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.
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...
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.
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!
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...
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!
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.
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...
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.
Steve Scott has built a book publishing empire on Amazon.com 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!
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...
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: ElementaryLibrarian.com (Jocelyn's site) CoachXO.com (Shane's site) FlippedLifestyle.com (Shane and Jocelyn's blog!) Their Free Course & Giveaway for the SPI Community! Jquery Pin it Plugin for Pinterest Pinning BuddyPress GreenExamAcademy.com LeadPages Today's Sponsor: 99Designs.com- 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 AskPat.com - 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
Networking and building real relationships is incredibly important for the success of your business. Many entrepreneurs consider it their number one priority! (I do!) But, it's not easy and there's a right way and wrong way to do it. Jordan from The Art of Charm gives us a crash course on charisma, teaching us all about first impressions and being memorable. A must-listen for everyone, especially if you'll be going to any conferences or events!
Ramit Sethi is back with us for a second time to talk about the history of one of his most successful flagship products. There are a ton of takeaways from this episode, including research strategies so we know exactly what our audience wants, to exact launch sequences that we can use so we don't have to beg for customers, to how to keep a product evergreen and continue to sell it over time.
Clay Collins, founder of LeadPages, was on the show before (in Session #78). That episode has over 760 comments, and this one could have even more. He brings back a ton of actionable content for growing your list, and further more launching your business with a very smart and innovative strategy that helped LeadPages go from zero to 25k paying customers in less than 2 years. Plus, don't miss the high-end GIVEAWAY in this episode - two enterprise editions of LeadPages worth over $1000...
Sometimes ideas take more than just execution to succeed - sometimes they need capital too. In this session, Bill Glaser, who has helped raise over $200 million for companies (including $25 million for companies he has founded himself), educates us about the different ways to fund a business, and the pros and cons of each.