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 195: Carrie Clark and Her SPI Reader Success Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:19

Today's episode is a success story with Carrie Clark. Carrie, a speech therapist by trade, runs Though she loved her private speech therapy practice and the school where she worked, she grew frustrated with the limitations of those jobs and their drain on her time and energy. Carrie knew she could be earning more and serving her patients better.

 SPI 194: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:38

This is the final chapter in my revamped, three-part series on getting started with your own passive income business. I explore how to get started with membership sites, software, and productizing other freelance services.

 SPI 193: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:41

This is Part Two in my updated series on the different types of passive income. Today I cover affiliate marketing, advertising, eBooks, and online courses. Here is how to get started and what you can expect with each type of income.

 SPI 192: (Updated) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:12

The next three episodes take you back to the future! In 2011, I published a series of three podcasts highlighting passive income strategies—telling you what you could expect from each strategy. Over the next three episodes I'll tell you what has changed, bringing you up to date on the best advice for building a business around passive income.

 SPI 191: When a Product Launch Doesn’t Go as Planned: Inside a Coaching Call with Pat and Robert Kibbe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:12

Today's episode is a recording of consulting call with Robert Kibbe from Despite careful planning, his product launch didn't go as planned. We talk through what went wrong and how to recover.

 SPI 190: Step by Step Product Creation with Bryan Harris | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:41

Today's guest is Bryan Harris of, who is a master at building email lists and using them as a cornerstone for product creation. Today, he’s sharing his step-by-step formulas for designing, launching, and maximizing profit from your online product.

 SPI 189: Entrepreneurship and Life with Aaron Walker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:29

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. Aaron runs, is a veteran entrepreneur with 37 years experience, and has been involved in mastermind groups for more than 20 years.

 SPI 188: Patreon: A Potential Alternative for Generating an Income Online | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:04

Here with me today are two experts on Patreon, founder Jack Conte and Tom Merritt, a podcaster who has had huge success funding his shows through Patreon. Patreon allows creators to receive recurring payments directly from their fans. It mimics the old-school model of patronage, where patrons of the arts personally funded the careers of their favorite artists. It’s a platform that has brought big change to the lives of musicians (like Jack), podcasters (like Tom), visual artists, writers, game developers, and other creators who might otherwise struggle with monetization. If you’re on the hunt for a different approach to funding your project, listen to Jack and Tom’s stories. They’ll explain how they use Patreon, how it has helped them connect with their fans, and how it can change your business in radical ways.

 SPI 187: How to Run a Successful Affiliate Marketing Campaign (as the product owner) with Lewis Howes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:27

In this episode, Lewis Howes joins me to discuss how to run an affiliate program when you are the product creator. Lewis shares his favorite strategies and tools for launching an affiliate program that will do incredible things for you and your product. He also gives us a sneak peak at his new book, The School of Greatness.

 SPI 186: How to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:50

In this episode, I cover my top nine rules for becoming an affiliate marketer, plus the three crucial tools every affiliate marketer should have in their toolbox. I’ll also dispel some affiliate myths and pass along some words of wisdom for folks just getting started with affiliate programs.

 SPI 185: Solving a Problem by Building It Yourself – The Story Behind ConvertKit with Nathan Barry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:37

Today's guest is Nathan Barry, who previously joined me on Episode 75 to talk about his six-figure business selling ebooks. In today's show, Nathan tells me how his frustration with email platforms led him to build ConvertKit, a system built specifically to serve bloggers. He also shares how he surveyed prospective customers and built trust in his product over time, with amazing results. He’ll cover what questions he asked, what questions he should’ve asked, and why he’s making his progress totally accessible to the public.

 SPI 184: Psychological Strategies to Get More People to Open Your Emails, Read Your Copy and Click on Links with Derek Halpern | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:05

If you’re ready for a new and deeper understanding of your customers, listen in. Derek Halpern from Social Triggers is back to share his expertise in the psychology of growing your business. The strategies he’s offering up today will help you get more people to open your emails, read your copy, and click your links. He’ll delve into identifying that all-important Ideal Customer persona—who they are, how they feel, and what they need from you.

 SPI 183: Listener Success Story: From Masters Degree to Maestro of Online Business with Julian Bradley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:10

This week, I’m excited to bring you something I know you guys love: a listener success story. My guest is the amazing Julian Bradley, a musician who has built a thriving online business over at Julian is a jazz pianist and composer by trade and began creating jazz tutorials for his YouTube channel. He tried his hand at creating an e-book, hoping to earn a few extra bucks. But that e-book did much more. He blew past his $4,000 goal within two hours of his launch. In this episode Julian shares his advice for building a community on YouTube and using your natural skills to grow your business.

 SPI 182: Frameworks for Writing Copy that Converts with Ray Edwards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:26

If you’re like me, successful copywriting doesn’t come easy. Crafting the right words to drive conversions—without sounding sleazy—is no simple task. Ray Edwards is here to demystify the process of writing great copy with memorable acronyms and actionable tips.

 SPI 181: From Welfare to Nearly $1 Million with Kimra Luna | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:15

Today’s guest, Kimra Luna, has one of the most amazing transformation stories I’ve heard. Like a lot of us, life threw Kimra a few curveballs—just a few years ago, she and her husband found themselves on welfare with two young children, living in an unfamiliar town. Kimra turned to blogging, with a dream of making money online. Kimra’s here to share how she grew her thriving online business from scratch. She’ll offer up her tips for hosting awesome webinars, building your authority online, and harnessing the power of Facebook ads—all while staying true to your unique, authentic self.


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