SPI 001: Introduction | Show Formalities | What to Expect

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It’s here! The first session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast!

You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here on the blog. Click here to subscribe in iTunes.

Since this is our first session together, I spend a little bit of time introducing myself and how I define passive income and utilize it for my businesses and lifestyle. Also, I go over the formalities of the show and what to expect from future sessions.

Future shows will have a structured format, and several will include special guests.

Special information about the episode such as items mentioned during the session and action items will usually appear below, along with a transcript.

Right click here to download the MP3

Items Mentioned in This Session:

Action Items:

  • Once iTunes has approved the show, I’ll provide you with an iTunes feed for the podcast only. Additionally, you can also subscribe to the blog and get all of my material (blog posts and podcast) by clicking here.


  • http://www.making-your-own-website.com Nabeel | Create Your First Website

    Pat congratulations on your first Podcast.

    Looking forward to future Podcasts too!


    • Pat

      Thanks Nabeel, I appreciate it! It’s been a long time coming, that’s for sure! Finallynice to take action and get it live on the air!

      • http://privateLabelUnlimited.com/build50klist/build50klist.html Gary David | Build Your List Fast

        Me too, would like to congratulate you on your first podcast Pat. Hoping for your future podcast too, it’s definitely much better for me to hear it than to read.

        Kind regards,


      • TrafficColeman

        Pat..I think you did great on your first Podcast..and I see a lot of marketers are taken advantage of this incredible marketing tool.

        TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

  • Tony

    Well done Pat. Im at work in London and am about to put my earphones in and listen to your first podcast.


    • Pat

      Thanks Tony for all of your support! Cheers!

  • http://www.davidturnbull.com David Turnbull

    Downloading now…been looking for another podcast to add to my roster. :-)

    • Pat

      Dude, you rock David! Thanks!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Yessir ! You’re in my earbuds direct to the Philippines. Thanks for going audio Pat!

    • Pat

      Finally, right? You’re welcome buddy! When are you available for an interview 😉

  • Born

    Great job! Congratulations:)

    • Pat

      Thanks Born! Much appreciated!

  • http://www.matthewhooper.com Matthew Hooper

    Ever since I started reading your blog (long before I left my first comment) you have been talking about doing a podcast. I’m stoked that it’s finally here!

    • Pat

      Sorry for waiting so long to finally get it done, but I’m definitely glad it’s here. Thanks for listening Matthew!

  • http://www.youngprepro.com Onibalusi Bamidele

    Great Pat!

    Congratulations on your first podcast, it is really a great one!

    Thanks a lot,

    • Pat

      Thanks Onibalusi! Cheers!

  • http://www.marsdorian.com/ Mars Dorian

    Nice Pat,

    your blog is starting to become a real multimedia platform !
    I luv podcasts, and I will tell you what I think about yours. Be careful – I cut straight to the cheese 😉

    • Pat

      Please tell it like it is Mars! I’m always looking to improve. Cheers!

  • http://mindwarriorgroup.com Darren Hoehne

    Hey Pat, I’m listening to you as I type this comment. It’s FANTASTIC to follow you on all the different types of media and see how you are growing. I personally want to thank you. I’ve always wanted to create passive income, but always came up with excuses. Since following you, I have created a website, started a e-book and have joined IBM, so thank you for opening my mind to what is possible. Your podcast is great. Keep up the GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! work.



    • Pat

      Darren – that’s fantastic! I’m so happy to see that you’re doing all of that stuff, and I’m glad I could be an inspiration for it. That’s awesome!

      Thanks for the compliments, and I hope to hear from you again soon. Cheers Darren!

  • http://www.entryleveledge.com Pat B

    Great intro, good content & super fast download! Congrats Pat! This will accompany the IBM Podcast (Almost Epi 100 over there!) perfectly. This is a huge step man, congrats!

    • Pat

      OH yea! You’re totally right, they are on their 100th episode, that’s amazing! I hope I can get to 100 sometime. I’m not planning on stopping!

      Cheers Pa! Thanks a lot!

  • http://www.tacticalcashflow.com Howie

    You’ve got one dedicated listener here, Pat, that’s for sure! We’ve all been waiting for this…and, it’s great to finally see it :) One step closer to SPI world-domination…lol :)

    • Pat

      Thanks Howie, I can’t wait to get more episodes out there on the air! As far as world domination…I dunno about that, but I’d definitely like to dominate my niche!


  • http://www.workinonmyfitness.com Susan

    Great podcast Pat! Looking forward to listening to future episodes! Definitely took away some great info, especially the obvious one: take action! Thank you. :)

    • Pat

      Thanks Susan! You’re definitely taking action already – you’ve got a lot of good stuff on your blog, especially your videos! Keep up the good work. Cheers!

  • http://www.tacticalcashflow.com Howie

    “If you fail, and don’t learn from it, then you really REALLY fail”

    …I love that line…. :)

    • Pat

      One of my favorites too :)

  • Ron

    Congrats Pat. Can’t wait to get the goods.

    • Pat

      Sweet Ron, thanks for your support! Woot!

  • http://www.EngagedMarriage.com Dustin | Engaged Marriage

    I’m stoked to hear that you have your first episode up…I’ve been waiting for this for a while!

    • Pat

      Thanks Dustin – and by the way…CONGRATS on the new addition! Beautiful!

  • http://sellinginformationproducts.net John Soares

    Pat, I just found you’re site. I’ll download your mp3 and give it a listen when I drive into town later.

    • Pat

      John, thanks for stopping by! Great site you’ve got there – I love that you’re focusing on the very ethical and non-black hat approach to internet marketing and making money online. That’s what I’m all for as well. Hope to hear more from you soon! Cheers!

  • Bobby

    Like the “Woohoo!” at the beginning…it’s really an awesome podcast so far. Give me some 9-5 escape velocity Pat!

    • Pat

      Thanks Bobby – I hope it’s enough content to fill a part of your drive to work! More to come. Cheers bud!

  • http://www.mylifeinblogging.com Brandon

    Hey Pat, Great first podcast bro! Cool intro too. I look forward to adding you in ITunes soon. Hopefully, I won’t be too far behind you adding a podcast to my site.



    • Pat

      Awesome Brandon! Let me know when you go live, i’d love to check your show out too.

      I’ll let you know when the iTunes feed is up. It shouldn’t be long from now. Thanks Brandon!

  • Flor

    Congrats on the podcast! Very inspirational. I’m a newbie but this podcast is definitely going to be on my favorites. Keep up the awesome work! :)

    • Pat

      Thanks Flor! I appreciate it!

      Oh, and congrats on “The Plunge” :)

  • http://www.technshare.com Dev – Technshare.com

    Hey pat,

    Awesome man. Congrats on your first podcast. You’re doing fantastic work here.

    • Pat

      Thanks Dev! I hope you enjoy the show! Cheers!

  • http://www.moneycrush.com Jackie

    Yay for your podcast being out! (And I’m very impressed that *that* was the unedited and uncut version — you sound very professional without any editing.

    • Pat

      Thanks Jackie! There’s a bit of prep before the show so I know what I’m talking about an where I’m going, but I was really pleased with the first unedited version. Yay!

  • http://jonathanbutterworth.com Jonathan Butterworth

    Hey Pat-

    Great first podcast! You may have mentioned, but how frequently will you do the podcasts?

    • Pat

      Doh – I did not mention that! I’d like to do a new show every 2 weeks, until the end of time 😛

  • http://bur.gr/ Bur.gr

    Hey Pat,

    Congrats on the first podcast! Off to a great start…

    BTW, who did the intro/voiceover? Loved it!


    • Pat

      Thanks Bur.gr. The voiceover intro was done by a guy named John Melley. He also does the intro for Internet Business Mastery :)


  • http://www.gameadrenaline.blogspot.com Edwin

    Going to check it out now. I love your posts and videos so this must be awesome.

    • Pat

      I hope you love the podcast too. Thanks Edwin!

  • http://wilsonusman.com/ Wilson

    Yea! Congrats my friend…

    I like it just how you did it man. Raw, no editing, just whatever flows from the subconscious. Always keeping it real, Keep rocking Pat!

    • Pat

      Thanks Wilson – i think the raw, unedited nature of the show goes perfect with the way I run the blog too. Thanks for listening, and thanks for your support as always, Wilson!

  • http://www.TheHopkinsonReport.com Jim Hopkinson

    Congrats on launching the new podcast, Pat. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, but the key is consistency. Keep at it and you’ll get better and better each episode.

    Also, celebrate successes, both the small ones and the big ones. I’m up to episode 114 on my show, and at Episode 100, meaning I had done a show every week for nearly 2 years, I threw a big party for all my friends and guests that had been on. It was awesome. Listening back to the first dozen episodes makes me cringe, but now I can crank them out in no time.

    Can’t wait to listen.

    Jim Hopkinson, Wired’s marketing guy

    • Pat

      Jim – that is definitely the plan. I would love to get to my 100th episode like you 2 year (or before that) from now. I listened to your first and latest show, and could tell a huge difference. I can’t wait to see where I’m at in the future.

      Thanks for your support, and keep going with the podcast. I love it!

  • http://www.venturemixx.com Tony Ruiz

    Great content Pat! Looking forward to future podcasts and excited to subscribe on iTunes.

    • Pat

      Thanks Tony! Once I get that link, I’ll send it out right away. Woot!

  • http://inventionaddict.com/blog/ Stephen B. | InventionAddict

    Awesome. I love the Don Pardo voice over for the introduction. Where did you find that guy?

    • Pat

      Thanks Stephen – his name is John Melley, and he’s actually he guy who does the intro for Internet Business Mastery too :)

  • http://www.creatingmyempire.com Dustin Stevens-Baier

    Congrats on getting the podcast up! Must be nice to check that one off the action list?

    • Pat

      It definitely, definitely is nice to finally get it live and on the air. I hope you could tell by the first few minutes of the session how stoked I was. Thanks Dustin!

  • JT

    Hey Pat,

    Enjoy the site and looking forward to downloading the podcast. Will you also be posting a non-iTunes RSS feeds, so I can download the podcasts into a non-iTunes media player? I know you have the blog RSS, but I’d appreciate a podcast RSS as well.


    • Pat

      Hey JT – thanks for the inquiry. I’m still trying to figure out how best to do the feeds, and still awaiting iTunes to approve the show. If you go to the podcasting page on the blog (http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/category/podcast), you’ll see a link to the non-iTunes RSS feed at the top. I’ll probably add all of the relevant feeds at the bottom of the next session.

      Thanks for listening!

  • http://entrepreneurblogr.com James Tayo

    nice, really nice. Having listened to the IBM podcast for so long, it just sounded familiar. Like the beat at the intro too.. looking forward to the upcoming episodes..

  • http://privateLabelUnlimited.com/build50klist/build50klist.html Gary David | Build Your List Fast

    Thanks for sharing this Pat. I’ve already downloaded it and you really did an awesome job Pat.

    Keep it up!


  • http://leichtgeldverdienenblog.de Tim Wiengarten

    Hey Pat!
    Man, just to let you know: Your output is just awesome. Keep these things up! You’re making my day with this. I’m really looking forward to hearing the next Episode!

  • TrafficColeman

    Wow Pat

    I like the Podcast bro..I think your bout up that tall mountain..keep up the good work.

    TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

  • http://www.HireYourVirtualAssistant.com/blog Owen McGab Enaohwo

    @Pat, your intro and outro to the show is awesome! Also I am looking forward to the content you will have on the podcast. Have you considered video podcasting?

    • http://www.bloggingaccess.com Felix Albutra

      You are right Owen, I also love Pat’s podcast introduction and outro because it can awake your sleepy mind in front of your computer.

  • http://www.bloggingaccess.com Felix Albutra

    Wow! You are really great Pat. I am now listening to your podcast and I really like it. That’s why I subscribe into it. I am waiting for your future podcast. Hope to hear you soon.

  • Ron


    Your presentation is excellent. I’m hoping to hear some good tips on writing.

  • http://www.everydaypropertyinvesting.com Kaz

    Great job, Pat
    congratulations on your first show, i really enjoyed listening and look forward to many more!

  • http://www.joanvernikos.com Joan Vernikos

    Well done!! Saw it on iTunes as well. It’s comforting to know that even you can take time to get to something. Don’t tell me you do all this on 5 days work a week!! You are misleading folks like me who can get discouraged because we are so dumb and so slow. Ok, I get there eventually and it takes subborness and determination for years.. not days nor hours.
    But you are still the best as far as I am concerned.

  • http://www.pccgllc.com Linda

    really nice job for your first podcast-you came across as very genuine and helpful-keep it up-looking forward to your next one :)

  • Roger

    Hey Pat,

    Congratulations on achieving another goal. I will continue to listen and learn. I wanted to share a point with you that you may not have considered. I have a friend who will not read but he will listen to audiobooks. He recently bought a nano and so I introduced him to the free audio books that are available through our local library. Turns out he has a friend who is the very same way, and he called that friend to tell him about the free audio books available. So here is a guy who would probably never read your blog but would most certainly listen to your podcast, so I am going to share it with him. You have reached a market you probably never thought about. We are a couple of old guys who are always talking about ways to make money, and so this will be right up our alley and give us something to talk about when we get together every week.

  • M

    Flor you are gorgeous! Oh, by the way, good job Pat!

  • Beelissa

    Hi, I just found your blog for the first time and listened to your podcast. I think you did a great job and I’m interested in hearing more. Your voice is easy to listen to and you sound like a down-to-earth kind of person. Thanks!

  • http://www.journeyofmyown.com Clayton

    Hey Pat,

    I just found out about your blog from a guy I met yesterday at a local IM meetup.

    Anyway, your story really resonates with me. I used to be in architecture myself as well. I graduated from ASU last year with my M.Arch. Of course there aren’t any architecture jobs, and I’m too “over educated” to get a different job, so I started working online.

    Great podcast! I’ll definitely come back to your blog here and read / listen to what you’ve got to say.

    Take Care,

  • http://www.effexis.com Rodger Constandse

    Hey Pat,

    Congratulations on your first podcast! Content and sound quality is awesome.

    Please give us some “behind the scenes” info on how you set it up when you get a chance :)

    Take care,

  • Dhvanesh

    Hey Pat,

    Here is another feather in your cap. Congratulations!!!
    I really enjoyed your first podcast. You could be a role model for many of us to get success online.

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  • http://www.queasystomach.com/queasy-stomach-causes/ Tommy Hardin

    This is the first of my favorite podcast series. I also appreciate that you created an app for your podcast. First class all the way. Thank you Pat.


  • http://www.shunjackson.com Shun Jackson

    I’m already addicted. Can’t wait to learn your ways and apply to my business!

  • http://www.iblogjuicing.com/category/weight-loss/ Frank

    I remember this like it was yesterday. I found this podcast about 8 months ago and i’ve been loving it ever since.



  • Jake

    Dear Pat,

    This website is amazing, thank you so much for sharing and I look forward to learning from you as much as possible, and will be listening to every single one of your podcasts and reading your news letters, Then applying it to my life.

    I have my back against the wall, I have been bankrupt this week and I pray that what I learn from you will bring me back from the gutter and back on my feet.

    Keep doing the great things you do!


  • http://www.WomanInLeadership.com/ Stacie Walker

    Hi Pat,

    I have listened to all of your episodes except the first one. Well, I finally listened to your very first episode of your podcast. You did great, even though you say you were terrible. We all have to start somewhere and you have rocked your show!

    Stacie Walker
    Woman in Leadership Founder

  • Drew Taylor

    Who’s your announcer? I’m starting a podcast and was wondering if it was software or do you have someone under contract to do your intros?

    • JK Entrepreneur

      His name is John Melly +_+ He is a great guy, and do just about any voice in the world.
      I met him in a mastermind with Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Ordin. He is totally pro!

  • Jorge Puente

    I just started following you and listened to some of the top rated podcasts and all I can say is WOW. Great work. I’m a follower now. Reason I am posting here is because I am going to listen to ALL of your podcasts in order starting from #1!! Keep up the good work and thank you.

  • Henry

    I am starting my Pat Flynn journey today by listening to all the podcasts in order! wohoo! perhaps one day I will be Pat’s guest ..(fingers crossed :)

  • huyennhi

    I will be submitting the podcast feed to iTunes soon….
    ẩm thực,giảm cân,giải mã giấc mơ,Tin trong ngày,chuyện lạ

  • Dane Gilson

    After listening to all of your SPI Podcast sessions, from the beginning, over the past 3 months, I am now listening again to the first few episodes as I am starting my own Podcast. I am reviewing the early episodes, where you were just starting, and taking notes on how to make a good podcast and to help me not be scared of not sounding as good as you do on session 200, after you have had years of experience.

  • Veasna

    It is not to late to get start to listen to your Podcast from the beginning