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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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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.

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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.

Jul 7, 2016

The geekiness is strong with this one! In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with fellow geek, Peita Diamintidis.

Not too many people have actually created a word, but the Finance Action Hero has! Zaptitude—skill; knack; ability or acquired capacity to sort out ones's money stuff.

Peita is here to show you how to handle your own money stuff...

  • ​What differentiates a pyramid scheme from a real business & equity vs. cash flow.​
  • Simplicity—why do we always make things so complex?
  • Credit vs. Debit, should we ever use credit cards?
  • Do you know what your interest rate is?​
And any self-respecting lady geek wouldn't leave without discussing the bigger handbag theory and answering the question, should you earn more or just be conscious about your spending?
 
Aunt Peita's Tips
  • Spend less than you earn
  • Waste is really stupid
  • Slow and steady absolutely wins the race
  • If something is too good to be true, it is!​

There is almost too much geekiness in this episode...proceed with caution!

 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out Zoom.us and record your video conferences online. You can also get their app and use it from your phone.

Scott: Get the Openvid chrome plugin and seamlessly record your screen, mic, and camera all in your Google Chrome browser.

Peita: Check out MapYourProgress.com and track your goals creatively. Get a map for your goals and color in each swirl as you see your progress slowly unfold into a beautiful picture.

And if you need your own Yoda backpack, we found this one on Amazon!

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.

Jun 30, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk about how business has been slow, what they did to clinch a few deals, and how spending money when business is slow is better than going into hiding.

A big mistake most entrepreneurs make is to tighten their wallets when business slows—Mark and Scott say that's wrong! Discover some great tips and advice as they explore this concept and find out how you'll always win with an abundance mentality.

As if this episode didn't have enough packed in, learn how automating tasks can help your marriage...on second thought, maybe that's not the best advice!

 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Scott: Save time texting the same messages over and over again by getting the Badger App. Just type in your text message once and set it on a repeating schedule. You can systematize and automate certain aspects of your life or business by sending reminders to your loved ones or promotions for your customers.

Mark: Check out SmallVictori.es and turn files in your Dropbox folder into a website. Create a quick squeeze page, slide shows, campaigns, and other websites with no installation, no server, no coding required.

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.

Jun 16, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk about working diligently on achieving numbers, goals, and stretched targets.

You cannot slow down.

The only way to make money online is through the phone.

Starting out in the raw land investing business may be a little bit daunting for the newbies but you shouldn’t fear calling clients. The seller should know more about the property than you. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, it’s a good way for you to learn more about it. Feel confident in your abilities to negotiate the price on the property. You’re still the expert.

Listen in as Mark and Scott offer their wisdom for newbies (and you more experienced investor's are bound to learn something new as well!) and discover the one thing you should do!

 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Scott: Check out Audrey. It’s a cell phone app that allows you to edit pictures right from your phone. You can brighten your pictures, make the temperature cooler, and even change the shutter speed.

Mark: Check out UseProud.com. It’s an app that helps you manage your time by breaking down big tasks into smaller ones so you can have a clear vision of what to do next.

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 Monday.

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.

Jun 16, 2016

In today’s episode, Mark and Scott compare the work involved in selling life insurance versus investing in land. Which do you think you'd enjoy more?

Listen in as Mark and Scott talk about everything they're currently doing in their businesses and find out if Scott has become a better marketer.

This episode is full of tips and advice, along with the wisdom and tools you need to start your own passive income business.

The best feeling that you can have is that while you’re doing your day job, spending time with family, or even sleeping, the job is getting done. You have just manufactured time. 

Dreams are free and if we’re gonna dream, we might as well dream big and go for the biggest one we could find.

Tip of the week:

Mark: Go to zCast.co. It’s similar to Periscope where you interact with your audience in real time.

Scott: Get Adobe Voice. Through this app, you can do explainer videos. You can make a video one slide at a time and record your voice or music. It’s very simple. It’s like Powerpoint you can talk into, put it on the video, and share the video on YouTube or a website.

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 Monday.

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.

Jun 16, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott discuss marketing and why being responsive is essential when building up your buyers list.  

People want to know that they are dealing with a real person with a legitimate business and the best way to convey that is through phone communication! 

How can you take your buyer list from 2 to 200? 

  • Leverage the platforms. 
  • Be consistent—Always show up! 
  • Continuously move forward with marketing. 
  • Put yourself out there.
  • And most importantly, be responsive! 

PLUS, don't think of tire kickers as just tire kickers, they are potential future customers. They may not buy today, but if they are calling you they are interested so they will buy something, someday! 

Listen in as the guys share their experiences and delve deep into taking your marketing to the next level.

Tip of the week:

Mark: Check out Canva.com. And secondly, watch Impractical Jokers. This program has been around for four seasons now. It’s about four friends who make each other do pranks. I think it’s good training to help teach you to get out of your comfort zone of traditional social convention. By getting out of your comfort zone, you’ll be surprised by how far you can move the needle.

Scott:  I recommend Word Swag. It’s one of those apps that allows you to put in a picture and put some text in there and customize everything. I even used it to get my point across to my daughter. However, there’s a similar free app called Adobe Post.

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

 

Jun 16, 2016

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott discuss their New Year goals and give the Land Geek community great advice that will help move the needle in 2016!  

Is there a magical equation to being successful?  There is, and It's simply to aim BIG

  • Have a BIG purpose—A BIG why
  • Set BIG goals.
  • Take MASSIVE action—No Excuses!  

 A few ways you can take massive action in our niche:

  • Get a list 
  • Scrub it 
  • Price it and mail out offers 
  • Then process the accepted offers 

By taking these first crucial steps, it will set you up to take massive action on the next steps, which will ultimately lead to success. Even when it doesn't make sense you have to embrace the suck! Get outside of your comfort zone and you will rise and grow.

Listen in and start taking massive action today!

Tip of the week:

Mark: Go to AdEspresso.com for Facebook advertising. Also, read The Energy Bus by John Gordon.

Scott: Go to LogoDust.com to help you create a logo.

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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