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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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May 30, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by:

  • Erik Peterson
  • Mike Zaino
  • Scott Todd
  • Tate Litchfield 

Today's Topics: 

  • Leading with the wrong price—A common newbie mistake. The guys go over their ad pricing strategies. 

The reason you put the cash price out there is to tease the difference between terms and cash.

  • Flight School processes—Scott gets into all the magical details. 
  • VA delegation—What is the first thing you want to delegate? The one task that makes you so crazy that if you have to do it ONE MORE TIME, you're quitting! (Don't ask Scott to copy and paste!) 
  • The mental struggle of being PERFECT—The struggle is real! How much detail should you really put in ads and mailings?  

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Check out PhoenixDigitalMailbox.com to manage your mail from anywhere.

Scott: Check out LogoPony.comprofessionally designed logos.

Tate: Check out Wistia.comto upload and record videos.

Erik: Check out the iPhone app JotNot Proa scanning app for your phone.

Mike: Don't get crazy over great deals and don't get too depressed over bad deals. Continue forward with the mailing and marketing.

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

May 25, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Charles Max Wood, founder of DevChat.tv. Charles is a developer who has turned his skill-set and his passion for helping people into a full-time successful business.  

A couple of key aspects that helped him become successful: 

  • Having a dream that could support him.
  • Figuring out what he was offering is worth.  

Knowing that his dream could support him and thinking it would be cool to talk code to others every week, he decided to take the risk and follow his heart. He now hosts several, sponsor-backed, podcasts.  

Listen in now as we take this podcast to the geekiest level it has ever been! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Charles Wood by going to his website at Devchat.tv. Also check out ClearBit.com. It's a free gmail extension that gives you the background information of the person you might be emailing.

Scott: Check out StatusBrew.com. It's an app that will recycle your posts and keep them going at an affordable rates.

Charles: Read the book Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden. It talks about the different steps you should go through in order to get stuff off your plate. Start automating and start doing the more important stuff yourself.

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

May 23, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by: 

  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
  • Erik Peterson

It's time to get the violins out as we discuss the negative aspects of this business. 

  • Pet Peeves—What annoys us most about this business? Everybody has their pet peeves, how do you deal with them?  
  • Failure Points—Why some people fail and what you can learn from it. 

Plus, how do you keep yourself motivated? The group goes over what works for them.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Check out LandingLion.com. It helps you create landing pages for your business. Also check out VAs.TheLandGeek.com if you want trained virtual assistants at your disposal.

Scott: Check out Airtable.com. (Oh no he didn't!) It's an all-in-one collaboration platform; a database and spreadsheet combined. Also check out LandModo.com/TheLandGeek. We are now allowing outside people to list their property on my site and enjoy my resources.

Tate: Check out ClickMeter.com. It allows you to monitor, compare, and optimize all your marketing links in one place to increase the conversion rate.

Erik: Check out TypeForm.com. It's a new way to look at online forms.

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

May 18, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Scott is wearing his shiny object syndrome hat as he and Mark talk to Tom Corson-Knowles from TCKPublishing.com. Tom's mission is to help others earn a full-time commission from e-book sale royalties and he shares some of his secrets with us! 

Tom delves deep into: 

  • The key thing to make books more successful
  • What makes a book valuable
  • How to create a good title
  • PLUS, the passive element side to it all

It's a one time build, with recurring royalties that can pay out over generations! 

Listen in now to learn more about building this truly passive income!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Tom by going to his website at TCKPublishing.com.

Scott: Check out the Mac app Floradora. You can send emails to yourself easier without having to open the email client. Everything is just on the top of your menu bar.  

Tom: Study everything about Michael A. Singer. He's got a great video on mindfulness training: Mindfulness as a Way of Life, and he's got a book called, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. It's all about being present in the moment or being aware of your emotions, being aware of what's inside your head. You can't take massive action if you get stuck in your mind or in your emotions. These resources will help you get unstuck. 

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

May 16, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by: 

  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
  • Erik Peterson
  • Sean Rickman

Today's Topics:  

  • Wholesaling ethics—The appropriate protocol when it comes to wholesaling. Is inserting yourself in the equation without the sellers knowledge OK? We delve deep into this topic! 
  • Shiny object syndrome—Who on the panel has it and have they ever chased that shiny object?
  • Managing your land business while traveling, or living outside of the US—What are the challenges and processes. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out Airtable.com for a spreadsheet and database combined.

Scott: Check out  IMindQ.com for online mind maps.

Tate: Read the book The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin. Also, Check out ScottsCheapFlights.com to find cheap international flights.

Erik: Check out an app called GV Connect to manage Google voice numbers to ring in your phone.

Sean: Check out SkyScanner.com for cheap flights. 

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

May 11, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Joshua Earl from JoshuaEarl.com. Joshua is a copywriter, email marketer, and programmer. He shares 2 challenges with us that he sees people having with copywriting and how to overcome them.  

Plus, we delve deep into email marketing. Some key takeaways: 

  • You CAN'T email too much! Show up at least once a week, if not more.
  • Give something in value. 
  • Don't be afraid to ask for a sell, have a call to action!  
  • Tell a story.  

Joshua tells us what makes a good story, plus he gives us a lot more valuable advice on building up your lists and adding content to keep the subscribers wanting more!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Joshua Earl by going to his website at JoshuaEarl.com.

Scott: Check out the iPhone app called Elevate—Celebrate the Small Wins. It is a beautifully simple way to keep track of the small happy moments in life.

Joshua: Check out ThriveThemes.com. If you have a website and you need to grow your email list or sell anything, Thrive Themes helps you build from the ground up to make your entire website convert more of your visitors into subscribers, customers & clients

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

May 9, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by: 

  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
  • Erik Peterson
  • Mike Zaino 

Today's Topics:  

  • Selling via text—Is it the new preferred method?
  • The legal aspects of blasting out the deal of the week through text.
  • Buying land that you don't want—mindset and strategy when offering a low price.
  • How to create scarcity on property.

When offering a price, mindset plays such an important role in both buying and selling. It's an inefficient market, you have a buyer and a seller and it's what they agree to. —Mark Podolsky

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Read the book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari.

Scott: Check out the Annotable app. It's the most full-featured all-in-one image annotation tool. 

Tate: Make your photos on your ads better and unique using Adobe Lightroom.  

Erik: Check out Ritetag.com. It's a web app for looking at potential hashtags.

Mike: Read the book, Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity by Charles Duhigg.

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

May 4, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Shawn Murphy from SwitchAndShift.com and author of The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone.   

It's Shawn's business to help companies change their climate—what it feels like to work somewhere—so the focus is on the leader of that company, to create a positive experience by creating an optimistic workplace.  

2 of the key steps in creating an optimistic workplace are: 

  • Having regular one-on-ones. Make sure everyone is clear on where you are going, your goals and priorities.
  • Help individuals be better in life as well as work. 

Can you apply these same principles to virtual assistants? 

Listen in as Shawn answers that question and delves deep into creating an optimistic workplace!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Shawn by going to his website at SwitchAndShift.com. Also, subscribe to his Work That Matters Podcast.

Scott: Check out IfNoReply.com. It's a simple email automation that works from your Gmail. You can use it to predetermine next steps in an email conversation if someone doesn't reply. 

Shawn: Check out GoTrackMeet.com. If you meet with a team virtually and you use Gmail as your email system, TrackMeet allows you to schedule meetings and send agendas to everybody who is invited to that meeting.

Also check out Jell.com if you like daily check ins with your team. It allows you to know what everybody is working on and track your goals.

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

May 2, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by: 

  • Scott Todd
  • Tate Litchfield
  • David Banales
  • Mike Zaino
  • Erik Peterson 

Today's topics are: 

  • Pricing Mistakes—What finance terms you should be putting in your ad to make it more irresistible to buyers and what you shouldn't.
  • Septic Tanks—Do they increase the value of the property? David shares an issue that he is going through now and the panel weighs in. 
  • Defaults—What percentage of term sales go into default and what course of action should you take?

"If you give too many finance options, it gets too confusing for the buyer. Keep your pricing simple and you will increase your sales." —Mark Podolsky

Listen in now for all the details!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: VAs.TheLandGeek.com for all your VA needs!

Scott: ConvertKit.com allows you to re-mail unopened emails in your list.

Tate: The Cash App. Great resource for sending cash.  

Erik: AlfredApp.com—Adds custom hotkeys to your Mac. 

Mike: WorkFlowy.com for VA management.

David: ListGoal.com—An extension to 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?

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