How Studio Neat Became Physical Product Rockstars through Kickstarter

Pat Flynn: Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to listen in today. You know, it’s been an interesting week here in the podcast because last week had two episodes come out; one on Wednesday and another one on Friday. The one on Friday was about me and my videographer’s new invention called SwitchPod. You can find it at SwitchPod.co. This is a physical product. We’ve never done anything like that before so if you wanted to hear more about why that exists and how it was put together and a lot of the experimentation that we’re doing there, you can listen to the previous episode, Episode 343. But this episode, 344, I’m really excited because our special guests are Tom and Dan from Studio Neat. The funny story about Tom and Dan is that both Caleb and I met them in person and watched them speak on […]

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SPI 303: How a Loan Signing Agent Built a $30K per Month Business

As outlined in my book, Will It Fly?, validation is key, and with me today are two guests who have used that strategy to build an incredible business: Mark Wills and Roman Rosario of Loan Signing System. [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] What started as a simple idea turned into a robust online business that’s changed the lives of tons of people, earning Mark and Roman over $30K per month as a result. This episode is a lot of fun, loaded with tips and strategies for online courses, validation, and building an online business organically. How Mark and I connected is kind of a funny story—Mark was actually the agent who oversaw me signing documents for our first rental property. Through that meeting we discovered that we have a love of building online courses. I have both Mark and his business […]

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SPI 280: Noah Kagan on Personal Challenges, Business Validation, and the Mindset of Starting from Scratch

Noah Kagan has returned to the Smart Passive Income Podcast! In today’s conversation, we cover it all: rebounding from rejection, asking for what you want, plotting your next move, and so much more. Noah’s learned a thing or two about validating and scaling new business ideas from his experiences building Sumo.com, AppSumo, and Sumo Jerky, just to name a few of his many projects. He’s a master at figuring out what folks are dying to pay for, and he’s developed a one-of-a-kind approach to turning his business ideas into reality. Today, Noah breaks down that approach with me, and even advises me on one of my own new business ideas along the way. In this episode, Noah and I trade our personal experiences with taking business risks, serving our audiences, growing beyond the “bootstrap” mindset, managing self-confidence, and tons of other mindset challenges all entrepreneurs face. You’ll also receive a brand-new challenge from Noah (remember the […]

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Physical Product Experiment [PPE #2] – Validation and Feedback

Welcome to the second edition of the Physical Product Experiment! In this series, I will be exploring and experimenting my way through a brand new realm for me: a physical product. In case you missed the first Physical Product Experiment [PPE #1] post, you can check that out here. To help ease you into this second post, I want to share a quick recap on what it is I am experimenting with, why I am doing it, and what it means for you! But before I do that, I want to thank those who’ve already signed up to be a part of the initial feedback group for this physical product. You will, with the help of the productivity calendar, be writing the first draft of a book in ninety days. That’s awesome, and I’m so excited to see what you’ll write. Remember this: You are the glue that holds this […]

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SPI 243: How to Create Your Life Vision Plan with Michael Hyatt

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? Michael’s the mastermind behind so many amazing projects, including the This Is Your Life™ Podcast, Living Forward, Platform University, and an online course called 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. That course, which I’m taking this year, is packed with incredible lessons in goal-setting and focus. I’ve invited Michael here today to learn more about the strategy and wisdom that went into this incredible course. In this episode, you’ll hear Michael’s expert advice for pursuing the right goals in the right way. You’ll also hear about his experience validating business ideas, creating online courses, building a community around those courses, and lots more. This is one seriously value-packed episode—don’t miss it! Let’s Start 2017 Together! I’m taking Michael’s new course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever! I’ve already […]

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