Pat Flynn

  • SPI 306: Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker

    Today I have a very special guest: Chris Ducker of and Youpreneur, and author of the new book Rise of the Youpreneur! Chris and I have been friends for eight years now. He’s been on the show before but we’ve never gotten this deep. A lot of people may not be familiar with the side of Chris we’re going to be talking about today.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 6 readers -
  • Top 10 Podcast Recording Tips to Sound Like a Podcasting Pro

    I believe podcasting is one of the most powerful tools available to build your brand and your audience. And when it comes to creating a great podcast, the real magic happens when you’re recording. Over several years and hundreds of episodes, I’ve uncovered several crucial tips that have helped me improve my craft and produce podcast content that keeps people engaged and coming back for more.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 13 readers -
  • SPI 305: The Funnel After the Funnel with Nicole Walters

    Today’s special guest is Nicole Walters of, who’s talking about the funnel after the funnel, what that is, and why it’s so critical to her mindset and success. We’ll also be talking about how she quit her job . . . in front of a live audience! Since then, she’s built a seven-figure business while being an amazing mother too.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 9 readers -
  • Five Truths About the Mindset of a Successful Entrepreneur

    Wow, 2018. It’s safe to say that this year is a big year for me. October marks the ten-year anniversary of starting my business, and on June 17th it’ll be ten years since I was laid off (not that I’m keeping track or anything!). In fact, there’s something special that’s going to be happening on June 17th, 2018—but I’ll save that for later. But . . . ten years.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 10 readers -
  • SPI 304: Building an Online Course From Start to Finish

    Last year I built three online courses—premium courses that people paid for—as well as a fourth free course. They’ve been working like gangbusters: In 2017 I earned $1 million in revenue from online courses alone. 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.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 8 readers -
  • SPI 303: How a Loan Signing Agent Built a $30K per Month Business

    As outlined in my book, Will It Fly?, validation is key, and with me today are two guests who have used that strategy to build an incredible business: Mark Wills and Roman Rosario of Loan Signing System. [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] What started as a simple idea turned into a robust online business that’s changed ...

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 9 readers -
  • Back to the YouTube: Why You Should Subscribe to the Channel

    2018 is the year of video. Haven’t you heard? You may have heard me mention this a few times already. But we’re ready to take this to the next level. In just a few days, I am going to start posting three to five videos a week on my YouTube channel! With my video recording studio all set up, and my trusty videographer Caleb, I am equipped and excited to bring you value in new ...

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blogin Social- 7 readers -
  • SPI 299: The Humble Beginnings of Hmong Baby

    The road to beginning a successful online business is full of hard lessons. I’m kicking off the new year with a story about learning, making mistakes, and succeeding anyway. I’m sitting down with the founders of Hmong Baby, a couple who, after experimentation and validation, were able to have enormous success with their products.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 9 readers -
  • Start. Stop. Continue. Making Real Progress in Your Business

    I once heard a phrase that has stuck with me for years, and has become one of the most important phrases for my business: “You can’t improve what you don’t track.” It’s a simple idea, yet so easy to forget, or just ignore. This phrase has been an essential part of my planning and building of my business, and it’s helped me understand, as the CEO of my company, that I need to ...

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 12 readers -
  • SPI 298: Before Your New Year Begins . . .

    Today’s episode is a very special one, and it’s just you and me. We’re closing in on the end of the year, and there’s a lot to talk about. This time is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and what’s to come for the year ahead. Hopefully you’re already thinking about 2018 and the things you’re going to try, what you’re going to experiment with—but hopefully this epis ...

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 11 readers -
  • SPI 297: Looking Back at 2017—What Went Well, What Did Not

    This episode is all about learning from mistakes. Last week we talked about my plans for 2018—well, a lot of the lessons I learned this year resulted in those plans. Today, I’m sharing those lessons with you, not just as an example of what not to do, but to reveal what decisions I made for 2018 because of those experiences. Today I’m talking about the big picture, looking back at 2017.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 12 readers -
  • How to Write a Book: The Secret to a Super-Fast First Draft

    Hey, everyone! This post is a trial run of a new blog post format, and we’re using a video guide I created in 2015 on how to write the first draft of your book to test it out. Basically, I want to make it as easy as possible for you to digest, enjoy, and benefit from the content I produce—and my videos in particular! I’d love to hear if you find this new format useful.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blogin How To's- 16 readers -
  • SPI 296: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast and SPI

    We are closing in hot on the end of the year here on SPI. Next week I’ll be recapping the year in full (the good and the bad) but today I want to give a little sneak preview of what’s coming up in 2018 for SPI. It’s going to be a very exciting year, and I can’t wait to share my plans with you! First off: the theme for 2018 is Higher Value.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 12 readers -
  • My November 2017 Monthly Income Report

    Over the past few years, the business has become more and more like a machine. Although I’m definitely keeping myself busy with new projects, more parts of the business become automated. This is thanks to the team that I’ve built, the software we’re using, and the rules and procedures we have in place. The blog, the podcast, the emails—a lot of it is automated, which is great.

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blogin Income Reports- 16 readers -