Episodes

53 mins

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...

#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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44 mins

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

#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...

#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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

33 mins

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...

#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. Learn more about Nausheen at www.Speaking.coach.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

50 mins

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...

#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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

14 mins

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...

#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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47 mins

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

#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...

#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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31 mins

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...

#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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

51 mins

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...

#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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42 mins

SPI 788: Top Tips from 30 Years of Business with Pamela Slim—SPI Pro Expert in Residence

#788 There's nothing wrong with building an empire around your brand. But why aren't more entrepreneurs with complementary skills teaming up to create ecosystems? What...

#788 There's nothing wrong with building an empire around your brand. But why aren't more entrepreneurs with complementary skills teaming up to create ecosystems? What if this was a better way to serve our audiences? Let's explore that with our newest SPI Pro Expert in Residence, Pamela Slim! Like all of our EIRs, Pam is here to serve our community members with next-level knowledge and support. She has a serious track record, having spent three decades helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses and IP! Today's chat covers everything from creating a certification program around your workflow to advice for young people considering college. Join us to tap into Pam's expertise in networking, marketing, and leveraging social platforms. You'll also learn about the top skills to build up and focus on in the Age of AI. If you're a parent, these golden nuggets will also help your kids achieve their dreams. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session788.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36 mins

SPI 787: The Secrets of Creating (and Joining) a Podcast Network with Hala Taha

#787 Some of my favorite success stories are ones where someone achieves their dream, only to realize their true passion lies elsewhere. Not settling, these...

#787 Some of my favorite success stories are ones where someone achieves their dream, only to realize their true passion lies elsewhere. Not settling, these people often redirect their skills into something greater. And that's exactly what today's guest is doing! Hala Taha, host of Young and Profiting and CEO of YAP Media, is applying everything her successes and failures have taught her to bring people together. She now runs one of the top podcast networks and leverages her knowledge and platform to generate millions of dollars. So, how do you attract volunteers and superfans to help grow your brand? What are the things sponsors look for, and how do your podcast art and reviews affect the offers you get? What are the minimum requirements to join a network, and how do you avoid signing a bad deal? These are just a few of the questions we explore today. Listen in! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session787.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 786: Pivoting to Follow Your Passion with Amy Nelson—SPI Pro Expert in Residence

#786 The top lesson becoming a parent teaches us about our careers is that time is our most important resource. That's because every moment spent...

#786 The top lesson becoming a parent teaches us about our careers is that time is our most important resource. That's because every moment spent on things we're not passionate about is time away from our kids! So how do you do more of the work you care about? Amy Nelson of The Riveter and the What's Her Story podcast, is joining me today for an inspiring chat about following your calling and helping others do the same. Listen in because Amy is our newest Expert in Residence within SPI Pro. The EIR program connects our community members with support from entrepreneurs with serious track records. Check out today's interview for more! In this episode, we discuss everything from pivoting a coworking business in the pandemic to being a parent entrepreneur. Amy also shares her insights into networking and building a community of like-minded people, the importance of storytelling, and supporting women in their careers! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session786.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36 mins

SPI 785: Small Tweaks for Big Sales with Brian Moran from SamCart

#785 Tiny changes to improve your sales process add up to a lot more revenue. This is especially true for your checkout pages! So, how...

#785 Tiny changes to improve your sales process add up to a lot more revenue. This is especially true for your checkout pages! So, how do you build a frictionless experience for your customers? Find out in my chat with Brian Moran from SamCart, a platform for creating fully optimized checkout pages. I'm an advisor for this company, so I'm very familiar with the work they do to help their users make more sales. Join us for this episode because this is the kind of thing that can fundamentally change how you do business! So, what is working in today's ecommerce landscape? How do we increase conversions and eliminate the extra clicks where we lose buyers? Brian and I cover this and more in today's session. We also dive into some game-changing use cases I didn't know were possible. You'll hear my gears turning throughout this conversation because the opportunities here are incredible! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session785.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

16 mins

SPI 784: Find Your Champions

#784 Don't underestimate the power of knowing somebody who knows somebody! In fact, building friendships in your niche is one of the best ways to...

#784 Don't underestimate the power of knowing somebody who knows somebody! In fact, building friendships in your niche is one of the best ways to fast-track your success in business. But how do you find the people who will champion your work and help you reach your goals? Tune in because today's session is all about exploring the types of connections that can help you at every stage of your journey. I share my thoughts about receiving support from family and friends, peers, and mentors while also doing your part to help the people in your life grow. Of course, joining a community like SPI Pro or a mastermind group is one of the best ways to learn from and start networking with like-minded people. These relationships can and will change the course of your life. Listen in on today's episode to start finding your champions! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session784.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49 mins

SPI 783: How Kevin Espiritu Converted His Backyard into an 8-Figure Gardening Empire

#783 As creators, starting a physical products business might seem daunting. But is there a future where something like MrBeast's Feastables puts companies like Hershey...

#783 As creators, starting a physical products business might seem daunting. But is there a future where something like MrBeast's Feastables puts companies like Hershey out of business? Will influencers eventually run the biggest brands in the world? In this episode, I chat with a solo blogger turned empire builder. My friend Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening is back on the show to give us an inside look at the 10x growth he's pulled off since our last chat. We discuss affiliate marketing, drop shipping, and creating original products on your own or through partnerships with other companies. We also dive into Kevin's content creation schedule. His brand puts out a wild 120 to 180 articles per month. But that's not all. Kevin and his team publish across several YouTube channels, with some videos requiring months of shooting and preparation. Listen in! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session783.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

10 mins

SPI 782: A Wild Situation at Lunch

#782 Something wild happened to me at lunch the other day. Even though this embarrassed me in public, there are lessons for us here. So,...

#782 Something wild happened to me at lunch the other day. Even though this embarrassed me in public, there are lessons for us here. So, let me get it off my chest! I was on a Zoom call for work when, out of nowhere, a woman snapped at me. You see, she thought I was recording a video of her and her son. Before I could explain, this woman started calling me a creeper. As I turned my screen toward her to reveal I was on a call, she immediately realized her error. Apologies started flying, but it was clear this woman had other stuff going on that made her verbally attack me. The truth is, we can't ever know what other people are going through. This also applies to the trolls and haters we encounter as content creators and online business owners. So listen in for my perspective on leading with empathy and the importance of controlling your reactions! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session782.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49 mins

SPI 781: The Future of VOICE Content in the Age of AI with Mike and Izabela from Music Radio Creative

#781 Techno-optimists or not, we can't ignore the AI-powered tools already changing how people work and create. So, what can you do to make yourself...

#781 Techno-optimists or not, we can't ignore the AI-powered tools already changing how people work and create. So, what can you do to make yourself and your services irreplaceable? In this episode, we have an honest conversation about the future of audio content. As we look at how voice cloning is already affecting creators and artists, we share both rosy and realistic predictions for where things are going. Joining me are Mike and Izabela Russell from Music Radio Creative. [affiliate link] I use their audio agency for everything from podcast editing to original songs about Pokémon for Deep Pocket Monster! Mike and Izabela reveal how they leverage free educational content, Shopify, affiliate marketing, and relationships with hundreds of artists and audio engineers to grow and run their massive business. I also know their tips for staying profitable in the Age of AI will be a wake-up call for some and a game-changer for others. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session781.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

15 mins

SPI 780: 10x is Easier than 2x

#780 Many creators and entrepreneurs play it safe. Here's the thing, though. That's actually a dangerous mindset to have if you want to see your...

#780 Many creators and entrepreneurs play it safe. Here's the thing, though. That's actually a dangerous mindset to have if you want to see your brand grow. So how do you take the kinds of risks that lead to massive rewards? For the last year, we've all been talking about the incredible 10x is Easier than 2x by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy. I've also been applying this perspective to SPI and Deep Pocket Monster, my Pokémon YouTube channel, and the results have been game-changing! So what are the key principles that have stuck with me after reading this book? How do you leverage and set ambitious goals to 10x your growth? When does it make sense to focus on incremental improvements instead? I cover all of this in today's deep dive into one of the most influential books of the last few years. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session780.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49 mins

SPI 779: Building a Brand that Other Brands Want to Work With — with Justin Moore

#779 Many creators struggle with finding and negotiating sponsorships. One of the problems is that they're often not aiming for win-win-win deals. For an effective...

#779 Many creators struggle with finding and negotiating sponsorships. One of the problems is that they're often not aiming for win-win-win deals. For an effective partnership, the value proposition should be obvious to you, the brand you're promoting, and your audience. So, how do you ask the right questions to uncover unexpected sponsorship opportunities? My returning guest, Justin Moore, is the founder of Creator Wizard. Since our last chat in episode 631, his incredible work helping people learn about brand deals has been blowing up online. Today, I wanted to have Justin back on the show to share a look at his business and the mindset that's helping him grow! This is a great chat because we dive into Justin's Sponsorship Strategy Summit, the value of networking and building relationships, finding the right mastermind group to help you level up, and why you should share case studies and success stories. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session779.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26 mins

SPI 778: Inside a Pat Flynn Coaching Call with Cassie Shawcross

#778 If growing your business were easy, what would it look like? This is a powerful question because many of us tend to overcomplicate things....

#778 If growing your business were easy, what would it look like? This is a powerful question because many of us tend to overcomplicate things. So how do we build a brand without getting distracted by things that don't matter? I haven't recorded a coaching call episode like this in a long time—not since the AskPat days! We wanted to bring that energy back in today's session, so listen in as I help Cassie Shawcross of DivineJourneyBoutique.com understand her limiting beliefs and use her strengths to grow! Leaving a traditional career to become an entrepreneur is scary. But isn't always being stuck in jobs we don't want just as frightening a prospect? You'll want to listen in on this call because the perspective we gain leads to some inspiring breakthroughs for Cassie! This is a great conversation about being open to opportunities and bringing your people together. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session778.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 777: Making More Sales and Talking Funnels with Ben Harris from ClickFunnels

#777 How do we sell more of our products? Essentially, what are the top strategies to get new leads and convert them into customers? Also,...

#777 How do we sell more of our products? Essentially, what are the top strategies to get new leads and convert them into customers? Also, which tactics have stopped working, and where do we invest our time and money to get the best results? This is just a small part of today's wide-ranging conversation. My guest is Ben Harris from ClickFunnels, a popular and powerful platform for getting more people to your website and online store. You don't need to be a ClickFunnels user to learn from today's episode, though! Ben and I chat about buying ads outside platforms like Google and Meta, leveraging Facebook groups to simultaneously generate leads and build a community, soap opera email sequences, running webinars on YouTube, and more! Tune in because we get into basic and advanced tactics you might not have explored or considered yet! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session777.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

15 mins

SPI 776: The Perfect Bonus Sandwich

#776 Businesses often use bonuses to sweeten the deal on what they're selling. Done well, this can be a great strategy to attract more customers....

#776 Businesses often use bonuses to sweeten the deal on what they're selling. Done well, this can be a great strategy to attract more customers. But when do the extras you offer start working against you? How do you use this tactic the right way to create irresistible deals? In 2024, I'm taking these Friday episodes up a notch with specific ideas and frameworks you can implement to optimize and grow your brand. This session is no different because today I'll help you create the perfect bonus sandwich. With this strategy, you'll select the best perks to complement your main product and avoid mistakes many entrepreneurs make! So, what are the bonuses that customers actually want? When should you avoid using any extras at all? How do you determine and market the total value of your offer? Join me to find out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session776.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54 mins

SPI 775: What You Need to Know Before Creating Software For Your Audience

#775 Selling a piece of software you've created and grown can be a massive windfall. But where do you start if you have an idea...

#775 Selling a piece of software you've created and grown can be a massive windfall. But where do you start if you have an idea for a tool or service but can't write any code? What do you need to know upfront, and what would working with a programmer or development team cost? In episode 772, I offered you a sneak peek at my newest software venture. Now, Dave Chesson and Bhanuka Harischandra of Surge Global are joining me to reveal even more about this project and process. Together with their incredible team in Sri Lanka, Dave and Bhanuka are helping me bring my vision to life. So, how do you decide if your idea is worth building and investing in? What are the hidden costs of developing and maintaining software? How do you build something that actually works and attracts users? Tune in to find out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session775.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

13 mins

SPI 774: If I Had $1000 and Started Over...

#774 I get asked this all the time—if I were starting over with $1000 to invest in an online business, what would I do? And...

#774 I get asked this all the time—if I were starting over with $1000 to invest in an online business, what would I do? And here's my answer—I would go offline. This always surprises people, but the approach I cover today is the most powerful way to begin your entrepreneurial journey. But if you want to set yourself up for success, the most important part of this process should happen before you spend any money at all! In this episode, I want to help you find the right niche for your skillset and identify the key elements that will give you a leg up. So where would my $1000 go? This is the part that surprises people the most because my budget would all go toward building relationships in the space I've chosen. So, listen in to learn how I would leverage the easiest way to meet people in any industry—attending in-person live events! Show notes and more SmartPassiveIncome.com/session774.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

50 mins

SPI 773: How to Write GREAT Copy in Today's World with Ray Edwards

#773 How effective is the marketing copy around your products? For many entrepreneurs, this is one of the aspects of online business they struggle with...

#773 How effective is the marketing copy around your products? For many entrepreneurs, this is one of the aspects of online business they struggle with the most. And the truth is, there are no shortcuts to great writing. So, how do we generate compelling stories and sales pages? There's no one better to answer this question for us than the godfather of modern copywriting himself, Ray Edwards. Ray is the author of How to Write Copy That Sells and Read This or Die. His expertise is priceless, and today, Ray delivers an absolute masterclass on marketing communication in the age of AI. You'll hear us explore his PASTOR framework to guide you through every step, from positioning your products to making sales and getting incredible testimonials. Listen in because Ray and I also share the most powerful ways to leverage tools like ChatGPT to take your marketing game to the next level fast! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session773.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

20 mins

SPI 772: My Next Software Build Starts Here (Follow Along)

#772 Regular listeners know I love bringing you along for the journey as I start new projects. Listen in to get a first glimpse at...

#772 Regular listeners know I love bringing you along for the journey as I start new projects. Listen in to get a first glimpse at the software venture I hope will provide a game-changing solution for a problem no one is tackling. I desperately need this tool in my workflow, and know a lot of other creators will benefit from it as well. So, what am I talking about? I won't share all the details in this episode, but you'll get a clear look at what I'm building. This is a fascinating process because, like many of you, I don't know how to write code. That said, this is not my first time dabbling in software. I'm taking everything I've learned creating Fusebox.fm, sharing it with you, and applying it to this project. I'm also building this to sell, so I get into the economics behind this venture as well today. Tune in, and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session772.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45 mins

SPI 771: How to Consistently Create Videos to Grow Your Business with Caleb Wojcik

#771 What comes to mind when you think about recording video? Many people let their aversion to being on camera hurt the growth of their...

#771 What comes to mind when you think about recording video? Many people let their aversion to being on camera hurt the growth of their brands. Still, we all know we need to get comfortable with this to make the most of today's social media landscape! But where do you start as a complete beginner? How do you create consistently, and how often do you need to upload to YouTube to build an audience? For your online courses, what is the best way to plan and leverage videos? We cover all this and more in today's episode with my friend, collaborator, and frequent guest, Caleb Wojcik. As we're expanding the Expert in Residence program inside SPI Pro, we're enlisting Caleb as our go-to resource for all things video. Don't miss out because we discuss everything from a quantity-over-quality mindset for beginners to batch recording and easy editing! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session771.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

15 mins

SPI 770: So You Just Hired Someone? What's Next?

#770 Making your first hire is a massive step in your entrepreneurial journey! If you're onboarding your first employee or contractor or need a refresher...

#770 Making your first hire is a massive step in your entrepreneurial journey! If you're onboarding your first employee or contractor or need a refresher on being an effective team leader, listen in because this episode is for you! Of course, I've often had Jess Lindgren, my executive assistant of over ten years, on the show. Go to episode 753 to uncover the lessons we've learned working together for so long! But what do you need to do on day one with your first hire? And what are the specific things you definitely need to check off in the first week of working with someone new? Today, I cover everything from onboarding and company culture to protecting yourself against scammers and employees going AWOL. And shout out to our SPI Pro member, Derek Miller of Genius Lab Gear, for inspiring me to cover this topic! Tune in, and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session770.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

51 mins

SPI 769: New Job, New You with Barrett Brooks

#769 Very few people work the same job their whole lives anymore. Even so, many of us still perceive having to change careers as having...

#769 Very few people work the same job their whole lives anymore. Even so, many of us still perceive having to change careers as having failed. But what if a new role is actually an opportunity? This is the topic of today's conversation with my returning guest, Barrett Brooks. In the decade since our last chat, he has had to reinvent himself several times to uncover the best use of his knowledge and talents. Listen in on this inspiring session because we highlight the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and provide a fresh perspective on career experimentation! I can't wait to share this with you because Barrett's wisdom on becoming a better person, leader, and employee is incredibly valuable—so much so that we've hired him as a consultant at SPI to help us learn about each other and work better as a team! Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session769.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

13 mins

SPI 768: Ditch the D Word—"Discounts"

#768 We need to talk about pricing. Specifically, we need to discuss how discounts are hurting your business! Don't get me wrong—special offers can work...

#768 We need to talk about pricing. Specifically, we need to discuss how discounts are hurting your business! Don't get me wrong—special offers can work wonders for your sales. So why would we want to remove this tool from our marketing arsenal? Listen in on this session for a behind-the-scenes look at what we're doing at SPI and the cohort-based model that's replaced discounts for us! This has been an incredible business move and a massive boost to our student and community member success rates. Of course, offering products at a lower price point still makes sense in some very specific scenarios. Tune in to also get my thoughts on when to use discounts in your product lifecycle. Don't miss out on this one. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session768.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 767: The Honest YouTube Journey with Aprilynne Alter

#767 The strategies we used to rely on for growth on YouTube aren't working anymore. So, what are up-and-coming creators doing to build an audience?...

#767 The strategies we used to rely on for growth on YouTube aren't working anymore. So, what are up-and-coming creators doing to build an audience? Which tactics get you more views and subscribers right now? I've had a lot of big names in the YouTube space on the show, everyone from Ali Abdaal to MKBHD. But today, I wanted to get a fresh perspective from someone who is just starting to make waves. There's a lot of buzz around my guest, Aprilynne Alter, due to her ability to uncover the secrets behind modern viral videos. In this episode, we really get in the weeds of the video creation process. We discuss everything from the idea and research phase to which metrics you should keep an eye on for maximum growth. Aprilynne puts hundreds of hours into her videos, and her insights on titles, thumbnails, quality versus quantity, and time management will surprise some of you! Show notes and more at https://SmartPassiveIncome.com/session767.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

21 mins

SPI 766: How to Monetize Your Niche Podcast with Lauren Popish

#766 Podcasting is a powerful way to generate revenue, but what are your monetization options if you're not reaching a massive audience yet? The thing...

#766 Podcasting is a powerful way to generate revenue, but what are your monetization options if you're not reaching a massive audience yet? The thing is, big sponsors expect a minimum of ten thousand downloads per episode. So, how can you leverage a small, loyal following instead? Listen in because we're back with another incredible Teaching Friday session. Lauren Popish, our guest host, is the founder of The Wave Podcasting, an educational platform and production agency helping women-led shows grow. Through her work, Lauren has uncovered the best strategies for podcasters at every level. If you're in a small niche or just starting out, tune in and take advantage of her expertise! This episode is a deep dive into affiliate marketing, listener donations, subscriptions, premium content, and selling your products and services through podcasting. For more from Lauren, visit TheWavePodcasting.com/pat to download her free Monetization Blueprint! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session766.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 765: The Path to Success without Burnout with Cal Newport

#765 How close are you to burnout right now? If you buy into modern hustle culture, overworking yourself at the expense of your health is...

#765 How close are you to burnout right now? If you buy into modern hustle culture, overworking yourself at the expense of your health is inevitable. But is this the best way to produce great work? In this episode, Cal Newport joins me to share an insightful look at the productivity habits of knowledge workers throughout history. This is a fascinating chat about how thinkers and creators managed their time before we adapted an assembly line model to innovation. Listen in and check out Cal's new book, Slow Productivity, for more on this topic! So, what are the three principles of accomplishing more without burnout? Mastering this lost art is a matter of doing fewer things, working at a natural pace, and focusing on quality. Easier said than done. This is why Cal and I dive into each of these steps and uncover the lessons from the past we can apply to our modern work patterns! Show notes and more at https://SmartPassiveIncome.com/session765.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

25 mins

SPI 764: How to Build Habits for Success with Julie DeLucca-Collins

#764 Relying on motivation and willpower alone is not a sustainable way to grow your business. Instead, try building small routines that move you toward...

#764 Relying on motivation and willpower alone is not a sustainable way to grow your business. Instead, try building small routines that move you toward your goals every day. But what is the anatomy of a positive habit? How do you apply behavioral science findings to everyday tasks for greater success? Listen in because this Teaching Friday episode is the first of its kind! Our returning guest host is Julie DeLucca-Collins of Go Confidently Coaching. Today, she is interviewing Linda Fogg-Phillips, CEO and co-founder of the Tiny Habits Academy, for a chat that unlocks the steps of leveraging positive emotions to get more done. Julie and Linda share a look at the ABC method for behavior change and the Maui habit that can shift your mindset every day! This discussion is based on concepts introduced by Dr. BJ Fogg in the New York Times bestseller Tiny Habits. Tune in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session764.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 763: Optimizing Your Online Courses and Community with Ashley Gore

#763 Have you ever considered creating an online course? This episode's for you! Already have a course, but your completion rates are low or declining?...

#763 Have you ever considered creating an online course? This episode's for you! Already have a course, but your completion rates are low or declining? This episode's for you. Are you curious about how we've restructured our entire business at SPI around better student outcomes and steady recurring revenue? Well, this episode's for you! We have today's guest, Ashley Gore, to thank for one of the best things we've ever created, the All-Access Pass. She is our Community Experience Manager and an expert in learning facilitation and curriculum development. In this session, Ashley pulls back the curtain to reveal the strategy behind our cutting-edge online education experience. She and I discuss leveraging backward design concepts for higher completion rates, why community-powered courses are so effective, running asynchronous accelerators, and more! We also get a look at Ashley's incredible brand, Learning with Miss LaGrow. Join us to start creating amazing journeys for your students! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session763.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22 mins

SPI 762: How to Create More Content with David Ziembicki

#762 Creators like Gary Vaynerchuk post hundreds of times per week across multiple platforms. How is that even possible, and what can we learn from...

#762 Creators like Gary Vaynerchuk post hundreds of times per week across multiple platforms. How is that even possible, and what can we learn from this approach? David Ziembicki of the Expert Business Agency is guest hosting this Teaching Friday episode to shed light on the content engine behind some of the most successful influencers. He shares the blueprint to help you model their system in your business for massive growth. The key is repurposing content you already have, so tune in for the step-by-step process! David delivers an absolute masterclass on how to build an effective social media strategy today! Listen in because you'll be able to assess your current level, mature as a creator, and generate more revenue. You'll also learn to leverage tools like Descript, Canva, and ContentStudio to supercharge your production schedule without hiring a team! For more from David, visit ExpertBusiness.com/spi to access his free content engine guide! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session762.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 761: The Best Communication Tips for Creators with Charles Duhigg

#761 When we talk and truly connect with someone, our body responds in a powerful way. In fact, we are hardwired to love this feeling...

#761 When we talk and truly connect with someone, our body responds in a powerful way. In fact, we are hardwired to love this feeling of being heard and understood! But how do we unlock and apply the science of communication in content creation and business? Today, I have the honor of interviewing a hero of mine! Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize winner who has sold over three million copies of his incredible book, The Power of Habit. His newest release, Supercommunicators, is a deep dive into the practical, emotional, and social conversations our lives revolve around. In this episode, Charles helps us uplevel our skills. We'll learn about becoming great one-on-one communicators and connecting better with large audiences. Charles uncovers the quiet negotiations we're always engaged in and shares the exercises we can do to start having fruitful conversations. Don't miss out, and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session761.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

18 mins

SPI 760: Series Marketing is Serious Marketing

#760 "If you like this, smash that subscribe button!" We always hear this nowadays. But people don't subscribe because they enjoy a single piece of...

#760 "If you like this, smash that subscribe button!" We always hear this nowadays. But people don't subscribe because they enjoy a single piece of content. They subscribe because they see value in what's coming next. Most creators get this wrong! In this episode, I want to share a strategy that's working really well for me right now. This is a great way to grow your audience as a podcaster, blogger, YouTuber, or creator of any kind. Once you understand the thought process behind getting new subscribers, I'll need you to do one specific thing. The next time you're coming up with ideas for content, consider creating a series. That's right—think about a sequence of posts on the same theme. There's a right and wrong way to do this, so tune in today for the tips that make all the difference! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session760.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46 mins

SPI 759: AI-ify Your Business with Rick Mulready

#759 Artificial intelligence is here! We can push against new technology, but people leveraging it will likely outcompete us. So, how do we use AI...

#759 Artificial intelligence is here! We can push against new technology, but people leveraging it will likely outcompete us. So, how do we use AI to streamline our businesses, work fewer hours, and make more money? There's no one better to answer this question than Rick Mulready. Over the years, he's helped thousands of creators build effective business systems. Rick is now taking this to the next level by teaching entrepreneurs how to master the most powerful new AI tools. For this special episode, I recorded one of my weekly coffee meetups with Rick. The result is an off-the-cuff conversation on the best strategies for automating repetitive tasks to save time and money! Rick and I discuss his APPTT framework for getting started with AI, share some of our favorite tools and examples of using them, and give you the blueprint for creating ChatGPT prompts like a pro. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session759.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

18 mins

SPI 758: 750,000 Subscribers! (How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going)

#758 What we're fighting for nowadays as creators isn't attention. It's trust! It takes a long time to build your reputation online and just moments...

#758 What we're fighting for nowadays as creators isn't attention. It's trust! It takes a long time to build your reputation online and just moments to destroy it. Still, this is the key to earning your superfans. This is also the number one thing I've focused on to grow Deep Pocket Monster, my Pokémon YouTube channel, to 750K subscribers! So, how do you build and engage an audience of this size? Join me for a chat about the value of sharing with openness and integrity, bringing your followers behind the scenes, and having people hold you accountable when you become successful. I'll also share some YouTube-specific hacks I've leveraged to understand how the algorithm works in my niche, why I'm doubling down on live streams, and how I'm drawing inspiration from other creators. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session758.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47 mins

SPI 757: The Creator Network Literally Grows Your Email List

#757 What happens when you stop competing and start collaborating with other creators? This is actually the most effective online growth strategy today. But can...

#757 What happens when you stop competing and start collaborating with other creators? This is actually the most effective online growth strategy today. But can we apply this concept to email and newsletters? In this episode, ConvertKit founder Nathan Barry joins me for a chat about the game-changing Creator Network. Listen in because Nathan and I discuss everything from building an email list from scratch to monetizing your reach by supporting creators you love. These are the best tactics to bypass social media algorithms and supercharge your newsletter growth. I'm excited because I've been an advisor and affiliate for ConvertKit for almost a decade, and this is the most innovative thing I've seen happen in the email space. So, tune in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session757.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 756: Nervous Much? Me Too.

#756 I still get nervous all the time. Before recording podcasts, speaking in front of crowds, coaching students, and everything else! Are people going to...

#756 I still get nervous all the time. Before recording podcasts, speaking in front of crowds, coaching students, and everything else! Are people going to like me? Will they enjoy what I have to share? The only thing that's changed over the years is my mindset around these questions and what the nerves represent. So, how do you step outside your comfort zone in 2024 and turn uncertainty into excitement? Listen in on today's session because shifting the story you tell yourself is vital for business success! Join me to also discover how I'm leveraging live streams this year with the SPI and Deep Pocket Monster YouTube channels. I'm doubling down on this strategy because getting in front of people and connecting on a human level is about to become an essential skill in the age of AI. Tune in! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session756.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48 mins

SPI 755: The Secrets to Launching a Million-Dollar Business with Noah Kagan

#755 If you want to start a business, focus less on the how and more on the now. You see, overcoming the fears that stop...

#755 If you want to start a business, focus less on the how and more on the now. You see, overcoming the fears that stop you from even trying is the key to building life-changing success! That's why I have Noah Kagan of AppSumo back on the show to help you shift your mindset and get more of what you want! His new book, Million Dollar Weekend, is the ultimate blueprint for a massive business launch. Today, Noah and I dive into this framework and explore everything from beating procrastination to creating viral content online! Listen in because we're also giving out a $1000 Chipotle gift card! That's a lot of guacamole, so stick around to the end of the episode to discover how to participate in our challenge. And for those interested in YouTube, Noah gives us an inside look at how he drives millions of viewers to his videos for next-level growth! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session755.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

25 mins

SPI 754: How to Serve Other Languages and Grow Your Business with Anne Truran

#754 In most niches, non-English languages are often underserved. These US and international audiences are a huge market you can tap into to provide value...

#754 In most niches, non-English languages are often underserved. These US and international audiences are a huge market you can tap into to provide value and create new connections! Here's the best part—You don't even have to speak another language or hire employees to open up your business to these new opportunities! So how do you get started? We're back with another incredible Teaching Friday episode today! Today's guest host, Anne Truran of Together Language, helps schools and other organizations design systems around language diversity. In this episode, she walks us through the tools and strategies we can leverage to serve non-English speakers through everything from written communication to phone and video calls. Listen in because this is a fantastic way to expand your business! For more, SPI listeners can book Anne's infrastructure-building sessions for free at TogetherLanguage.com/spi. This is a limited-time offer, so check it out now! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session754.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31 mins

SPI 753: Working with an Executive Assistant for 10 Years—What Did We Learn?

#753 I wouldn't be where I am in business and life without Jess Lindgren, my incredible executive assistant. That's a fact! To help you level...

#753 I wouldn't be where I am in business and life without Jess Lindgren, my incredible executive assistant. That's a fact! To help you level up and foster a similar relationship, Jess and I share an inside look at the workflow we've perfected over the last decade. Listen in because this dynamic is an essential part of everything I do, from SPI to Deep Pocket Monster! So how and where do you find your Jess? Why are we switching back to remote work after collaborating in person for years? If you already have an assistant, how do you improve your relationship and get more done? Tune in to find out! I'm excited because we also dive into how Jess is growing her Ask An Assistant podcast and brand. Don't miss out because she's doing a fantastic job helping people in her profession and developing a niche business. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session753.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22 mins

SPI 752: How to Convert Followers into Customers with Jeff Gargas

#752 Many of us would hate to come across as too salesy. In fact, we often overcorrect to the point where it's difficult for people...

#752 Many of us would hate to come across as too salesy. In fact, we often overcorrect to the point where it's difficult for people to buy from us. But here's the thing—if you have a good product, you're doing your audience a disservice by not providing simple opportunities to access it. You're also not doing yourself any favors because making money allows you to stay in business, serve more people, and do more good! So, how do you create a clear and easy pathway from your free content to your paid products? Jeff Gargas of TeachBetter.com is our guest host today. In this Teaching Friday session, he will run you through a powerful exercise to show you how to convert more than ever without relying on sleazy marketing tactics. This is a great way to overcome your fear of selling and help more people! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session752.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53 mins

SPI 751: Matt and Pat Talk about the Future of SPI

#751 At SPI, we want to use our success to build something that helps you on your business journey. And honestly, shame on us if...

#751 At SPI, we want to use our success to build something that helps you on your business journey. And honestly, shame on us if we don't! For today's episode, I hit the record button on the kind of conversation SPI CEO Matt Gartland and I have all the time. This is where we think the industry is going in the next few years and what we're doing about it. We've never shared a behind-the-scenes look quite like this! As you know, our focus is on community. Listen in to hear how our 10x move on that front, the EIR program, is about to expand! Also, toward the end of our chat, I twist Matt's arm to have him share our master plan for something never before seen in the small business space. If we pull this off, it'll change everything! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session751.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 750: Why You Have to Bring People Together

#760 Hot take—the algorithms are breaking our brains! You see, before we each had personalized feeds on every platform, people were more or less tuning...

#760 Hot take—the algorithms are breaking our brains! You see, before we each had personalized feeds on every platform, people were more or less tuning in for the same cultural events. The series finale of M*A*S*H had over one hundred million viewers, and seventy-six million people watched the Seinfeld finale. That's crazy! Is losing this connection with one another contributing to the loneliness epidemic in some way? I brought this up in my Unstuck newsletter because it's an important topic. If you haven't already, make sure to subscribe to get my quick weekly updates! So, what can we do as leaders and creators to bring our people together? As you know, this is the focus at SPI with the online communities we're running. But I want to help you do something similar for your audience. Listen in on today's session for ideas on how and where to start! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session750.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48 mins

SPI 749: The Roadmap to Your Million-Dollar Business This Year with Ryan Moran

#749 Building an ecommerce business has always felt separate from what we teach our audience at SPI. But now, big players like Amazon are starting...

#749 Building an ecommerce business has always felt separate from what we teach our audience at SPI. But now, big players like Amazon are starting to favor traffic coming from creators like us! That's right! Finding success with physical products is no longer about shady marketing tactics and gaming algorithms. You now have a massive leg up if you're using the tried-and-true growth strategies of building a following and email list and engaging a community of superfans! My guest today is the incredible Ryan Moran of Capitalism.com. He delivers a masterclass on creating a million-dollar business with ecommerce and physical products by leveraging the skills you already have and only one hundred followers! Ryan shares his playbook and details every step, from figuring out your first product to using his traffic triangle to generate sales. Listen in, and go to Capitalism.com/pat to learn how entrepreneurs like you are expanding into e-commerce! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session749.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

10 mins

SPI 748: In the Year of AI, This Is What I’m Focusing On

#748 I want to start the new year with a truth bomb—your past is not your future! It's too easy to dwell on what went...

#748 I want to start the new year with a truth bomb—your past is not your future! It's too easy to dwell on what went wrong or the paths you didn't take, but all that does is make change feel impossible. So, how do you make 2024 the year you write your success story? For me, growth has always happened just outside my comfort zone. As an entrepreneur, if you're not feeling any discomfort, it might be a sign that you're not challenging yourself hard enough. But now is the time for the 10x actions and bold moves you've been thinking about! 2024 is also your year to focus and choose how you invest your attention. From AI advancements to the elections here in the US, there's no shortage of distractions to knock us off our path. So, join me today for a goal-setting exercise to help you envision your progress over the next twelve months! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session748.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41 mins

SPI 747: How to Build a Six-Figure Brand in a Small Niche with Victoria Moll

#747 I say it all the time—the riches are in the niches! Today's guest, Victoria Moll of Contempo Coding, is the perfect example of someone...

#747 I say it all the time—the riches are in the niches! Today's guest, Victoria Moll of Contempo Coding, is the perfect example of someone taking this to the ultimate level. So listen in to hear how she became the leader in her tiny industry and built a six-figure business around it! Victoria has amassed over 100K highly targeted subscribers on her medical coding education YouTube channel. That's bananas! She credits bringing personality and entertainment to what is often a dry, technical space as the key to her success. I'm not surprised—this is something that's vital for anyone trying to stand out online! In today's episode, we get an inside look at everything from how she found her content creation voice to transitioning YouTube viewers into paying customers. We also dive into Victoria's innovative formula for managing squirrel syndrome. If you need help figuring out which ideas are worth your time, tune in! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session747.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 746: How to Get Healthy If You’re Busy with Amalia May Valle

#746 From business to family and everything in between, we have a lot on our plates as entrepreneurs. It's no surprise that self-care is often...

#746 From business to family and everything in between, we have a lot on our plates as entrepreneurs. It's no surprise that self-care is often not even on our radar. But what can we do to improve our health and vitality when time is limited? Listen in on this episode to find out! Amalia May Valle is a certified health coach, yoga instructor, mom, actor, and part-time flight attendant. With this much going on, she's an expert at identifying the quick wellness practices that actually work. Tune in because she's guest hosting this Teaching Friday session to share her most effective tips for nutrition, exercise, and stress management! Amalia covers everything from easy recipes to shifting your mindset around exercise and getting results even if you only have ten minutes a day! Don't miss this incredible episode and get Amalia's free resources at YogaByAmalia.com/freeguide! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session746.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45 mins

SPI 745: How to Have Your Most Productive Year with Ali Abdaal

#745 We have productivity all wrong! Discipline and grit are vital, sure. But here's the thing—no one procrastinates on watching Netflix. It's no secret that...

#745 We have productivity all wrong! Discipline and grit are vital, sure. But here's the thing—no one procrastinates on watching Netflix. It's no secret that we're more likely to do the things that feel good. So, how do we apply this concept to growing a business? How do we make our work feel great? My special guest, Ali Abdaal, is the world's most-followed productivity expert. In episode 503, we heard all about his journey from med school to content creation and passive income mastery. Ali's still growing, having amassed five million YouTube subscribers, and is here to share everything about his book, Feel Good Productivity. This episode will shift your mindset around dull tasks that drain your willpower. Armed with Ali's tools, you'll have fun at work while performing at the ultimate level. Not only that, Ali and I also discuss his process for creating viral YouTube videos that reach and impact millions! Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session745.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22 mins

SPI 744: How to Make More Sales with Kenneth Camp

#744 Acting as salespeople for our products and services is uncomfortable for many of us. So, is there a framework we can apply as solopreneurs...

#744 Acting as salespeople for our products and services is uncomfortable for many of us. So, is there a framework we can apply as solopreneurs and small business owners to get more customers without feeling sleazy? If you hate selling, this episode is for you! In this new installment of our Teaching Friday series, Kenneth Camp delivers a masterclass on building a story around your brand with your customer as the hero. Kenneth will give you a step-by-step plan you can use and reuse for everything from sales calls to the marketing messaging on your website. I love this blueprint because it revolves around the power of storytelling in business, which I always talk about on the show. So tune in to learn how to go from identifying a problem you can solve to crafting a perfect call to action. Also, go to KennethACamp.com/spiflightplan to level up your sales process with Kenneth's resources! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session744.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42 mins

SPI 743: Buying Back Your Time and Becoming the Best Leader Possible with Dan Martell

#743 Which parts of your work are actually moving you toward your goals? Most entrepreneurs are stepping over dollars to pick up dimes because they...

#743 Which parts of your work are actually moving you toward your goals? Most entrepreneurs are stepping over dollars to pick up dimes because they haven't figured this out. So, how do you get clarity around your vision to unlock more time, profits, and productivity? Listen in to find out. My guest, Dan Martell, has built several multi-million dollar companies. He is also an investor with an insane track record and the author of Buy Back Your Time. Dan will inspire you to step up, map out your direct path to success, and take action! So, what are the three areas you need to develop to build your dream life? What are the misconceptions about growing a business that hold you back? How do you generate more profits and buy back your time? Dan and I cover it all. This session has strategies for everything from leveling up your mindset to hiring and time management. So don't miss out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session743.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29 mins

SPI 742: How to Write a Book Fast with Azul Terronez

#742 Have you ever considered writing a book? Chances are, if you can think of an idea for one, you can also come up with...

#742 Have you ever considered writing a book? Chances are, if you can think of an idea for one, you can also come up with excuses to trick yourself into not doing it. But what if there was an easy way to knock out a quick manuscript? Excellent news—our incredible Teaching Friday series is back! We love inviting members of our SPI Pro community to share their knowledge and provide actionable tips to supercharge your business. Tune in because the guest hosts we have lined up for this batch of episodes will blow your socks off. Azul Terronez, author of The Art of Apprenticeship and co-founder of Authors Who Lead, is no exception! The exercises and strategies Azul shares will help you unlock your inspiration, bust through writer's block, and finish writing a book even if you only have thirty minutes per day. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session742.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 741: Adding Profitable Physical Products to your Brand with Kerrie Fitzgerald

#741 Many companies have lost sight of one of the key principles for success—treating customers well. We've all experienced this, so how can an audience-first...

#741 Many companies have lost sight of one of the key principles for success—treating customers well. We've all experienced this, so how can an audience-first mindset help us stand out in online business? How can it create new opportunities for us to level up and even expand into profitable physical products? In this episode, Kerrie Fitzgerald shares her organic marketing tactics for tried-and-true growth with zero ad spend. She also makes a compelling case for physical products in today's digital world and details the easy way to start creating and selling them. Kerrie is an e-commerce expert, author of Customer Obsession, and host of The 6-Figure Product Business Podcast. Today, she and I explore everything from nurturing superfans for free promotional help to getting the best deals on while-label products from Alibaba. If you've ever considered selling anything from basic merch to innovative new products, listen in! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session741.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30 mins

SPI 740: Forty-One

#740 As I turn forty-one and with the new year approaching, I want to look back at 2023 and share the strategies that have had...

#740 As I turn forty-one and with the new year approaching, I want to look back at 2023 and share the strategies that have had the biggest impact on my businesses. We got a lot of things right these past twelve months, so tune in to learn more! The energy at SPI is unparalleled right now because of the positive feedback we've been getting for the All Access Pass, our community-powered educational experience. This was an incredible year for Deep Pocket Monster as well. I took my foray into the Pokémon space to the next level with Card Party, a three-day live event unlike anything else in this niche. I'm also stepping outside my comfort zone with my first traditionally published book, Lean Learning. Join me for updates on this and everything from the SwitchPod to how I'm getting back in shape! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session740.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 739: Rapid Growth and Instagram Secrets with Zach Benson

#739 Paying for ads is a fine way to get more followers on Instagram. It's what Meta wants you to do. But what are some...

#739 Paying for ads is a fine way to get more followers on Instagram. It's what Meta wants you to do. But what are some of the more organic ways to boost your growth? In today's episode, I'm chatting with Zach Benson to find out! Zach is the founder of Assistagram, an agency that helps brands build massive audiences on Instagram. He has worked with everybody from Shaquille O'Neal to my friend and frequent guest on the show, John Lee Dumas. This is a fascinating session and a deep dive into marketing tactics that are rarely talked about. Zach shares his tips for collaborating with and even buying Instagram accounts in your niche, using hashtags the right way, the types of posts to focus on, transitioning your followers into customers, and more. The old tricks don't work anymore, so listen to learn about the strategies that do! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session739.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

17 mins

SPI 738: The Niche Goal

#738 The demographics we use to define our target audiences aren't actually helping us. Think about it—is it really the case that the people you...

#738 The demographics we use to define our target audiences aren't actually helping us. Think about it—is it really the case that the people you want to attract share the same age, gender, or location? Or is it that they all share the same niche goal? Having one specific problem to help your followers with is essential for brand recognition and successful business growth online! Deep Pocket Monster, my Pokemon-focused channel, is a prime example of this. My 700K subscribers are people from all backgrounds, but their goal in this space is the same. Doubling down on it made a massive difference! So, what is the one thing that resonates with your niche audience? This is the key to starting a business and quitting your traditional job, which is our goal for you at SPI with everything from our content to our new EIR program! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session738.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43 mins

SPI 737: Win with Your Unfair Advantage with Dan Shapiro, Founder of Glowforge

#737 What is an advantage you have that almost feels like cheating? Is there something you can do that others can't or won't, and how...

#737 What is an advantage you have that almost feels like cheating? Is there something you can do that others can't or won't, and how do you leverage it to uplevel your brand? All of us can find our edge if we know where to look. Today's incredible guest, Dan Shapiro, is here to show us the way! As co-founder of the iconic 3D printer company Glowforge, Dan has empowered tens of thousands of people to start and run physical product businesses. He is the creator of Robot Turtles, a board game designed to teach kids the fundamentals of programming, and the author of Hot Seat, a guidebook for startup CEOs. To bring his ideas to life, Dan has also run some of the largest crowdfunding campaigns ever! Why do some businesses work while others fail? How do you create products that resonate with people and build something special? Listen in to find out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session737.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30 mins

SPI 736: How to Build Your Vision with Jason Feifer

#736 What's the point of building a business if you can't maintain it? If you want to follow your vision and have free time to...

#736 What's the point of building a business if you can't maintain it? If you want to follow your vision and have free time to sustain and enjoy it, you have to understand the vertical thinking successful entrepreneurs instinctively use. Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, is joining me today to help you create projects that stack and work together to supercharge your growth! You're hearing from another one of SPI Pro's Experts in Residence today. We're introducing the EIR program to serve our members with next-level knowledge and support, so tune in to get a sneak preview of what's coming to our incredible community! In his job, Jason has access to world-class entrepreneurs and is here to share the lessons he's learned so far. He and I talk about getting clarity on your mission and bringing it to life in a sustainable way using proven strategies and mindsets! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session736.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

37 mins

SPI 735: How a Small Niche Makes a Big Profit with Wojciech Wegrzynski

#735 Many of us believe we need to reach millions of people to make a living online. We then fall into the trap of going...

#735 Many of us believe we need to reach millions of people to make a living online. We then fall into the trap of going as broad as possible with our content. But what if a small targeted audience is actually a major asset? In this episode, we hear all about Wojciech Wegrzynski's incredible journey. His podcast, the Fire Science Show, averages just five hundred downloads per episode. But here's the thing—Wojciech's revenue from sponsors is already surpassing his engineering job income! Listen in because this episode brings together some of the most important topics we always discuss here on the show. We cover the power of niching down and podcasting, overcoming fear and procrastination, and building authority in your space. Wojciech combines these elements in a big way and adds his fire safety expertise to the mix to make a massive difference in his industry! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session735.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30 mins

SPI 734: Being a 10x Entrepreneur and Parent with Terry Rice—SPI Pro Expert In Residence

#734 What is your personal philosophy? What are the thoughts that guide your actions? Understanding what drives you is the key to staying motivated and...

#734 What is your personal philosophy? What are the thoughts that guide your actions? Understanding what drives you is the key to staying motivated and overcoming procrastination. This is how you 10x your business. Not only that, this is how you supercharge your personal life as well! Tune in today because SPI Pro's new Expert In Residence, Terry Rice, is joining me to help us set up the routines for success at work and at home! You'll hear all about the EIR program, the newest innovation we're introducing to serve our Pro members with next-level knowledge and support. So, how do you live your legacy? What are the business strategies that are also effective in parenting? How do you 10x your personal relationships and prioritize family as an entrepreneur? Join Terry and me for this special Friday session to find out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session734.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 733: Modern-Day Personal Branding Magic with Christine Gritmon

#733 "Who am I to stand out? Who am I to show off to other people?" That's the impostor syndrome in many of us talking....

#733 "Who am I to stand out? Who am I to show off to other people?" That's the impostor syndrome in many of us talking. Falling for it and then underselling ourselves feels safe because we don't see the value in our skillset. But how do we discover our potential and build a confident personal brand around it? Christine Gritmon is joining me today to help you do just that. In this episode, she shares her expert knowledge to supercharge your online presence and take your branding game to the next level. We talk about uncovering the unique value you bring to the table, naming your business, choosing the best social platform for growth, building a reputation in your niche, collaboration and community, and more. This session will help you create a genuine brand to define and move you toward your goals. Listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session733.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

15 mins

SPI 732: Don't Go It Alone

#732 The days of writing blog posts, getting easy traffic from Google, and monetizing your content with ads or products are gone. So, what's the...

#732 The days of writing blog posts, getting easy traffic from Google, and monetizing your content with ads or products are gone. So, what's the best way to build an audience today? "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." This African proverb is hugely relevant in our online business landscape because it highlights the incredible power of collaboration. Listen in on this episode to hear all about what I'm doing to partner up with other entrepreneurs and get in front of massive new audiences! This can be the game-changing approach that unlocks the next level for many of us. I let fear and introversion hold me back for too long—don't make the same mistake! This is something I've covered in my Unstuck newsletter as well. If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe for weekly business insights delivered straight to your inbox! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session732.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 731: How to Make Money with Email Marketing (By Just Being You) with Liz Wilcox

#731 Bringing relatability and character to your work is the number one way to stand out and succeed online today! But how do you apply...

#731 Bringing relatability and character to your work is the number one way to stand out and succeed online today! But how do you apply the "just be yourself" advice in your business for fantastic results? You're about to witness the full power of sharing valuable knowledge with a heavy dose of personality in today's chat with Liz Wilcox. Not only is she The Fresh Princess of Email Marketing, but her '90s pop culture obsession makes learning from her incredibly entertaining. Liz walks us through the steps of her Staircase framework for transitioning followers to customers. She also shares her twenty-minute newsletter blueprint for writing engaging and effective emails fast. We get into the best lead magnets for attracting new subscribers, the common mistakes to avoid, and, of course, a solid bit of NSYNC nostalgia. Join us for this fun and impactful conversation with Liz! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session731.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 730: First to Act

#730 Everything's already been done! That's one of the common excuses we come up with to stop us from starting a business. We tell ourselves...

#730 Everything's already been done! That's one of the common excuses we come up with to stop us from starting a business. We tell ourselves all the good ideas are exhausted and that there's nothing new we can do. But is that really true? In this episode, I want to help you shift your mindset around what it takes to build a brand online and help you discover promising niche markets. This doesn't only apply to people with expertise and credentials, either! Being an authority in your space is fantastic, but you can still offer plenty of value online by sharing your journey as a beginner. That's how I approached and grew Deep Pocket Monster to over 700k subscribers! So, how do you plant your flag and decide what you want to be known for? Listen in on this session for my tips and a look at one of the emerging niches I'm keeping an eye on! Snow notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session730.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44 mins

SPI 729: How to Quit Your Corporate Job for Good with Brian Luebben

#729 Most people never take the leap to pursue the life they've always wanted. Often, it's because they're too afraid to quit their traditional jobs....

#729 Most people never take the leap to pursue the life they've always wanted. Often, it's because they're too afraid to quit their traditional jobs. That's why I've invited Brian Luebben of The Action Academy Podcast on the show to share the blueprint for achieving your version of success. Today, we hear Brian's story and learn about the side hustle that helped him replace his six-figure corporate income while traveling the world full-time. After recording, I had to go back and listen to this conversation again because I didn't want to miss any of the incredible golden nuggets. So make sure you take notes! Brian and I discuss building a financial foundation, creating products that address real needs, the importance of community for learning, the best short-form content strategy, and more. This is a great one, so listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session729.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 728: What Will Matter?

#728 For better or worse, your choices today are a glimpse into how your life will turn out. I still remember the months I spent...

#728 For better or worse, your choices today are a glimpse into how your life will turn out. I still remember the months I spent wallowing in self-pity after getting laid off in my mid-twenties, the same thoughts running through my head every day. I felt like a failure, and I felt doomed. What would have happened if I had continued down that path? It's hard to say, but I'm sure I wouldn't be here with you now. In this episode, I want to give you the shot of motivation you need to seize the day and start building your legacy! So, how do you live a life of significance? Join me for this session because I want to read you the inspirational quote I keep on my desk. This is the daily source of inspiration that drives me to push for meaning in my life. Tune in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session728.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 727: An Epic SPI Success Story with Jackie Nourse

#727 I'm always harping on the importance of starting a podcast to grow your brand. And for good reasons! But what would happen if you...

#727 I'm always harping on the importance of starting a podcast to grow your brand. And for good reasons! But what would happen if you were to take my advice and the first piece of feedback you receive is a one-star review? Would you give up? That's the exact situation Jackie Nourse, aka Traveling Jackie, faced. Undeterred, she followed her passion and turned it into one of my favorite success stories! At JUMP Adventures, Jackie has built an amazing business around her mission of traveling full-time. Listen in to learn how she pulled it off and how she now brings her community along on her trips! This is an excellent conversation about bringing people together online and offline, building your version of the ideal life, and overcoming challenges. Join us because Jackie shares an inside look at the life-changing experiences she creates and why her audience keeps coming back for more! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session727.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

10 mins

SPI 726: Name It.

#726 Much of the knowledge I acquired when I started blogging is still with me. I have my early inspirations, Darren Rowse, Yaro Starak, and...

#726 Much of the knowledge I acquired when I started blogging is still with me. I have my early inspirations, Darren Rowse, Yaro Starak, and Seth Godin, to thank for that! In fact, one of Seth Godin's concepts that I often return to is the power of naming it. But what is it? It can be anything you teach or create. When you label something, you make it real. The messy middle, the part of the entrepreneurial journey between early excitement for an idea and when you finally reach your goals, comes to mind. Eric Partaker's 3 Alarms strategy, discussed in Wednesday's episode, is another example. So, how do you coin relevant terms in your business? Join this session to hear me brainstorm new ideas and come up with Fake Flynn-ing. Tune in to find out what that's all about and how to start naming things for your audience! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session726.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36 mins

SPI 725: The #1 Way to Scale Up Your Business with Eric Partaker

#725 The seven words that hold you back more than any other are "It is faster to do it myself." This kind of short-term thinking...

#725 The seven words that hold you back more than any other are "It is faster to do it myself." This kind of short-term thinking leads to burnout and stunts your business growth. But what is the most efficient way to scale your brand long-term? In this episode, returning guest Eric Partaker shares the blueprint for transitioning from scrappy founder to leadership master. This is priceless knowledge based on Eric's work coaching Fortune 50 CEOs, architecting Skype's success, and running several companies. You're not going to want to miss this chat! Eric helps you lay the foundation for sustainable business growth and explains why entrepreneurship cannot be separated from personal development. We discuss intentionality, the EAR framework for leadership, giving praise, and handling mistakes. For more, get a free copy of Eric's incredible book, The 3 Alarms, and his powerful tools and resources at SmartPassiveIncome.com/businessbundle! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session725.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 724: The Bigger You Get... The Harder You Question

#724 Finding success as a creator isn't all great. In fact, popularity can actually move you away from the special sauce that made your content...

#724 Finding success as a creator isn't all great. In fact, popularity can actually move you away from the special sauce that made your content stand out in the first place. You see, the moment you have something to lose, you begin to overthink every decision. Fear then starts to short-circuit the creative exploration that is part of the fun of building an online brand! My friend Matt Wolfe is dealing with this right now. He's doing fantastic work on YouTube, where his AI news channel pulls massive numbers. In this episode, I share the advice I gave him to help him stay motivated and keep the creative spark alive. So, listen in on today's session to learn how to find the fun in your work and avoid one of the major pitfalls of success! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session724.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48 mins

SPI 723: Behind the Scenes with Entrepreneur and Podcaster Shawn Stevenson

#723 What are the kinds of things you tell yourself? In business, health, and relationships, our thoughts are what drive us to succeed or fail....

#723 What are the kinds of things you tell yourself? In business, health, and relationships, our thoughts are what drive us to succeed or fail. The way we see the world truly affects the chemistry of our bodies. So, what are the habits that build effective cognitive patterns? In this episode, Shawn Stevenson shares the research-based information you need to tackle entrepreneurship the healthy way. He is the best-selling author of Sleep Smarter and Eat Smarter and host of The Model Health Show. His incredible work has changed my life, and I can't wait for you to hear our powerful conversation! We discuss everything from getting great sleep and the importance of family meals to supercharging your mindset for next-level business results. Listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session723.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

10 mins

SPI 722: Just... Why.

#722 This one question is the creativity hack we've been trained out of as adults. It's the key to uncovering amazing knowledge and stories. Kids...

#722 This one question is the creativity hack we've been trained out of as adults. It's the key to uncovering amazing knowledge and stories. Kids ask it all the time—"Why?" One of my top tips for creators, interviewers, and entrepreneurs is to trust the process of curiosity. This is how I approach everything I do. It's how I get guests on the podcast to open up and share valuable information. It's how I come up with content and discover fresh business opportunities. In this episode, I want to challenge you to tap into your inner child and look at your work through the lens of curiosity. I challenge you to ask why. So listen in for more on how I apply this technique to everything from podcasting to parenting. This is a mindset game-changer because it affects how you see the world and introduces you to an abundance of new possibilities in life and business! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session722.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 721: How to Build a Brand the Smart Way with Susie from Hey Grill, Hey

#721 Finding an underserved audience and providing valuable free content is one of the quickest ways to build a massive brand online. But how do...

#721 Finding an underserved audience and providing valuable free content is one of the quickest ways to build a massive brand online. But how do you turn your followers into paying customers? This is a challenging transition for many of us when we start charging for our work. My guest, Susie Bulloch of Hey Grill, Hey, has done an amazing job creating irresistible paid products to complement the free information that has defined her business. She runs the highest-trafficked barbecue and grilling recipe website, and today, we find out all about her journey and mission! Susie and I discuss everything from choosing a niche to monetizing your reach through ads, sponsorships, and affiliate marketing. We also talk about creating digital and physical products to serve your audience's unique needs and generate reliable monthly income. There's much to learn from Susie's growth, so listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session721.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 720: I Swore I Wasn’t Going to Do It, but Then I Did.

#720 I didn't want to, but people I trust made me do something I otherwise would have never done. I won't keep you guessing—this is...

#720 I didn't want to, but people I trust made me do something I otherwise would have never done. I won't keep you guessing—this is all about watching an anime. Specifically, One Piece. The show has over one thousand episodes! That's insane, but I was assured the story would be worth it. These are the kinds of things we're willing to take a chance on when we trust someone. So, what do I get out of this experience? As I've often said on the show, storytelling is vital for business success. In fact, it's the skill that will help you build the type of trust that gets people to spend their time and money with you. But building influence over people also comes with responsibilities. Today's session is all about having trust and stories as the foundation of your relationship with your audience. Tune in to learn more! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session720.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 719: Automating Some of Life to Make the Other Parts Even Better with Leo Babauta

#719 Today's guest is one of the first bloggers I followed when I started my online business journey. His content has been absolutely instrumental for...

#719 Today's guest is one of the first bloggers I followed when I started my online business journey. His content has been absolutely instrumental for me. Now, he's diving into podcasting and has created one of the few shows I subscribe to! Leo Babauta of Zen Habits is here to tell us why starting a podcast in 2023 is still a great idea. He also shares the mindset that has enabled him to stand out in a new medium right from the beginning. This is an inspiring conversation about minimalism and mindfulness in content creation! Leo and I tackle uncertainty and stress head-on and share tools and strategies to keep you moving toward your goals. Fair warning—Some tactics discussed today involve snakes, but we also provide nonvenomous solutions! If your work is meaningful, you're guaranteed to encounter resistance. So listen in to learn how to overcome the obstacles around your purpose and mission! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session719.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

7 mins

SPI 718: The Up-and-Comers

#718 The strategy I share today will help you at any level, no matter what niche you're in. There's another bonus—this tactic also makes the...

#718 The strategy I share today will help you at any level, no matter what niche you're in. There's another bonus—this tactic also makes the world a better place. So what is it? Tune in because we explore the benefits of forming relationships with the up-and-comers in your space. I've been doing this with Deep Pocket Monster, my Pokémon YouTube channel, and the results have been amazing! Some of the smaller creators I've helped get a leg up are now on an incredible trajectory. While it might seem like this creates more competition for me, the truth is that these are now supportive friendships that lead to more growth for everybody. The key word here is abundance. Creating a brand is not a zero-sum game where someone else's success comes at your expense. So, who are the up-and-comers in your niche and how do you create mutually beneficial relationships with them? Listen in on today's episode to find out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session718.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 717: Making Money in an Economy that Hates You with Chris Guillebeau

#717 You can't know which of your ideas will take off before you try some of them. That's why taking asymmetrical risks, where the potential...

#717 You can't know which of your ideas will take off before you try some of them. That's why taking asymmetrical risks, where the potential upside is much greater than your investment, is essential to get ahead today. But how do you apply this on your path to success, and what are the outdated rules you should break along the way? In this episode, Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity shares an inside look at his new book, Gonzo Capitalism: How to Make Money in An Economy That Hates You. I'm excited to have him back on the show because his experience in the online space is incredible! So, how do you succeed even when the odds are stacked against you? We cover a lot of ground in this session to answer that. Chris and I discuss building hybrid communities that function online and offline, monetizing your skill set, creating in the age of AI, event planning, and more. Listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session717.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 716: The Moment I Knew Podcasting Was Going to Change My Life

#716 I bought the equipment to start a podcast in 2008—but I was scared. In fact, putting my voice out there was so frightening that...

#716 I bought the equipment to start a podcast in 2008—but I was scared. In fact, putting my voice out there was so frightening that I didn't publish anything until 2010. But it wasn't long before I realized this show would become something special. Today, I want to take you back to that life-changing moment. Tune in because this session highlights why now is still a great time to create a new show around your brand! And with YouTube becoming a big player in the space, podcast discovery is about to change forever! That's why we added a video module to the upcoming Power-Up Podcasting 3.0. This newly overhauled version of our flagship course is the step-by-step solution you need to launch a successful show that gets found and grows your business! So check out SPI's All-Access Pass to unlock our community-powered course library! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session716.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41 mins

SPI 715: Behind the Scenes of Landing a TEDx Talk with Julie DeLucca-Collins

#715 Confidence is the action you take in the face of fear and uncertainty. If you're building a business, playing it safe can only get...

#715 Confidence is the action you take in the face of fear and uncertainty. If you're building a business, playing it safe can only get you so far. Instead, you need to build up the courage to swing for the fences! In this episode, Julie DeLucca-Collins of Go Confidently Coaching shares her expertise to help you find and achieve your version of success. She and I will walk you through the mindset and behaviors to help you check off your biggest goals! Julie also shares news of her upcoming TEDx talk. She gives us an inside look at the extensive process of applying, auditioning, and preparing for this event. So, what does it take to land a TEDx talk? How do you use your core values to move toward your goals? Why should you embrace failure as a necessary step? We discuss all this in today's perspective-shifting chat with Julie. Listen in for a serious dose of inspiration! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session715.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

14 mins

SPI 714: My High-Risk Scare (And What I’m Doing about It)

#714 I'm very disappointed in myself. You see, these last few years, I've achieved a lot with SPI and Deep Pocket Monster, my Pokémon YouTube...

#714 I'm very disappointed in myself. You see, these last few years, I've achieved a lot with SPI and Deep Pocket Monster, my Pokémon YouTube channel. But at what cost? Here's the thing—I've been neglecting my health for too long. Eating well and exercising have slipped through the cracks, and I've just received some scary test results to reflect that. This is a different kind of episode, but listen in because my personal update might be the wake-up call you need to get your priorities in order. I'll share the results from my DEXA scan and discuss the steps I've taken to start regaining my health and vitality. I already feel better than I have in a long, long time! So, join me for today's session about health and the entrepreneurial journey to learn more. If we don't care for ourselves, we can't serve others. Listen in and take action! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session714.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 713: The Most Inspirational Business Story Ever with Deanna Cooper Gillingham

#713 Hustle culture has tricked many of us into sacrificing our personal lives for financial success. But does building a brand have to be difficult?...

#713 Hustle culture has tricked many of us into sacrificing our personal lives for financial success. But does building a brand have to be difficult? Instead, what would our journey look like if it were easy? Today's conversation with Deanna Cooper Gillingham will blow your mind! She helps case managers in the healthcare industry grow in their profession through education and training. Her trajectory actually mirrors my own Green Exam Academy story. In fact, the book she self-published to help people in her niche pass an exam has now generated over a million dollars in profit! In this episode, we look at how Deanna pulled it off! She started from scratch with no audience and is now playing in the big leagues while traveling the world full-time. We dissect the essential systems that support her lifestyle, discuss mentorship, events, and public speaking, and get a glimpse at her community of superfans. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session713.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53 mins

SPI 712: The Creator Economy Middle-Class—Roundtable with Jason Feifer, Terry Rice, and Matt Gartland

#712 Many of the highest performers, the people we often try to emulate, are actually miserable. You see, there are trade-offs in chasing extraordinary success...

#712 Many of the highest performers, the people we often try to emulate, are actually miserable. You see, there are trade-offs in chasing extraordinary success that may not appeal to us once we understand what they are. So where's the sweet spot? How do we build a business we're proud of without sacrificing everything else in the process? Here's the thing—most people find incredible fulfillment in operating at a level of mastery in a small niche. This creator economy middle class is the topic of today's fantastic discussion between Terry Rice, Jason Feifer, Matt Gartland, and me. In this roundtable session, we help you define your version of success and discover the mindset to help you achieve it. We also arm you with the most impactful tools we're using right now and share a reading list to inspire you and shift your perspective. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session712.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41 mins

SPI 711: A Hidden Revenue Source for People who Have Clients with Chase Buckner

#711 Running a service-based business is something we don't often talk about here. Our focus is usually on passive income streams that can scale and...

#711 Running a service-based business is something we don't often talk about here. Our focus is usually on passive income streams that can scale and create more free time for us. But is there a way to apply our mindset to services and unlock a hidden revenue source? You bet, and that's exactly what we talk about in today's game-changing episode! My expert guest, Chase Buckner, will absolutely blow your mind! He is the Director of Marketing at HighLevel, a suite of incredibly powerful white-label software tools you can pick and choose from and resell to your clients as a subscription. With no coding required, you can tap into the profitable SaaS model and create passive recurring revenue! Chase and I dive into specific use cases to inspire you because this can be the strategy that finally helps you stop trading time for money. Go to SmartPassiveIncome.com/highlevel to get started with a 30-day trial! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session711.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 710: Jazzed

#710 Hot take—the true mark of creators with a serve-first mindset is the excitement they feel when someone they've helped gets a win! If we're...

#710 Hot take—the true mark of creators with a serve-first mindset is the excitement they feel when someone they've helped gets a win! If we're not jazzed when somebody in our community hits a milestone, what are we working toward? Are we even in it for the right reasons? Celebrating wins is a huge part of SPI Pro, and we often have our incredible members showcase their expertise by hosting Teaching Friday episodes of this podcast. For instance, our recent sessions with Gillian Tietz and Benjamin Yeh uncover incredibly effective audience growth and networking tactics. Tune in if you haven't already! So how are you celebrating your audience? Listen in on this episode for more about how and where to start. Don't miss out because this is one of the great joys of being a creator! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session710.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47 mins

SPI 709: What Most People Aren’t Doing That You Should

#709 The power of in-person events is like nothing else we can offer an audience. So why do we often let fear and doubt stop...

#709 The power of in-person events is like nothing else we can offer an audience. So why do we often let fear and doubt stop us from bringing our people together? Here's the easy way to overcome uncertainty—if you've never hosted anything, just start small! In this episode, I'm excited to have Dan Franks share his expertise and help us foster real-life connections through incredible events at any point in our journey. He is the co-founder of Podcast Movement, the world's largest conference for podcasters. Dan and I have also been working side-by-side on Card Party, my first event in the Pokémon space! So how do you host your first meetup and avoid beginner mistakes that could cost you a lot of money? We cover that in today's session and give you a behind-the-scenes look at Card Party and Podcast Movement for an extra dose of inspiration. Tune in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session709.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

10 mins

SPI 708: Do You Know What’s Happening?

#708 I'm challenging you with a simple but very important question—do you know what's happening? When people are on your landing page or going through...

#708 I'm challenging you with a simple but very important question—do you know what's happening? When people are on your landing page or going through your sales process, do you understand why you're getting fewer conversions than expected? Are you offering an optimal experience, or are you still winging it? For many years, I didn't know what was happening. Sure, SPI was growing, but where our sales were coming from exactly was a mystery. That's all changing as the team and I now obsess over every aspect of our marketing. So, in this episode, I share some valuable tactics to help you optimize your customer experience and make more sales! Here's the thing. If we never look behind the scenes, we can't uncover the small elements that add up to make all the difference in our success. So, do you know what's happening? Join me for today's session to find out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session708.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 707: How to Skip the Build Phase and Buy an Existing Website with Jared Bauman

#707 Starting a niche website is one of the best ways to generate income online. That said, it can often take months or years to...

#707 Starting a niche website is one of the best ways to generate income online. That said, it can often take months or years to get the results you want. But what if you could skip that part and jump in when your brand is already established and bringing in profit? That's the strategy I explore in today's incredible chat with Jared Bauman of 201 Creative and Weekend Growth. Jared is an expert at buying and flipping websites, and the insights he shares here make this tactic accessible to everyone and at every level. We discuss the step-by-step process Jared used to grow a website from $2k to $10k per month in profit. This is a fantastic case study because we explore everything from the initial research and negotiation phase to then supercharging the site with powerful monetization tools. Don't miss out, listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session707.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 706: Who Wants Recognition?

#706 I'm calling you out—I bet you're so focused on your own journey that you haven't bothered to notice the small players in your niche...

#706 I'm calling you out—I bet you're so focused on your own journey that you haven't bothered to notice the small players in your niche doing amazing things. But what would happen if you stepped up to give them the recognition they deserve? How would fostering these relationships help everyone grow? While others chase inaccessible industry leaders, joining forces with lesser-known creators in your space can propel you to the top. In this episode, I share my experience using this strategy for my recent Pokémon live event. You see, smaller YouTubers drove more excitement for Card Party than anyone else! In entrepreneurship, Lewis Howes and John Lee Dumas come to mind as highly successful people I was happy to support from the get-go. That has led to incredible friendships I know I can always count on. So how do you form bonds like these? Listen in on today's session to find out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session706.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 705: The Keys to Building a 6-Figure Niche Business in 2023-2024

#705 Too often, creators focus on profit instead of the value they provide. So what is the first step toward building a successful business? It's...

#705 Too often, creators focus on profit instead of the value they provide. So what is the first step toward building a successful business? It's making sure your products actually work and proving it! My returning guest, Mark Wills, is a perfect example of applying a serve-first mindset to entrepreneurship. He and his business partner Roman run Loan Signing System, the largest notary coaching business in the US. In episode 303, we heard how they used strategies from my book Will It Fly to build their incredible six-figure business. Mark's enthusiasm is just as infectious in today's high-energy chat. We talk about why community and authenticity are vital in the age of AI, how to run a hands-on business that can scale, the importance of social proof and gathering effective testimonials, the 5+1 email marketing strategy, and more. So how do you achieve massive success without compromising your desire to help others? Tune in to find out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session705.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

16 mins

SPI 704: Go Live (Yes, You)

#704 Live streaming is one of the best ways to connect with your audience. It's also probably the fastest route to growing as a communicator....

#704 Live streaming is one of the best ways to connect with your audience. It's also probably the fastest route to growing as a communicator. So how do you step out of your comfort zone and start doing it? Wednesday's episode with Emily D. Baker reminded me just how powerful this tool can be. You might also remember that I went live on YouTube every day for a whole year during the pandemic. I'm so grateful I committed to that because the lessons learned have influenced everything I've done since. In this episode, I want to share that knowledge to help you get into streaming with the right mindset and tools to succeed. I talk about how to prepare in advance so you always have something to say, the common mistakes to avoid, engaging a live audience, building a story bank, and more. Tune in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session704.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53 mins

SPI 703: How to Legally (and Genuinely) Use Other People's Content in Your Own

#703 Claiming fair use is not a magic wand you can wave to stop people from suing you. In fact, even if you're in the...

#703 Claiming fair use is not a magic wand you can wave to stop people from suing you. In fact, even if you're in the right, you can still get dragged into legal procedures that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. So, how do you use copyrighted material in your content without getting in trouble? That's what we cover in this chat with the internet's favorite legal analyst, Emily D. Baker. Tune in because she helps us understand the fair use system and work within it to put ourselves in the safest position when using other people's videos, photos, music, and more. We also dive into monetizing content you don't own and what to do when someone copies your original work. If you've listened in on my previous talk with Emily in episode 621, you know she puts a fun twist on topics that can often be dry or overwhelming. So join us for this awesome educational opportunity! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session703.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

10 mins

SPI 702: You NEED a “Label Reader” (Trust Me)

#702 Being a creator of any kind can be frustrating. We work hard on something, put it out there, and then… radio silence. The project...

#702 Being a creator of any kind can be frustrating. We work hard on something, put it out there, and then… radio silence. The project we've poured our time and money into falls flat, and we never find out why. That's because we can't read the label when we're inside the bottle! This is something I say all the time because it's such an essential part of success. So how do you get eyeballs on your content early and collect information to make it better? In this episode, I share a sneak peek at the feedback-powered system I use on my Pokémon YouTube channel, Deep Pocket Monster, to create videos that get millions of views. I also talk about the features we've built into SPI Pro to help our members get similar results. Finding "label readers" for an outside perspective can grow your brand like nothing else. So listen in to learn how to get started! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session702.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

33 mins

SPI 701: How to Profit by Building Software (With NO Coding Experience) with Spencer Haws

#701 Entrepreneurs without programming knowledge tend to dismiss software-based businesses as too complex. Courses and other digital products are often seen as more accessible. But...

#701 Entrepreneurs without programming knowledge tend to dismiss software-based businesses as too complex. Courses and other digital products are often seen as more accessible. But here's the thing—creating digital tools to serve your audience is easier than you think! Spencer Haws, today's returning guest, hasn't been on the show since episode 066. That was over ten years ago! He still runs an incredible blog at NichePursuits.com and has built and sold several thriving software businesses with no coding experience! In this episode, Spencer brings us up to date on his journey. We hear about his niche sites and get an inside look at his latest venture, Link Whisper—a WordPress plugin that makes internal linking faster and more effective. This fascinating chat covers everything from interviewing potential customers for successful product creation to selling a business for massive profit! Tune in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session701.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 700: 700 Episodes Later...

#700 Wow, we're celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Smart Passive Income Podcast! That's absolutely ridonkulous! Whether this is the first episode you're tuning in...

#700 Wow, we're celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Smart Passive Income Podcast! That's absolutely ridonkulous! Whether this is the first episode you're tuning in for or the 700th, I appreciate you for being here! So what have I learned working on the show for so long? In this session, I share my most important mindset shift for fast growth. You see, a book I'm reading nowadays, 10x Is Easier Than 2x, has reminded me of a powerful story from my architecture days. This perfectly illustrates the path to quick gains I've applied to every aspect of my business and life. Skyrocketing your skill level and growing your business is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and focusing on the things that can move the needle for you in a big way. So listen in on this episode to learn more. And again, thank you for sticking with us for so many years! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session700.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 699: Real Business Talk, Tweet by Tweet with Matt Giovanisci

#699 When your business is optimized, you hit a button, and money happens. That said, many entrepreneurs make mistakes that stop them from reaching that...

#699 When your business is optimized, you hit a button, and money happens. That said, many entrepreneurs make mistakes that stop them from reaching that level. I'm no different, and it really hurt when today's guest made me realize that. Matt Giovanisci is a classic example of finding riches in the niches with his work at Swim University and Money Lab. In this episode, he returns to the show for a powerful deep dive into the entrepreneurial mindset. You see, the knowledge he shares on Twitter really hit home with me. I had to invite him on the show to go tweet by tweet with us and expand on the vital concepts that can make or break our businesses. This is a wide-ranging discussion about filtering and prioritizing your ideas, building an ATM-like email list, simplifying your marketing, short-form versus long-form content, and even lip-syncing! Today's session will be a game-changer for many listeners, so don't miss out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session699.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

18 mins

SPI 698: Two Weeks Later, and I'm Done.

#698 Card Party, my three-day live event in the Pokémon space, is over. With half a million dollars at stake, it's hard to believe the...

#698 Card Party, my three-day live event in the Pokémon space, is over. With half a million dollars at stake, it's hard to believe the fear I felt is now behind me. I'm exhausted, but I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out! If you've been following my Deep Pocket Monster journey, you know how much I value the fantastic community we've built on YouTube. In previous episodes, I talked all about how we designed Card Party as a celebration of that. I'm now happy to share the lessons learned from our massive success! The response from attendees, creators, sponsors, and vendors, has been incredible. In fact, we've already sold hundreds of tickets for next year's event! So listen in to hear all about how we created an amazing experience and delivered unforgettable moments with our first edition of Card Party! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session698.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 697: How to Build a Thriving Community Online with Heather Angel

#697 The transformational power of online communities is no joke. Still, many entrepreneurs overcomplicate things and drag their feet on launching a membership. What, then,...

#697 The transformational power of online communities is no joke. Still, many entrepreneurs overcomplicate things and drag their feet on launching a membership. What, then, is the easiest way to get started right now? Today's special guest, Heather Lynn Angel, is someone whose trajectory I highly encourage you to replicate. You see, the value she has provided as a member of our SPI Pro community is insane. We recognized that and couldn't pass on the opportunity to hire her! Heather and I discuss all that today as we dive deep into building a thriving digital space for your audience. As a community strategist, Heather is a fantastic resource. In this episode, she shares the baseline requirements for successful membership businesses and walks us through every step, from platform choice to next-level member engagement and retention. We cover all the bases to save you from procrastination and get you going ASAP. So listen in and take action! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session697.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

8 mins

SPI 696: The Toxicity of “Agree to Disagree”

#696 When you agree to disagree with someone, you're just avoiding the issue. But there's a better and more productive way to handle conflict. At...

#696 When you agree to disagree with someone, you're just avoiding the issue. But there's a better and more productive way to handle conflict. At SPI, we disagree and commit. My great friend and business partner, Matt Gartland, taught me this when we started working together. It's been an absolute game-changer ever since! In this episode, I explore the benefits of this powerful mindset and share the methods we use to implement it. That said, this approach felt counterintuitive at first. If you're anything like me, you prefer to avoid endless fighting. Agreeing to disagree is the civilized way to move on, right? But does that ever solve anything? In fact, many of our most popular products wouldn't exist if we didn't commit despite having doubts. Our fantastic Unstuck newsletter is just one example. So listen in on today's session to learn how to use this mindset shift for incredible results! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session696.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 695: The Secrets to Working with Anyone with Michael Bungay Stanier

#695 You go through a honeymoon phase with every person in your life. Business partners, co-workers, and clients are no exception. Of course, these connections...

#695 You go through a honeymoon phase with every person in your life. Business partners, co-workers, and clients are no exception. Of course, these connections are critical to your success as an entrepreneur! So what can you do to keep the spark alive in the boardroom and maintain the best possible version of your working relationships? Joining me today is Michael Bungay Stanier, bestselling author of The Coaching Habit. This favorite of mine has massively impacted how we do business at SPI. His new book, How to Work with (Almost) Anyone, uncovers the one essential conversation and five powerful questions to help you master relationship-building. Today, Michael shares why your most successful connections should be safe, vital, and repairable. He and I explore the value of knowing yourself, the signals to break off unhealthy relationships, and screwing up as a way to increase customer loyalty. Tune in because Michael's advice will supercharge your communication skills! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session695.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

14 mins

SPI 694: Two Weeks from Today, It'll Be Done

#694 What is the experience you create for your audience? How do you imagine people reacting to your products? What do your ideal reviews and...

#694 What is the experience you create for your audience? How do you imagine people reacting to your products? What do your ideal reviews and testimonials sound like? Now more than ever, I'm obsessing over these questions because my first in-person event in the Pokémon space is just two weeks away. You see, even with ticket sales going very well and many sponsors supporting us, we might still lose a lot of money on this first event. But that's okay! My main goal with Card Party is to deliver unforgettable moments for our attendees and celebrate this incredible community in a unique way. But, while that's happening behind the scenes, detractors have been popping up online. Tune in to find out how I'm handling these people and why I can't wait for their honest reviews after the event! Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session694.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 693: Inside a Passive Income Print-On-Demand Business with Christina Umerez

#693 How do you build a side hustle that can replace your job in under a year? How do you go from earning $300 to...

#693 How do you build a side hustle that can replace your job in under a year? How do you go from earning $300 to $12,000 per month online? How do you create a profitable passive income business designing, selling, and shipping physical products? Today, we get an inside look at a print-on-demand business that generates incredible revenue. But that's not all. The best part is that this online store runs on just six hours of work per week! Joining me for this chat is the wonderful Christina Umerez. She is an entrepreneur and online business content creator who runs a hugely successful Etsy store. We discuss finding a profitable niche, creating successful designs with AI, positioning and promoting your products for massive sales, the easiest print-on-demand platforms to use, and much more. Today's episode is an in-depth blueprint you can follow to start generating income online immediately. Tune in and take action! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session693.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

13 mins

SPI 692: Why So Big?

#692 I always say the riches are in the niches, but that's not what this episode is about. You see, you can still make the...

#692 I always say the riches are in the niches, but that's not what this episode is about. You see, you can still make the mistake of growing too big too fast, even if you're operating in a super niched-down space. Why is that? It's because bigger truly isn't always better. When we start our entrepreneurial journey, many of us want to become as successful as possible and as rich as possible. But here's the thing. A small business can be optimized and refined to help us reach our exact economic goals! So why take on extra work that isn't aligned with your mission? Why go down a path that can distract you from the vision you have for yourself and your family? Listen in on this session because I want to shock you back on track today. So tune in for a perspective shift to help you understand your journey and enjoy success along the way! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session692.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 691: How to Grow Your Small Business NOW with Donald Miller

#691 If your business doesn't bring in enough cash, you can't help anyone. So how do you reverse engineer a big economic objective and build...

#691 If your business doesn't bring in enough cash, you can't help anyone. So how do you reverse engineer a big economic objective and build a profitable company around it? I'm very excited because returning to the show today is none other than Donald Miller, bestselling author of Building a StoryBrand. His book is one of my favorites of all time and one I'm always recommending here on the podcast. Donald is back to introduce us to his new book, How to Grow Your Small Business, his six-part framework to succeed and reach your financial goals! This interview highlights the vital aspects that determine the growth of your brand. We discuss everything from scaling a business with the right systems in place to the crucial principle of effective marketing. Donald also shares insights into hiring the right people to uplevel your company and mastering leadership. Listen in on this powerful conversation, and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session691.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

9 mins

SPI 690: I Call You to Action

#690 These two free opportunities we offer at SPI have already served a massive number of entrepreneurs. If you're not taking advantage of them, you're...

#690 These two free opportunities we offer at SPI have already served a massive number of entrepreneurs. If you're not taking advantage of them, you're missing out! You see, networking with people on the same path is vital for the success of your business. To help you scale your brand, the SPI team and I host free monthly meetups at SmartPassiveIncome.com/events. This is your shot to learn directly from us and to form relationships with the entrepreneurs who will support your growth. Listen in on this session to learn how to make the most of these events! The other opportunity I talk about today is my Unstuck newsletter. The response to the weekly stories and lessons I send out has been phenomenal! These are the moments that have shaped me as a person and entrepreneur that are now helping our subscribers change their lives! If you haven't already, join me at SmartPassiveIncome.com/unstuck! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session690.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36 mins

SPI 689: The Best Way to Grow Your Email List — The Creator Network

#689 Many businesses rely on advertising to reach new audiences. But what if instead of paying for sponsored posts on Facebook or Instagram, you could...

#689 Many businesses rely on advertising to reach new audiences. But what if instead of paying for sponsored posts on Facebook or Instagram, you could invest in creators like you? On the flip side, what if you could earn real money promoting the content you love? The world of email has stagnated lately, but a new launch from ConvertKit is about to change that in a big way! Today, you'll hear all about The Creator Network, which will help you find engaged followers in your niche without using any social media platforms. Listen in because ConvertKit founder Nathan Barry is here to walk us through this game-changing feature for newsletter growth, monetization, and more! The possibilities are mind-blowing, so you'll hear my gears turning throughout this whole session. You'll also hear Nathan sharing examples from other creators using this strategy to supercharge their email lists and create highly profitable feedback loops. You can leverage The Creator Network at any level, so don't miss out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session689.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 688: It’s the Same Every Time

#688 I'm getting those feelings again. Self-doubt, fear of humiliation, questioning why I'm even putting myself through this—and it's been the same every time! No...

#688 I'm getting those feelings again. Self-doubt, fear of humiliation, questioning why I'm even putting myself through this—and it's been the same every time! No matter if it was starting my business and podcast, speaking on stages, writing books, selling courses, or building a community—I always felt like this at pivotal moments in my life. So what is it this time? When this episode comes out, my first Pokémon live event will be in full swing in Anaheim! CARD PARTY is a massive project, so I want to take a moment to share my thoughts as I record this session a month in advance. With fifteen hundred tickets sold and some of the top Pokémon creators participating, the pressure is on to deliver three unforgettable days. Listen in on my quick update to learn how I'm making CARD PARTY happen and why this has the potential to be a great success! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session688.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 687: What's Going on with John Lee Dumas?

#687 Established podcasters are earning millions of dollars in sponsorships every year. My great friend and guest, John Lee Dumas, is one of them. But,...

#687 Established podcasters are earning millions of dollars in sponsorships every year. My great friend and guest, John Lee Dumas, is one of them. But, with almost four thousand episodes of Entrepreneurs on Fire under his belt, would he even recommend podcasting to grow a business in 2023? Listen in on today's episode because JLD delivers a reality check like no other. His show has amassed over one hundred and forty million downloads, but he's the first to point out that new podcasters are facing an uphill battle. That said, the advice JLD shares in our chat will help you stand out and succeed in any crowded niche! We cover a lot of ground in this incredible conversation. JLD gives us a special inside look at his four-and-a-half-hour workweek and the strategies that help him maintain his free time. We also discuss everything from wealth management and investing to preparing for the worst-case scenario. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session687.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34 mins

SPI 686: How to Build Your Business Network with Benjamin Yeh

#686 Your network is your net worth. That is to say, who you choose to surround yourself with can either support your growth or deplete...

#686 Your network is your net worth. That is to say, who you choose to surround yourself with can either support your growth or deplete your energy. So, when was the last time you received a warm lead or referral from your network? When was the last time you extended an opportunity to a friend? This fantastic Teaching Friday session with our guest host Benjamin Yeh will reveal the secret to building impactful relationships and help you connect with the right people in your niche. Tune in to get Benjamin's 5WG framework for meaningful conversations, the top questions to ask when meeting someone new, advice on the relationships you should avoid, and more! I'm always floored by the tips and strategies our SPI Pro members share when they take over the show. This episode is no exception! Download the resources to support you in implementing the techniques discussed today at BenjaminYeh.com/spi. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session686.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

50 mins

SPI 685: Commit First: The Leap to 7 Figures with Sagi Shrieber

#685 Why is it that most people never reach their goals? You see, we all know about the importance of physical fitness. Mental strength, however,...

#685 Why is it that most people never reach their goals? You see, we all know about the importance of physical fitness. Mental strength, however, is often ignored. That's a problem because our mindset is the number one thing that can propel us forward or hold us back! That's why I had to invite my friend Sagi Shrieber back on the show to share a heavy dose of motivation. This chat perfectly illustrates the timeline of success and gives you the tools you need to take action with the right vision in place. We first heard from Sagi in episode 326. That's when we found out how he bailed his business out of debt by transforming his mindset. This session builds on that conversation to help you supercharge your confidence, develop a long-term vision, and handle setbacks with grace. Listen in because Sagi's strategies will shift your perspective and help you get better results in life and business! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session685.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 684: The Impact of Impact

#684 Content overload is the new normal, so how do we regain control over what we consume and how we learn? This is such an...

#684 Content overload is the new normal, so how do we regain control over what we consume and how we learn? This is such an important topic that I'm writing a whole book about it! While Lean Learning is only coming out in 2024 or 2025, I still want to share my strategies to help you right now. Navigating the information buffet can be tricky, so listen in on this episode to find out about the habits I've cultivated to help me stay focused! Here's the thing, though. The big lesson I share today has very little to do with productivity hacks and everything to do with your mission. You see, when you understand the impact of your work and truly believe you're helping people, eliminating distractions is a breeze. That flow state is the key to unlocking your potential and ability to pursue goals, even without a lot of free time! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session684.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43 mins

SPI 683: A Masterclass on Your Mindset as a Creator with Dr. Corey Wilks, Psy.D.

#683 Fear is often the biggest thing holding us back. So how do we neutralize its power over us? What can we do to stop...

#683 Fear is often the biggest thing holding us back. So how do we neutralize its power over us? What can we do to stop it from manifesting as procrastination and perfectionism? How do we come to terms with uncertainty and move toward success? We tackle all that in this incredible episode with my guest, Dr. Corey Wilks, Psy.D. This session is an absolute masterclass on conquering fear and transforming your mindset! Dr. Wilks is a clinical psychologist and entrepreneur specializing in helping creators reach their potential. This conversation is a deep dive into everything from defeating the Four Horsemen of Fear — failure, uncertainty, ridicule, and success — to using psychology to price your products and deal with trolls and haters. My chat with Dr. Wilks will blow your mind and rewire it to help you reach your most ambitious goals, so don't miss out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session683.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

13 mins

SPI 682: Short Form Content is a Waste of Time

#682 If you're trying to build a brand using short-form videos, I'm worried about you. This goes against most of the advice you'll hear, but...

#682 If you're trying to build a brand using short-form videos, I'm worried about you. This goes against most of the advice you'll hear, but I'm taking a stand because long-form content is a much better way to build a loyal audience. In this session, I want to walk you through the thought process and experiences that have led to this conclusion. In fact, I recently spoke on stage at Social Media Marketing World on this topic, and the feedback has been incredible. You see, Shorts are a lot like eating snacks that ultimately leave you unsatisfied. Is that what we want to provide as content creators? I want to be the chef at a restaurant where you sit down for an unforgettable experience. That's what future superfans are more attracted to! So join me today as I make the case for long-form content at a time when everyone else is falling short! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session682.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 681: Community-Powered Business Growth with Chris and Danielle from Money Ripples

#681 Without building a community around your brand, you'll be left behind. That's the flag I'm planting in the ground, the line I'm drawing in...

#681 Without building a community around your brand, you'll be left behind. That's the flag I'm planting in the ground, the line I'm drawing in the sand. But, for your business, what exactly is the role and value of bringing people together? Today, I'm exploring this topic with my guests Chris Miles and Danielle Hollembaek from Money Ripples. You see, they recently hired SPI CEO Matt Gartland and me to help them build their community. We want to share this process with you because the benefits for their company are already becoming apparent. Chris, Danielle, and I will discuss every step of this journey, from setting up a Circle community to creating an engaging space that people come back to again and again. This is a great episode for anyone looking to build a community-powered business! And, if this chat inspires you, check out our community help page to learn more about starting and running a membership business! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session681.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 680: The Dish Rag

#680 With AI leveling the playing field, just having the information people look for won't help you build a brand. For the modern entrepreneur, standing...

#680 With AI leveling the playing field, just having the information people look for won't help you build a brand. For the modern entrepreneur, standing out is all about bringing people together and creating a sense of belonging. I use this exact approach to grow Deep Pocket Monster, my Pokémon YouTube channel. In fact, there's a particular tool that has proven to be especially good at helping me foster a sense of community. I won't keep you guessing. The tool I'm referring to is a dish rag. That's right—just a plain, old dish rag. Listen in on this session to hear how a random moment from one of my videos has become a powerful inside joke. It is now not only helping me connect with my audience but also opening up incredible merchandising opportunities! Tune in to get this vital audience engagement lesson and join us at SmartPassiveIncome.com/communityhelp to start building your community today! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session680.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 679: Becoming a Family First Entrepreneur with Steve Chou

#679 There's a way to conceptualize your work-life balance as a stove with four burners: family, friends, health, and work. To succeed at any one...

#679 There's a way to conceptualize your work-life balance as a stove with four burners: family, friends, health, and work. To succeed at any one thing, you have to turn off at least one of the other burners. If you want to excel at something, you have to turn off two. With that in mind, what is the best way to build a business without losing your health and relationships? My friend Steve Chou of MyWifeQuitHerJob.com is back on the show to share his powerful message and strategies with us. His book, The Family First Entrepreneur, is an incredible guide for achieving financial freedom without sacrificing what matters most. Today, we learn all about it! Steve and I explore time management, ecommerce, evergreen content, profit versus revenue, AI tools, and more! Having free time to spend with our loved ones is what we all want. So join us to get the tactics to help you get there! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session679.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

10 mins

SPI 678: Buddha Board

#678 Today's episode is about as Zen as I ever get here on the show. You see, I was trying out my daughter's Buddha Board—a...

#678 Today's episode is about as Zen as I ever get here on the show. You see, I was trying out my daughter's Buddha Board—a drawing surface meant to promote mindfulness—and it taught me a very important lesson. Nowadays, many of us are more preoccupied with capturing the moment than we are with living it. That's where the Buddha Board comes in as a way to create and watch your work fade away into nothingness a few minutes later. I'll read you some funny Amazon reviews highlighting just how troubling this concept is for some people. But, our innate aversion aside, mastering the art of letting go can be therapeutic and a major asset in business and entrepreneurship. So listen in on this session because I want us to go through a real-time exercise in presence. Join me, tap into your senses, and take it all in! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session678.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

35 mins

SPI 677: How Gesche Haas Accidentally Created the Best Community

#677 Bringing people together and fostering uplifting relationships is one of the most valuable services you can offer. That's why, at SPI, we're all-in on...

#677 Bringing people together and fostering uplifting relationships is one of the most valuable services you can offer. That's why, at SPI, we're all-in on creating powerful online community experiences and sharing what we discover along the way. Today's chat with Gesche Haas of Dreamers & Doers is an incredible learning opportunity for all of us running membership sites. Her award-winning community has been going strong for nearly a decade, supporting women entrepreneurs and leaders. Gesche shares her inspiring continent-spanning journey and the tools and mindset that have made her membership business a success! We discuss attracting new members without being salesy, crafting an effective application process, onboarding, monetization, and more. This is a fantastic conversation about organic community growth, so tune in and enjoy. And, if this interview inspires you, be sure to check out our community challenge to help you get started! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session677.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 676: Why This Had to End

#676 There's something I need to tell you. With over one thousand two hundred episodes published since 2014, AskPat is no more. That's right. I'm...

#676 There's something I need to tell you. With over one thousand two hundred episodes published since 2014, AskPat is no more. That's right. I'm ending a podcast that has amassed tens of millions of downloads and has brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars in sponsorship earnings. In this session, I want to walk you through this important decision and why I had to let go of a show I love. You'll hear me get nostalgic, but I also share the lessons learned along the way. Publishing a podcast for so long wouldn't have been possible without the valuable guidance I received from my friend John Lee Dumas. I want to take you back to the Starbucks in Mira Mesa, where our game-changing chat started my AskPat journey. Tune in to hear the story and find out what's next for us at SPI! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session676.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

59 mins

SPI 675: The Two Teachers That Became Millionaires — An Update!

#675 Over thirteen years in, the most downloaded episode of this podcast is not one featuring famous guests like Tim Ferris, Gary Vaynerchuk, Amy Porterfield,...

#675 Over thirteen years in, the most downloaded episode of this podcast is not one featuring famous guests like Tim Ferris, Gary Vaynerchuk, Amy Porterfield, or Ramit Sethi. It's actually episode 122 with Shane and Jocelyn Sams! Their journey from traditional jobs to starting million-dollar businesses is incredible! It's seriously one of the most fun and inspiring chats I've ever had, so be sure to listen in on that session if you haven't already. Today, Shane and Jocelyn and back for another fantastic conversation! We dive deeper than ever into their story and learn why their brand, Flipped Lifestyle, has become such a massive success. We discuss online communities, live events, public speaking, and much more. Shane and Jocelyn also share an important look at running a family business and how they manage their wonderful partnership. This is an incredibly powerful conversation about finding your gift and making a difference, so don't miss out. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session675.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

15 mins

SPI 674: Tools I'm Using Right Now

#674 You're such a tool—is what I say to the tools I use because that's what they are! In this session, I share the next-generation...

#674 You're such a tool—is what I say to the tools I use because that's what they are! In this session, I share the next-generation software and services that impact how I work right now. These are the latest additions to my arsenal, and I've been blown away by how good they are! mymind, for example, is like an AI-powered Pinterest board for your brain. It allows me to collect notes, thoughts, articles, images, and so on, all in one place. Behind the scenes, mymind is sorting through everything, creating relevant and easily searchable categories. It's incredible! I've also been using 15five since stepping back into a marketing director role at SPI. This is a great way to maximize the team's potential and keep everyone engaged and happy with the work we do. ChatGPT, Kubera, SleepWatch, and even Chess.com are also among the other tools I cover today. Tune in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session674.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47 mins

SPI 673: Charles Cornell—YouTuber to Course Creator

#673 Some creators get millions of views on platforms like TikTok, YouTube Shorts, and Instagram Reels. That's incredible! But here's the thing—many of them aren't...

#673 Some creators get millions of views on platforms like TikTok, YouTube Shorts, and Instagram Reels. That's incredible! But here's the thing—many of them aren't generating any income. Not a dime! That's the situation that today's guest found himself in when he went from fifty-two subscribers to a six-figure following in a matter of days. He went on to create viral video after viral video, barely making any money. That is, until he pulled off an incredible transition to long-form content that changed everything for him! Charles Cornell is here to share the ins and outs of how he managed to find his audience and build a fantastic music education brand. We cover a lot of ground today, tackling everything from understanding why your content isn't connecting with people to figuring out how the YouTube algorithm works. Oh, and tune in to hear Charles impersonating Gary Vee. It's insane! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session673.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 672: The 3-Second Rule

#672 There is a big difference between building an audience and building a community. You see, as creators, we can do a lot more than...

#672 There is a big difference between building an audience and building a community. You see, as creators, we can do a lot more than just share our knowledge. When we leverage the full potential of our platforms, we create a sense of belonging for our followers. This is key not because community is like insurance for our businesses but because, now more than ever, people are starved for connection! And I'm not just talking the talk. I'm happy to announce that at Deep Pocket Monster, my venture into the Pokémon space, we now have over 3,600 paying members on our Discord server! That income alone covers our production costs. More importantly, the community we've built there is already changing lives. Listen in to hear the story that brought this reality home to me in a big way! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session672.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45 mins

SPI 671: The First Female Firefighter & the Power of a Story with Shelli Varela

#671 This may come as a surprise, but your story has nothing to do with you. You see, when people hear about your journey, they...

#671 This may come as a surprise, but your story has nothing to do with you. You see, when people hear about your journey, they actually feel the possibilities in their own life. When you share vulnerably, your story becomes a vehicle of hope for the listener! That's why storytelling is one of the most powerful skills you can develop as an entrepreneur. But don't take my word for it—listen in on my conversation with Shelli Varela to experience it firsthand. Today, she shares her inspiring journey from a 108-pound manicurist to becoming the first female firefighter in her city. This incredible transformation is now at the core of Shelli's roles as a public speaker, author, and podcaster. Don't miss this unbelievably moving episode because, as you'll learn, everybody has a story. Shelli delivers the tools and examples you need to hone this skill and connect with your audience on a whole new level! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session671.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58 mins

SPI 670: How to Win Big in a Recession—Roundtable with Jason Feifer and Matt Gartland

#670 Many people now face the same reality I encountered during the 2008 recession. Freshly laid off from a dream architecture job, I realized that...

#670 Many people now face the same reality I encountered during the 2008 recession. Freshly laid off from a dream architecture job, I realized that building a business would be my only shot at taking control of my future! You see, times of great disruption are a chance for new ideas to come to the fore. That's precisely the topic of today's roundtable chat with Entrepreneur editor-in-chief Jason Feifer and SPI CEO Matt Gartland. Together we tackle everything from taking initial steps like defining your version of success to time management and sustainable business growth. We share the tools and resources that have an outsized effect on how we work nowadays and much more. Our show is proud to join the Entrepreneur Podcast Network and this is the first in a series of quarterly discussions meant to provide actionable tips to help you secure your financial well-being. Listen in and stay tuned for the exciting episodes ahead! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session670.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43 mins

SPI 669: Antonio Centeno on Mastermind Groups

#669 If you're trying to expand your knowledge and build business relationships, starting a mastermind is the way to go! But what specific setup can...

#669 If you're trying to expand your knowledge and build business relationships, starting a mastermind is the way to go! But what specific setup can attract the top players in your niche to your group? That's the topic of today's talk with Antonio Centeno of Real Men Real Style. Antonio shares his game-changing mastermind method that brings high-profile members together and builds business relationships like crazy. This is a unique approach because, first of all, it comes with an eight-week time limit. But that's not the only tactic Antonio is leveraging to create these powerful experiences. Listen in on our chat to find out more! I always talk about digging your well before you're thirsty, so the benefits of recreating something like this in your niche are huge. Make sure to join Antonio and me for an inside look at his incredible brand and a conversation about building your network the easy way! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session669.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 668: My ChatGPT Story

#668 I'm always cautious about where I invest my attention. As such, I'm never an early adopter when new trends or tools pop up. And...

#668 I'm always cautious about where I invest my attention. As such, I'm never an early adopter when new trends or tools pop up. And that's been the case with AI tools like ChatGPT as well. That said, I've conducted some interesting experiments over the last few days. You'll hear all about it in this session, so tune in because the results are impressive! I have to credit my friend Rick Mulready for sharing his ChatGPT hacks with me. You see, only when I started using the right prompts did this software's strength become apparent. Still, never in my time using ChatGPT did it generate anything that I could copy and paste without alterations. Nonetheless, the use cases I've discovered for it could save us a lot of time in the future! So join me to learn how I've leveraged ChatGPT for email sequences and podcast show notes! These tools will become a part of everyone's workflow, so don't miss out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session668.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45 mins

SPI 667: The State of the Creator Economy

#667 If you want to stand out online, going the extra mile matters. Even in a crowded space, very few creators have the capacity and...

#667 If you want to stand out online, going the extra mile matters. Even in a crowded space, very few creators have the capacity and know-how to fully serve the niche. The extra mile is never saturated! But, with limited time and financial resources, what aspects of content creation should you become exceptional at? What are the best investments you can make, and which free tools will best grow your audience? Those are the topics of today's conversation with the incredible Roberto Blake of the Create Something Awesome Today podcast. His step-by-step advice is priceless for modern content generation, so don't miss out on this chat. Creators who understand and put their audience first always win. Today's conversation will help you find your competitive advantage and create more compelling content. Listen in, take notes, and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session667.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 666: This Super Bowl Ad Got Me Good

#666 One thing is clear—lazy content creation won't get you anywhere online today! So how do you grab attention and get audiences to focus? One...

#666 One thing is clear—lazy content creation won't get you anywhere online today! So how do you grab attention and get audiences to focus? One way to do it is through pattern interrupts. If you don't know what I'm talking about, maybe you've seen this technique in action during the Super Bowl commercials. In fact, a clever Tubi ad spot had me and thousands of other people scrambling in just fifteen seconds. Listen in on today's episode for my reaction! But you don't have to resort to trickery to create memorable content that stands out. Subtle yet effective ways to leverage pattern interrupts exist and work wonders in video, audio, or any other medium. So much so that they've become essential for modern content creation. Tune in to hear about some of the tactics I use that have delivered great results! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session666.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44 mins

SPI 665: How to Measure Your Marketing and Make More Money with Chris Mercer

#665 The best part about online marketing is that it is fast. Most of the time, you'll either see results right away or not at...

#665 The best part about online marketing is that it is fast. Most of the time, you'll either see results right away or not at all. But if your offer isn't working, how do you adjust it for optimal outcomes? With the right data and measurements, the answer is simple! In today's episode, I'm joined by Chris Mercer of MeasurementMarketing.io. Chris helps businesses figure out what's working and what isn't and stops them from committing "random acts of marketing" that never deliver. But what are the measurements to pay attention to and the easiest ways to automate your analytics? Chris shares his step-by-step framework with us in this game-changing conversation. Don't miss out because you'll have everything you need to completely transform your marketing at the end of today's session! Join us, and make sure to access the show notes and an incredible toolbox Chis has prepared for SPI listeners at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session665.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 664: The Disaster Grind

#664 You have to be a disaster before you become the master. I heard this from John Lee Dumas a while ago, but it really...

#664 You have to be a disaster before you become the master. I heard this from John Lee Dumas a while ago, but it really helped me get through February this year. You see, starting to write my upcoming book has been a massive grind. This is my first time going down the traditional publishing route, so it feels like a huge deal. I shared both my excitement and my worries with you in episode 624. If you haven't already, check that session out to find out more! Of course, I already wrote and self-published my first three books. That experience is coming in handy, but it didn't make starting this process any easier. So today, I want to share the steps I took to finally get in the groove. If you're struggling to get started on a big project or sick of grinding it out, listen in for my best tips! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session664.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42 mins

SPI 663: How to Actually Win with Email Marketing with Jason Resnick

#663 Email marketing is by far the number one way businesses are growing their revenue. It's also much more straightforward than we've been led to...

#663 Email marketing is by far the number one way businesses are growing their revenue. It's also much more straightforward than we've been led to believe. So why are many entrepreneurs reluctant to get started? We often overcomplicate things, but Jason Resnick of NurtureKit.co joins me in this episode to share the simple email tactics that get amazing results. At the core of his method is a vital attitude shift from broadcasting to communication. Some of Jason's clients have even doubled their email list income using this framework! We've seen Jason's mastery in action at SPI. He is the man behind the massive success of our recent All-Access Pass campaign! This session is an excellent behind-the-scenes look at our email marketing plan and a blueprint for anyone looking to follow in our footsteps. The best part is that the tools discussed today can be used at any level, so listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session663.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 662: She Caught Me, Then Told Me This

#662 I didn't think anyone would discover my little trick, but one of our Unstuck newsletter subscribers from Australia totally caught me! She reached out...

#662 I didn't think anyone would discover my little trick, but one of our Unstuck newsletter subscribers from Australia totally caught me! She reached out with incredible feedback that I have to share with you. Suffice it to say the tools in my book Superfans are still serving businesses everywhere. In fact, my subscriber's message was all about how one simple tactic doubled her Patreon revenue in fifteen minutes! I wrote Superfans with this exact scenario in mind, focusing on strategies that will work no matter how technology evolves. With the advent of AI-powered content, the human connections I want to help you create are more important than ever to stand out online. If you've been keeping up with Deep Pocket Monster, my Pokémon YouTube channel, you know that Superfans is the foundation on which I've amassed half a million subscribers in two years. Join me for today's session to find out even more. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session662.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48 mins

SPI 661: Understanding The Greatness Mindset with Lewis Howes

#661 What happens when you finally achieve your goals may surprise you. You see, many people who chase "success" find both the journey and the...

#661 What happens when you finally achieve your goals may surprise you. You see, many people who chase "success" find both the journey and the destination unfulfilling. But what if, instead of success, you aimed for greatness? This is the focus of my incredibly powerful conversation with my good friend, Lewis Howes. As many of you know, Lewis hosts The School of Greatness. With over 500 million downloads, his podcast is one of the most popular out there! Lewis joins me for a game-changing chat centered around the learnings from his new book, The Greatness Mindset. So how will a serve first mentality help you achieve more than you ever thought possible? In this episode, Lewis shares his tips for finding and pursuing a meaningful mission. We talk about the framework for work-life balance, transforming your weaknesses into superpowers, overcoming challenges, and much more. Next-level strategies are discussed today, so tune in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session661.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 660: RPGs (It’s Not What You Think)

#660 Today I share an unusual tool for audience growth and engagement that you can have a lot of fun with! RPGs—ridiculous public goals—are something...

#660 Today I share an unusual tool for audience growth and engagement that you can have a lot of fun with! RPGs—ridiculous public goals—are something that I've noticed a few creators use. I've even leveraged this tactic myself at times, but never intentionally. That said, now that I'm coining the term, this is something I intend to explore in a lot more depth. RPGs are a powerful way to keep your viewers, listeners, and readers coming back for more. But what exactly does a "ridiculous public goal" strategy consist of? Listen in on this episode to find out. I always say that basic knowledge is available all over the internet. As such, it's your unique personality that grows your following and business. So join me to learn how to showcase your character and have people rooting for you to succeed through RPGs! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session660.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 659: The Perfect Funnel for Community Growth with Liz Faircloth and Andresa Guidelli

#659 Today's guests have built something absolutely incredible. They run a community of over fourteen thousand members and generate passive income from in-person meetups. That's...

#659 Today's guests have built something absolutely incredible. They run a community of over fourteen thousand members and generate passive income from in-person meetups. That's right—their event system is fully automated! The key to all this is an exquisitely designed funnel and the podcast that started their inspiring journey. Liz Faircloth and Andresa Guidelli help women in real estate achieve financial freedom. Their brand, The Real Estate InvestHER, has seen massive growth in the four years since enrolling in SPI's Power-Up Podcasting course. Liz, Andresa, and I discuss building long-term business partnerships, organic audience growth, managing an influx of over one hundred new community members per week, and creating events that run themselves. Their insight into these topics is truly priceless! We also discuss the core principles behind their success that are both vital and universally applicable. So listen in for a masterclass in community creation and business development! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session659.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

9 mins

SPI 658: I Got Hacked.

#658 This is not good. Not good at all. I was at the dentist's when my phone started blowing up with messages from my team...

#658 This is not good. Not good at all. I was at the dentist's when my phone started blowing up with messages from my team and audience that Deep Pocket Monster had been hacked. If you're following my updates, you know that my Pokémon YouTube channel has grown to 480K subscribers. But building a large audience online doesn't just attract sponsors and new opportunities. Of course, you also become a target for bad actors looking to make a buck. That's why protecting yourself, your team, and your followers is vital! There's been a spike in attacks of late, so listen in on this episode to learn about how this happened and the tools I used to stop the hackers. I was actually able to get my channel back in about two hours, so join me for today's session to find out how to take action if this ever happens to you! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session658.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45 mins

SPI 657: How to Leave Your Job and Start a Business with Amy Porterfield

#657 Greg has had it with his nine-to-five job! He wants to be his own boss. He wants more free time with his superstar wife,...

#657 Greg has had it with his nine-to-five job! He wants to be his own boss. He wants more free time with his superstar wife, Anna Kendrick. So what is the step-by-step process Greg can use to start his own business? If you're not too confused, listen in on this episode to get exactly that! Today, Amy Porterfield is on the show for one of our wildest chats. Two Weeks Notice, her first book, shares the blueprint for going from "stuck" to making strides toward your dreams. We have a lot of laughs in this one, but the tactics we explore are pure gold for beginner and intermediate entrepreneurs! Amy and I talk about side hustles, quitting traditional jobs, earning real money online, revenue-generating content, and much more. Many people wait for their true calling to appear out of nowhere. The thing is, unless you start taking action, your passion will never reveal itself. So join us for this conversation to begin your journey to financial freedom! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session657.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 656: Tomorrow I Fly.

#656 In Hawaii, I am not who you think I am. When my flight lands tomorrow, I become someone else for the first time. What...

#656 In Hawaii, I am not who you think I am. When my flight lands tomorrow, I become someone else for the first time. What am I talking about? If you've followed my updates over the last two years, you know that my Pokémon YouTube channel has grown like crazy. In fact, with less overhead, Deep Pocket Monster is now more profitable than SPI. What?! So, at the Hawaii Pop Con, I'll be speaking as Pat Flynn from Deep Pocket Monster for the first time! Of course, none of this would be possible without the lessons from my book Superfans. It's that exact knowledge that I'm leveraging to grow this massive new community on YouTube. This is my absolute unfair advantage going into a highly competitive niche that, at first, I knew almost nothing about. Listen in on this session to learn more about the strategies that have made all the difference for me! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session656.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44 mins

SPI 655: How to Build Stories That Sell Big with Dr. J.J. Peterson

#655 How much is a good story worth? In marketing, it's priceless. It can make the difference between no sales and more sales than you...

#655 How much is a good story worth? In marketing, it's priceless. It can make the difference between no sales and more sales than you can handle. But how do you tell the right story? How do you find the exact formula that can take your brand to the next level? This is the focus of today's conversation with Dr. J.J. Peterson of StoryBrand and the Marketing Made Simple podcast. You hear me talk about Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller all the time. It's one of the books that are essential reading for any entrepreneur. In this session, we dive even deeper into the game-changing impact of storytelling in business. Dr. J.J. Peterson shares the seven elements your brand script should include, how to become a better marketer, how to stand out in your niche, and much more. Thousands of organizations have seen massive growth under his guidance, so don't miss this incredible talk! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session655.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22 mins

SPI 654: How to Use the Sneak Attack Method for Podcast Growth with Gillian Tietz

#654 None of us start out with an army of superfans. In fact, even getting people to give our content a chance on social media...

#654 None of us start out with an army of superfans. In fact, even getting people to give our content a chance on social media is a challenge in the beginning. In this Teaching Friday episode, Gillian Tietz of the Sober Powered and The Grind podcasts explains why and gives us the tactics that actually make a difference! When I have members of SPI Pro take over the show to share their expertise, I know the content will be insanely valuable. This session is a perfect example of that! Today, Gillian teaches us her Sneak Attack Method for social media. This is how she creates posts that bring in thousands of new followers and podcast listeners by leveraging the power of quick wins. This is a masterclass in podcast marketing, but the tips apply to all forms of content. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session654.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 653: She Retired Her Husband on Podcasting—Sophie Walker and the Journey of Australian Birth Stories

#653 Starting from nothing and working hard to build a business is relatable. But what happens when you finally "make it?" My returning guest, Sophie...

#653 Starting from nothing and working hard to build a business is relatable. But what happens when you finally "make it?" My returning guest, Sophie Walker of the Australian Birth Stories podcast, is the perfect example of someone who has built a brand from scratch and turned it into a vast empire. We last spoke in episode 432. Her show has since amassed over ten million downloads, and sponsors are lining up to support her work! She was one of our star students in Power-Up Podcasting, so I'm not surprised. But the responsibility of running a brand that's changing lives and the massive financial decisions involved can weigh anyone down. Join Sophie and me for this incredible conversation about podcasting, business growth, work-life balance, and building a team with a shared vision. We also discuss Sophie's first book, The Complete Australian Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, and much more. Listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session653.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

8 mins

SPI 652: I Am Not Gary.

We all fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to other entrepreneurs. But without a behind-the-scenes look, we often lack critical information that would change...

We all fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to other entrepreneurs. But without a behind-the-scenes look, we often lack critical information that would change the whole equation. Especially if all we have to go by is someone's online presence. Back in 2019, I got an inside look at Gary Vaynerchuk's operation that was a total perspective shift. I've already had Gary on the show, but visiting his offices in New York helped me understand why I could never be as active as him on social media. I was floored to discover that he had an army of fifteen to twenty individuals dedicated to managing his personal accounts! Listen in to get the rest of the story and the takeaways that have since changed how I measure success. And, if you're not subscribed to my Unstuck newsletter, make sure to sign up to get more stories like these to help you move forward in business! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session652.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36 mins

SPI 651: Top Lessons from Interviewing Billionaires with Jess Larsen

#651 Connecting with your audience through podcasting can be a game-changing strategy for any brand. As you know, we're already helping many entrepreneurs take advantage...

#651 Connecting with your audience through podcasting can be a game-changing strategy for any brand. As you know, we're already helping many entrepreneurs take advantage of this opportunity. But what is the other, less often talked about, benefit of creating a show in your niche? This episode with Jess Larsen is mandatory listening for any podcaster. You see, Jess credits the interviews he's hosted on Innovation and Leadership with everyone from non-profit organizers to billionaires and movie stars as personal masterclasses from the people he looks up to most. The relationships you can build with top figures in your industry through podcasting are second to none! But how do you get high-profile guests on your show and create authentic connections that can help you grow your business? That's the focus of today's incredible chat with Jess. Don't miss our conversation, and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session651.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 650: Network Effect.

#650 Wednesday's chat with Selena Soo for episode 649 was a great reminder of the importance of building business relationships. But there is actually a...

#650 Wednesday's chat with Selena Soo for episode 649 was a great reminder of the importance of building business relationships. But there is actually a different kind of networking that can solve our audience growth and monetization woes. The thing is, this strategy is not right for everyone. In fact, I've had multiple offers come my way over the years to take advantage of this, and I've always turned them down. So what am I talking about? In this episode, I want us to look at the pros and cons of joining a podcast network. This applies to other forms of content as well. Networks have been popping us for YouTubers, bloggers, and other creators for a while now. So would you benefit from joining these organizations, or would you be better off staying away from them? I hope the perspective I share today will help you make the best long-term decision for your brand. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session650.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38 mins

SPI 649: Becoming a Super Connector with Selena Soo

#649 The entrepreneurial journey can be a lonely one if we don't take the time to nurture supportive connections. But how do we build a...

#649 The entrepreneurial journey can be a lonely one if we don't take the time to nurture supportive connections. But how do we build a business network to help us reach and impact millions of people in our niche? This is the topic of today's chat with Selena Soo. Through her signature publicity and marketing approach, Selena helps her clients build powerful relationships and become industry leaders. Our conversation is a deep dive into the best strategies for leveling up your brand through win-win partnerships with influencers in your space. We discuss using your goals and values to access relevant new and legacy media channels to grow your audience. Selena and I also cover the shortcuts to building new relationships through specific in-person and online events. I always say that digging your well before you're thirsty is hugely important. Selena shares the precise templates to do just that in this incredible session. Listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session649.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12 mins

SPI 648: Tiny Thunder.

#648 Just-in-time learning—only acquiring new information when needed for the job at hand—has been hugely beneficial for me! To help you set the tone for...

#648 Just-in-time learning—only acquiring new information when needed for the job at hand—has been hugely beneficial for me! To help you set the tone for 2023, I'd like to talk about two impactful books that have helped me level up my skill set at pivotal moments in my journey. Tiny Thunder by Sue Rice has yet to take off, but it comes highly recommended by my mentor James Schramko. This is a fascinating book about the kind of marketing that stops people in their tracks by leveraging the power of analogies. The second book I bring up today is one that you might already be familiar with. Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman is a massively influential work that focuses on the relationship between visionaries and integrators in business. Having both types of people in your company is truly essential! Listen in on this session to learn more, and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session648.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41 mins

SPI 647: Budgeting & Investing for Business Owners with Jamila Souffrant

#647 Budgeting is a scary word for a lot of people. We're so used to instant gratification now that putting off the lifestyle we want...

#647 Budgeting is a scary word for a lot of people. We're so used to instant gratification now that putting off the lifestyle we want feels like an impossible task. But this kind of spending leads many into debt. So what steps can finally set us up for financial freedom? Today's guest, Jamila Souffrant of Journey To Launch, is one of the top personal finance thought leaders out there. Through her incredible podcast, she provides listeners with tools and resources to skyrocket their savings and unlock the path to independence. Be sure to check out my appearance on episode 292 of her show to find out more! So what are the best strategies for sustainable budgeting? How can we achieve our dream lifestyle and retire early? What are the safest investments we can make at any level? Don't miss this chat because Jamila and I cover all that and much more. Listen in, and take action! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session647.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

16 mins

SPI 646: The Computer Story.

#646 All I wanted to do over the holidays was to play video games with my son. It's our tradition. But how I reluctantly ended...

#646 All I wanted to do over the holidays was to play video games with my son. It's our tradition. But how I reluctantly ended up paying a stranger $125 to spend hours in his home with an overstimulated cat purring at me is just crazy. This bizarre series of events all started with a PC that broke down on me. But when I reached out to John, the computer repairman, on Yelp is when things started to get downright weird. You'll have to listen to today's episode to find out exactly what went down. I'll say this—The Yelp reviews didn't warn me about what would happen next. This is not how I thought I would spend my time off, but there's a lesson here about not giving up and how a nudge in the right direction can completely change things. It's also a great reminder about the power of building your story bank. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session646.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44 mins

SPI 645: How and When to Hire Help—The Ultimate Guide with Kelly Roach

# 645 If your answer is yes to the question I'm about to ask, you have to promise to listen in on this entire episode....

# 645 If your answer is yes to the question I'm about to ask, you have to promise to listen in on this entire episode. I guarantee this conversation with Kelly Roach will absolutely rock your world! So, have you ever considered building a team to help you in your entrepreneurial endeavors? Imagine your brand running in a way that even if you had to stop working, you would still be able to serve your audience. Today's guest will provide the blueprint for hiring the dream team that will take your vision to the next level. We cover everything from finding your first hire to building the infrastructure for ongoing success. If you struggle with burnout, you'll learn how to set up systems that lead to actual freedom and insure you against the times when "life happens." This is one of my favorite episodes ever, so buckle up and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session645.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 644: Permission, Please.

#644 What are your goals for 2023? It's well known that New Year's resolutions tend to fall by the wayside at the first hint of...

#644 What are your goals for 2023? It's well known that New Year's resolutions tend to fall by the wayside at the first hint of adversity. But is there anything we can do to make our new habits stick? In this episode, I want to share a mindset shift that has changed how I set and achieve my goals. This is something that's very effective because it addresses the perfectionism holding many of us back. What I'm talking about is giving ourselves permission to make mistakes along the way. It's important to realize that one missed day, one mishap, or a single error likely won't compromise our progress. But the key for me is not making the same mistake twice. At the very least, I try not to make the same mistake twice in a row. Listen in on today's session to learn how I've incorporated this attitude into my work and personal life. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session644.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 643: Marketing in 2023—What Should We Focus On with Eric Siu

#643 My value-packed chat with Eric Siu of the Marketing School podcast is the perfect way to kick off the year. With tips for the...

#643 My value-packed chat with Eric Siu of the Marketing School podcast is the perfect way to kick off the year. With tips for the top five social platforms, podcasting, community, and high-ticket offerings, we cover all the bases and share our business growth blueprint for 2023. As host of a mastermind that convenes one hundred of the world's top marketers, Eric is in a perfect position to understand and teach the best strategies for organic reach and discoverability. So what are the most overpowered tools you can leverage? Which platforms are right for your business, and how do you get more engagement? Where should you invest your time and money this year, and what should you stay away from? Eric and I answer some of your most important marketing questions in today's episode. Listen in to get the tools and tactics for everything from finding more podcast listeners to networking and acquiring other businesses. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session643.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

13 mins

SPI 642: Grateful New Year. Now Stop!

#642 For this final episode of 2022, I want us to look back and go through a Start, Stop, Continue exercise. With the results of...

#642 For this final episode of 2022, I want us to look back and go through a Start, Stop, Continue exercise. With the results of my TikTok challenge still fresh in my mind, I especially want to focus on the Stop part. We might share the same goal going into 2023. As I'm entering my 40s, I just want to stop wasting the time that I have. The end of the year is the perfect moment for us to take inventory and set up new systems to move us toward our goals. But it's also important to acknowledge our achievements! At SPI, our recent All-Access Pass launch exceeded our expectations and confirmed the power of and demand for community-powered learning experiences. I'm grateful for all of you who signed up already! I'm also grateful for you, the listener. Thank you so much, and happy New Year! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session642.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 641: Next-Level Audience Growth with Virtual Summits

#641 Virtual summits are shaping up to be a game-changer for our 2023 marketing efforts! Listen in on this episode because I loop you in...

#641 Virtual summits are shaping up to be a game-changer for our 2023 marketing efforts! Listen in on this episode because I loop you in on a strategy that can take your business to the next level, even if you're just starting out. You see, large audiences and niche authority are no longer the requirements for big online events. In fact, hosting a summit is a great way to generate a snowball effect around your brand and bring in your first wave of superfans! To share exactly how you might make this happen, I have Benjamin Dell of HeySummit joining me for an incredible chat. You'll also get a glimpse at how we're using event marketing at SPI to raise awareness of and generate leads for our All-Access Pass. If you're interested in doing something similar, get a free trial and 15% off for life by using our affiliate link for HeySummit! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session641.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

13 mins

SPI 640: My Tik-Tok Challenge (Results)

#640 When you consume TikTok, it consumes you. Feel free to quote me on this. If you've been keeping up with my Friday updates, you...

#640 When you consume TikTok, it consumes you. Feel free to quote me on this. If you've been keeping up with my Friday updates, you know about my 30-day TikTok challenge. So what are the final results? Long story short, I'm not doing TikTok anymore. One obvious reason is that none of my videos took off during these thirty days. But there's an even bigger reason behind my decision. That's actually the most valuable lesson to come out of this experiment. You see, it's not that TikTok is bad and you shouldn't try it for your brand. The real problem is that it's way too good! What do I mean by that? Listen in on today's talk to get the details, but the takeaway is that your mindset on TikTok can save you countless hours in the long run. Join me to learn more! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session640.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

37 mins

SPI 639: How Passive Is a Physical Product Business (REALLY) With Jeff Sheldon

#639 Having your audience along for the ride as you create digital products to serve them is an incredible tool that increases engagement and connection....

#639 Having your audience along for the ride as you create digital products to serve them is an incredible tool that increases engagement and connection. But is it wise to use this same strategy for physical products? With knockoffs being a massive concern, is it safe to use open platforms like Kickstarter to fund and launch your best ideas? Those are some of the questions I explore with my returning guest, Jeff Sheldon. He is the founder of Ugmonk, a design studio focused on impeccably crafted home, office, and clothing products. This chat gives us an inside look at what it takes to turn your vision into something tangible and successfully compete in the premium market. Jeff and I discuss the realities of manufacturing and distribution, share advice for finding a niche, and debate the pros and cons of selling digital and physical products. With additional tips for working from home and using ads to find new customers, there's something here for any entrepreneur! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session639.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

14 mins

SPI 638: Are YouTube Shorts Helping or Hurting Your Channel?

#638 We need to talk about Shorts. They're like pants, but halfway—just kidding! I'm, of course, referring to YouTube's somewhat confusing answer to the growing...

#638 We need to talk about Shorts. They're like pants, but halfway—just kidding! I'm, of course, referring to YouTube's somewhat confusing answer to the growing popularity of TikTok. When platforms launch new formats, posts that take advantage of them typically see a nice algorithm boost. That's an opportunity I jumped on with Deep Pocket Monster, my Pokémon channel. So what were the results? Well, it's complicated. You see, some of my Shorts amassed over 15 million views. But, if you listen in on today's episode, you'll hear how that actually ended up hurting my channel. That said, YouTube has since addressed concerns like mine and committed to some incredible new features. So is now the perfect time to reconsider Shorts? Join me for this chat to find out more, and stay tuned because the results of my 30-day TikTok challenge are coming next week. Show notes and more SmartPassiveIncome.com/session638.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49 mins

SPI 637: Becoming an Efficient Entrepreneur with Jason Feifer from Entrepreneur Magazine

#637 You want to clear up your schedule before starting work on the big project you're passionate about, right? Here's the thing. It's not going...

#637 You want to clear up your schedule before starting work on the big project you're passionate about, right? Here's the thing. It's not going to happen. If you perceive time as a barrier, you will never get started. So how do we create more time when our calendars are full? How do we stop procrastinating and progress toward our goals today? If anyone can answer those questions for us, it's the guest joining me today. Jason Feifer is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. He gets to talk to the world's most successful people every day and has compiled the patterns that have come up in an incredible book, Build for Tomorrow. Right from the start, this chat with Jason provides us with the blueprint to understand how we work and start building our productivity infrastructure. This is an essential conversation that highlights the qualities of high-achieving entrepreneurs and uncovers the path to success in career, business, and life! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session637.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

13 mins

SPI 636: The Video I Deleted the Moment I Published It

#636 My 30-day TikTok challenge isn't going great. In fact, my numbers so far are pretty abysmal. Even so, I just decided to delete a...

#636 My 30-day TikTok challenge isn't going great. In fact, my numbers so far are pretty abysmal. Even so, I just decided to delete a video that really had the potential to go viral (in more ways than one). You'll have to listen in on today's episode to find out what was in the video, though. Let's just say that podcasting can get nasty sometimes! But what I want to talk about is much more important than this one post I knew was a mistake the second I uploaded it. You see, being honest with ourselves about the value we provide and the message we want to be known for is vital. To help you stop chasing vanity numbers and discover your most powerful voice, I want to share the series of questions I always ask myself when I create content. Join me for this quick update to learn more! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session636.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44 mins

SPI 635: Hiring a Team, Building to Sell, and YouTube in 2023 with Sean Cannell

#635 Could you sell your business? You might not want to, but here's the thing. If your company can be sold, it means you're running...

#635 Could you sell your business? You might not want to, but here's the thing. If your company can be sold, it means you're running it with the best systems in place for maximum growth and time off! I'm excited to have Sean Cannell of Think Media back on the show. He's been a guest on episode 328, where he shared the strategies that led to his success on YouTube. Today, we get into the updated tactics creators need to be aware of going into 2023. He has also transitioned his personal brand to a team brand, all while scaling his company and freeing up more time to focus on family and health. Join us for this chat to discover Sean's three-step methodology for growth, the seven Cs of YouTube success, how to build a team with a shared vision, and why you should prepare your business for sale even if that's not your goal. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session635.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 634: Different Is Better than Better

#634 What do you do when just making things better is not the answer anymore? You see, our courses at SPI have helped thousands of...

#634 What do you do when just making things better is not the answer anymore? You see, our courses at SPI have helped thousands of people find success. And now, through our communities, we're supporting more people than ever on their business journeys. Still, we knew we could do more. The thing is, making things "better" wasn't the answer for us. We had to try something different! That's where our All-Access Pass comes in. This community-powered education experience is the ultimate way to learn from every single one of our courses at your own pace while connecting with fellow entrepreneurs on the same path. All for an insane bargain! Listen in on this episode to find out why we're making our educational content more accessible, how this will lead to incredible transformations, and why community-powered courses are the next big thing. We're also hosting a launch party on December 7th. Join us to get access to exclusive founding member discounts and perks! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session634.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

24 mins

SPI 633: Our BIGGEST Announcement Yet

#633 This is massive. In fact, it is likely the biggest announcement we've ever made at SPI. You see, this launch might completely change your...

#633 This is massive. In fact, it is likely the biggest announcement we've ever made at SPI. You see, this launch might completely change your online education journey. Today I'm introducing you to our exciting new All-Access Pass! This community-powered education experience is the ultimate way to learn from every single one of our courses at your own pace while connecting with fellow entrepreneurs on the same path. We have a slew of incredible courses that thousands of people have used on their way to success in the business space. Not only that, but we're also running our fantastic communities for entrepreneurs at any level. Still, we knew we could do better. That's where the All-Access Pass comes in to bring all of that together for an insane bargain! Listen in on this special episode to discover more, and join our launch party to get exclusive founding member discounts and perks. See you there! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session633.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 632: The Truth about Short Attention Spans

#632 There's a huge problem that we have to figure out. If we don't, the time and money we spend creating content will be wasted....

#632 There's a huge problem that we have to figure out. If we don't, the time and money we spend creating content will be wasted. So what am I talking about? In this episode, I'm sharing my thoughts on the pandemic of short attention spans. I'm talking about how and why our audiences have become accustomed to TikTok, Reels, and Shorts type of content. Even if we never use these platforms, the time we have at our disposal to capture someone's attention is now shorter than ever. We really only have a second or two to get people to stick around. So how do we optimize our posts for these new content consumption habits? I'm learning a lot as I go through my 30-day TikTok challenge, and I want to share some of my findings with you in this episode. These tips apply to everything from podcast intros to blog posts and are vital for any modern content creator. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session632.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 631: Brand Deals & Sponsorships for Every Creator with Justin Moore

#631 How do you craft an irresistible pitch for potential sponsors? The biggest insight is that you should make your pitch them-focused instead of you-focused....

#631 How do you craft an irresistible pitch for potential sponsors? The biggest insight is that you should make your pitch them-focused instead of you-focused. Many creators start out with the exact opposite approach. They overemphasize how great their YouTube channel, podcast, or blog is and talk too little about how their content aligns with a brand's marketing objectives. My guest today, Justin Moore, is the founder of Creator Wizard. He has helped hundreds of people learn how to find and negotiate brand deals and make millions in the process. So how do you get sponsors even if you don't have a massive audience? What is your number one task as a creator? Who do you reach out to for brand deals, and how do you get them excited to respond? Join us for this epic conversation to get the tools and strategies that can save you from leaving thousands on the table. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session631.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

9 mins

SPI 630: I Challenge YOU...

#630 Are you leveraging challenges to scale your business? And no, I'm not just talking about challenging yourself. What I'm talking about today is supercharging...

#630 Are you leveraging challenges to scale your business? And no, I'm not just talking about challenging yourself. What I'm talking about today is supercharging your brand by creating irresistible challenges for your audience. I want to give you a sneak peek at what we're working on at SPI with our 100 Emails Challenge. This is how we've shared free step-by-step instructions with over ten thousand entrepreneurs to help them go from zero to one hundred email subscribers in three days. The updates coming to this program will blow your mind! And, with the new year just around the corner, I want to encourage you to challenge your own followers. This time of the year, when people are willing to take on new habits, is a great opportunity. Listen in to learn how to make the most of it by serving your audience and giving your business a boost in the process! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session630.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

SPI 629: Anti-hustle and How to Build Something Meaningful with Jadah Sellner

#629 Many new entrepreneurs buy into the myths of hustle culture. They believe that finding success is impossible without working to exhaustion day in and...

#629 Many new entrepreneurs buy into the myths of hustle culture. They believe that finding success is impossible without working to exhaustion day in and day out. But what if that kind of thinking doesn’t get results anymore? What if self-care is actually a more effective business strategy? I’m so excited that Jadah Sellner is back for another awesome chat! She hosts the Lead with Love podcast and is a brilliant entrepreneur and mentor. Jadah is a firm believer in self-care as a powerful tool for entrepreneurs. Her first business book, She Builds, is a practical anti-hustle guide that challenges the overwork narrative. In this episode, we discuss the best strategies for growing a business in a sustainable, service-driven way. Listen in on our conversation to get a behind-the-scenes look at Jadah's writing process, and check out She Builds anywhere books are sold! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session629.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11 mins

SPI 628: My TikTok 30-Day Challenge Starts Today

#628 Commitment is essential if you want to explore new opportunities and see what the results could be. For something to have a chance to...

#628 Commitment is essential if you want to explore new opportunities and see what the results could be. For something to have a chance to do anything, you have to give it a chance to do something. For me, public challenges to put work into something for a certain number of days are a very powerful motivational tool. That’s why I’m committing to a platform I’ve neglected for the longest time. So what am I experimenting with? For the next thirty days, I’ll be posting on TikTok every day to see what happens. That’s it. No expectations, no pressure to go viral or anything like that. So why take on another social network at all? With a new book coming out, I have to know if TikTok is something that can help spread my message. Listen in on this episode to hear all about my strategy, and, of course, follow me on TikTok! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session628.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41 mins

SPI 627: Uncertainty, Fear, and Doing Meaningful Work With Leo Babauta

#627 What often stops us from taking action is the story our fear tells us. We’re afraid that other people might laugh at us or...

#627 What often stops us from taking action is the story our fear tells us. We’re afraid that other people might laugh at us or judge us. But, when you step back and think about it, is the worst-case scenario really that bad? Today’s episode is all about understanding and overcoming uncertainty. My special guest, Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, has been a massive inspiration for me since 2008 when I started Smart Passive Income. Through his blog and best-selling books, he has impacted millions of readers. I know I wouldn’t be here without him! This conversation is jam-packed with actionable tips and tools that can help us defeat procrastination, perfectionism, and negative thought patterns. Leo and I discuss setting and achieving goals, developing a fearlessness practice, and finding meaning in our work. Listen in to get a new perspective on uncertainty and learn the vital habits that set you up for success. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session627.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

8 mins

SPI 626: 1% Better

#626 One thing we all want to do is to hone our skills so we can improve our output. But, with tips and tools coming...

#626 One thing we all want to do is to hone our skills so we can improve our output. But, with tips and tools coming at us from all sides, how do we take action without getting overwhelmed? I remember trying to become a better public speaker and focusing on all the things I needed to work on to make that happen. The list seemed endless, and I was getting nowhere tackling everything at once. The strategy that changed everything for me was the opposite of that. Inspired by James Clear’s Atomic Habits, I decided instead to focus on a single aspect of my presentations at a time and improve on that by 1% every day. So how can you improve one thing the next time you do something? Listen in on this episode to find out about the tactic I use and how you can apply it to your own goals. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session626.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31 mins

SPI 625: Why Going Viral Is Not the Goal with Bob Clagett

#625 What does being a successful creator online look like? This question often conjures up an image of big numbers and viral content. But what...

#625 What does being a successful creator online look like? This question often conjures up an image of big numbers and viral content. But what if that’s not the point? I’m so happy to talk to my friend Bob Clagett again today. Bob runs I Like To Make Stuff on YouTube, where he builds anything from basic furniture to crazy props from movies. You see, I came up with an idea for a portable podcast studio to house my gear for easy on-the-go audio recording. I couldn't make this on my own, so I knew Bob was the man for the job! With the build completed, we put it to the test for this episode. Bob and I discuss finding success without chasing virality, building a team with a shared vision, leveraging multiple platforms to generate revenue, and prioritizing community over profit. Join us for this inspiring chat about turning a passion into a business without losing the magic that made you love it! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session625.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

18 mins

SPI 624: A Bigger Announcement I’m REALLY Excited About

#624 I don’t even know if I’m allowed to share this with you yet. You see, this kind of thing is out of my control...

#624 I don’t even know if I’m allowed to share this with you yet. You see, this kind of thing is out of my control now. In fact, many of my business friends said this would happen and warned me against going down this path. So what’s happening? Am I selling the company or something? Don’t worry, that’s not it. That said, a huge change is coming because I just signed a book deal. That’s right, after self-publishing Let Go, Will It Fly, and Superfans, I’m now going down the traditional route. But why would I do this knowing what I know about the risks? I want to share my thought process with you in this episode. This is a long-term project, but I’m sure the lessons learned along the way will be game-changing for us. So what is the book called, and what is it about? Listen in on today’s episode to find out. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session624.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39 mins

SPI 623: Copywriting Simplified—How to Write the Words That Convert with Stefan Georgi

#623 Becoming a successful entrepreneur is often a matter of bringing a few key skills together. One of them, copywriting, is as vital as it...

#623 Becoming a successful entrepreneur is often a matter of bringing a few key skills together. One of them, copywriting, is as vital as it is scary to some people. So how do you get to the point where your words work for you instead of against you? Today, I’m bringing an expert on the show to make it easy for us to start crafting sales pages, emails, scripts, or posts that convert like crazy. Through his writing, Stefan Georgi has helped his clients and students earn a total of over a billion dollars. You’ll hear all about how he does it in this episode! So what is the basic structure that all great ads follow? How do you connect deeply with your audience? What is the best tone to use in your writing, and how do you practice it? Listen in on this game-changing conversation for answers to all of that. Show notes, Stefan's amazing free resource, and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session623.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

4 mins

Harness the Power of Community: Free Live Seminar Tuesday 10/25!

The Business of Community Summit is a one-day virtual summit focused exclusively on the business thinking, decisions, and strategies needed to reach the economic potential of...

The Business of Community Summit is a one-day virtual summit focused exclusively on the business thinking, decisions, and strategies needed to reach the economic potential of community for your business. You'll walk away with a clear roadmap for launching your own community this year! Visit SmartPassiveIncome.com/BCS to register for free.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.