How to Get More Email Subscribers (17 Lead Magnet Ideas)

Want to grow your email list? Here are seventeen ideas for effective lead magnets—resources and tools that will help subscribers hit the ground running and turn them into fans, too. Pat Flynn May 28, 2018 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Want to learn how to get more email subscribers? One of the best ways to do so is through a tried-and-true method: offering a lead magnet—a valuable piece of content—in exchange for someone’s email address. Now, hopefully you’re not trying to get people to join your list by saying, “Hey, subscribe to my newsletter.” If you’re doing that, you’re basically just saying, “Hey, I’m going to send you more emails!” People don’t want more emails. People want something of value in exchange for joining your email list. So what can you give them in exchange for their email address? Today I’m going to share seventeen ideas for lead magnets you […]

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How to Plan Anything (So You Actually Get it Done)

My formula for planning anything without getting overwhelmed, plus how you can use it to write the perfect blog post! Pat Flynn May 21, 2018 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Have you ever tried to plan something and just gotten completely overwhelmed? Today, I’m going to give you my PAT formula for planning anything—along with the one tool I use to make any planning process dead simple. I’ll dig into the details of the PAT formula in just a minute. But first, the thing I love the most about the PAT formula is it’s applicable to just about anything you might be planning. Maybe you’re building a business, or writing a book. Maybe you’re creating something smaller, like a podcast episode or a blog post. Or maybe you’re planning an event, like a party or a vacation. It could even be something as big as a wedding. Whatever it is, […]

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The Million Dollar Tweet: 8 Lessons to Grow a Successful Business

Nathan Barry bootstrapped ConvertKit to $1 million monthly recurring revenue in a little over five years. Here are 8 critical lessons he learned along the way. Pat Flynn April 23, 2018 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Nathan Barry is the founder of ConvertKit, and a good friend of mine. Just the other day he tweeted: Yesterday @ConvertKit hit $1m MRR. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped along this journey! We’ve now got an incredible team of 34 supporting 18,872 customers. — Nathan Barry (@nathanbarry) March 19, 2018 This is a huge milestone, and I want to give huge kudos to Nathan and his team for achieving it! [Full disclosure as we dive in to this post: I am both an affiliate and an advisor for ConvertKit, and I do earn a commission if you choose to use my affiliate link (the links back to ConvertKit on this […]

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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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How to Start Freelancing (And Get Your FIRST Client!)

Freelancing is the number one way to get started with online business. Here’s why, plus how you can make more money doing it and transform your side hustle into a full-time, scalable business. Pat Flynn March 26, 2018 The SPI community has been asking about the world of freelancing a lot lately, so I thought I’d share some recent thoughts on freelancing to guide you in how to start freelancing (and get your first client). But first, I want to take you back to a post I shared in November 2017: The 2 Quickest Ways to Generate an Online Income In that post, I explain that freelancing is one of the two quickest ways to generate online income (the other is affiliate marketing). Freelancing allows you to quickly get paid for a task that can actually help solve problems for people. And when you’re first starting out, freelancing is the […]

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My Home Office Set Up and Tour

I’m taking you on a tour of my home office! This space is so important to me because it’s where I create content for all of you—I hope this video inspires you to work towards your own dream office! Pat Flynn March 19, 2018 What’s up, everybody? I’m so excited, because today I’m taking you on a tour of my home office! Whether you work from home or a coffee shop or somewhere else, you’re going to get a couple things out of this post. First, you’re just going to see the different kinds of work that I do and why it’s important to have a specific environment where you do those certain things. Second, hopefully it will also give you some inspiration for something to work toward when it comes to your own work space—because this is definitely not how it was for me in the beginning. It took […]

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How To Make Passive Income Online (3 Business Models)

I’ve been building businesses since 2008 and have generated over $5M in earnings. In this post, I’ll distill what I’ve learned into three passive income business models you can choose from. Pat Flynn March 12, 2018 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel The internet is an amazing place, folks. I probably don’t need to tell you there’s more than one way to make money online. And today, I’m going to give you the lowdown on three strategies you can use to do just that! I’ve built several businesses since 2008 using one or more of these models. I’ve been featured in magazines and articles across the globe, and since I started my journey I’ve generated over $5M in earnings from these businesses. All of my income and expenses for those businesses dating back to October 2008 have been tracked publicly on SPI.com. But you don’t have to read all of my […]

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Back to the YouTube: Why You Should Subscribe to the Channel

Learn about my YouTube journey and why you should subscribe to the channel, why I’m renewing my focus there in 2018, and how you can enter my YouTube giveaway! Pat Flynn January 29, 2018 2018 is the year of video. Haven’t you heard? You may have heard me mention this a few times already. But we’re ready to take this to the next level. In just a few days, I am going to start posting three to five videos a week on my YouTube channel! With my video recording studio all set up, and my trusty videographer Caleb, I am equipped and excited to bring you value in new ways, on a channel I haven’t focused on at all. Subscribe here if you haven’t yet (or read on to find out exactly why you should subscribe!). SPI on YouTube—A Little History To effectively talk about the future of my YouTube […]

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My First Trip to Europe, Ever! (And My First Time Vlogging)

On a recent trip to Europe (first time ever!), I started experimenting with vlogging. I’m really excited to start exploring this medium more, and I hope you like my new videos. Be sure to subscribe! Pat Flynn September 25, 2017 I just got back from my first ever trip to Europe, where I spoke at an event called DNX Global, which brings nomads and other online entrepreneurs who don’t have a home base together to celebrate, get inspired, motivate each other, and learn. I was very thankful and honored that I got to present the opening keynote address. As excited as I was for the event itself, I was even more excited that it was taking place in Lisbon, Portugal. It was a great way to experience Europe for the first time. Leading up to this trip, I got very inspired by a lot of my friends, including Cliff Ravenscraft, […]

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How to Start the Year Right: Insights from Influencers – SPI TV Ep. 60

The post How to Start the Year Right: Insights from Influencers – SPI TV Ep. 60 from The Smart Passive Income Blog. source_link Related posts: What’s on Deck for Smart Passive Income in 2016 – SPI TV Ep. 37 Influencers? Yes, Please! – ShoeMoney How Celebs Are Cashing in as Social Media Influencers Most YouTube Influencers Still Don’t Disclose Sponsored Deals, Study Says 7 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2018 How to Start Freelancing (And Get Your FIRST Client!) Start. Stop. Continue. Making Real Progress in Your Business SPI 253: How to Build Relationships with Influencers with Selena Soo

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How to Help Your Online Course Students Succeed – SPI TV, Ep. 59

Yesterday, I teamed up with the awesome folks at Teachable for a webinar on increasing the success rate of your online course students. We had such a great discussion that I wanted to share a replay of that webinar with you today. In the webinar, I’m joined by some fantastic course creators from a variety of backgrounds and business niches. You’ll hear about their successes so far, their biggest headaches, and their unique approaches to tracking down the ideal student. How do we set our students up for success? How do we keep our students motivated throughout the coursework? What are the big mistakes course creators are making these days that we should be avoiding? Together, we diagnose gaps in each other’s strategies and offer up suggestions for making our courses better than ever. If you’re intrigued by online courses and the value they can provide your audience, take a look! Take a look at my own courses for inspiration, and keep […]

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Join the 3-day Email Marketing Challenge! – SPI TV Ep. 58

Could your email list use a boost? If so, you’re just in time: Between November 10th and November 13th, I’ll be hosting a free email list-building challenge, and I want YOU to join me! Let’s jump start your email marketing! Your email list is unlike any other business tool. It’s both a personal way of getting to know your audience and an effective marketing tool. A strong email list not only helps you sell your product—it can also help you gather feedback to understand what your audience needs next. If you’re ready to go from 0 to 100 email subscribers (even if you don’t have a blog or business yet), click below: Sign up for the 3-day email list-building challenge. 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! source_link Related posts: The Soft Pitch Pipeline – […]

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SPI Turns 8 Years Old! A Personal Reflection from Pat – SPI TV Ep. 57

On October 28, 2016, Smart Passive Income turned eight years old. I can hardly believe it! We’ve come such a long way since 2008, and I’d like to take a moment to share a personal reflection on how this community has changed. In this episode, you’ll get a glimpse of what life used to be like at SPI headquarters—including my not-so-glamorous home office and the very first incarnation of the Smart Passive Income website. You’ll also hear my candid personal reflection on past projects, what I wish I had known eight years ago, and what’s in store for the future. Here’s to the next eight years! For more glimpses of how SPI has changed over the years, check out these past episodes of SPI TV: 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! source_link Related posts: SPI […]

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How to Write the Perfect Blog Post – SPI TV Ep. 56

For bloggers, nothing’s more terrifying than that blinking cursor at the top of a blank page. That’s why I’ve gathered ten tips for getting past that blank page anxiety so that you can write the perfect blog post. Running a blog for the past eight years has taught me what works, what doesn’t, and the kinds of things readers crave from your writing. In this episode, I’m sharing my time-tested advice for common blogging hurdles like picking the perfect topic, letting go of writing insecurities, working with keywords, and leaving your readers better off than they were before. For more blogging tips, check out these posts from the Smart Passive Income blog: 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! source_link Related posts: Book Publishing Tips with Honorée Corder – SPI TV, Ep. 40 How to Repurpose Your Blog Content [Infographic] […]

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Lessons Learned from a Best-Selling Self-Published Author – SPI TV Ep. 55

One of my podcast listeners asked me, “Now that your first self-published, print book has been out in the world for six months, how is it doing? What did you learn from the process of creating Will It Fly?” I thought I’d answer that question in this special episode of SPI TV and offer you guys my honest thoughts about what I learned about being a self-published author from Will It Fly?. Will It Fly? surprised me. Though I’d been through the book writing process before with Let Go, this book required a whole new level of hard work and focus. I encountered some unexpected distribution roadblocks and production hiccups, and I was surprised by how many people became involved in the launch process. If you feel like you’ve got a book in you—and I believe almost everyone does—this episode is for you. I’ll share all those surprising moments, unexpected challenges, successes, and lessons learned from writing Will It Fly?. Thanks so much for […]

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SPI Pro Theme Demo – SPI TV Ep. 54

The SPI Pro Theme is here! Smart Passive Income and StudioPress have partnered to create this beautiful, new theme based on the one I used on SmartPassiveIncome.com from 2013 to 2016. Today, I’m walking you through just how easy it is to use. Welcome to the SPI Pro Theme demo! So many people ask me, “What’s the best WordPress theme for my website?” This is it, folks: the theme I recommend you use for your online business’ website to establish your brand and grow your authority. Watch the video for a close look at SPI Pro’s features, set up tips, and how you can get started installing it today. 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! source_link Related posts: ConvertKit Demo by Pat Flynn – SPI TV, Ep. 28 Announcing the SPI Pro Theme on StudioPress! SPI […]

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Top 5 Summer Reading Books of 2016 – SPI TV Ep. 53

So many of you have asked me, “Pat, what’s on your bookshelf? What books should I be reading right now?” In today’s episode, I’m sharing my summer reading list: five books I’m reading (or can’t wait to start reading) that cover everything from entrepreneurship and work/life balance to psychology and mental hacks. You’ll get the skinny on my favorite new books from Jonah Berger, Richie Norton, Jonathan Fields, Dana Malstaff, and Joshua Foer. And if you want even more reading recommendations, join my book club! You’ll receive a monthly email with a personal review of my top book for that month, plus exclusive giveaways and special offers. 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! source_link Related posts: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan – SPI TV, Ep. 23 Book Publishing Tips with Honorée Corder – SPI […]

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Meditation & the Tools I Use to Help – SPI TV Ep. 52

Meditation has transformed my life. It’s improved my focus and well-being, and it’s altered my productivity during my workday in a radical way. Today, I want to share how I made it a part of my daily routine and the tools that helped me do it. I used to be skeptical of meditation. I couldn’t wrap my head around the value of sitting still for so long, thinking about nothing. But thanks to the advice of friends and an awesome system called Muse, I discovered a meditation style that works perfectly for me—one that holds me accountable to staying focused and gamifies the experience. In this episode, I’ll walk you through one of my meditation sessions using the Muse app and headset, which monitors my brain activity and rewards me for maintaining a calm, quiet headspace. It’s an amazing system—check it out! Thanks so much for watching SPI TV, and be sure to subscribe (via YouTube or iTunes) to get new […]

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Why Podcasting Isn’t as Easy as It Looks – SPI TV Ep. 51

What I’m sharing with you today is a little embarrassing. I’m revisiting one of my very first attempts at podcasting from back in 2008, as well as all the mistakes—and there are plenty!—I made as a brand-new podcaster. When you’re just starting out as a podcaster, there are a daunting number of unknowns: Am I any good at this? Will anyone listen? Will I be able to fill enough episodes with valuable material week after week? I hope this honest look at my early days addresses some of those unknowns. I’ll guide you through the most important lessons I learned in my first years of podcasting, the insecurities I had to overcome, and where I turned for help. I also recommend checking out PodcastingTutorial.com, my step-by-step guide to getting started with podcasting. In it, you’ll find even more tips for transforming your brand-new show into a professional podcast. Thanks so much for […]

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How to Prepare for An Awesome Podcast Interview – SPI TV Ep. 50

Today’s episode is a vital one for all you podcasters out there. I’m sharing my top tips for preparing for a podcast interview, gathered from the hundreds of interviews I’ve done on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. Don’t make the mistake of viewing interviews as an easy opportunity to kick back while your guest does all the work. While you should always let your guest do most of talking, you (as the interviewer) have a responsibility to prepare. It’s your job to ensure the interview runs smoothly, stays on schedule, and provides value to your audience. In this episode, I’ll share my tips for becoming a master interviewer. I’ll cover crafting the perfect questions, preparing your equipment, avoiding scheduling roadblocks, putting your guest at ease, and lots more. I also recommend checking out PodcastingTutorial.com, my step-by-step guide to getting started with podcasting. Thanks so much for watching SPI TV, and be sure to subscribe (via YouTube or iTunes) to get new episodes of […]

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