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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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Jun 22, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Ray Higdon—RayHigdon.com. Ray is a two-time best selling author and he and his wife travel the world teaching people how to get more leads, recruit more reps, and become top earners in their network marketing company. Their company is  being recognized this year on the Inc 5000 as one of Americas fastest growing companies. 

But it wasn't always that way... 

After leaving the corporate world in 2005 to pursue real estate, he did very well until the market crashed in 2008 leaving his own home in foreclosure and ultimately a million dollars in debt.  

How did he rise from the ashes? Perseverance! 

With nothing else to lose, he decided to go back to network marketing, which he had sworn off after leaving Corporate America because of some bad company experiences.  

Ray found success by not giving up and... 

  • He kept his feet moving
  • He did not treat it as a hobby 

Ray also delves into outsourcing and why it's fundamental to scale your business. 

Listen in now to hear more! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ray by going to his website at RayHigdon.com.

Scott: Read the book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Timothy Ferriss. 

Ray: Determine what it is that you want to become an authority of, what category of business, or what niche. Then decide—what is the type of person interested in that thing, who do you want to attract, what are their problems, what are their desires, how can you serve them, and how can you add value? And then, start creating free content. 

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

Jun 20, 2017

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

  • Erik Peterson
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Nat Bruno
  • Scott Todd 

Today we tackle...

Creating Systems 

  • Setting up a system for the first time
  • Automate, Delegate, Eliminate
  • Using Zapier, Lob, LGPass
  • Finding time to create a system
  • Criteria for deciding when a VA is not working out 

Plus, we discuss Shiny object syndrome—staying focused and avoiding it!  

Why fix it if it's not broken—land is good, the market is strong and the phone is ringing -Tate

Staying motivated during the dog days of summer.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Cyclops.io—One click video conferencing and it's FREE!

Erik: Read the book Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter by Evan Carmichael.

Tate: Mindly App —Free app for creating processes.

Nat: PhraseExpress.com—Auto text expander for every platform.

Scott: Read the book Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt.

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

Jun 15, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Doug Sandler—DougSandler.com. Doug is a nationally recognized speaker and writer with extensive business experience as an entrepreneur and leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller.   

As a podcaster, Doug has interviewed guests like, Gary Vaynerchuk, Arianna Huffington, and even White House Chief of Staff, Ron Klain. He specializes in teaching others the "how-tos" of building relationships and strengthening connections. 

Today, Doug talks with us about what it takes to build good strong relationships, on both sides of business. Whether you're the customer or customer relations representative, the key is to be human! And by doing so you can: 

  • Put down the script and talk to them as a human being.
  • Be encouraging, not critical.
  • Be more mindful of your activities.  

We also talk about the power of podcasts and how effective they are in reaching out to others and the impact they have on our lives.

Listen in now to see how you can improve your relationships today!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out the app Cloze. It looks at your contacts and reminds you to touch base with someone if you haven't talked to that person in 30 days. Also, Learn more about Doug by going to his website at DougSandler.com.

Scott: Check out Median.tech. It's a data analysis tool where you can link in web services like Google Analytics, MixPanel, App Stores, and others, and it allows you to bring in metrics of your data very quickly and easily.

Doug: For the next 30 days, do the following things: 

1. Return all your phone calls. 

2. Return all your emails. 

3. Be on time every time. 

4. Stop overpromising and underdelivering. Exceed expectations. 

5. Reach out twice a day to people you haven't communicated with in the last 30 days. 

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

Jun 13, 2017

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

  • Erik Peterson
  • Mike Zaino
  • Tate Litchfield
  • David (shhh) Banales
  • Scott Todd 

Today’s Topics: 

The big changes going on at LandModo.com. As one company is monopolizing the land listing market and driving up prices, Scott opens his website up to other investors so they can list their properties and leverage his buyers and traffic. Erik Peterson, who has already made a sale on Scott’s website shares his experience. Scott also delves into all the features and benefits. And find out what advantage he has over the other land websites.

We also discuss:  

The power of consistency and how to form daily habits to get your deal flow flowing!  

-If you're consistently doing everything, you're going to consistently make money. 

And finally, we delve deep into the world of VAs:

  • The most challenging parts
  • Creating communication feedback
  • Finding time and discipline to train
  • The challenges in hiring 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Check out Wyzerr.com.

Erik: Check out Process.st. It's a great tool for working with VAs in building processes, list of tasks, creating instructional videos, etc.

Mike: Apply this quote to your business: What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. Visualize your business as a play and put all the characters and systems in place.

Tate: Check out the iPhone app called Hedwig for automatic response to people.

David: Read the book The Wizard of Ads: Turning Words into Magic and Dreamers into Millionaires by Roy H. Williams.

Scott: Check out the chrome plugin WhatFont. You hover your mouse over a text and it tells you what font it is.

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

Jun 8, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark & Scott talk to Rory Vaden, author of Procrastinate On Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time and Take The Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success

Rory talks to us about the 3 types procrastination: classic, creative avoidance, and priority dilution—what they mean and how to solve them.

One way to solve procrastination is to identify the significant priorities—the things that will multiply your time or multiply your results. By using his Focus Funnel System, a process that Scott also executes, it will help you to identify those significant priorities. Rory breaks down the 5 levels of the funnel which include: 

  • Eliminate
  • Automate
  • Delegate
  • Concentrate
  • Procrastinate 

Listen in as Rory delves deep into the things your SHOULD procrastinate on and identifying those you shouldn't!

You don't want to miss this podcast, it WILL move the needle in your life! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Rory by going to his website at RoryVaden.com.

Scott: Read Rory's book, Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time.

Rory: Read the book, The Go-Giver. A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann 

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

Jun 6, 2017

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

  • Erik Peterson
  • Mike Zaino
  • Tate Litchfield 

Today's Topics: 

  • Sellers who go dark (cue the crickets)—You get an accepted offer and try to reach back out to the seller, and nothing! What can you do to close the deal?
  • Buying options—Seller wants to close fast but you don't have the cash.
  • Other competition—Seller tells you they have received other offers and yours is the lowest. Is this a negotiating strategy or other competitors, and how should you handle it?
  • Building a rapport—when no one wants to talk on the phone.

Plus, the group shares their favorite selling platforms. What is this LandModo.com you speak of, Tate? (Shameless plug for Scott Todd’s new addition on his website — Search other investors’ properties for sale, or list your own!)

Listen in now!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Check out the iPhone app called Clyp. It allows you to record your voice and email it off. Also, give your buyers a Giving a Little Unexpected Extra (GLUE) gift at YourOwnMaps.com.

Erik: Check out the iPhone app If This Then That—IFTTT.

Mike: Read the book The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work by Michael Gerber. Also, read the book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari and do his online course.

Tate: Read the book All Marketers are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works--and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All by Seth Godin.

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

Jun 1, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks with teenage entrepreneur, Marc Guberti—MarcGuberti.com.  

Marc has a long list of attributes, including: digital marketer, social media expert with over 275k followers, author of a long list of books—His goal is to write a book a month! PLUS, he's the host of the Breakthrough Success Podcast... and that is just to name a few of his business endeavors. 

Where does he find the time to do all of this and balance school, homework, track meets, and socializing with his friends!?  

  • He starts by writing down everything he needs to do the following day, the night before. By knowing exactly what he has to do, he stays focused.
  • He also outsources the stuff that he doesn't enjoy doing or the stuff that doesn't get massive results. 

There is a lot to be learned from this teenage entrepreneur!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Marc Guberti by going to his website at MarcGuberti.com.

Marc: Check out Hootsuite. It's a great social media dashboard that allows you to manage and schedule social media posts from multiple networks and profiles.

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

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?

Apr 27, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to The Sales Whisperer—Wes Shaeffer. Wes is a sales trainer, marketing consultant, keynote speaker, copywriter, Infusion Soft expert and podcast host. 

Today he talks to us about the biggest challenge a salesperson faces and that is what their #1 job SHOULD be. Plus he gives great insight on: 

  • How to handle inbound calls to gain control.  
  • How to structure a call to eliminate objections.
  • How he equates sales to dating and how all the little steps of "dating" leading up to marriage are small sales leading to the final outcome. 

He offers up great advice, with a great sense of humor. You don't want to miss out on this VALUABLE, fun episode! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Supercharge your sales and learn more about Wes Schaeffer by going to his website at TheSalesWhisperer.com.

Scott: Check out Skore.io. Skore gives you a flexible level of collaboration and control to make sure you deliver the right information to the right people in your organization at the right time.

Wes: Understand that everybody is in sales. You're either working your own plan or you're being worked by someone else's plan. You don't have to be hyper and you don't have to be happy. Knowing and liking is way overrated. People have to TRUST you no matter what though. Even if they don't like you or barely know you, they'll give you their money if they trust you. So focus on building trust in your customers.

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

Apr 25, 2017

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

  • Erik Peterson — I'm always surprised by where technology takes us.
  • Rachael Mueller — People want communication then and now. If they're asking a question, they're interested then. So the sooner you get back to them, the better the results.  
  • Tate Litchfield —The most important thing with your buyers list is top of the mind awareness. It's important to keep your name fresh in their memory.  

What I love about Bootcamp is that everybody leaves on Sunday crystal clear. They're motivated, they know exactly what they need to do. All of the land investing clouds have dissipated, their questions are all answered and everything becomes clear. Plus, everything becomes more real to them because they meet the actual people behind the names. It's phenomenal! -Mark Podolsky 

Today's topic is Building a Buyers List. We talk about:

  • New ninja geeky tactics to build and grow your list.  
  • How often do you mail out?  
  • The technical side: What you use to execute when creating a squeeze page to collect email and to create an autoresponder series.  
  • What is the future of email engagement?

Today's podcast is packed full of information for building and growing your buyers list, so listen in now!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out the site BeLive.tv for your Facebook live broadcasts. Also check out Ecamm Live.

Tate: Check out the app Any.do. It's a to-do list, calendar, and assistant that helps you get life under control and get things done. 

Erik: Read the book, The Conversion Code: Capture Internet Leads, Create Quality Appointments, Close More Sales by Chris Smith 

Rachael: Check out the chrome plugin EyeCare. It reminds you when to look away from your computer to prevent eyestrain, backpain, and other health issues.

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

Apr 20, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Bob Burg from TheGoGiver.com. Bob co-authored, along with John David Mann, the best-selling book The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea. The Go-Giver, which is often given as the tip of the week by other guests, is a great story with a valuable message behind it. The message being the 5 laws of Stratospheric Success that provides valuable framework for business and teaches you how to open up the power of giving. It brings new relevance to the old proverb give and you shall receive

Bob talks to us about the importance of these 5 principles, which are the laws of: 

  • Value
  • Compensation
  • Influence
  • Authenticity
  • Receptivity 

Not only are these 5 principles valuable in a business sense, but they also apply to every aspect of your life. 

We also talk about mentorship; what's the best way to find a mentor and what you should NOT do! 

Today's podcast is HUGE with a lot of valuable information that you don't want to miss!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Bob Burg and go to his website at TheGoGiver.com.

Scott: Check out EntroPay.com. It's a site that allows you to have a virtual credit card number that you can use online.

Bob: Read the book The Secret of Selling Anything by Harry Browne.

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

Apr 18, 2017

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

  • Erik PetersonThe key is marketing, being out there on a regular basis.  There are plenty of buyers and more than enough land.
  • Mike ZainoI look at this business like I'm panning for gold. Sometimes you get the flakes, sometimes you get the nuggets.
  • Scott ToddIf you're struggling, you have to change your mindset because you're holding yourself back.  

We have a multi-million dollar market, billions of acres and only a handful of people doing it. Only that handful thinks there is competition...  there is no competition! -Mark Podolsky

Topics:  

  • Buying in bulk—Do we approach it differently?
  • Counties—How many counties are you working in?  
  • Scarcity Mentality—Can there be too many investors in one area?
  • The real fear people have that stops them from taking massive action. 

Desert Island Mindset Books: 

Erik: Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Mike: How To own The World: A Code for Taking the Path of the Spiritual Explorer by Stephen K. Hayes

Scott: The 22 Immutable Laws Of Marketing by Al Ries 

Mark: Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Get both the audio and physical copy of a book, it helps you to focus better.  

Also, get the app Onward. An AI coach that holds you accountable by tracking your distractions and problem sites then reports back to you.

Scott: Get the app Mobile Web Recorder. It allows you to record video from screen captures on your phone. Great for making training videos!  

Erik: Get MixMax—A Gmail add-on that has templates, creates automated mail sequences and more! 

Mike: When business gets overwhelming, BREATHE! Breathe in the mailings, breathe out the marketings

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Apr 13, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to marketing and business growth strategist, Colin Scotland from LogicalFox.com. Colin helps small business owners grow their businesses with digital marketing— and while his main client base are brick and mortar businesses, the processes of conversion marketing is the same no matter what your business is.  

Today we discuss: 

  • The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when it comes to marketing.
  • How to break through the noise.
  • The best way to figure out your messaging. 

Plus, Colin delivers on Mark's tough question of the week—Tell us something we don't know about marketing.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Colin Scotland by going to his website at LogicalFox.com.

Scott: Check out the Mr. Task APP. It's an app that is designed for workflow automation. Create a project, add as many team members as you want, assign tasks and follow each other’s progress.

Colin: Learn more about the Ansoff Matrix. 

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Apr 11, 2017

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

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

When should you take less than your asking price on a property? 

Scott gives us an example of a recent deal that he took less on and tells us why he thought it was a good decision. Then the panel weighs in on what they would have done. 

Other topics:

  • Recent Deals—Mark and Tate share a recent deal that doesn't come around too often! 
  • Slow August—How can you prepare now to level out the slow month of August.

Plus Scott's competitive edge comes out! 

Listen in now...

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Check out the app Sway. It's a meditation app that makes you relax.

Scott: Check out the app Shift. It allows you to switch and navigate between multiple email clients and accounts easily. 

Tate: Stay focused

Erik: Read the book Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz

Sean: Tawk.to—A Word Press add on app to help you monitor your webpage and communicate with visitors in real time.

Also mentioned: ScottTodd.net/Accounting—An in depth accounting program specifically based on The Land Geek land investing model.

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Apr 6, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Nicholas Boothman from NicholasBoothman.com. Nicholas is an author and an expert in human growth potential. He is also a world keynote speaker and his 90 Seconds or less books have been translated into more than 30 languages.  

Today, Nicholas talks about how to make connections in business and in life. You have to start by building a rapport and 4 key factors are: 

  • Look them in the eye
  • Smile
  • Have open body language
  • Find common ground.

Nicholas also touches upon what really makes people happy and after extensive research, he found that there is one common thing that makes people happy around the world.  

Listen in to find out what that one thing is and what his answer is to Mark's tough question of the week—Tell us something we don't know about risk and rapport by design.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Nicholas Boothman by going to his website at NicholasBoothman.com.

Scott: Check out the book, Powerhouse Principles: The Ultimate Blueprint for Real Estate Success in an Ever-Changing Market by Jorge Perez

Nicholas: Be brave. Take risks. Blame no one.

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Apr 4, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we are introducing a new segment called The Land Geek Round Table. Every Tuesday, in addition to the regular Art Of Passive Income episode on Thursdays, Mark gets together with a panel of coaches and students to discuss all things land! They give advice, tips, share stories and talk about the strategies that are currently working for them.

In today's episode, Mark is joined by:

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

Topics Discussed:

  • Biggest take aways from Bootcamp.
  • Newbie Regrets—What would our panel have done different in the beginning?
  • And what happens when you run out of money?

Listen in now to hear what the panel has to say.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Go to the TheLandGeek.com/Bootcamp and learn more about The Land Geek Bootcamp.

Scott: Check out PasteApp.Me. It allows you to copy something and store everything you've copied on a smart cloud clipboard history.

David: Go to DigitalMarketer.com. Check out their website, it's the best way to stay in the cutting edge of social media marketing.

Rachel: Read the book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen.

Mike: Honesty. If you are honest with people on both the buying and the selling side, you will have more deals and it'll be easier for you and it'll go smoothly.

Tate: Check out the app SmartScanDigitalMail and check your physical mail anywhere in the world! 

Erik: Check out Animoto.com. It's a tool that can put together marketing videos.

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Mar 30, 2017

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to David Burkus from DavidBurkus.com. David is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University.

An expert in management, his latest book Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual challenges the traditional principles of business management and proves that they are outdated. He brings social science research that shows that there's a better way to manage then what used to work. 

Today we discuss:

  • Firing the managers. What managers need to be focused on and the role they should be playing in today's workplace. 
  • The importance of the value zone. The employees that interact with the customers directly and why their satisfaction is the goal.

Listen in now as he elaborates and also answers Mark's tough question of the week; Tell us something that we don't know about what makes a manager great

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about David Burkus by going to his website at DavidBurkus.com. Also, check out his book, Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual.

Scott: Go to HowToFascinate.com and take the personality test. It will tell you how the world sees you. Take advantage of the insight and leverage it to your advantage.

David: Check out his resources at DavidBurkus.com/Resources. There are a lot of evidence-based resources that can help you work smarter and lead smarter. Also, go to Radio Free Leader.

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