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Today’s guest is an expert at finding more hours in the day. No, she hasn’t invented time travel—not yet, anyway. Jessica Turner has mastered the art of maximizing “fringe hours” and making time in our days to do the things we love. In today’s episode, she’s spilling her secrets. In addition to being an online business owner and bestselling author, Jessica works a full-time jo ...
Welcome to my July 2017 Monthly Income Report. Thanks for checking it out! Each month, I write a detailed report about my online businesses, including what I’ve been up to, the lessons I’ve learned, and, of course, the money I’ve earned online. I’ve been publishing these reports since October 2008, so make sure you check out the income reports page if you’d like to go back in ...
It’s the fourth installment of the Physical Product Experiment! In case you missed the previous installments, make sure to check those out before you read on. You can find those posts here: In Physical Product Experiment [PPE #1], I introduce what the experiment is all about, and why I chose to explore physical products.
Great news, SPI family: Amy Porterfield has returned to the podcast for yet another insightful, actionable episode I know you’re going to love. Today, she’s covering everything an online business owner needs to know about list building, from capturing new leads to pitching your products. Amy’s a master at bringing new fans into the fold, whether they find her through her podca ...
This was my first year experiencing what it was like to create and sell online courses. With one public course launched (Smart From Scratch) launched earlier in the year, and another one that just launched last month (Power-Up Podcasting), I’m already experiencing the benefits I always heard other course creators talk about: Increased income, yes.
Today’s episode is a special one. You’ll get to hear a coaching call with entrepreneur Amy Torres, who’s been creating courses, blogging, coaching, and writing books for years. Her latest course is about to launch, and she’s got questions about scaling, marketing, listening to her audience, and providing as much value as possible.
I have some exciting news to share and a fun video contest for you to participate in! But first, as some of you may know, I wrote a book titled Let Go, which documented my experience in getting laid off from my architecture job in 2008, and eventually overcoming that adversity through a commitment to pursuing my own path.
This week, I’m honored to welcome legendary speaker Dan Clark to the show for a truly inspirational conversation on the art of significance. Dan generously sat down with me to discuss success, service, and making a difference in the world, and I’m thrilled to share that conversation with you today. Dan’s career includes a jaw-dropping number of achievements.
Today’s episode stars not one guest, but three! Joining me are Dr. Shannon Irvine, Rob Stuart, and Dr. Barbara Cohen—all students from the beta version of my latest course, Power-Up Podcasting. All three have had incredible experiences along the road to launching their first podcasts, and today they’re sharing their stories.
Today is the big day! I’m extremely happy to announce the first public launch of my brand new course, Power-Up Podcasting, a complete online training course with all of the information you need—not just to set up a high-quality podcast (without spending a ton on expensive equipment), but also how to launch and market your show so that it can be found by as many people as possible, even if you do.
I used to hate selling. It made me feel slimy. Despite earning a living for years through online business, I never felt comfortable delivering a sales pitch. That’s all changed, and I’ve invited the brilliant Chalene Johnson here today to explore how that change occurred. Ever since Chalene invited me to speak in front of her audience at Marketing Impact Academy, I approach pi ...
Welcome to my June 2017 Monthly Income Report! I’ve got a great one for you this month, as it includes earnings from my recent Smart From Scratch online course launch. But, as always, let me first share what these income reports are all about, for those who may be new. Income Summary Last month: $111,820.46 This month: $184,094.67 Last 12 months: $1,817,193.
Starting a podcast changed my life. I’m not the only person for whom that’s true, either. Lots of my fellow entrepreneurs have found life-altering success through podcasting. In this episode, I’d like to walk you through the seven most dramatic changes podcasting has brought to my career—changes you can enact in your life and your business too.
Although podcasts have been around for over a decade, now is the best time to start one if you haven’t already. Podcast hosts are standing out from the crowd in their niche. Brands are getting more reach and building bigger, tighter audiences. Coaches are getting more clients, and new entrepreneurs are using podcasts to launch their new businesses, or power-up their existing one.
Not long ago, I asked you guys to send me your favorite business partnerships—couples and friends who’ve teamed up to start and run a business together. I received lots of recommendations for one couple in particular, who’d impressed you all with their transparency as business owners and knack for communication: Bryan and Erika Baker from TheBakers.tv.
There’s a story I like to tell here at Smart Passive Income. I tell this story again and again because it’s a core part of who I am, and it’s an integral part of my journey to becoming an entrepreneur and the “crash test dummy of online business.” The story I am referring to is the time, back in 2008, when I was laid off from my architecture job.
This month, I’ve been learning everything I can about creating and selling physical products. I’ve explored how new products get made, how they get in the hands of customers, and how great products attract communities of raving fans. Today, I’m digging a little deeper and asking “why”—why should my audience use my product, and how will it change their lives for the better? Here ...
Whenever I travel anywhere, I bring my laptop, and on my laptop there’s a laptop cover that everyone seems to ask about. It comes from Brik Book, and it’s a LEGO-compatible cover. It’s awesome. I interviewed the founder of Brik Book, Brett Miller, way back on Smart Passive Income Podcast Session #217, and since then he’s been doing even more to grow the company, including a n ...
This month, I’m learning everything I can about the world of physical products: how to create my own, how to validate them, how to find the perfect manufacturer, and how to get them in the hands of my customers. Joining me today to explore all of this and more is special guest Richie Norton, physical product expert and founder of an incredible company called Prouduct.
Welcome to my May 2017 Monthly Income Report! There are lots of things happening in SPI land these days. Lots of investments back into the business, to be precise, but I’ll report on those in just a moment. First, for those of you who are seeing this income report for the first time, these reports are something I’ve been creating every month since October 2008.