Is SPI Better Than Business School? 9 Lessons One Reader Used to Grow His Business

Better than business school? Read about how Salo Mizrachi grew his family business to six-figures and doubled it using 9 lessons he learned from Smart Passive Income. Pat Flynn March 5, 2018 Welcome to our first of (hopefully) many SPI community member features! On our SPI Facebook Group, we have over 30,000 amazing entrepreneurs across all stages of business, and I wanted to start highlighting some of the amazing work the community members are doing with their businesses here on the blog. Brendan Hufford, our Facebook Community manager, wrote this post to highlight Salo Mizrachi and his business, EzPacking. You can also check out Brendan and his work at Photo MBA. And if you haven’t done so already, click here to join the Facebook Group and be a part of the community! In 2015, Salo Mizrachi took over his family business, grew it to six-figures in 2016, and doubled that […]

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5 Free Ways to Make Your Website More Effective NOW

There’s a lot of noise out there, but luckily for us, there’s a lot of data as well to help us all cut through that noise and get noticed. Today’s guest post is an amazing one from Sarah Peterson, head of content marketing over at Sumo.com, where she helps bloggers and online entrepreneurs collect more emails and get more traffic. Through her team’s experience serving tens of thousands of websites with their plugin, you’ll learn five super effective tweaks that you can make to your website to convert a lot more traffic into leads and subscribers. Take it away, Sarah! Want to hear something shocking? 1,045,855,000. That’s how many websites there are as I write this. There are 102,000+ US-based ecommerce stores alone that are reaching a relative level of success, millions of blogs, and every single day over two million articles are published into the voids of the Internet. […]

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Behind the Scenes of the Will It Fly? Social Media Strategy

Now that we’re two weeks after the launch of Will It Fly?, I’m stoked to be able to share even more details with you about how it was all put together. Coming in March, you’re going to see a massive post with all of the ins and outs of every part of the process, but in this post, I wanted to do a couple of things for you: 1) Share the social media strategy we used, which played a critical role in helping to spread the word, and 2) Introduce you to someone new on my team. He’s been helping me for a while, but you likely didn’t know about him. His name is Non, and he’s awesome. He helped to lead the social media push on Will It Fly.  Because I was busy last week at the Traffic and Conversion Summit, he volunteered to write up this post, and I […]

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3 Online Business Case Studies Inspired by the SPI Community

Some of my most popular content involves case studies, success stories, and progress updates from SPI readers and listeners just like you. This is a guest post from the fellas at Fizzle.co (affiliate link – I make a commission) that highlights three SPI audience members who have shared their progress within the Fizzle community. Corbett, Barrett, and Chase thought it would be great to share these here with you keep you pushing forward, and hopefully get you to take some action if you haven’t already! Take it away guys… Intro: the dream of building a business you believe in “Everything was good just two hours ago. I was a gainfully employed architect, with a great career ahead of me. Now what do I do?” You probably already know Pat Flynn’s story. He graduated from college and went to work as an architect. The economy tanked and, eventually, the layoffs caught up […]

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From Course Concept to $141,659 In Sales In 6 Months

Today’s post is a guest post from my friend Grant Baldwin, a public speaker and host of “How Did You Get Into That?,” a podcast focused on people who are doing incredibly inspiring work. In this post, Grant talks about his experience launching his first course and how it didn’t meet his expectations. He then talks about round two where he validates, builds and launches a second course that worked out much better, and the lessons he learned from that experience. There are lots of golden nuggets here, especially in regards to validation. He walks you step-by-step, and it’s perfect timing as I know a lot of you are close to or right in the middle of launching your own online courses too. Here’s Grant… It’s no secret that online courses are hot right now. Just about everyone in the online business space either has one or will be launching […]

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