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Nathan Barry is back, and in this episode, he’s giving you a look under the hood at his own email marketing company, ConvertKit. If you’ve ever wondered how to bootstrap a business, this is the episode for you. Nathan has built and grown ConvertKit using customer funding and money from his own pocket—and that’s all.
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? Michael’s the mastermind behind so many amazing projects, including the This Is Your Life™ Podcast, Living Forward, Platform University, and an online course called 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to share the story of your business on TV? Or see it covered in your local newspaper? Or on your favorite radio show, podcast, or blog? This kind of media exposure can do wonders for the growth of your business. That’s why I’ve brought the amazing Christina Nicholson on the show today to talk all things PR (public relations).
Every successful online entrepreneur needs the right toolkit. That’s why I’ve asked my good friend Chris Ducker on the show today to talk through a few of our favorite tools—namely, our most-used business and productivity apps of the past year! Working alone or with a small team often means wearing several hats: social media manager, podcast producer, webmaster, and more.
Conferences can be a thrilling, unforgettable way to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and learn from the online business community. But which conferences should you go to? How do you meet other people once you’re there? And what on earth do you talk about? In today’s episode, I’m answering all these questions and more.
My guest today is a passionate advocate of something too many entrepreneurs take for granted: mentorship. Ellory Wells of ElloryWells.com is here to explain why you should be surrounding yourself with business role models, supportive peers, and a network that holds you accountable to your goals. Ellory is a big believer in the power of mastermind groups.
I love sharing success stories from Smart Passive Income Podcast listeners. I’m constantly amazed at the creativity and drive of this community, and this week’s guest is no exception. Here today is Open Home Automation‘s Marco Schwartz, an online entrepreneur who teaches others how to program their own home automation systems using simple tutorials and tools.
Online business owners often say that you can build a successful business in any niche—even “in knitting,” as the cliché goes. Well, today’s guest proves it can be done: She’s built a booming online business creating totally awesome knitting patterns, and she’s here to tell us how it’s done. Lauren creates custom knitting patterns and earns a passive income selling them thro ...
Do you have a fellow entrepreneur in your life you look up to? A mentor whose lifestyle and values you admire? I sure do—and he’s my guest in today’s episode. Meet Jonathan Fields, creator of GoodLifeProject.com and author of How to Live a Good Life. Good Life Project came out of Jonathan’s “deep fascination with human potential.
Vending machines are a beloved, lucrative passive income stream for so many entrepreneurs. Today’s guest knows this better than anyone. In fact, he’s transformed his vending machine business into a wildly successful passive income franchise—and helped fund schools around the country in the process. Matt Miller, founder of SchoolSpiritVending.
Eva Baker is one special entrepreneur. She runs a successful blog. She started her own conference. She does consulting. And did I mention she started it all while still a teenager? Eva is the brain behind The Teenpreneur Conference and the money management blog, TeensGotCents.com. Since catching the entrepreneurial bug at age fifteen, Eva’s been paving her own way in the bus ...
I’m back with another online business success story I know you guys are going to love. Today’s guest is Shayna Oliveira, founder of EspressoEnglish.net, and she’s brought some words of wisdom on the long and unpredictable road to entrepreneurial success. When Shayna published her first ebook back in 2012, she didn’t wake up to overnight success.
Have you ever wished your online business could be the “ultimate resource” for your niche, the one-stop shop for your particular audience? Today’s guest did just that. His name is Lucas Hall, and he’s here today to share how he built—and later sold—Landlordology.com. Landlordology started out as a teaching resource Lucas created for himself.
In today’s episode, I’m digging deep into one of the murkiest, most mysterious territories for beginning business owners: the legal ins and outs of running a business. I see too many entrepreneurs abandon their great ideas thanks to legal confusion or copyright snafus, which is why I’ve brought two lawyers here today—Richard Chapo and Alena Herranen—to walk you through every ...
In today’s episode, we’re hopping into the Delorean. We’re going back to 2011, to my very first FinCon—the first time I ever spoke in public. I’ll break down all the things I got wrong about that first presentation, and everything I’ve done since to become a cooler and more confident public speaker.
One of the best parts of my job is hearing from listeners about how the Smart Passive Income Podcast has helped them transform their careers. Today’s guest is one of those listeners: She’s Jess Catorc, a web designer who’s built a successful business teaching fellow entrepreneurs how to build their own websites.
In my last episode, I asked fourteen of my favorite entrepreneurs what they wish they’d known before starting their own business. Today, I want to explore one of the biggest things I wish I’d known when starting out: how important it is to take care of myself. Here to help me illustrate just how important personal health and fitness can be is my own trainer, Jeff McMahon.
In this week’s episode, I’m trying something a little different. Instead of hearing from just one guest today, you’ll hear from 15. I asked my favorite fellow entrepreneurs, “What do you wish you’d known before starting your own business?” Today, you’ll hear answers from incredible folks, including: Every one of them offers an honest, personal glimpse at their mistakes and ...
In today’s episode, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to another Smart Passive Income success story. He’s Jason Brown of TheBrownReport.com, where he teaches ordinary people how to start investing in the stock market. Jason discovered his talent for trading while still a college student. He spent years reading market patterns and honing his trading skills.
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. Here with me are my wife and my two kids: April, Keoni, and Kailani. I’ve wanted to feature my family on this podcast for a while, and I know you guys have wanted to hear from them, too—in fact, my wife is the Smart Passive Income Po ...