I’m Pat. I’m a 32 year old dude from Southern California who makes a living on the internet. I consider myself the luckiest person on Earth.
I didn’t win the lottery, I don’t drive a fancy car, and I’m not super famous. What I do have is a beautiful wife, two amazing children, a loving family, awesome friends, and a line of work that allows me to spend most of my time with them.
I used to have a 9 to 5 job, which I really did enjoy. I was working as a Job Captain in an architecture firm and loving the line of work I was in. I had no plans to leave, but unfortunately there are some things you cannot control (like the economy) and so, in 2008 I was laid off.
Getting laid off is a weird feeling. One day you think everything is fine and for whatever reason the next day you don’t really know what you’re supposed to do anymore. Instead of feeling bad about it, I immediately decided to work for myself from home.
It turns out that getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to me. Without my 9 to 5 job holding me back, I’ve since been able to earn more money and work less (with more flexible) hours – which in the end allows me to be home and spend time with my family.
So Why the Smart Passive Income Blog?
With this blog, I want to be as transparent as possible with everything I do online. My businesses, my strategies and my income – it’s all out there for you to see. I’m not trying to show off my success – that’s definitely not my purpose. If you’re already doing business online, I hope that my experiences – both my wins and my failures – can help you reach your goals.
If you’re not doing business online but thinking about it, you can see what it’s like, see what’s involved and make decisions on your own without having to pay someone and be subjected to the possibility of false claims and wasted money.
Like I say, I feel like I’m the crash test dummy of online business.
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And finally, please read this carefully:
I don’t consider myself an online marketing guru, my techniques are not secrets and the kinds of things I teach are not “get rich quick” schemes – far from it actually.
This is why you won’t see me offer any paid consultations – not because I don’t want to help, but because honestly most of the information I could give you can be found for free here on my blog or elsewhere online. If you need some help figuring stuff out, just use my contact form (at the bottom of the page) to send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Earning any type of income online takes a lot of hard work, a lot of patience and a little bit of luck too, although I honestly believe we create our own luck.
I know I have an inspiring story and I am here to inspire you too, however I want to do it the right way. I speak only from my experience and please don’t feel like you owe me anything because of it. This is my way of paying forward the amazing things that have happened to me.
You won’t get any hard sells from me, long sales pages or fluffed up stuff – just real life case studies and recommendations based on my own experience with online business and blogging.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to see you on the blog sometime soon!