Category Archives: Smart Passive Income

How a Small Blog about Food Became a Big Deal – with Lisa and Jason from 100 Days of Real Food

SPI 107 : How a Small Blog about Food Became a Big Deal – with Lisa and Jason from 100 Days of Real Food

Date: 2014-05-01

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

It is important to start small and climb your way up.

Only introduce things to your audience that you think will be of value.

Be proactive about doing guest posts on other sites and mentioning your content in them.

Focus on your email list.

Start diversifying early on.

Be able to delegate and automate as much as possible.

Don’t confuse being busy with being productive.

It is important to identify who your reader is and speak to them in a language they can understand.

If you can give (your audience) wins they will attribute that success to you.

Don’t be afraid to experiment. Just go out there and do.

Focus on the things that make you happy.

Don’t lose sight of why you started your website in the first place.

How to Get More Clients and Win in a Competitive Niche with Mary Beth Storjohann

SPI 106 : How to Get More Clients and Win in a Competitive Niche with Mary Beth Storjohann

Date: 2014-04-24

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

Communication is what this is all about.

Go to a market you can relate to.

Network and leverage the resources and contacts you have.

Know who your target audience is for every media piece.

Don’t focus on talking slowly. Focus on enunciating.

Be calm. Do your research.

Don’t be afraid to be different.

Personality is huge.

Incorporate you into your brand.

The Dark Side of Online Business, Blogging and Success

SPI 104: The Dark Side of Online Business, Blogging and Success

Date: 2014-04-10

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

Success is never something that happens overnight.

When you’re starting out (with your own business) you wear all of the hats.

You want the advice, wisdom, and expertise of those who have already done it.

There is nothing more important than making connections because you cannot do this alone.

Make sure you have a schedule.

Hook up with other people as much as you can.

Take your most frequently asked questions (that you receive via email) and have answers ready.

The more you promote different things the more you confuse your audience.

The worst thing you can do is promote a product just for the commission.

The most important thing you have online is the trust you have with your audience.

A lot of time entrepreneurs put so much pressure on themselves that the burn out.

You can’t expect yourself to be perfect all the time.

The best defense (to trolls) is not reacting.

You have to grow a thick skin when you put yourself out there online.

You don’t want your success to take you over. You want to take over your success.

Stop Being a Superhero. It’s Killing Your Business (and You).

SPI 103: Stop Being a Superhero. It’s Killing Your Business (and You).

Date: 2014-04-01

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

Entrepreneurs are a strange bunch.

All entrepreneurs will someday realize they’re not running their business. Their business is running them.

When you start taking the big tasks off your plate is when you start running your business rather than it running you.

Focus in on what you do better than anybody else.

The number one role when building your team is to hire for the role and not for the task unless it is just for that one task.

You should not be editing podcast episodes.

Writing a book is not like writing a bunch of blog posts and sticking them together.

We will always believe our own opinions before the opinions of other people.

The product you sell has to be great. If it isn’t great it isn’t going to take off.

How to Create Extraordinary Change and Transform the World with Adam Braun of Pencils of Promise

SPI 102: How to Create Extraordinary Change and Transform the World with Adam Braun of Pencils of Promise

Date: 2014-03-24

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

Book: The Promise of the Pencil

A lot of people make the mistake of assuming they have to go huge from the very beginning.

The more people say no the more inspired you are to prove them wrong.

The term non-profit does a disservice to the industry. Is it the only term and starts with “non”.

Transform the world.

Every single person has the ability to create something out of what makes them most come alive.

You have to being by getting outside your comfort zone.

Do the small things that make other people feel big.

Whatever your areas of greatest vulnerability are are often the ones that yield the greatest reward.

Acknowledging a vulnerability is what makes it become a strength.

At some point you have to make a calculated bet as to where things are going to be.

Think about where the world will go in the next ten years and where your life can go during that same period and the difference in capability, resources, and networks that you will have access to. Craft the path to playing the most meaningful role you can in the world you want to see.

Think bigger about the impact you want to have on the world.

A Look Into the Business of One Smart Passive Income Student

SPI 101: A Look Into the Business of One Smart Passive Income Student

Date: 2014-03-17

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

The more qualified traffic you can get to your site the better.

Give good quality content that is relevant to the audience and they will come back to you.

There are ways to automate parts of your business.

Target the right audience.

You can accomplish anything you set your heart to.

It is about hard work. It is about putting in the hours.

Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Focus. Consistency. Every single day.

Millionaires and Mastermind Groups with Jaime Tardy (and How She Got Me to Say Yes)

SPI 098 : Millionaires and Mastermind Groups with Jaime Tardy (and How She Got Me to Say Yes)

Date: 2014-02-20

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

Level up your connections.

Become friends first.

Go to conferences that have people that you really want to meet.

Create some sort of relationship (with people) before you go to conferences (and meet them).

Most millionaires are business owners.

Ideas make you no money.

You have to follow through.

You need one huge success under your belt before you start another company.

Book: The Rich Switch

Book: Eventual Millionaires

Mastermind groups don’t have to meet in person.

If you’re going to start a mastermind group make sure people commit.

Make sure everybody trusts each other.

Make sure what is said in the group stays in the group.

5 Proven Content Creation Tips to Help You Maximize the Impact of Your Information

SPI 094 : 5 Proven Content Creation Tips to Help You Maximize the Impact of Your Information

Date: 2014-01-17

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

Transformation.

Transformation is like destination.

Understand that great content is divided up.

Subdivide your content so it is easy to follow.

Think about objections.

Three is a good rule of thumb for number of sections.

We should all have a bank of stories we tell is certain situations.

People love case studies and experiments.

Provide (legit) research and data.