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!

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.

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. 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 [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.2.0 (UPDATE) – Beyond the Brand Name, Competition Analysis and “List Building”

Niche Site Duel 2.0 may seem like it's off to a slow start, but behind the scenes a lot of things are happening. This post will serve to fill you in on where I'm at with my new website and my plan for moving forward. Go to to get all of the updates from [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.1.1 – Branding, Domain Names and The NSD Leaderboard!

In our last Niche Site Duel 2.0 post, I revealed that the niche that I'll be building a website for is the food truck niche. Specifically, it will be a resource for people who are interested in starting a food truck business and those who already have one. There's a nice continuation between the two [...]

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Unfair Advantage? (7 Examples)

I recently started to collect voicemail messages from my audience so that I could share their questions (and my answers) right in the middle of a podcast session. The voicemail transcribed below from SPI Fan Tony P., however, is one that deserves its own blog post: "Hey Pat, thanks in advance if you can help me out. [...]

SPI 028: Be Everywhere – Building a Profitable BRAND by Thinking Outside the Blog

Note - a book entitled BE EVERYWHERE is being worked on as we speak! Please subscribe to the blog to stay updated. In this special session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I share a re-recording of the presentation I did at Blog World Expo in Los Angeles last week. I also include a YouTube [...]

Los Angeles, Name Tags and Blog World Expo!

Wow, is it really November already? Crazy! Speaking of crazy, this week is nuts! I'm currently writing to you from my hotel room in Los Angeles, which I'm now calling SPI Headquarters (smartpassiveincomehq?) as I prepare my presentation for Blog World Expo this Friday. I'm here a bit early with the family because we're doing [...]