The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast

The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast Podcast

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.

SPI 468: When I've Failed at Work & Life Balance
#468: In SPI 467, I talked to Kristen at Bearfoot Theory, who took a month-long sabbatical from work at the end of 2020—a whole month disconnected from her business!— and managed to make more money than she had before, even while she was gone. We all need a break from time to time, and for those of us who own and manage our businesses on a day-to-day basis, it can be a real challenge to even think about stepping away for an extended time. This can feel overwhelming and stressful and trust me, I've been ther...

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SPI 467: What Going on Sabattical Can REALLY Do for Mental Health and Clarity with Kristen Bor
#467 We talk about a lot of business topics here at SPI, most of them related to moving forward: how to optimize your time, build your business, launch courses, create a podcast. It's a lot of doing. But today we're going to talk about something on a different side of the spectrum: taking time away from your business to think, focus on your mental health, gain new clarity, and reevaluate your relationship with your business or things like social media. On the show with me today is Kristen Bor, a travel blog...

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SPI 466: The Moment I Took the Entrepreneurial Leap
#466: We go deep in this episode. We're talking about the entrepreneurial leap—that moment when you accept the risk and truly dedicate yourself to the path of starting your own business. For me, it didn't happen the moment I got laid off or even after I started making more than four times what I'd been making as an architect. It came later, after several eye-opening experiences and conversations with people I trusted. Today, I'll tell you that story. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session466...

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SPI 465: Making the Entrepreneurial Leap with Confidence with Gino Wickman
#465 Today's guest has written some truly incredible books that I wish I'd had on hand at that time. His book Rocket Fuel was a game-changer for me in helping me realize my role in the business. His new book, Entrepreneurial Leap is a powerful book, especially for anyone who's considering making the leap into entrepreneurship. Whether you've made the leap already or need to reassess where you're at, Gino's throwing down a lot of wisdom for us. Here we go! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/sessio...

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SPI 464: Deep Into the Details of a New YouTube Channel (Our First Follow-up Friday!)
#464: I'm excited to introduce you to our first Follow-Up Friday episode on the SPI Podcast! Over the last couple of years we've had a lot of requests for more solo episodes of the show and now we're finally doing it. I'll be dropping a new episode every Friday to dive deeper into our Wednesday's guest interview. In this case, we didn't have a guest on Wednesday, so today it's just me diving even deeper into the world of YouTube.In today's episode we'll talk about my newest side project, Deep Pocket Monster...

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SPI 463: Behind the Scenes: My New Hobby YouTube Channel (and How I Pulled It Off)
#463: Starting off in a brand-new space can be hard for anyone but there are some strategies and mindsets you can use to optimize your approach. Today I'm going to break it down for you as I talk about my new YouTube channel . . . in the Pokemon card collecting space. But how did I make some noise in a space that I was essentially coming into for the first time? How did I fit a brand-new project into my life on top of everything else that I do? My foray into the Pokemon card YouTube space is an excellent ca...

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SPI 462: Everything about Podcast Advertising: Growing Your Business and Making More Money with Podcast Ads with Heather Osgood
#462: The cash flow between advertisers and podcasters recently has been insane — some projections say over $1 billion will be spent on podcast ads in 2021. So where do you start, whether you're someone with their own show or an advertiser with a product or service you want to spread the word about? If your curiosity is piqued, you're in the right place. Here to help answer your questions about podcast ads — whether you're a podcaster or an advertiser — is Heather Osgood of True Native Media. Podcast advert...

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The Surprising State of Podcasting in 2021
If you're familiar with this podcast then you've probably heard me talk about the power of podcasting. Seriously, it can be life-changing. But what's going on out there in the "podverse" — what's the state of podcasting in 2021?Whether you're new to podcasting or already have a show of your own, today's bonus episode is a must-listen: our guest is none other than Buzzsprout's head of marketing, Alban Brooke. Alban's sharing a ton of insight based on what he's seeing in the industry, where it's going, how to...

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SPI 461: How YOUR Life Experiences Translate into Serving Others Online and on Stage with Darryll Stinson
#461: Darryll was a Division I athlete when his football career essentially... imploded. By learning how to pick himself up from that event, including a serious turning point in his life due to a suicide attempt, Darryll realized an incredible new mission: to help people, specifically athletes, to find their next big passion. He's now a two-time TEDx speaker and the author of an Amazon best-selling book: Who Am I After Sports? An Athletes Roadmap to Discover New Purpose and Live Fulfilled. He's here today t...

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SPI 460: The Easy Way to Start Freelancing Now to Make Money and Change Your Life with Jay Clouse
#460: So look, I usually don't try to "sell" anyone too hard when it comes to these episodes, but this one might just change your life. Why? Well, if I had to suggest ways to get started tomorrow, this would be one of my top recommendations: start freelancing now. With us today is Jay Clouse, Community Experience Director for Smart Passive Income. He's also the creator of Freelancing School, an incredible resource for anyone who wants to learn how to make money with freelancing. He's going to break down som...

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Why Community Is Everything In 2021 (and Beyond) — Bonus Episode with Circle.so
Bonus episodes are a rare occurrence here but we're doing this one because we feel compelled to tell you about an incredible shift happening in our industry and an amazing tool we're using to ride that shift. It's called Circle. Today, we're going to explain why community is everything and why we describe our commitment to the community within SPI as the beating heart of the business. We're so stoked that there are actually three segments within this bonus episode: a one-on-one interview and two roundtables...

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SPI 459: The Right Formula to Win on YouTube with Derral Eves
#459: Is there a formula to winning on YouTube? We've been getting requests for an episode just like this one for a while, which is why I'm thrilled to bring on Derral Eves, founder of VidSummit. He is an absolute master when it comes to understanding what it takes to grow massive channels on YouTube, which is why he has a new book out: The YouTube Formula: How Anyone Can Unlock the Algorithm to Drive Views, Build an Audience, and Grow Revenue. Today, he's diving into some of his strategies. We get seriousl...

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Welcome to the Smart Passive Income Podcast!
This is the podcast for people who want to create and sustain a passive income stream online! Whether you have a side-hustle already in the works, don’t even know where to begin, or just want to crush it with what you got — this show has it all: from expert advice from people like Michael Hyatt, Amy Porterfield, and Gary Vaynerchuck to deep dives on marketing, social media, podcasting, YouTubing, and living a balanced, rewarding life as an entrepreneur.The guests here share all they can so that you can flou...

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SPI 458: Nailing Your Pitch and Growing Your Business with Maria Failla (SPI Pro COTM Winner)
#458: Imagine you got on an elevator today, right now even, with someone who could benefit from your business. You have 60 seconds to convince them. What would you say? To put it bluntly, nailing your pitch is mission-critical. That's why we launched an elevator pitch contest as our Challenge of the Month on SPI Pro back in July. The prize was an appearance on the SPI podcast, which is why we have Maria Failla on the show today! Hopefully, today's episode clues you into the importance of nailing your pitch ...

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SPI 457: The Secret to Taking Risks & How to Make It Work - Behind the Scenes with Katie Kimball
#457: One event put Katie in a position to ultimately change the lives of tens of thousands of children and families all over the world: An email from a book publisher (whom she actually hasn't heard from since). But Katie's career isn't built on luck. She had to first ask questions — something she's insanely good at. She also describes herself as a "medium-speed" entrepreneur, mitigating risk wherever possible. Take a step behind the curtain of Katie's business with me today. We're diving into her origin s...

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SPI 456: From Side Hustle to a Life-Changing Business - How Josh Hall and His Courses Made It Happen
#456: You know those stories that start out "once I was in a rock band . . . " ? It turns out that drumming in a rock band would put Josh Hall in the right place for a major entrepreneurial lightbulb to go off. Fast forward about a decade and Josh would be running his own web design firm and launching wildly successful courses for entrepreneurs hoping to follow in his footsteps. Here's how Josh did it all: you'll learn how Josh transitioned from his first clients to starting his agency, building a suite of ...

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SPI 455: How to Build a Trust-Worthy Brand in a Crowded Space with Rob Maurer from Tesla Daily
#455: This might surprise you, but there's really only one show that I absolutely have to listen to . . . every week. Actually, every day. The show is Tesla Daily, which is why I couldn't be more thrilled to have its host Rob Maurer on the show today!If you want a behind-the-curtain peek at how someone with over 100,000 YouTube subscribers produces a hard-hitting podcast every day, you're in the right place. Even more impressive is how Rob's built a trust-worthy brand in such a crowded space.What does it ta...

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SPI 454: The Most Impactful Podcast Episodes of 2020 (and a Look Forward)
#454: I want you to step into the DeLorean with me for a moment, because we're going back in time all the way to January . . . of 2020.Think of this episode as a guide to the year, in terms of SPI podcast episodes. From deeply personal and heartfelt stories to actionable advice and expert strategies for everything from email marketing to TikTok, this shortlist of 17 episodes has something for everyone. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session454...

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SPI 453: A Reflection on 2020 and a Chat about Our 2021 Goals
#453: I've been an entrepreneur for over a decade and, oh man, I've definitely never had a year like this one. It's been a serious doozy, so some reflection needs to be done. And that's what this episode is all about. Just you and me today. I'm going to take you through five things — events, decisions, etc — from 2020. We're talking the good, the struggles, the pivots, the lessons learned, all of it, so that we can move forward confidently into 2021. It's not just about what didn't happen this year — the in...

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SPI 452: Can You Actually Have It All? How a Mom of 8 Kids Tries to Make It Work (and the Hard Lessons Learned)
#452: How do you balance every 24 hours between business, family or personal relationships, and the rest of it? Well, what if you had eight kids on top of running a business? (Is that even possible?) Like today's guest Lisa Canning says: "the juggle is real," and whether or not you're a parent, I promise you at some point, you're going to be juggling. So many entrepreneurs feel like success comes at the detriment of other areas in their life. Is equilibrium even possible? If you're asking questions like thi...

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SPI 451: The Most Insane Journey to Becoming an Entrepreneur I've Ever Heard: Casanova Brooks and Achieving Your Dreams
#451: There's a saying that you're going to hear on this episode that I absolutely love: "Joy wouldn't feel so good if it wasn't for pain." It's a heck of a true statement, and Casanova Brooks, today's guest, has truly lived it.Today, he's taking us through his experience: from his tough upbringing to how he found his drive, why he decided to pursue real estate, and what he learned from a tough period sleeping next to a water heater. This one is super motivating, super inspirational, and there's a ton of so...

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SPI 450: Entrepreneur Growth, Self-Discovery, and Pivoting in Tough Times
#450: Can you imagine being in the travel influencer industry when COVID-19 hit? Kristin Addis is the creator at BeMyTravelMuse.com—a site for travelers, especially solo female backpackers. Kristin works with brands and organizes special trips for adventurers. Kristin's no stranger to adversity. Her whole travel adventure started when she was four years deep in a top-notch corporate job that she just knew from day one wasn't going to stick.How is she innovating and keeping her business thriving? Kristin's g...

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SPI 449: A Blast from the Past and Life's Interesting Journey — Back After 8 Years
#449: It's been 8 years and exactly 400 episodes since Brendan Hufford last joined us on the show. He's back to give us an update on where life has taken him since then. We talk about his experience as an admin for the SPI Facebook community, how the idea for SPI Pro started, and what lessons he's learned as a father of four and an entrepreneur. Brendan is an SEO expert—you can learn more at SEO for the Rest of Us. He's also going to dive into what we should know about SEO and why you don't need a thousand-...

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SPI 448: How to Use Scarcity and Urgency to 10x Your Sales and Marketing with Jack Born
#448: Our job as marketers to help people make decisions, even life-changing ones. Creating scarcity and urgency ("scurgency," as I once heard someone put it) is the name of the game.Why is scarcity so necessary and what can it do for us? What's the psychology of selling, how do you set deadlines in a genuine way, and how do you help someone commit to life-changing action? Jack Born, today's guest, has the answers to those questions and more, plus a story about kitesurfing that perfectly illustrates the pow...

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SPI 447: The Story of Matt D'Avella and His Rise to YouTube Fame
#447: Matt D'Avella is one of the most entertaining YouTubers I've found in a long time—his videos are engaging and his storytelling is brilliant. He's also the director of the 2015 documentary film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. In this episode, Matt starts at the beginning and unpacks how he was able to go from $97k in student loans to debt-free with a thriving YouTube channel. He explains how he found his voice in front of the camera, his process for creating high-view uploads, and...

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SPI 446: How to Start and Sustain a Successful Business with Racheal Cook
#446: As an entrepreneur, it's hard to be in it for the long haul, and Racheal Cook has seen a lot of people hit burnout really quickly. Some of the things that make someone a potentially strong entrepreneur—the focus, the hustle—can work against us when we deprioritize things like health. Racheal sees hiring others as a high-leverage opportunity that will help any entrepreneur grow their business to the next level and avoid burnout. We talk about the importance of "firing yourself," and how to set up your ...

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SPI 445: Courses, Community, and Courage—How Sam and Joe Built a Successful Online Business with Mum
#445: After spending some time trying to figure out a direction to take, today's guests, Sam and Joe Pitcher, ultimately turned their artist-mom's talents into a thriving website and community. Their story shows that with enough experimentation—some of their first ideas completely bombed—you can land on something great. Their site, textileartist.org, is unexpected and surprising, and it's incredible what they've done to monetize it. Plus, there's a sweet story to go with this success—these guys are really p...

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SPI 444: Instagram Reels and TikTok for Business—Yes, It Does Work
#444: Although it might seem like a fad, TikTok has been the most crucial part of brand building for today's guest, Keenya Kelly. She's here to teach us about TikTok and a similar platform out there called Instagram Reels, and how you can use short-form videos on both platforms to take your own brand and business to the next level. She shares what kind of content has worked really well for her, why it's so exciting to be involved with this trend early, and tons more. She's super generous dishing out her sec...

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SPI 443: A New Way to Monetize Your Podcast with Jason from Supercast
#443: A lot of podcasters are struggling to find ways to monetize their shows. Today I'm talking to Jason from Supercast, which provides a way to create a membership opportunity with your podcast. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session443...

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SPI 442: How to Get More Traffic and Exposure for Your Brand with Brittney Lynn
#442: For this episode of the SPI Podcast, I invited my PR agent, Brittney L. Lynn, to talk about how she and her team help people get media attention. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session442...

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SPI 440: How to Create Bingeworthy Content with Tracy Hazzard
#440: Tracy Hazzard is here to talk about what gives a podcast that "binge factor" (which also happens to be the name of one of her podcasts). Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session440...

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SPI 439: The #1 Most Underrated Way to Grow Your Email List and Brand Today (Let Me "Quiz" You)
#439: Randy Rayess is the cofounder of Outgrow, and in this show he shares the different use cases for these email list growth tools, and how they might be useful for you. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session439...

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SPI 436: How to Become a Valuable Leader with Dave Stachowiak
#436: How do you become the most valuable leader? When it comes to leading audiences, a team, even your family, you want to do it well. In this episode, I'm speaking with a leader of leaders. His name is Dave Stachowiak, and he's the host of the podcast Coaching for Leaders. We're going to talk about leadership, of course, but also some B2B marketing strategies. Dave has a lot to share, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. Podcast show notes available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session436...

SPI 434: How to Know What to Fix Next with Mike Michalowicz
#434: Of all the things that seem vital and urgent in your business, how do you know what you should be focusing on right now? You can't address everything at once, so how can you stop putting out urgent fire after urgent fire so you can continue to grow? That's what we're talking about today with Mike Michalowicz. Podcast show notes are available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session434...

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SPI 434: How to Know What to Fix Next with Mike Michalowicz
#434: Of all the things that seem vital and urgent in your business, how do you know what you should be focusing on right now? You can't address everything at once, so how can you stop putting out urgent fire after urgent fire so you can continue to grow? That's what we're talking about today with Mike Michalowicz. Podcast show notes are available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session434...

SPI 433: Black Entrepreneurs Speak Out, Volume 2
#433: In June we asked Black entrepreneurs in the SPI community to share their experiences, and we're once again handing them the mic. This episode includes some things Team SPI has especially needed to hear. We're trying to do better and face our unconscious biases so we can make progress in the fight against racism. Warning: this episode includes mentions of violence and prejudice and may not be suitable for younger listeners. Podcast show notes available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session433...

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SPI 430: Passive Income Success Story: How Jacques Hopkins Finally Made (Significant) Money Online
#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 link]. 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/sessio...

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SPI 429: Taking Your Business to the Next Level with SPI Pro
#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...

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SPI 428: Inside the Start of an Online Membership Community with Kevin Fremon
#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...

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SPI 427: Since Launching a Physical Product, Here's What We've Learned—SwitchPod Updates
#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...

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SPI 426: Black Entrepreneurs Speak Out, Volume 1
#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...

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Emergency Episode #5: A Message From Our Team
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....

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SPI 425: How to Host a Lower-Priced Workshop to Lead to a Higher-Priced Product, with Rick Mulready
#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...

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

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

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

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

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

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SPI 420: How the CEO of Everbowl is Radically Growing and Creating an Amazing User Experience for His Customers
#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 good to be the dumbest guy in the room. Podcast show notes av...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Emergency Episode: Covid-19 and Maintaining Your Business
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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SPI 408: How to Hire the Right Help and Get More Time Back without Driving Yourself Crazy
#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/session408...

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SPI 407: How to Raise a Kid Entrepreneur
#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. Podcas...

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SPI 406: The 7 DOs and DONTs of Email Marketing Success
#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...

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SPI 405: Gather Your Community or Get Left Behind—Mighty Networks and More with Gina Bianchini
#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...

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SPI 404: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team with Patrick Lencioni
#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.smartpassive...

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SPI 403: 2 Time Management Strategies to Practice in 2020
#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 focu...

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SPI 402: Everyone Needs to Have a Podcast
#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....

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SPI 401: Jesse Cole—The Yellow Tux Guy
#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...

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SPI 399: Last Minute Cyber Monday Strategies to Get More Sales
#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...

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SPI 398: 5 Different Affiliate Marketing Strategies I Use
#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...

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SPI 397: Becoming a Niche Reviewer: The Story Behind Bagworks with Chase Reeves
#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...

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SPI 396: Not So Fun Business Stuff (But in a Fun Way)
#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!...

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SPI 395: Podcasting in 2020—What You Need to Know
#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...

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SPI 394: Organizing Your Life with April and Eric Perry
#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...

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SPI 393: Got Story Brand? An Interview with Donald Miller
#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...

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SPI 393: Got Story Brand? An Interview with Donald Miller
#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...

SPI 392: Everything You Need to Know about Membership Websites with Stu McLaren
#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....

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SPI 390: Scott Voelker and The Take Action Effect
#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...

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SPI 389: How to Get More 1-on-1 Clients with Jenny Shih
#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...

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SPI 388: Why Everything is Figureoutable with Marie Forleo
#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...

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SPI 387: How to Become Indistractable with Nir Eyal
#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...

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SPI 386: The Upside-Down Content and Product Strategy with Todd Tressider
#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/s...

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SPI 385: The Next BIG Thing for Marketers Is . . . Email
#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....

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SPI 384: An Essay to All Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Marketers
#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...

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SPI 383: Income Report: How Much Did "Will It Fly?" Make?
#383: 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...

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SPI 382: The Surprising Truth about How One (Self-Published) Author Sold Millions of Books
#382: 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...

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SPI 381: Self-Publishing versus Traditional Publishing
#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...

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SPI 381: Self-Publishing versus Traditional Publishing
#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...

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SPI 380: 5 Hard Truths About Writing and Publishing Books
#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...

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SPI 380: 5 Hard Truths About Writing and Publishing Books
#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...

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SPI 379: How Books Increase Our Authority and Leadership with Azul Terronez
#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...

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SPI 379: How Books Increase Our Authority and Leadership with Azul Terronez
#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...

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SPI 378: Amazon Book Marketing—Everything You Need to Know with Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur
#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...

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SPI 377: Retail Arbitrage: Buying and Reselling Items from Stores on Amazon (Revisited) with Cliff and Jessica Larrew
#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. Learn how to setup an Amazon Seller account and the hidden costs you should account for when reselling on Amazon. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session377...

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SPI 375: The State of Podcasting in 2019 with Matt and Pat
#375: Matt Gartland, COO and CFO of Flynndustries LLC, joins the show to talk about the state of podcasting in 2019, including trends, why we think that there's still plenty of room to start your show, and various revenue models for podcasts. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session375...

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SPI 374: The Psychology of Money and Wealth with Ramit Sethi
#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...

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SPI 373: $100k in Debt to Facebook Ads Expert—Monica Louie and Her Amazing Journey
#373: Monica Louie shares the story of how she paid off $120,000 of debt in just two years and built a boutique Facebook Ads consultancy. Learn the three main elements of a successful Facebook ad and why patience is important when it comes to Facebook ads. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session373...

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SPI 372: Why People Really Hate Us Online
#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. I share stories of being the target of online hate, as well as strategies for how to keep your head in the right place. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session372...

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SPI 371: SEO and Business Growth Today with Glen Allsop
#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. Learn techniques for analyzing and improving your site traffic. Podcast show notes available here: https://smartpassiveincome.com/session371...

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SPI 370: Staying Positive and Building a Business That Matters with Marc and Angel Chernoff
#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. Learn how they overcame imposter syndrome and began to create products, including a New York Times bestseller. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session370...

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SPI 369: Top 5 Major Business Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
#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...

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SPI 368: How to Build a YouTube Brand that Makes an Impact with Tim Schmoyer
#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. You'll learn how to approach your video creation process with a plan for success. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session368...

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SPI 367: The Miracle Equation and How to Help You Achieve Your Biggest Goals
#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...

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SPI 366: Anti-Busy. Pro-Purpose. Talking Work-Life Balance with Chalene Johnson
#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...

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SPI 365: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing with Paul Jarvis
#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...

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SPI 364: SEO Simplified – with Tim from Ahrefs
#364: 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...

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SPI 363: Dear Podcasters
#363: 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...

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SPI 362: Women and Entrepreneurship with Christy Wright
#362: 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...

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SPI 361: Super Simple Segmentation & Web Personalization for Next Level Marketing – with Brennan Dunn
#361: 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...

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SPI 359: How to Build a Business You Enjoy Even with Little Time—with Dana Malstaff
#359: 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...

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SPI 358: Creating Evergreen Funnels for a Sustainable Business – with Nick Stephenson
#358: 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...

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SPI 357: How a Beautiful Mess Became a Beautifully Diverse Business Empire – with Emma and Trey
#357: 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...

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SPI 356: Everything behind the Launch of My New Invention – the SwitchPod
#356: 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...

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SPI 355: How to Build a Successful YouTube Channel in 2019 – with Derral Eves
#355: 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...

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SPI 354: The Next Big Steps in Business with Matt Gartland from Team Flynn
#354: 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...

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SPI 353: How Alex from Travel Fashion Girl Built Her Empire
#353: 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...

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SPI 352: How Powerhouse YouTuber Marques Brownlee (A.K.A. MKBHD) Grew His Massive Brand
#352: 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...

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SPI 351: The Ten Hardest-Hitting SPI Episodes of 2018
#351: 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...

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SPI 350: Massive Transformation in Six Months—Before/After with Walid Azami
#350: 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...

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SPI 349: Will You Go to P.R.O.M. with Me? Lessons Learned in 2018
#349: 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...

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SPI 348: How to Buy and Sell Websites with Empire Flippers Founder Justin Cooke
#348: 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...

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SPI 347: How to Organize a Massive Event (Brick by Brick with Chad Collins)
#347: 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...

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SPI 346: Booted out of His Own Business & the One Thing Jordan Harbinger Did to Survive
#346: 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...

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SPI 345: How to Build a Software Company—the Story of JungleScout with Greg Mercer
#345: 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...

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SPI 344: How Studio Neat Became Physical Product Rockstars through Kickstarter
#344: 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...

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SPI 343: Some Big Business and Life Updates—Lightning Round Style!
#343: 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...

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SPI 342: What You Need to Know before Hosting a Conference (with Ronsley Vaz)
#342: 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...

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SPI 341: How to Become an Inventor Entrepreneur with Ryan Gorman
#341: 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...

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SPI 340: How to Build Atomic Habits—with James Clear
#340: Learn how to design permanent habits so you can live your best life, with Atomic Habits author James Clear. James explains his framework, the Four Laws and Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change. He has lots of great advice on how to set yourself up for success when implementing new habits. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session340...

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SPI 339: My First Live Conference—Announcing FlynnCON1!
#339: 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...

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SPI 338: Selling a Book? Overlooking This Page Could Kill Sales—Book Marketing with Bryan Cohen
#338: Sell more books with Amazon sales pages that attract customers and maximize revenue, with special guest Bryan Cohen. Bryan covers key tips for converting book sales on Amazon, including how to write compelling sales page copy, how to make your calls to action (your CTAs) successful, and how to use those customer reviews to sell more books. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session338...

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SPI 337: The Riches Are in the Niches—The Advantage of SMALL
#337: Sit back and let me tell you about the five big advantages to starting small and niche with entrepreneurship! I cover the Four Ps, why companies pay top dollar to work with businesses that have niche audiences, and why starting small is great if you don't have a lot of money to get started. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session337...

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SPI 336: The Story of Super Coffee—from Dorm Room to Whole Foods and Beyond with Jim Decicco
#338: 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! I speak with Super Coffee CEO Jim Decicco about how they landed Whole Foods as their first account, how they got on Shark Tank, found an industry mentor, and what they did to make the most of these opportunities. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session336...

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SPI 335: Creating Evergreen Sales Funnels (And What to Watch out For) with Amy Porterfield
#335: Considering evergreen sales funnels? Listen in for key strategies, common mistakes, and tools and resources for success with special guest Amy Porterfield! Amy talks about the differences between live and evergreen funnels, and why you may want to consider each. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session335...

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SPI 334: How to Conduct an Unforgettable Interview with Andrew Warner
#334: 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. Andrew talks about how he prepares both himself and his guests for live interviews, how he guides the conversation, and what kind of research he does beforehand. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session334...

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SPI 333: Branding Masterclass (and Selling Digital and Physical Products) with the Amazing Seller, Scott Voelker
#333: 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. Scott talks about why it's important to build a brand outside Amazon as well, and how to use content and social media to promote your products. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session333...

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SPI 332: How to Build and Scale an Agency Model Business—with Jason Swenk
#332: 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. Jason talks about what to consider when you think about forming an agency and how to make sure you're not the bottleneck for decision making. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session332...

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SPI 331: The Story You Tell Yourself (That Could Crush You) – with Dr. Shannon Irvine
#331: 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. In addition to all the great mindset tips, Dr. Irvine also talks about how to take an offline business online, which is great advice for my brick-and-mortar listeners! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session331...

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SPI 330: Building a Personal Brand (Because It’s Your Calling) with Jadah Sellner
#330: 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. Jadah talks about deciding to leave her Simple Green Smoothies brand to work on what she was really passionate about. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session330...

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SPI 328: 3 Ways to Use YouTube to Grow Your Business & Make Money with Sean Cannell
#328: Learn how to harness the power of YouTube to create cashflow, build your brand, and grow your reach with Sean Cannell. Sean discusses how to use affiliate marketing for monetization, how to create powerful product review videos, and how to negotiate brand deals. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session328...

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SPI 327: How to Write Copy that Sells with Ray Edwards
#327: Learn techniques and foundations for powerful, success-driven sales copy with copywriting master Ray Edwards. You'll learn how to connect with your readers, prove the value of your product, and create bonuses to help with your pitch. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session327...

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SPI 326: From $50k in Debt to Business Success in Less than a Year—How to Be Mindful and Ruthless
#326: How Full Stack Designer Sagi Shrieber overcame debt and created an amazing community and lifestyle by taking massive action. Sagi discusses the investments he made into his business, even when he didn't have a regular salary and was $50k in debt. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session326...

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SPI 325: How to Be an Amazing Coach with Michael Bungay Stanier
#325: Ditch the rescuer mindset and become more coach-like with the author of The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael has an amazing wealth of information to share on how to be a better coach, as well as the ways those skills transfer to other activities, such as hosting a podcast. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session325...

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SPI 324: From College Nerd to Wildly Successful Personal Brand with Thomas Frank
#324: Get ready for a masterclass in YouTube strategy, personal branding, and niche blogging with College Info Geek creator Thomas Frank. Thomas has a wealth of strategies, techniques, and tools to help you grow. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session324...

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SPI 323: How to Get Affiliates and JVs to Promote for You with Matt McWilliams
#323: Uncover best practices for planning and launching an affiliate program for your business with affiliate marketing master Matt McWilliams. Matt shares how to start an affiliate marketing program for your product or service, how to encourage your affiliate to promote your product, and how to prepare for product launches. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session323...

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SPI 322: How “The Rideshare Guy” Created a Business Helping Uber and Lyft Drivers
#322: Hear how Harry Campbell—The Rideshare Guy—quit his day job in aerospace engineering, monetized his business, and helped millions of drivers have better experiences with Lyft and Uber. Harry has great promotion advice for anyone with a niche site. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session322...

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SPI 321: Earn More Media Exposure (At Any Level) with Christina Nicholson
#321: Learn how to connect with media outlets, pitch effectively, and master PR with Christina Nicholson of MediaMavenandMore.com. Regardless of the size of your business, Christina has lots of great strategies you can use. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session321...

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SPI 320: How to Run a Contest to Build Your Email List and Grow Your Brand with Noah Kagan
#320: KingSumo creator Noah Kagan teaches how to grow an explosive online following and brand using viral giveaways. You'll also learn how to convert the subscribers you get during a giveaway into customers. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session320...

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SPI 319: How to Work Less & Make More with James Schramko
#319: Learn how to design a fulfilling business and lifestyle with James Schramko, author of Work Less, Make More. James shares his philosophy for reinvesting in your business, the business models he uses, and how to get comfortable with selling. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session319...

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SPI 318: Modern Mindfulness with Melissa Monte—An SPI Student and Her Successful Start
#318: Power-Up 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...

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SPI 317: Make Money with Your Skills—Creating Awesome with Roberto Blake
#317: 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. Roberto has lots of outstanding advice for cultivating creativity. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session317...

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SPI 316: The Art of Scaling with Nathan Chan from Foundr
#316: Discover the strategies and mindset behind Foundr Magazine's explosive growth with its creator, Nathan Chan. We discuss scaling a company and creating courses. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session316...

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SPI 315: How to Disrupt Yourself & Grow a Company with Whitney Johnson
#315: Disruption expert Whitney Johnson shares her strategies for disrupting your life and business in order to change and grow. Whitney shares her journey from music major to entrepreneur, investor, and innovator. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session315...

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SPI 314: From Clients to Passive Income—Productize Your Business with Brian Casel
#314: Learn tips and strategies for productizing—making your client-based business streamlined and scalable—with special guest Brian Casel. Brian shares examples of productizing, advice for hiring staff, and why delegation is the key to a successful productized business. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session314...

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SPI 313: Building a Strong and Healthy Brand with Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo
#313: 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. We also discuss taking book pre-orders and the strategy she used to make sure her cookbook launch was a success (and it was—it landed on the New York Times bestseller list!). Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session313...

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SPI 312: This “Hole” Can Cost Entrepreneurs Thousands—Let’s Fix It
#312: Learn how to recover thousands of dollars from failed subscription 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...

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SPI 311: How to Build an Audience with Your Hobby
#311: Hear a conversation with Phil Lichtenberger, who built a podcast and audience out of a niche hobby, scanner radio. Phil and I discuss his experience with Power-Up Podcasting, why podcasting was helpful for his business, as well as tips and strategies for taking your own podcast to the next level. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session311...

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SPI 310: The Secret to Superfans in Two Words
#310: 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...

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SPI 309: How to Create a Marketing Funnel That Works (with Molly Pittman)
#309: 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. Learn how to keep your funnel simple and upsell at the right moment. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session309...

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SPI 308: Sunny Lenarduzzi on Bad Dream Jobs, Building a YouTube Empire, and Using Video for Business
#308: Sunny Lenarduzzi is here today to talk about how her journey led her to online business, as well as to lay out tactics for using YouTube and other content to drive email subscribers, engagement, and traffic for online business. This is a great session for all YouTubers to listen to! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session308...

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SPI 307: Copyright Infringement and DMCA (with my Attorney)
#307: 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. We discuss the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) and how it applies to an online business. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session307...

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SPI 306: Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker
#306: 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...

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SPI 305: The Funnel After the Funnel with Nicole Walters
#305: Nicole Walters is here today to talk about how she built a powerful membership community and seven-figure business, all while being an amazing mother too. We discuss her viral videos, why she moved her business from Facebook to her own membership portal, and her process for hiring a Head of Operations. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session305...

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SPI 304: Building an Online Course From Start to Finish
#304: 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. I discuss how to validate your course in advance, how to pre-sell the course, how to create course materials, and how to get over the fear of selling your online course. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session304...

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SPI 303: How a Loan Signing Agent Built a $30K per Month Business
#303: 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! Hear how the strategies in my book, Will It Fly?, helped them validate their business idea for Loan Signing System, and how Facebook advertising helped them get started. There are great online course and YouTube strategies in this episode! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session303...

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SPI 302: Coaching vs. Teaching—What I’ve Learned Since Investing in the Art of Coaching
#302: 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...

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SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster)
#301: 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! Ben shares his knowledge of how the YouTube algorithm works. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session301...

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SPI 300: Meet the Mastermind Members in “The Green Room”
#300: 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...

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SPI 299: The Humble Beginnings of Hmong Baby
#299: Hear a special conversation with Hmong Baby founders Mykou and Touger Thao, about what they've learned after marketing and successfully launching their products. They used the pre-selling method that I advocate in my book, Will It Fly? You'll hear about their experience with a giveaway that went wrong, Facebook Messenger, and ManyChat. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session299...

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SPI 298: Before Your New Year Begins . . .
#298: 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...

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SPI 297: Looking Back at 2017—What Went Well, What Did Not
#297: 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...

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SPI 296: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast and SPI
#296: In today's episode, I'm revealing my plans for an exciting, fresh, and higher-value 2018, including YouTube, an accelerator program, and how I'm changing my blog content. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session296...

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SPI 294: 21 Top Places to Include an Affiliate Link
#294: In this episode I'm revealing the twenty-one best places to link to affiliate products or services, including in evergreen or pillar content, in your email, and the best places outside of your website. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in affiliate marketing. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session294...

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SPI 293: My Top Performing Affiliate Marketing Products, and Why They Performed So Well
#293: 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. I share a case study, why creating a demo works so well, and how webinars help with sales. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session293...

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SPI 292: The Dark Side of Affiliate Marketing (and How to Do It Right!)
#292: 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. This episode will help you make decisions about what to promote and how to promote in an ethical manner. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session292...

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SPI 291: A Blueprint for a Successful Short-Term JV (Joint Venture) Affiliate Campaign
#291: Learn how to create a successful blueprint for a short-term joint venture (JV) affiliate promotion. You'll learn how to plan your promotion, how to stand out, and which tools I recommend for keeping track of your progress. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session291...

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SPI 290: Affiliate Marketing: An Insider Look at My Most Successful Long-Term Campaigns
#290: 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. I review a case study and share my blueprint for affiliate marketing success. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session290...

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SPI 289: How Live Video Can Play a Role in Your Business (and How It’s Helped Mine)
Let's talk about live video: Why it's important, how to get started, and more! I discuss my setup for livestreaming, which equipment I've chosen to invest in, and why your live videos don't need a ton of production. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session289...

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SPI 288: Interview with Bec and Joe from The 4 Blades
#288: Hear the story of how Bec and Joe Winston built their niche site and community around cooking with the Thermomix. We talk about why they decided to launch a digital magazine for their brand, their experiences with digital publishing, and how they use Facebook Live. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session288...

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SPI 287: Should I Create a Personal Brand? Pros and Cons
#287: Today I'm exploring, in depth, the pros and cons of creating a personal online brand. I cover personal branding success stories to inspire you. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session287...

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SPI 286: How to Build a Brand that Stands Out from the Crowd
#286: 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...

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SPI 285: Accidental Entrepreneurship and Design Commerce with Jeff Sheldon from Ugmonk.com
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. Jeff shares lots of great advice on planning all the little details of a Kickstarter campaign. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session285...

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SPI 284: Crowdfunding Secrets for Success with Clay Hebert
#284: Crowdfunding expert Clay Hebert shares his best advice for validating and building a successful crowdfunding campaign. Clay shares how to determine what your Kickstarter goal should be, how to set your perks, and what you need in your campaign video. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session284...

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SPI 283: Six-Figures in an Obscure Niche with Cassidy Tuttle
#283: 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. She gives great advice for finding new content topics when you've been blogging for a long time, as well as Pinterest strategies and book publishing. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session283...

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SPI 282: How Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Rocked the Kickstarter Scene
#282: 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. Hear about launching a children's app in the app store, building a pre-launch community, and their PR strategy. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session282...

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SPI 281: How Coach Glitter Built Her Affiliate Business and Launched a Product
#281: Coach Glitter reveals how she transformed her career as a makeup artist into a thriving online business. She shares how she naturally evolved an affiliate marketing business, built a brand, and overcame self-doubt to build a thriving business. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session281...

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SPI 279: Finding Fringe Hours and Work-Life “Balance” with Jessica Turner
#279: 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. We talking about scheduling, managing expectations of others, networking as a new blogger, and using sponsored content and influencer marketing as a revenue stream. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session279...

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SPI 278: List Building Made Easy with Special Guest Amy Porterfield
#278: 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. Learn why she uses free resources to build her audience, how she delivers content upgrades, and how she has experimented with live video. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session278...

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SPI 277: Buying Push-Button Solutions vs. Taking Real Action—A Coaching Call with Amy Torres
#277: 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. We talk about scaling her business in ways her audience will appreciate, how to make use of Facebook Live, and why staying authentic is important. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session277...

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SPI 276: The Art of Significance with Dan Clark
#276: 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...

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SPI 275: Real Stories and Results from 3 Brand-New Podcasters
#275: Joining me today are three star students from my latest course, Power-Up Podcasting, to share their incredible journeys from newbie to podcasting pro. We talk about strategies for using a podcast to grow your audience, obstacles they had to overcome, and strategies for launching when you haven't got an existing audience. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session275...

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SPI 274: How to Avoid the Slimy Sell with Chalene Johnson
#274: The brilliant Chalene Johnson explores how to "serve, not sell," and shares her strategies for pitching your products with confidence. Learn how to overcome your fear of selling! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session274...

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SPI 273: 7 Powerful Things That Can Happen as a Result of Starting a Podcast
#273: 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...

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SPI 272: Starting and Running a Business as a Couple Featuring the Bakers
#272: Joining me today are Bryan and Erika Baker, a husband-wife entrepreneurial duo who've built a thriving online business as relationship coaches. They have great advice for working with a family member, how to stay organized, and how to get started with live video. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session272...

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SPI 271: An Interview with The Five-Minute Journal Founders UJ Ramdas and Alex Ikonn
#271: 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. We talkboth about mindset and the process of designing the product. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session271...

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SPI 270: What You Need to Know Before You “Get Physical” with Richie Norton
#270: I'm joined today by Richie Norton, founder of Prouduct and master of building, validating, refining, and distributing tangible products. Learn about working with overseas manufacturers, mistakes to avoid when creating your first product, and how a product gets from the manufacturer to your customer. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session270...

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SPI 269: How to Build a Massive Community Behind Your Physical Product with Tom from Chubbies
#269: 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. We talk about creating a unique brand voice with the help of video, using social to build community (not to sell), and using fan content in marketing. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session269...

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SPI 268: How to Up Your Online (and Offline) Game with Jordan Harbinger
#268: 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. Learn how to improve your non-verbal communication, why "keeping score" in relationships doesn't help, and how to improve your interview skills. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session268...

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SPI 267: An Introduction to Video Advertising with Gideon and Anja from Veeroll
#267: Here today are Veeroll's Gideon Shalwick and Anja Kicken to offer a beginner's guide to video advertising for your online business. They share a step-by-step walkthrough for creating a YouTube video ad campaign, a five-part structure for honing your video ad's unique message, and the three things you don't want to get wrong with your video advertising. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session267...

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SPI 266: How to Start Selling on Amazon with Ryan and Nick from Online Selling Experiment
#266: 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. We discuss the Fulfillment by Amazon program, who this type of passive income is right for, and how to get started. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session266...

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SPI 265: Shane and Jocelyn Sams and Their Awesome Advertising Strategy
#265: 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, even if you're a beginner; tips for choosing keywords and improving niche targeting; and their favorite platforms for attracting new business. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session265...

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SPI 264: How to Win with Paid Traffic with Rick Mulready
#264: Here today is online advertisement expert Rick Mulready, sharing the secrets and strategies behind growing your business with Facebook ads. Rick addresses common misconceptions and hesitations surrounding Facebook ads, what you should prepare before getting started with Facebook ads, and strategies for finding and tracking your target audience. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session264...

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SPI 263: Laddering Up: How to Build a 7-Figure Business by Building a $7K per Month Business
#263: Here today is Clay Collins, LeadPages CEO and co-founder, dropping expert knowledge on how to build a seven-figure business, step by step. Clay shares the concept of a "minimum viable audience," strategy for growing a business from six to seven figures, and how to learn to "ladder up." Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session263...

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SPI 262: Habit Forming Products with Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked
#262: Here to talk about building habit forming products is Nir Eyal, author of Hooked and expert on how the mind creates habits. We talk about the triggers that lead users to products, how popular products can teach us about habit formation, and the difference between habits and addictions. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session262...

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SPI 261: SEO Self-Audit Checklist – An Interview with My Recent SEO Hire
#261: 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. Sam shares tons of tools and resources for analyzing and improving your site's SEO. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session261...

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SPI 260: Undergoing a Website Overhaul with Rocket Code
#260: 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...

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SPI 259: How to Set Up Your YouTube Channel to Win
#259: Two expert YouTube travel vloggers share how to build a successful YouTube channel and their tips for creating video content viewers will love. Their advice will help you find your YouTube niche, get comfortable in front of the camera, and keep your viewers watching. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session259...

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SPI 258: The Productivity Project with Chris Bailey
#258: 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. Learn how to improve your daily productivity! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session258...

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SPI 257: The Incredible Story Behind Kelsey Baldwin’s Business, Paper and Oats
#257: 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. Hear about the ins and outs of selling digital products on Etsy, why she switched to selling courses, and project management tips for solo entrepreneurs. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session257...

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SPI 256: Productivity and Frameworks with Mike Vardy from Productivityist
#256: Productivity master Mike Vardy shares his favorite tools, tips, and frameworks for getting even more done with your workdays, including managing email, keeping meetings productive, and why you should theme your days. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session256...

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SPI 255: Deep Work with Cal Newport
#255: 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. Cal also shares advice for studying and choosing a career. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session255...

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SPI 254: Lessons Learned While Testing and Launching My First Online Course
#254: 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...

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SPI 253: How to Build Relationships with Influencers with Selena Soo
#253: Here today is relationship-building expert and PR mastermind Selena Soo with advice for approaching influencers and forging connections with entrepreneurs you admire. Selena also shares tips and resources for marketing your next book. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session253...

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SPI 252: Live Streaming Video and the Data that Proves Its Worth with Michael Stelzner
#252: 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. Michael also shares how live video has transformed Social Media Examiner. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session252...

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SPI 251: (In the Middle) Launching a New Course with New Entrepreneur, Sarah Argenal
#251: 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. Hear my advice for how Sarah can improve her course and take its success to the next level. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session251...

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SPI 250: Stories of Failure that Turned Into Something Great
#250: 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...

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SPI 249: Pivoting: How, When, & Why to Do It with Jenny Blake
#249: Entrepreneur and pivoting expert Jenny Blake joins me to talk about her book, PIVOT, a handbook for navigating life's big turning points. Learn how to know when you've arrived at one of life's pivot moments. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session249...

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SPI 248: The Art of Giving Gifts with John Ruhlin
#248: Today's guest is John Ruhlin, professional gift-giver who has built a career teaching others how to give better gifts. Learn how intentional gift-giving can transform your business relationships and reputation as an entrepreneur. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session248...

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SPI 247: The Epic Origin Story Behind The Walker Stalkers Brand
#247: 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. Hear how Eric and James established rapport with sought-after guests, how they built buzz around the brand by serving their biggest fans, and how The Walker Stalkers planned a fan convention with a limited budget and no experience. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session247...

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SPI 246: SPI Podcast Best of 2016
#246: 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...

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SPI 245: How Sol Orwell Builds Successful Businesses by Solving His Own Problems
#245: Entrepreneur Sol Orwell joins me today to share his totally unique approach to business, and how he transforms obstacles into business opportunities. This episode is a must-listen for learning about strategy for niche sites. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session245...

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SPI 244: Bootstrapping a Startup with Nathan Barry from ConvertKit
#244: ConvertKit Founder and CEO Nathan Barry shares his journey in bootstrapping a business and growing a software company from the ground up. Learn about how Nathan and his team work to grow ConvertKit, how rejection and criticism have been helpful, and how the company uses advisors. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session244...

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SPI 243: How to Create Your Life Vision Plan with Michael Hyatt
#243: 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...

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SPI 242: How to Master Your PR with Christina Nicholson
#242: PR professional Christina Nicholson shares her tips, tools, and resources for attracting coverage from media outlets and publicizing your business. Christina shares her experience as a TV anchor and reporter, as well as why she decided to get into PR. She shares tips for crafting a newsworthy story around your business and why you need to embrace "tooting your own horn" when reaching out to media outlets. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session242...

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SPI 241: My Top 10 Most-Used Apps in 2016
#241: 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...

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