SPI 318: Modern Mindfulness with Melissa Monte—An SPI Student and Her Successful Start

I’ve had a lot of requests for episodes like this, so we’re doing something a little different today. We’re talking to Melissa Monte, a student of my Power-Up Podcasting Fast Track Workshop. Her podcast, Mind Love, launched soon after, and she’s here to share how she created her vibrant and successful podcast from scratch. I wanted to bring Melissa on today to talk about what she’s learned, what she has planned for the future, and how she’s progressing. It gets pretty personal too. Melissa talks about some of the darker years of her life, and how she was able to overcome them and create a whole new perspective. We go into why she decided to launch a podcast, and why podcasting specifically is helping her fulfill her life’s mission. Now that Melissa has a growing audience, I also offer some help and advice for next steps so that she can […]

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SPI 312: This “Hole” Can Cost Entrepreneurs Thousands—Let’s Fix It

Today’s guest is Casey Graham, the founder of Gravy, a company that’s filling a huge hole for businesses. The thing is, a lot of people don’t even know that hole exists. It takes a lot of effort to go back and recover failed payments. That’s what Casey and his team at Gravy do, and they do it very well. When I started working with Casey I didn’t even realize how much I needed him and his service. But he’s helped me recover tens of thousands of dollars. Read that sentence again. Yeah—this is that important. That money would have been lost if it weren’t for Casey. I didn’t even know that stuff was happening. Casey’s giving us a huge wealth of information today. A lot of what he’s talking about, even if you don’t have a business yet—it’s so good to know. This is stuff that doesn’t get talked about […]

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Create Your Online Course Content: Phase 3

In my previous article on creating an online course (Phase 2), you learned about building the conceptual design and learning path for your course. Your design ideas inform you about the: level of prior knowledge your students should have content you should create activities that help with learning exact outline of a course technologies you might select look and feel of your course PHASE 2 CHALLENGE: You were given tips on how to overcome these lofty tasks: Design a learning path for students to follow and successfully reach your course goals; a path that sequences and helps them build their understanding. Determine the engaging activities your students should complete so they increase their skills and knowledge, or change their perceptions and behavior. Determining the learning path and thinking of engaging exercises for your students is the hardest part of creating courses. Most people get stuck in this area and many […]

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Design Your Online Training Course: Phase 2

In my previous article on creating an online course (Phase 1), you were asked questions to see whether you were ready to build and deliver an e-course. In Phase 1, I posit that teaching and learning online is not easy. And creating online courses (or any course) is an art form. Additionally, you were cautioned to create a course where students truly learn and get terrific results from it.In Phase 1, I asked you to consider the initial stages of: Conducting research on exactly what your potential students’ wanted Drawing plans on key parts of your course before writing any content PHASE 1 CHALLENGES: As well, you learned how to overcome the initial big challenges for developing a solid online course, such as: To reconsider only sketching your course ideas and offering it before you start creating content; otherwise, it could end up looking like a scrambled, hot mess. To avoid […]

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How To Create and Sell an Online Course: The Ultimate Guide

My ultimate guide to creating online courses! Here are the three principles and ten practical steps you need for creating amazing, profitable, and life-changing online courses. Pat Flynn April 2, 2018 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Online courses can help you make more money, save more time, and help more people. In 2017, I hit one million dollars in revenue from online courses alone! And I’ve made lots of money serving as an affiliate for other people’s courses too. Today, I want to share the keys—the three crucial psychological principles, plus the ten practical steps—that will help you do the same. This post has been crafted to be the ultimate guide (it’s there in the title!) to creating and selling your own online course, so it’s a bit of a long one. But if you’re looking for a one-stop shop on what it takes to create and sell a great […]

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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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The Year of Online Courses (The Results. The Good. The Not so Good.)

One of my 2017 goals was to create and launch powerful online courses. Learn what went well, what could be improved, and what my plans are for 2018. Pat Flynn December 18, 2017 Last year, when I was setting goals for 2017, I knew that a primary strategy for my business was going to be creating and launching effective and in-depth online courses for the SPI audience. One of the motivating factors for this was to significantly transform the way I generate income. You see, for the past eight or so years of running Smart Passive Income, I’ve generated the majority of my income from affiliate marketing. I wanted to change that in 2017. I needed to add some nuance and diversity into my income portfolio. I needed to add different, and significant, pockets of value. Now, I still think affiliate marketing is a fantastic way to generate income, and […]

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1•2•3 Affiliate Marketing Course Launches Today!

It’s finally time for the doors to 1•2•3 Affiliate Marketing, my brand new course, to open! Learn who this course is for, its prerequisites, and if it’s right for you. Pat Flynn November 27, 2017 Today is a big day! For years, the SPI audience has been asking me to create an affiliate marketing course. Specifically, they’ve been asking for a course that would help them: Find a product that already exists to sell; Learn how to promote that product in an honest and genuine way without upsetting their audience; and Generate an ever-increasing affiliate commission from those product recommendations. It’s finally time! I’m happy to announce the beta launch of my brand new online course: 1•2•3 Affiliate Marketing 1•2•3 Affiliate Marketing is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step program that will take you through the exact and proven three-step process I use so that you can finally generate an affiliate commission with […]

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The Ultimate List of Learning Management Systems |

Updated by Lexi Rodrigo on March 10, 2018 When you’re faced with a choice and there are way too many options, what happens? One of two things: either you freeze and choose nothing, or you make a choice without feeling like you really knew it was the *right* choice for you. This is definitely a big problem when you’re looking for the best learning management system (LMS) for your online course. Your choice of LMS is important, because it isn’t just a software app that lets you organize your course content, present it online, and manage student quizzes and assignments. Your LMS influences your experience of course creation – as a frustrating struggle or a fun adventure – and it has a huge impact on your students’ experience of learning from you, too. But when I started looking at LMS providers, I found several hundred options. There were so many […]

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