050 – How to Prepare for An Awesome Podcast Interview

July 8, 2016
Today's episode is a vital one for all you podcasters out there. I'm sharing my top tips for preparing for an interview, gathered from the hundreds of interviews I've done on the Smart Passive Income Podcast.

Don't make the mistake of viewing interviews as an easy opportunity to kick back while your guest does all the work. While you should always let your guest do most of talking, you (as the interviewer) have a responsibility to prepare. It's your job to ensure the interview runs smoothly, stays on schedule, and provides value to your audience.

In this episode, I'll share my tips for becoming a master interviewer. I'll cover crafting the perfect questions, preparing your equipment, avoiding scheduling roadblocks, putting your guest at ease, and lots more.

I also recommend checking out PodcastingTutorial.com, my step-by-step guide to getting started with podcasting.

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49 - Why Webinars Are Important (Webinar Ninja Demo)

June 24, 2016
In today's episode, I'm talking all about webinars, an incredibly powerful tool in your online marketing toolbox. I'll be demoing one of my favorite tools for running webinars, Webinar Ninja.

The best way to do business will always be the old-fashioned way: in person, face-to-face. That's why I encourage online business owners to go to conferences, where you can shake hands and look potential customers in the eye. And for all the times when traveling to conferences is logistically or financially stressful, you've got webinars.

Webinar Ninja is an easy, powerful platform that helps streamline the process of hosting an online webinar. I love it, and I'm so eager to give you guys this inside look.

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48 - How to Get Started with Live Streaming Video Production

June 10, 2016
My guest today is SPI TV's very own producer, Caleb Wojcik, here to talk about all things live streaming video: where it's headed, how I use it, and how you can start using it in your own online business.

Live video has become more accessible than ever before. Thanks to platforms like Meerkat, Periscope, Facebook Live, and YouTube, it's never been easier to live stream to friends and fans using equipment you already own.

Today, Caleb and I share our tips for getting started with live streaming video and our advice for appearing on camera. You'll also get a peek at the video production corner of my office, where Caleb will show off equipment you can use for more polished-looking live streams.

If you're curious about taking the first step into live streaming, or if you're an experienced live streamer wanting to up your production quality, tune in!
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047 - Live Interview with Gary Vee—AskGaryVee Book

May 27, 2016
Today, I’m joined by none other than Gary Vaynerchuk! This business mastermind and author of the brand-new book #AskGaryVee is here to talk about what the future holds for online entrepreneurs.

In this episode, Gary offers a peek at what's inside #AskGaryVee and how this book stands apart from his others. He also delivers super-actionable strategies and awesome insight into how new platforms (including Snapchat, podcasting, and even new virtual reality tech) affect his business and online presence. This is one episode you don’t want to miss.

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046 - Behind the Scenes—My Editorial Calendar and the Tools I Use

May 13, 2016
Today, I'm giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how I manage the editorial side of SmartPassiveIncome.com.

Lately, I've been getting a lot of great feedback about the quality of the content I've been producing for my blog, my podcasts, and SPI TV. That's all thanks to a new editorial system, my new Managing Editor Janna Maron, and a few crucial tools that make staying organized easy.

Lately, I've been getting a lot of great feedback about the quality of the content I've been producing for my blog, my podcasts, and SPI TV. That's all thanks to a new editorial system, my new Managing Editor Janna Maron, and a few crucial tools that make staying organized easy.

I'm going to give you a tour of the spreadsheets and calendars Team Flynn uses to plan content, track our progress, and even schedule social media posts. You can even try out my favorite tool, CoSchedule, for yourself with a 30-day free trial:

http://coschedule.com/spi

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045 - Let’s Do an Experiment - I Need Your Help

April 29, 2016

It was a real shock to me that my self-published book, Will It Fly, became a Wall Street Journal Best Seller. I didn't even know that was possible! Now, I want to see what else is possible...

With your help, we can potentially get a self-published book on the shelves of a Barnes and Noble. Here's how:

Step 1: Visit a Barnes and Noble, or call and order Will It Fly. It's in their catalog and on their website, but it's not on the shelves...yet.

(If you're international and/or don't have access to a Barnes and Noble, visit BarnesandNoble.com and just put a search in for Will It Fly by Pat Flynn instead - that will still help capture their attention!)

Step 2: A couple of days later, you'll be asked to come in to pick up the book. 

If you're one of the first 500 to submit their receipt, I'm actually going to reimburse you for your copy. This isn't about me selling more books, it's about seeing what's possible as a self-published author. 


Doing so lets me know you participated, helps me keep track, and also enters you into a random drawing to win a 1-hour coaching Skype call with me to help you with your business.

This is all happening starting Saturday, April 30th, and goes until the end of day Monday May 2nd. 

Let's see what happens! Thank you so much for your support, and I'll keep you posted if anything happens. Cheers!
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044 - A Human Project with Wesley Chapman

April 27, 2016

In this very special episode of SPI TV, Wesley Chapman is here to share the moving story of his life as an entrepreneur and the personal journey that led him to create AHumanProject.com.

A Human Project began after Wesley's visit to a troubled school as a motivational speaker and the life-changing experience he had with the students he met there. Wesley had been a lifelong entrepreneur and experienced overwhelming success at a very young age, but this powerful encounter opened a new door—one that offered an even more fulfilling path, supporting and empowering youth.

In our conversation, Wesley explores how we get enticed by status symbols, how we can revisit what truly matters, and how we can get involved with projects enacting meaningful change. I hope you'll find it as inspiring as I did. Watch and enjoy.

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043 - How Sean McCabe FOCUSED His Way into Entrepreneurship

April 1, 2016

Joining me today is the incredibly talented Sean McCabe, the man behind seanwes.com and the founder of an online course on the art of hand lettering.

Sean has turned his passion for hand lettering—something he once pursued only in his free time—into a thriving business and online community. After spending 9,000 hours honing his skills, Sean realized he was in a unique position to teach other artists how to make a living doing the same thing he did.

In this episode, he'll share what he did next to build his online course, how he marketed it, and how he continues to grow his business. It's an amazing story I can't wait for you to hear!

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042 - Entrepreneurship and Thinking Big with Mike Dillard

March 18, 2016

In this episode of SPI TV, I'm joined by entrepreneurial powerhouse Mike Dillard of MikeDillard.com. We're digging deep into some of the most common struggles entrepreneurs face, specifically when it comes to managing the money we make.

Mike is passionate about financial education. He's interested in how we, as entrepreneurs, talk so much about how to make money and so little about what to do with the money we make. Today, he'll share his advice on smart investing strategies, preparing for the future, and knowing when to step away from business ventures. Watch the video to hear more of Mike's wisdom!

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041 - Habits and Traits of Millionaires with Jaime Tardy

March 4, 2016

Joining me this week is my amazing friend Jaime Tardy! Jaime is the brilliant mind behind Eventual Millionaire, and she's here to offer her perspective on the habits that lead to business success.

Through Eventual Millionaire and her many years of experience as an entrepreneur, Jaime's encountered a lot of millionaires, and she's seen how certain traits emerge time and time again. She'll share those habits and traits, plus strategies for networking, realistic goal-setting, and maintaining that all-important work/life balance.

Watch the video to hear more of Jaime's expert advice for taking your career to the next level.

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