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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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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How to Get Started with Live Streaming Video Production – SPI TV Ep. 48

My guest today is SPI TV’s very own producer, Caleb Wojcik, here to talk about all things live streaming video: where it’s headed, how I use it, and how you can start using it in your own online business. Live video has become more accessible than ever before. Thanks to platforms like Meerkat, Periscope, Facebook Live, and YouTube, it’s never been easier to live stream to friends and fans using equipment you already own. Today, Caleb and I share our tips for getting started with live streaming video and our advice for appearing on camera. You’ll also get a peek at the video production corner of my office, where Caleb will show off equipment you can use for more polished-looking live streams. If you’re curious about taking the first step into live streaming, or if you’re an experienced live streamer wanting to up your production quality, tune in! Thanks so much for watching SPI TV, and be sure […]

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Live Interview with Gary Vee — AskGaryVee Book – SPI TV Ep. 47

Today, I’m joined by none other than Gary Vaynerchuk (also known as Gary Vee)! This business mastermind and author of the brand-new book #AskGaryVee is here to talk about what the future holds for online entrepreneurs. In this episode, Gary offers a peek at what’s inside #AskGaryVee and how this book stands apart from his others. He also delivers super-actionable strategies and awesome insight into how new platforms (including Snapchat, podcasting, and even new virtual reality tech) affect his business and online presence. This is one episode you don’t want to miss. 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: What’s on Deck for Smart Passive Income in 2016 – SPI TV Ep. 37 Top 5 Summer Reading Books of 2016 – SPI TV Ep. 53 SPI 213: Gary Vaynerchuk on “Why Snapchat Matters” The […]

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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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Instructions for Next Week’s Bookstore Blitz – SPI TV Ep. 45

I’m on a mission to find out how self-published authors can get their books on the shelves of physical bookstores, and I want your help! When I chose to self-publish Will It Fly?, I was told that it would be nearly impossible to get my book on the shelves of my local bookstore. However, I’d also heard that if there’s enough demand for a particular book, even a self-published one, a bookstore like Barnes & Noble just might put it on their shelves. Here’s where you come in. I want your help building demand for Will It Fly? at Barnes & Noble bookstores around the country—not for my own gain, but to see if it’s possible for self-published authors to break into a space that’s dominated by traditional publishing. Here’s the plan: STEP 1: Between Saturday, April 30th and Monday, May 2nd, visit or call up your local Barnes & Noble bookstore customer service counter […]

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A Human Project with Wesley Chapman – SPI TV, Ep. 44

In this very special episode of SPI TV, Wesley Chapman is here to share the moving story of his life as an entrepreneur and the personal journey that led him to create A Human Project. A Human Project began after Wesley’s visit to a troubled school as a motivational speaker and the life-changing experience he had with the students he met there. Wesley had been a lifelong entrepreneur and experienced overwhelming success at a very young age, but this powerful encounter opened a new door—one that offered an even more fulfilling path, supporting and empowering youth. In our conversation, Wesley explores how we get enticed by status symbols, how we can revisit what truly matters, and how we can get involved with projects enacting meaningful change. I hope you’ll find it as inspiring as I did. 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 […]

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How Sean McCabe FOCUSED His Way into Entrepreneurship – SPI TV, Ep. 43

Joining me today is the incredibly talented Sean McCabe, the man behind seanwes.com and the founder of an online course on the art of hand lettering. Sean has turned his passion for hand lettering—something he once pursued only in his free time—into a thriving business and online community. After spending 9,000 hours honing his skills, Sean realized he was in a unique position to teach other artists how to make a living doing the same thing he did. In this episode, he’ll share what he did next to build his online course, how he marketed it, and how he continues to grow his business. It’s an amazing story I can’t wait for you to hear! 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: A Human Project with Wesley Chapman – SPI TV, Ep. 44 Validating a […]

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Entrepreneurship and Thinking Big with Mike Dillard – SPI TV, Ep. 42

In this episode of SPI TV, I’m joined by entrepreneurial powerhouse Mike Dillard of MikeDillard.com. Mike excels at thinking big, and today we’re digging deep into some of the most common struggles entrepreneurs face, specifically when it comes to managing the money we make. Mike is passionate about financial education. He’s interested in how we, as entrepreneurs, talk so much about how to make money and so little about what to do with the money we make. Today, he’ll share his advice on smart investing strategies, preparing for the future, and knowing when to step away from business ventures. Watch the video to hear more of Mike’s wisdom! 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 TV Rewind—My Top 5 Must Sees of 2015 – SPI TV, Ep. 36 Meditation […]

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Habits and Traits of Millionaires with Jaime Tardy – SPI TV, Ep. 41

Joining me this week is my amazing friend Jaime Tardy! Jaime is the brilliant mind behind Eventual Millionaire, and she’s here to offer her perspective on the habits that lead to business success. Through Eventual Millionaire and her many years of experience as an entrepreneur, Jaime’s encountered a lot of millionaires, and she’s seen how certain traits emerge time and time again. She’ll share those habits and traits, plus strategies for networking, realistic goal-setting, and maintaining that all-important work/life balance. Watch the video to hear more of Jaime’s expert advice for taking your career to the next level. 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 TV Rewind—My Top 5 Must Sees of 2015 – SPI TV, Ep. 36 Thanksgiving Thanks! – SPI TV, Ep. 35 Why Podcasting Isn’t as Easy as It Looks – SPI TV Ep. […]

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