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The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast

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Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for y… read more

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SPI 425: How to Host a Lower-Priced Workshop to Lead to a Higher-Priced Product, with Rick Mulready

May 27th, 2020


#425: Imagine you sell a valuable premium product—one people aren't buying because of the high price point. How do you get them to buy? In this …

SPI 424: The Antidote to Dry Marketing and Sales, with Ann Handley

May 20th, 2020


#424: Ann Handley is a Wall Street Journal-bestselling author who helps businesses escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results—and she's …

SPI 423: A Copywriting Masterclass and Sales Page Components that Convert, with Prerna Malik

May 13th, 2020


#423: In this episode of the SPI Podcast, I talk to Prerna Malik about how to become a better conversion copywriter. You'll learn the elements of Prerna's proprietary copywriting process, how to lead a browser to become …

SPI 422: Email Marketing Audit: Which of These Email Marketing Strategies Are You Actually Doing?

May 6th, 2020


#422: In this solo show, I share a little ten-point quiz you can take to test the strength of your email marketing strategy, and I let you in on some …

Emergency Episode #4: Podcasting During Covid-19 (and Your Big Opportunity)

May 4th, 2020


Podcasting has definitely been affected by the pandemic. Numbers are down for some, however, in some industries, the numbers are way up. Why though? Also, why might now be a great time to start a podcast, and how do we, …

SPI 421: Deborah Niemann: Deborah's Online Course Success Story (About Goats—Yes, Goats)

April 29th, 2020


#421: In this episode, I interview Deborah Niemann, who helps people all over the world raise their goats and make cheese and soap via her online courses. We cover how to position yourself as the expert and actually be

SPI 420: How the CEO of Everbowl is Radically Growing and Creating an Amazing User Experience for His Customers

April 22nd, 2020


#420: Self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and childhood classmate of mine Jeff Fenster is here to tell us how he's created multiple successful …

Emergency Episode #3: Your Undiscovered Opportunity During This Time of Crisis

April 21st, 2020


At a time when we are craving connection and the ability to connect with others, there's an amazing opportunity in the online world that you may be able to create a business from - membership websites. Memberships right …

SPI 419: 23 Entrepreneurs Answer: How Do You Run a Business and Raise Kids at the Same Time?

April 15th, 2020


#419: For this special episode, I asked some of my parent entrepreneur friends a few questions about owning your own business and working at home. Then, the unprecedented health crisis of 2020 happened, and they found …

SPI 418: How to Get Super High-Profile Guests, with Jordan Harbinger

April 8th, 2020


#418: Jordan Harbinger, often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” talks about the role of luck in business success and how to cultivate …

SPI 417: Have a Vision or Be Doomed to Failure. Vision Scripting, with Michael Hyatt

April 1st, 2020


#417: Joining me for this episode is Michael Hyatt. He's been a guest here on the show several times in the past, and he's one of our favorites. He has a book that just came out called, The Vision Driven Leader. In this …

SPI 416: Before Your First or Next Presentation DO THIS, with Grant Baldwin

March 25th, 2020


#416: On this SPI podcast episode, Grant Baldwin from is here. Grant loves to be up with a microphone in front of a group of …

Emergency Episode #2: Steps to Take When You Get Laid Off

March 25th, 2020


Pat and Matt discuss getting laid off, and the next steps you can take to turn your knowledge into a potential freelancing career, either …

Emergency Episode: Covid-19 and Maintaining Your Business

March 19th, 2020


Pat Flynn and Matt Gartland (CFO + COO of SPI Media) come together to chat about the current state of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health comes first, however almost every business, online and offline, is …

SPI 415: How to Make Money Through Voice-Over Work, with Mike Russell

March 18th, 2020


#415: If you've ever thought about getting into the world of voice-over work, today's guest is here with a ton of information about how to use your voice to make money. Mike Russell and his wife, Isabella, are …

SPI 414: The Podcast Interviewer Authority Strategy that Led to a Six-Figure Business, with Erika Vieira

March 11th, 2020


#414: In this episode, we talk with Erika Vieira who started a podcast because she was curious about the world of successful female YouTubers. She …

SPI 413: The Secrets of Publishing for Profit (Both Fiction and Non-Fiction), With Mark Dawson

March 4th, 2020


#413: In this episode, I talk with Mark Dawson who made more than $1.5 million last year alone from self-published books. Now, he teaches other people how to put out self-published books, and he has very unique …

SPI 412: The Power and Pain of Partnerships & The Future of Content on the Web, with Darrell Vesterfelt

February 26th, 2020


#412: In this episode, we're talking with Darrell Vesterfelt who can give us the low-down on all things partnerships. A partnership brings another pro onto your team to focus on what they do best, so you can focus on …

SPI 411: 5 Market Must-Haves when Building a Business that will Succeed, with Ryan Levesque

February 19th, 2020


#411: Is the market that you are serving viable for a long-term business model? Is it actually possible for you to succeed and make money in that space? Well, that's what we're going to talk about today with special …

SPI 410: How Building a Tribe Took this Man from Rock Bottom to Massive Business Success

February 12th, 2020


SPI #410: In one day, Mark Bowness' marriage ended, he lost his job, and he lost his community and sense of self. He was at rock bottom. Now he's a …

SPI 409: An Interview with Jess my Executive Assistant (and How We Choreograph Our Work Together)

February 5th, 2020


#409: If you've ever thought that you don't have enough time to do everything you want to do, listen to this podcast episode. I interview my executive assistant, who has made it possible for me to focus on the big …

SPI 408: How to Hire the Right Help and Get More Time Back without Driving Yourself Crazy

January 29th, 2020


#408: In this episode, we're talking with Shannon and Bryan Miles from They have a three-pronged approach to helping …

SPI 407: How to Raise a Kid Entrepreneur

January 22nd, 2020


#407: If you’re a parent and an entrepreneur, or a kid and an entrepreneur, or a parent of a kid-entrepreneur, or just want to be part of a fun conversation, this podcast with Steve Chou is one you’ll want to listen to. …

SPI 406: The 7 DOs and DONTs of Email Marketing Success

January 15th, 2020


#406: In this episode, we’ll focus on what to do—and what not to do—to drastically improve your open rates and make email marketing that works. We’ll talk about subject lines and why you need to be spending way more …

SPI 405: Gather Your Community or Get Left Behind—Mighty Networks and More with Gina Bianchini

January 8th, 2020


#405: I’m super psyched to have a conversation with Gina Bianchini, the founder of a platform for communities called Mighty Networks. This tool lets …

SPI 404: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team with Patrick Lencioni

January 1st, 2020


#404: On today’s episode, we have Patrick Lencione, author of the bestselling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. I can’t tell you enough how much of a gamechanger it’s been for me as I’ve been trying to build Team …

SPI 403: 2 Time Management Strategies to Practice in 2020

December 25th, 2019


#403: This episode is short and sweet, but I talk about two key time management strategies that have really helped me make the most of my time. The first is just in time learning, which is the idea that you only learn …

SPI 402: Everyone Needs to Have a Podcast

December 18th, 2019


#402: If you’re not already podcasting, I have just one question for you: WHY?! As I’ve been saying over and over on the Smart Passive Income Podcast, podcasting is just the most rapidly growing way to connect directly …

SPI 401: Jesse Cole—The Yellow Tux Guy

December 11th, 2019


#401: On SPI 401, Jessie Cole, the Yellow Tux Guy, stops by to share one of the most inspiring and wackiest success stories I've ever heard on this …

SPI 400: Top 10 Things I've Learned Since Recording 400 Episodes of the SPI Podcast

December 4th, 2019


#400: I share the top 10 things I've learned since recording 400 episodes of the SPI podcast. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 399: Last Minute Cyber Monday Strategies to Get More Sales

November 27th, 2019


#399: As Cyber Monday approaches I run through 10 strategies you can use to take advantage of the holiday and drive sales, including the kinds of …

SPI 398: 5 Different Affiliate Marketing Strategies I Use

November 20th, 2019


#398: Today I have 5 strategies for the most underutilized, underrated, underappreciated form of marketing out there: affiliate marketing. Learn how interviewing the creator or founder of the product makes great content …

SPI 397: Becoming a Niche Reviewer: The Story Behind Bagworks with Chase Reeves

November 13th, 2019


#397: Chase Reeves is a niche reviewer focusing on travel bags and accessories. You can find his curated best-of lists at and his …

SPI 396: Not So Fun Business Stuff (But in a Fun Way)

November 6th, 2019


#396: Today we're bring my CFO and COO, Matt Gartland, on the show to talk about the changes that are coming to (including how …

SPI 395: Podcasting in 2020—What You Need to Know

October 30th, 2019


#395: Kevin Finn, the co-founder of Buzzsprout, shares with us what works and what doesn't in the ever-expanding world of podcasting. Kevin and I discuss why Buzzsprout is the podcast host I recommend to people just …

SPI 394: Organizing Your Life with April and Eric Perry

October 23rd, 2019


#394: April and Eric Perry help people escape the piles of stuff we're all drowning in by re-organizing their lives through their community and courses at Hear how they have created their own …

SPI 393: Got Story Brand? An Interview with Donald Miller

October 16th, 2019


#393: Donald Miller is the author of Building Your Storybrand and the founder of He shares how you can spend a few days rewriting your website's copy to dramatically increase your sales. We discuss the …

SPI 392: Everything You Need to Know about Membership Websites with Stu McLaren

October 9th, 2019


#392: Stu McLaren from is the founder of Tribe, an amazing community of people building membership websites. He explains the ins and outs of the business, and how you can start something that lasts. He …

SPI 391: FlynnCon1 – The Unexpected Story – A Behind the Scenes Interview with Pat Flynn

October 2nd, 2019


#391: Michael O'Neal, host of the Solopreneur Hour Podcast, turns the tables and interviews me about FlynnCon1 and what's on deck for FlynnCon2. We …

SPI 390: Scott Voelker and The Take Action Effect

September 25th, 2019


#390: Scott Voelker from the Amazing Seller brings us insights from his new book, Take Action Effect, to show us how an appreciation for how far we've come can help us achieve more going forward. This episode offers a …

SPI 389: How to Get More 1-on-1 Clients with Jenny Shih

September 18th, 2019


#389: Jenny Shih teaches business owners how to earn a full-time income as service-based entrepreneurs. She shares her unique approach to getting …

SPI 388: Why Everything is Figureoutable with Marie Forleo

September 11th, 2019


#388: The legendary Marie Forleo is here to talk about her new book, Everything Is Figureoutable, and shares her lessons from coaching thousands of people in almost every industry you can imagine. We discuss the variety …

SPI 387: How to Become Indistractable with Nir Eyal

September 4th, 2019


#387: Nir Eyal returns to SPI to discuss his new book, Indistractable, and teaches us how to be indistractable in lives and in our business. We talk …

SPI 386: The Upside-Down Content and Product Strategy with Todd Tressider

August 28th, 2019


#386: Todd Tresidder, a financial planning expert and author of How Much Money Do I Need to Retire, explains his unique upside-down content strategy. You may remember Todd from episode 200, where we discussed content …

SPI 385: The Next BIG Thing for Marketers Is . . . Email

August 21st, 2019


#385: I cover why you can't rely on Facebook, YouTube, and Google to reach your fans, and why email marketing is back in a big way. Learn how the big algorithms get in the way of you actually reaching your fans and how …

SPI 384: An Essay to All Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Marketers

August 14th, 2019


#384: To celebrate to launch of Superfans, we take this episode to share episodes 6 and 11 from the audiobook so you can get a preview of why this book is so important for any business, large or small. I share lessons …

SPI 383: Income Report: How Much Did "Will It Fly?" Make?

August 7th, 2019


#383: With Superfans launching next week, we look back at the total earnings of Will It Fly? three years later and break down all the numbers. I share the profits breakdown for total book sales, how Kindle Unlimited and …

SPI 382: The Surprising Truth about How One (Self-Published) Author Sold Millions of Books

July 31st, 2019


#382: Hal Elrod explains how his self-published book, The Miracle Morning, sold over 1.8 million copies. Learn the secret behind Miracle Morning’s …

SPI 381: Self-Publishing versus Traditional Publishing

July 24th, 2019


#381: Thinking of publishing a book? Listen in on the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, and …

SPI 380: 5 Hard Truths About Writing and Publishing Books

July 17th, 2019


#380: If you're thinking about writing and publishing a book, get your notepad out because here are the 5 hard truths about writing and publishing books today. In this episode, I cover the differences between …

SPI 379: How Books Increase Our Authority and Leadership with Azul Terronez

July 10th, 2019


#379: Azul Terronez shares how books increase our authority and leadership, build our community, grow our business, and boost our opportunities. …

SPI 378: Amazon Book Marketing—Everything You Need to Know with Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur

July 3rd, 2019


#378: Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur shares everything you need to know about Amazon book marketing, book ranking, book cover design, and more! Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 377: Retail Arbitrage: Buying and Reselling Items from Stores on Amazon (Revisited) with Cliff and Jessica Larrew

June 26th, 2019


#377: I revisit one of our most popular episodes ever to find out what's new with Amazon retail arbitrage from Cliff and Jessica Larrew. Learn how to …

SPI 376: How to Actually Make Progress and Grow Your Business—A Conversation with James Wedmore

June 19th, 2019


#376: James Wedmore is on the show to teach us how to actually make progress and grow your business, maintain self-integrity, focus on committing, and how to get into the genius zone. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 375: The State of Podcasting in 2019 with Matt and Pat

June 12th, 2019


#375: Matt Gartland, COO and CFO of Flynndustries LLC, joins the show to talk about the state of podcasting in 2019, including trends, why we think that there's still plenty of room to start your show, and various …

SPI 374: The Psychology of Money and Wealth with Ramit Sethi

June 5th, 2019


#374: I walk the streets of New York City with Ramit Sethi to talk about why you need to change the way you think about wealth and money. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 373: $100k in Debt to Facebook Ads Expert—Monica Louie and Her Amazing Journey

May 29th, 2019


#373: Monica Louie shares the story of how she paid off $120,000 of debt in just two years and built a boutique Facebook Ads consultancy. Learn the …

SPI 372: Why People Really Hate Us Online

May 22nd, 2019


#372: This episode is about what to do if you're on the receiving end of hate online: why people do it and how you can move past it. I share stories of being the target of online hate, as well as strategies for how to …

SPI 371: SEO and Business Growth Today with Glen Allsop

May 15th, 2019


#371: In this episode I talk to Glen Allsop, serial entrepreneur and SEO expert, to learn what you can do to fly up the page rankings. Learn techniques for analyzing and improving your site traffic. Podcast show notes …

SPI 370: Staying Positive and Building a Business That Matters with Marc and Angel Chernoff

May 8th, 2019


#370: We learn how Marc and Angel Chernoff turned their blog into a business that helped them make a career out of helping others change their lives. Learn how they overcame imposter syndrome and began to create …

SPI 369: Top 5 Major Business Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

May 1st, 2019


#369: These are the five major business mistakes that entrepreneurs make, why they happen, and what you can learn from them. Get your notepads out and be inspired! Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 368: How to Build a YouTube Brand that Makes an Impact with Tim Schmoyer

April 24th, 2019


#368: YouTube master Tim Schmoyer shares the key to sticky videos, what most content creators get wrong, and helps Pat figure out how to fix his YouTube strategy. You'll learn how to approach your video creation process …

SPI 367: The Miracle Equation and How to Help You Achieve Your Biggest Goals

April 17th, 2019


#367: Hal Elrod shares his amazing story of not one but two near-death experiences, and how they helped him develop the philosophy behind his book, …

SPI 366: Anti-Busy. Pro-Purpose. Talking Work-Life Balance with Chalene Johnson

April 10th, 2019


#366: Chalene Johnson and I talk work-life balance: the mistakes she's made, the lessons she's learned, how she's brought that all together in her book, 131 Method. Lots of lessons here for you no matter what business …

SPI 365: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing with Paul Jarvis

April 3rd, 2019


#365: Paul Jarvis is here help you build a better, not bigger, business. There can be benefit to keeping your business small. Listen in and learn why …

SPI 364: SEO Simplified – with Tim from Ahrefs

March 27th, 2019


#364: Tim Soulo from Ahrefs breaks down a simple, actionable SEO strategy—from the very first steps, to query and keyword research, content planning, …

SPI 363: Dear Podcasters

March 20th, 2019


#363: No matter where you are in your podcasting journey, I have a message for you. Here's how to avoid "podfade," break through plateaus, connect deeply with your audience, and create massive growth through podcasting. …

SPI 362: Women and Entrepreneurship with Christy Wright

March 13th, 2019


#362: What unique challenges do female entrepreneurs face? Business Boutique Founder Christy Wright is here to answer that question and dive deep on taking your first steps, connecting with your audience, selling with …

SPI 361: Super Simple Segmentation & Web Personalization for Next Level Marketing – with Brennan Dunn

March 6th, 2019


#361: RightMessage Creator Brennan Dunn lays down strategies for understanding and serving your audience through segmentation and web personalization, driving more sales and saving you money at the same time. It's a …

SPI 360: How to Plan and Manage Projects and Programs Successfully – with Janna Maron from Team SPI

February 27th, 2019


#360: Janna Maron—Team SPI's Editorial Director—breaks down the tips, workflows, and strategies she uses to schedule and organize massive programs …

SPI 359: How to Build a Business You Enjoy Even with Little Time—with Dana Malstaff

February 20th, 2019


#359: Boss Mom Founder Dana Malstaff lays out approaches for building an online following, climbing the business ladder, and optimizing your …

SPI 358: Creating Evergreen Funnels for a Sustainable Business – with Nick Stephenson

February 13th, 2019


#358: Author Nick Stephenson unpacks the blueprints he uses to create a sustainable business through evergreen funnels. Plus, he'll share tactics for selling books on Amazon and creating a raving fanbase as a writer. …

SPI 357: How a Beautiful Mess Became a Beautifully Diverse Business Empire – with Emma and Trey

February 6th, 2019


#357: A Beautiful Mess Co-Creator Emma Chapman and her husband Trey George are a power couple; their secret is diversifying their income streams! …

SPI 356: Everything behind the Launch of My New Invention – the SwitchPod

January 30th, 2019


#356: Get the inside scoop on my first physical product—the SwitchPod—from idea to prototype, marketing, and more, with videographer and co-inventor Caleb Wojcik! Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 355: How to Build a Successful YouTube Channel in 2019 – with Derral Eves

January 23rd, 2019


#355: VidSummit creator Derral Eves breaks down the strategies you need to turn your YouTube channel into a profitable online business, plus what's on the horizon for YouTube in 2019 and beyond. Podcast show notes …

SPI 354: The Next Big Steps in Business with Matt Gartland from Team Flynn

January 16th, 2019


#354: Matt Gartland, an integral member of my team, is here to help me make a huge announcement. Plus, he's digging deep on project management, …

SPI 353: How Alex from Travel Fashion Girl Built Her Empire

January 9th, 2019


#353: Data, ads, SEO,  affiliate marketing, and organic connection with your audience can drive massive traffic and revenue for your online business. …

SPI 352: How Powerhouse YouTuber Marques Brownlee (A.K.A. MKBHD) Grew His Massive Brand

January 2nd, 2019


#352: What does it take to grow a massive YouTube channel? Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) breaks down his origin story, how he developed his unique style, his interview with Elon Musk, and the advice he'd give newcomers to …

SPI 351: The Ten Hardest-Hitting SPI Episodes of 2018

December 26th, 2018


#351: Let's close out 2018 strong: Listen to ten clips from ten of the most impactful and actionable SPI episodes of 2018! Podcast show notes …

SPI 350: Massive Transformation in Six Months—Before/After with Walid Azami

December 19th, 2018


#350: Walid Azami transformed his life and business in just six months, and you can too! In this episode you'll hear two AskPat coaching sessions with Walid—a before and after—so you can get inspired by his journey. …

SPI 349: Will You Go to P.R.O.M. with Me? Lessons Learned in 2018

December 12th, 2018


#349: What did I learn in 2018? Today I'll share the hard-hitting, powerful lessons and strategies that I learned and implemented this year and how …

SPI 348: How to Buy and Sell Websites with Empire Flippers Founder Justin Cooke

December 5th, 2018


#348: Ever wanted to sell your site or buy someone else's? Empire Flippers Founder Justin Cooke is here to tell us what to expect, the risks, and the …

SPI 347: How to Organize a Massive Event (Brick by Brick with Chad Collins)

November 28th, 2018


#347: According to today's guest, Chad Collins, throwing a massive event is the most powerful thing you can do for your audience. Here are some of …

SPI 346: Booted out of His Own Business & the One Thing Jordan Harbinger Did to Survive

November 21st, 2018


#346: What if you had to start again from scratch? That's what happened to Jordan Harbinger. He's here with strategies for growing and maintaining your network so you can bounce back just like he did. Podcast show notes …

SPI 345: How to Build a Software Company—the Story of JungleScout with Greg Mercer

November 14th, 2018


#345: What does it take to create a successful software tool? JungleScout Founder Greg Mercer shares the inspiration, strategies, and marketing …

SPI 344: How Studio Neat Became Physical Product Rockstars through Kickstarter

November 7th, 2018


#344: Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost—the brains behind Studio Neat—break down strategies and tactics for a successful Kickstarter campaign. They would …

SPI 343: Some Big Business and Life Updates—Lightning Round Style!

November 2nd, 2018


#343: I've got a lot of updates for you! Here's what's going on with my first physical product launch, FlynnCON1, and my income reports, plus what's on the horizon for 2019. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 342: What You Need to Know before Hosting a Conference (with Ronsley Vaz)

October 31st, 2018


#342: Want to run a live event? Let the creator of the We Are Podcast conference, Ronsley Vaz, give you the inside scoop—from navigating cashflow challenges to booking speakers and everything in between. Podcast show …

SPI 341: How to Become an Inventor Entrepreneur with Ryan Gorman

October 24th, 2018


#341: Ryan Gorman is an entrepreneur with over fifty inventions. He'll teach you strategies for developing a product, selling your ideas, and protecting your intellectual property at every step. Podcast show notes …

SPI 340: How to Build Atomic Habits—with James Clear

October 17th, 2018


#340: Learn how to design permanent habits so you can live your best life, with Atomic Habits author James Clear. James explains his framework, the …

SPI 339: My First Live Conference—Announcing FlynnCON1!

October 10th, 2018


#339: My first-ever live conference goes down in July of 2019! Here's why I'm doing it, the unique vision I'm structuring it with, and the nitty …

SPI 338: Selling a Book? Overlooking This Page Could Kill Sales—Book Marketing with Bryan Cohen

October 3rd, 2018


#338: Sell more books with Amazon sales pages that attract customers and maximize revenue, with special guest Bryan Cohen. Bryan covers key tips for converting book sales on Amazon, including how to write compelling …

SPI 337: The Riches Are in the Niches—The Advantage of SMALL

September 26th, 2018


#337: Sit back and let me tell you about the five big advantages to starting small and niche with entrepreneurship! I cover the Four Ps, why …

SPI 336: The Story of Super Coffee—from Dorm Room to Whole Foods and Beyond with Jim Decicco

September 19th, 2018


#338: Discover the story of Super Coffee: How three brothers and a dorm room blender broke into the bottled coffee niche and earned $5 million in revenue! I speak with Super Coffee CEO Jim Decicco about how they landed …

SPI 335: Creating Evergreen Sales Funnels (And What to Watch out For) with Amy Porterfield

September 12th, 2018


#335: Considering evergreen sales funnels? Listen in for key strategies, common mistakes, and tools and resources for success with special guest Amy …

SPI 334: How to Conduct an Unforgettable Interview with Andrew Warner

September 5th, 2018


#334: Ever interview someone for your podcast or YouTube channel? Andrew Warner is here to teach you how to conduct interviews that inspire, demand attention, and make a true impact for listeners. Andrew talks about how …

SPI 333: Branding Masterclass (and Selling Digital and Physical Products) with the Amazing Seller, Scott Voelker

August 29th, 2018


#333: Get strategies and tactics for creating and selling successful products on Amazon, competing in the marketplace, and building a notable brand …

SPI 332: How to Build and Scale an Agency Model Business—with Jason Swenk

August 22nd, 2018


#332: Have you ever considered transitioning your business into an agency? Learn strategies for growing, hiring your team, positioning and marketing your brand, and pacing yourself with special guest Jason Swenk. Jason …

SPI 331: The Story You Tell Yourself (That Could Crush You) – with Dr. Shannon Irvine

August 15th, 2018


#331: Your biggest business asset is your mindset. Learn how to rewrite the stories you create about yourself and develop a success-oriented mindset with Dr. Shannon Irvine. In addition to all the great mindset tips, …

SPI 330: Building a Personal Brand (Because It’s Your Calling) with Jadah Sellner

August 8th, 2018


#330: Ever wanted to start a personal brand? Here's how to tune into your passion, face the fear, and transform your dreams into a reality with special guest Jadah Sellner. Jadah talks about deciding to leave her Simple …

SPI 329: One of the Most Important Business Conversations You Need to Have with Yourself—with Dan Andrews

August 1st, 2018


#329: Ever considered exiting your business? Before the Exit author Dan Andrews is here with the questions and thought experiments you should use to …

SPI 328: 3 Ways to Use YouTube to Grow Your Business & Make Money with Sean Cannell

July 25th, 2018


#328: Learn how to harness the power of YouTube to create cashflow, build your brand, and grow your reach with Sean Cannell. Sean discusses how to …

SPI 327: How to Write Copy that Sells with Ray Edwards

July 18th, 2018


#327: Learn techniques and foundations for powerful, success-driven sales copy with copywriting master Ray Edwards. You'll learn how to connect with …

SPI 326: From $50k in Debt to Business Success in Less than a Year—How to Be Mindful and Ruthless

July 11th, 2018


#326: How Full Stack Designer Sagi Shrieber overcame debt and created an amazing community and lifestyle by taking massive action. Sagi discusses the …

SPI 325: How to Be an Amazing Coach with Michael Bungay Stanier

July 4th, 2018


#325: Ditch the rescuer mindset and become more coach-like with the author of The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael has an amazing wealth of information to share on how to be a better coach, as well as the …

SPI 324: From College Nerd to Wildly Successful Personal Brand with Thomas Frank

June 27th, 2018


#324: Get ready for a masterclass in YouTube strategy, personal branding, and niche blogging with College Info Geek creator Thomas Frank. Thomas has …

SPI 323: How to Get Affiliates and JVs to Promote for You with Matt McWilliams

June 20th, 2018


#323: Uncover best practices for planning and launching an affiliate program for your business with affiliate marketing master Matt McWilliams. Matt shares how to start an affiliate marketing program for your product or …

SPI 322: How “The Rideshare Guy” Created a Business Helping Uber and Lyft Drivers

June 13th, 2018


#322: Hear how Harry Campbell—The Rideshare Guy—quit his day job in aerospace engineering, monetized his business, and helped millions of drivers have better experiences with Lyft and Uber. Harry has great promotion …

SPI 321: Earn More Media Exposure (At Any Level) with Christina Nicholson

June 6th, 2018


#321: Learn how to connect with media outlets, pitch effectively, and master PR with Christina Nicholson of Regardless of the …

SPI 320: How to Run a Contest to Build Your Email List and Grow Your Brand with Noah Kagan

May 30th, 2018


#320: KingSumo creator Noah Kagan teaches how to grow an explosive online following and brand using viral giveaways. You'll also learn how to convert …

SPI 319: How to Work Less & Make More with James Schramko

May 23rd, 2018


#319: Learn how to design a fulfilling business and lifestyle with James Schramko, author of Work Less, Make More. James shares his philosophy for …

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

May 16th, 2018


#318: Power-Up Podcasting student Melissa Monte shares the strategy behind the successful launch of her show, Mind Love, tips for taking action, and …

SPI 317: Make Money with Your Skills—Creating Awesome with Roberto Blake

May 9th, 2018


#317: Learn the strategies and mindset you need to create a personal brand, prove your expertise in your industry, and be a successful creator with …

SPI 316: The Art of Scaling with Nathan Chan from Foundr

May 2nd, 2018


#316: Discover the strategies and mindset behind Foundr Magazine's explosive growth with its creator, Nathan Chan. We discuss scaling a company and creating courses. Podcast show notes available here: 

SPI 315: How to Disrupt Yourself & Grow a Company with Whitney Johnson

April 25th, 2018


#315: Disruption expert Whitney Johnson shares her strategies for disrupting your life and business in order to change and grow. Whitney shares her journey from music major to entrepreneur, investor, and innovator. …

SPI 314: From Clients to Passive Income—Productize Your Business with Brian Casel

April 18th, 2018


#314: Learn tips and strategies for productizing—making your client-based business streamlined and scalable—with special guest Brian Casel. Brian shares examples of productizing, advice for hiring staff, and why …

SPI 313: Building a Strong and Healthy Brand with Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo

April 11th, 2018


#313: Hear the story of Michelle Tam, creator of Nom Nom Paleo, plus learn strategies for getting started in online business and launching a book or product. We also discuss taking book pre-orders and the strategy she …

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

April 4th, 2018


#312: Learn how to recover thousands of dollars from failed subscription payments and prevent them from happening, thanks to today's guest, Casey …

SPI 311: How to Build an Audience with Your Hobby

March 28th, 2018


#311: Hear a conversation with Phil Lichtenberger, who built a podcast and audience out of a niche hobby, scanner radio. Phil and I discuss his …

BONUS: How to Focus on Just One Thing at a Time (Special Episode)

March 23rd, 2018


In this bonus episode, I coach long-time listener Jackie Bolen through her question, "What one thing should I focus on?" Listen in for prioritization …

SPI 310: The Secret to Superfans in Two Words

March 21st, 2018


#310: Learn my strategies for building a thriving community of superfans, hear a special interview with Matt Barnett and Oli Bridge from Bonjoro, and find out about a special giveaway! Podcast show notes available here: 

SPI 309: How to Create a Marketing Funnel That Works (with Molly Pittman)

March 14th, 2018


#309: Learn how to optimize your customer journey, simplify your sales funnels, and motivate customers to be ambassadors for your brand with special …

SPI 308: Sunny Lenarduzzi on Bad Dream Jobs, Building a YouTube Empire, and Using Video for Business

March 7th, 2018


#308: Sunny Lenarduzzi is here today to talk about how her journey led her to online business, as well as to lay out tactics for using YouTube and other content to drive email subscribers, engagement, and traffic for …

SPI 307: Copyright Infringement and DMCA (with my Attorney)

February 28th, 2018


#307: Hear legal strategies from attorney Richard Chapo for dealing with copyright infringement and protecting yourself legally when you allow others to post to your website. We discuss the Digital Millennium Copyright …

SPI 306: Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker

February 21st, 2018


#306: Today I'm going deep with Chris Ducker about his burnout, personal branding, and his new book, Rise of the Youpreneur. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 305: The Funnel After the Funnel with Nicole Walters

February 14th, 2018


#305: Nicole Walters is here today to talk about how she built a powerful membership community and seven-figure business, all while being an amazing …

SPI 304: Building an Online Course From Start to Finish

February 7th, 2018


#304: Online courses have been an incredible experience for me, and today I'm sharing the ten steps you can take to create life-changing online courses for your audience. I discuss how to validate your course in …

SPI 303: How a Loan Signing Agent Built a $30K per Month Business

January 31st, 2018


#303: A simple idea turned into an online business that's changed lives and earned Mark Wills and Roman Rosario over $30K per month—hear the story and their strategies on today's episode! Hear how the strategies in my …

SPI 302: Coaching vs. Teaching—What I’ve Learned Since Investing in the Art of Coaching

January 24th, 2018


#302: What's the difference between coaching and teaching, what are the seven questions you need to ask when coaching, and why is this important for you and your business? Whether you're just getting started with …

SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster)

January 17th, 2018


#301: Today I'm talking to Ben Sullins, the founder of, who listened to the signals, pivoted into the Tesla space on YouTube, and won …

SPI 300: Meet the Mastermind Members in “The Green Room”

January 10th, 2018


#300: To celebrate Episode 300, I'm speaking with the other five members of my mastermind group, The Green Room: Leslie Samuel, Michael Stelzner, Cliff Ravenscraft, Mark Mason, and Ray Edwards. Learn what they've been …

SPI 299: The Humble Beginnings of Hmong Baby

January 3rd, 2018


#299: Hear a special conversation with Hmong Baby founders Mykou and Touger Thao, about what they've learned after marketing and successfully …

SPI 298: Before Your New Year Begins . . .

December 27th, 2017


#298: The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect, and this episode will inspire you, going forward, to be vulnerable and courageous in 2018. …

SPI 297: Looking Back at 2017—What Went Well, What Did Not

December 20th, 2017


#297: This week I'm revealing what did not go according to plan in 2017, what I learned, and what lessons you can take away from my experiences. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 296: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast and SPI

December 13th, 2017


#296: In today's episode, I'm revealing my plans for an exciting, fresh, and higher-value 2018, including YouTube, an accelerator program, and how I'm changing my blog content. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 295: 35 Quick Life Lessons from 35 Years of Life—Plus a Pencils of Promise Birthday Challenge!

December 6th, 2017


#295: Today, I'm turning 35: I'm celebrating by sharing the 35 most important life tips that I've learned in my business and personal life (so far). Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 294: 21 Top Places to Include an Affiliate Link

November 29th, 2017


#294: In this episode I'm revealing the twenty-one best places to link to affiliate products or services, including in evergreen or pillar content, in your email, and the best places outside of your website. This …

SPI 293: My Top Performing Affiliate Marketing Products, and Why They Performed So Well

November 22nd, 2017


#293: Today I'm sharing the top-performing affiliate marketing products that I'm an affiliate for, and breaking down exactly why they've performed so well. I share a case study, why creating a demo works so well, and …

SPI 292: The Dark Side of Affiliate Marketing (and How to Do It Right!)

November 15th, 2017


#292: It's always important to understand both sides of the coin; that's true of affiliate marketing as well, so let's talk about the dark side of affiliate marketing. This episode will help you make decisions about …

SPI 291: A Blueprint for a Successful Short-Term JV (Joint Venture) Affiliate Campaign

November 8th, 2017


#291: Learn how to create a successful blueprint for a short-term joint venture (JV) affiliate promotion. You'll learn how to plan your promotion, …

SPI 290: Affiliate Marketing: An Insider Look at My Most Successful Long-Term Campaigns

November 1st, 2017


#290: In this episode I break down my process for getting started with affiliate marketing, and explore some of my most successful long-term …

SPI 289: How Live Video Can Play a Role in Your Business (and How It’s Helped Mine)

October 25th, 2017


Let's talk about live video: Why it's important, how to get started, and more! I discuss my setup for livestreaming, which equipment I've chosen to invest in, and why your live videos don't need a ton of production. …

SPI 288: Interview with Bec and Joe from The 4 Blades

October 18th, 2017


#288: Hear the story of how Bec and Joe Winston built their niche site and community around cooking with the Thermomix. We talk about why they decided to launch a digital magazine for their brand, their experiences with …

SPI 287: Should I Create a Personal Brand? Pros and Cons

October 11th, 2017


#287: Today I'm exploring, in depth, the pros and cons of creating a personal online brand. I cover personal branding success stories to inspire you. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 286: How to Build a Brand that Stands Out from the Crowd

October 4th, 2017


#286: Today we're talking about how to build a brand that stands out from the crowd: How to speak your audience's language, grow your community, and create a brand that's an experience. Podcast show notes available …

SPI 285: Accidental Entrepreneurship and Design Commerce with Jeff Sheldon from

September 27th, 2017


Today I'm talking to founder Jeff Sheldon about his story, all things Kickstarter, and how he recently launched a campaign that earned close to $500,000. Jeff shares lots of great advice on planning all the …

SPI 284: Crowdfunding Secrets for Success with Clay Hebert

September 20th, 2017


#284: Crowdfunding expert Clay Hebert shares his best advice for validating and building a successful crowdfunding campaign. Clay shares how to …

SPI 283: Six-Figures in an Obscure Niche with Cassidy Tuttle

September 13th, 2017


#283: Cassidy Tuttle joins me to discuss how focusing on a very narrow topic helped her build a profitable niche website. Hear her strategies for making a living. She gives great advice for finding new content topics …

SPI 282: How Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Rocked the Kickstarter Scene

September 6th, 2017


#282: Hear the story of one of the most daring and successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time—Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls—from one of its …

SPI 281: How Coach Glitter Built Her Affiliate Business and Launched a Product

August 30th, 2017


#281: Coach Glitter reveals how she transformed her career as a makeup artist into a thriving online business. She shares how she naturally evolved …

SPI 280: Noah Kagan on Personal Challenges, Business Validation, and the Mindset of Starting from Scratch

August 23rd, 2017


#280: Noah Kagan has returned to the Smart Passive Income Podcast, and we cover it all: rebounding from rejection, asking for what you want, plotting your next move, and the mindset challenges all entrepreneurs face. …

SPI 279: Finding Fringe Hours and Work-Life “Balance” with Jessica Turner

August 16th, 2017


#279: Jessica Turner, author of The Fringe Hours, joins me to talk about finding more hours in the day to achieve the work-life satisfaction you …

SPI 278: List Building Made Easy with Special Guest Amy Porterfield

August 9th, 2017


#278: List building expert Amy Porterfield explores how to build your audience, fine-tune your sales funnel, and craft a successful sales pitch for …

SPI 277: Buying Push-Button Solutions vs. Taking Real Action—A Coaching Call with Amy Torres

August 2nd, 2017


#277: Listen in on a very special coaching call with entrepreneur Amy Torres, who's wondering how to take her online course to the next level. We talk about scaling her business in ways her audience will appreciate, how …

SPI 276: The Art of Significance with Dan Clark

July 26th, 2017


#276: Legendary speaker Dan Clark joins me for an inspirational conversation on success, service, and leading a life of significance. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 275: Real Stories and Results from 3 Brand-New Podcasters

July 19th, 2017


#275: Joining me today are three star students from my latest course, Power-Up Podcasting, to share their incredible journeys from newbie to podcasting pro. We talk about strategies for using a podcast to grow your …

SPI 274: How to Avoid the Slimy Sell with Chalene Johnson

July 12th, 2017


#274: The brilliant Chalene Johnson explores how to "serve, not sell," and shares her strategies for pitching your products with confidence. Learn how to overcome your fear of selling! Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 273: 7 Powerful Things That Can Happen as a Result of Starting a Podcast

July 5th, 2017


#273: Starting a podcast changed my life and my business. In this episode of the SPI Podcast, I walk you through seven ways a podcast can change your business. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 272: Starting and Running a Business as a Couple Featuring the Bakers

June 28th, 2017


#272: Joining me today are Bryan and Erika Baker, a husband-wife entrepreneurial duo who've built a thriving online business as relationship coaches. They have great advice for working with a family member, how to stay …

SPI 271: An Interview with The Five-Minute Journal Founders UJ Ramdas and Alex Ikonn

June 21st, 2017


#271: Here today are UJ Ramdas and Alex Ikonn, who are the co-founders of The Five-Minute Journal, a product that's changed the lives of its users by turning gratitude into a daily habit. We talkboth about mindset and …

SPI 270: What You Need to Know Before You “Get Physical” with Richie Norton

June 14th, 2017


#270: I'm joined today by Richie Norton, founder of Prouduct and master of building, validating, refining, and distributing tangible products. Learn about working with overseas manufacturers, mistakes to avoid when …

SPI 269: How to Build a Massive Community Behind Your Physical Product with Tom from Chubbies

June 7th, 2017


#269: Today, I'm joined by Chubbies co-founder Tom Montgomery to talk about selling a physical product with help from a massive, engaged community of fans. We talk about creating a unique brand voice with the help of …

SPI 268: How to Up Your Online (and Offline) Game with Jordan Harbinger

May 31st, 2017


#268: I'm joined again by the host of The Art of Charm Podcast, Jordan Harbinger, who sheds light on building better relationships and improving your non-verbal communication. Learn how to improve your non-verbal …

SPI 267: An Introduction to Video Advertising with Gideon and Anja from Veeroll

May 24th, 2017


#267: Here today are Veeroll's Gideon Shalwick and Anja Kicken to offer a beginner's guide to video advertising for your online business. They share …

SPI 266: How to Start Selling on Amazon with Ryan and Nick from Online Selling Experiment

May 17th, 2017


#266: Online Selling Experiment's Ryan and Nick have built their thriving business selling products through Amazon, and they're here today to explain …

SPI 265: Shane and Jocelyn Sams and Their Awesome Advertising Strategy

May 10th, 2017


#265: Jocelyn and Shane Sams teach me their awesome advertising strategy. Learn how to use highly focused ads across platforms to build traffic for your business, even if you're a beginner; tips for choosing keywords …

SPI 264: How to Win with Paid Traffic with Rick Mulready

May 3rd, 2017


#264: Here today is online advertisement expert Rick Mulready, sharing the secrets and strategies behind growing your business with Facebook ads. …

SPI 263: Laddering Up: How to Build a 7-Figure Business by Building a $7K per Month Business

April 26th, 2017


#263: Here today is Clay Collins, LeadPages CEO and co-founder, dropping expert knowledge on how to build a seven-figure business, step by step. Clay …

SPI 262: Habit Forming Products with Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked

April 19th, 2017


#262: Here to talk about building habit forming products is Nir Eyal, author of Hooked and expert on how the mind creates habits. We talk about the …

SPI 261: SEO Self-Audit Checklist – An Interview with My Recent SEO Hire

April 12th, 2017


#261: Meet the mastermind behind the most recent SEO audit of, and learn what a pro like Sam McRoberts does to optimize search …

SPI 260: Undergoing a Website Overhaul with Rocket Code

April 5th, 2017


#260: The masterminds behind the Smart Passive Income site redesign talk through what makes a successful web design and how business owners can …

SPI 259: How to Set Up Your YouTube Channel to Win

March 29th, 2017


#259: Two expert YouTube travel vloggers share how to build a successful YouTube channel and their tips for creating video content viewers will love. …

SPI 258: The Productivity Project with Chris Bailey

March 22nd, 2017


#258: Productivity expert and author Chris Bailey shares his research on the true nature of productivity and the habits that help us do more with our days. Learn how to improve your daily productivity! Podcast show …

SPI 257: The Incredible Story Behind Kelsey Baldwin’s Business, Paper and Oats

March 15th, 2017


#257: On this episode of the SPI Podcast, Kelsey Baldwin shares the incredible story of how she built her business in the middle of a turbulent time …

SPI 256: Productivity and Frameworks with Mike Vardy from Productivityist

March 8th, 2017


#256: Productivity master Mike Vardy shares his favorite tools, tips, and frameworks for getting even more done with your workdays, including …

SPI 255: Deep Work with Cal Newport

March 1st, 2017


#255: Cal Newport explores the concept of "deep work," reveals his strategies for practicing it, and shares more of his favorite tactics for improving focus and productivity. Cal also shares advice for studying and …

SPI 254: Lessons Learned While Testing and Launching My First Online Course

February 22nd, 2017


#254: Launching my first online course, Smart from Scratch, feels like the perfect time to look back on my previous launch experiences and explore what I've learned about creating, testing, launching, and maintaining a …

SPI 253: How to Build Relationships with Influencers with Selena Soo

February 15th, 2017


#253: Here today is relationship-building expert and PR mastermind Selena Soo with advice for approaching influencers and forging connections with entrepreneurs you admire. Selena also shares tips and resources for …

SPI 252: Live Streaming Video and the Data that Proves Its Worth with Michael Stelzner

February 8th, 2017


#252:'s Michael Stelzner joins me to explore the future of live streaming video, its exciting applications, and the tools you …

SPI 251: (In the Middle) Launching a New Course with New Entrepreneur, Sarah Argenal

February 1st, 2017


#251: I've had the pleasure of getting to know and mentor Sarah as she builds her online course for working parents, and today, we're going to check in on her progress. Hear my advice for how Sarah can improve her …

SPI 250: Stories of Failure that Turned Into Something Great

January 25th, 2017


#250: How often do you get to hear entrepreneurs open up about their failures? That's what I'm exploring in today's episode, thanks to ten brave …

SPI 249: Pivoting: How, When, & Why to Do It with Jenny Blake

January 18th, 2017


#249: Entrepreneur and pivoting expert Jenny Blake joins me to talk about her book, PIVOT, a handbook for navigating life's big turning points. Learn how to know when you've arrived at one of life's pivot moments. …

SPI 248: The Art of Giving Gifts with John Ruhlin

January 11th, 2017


#248: Today's guest is John Ruhlin, professional gift-giver who has built a career teaching others how to give better gifts. Learn how intentional gift-giving can transform your business relationships and reputation as …

SPI 247: The Epic Origin Story Behind The Walker Stalkers Brand

January 4th, 2017


#247: Joining me today are Eric and James of The Walker Stalkers, two guys who've built a massive, fan-driven business around their love of the hit AMC show, The Walking Dead. Hear how Eric and James established rapport …

SPI 246: SPI Podcast Best of 2016

December 28th, 2016


#246: The Smart Passive Income Podcast has captured some fantastic conversations this year, so before the new year arrives, I want to revisit a few of the best ones. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 245: How Sol Orwell Builds Successful Businesses by Solving His Own Problems

December 21st, 2016


#245: Entrepreneur Sol Orwell joins me today to share his totally unique approach to business, and how he transforms obstacles into business …

SPI 244: Bootstrapping a Startup with Nathan Barry from ConvertKit

December 14th, 2016


#244: ConvertKit Founder and CEO Nathan Barry shares his journey in bootstrapping a business and growing a software company from the ground up. Learn about how Nathan and his team work to grow ConvertKit, how rejection …

SPI 243: How to Create Your Life Vision Plan with Michael Hyatt

December 7th, 2016


#243: Today's episode is all about goals: setting them, achieving them, and knowing when to change them. And who better to talk about achieving great things than Michael Hyatt? Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 242: How to Master Your PR with Christina Nicholson

November 30th, 2016


#242: PR professional Christina Nicholson shares her tips, tools, and resources for attracting coverage from media outlets and publicizing your …

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

November 23rd, 2016


#241: Chris Ducker and I review our favorite business and productivity apps of the past year. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 240: Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of the Conferences You Attend

November 16th, 2016


#240: Conferences can be a thrilling, unforgettable way to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and learn from the online business community. Today, I'm answering questions about how and where to find the best conference …

SPI 239: Mentors and Masterminds with Ellory Wells

November 9th, 2016


#239: Ellory Wells is a passionate advocate of something too many entrepreneurs take for granted: mentorship. He's here today to explain why you …

SPI 238: How Marco Schwartz Built a Business Based on the Internet of Things

November 2nd, 2016


#238: Today's guest is another SPI listener success story, here to share how he built a unique online business around his home automation tutorials. …

SPI 237: An Online Business Success Story. . .in Knitting, with Lauren from Girly Knits

October 26th, 2016


#237: Today's guest has built a booming online business creating totally awesome knitting patterns, and she's here to tell us how it's done. Lauren …

SPI 236: Secrets and Science to Living the Good Life with Jonathan Fields

October 19th, 2016


#236: My guest today is my friend and mentor Jonathan Fields, creator of and author of How to Live a Good Life. Jonathan is here to teach us, among other topics, how to say no. Podcast show notes …

SPI 235: Beyond the Gumball: How Matt Miller Built a Successful Vending Machine Business and Franchise

October 12th, 2016


#235: Today's guest, Matt Miller, has taken vending machine passive income to a whole new level, growing a hugely successful franchise, and helping …

SPI 234: Teens Can Be Entrepreneurs Too, with Eva Baker

October 5th, 2016


#234: Eva Baker is one special entrepreneur. She runs a successful blog. She started her own conference. She does consulting. And did I mention she …

SPI 233: A Not-So-Overnight Entrepreneurial Success Story with Shayna from Espresso English

September 28th, 2016


#233: Espresso English founder Shayna didn't give up when success didn't arrive overnight. Learn how she achieved online business success through steady progress and perseverance. Shayna shares her experience with …

SPI 232: How Lucas Hall Built and Sold an “Ultimate Resource” Blog

September 21st, 2016


#232: Today's guest has another passive income success story to share. Lucas Hall tells me how he built the "ultimate resource" for rental property …

SPI 231: Attorney Roundtable: Money and Legal Considerations for Starting Out

September 14th, 2016


#231: I'm joined today by two lawyers, Richard and Alena, to talk through common legal considerations for entrepreneurs and the best ways to protect yourself as a business owner. Among other topics, we cover privacy …

SPI 230: From Deathly Afraid to Cool and Confident: My 5-Year Public Speaking Journey

September 7th, 2016


#230: In today's episode, we're going back to 2011, the first time I ever spoke in public. I'll break down all the things I got wrong about that …

SPI 229: Tips for Building a Simple and Effective Website and Brand with Jess Catorc

August 31st, 2016


#229: Web designer and SPI listener Jess Catorc is here this week to share her web design tips for entrepreneurs, plus her own entrepreneurial journey to success. Jess shares the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make …

SPI 228: Taking Care of Yourself as an Entrepreneur with Jeff McMahon

August 24th, 2016


#228: Joining me today is my own virtual personal trainer, Jeff McMahon, with advice for getting active and setting your own fitness goals. Jeff shares the benefits to your business that you'll find when you focus on …

SPI 227: 15 Entrepreneurs Answer: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Own Business”

August 17th, 2016


#227: In this week’s episode, I’ve asked 15 of my fellow entrepreneurs for to share their advice on starting a business with you. Here's what each of them wishes they had known before they started their business. …

SPI 226: Defeating the “Curse of Knowledge” and How Jason Brown Built His Successful Online Business

August 10th, 2016


#226: In today's episode, it's my pleasure to introduce you to another Smart Passive Income success story. Meet Jason Brown of, a site where Jason where teaches ordinary people how to start investing …

SPI 225: Meet the Flynn Family (the ones who really run the show), with April, Keoni, and Kailani

August 3rd, 2016


#225: My guests today are the reason I do what I do. They're what motivate me to dream big, follow through on my goals, and maintain a balanced life. …

SPI 224: Hack Teaching—A Discussion about Education and Getting Results with Mark Barnes

July 27th, 2016


#224: My guest today is Hack Learning's Mark Barnes, an educator and author who wants to transform how we teach. Mark share education hacks you can adapt for your small business. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 223: Over the Shoulder—How John Lee Dumas Launched a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

July 20th, 2016


#223: My guest today is none other than John Lee Dumas, host of Entrepreneur on Fire, here to talk about his remarkable success selling a product through Kickstarter. We talk about planning the campaign, publicizing the …

SPI 222: The Right Products at the Right Price Point with Ramit Sethi

July 13th, 2016


#222: Ramit Sethi is back, with more insights on designing the perfect online product at the ideal price point for your audience. We discuss the power of adopting a value-driven, rather than price-driven, view of your …

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

July 6th, 2016


#221: My guest today is a Smart Passive Income "student," here to share the innovative strategy he's used to earn affiliates and grow his business. Ken shares great advice for how to turn offline, "techno-phobic" …

SPI 220: An Interview with Make-A-Wish Co-Founder, Frank Shankwitz

June 29th, 2016


#220: I'm honored to introduce you to Frank Shankwitz, one of the founders of an extraordinary non-profit called the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Frank shares what he has learned from leading a non-profit, what the …

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

June 22nd, 2016


#219: My guest today is Meghan Telpner, creator of an incredibly successful online certification course for aspiring nutritionists. She shares the …

SPI 218: Starting an Online Course? Best Practices and Getting People to Follow Through with Ankur from

June 15th, 2016


#218: My guest today is the founder and CEO of, a platform that helps online course creators like me make money providing valuable instruction to their audience. We discuss how to create and sell online …

SPI 217: Brik Book and How Brett Miller Quit His 6-Figure Job to Build LEGOs

June 8th, 2016


#217: Brett Miller, creator of Brik Book, joins me to discuss selling physical products, from testing and marketing to manufacturing and shipping. Learn how to validate a business idea through Kickstarter. Plus, we have …

SPI 216: Your Habits and the Story Behind Pavlok with Maneesh Sethi

June 1st, 2016


#216: Maneesh Sethi joins me today to talk about Pavlok, a wearable device that helps you break unwanted habits. Listen in as we discuss both the science of habit formation and the process of building a hardware …

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

May 25th, 2016


#215: I'd like you to meet Janna, my Managing Editor, who's had an incredible impact on the consistency and quality of the content I make here on We discuss the editorial process, the importance …

SPI 214: How to Master Content Marketing with Neil Patel

May 18th, 2016


#214: Neil Patel is back for another awesome episode, and this time he's sharing content marketing advice every single blogger should hear. We …

SPI 213: Gary Vaynerchuk on “Why Snapchat Matters”

May 11th, 2016


#213: This business mastermind, author, and host of The #AskGaryVee Show is here to teach me everything he knows about the explosive new social platform, Snapchat. We discuss strategies for managing your social …

SPI 212: Inside a Coaching Call with Pat—Redesigning USA Weightlifting

May 4th, 2016


#212: In this episode, John Filippini joins me in a coaching call. We review his weightlifting business to determine how best to help it move forward. In this call, we discuss how to figure where to start improving his …

SPI 211: How to Know What You Were Born To Do with Chris Guillebeau

April 27th, 2016


#211: This week, it's my pleasure to introduce Chris Guillebeau, author of Born for This and inspiring role model for living a rewarding, …

SPI 210: How to Automate Your Business to Save Time and Make More Money with Dana Malstaff

April 20th, 2016


#210: Joining me this week is the amazing Dana Malstaff, CEO and founder of, a community that provides online resources and support for entrepreneurs who also happen to be moms. Dana shares great automation …

SPI 209: The Power of Community—How Noah Bradley Made Art Camp

April 13th, 2016


#209: Today's guest is Noah Bradley, an incredible visual artist and founder of a phenomenal community and online school called Art Camp. Hear how …

SPI 208: Smart Passive Income Gets a Makeover! Why I Redesigned a Website That Wasn’t Broken

April 7th, 2016


#208: Last summer, I asked you guys how I was doing. I took that feedback to heart, and now, I get to share some of the very exciting results of that …

SPI 207: The Voice Within and Jess Lively’s Journey from Jewelry to Over $200k in Online Business Revenue

March 30th, 2016


#207: Jess Lively is here to explore what can happen when entrepreneurs listen to their own intuition—and how it's impacted her journey to a …

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

March 23rd, 2016


#206: Here with me this week is Robert Duff, Ph.D., a psychologist who's supplementing his income by selling his books on Amazon. We discuss how to …

SPI 205: How Simple Green Smoothies Used “Challenges” to Grow from 0 to 200k Subscribers in a Year

March 16th, 2016


#205: Meet Jadah Sellner, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies, a truly exciting online business that's transforming the health of its community. …

SPI 204: Snack on This—How Sean Kelly Built SnackNation (and the Bigger Meaning Behind It)

March 9th, 2016


#204: Meet Sean Kelly, the founder of a very special company, SnackNation, that's changing how we snack. We discuss the SnackNation business model and how Sean has adapted it to be a source of passive income. Podcast …

SPI 203: How to Command Any Conversation, Meeting, or Interaction You Have with Michael Port

March 2nd, 2016


#203: Michael Port is the author of Book Yourself Solid and the new Steal the Show, and he's a master of commanding conversations. Learn how …

SPI 202: How SPI Helped Zephan Blaxberg Make the Leap

February 24th, 2016


#202: Zephan Blaxberg took a leap of faith, chased after his passion, and found himself achieving more success than he ever dreamed. Hear how Zephan found his first freelancing clients, and how he breaks down goals into …

SPI 201: How Chef Allison Schaaf Built a Newsletter-Based Business—The Story of PrepDish

February 18th, 2016


#201: Allison Schaaf took something she loves—helping people create amazing meals in their own homes—and turned it into a sustainable online business. Hear how Allison built her newsletter-based business buy building a …

SPI 200: How Deleting a Third of Your Content Can Triple Your Traffic—How to Do a Content Audit with Todd Tresidder

February 11th, 2016


#200: For my 200th episode, Todd Tresidder joins me to tell you all about the awesome power of content auditing. Learn why deleting content can help …

SPI 199: The Marketing Effort Behind Will It Fly?

February 3rd, 2016


#199: Will It Fly? has launched, and I want to introduce a few of the people who made its release such a success. I share how to create a book launch …

SPI 198: Building a Book Launch “Street Team” (Plus Pre-Order)

January 27th, 2016


#198: Meet Daniel Decker, the man behind the Will It Fly? launch team. Daniel shares how a launch team can help your next book or project get the attention it deserves and the method to use for recruiting them. Podcast …

SPI 197: Behind the Scenes of Writing Will It Fly?

January 20th, 2016


#197: Today, I'm talking about the "why" and the "how" of writing my new book, Will It Fly? I share how I knew I'd stumbled onto the topic for my next book and the self-publishing strategies I used to launch my route. …

SPI 196: How to Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb

January 13th, 2016


#196: Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness joins me to talk about his new book, Level Up Your Life. Hear the story behind Steve's devoted, close-knit …

SPI 195: Carrie Clark and Her SPI Reader Success Story

January 6th, 2016


#195: I'm kicking off 2016 with an incredible success story from a very special guest, Carrie Clark. Hear how Carrie built and monetized her online speech therapy business. We discuss how Carrie built her membership …

SPI 194: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 3

December 30th, 2015


#194: Learn how to explore passive income business models that will help you break free from trading your time for money once and for all. In this episode, learn how to make money with membership sites and software …

SPI 193: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 2

December 23rd, 2015


#193: Part two of my updated episode regarding generating passive income online, plus wisdom I've gathered from my own experiences with passive income. Learn how to generate passive income from affiliate marketing, …

SPI 192: (Updated Recording) Types of Passive Income Generated Online and What to Expect From Each – Part 1

December 16th, 2015


#192: Get my updated information regarding generating passive income online, plus wisdom I've gathered from my own experiences with passive income. Learn all the ways you can generate a passive income online, the …

SPI 191: When a Product Launch Doesn’t Go as Planned: Inside a Coaching Call with Pat and Robert Kibbe

December 9th, 2015


#191: On today's show, I'm sharing a coaching call with Robert Kibbe about everything that happens when a product launch doesn't pan out. We cover strategies for troubleshooting your launch problems, key signs your …

SPI 190: Step-by-Step Product Creation with Bryan Harris

December 2nd, 2015


#190: Today I've got Bryan Harris on the show to talk about his step-by-step formulas for designing, launching, and maximizing profit from your …

SPI 189: Entrepreneurship and Life with Aaron Walker

November 25th, 2015


#189: On this episode, I have Aaron Walker with me. He offers up a lifetime of wisdom on how to thrive—both professionally and personally—as an …

SPI 188: Patreon: A Potential Alternative for Generating an Income Online

November 19th, 2015


#188: On this episode, I speak with Patreon founder Jack Conte and podcaster Tom Merritt about funding your business through recurring donations from fans. Learn what sets apart Patreon revenue from other kinds of …

SPI 187: How to Run a Successful Affiliate Marketing Campaign (as the Product Owner) with Lewis Howes

November 12th, 2015


#187: Lewis Howes joins me to discuss how to run an affiliate program as the product creator. He shares his favorite strategies and tools for a …

SPI 186: How to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer

November 4th, 2015


#186: In this episode, I cover my top rules for becoming an affiliate marketer, three tools you should have in your toolbox, and some common …

SPI 185: Solving a Problem by Building It Yourself—The Story Behind ConvertKit with Nathan Barry

October 29th, 2015


#185: Today's guest is Nathan Barry, creator of ConvertKit, the email system designed specifically for bloggers. Nathan shares tips for surveying clients and building trust over time, how to find your niche in a …

SPI 184: Psychological Strategies to Get More People to Open Your Emails, Read Your Copy, and Click on Links with Derek Halpern

October 21st, 2015


#184: Derek Halpern from Social Triggers is back to share strategies for getting more people to open your emails, read your copy, and click your …

SPI 183: Listener Success Story: From Masters Degree to Maestro of Online Business with Julian Bradley

October 10th, 2015


#183: In this listener success story, jazz musician Julian Bradley shares how his online business grew out of his successful YouTube tutorials and …

SPI 182: Frameworks for Writing Copy That Converts with Ray Edwards

October 7th, 2015


#182: I struggle to write great copy that drives conversions without sounding sleazy. On this episode, my friend Ray Edwards shares actionable tips …

SPI 181: From Welfare to Nearly $1 Million with Kimra Luna

September 30th, 2015


#181: Kimra Luna went from living on welfare to running a thriving online business. Join us to hear her tips for growing an online business from …

SPI 180: Two Woodworkers and How They Make a Full-Time Income from Their Craft with David Picciuto and Bob Clagett

September 23rd, 2015


#180: Today I'm talking with woodworkers David Picciuto and Bob Clagett about how they have been able to build successful businesses with their …

SPI 179: New & Underused Methods for Building Your Email List (on Your Podcast & Other Content Platforms) with Tim Paige

September 16th, 2015


#179: My guest today is Tim Paige, an email list-building expert, and the host of the ConversionCast podcast. He shares tips you can apply to any channel of your business, including how the right lead magnet can mean …

SPI 178: The Ask Formula—How to Discover Exactly What Your Audience Will Buy (Even If You Don’t Have a Following) with Ryan Levesque

September 9th, 2015


#178: Ryan Levesque is the survey master. In this episode, he walks you through his in-depth, super-actionable strategies for asking your audience what they want to buy. Learn how to uncover your audience's unspoken …

SPI 177: Periscope—Another Fad or the Next Big Thing?

September 2nd, 2015


#177: Chris Ducker is back, and he wants to tell you about all things Periscope. It's a whole new frontier for interacting with your community. Learn …

SPI 176: Backlinking—What’s Working and Is It Even Still Important with Brian Dean from

August 26th, 2015


#176: Brian Dean of Backlinko is here to share his expertise on backlinking, including what's working, what's not, and why backlinking matters. Learn what backlinking and interlinking are, how to get your website to …

SPI 175: The 8-Year Hobby Blog That Quickly Transformed into a 6-Figure Per Month Business with Kirk Du Plessis

August 19th, 2015


#175: Listen to Kirk Du Plessis of chat about how his hobby blog transformed quickly into a business that's earning him six figures per month. Kirk talks about building a thriving membership community, …

SPI 174: How to Invest the Passive Income You Earn from Business with Ryan Moran

August 12th, 2015


#174: Ryan Moran stops by the show to talk about maximizing business earnings, how to invest, diversified income streams, building wealth for the future. He talks to me about choosing stocks, managing an emergency fund, …

SPI 173: Tips for Staying Consistent with Your Editorial Calendar with Garrett Moon from

August 5th, 2015


#173: Listen to Garrett Moon of CoSchedule talk about making your editorial calendar work for you—no matter what kind of content you create for your …

SPI 172: Game Changing Business Growth with Peter Voogd

July 30th, 2015


#172: 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, Peter has trained nearly 5,000 young …

SPI 171: A Crash Course on Copywriting with Nikki Elledge Brown

July 22nd, 2015


#171: I’d like you to meet Nikki Elledge Brown, a.k.a. your Communication Stylist. If you’re ready to get serious about your writing and communication skills, this is the episode for you. As a self-declared …

SPI 170: The Secrets of a Successful Product Launch with Ramit Sethi

July 15th, 2015


#170: Ramit Sethi is here again, and this time, he’s offering up everything you need to know to launch an online product. Today, you’ll get all the …

SPI 169: How Nathan Chan Built a 6-Figure Digital Magazine and the Marketing Strategies We Can All Use

July 8th, 2015


#169: Just about every business owner starts from scratch. Today’s guest did, too, but in a totally unique way. He’s Nathan Chan, creator of Foundr Magazine, an entirely digital publication. When Nathan first built …

SPI 168: Multiple Successful Businesses in Multiple Niches with Scott Turner

July 1st, 2015


#168: Running a successful online business takes serious effort. Today’s guest doesn’t just run one successful online business—he runs several! I …

SPI 167: Chalene Johnson and the Lowdown on Lifers

June 24th, 2015


#167: You might know today’s guest as a fitness guru. But Chalene Johnson hasn’t stopped there—she’s also an inspiring entrepreneur and the leader of a tribe of amazing, committed fans. Chalene’s career has grown beyond …

SPI 166: The 2015 Halfway Point—Goal Status and Future of SPI

June 17th, 2015


#166: Let’s take a break from strategy to check in with ourselves. We’re halfway through 2015. What progress have you made on your goals for this year? What have you learned? What else does 2015 have in store for you? …

SPI 165: Susan Petersen from Freshly Picked on Selling Moccasins and Her BOOMING Online Retail Business

June 10th, 2015


#165: 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 …

SPI 164: Michael O’Neal from Solopreneur Hour Talk Shop—His Success Journey and Actionable Tips for Interviews

June 3rd, 2015


#164: Michael is the host of Solopreneur Hour, a podcast with a totally unique style—a style I’m borrowing from today. Michael has mastered the art …

SPI 163: Michael Hyatt on the Secrets of Team Building and Leadership

May 27th, 2015


#163: It’s such a pleasure to have Michael Hyatt as my guest this week. Michael is a truly inspirational leader, and he brings an amazing wealth of …

SPI 162: A First-Timer’s $130,208 Product Launch

May 20th, 2015


#162: My guest today, Nick Stephenson, heard David Siteman Garland talk with me about creating online courses back in Session 136. Nick took action, …

SPI 161: How to Stand Out of the Crowd with Dorie Clark

May 13th, 2015


#161: My guest today is a woman who knows what she’s talking about when it comes to finding great ideas. Dorie Clark is a phenomenal writer, speaker, and business professor—but she didn’t get there overnight. Starting …

SPI 160: People Over Profit with Dale Partridge

May 6th, 2015


#160: My mantra for the next few years is “Think bigger.” How can I think beyond business and profit toward bigger causes and social good? I find it so exciting that I’ve met so many amazing people who help me think …

SPI 159: The Best Practices for Increasing Sales with Your Autoresponder Email Series

April 29th, 2015


#159: This week, we’re talking about a simple thing that can have a huge positive impact on your business: email marketing and the power of an …

SPI 158: How to Productize Your Service-Based Business

April 22nd, 2015


#158: This episode is all about productizing your service-based business. With me this week is productization all-star Brian Casel, founder of If you’re curious how to go about productizing your service, …

SPI 157: The Art of Rejection with Jia Jiang

April 15th, 2015


#157: I first saw today’s guest on a TED Talk. His name is Jia Jiang, and his talk was titled, “Surprising Lessons from 100 Days of Rejection.” It’s one of those TED Talks you start watching and find you can’t stop—it’s …

SPI 156: The Story Behind Abel James and the Success of Fat Burning Man

April 8th, 2015


#156: This week’s guest comes to us from the fitness world. He’s Abel James, who I got to know last year when he won an award for his incredible podcast, Fat Burning Man. Abel didn’t just stop at podcasting—his Fat …

SPI 155: Inside One of My Weekly Mastermind Meetings

April 1st, 2015


#155: Joey Korneman runs, an online resource for motion designers, and he’s been working hard to grow his business. Joey brought …

SPI 154: Behind the Scenes of SPI TV with Caleb Wojcik—Gear, Numbers, and Production Tips

March 25th, 2015


#154: This week’s guest is the amazing Caleb Wojcik, the video mastermind behind and the videographer for my latest project, Smart Passive Income TV. Caleb’s sharing his expert knowledge on the gear and …

SPI 153: Systematizing—Pat and Mindy Talk AskPat and Our Productive Workflow

March 19th, 2015


#153: Back in Episode 138, I had a blast introducing you to the amazing people of Team Flynn. I got a ton of responses about one team member in …

SPI 152: How a Guest Post Became a Product and The Story of Cole’s Classroom

March 11th, 2015


#152: When I met this week’s guest, Cole Humphus, two things stood out: the amazing story behind his online business and his generosity. Cole is the …

SPI 151: How to Put on a Successful (and Profitable) Virtual Conference with Lain Ehmann

March 4th, 2015


#151: This week’s guest comes up a lot on this podcast, and rightly so—she’s got one amazing success story. Remember Lain Ehmann, who turned her scrapbooking hobby into a six-figure online business? She’s back with …

SPI 150: A Day in the Life of Pat—My (New) Routine, Schedule, and Habits Shared

February 25th, 2015


#150: A few months ago, I added something new to my life: a morning routine. The results have been so dramatic that I had to share them with you all. …

SPI 149: Dane Maxwell Interviews Pat Flynn

February 18th, 2015


#149: We’re doing something different today on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. Dane Maxwell is back on the show for his third time, but he’s not the guest—I am! As many of you know, I recently started something new in …

SPI 148: (By Popular Demand) The Story Behind The Success of Food Blog Pinch of Yum with Lindsay and Bjork

February 11th, 2015


#148: My two guests today are here by popular demand. That’s right—so many of you told me to get these two on the show, and here they are! I’ve got …

SPI 147: Behind the Scenes of a Thriving and Active Membership Site with Corbett, Chase, and Barrett from

February 4th, 2015


#147: Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Barrett Brooks are the masterminds behind one of most well-run, engaged, and high-quality membership sites out there. You might remember Corbett from our interview back in 2012, …

SPI 146: Product Validation and Pre-Selling—A Real Life Example with Jarrod Robinson

January 29th, 2015


#146: I’m so stoked for you to meet my guest this week. He’s Jarrod Robinson of, and he’s had amazing success with his digital products thanks to pre-selling. Jarrod’s here to walk you through just how …

SPI 145: How to Become a Contributing Writer on Large Media Sites—From Bread Delivery to Content Delivery with Kimanzi Constable

January 23rd, 2015


#145: Ready to hear an amazing story? Because that’s what Kimanzi Constable has brought with him today. I can’t wait for you to hear how this guy …

SPI 144: Building a Million Dollar Business in 12 Months with Ryan Moran

January 16th, 2015


#144: Here with me this week, by popular demand, is e-commerce superstar Ryan Moran from Freedom Fast Lane. Ryan’s going to walk you through building …

SPI 143: Actionable Email Marketing Strategies and How to 3X Revenue Using Your Autoresponder with Steve Chou

January 8th, 2015


#143: I’ve got an amazing guest this week, and he’s brought tons of great, actionable advice along with him. He’s Steve Chou from If you use autoresponder sequences in your online business, you …

SPI 142: How Paying Attention Paid Off for Joseph Michael, the Scrivener Coach

January 2nd, 2015


#142: Welcome to 2015, everybody! I can’t think of a more perfect time to talk with Joseph Michael, the Scrivener Coach. He’s another passive income success story I can’t wait for you to meet. If getting focused and …

SPI 141: The Biggest Lessons I Learned from 2014 and How We’re Going to Crush 2015

December 26th, 2014


#141: As 2014 rounds out, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to reflect on this year with you all and share what’s on my mind. This week, I’m speaking from the heart. I’m going to talk through the big life lessons I …

SPI 140: Productivity and the Early Morning Routine with Hal Elrod

December 18th, 2014


#140: I can’t wait for you to hear the amazing story this week’s guest has to share. He’s Hal Elrod, a best-selling author, keynote speaker, success coach, and all-around inspiring guy. Hal’s here this week to share how …

SPI 139: How to Work a Room and Socialize for Success with Susan RoAne

December 10th, 2014


#139: I am so excited for you to meet this week’s guest: Susan RoAne. She’s generous, she’s brilliant, and she’s been a huge inspiration to me—she even manages to make me blush in this episode. Her superpower? How to …

SPI 138: Meet Team Flynn—My Trip to Columbus and a Big Decision I Need to Make by 2015

December 4th, 2014


#138: This week, I’m giving you a little glimpse behind the scenes and into the future of Smart Passive Income, and I’m doing it in the style of a …

SPI 137: A Product Launch Sequence That Works—How to Create a 3-Part Video Series with Amy Porterfield

November 27th, 2014


#137: This week, I’m joined by none other than Amy Porterfield! You might know Amy for her social media strategies or from her podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, where she dishes out the insight and expertise that’s …

SPI 136: How to Build an Online Course That Sells with David Siteman Garland

November 20th, 2014


#136: In this session of the podcast, David treats us to his invaluable advice on creating and selling your own online course, something he’s helped loads of people in all different niches do already. Podcast show notes …

SPI 135: How an Animator Built an Online Business by Being Transparent

November 13th, 2014


#135: My guest this week is Morr Meroz, an animator who runs As an animator straight out of art school, Morr wasn’t used to …

SPI 134: Crucial and Common WordPress Mistakes and How to Avoid Them with Dan from WP Curve

November 6th, 2014


#134: I’m very pleased to welcome Dan Norris to this week’s Smart Passive Income Podcast. Dan is the co-founder of WP Curve, a company every WordPress user needs to hear about. Even if you’re not on WordPress, there’s …

SPI 133: Gary Vaynerchuk on “Right Hooks,” Physical Products, Book Publishing, App Marketing, and More

October 31st, 2014


#133: I’m incredibly excited to welcome back Gary Vaynerchuk to the show! Gary Vee has had a significant impact on my business personally, from the moment I picked up and read Crush It, to when I interviewed him for SPI …

SPI 132: Social Media Strategies and Automation Tools with Laura Roeder

October 23rd, 2014


#132: Over the past three months, I’ve been experimenting with a new social media automation tool and have been extremely pleased with the results. …

SPI 131: Creating Creativity: Success Outside of the Box with Jason SurfrApp

October 16th, 2014


#131: I brought Jason of SurfrApp on today to talk about his creative (and different) approach to his work, and give us inspiration to be creative …

SPI 130: Booking Yourself Solid: The Sales Process, Pricing, and More with Michael Port

October 10th, 2014


#130: Today I have the honor of welcoming Michael Port to the Smart Passive Income Podcast! If you don’t know the name, then you might know the book: …

SPI 129: How to Scale Up Your Service Based Business with Josh Shipp

October 2nd, 2014


#129: Today’s guest is Josh Shipp, a former at-risk foster kid turned successful entrepreneur who has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, 20/20, …

SPI 128: [CASE STUDY] Manu Kalia—Taking an Offline Business and Productizing It Online

September 25th, 2014


#128: In today’s session, we have a chat with Manu Kalia, a physical therapist and exercise science specialist who shares how he successfully took …

SPI 127: Building a Successful E-Commerce Business and Private Labeling with Ryan and Daniel

September 19th, 2014


#127: Today I connect with Ryan Coisson and Daniel Audunsson from They sell items on Amazon too, but have a completely different business model and are generating over $1,000,000 per month in revenue …

SPI 126: How to Get Paid for Your IDEAS

September 11th, 2014


#126: You may have heard people say (including me) that ideas aren’t worth anything. An idea just sitting in your head can’t truly help anyone, and …

SPI 125: Small Secrets to Stay Mentally Focused and at the Top of Our Entrepreneurial Game

September 5th, 2014


#125: I have Shawn Stevenson on the show today to help us discover a few things we can do to maximize our output as entrepreneurs, and help us become our best selves and stay at the top of our game. Podcast show notes …

SPI 124: Your Author Empire—Pick a Niche and Publish for Profit with Steve Scott

September 2nd, 2014


#124: Like most communities that you’ll create online, there always seems to be a few standouts—people who rise to the top as the most helpful and …

SPI 123: Turning a So-So Blog into a So-Profitable Brand—Gretchen and Jason from Woodland Bakery

August 21st, 2014


#123: In this session of The SPI Podcast, I’m excited to welcome Gretchen and her partner Jason from Woodland Bakery Blog—a brand that Gretchen started out of a passion for baking. At first, things were fun and exciting …

SPI 122: From Teachers to Totally Rocking It Online—Shane and Jocelyn Sams Share Their Success Story

August 15th, 2014


#122: Today I’d like to share an incredible success story packed with valuable strategies and actionable tips from not just one, but two people—a …

SPI 121: A Crash Course on Charisma—A Guide to Winning In-Person Encounters with Jordan Harbinger

August 7th, 2014


#121: There’s an art to being charismatic, which is why I’m super excited to welcome Jordan Harbinger from The Art of Charm and The Art of Charm …

SPI 120: How to Create the Ultimate Flagship Product—From Research to Launch and Beyond with Ramit Sethi

July 31st, 2014


#120: The last time Ramit Sethi from was on the SPI Podcast he dropped some huge knowledge bombs on us about the psychology …

SPI 119: What Is the “Minimum Marketable Event?” (And How Did LeadPages Use It To Go from Zero to 25K Customers in Less Than Two Years?)

July 24th, 2014


#119: In this episode, we recap a couple of the strategies that were talked about the last time (namely the ones I’ve implemented myself and the …

SPI 118: How to Raise Capital for Your Startup with Bill Glaser

July 17th, 2014


#118: The world of raising capital and startup funds is completely unknown to me, which is why I’m extremely happy to welcome Bill Glaser to the show today to tell us all about it. You may have an amazing idea in your …

SPI 117: Broke on a Friend’s Couch to Successful Entrepreneur with Dwight Peters of BackersHub

July 10th, 2014


#117: Today’s guest on the podcast, Dwight Peters, had started a number of different businesses that didn’t go according to plan, which eventually led him to going broke and having to stay on his friend’s couch while he …

SPI 116: Copywriting Tips and Formulas with Kevin Rogers

July 3rd, 2014


#116: Copywriting—writing that’s meant to persuade people to take a specific action (like buying something)—is a crucial element of any online business. You can have great products, but if your copy is mediocre, your …

SPI 115: 9000 Unread Emails to Inbox Zero: My Executive Assistant Shares How We Did It (and How You Can Too!)

June 28th, 2014


#115: In this episode, I’d like to introduce you to Jessica, my new executive assistant. She’s awesome. So awesome, in fact, that in a few weeks she was able to help me go from 9000+ unread emails, to now helping me …

SPI 114: User Stories and BIG Project Production with My Team!

June 19th, 2014


#114: Whether you’re working with a team of your own or going solo, completing BIG projects beyond your normal editorial calendar can be an extremely …

SPI 113: An Interview with 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Enya Hixson

June 12th, 2014


#113: This interview was one of my all-time favorites. Why? Because it was with a 10-year old entrepreneur named Enya Hixson! I recently met Enya’s …

SPI 112: How Matt Donley Quit to Go Full Time with His Side Gig—Even Though He’s Not an Expert

June 6th, 2014


#112: Today, I’m happy to welcome Matt Donley on the SPI podcast who is still working for himself and successfully running his online business. He …

SPI 111: The Life of a Brand New Visitor

May 31st, 2014


#111: In this solo session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I get into deep detail about several moments in the journey of a brand new visitor to …

SPI 110: Tim Ferriss on Podcasting, Productivity, Experimentation, and if He Had to Start Over

May 24th, 2014


#110: I’m extremely happy to welcome Tim Ferriss back to the SPI Podcast! Tim is an unofficial mentor of mine and a huge inspiration for the Smart in Smart Passive Income. We cover a plethora of topics in this session, …

SPI 109: From Personal Trainer to Successful Self-Published Author and Podcaster with Vinnie Tortorich

May 16th, 2014


#109: I’m happy to welcome Vinnie from and author of Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game to the SPI podcast to share his story with us. He gives us a lot of great tips for …

SPI 108: 8 Things That Pat Flynn Is Struggling with Right Now

May 8th, 2014


#108: One of the best questions you could ever ask your audience is: What are you struggling with right now? Many successful online entrepreneurs use …

SPI 107: How a Small Blog about Food Became a Big Deal with Lisa and Jason from 100 Days of Real Food

May 2nd, 2014


#107: In 2010 after watching an episode of Oprah about where our food comes from, Lisa and Jason Leake decided to make a lifestyle change for their family and make better eating choices, while blogging and chronicling …

SPI 106: How to Get More Clients and Win in a Competitive Niche with Mary Beth Storjohann

April 24th, 2014


#106: In this session of The Smart Passive Income, I’m happy to welcome Mary Beth Storjohann from to the show! Mary Beth and I met last year at The Financial Blogger Conference, and ever since then …

SPI 105: S.P.L.A.T.—The Neuroscience Behind a Great Presentation, a Solid Pitch, and Total Attention

April 17th, 2014


#105: In this episode, we cover S.P.L.A.T., which serves as a way to remember 5 important aspects of audience engagement and better presenting our …

SPI 104: The Dark Side of Online Business, Blogging, and Success

April 10th, 2014


#104: Building a successful online business or blog doesn’t happen overnight, but beyond that, it’s not always pretty and positive either. Whether …

SPI 103: Stop Being a Superhero. It’s Killing Your Business (and You)

April 1st, 2014


#103: I'm joined today by Chris Ducker, my best friend and founder of Live2Sell,, and Youpreneur. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 102: How to Create Extraordinary Change and Transform the World with Adam Braun of Pencils of Promise

March 24th, 2014


#102: In this session, Adam and I discuss how he was able to create his world changing organization, but beyond that we talk about thinking bigger—beyond ourselves—and also how to apply business strategies to …

SPI 101: A Look into the Business of One Smart Passive Income Student

March 17th, 2014


#101: In less than a year, Ken has setup a successful niche site at, which is already generating some earnings for him. Beyond …

SPI 100: A Look Back with Two People Who Changed My Life

March 6th, 2014


#100: I’m happy to welcome Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden from Internet Business Mastery on episode 100 today! They are the hosts of that very first podcast where I was introduced to the idea of online business, …

SPI 099: Buying Stuff and Selling It on Amazon (For 6 Figures a Year!) with Jessica and Cliff Larrew

February 27th, 2014


#099: I’m extremely happy to introduce Jessica and Cliff Larrew, a married couple (and team!) who have decided to walk away from the 9 to 5 lifestyle and instead build a business which allows them to live very …

SPI 098: Millionaires and Mastermind Groups with Jaime Tardy (and How She Got Me to Say Yes)

February 20th, 2014


#098: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m happy to welcome my dear friend and fellow mastermind group member, Jaime Tardy from Eventual Millionaire to the show! Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 097: John Lee Dumas on His 6-Figure Month, Facebook Webinar Strategy, and Adding Sponsors to Your Show

February 14th, 2014


#097: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m honored to bring back for a second time, John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur on Fire! We start by breaking down his recent 6-figure month, and we get into the …

SPI 096: How to Make a Living Selling Your Artwork Online with Cory Huff from The Abundant Artist

February 6th, 2014


#096: Every month I get a handful of emails from artists—painters, crafts people, musicians, and actors—who are looking to create a reliable stream …

SPI 095: The DOs and DON’Ts of Online Video with Caleb Wojcik

January 27th, 2014


#095: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m happy to welcome Caleb Wojcik from and to the show! Today, we’re talking all about creating videos. Podcast show notes available …

SPI 094: 5 Proven Content Creation Tips to Help You Maximize the Impact of Your Information

January 17th, 2014


#094: In this session, I’ll be sharing 5 carefully selected content creation tips to help you maximize the impact you have with the information you …

SPI 093: How to Make Next Year the Best Year Ever! Goal Setting, Resistance, and Priorities with Michael Hyatt

December 27th, 2013


#093: It's that time of the year when goal setting is on our minds, but how do we make sure we accomplish those goals we set out to achieve? Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 092: The Psychology of Selling and How to Price Your Products with Ramit Sethi

December 20th, 2013


#092: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m stoked to welcome Ramit Sethi from I Will Teach You to Be Rich to the podcast! Ramit’s blog is one of the first blogs I ever subscribed to back in 2006 when …

SPI 091: Mixing Online Business with Offline Marketing Strategies—Direct Response with Kim Walsh-Phillips

December 13th, 2013


#091: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, my guest and I have a deep conversation about offline techniques that can be used in the online world. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 090: 6 Things Architecture Taught Me about Starting an Online Business

December 5th, 2013


#090: I attended architecture school for 5 years and worked in the field for several more; now I own several online businesses completely …

SPI 089: Gary Vaynerchuk and How to Fight and WIN with Social Media (+My 50 Book Giveaway!) #JJJRH

November 27th, 2013


#089: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m extremely happy to welcome Gary Vaynerchuk to the show! Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 088: The Creative Entrepreneur—The Art and Journey of Srinivas Rao of Blogcast FM

November 22nd, 2013


#088: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I bring Srinivas Rao, the host of the popular podcast BlogCastFM, on the show! Podcast …

SPI 087: Why You Belong on Stage—Pat’s “Braindump” of Public Speaking and Presentation Tips

November 15th, 2013


#087: Everything I know—my "braindump"—about something that's very fresh on my mind right now: public speaking. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 086: Everything from iPhone Apps to Adsense, Twitter, and Klout—Fireside with Joel Comm

October 31st, 2013


#086: In this episode, I welcome Joel Comm, who is a forward thinker in online business, and who inspired me to get started in the iPhone app industry. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 085: How To Finally Take Action—Even If You’re Lost, Overwhelmed, or Don’t Know Where to Start with Dane Maxwell

October 25th, 2013


#085: In this episode, Dane Maxwell helps us understand why some people just don't take action, and what we can do to break through that barrier. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 084: 3 Secrets of Successful Selling—How to Turn Browsers into Buyers with Derek Halpern

October 17th, 2013


#084: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, we talk about turning browsers into buyers with my good friend Derek Halpern from Social Triggers. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 083: Ask Pat! Session 2—Cleaning Your Email List, Hosting Meetups, A Day in the Life, and Being Unique Everywhere?

October 5th, 2013


#083: In this episode of the podcast, I answer your questions, covering email lists, niche selection, community meetups, and more. Podcast show notes available here:

SPI 082: Getting Paid Before Building the Solution—From Research to Validation to Profit – A Listener Success Story

September 26th, 2013


#082: Carl Mattiola joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss finding business ideas and getting paid for your products before you've built …

SPI 081: How Brigit Earns 6-Figures a Year in a Niche You Wouldn’t Expect

September 21st, 2013


#081: In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I bring you a success story from Brigit, who generates six-figures a year in an unexpected niche. Podcast show notes available here:

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