My September 2015 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my monthly income report for September 2015! Each month, I publish a detailed account of what’s happening in my online businesses, from the dollars earned to the lessons learned over the past month. I do this to help me keep track of what’s going on, and I make it public so that others can follow along, too. I’ve been publishing these posts since October 2008 after I sold my first eBook online at GreenExamAcademy.com. From my wins to my failures and everything in between, I look forward to sharing all of it with you every month. Let’s get into September 2015, which marks the start of an entirely new era here on SPI. More on that below: Important Goings-On in September September was a great writing month for me. I don’t think I’ve ever written more in my entire life. Across all of the different platforms—my blog, emails, […]

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ConvertKit Demo by Pat Flynn – SPI TV, Ep. 28

Email Marketing Month is in full swing here at SmartPassiveIncome.com. Today, I’m giving you a quick demo of a brand new email service provider I’ve totally fallen in love with: ConvertKit. ConvertKit has so many excellent features. It’s beautifully designed, ridiculously easy to use, and makes your analytics simple to understand. It also comes with higher-level features like segmentation and tagging, so it’s perfect for users at all levels with all kinds of needs. Watch a previous episode from Email Marketing Month: Thanks so much for watching SPI TV, and be sure to subscribe (via YouTube or iTunes) to get new episodes of SPI TV delivered to you each week!! Also, don’t forget to download my brand new eBook, Email the Smart Way! It’s a FREE playbook of various types of email archetypes that you can use in your broadcasts and autoresponder emails, so you don’t ever run out of great emails to send to your list. […]

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The Ask Formula—How to Discover Exactly What Your Audience Will Buy (Even If You Don’t Have a Following) with Ryan Levesque

I hope you’re ready for one of the most important episodes of the year so far. Ryan Levesque is my guest today, and he’s about to teach you—and me—about one of the most effective ways to improve your business. Ryan is the author of Ask: The Counterintuitive Online Formula to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy, Creative a Mass of Raving Fans, and Take any Business to the Next Level, and it’s a book that is helping to change and shape the future of how I conduct my brand here at SPI, and it’s being added to my list of mandatory books that all online business owners should read. Back in July, with the help of Ryan’s book, I conducted a survey, which I hadn’t done since 2010! I wanted to know more about what I could do to better serve you, and Ryan’s book helped me do that. Over 5,000 […]

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Backlinking—What’s Working and Is It Even Still Important with Brian Dean from Backlinko.com

I predict that today’s episode is going to be a favorite. Get ready to take notes—this episode will give you tons of useful strategies for optimizing your website’s SEO. I’m thrilled to have Brian Dean from Backlinko here to share his expertise on backlinking. You may remember Brian’s epic post on backlinking that appeared on the Smart Passive Income blog in 2014. In this episode, Brian reviews the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) and teaches which strategies will help you boost your site’s Google rank and drive traffic to your site. Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining me again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for The SPI Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and […]

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How to Invest the Passive Income You Earn from Business with Ryan Moran

One thing I’ve never discussed here on the blog or podcast before is what I do with the earnings I generate online. I can tell you, however, that several people have asked me about it though. Generally, I’ve been less open about what I do with my earnings compared to how I generate an income online, but I’ve shared a few things here and there. For example, I’ve put a bit aside into respective 529 plans for my kids’ education, I’ve reinvested some of that income into back into my business and building my team (and my own business education), and I’ve barely mentioned that I have an emergency fund, invest into retirement accounts (solo 401k) and even put a chunk of my earnings aside each month into a managed account over at Wealthfront. Plus, I donate quite a bit to charities and organizations (usually anonymously), such as my support for Pencils of […]

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Game Changing Business Growth with Peter Voogd

I can’t wait for you to meet today’s amazing guest: He’s Peter Voogd, and he’s the leading authority on Gen Y entrepreneurship. As CEO of GameChangersMovement.com, Peter has trained nearly 5,000 young entrepreneurs. He draws on the wealth of experience he’s gathered from his own career (which started before he even hit high school) to teach aspiring business owners how to take charge of their lives, their money, and their aspirations. Peter has brought that training with him today to deliver his time-tested strategies and insights. He’ll share habits for achieving success, tips for managing a team, and the mistakes he sees entrepreneurs make time and time again. Ready to hear Peter’s top-notch advice for serious business growth? Let’s get to it! Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining me again this week. As Peter mentions in the episode, share your top reason for being an entrepreneur by leaving a note in the […]

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Multiple Successful Businesses in Multiple Niches with Scott Turner

Running a successful online business takes serious effort. 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 re-connected with him at the 1-Day Business Breakthrough, I realized that Scott hadn’t just stopped there. He’d launched several businesses across a variety of niches. Now, he’s enjoying multiple income streams and living the passive income lifestyle. Scott’s here today to share just how he operates in many spaces at once. He’ll share the skills and strategies he’s honed through launch after launch, as well as the failures he’s learned from along the way. Even if you’re still getting your very first business off the ground, Scott’s got some crucial wisdom for you to hear. Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining me again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave […]

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Susan Petersen from Freshly Picked on Selling Moccasins and Her BOOMING Online Retail Business

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 on Shark Tank, a partnership with Nordstrom, and now, a million-dollar online business selling baby moccasins. I first met Susan at 1-Day Business Breakthrough Live, along with Chris Ducker, and was blown away by Susan’s success. I’m so lucky to have her here today to share her tips for building a brand and navigating the world of retail. She’ll share how she’s developed her booming social media following, scaled her team, and set goals for the future. Susan’s story inspired me in a big way, and I’m positive it will inspire you, too. Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Are you selling a physical product online like Susan? Leave a […]

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