branding

Behind the Scenes of Back to the Future Again – SPI TV, Ep. 14

Be sure to subscribe to SPI TV  (on YouTube or iTunes) to get new episodes of SPI TV each Friday! On March 24th, 2015, I traveled to Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry, which is located just south of Los Angeles. On this evening, from 6pm to 3am the next morning, I would be filming a short [...]

How to Become Futureproof: Opening Keynote NMX ’15 – SPI TV, Ep. 13

I'm super excited to share the full version of my opening keynote at New Media Expo '15 in Las Vegas. Complete with a short film I wrote and starred in, a Delorean on stage and everything you need to know to become futureproof - this is my most proud and excited work, and I hope you enjoy!

SPI 147: Behind the Scenes of a Thriving and Active Membership Site with Corbett, Chase, and Barrett from Fizzle.co

Membership sites are often described as the "holy grail" of passive income, with a predictable recurring income coming in each month based on the number of members you might have. With that said, it's not easy to setup, and it's definitely not easy to keep alive. Here is the crew from Fizzle.co who is here to help us keep our membership sites alive and thriving...

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...

SPI 127: Building a Successful E-Commerce Business and Private Labeling with Ryan and Daniel

There are countless ways to generate an income online. E-Commerce is one that I have yet to personally explore myself, but after listening to this episode with Ryan and Daniel who are earning over $1,000,000 per month in revenue (by private labeling and selling using fulfillment services from Amazon), I may experiment with this in the near future. Learn about the how-to strategies Ryan and Daniel use to run their successful e-commerce business in this episode.

SPI 123: Turning a So-So Blog into a So-Profitable Brand—Gretchen and Jason from Woodland Bakery

Gretchen's blog about baking was doing okay, but she questioned whether or not to keep going. Then, she connected with Jason who helped take her so-so blog, and turn it into an extremely profitable brand with a HUGE audience. Here's how it all happened...

And They Said I Was Stupid—A Thought from 21,400 Feet in the Air

I'm publishing the blog post from 21,400 feet in the air on my way to Austin, TX. Something funny happened at the airport that reminded me of a time when someone I trusted called me stupid.

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!

Niche Site Duel 2.4.0—Pat’s Food Truck Niche Website Revealed! – Part 2

In my last post, I revealed the niche site that I built to serve aspiring and existing food truck owners. FoodTruckr.com was very well received and a lot of people left very positive comments about the concept, design and content currently on the site. Thanks for that! In this post, I'm going to pick up where [...]

REALITY CHECK: 24 Questions That Will Challenge You and Your Brand (+NSD2.0 Update)

This post references a website and business that I'm publicly building for Niche Site Duel 2.0. The site will become a resource for current and future food truck business owners and operators, and the "coming soon" page is already live. I have not yet revealed the exact brand name and URL because I don't want [...]