55
Today, I'm talking about the "why" and the "how" of writing my new book, Will It Fly?

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session197
Jan 20, 2016
SPI 196: How to Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb
51:17
Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness joins me to talk about his new book, Level Up Your Life.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session196
Jan 13, 2016
SPI 195: Carrie Clark and Her SPI Reader Success Story
35:09
I'm kicking off 2016 with an incredible success story from a very special guest, Carrie Clark.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session195
Jan 06, 2016
SPI 194: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 3
43:39
Learn how to explore passive income business models that will help you break free from trading your time for money once and for all.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session194
Dec 30, 2015
SPI 193: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 2
01:00:37
Part two of my updated episode regarding generating passive income online, plus wisdom I've gathered from my own experiences with passive income.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session193
Dec 23, 2015
SPI 192: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 1
49:32
Get my updated information regarding generating passive income online, plus wisdom I've gathered from my own experiences with passive income.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session192
Dec 16, 2015
SPI 191: When a Product Launch Doesn’t Go as Planned: Inside a Coaching Call with Pat and Robert Kibbe
53:13
On today's show, I'm sharing a coaching call with Robert Kibbe about everything that happens when a product launch doesn't pan out.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session191
Dec 09, 2015
SPI 190: Step-by-Step Product Creation with Bryan Harris
01:10:55
Today I've got Bryan Harris on the show to talk about his step-by-step formulas for designing, launching, and maximizing profit from your online product.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session190
Dec 02, 2015
SPI 189: Entrepreneurship and Life with Aaron Walker
40:28
On this episode, I have Aaron Walker with me. He offers up a lifetime of wisdom on how to thrive—both professionally and personally—as an entrepreneur.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session189
Nov 25, 2015
SPI 188: Patreon: A Potential Alternative for Generating an Income Online
37:26
On this episode, I speak with Patreon founder Jack Conte and podcaster Tom Merritt about funding your business through recurring donations from fans.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session188
Nov 19, 2015
SPI 187: How to Run a Successful Affiliate Marketing Campaign (as the Product Owner) with Lewis Howes
43:05
Lewis Howes joins me to discuss how to run an affiliate program as the product creator. He shares his favorite strategies and tools for a successful launch.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session187
Nov 12, 2015
SPI 186: How to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer
48:53
In this episode, I cover my top rules for becoming an affiliate marketer, three tools you should have in your toolbox, and some common affiliate myths.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session186
Nov 04, 2015
SPI 185: Solving a Problem by Building It Yourself—The Story Behind ConvertKit with Nathan Barry
41:32
Today's guest is Nathan Barry, creator of ConvertKit, the email system designed specifically for bloggers. Nathan shares tips for surveying clients and building trust over time.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session185
Oct 29, 2015
SPI 184: Psychological Strategies to Get More People to Open Your Emails, Read Your Copy, and Click on Links with Derek Halpern
57:36
Derek Halpern from Social Triggers is back to share strategies for getting more people to open your emails, read your copy, and click your links.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session184
Oct 21, 2015
SPI 183: Listener Success Story: From Masters Degree to Maestro of Online Business with Julian Bradley
39:57
In this listener success story, jazz musician Julian Bradley shares how his online business grew out of his successful YouTube tutorials and ebook sales.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session183
Oct 10, 2015
SPI 182: Frameworks for Writing Copy That Converts with Ray Edwards
01:00:29
I struggle to write great copy that drives conversions without sounding sleazy. On this episode, my friend Ray Edwards shares actionable tips for writing great copy that converts.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session182
Oct 07, 2015
SPI 181: From Welfare to Nearly $1 Million with Kimra Luna
47:12
Kimra Luna went from living on welfare to running a thriving online business. Join us to hear her tips for growing an online business from scratch.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session181
Sep 30, 2015
SPI 180: Two Woodworkers and How They Make a Full-Time Income from Their Craft with David Picciuto and Bob Clagett
46:48
Today I'm talking with woodworkers David Picciuto and Bob Clagett about how they have been able to build successful businesses with their craft.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session180
Sep 23, 2015
SPI 179: New & Underused Methods for Building Your Email List (on Your Podcast & Other Content Platforms) with Tim Paige
40:29
My guest today is Tim Paige, an email list-building expert, and the host of the ConversionCast podcast. He shares tips you can apply to any channel of your business.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session179
Sep 16, 2015
SPI 178: The Ask Formula—How to Discover Exactly What Your Audience Will Buy (Even If You Don’t Have a Following) with Ryan Levesque
01:02:07
Ryan Levesque is the survey master. In this episode, he walks you through his in-depth, super-actionable strategies for asking your audience what they want to buy.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session178
Sep 09, 2015
SPI 177: Periscope—Another Fad or the Next Big Thing?
01:23:33
Chris Ducker is back, and he wants to tell you about all things Periscope. It's a whole new frontier for interacting with your community.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session177
Sep 02, 2015
SPI 176: Backslinking—What’s Working and Is It Even Still Important with Brian Dean from Backslinko.com
01:03:50
Brian Dean of Backlinkob is here to share his expertise on backlinking, including what's working, what's not, and why backlinking matters.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session176
Aug 26, 2015
SPI 175: The 8-Year Hobby Blog That Quickly Transformed into a 6-Figure Per Month Business with Kirk Du Plessis
35:03
Listen to Kirk Du Plessis of OptionAlpha.com chat about how his hobby blog transformed quickly into a business that's earning him six figures per month.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session175
Aug 19, 2015
SPI 174: How to Invest the Passive Income You Earn from Business with Ryan Moran
01:00:03
Ryan Moran stops by the show to talk about maximizing business earnings, how to invest, diversified income streams, building wealth for the future.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session174
Aug 12, 2015
SPI 173: Tips for Staying Consistent with Your Editorial Calendar with Garrett Moon from CoSchedule.com
43:54
Listen to Garrett Moon of CoSchedule talk about making your editorial calendar work for you—no matter what kind of content you create for your followers.

Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session173
Aug 05, 2015
SPI 172: Game Changing Business Growth with Peter Voogd
48:54
I can’t wait for you to meet today’s amazing guest: He’s Peter Voogd, and he’s the leading authority on Gen Y entrepreneurship. As CEO of GameChangersMovement.com, Peter has trained nearly 5,000 young entrepreneurs. He draws on the wealth of experience he’s gathered from his own career (which started before he even hit high school) to teach aspiring business owners how to take charge of their lives, their money, and their aspirations. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session172
Jul 30, 2015
SPI 171: A Crash Course on Copywriting with Nikki Elledge Brown
40:22
I’d like you to meet Nikki Elledge Brown, a.k.a. your Communication Stylist. If you’re ready to get serious about your writing and communication skills, this is the episode for you. As a self-declared Communication Stylist, Nikki is an expert at helping people uncover their unique voice and become smarter communicators. Like any top-notch stylist, Nikki’s approach to coaching isn’t about changing who you are or what you sound like. Instead, she provides strategies and tools to help you stay 100% authentic, whether you’re writing a from-the-heart blog post or a page of sales copy. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session171
Jul 22, 2015
SPI 170: The Secrets of a Successful Product Launch with Ramit Sethi
01:04:58
Ramit Sethi is here again, and this time, he’s offering up everything you need to know to launch an online product. Today, you’ll get all the dos and don’ts of preparing for a successful launch, as well as expert advice on how to generate both maximum profit and maximum impact in those crucial first days. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session170
Jul 15, 2015
SPI 169: How Nathan Chan Built a 6-Figure Digital Magazine and the Marketing Strategies We Can All Use
53:55
Just about every business owner starts from scratch. Today’s guest did, too, but in a totally unique way. He’s Nathan Chan, creator of Foundr Magazine, an entirely digital publication. When Nathan first built Foundr Magazine, he knew he was headed into unique, unfamiliar territory. Without tried-and-true methods to fall back on, Nathan found himself learning through experience every step of the way. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session169
Jul 08, 2015
SPI 168: Multiple Successful Businesses in Multiple Niches with Scott Turner
39:21
Running a successful online business takes serious effort. Today’s guest doesn’t just run one successful online business—he runs several! I first connected with Scott Turner through his company Green Building Education Services when I was just starting out, building my own Green Exam Academy. When I re-connected with him at the 1-Day Business Breakthrough, I realized that Scott hadn’t just stopped there. He’d launched several businesses across a variety of niches. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session168
Jul 01, 2015
SPI 167: Chalene Johnson and the Lowdown on Lifers
52:00
You might know today’s guest as a fitness guru. But Chalene Johnson hasn’t stopped there—she’s also an inspiring entrepreneur and the leader of a tribe of amazing, committed fans. Chalene’s career has grown beyond the fitness industry to include all kinds of businesses, lifestyle coaching, and podcasts like Build Your Tribe. When Chalene invited me to her event, The Success Summit, I didn’t know what to expect. What I found was incredible: an amazing event full of raving fans that Chalene calls her “Lifers.” I knew I had to have her on the show to share her insights on building a following. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session167
Jun 24, 2015
SPI 166: The 2015 Halfway Point—Goal Status and Future of SPI
41:29
Let’s take a break from strategy to check in with ourselves. We’re halfway through 2015. What progress have you made on your goals for this year? What have you learned? What else does 2015 have in store for you? In this episode, you’ll hear my own, personal answers to those questions. I’ll walk you through my year so far, the goals I’ve reached, and the lessons I’ve learned. I’ve got a few announcements, too, that I’m eager to share with you. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session166
Jun 17, 2015
SPI 165: Susan Petersen from Freshly Picked on Selling Moccasins and Her BOOMING Online Retail Business
39:05
I can’t wait for you to meet today’s guest, who’s an incredible success story from the online retail world: Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked. Since starting out as an early Etsy entrepreneur, Susan’s had an amazing journey, including an appearance on Shark Tank, a partnership with Nordstrom, and now, a million-dollar online business selling baby moccasins. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session165
Jun 10, 2015
SPI 164: Michael O’Neal from Solopreneur Hour Talk Shop—His Success Journey and Actionable Tips for Interviews
54:05
Michael is the host of Solopreneur Hour, a podcast with a totally unique style—a style I’m borrowing from today. Michael has mastered the art of interviewing. His approach as an interviewer allows his guests to reveal surprising sides of themselves they might not usually get to share on industry podcasts. He’s an expert at establishing a rapport, asking questions, entertaining his audience, and simply allowing his guests to have a great time. If you’d like to hear a great example of top-notch interviewing, listen in. You’ll hear Michael’s podcasting tips, his journey to creating Solopreneur Hour, and the amazing stories he’s collected along the way. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session164
Jun 03, 2015
SPI 163: Michael Hyatt on the Secrets of Team Building and Leadership
42:40
It’s such a pleasure to have Michael Hyatt as my guest this week. Michael is a truly inspirational leader, and he brings an amazing wealth of wisdom and experience with him. He’s talking with me today about something close to home for every entrepreneur: being a leader and building your team. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session163
May 27, 2015
SPI 162: A First-Timer’s $130,208 Product Launch
40:04
My guest today, Nick Stephenson, heard David Siteman Garland talk with me about creating online courses back in Session 136. Nick took action, and by the time his product launch rolled around, he was crushing it. Just how much was he crushing it? The answer’s right there in this episode’s title—his online course for fiction writers, YourFirst10kReaders.com, launched at over $130,000. Nick’s here today to reveal just how he did that. He’ll share the tools he used and steps he took to conceptualize, develop, and launch his online course. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session162
May 20, 2015
SPI 161: How to Stand Out of the Crowd with Dorie Clark
55:23
My guest today is a woman who knows what she’s talking about when it comes to finding great ideas. Dorie Clark is a phenomenal writer, speaker, and business professor—but she didn’t get there overnight. Starting out as a marketing consultant, she spent years writing book proposals and facing rejection. It wasn’t until her blog post “How to Re-Invent Your Personal Brand” appeared in the Harvard Business Review that she knew she’d found something special—her breakthrough idea. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session161
May 13, 2015
SPI 160: People Over Profit with Dale Partridge
35:11
My mantra for the next few years is “Think bigger.” How can I think beyond business and profit toward bigger causes and social good? I find it so exciting that I’ve met so many amazing people who help me think bigger every day—people like Lewis Howes, Adam Braun, and today’s guest, Dale Partridge. Dale is the author of a brand-new book called People Over Profit, as well as the founder of a host of incredible online businesses. In the midst of a successful career as an entrepreneur, Dale started to ask himself how he could do something bigger with his business. He found that the answer didn’t have to do with bigger profits—it was all about helping other people. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session160
May 06, 2015
SPI 159: The Best Practices for Increasing Sales with Your Autoresponder Email Series
01:01:23
This week, we’re talking about a simple thing that can have a huge positive impact on your business: email marketing and the power of an autoresponder series. Dan runs CLVBoost.com, a consultancy he started after building his martial arts training business from the ground up. Dan’s become a master of building a subscriber base, sequencing emails, and sending the right messages to the right audience. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session159
Apr 29, 2015
SPI 158: How to Productize Your Service-Based Business
48:37
This episode is all about productizing your service-based business. With me this week is productization all-star Brian Casel, founder of Casjam.com. If you’re curious how to go about productizing your service, what service you should choose, or what’s worked for others, Brian has answers for you. He’s drawing on his own experience as a web developer to bring you advice for delegating, streamlining, and standardizing your service. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session158
Apr 22, 2015
SPI 157: The Art of Rejection with Jia Jiang
42:53
I first saw today’s guest on a TED Talk. His name is Jia Jiang, and his talk was titled, “Surprising Lessons from 100 Days of Rejection.” It’s one of those TED Talks you start watching and find you can’t stop—it’s that good. I bet a lot of us can relate to Jia’s struggle with rejection. It’s the kind of fear that keeps us from taking risks and seeking out life-changing opportunities, because we’re so afraid of hearing the word “no.” That’s why I had to bring him on to share his story with you. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session157
Apr 15, 2015
SPI 156: The Story Behind Abel James and the Success of Fat Burning Man
53:18
This week’s guest comes to us from the fitness world. He’s Abel James, who I got to know last year when he won an award for his incredible podcast, Fat Burning Man. Abel didn’t just stop at podcasting—his Fat Burning Man brand also includes a wildly successful book and mobile app. He’s built a multimedia franchise in an extremely saturated field, and he’s done it all without any of the sleaze that plagues so much of the fitness industry. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session156
Apr 08, 2015
SPI 155: Inside One of My Weekly Mastermind Meetings
01:08:51
Joey Korneman runs SchoolofMotion.com, an online resource for motion designers, and he’s been working hard to grow his business. Joey brought his questions and challenges to the mastermind group, and we offered our insight and advice. A few months later, I reconnected with Joey to see how things were going. What I heard was amazing—Joey had taken what he learned from that mastermind group and used it to create incredible results, all in a few months. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session155
Apr 01, 2015
SPI 154: Behind the Scenes of SPI TV with Caleb Wojcik—Gear, Numbers, and Production Tips
59:15
This week’s guest is the amazing Caleb Wojcik, the video mastermind behind DIYVideoGuy.com and the videographer for my latest project, Smart Passive Income TV. Caleb’s sharing his expert knowledge on the gear and techniques you need to make killer video content. He’ll give his advice for launching a video podcast of your own, creating an efficient workflow, and producing high-quality video week after week. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session154
Mar 25, 2015
SPI 153: Systematizing—Pat and Mindy Talk AskPat and Our Productive Workflow
53:10
Back in Episode 138, I had a blast introducing you to the amazing people of Team Flynn. I got a ton of responses about one team member in particular: Mindy Holahan Peters. Mindy has an amazing brain for building and improving a workflow. She knows how to systematize and automate to keep things simple, time-saving, and super-effective. She’s also a master of podcast production, and she’ll be sharing the tools and tricks she uses to keep AskPat running at full steam. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session153
Mar 19, 2015
SPI 152: How a Guest Post Became a Product and The Story of Cole’s Classroom
49:38
When I met this week’s guest, Cole Humphus, two things stood out: the amazing story behind his online business and his generosity. Cole is the owner of Cole’s Classroom, an online resource for photographers. Cole had been offering his photography tips and videos for free when he stumbled upon a brilliant way to monetize his products. Just last week he left his day job to focus full time on his online photography business and the passive income lifestyle, all thanks to a passion project that turned into an incredibly successful online business. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session152
Mar 11, 2015
SPI 151: How to Put on a Successful (and Profitable) Virtual Conference with Lain Ehmann
50:59
This week’s guest comes up a lot on this podcast, and rightly so—she’s got one amazing success story. Remember Lain Ehmann, who turned her scrapbooking hobby into a six-figure online business? She’s back with another crucial lesson for all you online entrepreneurs: the power of the virtual conference. A big part of Lain’s success has come from her virtual conferences, where hundreds of scrapbookers gather online to connect, trade ideas, and learn from invited instructors. Lain’s here to share what goes into creating a virtual conference, as well as the victories and challenges she’s faced along the way. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session151
Mar 04, 2015
SPI 150: A Day in the Life of Pat—My (New) Routine, Schedule, and Habits Shared
40:43
A few months ago, I added something new to my life: a morning routine. The results have been so dramatic that I had to share them with you all. That’s what this week’s episode is all about. I put together this routine after interviewing Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning in SPI Podcast Session #140, and after continually hearing other successful people rave about the power of their morning routine. They talked about how many aspects of their lives it transformed, from their productivity and focus to their health and personal life. I figured I had to give it a try. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session150
Feb 25, 2015
SPI 149: Dane Maxwell Interviews Pat Flynn
01:16:21
We’re doing something different today on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. Dane Maxwell is back on the show for his third time, but he’s not the guest—I am! As many of you know, I recently started something new in my approach to passive income: software. It’s been an exciting process, and I wanted to share with you why I decided to create a software business, how I did it, and what my results have been so far. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session149
Feb 18, 2015
SPI 148: (By Popular Demand) The Story Behind The Success of Food Blog Pinch of Yum with Lindsay and Bjork
48:18
My two guests today are here by popular demand. That’s right—so many of you told me to get these two on the show, and here they are! I’ve got Lindsay and Bjork here to talk about their hugely successful food blog, Pinch of Yum. In this episode, Lindsay breaks down exactly when and how she quit her job as an elementary school teacher—a job she loved—to pursue her passion for cooking and sharing recipes. Bjork shares how he jumped on to the project, maintaining and monetizing the site. You’ll hear specific numbers on traffic, monthly income, and how long it took to get there. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session148
Feb 11, 2015
SPI 147: Behind the Scenes of a Thriving and Active Membership Site with Corbett, Chase, and Barrett from Fizzle.co
01:02:44
Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Barrett Brooks are the masterminds behind one of most well-run, engaged, and high-quality membership sites out there. You might remember Corbett from our interview back in 2012, where he talked about his project ThinkTraffic.net. Since then, he’s joined forces with Chase and Barrett to create Fizzle.co, a membership site that provides a huge library of resources to aspiring business owners. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session147
Feb 04, 2015
SPI 146: Product Validation and Pre-Selling—A Real Life Example with Jarrod Robinson
39:01
I’m so stoked for you to meet my guest this week. He’s Jarrod Robinson of ThePEGeek.com, and he’s had amazing success with his digital products thanks to pre-selling. Jarrod’s here to walk you through just how he’s able to guarantee a profit before the product is out the door. Jarrod has built over 60 iOS apps, but he’s not a software developer—he’s a PE teacher. Jarrod has a passion for integrating technology into physical education in meaningful ways, and he builds his products for other educators like himself. Talk about a niche within a niche within a niche! But as Jarrod reveals in this episode, you don’t have to have an audience of millions to create a successful product. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session146
Jan 29, 2015
SPI 145: How to Become a Contributing Writer on Large Media Sites—From Bread Delivery to Content Delivery with Kimanzi Constable
46:03
Ready to hear an amazing story? Because that’s what Kimanzi Constable has brought with him today. I can’t wait for you to hear how this guy went from delivering bread to becoming an author with 82,000 books sold. Before he got published, Kimanzi worked a job he hated. While working late nights, he listened to podcasts like this one and kept a journal of thoughts and ideas. He got inspired to turn those ideas into an eBook, and he set out to self-publish. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session145
Jan 23, 2015
SPI 144: Building a Million Dollar Business in 12 Months with Ryan Moran
54:00
Here with me this week, by popular demand, is e-commerce superstar Ryan Moran from Freedom Fast Lane. Ryan’s going to walk you through building a business selling through Amazon, using one of his own companies as a model. You’ll get the nitty-gritty details of choosing a product, creating your inventory, and making Amazon work for you. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session144
Jan 16, 2015
SPI 143: Actionable Email Marketing Strategies and How to 3X Revenue Using Your Autoresponder with Steve Chou
50:26
I’ve got an amazing guest this week, and he’s brought tons of great, actionable advice along with him. He’s Steve Chou from MyWifeQuitHerJob.com. If you use autoresponder sequences in your online business, you know that strategy is everything. Steve’s here to share how a few email sequencing tweaks yielded massive results for his business. You’ll be able to use these actionable strategies to promote your own online course or product and start seeing results. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session143
Jan 08, 2015
SPI 142: How Paying Attention Paid Off for Joseph Michael, the Scrivener Coach
53:59
Welcome to 2015, everybody! I can’t think of a more perfect time to talk with Joseph Michael, the Scrivener Coach. He’s another passive income success story I can’t wait for you to meet. If getting focused and finding your next big idea are some of your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll want to hear Joseph’s story. Figuring out your particular expertise can be the biggest hurdle in getting your online product out the door. Listen to what Joseph has to say about smart listening and paying attention. I guarantee he’ll give you the boost you need! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session142
Jan 02, 2015
SPI 141: The Biggest Lessons I Learned from 2014 and How We’re Going to Crush 2015
44:23
As 2014 rounds out, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to reflect on this year with you all and share what’s on my mind. This week, I’m speaking from the heart. I’m going to talk through the big life lessons I learned this year, and how we—you and I—are going to kill it in 2015. With that inspiration in mind, here are my 10 Biggest Lessons from 2014. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session141
Dec 26, 2014
SPI 140: Productivity and the Early Morning Routine with Hal Elrod
49:48
I can’t wait for you to hear the amazing story this week’s guest has to share. He’s Hal Elrod, a best-selling author, keynote speaker, success coach, and all-around inspiring guy. Hal’s here this week to share how he became a productivity master, and bounced back from huge life setbacks, with the help of a morning routine. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session140
Dec 18, 2014
SPI 139: How to Work a Room and Socialize for Success with Susan RoAne
48:50
I am so excited for you to meet this week’s guest: Susan RoAne. She’s generous, she’s brilliant, and she’s been a huge inspiration to me—she even manages to make me blush in this episode. Her superpower? How to work a room. Susan was one of 1,200 teachers who lost their jobs during a massive layoff of San Francisco public school teachers. She got the idea to start a career change workshop, designed specifically for teachers. The next thing she knew, she had 100 people on her waiting list. That workshop became a book, and that book led to many more books. Now, she’s helping thousands of people network, mingle, and feel comfortable in any room. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session139
Dec 10, 2014
SPI 138: Meet Team Flynn—My Trip to Columbus and a Big Decision I Need to Make by 2015
35:59
This week, I’m giving you a little glimpse behind the scenes and into the future of Smart Passive Income, and I’m doing it in the style of a podcast that I’ve recently been pulling inspiration from – Startup by Alex Blumberg. Many of you know I recently made a trip to Columbus, OH to meet my team and plan for 2015. On the trip, I decided to turn on the voice recorder on my iPhone and capture some of those conversations, and after hours of editing (seriously, this style of podcasting takes a load of time!), I’m excited to share this story, this account of my trip with you. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session138
Dec 04, 2014
SPI 137: A Product Launch Sequence That Works—How to Create a 3-Part Video Series with Amy Porterfield
51:32
This week, I’m joined by none other than Amy Porterfield! You might know Amy for her social media strategies or from her podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, where she dishes out the insight and expertise that’s made her the Facebook Queen. In this episode, she’s here to share her secret weapon for creating a killer launch: the 3-Part Video Series. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session137
Nov 27, 2014
SPI 136: How to Build an Online Course That Sells with David Siteman Garland
01:22:55
In this session of the podcast, David treats us to his invaluable advice on creating and selling your own online course, something he’s helped loads of people in all different niches do already. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session136
Nov 20, 2014
SPI 135: How an Animator Built an Online Business by Being Transparent
31:12
My guest this week is Morr Meroz, an animator who runs BloopAnimation.com. As an animator straight out of art school, Morr wasn’t used to thinking about his creative career in business terms. He created film after film, attracting very little traffic on his YouTube channel, until the day he tried something different: he posted a video called “How to Make an Animated Movie”. The overwhelming response stunned him. He had attracted an audience simply by being transparent about his process. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session135
Nov 13, 2014
SPI 134: Crucial and Common WordPress Mistakes and How to Avoid Them with Dan from WP Curve
01:01:54
I’m very pleased to welcome Dan Norris to this week’s Smart Passive Income Podcast. Dan is the co-founder of WP Curve, a company every WordPress user needs to hear about. Even if you’re not on WordPress, there’s still a lot of great information to take away from this episode to improve your website experience and usability. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session134
Nov 06, 2014
SPI 133: Gary Vaynerchuk on “Right Hooks,” Physical Products, Book Publishing, App Marketing, and More
26:14
I’m incredibly excited to welcome back Gary Vaynerchuk to the show! Gary Vee has had a significant impact on my business personally, from the moment I picked up and read Crush It, to when I interviewed him for SPI Podcast Session #89 and he called me out on some things I wasn’t doing on social media. Since that point, I implemented his tips and have seen drastic results from them ever since. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session133
Oct 31, 2014
SPI 132: Social Media Strategies and Automation Tools with Laura Roeder
54:35
Over the past three months, I’ve been experimenting with a new social media automation tool and have been extremely pleased with the results. The tool is called Edgar, and I’m happy to welcome the founder, Laura Roeder, to the SPI Podcast today to talk all things social media and the principles behind her new automation and scheduling tool. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session132
Oct 23, 2014
SPI 131: Creating Creativity: Success Outside of the Box with Jason SurfrApp
33:34
I brought Jason of SurfrApp on today to talk about his creative (and different) approach to his work, and give us inspiration to be creative and be okay with the risks involved with being creative. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session131
Oct 16, 2014
SPI 130: Booking Yourself Solid: The Sales Process, Pricing, and More with Michael Port
47:59
Today I have the honor of welcoming Michael Port to the Smart Passive Income Podcast! If you don’t know the name, then you might know the book: Book Yourself Solid. For the past several years, Book Yourself Solid has become almost required reading in the world of business and entrepreneurship, and the principles from the book have become the standard. In today’s episode, we dive into elements of his book which include the fundamentals of the sales process, pricing strategies, and we also talk about public speaking as well—something I’ve been doing a lot of lately too. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session130
Oct 10, 2014
SPI 129: How to Scale Up Your Service Based Business with Josh Shipp
01:10:05
Today’s guest is Josh Shipp, a former at-risk foster kid turned successful entrepreneur who has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, 20/20, and was named to Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30. He has a service-based business traveling around the country speaking to kids and families, and at one point he almost burned himself out from all of the travel. Luckily, he’s been able to scale his service-based business in a smart way that has allowed him to earn a 7-figure income, but more importantly, make a bigger impact with his target audience. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session129
Oct 02, 2014
SPI 128: [CASE STUDY] Manu Kalia—Taking an Offline Business and Productizing It Online
38:25
In today’s session, we have a chat with Manu Kalia, a physical therapist and exercise science specialist who shares how he successfully took his offline business and physical therapy practice online. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session128
Sep 25, 2014
SPI 127: Building a Successful E-Commerce Business and Private Labeling with Ryan and Daniel
52:19
Today I connect with Ryan Coisson and Daniel Audunsson from RyanandDaniel.com. They sell items on Amazon too, but have a completely different business model and are generating over $1,000,000 per month in revenue with a profit margin over 50 percent. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session127
Sep 19, 2014
SPI 126: How to Get Paid for Your IDEAS
30:36
You may have heard people say (including me) that ideas aren’t worth anything. An idea just sitting in your head can’t truly help anyone, and you definitely cannot make money from it until you execute and create. Well, today’s guest on The SPI Podcast, Stephen Key would most likely disagree, because you can get paid for your ideas. He has, and with over 30 different ideas that he’s licensed to other companies, he’s making millions. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session126
Sep 11, 2014
SPI 125: Small Secrets to Stay Mentally Focused and at the Top of Our Entrepreneurial Game
01:00:22
I have Shawn Stevenson on the show today to help us discover a few things we can do to maximize our output as entrepreneurs, and help us become our best selves and stay at the top of our game. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session125
Sep 05, 2014
SPI 124: Your Author Empire—Pick a Niche and Publish for Profit with Steve Scott
44:04
Like most communities that you’ll create online, there always seems to be a few standouts—people who rise to the top as the most helpful and active in the forum. One clear standout in this particular group is an author named Steve Scott, who is always offering his advice, responding to questions and sharing his success. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session124
Sep 02, 2014
SPI 123: Turning a So-So Blog into a So-Profitable Brand—Gretchen and Jason from Woodland Bakery
39:32
In this session of The SPI Podcast, I’m excited to welcome Gretchen and her partner Jason from Woodland Bakery Blog—a brand that Gretchen started out of a passion for baking. At first, things were fun and exciting but then after the “honeymoon period” ended, she kept it going but with less than stellar results. Some traffic, some income, but that’s it. That’s when she connected with Jason, who took her so-so brand and turned it into something extremely profitable. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session123
Aug 21, 2014
SPI 122: From Teachers to Totally Rocking It Online—Shane and Jocelyn Sams Share Their Success Story
42:52
Today I’d like to share an incredible success story packed with valuable strategies and actionable tips from not just one, but two people—a husband and wife combo who each have their own respective successful online businesses in completely different niches. Shane and Jocelyn Sams were teachers (Shane a teacher and football coach and Jocelyn a librarian) before they discovered the Smart Passive Income Podcast and gave online business a shot. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session122
Aug 15, 2014
SPI 121: A Crash Course on Charisma—A Guide to Winning In-Person Encounters with Jordan Harbinger
52:15
There’s an art to being charismatic, which is why I’m super excited to welcome Jordan Harbinger from The Art of Charm and The Art of Charm Podcast to the show today. He’s got an incredibly successful business teaching people how to be confident and put their best self forward, and he shares a TON of tips and strategies for us to help us do the same. If you’re going to any conferences or meetings anytime soon, this is definitely a podcast episode you should listen to. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session121
Aug 07, 2014
SPI 120: How to Create the Ultimate Flagship Product—From Research to Launch and Beyond with Ramit Sethi
56:13
The last time Ramit Sethi from IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com was on the SPI Podcast he dropped some huge knowledge bombs on us about the psychology of selling, and also gave us great, actionable advice on pricing our products. I invited Ramit to come back on the show for two specific reasons: A high demand from the audience; and to get into the deep details of one of his most successful products. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session120
Jul 31, 2014
SPI 119: What Is the “Minimum Marketable Event?” (And How Did LeadPages Use It To Go from Zero to 25K Customers in Less Than Two Years?)
54:57
In this episode, we recap a couple of the strategies that were talked about the last time (namely the ones I’ve implemented myself and the results), and we also get into some launch strategies as well, which were very interesting because he talked about things I’ve never heard of before, including something called the minimum marketable event. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session119
Jul 24, 2014
SPI 118: How to Raise Capital for Your Startup with Bill Glaser
55:01
The world of raising capital and startup funds is completely unknown to me, which is why I’m extremely happy to welcome Bill Glaser to the show today to tell us all about it. You may have an amazing idea in your head for a product or business that could only come to life if you had the funds to make it happen. If that’s the case, then this episode is for you. There are a lot of lessons to be learned here, even if you’re already established and simply want to grow and expand. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session118
Jul 17, 2014
SPI 117: Broke on a Friend’s Couch to Successful Entrepreneur with Dwight Peters of BackersHub
29:15
Today’s guest on the podcast, Dwight Peters, had started a number of different businesses that didn’t go according to plan, which eventually led him to going broke and having to stay on his friend’s couch while he figured out his next move. His perseverance paid off, however, because Dwight is now the founder of BackersHub, a successful online business that helps out those who utilize the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session117
Jul 10, 2014
SPI 116: Copywriting Tips and Formulas with Kevin Rogers
43:32
Copywriting—writing that’s meant to persuade people to take a specific action (like buying something)—is a crucial element of any online business. You can have great products, but if your copy is mediocre, your conversions will be mediocre too. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session116
Jul 03, 2014
SPI 115: 9000 Unread Emails to Inbox Zero: My Executive Assistant Shares How We Did It (and How You Can Too!)
33:37
In this episode, I’d like to introduce you to Jessica, my new executive assistant. She’s awesome. So awesome, in fact, that in a few weeks she was able to help me go from 9000+ unread emails, to now helping me consistently reach inbox zero each day. Jessica shares exactly how she tackled my problem, and it’s quite interesting to hear her talk about her first reactions to my inbox when I hired her. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session115
Jun 28, 2014
SPI 114: User Stories and BIG Project Production with My Team!
49:35
Whether you’re working with a team of your own or going solo, completing BIG projects beyond your normal editorial calendar can be an extremely difficult task. That’s why today I’m so happy to introduce you to the team members behind the production of my new SPI iOS application today: Matt Gartland (the producer), Dustin Tevis (the designer), and Ryan Nystrom (the developer). Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session114
Jun 19, 2014
SPI 113: An Interview with 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Enya Hixson
13:28
This interview was one of my all-time favorites. Why? Because it was with a 10-year old entrepreneur named Enya Hixson! I recently met Enya’s parents, Mike and Natalie, at Social Media Marketing World and after chatting about kids (which parents tend to often do with each other), I learned all about the businesses Enya was involved in, and was super inspired! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session113
Jun 12, 2014
SPI 112: How Matt Donley Quit to Go Full Time with His Side Gig—Even Though He’s Not an Expert
55:00
Today, I’m happy to welcome Matt Donley on the SPI podcast who is still working for himself and successfully running his online business. He owns a site called MasterSketchUp.com, which teaches people how to use SketchUp, a 3-D modeling software that I actually used for over a year when I was still in the architecture industry. We cover his entire story, including how he was able to break away from the 9 to 5 and launch a successful business from the side gig he had in his after work hours. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session112
Jun 06, 2014
SPI 111: The Life of a Brand New Visitor
45:11
In this solo session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I get into deep detail about several moments in the journey of a brand new visitor to your site, and it starts before they even get there. My goal is to get you thinking more about the user experience on your site, and use this session as an exercise to determine whether or not you’re addressing everything that you could. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session111
May 31, 2014
SPI 110: Tim Ferriss on Podcasting, Productivity, Experimentation, and if He Had to Start Over
52:56
I’m extremely happy to welcome Tim Ferriss back to the SPI Podcast! Tim is an unofficial mentor of mine and a huge inspiration for the Smart in Smart Passive Income. We cover a plethora of topics in this session, including his brand new #1 ranked podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, why he started one, how he’s been experimenting with it and what he’s been struggling with. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session110
May 24, 2014
SPI 109: From Personal Trainer to Successful Self-Published Author and Podcaster with Vinnie Tortorich
45:33
I’m happy to welcome Vinnie from VinnieTortorich.com and author of Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game to the SPI podcast to share his story with us. He gives us a lot of great tips for self-publishing, getting things done and standing out of the crowd. The fitness industry, as most of us know, is completely saturated, but even so he’s been able to create a top-rated iTunes podcast and self-publish a popular book with nearly 600 5-star reviews on Amazon. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session109
May 16, 2014
SPI 108: 8 Things That Pat Flynn Is Struggling with Right Now
54:34
One of the best questions you could ever ask your audience is: What are you struggling with right now? Many successful online entrepreneurs use this question to discover what pains, problems and issues their target audience has so they can better serve and provide solutions for them. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session108
May 08, 2014
SPI 107: How a Small Blog about Food Became a Big Deal with Lisa and Jason from 100 Days of Real Food
49:00
In 2010 after watching an episode of Oprah about where our food comes from, Lisa and Jason Leake decided to make a lifestyle change for their family and make better eating choices, while blogging and chronicling their journey. What happened next is awesome . . . Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session107


May 02, 2014
SPI 106: How to Get More Clients and Win in a Competitive Niche with Mary Beth Storjohann
36:09
In this session of The Smart Passive Income, I’m happy to welcome Mary Beth Storjohann from WorkableWealth.com to the show! Mary Beth and I met last year at The Financial Blogger Conference, and ever since then I’ve been extremely impressed with her approach to her work and making a name for herself in the very competitive space of personal finance. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session106
Apr 24, 2014
SPI 105: S.P.L.A.T.—The Neuroscience Behind a Great Presentation, a Solid Pitch, and Total Attention
01:00:20
In this episode, we cover S.P.L.A.T., which serves as a way to remember 5 important aspects of audience engagement and better presenting our ideas. What’s cool is that Bryan, who has read and listened to SPI for a while, also saw me speak in Vegas earlier this year and pulls a lot of examples from my own teaching and how it aligns with neuroscience and what’s happening in our heads. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session105
Apr 17, 2014
SPI 104: The Dark Side of Online Business, Blogging, and Success
56:27
Building a successful online business or blog doesn’t happen overnight, but beyond that, it’s not always pretty and positive either. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been doing this for a while, you will always come across some of the negative aspects of being online, and I think it’s important to talk about these things and be real with you about what might be ahead, so you can be better prepared and understand that you’re not alone. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session104
Apr 10, 2014
SPI 103: Stop Being a Superhero. It’s Killing Your Business (and You)
58:15
I'm joined today by Chris Ducker, my best friend and founder of Live2Sell, ChrisDucker.com, and Youpreneur. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session103
Apr 01, 2014
SPI 102: How to Create Extraordinary Change and Transform the World with Adam Braun of Pencils of Promise
35:31
In this session, Adam and I discuss how he was able to create his world changing organization, but beyond that we talk about thinking bigger—beyond ourselves—and also how to apply business strategies to dramatically change and transform the world. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session102
Mar 24, 2014
SPI 101: A Look into the Business of One Smart Passive Income Student
01:07:42
In less than a year, Ken has setup a successful niche site at MagicTricksforKids.org, which is already generating some earnings for him. Beyond that, many new opportunities have come about as a result of starting this site, and you can tell just how much fun he’s having with it. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session101
Mar 17, 2014
SPI 100: A Look Back with Two People Who Changed My Life
56:27
I’m happy to welcome Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden from Internet Business Mastery on episode 100 today! They are the hosts of that very first podcast where I was introduced to the idea of online business, and I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for me, both indirectly through their show and directly later on. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session100
Mar 06, 2014
SPI 099: Buying Stuff and Selling It on Amazon (For 6 Figures a Year!) with Jessica and Cliff Larrew
43:58
I’m extremely happy to introduce Jessica and Cliff Larrew, a married couple (and team!) who have decided to walk away from the 9 to 5 lifestyle and instead build a business which allows them to live very comfortably and have freedom and flexibility with their time. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session99
Feb 27, 2014
SPI 098: Millionaires and Mastermind Groups with Jaime Tardy (and How She Got Me to Say Yes)
53:38
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m happy to welcome my dear friend and fellow mastermind group member, Jaime Tardy from Eventual Millionaire to the show! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session98
Feb 20, 2014
SPI 097: John Lee Dumas on His 6-Figure Month, Facebook Webinar Strategy, and Adding Sponsors to Your Show
01:09:59
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m honored to bring back for a second time, John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur on Fire! We start by breaking down his recent 6-figure month, and we get into the specific strategies that he’s using that are working really well right now. We also have a back-and-forth conversation about sponsorships—more specifically selling advertising spots in podcast episodes. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session97
Feb 14, 2014
SPI 096: How to Make a Living Selling Your Artwork Online with Cory Huff from The Abundant Artist
41:25
Every month I get a handful of emails from artists—painters, crafts people, musicians, and actors—who are looking to create a reliable stream of income online by selling their artwork over the internet. Selling art, however, is not easy and something that I have yet to experience myself, which is why I’m excited to welcome Cory Huff from The Abundant Artist to the show. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session96
Feb 06, 2014
SPI 095: The DOs and DON’Ts of Online Video with Caleb Wojcik
49:59
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m happy to welcome Caleb Wojcik from Fizzle.co and DIYvideoguide.com to the show! Today, we’re talking all about creating videos. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session95
Jan 27, 2014
SPI 094: 5 Proven Content Creation Tips to Help You Maximize the Impact of Your Information
45:03
In this session, I’ll be sharing 5 carefully selected content creation tips to help you maximize the impact you have with the information you share, no matter what form of content you’re creating: blog posts, podcast episodes, videos, webinars, and even live presentations. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session94
Jan 17, 2014
SPI 093: How to Make Next Year the Best Year Ever! Goal Setting, Resistance, and Priorities with Michael Hyatt
42:19
It's that time of the year when goal setting is on our minds, but how do we make sure we accomplish those goals we set out to achieve? Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session93
Dec 27, 2013
SPI 092: The Psychology of Selling and How to Price Your Products with Ramit Sethi
43:47
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m stoked to welcome Ramit Sethi from I Will Teach You to Be Rich to the podcast! Ramit’s blog is one of the first blogs I ever subscribed to back in 2006 when I was still working at an architecture firm before I had any idea I would eventually create businesses of my own. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session92
Dec 20, 2013
SPI 091: Mixing Online Business with Offline Marketing Strategies—Direct Response with Kim Walsh-Phillips
55:35
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, my guest and I have a deep conversation about offline techniques that can be used in the online world. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session91
Dec 13, 2013
SPI 090: 6 Things Architecture Taught Me about Starting an Online Business
42:31
I attended architecture school for 5 years and worked in the field for several more; now I own several online businesses completely unrelated—but are they? Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session90
Dec 05, 2013
SPI 089: Gary Vaynerchuk and How to Fight and WIN with Social Media (+My 50 Book Giveaway!) #JJJRH
39:48
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m extremely happy to welcome Gary Vaynerchuk to the show! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session89
Nov 27, 2013
SPI 088: The Creative Entrepreneur—The Art and Journey of Srinivas Rao of Blogcast FM
48:45
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I bring Srinivas Rao, the host of the popular podcast BlogCastFM, on the show! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session88
Nov 22, 2013
SPI 087: Why You Belong on Stage—Pat’s “Braindump” of Public Speaking and Presentation Tips
01:08:44
Everything I know—my "braindump"—about something that's very fresh on my mind right now: public speaking. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session87
Nov 15, 2013
SPI 086: Everything from iPhone Apps to Adsense, Twitter, and Klout—Fireside with Joel Comm
47:43
In this episode, I welcome Joel Comm, who is a forward thinker in online business, and who inspired me to get started in the iPhone app industry. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session86
Oct 31, 2013
SPI 085: How To Finally Take Action—Even If You’re Lost, Overwhelmed, or Don’t Know Where to Start with Dane Maxwell
01:02:28
In this episode, Dane Maxwell helps us understand why some people just don't take action, and what we can do to break through that barrier. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session85
Oct 25, 2013
SPI 084: 3 Secrets of Successful Selling—How to Turn Browsers into Buyers with Derek Halpern
55:36
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, we talk about turning browsers into buyers with my good friend Derek Halpern from Social Triggers. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session84
Oct 17, 2013
SPI 083: Ask Pat! Session 2—Cleaning Your Email List, Hosting Meetups, A Day in the Life, and Being Unique Everywhere?
51:12
In this episode of the podcast, I answer your questions, covering email lists, niche selection, community meetups, and more. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session83
Oct 05, 2013
SPI 082: Getting Paid Before Building the Solution—From Research to Validation to Profit – A Listener Success Story
52:05
Carl Mattiola joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss finding business ideas and getting paid for your products before you've built them. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session82
Sep 26, 2013
SPI 081: How Brigit Earns 6-Figures a Year in a Niche You Wouldn’t Expect
46:42
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I bring you a success story from Brigit, who generates six-figures a year in an unexpected niche. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session81
Sep 21, 2013
SPI 080: Your Habits and Unlocking the Human Potential (with Lift Co-Founder, Tony Stubblebine)
42:31
In this session of the podcast, I'm happy to welcome Lift co-founder, Tony Stubblebine, to chat about habits, human behavior and entrepreneurship. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session80
Sep 13, 2013
SPI 079: Time Travel and Book Marketing with Jeff Goins—Strategies to Help You Sell More Books and Spread Your Word
01:34:26
Jeff Goins joins me on this special before-and-after episode of The Smart Passive Income Podcast to discuss book marketing, publishing, and promotion. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session79
Sep 05, 2013
SPI 078: Rapid Audience Building for Accelerated Hypergrowth (from Scratch)—Landing Pages and Conversion Optimization
01:35:40
In this session of the podcast, I welcome Clay Collins on the show to discuss five specific strategies you can implement for building your list faster! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session78
Aug 27, 2013
SPI 077: From Nothing to 5-Figures per Month in Less Than a Year with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire
59:38
In this session of the podcast, I chat with John Lee Dumas from EntrepreneurOnFire.com who has built a popular business running a daily podcast show. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session77
Aug 16, 2013
SPI 076: 8 Productivity Tips from Pat—But WHY?
39:21
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I talk about productivity tips that will help you get more done, but more importantly why you want to. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session76
Aug 02, 2013
SPI 075: Six-Figure Earnings with Ebooks (Not on Amazon) and a Pricing Structure That Works with Nathan Barry
01:04:19
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m extremely excited to welcome former freelancer turned app developer turned incredibly successful self-published author, Nathan Barry from NathanBarry.com to the show! In a relatively short time period, Nathan has earned well over $200,000 by self-publishing ebooks on his website, and he shares all of his strategies and how it all happened here on today’s show. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session75
Jul 26, 2013
SPI 074: The Power of Relationships, Masterminds, Meeting in Person, and BFFs with Chris Ducker
41:49
In this session of the podcast, Pat Flynn and Chris Ducker chat about the power of relationships, masterminds, and having a few go-to colleagues. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session74
Jul 19, 2013
SPI 073: Ask Pat Session 1—Un-Let Go, Traffic, Multiple Niche Sites, Content Mediums, and $1k in 3 Months
35:51
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I answer voicemail questions from SPI Podcast listeners! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session73
Jul 05, 2013
SPI 072: Niche Down and Dominate—How Andrea Olson Is Changing the Lives of Parents
48:07
My guest is Andrea Olson, an awesome mom and business owner who has successfully created a business out of it in the very competitive parenting niche. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session72
Jun 26, 2013
SPI 071: Successful Start Ups, Millions Lost and Everything In-Between—Inside the Mind of Noah Kagan from AppSumo
01:20:40
Noah Kagan joins the podcast to discuss starting businesses, learning from failure, and tips for finding business ideas. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session71
Jun 19, 2013
SPI 070: The Brain, The Equation of Emotion, and How We Feel
01:01:37
In this episode of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I welcome Sean Webb from I AM Podcast to discuss the brain, the equation of emotion and how we feel. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session70
Jun 06, 2013
SPI 069: How to Build Buzz and Why It’s Better Than Hype
44:23
In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, we're talking all about how to build buzz for your next big project or product launch. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session69
May 31, 2013
SPI 068: The Most Powerful (and Toughest) Productivity Tip to Implement
22:37
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I talk about an incredibly powerful productivity tip that can help you get more and better results faster – however, it’s one of the toughest strategies to implement, especially for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset, like myself. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session68
May 16, 2013
SPI 067: Niche Site Duel 2.0 (Research Interview)—Neil Patel on How to Rank a Website Today
47:20
In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I interview SEO expert and serial entrepreneur Neil Patel on what's working in SEO today. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session67
May 10, 2013
SPI 066: Niche Site Duel 2.0 (Research Interview)—SEO and Keyword Research with Spencer Haws
01:08:18
In this session of the SPI Podcast, I continue my niche site research by interviewing Spencer Haws about keyword research and SEO. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session66
May 08, 2013
SPI 065: Go Mobile or Get Left Behind with Greg Hickman of MobileMixed.com