The Smart Passive Income Podcast: Online Business | Blogging | Passive Income | Pat Flynn show

The Smart Passive Income Podcast: Online Business | Blogging | Passive Income | Pat Flynn

Summary: 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.

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 SPI 136: How to Build an Online Course that Sells with David Siteman Garland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:47

One of the best ways to generate passive income is to sell an online, digital course. In this episode, we chat with David Siteman Garland who gives us step-by-step instructions for creating an online course that actually sells. This is the one that's been in demand for a while, so check it out...

 SPI 135: How an Animator Built an Online Business by Being Transparent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:26

This week's episode is my favorite kind of episode: the kind where I share another success story that came straight from you, the listener. My guest this week is Morr Meroz, an animator who runs As an animator straight out of art school, Morr wasn't used to thinking about his creative career in business terms, but now he is, and this is how it all happened...

 SPI 134: Crucial and Common WordPress Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, with Dan from WP Curve | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:47

Dan Norris, co-founder of WP-Curve (a company that provides on-going support for Wordpress users) has helped hundreds of Wordpress site owners through a myriad of different problems. He's on the show today to help us with the most common mistakes webmasters make, and how to avoid them for an improved site and user experience.

 SPI 133 : Gary Vaynerchuk on “Right Hooks”, Physical Products, Book Publishing, App Marketing and More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:14

Gary Vaynerchuk is back on The SPI Podcast! Woot! In this interview, I ask him several questions ranging from how to find your right offer, to how Gary would sell his own physical product, book publishing, app development and marketing, and more!

 SPI 132 : Social Media Strategies and Automation Tools with Laura Roeder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:34

I'm excited to chat all things social media in this episode with Laura Roeder, founder of Edgar - a tool I've been using successfully over the past few months to automate and schedule my messages. Here's what to do, and what not to do on social media...

 SPI 131 : Creating Creativity: Success Outside of the Box with Jason SurfrApp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:34

Being creative is scary. There's a fear that comes along with it sometimes. By being creative and putting ourselves out there, we're inviting judgement from others, and when someone else puts down our idea or the hard work we've put into something, it hurts. Quite a bit sometimes. But at the same time, being creative gives us opportunities to be found, shared and talked about - to stand out of the crowd. In this episode, we chat with Jason SurfrApp who talks about how he's built businesses by thinking out of the box and being creative, and how we can be inspired to be creative too.

 SPI 130 : Booking Yourself Solid: The Sales Process, Pricing and More with Michael Port | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:59

Michael Port, best-selling author of Book Yourself Solid (a book that has sort of become standard reading in the world of business and entrepreneurship) joins us on the show today to talk about the sales process, pricing strategies including the important of anchoring and framing, plus a whole lot more...check it out!

 SPI 129 : How to Scale Up Your Service Based Business with Josh Shipp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:05

Scaling up your business can be painful, ESPECIALLY if you're a service-based business because there are only so many hours in the day, and only so much of you to do what you do. In this session, Josh Shipp and I tackle a real-life entrepreneur's service-based business and define exactly how to scale it up. A different and unique episode, that I'm craving for more of...

 SPI 128 : [CASE STUDY] Manu Kalia – Taking an Offline Business and Productizing it Online | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:17

In this session of the SPI Podcast we chat with Manu Kalia about how he transformed his offline physical therapy practice into a successful online business, including the strategy for his successful 5-figure launch for his first information product, and what he wish he did instead. Another great success story from someone in the real world!

 SPI 127 : Building a Successful E-Commerce Business and Private Labeling with Ryan and Daniel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:42

There are countless ways to generate an income online. E-Commerce is one that I have yet to personally explore myself, but after listening to this episode with Ryan and Daniel who are earning over $1,000,000 per month in revenue (by private labeling and selling using fulfillment services from Amazon), I may experiment with this in the near future. Learn about the how-to strategies Ryan and Daniel use to run their successful e-commerce business in this episode.

 SPI 126 : How to Get Paid for Your IDEAS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:40

An idea alone doesn't make you money. It's the execution and action taken upon that idea. With that said, product developer and best-selling author Stephen Key, who has licensed over 30 different ideas, shows us how to work with other companies and get paid royalties and passive income for our IDEAS. For under $200, you can get started. Check it out...

 SPI 125 : Small Secrets to Stay Mentally Focused and at the Top of Our Entrepreneurial Game | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:12

It doesn't matter what business you have - if you're not thinking straight, focused and mentally ready to make tough decisions, you will not get the results you want. Today I'm happy to welcome Shawn Stevenson, host of The Model Health Show, a #1 Nutrition and Fitness Podcast on iTunes. His show is one of the only ones I listen to, because it helps me become a better entrepreneur, and this episode will do that for you too.

 SPI 124: Your Author Empire – Pick a Niche and Publish for Profit with Steve Scott | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:47

Steve Scott has built a book publishing empire on and is earning an average of $45,000 per month! He shares exactly how he's been able to do it by niching down and producing books to solve one problem at a time. Super smart and incredibly inspiring! Plus, you can download his free 46-point book publishing checklist here!

 SPI 123 : Turning a So-So Blog into a So-Profitable Brand – Gretchen and Jason from Woodland Bakery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:32

Gretchen's blog about baking was doing okay, but she questioned whether or not to keep going. Then, she connected with Jason who helped take her so-so blog, and turn it into an extremely profitable brand with a HUGE audience. Here's how it all happened...

 SPI 122 : From Teachers to Totally Rocking it Online – Shane and Jocelyn Sams Share their Success Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:52

Some of the most popular and relatable episodes of The SPI Podcast involve success stories from those who have successfully built a business outside of the Internet Marketing, Online Business and Blogging niches. In other words, there are more ways to build a successful online business and make money online than just talking about how to build an online business and make money online. In fact, I bet there are more people crushing it online outside of that space - they just don't have a platform, or really the need to talk about their success. 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. Just last month, they earned over six-figures from various digital product launches. In this podcast, you'll hear how it all started, what went right (and wrong) along the way, and all of the tips and strategies they're using now to build and grow their business. I had the pleasure of meeting Shane and Jocelyn at the most recent 1-Day Business Breakthrough event here in San Diego (an event my buddy Chris Ducker and I put together every time he's in town - our next one is in September and it's already sold out!), and they are two of the nicest, sweetest people I've ever met - and completely passionate about what they do and for helping others, as you'll hear. Here is a picture of us at the 1-Day Business Breakthrough event: More Specifically, In This Episode You'll Learn About: How listening to a podcast episode on a lawn mower changed Shane's and Jocelyn's life. The doubts going through their heads when starting a niche site, and some of their failed attempts. Jocelyn's business and exactly how it got started, and how she's grown it to become massively successful. How Shane's coaching knowledge became the birth of his online business and digital products. The most memorable $0.11 ever. Opt-in magnet strategies and LeadPages integration. Shane's crazy 100-page playbook that he gave away - and why that worked! How Shane created a community on his blog using BuddyPress, and how he uses it for marketing research. Jocelyn's exact Google Hangouts on Air / Webinar strategy. How to keep webinars less pitchy. Why Shane utilizes sponsored tweets on Twitter to promote his business. How Shane and Jocelyn generated over $142,000 in July of 2014! Mistakes they made during their journey and what they would do over if they could. Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: (Jocelyn's site) (Shane's site) (Shane and Jocelyn's blog!) Their Free Course & Giveaway for the SPI Community! Jquery Pin it Plugin for Pinterest Pinning BuddyPress LeadPages Today's Sponsor: Get a $99 Power Pack of Services for FREE Thanks for Listening! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them. And lastly, if you have any questions (or would like answers to hear previously submitted voicemail questions!), head on over to - this bite-sized show has over 1.5 million downloads and counting! Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher to get it automatic updates, or even better, download the FREE SPI iPhone app! Transcript


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