Social Media

From Course Concept to $141,659 In Sales In 6 Months

Today's post is a guest post from my friend Grant Baldwin, a public speaker and host of "How Did You Get Into That?," a podcast focused on people who are doing incredibly inspiring work. In this post, Grant talks about his experience launching his first course and how it didn't meet his expectations. He then [...]

SPI 165: Susan Petersen from Freshly Picked on Selling Moccasins and Her BOOMING Online Retail Business

Since starting out as an early Etsy entrepreneur, Susan’s had an amazing journey, including an appearance on Shark Tank, a partnership with Nordstrom, and now, a million-dollar online business selling baby moccasins.

Podcast Teasers and Proof You Need to Publish Videos Directly to Facebook Too

Last weekend, I conducted two experiments. They involved Facebook, YouTube and my podcast, and as a result of what happened I'll be treating each of those platforms differently moving forward. Here's what podcast teasers and uploading videos directly to Facebook can do for you...

SPI 132: Social Media Strategies and Automation Tools with Laura Roeder

I'm excited to chat all things social media in this episode with Laura Roeder, founder of Edgar - a tool I've been using successfully over the past few months to automate and schedule my messages. Here's what to do, and what not to do on social media...

A Simple Traffic Generation Strategy You’re Probably Not Using—Take It!

This is a strategy for boosting traffic and exposure to your site that I came up with on the fly during a recent SPI fan meetup. After sharing it, everyone was pretty stoked about it, so I'm happy to pass it along to you. Here's what to do, why this will work, and some follow-up notes to help you [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.5.0 – An Update on FoodTruckr (After 2 Months!)

In November of 2013, I launched, a niche site and resource to help those in the food truck industry . In this post, you'll see exactly what's been going on over the past two months, including detailed traffic, subscriber and social media numbers, the lessons learned and what I'm doing to break into this industry. I'm in the toughest part of the life of any brand new blog or business, but I'm still pushing forward. Check out what happened and how the new site is doing...

21 Web Applications I Use and Can’t Live Without

A lot of people ask me what web applications I use, so I decided to write a post and share some of my favorites with you today! Some of these I use daily, while other's I use only sometimes, but these are all of my favorites for you—right here in this post. Did I miss any that YOU use that you think should be added to the list?

SPI 089: Gary Vaynerchuk and How to Fight and WIN with Social Media (+My 50 Book Giveaway!) #JJJRH

Sweet! Gary Vaynerchuk is on the show with us today! Gary's new book - Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook is all about how we can best utilize different social media platforms so we're not wasting our time and giving our content and brand the attention it deserves. Beyond specific social media strategies, we talk about Gary's inspiration and energy, and also a lot of his struggles too. Also, click through to learn how to win 1 of 50 free copies!

SPI 083: Ask Pat! Session 2—Cleaning Your Email List, Hosting Meetups, A Day in the Life and Being Unique Everywhere?

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm excited to answer more voicemail questions from the SPI audience! Every once and a while, I record podcast episodes that are completely driven and made up of questions asked by you, so if you have any questions you'd like potentially answered on the show, simply [...]

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 [...]