The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast

The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast
Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive Income Blog discusses online business, blogging, marketing, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle. No fluff, no chit chat, just quality, actionable content you can use to improve your online business, blog and lifestyle.

418: How to Get Super High-Profile Guests, with Jordan Harbinger
Apr 8 • 38 min
#418: Jordan Harbinger, often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” talks about the role of luck in business success and how to cultivate relationships with publicists, agents, and others. His podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show, has been a top 50…
417: Have a Vision or Be Doomed to Failure. Vision Scripting, with Michael Hyatt
Apr 1 • 45 min
#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…
416: Before Your First or Next Presentation DO THIS, with Grant Baldwin
Mar 25 • 56 min
#416: On this SPI podcast episode, Grant Baldwin from 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…
Emergency Episode #2: Steps to Take When You Get Laid Off
Mar 25 • 69 min
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…
Emergency Episode: Covid-19 and Maintaining Your Business
Mar 19 • 46 min
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.…
415: How to Make Money Through Voice-Over Work, with Mike Russell
Mar 18 • 38 min
#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,…
414: The Podcast Interviewer Authority Strategy that Led to a Six-Figure Business, with Erika Vieira
Mar 11 • 39 min
#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…
413: The Secrets of Publishing for Profit (Both Fiction and Non-Fiction), With Mark Dawson
Mar 4 • 43 min
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…
412: The Power and Pain of Partnerships & The Future of Content on the Web, with Darrell Vesterfelt
Feb 26 • 54 min
#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…
411: 5 Market Must-Haves when Building a Business that will Succeed, with Ryan Levesque
Feb 19 • 57 min
#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…
410: How Building a Tribe Took this Man from Rock Bottom to Massive Business Success
Feb 12 • 45 min
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…
409: An Interview with Jess my Executive Assistant (and How We Choreograph Our Work Together)
Feb 5 • 42 min
#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…
408: How to Hire the Right Help and Get More Time Back without Driving Yourself Crazy
Jan 29 • 42 min
#408: We’re talking with Shannon and Bryan Miles from 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…
407: How to Raise a Kid Entrepreneur
Jan 22 • 48 min
#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…
406: The 7 DOs and DONTs of Email Marketing Success
Jan 15 • 42 min
#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…
405: Gather Your Community or Get Left Behind—Mighty Networks and More with Gina Bianchini
Jan 8 • 50 min
#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…
404: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team with Patrick Lencioni
Jan 1 • 46 min
#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…
403: 2 Time Management Strategies to Practice in 2020
Dec 25, 2019 • 12 min
#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…
402: Everyone Needs to Have a Podcast
Dec 18, 2019 • 32 min
#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…
401: Jesse Cole—The Yellow Tux Guy
Dec 11, 2019 • 35 min
#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…
400: Top 10 Things I’ve Learned Since Recording 400 Episodes of the SPI Podcast
Dec 4, 2019 • 36 min
#400: I share the top 10 things I’ve learned since recording 400 episodes of the SPI podcast. Podcast show notes available here:
399: Last Minute Cyber Monday Strategies to Get More Sales
Nov 27, 2019 • 39 min
#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…
398: 5 Different Affiliate Marketing Strategies I Use
Nov 20, 2019 • 30 min
#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…
397: Becoming a Niche Reviewer: The Story Behind Bagworks with Chase Reeves
Nov 13, 2019 • 59 min
#397: Chase Reeves is a niche reviewer focusing on travel bags and accessories. You can find his curated best-of lists at and his reviews on his YouTube channel. I first met Chase when he was a web designer for Chase…
396: Not So Fun Business Stuff (But in a Fun Way)
Nov 6, 2019 • 42 min
#396: Today we’re bring my CFO and COO, Matt Gartland, on the show to talk about the changes that are coming to (including how team members will be more involved in the content) and the new business fundamentals guide he’s writing.…
395: Podcasting in 2020—What You Need to Know
Oct 30, 2019 • 49 min
#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…
394: Organizing Your Life with April and Eric Perry
Oct 23, 2019 • 57 min
#394: April and Eric Perry help people escape the piles of stuff we’re all drowning in by re-organizing their lives through their community and courses at Hear how they have created their own superfans, as well as what they learned from…
393: Got Story Brand? An Interview with Donald Miller
Oct 16, 2019 • 37 min
#393: Donald Miller is the author of Building Your Storybrand and the founder of He shares how you can spend a few days rewriting your website’s copy to dramatically increase your sales. We discuss the key examples of story structure…
392: Everything You Need to Know about Membership Websites with Stu McLaren
Oct 9, 2019 • 54 min
#392: Stu McLaren from is the founder of Tribe, an amazing community of people building membership websites. He explains the ins and outs of the business, and how you can start something that lasts. He shares examples of people with small…
391: FlynnCon1 – The Unexpected Story – A Behind the Scenes Interview with Pat Flynn
Oct 2, 2019 • 61 min
#391: Michael O’Neal, host of the Solopreneur Hour Podcast, turns the tables and interviews me about FlynnCon1 and what’s on deck for FlynnCon2. We talk about why FlynnCon is family-oriented and how the SmartBar allowed us to serve our attendees in a…
390: Scott Voelker and The Take Action Effect
Sep 25, 2019 • 37 min
#390: Scott Voelker from the Amazing Seller brings us insights from his new book, Take Action Effect, to show us how an appreciation for how far we’ve come can help us achieve more going forward. This episode offers a wealth of advice on improving your…
389: How to Get More 1-on-1 Clients with Jenny Shih
Sep 18, 2019 • 48 min
#389: Jenny Shih teaches business owners how to earn a full-time income as service-based entrepreneurs. She shares her unique approach to getting more 1-on-1 clients, how to be helpful, and how to avoid coming across as sales-y. Jenny has a dedicated…
388: Why Everything is Figureoutable with Marie Forleo
Sep 11, 2019 • 46 min
#388: The legendary Marie Forleo is here to talk about her new book, Everything Is Figureoutable, and shares her lessons from coaching thousands of people in almost every industry you can imagine. We discuss the variety of jobs she has had, why she…
387: How to Become Indistractable with Nir Eyal
Sep 4, 2019 • 52 min
#387: Nir Eyal returns to SPI to discuss his new book, Indistractable, and teaches us how to be indistractable in lives and in our business. We talk about the problems that run deeper than technology and why digital detoxes aren’t a sustainable solution.…
386: The Upside-Down Content and Product Strategy with Todd Tressider
Aug 28, 2019 • 40 min
#386: Todd Tresidder, a financial planning expert and author of How Much Money Do I Need to Retire, explains his unique upside-down content strategy. In this episode, we discuss content audits again, how he uses keywords in part to determine what content…
385: The Next BIG Thing for Marketers Is … Email
Aug 21, 2019 • 21 min
#385: I cover why you can’t rely on Facebook, YouTube, and Google to reach your fans, and why email marketing is back in a big way. Learn how the big algorithms get in the way of you actually reaching your fans and how email (plus a few other tools) can…
384: An Essay to All Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Marketers
Aug 14, 2019 • 21 min
#384: To celebrate to launch of Superfans, we take this episode to share episodes 6 and 11 from the audiobook so you can get a preview of why this book is so important for any business, large or small. I share lessons I’ve learned about engaging an…
383: Income Report: How Much Did “Will It Fly?” Make?
Aug 7, 2019 • 37 min
#383: With Superfans launching next week, we look back at the total earnings of Will It Fly? three years later and break down all the numbers. I share the profits breakdown for total book sales, how Kindle Unlimited and Audible audiobooks can help your…
382: The Surprising Truth about How One (Self-Published) Author Sold Millions of Books
Jul 31, 2019 • 65 min
#382: Hal Elrod explains how his self-published book, The Miracle Morning, sold over 1.8 million copies. Learn the secret behind Miracle Morning’s eighty-two percent conversion rate for email opt-ins and how he developed his book’s framework. Podcast show…
381: Self-Publishing versus Traditional Publishing
Jul 24, 2019 • 38 min
#381: Thinking of publishing a book? Listen in on the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, and publishing tips! I discuss the costs involved and how your choice affects the editorial and marketing processes.…
380: 5 Hard Truths About Writing and Publishing Books
Jul 17, 2019 • 32 min
#380: If you’re thinking about writing and publishing a book, get your notepad out because here are the 5 hard truths about writing and publishing books today. In this episode, I cover the differences between self-publishing and more traditional models,…
379: How Books Increase Our Authority and Leadership with Azul Terronez
Jul 10, 2019 • 55 min
#379: Azul Terronez shares how books increase our authority and leadership, build our community, grow our business, and boost our opportunities. Podcast show notes available here:
378: Amazon Book Marketing—Everything You Need to Know with Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur
Jul 3, 2019 • 64 min
#378: Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur shares everything you need to know about Amazon book marketing, book ranking, book cover design, and more! Podcast show notes available here:
377: Retail Arbitrage: Buying and Reselling Items from Stores on Amazon (Revisited) with Cliff and Jessica Larrew
Jun 26, 2019 • 53 min
#377: I revisit one of our most popular episodes ever to find out what’s new with Amazon retail arbitrage from Cliff and Jessica Larrew. Learn how to setup an Amazon Seller account and the hidden costs you should account for when reselling on Amazon.…
376: How to Actually Make Progress and Grow Your Business—A Conversation with James Wedmore
Jun 19, 2019 • 60 min
#376: James Wedmore is on the show to teach us how to actually make progress and grow your business, maintain self-integrity, focus on committing, and how to get into the genius zone. Podcast show notes available here:…
375: The State of Podcasting in 2019 with Matt and Pat
Jun 12, 2019 • 41 min
#375: Matt Gartland, COO and CFO of Flynndustries LLC, joins the show to talk about the state of podcasting in 2019, including trends, why we think that there’s still plenty of room to start your show, and various revenue models for podcasts. Podcast show…
374: The Psychology of Money and Wealth with Ramit Sethi
Jun 5, 2019 • 55 min
#374: I walk the streets of New York City with Ramit Sethi to talk about why you need to change the way you think about wealth and money. Podcast show notes available here:
373: $100k in Debt to Facebook Ads Expert—Monica Louie and Her Amazing Journey
May 29, 2019 • 54 min
#373: Monica Louie shares the story of how she paid off $120,000 of debt in just two years and built a boutique Facebook Ads consultancy. Learn the three main elements of a successful Facebook ad and why patience is important when it comes to Facebook…
372: Why People Really Hate Us Online
May 22, 2019 • 35 min
#372: This episode is about what to do if you’re on the receiving end of hate online: why people do it and how you can move past it. I share stories of being the target of online hate, as well as strategies for how to keep your head in the right place.…
371: SEO and Business Growth Today with Glen Allsop
May 15, 2019 • 47 min
#371: In this episode I talk to Glen Allsop, serial entrepreneur and SEO expert, to learn what you can do to fly up the page rankings. Learn techniques for analyzing and improving your site traffic. Podcast show notes available here:…
370: Staying Positive and Building a Business That Matters with Marc and Angel Chernoff
May 8, 2019 • 50 min
#370: We learn how Marc and Angel Chernoff turned their blog into a business that helped them make a career out of helping others change their lives. Learn how they overcame imposter syndrome and began to create products, including a New York Times…
369: Top 5 Major Business Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
May 1, 2019 • 40 min
#369: These are the five major business mistakes that entrepreneurs make, why they happen, and what you can learn from them. Get your notepads out and be inspired! Podcast show notes available here:
368: How to Build a YouTube Brand that Makes an Impact with Tim Schmoyer
Apr 24, 2019 • 51 min
#368: YouTube master Tim Schmoyer shares the key to sticky videos, what most content creators get wrong, and helps Pat figure out how to fix his YouTube strategy. You’ll learn how to approach your video creation process with a plan for success. Podcast…
367: The Miracle Equation and How to Help You Achieve Your Biggest Goals
Apr 17, 2019 • 44 min
#367: Hal Elrod shares his amazing story of not one but two near-death experiences, and how they helped him develop the philosophy behind his book, The Miracle Equation. His passion and insight are truly contagious, so take a listen. Podcast show notes…
366: Anti-Busy. Pro-Purpose. Talking Work-Life Balance with Chalene Johnson
Apr 10, 2019 • 53 min
#366: Chalene Johnson and I talk work-life balance: the mistakes she’s made, the lessons she’s learned, how she’s brought that all together in her book, 131 Method. Lots of lessons here for you no matter what business you’re in! Podcast show notes…
365: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing with Paul Jarvis
Apr 3, 2019 • 46 min
#365: Paul Jarvis is here help you build a better, not bigger, business. There can be benefit to keeping your business small. Listen in and learn why growth isn’t always the answer. Podcast show notes available here:…
364: SEO Simplified – with Tim from Ahrefs
Mar 27, 2019 • 66 min
#364: Tim Soulo from Ahrefs breaks down a simple, actionable SEO strategy—from the very first steps, to query and keyword research, content planning, SEO competition, and more! Podcast show notes available here:…
363: Dear Podcasters
Mar 20, 2019 • 32 min
#363: No matter where you are in your podcasting journey, I have a message for you. Here’s how to avoid “podfade,” break through plateaus, connect deeply with your audience, and create massive growth through podcasting. Podcast show notes available here:…
362: Women and Entrepreneurship with Christy Wright
Mar 13, 2019 • 49 min
#362: What unique challenges do female entrepreneurs face? Business Boutique Founder Christy Wright is here to answer that question and dive deep on taking your first steps, connecting with your audience, selling with your heart, and more! Podcast show…
361: Super Simple Segmentation & Web Personalization for Next Level Marketing – with Brennan Dunn
Mar 6, 2019 • 45 min
#361: RightMessage Creator Brennan Dunn lays down strategies for understanding and serving your audience through segmentation and web personalization, driving more sales and saving you money at the same time. It’s a next-level tool for online business!…
360: How to Plan and Manage Projects and Programs Successfully – with Janna Maron from Team SPI
Feb 27, 2019 • 54 min
#360: Janna Maron—Team SPI’s Editorial Director—breaks down the tips, workflows, and strategies she uses to schedule and organize massive programs and projects and keep overwhelm to a minimum. Podcast show notes available here:…
359: How to Build a Business You Enjoy Even with Little Time—with Dana Malstaff
Feb 20, 2019 • 62 min
#359: Boss Mom Founder Dana Malstaff lays out approaches for building an online following, climbing the business ladder, and optimizing your time—even if you don’t have much time available in the first place. Podcast show notes available here:…
358: Creating Evergreen Funnels for a Sustainable Business – with Nick Stephenson
Feb 13, 2019 • 53 min
#358: Author Nick Stephenson unpacks the blueprints he uses to create a sustainable business through evergreen funnels. Plus, he’ll share tactics for selling books on Amazon and creating a raving fanbase as a writer. Podcast show notes available here:…
357: How a Beautiful Mess Became a Beautifully Diverse Business Empire – with Emma and Trey
Feb 6, 2019 • 59 min
#357: A Beautiful Mess Co-Creator Emma Chapman and her husband Trey George are a power couple; their secret is diversifying their income streams! Discover how they got their start and how they manage and organize a high-traction blog, apps with millions…
356: Everything behind the Launch of My New Invention – the SwitchPod
Jan 30, 2019 • 64 min
#356: Get the inside scoop on my first physical product—the SwitchPod—from idea to prototype, marketing, and more, with videographer and co-inventor Caleb Wojcik! Podcast show notes available here:
355: How to Build a Successful YouTube Channel in 2019 – with Derral Eves
Jan 23, 2019 • 54 min
#355: VidSummit creator Derral Eves breaks down the strategies you need to turn your YouTube channel into a profitable online business, plus what’s on the horizon for YouTube in 2019 and beyond. Podcast show notes available here:…
354: The Next Big Steps in Business with Matt Gartland from Team Flynn
Jan 16, 2019 • 56 min
#354: Matt Gartland, an integral member of my team, is here to help me make a huge announcement. Plus, he’s digging deep on project management, developing your business’s culture, financial planning, and strategies for transitioning from scrappy…
353: How Alex from Travel Fashion Girl Built Her Empire
Jan 9, 2019 • 62 min
#353: Data, ads, SEO, affiliate marketing, and organic connection with your audience can drive massive traffic and revenue for your online business. Today, Alex Jimenez from Travel Fashion Girl breaks down the tools and tactics she used to grow a niche…
352: How Powerhouse YouTuber Marques Brownlee (A.K.A. MKBHD) Grew His Massive Brand
Jan 2, 2019 • 47 min
#352: What does it take to grow a massive YouTube channel? Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) breaks down his origin story, how he developed his unique style, his interview with Elon Musk, and the advice he’d give newcomers to the platform. Podcast show notes…
351: The Ten Hardest-Hitting SPI Episodes of 2018
Dec 26, 2018 • 48 min
#351: Let’s close out 2018 strong: Listen to ten clips from ten of the most impactful and actionable SPI episodes of 2018! Podcast show notes available here:
350: Massive Transformation in Six Months—Before/After with Walid Azami
Dec 19, 2018 • 71 min
#350: Walid Azami transformed his life and business in just six months, and you can too! In this episode you’ll hear two AskPat coaching sessions with Walid—a before and after—so you can get inspired by his journey. Podcast show notes available here:…
349: Will You Go to P.R.O.M. with Me? Lessons Learned in 2018
Dec 12, 2018 • 44 min
#349: What did I learn in 2018? Today I’ll share the hard-hitting, powerful lessons and strategies that I learned and implemented this year and how they’ve changed my life. Podcast show notes available here:
348: How to Buy and Sell Websites with Empire Flippers Founder Justin Cooke
Dec 5, 2018 • 42 min
#348: Ever wanted to sell your site or buy someone else’s? Empire Flippers Founder Justin Cooke is here to tell us what to expect, the risks, and the questions you should ask yourself before you take the plunge. Podcast show notes available here:…
347: How to Organize a Massive Event (Brick by Brick with Chad Collins)
Nov 28, 2018 • 45 min
#347: According to today’s guest, Chad Collins, throwing a massive event is the most powerful thing you can do for your audience. Here are some of the strategies he uses to sell out tickets. Podcast show notes available here:…
346: Booted out of His Own Business & the One Thing Jordan Harbinger Did to Survive
Nov 21, 2018 • 60 min
#346: What if you had to start again from scratch? That’s what happened to Jordan Harbinger. He’s here with strategies for growing and maintaining your network so you can bounce back just like he did. Podcast show notes available here:…
345: How to Build a Software Company—the Story of JungleScout with Greg Mercer
Nov 14, 2018 • 45 min
#345: What does it take to create a successful software tool? JungleScout Founder Greg Mercer shares the inspiration, strategies, and marketing effort that scaled his company to a team of nearly 100, plus what he would do differently if he had to start…
344: How Studio Neat Became Physical Product Rockstars through Kickstarter
Nov 7, 2018 • 58 min
#344: Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost—the brains behind Studio Neat—break down strategies and tactics for a successful Kickstarter campaign. They would know; they’ve crushed it with over nine campaigns! Podcast show notes available here:…
343: Some Big Business and Life Updates—Lightning Round Style!
Nov 2, 2018 • 27 min
#343: I’ve got a lot of updates for you! Here’s what’s going on with my first physical product launch, FlynnCON1, and my income reports, plus what’s on the horizon for 2019. Podcast show notes available here:
342: What You Need to Know before Hosting a Conference (with Ronsley Vaz)
Oct 31, 2018 • 53 min
#342: Want to run a live event? Let the creator of the We Are Podcast conference, Ronsley Vaz, give you the inside scoop—from navigating cashflow challenges to booking speakers and everything in between. Podcast show notes available here:…
341: How to Become an Inventor Entrepreneur with Ryan Gorman
Oct 24, 2018 • 46 min
#341: Ryan Gorman is an entrepreneur with over fifty inventions. He’ll teach you strategies for developing a product, selling your ideas, and protecting your intellectual property at every step. Podcast show notes available here:…
340: How to Build Atomic Habits—with James Clear
Oct 17, 2018 • 46 min
#340: Learn how to design permanent habits so you can live your best life, with Atomic Habits author James Clear. James explains his framework, the Four Laws and Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change. He has lots of great advice on how to set yourself up for…
339: My First Live Conference—Announcing FlynnCON1!
Oct 10, 2018 • 24 min
#339: My first-ever live conference goes down in July of 2019! Here’s why I’m doing it, the unique vision I’m structuring it with, and the nitty gritty of how to attend. I can’t wait to see you there! Podcast show notes available here:…
338: Selling a Book? Overlooking This Page Could Kill Sales—Book Marketing with Bryan Cohen
Oct 3, 2018 • 54 min
#338: Sell more books with Amazon sales pages that attract customers and maximize revenue, with special guest Bryan Cohen. Bryan covers key tips for converting book sales on Amazon, including how to write compelling sales page copy, how to make your calls…
337: The Riches Are in the Niches—The Advantage of SMALL
Sep 26, 2018 • 31 min
#337: Sit back and let me tell you about the five big advantages to starting small and niche with entrepreneurship! I cover the Four Ps, why companies pay top dollar to work with businesses that have niche audiences, and why starting small is great if you…
336: The Story of Super Coffee—from Dorm Room to Whole Foods and Beyond with Jim Decicco
Sep 19, 2018 • 37 min
#338: Discover the story of Super Coffee: How three brothers and a dorm room blender broke into the bottled coffee niche and earned $5 million in revenue! I speak with Super Coffee CEO Jim Decicco about how they landed Whole Foods as their first account,…
335: Creating Evergreen Sales Funnels (And What to Watch out For) with Amy Porterfield
Sep 12, 2018 • 48 min
#335: Considering evergreen sales funnels? Listen in for key strategies, common mistakes, and tools and resources for success with special guest Amy Porterfield! Amy talks about the differences between live and evergreen funnels, and why you may want to…
334: How to Conduct an Unforgettable Interview with Andrew Warner
Sep 5, 2018 • 47 min
#334: Ever interview someone for your podcast or YouTube channel? Andrew Warner is here to teach you how to conduct interviews that inspire, demand attention, and make a true impact for listeners. Andrew talks about how he prepares both himself and his…
333: Branding Masterclass (and Selling Digital and Physical Products) with the Amazing Seller, Scott Voelker
Aug 29, 2018 • 54 min
#333: Get strategies and tactics for creating and selling successful products on Amazon, competing in the marketplace, and building a notable brand in the process with Scott Voelker, AKA the Amazing Seller. Scott talks about why it’s important to build a…
332: How to Build and Scale an Agency Model Business—with Jason Swenk
Aug 22, 2018 • 40 min
#332: Have you ever considered transitioning your business into an agency? Learn strategies for growing, hiring your team, positioning and marketing your brand, and pacing yourself with special guest Jason Swenk. Jason talks about what to consider when…
331: The Story You Tell Yourself (That Could Crush You) – with Dr. Shannon Irvine
Aug 15, 2018 • 46 min
#331: Your biggest business asset is your mindset. Learn how to rewrite the stories you create about yourself and develop a success-oriented mindset with Dr. Shannon Irvine. In addition to all the great mindset tips, Dr. Irvine also talks about how to…
330: Building a Personal Brand (Because It’s Your Calling) with Jadah Sellner
Aug 8, 2018 • 46 min
#330: Ever wanted to start a personal brand? Here’s how to tune into your passion, face the fear, and transform your dreams into a reality with special guest Jadah Sellner. Jadah talks about deciding to leave her Simple Green Smoothies brand to work on…
329: One of the Most Important Business Conversations You Need to Have with Yourself—with Dan Andrews
Aug 1, 2018 • 52 min
#329: Ever considered exiting your business? Before the Exit author Dan Andrews is here with the questions and thought experiments you should use to make a smart decision without regrets. Podcast show notes available here:…
328: 3 Ways to Use YouTube to Grow Your Business & Make Money with Sean Cannell
Jul 25, 2018 • 51 min
#328: Learn how to harness the power of YouTube to create cashflow, build your brand, and grow your reach with Sean Cannell. Sean discusses how to use affiliate marketing for monetization, how to create powerful product review videos, and how to negotiate…
327: How to Write Copy that Sells with Ray Edwards
Jul 18, 2018 • 52 min
#327: Learn techniques and foundations for powerful, success-driven sales copy with copywriting master Ray Edwards. You’ll learn how to connect with your readers, prove the value of your product, and create bonuses to help with your pitch. Podcast show…
326: From $50k in Debt to Business Success in Less than a Year—How to Be Mindful and Ruthless
Jul 11, 2018 • 60 min
#326: How Full Stack Designer Sagi Shrieber overcame debt and created an amazing community and lifestyle by taking massive action. Sagi discusses the investments he made into his business, even when he didn’t have a regular salary and was $50k in debt.…
325: How to Be an Amazing Coach with Michael Bungay Stanier
Jul 4, 2018 • 42 min
#325: Ditch the rescuer mindset and become more coach-like with the author of The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael has an amazing wealth of information to share on how to be a better coach, as well as the ways those skills transfer to other…
324: From College Nerd to Wildly Successful Personal Brand with Thomas Frank
Jun 27, 2018 • 53 min
#324: Get ready for a masterclass in YouTube strategy, personal branding, and niche blogging with College Info Geek creator Thomas Frank. Thomas has a wealth of strategies, techniques, and tools to help you grow. Podcast show notes available here:…
323: How to Get Affiliates and JVs to Promote for You with Matt McWilliams
Jun 20, 2018 • 57 min
#323: Uncover best practices for planning and launching an affiliate program for your business with affiliate marketing master Matt McWilliams. Matt shares how to start an affiliate marketing program for your product or service, how to encourage your…
322: How “The Rideshare Guy” Created a Business Helping Uber and Lyft Drivers
Jun 13, 2018 • 43 min
#322: Hear how Harry Campbell—The Rideshare Guy—quit his day job in aerospace engineering, monetized his business, and helped millions of drivers have better experiences with Lyft and Uber. Harry has great promotion advice for anyone with a niche site.…
321: Earn More Media Exposure (At Any Level) with Christina Nicholson
Jun 6, 2018 • 46 min
#321: Learn how to connect with media outlets, pitch effectively, and master PR with Christina Nicholson of Regardless of the size of your business, Christina has lots of great strategies you can use. Podcast show notes available…
320: How to Run a Contest to Build Your Email List and Grow Your Brand with Noah Kagan
May 30, 2018 • 50 min
#320: KingSumo creator Noah Kagan teaches how to grow an explosive online following and brand using viral giveaways. You’ll also learn how to convert the subscribers you get during a giveaway into customers. Podcast show notes available here:…
319: How to Work Less & Make More with James Schramko
May 23, 2018 • 56 min
#319: Learn how to design a fulfilling business and lifestyle with James Schramko, author of Work Less, Make More. James shares his philosophy for reinvesting in your business, the business models he uses, and how to get comfortable with selling. Podcast…
318: Modern Mindfulness with Melissa Monte—An SPI Student and Her Successful Start
May 16, 2018 • 37 min
#318: Power-Up Podcasting student Melissa Monte shares the strategy behind the successful launch of her show, Mind Love, tips for taking action, and what she’s learned in her journey so far. Podcast show notes available here:…
317: Make Money with Your Skills—Creating Awesome with Roberto Blake
May 9, 2018 • 50 min
#317: Learn the strategies and mindset you need to create a personal brand, prove your expertise in your industry, and be a successful creator with special guest Roberto Blake. Roberto has lots of outstanding advice for cultivating creativity. Podcast…
316: The Art of Scaling with Nathan Chan from Foundr
May 2, 2018 • 55 min
#316: Discover the strategies and mindset behind Foundr Magazine’s explosive growth with its creator, Nathan Chan. We discuss scaling a company and creating courses. Podcast show notes available here:
315: How to Disrupt Yourself & Grow a Company with Whitney Johnson
Apr 25, 2018 • 44 min
#315: Disruption expert Whitney Johnson shares her strategies for disrupting your life and business in order to change and grow. Whitney shares her journey from music major to entrepreneur, investor, and innovator. Podcast show notes available here:…
314: From Clients to Passive Income—Productize Your Business with Brian Casel
Apr 18, 2018 • 39 min
#314: Learn tips and strategies for productizing—making your client-based business streamlined and scalable—with special guest Brian Casel. Brian shares examples of productizing, advice for hiring staff, and why delegation is the key to a successful…
313: Building a Strong and Healthy Brand with Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo
Apr 11, 2018 • 52 min
#313: Hear the story of Michelle Tam, creator of Nom Nom Paleo, plus learn strategies for getting started in online business and launching a book or product. We also discuss taking book pre-orders and the strategy she used to make sure her cookbook launch…
312: This “Hole” Can Cost Entrepreneurs Thousands—Let’s Fix It
Apr 4, 2018 • 40 min
#312: Learn how to recover thousands of dollars from failed subscription payments and prevent them from happening, thanks to today’s guest, Casey Graham of Gravy. Podcast show notes available here:
311: How to Build an Audience with Your Hobby
Mar 28, 2018 • 44 min
#311: Hear a conversation with Phil Lichtenberger, who built a podcast and audience out of a niche hobby, scanner radio. Phil and I discuss his experience with Power-Up Podcasting, why podcasting was helpful for his business, as well as tips and…
BONUS: How to Focus on Just One Thing at a Time (Special Episode)
Mar 23, 2018 • 29 min
BONUS: In this bonus episode, I coach long-time listener Jackie Bolen through her question, “What one thing should I focus on?” Listen in for prioritization tips!
310: The Secret to Superfans in Two Words
Mar 21, 2018 • 50 min
#310: Learn my strategies for building a thriving community of superfans, hear a special interview with Matt Barnett and Oli Bridge from Bonjoro, and find out about a special giveaway! Podcast show notes available here:…
309: How to Create a Marketing Funnel That Works (with Molly Pittman)
Mar 14, 2018 • 49 min
#309: Learn how to optimize your customer journey, simplify your sales funnels, and motivate customers to be ambassadors for your brand with special guest Molly Pittman. Learn how to keep your funnel simple and upsell at the right moment. Podcast show…
308: Sunny Lenarduzzi on Bad Dream Jobs, Building a YouTube Empire, and Using Video for Business
Mar 7, 2018 • 40 min
#308: Sunny Lenarduzzi is here today to talk about how her journey led her to online business, as well as to lay out tactics for using YouTube and other content to drive email subscribers, engagement, and traffic for online business. This is a great…
307: Copyright Infringement and DMCA (with my Attorney)
Feb 28, 2018 • 51 min
#307: Hear legal strategies from attorney Richard Chapo for dealing with copyright infringement and protecting yourself legally when you allow others to post to your website. We discuss the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) and how it applies to an…
306: Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker
Feb 21, 2018 • 63 min
#306: Today I’m going deep with Chris Ducker about his burnout, personal branding, and his new book, Rise of the Youpreneur. Podcast show notes available here:
305: The Funnel After the Funnel with Nicole Walters
Feb 14, 2018 • 48 min
#305: Nicole Walters is here today to talk about how she built a powerful membership community and seven-figure business, all while being an amazing mother too. We discuss her viral videos, why she moved her business from Facebook to her own membership…
304: Building an Online Course From Start to Finish
Feb 7, 2018 • 43 min
#304: Online courses have been an incredible experience for me, and today I’m sharing the ten steps you can take to create life-changing online courses for your audience. I discuss how to validate your course in advance, how to pre-sell the course, how to…
303: How a Loan Signing Agent Built a $30K per Month Business
Jan 31, 2018 • 46 min
#303: A simple idea turned into an online business that’s changed lives and earned Mark Wills and Roman Rosario over $30K per month—hear the story and their strategies on today’s episode! Hear how the strategies in my book, Will It Fly?, helped them…
302: Coaching vs. Teaching—What I’ve Learned Since Investing in the Art of Coaching
Jan 24, 2018 • 29 min
#302: What’s the difference between coaching and teaching, what are the seven questions you need to ask when coaching, and why is this important for you and your business? Whether you’re just getting started with coaching or looking to improve, this…
301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster)
Jan 17, 2018 • 55 min
#301: Today I’m talking to Ben Sullins, the founder of, who listened to the signals, pivoted into the Tesla space on YouTube, and won a Tesla Roadster! Ben shares his knowledge of how the YouTube algorithm works. Podcast show notes…
300: Meet the Mastermind Members in “The Green Room”
Jan 10, 2018 • 78 min
#300: To celebrate Episode 300, I’m speaking with the other five members of my mastermind group, The Green Room: Leslie Samuel, Michael Stelzner, Cliff Ravenscraft, Mark Mason, and Ray Edwards. Learn what they’ve been up to, what’s on the horizon, and…
299: The Humble Beginnings of Hmong Baby
Jan 3, 2018 • 52 min
#299: Hear a special conversation with Hmong Baby founders Mykou and Touger Thao, about what they’ve learned after marketing and successfully launching their products. They used the pre-selling method that I advocate in my book, Will It Fly? You’ll hear…
298: Before Your New Year Begins …
Dec 27, 2017 • 29 min
#298: The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect, and this episode will inspire you, going forward, to be vulnerable and courageous in 2018. Podcast show notes available here:
297: Looking Back at 2017—What Went Well, What Did Not
Dec 20, 2017 • 32 min
#297: This week I’m revealing what did not go according to plan in 2017, what I learned, and what lessons you can take away from my experiences. Podcast show notes available here:
296: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast and SPI
Dec 13, 2017 • 39 min
#296: In today’s episode, I’m revealing my plans for an exciting, fresh, and higher-value 2018, including YouTube, an accelerator program, and how I’m changing my blog content. Podcast show notes available here:…
295: 35 Quick Life Lessons from 35 Years of Life—Plus a Pencils of Promise Birthday Challenge!
Dec 6, 2017 • 59 min
#295: Today, I’m turning 35: I’m celebrating by sharing the 35 most important life tips that I’ve learned in my business and personal life (so far). Podcast show notes available here:
294: 21 Top Places to Include an Affiliate Link
Nov 29, 2017 • 38 min
#294: In this episode I’m revealing the twenty-one best places to link to affiliate products or services, including in evergreen or pillar content, in your email, and the best places outside of your website. This episode is a must-listen for anyone…
293: My Top Performing Affiliate Marketing Products, and Why They Performed So Well
Nov 22, 2017 • 37 min
#293: Today I’m sharing the top-performing affiliate marketing products that I’m an affiliate for, and breaking down exactly why they’ve performed so well. I share a case study, why creating a demo works so well, and how webinars help with sales. Podcast…
292: The Dark Side of Affiliate Marketing (and How to Do It Right!)
Nov 15, 2017 • 28 min
#292: It’s always important to understand both sides of the coin; that’s true of affiliate marketing as well, so let’s talk about the dark side of affiliate marketing. This episode will help you make decisions about what to promote and how to promote in…
291: A Blueprint for a Successful Short-Term JV (Joint Venture) Affiliate Campaign
Nov 8, 2017 • 49 min
#291: Learn how to create a successful blueprint for a short-term joint venture (JV) affiliate promotion. You’ll learn how to plan your promotion, how to stand out, and which tools I recommend for keeping track of your progress. Podcast show notes…
290: Affiliate Marketing: An Insider Look at My Most Successful Long-Term Campaigns
Nov 1, 2017 • 29 min
#290: In this episode I break down my process for getting started with affiliate marketing, and explore some of my most successful long-term affiliate marketing campaigns. I review a case study and share my blueprint for affiliate marketing success.…
289: How Live Video Can Play a Role in Your Business (and How It’s Helped Mine)
Oct 25, 2017 • 45 min
Let’s talk about live video: Why it’s important, how to get started, and more! I discuss my setup for livestreaming, which equipment I’ve chosen to invest in, and why your live videos don’t need a ton of production. Podcast show notes available here:…
288: Interview with Bec and Joe from The 4 Blades
Oct 18, 2017 • 48 min
#288: Hear the story of how Bec and Joe Winston built their niche site and community around cooking with the Thermomix. We talk about why they decided to launch a digital magazine for their brand, their experiences with digital publishing, and how they…
287: Should I Create a Personal Brand? Pros and Cons
Oct 11, 2017 • 44 min
#287: Today I’m exploring, in depth, the pros and cons of creating a personal online brand. I cover personal branding success stories to inspire you. Podcast show notes available here:
286: How to Build a Brand that Stands Out from the Crowd
Oct 4, 2017 • 40 min
#286: Today we’re talking about how to build a brand that stands out from the crowd: How to speak your audience’s language, grow your community, and create a brand that’s an experience. Podcast show notes available here:…
285: Accidental Entrepreneurship and Design Commerce with Jeff Sheldon from
Sep 27, 2017 • 40 min
Today I’m talking to founder Jeff Sheldon about his story, all things Kickstarter, and how he recently launched a campaign that earned close to $500,000. Jeff shares lots of great advice on planning all the little details of a Kickstarter…
284: Crowdfunding Secrets for Success with Clay Hebert
Sep 20, 2017 • 46 min
#284: Crowdfunding expert Clay Hebert shares his best advice for validating and building a successful crowdfunding campaign. Clay shares how to determine what your Kickstarter goal should be, how to set your perks, and what you need in your campaign…
283: Six-Figures in an Obscure Niche with Cassidy Tuttle
Sep 13, 2017 • 41 min
#283: Cassidy Tuttle joins me to discuss how focusing on a very narrow topic helped her build a profitable niche website. Hear her strategies for making a living. She gives great advice for finding new content topics when you’ve been blogging for a long…
282: How Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Rocked the Kickstarter Scene
Sep 6, 2017 • 39 min
#282: Hear the story of one of the most daring and successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time—Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls—from one of its creators, Francesca Cavallo. Hear about launching a children’s app in the app store, building a pre-launch…
281: How Coach Glitter Built Her Affiliate Business and Launched a Product
Aug 30, 2017 • 48 min
#281: Coach Glitter reveals how she transformed her career as a makeup artist into a thriving online business. She shares how she naturally evolved an affiliate marketing business, built a brand, and overcame self-doubt to build a thriving business.…
280: Noah Kagan on Personal Challenges, Business Validation, and the Mindset of Starting from Scratch
Aug 23, 2017 • 67 min
#280: Noah Kagan has returned to the Smart Passive Income Podcast, and we cover it all: rebounding from rejection, asking for what you want, plotting your next move, and the mindset challenges all entrepreneurs face. Podcast show notes available here:…
279: Finding Fringe Hours and Work-Life “Balance” with Jessica Turner
Aug 16, 2017 • 35 min
#279: Jessica Turner, author of The Fringe Hours, joins me to talk about finding more hours in the day to achieve the work-life satisfaction you crave. We talking about scheduling, managing expectations of others, networking as a new blogger, and using…
278: List Building Made Easy with Special Guest Amy Porterfield
Aug 9, 2017 • 44 min
#278: List building expert Amy Porterfield explores how to build your audience, fine-tune your sales funnel, and craft a successful sales pitch for your latest and greatest product. Learn why she uses free resources to build her audience, how she delivers…
277: Buying Push-Button Solutions vs. Taking Real Action—A Coaching Call with Amy Torres
Aug 2, 2017 • 44 min
#277: Listen in on a very special coaching call with entrepreneur Amy Torres, who’s wondering how to take her online course to the next level. We talk about scaling her business in ways her audience will appreciate, how to make use of Facebook Live, and…
276: The Art of Significance with Dan Clark
Jul 26, 2017 • 50 min
#276: Legendary speaker Dan Clark joins me for an inspirational conversation on success, service, and leading a life of significance. Podcast show notes available here:
275: Real Stories and Results from 3 Brand-New Podcasters
Jul 19, 2017 • 55 min
#275: Joining me today are three star students from my latest course, Power-Up Podcasting, to share their incredible journeys from newbie to podcasting pro. We talk about strategies for using a podcast to grow your audience, obstacles they had to…
274: How to Avoid the Slimy Sell with Chalene Johnson
Jul 12, 2017 • 48 min
#274: The brilliant Chalene Johnson explores how to “serve, not sell,” and shares her strategies for pitching your products with confidence. Learn how to overcome your fear of selling! Podcast show notes available here:…
273: 7 Powerful Things That Can Happen as a Result of Starting a Podcast
Jul 5, 2017 • 45 min
#273: Starting a podcast changed my life and my business. In this episode of the SPI Podcast, I walk you through seven ways a podcast can change your business. Podcast show notes available here:
272: Starting and Running a Business as a Couple Featuring the Bakers
Jun 28, 2017 • 42 min
#272: Joining me today are Bryan and Erika Baker, a husband-wife entrepreneurial duo who’ve built a thriving online business as relationship coaches. They have great advice for working with a family member, how to stay organized, and how to get started…
271: An Interview with The Five-Minute Journal Founders UJ Ramdas and Alex Ikonn
Jun 21, 2017 • 53 min
#271: Here today are UJ Ramdas and Alex Ikonn, who are the co-founders of The Five-Minute Journal, a product that’s changed the lives of its users by turning gratitude into a daily habit. We talkboth about mindset and the process of designing the product.…
270: What You Need to Know Before You “Get Physical” with Richie Norton
Jun 14, 2017 • 43 min
#270: I’m joined today by Richie Norton, founder of Prouduct and master of building, validating, refining, and distributing tangible products. Learn about working with overseas manufacturers, mistakes to avoid when creating your first product, and how a…
269: How to Build a Massive Community Behind Your Physical Product with Tom from Chubbies
Jun 7, 2017 • 36 min
#269: Today, I’m joined by Chubbies co-founder Tom Montgomery to talk about selling a physical product with help from a massive, engaged community of fans. We talk about creating a unique brand voice with the help of video, using social to build community…
268: How to Up Your Online (and Offline) Game with Jordan Harbinger
May 31, 2017 • 56 min
#268: I’m joined again by the host of The Art of Charm Podcast, Jordan Harbinger, who sheds light on building better relationships and improving your non-verbal communication. Learn how to improve your non-verbal communication, why “keeping score” in…
267: An Introduction to Video Advertising with Gideon and Anja from Veeroll
May 24, 2017 • 47 min
#267: Here today are Veeroll’s Gideon Shalwick and Anja Kicken to offer a beginner’s guide to video advertising for your online business. They share a step-by-step walkthrough for creating a YouTube video ad campaign, a five-part structure for honing your…
266: How to Start Selling on Amazon with Ryan and Nick from Online Selling Experiment
May 17, 2017 • 53 min
#266: Online Selling Experiment’s Ryan and Nick have built their thriving business selling products through Amazon, and they’re here today to explain just how they did it. We discuss the Fulfillment by Amazon program, who this type of passive income is…
265: Shane and Jocelyn Sams and Their Awesome Advertising Strategy
May 10, 2017 • 40 min
#265: Jocelyn and Shane Sams teach me their awesome advertising strategy. Learn how to use highly focused ads across platforms to build traffic for your business, even if you’re a beginner; tips for choosing keywords and improving niche targeting; and…
264: How to Win with Paid Traffic with Rick Mulready
May 3, 2017 • 64 min
#264: Here today is online advertisement expert Rick Mulready, sharing the secrets and strategies behind growing your business with Facebook ads. Rick addresses common misconceptions and hesitations surrounding Facebook ads, what you should prepare before…
263: Laddering Up: How to Build a 7-Figure Business by Building a $7K per Month Business
Apr 26, 2017 • 79 min
#263: Here today is Clay Collins, LeadPages CEO and co-founder, dropping expert knowledge on how to build a seven-figure business, step by step. Clay shares the concept of a “minimum viable audience,” strategy for growing a business from six to seven…
262: Habit Forming Products with Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked
Apr 19, 2017 • 37 min
#262: Here to talk about building habit forming products is Nir Eyal, author of Hooked and expert on how the mind creates habits. We talk about the triggers that lead users to products, how popular products can teach us about habit formation, and the…
261: SEO Self-Audit Checklist – An Interview with My Recent SEO Hire
Apr 12, 2017 • 41 min
#261: Meet the mastermind behind the most recent SEO audit of, and learn what a pro like Sam McRoberts does to optimize search engine rankings. Sam shares tons of tools and resources for analyzing and improving your site’s SEO.…
260: Undergoing a Website Overhaul with Rocket Code
Apr 5, 2017 • 49 min
#260: The masterminds behind the Smart Passive Income site redesign talk through what makes a successful web design and how business owners can better communicate with their development teams. Podcast show notes available here:…
259: How to Set Up Your YouTube Channel to Win
Mar 29, 2017 • 52 min
#259: Two expert YouTube travel vloggers share how to build a successful YouTube channel and their tips for creating video content viewers will love. Their advice will help you find your YouTube niche, get comfortable in front of the camera, and keep your…
258: The Productivity Project with Chris Bailey
Mar 22, 2017 • 48 min
#258: Productivity expert and author Chris Bailey shares his research on the true nature of productivity and the habits that help us do more with our days. Learn how to improve your daily productivity! Podcast show notes available here:…
257: The Incredible Story Behind Kelsey Baldwin’s Business, Paper and Oats
Mar 15, 2017 • 36 min
#257: On this episode of the SPI Podcast, Kelsey Baldwin shares the incredible story of how she built her business in the middle of a turbulent time in her life. Hear about the ins and outs of selling digital products on Etsy, why she switched to selling…
256: Productivity and Frameworks with Mike Vardy from Productivityist
Mar 8, 2017 • 49 min
#256: Productivity master Mike Vardy shares his favorite tools, tips, and frameworks for getting even more done with your workdays, including managing email, keeping meetings productive, and why you should theme your days. Podcast show notes available…
255: Deep Work with Cal Newport
Mar 1, 2017 • 38 min
#255: Cal Newport explores the concept of “deep work,” reveals his strategies for practicing it, and shares more of his favorite tactics for improving focus and productivity. Cal also shares advice for studying and choosing a career. Podcast show notes…
254: Lessons Learned While Testing and Launching My First Online Course
Feb 22, 2017 • 44 min
#254: Launching my first online course, Smart from Scratch, feels like the perfect time to look back on my previous launch experiences and explore what I’ve learned about creating, testing, launching, and maintaining a product. Podcast show notes…
253: How to Build Relationships with Influencers with Selena Soo
Feb 15, 2017 • 51 min
#253: Here today is relationship-building expert and PR mastermind Selena Soo with advice for approaching influencers and forging connections with entrepreneurs you admire. Selena also shares tips and resources for marketing your next book. Podcast show…
252: Live Streaming Video and the Data that Proves Its Worth with Michael Stelzner
Feb 8, 2017 • 50 min
#252:’s Michael Stelzner joins me to explore the future of live streaming video, its exciting applications, and the tools you can use to get started. Michael also shares how live video has transformed Social Media Examiner. Podcast…
251: (In the Middle) Launching a New Course with New Entrepreneur, Sarah Argenal
Feb 1, 2017 • 39 min
#251: I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and mentor Sarah as she builds her online course for working parents, and today, we’re going to check in on her progress. Hear my advice for how Sarah can improve her course and take its success to the next…
250: Stories of Failure that Turned Into Something Great
Jan 25, 2017 • 47 min
#250: How often do you get to hear entrepreneurs open up about their failures? That’s what I’m exploring in today’s episode, thanks to ten brave folks who submitted stories about their darkest moments. Podcast show notes available here:…
249: Pivoting: How, When, & Why to Do It with Jenny Blake
Jan 18, 2017 • 42 min
#249: Entrepreneur and pivoting expert Jenny Blake joins me to talk about her book, PIVOT, a handbook for navigating life’s big turning points. Learn how to know when you’ve arrived at one of life’s pivot moments. Podcast show notes available here:…
248: The Art of Giving Gifts with John Ruhlin
Jan 11, 2017 • 36 min
#248: Today’s guest is John Ruhlin, professional gift-giver who has built a career teaching others how to give better gifts. Learn how intentional gift-giving can transform your business relationships and reputation as an entrepreneur. Podcast show notes…
247: The Epic Origin Story Behind The Walker Stalkers Brand
Jan 4, 2017 • 44 min
#247: Joining me today are Eric and James of The Walker Stalkers, two guys who’ve built a massive, fan-driven business around their love of the hit AMC show, The Walking Dead. Hear how Eric and James established rapport with sought-after guests, how they…
246: SPI Podcast Best of 2016
Dec 28, 2016 • 52 min
#246: The Smart Passive Income Podcast has captured some fantastic conversations this year, so before the new year arrives, I want to revisit a few of the best ones. Podcast show notes available here:
245: How Sol Orwell Builds Successful Businesses by Solving His Own Problems
Dec 21, 2016 • 37 min
#245: Entrepreneur Sol Orwell joins me today to share his totally unique approach to business, and how he transforms obstacles into business opportunities. This episode is a must-listen for learning about strategy for niche sites. Podcast show notes…
244: Bootstrapping a Startup with Nathan Barry from ConvertKit
Dec 14, 2016 • 52 min
#244: ConvertKit Founder and CEO Nathan Barry shares his journey in bootstrapping a business and growing a software company from the ground up. Learn about how Nathan and his team work to grow ConvertKit, how rejection and criticism have been helpful, and…
243: How to Create Your Life Vision Plan with Michael Hyatt
Dec 7, 2016 • 47 min
#243: Today’s episode is all about goals: setting them, achieving them, and knowing when to change them. And who better to talk about achieving great things than Michael Hyatt? Podcast show notes available here:…
242: How to Master Your PR with Christina Nicholson
Nov 30, 2016 • 37 min
#242: PR professional Christina Nicholson shares her tips, tools, and resources for attracting coverage from media outlets and publicizing your business. Christina shares her experience as a TV anchor and reporter, as well as why she decided to get into…
241: My Top 10 Most-Used Apps in 2016
Nov 23, 2016 • 59 min
#241: Chris Ducker and I review our favorite business and productivity apps of the past year. Podcast show notes available here:
240: Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of the Conferences You Attend
Nov 16, 2016 • 31 min
#240: Conferences can be a thrilling, unforgettable way to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and learn from the online business community. Today, I’m answering questions about how and where to find the best conference experiences. Podcast show notes…
239: Mentors and Masterminds with Ellory Wells
Nov 9, 2016 • 47 min
#239: Ellory Wells is a passionate advocate of something too many entrepreneurs take for granted: mentorship. He’s here today to explain why you should be surrounding yourself with business role models, supportive peers, and a network that holds you…
238: How Marco Schwartz Built a Business Based on the Internet of Things
Nov 2, 2016 • 31 min
#238: Today’s guest is another SPI listener success story, here to share how he built a unique online business around his home automation tutorials. Learn the strategies and tools Marco uses to monetize his website. Podcast show notes available here:…
237: An Online Business Success Story…in Knitting, with Lauren from Girly Knits
Oct 26, 2016 • 32 min
#237: Today’s guest has built a booming online business creating totally awesome knitting patterns, and she’s here to tell us how it’s done. Lauren shares the platforms and tools she used to monetize her passion, how she stands out in a crowded field, and…
236: Secrets and Science to Living the Good Life with Jonathan Fields
Oct 19, 2016 • 37 min
#236: My guest today is my friend and mentor Jonathan Fields, creator of and author of How to Live a Good Life. Jonathan is here to teach us, among other topics, how to say no. Podcast show notes available here:…
235: Beyond the Gumball: How Matt Miller Built a Successful Vending Machine Business and Franchise
Oct 12, 2016 • 44 min
#235: Today’s guest, Matt Miller, has taken vending machine passive income to a whole new level, growing a hugely successful franchise, and helping schools in the process. Matt shares his advice for anyone considering franchising as a route to…
234: Teens Can Be Entrepreneurs Too, with Eva Baker
Oct 5, 2016 • 28 min
#234: Eva Baker is one special entrepreneur. She runs a successful blog. She started her own conference. She does consulting. And did I mention she started it all while still a teenager? Eva shares tips for parents who want to nurture their kids’…
233: A Not-So-Overnight Entrepreneurial Success Story with Shayna from Espresso English
Sep 28, 2016 • 33 min
#233: Espresso English founder Shayna didn’t give up when success didn’t arrive overnight. Learn how she achieved online business success through steady progress and perseverance. Shayna shares her experience with online courses and YouTube. Podcast show…
232: How Lucas Hall Built and Sold an “Ultimate Resource” Blog
Sep 21, 2016 • 32 min
#232: Today’s guest has another passive income success story to share. Lucas Hall tells me how he built the “ultimate resource” for rental property owners, and how he made the decision to sell it. Lucas shares advice for knowing when you’ve found the…
231: Attorney Roundtable: Money and Legal Considerations for Starting Out
Sep 14, 2016 • 65 min
#231: I’m joined today by two lawyers, Richard and Alena, to talk through common legal considerations for entrepreneurs and the best ways to protect yourself as a business owner. Among other topics, we cover privacy policies, terms and conditions,…
230: From Deathly Afraid to Cool and Confident: My 5-Year Public Speaking Journey
Sep 7, 2016 • 60 min
#230: In today’s episode, we’re going back to 2011, the first time I ever spoke in public. I’ll break down all the things I got wrong about that first presentation, and everything I’ve done since to become a cooler and more confident public speaker.…
229: Tips for Building a Simple and Effective Website and Brand with Jess Catorc
Aug 31, 2016 • 54 min
#229: Web designer and SPI listener Jess Catorc is here this week to share her web design tips for entrepreneurs, plus her own entrepreneurial journey to success. Jess shares the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make with their websites and how you can…
228: Taking Care of Yourself as an Entrepreneur with Jeff McMahon
Aug 24, 2016 • 38 min
#228: Joining me today is my own virtual personal trainer, Jeff McMahon, with advice for getting active and setting your own fitness goals. Jeff shares the benefits to your business that you’ll find when you focus on your health. Podcast show notes…
227: 15 Entrepreneurs Answer: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Own Business”
Aug 17, 2016 • 50 min
#227: In this week’s episode, I’ve asked 15 of my fellow entrepreneurs for to share their advice on starting a business with you. Here’s what each of them wishes they had known before they started their business. Podcast show notes available here:…
226: Defeating the “Curse of Knowledge” and How Jason Brown Built His Successful Online Business
Aug 10, 2016 • 45 min
#226: In today’s episode, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to another Smart Passive Income success story. Meet Jason Brown of, a site where Jason where teaches ordinary people how to start investing in the stock market. Jason shares…
225: Meet the Flynn Family (the ones who really run the show), with April, Keoni, and Kailani
Aug 3, 2016 • 48 min
#225: My guests today are the reason I do what I do. They’re what motivate me to dream big, follow through on my goals, and maintain a balanced life. Here with me are my wife and my two kids: April, Keoni, and Kailani. Podcast show notes available here:…
224: Hack Teaching—A Discussion about Education and Getting Results with Mark Barnes
Jul 27, 2016 • 37 min
#224: My guest today is Hack Learning’s Mark Barnes, an educator and author who wants to transform how we teach. Mark share education hacks you can adapt for your small business. Podcast show notes available here:…
223: Over the Shoulder—How John Lee Dumas Launched a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
Jul 20, 2016 • 62 min
#223: My guest today is none other than John Lee Dumas, host of Entrepreneur on Fire, here to talk about his remarkable success selling a product through Kickstarter. We talk about planning the campaign, publicizing the campaign, and the tools he uses for…
222: The Right Products at the Right Price Point with Ramit Sethi
Jul 13, 2016 • 52 min
#222: Ramit Sethi is back, with more insights on designing the perfect online product at the ideal price point for your audience. We discuss the power of adopting a value-driven, rather than price-driven, view of your product. Podcast show notes available…
221: An Unknown Way to Boost Sales and Increase the Size of Your List—Back with an SPI Student
Jul 6, 2016 • 53 min
#221: My guest today is a Smart Passive Income “student,” here to share the innovative strategy he’s used to earn affiliates and grow his business. Ken shares great advice for how to turn offline, “techno-phobic” business owners into online partners.…
220: An Interview with Make-A-Wish Co-Founder, Frank Shankwitz
Jun 29, 2016 • 33 min
#220: I’m honored to introduce you to Frank Shankwitz, one of the founders of an extraordinary non-profit called the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Frank shares what he has learned from leading a non-profit, what the non-profit and for-profit business worlds…
219: How Meghan Telpner’s Culinary Nutrition Academy Makes You Rethink Traditional Online Courses
Jun 22, 2016 • 36 min
#219: My guest today is Meghan Telpner, creator of an incredibly successful online certification course for aspiring nutritionists. She shares the tools and platforms that she uses to run her course, incentivize enrollment, and foster accountability…
218: Starting an Online Course? Best Practices and Getting People to Follow Through with Ankur from
Jun 15, 2016 • 34 min
#218: My guest today is the founder and CEO of, a platform that helps online course creators like me make money providing valuable instruction to their audience. We discuss how to create and sell online courses. Podcast show notes available…
217: Brik Book and How Brett Miller Quit His 6-Figure Job to Build LEGOs
Jun 8, 2016 • 44 min
#217: Brett Miller, creator of Brik Book, joins me to discuss selling physical products, from testing and marketing to manufacturing and shipping. Learn how to validate a business idea through Kickstarter. Plus, we have a surprise just for SPI listeners!…
216: Your Habits and the Story Behind Pavlok with Maneesh Sethi
Jun 1, 2016 • 32 min
#216: Maneesh Sethi joins me today to talk about Pavlok, a wearable device that helps you break unwanted habits. Listen in as we discuss both the science of habit formation and the process of building a hardware product. Podcast show notes available here:…
215: How to Keep Up With Your Editorial Calendar (and How to Get Ahead)
May 25, 2016 • 36 min
#215: I’d like you to meet Janna, my Managing Editor, who’s had an incredible impact on the consistency and quality of the content I make here on We discuss the editorial process, the importance of banking content, and how to plan…
214: How to Master Content Marketing with Neil Patel
May 18, 2016 • 37 min
#214: Neil Patel is back for another awesome episode, and this time he’s sharing content marketing advice every single blogger should hear. We discuss the entire writing process from research to publishing and the promotion that comes afterward. Podcast…
213: Gary Vaynerchuk on “Why Snapchat Matters”
May 11, 2016 • 24 min
#213: This business mastermind, author, and host of The #AskGaryVee Show is here to teach me everything he knows about the explosive new social platform, Snapchat. We discuss strategies for managing your social platforms and experimenting with new ones.…
212: Inside a Coaching Call with Pat—Redesigning USA Weightlifting
May 4, 2016 • 46 min
#212: In this episode, John Filippini joins me in a coaching call. We review his weightlifting business to determine how best to help it move forward. In this call, we discuss how to figure where to start improving his business, strategies for attracting…
211: How to Know What You Were Born To Do with Chris Guillebeau
Apr 27, 2016 • 36 min
#211: This week, it’s my pleasure to introduce Chris Guillebeau, author of Born for This and inspiring role model for living a rewarding, purpose-driven life. We discuss side hustles, when to leave a day job for self-employment, and how to foster…
210: How to Automate Your Business to Save Time and Make More Money with Dana Malstaff
Apr 20, 2016 • 45 min
#210: Joining me this week is the amazing Dana Malstaff, CEO and founder of, a community that provides online resources and support for entrepreneurs who also happen to be moms. Dana shares great automation tips, including tools, strategies,…
209: The Power of Community—How Noah Bradley Made Art Camp
Apr 13, 2016 • 41 min
#209: Today’s guest is Noah Bradley, an incredible visual artist and founder of a phenomenal community and online school called Art Camp. Hear how Noah validated the idea before he started to sell, how he picked his price point, and how he has positioned…
208: Smart Passive Income Gets a Makeover! Why I Redesigned a Website That Wasn’t Broken
Apr 6, 2016 • 52 min
#208: Last summer, I asked you guys how I was doing. I took that feedback to heart, and now, I get to share some of the very exciting results of that work with you. Podcast show notes available here:
207: The Voice Within and Jess Lively’s Journey from Jewelry to Over $200k in Online Business Revenue
Mar 30, 2016 • 50 min
#207: Jess Lively is here to explore what can happen when entrepreneurs listen to their own intuition—and how it’s impacted her journey to a successful career as a business coach. Jess and I discuss managing the inevitable highs and lows of life as an…
206: How SPI Reader Robert Duff Is Building Passive Income with Books on Amazon
Mar 23, 2016 • 37 min
#206: Here with me this week is Robert Duff, Ph.D., a psychologist who’s supplementing his income by selling his books on Amazon. We discuss how to create and sell books for print, digital, and audio. Podcast show notes available here:…
205: How Simple Green Smoothies Used “Challenges” to Grow from 0 to 200k Subscribers in a Year
Mar 16, 2016 • 41 min
#205: Meet Jadah Sellner, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies, a truly exciting online business that’s transforming the health of its community. Hear how an e-book kickstarted Jadah and Jen’s business, how they’ve built a strong relationship as business…
204: Snack on This—How Sean Kelly Built SnackNation (and the Bigger Meaning Behind It)
Mar 9, 2016 • 41 min
#204: Meet Sean Kelly, the founder of a very special company, SnackNation, that’s changing how we snack. We discuss the SnackNation business model and how Sean has adapted it to be a source of passive income. Podcast show notes available here:…
203: How to Command Any Conversation, Meeting, or Interaction You Have with Michael Port
Mar 2, 2016 • 46 min
#203: Michael Port is the author of Book Yourself Solid and the new Steal the Show, and he’s a master of commanding conversations. Learn how to approach life’s high stakes situations as performances and tips for strategies for reducing performance…
202: How SPI Helped Zephan Blaxberg Make the Leap
Feb 24, 2016 • 35 min
#202: Zephan Blaxberg took a leap of faith, chased after his passion, and found himself achieving more success than he ever dreamed. Hear how Zephan found his first freelancing clients, and how he breaks down goals into small, achievable success. Podcast…
201: How Chef Allison Schaaf Built a Newsletter-Based Business—The Story of PrepDish
Feb 17, 2016 • 32 min
#201: Allison Schaaf took something she loves—helping people create amazing meals in their own homes—and turned it into a sustainable online business. Hear how Allison built her newsletter-based business buy building a community of engaged, supportive…
200: How Deleting a Third of Your Content Can Triple Your Traffic—How to Do a Content Audit with Todd Tresidder
Feb 10, 2016 • 53 min
#200: For my 200th episode, Todd Tresidder joins me to tell you all about the awesome power of content auditing. Learn why deleting content can help your search rankings, and how to identify which items you should delete. Podcast show notes available…
199: The Marketing Effort Behind Will It Fly?
Feb 3, 2016 • 43 min
#199: Will It Fly? has launched, and I want to introduce a few of the people who made its release such a success. I share how to create a book launch marketing schedule by working backwards, tips and tools to keep the schedule organized, and strategies…
198: Building a Book Launch “Street Team” (Plus Pre-Order)
Jan 27, 2016 • 28 min
#198: Meet Daniel Decker, the man behind the Will It Fly? launch team. Daniel shares how a launch team can help your next book or project get the attention it deserves and the method to use for recruiting them. Podcast show notes available here:…
197: Behind the Scenes of Writing Will It Fly?
Jan 20, 2016 • 40 min
#197: Today, I’m talking about the “why” and the “how” of writing my new book, Will It Fly? I share how I knew I’d stumbled onto the topic for my next book and the self-publishing strategies I used to launch my route. Podcast show notes available here:…
196: How to Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb
Jan 13, 2016 • 51 min
#196: Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness joins me to talk about his new book, Level Up Your Life. Hear the story behind Steve’s devoted, close-knit following, how he put his personality into his business, and how he has built an incredibly close-knit following.…
195: Carrie Clark and Her SPI Reader Success Story
Jan 6, 2016 • 35 min
#195: I’m kicking off 2016 with an incredible success story from a very special guest, Carrie Clark. Hear how Carrie built and monetized her online speech therapy business. We discuss how Carrie built her membership program, and how she provides value to…
194: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 3
Dec 30, 2015 • 43 min
#194: Learn how to explore passive income business models that will help you break free from trading your time for money once and for all. In this episode, learn how to make money with membership sites and software products. Podcast show notes available…
193: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 2
Dec 23, 2015 • 60 min
#193: Part two of my updated episode regarding generating passive income online, plus wisdom I’ve gathered from my own experiences with passive income. Learn how to generate passive income from affiliate marketing, advertising, e-books, podcasts, and…
192: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 1
Dec 16, 2015 • 49 min
#192: Get my updated information regarding generating passive income online, plus wisdom I’ve gathered from my own experiences with passive income. Learn all the ways you can generate a passive income online, the crucial difference between passive income…
191: When a Product Launch Doesn’t Go as Planned: Inside a Coaching Call with Pat and Robert Kibbe
Dec 9, 2015 • 53 min
#191: On today’s show, I’m sharing a coaching call with Robert Kibbe about everything that happens when a product launch doesn’t pan out. We cover strategies for troubleshooting your launch problems, key signs your product is viable and worth launching,…
190: Step-by-Step Product Creation with Bryan Harris
Dec 2, 2015 • 70 min
#190: Today I’ve got Bryan Harris on the show to talk about his step-by-step formulas for designing, launching, and maximizing profit from your online product. Learn how to get your first 1,000 email list subscribers, the three questions to ask yourself…
189: Entrepreneurship and Life with Aaron Walker
Nov 25, 2015 • 40 min
#189: On this episode, I have Aaron Walker with me. He offers up a lifetime of wisdom on how to thrive—both professionally and personally—as an entrepreneur. Aaron shares advice for staying proactive and holding yourself accountable as a business owner,…
188: Patreon: A Potential Alternative for Generating an Income Online
Nov 18, 2015 • 37 min
#188: On this episode, I speak with Patreon founder Jack Conte and podcaster Tom Merritt about funding your business through recurring donations from fans. Learn what sets apart Patreon revenue from other kinds of income, how to pitch your patronage…
187: How to Run a Successful Affiliate Marketing Campaign (as the Product Owner) with Lewis Howes
Nov 11, 2015 • 43 min
#187: Lewis Howes joins me to discuss how to run an affiliate program as the product creator. He shares his favorite strategies and tools for a successful launch. You’ll learn how product owners can best serve their affiliates, strategies for…
186: How to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer
Nov 4, 2015 • 48 min
#186: In this episode, I cover my top rules for becoming an affiliate marketer, three tools you should have in your toolbox, and some common affiliate myths. You’ll learn how to find an affiliate for your industry (no matter what your niche is), how to…
185: Solving a Problem by Building It Yourself—The Story Behind ConvertKit with Nathan Barry
Oct 29, 2015 • 41 min
#185: Today’s guest is Nathan Barry, creator of ConvertKit, the email system designed specifically for bloggers. Nathan shares tips for surveying clients and building trust over time, how to find your niche in a competitive market, and why it’s a good…
184: Psychological Strategies to Get More People to Open Your Emails, Read Your Copy, and Click on Links with Derek Halpern
Oct 21, 2015 • 57 min
#184: Derek Halpern from Social Triggers is back to share strategies for getting more people to open your emails, read your copy, and click your links. Derek dives deep into the psychology of what makes people want to engage. Podcast show notes available…
183: Listener Success Story: From Masters Degree to Maestro of Online Business with Julian Bradley
Oct 10, 2015 • 39 min
#183: In this listener success story, jazz musician Julian Bradley shares how his online business grew out of his successful YouTube tutorials and ebook sales. Learn strategies for keeping YouTube subscribers engaged. Podcast show notes available here:…
182: Frameworks for Writing Copy That Converts with Ray Edwards
Oct 7, 2015 • 60 min
#182: I struggle to write great copy that drives conversions without sounding sleazy. On this episode, my friend Ray Edwards shares actionable tips for writing great copy that converts. Ray shares his toolbox of strategies, the difference between…
181: From Welfare to Nearly $1 Million with Kimra Luna
Sep 30, 2015 • 47 min
#181: Kimra Luna went from living on welfare to running a thriving online business. Join us to hear her tips for growing an online business from scratch. Hear why she expanded her business beyond blogging, tools for hosting webinars, and strategies for…
180: Two Woodworkers and How They Make a Full-Time Income from Their Craft with David Picciuto and Bob Clagett
Sep 23, 2015 • 46 min
#180: Today I’m talking with woodworkers David Picciuto and Bob Clagett about how they have been able to build successful businesses with their craft. Hear how to transform your part-time hobby into a full-time business, how they built a following through…
179: New & Underused Methods for Building Your Email List (on Your Podcast & Other Content Platforms) with Tim Paige
Sep 16, 2015 • 40 min
#179: My guest today is Tim Paige, an email list-building expert, and the host of the ConversionCast podcast. He shares tips you can apply to any channel of your business, including how the right lead magnet can mean huge growth for your email list, lead…
178: The Ask Formula—How to Discover Exactly What Your Audience Will Buy (Even If You Don’t Have a Following) with Ryan Levesque
Sep 9, 2015 • 62 min
#178: Ryan Levesque is the survey master. In this episode, he walks you through his in-depth, super-actionable strategies for asking your audience what they want to buy. Learn how to uncover your audience’s unspoken needs and challenges, the four kinds of…
177: Periscope—Another Fad or the Next Big Thing?
Sep 2, 2015 • 83 min
#177: Chris Ducker is back, and he wants to tell you about all things Periscope. It’s a whole new frontier for interacting with your community. Learn why Periscope is great for building person-to-person connections, tips and strategies for using Periscope…
176: Backlinking—What’s Working and Is It Even Still Important with Brian Dean from
Aug 26, 2015 • 63 min
#176: Brian Dean of Backlinko is here to share his expertise on backlinking, including what’s working, what’s not, and why backlinking matters. Learn what backlinking and interlinking are, how to get your website to rank higher in Google, and which search…
175: The 8-Year Hobby Blog That Quickly Transformed into a 6-Figure Per Month Business with Kirk Du Plessis
Aug 19, 2015 • 35 min
#175: Listen to Kirk Du Plessis of chat about how his hobby blog transformed quickly into a business that’s earning him six figures per month. Kirk talks about building a thriving membership community, making money while giving content…
174: How to Invest the Passive Income You Earn from Business with Ryan Moran
Aug 12, 2015 • 60 min
#174: Ryan Moran stops by the show to talk about maximizing business earnings, how to invest, diversified income streams, building wealth for the future. He talks to me about choosing stocks, managing an emergency fund, and how he got his Tesla for free.…
173: Tips for Staying Consistent with Your Editorial Calendar with Garrett Moon from
Aug 5, 2015 • 43 min
#173: Listen to Garrett Moon of CoSchedule talk about making your editorial calendar work for you—no matter what kind of content you create for your followers. You’ll learn how to make the most of your published content across channels, content management…
172: Game Changing Business Growth with Peter Voogd
Jul 30, 2015 • 48 min
#172: Today’s guest is Peter Voogd, and he’s the leading authority on Gen Y entrepreneurship. As CEO of, Peter has trained nearly 5,000 young entrepreneurs. He draws on the wealth of experience he’s gathered from his own career…
171: A Crash Course on Copywriting with Nikki Elledge Brown
Jul 22, 2015 • 40 min
#171: I’d like you to meet Nikki Elledge Brown, a.k.a. your Communication Stylist. As a self-declared Communication Stylist, Nikki is an expert at helping people uncover their unique voice and become smarter communicators. She provides strategies and…
170: The Secrets of a Successful Product Launch with Ramit Sethi
Jul 15, 2015 • 64 min
#170: Ramit Sethi is here again, and this time, he’s offering up everything you need to know to launch an online product. Today, you’ll get all the dos and don’ts of preparing for a successful launch, as well as expert advice on how to generate both…
169: How Nathan Chan Built a 6-Figure Digital Magazine and the Marketing Strategies We Can All Use
Jul 8, 2015 • 53 min
#169: Just about every business owner starts from scratch. Today’s guest did, too, but in a totally unique way. He’s Nathan Chan, creator of Foundr Magazine, an entirely digital publication. When Nathan first built Foundr Magazine, he knew he was headed…
168: Multiple Successful Businesses in Multiple Niches with Scott Turner
Jul 1, 2015 • 39 min
#168: Today’s guest doesn’t just run one successful online business—he runs several! I first connected with Scott Turner through his company Green Building Education Services when I was just starting out, building my own Green Exam Academy. When I…
167: Chalene Johnson and the Lowdown on Lifers
Jun 24, 2015 • 52 min
#167: You might know today’s guest as a fitness guru. But Chalene Johnson hasn’t stopped there—she’s also an inspiring entrepreneur and the leader of a tribe of amazing, committed fans. When Chalene invited me to her event, The Success Summit, I didn’t…
166: The 2015 Halfway Point—Goal Status and Future of SPI
Jun 17, 2015 • 41 min
#166: Let’s take a break from strategy to check in. We’re halfway through 2015. What progress have you made on your goals for this year? What have you learned? What else does 2015 have in store for you? In this episode, you’ll hear my personal answers to…
165: Susan Petersen from Freshly Picked on Selling Moccasins and Her BOOMING Online Retail Business
Jun 10, 2015 • 39 min
#165: I can’t wait for you to meet today’s guest, who’s an incredible success story from the online retail world: Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked. Since starting out as an early Etsy entrepreneur, Susan’s had an amazing journey, including an appearance…
164: Michael O’Neal from Solopreneur Hour Talk Shop—His Success Journey and Actionable Tips for Interviews
Jun 3, 2015 • 54 min
#164: Michael is the host of Solopreneur Hour, a podcast with a totally unique style—a style I’m borrowing from today. Michael has mastered the art of interviewing. He’s an expert at establishing a rapport, entertaining his audience, and allowing his…
163: Michael Hyatt on the Secrets of Team Building and Leadership
May 27, 2015 • 42 min
#163: It’s such a pleasure to have Michael Hyatt as my guest this week. Michael is a truly inspirational leader, and he brings an amazing wealth of wisdom and experience with him. He’s talking with me today about something close to home for every…
162: A First-Timer’s $130,208 Product Launch
May 20, 2015 • 40 min
#162: My guest today, Nick Stephenson, heard David Siteman Garland talk with me about creating online courses back in Session 136. Nick took action and had an amazing launch. His online course for fiction writers,, launched at over…
161: How to Stand Out of the Crowd with Dorie Clark
May 13, 2015 • 55 min
#161: My guest today is a woman who knows how to find great ideas. Dorie Clark is a phenomenal writer, speaker, and business professor—but she didn’t get there overnight. Starting out as a marketing consultant, she spent years writing book proposals and…
160: People Over Profit with Dale Partridge
May 6, 2015 • 35 min
#160: My mantra for the next few years is “Think bigger.” How can I think beyond business and profit toward bigger causes and social good? Dale Partridge is the kind of person who helps me think bigger. Dale is the author of a brand-new book called People…
159: The Best Practices for Increasing Sales with Your Autoresponder Email Series
Apr 29, 2015 • 61 min
#159: This week, we’re talking about a simple thing that can have a huge positive impact on your business: email marketing and the power of an autoresponder series. Dan runs, a consultancy he started after building his martial arts training…
158: How to Productize Your Service-Based Business
Apr 22, 2015 • 48 min
#158: This episode is all about productizing your service-based business. Brian Casel, founder of is the expert in productizing. If you’re curious how to go about productizing your service, what service you should choose, or what’s worked for…
157: The Art of Rejection with Jia Jiang
Apr 15, 2015 • 42 min
#157: I first saw today’s guest on a TED Talk. His name is Jia Jiang, and his talk was titled, “Surprising Lessons from 100 Days of Rejection.” It’s one of those TED Talks you start watching and find you can’t stop—it’s that good. I bet a lot of us can…
156: The Story Behind Abel James and the Success of Fat Burning Man
Apr 8, 2015 • 53 min
#156: This week’s guest comes to us from the fitness world. He’s Abel James, who I got to know last year when he won an award for his incredible podcast, Fat Burning Man. Abel didn’t just stop at podcasting—his Fat Burning Man brand also includes a wildly…
155: Inside One of My Weekly Mastermind Meetings
Apr 1, 2015 • 68 min
#155: Joey Korneman runs, an resource for motion designers, and he’s been working to grow his business. Joey brought his challenges to the mastermind group, and we offered our advice. A few months later, I reconnected with Joey to see…
154: Behind the Scenes of SPI TV with Caleb Wojcik—Gear, Numbers, and Production Tips
Mar 25, 2015 • 59 min
#154: This week’s guest is the amazing Caleb Wojcik, the video mastermind behind and the videographer for my latest project, Smart Passive Income TV. Caleb’s sharing his expert knowledge on the gear and techniques you need to make killer…
153: Systematizing—Pat and Mindy Talk AskPat and Our Productive Workflow
Mar 18, 2015 • 53 min
#153: Back in Episode 138, I had a blast introducing you to the amazing people of Team Flynn. I got a ton of responses about one team member in particular: Mindy Holahan Peters. Mindy has an amazing brain for building and improving a workflow. She knows…
152: How a Guest Post Became a Product and The Story of Cole’s Classroom
Mar 11, 2015 • 49 min
#152: Cole Humphus is the owner of Cole’s Classroom, an online resource for photographers. Cole had been offering his photography tips and videos for free when he stumbled upon a way to monetize his products. Just last week he left his day job to focus…
151: How to Put on a Successful (and Profitable) Virtual Conference with Lain Ehmann
Mar 4, 2015 • 50 min
#151: Lain Ehmann is back with another crucial lesson for all you online entrepreneurs: the power of the virtual conference. A big part of Lain’s success has come from her virtual conferences, where hundreds of scrapbookers gather online to connect, trade…
150: A Day in the Life of Pat—My (New) Routine, Schedule, and Habits Shared
Feb 25, 2015 • 40 min
#150: A few months ago, I added something new to my life: a morning routine. The results have been so dramatic that I had to share them with you all. I put together this routine after interviewing Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning in SPI Podcast…
149: Dane Maxwell Interviews Pat Flynn
Feb 18, 2015 • 76 min
#149: We’re doing something different today on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. Dane Maxwell is back on the show for his third time, but he’s not the guest—I am! As many of you know, I recently started something new in my approach to passive income:…
148: (By Popular Demand) The Story Behind The Success of Food Blog Pinch of Yum with Lindsay and Bjork
Feb 11, 2015 • 48 min
#148: My two guests are here by popular demand. Lindsay and Bjork are here to talk about their successful food blog, Pinch of Yum. Lindsay breaks down exactly when she quit her job as an elementary school teacher to pursue her passion for cooking and…
147: Behind the Scenes of a Thriving and Active Membership Site with Corbett, Chase, and Barrett from
Feb 4, 2015 • 62 min
#147: Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Barrett Brooks are the masterminds behind one of most well-run, engaged, and high-quality membership sites out there. You might remember Corbett from our interview back in 2012, where he talked about his project…
146: Product Validation and Pre-Selling—A Real Life Example with Jarrod Robinson
Jan 29, 2015 • 39 min
#146: Jarrod Robinson of has had amazing success with his digital products thanks to pre-selling. Jarrod has built over 60 iOS apps, but he’s not a software developer—he’s a PE teacher. Jarrod has a passion for integrating technology into…
145: How to Become a Contributing Writer on Large Media Sites—From Bread Delivery to Content Delivery with Kimanzi Constable
Jan 22, 2015 • 46 min
#145: Kimanzi Constable went from delivering bread to becoming an author with 82,000 books sold. Before he got published, Kimanzi worked a job he hated. While working late nights, he listened to podcasts like this one and kept a journal of thoughts and…
144: Building a Million Dollar Business in 12 Months with Ryan Moran
Jan 15, 2015 • 54 min
#144: Here with me this week, by popular demand, is e-commerce superstar Ryan Moran from Freedom Fast Lane. Ryan’s going to walk you through building a business selling through Amazon, using one of his own companies as a model. You’ll get the nitty-gritty…
143: Actionable Email Marketing Strategies and How to 3X Revenue Using Your Autoresponder with Steve Chou
Jan 8, 2015 • 50 min
#143: I’ve got an amazing guest with tons of actionable advice. He’s Steve Chou from If you use autoresponder sequences in your online business, you know that strategy is everything. Steve’s here to share how a few email sequencing…
142: How Paying Attention Paid Off for Joseph Michael, the Scrivener Coach
Jan 1, 2015 • 53 min
#142: Welcome to 2015! I can’t think of a better time to talk with Joseph Michael, the Scrivener Coach. If getting focused and finding your next big idea are some of your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll want to hear Joseph’s story. Figuring out your…
141: The Biggest Lessons I Learned from 2014 and How We’re Going to Crush 2015
Dec 25, 2014 • 44 min
#141: As 2014 rounds out, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to reflect on this year with you all and share what’s on my mind. This week, I’m speaking from the heart. I’m going to talk through the big life lessons I learned this year, and how we—you…
140: Productivity and the Early Morning Routine with Hal Elrod
Dec 18, 2014 • 49 min
#140: I can’t wait for you to hear the amazing story this week’s guest has to share. He’s Hal Elrod, a best-selling author, keynote speaker, success coach, and all-around inspiring guy. Hal’s here this week to share how he became a productivity master,…
139: How to Work a Room and Socialize for Success with Susan RoAne
Dec 10, 2014 • 48 min
#139: This week’s guest, Susan RoAne, has been a huge inspiration to me. Her superpower? How to work a room. Susan was one of 1,200 teachers who lost their jobs during a massive layoff of San Francisco public school teachers. She started a career change…
138: Meet Team Flynn—My Trip to Columbus and a Big Decision I Need to Make by 2015
Dec 4, 2014 • 35 min
#138: I’m giving you a little glimpse behind the scenes and into the future of Smart Passive Income, and I’m doing it in the style of a podcast that I’ve recently been pulling inspiration from—Startup by Alex Blumberg. I recently made a trip to Columbus,…
137: A Product Launch Sequence That Works—How to Create a 3-Part Video Series with Amy Porterfield
Nov 27, 2014 • 51 min
#137: This week, I’m joined by none other than Amy Porterfield! You might know Amy for her social media strategies or from her podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, where she dishes out the insight and expertise that’s made her the Facebook Queen. In this…
136: How to Build an Online Course That Sells with David Siteman Garland
Nov 20, 2014 • 82 min
#136: In this session of the podcast, David treats us to his invaluable advice on creating and selling your own online course, something he’s helped loads of people in all different niches do already. Podcast show notes available here:…
135: How an Animator Built an Online Business by Being Transparent
Nov 13, 2014 • 31 min
#135: Morr Meroz, an animator who runs, joins the show. As a new animator, Morr wasn’t used to thinking about his creative career in business terms. He created films but attracted little traffic on his YouTube channel, until he tried…
134: Crucial and Common WordPress Mistakes and How to Avoid Them with Dan from WP Curve
Nov 6, 2014 • 61 min
#134: I’m very pleased to welcome Dan Norris to this week’s Smart Passive Income Podcast. Dan is the co-founder of WP Curve, a company every WordPress user needs to hear about. Even if you’re not on WordPress, there’s still a lot of great information to…
133: Gary Vaynerchuk on “Right Hooks,” Physical Products, Book Publishing, App Marketing, and More
Oct 31, 2014 • 26 min
#133: I’m incredibly excited to welcome back Gary Vaynerchuk to the show! Gary Vee has had a significant impact on my business personally, from the moment I picked up and read Crush It, to when I interviewed him for SPI Podcast Session #89 and he called…
132: Social Media Strategies and Automation Tools with Laura Roeder
Oct 23, 2014 • 54 min
#132: Over the past three months, I’ve been experimenting with a new social media automation tool and have been extremely pleased with the results. The tool is called Edgar, and I’m happy to welcome the founder, Laura Roeder, to the SPI Podcast today to…
131: Creating Creativity: Success Outside of the Box with Jason SurfrApp
Oct 16, 2014 • 33 min
#131: I brought Jason of SurfrApp on today to talk about his creative (and different) approach to his work, and give us inspiration to be creative and be okay with the risks involved with being creative. Podcast show notes available here:…
130: Booking Yourself Solid: The Sales Process, Pricing, and More with Michael Port
Oct 10, 2014 • 47 min
#130: Today I welcome Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Solid. For the past several years, Book Yourself Solid has become required reading in the world of business and entrepreneurship. In today’s episode, we dive into elements of his book which…
129: How to Scale Up Your Service Based Business with Josh Shipp
Oct 2, 2014 • 70 min
#129: Today’s guest is Josh Shipp, a former at-risk foster kid turned successful entrepreneur. He has a business traveling around the country speaking to kids and families, and at one point he almost burned himself out from all of the travel. Luckily,…
128: [CASE STUDY] Manu Kalia—Taking an Offline Business and Productizing It Online
Sep 25, 2014 • 38 min
#128: In today’s session, we have a chat with Manu Kalia, a physical therapist and exercise science specialist who shares how he successfully took his offline business and physical therapy practice online. Podcast show notes available here:…
127: Building a Successful E-Commerce Business and Private Labeling with Ryan and Daniel
Sep 19, 2014 • 52 min
#127: Today I connect with Ryan Coisson and Daniel Audunsson from They sell items on Amazon too, but have a completely different business model and are generating over $1,000,000 per month in revenue with a profit margin over 50…
126: How to Get Paid for Your IDEAS
Sep 11, 2014 • 30 min
#126: You may have heard people say (including me) that ideas aren’t worth anything. An idea just sitting in your head can’t truly help anyone, and you definitely cannot make money from it until you execute and create. Today’s guest, Stephen Key, would…
125: Small Secrets to Stay Mentally Focused and at the Top of Our Entrepreneurial Game
Sep 5, 2014 • 60 min
#125: I have Shawn Stevenson on the show today to help us discover a few things we can do to maximize our output as entrepreneurs, and help us become our best selves and stay at the top of our game. Podcast show notes available here:…
124: Your Author Empire—Pick a Niche and Publish for Profit with Steve Scott
Sep 2, 2014 • 44 min
#124: Like most communities that you’ll create online, there always seems to be a few standouts—people who rise to the top as the most helpful and active in the forum. One clear standout in this particular group is an author named Steve Scott, who is…
123: Turning a So-So Blog into a So-Profitable Brand—Gretchen and Jason from Woodland Bakery
Aug 21, 2014 • 39 min
#123: I’m excited to welcome Gretchen and her partner Jason from Woodland Bakery Blog—a brand that Gretchen started out of a passion for baking. At first, things were exciting but then after the “honeymoon period” ended, she kept it going but with less…
122: From Teachers to Totally Rocking It Online—Shane and Jocelyn Sams Share Their Success Story
Aug 14, 2014 • 42 min
#122: Today I’d like to share an incredible success story packed with valuable strategies and actionable tips from not just one, but two people—a husband and wife combo who each have their own respective successful online businesses in completely…
121: A Crash Course on Charisma—A Guide to Winning In-Person Encounters with Jordan Harbinger
Aug 7, 2014 • 52 min
#121: There’s an art to being charismatic, which is why I’m excited to welcome Jordan Harbinger from The Art of Charm and The Art of Charm Podcast to the show. He has a successful business teaching people how to be confident and put their best self…
120: How to Create the Ultimate Flagship Product—From Research to Launch and Beyond with Ramit Sethi
Jul 31, 2014 • 56 min
#120: The last time Ramit Sethi from was on the SPI Podcast he dropped some huge knowledge bombs on us about the psychology of selling, and also gave us great, actionable advice on pricing our products. I invited Ramit to come…
119: What Is the “Minimum Marketable Event?” (And How Did LeadPages Use It To Go from Zero to 25K Customers in Less Than Two Years?)
Jul 24, 2014 • 54 min
#119: In this episode, we recap a couple of the strategies that were talked about the last time (namely the ones I’ve implemented myself and the results), and we also get into some launch strategies as well, which were very interesting because he talked…
118: How to Raise Capital for Your Startup with Bill Glaser
Jul 17, 2014 • 55 min
#118: The world of raising capital and startup funds is completely unknown to me, which is why I welcome Bill Glaser to the show to teach us. You may have an amazing idea in your head for a product or business that could only come to life, if you had the…
117: Broke on a Friend’s Couch to Successful Entrepreneur with Dwight Peters of BackersHub
Jul 10, 2014 • 29 min
#117: Today’s guest on the podcast, Dwight Peters, started a number of different businesses that didn’t go according to plan, which eventually led him to going broke and having to stay on his friend’s couch while he figured out his next move. His…
116: Copywriting Tips and Formulas with Kevin Rogers
Jul 3, 2014 • 43 min
#116: Copywriting—writing that’s meant to persuade people to take a specific action (like buying something)—is a crucial element of any online business. You can have great products, but if your copy is mediocre, your conversions will be mediocre too.…
115: 9000 Unread Emails to Inbox Zero: My Executive Assistant Shares How We Did It (and How You Can Too!)
Jun 28, 2014 • 33 min
#115: In this episode, I’d like to introduce you to Jessica, my new executive assistant. She’s awesome. So awesome, in fact, that in a few weeks she was able to help me go from 9000+ unread emails, to now helping me consistently reach inbox zero each day.…
114: User Stories and BIG Project Production with My Team!
Jun 19, 2014 • 49 min
#114: Whether you’re working with a team of your own or going solo, completing BIG projects beyond your normal editorial calendar can be an extremely difficult task. That’s why today I’m so happy to introduce you to the team members behind the production…
113: An Interview with 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Enya Hixson
Jun 12, 2014 • 13 min
#113: This interview was one of my all-time favorites. Why? Because it was with a 10-year old entrepreneur named Enya Hixson! I recently met Enya’s parents, Mike and Natalie, at Social Media Marketing World and after chatting about kids (which parents…
112: How Matt Donley Quit to Go Full Time with His Side Gig—Even Though He’s Not an Expert
Jun 6, 2014 • 55 min
#112: Today, I welcome Matt Donley on the SPI podcast. He owns a site called, which teaches people how to use SketchUp, a 3-D modeling software that I actually used for over a year when I was still in the architecture industry. We cover…
111: The Life of a Brand New Visitor
May 31, 2014 • 45 min
#111: In this solo session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I get into deep detail about several moments in the journey of a brand new visitor to your site, and it starts before they even get there. My goal is to get you thinking more about the user…
110: Tim Ferriss on Podcasting, Productivity, Experimentation, and if He Had to Start Over
May 24, 2014 • 52 min
#110: I’m extremely happy to welcome Tim Ferriss back to the SPI Podcast! Tim is an unofficial mentor of mine and a huge inspiration for the Smart in Smart Passive Income. We cover a plethora of topics in this session, including his brand new #1 ranked…
109: From Personal Trainer to Successful Self-Published Author and Podcaster with Vinnie Tortorich
May 16, 2014 • 45 min
#109: I welcome Vinnie from and author of Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game to the SPI podcast to share his story with us. He gives us great tips for self-publishing, getting things done and standing out of the…
108: 8 Things That Pat Flynn Is Struggling with Right Now
May 8, 2014 • 54 min
#108: One of the best questions you could ever ask your audience is: What are you struggling with right now? Many successful online entrepreneurs use this question to discover what pains, problems and issues their target audience has so they can better…
107: How a Small Blog about Food Became a Big Deal with Lisa and Jason from 100 Days of Real Food
May 1, 2014 • 49 min
#107: In 2010 after watching an episode of Oprah about where our food comes from, Lisa and Jason Leake decided to make a lifestyle change for their family and make better eating choices, while blogging and chronicling their journey. What happened next is…
106: How to Get More Clients and Win in a Competitive Niche with Mary Beth Storjohann
Apr 24, 2014 • 36 min
#106: In this session of The Smart Passive Income, I’m happy to welcome Mary Beth Storjohann from to the show! Mary Beth and I met last year at The Financial Blogger Conference, and ever since then I’ve been extremely impressed with her…
105: S.P.L.A.T.—The Neuroscience Behind a Great Presentation, a Solid Pitch, and Total Attention
Apr 17, 2014 • 60 min
#105: In this episode, we cover S.P.L.A.T., which serves as a way to remember 5 important aspects of audience engagement and better presenting our ideas. What’s cool is that Bryan, who has read and listened to SPI for a while, also saw me speak in Vegas…
104: The Dark Side of Online Business, Blogging, and Success
Apr 10, 2014 • 56 min
#104: Building a successful online business or blog doesn’t happen overnight, but beyond that, it’s not always pretty and positive either. You will always come across some of the negative aspects of being online, and I think it’s important to talk about…
103: Stop Being a Superhero. It’s Killing Your Business (and You)
Apr 1, 2014 • 58 min
#103: I’m joined today by Chris Ducker, my best friend and founder of Live2Sell,, and Youpreneur. Podcast show notes available here:
102: How to Create Extraordinary Change and Transform the World with Adam Braun of Pencils of Promise
Mar 24, 2014 • 35 min
#102: In this session, Adam and I discuss how he was able to create his world changing organization, but beyond that we talk about thinking bigger—beyond ourselves—and also how to apply business strategies to dramatically change and transform the world.…
101: A Look into the Business of One Smart Passive Income Student
Mar 17, 2014 • 67 min
#101: In less than a year, Ken has setup a successful niche site at, which is already generating some earnings for him. Beyond that, many new opportunities have come about as a result of starting this site, and you can tell just how…
100: A Look Back with Two People Who Changed My Life
Mar 6, 2014 • 56 min
#100: I’m happy to welcome Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden from Internet Business Mastery on episode 100 today! They are the hosts of that very first podcast where I was introduced to the idea of online business, and I can’t thank them enough for what…
099: Buying Stuff and Selling It on Amazon (For 6 Figures a Year!) with Jessica and Cliff Larrew
Feb 27, 2014 • 43 min
#099: I’m extremely happy to introduce Jessica and Cliff Larrew, a married couple (and team!) who have decided to walk away from the 9 to 5 lifestyle and instead build a business which allows them to live very comfortably and have freedom and flexibility…
098: Millionaires and Mastermind Groups with Jaime Tardy (and How She Got Me to Say Yes)
Feb 20, 2014 • 53 min
#098: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m happy to welcome my dear friend and fellow mastermind group member, Jaime Tardy from Eventual Millionaire to the show! Podcast show notes available here:…
097: John Lee Dumas on His 6-Figure Month, Facebook Webinar Strategy, and Adding Sponsors to Your Show
Feb 14, 2014 • 69 min
#097: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m honored to bring back for a second time, John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur on Fire! We start by breaking down his recent 6-figure month, and we get into the specific strategies that he’s using…
096: How to Make a Living Selling Your Artwork Online with Cory Huff from The Abundant Artist
Feb 6, 2014 • 41 min
#096: Every month I get a handful of emails from artists—painters, crafts people, musicians, and actors—who are looking to create a reliable stream of income online by selling their artwork over the internet. Selling art, however, is not easy and…
095: The DOs and DON’Ts of Online Video with Caleb Wojcik
Jan 27, 2014 • 49 min
#095: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m happy to welcome Caleb Wojcik from and to the show! Today, we’re talking all about creating videos. Podcast show notes available here:…
094: 5 Proven Content Creation Tips to Help You Maximize the Impact of Your Information
Jan 17, 2014 • 45 min
#094: In this session, I’ll be sharing 5 carefully selected content creation tips to help you maximize the impact you have with the information you share, no matter what form of content you’re creating: blog posts, podcast episodes, videos, webinars, and…
093: How to Make Next Year the Best Year Ever! Goal Setting, Resistance, and Priorities with Michael Hyatt
Dec 27, 2013 • 42 min
#093: It’s that time of the year when goal setting is on our minds, but how do we make sure we accomplish those goals we set out to achieve? Podcast show notes available here:
092: The Psychology of Selling and How to Price Your Products with Ramit Sethi
Dec 20, 2013 • 43 min
#092: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m stoked to welcome Ramit Sethi from I Will Teach You to Be Rich to the podcast! Ramit’s blog is one of the first blogs I ever subscribed to back in 2006 when I was still working at an…
091: Mixing Online Business with Offline Marketing Strategies—Direct Response with Kim Walsh-Phillips
Dec 13, 2013 • 55 min
#091: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, my guest and I have a deep conversation about offline techniques that can be used in the online world. Podcast show notes available here:
090: 6 Things Architecture Taught Me about Starting an Online Business
Dec 5, 2013 • 42 min
#090: I attended architecture school for 5 years and worked in the field for several more; now I own several online businesses completely unrelated—but are they? Podcast show notes available here:
089: Gary Vaynerchuk and How to Fight and WIN with Social Media (+My 50 Book Giveaway!) #JJJRH
Nov 27, 2013 • 39 min
#089: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m extremely happy to welcome Gary Vaynerchuk to the show! Podcast show notes available here:
088: The Creative Entrepreneur—The Art and Journey of Srinivas Rao of Blogcast FM
Nov 22, 2013 • 48 min
#088: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I bring Srinivas Rao, the host of the popular podcast BlogCastFM, on the show! Podcast show notes available here:
087: Why You Belong on Stage—Pat’s “Braindump” of Public Speaking and Presentation Tips
Nov 15, 2013 • 68 min
#087: Everything I know—my “braindump”—about something that’s very fresh on my mind right now: public speaking. Podcast show notes available here:
086: Everything from iPhone Apps to Adsense, Twitter, and Klout—Fireside with Joel Comm
Oct 31, 2013 • 47 min
#086: In this episode, I welcome Joel Comm, who is a forward thinker in online business, and who inspired me to get started in the iPhone app industry. Podcast show notes available here:
085: How To Finally Take Action—Even If You’re Lost, Overwhelmed, or Don’t Know Where to Start with Dane Maxwell
Oct 25, 2013 • 62 min
#085: In this episode, Dane Maxwell helps us understand why some people just don’t take action, and what we can do to break through that barrier. Podcast show notes available here:
084: 3 Secrets of Successful Selling—How to Turn Browsers into Buyers with Derek Halpern
Oct 17, 2013 • 55 min
#084: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, we talk about turning browsers into buyers with my good friend Derek Halpern from Social Triggers. Podcast show notes available here:
083: Ask Pat! Session 2—Cleaning Your Email List, Hosting Meetups, A Day in the Life, and Being Unique Everywhere?
Oct 5, 2013 • 51 min
#083: In this episode of the podcast, I answer your questions, covering email lists, niche selection, community meetups, and more. Podcast show notes available here:
082: Getting Paid Before Building the Solution—From Research to Validation to Profit – A Listener Success Story
Sep 26, 2013 • 52 min
#082: Carl Mattiola joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss finding business ideas and getting paid for your products before you’ve built them. Podcast show notes available here:
081: How Brigit Earns 6-Figures a Year in a Niche You Wouldn’t Expect
Sep 20, 2013 • 46 min
#081: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I bring you a success story from Brigit, who generates six-figures a year in an unexpected niche. Podcast show notes available here:
080: Your Habits and Unlocking the Human Potential (with Lift Co-Founder, Tony Stubblebine)
Sep 13, 2013 • 42 min
#080: In this session of the podcast, I’m happy to welcome Lift co-founder, Tony Stubblebine, to chat about habits, human behavior and entrepreneurship. Podcast show notes available here:
079: Time Travel and Book Marketing with Jeff Goins—Strategies to Help You Sell More Books and Spread Your Word
Sep 5, 2013 • 94 min
#079: Jeff Goins joins me on this special before-and-after episode of The Smart Passive Income Podcast to discuss book marketing, publishing, and promotion. Podcast show notes available here:
078: Rapid Audience Building for Accelerated Hypergrowth (from Scratch)—Landing Pages and Conversion Optimization
Aug 27, 2013 • 95 min
#078: In this session of the podcast, I welcome Clay Collins on the show to discuss five specific strategies you can implement for building your list faster! Podcast show notes available here:
077: From Nothing to 5-Figures per Month in Less Than a Year with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire
Aug 16, 2013 • 59 min
#077: In this session of the podcast, I chat with John Lee Dumas from who has built a popular business running a daily podcast show. Podcast show notes available here:
076: 8 Productivity Tips from Pat—But WHY?
Aug 2, 2013 • 39 min
#076: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I talk about productivity tips that will help you get more done, but more importantly why you want to. Podcast show notes available here:
075: Six-Figure Earnings with Ebooks (Not on Amazon) and a Pricing Structure That Works with Nathan Barry
Jul 26, 2013 • 64 min
#075: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m extremely excited to welcome former freelancer turned app developer turned incredibly successful self-published author, Nathan Barry from to the show! In a relatively short…
074: The Power of Relationships, Masterminds, Meeting in Person, and BFFs with Chris Ducker
Jul 19, 2013 • 41 min
#074: In this session of the podcast, Pat Flynn and Chris Ducker chat about the power of relationships, masterminds, and having a few go-to colleagues. Podcast show notes available here:
073: Ask Pat Session 1—Un-Let Go, Traffic, Multiple Niche Sites, Content Mediums, and $1k in 3 Months
Jul 5, 2013 • 35 min
#073: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I answer voicemail questions from SPI Podcast listeners! Podcast show notes available here:
072: Niche Down and Dominate—How Andrea Olson Is Changing the Lives of Parents
Jun 26, 2013 • 48 min
#072: My guest is Andrea Olson, an awesome mom and business owner who has successfully created a business out of it in the very competitive parenting niche. Podcast show notes available here: