Episodes
#417: In this episode with talk with Michael Hyatt. His new book, The Vision Driven Leader, just came out and Michael talks about the ideas in the book and how he came to be such a successful and admired leader. You'll learn: which opportunities are relevant and which are distractions, why it is a mistake to take action without first thinking about your vision, and what a vision actually is. Read show notes here: www.smartpassiveincome.com/session417
Published 04/01/20
#416: On this SPI podcast episode, Grant Baldwin from TheSpeakerLab.com is here. Grant loves to be up with a microphone in front of a group of people. He's here to share some great advice about preparing for a presentation. You'll learn, why speaking might be a great gig for you, the most important questions to ask yourself as you prepare your talk, the number one most powerful thing to include in every talk, and more. Read show notes here: www.smartpassiveincome.com/session416
Published 03/25/20
Pat and Matt discuss getting laid off, and the next steps you can take to turn your knowledge into a potential freelancing career, either on the side, or potentially full time. Pat discusses his layoff in 2008 during the recession and how to set yourself up for success mentally, and Matt takes it home to give you specific advice on where to potentially go from here.
Published 03/25/20
Pat Flynn and Matt Gartland (CFO + COO of SPI Media) come together to chat about the current state of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health comes first, however, almost every business, online and offline, is being affected by what's happening. From finances to team culture and mental health, we hope this episode provides some help to you during this time. For more information and other helpful resources, please visit: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/toolkit
Published 03/19/20
#415: If you've ever thought about getting into the world of voice-over work, today's guest is here with a ton of information about how to use your voice to make money. Mike Russell and his wife, Isabella, are co-founders of Music Radio Creative. Today, he shares his story about how he got into voice-over work and built his amazing agency. You'll learn how you can break into the voice-over space, how to get started, and more. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session415
Published 03/18/20
#414: In this episode, we talk with Erika Vieira who started a podcast because she was curious about the world of successful female YouTubers. She now has a six-figure business and amazing relationships with YouTubers who are helping her grow her own audience and authority. You'll learn about unexpected opportunities that podcasting can create, how you can turn your curiosity into something that pays, and more. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session414
Published 03/11/20
In this episode, I talk with Mark Dawson who made more than $1.5 million last year alone from self-published books. Now, he teaches other people how to put out self-published books, and he has very unique strategies and a formula for doing that. Listen in and learn why self-publishing worked better than traditional publishing for Mark, how to position yourself for success when publishing books, strategies for placing Amazon ads, and more. Read show notes here:...
Published 03/04/20
#412: In this episode, we're talking with Darrell Vesterfelt who can give us the low-down on all things partnerships. A partnership brings another pro onto your team to focus on what they do best, so you can focus on what YOU do best. Listen in to learn why sole entrepreneurs might consider forming a partnership, the first steps toward bringing a partner on board, and what needs to happen legally to be in a partnership. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session412
Published 02/26/20
#411: Is the market that you are serving viable for a long-term business model? Is it actually possible for you to succeed and make money in that space? Well, that's what we're going to talk about today with special guest Ryan Levesque. You'll learn the two most important things you need to be successful in business, how to not choose a bad market, and how to find a market-size sweet spot. Read the show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session411
Published 02/19/20
SPI #410: In one day, Mark Bowness' marriage ended, he lost his job, and he lost his community and sense of self. He was at rock bottom. Now he's a leading authority helping coaches, consultants, experts, thought leaders and entrepreneurs to build purpose-driven tribes. In this episode, you'll learn how to amplify your work and impact through building community, the four key elements of a tribe, and what makes a great leader. Read show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session410
Published 02/12/20
#409: If you've ever thought that you don't have enough time to do everything you want to do, listen to this podcast episode. I interview my executive assistant, who has made it possible for me to focus on the big picture items on my to-do list. You'll learn how to work with an executive assistant, how to build a strong relationship, and what tasks to handoff. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session409
Published 02/05/20
#408: We're talking with Shannon and Bryan Miles from Belaysolutions.com. They have a three-pronged approach to helping entrepreneurs get the support they need. Learn the right time to hire an executive assistant, the qualities of a great virtual assistant, and how to take the first steps toward finding help. Read the show notes here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session408
Published 01/29/20
#407: In this podcast episode I talk with Steve Chou. Steve and I have come together because our kids are both entrepreneurs. We talk about how our kids got started in entrepreneurship, how much influence we have (or don’t have) on their projects, how we deal with other issues of safety and social media and dealing with haters, and more. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session407
Published 01/22/20
#406: In this episode, we’ll focus on what to do—and what not to do—to drastically improve your open rates and make email marketing that works. We’ll talk about subject lines and why you need to be spending way more time on them than you think. We’ll also cover why I think most of you aren’t sending enough emails, while also going over that all-important question: how much is too much? Read full show notes: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session406
Published 01/15/20
#405: I’m super psyched to have a conversation with Gina Bianchini, the founder of a platform for communities called Mighty Networks. This tool lets you create your own groups and puts you back in the driver’s seat. You'll learn why people crave community, starting small in creating courses, Mighty Networks vs. Facebook Groups, and more! Read the full show notes: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session405
Published 01/08/20
#404: On today’s episode, we have Patrick Lencione, author of the bestselling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. I can’t tell you enough how much of a gamechanger it’s been for me as I’ve been trying to build Team SPI. Patrick is chock-full of so many great stories and examples to illustrate what a healthy team looks like, and where so many teams go wrong. Read the full show notes at: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session404
Published 01/01/20
#403: This episode is short and sweet, but I talk about two key time management strategies that have really helped me make the most of my time. The first is just in time learning, which is the idea that you only learn the things you need in order to take your next step. Balancing that is the twenty percent itch rule, which is the idea that I set aside twenty percent of my time each week to experiment and try new things. Read the full show notes at: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session403
Published 12/25/19
#402: If you’re not already podcasting, I have just one question for you: WHY?! As I’ve been saying over and over on the Smart Passive Income Podcast, podcasting is just the most rapidly growing way to connect directly your listeners. Learn more at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session402.
Published 12/18/19
#401: On SPI 401, Jessie Cole, the Yellow Tux Guy, stops by to share one of the most inspiring and wackiest success stories I've ever heard on this podcast! You'll learn how Jessie has created unbelievable and amazing experiences for his fans, and how you can do the same. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session401
Published 12/11/19
#400: I share the top 10 things I've learned since recording 400 episodes of the SPI podcast. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session400
Published 12/04/19
#399: As Cyber Monday approaches I run through 10 strategies you can use to take advantage of the holiday and drive sales, including the kinds of special bonuses people pay attention to and why free shipping can be the best deal you offer. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session399
Published 11/27/19
#398: Today I have 5 strategies for the most underutilized, underrated, underappreciated form of marketing out there: affiliate marketing. Learn how interviewing the creator or founder of the product makes great content that sells, the right way to do product demo videos, and how I turned a time-sensitive challenge into something automated and evergreen. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session398
Published 11/20/19
#397: Chase Reeves is a niche reviewer focusing on travel bags and accessories. You can find his curated best-of lists at matterful.co and his reviews on his YouTube channel. I first met Chase when he was a web designer for smartpassiveincome.com. Chase shares how he found his passion for great bag design and what makes for a great product review video, which is a great skill for growing your affiliate marketing. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session397
Published 11/13/19
#396: Today we're bring my CFO and COO, Matt Gartland, on the show to talk about the changes that are coming to smartpassiveincome.com (including how team members will be more involved in the content) and the new business fundamentals guide he's writing. Learn the basics of getting started with an LLC, the first things to do when you want to start a business, and the basics of cash flow and what you need to keep track of. Podcast show notes available here:...
Published 11/06/19
#395: Kevin Finn, the co-founder of Buzzsprout, shares with us what works and what doesn't in the ever-expanding world of podcasting. Kevin and I discuss why Buzzsprout is the podcast host I recommend to people just starting out, and we get deep into how advertising works in podcasting, and why affiliate marketing is the future. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session395
Published 10/30/19