Episodes
Ramit Sethi joins the podcast to talk about the psychology of selling, and how to get over the mental blocks that keep you from making your pitch.
Published 09/30/20
Tracy Hazzard is an amazing content creator who joins me to talk about what gives a podcast that "binge factor."
Published 09/23/20
Randy Rayess of Outgrow shares the use cases for a few different tools you can use to grow your email list with quality leads.
Published 09/16/20
Eric Partaker worked himself right into a heart attack at 35,000 feet. Since then, he's been focused on helping others live their best lives.
Published 09/09/20
Jon Oringer, the founder of Shutterstock, stops by to talk about life after being a CEO, including fatherhood and finding balance.
Published 09/02/20
#436: How do you become the most valuable leader? When it comes to leading audiences, a team, even your family, you want to do it well. In this episode, I'm speaking with a leader of leaders. His name is Dave Stachowiak, and he's the host of the podcast Coaching for Leaders. We're going to talk about leadership, of course, but also some B2B marketing strategies. Dave has a lot to share, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. Podcast show notes available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session436
Published 08/19/20
#436: How do you become the most valuable leader? When it comes to leading audiences, a team, even your family, you want to do it well. In this episode, I'm speaking with a leader of leaders. His name is Dave Stachowiak, and he's the host of the podcast Coaching for Leaders. We're going to talk about leadership, of course, but also some B2B marketing strategies. Dave has a lot to share, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. Podcast show notes available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session436
Published 08/19/20
#435: On this session of the SPI Podcast, I give you a heads up about seven terrible pitfalls that entrepreneurs often fall into. These are traps we fall into whether we are just starting out or we've been doing this a while, and I want to equip you with the tools to get out of these situations. This happens to be an episode of my daily YouTube show, The Income Stream. Podcast show notes available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session435
Published 08/12/20
#434: Of all the things that seem vital and urgent in your business, how do you know what you should be focusing on right now? You can't address everything at once, so how can you stop putting out urgent fire after urgent fire so you can continue to grow? That's what we're talking about today with Mike Michalowicz. Podcast show notes are available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session434
Published 08/05/20
#433: In June we asked Black entrepreneurs in the SPI community to share their experiences, and we're once again handing them the mic. This episode includes some things Team SPI has especially needed to hear. We're trying to do better and face our unconscious biases so we can make progress in the fight against racism. Warning: this episode includes mentions of violence and prejudice and may not be suitable for younger listeners. Podcast show notes available at...
Published 07/29/20
#432: In this session of the SPI Podcast I talk to Sophie Walker, who started the Australian Birth Stories podcast from scratch and has achieved massive success, with over 2.3 million downloads to date. We discuss how to use the knitting approach to quickly increase listenership, how a non-techie can start a simple podcast on their own, and the possibilities that are out there when you put your mind to something. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session432
Published 07/22/20
#431: In this session of the SPI Podcast, I talk to Dr. Benjamin Hardy, whose new book Personality Isn't Permanent contradicts the popular idea that your personality is fixed, and teaches about intentionality and the pursuit of your future self. This episode is a great conversation that's both practical—with strategies for writing, blogging, and building an audience—and ventures into personal growth territory. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session431
Published 07/15/20
#430: In this session of the SPI Podcast, I talk to Jacques Hopkins, who started six unsuccessful passive income ventures before finding the right niche. After years of work, Jacques has finally started to make significant money with his course, Piano in 21 Days. We cover the importance of mapping out the customer journey, what's working well right now for online course creators, and the value of customer feedback. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session430
Published 07/08/20
#429: I couldn't be more excited to finally reveal a project we've been working on in secret for almost a year! My business partner, Matt Gartland, joins me to talk about the exciting new SPI Pro Community, a membership community for aspiring entrepreneurs. Online community development, a private network rooted around common goals, focus, ethics, and vision. It all starts with our Founding Members. Will you be one of them? Podcast show notes available here:...
Published 07/01/20
#428: In this session of the SPI Podcast I speak with Kevin Fremon, an entrepreneur who's just getting started building an online membership community to better serve and support his audience. We discuss why it's so important to test your idea before you commit, the differences between various membership platforms, and what makes a community leader smile like a giddy kid. Podcast show notes are available at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session428
Published 06/24/20
#427: This episode of the SPI Podcast is about the business at SwitchPod, a physical product my videographer, Caleb Wojcik—who joins me—and I created. From an idea in 2017, to a $418K Kickstarter launch in 2019, to building and shipping it, to placement on Amazon and retail stores... It's been awesome, and we want to share what we're learning along the way to help you fast-forward your own physical product success. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session427
Published 06/17/20
#426: In an effort to spend more time listening to and amplifying the voices of SPI's Black community, we invited people to submit a recording via SpeakPipe sharing whatever they felt comfortable. Team Flynn did not disappoint. Numerous Black entrepreneurs responded, sharing their challenges, promoting their businesses, sharing advice and resources, and telling their stories. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session426
Published 06/10/20
We’re pausing our regular content this week to honor and mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others in the Black community who have been taken too soon. My teams at SPI Media, Fusebox, Flynndustries, and SwitchPod are taking stock of what we need to do to help bring an end to systemic racism. We’re also opening up a forum for our Black community members and Black entrepreneurs to be heard at http://smartpassiveincome.com/contribute
Published 06/05/20
#425: Imagine you sell a valuable premium product—one people aren't buying because of the high price point. How do you get them to buy? In this episode I share an honest, authentic marketing tactic used successfully by my friend Rick Mulready, from The Art of Online Business Podcast and RickMulready.com. Here is step-by-step guidance on leading people to a higher-priced product using a lower-priced workshop. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session425
Published 05/27/20
#424: Ann Handley is a Wall Street Journal-bestselling author who helps businesses escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results—and she's here to talk about how we can best portray our authentic selves to effectively market our brands. Learn why so many people are bad at marketing, an incredibly simple way to approach marketing that turns what most people do on its head, and whether likability is even that important. Podcast show notes available here:...
Published 05/20/20
#423: In this episode of the SPI Podcast, I talk to Prerna Malik about how to become a better conversion copywriter. You'll learn the elements of Prerna's proprietary copywriting process, how to lead a browser to become a buyer, the difference between a bad testimonial and a great one, and how to get social proof before you even have your first customer. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session422
Published 05/13/20
#422: In this solo show, I share a little ten-point quiz you can take to test the strength of your email marketing strategy, and I let you in on some of my email marketing secrets. This isn't the traditional stuff I hope you’re doing already, like writing great subject lines, cleaning your email list, and paying attention to deliverability. No—these are tips from deep inside the Smart Passive Income toolbox. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session422
Published 05/06/20
Podcasting has definitely been affected by the pandemic. Numbers are down for some, however, in some industries, the numbers are way up. Why though? Also, why might now be a great time to start a podcast, and how do we, in this environment, best grow our podcast? Resources in this episode:  smartpassiveincome.com/buzzsprout. SPI Podcast Cheat Sheet, which gives you step-by-step guidance on starting your podcast:  https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/podcast-cheat-sheet/
Published 05/04/20
#421: In this episode, I speak to Deborah Niemann, who helps people all over the world raise their goats and make cheese and soap via her online courses. We cover how to position yourself as the expert and actually be that expert, ways not to create your online course, and the importance of collecting email addresses early on. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session421
Published 04/29/20
#420: Self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Jeff Fenster is here to tell us how he's created multiple successful businesses in an all kinds of spaces, from a small payroll company to a digital marketing agency, and most recently, a healthy-dining establishment. You'll learn about the different "types" of entrepreneurial minds, what it means to "reverse-engineer" a business, and why it's good to be the dumbest guy in the room. Podcast show notes available here:...
Published 04/22/20