How to Write a Book – The Secret to a Super Fast First Draft – SPI TV Ep. 1

Have you ever wondered how to write a book…fast? If you’re like me, then sometimes you have trouble with the hardest part - just getting started. Blog posts typically come easy for me, but when it comes to writing books, I used to be completely clueless. If you've ever stared at a blank screen wondering [...]

SPI 145: How to Become a Contributing Writer on Large Media Sites — From Bread Delivery to Content Delivery with Kimanzi Constable

You'll love this story. A former bread delivery man turned successful self-published author, who then got a multi-book deal as a result of his published work. Kimanzi Constable not only gives us an amazing & inspiring story, but he gives us a ton of actionable advice too - especially when it comes to something he's finding success with now, which is contributing articles on large media sites. Here's how you can do that too...

5 Books From 2014 That I’ve Read More Than Once

I've read (or listened to) a lot of books recently, but there are a handful of books that I've went through more than once. Here's a list of 5 books that I re-read in 2014, and why I decided to double up on them.

SPI 109 : From Personal Trainer to Successful Self-Published Author and Podcaster with Vinnie Tortorich

Many online businesses start as a result of people going through major life challenges. For me, it was when I was laid off from architecture. For Vinnie Tortorich, a personal trainer, it was the crash of 2008, the writer's strike (since his clients were in Hollywood) and Leukemia - all at the same time. Since then, he's battled back and has become an incredibly successful self-published author and podcast host. Here is his story and how it all happened...

SPI 079 : Time Travel and Book Marketing with Jeff Goins – Strategies to Help You Sell More Books and Spread Your Word

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I get to do something I've always wanted to do: Time Travel. Let me explain. :) My good friend, Jeff Goins - a popular Amazon best-selling author, award-winning blogger and speaker who writes at - joins me for what is essentially two sessions in one. We talk all [...]

My New Book ‘Let Go’ Is Now Available!

The big day is finally here! My new multi-media book, Let Go, is finally available on the brand new Snippet application in the Apple App Store! Since this is on brand new technology, here's a quick step by step process to help you get Let Go onto your iPad or iPhone: (Android and Kindle are coming [...]

SPI 059 : How Viral Happens – An Interview With Jonah Berger, Author of Contagious

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm really excited to chat with Jonah Berger, a marketing professor at Wharton's School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of his new book, Contagious: Why Things Catch On. To sum it up, the book is about why and how stuff goes viral. Even though it's [...]

Internet Prophets, Social Media Marketing Podcast and More!

I've been working hard on my new book this week and I'm really excited to be making some good progress. I still have a long road ahead of me but I'm hoping to get the first draft finished before our baby daughter arrives sometime at the end of next month. Our firstborn was a month [...]

How to Be EVEN MORE Everywhere

1.32 million = The total number of unique visitors to The Smart Passive Income Blog. 1.66 million = The total number of downloads of The SPI Podcast. 1.48 million = The total number of video views on the SPI YouTube Channel. The blog, the podcast and the YouTube channel are the three conduits that have together powered the SPI [...]

What We Don’t Know Can Drive Us: My Experience with Uncertainty

"Uncertainty must be present in the quest to create anything deeply meaningful to you as the creator and, should you choose to seek value from others in exchange for your creation, to the world." - Jonathan Fields A lot of people ask me the following question: "Pat, when you were laid off and decided to [...]