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#633 This is massive. In fact, it is likely the biggest announcement we've ever made at SPI. You see, this launch might completely change your online education journey. Today I'm introducing you to our exciting new All-Access Pass! This community-powered education experience is the ultimate way to learn from every single one of our courses at your own pace while connecting with fellow entrepreneurs on the same path. We have a slew of incredible courses that thousands of people have used on their way to success in the business space. Not only that, but we're also running our fantastic communities for entrepreneurs at any level. Still, we knew we could do better. That's where the All-Access Pass comes in to bring all of that together for an insane bargain! Listen in on this special episode to discover more, and join our launch party to get exclusive founding member discounts and perks. See you there! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#632 There's a huge problem that we have to figure out. If we don't, the time and money we spend creating content will be wasted. So what am I talking about? In this episode, I'm sharing my thoughts on the pandemic of short attention spans. I'm talking about how and why our audiences have become accustomed to TikTok, Reels, and Shorts type of content. Even if we never use these platforms, the time we have at our disposal to capture someone's attention is now shorter than ever. We really only have a second or two to get people to stick around. So how do we optimize our posts for these new content consumption habits? I'm learning a lot as I go through my 30-day TikTok challenge, and I want to share some of my findings with you in this episode. These tips apply to everything from podcast intros to blog posts and are vital for any modern content creator. Enjoy! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#631 How do you craft an irresistible pitch for potential sponsors? The biggest insight is that you should make your pitch them-focused instead of you-focused. Many creators start out with the exact opposite approach. They overemphasize how great their YouTube channel, podcast, or blog is and talk too little about how their content aligns with a brand's marketing objectives. My guest today, Justin Moore, is the founder of Creator Wizard. He has helped hundreds of people learn how to find and negotiate brand deals and make millions in the process. So how do you get sponsors even if you don't have a massive audience? What is your number one task as a creator? Who do you reach out to for brand deals, and how do you get them excited to respond? Join us for this epic conversation to get the tools and strategies that can save you from leaving thousands on the table. Enjoy! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#630 Are you leveraging challenges to scale your business? And no, I'm not just talking about challenging yourself. What I'm talking about today is supercharging your brand by creating irresistible challenges for your audience. I want to give you a sneak peek at what we're working on at SPI with our 100 Emails Challenge. This is how we've shared free step-by-step instructions with over ten thousand entrepreneurs to help them go from zero to one hundred email subscribers in three days. The updates coming to this program will blow your mind! And, with the new year just around the corner, I want to encourage you to challenge your own followers. This time of the year, when people are willing to take on new habits, is a great opportunity. Listen in to learn how to make the most of it by serving your audience and giving your business a boost in the process! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#629 Many new entrepreneurs buy into the myths of hustle culture. They believe that finding success is impossible without working to exhaustion day in and day out. But what if that kind of thinking doesn’t get results anymore? What if self-care is actually a more effective business strategy? I’m so excited that Jadah Sellner is back for another awesome chat! She hosts the Lead with Love podcast and is a brilliant entrepreneur and mentor. Jadah is a firm believer in self-care as a powerful tool for entrepreneurs. Her first business book, She Builds, is a practical anti-hustle guide that challenges the overwork narrative. In this episode, we discuss the best strategies for growing a business in a sustainable, service-driven way. Listen in on our conversation to get a behind-the-scenes look at Jadah's writing process, and check out She Builds anywhere books are sold! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#628 Commitment is essential if you want to explore new opportunities and see what the results could be. For something to have a chance to do anything, you have to give it a chance to do something. For me, public challenges to put work into something for a certain number of days are a very powerful motivational tool. That’s why I’m committing to a platform I’ve neglected for the longest time. So what am I experimenting with? For the next thirty days, I’ll be posting on TikTok every day to see what happens. That’s it. No expectations, no pressure to go viral or anything like that. So why take on another social network at all? With a new book coming out, I have to know if TikTok is something that can help spread my message. Listen in on this episode to hear all about my strategy, and, of course, follow me on TikTok! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#627 What often stops us from taking action is the story our fear tells us. We’re afraid that other people might laugh at us or judge us. But, when you step back and think about it, is the worst-case scenario really that bad? Today’s episode is all about understanding and overcoming uncertainty. My special guest, Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, has been a massive inspiration for me since 2008 when I started Smart Passive Income. Through his blog and best-selling books, he has impacted millions of readers. I know I wouldn’t be here without him! This conversation is jam-packed with actionable tips and tools that can help us defeat procrastination, perfectionism, and negative thought patterns. Leo and I discuss setting and achieving goals, developing a fearlessness practice, and finding meaning in our work. Listen in to get a new perspective on uncertainty and learn the vital habits that set you up for success. Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
SPI 626: 1% Better

SPI 626: 1% Better


#626 One thing we all want to do is to hone our skills so we can improve our output. But, with tips and tools coming at us from all sides, how do we take action without getting overwhelmed? I remember trying to become a better public speaker and focusing on all the things I needed to work on to make that happen. The list seemed endless, and I was getting nowhere tackling everything at once. The strategy that changed everything for me was the opposite of that. Inspired by James Clear’s Atomic Habits, I decided instead to focus on a single aspect of my presentations at a time and improve on that by 1% every day. So how can you improve one thing the next time you do something? Listen in on this episode to find out about the tactic I use and how you can apply it to your own goals. Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#625 What does being a successful creator online look like? This question often conjures up an image of big numbers and viral content. But what if that’s not the point? I’m so happy to talk to my friend Bob Clagett again today. Bob runs I Like To Make Stuff on YouTube, where he builds anything from basic furniture to crazy props from movies. You see, I came up with an idea for a portable podcast studio to house my gear for easy on-the-go audio recording. I couldn't make this on my own, so I knew Bob was the man for the job! With the build completed, we put it to the test for this episode. Bob and I discuss finding success without chasing virality, building a team with a shared vision, leveraging multiple platforms to generate revenue, and prioritizing community over profit. Join us for this inspiring chat about turning a passion into a business without losing the magic that made you love it! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#624 I don’t even know if I’m allowed to share this with you yet. You see, this kind of thing is out of my control now. In fact, many of my business friends said this would happen and warned me against going down this path. So what’s happening? Am I selling the company or something? Don’t worry, that’s not it. That said, a huge change is coming because I just signed a book deal. That’s right, after self-publishing Let Go, Will It Fly, and Superfans, I’m now going down the traditional route. But why would I do this knowing what I know about the risks? I want to share my thought process with you in this episode. This is a long-term project, but I’m sure the lessons learned along the way will be game-changing for us. So what is the book called, and what is it about? Listen in on today’s episode to find out. Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#623 Becoming a successful entrepreneur is often a matter of bringing a few key skills together. One of them, copywriting, is as vital as it is scary to some people. So how do you get to the point where your words work for you instead of against you? Today, I’m bringing an expert on the show to make it easy for us to start crafting sales pages, emails, scripts, or posts that convert like crazy. Through his writing, Stefan Georgi has helped his clients and students earn a total of over a billion dollars. You’ll hear all about how he does it in this episode! So what is the basic structure that all great ads follow? How do you connect deeply with your audience? What is the best tone to use in your writing, and how do you practice it? Listen in on this game-changing conversation for answers to all of that. Show notes, Stefan's amazing free resource, and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Business of Community Summit is a one-day virtual summit focused exclusively on the business thinking, decisions, and strategies needed to reach the economic potential of community for your business. You'll walk away with a clear roadmap for launching your own community this year! Visit to register for free.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#622 I have a massive update for you today. I’ve talked about my journey in the Pokémon space on the podcast before. Deep Pocket Monster is going strong on YouTube. It’s grown to over 300K subscribers, and we’ve had more than 8 million views this month. But the announcement I have for you today is way crazier than that. On June 9-11, 2023, I’m hosting a three-day Pokémon convention in Anaheim, California. CARD.PARTY will bring fans and creators together for my biggest live event yet! This is new territory and a learning opportunity for all of us. One thing I intend to be open and transparent about on the show is the financial aspect. In fact, reserving the convention space has already set us back a couple hundred thousand dollars. Listen in on today’s episode to find out more and, if you’re interested, join the waiting list for CARD.PARTY. Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#621 Imagine this: You have an amazing job that you love. You work with high-end clients and make a great living. Then your health starts showing signs that this path isn’t right for you. That’s the situation Emily D. Baker was in when she said goodbye to her career in law. She now hosts one of the top entertainment news podcasts, The Emily Show, and is among the most successful streamers on YouTube. I bet this will become some people’s favorite episode because Emily shares the exact steps that lead to her massive success. These principles are the driving force behind her growth to over 660K subscribers on YouTube. Emily regularly has over 30K people watching her live streams. We discuss what it takes to manage those numbers in real time and why creating a sense of community is vital. Join us to hear about the time I got myself in trouble with her superfans. The power of community is no joke! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#620 How do you measure your success? Many entrepreneurs are stuck in a loop, their minds always going through the list of things they haven’t done yet. So how can we rewire our brains and pursue goals effectively? This is another fantastic Teaching Friday episode. We love inviting members of the SPI Pro community to share their expertise with us and provide actionable tips that can take our businesses to the next level. Michael Bauman is the CEO of Success Engineering. He helps entrepreneurs optimize their mindset, habits, and productivity through coaching and masterminds. In this session, Michael gives us a new perspective on enoughness and shares the strategies we can use to encourage healthy, powerful thought patterns. So how can you feel enough as a business owner, a parent, or a spouse? How can you feel like you’ve worked hard enough? Listen in on today’s talk to understand your emotions and how you can harness them to propel your life and business forward. Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#619 It might surprise you that the highest-earning online communities are actually very small. Almost all of them have fewer than three hundred members. Many of them have fewer than one hundred members! In this episode, we dive deep into what it takes to build a thriving digital community with Andrew Guttormsen. He co-founded Circle, which now hosts over seven thousand memberships! Andy has access to trends and analytics that you just couldn’t get from anywhere else. In fact, the teams at SPI and Circle are coming together for an all-day online summit on October 25th to share these insights with you. The Business of Community Summit is completely free and will give you the step-by-step direction you need to start or grow a membership. So how do you set up a community business? How do you attract new members and keep them coming back? How do you run a community and build a sustainable team around it? Find out today! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#618 How do you know your course is worthy of the price tag? What are the solutions you provide, and what are the transformations your students can expect to see? What do you want them to say about you and how you served them? Today’s guest host, Marla Bainbridge Martinez, will walk you through her REFOCUS system to help you answer these questions and take your courses and testimonials to the next level. These Teaching Friday episodes hosted by SPI Pro members are always jam-packed with actionable tips, so make sure you listen in. Marla’s business, Refocused Income, helps course creators build learning experiences that deliver results and lead to glowing reviews. In this session, she walks you through exercises that teach you how to organize your content optimally. She also helps you understand the strategies you can use to supercharge your social proof through testimonials and referrals. Enjoy! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#617 One thing that’s true about content creation is that consistency breeds legitimacy. But what if you keep putting in the hours and still don’t gain any traction? With no likes and no views coming in, what should you do? Vanessa Lau quit her Fortune 500 job to become a YouTuber, but finding her niche wasn’t easy. She now has over 600K followers and runs a multimillion-dollar company helping entrepreneurs and creators build businesses using social media. Vanessa and I start right at the beginning with the strategies you should use to find a niche. We compare platforms and discuss the vital importance of market research for beginners. We also talk about why Instagram is the best platform to get clients on when you’re just starting. Vanessa even shares some game-changing tricks I had no idea about, so this chat is valuable for entrepreneurs at any level. Make sure to listen in on this one! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#616 Often we look at success stories, and it almost seems like they came out of nowhere. Yet when we dig deeper into what it takes to become an overnight success, we almost always find years of hard work leading up to it. I’m so excited to share a huge milestone with you today! Many SPI listeners are already following my journey in the Pokémon space through Deep Pocket Monster on YouTube. So what’s the big news? Well, that channel just hit 250,000 subscribers! What?! 250K subscribers in under two years is insane! But the truth is that everything I learned about videos since 2009 went into it. This “overnight success” has been more than a decade in the making. In this episode, I want to share three essential strategies I use to grow Deep Pocket Monster. You can apply these tips to any platform, so join me for a special episode to learn all about them! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
#615 Things are not like they used to be. You've noticed, I'm sure. But the best ways of adapting to an ever-changing business landscape are less than obvious. So what should you do to reach more people? What are the marketing strategies that actually work right now? I’m so excited to have Amy Porterfield back on the show to share her expertise with us. Amy is among the most knowledgeable marketers you will ever listen to, and she absolutely delivers in essential this episode. This chat is jam-packed with golden nuggets for entrepreneurs at any level. We get an email marketing masterclass, an in-depth look at webinars that convert like crazy, and podcast growth tips galore. Amy and I also go deep on video content, courses, surveys, quizzes, and much more. This is one of the most valuable podcast episodes to listen to, so enjoy! Show notes and more at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Comments (76)

Maureen Wuestmann

Great podcast!! Thank you for putting this in layman's terms.

Jun 20th

Antony Thomas


Feb 18th

Craig Cook

Fantastic episode!! Very helpful as I build out my first Podcast.

Feb 24th

David Hawkins

Amazing show Pat! I discovered you here several years ago, and the info you share literally changed my life. Thanks so much for sharing this knowledge so freely.

Nov 3rd

Bishnu Mahali

listening to

Oct 5th
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Bishnu Mahali

Loved it

Oct 1st

Frank Boucher (FBoucheros)

A very interesting topic. When it's useful how could you make your content more digestible.

Sep 28th

Xhulio Kreci

Hello everyone! Im new to the poadcast and really enthusiast to be part of this community! Any suggestions on previous poadcast that are a must in order to understand the basics and the culture of the community?

Sep 12th

Forest Sea


Aug 3rd

Max Rodin

You forgot to say that if you are zero in the field, do not waste your time

Jul 21st

Frank Boucher (FBoucheros)

great episode very inspiring. 👍

Jul 12th

Randy Lee

Excited about this new opportunity and how it can help me grow the Flipping Genius podcast community! Thank you for everything! You are amazing my friend!

Jul 9th

Nekesha R. Williams

Pat, many thanks to you and your team for giving Black entrepreneurs the opportunity to share our experiences on your platform! Together... we will win! #BlackLivesMatter

Jun 19th

Adriana Jenson

I love Pat and his Smart Passive Income guests. They do such a great job of showing what's possible. This is especially useful during the COVID-19 economic times. For instance, Pat created an "emergency" mini series, where he brought on guests to show how some super-niched down businesses are doing very well right now, others illustrate great ideas on how to pivot an existing type of business to fit the current needs, and finally, how and why to create something new that's having proven success right now. In this episode specifically, they're covering the benefits of creating an existing online membership. After all, a lot of people are home or out of a job and want to learn new skills or solve an ongoing issue (ie, wanting to learn how to train the dog that's constantly barking and interrupting their Zoom meetings, how to play a guitar, losing weight and keeping it off, etc.). They discuss why you don't need a huge audience to launch a membership, and they provide examples for who is thriving in the membership creation realm right now, how they're booming precisely because people are looking to fill time and have a need for community that they're otherwise missing from in person interaction. If you'd like some inspiration, to get some creative money making ideas flowing, or to get ideas of making lemonade out of this lemon of a situation, I encourage you to listen to the emergency mini-series.

May 18th

Randy Lee

Pat: I continue to carry you and your guests along on my walks and am feeling smarter and smarter. With your encouragement and guidance I have launched my podcast "Flipping Genius" and am excited about the future! Thanks so much for all you do and provide.

Apr 2nd

Eduardo Souto

I'm a big fan from him, I have all his books!

Apr 1st
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Mar 8th

Harish Kumar

Loved the podcast.. Gotta a Lotta info. One of the best.. May I know the name of speaker again?

Mar 3rd

Frank Boucher (FBoucheros)

wow! Great show, if you don't feel pumped up and 200% motivated after listening to this show... We might be in Zombieland already.... 😜

Jan 4th
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Frank Boucher (FBoucheros)

congrats on the 400!

Dec 16th
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