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The Art of Passive Income Podcast

Mark Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek) and Scott Todd from scotttodd.net are successful land investors, land investing coaches and committed to helping you break out of solo-economic dependency. Discover why Land Investing is The Best Passive Income Model (no physical inventory, a one-time sale, recurring revenue, a built-in incentive for the buyer to continue paying, and low competition). Learn about strategies, skills and helpful tips that will help you grow your Passive Income through Land Investing and other passive models.
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Dec 29, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we talk to Cynthia Tripathi. Cynthia is the author of the book Escaping Average: 18 Tips to Spark Positive Momentum and Transform Your Life. Cynthia wanted to show people how easy it is to kick-start positive transformation in their lives. The book covers 6 major areas of your life and also gives a 30-day action plan for each area.

Cynthia graduated college with a 4.0 GPA and holds a Bachelor’s Degree. She has traveled the country and has lived in 7 different states. She has also been a personal trainer, worked in the financial planning world, and is a UPW Firewalker. With persistence, drive and ambition her life's journey is to always improve herself and to never quit learning. Her latest project is LAND! She bought The Land Geek Toolkit and is currently a student of ours.

2 things that are the key to happiness:

  • Growth
  • Contribution

Cynthia explains why each one is important in the process of transforming your life.  

If you’re looking for motivation—you’re stuck in a rut and want to move the needle forward but you don’t know how, don’t miss today’s episode!

PLUS, Cynthia has a special offer for the podcast listeners. She's giving away 24 copies of her Audible audio book. Listen in for details.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Get the AirMountApp—An app to access your iPhone from your MAC. Second tip, go to SparkPositiveMomentum and get Cynthia's book, Escaping Average: 18 Tips to Spark Positive Momentum and Transform Your Life. 

Scott: Ship LabelAn app to print shipping labels straight from your phone.

Cynthia: Get her book Escaping Average. Second tip is another book, Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way by Steven Pressfield 

What have you done today that was geeky? Comment on the blog and tell us!

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Dec 22, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks with the founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, Brian Scudamore; O2EBrands.com 

Brian talks with us about how he got started in a pick-up truck picking up junk to pay his way through college to owning several successful businesses and is on his way to making a billion in revenue! It took him 8 years to make that first million, but now he does that in ONE day. 

What does it take to get to that level?  

Stick-With-It-Ness! Do not give up. To build a great company you have to go through: 

  • The ups and downs
  • Making mistakes
  • Learning process
  • Tweaking the model and making it better! 

You also need to build a great team. Find the right people, train them right and treat them right! Brian gives his team 5 weeks off a year.  

When building a great company with great people you need to have them live great lives. 

Brian also shares with us how his second business almost failed because he had reached a level of arrogance in thinking that he had it all figured out. Each company is different and what worked for the first one may not work for the next one. He took that lesson learned into his 3rd and 4th company and they are now successful because of it. 

Listen in to see if you have what it takes to run a successful business. 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Brian and the brands at O2EBrands.com

Brian: Read the book Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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Dec 15, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks to Carrie Wilkerson from CarrieWilkerson.com—The Barefoot Executive. Carrie has a long list of attributes, including Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, Award Winning Podcaster, and named by Forbes as a top small business influencer. 

She is also a mother of 4, has lost 140 pounds, runs several successful businesses from home and has paid off a 6-figure debt! How does she do it? 

It all comes down to making one decision at a time and changing your behavior one day at a time to change your patterns. Here is how to get started:

  • Be honest with yourself—Your naked before picture. Really acknowledge what it looks like now, whatever it is that you're trying to change.  
  • Make your one time decisions—Your non-negotiables. Make your decisions and create your routines in advance.
  • Make those decisions when you are stronger—so in your weak moments there are no decisions to be made because you've already made them! You tend to make bad decisions when you are weak.
  • Start with a couple of manageable decisions. Don't overload yourself with change, or else you are setting yourself up for failure.  

We also discuss the one thing you need to overcome to succeed at any business and that is FEAR....Fear of what other's think of you and fear of failure. You have to put yourself out there and embrace the suck—that's where the real growth comes from. 

What is holding you back? Listen in to our talk with Carrie for some clarity.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Carrie at CarrieWilkerson.com.

Carrie: Subscribe to her email list #CarrieOn so you know when she releases her new book, Move The Needle and read Profit First by Mike Michalowicz.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Dec 8, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks to Ramon Ray of RamonRay.com. Ramon has done it all, from working at the UN to becoming an entrepreneur. He started 4 companies and sold 1. He's the editor and founder of Smart Hustle Magazine, author of 3 books, journalist, global speaker, mentor, former technology consultant, event producer and host. And what does a guy who has done it all do next? He interviews the President! He interviewed President Obama in the President's first live Google Hangout! 

How did Ramon get to that level? He did not take NO for an answer! Instead he let it fuel his fire. He explains that the 2 most important things that got him there were: 

  • Persistence
  • Hard Work 

Where can you apply those 2 qualities in your own business to push yourself ahead?  

Ramon talks about the 3 phases he went through when starting out as an entrepreneur and his favorite tech pieces that he uses in his own businesses. Then Mark puts him on the spot and has him defend Infusionsoft aka CONfusionsoft.   

Don't miss this FUN episode! 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ramon at RamonRay 

Ramon: Try not to generate sales first, but instead focus on building a tribe.  

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Dec 1, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Network Marketer, Bob Heilig at BobHeilig.com

Bob started off doing a daily broadcast on Periscope and built up a very large following and then moved into the next phase, monetizing.  After making $30,000 on his first webinar and another $83,000 in sales from that by offering 90 day live coaching, he made $112,000 off that first webinar! So how did he do it and how can his method benefit you when it comes to building up your list? 

  • To start building a following, you have to lead with giving value first. With Bob starting out on Periscope giving away advice and teaching without asking anything in return, that led to a large following.
  • You have to be consistent. Consistency develops Know, Like, and Trust. By Bob showing up everyday to do his live webinar, people began to Know, Like, and Trust him. Once you build that trust you can sell people anything as long as it has value and you're operating with ethics and integrity.
  • And third, do not be an infomercial! Promoting yourself or your company all the time WILL drive people away.  

Those 3 qualities can be very beneficial when building up your own list. Listen in as he goes deeper into these matters and so much more!

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Bob at BobHeilig.com. You can access his podcasts from there and also on his Facebook fan page—YourVirtualUpline.

Scott: FLIX—A professional video maker app for businesses.

Bob: Read the book The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Nov 23, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Ted Rubin from TedRubin.com. Ted is a Leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators. He is a guy that says what he thinks and believes that being who you are is key to building a business or a following. 

Providing good customer service is vital for any company. Here are a few things you can apply to your own business: 

  • Form a human connection—people do not want to be treated as a number.
  • Be genuine!
  • Be consistent!  

Listen in as Ted delves deep into the importance of Return On Relationships and how it will enhance your Return On Investment.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ted by going to TedRubin.com

Scott: PaperWorks.io—An app to easily manage all of your email accounts in one place. It scans your inboxes and downloads your attachments then stores them so they're easy to find. No more searching through multiple email accounts to find what you're looking for. 

Ted: A challenge for you— for the next 30 days pick up the phone once a day and call someone you haven’t spoken to in awhile.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Nov 17, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jeffrey Slayter from JeffreySlayter.com. Jeffrey is an International Speaker, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Thought Leader. He works with people to help them find their own leader within themselves. 

A few topics we discuss:  

  • Chasing the metal rabbit— The metal rabbit is your definition of success. But what happens when you catch the metal rabbit and you still aren't happy?
  • What makes a good team leader.
  • How having high engagement can be profitable and why culture is key in building strong teams. 

Jeffrey offers up a lot of great advice. Listen in as we go DEEP in this thought provoking episode! 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Go to JeffreySlayter.com

Scott: Get Remotely—an app for iPhone and MAC users, to access your entire hard drive from your phone.

Jeffrey: Write down every area in your life that you lose track of time. Then find a way to spend your time in those domains because then you'll be more true to who you are and your life will be magic.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want? 

Nov 10, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jon Nastor who is the creator and host of the podcast Hack The Entrepreneur.

After creating some software companies he became bored and listened to the advice of some people who suggested that he should start his own podcast. So he decided to put 30 episodes out there and when those spiraled out of control it quickly became a full time business. Jon's 277th episode just came out.  

The guys talk about the things that entrepreneurs struggle with, what holds them back, and what they should be focusing on: 

  • Self-confidence
  • Being able to make decisions
  • Executing with discipline 

And also, Jon talks about just-in-time learning—the execution of only needing to know what you need to do RIGHT NOW. Don't worry about 6 months down the road, focus on what needs to be done now!   

There is some great entrepreneurial advice in this episode that every business owner should know. Listen in to find out why it's NOT a great idea to outsource the tasks that you hate to do yourself. 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Subscribe to Hack The Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor and the book, So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport

Scott: InstantTranslate for iPhone. You type your message and it instantly translates it into any language.

Jon: Read the book What Got You Here Won't Get You There: A Round Table Comic: How Successful People Became Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Nov 3, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Ace Chapman, website Ace Chapman. Ace is in the business of buying businesses. Ace is an expert when it comes to buying established businesses. In the business for 17 years now, he knows what to look for and what to stay away from.

In college, on a scholarship studying political science to become an attorney, Ace fell into this business. He had reached out to some guys who owned a company for software that he was using. He discovered that were letting it go and after doing the math, he figured it was a great deal. He closed his very first deal at the age of 19.

A few things to consider when buying an existing business:

  • Get into a business that's already making money.
  • How long has it been in business?
  • Does it have systems and people already in place to run it?

When buying a business you have to dig deep into due diligence and it's crucial that you see yourself as being in the business of buying a business.

Do you have what it takes? Listen in to find out.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ace, go to his website Ace Chapman 

Scott: Read Ace's book, The Ace Formula: How to Buy a Business

Ace: Go to BizBuySell and learn from the people that have already built great businesses.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Oct 27, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Bobby Casey, Founder of Global Wealth Protection. GWB helps clients from around the world internationalize their assets and take advantage of unique investment opportunities globally.  

His business helps people internationalize their business, their wealth, and their lives. He is a big believer in international diversification and not just from an asset point of view, but also internationalizing your life as well.   

Bobby digs deep into: 

  • Asset Protection
  • The Multi-Flag Strategy  
  • Anarcho-Capitalism  

If you have ever thought about taking your business international, you cannot afford to miss this episode. Listen in as we go global!

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: For team communication, Slack now has Slack Beta. It's better, it's faster.

Scott: Go to Clarke.ai. This service dials into conference calls, takes notes, and emails them to you!

Bobby: First tip, listen to the quote by John D. Rockefeller that is on Bobby's website, "Own nothing control everything." Don't put a bullseye on your back. If you're a serious investor, get the proper structure set up in place for ownership of your assets, minimize that risk so that you can continue being the professional investor you are, and continue to grow your business and grow your asset base. Second tip, go to Global Wealth Protection. There's a lot of content in there about economics, international investments, different global opportunities, and subscribe to Bobby's newsletter. And third, a book by a friend of Bobby's, Choose Yourself by James Altucher.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Oct 20, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Josh Steimle—JoshSteimle.com. Josh has been featured in Time, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Entrepreneur and he is on Mashable. Josh has also written a book, Chief Marketing Officers at Work and has been running a digital marketing agency, MWI, since college in 1999. 

In this episode, Josh gives away his biggest secret in business, and that is to give away your biggest secret, or advice, for FREE! "The more I give, the more I get back. Plus, it's fun to give!" 

 

Josh answers:

  • How does he attract people to his website?
  • If he can go back to the beginning, what one thing would he change?
  • What is his biggest challenge?
  • What is the best place to start for entrepreneurs?
  • What is the future of content marketing?

5 books Josh would take if he was on a deserted island:

Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive and Build Your Dream Business by Chris Ducker

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

The Power of Self-Confidence: Become Unstoppable, Irresistible, and Unafraid of Every Area of Your Life by Brian Tracy 

Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg

Listen in for some great tips and advice and discover the best way to attract your target customers to take your business to the next level.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Go to JoshSteimle.com. He gives away so much valuable information! 

Scott: Check out Cardlife to take control of your subscriptions! It will save the average person $587 a month!

Josh: Follow Bryan Harris of VideoFruit. He's an email building GURU! While he does have paid services he also gives away a ton of free advice that will definitely help grow your email list!  

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Oct 13, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Raj Bhaskar, the creator of the app Hurdlr—a work finance manager that tracks all of your income, expenses, and tax deductions in real time on the go.

Who is this app for?

  • Freelance and Entrepreneurs
  • Realtors
  • Hosts – AirBnB
  • Drivers and Couriers – Uber Drivers

With such a beneficial app that will help every entrepreneur, it's clear to see that Raj is big on customer service.

Raj is not just out for the sale, he goes above and beyond to give his customers what they need. He’s all about building relationships with both his team and his customers. His way of thinking is simple, you bring on the best people and take care of your customers for real, long lasting value.

Listen in and see how Raj's stance on customer service and values can help you in your own business.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn about Raj and how he is saving the world one expense at a time. Go to Hurdlr where there is a ton of information and you will walk away smarter.

Scott: A free app that holds you accountable with your goals, GoalBot. Using Facebook messenger to follow up with you, Goalbot will keep you moving forward.

Raj: Learn to Focus. A great book that will help is The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want? 

Oct 6, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Kevin Rogers, a stand-up comedian turned copywriter.

After traveling the U.S. as a dead broke comedian, Kevin discovered that a simple joke formula could be used as a powerful marketing hook. He took that concept and began teaching business owners how to improve their sales with his joke formula technique. His company CopyChief connects business owners and copywriters.

  • What makes a good copywriter? 
  • What makes a good headline?
  • When is the right time to seek a copywriter?

Kevin dives into all this, plus discover what factors make a simple joke formula.

Kevin shares some examples of a good joke formula and comes up with a 20-second pitch for LoanGeek.io—you don't want to miss this! Today's podcast is HUGE!

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: First tip, explore Facebook Marketplace. Second tip, don't waste time, go to CopyChief and learn all about Kevin and go to 60 Second Sales Hook for a free copy of his book.

Scott: Check out The Gary Halbert Letter— a series of letters written by a renown copywriter.

Kevin: Create a personal joke formula. Write a joke about yourself using the 4 elements in the joke formula, except change the last one, surprise, to results. Second, read his book the 60 Second Sales Hook.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Sep 29, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Michael Alder, real estate expert and host of the Real Estate Strategy Session podcast.

With a background in real estate and tired of dealing with deadbeat tenants, destroyed properties, evictions and lawyers Michael found Mark's podcast and said to himself, “This guy definitely has something here.” He loved the idea and decided to take MASSIVE action because it’s far more passive than the residential game.

Today we talk about wholesaling. If you've ever thought about wholesaling land, this is definitely the episode for you.

Michael offers newbie advice:

  • Start with the toolkit—get your education down
  • Complete a couple baby deals to get your feet wet. The process of getting those done will build your confidence and press you forward so you can start seeing the numbers you’re after.
  • Don’t get discouraged if nothing comes from a big mailer.
  • Focus on your model and keep pressing forward with it.

Also in this episode:

  • Scott’s scariest real estate deal… AKA the gangsta wholesale deal
  • Avoiding the shiny object syndrome
  • What is the difference between The Land Geek model and the wholesale residential model?

There is a lot of good stuff here, PLUS Michael wants to hook YOU up with goodies! Listen in for details.

 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Take action right away. Avoid the law of diminishing intent, because the longer it takes you to take action the more likely you are not to. Also Wonder-Bot – a FREE app that remembers the things that you easily forget.

Scott: Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life On Purpose by Claire Diaz-Ortiz A book about maximizing your time

Michael: Build upon yourself and it will help you build your business. Find someone that you can connect with that will help you build your self-esteem like Tony Robbins' book Awaken the Giant.

Other resources mentioned:

Mark:  Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Scott: The e-myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It -The Original by Michael E. Gerber

Michael: 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

 

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Sep 22, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Nicholas Coriano, founder of Homeskape.com. Nicholas is a definite go-getter in the business world. His ambition started as a child and at the age of 15 he was obsessed with magic and spent hours practicing which led to real gigs. He would charge $125 for a half hour magic show while his friends worked hard to make that in a week—and that was his first a-ha moment; if you practice hard at something and get good at it, it will bring you a lot of money. Nicholas' second a-ha moment came a few years later when he bought a domain for practically nothing and sold it at a 3000% return.

Nicholas is a true genius when it comes to business. His goal is to create businesses that help the world. Nicholas offers up some great advice:

  • Build a virtual team so you can go bigger with the things you enjoy doing.
  • Stay up on motivated people in the industry. It helps break down walls when it comes to building businesses.
  • 3 things you need: belief, desire, and a plan
  • 3 things you don’t need: fear, doubt, and indecision
  • Save money! Have a reserve.

There is a lot of great advice in this episode, including different variables to think about when purchasing land. And Scott finds one of Nicholas' businesses online that leave both him and Mark speechless! Plus, hear why Nicholas throws the conventional wisdom, focus-focus-focus, right out of the window. You don’t want to miss this!

It's time to take massive action with whatever it is. Test an idea, if it works slowly build it up. Figure out a way to outsource and automate it and then go into the next thing.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Simply, learn more about Nick. @NicholasCoriano, Homeskape.com and his holding company Homescapellc.com—Profit With a Purpose

Scott: Go to Nick’s website!

Nicholas: First tip, follow Mark. You will learn a ton from him. Stay close to people who think like you. Second is a time management tip—Do It, Delegate It, Defer It, or Drop It… the 4 D’s. So when life throws things at you, either Do It right there, Delegate It to someone else, Defer It in time, or Drop It altogether from your mind so you can move on.  

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Sep 15, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott Todd talk to Damion Lupo of Total Control Financial and founder of the eQRP.

What is the eQRP and how did it come into existence?

The eQRP is the ultimate tool to take control of your money—it's a way better option for people to do all of their investing.

Damion has a background in real estate investing, developing and building. From there he worked in the metals world, gold and silver. After a customer approached him about using their retirement funds to buy metals it got him thinking. He wanted something different where we, the investors, are in control and someone else can’t play roulette with our money. So he and his attorney did research and together they wrote, Total Control Financial Guide to the QRP: How to get Checkbook Control of your 401K ROLLOVER Money Now.

In today's podcast Damion discusses:

  • Everything you need to know about starting up an eQRP
  • GREAT estate planning strategy tips
  • What makes this different than buying and trading on Wall Street
  • How much you can put in your eQRP a year
  • And so much more!

There is so much information in this podcast, Scott’s head nearly explodes! 

This podcast WILL move the needle in your life!

And if you didn't get enough of Damion in this episode, be sure to join us at the next Bootcamp in Orlando, Florida where Damion will speak in depth on the eQRP.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Total Control Financial

Scott:  Snapdex - A Wikipedia of snap chatters to find people to connect with.

Damion: Grant Cardone's The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

 

Bonus Book Tips!

Mark asks the guys if they were stranded on a desert island what ONE book would they want with them to read over and over again.

Scott: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Damion: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 

Mark: Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts—a fictional novel where Slumdog Millionaire meets Good Fellows.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Sep 8, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Bobby Lin, founder of Valosoan online video production marketplace where the whole production crew is together in one convenient website. They have a network of professionals, including:

  • Videographers
  • Voice Over Artists
  • Video Editors

Bobby shares his experience and talks about what has influenced him to become an entrepreneur and what inspired him to turn his passion of videos into a successful business.

Delve into...

  • The freelance market
  • Live streaming vs pre-recorded video
  • The best platform to livestream to
  • Software available to livestream to multiple places at once
  • And what draws people to your YouTube channel

How could video help your business?

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Notion, a free unified work space for modern teams.

Scott: Free Write, a great place for writers to journal and document without editing or judging.

Bobby: Create a persona of your ideal customer. You will be more prepared at supplying something that’s going to entice them. 

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want? 

Sep 1, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Paul Kirch from BOSS Academy Radio — Business-Ownership-Success-Strategies.

Paul’s expertise is in sales, sales strategy, entrepreneurial motivation, business success stories and coaching. He started out working for other people but always knew he wanted something more. So after 21 years he took a leap of faith in 2009 and started his own company. He now helps other entrepreneurs come up with effectively usable concepts that allow them to sell more effectively without being sellsy.

It’s hard to leave the comfort of working for a company when you're bringing in a steady paycheck. Paul says don’t leave it until you are sure!

Once you have taken that leap then what?

  • Start by systemizing your business as much as you can.
  • Build a model which has the opportunity to grow into something in which you have resources so you’re able to spread yourself out a little more.

So take that leap but always be thinking in terms of, How do I get myself removed as the only person in this company.

  

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out Process.st and listen to their Business Systems Explored podcast.

Scott: Check out TheSimplePostcard.com and send postcards right from your phone for only $2.00.

Paul: Find clarity on what you want to accomplish everyday. Come up with one to three things that you have to do to make that day a success and whiteboard out WHY you need it done, WHAT it is, WHEN it needs to happen, and WHAT is the impact. It's not about doing but about accomplishing.

Other resources mentioned in podcast were:

Use Mindjet MindManager, or other mind mapping tools, to help you start creating your system.

The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

For sequencing email, checkout Auto Responder Madness

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Aug 25, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks with Land Geek coaches Chris Clark and Michael Warren.

Michael teamed up with Chris who crossed paths in the real estate world. They formed a partnership, Stratus Land, and are crushing it!

Chris bought an Airstream travel trailer and committed to living in it full time while travelling the country to check out land and work remotely.

Utilizing online tools and technology is just as productive as sitting next to each other in an office.

To work remotely you will need to:

  • Spend time to get all systems in place so you can automate as much as possible.
  • Map out a deal flow diagram. Identify a process for each individual step.
  • Get enough support. Focus more on system than process.

Chris and Michael are also working on a Due Diligence coaching course. It will be an incredible resource to help others approach research and due diligence—taking their business to the next level.

Can a partnership work virtually? Listen in to see how Chris and Michael make it work.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Here are some geeky time saving tech tips. Download Youtube videos without a downloader by simply inserting "ss" in the URL of the video you are watching. For instance:

  • Original URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1w2e3
  • New URL: http://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=q1w2e3

To translate your ads into other languages use Google Translate. Also for those phone calls in different languages that you receive, check out ITranslateVoice.com.

And last, but certainly not least…check out TheSimplePostcard.com and send postcards through your phone. Just text a photo to the site's number and they will send it out for you for only $2.00.

Michael:  Different counties will give you a discount on your property taxes if you pay them in advance. Pay attention and reach out to each individual counties and treasurer and see if they offer any sort of discounts on property taxes.

Chris: Get additional information on the property you are about to buy by calling the local sheriff's department and ask them about the details of the property. They will generally know a lot about the properties in that area.

Read Ask: The Counterintuitive Online Formula to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy... Create a Mass of Raving Fans... and Take Any Business to the Next Level by Ryan Levesque.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

 

Aug 18, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk about the path to success and how it’s not such a straight line. They discuss the sucky parts of the business, setbacks and how to overcome them, recent deals and their experience with defaults.

Everybody goes through rough patches no matter what business you’re in, but how do you overcome those obstacles? Scott’s advice is to focus on the things that you can control, not those that you can't.

A few things you can control are:

  • County Research
  • How many offers you make
  • Due Diligence
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Closing Process

This episode is packed full of tips!

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Read the book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal and learn more about the ten second rule and the "I will" and "I won't" challenge.

Scott: Check out the book JumpStart Your Priorities: A 90-Day Improvement Plan by John C. Maxwell. It will help you focus your time each day working on those things that will help you move the needle in your life.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want? 

Aug 11, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks with coaching student Scott Bossman from LandBosses.com.

We hear over and over how student stories are your favorite...and we can see why—real people, real struggles, real success!

Scott talks about his personal journey. How he was a complete newbie when he started with Mark, with no experience in real estate or business. Working a full time job and wanting to spend more time with his family, he was searching for ways to create a passive income when he ran across one of Mark's podcasts and was hooked. He went home and told his wife Erin, Honey, this is what we are going to do. Now seven months into the program he feels that they are on the right track.

Learn what Scott finds the most challenging, the most valuable, and what he likes the best and the least about the business. He also talks about his favorite deal and what has helped him save time.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Use AlternativeTo.net find great alternatives to the current software you are using.

Scott:  A great book about managing and prioritizing your time, Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden.

Visit Scott's Facebook page, Home BASE Properties, LLC.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Aug 4, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Justin Cooke. Justin is a virtual nomad running a successful business, Empire Flippers—honest website brokers in a not so honest niche.

The boys discuss investing in not only raw land but virtual real estate. Justin shares his story about how he came to be a website broker.

If you are looking to invest, digital real estate is a great option! Justin walks us through...

  • how to pick just the right website
  • why you may want to invest in a tougher sell
  • how you can create a passive income with already developed websites
  • outsourcing—working and managing VAs
  • the best platforms for managing VAs
  • the future of virtual real estate

This is an episode you won't want to miss!

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Make a nice ROI on your time and delve deeper into the transparent and trustworthy world of EmpireFlippers.com in a world of sleaziness. Avoid the muck and go to EmpireFlippers.com.

Scott: Read the book The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry by John Warrillow and learn how to create a subscription business in your industry.

Justin: Read the book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow. Learn from a fictional story how to properly manage your business and apply it in real life and improve your business. Also, check out WebEquityShow.com and learn how to buy and close deals on websites.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Jul 28, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Yann Ilunga. Yann is known as the podcasting ROCKSTAR! Whether you want to start a blog, launch a podcast, or grow your email list—Yann is your guy!

Yann walks us through the basics; answering newbie questions about monetizing a podcast without advertisers as well as how to scale a non-scaleable business, like consulting, with funnels.

Entrepreneurs and foodies unite in this delectable episode, as self-proclaimed foodie, Yann shares with us some exotic foods.

Listen in and see how you can create a profitable sales funnel.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out Vyper.io and make your promotions go viral. Give your audience an incentive to share through gorgeous viral contests.

Scott: Make your emails less 'spammy' by going to Mail-Tester.com to test the 'spammyness' of your email.

Yann: Go to YannIlunga.com/funnel and sign up for the free email course on funnels. Learn how to implement funnels on your own business or side hustle and put together the structure for your passive income.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

 

Jul 21, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk about the latest Bootcamp and what you can do to make sure you never run out of cash flow.

One of the biggest concerns our students have is running out of money. When you begin snatching up properties left and right, it won't take long to run through your savings. But there are ways to ensure that doesn't happen.

Today, Mark and Scott tackle notes...should you sell? How do you build and compound your note portfolio? Where can you go if you want to sell?

Listen in and see how you can build your note portfolio at light speed!

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Read the book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal. Exercise and meditate to increase your willpower.

Scott: Check out the Quitter App for Mac and automatically hide or quit apps after periods of inactivity. Minimize the distraction and clutter on your computer. Also, go to Nugget.one and sign up to get a new SaaS startup idea in your inbox every single day.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

The Art of Passive Income will be published every Thursday.

If you subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and send a screenshot to support@thelandgeek.com, we will send you the $97 Passive Income Launch Kit.

Jul 14, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk about creative marketing, wealth mentality, and shady real estate gurus.

Somethings are only learned by experience. You can't learn everything from a book, once you have gained all you can through reading and listening to gurus then it's time to get out into the real world and gain experience. You are not a guru until you have the experience of dozens, if not hundreds and even thousands of deals. Make sure you know you are listening to a trusted source who has REAL experience.

How do you get rid of a property you acquired that has a trench 8 feet deep, 10 feet wide and runs along the entire length of the property? Market it as having a MOAT, that's how!

There are lots of creative ways you can take something that is seemingly problematic and turn it into gold for the right investor.

These guys are always giving...there are tips a plenty in this episode!

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Do live streaming via YouTube Live. Skip the process of manually uploading recorded live streams from other platforms into YouTube and just record straight from YouTube and share to your social media accounts.

Scott: Have your own personal search engine for all your cloud services via Binocs and never lose any files. Also, check out The Abundance Code.

Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

The Art of Passive Income will be published every Thursday.

If you subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and send a screenshot to support@thelandgeek.com, we will send you the $97 Passive Income Launch Kit.

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