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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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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.

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 of The Art of Passive Income—What would you do with an extra $1500 a month, every month for the next 5-10 years without doing anything? Think about the profound value in that.

Mark and Scott discuss the massive ROI achievable in the raw land niche and ways to automate it to make it a true passive income.

The guys also discuss deal flow and why you should never put the brakes on when it comes to Mailing & Marketing. These are the most crucial aspects of this business and you should never ease up on either to maintain a good deal flow!

Scott also shares his daily routine that helps move the needle in his life—it's a good practice for anyone to consider daily:

  • Daily Goals
  • Top 3-5 targets that, if accomplished, will propel you forward
  • And successes that day

This episode is packed full of advice that is sure to move the needle in your life!

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?

 

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?

 

Jun 16, 2016

In today’s episode of the Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott discuss the importance of writing down your goals every week in order to accomplish them and eliminate self-doubt. 

They also discuss the hustle and why you should not let up off the gas, even during the holidays. It's important to keep the deal flow flowing by: 

  • Mailings—Mail out EVERY week! 20 a day keeps the needle moving. 
  • Marketing—Keep the ads and marketing out there! 

Even if your phone is ringing now, once you take your foot off the gas, it gets quiet and you will have to restart the wheel to get it primed up!  It takes 1-2 months to get a flow going again. 

Also discussed: 

Recent deals—What do you do when the property you bought that is underwater? You raise the price! There is a market for everything, you just have to find the right message and the right medium.

Avoid gotta-own-land-itis! Why you need to stick with your numbers to avoid the price creep. 

Being aggressive when things slow down. 

Plus, they answer questions from the Periscope community on newbie tips and what to do with defaults. 

Tip of the week:

Scott: Try www.HirePeter.com as your artificial, intelligence-based lawyer. You can cc Peter on emails, request signatures, generate contracts, and notarize documents. The site uses a Bitcoin kind of technology to validate the legally binding signatures.

Mark: Try AskSeeby.com, a start-up marketing assistant that helps with marketing needs that include finding leads, tweeting relevant content, proofreading emails and the list goes on. Text, Slack, or email for on-demand marketing assistance.

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 talk about what it takes to break through the noise of marketing.  How can you stand out?

One way is by being EDGY.  Do something outrageous that will interrupt your audience and get their full attention. You may offend about 50% of your audience, but that edginess will draw attention... good or bad! 

If you're not offending someone every day, you're not working hard enough —Dan Kennedy 

What shouldn't you do if you're going to be controversialClick Bait—When your headline has nothing to do with the content. Don't be deceiving, you will lose credibility!  

Also in this episode, is real estate dead? You might be surprised to find out who is NOT buying homes, but rather renting in today's market.  

Listen in as the guys give examples of edgy marketing for the land business. Plus why buying land is a more valuable asset than buying a home. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK  

Mark: MixMax.com—A Gmail extension for email tracking, scheduling and templates. Also Inbox by Gmail—Creates a to-do list in your email.  

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 gets together with 3 coaches: 

  • Jeff Akstin 
  • Mike Zaino  
  • Scott Todd 

...and they sum up 2015 and their 10x goals for 2016!  

With such big goals, how do you balance between the business and your home life? In 2 simple words, AUTOMATE and DELEGATE whenever and wherever you can so you can create time to spend in other areas, whether it's more time with your family or so you can put more time back into your business. 

The group also talks about Scarcity Mentality. Everybody has that worry in the beginning but soon get over that fear. They all agree that this market is so massive, there in no way to saturate it! Even with many investors in one area, there is so much land available, we're not scratching the surface!  

We also discuss BOOTCAMP and how it has changed everyone's lives. Bootcamp in not a free seminar that just anybody can attend. It is the 2nd step, after the Toolkit, to building your land business 

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 Podolsky—The Land Geek, and Scott ToddScottTodd.net introduce their latest and greatest podcast, the Art of Passive Income. 

Hear Scott's story and learn how he went from vice president of a Fortune 300 company to creating a passive income in 17 months and 3 days, working part time!  

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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