The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast podcast

The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast

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  Pat Flynn  

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. Since 2008, he's been supporting his family with his many online businesses, and he's been openly sharing his wins, his losses, and all the lessons in between with the community of energetic but humble entrepreneurs who follow him. Self-proclaimed "crash test dummy of online business", you'll learn about building authority online, email marketing, building a team and outsourcing, content marketing, podcasting, search engine optimization, niche sites, social media strategies, how to get more traffic, creating online courses, affiliate marketing, and productivity tips so that you create something amazing without burning yourself out. It's a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Pat you're not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

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. Since 2008, he's been supporting his family with his many online businesses, and he's been openly sharing his wins, his losses, and all the lessons in between with the community of energetic but humble entrepreneurs who follow him. Self-proclaimed "crash test dummy of online business", you'll learn about building authority online, email marketing, building a team and outsourcing, content marketing, podcasting, search engine optimization, niche sites, social media strategies, how to get more traffic, creating online courses, affiliate marketing, and productivity tips so that you create something amazing without burning yourself out. It's a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Pat you're not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

 

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SPI 804: Never Be the Smartest in the Room! SPI Pro Anniversary Roundtable

#804 If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room. Going at it alone is also not ideal for most entrepreneurs. That's why joining the right community in your space can be such a boost to your business! We're marking four years of SPI Pro today, but this session is not a plea for you to join our communities. Instead, I want to motivate you to seek out whatever people or groups you need to be with to get better results in your niche! To inspire you, I'm joined by Mandie Kramer, Ron Desi, and Anita Sandoval—three incredible SPI Pro members. Listen in because all three share amazing information about everything from microlearning to making over a million dollars on Fiverr! Together, we discuss finding the right community for your needs, getting the most out of the group, building relationships by helping other members, and applying your new knowledge to a business. Enjoy! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session804] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session804) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

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SPI 803: From Shy to Shine—How to Be Great on Camera or on a Podcast with Kim Rittberg

#803 "Just be yourself!" People dole out this kind of advice as if being on camera is the easiest thing in the world. But if you've ever been a guest on someone's podcast or had the chance to appear on TV, you understand how nerve-wracking these situations can be. So, how do you put your best foot forward and show up on another person's platform with confidence? To help us, I have Kim Rittberg joining me today. She is an award-winning digital marketer with over twenty years of media experience working for companies like Netflix and Us Weekly. Kim also hosts The Exit Interview, a podcast for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses. In this episode, we discuss creating your next-level elevator pitch, the best strategies to prepare for video interviews, Kim's PATCH framework for on-camera confidence, and the mistakes that stop you from being an effective communicator. Enjoy! Show notes and more at https:// [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session803] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session803) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

17 Jul 2024

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17 Jul 2024


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SPI 802: A Reaction to ConvertKit's BOLD Business Moves

#802 The creator economy is bigger than ever but also more complex than it used to be. That said, this ConvertKit update is the perfect example of a brand continuing to evolve and keep up with out needs. As a long-time user and advisor for the company, I'm excited to see what's next! You might have heard, but ConvertKit is rebranding to Kit. This is more than just a name change, though. They're launching an app store to supercharge how we use their platform. Kit will also come with next-level analytics and performance improvements. Of course, ConvertKit's Creator Network is also a massive part of this announcement. This is the number one tool I use to grow my Unstuck newsletter and how I get hundreds of new subscribers daily. But that's not all. ConvertKit is introducing a free tier for newsletters with up to ten thousand subscribers. Go to [SmartPassiveIncome.com/convertkit] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/convertkit) to sign up! [affiliate link] Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session802] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session802) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

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12 Jul 2024


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SPI 801: How to Win at Podcasting in 2024 with Alban Brooke of Buzzsprout

#801 With data showing there are over four million podcasts out there, does it still make sense to start your own show? Well, it also turns out there are only about four hundred thousand podcasts regularly publishing new episodes. If you niche down, there might be no one talking about the topic you'd like to cover! So how do you launch a show around your interests and attract an audience of engaged listeners? Today's guest, Alban Brooke, is here to uncover the data and reveal the best strategies for modern podcasters. We discuss the easiest way to use video to promote your show, tapping into communities to reach fully-formed audiences, and why typical interview podcasts are in trouble. Alban is the Head of Marketing at Buzzsprout, one of the top podcast hosting companies. We can learn a lot from the information he has access to, so listen in! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session801] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session801) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

10 Jul 2024

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10 Jul 2024


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SPI 800: Time Is Accelerating (And This Is How I Feel)

#800 People know me for the online business advice, but I don't often talk about what happens at home. That said, balancing work and family life is crucial for sustainable success as an entrepreneur. For this milestone episode, I want to offer a glimpse at the Flynn household and my role as a father and husband. Like me, I know many in the Smart Passive Income Podcast audience are parents. That's why I think you'll resonate with what I share as you listen in on today's session! My son Keoni is now a high schooler, while my daughter Kailani is going into middle school. I'm excited to see my kids grow and flourish, but how have these years gone by so fast? Tune in for my 800th episode as I explore the importance of slowing down, appreciating the time you have, and finding and creating special moments with your loved ones! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session800] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session800) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

05 Jul 2024

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SPI 799: Building a Business WITH a 9 to 5 Job with Eric Chou

#799 Is it possible to build a business while working a traditional job? How do you know when it's time to go all-in on your side gig, and what are the things to consider before taking the leap? Also, what about growing a brand that complements your full-time work? These are the questions we explore in today's episode. My guest, Eric Chou of Network Automation Nerds, is a leader in his highly technical niche. He is an author and former Amazon and Microsoft employee leveraging his expertise to build a brand and community alongside his current high-paying job. Eric is applying strategies we often discuss on this show and within SPI Pro to engage his followers and readers in a big way. Tune in for this success story because some of his LinkedIn Learning courses have now attracted over ten thousand students. Enjoy! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session799] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session799) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

03 Jul 2024

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SPI 798: Boost Your On-Camera Charisma with Elise Baughman

#798 Being on camera is like many other things people shy away from. We don't like public speaking until we practice and improve. Some of us don't even like the sound of our voice on recordings until we get used to hearing it. So, how do you develop your on-camera presence and use it to grow your business? Today's special guest will answer this question. Elise Baughman is the voice actor behind Dragon Ball GT's Pan and a fantastic on-camera coach. She does amazing work helping entrepreneurs captivate their audiences and leverage video. Tune in to get her tips and go to [EliseCoaches.com/pat] (http://EliseCoaches.com/pat) for more free resources! [affiliate link] This episode is also an AskPat-style coaching session. Listen in to hear me help Elise develop her online business and reach more people! We discuss finding and understanding a target audience, refining marketing copy for more sales, addressing customer objections, and getting testimonials! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session798] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session798) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

28 Jun 2024

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SPI 797: A Niche Podcast Success Story with Dr. Yishan Xu

#797 It's one thing to come up with an idea for a business, but following through on your vision is another thing altogether. Today, I'm happy to introduce you to someone who has done just that. I met Dr. Yishan Xu in 2019 and she has since published almost two hundred episodes of her Deep Into Sleep podcast. Today, we discuss the pros and cons of running a bilingual business like hers, and how opening yourself up to audiences across the globe can help you scale faster. We also explore the benefits of starting a niche podcast for everything from improving your communication skills to forming relationships with key players in your space. Dr. Yishan is also diving into courses and community building and doing a fantastic job applying the strategies we often talk about on this show. Tune in to hear her amazing success story! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session797] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session797) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

26 Jun 2024

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SPI 796: Don’t Skip These Legal Tips from Yasmine Salem Hamdan—SPI Pro Expert In Residence

#796 The legal ins and outs of running a business are a mystery to most beginner entrepreneurs. Fearing a huge bill, we don't reach out to a professional who could help protect us from the start. But here's the thing. Doing damage control is always more expensive than being proactive! So where can you get legal advice for your business? Also, as online creators, can we find and use contract templates for most of what we do? Listen in on today's episode because our newest SPI Pro Expert in Residence, Yasmine Salem Hamdan of Coaches & Company, is here to answer your most pressing legal questions! You'll hear us uncover the three-part framework to establish a legal foundation for your brand. We also explore trademarking, copyrighting, contracts, and the implications of AI-generated content. Yasmine is a master communicator who makes these scary topics fun and easy to understand. Enjoy! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session796] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session796) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

21 Jun 2024

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SPI 795: Thinking Small, Winning Big—the Unconventional Path of a Niche Software Company with Brende...

#795 Why do we all chase numbers and try to grow our businesses too much? Instead, couldn't we run a small, flexible brand that generates enough passive income for a comfortable life? Today's guest, Brenden Mulligan of Podpage, is the perfect example of someone running a successful niche business and resisting the temptation to go big. His fantastic service helps podcasters create websites for their shows in minutes, with no technical expertise needed. In this episode, Brenden shares his journey from startup founder and Google employee to launching twelve products in one year and having eleven fail. We explore the lessons he's learned along the way and discuss starting a software company, finding the right pricing for your services, the value of niching down, seeking early feedback from your audience, and more! In our hustle-focused environment, Brenden makes the case for staying lean and working at a sustainable pace! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session795] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session795) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

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SPI 794: How to Become a Confident Speaker with Nausheen I. Chen—SPI Pro Expert in Residence

#794 With everything becoming artificial, building a personal brand is all about being human and letting your personality shine. In fact, one of the best ways to stand out and grow your audience is to lean into public speaking. But why is being on stage or even being on camera so frightening? How do we overcome anxiety and learn the skills to become impactful speakers? What can we do to connect with our audience online and in person? Find out today from Nausheen Chen, our newest Expert in Residence within SPI Pro! Nausheen is a prolific speaker who leverages her experience to coach and transform entrepreneurs into thought leaders. In this session, we explore the magic trifecta that makes for confident and effective speakers. Nausheen shares strategies to reframe your nerves, warm up for your talks, and leverage your uniqueness to stand out in the Age of AI! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session794] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session794) . Learn more about Nausheen at [www.Speaking.coach] (https://speaking.coach) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

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SPI 793: A Personal Brand Masterclass with Rory Vaden

#793 Too many people focus on hacking algorithms and miss the most important element of growing their audience. More than anything, we need to work toward building trust! Tune in because this absolute masterclass with Rory Vaden will be an episode that we refer listeners to whenever we discuss branding from now on! Rory has not only helped me find clarity around my mission, but he has also been instrumental in the careers of people such as Lewis Howes, Ed Mylett, and Amy Porterfield. This session will help you find your uniqueness and teach you how to leverage it in the service of others. You'll get the shortcut to automating trust online and turning your customers into your best marketing asset. Rory shares everything from uncovering the one thing you should focus on to the specific types of content you should post for maximum growth. Don't miss this game-changing conversation! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session793] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session793) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

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12 Jun 2024


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SPI 792: How to Find Data to Support Your Content

#792 Your content can sometimes connect with people and drive action. Other times, it can fall flat and never stand out. Have you ever wondered why? For one, storytelling is an essential part of successful marketing. That said, we don't often discuss the other important ingredient in the secret sauce. In this episode, I share how you can leverage data to support your stories and add an extra element of believability to your message. Numbers don't lie, so join me to learn how to collect and present relevant figures to your audience. So where do you find data to support your content? We'll look at everything from uncovering relevant scientific research to the AI tools that can help you get information fast. I'll also discuss my popular income reports and why I've stopped sharing those numbers. Listen in because injecting data into your marketing is an easy strategy you can implement for big results! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session792] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session792) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

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07 Jun 2024


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SPI 791: How to Generate More Course Sales and the Crossover between Data and Art with John Ainswort...

#791 How do you generate more revenue per client? How do you make more sales with email marketing? Also, how do you grow your email list and engage your subscribers? Today's episode answers these questions to help you make more money without being salesy or spammy. Joining me for this chat is John Ainsworth of DataDrivenMarketing.co, PimpYourFunnel.com, and The Art of Selling Online Courses podcast. We discuss order bumps and upselling to enhance the effectiveness of your products, John's eleven-step framework for email promotions, using AI to write copy that converts, shifting your mindset around selling, overcoming the most common customer objections, and more. This incredible session looks at the top ways to increase your profit with online courses in 2024. John's expertise is also relevant for anyone running an online business and leveraging funnels to connect with potential clients! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session791] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session791) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

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05 Jun 2024


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SPI 790: How Do I Monetize My Niche Skills?—A Pat Flynn Coaching Call with Sarah Dawn

#790 Putting ourselves out there online can be scary for many of us. This is especially true when we first start creating videos. But here's the thing. Your personality might be the unique selling proposition that takes your brand to the next level. So, how do you begin to share more of who you are to stand out in your space? Find out in today's session with Sarah Dawn, a knit and crochet designer and an incredible member of our SPI Pro community! Listen in on this coaching call to hear me help Sarah uncover new ways to monetize her skills and grow her business. We explore workshops, niche relationship building, YouTube, time management, and more. Sarah's personality shines throughout this interview, so you'll understand why I always stress the importance of putting yourself out there. This has always been the key to audience building but is becoming even more essential in the Age of AI. Enjoy! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session790] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session790) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

31 May 2024

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31 May 2024


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SPI 789: The World of High-Value Business Exits with Nick Bradley

#789 Selling your business can be a once-in-a-lifetime moment that creates generational wealth for you and your family. But how do you build a brand that attracts potential buyers? If you're inexperienced, how do you avoid being taken advantage of and leaving money on the table? To help us level the playing field, I'm interviewing Nick Bradley from High Value Exit and the Scale Up podcast. Nick has spent a decade in private equity and has been involved in over one hundred acquisitions. His expertise will help us build our businesses to sell and avoid falling easy prey to sophisticated buyers. So, what are the fifteen areas to focus on to increase your chances of creating a big exit? What are the minimum requirements your business should meet before you can consider selling? Also, how are you going to handle receiving a life-changing payout? We explore these questions in today's session! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session789] (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session789) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

29 May 2024

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29 May 2024