How Alex from Travel Fashion Girl Built Her Empire

Alex Jimenez: I don’t know even know how to explain it, because it really was such a whirlwind. It was cool to see the opportunities, but again, I don’t think I quite understood the possibility behind it. I thought, “Man, if I can make enough money; a couple of hundred dollars a week or something, where I could just cover the cost of my travel.” Pat Flynn: You are listening to Alex from TravelFashionGirl.com, an amazing friend of mine who I’ve gotten to know very well over the last year. She has a great story about how she almost stumbled upon her niche, which is the travel industry, through a lot of experiences, and problems, and people that she had experienced on her own travels. She built this website and it took off and it became a world wind . . . a world wind? A whirlwind of an opportunity […]

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SPI 252: Live Streaming Video and the Data that Proves Its Worth with Michael Stelzner

Editorial Note: Huzza, one of the services Michael discusses, is no longer available. I am testing out BeLive.tv as replacement, and Michael is now on CrowdCast.io. I’m so excited to welcome Michael Stelzner to today’s show, a longtime friend but first-time guest on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. As the CEO and founder of SocialMediaExaminer.com, Mike knows a thing or two about the platforms that matter most to online business owners, and he’s fascinated by one in particular: live steaming video. Maybe you’ve noticed Facebook’s marketing push for its new live video feature. Maybe you’ve experimented with it yourself. Maybe you were even an early adopter of Periscope or Meerkat. Whatever your experience with live video, you’ll want to hear Mike’s predictions for where it’s headed, innovators’ creative applications of it so far, and how it could change our media landscape in the very near future. You’ll also learn Mike’s favorite tools for getting […]

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SPI 289: How Live Video Can Play a Role in Your Business (and How It’s Helped Mine)

Today I’m addressing a question I keep getting asked: What am I doing with my new live video studio? Why did I set it up, what’s my plan for it, and should you be investing money in live video? Today I’m answering all those questions. We’ll be talking about live video strategy, but also how to set up a space to record in. I knew for a while that video was going to be part of my entire business strategy, especially because courses were going to be so integral. Live video can be a game-changer—it’s a really organic way to connect with your audience. And it’s especially potent on Facebook. If you go live on Facebook, you’ll get more reach than with a text update, or even an image; Facebook’s really favoring live video right now. Investing in live video is smart. Experts say that by 2020, about 90 percent […]

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How to Get Started with Live Streaming Video Production – SPI TV Ep. 48

My guest today is SPI TV’s very own producer, Caleb Wojcik, here to talk about all things live streaming video: where it’s headed, how I use it, and how you can start using it in your own online business. Live video has become more accessible than ever before. Thanks to platforms like Meerkat, Periscope, Facebook Live, and YouTube, it’s never been easier to live stream to friends and fans using equipment you already own. Today, Caleb and I share our tips for getting started with live streaming video and our advice for appearing on camera. You’ll also get a peek at the video production corner of my office, where Caleb will show off equipment you can use for more polished-looking live streams. If you’re curious about taking the first step into live streaming, or if you’re an experienced live streamer wanting to up your production quality, tune in! Thanks so much for watching SPI TV, and be sure […]

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How to Repurpose Your Blog Content Like a Machine (+ Reader Challenge!)

We put a lot of hard work into the content we publish. It takes planning, loads of time, and sometimes a lot of courage too. Unfortunately, much of that effort is wasted because we often publish our content in one place, share it a few times, and just dust off our hands hoping for the best. All of us, myself included, are missing out on opportunities to repurpose the content we work so hard to create. There are many different ways to repurpose the content to benefit our brands l, including growing our email lists, expanding our social reach, and even making more money. In this post, I’ll be sharing a number of ways that we can turn one piece of content into several. Let’s do this! Is It “Copy-Paste” Simple? Back in the day, repurposing content was as easy as copying content you’ve already written and posting it elsewhere, […]

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