Let'S Optimize Your Work

  • A Dos and Don’ts Guide to Finding Business Partners

    … Some of the most common questions I receive from the SPI audience are about the legal aspect of starting a business. Although I’ve had my fair share of legal-related experiences (both positive and negative) since starting my business, I also know that I don’t know everything and need someone in my corner who does. That’s why I’ve been working…

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  • How to Start with Paid Advertising

    … compiled the replies into categories so that myself, and others who are exploring paid advertising, can figure this out: For those of you who run paid ads to your business, what’s the #1 piece of advice you have to offer to someone who is brand new to it? (1/2) — Pat Flynn (@PatFlynn) March 21, 2017 Lesson #1: It’s All About Targeting…

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  • My April 2017 Monthly Income Report

    Welcome to my April 2017 Monthly Income Report! As always, I create these reports to share the latest happenings with my online businesses, including the wins, the failures, the lessons learned, and the income generated along the way. Income Summary Last month: $258,737.45 This month: $102,915.99 Last 12 months: $1,764,106.36 Expenses Summary Last month: $46,620.

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Predictable Marketing Funnels

    … doesn’t work (or doesn’t exist), all you’re doing is wasting your money with paid traffic. I get it, though. Facebook ads are sexy but somewhere, somehow, people began believing that Facebook is the silver bullet. That’s far from the truth. Here’s the honest truth. I was guilty of this very thing. I remember when I hired my first business coach…

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  • Thanks to You, a Lifelong Dream Came True

    … From the bottom of my heart, thank you! You helped make a really important dream of mine come true. Ever since I started this entrepreneurial journey in 2008, I’ve always wanted to write a book, and it was my dream to one day walk into a bookstore with my kids and point it out to them. I even published a blog post back in 2012 that said the exact…

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  • Physical Product Experiment [PPE #2] – Validation and Feedback

    … to conversations with your audience, your idea won’t fly. Feedback with the Physical Product Experiment Let’s get back to why I’m here: the physical product experiment. Even before this experiment started, I initiated conversations with people to gauge their reactions. I actually talk about the questions I asked of people specifically in Smart From Scratch…

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  • SPI 260: Undergoing a Website Overhaul with Rocket Code

    … for collaborating with your designer. Mistakes to avoid when working with your web development team. Tips for giving feedback and improving how you communicate with designers. Advice for hiring the right people to work with you on your website. How to filter your audience's feedback on your site design. Dusty and Corey's favorite…

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  • Website Redesign—One Year Later (Critical Lessons Learned)

    … of “Let’s Optimize Your Work.” After categorizing every piece of content into these categories (which worked out really well!), we decided to enhance this line of thinking with a filter that lives on the homepage and blog page to help people find content that was relevant to them. That didn’t work out very well. I mean, it worked, technically speaking…

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  • SPI 258: The Productivity Project with Chris Bailey

    … Productivity Month continues this week with even more tips and strategies for making the most of your day. Joining me today is expert Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project, with some incredible research that just might change how you think about productivity. Lots of us measure our productivity by how much we produce or create in a day…

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  • SPI 255: Deep Work with Cal Newport

    … March is Productivity Month here at Smart Passive Income, and I’m kicking it off with a very special interview with Cal Newport, author of the game-changing productivity book, Deep Work. Cal caught on to the radical applications of “deep work” when he noticed how a particular approach to focus was transforming his productivity. Deep work, as Cal…

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