Pat Flynn

  • “I Appreciate You”: What It Means & Why It’s Important to Me

    If you know me, even just a tiny bit, you know that I make an effort to express my appreciation for the amazing people around me. Because, you know what? There are so many amazing people around me, and I wholeheartedly appreciate each and every one of you. Here’s why. Between 2005 and 2008, I worked in an architecture firm. While I was there, I worked my tail off day in and day out.

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  • My October 2016 Monthly Income Report

    Important Goings-On in October One of the most important things that happened in October was that on October 1, tickets for the Backstreet Boys in Vegas went on sale. I wanted to buy tickets for my wife, who is a hardcore BSB fan. She literally has action figures of each of the members, among other types of random BSB paraphernalia.

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  • The Moment That Defines You as An Entrepreneur

    There’s a moment in each of our lives that defines who we really are as entrepreneurs. I had a defining moment in my entrepreneurial journey, and so will you. It’s these transformative, life-altering, amazing moments I want to talk about in this post. Ready for it? Let’s do it. Anyone who’s starting something new, like your own business, becoming your own boss, or venturing ...

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  • 5 Reasons Why It Took 5 Years to Build My Team

    For the first five years after starting my online business, I did about 99 percent of the work on my own. There were a few one-off projects here and there that I had help with, such as getting voiceover work done for my study guide at GreenExamAcademy.com (which I actually did try to do on my own at first), but beyond that, it was all me. I set up my own websites. I customized the themes.

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  • My September 2016 Income Report

    Latest Goings-On in September “Do you remember the twenty-first night of September?” Bonus points for anyone who knows that reference September was a great month, which started with a family trip to Disneyland. Yes, we visit Disneyland a lot, but not always to just walk around the park. Sometimes we run! This time, my wife was signed up to run the Disneyland Half Marathon.

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  • Don’t Be Your Own Boss. Be the CEO.

    I used to think that, as an entrepreneur, being your own boss and being the CEO of your own company were the same thing. I was wrong. By definition, the CEO, or Chief Executive Officer, is someone who is the most senior corporate officer in charge of managing an organization. Depending on the legal structure of the company, the CEO also reports to the board of directors and ...

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  • My August 2016 Monthly Income Report

    Latest Goings-On in August The biggest announcement in August was the brand new SPI Pro Theme, which became available for WordPress users worldwide this month. Through a partnership with the team over at StudioPress, we were able to re-engineer the SPI theme that was used on this site between 2013 and early 2016 to one that could be distributed as a downloadable WordPress theme.

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  • How Much Money Does It Take to Start an Online Business?

    Today I want to talk about how much money it takes to start an online business. This is a very common question that I’m asked, and it was definitely a question I had when I first started. There’s a common misconception about what it really costs to get started. Most people, including me at one point, think that it requires loads of money. I understand how that can be discouraging.

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  • SPI Pro Theme Demo – SPI TV Ep. 54

    The SPI Pro Theme is here! Smart Passive Income and StudioPress have partnered to create this beautiful, new theme based on the one I used on SmartPassiveIncome.com from 2013 to 2016. Today, I'm walking you through just how easy it is to use. So many people ask me, "What's the best WordPress theme for my website?" This is it, folks: the theme I recommend you use for your online ...

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