I love sharing success stories from Smart Passive Income Podcast listeners. I'm constantly amazed at the creativity and drive of this community, and this week's guest is no exception. Here today is Open Home Automation‘s Marco Schwartz, an online entrepreneur who teaches others how to program their own home automation systems using simple tutorials and tools.
Before he started his business, Marco loved using his programming expertise to connect different home automation systems for even greater ease of use—building an “Internet of Things,” as it's often called. He began building tutorials for his favorite projects and posting them online for other passionate programmers to learn. Within a year, OpenHomeAutomation.net went from 20 visitors a day to 2,000.
Marco found success by consistently providing value to his audience, optimizing his website and business processes, and carving out space in a niche he loved. His story is the perfect lesson for online entrepreneurs everywhere—just listen in!
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Today's guest is another SPI listener success story, here to share how he built a unique online business around his home automation tutorials.
- The story of how Marco's website was paying his bills after one year in business.
- How Open Home Automation went from 20 to 2,000 visitors a day.
- Strategies and tools Marco uses to monetize his website.
- How Marco prices his products, and how he applies the “bonus sandwich.”
- Website optimization lessons Marco learned while refining OpenHomeAutomation.net.
- The mistake both Marco and I made when starting our online businesses.
- One simple way you can experiment with monetizing your passion.
- The home automation tutorial Marco's audience loves the most, and more!
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