My Top 10 Favorite Apps on My Phone (And Why I Love ’em So Much)

Mobile apps can make a world of difference in your personal and business life. Here are my top 10 favorite mobile apps on my phone right now. Start downloading! Pat Flynn September 24, 2018 In June 2014, I shared my top ten favorite apps on my phone. But, since it’s now 2018, I thought it would be fun to share an update on what apps I am using and loving today—from productivity apps to writing apps and more. All of these mobile apps make my personal life and business life better, so open up your app store because you’re going to want to start downloading! Here’s a list of my top ten favorite applications on my iPhone right now, and why I love them so much: 10. Slack Since building a small team to help me with my projects, I’ve learned the importance of organized communication—convenient and sorted conversations between team members with […]

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From $50k in Debt to Business Success in Less than a Year—How to Be Mindful and Ruthless

Today’s special guest is Sagi Shrieber, coming at us from Tel Aviv, Israel, who bailed himself out of $50k worth of debt by taking massive action. Today he’s sharing his journey, why he hired a coach (even though he was deep in debt), and how he’s building an amazing community in the design and entrepreneurial spaces now. Sagi’s also breaking down some of his favorite design tools, as well as quick and easy tips so you can boost your design game and maximize conversions for your business. Sagi is what’s known as a Full Stack Designer, a designer who also knows how to get great results for sales and conversions (he uses the metaphor of an MMA fighter). It’s that kind of mindset—Sagi calls it the Full Stack life—that got him through some of the tougher times. In the end, he managed to push through the discomfort and learn to […]

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My July 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my July 2017 Monthly Income Report. Thanks for checking it out! Each month, I write a detailed report about my online businesses, including what I’ve been up to, the lessons I’ve learned, and, of course, the money I’ve earned online. I’ve been publishing these reports since October 2008, so make sure you check out the income reports page if you’d like to go back in time and check out the complete history. If this is your first time at Smart Passive Income (SPI), thanks for being here. SPI was built to serve others by experimenting with my own trials and errors. Sometimes the business experiments I try work well, and other times they don’t. But each time there’s a lesson involved that I can pass on to you so you can have better insight and knowledge moving forward with your own business or project. Smart Passive Income isn’t […]

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SPI 241: My Top 10 Most-Used Apps in 2016

Every successful online entrepreneur needs the right toolkit. That’s why I’ve asked my good friend Chris Ducker on the show today to talk through a few of our favorite tools—namely, our most-used business and productivity apps of the past year! Working alone or with a small team often means wearing several hats: social media manager, podcast producer, webmaster, and more. Having the right software in your arsenal can make the difference between spinning your wheels and growing your business. In today’s episode, Chris and I will give you our totally honest take on the apps we use, why we love them, and how they might be able to help you run your business. Curious about any of the software mentioned in the show? Just scroll down for links to all our recommended apps and resources. 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 […]

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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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How to Repurpose Audio Content Like a Machine

Not too long ago, I published a post titled How to Repurpose Your Blog Content Like a Machine, which was all about how to take the written content you publish and turn it into a lot of other handy pieces of content that you can use to drive more traffic back to your site. Just to give you an idea, here’s an infographic that was actually created from the content of that post. Click the image to go to the original post: Repurposing content is really powerful, but a lot of people don’t take the time because, well—it takes more time! We’re always rushing into the next piece of content even before we get the most out of what we’ve already published. I’ve made this mistake in the past too, and it was brought to my direct attention via Gary Vaynerchuk in this article here about how he produces content […]

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SPI 221: An Unknown Way to Boost Sales and Increase the Size of Your List—Back with an SPI Student

It’s my pleasure to welcome back a very special “student” of Smart Passive Income. Kenneth Kelly joins me once again to share how MagicTricksforKids.org has transformed over the past two years, as well as the innovative strategy he’s used to build his growing network of affiliates. Since Ken’s last visit in Episode 101, his business has grown to include a book and tons of new resources at MagicianBusiness.com. Despite his success, however, he struggled to find affiliates. Most potential partners in his niche aren’t “plugged-in” people—they operate brick-and-mortar stores and do the majority of their business offline. Ken changed that. Using a clever strategy, he’s acclimated offline business owners to the online world, turning former “techno-phobes” into enthusiastic affiliates. Today, Ken offers a step-by-step walkthrough of the four-part strategy he uses to earn these affiliates. He’ll share his advice for navigating a competitive niche, the tools he uses to manage his partnerships, and the obstacles he’s overcome along the way. He’s […]

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Why Webinars Are Important (Webinar Ninja Demo) – SPI TV Ep. 49

The post Why Webinars Are Important (Webinar Ninja Demo) – SPI TV Ep. 49 from The Smart Passive Income Blog. source_link Related posts: ConvertKit Demo by Pat Flynn – SPI TV, Ep. 28 SPI Pro Theme Demo – SPI TV Ep. 54 5 Ways to Make More Money with Your Next Webinar Overcome Webinar Offer Anxiety and Get Your Audience to Buy “I Appreciate You”: What It Means & Why It’s Important to Me Backlinking—What’s Working and Is It Even Still Important with Brian Dean from Backlinko.com The ‘Ninja Trait’ that Copywriting Clients Are (Desperately) Looking For 3 Ways to Get Started with Relationship-Building Webinars

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SPI 219: How Meghan Telpner’s Culinary Nutrition Academy Makes You Rethink Traditional Online Courses

Meet Meghan Telpner, founder of The Academy of Culinary Nutrition, an online certification program with a jaw-dropping 97 percent success rate. Meghan’s students are clamoring to pay top dollar for her nutrition certification course, and I’ve invited her here today to find out why. Before creating her wildly successful online course, Meghan taught aspiring nutritionists out of her home, but meeting demand wasn’t easy. Transitioning to online meant she could reach a greater audience, generate more income, and enjoy more time to herself. That transition has paid off in a huge way: Not only is her course more successful than ever, but Meghan was also just ranked as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada by PROFIT magazine! Meghan’s course requires a serious investment from its students—financially, energetically, and mentally. Today, Meghan’s going to share exactly how she attracts students willing to make that investment, how she continues to grow her course, and […]

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SPI 215: How to Keep Up With Your Editorial Calendar (and How to Get Ahead)

I want to introduce a very important member of Team Flynn whose work you see every day on SmartPassiveIncome.com, though you might not realize it. She’s Janna Maron, my Managing Editor. Janna has been an indispensable part of improving the quality and consistency of the content I create for SPI, which includes my blog posts, my SPI TV videos, and podcast episodes like this one. She’s also had a huge impact on refining workflows and making projects run more smoothly for my team. Thanks to Janna, I no longer have to stare at an empty screen each month, wondering what to write about—I’ve always got clear deadlines and a clear plan of action for bringing you guys something great. Today, Janna’s here to share how she revolutionized the SPI editorial process, how she helps maintain our workflow, and what she recommends for solo bloggers who want to improve their own editorial habits. You’ll hear […]

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How to Repurpose Your Blog Content Like a Machine (+ Reader Challenge!)

We put a lot of hard work into the content we publish. It takes planning, loads of time, and sometimes a lot of courage too. Unfortunately, much of that effort is wasted because we often publish our content in one place, share it a few times, and just dust off our hands hoping for the best. All of us, myself included, are missing out on opportunities to repurpose the content we work so hard to create. There are many different ways to repurpose the content to benefit our brands l, including growing our email lists, expanding our social reach, and even making more money. In this post, I’ll be sharing a number of ways that we can turn one piece of content into several. Let’s do this! Is It “Copy-Paste” Simple? Back in the day, repurposing content was as easy as copying content you’ve already written and posting it elsewhere, […]

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Behind the Scenes — My Editorial Calendar and the Tools I Use – SPI TV Ep. 46

Today, I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how I manage the editorial calendar for SmartPassiveIncome.com. Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of great feedback about the quality of the content I’ve been producing for my blog, my podcasts, and SPI TV. That’s all thanks to a new editorial system, my new Managing Editor Janna Maron, and a few crucial tools that make staying organized easy. I’m going to give you a tour of the spreadsheets and calendars Team Flynn uses to plan content, track our progress, and even schedule social media posts. You can even try out my favorite tool, CoSchedule, for yourself by going to CoSchedule.com/SPI for a 30-day free trial. 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 215: How to Keep Up With Your Editorial Calendar (and How to […]

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A Typical Day (and the Productivity Tools I Use)

Over the years I’ve talked a lot about productivity and routines (here, here, and here for just a few), both in posts and on my two podcasts. If you’ve been reading for a long time, you’ll know that I used to be a night owl, staying up late into the night to write posts for the blog. And then I read Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning (affiliate link – I make a commission if you purchase), and I changed up my routine entirely. I’m a huge fan of Hal’s, and am still following the Miracle Morning routine. The topic of productivity and routines is really important to me for one big reason: my family. My wife and my kids are my top priority—I want to be able to spend as much time as possible with them. I love that I get to take Keoni to school every day and that I […]

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SPI 206: How SPI Reader Robert Duff Is Building Passive Income with Books on Amazon

I’m very excited to introduce you to another SPI listener success story. Here with me this week is Robert Duff, Ph.D., a psychologist who’s supplementing his income by selling his books on Amazon. Robert is devoted to his work as a psychologist and therapist. Thanks to his online book and audiobook sales, he no longer has to approach that work from a place of financial need—he can work from a place of passion and reach a larger audience than ever before. Today, Robert digs deep into how he got started selling books online. He covers just how much he’s earned and shares strategies for writing, marketing, and distributing via Amazon. You’ll hear tools, actionable tips, and personal insights into how being an author has enriched Robert’s life and career. As I’ve learned from my own books, writing can be a uniquely rewarding source of passive income. If you feel like you’ve got a book in you—and […]

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Will It Fly from Start to Finish—How I Wrote a Wall Street Journal Bestseller – Part 2

Last week, I published a super-detailed post sharing everything that was involved in getting my book Will It Fly? ready for liftoff. The post covered a wide range of topics, from how I validated the idea for the book and how I wrote it, to how I found people to help edit it and how much money I spent along the way. Today, in part two, I’ll be sharing how Will It Fly? was released into the wild with the goal of producing optimal results. In other words, all of the behind-the-scenes stuff that went into the marketing and distribution of the book. I’m going into so much detail because I hope this will help you plan your own next book, course, or product launch. Will It Fly? was written to help you get started building the business of your dreams, and I want this post to be one more […]

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How Foundr Did It—Guest Post by Nathan Chan

One thing that has caught my attention recently has been people’s ability to utilize Instagram to grow their business. At first, I thought this was all about just creating another “touch-point” for one’s audience, to be able to show them something behind the scenes to deepen and strengthen that relationship you have with them. But later, I found out that Instagram could be used in a very tactical way with real numbers, and real results. I reached out to a number of people to ask them how they actually used Instagram to grow their business. Jen and Jadah from SimpleGreenSmoothies.com (who you’ll hear from in March in Session 205 of the SPI Podcast) use it very well, and we’ve already heard Susan Petersen from FreshlyPicked.com (Session 165) share about her success on Instagram too. When I was trying to figure out “the formula,” I remembered the interview I did with Nathan […]

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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 Tools Every Affiliate Marketer Needs in Their Toolbox

Learn the differences between two styles of affiliate marketing, push vs. pull, as well as three tools to help you integrate affiliate marketing into your business. Pat Flynn November 2, 2015 Affiliate marketing—generating an income or commission through the promotion and recommendation of products, services, and tools that others are selling—can be an amazing addition to your passive income portfolio and a wonderful way to round out your offerings, provide additional value to your audience, and, of course, get paid in return. Over the years, affiliate marketing has helped me generate more than a million dollars online. Affiliate marketing is a simple concept to understand and it’s cool because you can get started right away. But, it’s not easy to master and it takes time for it to become a consistent and reliable income stream for your business. When I started out online in 2008, affiliate marketing methods were more […]

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Tips for Staying Consistent with Your Editorial Calendar with Garrett Moon from CoSchedule.com

Today’s episode is hugely valuable no matter what kind of content you create for your followers. I have Garrett Moon here with me today to talk about a seriously amazing tool: It’s called CoSchedule, and it’s changing the way I write. Garrett and his team created CoSchedule in response to a common frustration they saw among their busy clients: Writing is hard enough. How can we maximize the impact of our content, from the brainstorming process to long after the post is published? If you’re anything like me, churning out post after post (and Tweets to go along with them) can be daunting. I’m so excited for you to hear Garrett’s strategies for taking control of your editorial calendar. You’ll get super-actionable tips on organizing your ideas and formulas for when to share your work on social media. Ready to become a content champion? Let’s go! Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining […]

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