The Smart Passive Income Online Business And Blogging Podcast

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • SPI 424: The Antidote to Dry Marketing and Sales, with Ann Handley

    SPI 424: The Antidote to Dry Marketing and Sales, with Ann Handley

    20/05/2020 Duration: 32min

    #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

  • SPI 423: A Copywriting Masterclass and Sales Page Components that Convert, with Prerna Malik

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

    13/05/2020 Duration: 53min

    #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/session422

  • SPI 422: Email Marketing Audit: Which of These Email Marketing Strategies Are You Actually Doing?

    SPI 422: Email Marketing Audit: Which of These Email Marketing Strategies Are You Actually Doing?

    06/05/2020 Duration: 41min

    #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

  • Emergency Episode #4: Podcasting During Covid-19 (and Your Big Opportunity)

    Emergency Episode #4: Podcasting During Covid-19 (and Your Big Opportunity)

    04/05/2020 Duration: 31min

    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. 

  • SPI 421: Deborah Niemann: Deborahs Online Course Success Story (About Goats—Yes, Goats)

    SPI 421: Deborah Niemann: Deborah's Online Course Success Story (About Goats—Yes, Goats)

    29/04/2020 Duration: 39min

    #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

  • SPI 420: How the CEO of Everbowl is Radically Growing and Creating an Amazing User Experience for His Customers

    SPI 420: How the CEO of Everbowl is Radically Growing and Creating an Amazing User Experience for His Customers

    22/04/2020 Duration: 46min

    #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.

  • Emergency Episode #3: Your Undiscovered Opportunity During This Time of Crisis

    Emergency Episode #3: Your Undiscovered Opportunity During This Time of Crisis

    21/04/2020 Duration: 36min

    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.

  • SPI 419: 23 Entrepreneurs Answer: How Do You Run a Business and Raise Kids at the Same Time?

    SPI 419: 23 Entrepreneurs Answer: How Do You Run a Business and Raise Kids at the Same Time?

    15/04/2020 Duration: 02h40min

    #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

  •  SPI 418: How to Get Super High-Profile Guests, with Jordan Harbinger

    SPI 418: How to Get Super High-Profile Guests, with Jordan Harbinger

    08/04/2020 Duration: 38min

    #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

  • SPI 417: Have a Vision or Be Doomed to Failure. Vision Scripting, with Michael Hyatt

    SPI 417: Have a Vision or Be Doomed to Failure. Vision Scripting, with Michael Hyatt

    01/04/2020 Duration: 45min

    #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

  • SPI 416: Before Your First or Next Presentation DO THIS, with Grant Baldwin

    SPI 416: Before Your First or Next Presentation DO THIS, with Grant Baldwin

    25/03/2020 Duration: 56min

    #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

  • Emergency Episode #2: Steps to Take When You Get Laid Off

    Emergency Episode #2: Steps to Take When You Get Laid Off

    25/03/2020 Duration: 01h09min

    Pat and Matt discuss getting laid off, and the next steps you can take to turn your knowledge into a potential freelancing career, either on the side, or potentially full time. Pat discusses his layoff in 2008 during the recession and how to set yourself up for success mentally, and Matt takes it home to give you specific advice on where to potentially go from here. Read more here: www.smartpassiveincome.com/toolkit

  • Emergency Episode: Covid-19 and Maintaining Your Business

    Emergency Episode: Covid-19 and Maintaining Your Business

    19/03/2020 Duration: 46min

    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

  • SPI 415: How to Make Money Through Voice-Over Work, with Mike Russell

    SPI 415: How to Make Money Through Voice-Over Work, with Mike Russell

    18/03/2020 Duration: 38min

    #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  

  • SPI 414: The Podcast Interviewer Authority Strategy that Led to a Six-Figure Business, with Erika Vieira

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

    11/03/2020 Duration: 39min

    #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

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

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

    04/03/2020 Duration: 43min

    #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

  • SPI 412: The Power and Pain of Partnerships  The Future of Content on the Web, with Darrell Vesterfelt

    SPI 412: The Power and Pain of Partnerships & The Future of Content on the Web, with Darrell Vesterfelt

    26/02/2020 Duration: 54min

    #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

  • SPI 411: 5 Market Must-Haves when Building a Business that will Succeed, with Ryan Levesque

    SPI 411: 5 Market Must-Haves when Building a Business that will Succeed, with Ryan Levesque

    19/02/2020 Duration: 57min

    #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

  • SPI 410: How Building a Tribe Took this Man from Rock Bottom to Massive Business Success

    SPI 410: How Building a Tribe Took this Man from Rock Bottom to Massive Business Success

    12/02/2020 Duration: 45min

    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

  • SPI 409: An Interview with Jess my Executive Assistant (and How We Choreograph Our Work Together)

    SPI 409: An Interview with Jess my Executive Assistant (and How We Choreograph Our Work Together)

    05/02/2020 Duration: 42min

    #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

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