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The Art of Passive Income Podcast

Mark Podolsky: Real Estate Investor, transparent mentor and certified geek

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.

Episodes

The Best Of Round Table—Fundamentals Of Buying And Selling
30:51
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 30:51
The Best Of Round Table—Fundamentals Of Buying And Selling

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we have a special Round Table edition—The Best Of, featuring some of the best Round Table moments that will help you move the needle in your land investing business!

Today we look back on:

  • Buyers list—Building and managing it.
  • Buying in bulk—Do we handle bulk deals differently?
  • Counties—How many counties should we work in?
  • Scarcity mentality—Can there be too many investors in one area?

We're all unique. I'll tell stories a different way than you do, I will write ads in a different way and there's no way that I'm going to appeal to everybody. Not everybody is going to like you in the world, not everybody is going to connect with your message, and that’s okay. Find your people, have your own voice and your people will come to you-Scott

Plus, what holds people back in this business?

Listen in as we clear up some of the fears that stop people from taking action and get into the fundamentals of buying and selling! 

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

Standing Out In A Competitive Market
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 32:22
Standing Out In A Competitive Market

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jasmine Star—JasmineStar.com

Jasmine, who teaches entrepreneurs how to build their brand and market it on social media, left law school over a decade ago to care for her ailing mother. Realizing how fragile life is and that we are not guaranteed time here, she re-evaluated her own life and decided to pursue photography which ultimately led to building the business of her dreams. She now educates entrepreneurs on how to do the same. 

In a competitive market like photography, she explains she made herself stand out by:

  • Working harder
  • Creating experiences 
  • Learning and leveraging how people are communicating and are wanting to be served

She also does not view competitors as opposition, but as allies who all bring very different things to the table and are making the consumer aware.  

The same can be said for the land business when it comes to scarcity mindset. More investors in an area brings more interest to that area.  

"We are uniquely qualified to serve entirely different sets of people."

Listen in to hear Jasmine's story and her inspiring answer to Mark's question: If you’re on your death bed and you’re surrounded by friends and family what would be your last words of advice that you would give before you leave? 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jasmine Star by going to her website at JasmineStar.com.

Scott: Check out the app Exacto - Photo Cut | Background Remover. It's an app that helps you remove backgrounds or create razor-sharp photo cutouts.

Jasmine: Read the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. It's a book that re-frames how your mind perceives passion projects. 

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

Land Investing 101—Dealing With The Customer
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 41:16
Land Investing 101—Dealing With The Customer

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

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

Jeff Akstin also drops in — over Mike Zaino’s shoulder at the firehouse! Jeff is one of Mark’s first students and he also mentored Mike. Mark refers to the two as the Matt Damon and Ben Affleck of the group. 

The two get a call and don’t stay long, but before he goes, Jeff shares a recent deal that can bring in 10x!

This week's topics:

  • Doing business in person—This can be difficult when there are miles in between you and the buyer. The guys go over what they do in this situation, their experiences, and building trust to get the deal done online.
  • Tire kickers—Erik shares a situation he is in, where a potential buyer who has been around for over a year periodically inquires about properties but then comes up with excuses why he can't buy. What do you do in this situation—how do you convert those tire kickers into buyers, or should you just let them go? Everyone weighs in.
  • Rude buyers—How do you handle them so you don't get a bad review? Do we hug our haters, or send them to David?

Plus, you don't want to miss Erik's mic-drop tip of the week. And, does Mark finally win him over to #TeamMark?

Listen in now to find out!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Read, Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer. Also, check out How-to-fix-a-toilet.com. It's a how-to website.

Scott: Check out the Forest App  to help you focus on tasks, such as mailing and marketing, and you can grow your own forest in the process!

Erik: Read, Hug Your Haters... Check out, GetMagic.com. It's like fancy hands but the billing is by the minute. Good for smaller tasks

David: Clean Google Calendar—to help keep you on task.

Tate: The Habit Hub—to help keep you on goal!

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

Marketing That Is Simple And Effective—Getting Back To The Basics
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 33:33
Marketing That Is Simple And Effective—Getting Back To The Basics

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, The Facebook Whisperer, David Banales joins Mark as co-host and they talk with Molly Pittman—VP and traffic monitor at DigitalMarketer.com

Molly's approach to marketing is to get back to basics and to keep it real! Today we go deep into the aspects of what makes a good ad that will increase traffic. 5 components are: 

  • Good offer
  • Good copy
  • Creative—Videos and pictures
  • Targeting
  • Ad send—Making sure that the landing page your ad is sending them to is relevant to the ad!  

Molly shares her insight on why writing good ad copy is imperative and that you don't need to be a genius at it as long as the right components are in place. 

We also discuss the most simple starting point for a newbie: 

  • The before and after—The picture of your customers life before using your product/service and after, how your product will change their life.
  • The customers' journey—The steps of your business, what assets you need to create and how to make them aware of your business. 

There is so much VALUABLE information in this podcast, it leaves David with stars in his eyes! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Molly by going to DigitalMarketer.com.

David: Read the book Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount.

Molly: Check out AdEspresso.com and GetCompass.co. They have an incredible library of ads that you can get inspiration from for ideas for your ads. Also, read the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

Your Metric Of Success Should Be Only Things You Can Control
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 41:59
Your Metric Of Success Should Be Only Things You Can Control

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

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

This week's topics:

  • VA pain points—What do you do when a trained VA says "I can't"?
  • Squatter aftermath—Tate updates us on the squatter that was mentioned in Round Table episode, Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset.
  • Cleaning up—What should you do with trash that is left behind on a property?
  • The August Report—The guys share how they did in the slowest month, and the results are surprising! Could July be the new August?
  • What is the metric for success—Does making millions make you successful if the cost is working 100 hours a week, never seeing your family and leaves you feeling miserable? 

When you compare the freedom and flexibility with the effort, we are all in success -Mark

Listen in now for all the details and to hear how Erik gets in an uppercut to the right and hits Mark right where it hurts... it's not what you think! 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Watch Lazy: A Manifesto by Tim Kreider in YouTube. He talks about the merit of not being so busy.

Scott: Check out SmirnoffAsAService.com to send a bottle of Smirnoff, and they will include a handwritten note.

Erik: Check out LucidChart.com—a web-based mind mapping, flow chart tool.

David: First thing you want in mail and market: Take control of your time. Schedule in your me-time, your power hour. Set up a calendar, Google calendar. Tate: Check out UnitedStatesZipCodes.org. You can plug in a city and it will give you information regarding its zip code. It’s going to tell you what the most populated zip code is, the county, and the area code.

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

Using Your Time Effectively—When You Should Outsource
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 29:11
Using Your Time Effectively—When You Should Outsource

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Miranda Marquit—PlantingMoneySeeds.com.

With an M.A. in journalism, Miranda’s a freelance writer and has been writing about finances since 2006. She‘s been mentioned in USA Today, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicles, New York Times, Consumerist, The Atlantic Wire, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.  

Topics discussed: 

  • Leveraging time—Knowing when and what to outsource.  
  • Finding the right partners to work with by finding people whose strengths compliment your weaknesses. 

Listen in now to hear about her biggest lesson learned as a freelancer and as we delve deep into leveraging and finances. Plus, she answers Mark's tough question of the week: Tell us something we don’t know about either personal finance or investing.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Miranda by going to her website at PlantingMoneySeeds.com.

Scott: Check out AirSelfieCamera.com. It's an iPhone 7 case that becomes a drone that you can use to do air selfies. 

Miranda: Read the book The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. The book is all about trials in our businesses and how to turn them and make them our way to success.

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

Getting The Fundamentals Down—You Have To Learn To Take Off Before You Can Fly
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 43:51
Getting The Fundamentals Down—You Have To Learn To Take Off Before You Can Fly

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

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

Scott kicks off this episode by sharing the lessons he learned from his newest adventure, one that scares the he…ck out of Mark, and also leads us into our first topic:

  • Getting the fundamentals down—The guys tell why it's crucial to follow the proven processes first. Plus, Aaron shares his experience when he decided to go out on his own, before getting the fundamentals down, and how he's still paying for it!
  • VA management hacks—Great advice on how to keep the good VAs around.
  • Recovering from a scam—What can you do when you are scammed by a seller?

There are a lot of lessons to be learned and great advice in this episode, you don't want to miss it!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Watch the movie, The Martian. The movie is about solving problem after problem after problem. Also, read Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker. Scott: Check out TLFolio.com—list your notes and get other investors who might want to build some passive income.  Erik: Check out DripScripts.com—A tool for building some of your email sequences.  Aaron: Check out HubSpot—CRM that allows you to follow up with your leads and stay in contact with them. Mike: “Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” You’re standing in your own way and you don’t even know it. So, stop standing in your way and just go back to the fundamentals. Tate: “Difficulties are just things to overcome after all.” You are going to hit difficulties in the business and in the end, you just have to overcome it.

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

How Betting Can Lead To Your Breakthrough Idea
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 37:54
How Betting Can Lead To Your Breakthrough Idea

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Dorie Clark—DorieClark.com

Dorie has a long list of attributes, including: 

—Adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. 

—Author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future and Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. Magazine and one of the Top Ten Business Books of the Year by Forbes and a Washington Post bestseller.

—A former presidential campaign spokeswoman  

—A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, and Entrepreneur.  

—Recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press and Fortune.  

She is also a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the US State Department, and the World Bank! The New York Times described her as an expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.

Dorie has a long list of credentials, but how do you invent yourself when you're just starting out?  

She elaborates on the three components you need to become a recognized expert: 

  • Creation
  • Social proof
  • Network 

We also discuss: 

  • The difference between a thought leader and a self-promoter and why the concept of thought leaders is so misunderstood.
  • "Little bets strategy" to find your breakthrough idea.

Plus, we delve deep into robots and the future of our jobs.

Don't miss out on this great thought provoking episode!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Start reinventing yourself and start learning how to stand out by checking out Dorie Clark at her website at DorieClark.com.

Scott: Check out Nuage.email. It allows you to have your own custom domain for your email.  

Dorie: Read the book The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking by Olivia Fox Cabane & Judah Pollack. It's a book about how to train yourself to have more breakthrough ideas.

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

Persistence Beats Resistance—One Abandoned Deal Is For Another To Steal
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 46:42
Persistence Beats Resistance—One Abandoned Deal Is For Another To Steal

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

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

The guys have just returned and are recovering from a successful Bootcamp weekend in Scottsdale, listen in as they go over their biggest take-aways.

The one thing that I took away, that always amazes me is the community. It's more like family than a community—Tate

The guys also tackle: 

  • How to remove yourself from the business—when you don't have any revenue coming in.
  • List Pricing—How do you determine a value when comps are all over the board? 

Plus, tune in to hear why Erik's, No Country For Old Men deal left Mark wishing he had been more persistent. And you don't want to miss Scott's special service announcement!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Delete Apple Mail from your phone. If you want to check your email, go to your laptop or computer in the office!

 

Scott: Read the book, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

 

Erik: Check out Polymail.io—a mail client for Mac that has similar features to Boomerang and Mixmax.

 

Nian: Check out CamelCamelCamel.com—a free Amazon price tracker.

 

Mike: "Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player." - Alice Cooper

 

Tate: Check out the official Hamilton app to enter the lottery or buy show tickets. Also, check out SendOutCards.com to create a personalized card and send it out automatically.

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

How To Take An Itch And Make It A Thriving Business
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 30:30
How To Take An Itch And Make It A Thriving Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Vinay Patankar who is co-founder and CEO of Process.st —a task and workflow automation for teams. He is also co-host on the Business Systems Explored podcast. 

Vinay shares how he turned an idea into a thriving company and it all started with the lessons he learned from his first start-up.  

  • The desire to solve a real problem.  
  • Putting together the right team.
  • Being in a strong position before talking to investors.  

Listen in as the guys delve deep into the processes of Process Street and how to integrate it into your team workflow. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Vinay by going to his website at Process.st.

Scott: Check out Surfly.com. This website allows you to share screens with other people on their web browser.

Vinay: Read the e-book The Ultimate Guide to Business Process Automation with Zapier by Benjamin Mulholland.

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

Three Deals On The Table—One Huge Dilemma
46:51
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 46:51
Three Deals On The Table—One Huge Dilemma

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

  • Mike Zaino
  • David Banales
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Nian Wang
  • Scott Todd

Today's Topics:

  • Best friend buyers—Breaking up is hard to do! The deal is done, but the buyer is still in constant contact with you via email, text, and phone calls at midnight!  How do you break up with those buyers who abuse the relationship?
  • Attorney threats—Have you ever had an angry response from an offer letter with threats of a lawyer? The guys go over their experiences and how they handled it.
  • Ethical dilemmas—David shares a situation that involved a bidding war with three neighbors and finds himself in a dilemma. Does he go with the lowest offer that he had already committed to? Or does he try to get out of the commitment and go with the much higher offer? Everybody weighs in on their thoughts. 

Listen in to hear what deal David chose and to find out why this episode goes completely off the rails!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out PicSnippets.com—Automate personalized picture engagements for $20 a month!

Scott: "Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men."

Check out Brandmark.io—it’s artificial intelligence for your logo.

David: An email marketing tip—the second subject line. In Gmail inbox, you see the subject line in bold, and then you see the beginning of your email. When sending out to your list, Sell the click in that first line of your email!

Nian: Check out Bonjoro.com—send personalized video messages through email.

Mike: "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Transparency in this business is huge. People can smell fake; it’s very easy to ruin your credibility.

Tate: Check out the Chrome plugin—StayFocusd. It will prevent you from visiting the websites you want to avoid for X amount of time.

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

Why Businesses Fail—Focus On What You Enjoy For Successful Results
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 32:12
Why Businesses Fail—Focus On What You Enjoy For Successful Results

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Siimon Sander—Founder and CEO of Oscar Hamilton, a company that offers podcast production and editing services.  

Siimon is also the host of the Entrepreneur Decoded podcast and has interviewed over a hundred successful entrepreneurs.  

Today we talk about the lessons Siimon learned from a failed business and the one lesson he learned from his dad that could be a good example for us all. 

-The biggest lesson I took from my dad was, treat people kindly and don’t expect anything in return. 

We also delve deep into the importance of having goals to work towards, even when you've "made it", because it can always go away tomorrow.

A few things to keep in mind as you grow your business: 

  • Leisure is a perk, not a goal
  • Keep your ego in check
  • Don't be attached to success
  • Always keep growing and learning
  • Last but not least, ENJOY what you do!  

Plus, listen in for Siimon's answer to: Of all the people you’ve interviewed on Entrepreneur Decoded, what three people would you pick to come to a dinner party at your house and what would you talk about?

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Start decoding entrepreneurs and learn more about Siimon at EntrepreneurDecoded.com.

Scott: Read the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson.

Siimon: Read the book Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.

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

August Acceleration—It's Time To Double Down!
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 46:47
August Acceleration—It's Time To Double Down!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, He's back baby! Mark returns from his month long hiatus, well rested and motivated for the next business venture!

Joining Mark are:

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

Today's Topics:

  • The constant check bouncer—Handling those who are constantly making late payments or bouncing checks.
  • Keeping August rolling—The guys go over different promotions and ways to double down this month to keep the deals flowing.
  • Unplugging—Mark took the month of July to completely unplug and step away from the business. While it was a humbling experience, the wheels ran smoothly without him and revue was up, he was able to find the bottlenecks and fix them.

Sometimes you get lost focusing on the destination, you lose sight of how fulfilling the journey can be. -Mark

The guys all share their wisdom about taking time away from the business.  

Plus, will the hazing commence or will Erik burst Mark's bubble?

Listen in now for all the details! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out CrwdBoost.com. For $20 a month, they build up your instagram and twitter accounts by figuring out the perfect audience for you then targets that audience.

Scott: Read the book The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. It’s all about mind set. If you understand that everything you want to achieve you can do so and you just have to follow this formula like you would in algebra or math, that’s the teachings of this book. 

David: Check out Streak.com for Gmail—It's CRM for your inbox.

Erik: Read the book Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. It’s about Zappos and basically how you built a business and brought it to what it is today. It’s highly focused on customer service.

Mike: “I find mucking stalls strangely similar to raking a zen garden.” Automating your systems, automating something in your life that’s difficult doesn’t have to be dreadful. Take the time, enjoy the process, document what you’re doing, and then automate that one small part.

Tate: Check out OnRoadMap.com—an outline for managing big projects.

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

How To Train Your Brain To Grow Your Business
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 48:04
How To Train Your Brain To Grow Your Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Dana Wilde—TheMindAware.com.

Dana is the best-selling author of Train Your Brain: How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Record Time and host of the Mind Aware Show. 

She took two businesses to a million in revenue in just 19 months. Today she talks to us about training our brains to grow our businesses, and it all starts with a simple mantra. By repeating that mantra 20-30 times a day, it opens up your mind's awareness to see things that you might not have seen otherwise.  

Dana explains that brain scientists estimate that we are walking around in an unconscious state 95% to 99% of the day. And if you can get more aware as little as half a percent of the day, you're going to start to see tremendous change in your life.  

Dana delves into the reticular activating system—A matchmaker in your head that listens to what you think and talk about and then matches them together, bringing them into your awareness. 

Her 4 step process that helps open your mind to positive change:  

  • Step 1—the most important, is waking up and being aware. 
  • Step 2—deciding what message you want match.
  • Step 3—talking about the current situation in a way that feels good. So you're changing the script.  
  • Step 4—feel good.  

Does this positive talk and thinking really work? 

Listen in as Dana gives examples of how we already use the reticular activating system in our daily lives now. Plus, she gives us a 72 hour exercise to test her theory. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Dana by going to her website at MindAware.DanaWilde.com.

Scott: Check out the app Lingbe—an app that allows you to practice a language with native speakers anywhere.

Dana: If you focus ONLY on what's going right in your business, then you will get more of that. If you have a setback or something goes wrong, then acknowledge that for 10 seconds, take the lesson, and move on and put 100% of your focus on what's going right.

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

Loan Modifications—Nice Guys vs The Mean Guys
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 41:02
Loan Modifications—Nice Guys vs The Mean Guys

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

  • Nian Wang
  • Aaron Williams
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Mike Zaino
  • Erik Peterson
  • Aaron Visocnik

This Week's Topics—that leave the group divided between the good and the heartless:

  • Loan Modifications—Under what circumstances do we modify loans and do multiple modifications ultimately lead to default?
  • When a mailing generates multiple properties scattered across the country from one seller—The guys share what they do in this situation.
  • The slow month of August—Do you just try to keep it stable or should you strive for growth?

Listen in now as the mafia geeks have a showdown over good vs mean strategies! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Check out UseLoom.com—A communication tool that allows you to do screen sharing, recording and can hold/store videos for you. Also mentioned, Trint.com.

Aaron A: Read the book The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed by Mark Divine. This book will help you get your mind right when trying to achieve something in the same way a navy seal would do to achieve things.

Nian: Check out Nuclino.com—To organize information for VAs.

Erik: Check out HipCamp.com—The Air BnB for campers and maybe an alternative for those properties you can't sell?

Mike: Knowledge is learning something new every day, Wisdom is letting go of something every day—Letting go of something every day is relevant to those in this business when it comes to VA's and automation. 

Tate: Check out Wonder-Bot.com—A Facebook plugin that helps you store information.

Aaron V: Read the book Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses by Joe Pulizzi. This book will tell you how to draw crowd to your buyer’s list.

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

What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 41:34
What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Robert Mallon and Bill Watkins, Founders of the Rusty Lion Academy—A coaching program designed to help you get in control of your business and your life.  

Bill is a West Point graduate, decorated Army officer, world class athlete, corporate executive, and an entrepreneur. 

Robert is a nationally recognized professional speaker, business coach, and mentor.

Together they help others reach that perfect balance between work and home life by changing their mindset and helping them build a strong foundation to support their goals.

How do they avoid the tyranny of the urgent? By setting up their days correctly. 

  • Always having a plan for the day written down
  • Prioritize that plan
  • And delegate

All are key factors for success in any business to help it run seamlessly!

Are you on the right track to get you to where you want to be 25-35 years from now?  

Listen in now to hear what it will take to get you there. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Robert & Bill by going to their website at RustyLionAcademy.com.

Scott: Check out the website TheRemoteLife.com. This company plans 30-day trips where they bring together professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs to work, live, and travel.

Robert: Get out of your comfort zone. Keep one foot out of your comfort zone at all times. Also, read the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. 

Bill: Read the book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller.

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

Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset!
43:56
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 43:56
Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott Todd continues to fill in for Mark while he is away for the entire month of July.

Joining Scott are: 

  • Mike (Zen master) Zaino
  • Tate (New DAD on the block!) Litchfield
  • Nian (#TeamMark) Wang
  • David (shhhh) Banales 

Today's Discussion:  

Have you ever had to answer to THE POLICE? —As in the law enforcers, not the popular band.  

Tate shares a recent incident that involves the police, threats of a law suit, squatters, the press AND the President! But don't worry, Mike has a team of bounty hunters ready for hire! You don't want to miss this!  

Plus, we go over what to do if you are suddenly without a VA. Are you prepared if your VA just up and quits on you? The guys go over their backup plans. 

Finally, we delve into scarcity mentality. We will show you why you need to change your mindset from scarcity to superabundance mentality!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Try the Hazel App for MAC to set-up rules.

Mike: Even a fly can travel 1000 miles if he grabs onto the horse's tail. We have an established system that works and you can make it happen by following the proven system! 

Nian: WiseStamp.com for email signature templates and dynamic elements.

Tate: Boomerang for Gmail—take control of when you send and receive email messages.

David: SpeedTest internet speed tester. Also, tip 2, use Gmail filters to help organize your inbox. Tip three, hire a VA! 

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

What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!
39:04
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 39:04
What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott are joined by Peter Shankman—Shankman.com

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media.  

The New York Times has called him a public relations all-star who knows everything about new media and then some

His Faster Than Normal Podcast embraces the concept that having ADD or ADHD as a gift and not a curse. 

Peter is also the author of five books. His latest, Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans, he wrote while on a plane to Hong Kong and back again with only a 2 hour layover in between. His only agenda for traveling to Hong Kong was to write the book! 

It's about knowing the way you work and being able to master that in such a way that you do it well.   

He talks to us about the premise behind Zombie Loyalists—someone who is so in love with a brand or a product, they want to share that with the world. And how to create Zombie Loyalists in your own business.  

A few factors are: 

  • Going above and beyond.
  • Being accessible
  • And making sure that everyone in your audience is benefiting by the information you're giving. 

Peter also shares how you can find the right audience for YOU!  

Plus, in what area does Peter see companies ruining their marketing plan? 

Listen in to find out now...

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Peter by going to his website at Shankman.com.

Scott: Check out the new and updated Process.st. They have new tools, platforms, etc. 

Peter: Go and check out Reddit.com. It's a website that allows you to learn anything you possibly want. There are topics on every conceivable thing known to man. 

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

Strange Requests—Just When You Think You've Heard Them All
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2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 34:22
Strange Requests—Just When You Think You've Heard Them All

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott is taking the helm while Mark is away. He is joined by:  

  • Erik Peterson
  • David Banales
  • Sean Rickman
  • Nian Wang 

Today's Topics: 

Strange Requests from Buyers—Erik shares a recent request for an allodial title. What is an allodial title and what other strange requests have our panel encountered? 

Paying for a Survey or Improvements—Is it worth the extra cost?  

Can your business sustain itself if you were to step away or run it from another country?

We delve into PRESSURE TESTING your business to uncover any hidden holes. There was one common hole that both Sean and Erik uncovered, listen in now to find out what it was! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Read the book Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson.

Sean: Read the book The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani.

Nian: Check out Workflow.is—an iOS app that allows you to connect different actions together and access them from your phone from the lock screen.

Erik: Check out Bond.co—an automated handwriting machine that you can use to write thank you cards for your clients right from your phone.

David: Check out the iPhone app myTracks—a GPS logger that you can use for your photographer whenever he goes to take pictures of your property.

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

Coding Made Easy—It's As Easy As Connecting The Services!
38:42
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 38:42
Coding Made Easy—It's As Easy As Connecting The Services!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Mattan Griffel: entrepreneur, educator, CEO and co-founder of One Month—an education course that teaches code in one month.

Mattan is also a professor at Columbia Business School and was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in education.

Today he shares with us everything you need to know about modern coding.  

  • How coding has changed in the past 10-15 years
  • Who coding is for
  • Where to get started  
  • Managing a developer 

The biggest mistake he sees people make in the beginning when hiring a developer, or any type of outsourcing, is they don't set time limits with ambiguous tasks. Why is that important?

Listen in now as he elaborates and delves deep into code.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn how to code by going to Mattan's website at OneMonth.com.

Scott: Check out Chimpget.com. It's a widget that you can download from the mac app store. It will give you a constant check of your MailChimp account and allows you to see your list as it grows

Mattan: Check out Import.io. It's a web scraper that allows you to go through a site and extract web data into an excel sheet 

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

CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder
40:40
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 40:40
CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jon Ferrera, a technology entrepreneur who pioneered the first CRM software back when computers were a commodity that weren’t in every household. 

Tired of using day planners and forecasting on spreadsheets, he quit his job at age 29 and started GoldMine Software. He was able to sell that company and retire at age 40 to stay home and raise 3 kids. 

Being home gave him the chance to see how social media was going to change the marketing world, so in the early 2000s he saw an opportunity to recreate what he started with GoldMine and take it to the next level, the cloud, and he created Nimble.

Jon delves into his journey from GoldMine to Nimble, and how he was able to sell CRM software to other’s that didn’t know they even needed it. He did so by going after the influencers. He was able to build GoldMine to a 70 million dollar a year company without ever taking a dime of capital or venture and no bank loans!  

Plus: 

  • How to manage relationships at scale with the tools you have today.
  • How to earn intimacy and trust with contacts.
  • And what are the 5 "E"s, 3 "P"s, and 5 "F"s?  

There is so much value in this podcast, so grab a notebook and pen and listen in now!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about how you can take your relationships to the next level and scale them at Nimble.

Scott: Check out the SmartDesk2. It's a standing desk that has an option to add an AI Box that acts as your AI Personal Assistant.

Jon: Sitting is the new smoking, we need to move to be healthy. Start doing walk and talks with your team members, with people you are meeting for business purposes, on the phone, or just by yourself. If you walk for an hour every day, eat half of the food you have in front of you at every meal, and give the other half to somebody less fortunate than you, then you will be a happier human being. 

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

Getting Over The Dip—Pain Points That Make Or Break You
43:02
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 43:02
Getting Over The Dip—Pain Points That Make Or Break You

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

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

Today’s Topics: 

  • The Dip—Getting over those pain points that make or break us, like the list.  
  • Negotiating with a trust—Scott shares a couple situations where he negotiated with a trust and everyone weighs in with their own experiences and thoughts about the moral standpoint.

We also delve into the benefits of getting properly educated.

As the first flight school class comes to an end and all the investor-lings have left the nest, Scott reflects back on the students learning experience along with his own.

Also, Erik, who started as a DYI'er, signed up for one-on-one coaching which ultimately helped take his business to the next level—Making more money in a quarter than he had in an entire year! He shares whether it was the accountability of having a coach or the tools that helped him the most.

Plus, what advice would Mike Zaino would give to his newbie self?

Listen in for details!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out the app The Five Minute Journal.

Tate: Check out the app EasyGPS

Erik: Check out the Best Self Journal at BestSelf.co.

Mike: "He is able who thinks he is able."

David: Read the book Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount.

Scott: Check out the app ScanPost.io. It lets you scan, print, and mail documents worldwide - all from your iPhone.

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

Believing Your Desires Are Attainable Results In Success
49:21
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 49:21
Believing Your Desires Are Attainable Results In Success

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Noah St. John—NoahStJohn.com. Noah is a keynote speaker and bestselling author who is famous for inventing AFFORMATIONS®, a positive self-talk tool that helps people remove mental barriers and build confidence to make more money.  

As a leading authority on how to eliminate limiting beliefs, Noah delivers live programs and online courses that his coaching clients call mandatory for anyone who wants to succeed in life and business. He is the author of 10 books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. Noah is one of the world’s most sought after experts on personal growth and professional development.  

Today, Noah talks to us about his trademarked term, AFFORMATIONS®—what it means and how it will help you reach your goals!  

The default human belief is, I can’t. So how can we get rid of those limiting beliefs?  

Noah delves into his DBAR Cycle. 

  • Desire
  • Belief
  • Action
  • Results 

His method will change your belief from I can’t to I CAN!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Noah by going to his website at NoahStJohn.com.

Scott: Check out the app HeyFocus.com. It's a Mac app that blocks distracting websites like Facebook and Reddit.

Noah: Get my new book, Get Rid of Your Head Trash, at NoahStJohn.com. It will help you walk through the 3 big money mistakes that even smart people make. 

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

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?
43:49
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 43:49
Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?

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

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

Today's Topics: 

  • How we unwind in the land business—Can we totally disconnect and relax or is the pull force of email just too strong?
  • How do you sell a property in 3 weeks? —The guys address this question that was posted in The Official Land Geek Motivation & Wealth Creation Group.
  • Sharing versus holding back for strategic advantage—How much information should you share? Are there some secrets you should keep? 

 

We also talk about getting properly educated and what stops people from making a commitment to a new program — Is it fear of the unknown or money that holds them back? How do you get around each to start moving the needle in your life?

 

Plus, what's coming next for the community? Scott gives us a teaser!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Read the book The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman and follow his technique, the 5 Fold Why to get the root cause of what you actually want. PersonalMBA.com/five-fold-why/

Erik: Tally—An iPhone app for goal tracking. 

Mike: "Too hot, too cold, too late"— A reminder to stop making excuses!

David: Momentum—A Chrome extension to help keep you on task!

Scott: StickerMule.com for custom stickers that kick ass!

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

Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business
39:01
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 39:01
Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business

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?

Creating Systems—It's Time To Eliminate, Automate, And Delegate Your Way To Passive Income
43:41
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 43:41
Creating Systems—It's Time To Eliminate, Automate, And Delegate Your Way To Passive Income

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?

Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!
36:54
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 36:54
Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!

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?

Deal Flow Begins With Consistency—How To Get In The Habit Of Mailing & Marketing
50:11
2017-09-21 04:42:16 UTC 50:11
Deal Flow Begins With Consistency—How To Get In The Habit Of Mailing & Marketing

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?

How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks
27:46
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 27:46
How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks

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?

Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are Worse
45:33
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 45:33
Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are Worse

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?

Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age
28:42
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 28:42
Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age

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?

Newbie Mistakes—Leading With The Wrong Price
41:42
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 41:42
Newbie Mistakes—Leading With The Wrong Price

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.com—professionally designed logos.

Tate: Check out Wistia.com—to upload and record videos.

Erik: Check out the iPhone app JotNot Pro—a 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?

What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business
36:03
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 36:03
What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business

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?

Biggest Pet Peeves—How We Deal With Them
37:15
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 37:15
Biggest Pet Peeves—How We Deal With Them

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?

Writing E-Books—What You Need To Know To Create A Lifetime Of Passive Income
33:59
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 33:59
Writing E-Books—What You Need To Know To Create A Lifetime Of Passive Income

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?

Wholesale Ethics—Keep It Clean And Be Upfront!
41:43
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 41:43
Wholesale Ethics—Keep It Clean And Be Upfront!

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?

Key Factors You Need To Know To Boost Your Email Marketing
36:20
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 36:20
Key Factors You Need To Know To Boost Your Email Marketing

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?

Is Selling VIA Text The New Preferred Method?
43:06
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 43:06
Is Selling VIA Text The New Preferred Method?

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?

Want To Boost Profits? Learn How To Create An Optimistic Climate
47:54
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 47:54
Want To Boost Profits? Learn How To Create An Optimistic Climate

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?

How can you make your land irresistible? Keep your pricing simple!
43:40
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 43:40
How can you make your land irresistible? Keep your pricing simple!

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?

How To Take Your Sales To The Next Level
40:26
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 40:26
How To Take Your Sales To The Next Level

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?

New Ninja Geeky Tactics To Build And Grow Your Buyers List
38:28
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 38:28
New Ninja Geeky Tactics To Build And Grow Your Buyers List

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?

The Value Of Giving Can Benefit Every Aspect Of Your Life
36:33
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 36:33
The Value Of Giving Can Benefit Every Aspect Of Your Life

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?

What Measurement Do You Use To Judge Success?
30:11
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 30:11
What Measurement Do You Use To Judge Success?

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

  • Erik Peterson—The key is marketing, being out there on a regular basis.  There are plenty of buyers and more than enough land.
  • Mike Zaino—I look at this business like I'm panning for gold. Sometimes you get the flakes, sometimes you get the nuggets.
  • Scott Todd—If 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! 

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

Uncover The Difference Between Marketing & Sales
32:15
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 32:15
Uncover The Difference Between Marketing & Sales

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. 

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

A Small Profit Is Still A Profit
45:35
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 45:35
A Small Profit Is Still A Profit

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.

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

Make A Business Connection In 90 Seconds
38:56
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 38:56
Make A Business Connection In 90 Seconds

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.

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

Get Ready To Geek Out!
40:00
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 40:00
Get Ready To Geek Out!

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.

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

Old Ways To Manage Are Out—What You Need To Know About Management Today
33:05
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 33:05
Old Ways To Manage Are Out—What You Need To Know About Management Today

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.

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

Is Multifamily Investing For You? Everything You Need To Know
38:28
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 38:28
Is Multifamily Investing For You? Everything You Need To Know

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro, experts in multifamily real estate investing.

Their business, JakeAndGino.com, is a real estate educational company that offers coaching and training in real estate investing. They also co-authored Wheelbarrow Profits: How To Create Passive Income, Build Wealth, And Take Control Of Your Destiny Through Multifamily Real Estate Investing, along with many others. 

These Wheelbarrow Buddhas take pride in providing value to their tenants at an affordable rate, which they term as modern affordability. They buy properties from Mom & Pop operations and reposition them, providing value to the tenants. 

We discuss the process of DUE DILIGENCE and why it's the most important factor that will save you time, money, and headaches in the long run!  

The key is being patient and persistent but willing to walk away during the negotiation phase. 

We also discuss:

  • The process of providing value.
  • The managing aspect of it.
  • And the 3-step process of repositioning!

Listen into this very informative episode as they tell us why they chose multifamily over all the other real estate niches. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jake and Gino at JakeAndGino.com

Scott: Read the book, Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field by Brian Tracy. 

Jake: Vertical integration. Start from the ground up, brick by brick. Control everything from the lease, acquisitions, on-site management, etc. Start your own managing company, control every aspect of it and grow from there. 

Gino: 1. Be able to walk away from a deal. If you're emotionally attached to anything, you have less power; don't lose that power.  

2. Start with the end in mind. Whenever you do something, start with what's going to end up at the end. What do you want to accomplish? 

3. Get out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable. It's okay to be uncomfortable because that's the only way you grow in life.

 

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

You Need To Embrace Hearing The Word 'NO'
37:06
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 37:06
You Need To Embrace Hearing The Word 'NO'

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Andrea Waltz from GoForNo.com and co-author of Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There.  

Andrea helps people get over their fear of failure and rejection and today she talks to us about getting over and beyond the word NO and how you should not view it as a failure but as part of the destination to get to YES.  

How do you get over the disappointment or feeling of failure when you hear the word no?

  • Control how you respond with your actions and behavior—keep your actions positive.
  • Never berate yourself!
  • Set a daily or weekly number of NO goals and collect that number of NOs. 

Listen in as Andrea delves into the importance of the word NO and how it helps lead you to your ultimate goal. She also answers Mark's tough question of the week—Tell us something that we don't know about selling.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Andrea Waltz and go to her website at www.GoForNo.com

Scott: Check out the app BaiBoard 3. It's an online whiteboard where you can collaborate with your team on a shared whiteboard.

Andrea: Read the book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. 

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

Success In Under A Year—What Moved The Needle?
33:13
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 33:13
Success In Under A Year—What Moved The Needle?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks to student turned coach, David Banales. David is CRUSHING Facebook Marketing, and today he shares his journey with us; from finding The Land Geek model to now, 10 month later—being able to retire his wife so she can be a stay-at-home-mom, devoting her time to their WHY. Family is what's important to the Banales family, and land has helped them secure their future. Plus, David is on track to retire his father this year from their family owned business!

How did he do it in such a short period? He attributes his success to:

  • Taking massive action
  • Going the extra mile
  • And being persistent!

David, who is now coaching others on Facebook Marketing, shares the biggest mistake he sees others making when it comes to their marketing. Plus, he gives advice to those on the fence about which step they should take first.

David also shares with Mark that he found the county search to be the hardest. So how did he overcome the challenge of finding a county?

Listen in to find out now…

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Get the Geeky APP— Lumen5.com. It takes a blogpost, automates it and creates a video—and its free!

Also, get wholesale land at https://www.facebook.com/SimpleLifeLand/

David: Read the book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferris

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Why Is Real Estate The Best Option For Passive Income?
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 38:10
Why Is Real Estate The Best Option For Passive Income?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to John Sonmez, founder of SimpleProgrammer.com. He created Simple Programmer with the goal of making the complex, simple. He is also the author of Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.  

John puts all of his effort into Simple Programmer now, but he also retired from real estate at a very young age and he tells us about how he managed several passive income revenue streams and why he found real estate the true passive income model.   

Why is it the best option? A few things factor in: 

  • It produces a high yield.
  • It has such a low risk. 
  • It will always exist!

Listen in today as we get super geeky and talk about everyone's favorite words: automation, real estate, and programming...oh my!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about John Sonmez by checking out his website SimpleProgrammer.com

Scott: Check out WrightsNotes.com. It's a website where you can create your own customized notebook. If there's a format that you want to follow on a daily basis or a format that you want to stick to, you can create the entire notebook based on the design you want.

John: Go to a Tony Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" event. Or pick up the DVD's or digital copies. If you feel stuck or if you feel like you can't do things and there are a lot of things holding you back in life, he's a great resource to get you unblocked mentally and helps you really connect with your passion.

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What You Need To Know To Be Better At Sales—There's A Science To It
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 38:20
What You Need To Know To Be Better At Sales—There's A Science To It

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to David Hoffeld, founder of TheHoffeldGroup and author of the book, The Science of Selling: Proven Strategies to Make Your Pitch, Influence Decisions, and Close the Deal.  

David has done the research and has proven that there is a scientific formula behind increasing your sales and he's here to tell us a bit about it. He says that whether you feel you're good or bad at sales, by applying this science, everybody can get better and increase their sales. 

We discuss: 

  • The 6 Commitments to a successful sale.
  • Incremental commitments.
  • The sales equation BD=F (SW,ES)
  • How to make the close of the sale simple.
  • How to structure follow-ups.
  • What is anchoring? 

PLUS so much more! This is a valuable podcast that you can't afford to miss!  

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about David Hoffeld by going to his website www.HoffeldGroup.com 

Scott: Check out the Listen app at UseListen.com. It's an app that lets you manage your conversations with smart actions like remind, whitelist, and mute. 

David: Go to his twitter feed @DavidHoffeld and check out all the value he offers. 

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Become More Relatable—What You Need To Know About Leading With Your Personality
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 34:33
Become More Relatable—What You Need To Know About Leading With Your Personality

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Leonard Kim from LeonardKim.com. Leonard is managing partner of InfluenceTree, a company that teaches you how to build your brand.  

Leonard is recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Top Digital Marketer and Top Youth Marketer and a Personal Branding Expert by Red Letter Resumes. After hitting rock bottom several times over and becoming homeless, he got sick and tired of being sick and tired so he started writing and built up a huge media following.  

He explains that being relatable resonated with others and helped to build up a large following. Some factors that can help you become more relatable: 

  • Leading with personality.
  • Be real. Use your genuine personality.
  • Put your fears out there. That resonates with others and helps form a connection.  

Leonard also talks about his early-on downfalls and blames Narrogance for playing a role in his failures along with his fear of failure and fear of success! 

Listen in to hear more of Leonard's inspirational story and find out exactly what he means by Narrogance.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Leonard Kim by going to his website at LeonardKim.com

Scott: Go to Oaxis.com and check out the new ink case for the iPhone 7. It has another screen on the back of the case that you can use to change the design of your case or use it to read e-books. 

Leonard: Read the book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. It helps takes your eyes off of those material things and those other things that you're going after and it lets you focus on what really matters.

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

How Likable Are You? 5 Important Things Will Make You More Likable
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 52:31
How Likable Are You? 5 Important Things Will Make You More Likable

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Arel Moodie from TheArtOfLikability. Arel has started and ran several companies. Inc. Magazine called him a High-energy motivator and he's on their 30 under 30 list. Essence Magazine said he should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories, and he is one of America's top young speakers! 

Today he is here to talk to us about the importance of being liked and the 5 important things to help you become more likable, which he calls the 5-S System: 

  • Special—How are you going to make that other person feel special?
  • Satisfy—Stick to your word. If you say that you're going to do something, then do it!
  • Smile—Not only focus on your smile, but how are you going to make that other person smile.
  • Standards—Acknowledge the best in yourself and in other's as well.
  • Sincerity—Being genuine is key to likability! 

It's important to take all of these into consideration when you are doing business with someone but also in life in general.  

Listen in as Arel discusses more into the details of his 5-S system.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Become more likable and learn more about Arel by going to his website at www.ArtOfLikability.com

Scott: Read the book Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone.

Arel: A weekly strategy that Arel calls Phonebook Roulette. Open up your contact list on your phone, and take your finger and swipe up and down and just stop. Whichever name you stop on, write that person a text message. Don't ask for anything, just say, Hi, I was just thinking about you and I want to let you know I really appreciate you. A lot of times we get so busy in life we can't tell people how much they mean to us but I want to tell you, you mean a lot to me. Sincerely...

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A Land Geek Student's Success Story—What You Need To Know For Your Own Success
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 35:35
A Land Geek Student's Success Story—What You Need To Know For Your Own Success

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to one of our own Land Geek students, P.J. Reilly! In this Land Geek Q&A chat, P.J. shares his journey with us from start to the present. He shares valuable advice and information for anybody going through the Land Geek training now or even for those thinking about joining but are a little skeptical. 

P.J. talks about his biggest challenges and mistakes, best and most interesting deals, and how this model moved the needle in his life... PLUS so much more! 

A couple of the most important takeaways: 

  • Take action IMMEDIATELY!  
  • Forming a personal connection with your clients.  

And find out why he choose The Land Geek model over all others.

There is valuable information in this podcast from someone who has done the course and is now successfully executing on it! You can't afford to miss this!  

Listen in now...

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out NeverBounce.com. It is a real-time email verification and email cleaning services.

Scott: Check out MailParser.io. The site helps extract all relevant data fields from emails you receive on a regular basis based on your custom parsing rules and then automatically sends the data to applications you already use. 

PJ: Check out CheeseAndCrackers.tv. It is a media production company that specializes in creating original television formats that are produced to the highest of production values. Also check out ThePointsGuy.com. It teaches you how to utilize credit card points for things like vacations and hotels. If you are using a credit card for business then might as well get the right benefits for it.

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What You Need To Know About IBC—So You Can Take Control Of YOUR Money
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 46:19
What You Need To Know About IBC—So You Can Take Control Of YOUR Money

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to M.C. Laubscher from CashflowNinja.com.  

M.C. is a wealth strategist, financial freedom fighter, educator and the host of the podcast—Cashflow Ninja. He also has a background in real estate and his mission is to help people eliminate the control that banks and financial institutions have over us by building wealth outside of Wallstreet.  

Today he talks to us about The Infinite Banking Concept. A concept that is used by many of the wealthy and even some  financial institutions, and how putting your money into mutual life insurance companies has far more benefits, including:

  • It's private
  • Asset protection
  • Guaranteed portion growth
  • Participation in dividends
  • PLUS Growth and distribution are TAX FREE
With all of these great benefits, why doesn't everybody do it? Because the knowledge just isn't out there, M.C. explains.

If you're looking for a better option to grow your wealth, you don't want to miss this podcast!

Listen in as M.C. delves deep into how it works and his Wealth Capture Strategy! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Tip #1 - Protect every transaction you make and never worry about payment or delivery by checking out SafeFunds.com. It helps secure your deals anywhere in the country or around the world.  

Tip #2 - If you are using an iPhone, then you can go to Settings, General, Accessibility, and then Speech. Inside Speech, you're going to see Speak Screen. Turn it on and it will easily allow you to hear the content of the entire screen by swiping down with two fingers. 

Tip #3 - Learn more about M.C. Laubscher and his podcast by going to his website at CashflowNinja.com.

Scott: If you are trying to come up with ways to train a VA then check out Bubbl.us. It is a visual thinking tool for structuring information, helping you to better understand, remember, and generate new ideas. 

M.C.: If anybody is interested in finding out and learning more about this strategy, email M.C. at info@cashflowninja.com and just put IBC in the heading and he will ship you out a physical copy of  Becoming Your Own Banker: Unlock The Infinite Banking Concept by R. Nelson Nash

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What You Need To Know About Personality Types In The Workforce
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 42:52
What You Need To Know About Personality Types In The Workforce

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Maneesh Sethi, creator of PAVLOK— a behavior training product that helps people break their bad habits and the results are quite shocking! He is also an author and has traveled and lived all over the world making it his life goal to show others that there is another way for people to experience the world. 

Maneesh talks to us about personality types and the effect that they have in the workplace. Having severe ADHD himself, he has studied the subject immensely and shares with us what he has learned and how it led to the idea of Pavlok. 

Maneesh delves deep:

  • Is ADHD misdiagnosed—Is it a personality type rather than a disorder?
  • Why it's important to surround yourself with the right personality type in the workplace. 
  • How making bets helps him to get the work done.

Listen in now to see how a slap in the face led to the idea of Pavlok!  

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Maneesh Sethi by going to his website at Pavlok.com.

Scott: Check out Notebook.ai. It's a new smart notebook online. It learns from your interactions and grows with your ideas and collaborates back with you.

Maneesh: Whenever you find yourself uncomfortable, feeling like you're not doing something you're good at, don't feel broken but instead take a step back and think about your personality. A great book to help you learn more about your personality is The Art of SpeedReading People: How to Size People Up and Speak Their Language by Paul D. Tieger.

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Running A Business With Your Spouse—You Need To Have Boundaries To Be Successful
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 33:34
Running A Business With Your Spouse—You Need To Have Boundaries To Be Successful

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jill Stanton from ScrewTheNineToFive.com.

Jill and her husband Josh have figured out what it takes to be successful in both business and in marriage. Together they help personal brands and businesses scale from the ground up. But how do they do it and still maintain a happy marriage?   

They set their boundaries:  

  • Identify your personal strengths
  • Work in separate areas
  • Stick to your own role and trust that the other has their side 

Jill shares her journey of how she went from a 9-5 job to saying Screw It and becoming successful in helping to build their own online business and brand, and is now teaching others how to do the same.

We also discuss...

  • Momentum Marketing
  • Self-doubt—Going outside of your comfort zone

This is a wild episode that Scott Todd says was one of his most enjoyable episodes and leaves Mark drinking the screw the 9-5 Kool-aid!  

Listen in to find out why.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jill at ScrewTheNineToFive.com

Scott: Check out HeyLandlord.co. It's a way of keeping all the communications between landlords, property managers, and tenants all condensed into one space.

Jill: Read the book Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz. 

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

Know Your Market—You Need To Get Clear On What You Stand For
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 30:54
Know Your Market—You Need To Get Clear On What You Stand For

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we go down under to talk to Tim Reid. Tim is a marketer and is also the host of Australia's #1 marketing podcast, Small Business Big Marketing

Tim has been in the marketing business his entire working life and shares with us what he has learned and what has made him so successful. He gives us great information that you can use in your own marketing strategies.  

Important factors:  

  • Consistency
  • Engaging content
  • Getting the pitch right
  • Understanding your brand 

He also advises to not try to do it all yourself. You should outsource whenever you can and it's also important to get clarity on what you stand for and chose a single platform... whether it's Facebook, podcasting, video or whatever you choose, just OWN IT!

Listen in as we delve deep into marketing from down under!  

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Tim by going to Small Business Big Marketing.

Tim: Understand how powerful your smartphone is as a marketing tool and start using it.

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The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 36:53
The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life

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

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

2 things that are the key to happiness:

  • Growth
  • Contribution

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

Scott: Ship Label—An app to print shipping labels straight from your phone.

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

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

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Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 30:05
Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful

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

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

What does it take to get to that level?  

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 40:31
Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Carrie at CarrieWilkerson.com.

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

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Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 30:13
Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful

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

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

  • Persistence
  • Hard Work 

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

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

Don't miss this FUN episode! 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ramon at RamonRay 

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

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Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 37:29
Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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Why You Need A Human Connection Over Technology—It's Important For Your ROI
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 42:33
Why You Need A Human Connection Over Technology—It's Important For Your ROI

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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When Success Doesn't Bring Happiness—Why You Need To Have Balance In Life
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 38:35
When Success Doesn't Bring Happiness—Why You Need To Have Balance In Life

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? 

Avoid The Mistakes Entrepreneurs Commonly Make—What You Need To Know To Move Forward
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 33:10
Avoid The Mistakes Entrepreneurs Commonly Make—What You Need To Know To Move Forward

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

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Can Buying An Existing Business Be Lucrative And A Good Model For Passive Income? What You Need To Know About Being In The Business Of Buying Businesses
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 41:17
Can Buying An Existing Business Be Lucrative And A Good Model For Passive Income? What You Need To Know About Being In The Business Of Buying Businesses

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?

Relocating Your Life And Protecting Your Assets Internationally—What You Need To Know
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 47:14
Relocating Your Life And Protecting Your Assets Internationally—What You Need To Know

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?

Being Helpful Builds Strong Customer Loyalty And Is Valuable For Building A Successful Business
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 39:18
Being Helpful Builds Strong Customer Loyalty And Is Valuable For Building A Successful Business

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?

Having One Set Of Values Is Crucial For Building Long Term Customer Relationships—What You Need To Know
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 40:03
Having One Set Of Values Is Crucial For Building Long Term Customer Relationships—What You Need To Know

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? 

How Do You Make A Marketing Pitch Stand Out From The Crowd? What You Need To Know
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 43:46
How Do You Make A Marketing Pitch Stand Out From The Crowd? What You Need To Know

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?

Is Wholesaling Land A Great Passive Income? What You Need To Know
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 42:07
Is Wholesaling Land A Great Passive Income? What You Need To Know

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?

How To Manage Multiple Successful Businesses And Do Rewarding Work
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 46:27
How To Manage Multiple Successful Businesses And Do Rewarding Work

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?

How eQRPs Have Changed The World Of Investing
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 44:36
How eQRPs Have Changed The World Of Investing

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?

Every Business Can Benefit From Video
51:40
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 51:40
Every Business Can Benefit From Video

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Bobby Lin, founder of Valoso—an 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? 

It's Time To Systematize Things And Remove Yourself From The Business
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 47:10
It's Time To Systematize Things And Remove Yourself From The Business

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?

Student Success With A Scaleable Business And A Virtual Partnership
46:40
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 46:40
Student Success With A Scaleable Business And A Virtual Partnership

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?

 

Overcoming Setbacks And The Path To Success
32:09
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 32:09
Overcoming Setbacks And The Path To Success

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? 

You Don't Need Real Estate Experience to Flip Land
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2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 33:02
You Don't Need Real Estate Experience to Flip Land

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?

Virtual Real Estate Primer—Learn How To Buy, Sell And Invest
50:31
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 50:31
Virtual Real Estate Primer—Learn How To Buy, Sell And Invest

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?

How To Create A Profitable Sales Funnel For Any Niche
40:52
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 40:52
How To Create A Profitable Sales Funnel For Any Niche

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?

 

How To Build And Compound Your Note Portfolio
34:43
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 34:43
How To Build And Compound Your Note Portfolio

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.

How to Use Creative Marketing To Sell Difficult Properties
35:38
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 35:38
How to Use Creative Marketing To Sell Difficult Properties

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.

Stress Free Financial Advice That Is Simple And Geeky
41:44
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 41:44
Stress Free Financial Advice That Is Simple And Geeky

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.

You Need To Spend More Money When Business Is Slow
39:12
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 39:12
You Need To Spend More Money When Business Is Slow

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.

The Number One Thing You Should Do In the Raw Land Investing Business
36:37
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 36:37
The Number One Thing You Should Do In the Raw Land Investing Business

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.

Snowballing Your Way To Success
43:39
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 43:39
Snowballing Your Way To Success

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?

 

The Secret to Making Money Online
39:40
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 39:40
The Secret to Making Money Online

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?

 

The Magical Equation For Life And Success
38:55
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 38:55
The Magical Equation For Life And Success

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?

 

How Price Creeps Affect Your Bottom Line
35:33
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 35:33
How Price Creeps Affect Your Bottom Line

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?

 

Breaking Down the Noise To Get Noticed
33:51
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 33:51
Breaking Down the Noise To Get Noticed

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 controversial? Click 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.  

Scott: Read the book, The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

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

The Land Geek Coaches Share Their Secrets
41:46
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 41:46
The Land Geek Coaches Share Their Secrets

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?

 

Start HERE: Building A Life Raft To Help You Get Back On Your Feet
11:14
2017-09-21 04:42:17 UTC 11:14
Start HERE: Building A Life Raft To Help You Get Back On Your Feet

In today’s episode of the Art of Passive Income, Mark Podolsky—The Land Geek, and Scott Todd—ScottTodd.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?

 

How To Build A Path From Vision To Success—One Brick At A Time
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 34:42
How To Build A Path From Vision To Success—One Brick At A Time

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Tony DUrso—TonyDUrso.com

Tony is known as the Dream Business Maker and hosts the show Revenue Chat Radio, which reached over 700,000 downloads in just over a year! He interviews CEOs, bestselling authors and experts in sales, marketing and leadership. 

His latest book, Elite Entrepreneurs topped the Amazon Bestseller List at #2 on it’s first day debut! 

Tony helps others become successful entrepreneurs by helping them pull out their uniqueness by what they can provide. Today, he shares his vision map strategy with us to go from dream to accomplishment by:

  • Connecting vision with purpose—Where they see themselves and what they are trying to accomplish.
  • Long-term objective—Where they want to be in 3-5 years
  • The master plan—Strategy. How they will accomplish the long-term objective. What are they going to do TODAY to get there.

Plus, we dig in deep to get to the root of our why by asking WHY! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Tony by going to his website at TonyDUrso.com.

Scott: Check out the chrome extension Momentum at MomentumDash.com. The to-do list is a nice touch. 

Tony: Have this vision map. You need to start at the top with your vision, purpose, long-term objective, master plan, strategy, tactical steps, and then the daily action you’re going to get done every day. That is how you’re going to take any goal and get them done. 

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

The Best Of Round Table—Fundamentals Of Buying And Selling
30:51
2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 30:51
The Best Of Round Table—Fundamentals Of Buying And Selling

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we have a special Round Table edition—The Best Of, featuring some of the best Round Table moments that will help you move the needle in your land investing business!

Today we look back on:

  • Buyers list—Building and managing it.
  • Buying in bulk—Do we handle bulk deals differently?
  • Counties—How many counties should we work in?
  • Scarcity mentality—Can there be too many investors in one area?

We're all unique. I'll tell stories a different way than you do, I will write ads in a different way and there's no way that I'm going to appeal to everybody. Not everybody is going to like you in the world, not everybody is going to connect with your message, and that’s okay. Find your people, have your own voice and your people will come to you-Scott

Plus, what holds people back in this business?

Listen in as we clear up some of the fears that stop people from taking action and get into the fundamentals of buying and selling! 

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

Standing Out In A Competitive Market
32:22
2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 32:22
Standing Out In A Competitive Market

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jasmine Star—JasmineStar.com

Jasmine, who teaches entrepreneurs how to build their brand and market it on social media, left law school over a decade ago to care for her ailing mother. Realizing how fragile life is and that we are not guaranteed time here, she re-evaluated her own life and decided to pursue photography which ultimately led to building the business of her dreams. She now educates entrepreneurs on how to do the same. 

In a competitive market like photography, she explains she made herself stand out by:

  • Working harder
  • Creating experiences 
  • Learning and leveraging how people are communicating and are wanting to be served

She also does not view competitors as opposition, but as allies who all bring very different things to the table and are making the consumer aware.  

The same can be said for the land business when it comes to scarcity mindset. More investors in an area brings more interest to that area.  

"We are uniquely qualified to serve entirely different sets of people."

Listen in to hear Jasmine's story and her inspiring answer to Mark's question: If you’re on your death bed and you’re surrounded by friends and family what would be your last words of advice that you would give before you leave? 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jasmine Star by going to her website at JasmineStar.com.

Scott: Check out the app Exacto - Photo Cut | Background Remover. It's an app that helps you remove backgrounds or create razor-sharp photo cutouts.

Jasmine: Read the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. It's a book that re-frames how your mind perceives passion projects. 

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

Land Investing 101—Dealing With The Customer
41:16
2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 41:16
Land Investing 101—Dealing With The Customer

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

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

Jeff Akstin also drops in — over Mike Zaino’s shoulder at the firehouse! Jeff is one of Mark’s first students and he also mentored Mike. Mark refers to the two as the Matt Damon and Ben Affleck of the group. 

The two get a call and don’t stay long, but before he goes, Jeff shares a recent deal that can bring in 10x!

This week's topics:

  • Doing business in person—This can be difficult when there are miles in between you and the buyer. The guys go over what they do in this situation, their experiences, and building trust to get the deal done online.
  • Tire kickers—Erik shares a situation he is in, where a potential buyer who has been around for over a year periodically inquires about properties but then comes up with excuses why he can't buy. What do you do in this situation—how do you convert those tire kickers into buyers, or should you just let them go? Everyone weighs in.
  • Rude buyers—How do you handle them so you don't get a bad review? Do we hug our haters, or send them to David?

Plus, you don't want to miss Erik's mic-drop tip of the week. And, does Mark finally win him over to #TeamMark?

Listen in now to find out!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Read, Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer. Also, check out How-to-fix-a-toilet.com. It's a how-to website.

Scott: Check out the Forest App  to help you focus on tasks, such as mailing and marketing, and you can grow your own forest in the process!

Erik: Read, Hug Your Haters... Check out, GetMagic.com. It's like fancy hands but the billing is by the minute. Good for smaller tasks

David: Clean Google Calendar—to help keep you on task.

Tate: The Habit Hub—to help keep you on goal!

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

Marketing That Is Simple And Effective—Getting Back To The Basics
33:33
2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 33:33
Marketing That Is Simple And Effective—Getting Back To The Basics

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, The Facebook Whisperer, David Banales joins Mark as co-host and they talk with Molly Pittman—VP and traffic monitor at DigitalMarketer.com

Molly's approach to marketing is to get back to basics and to keep it real! Today we go deep into the aspects of what makes a good ad that will increase traffic. 5 components are: 

  • Good offer
  • Good copy
  • Creative—Videos and pictures
  • Targeting
  • Ad send—Making sure that the landing page your ad is sending them to is relevant to the ad!  

Molly shares her insight on why writing good ad copy is imperative and that you don't need to be a genius at it as long as the right components are in place. 

We also discuss the most simple starting point for a newbie: 

  • The before and after—The picture of your customers life before using your product/service and after, how your product will change their life.
  • The customers' journey—The steps of your business, what assets you need to create and how to make them aware of your business. 

There is so much VALUABLE information in this podcast, it leaves David with stars in his eyes! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Molly by going to DigitalMarketer.com.

David: Read the book Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount.

Molly: Check out AdEspresso.com and GetCompass.co. They have an incredible library of ads that you can get inspiration from for ideas for your ads. Also, read the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

Your Metric Of Success Should Be Only Things You Can Control
41:59
2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 41:59
Your Metric Of Success Should Be Only Things You Can Control

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

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

This week's topics:

  • VA pain points—What do you do when a trained VA says "I can't"?
  • Squatter aftermath—Tate updates us on the squatter that was mentioned in Round Table episode, Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset.
  • Cleaning up—What should you do with trash that is left behind on a property?
  • The August Report—The guys share how they did in the slowest month, and the results are surprising! Could July be the new August?
  • What is the metric for success—Does making millions make you successful if the cost is working 100 hours a week, never seeing your family and leaves you feeling miserable? 

When you compare the freedom and flexibility with the effort, we are all in success -Mark

Listen in now for all the details and to hear how Erik gets in an uppercut to the right and hits Mark right where it hurts... it's not what you think! 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Watch Lazy: A Manifesto by Tim Kreider in YouTube. He talks about the merit of not being so busy.

Scott: Check out SmirnoffAsAService.com to send a bottle of Smirnoff, and they will include a handwritten note.

Erik: Check out LucidChart.com—a web-based mind mapping, flow chart tool.

David: First thing you want in mail and market: Take control of your time. Schedule in your me-time, your power hour. Set up a calendar, Google calendar. Tate: Check out UnitedStatesZipCodes.org. You can plug in a city and it will give you information regarding its zip code. It’s going to tell you what the most populated zip code is, the county, and the area code.

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

Using Your Time Effectively—When You Should Outsource
29:11
2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 29:11
Using Your Time Effectively—When You Should Outsource

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Miranda Marquit—PlantingMoneySeeds.com.

With an M.A. in journalism, Miranda’s a freelance writer and has been writing about finances since 2006. She‘s been mentioned in USA Today, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicles, New York Times, Consumerist, The Atlantic Wire, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.  

Topics discussed: 

  • Leveraging time—Knowing when and what to outsource.  
  • Finding the right partners to work with by finding people whose strengths compliment your weaknesses. 

Listen in now to hear about her biggest lesson learned as a freelancer and as we delve deep into leveraging and finances. Plus, she answers Mark's tough question of the week: Tell us something we don’t know about either personal finance or investing.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Miranda by going to her website at PlantingMoneySeeds.com.

Scott: Check out AirSelfieCamera.com. It's an iPhone 7 case that becomes a drone that you can use to do air selfies. 

Miranda: Read the book The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. The book is all about trials in our businesses and how to turn them and make them our way to success.

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

Getting The Fundamentals Down—You Have To Learn To Take Off Before You Can Fly
43:51
2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 43:51
Getting The Fundamentals Down—You Have To Learn To Take Off Before You Can Fly

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

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

Scott kicks off this episode by sharing the lessons he learned from his newest adventure, one that scares the he…ck out of Mark, and also leads us into our first topic:

  • Getting the fundamentals down—The guys tell why it's crucial to follow the proven processes first. Plus, Aaron shares his experience when he decided to go out on his own, before getting the fundamentals down, and how he's still paying for it!
  • VA management hacks—Great advice on how to keep the good VAs around.
  • Recovering from a scam—What can you do when you are scammed by a seller?

There are a lot of lessons to be learned and great advice in this episode, you don't want to miss it!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Watch the movie, The Martian. The movie is about solving problem after problem after problem. Also, read Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker. Scott: Check out TLFolio.com—list your notes and get other investors who might want to build some passive income.  Erik: Check out DripScripts.com—A tool for building some of your email sequences.  Aaron: Check out HubSpot—CRM that allows you to follow up with your leads and stay in contact with them. Mike: “Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” You’re standing in your own way and you don’t even know it. So, stop standing in your way and just go back to the fundamentals. Tate: “Difficulties are just things to overcome after all.” You are going to hit difficulties in the business and in the end, you just have to overcome it.

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

How Betting Can Lead To Your Breakthrough Idea
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 37:54
How Betting Can Lead To Your Breakthrough Idea

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Dorie Clark—DorieClark.com

Dorie has a long list of attributes, including: 

—Adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. 

—Author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future and Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. Magazine and one of the Top Ten Business Books of the Year by Forbes and a Washington Post bestseller.

—A former presidential campaign spokeswoman  

—A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, and Entrepreneur.  

—Recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press and Fortune.  

She is also a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the US State Department, and the World Bank! The New York Times described her as an expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.

Dorie has a long list of credentials, but how do you invent yourself when you're just starting out?  

She elaborates on the three components you need to become a recognized expert: 

  • Creation
  • Social proof
  • Network 

We also discuss: 

  • The difference between a thought leader and a self-promoter and why the concept of thought leaders is so misunderstood.
  • "Little bets strategy" to find your breakthrough idea.

Plus, we delve deep into robots and the future of our jobs.

Don't miss out on this great thought provoking episode!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Start reinventing yourself and start learning how to stand out by checking out Dorie Clark at her website at DorieClark.com.

Scott: Check out Nuage.email. It allows you to have your own custom domain for your email.  

Dorie: Read the book The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking by Olivia Fox Cabane & Judah Pollack. It's a book about how to train yourself to have more breakthrough ideas.

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

Persistence Beats Resistance—One Abandoned Deal Is For Another To Steal
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 46:42
Persistence Beats Resistance—One Abandoned Deal Is For Another To Steal

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

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

The guys have just returned and are recovering from a successful Bootcamp weekend in Scottsdale, listen in as they go over their biggest take-aways.

The one thing that I took away, that always amazes me is the community. It's more like family than a community—Tate

The guys also tackle: 

  • How to remove yourself from the business—when you don't have any revenue coming in.
  • List Pricing—How do you determine a value when comps are all over the board? 

Plus, tune in to hear why Erik's, No Country For Old Men deal left Mark wishing he had been more persistent. And you don't want to miss Scott's special service announcement!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Delete Apple Mail from your phone. If you want to check your email, go to your laptop or computer in the office!

 

Scott: Read the book, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

 

Erik: Check out Polymail.io—a mail client for Mac that has similar features to Boomerang and Mixmax.

 

Nian: Check out CamelCamelCamel.com—a free Amazon price tracker.

 

Mike: "Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player." - Alice Cooper

 

Tate: Check out the official Hamilton app to enter the lottery or buy show tickets. Also, check out SendOutCards.com to create a personalized card and send it out automatically.

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

How To Take An Itch And Make It A Thriving Business
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 30:30
How To Take An Itch And Make It A Thriving Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Vinay Patankar who is co-founder and CEO of Process.st —a task and workflow automation for teams. He is also co-host on the Business Systems Explored podcast. 

Vinay shares how he turned an idea into a thriving company and it all started with the lessons he learned from his first start-up.  

  • The desire to solve a real problem.  
  • Putting together the right team.
  • Being in a strong position before talking to investors.  

Listen in as the guys delve deep into the processes of Process Street and how to integrate it into your team workflow. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Vinay by going to his website at Process.st.

Scott: Check out Surfly.com. This website allows you to share screens with other people on their web browser.

Vinay: Read the e-book The Ultimate Guide to Business Process Automation with Zapier by Benjamin Mulholland.

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

Three Deals On The Table—One Huge Dilemma
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 46:51
Three Deals On The Table—One Huge Dilemma

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

  • Mike Zaino
  • David Banales
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Nian Wang
  • Scott Todd

Today's Topics:

  • Best friend buyers—Breaking up is hard to do! The deal is done, but the buyer is still in constant contact with you via email, text, and phone calls at midnight!  How do you break up with those buyers who abuse the relationship?
  • Attorney threats—Have you ever had an angry response from an offer letter with threats of a lawyer? The guys go over their experiences and how they handled it.
  • Ethical dilemmas—David shares a situation that involved a bidding war with three neighbors and finds himself in a dilemma. Does he go with the lowest offer that he had already committed to? Or does he try to get out of the commitment and go with the much higher offer? Everybody weighs in on their thoughts. 

Listen in to hear what deal David chose and to find out why this episode goes completely off the rails!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out PicSnippets.com—Automate personalized picture engagements for $20 a month!

Scott: "Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men."

Check out Brandmark.io—it’s artificial intelligence for your logo.

David: An email marketing tip—the second subject line. In Gmail inbox, you see the subject line in bold, and then you see the beginning of your email. When sending out to your list, Sell the click in that first line of your email!

Nian: Check out Bonjoro.com—send personalized video messages through email.

Mike: "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Transparency in this business is huge. People can smell fake; it’s very easy to ruin your credibility.

Tate: Check out the Chrome plugin—StayFocusd. It will prevent you from visiting the websites you want to avoid for X amount of time.

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

Why Businesses Fail—Focus On What You Enjoy For Successful Results
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 32:12
Why Businesses Fail—Focus On What You Enjoy For Successful Results

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Siimon Sander—Founder and CEO of Oscar Hamilton, a company that offers podcast production and editing services.  

Siimon is also the host of the Entrepreneur Decoded podcast and has interviewed over a hundred successful entrepreneurs.  

Today we talk about the lessons Siimon learned from a failed business and the one lesson he learned from his dad that could be a good example for us all. 

-The biggest lesson I took from my dad was, treat people kindly and don’t expect anything in return. 

We also delve deep into the importance of having goals to work towards, even when you've "made it", because it can always go away tomorrow.

A few things to keep in mind as you grow your business: 

  • Leisure is a perk, not a goal
  • Keep your ego in check
  • Don't be attached to success
  • Always keep growing and learning
  • Last but not least, ENJOY what you do!  

Plus, listen in for Siimon's answer to: Of all the people you’ve interviewed on Entrepreneur Decoded, what three people would you pick to come to a dinner party at your house and what would you talk about?

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Start decoding entrepreneurs and learn more about Siimon at EntrepreneurDecoded.com.

Scott: Read the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson.

Siimon: Read the book Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.

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

August Acceleration—It's Time To Double Down!
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 46:47
August Acceleration—It's Time To Double Down!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, He's back baby! Mark returns from his month long hiatus, well rested and motivated for the next business venture!

Joining Mark are:

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

Today's Topics:

  • The constant check bouncer—Handling those who are constantly making late payments or bouncing checks.
  • Keeping August rolling—The guys go over different promotions and ways to double down this month to keep the deals flowing.
  • Unplugging—Mark took the month of July to completely unplug and step away from the business. While it was a humbling experience, the wheels ran smoothly without him and revue was up, he was able to find the bottlenecks and fix them.

Sometimes you get lost focusing on the destination, you lose sight of how fulfilling the journey can be. -Mark

The guys all share their wisdom about taking time away from the business.  

Plus, will the hazing commence or will Erik burst Mark's bubble?

Listen in now for all the details! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out CrwdBoost.com. For $20 a month, they build up your instagram and twitter accounts by figuring out the perfect audience for you then targets that audience.

Scott: Read the book The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. It’s all about mind set. If you understand that everything you want to achieve you can do so and you just have to follow this formula like you would in algebra or math, that’s the teachings of this book. 

David: Check out Streak.com for Gmail—It's CRM for your inbox.

Erik: Read the book Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. It’s about Zappos and basically how you built a business and brought it to what it is today. It’s highly focused on customer service.

Mike: “I find mucking stalls strangely similar to raking a zen garden.” Automating your systems, automating something in your life that’s difficult doesn’t have to be dreadful. Take the time, enjoy the process, document what you’re doing, and then automate that one small part.

Tate: Check out OnRoadMap.com—an outline for managing big projects.

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

How To Train Your Brain To Grow Your Business
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 48:04
How To Train Your Brain To Grow Your Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Dana Wilde—TheMindAware.com.

Dana is the best-selling author of Train Your Brain: How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Record Time and host of the Mind Aware Show. 

She took two businesses to a million in revenue in just 19 months. Today she talks to us about training our brains to grow our businesses, and it all starts with a simple mantra. By repeating that mantra 20-30 times a day, it opens up your mind's awareness to see things that you might not have seen otherwise.  

Dana explains that brain scientists estimate that we are walking around in an unconscious state 95% to 99% of the day. And if you can get more aware as little as half a percent of the day, you're going to start to see tremendous change in your life.  

Dana delves into the reticular activating system—A matchmaker in your head that listens to what you think and talk about and then matches them together, bringing them into your awareness. 

Her 4 step process that helps open your mind to positive change:  

  • Step 1—the most important, is waking up and being aware. 
  • Step 2—deciding what message you want match.
  • Step 3—talking about the current situation in a way that feels good. So you're changing the script.  
  • Step 4—feel good.  

Does this positive talk and thinking really work? 

Listen in as Dana gives examples of how we already use the reticular activating system in our daily lives now. Plus, she gives us a 72 hour exercise to test her theory. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Dana by going to her website at MindAware.DanaWilde.com.

Scott: Check out the app Lingbe—an app that allows you to practice a language with native speakers anywhere.

Dana: If you focus ONLY on what's going right in your business, then you will get more of that. If you have a setback or something goes wrong, then acknowledge that for 10 seconds, take the lesson, and move on and put 100% of your focus on what's going right.

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

Loan Modifications—Nice Guys vs The Mean Guys
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 41:02
Loan Modifications—Nice Guys vs The Mean Guys

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

  • Nian Wang
  • Aaron Williams
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Mike Zaino
  • Erik Peterson
  • Aaron Visocnik

This Week's Topics—that leave the group divided between the good and the heartless:

  • Loan Modifications—Under what circumstances do we modify loans and do multiple modifications ultimately lead to default?
  • When a mailing generates multiple properties scattered across the country from one seller—The guys share what they do in this situation.
  • The slow month of August—Do you just try to keep it stable or should you strive for growth?

Listen in now as the mafia geeks have a showdown over good vs mean strategies! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Check out UseLoom.com—A communication tool that allows you to do screen sharing, recording and can hold/store videos for you. Also mentioned, Trint.com.

Aaron A: Read the book The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed by Mark Divine. This book will help you get your mind right when trying to achieve something in the same way a navy seal would do to achieve things.

Nian: Check out Nuclino.com—To organize information for VAs.

Erik: Check out HipCamp.com—The Air BnB for campers and maybe an alternative for those properties you can't sell?

Mike: Knowledge is learning something new every day, Wisdom is letting go of something every day—Letting go of something every day is relevant to those in this business when it comes to VA's and automation. 

Tate: Check out Wonder-Bot.com—A Facebook plugin that helps you store information.

Aaron V: Read the book Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses by Joe Pulizzi. This book will tell you how to draw crowd to your buyer’s list.

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

What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 41:34
What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Robert Mallon and Bill Watkins, Founders of the Rusty Lion Academy—A coaching program designed to help you get in control of your business and your life.  

Bill is a West Point graduate, decorated Army officer, world class athlete, corporate executive, and an entrepreneur. 

Robert is a nationally recognized professional speaker, business coach, and mentor.

Together they help others reach that perfect balance between work and home life by changing their mindset and helping them build a strong foundation to support their goals.

How do they avoid the tyranny of the urgent? By setting up their days correctly. 

  • Always having a plan for the day written down
  • Prioritize that plan
  • And delegate

All are key factors for success in any business to help it run seamlessly!

Are you on the right track to get you to where you want to be 25-35 years from now?  

Listen in now to hear what it will take to get you there. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Robert & Bill by going to their website at RustyLionAcademy.com.

Scott: Check out the website TheRemoteLife.com. This company plans 30-day trips where they bring together professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs to work, live, and travel.

Robert: Get out of your comfort zone. Keep one foot out of your comfort zone at all times. Also, read the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. 

Bill: Read the book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller.

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

Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset!
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 43:56
Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott Todd continues to fill in for Mark while he is away for the entire month of July.

Joining Scott are: 

  • Mike (Zen master) Zaino
  • Tate (New DAD on the block!) Litchfield
  • Nian (#TeamMark) Wang
  • David (shhhh) Banales 

Today's Discussion:  

Have you ever had to answer to THE POLICE? —As in the law enforcers, not the popular band.  

Tate shares a recent incident that involves the police, threats of a law suit, squatters, the press AND the President! But don't worry, Mike has a team of bounty hunters ready for hire! You don't want to miss this!  

Plus, we go over what to do if you are suddenly without a VA. Are you prepared if your VA just up and quits on you? The guys go over their backup plans. 

Finally, we delve into scarcity mentality. We will show you why you need to change your mindset from scarcity to superabundance mentality!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Try the Hazel App for MAC to set-up rules.

Mike: Even a fly can travel 1000 miles if he grabs onto the horse's tail. We have an established system that works and you can make it happen by following the proven system! 

Nian: WiseStamp.com for email signature templates and dynamic elements.

Tate: Boomerang for Gmail—take control of when you send and receive email messages.

David: SpeedTest internet speed tester. Also, tip 2, use Gmail filters to help organize your inbox. Tip three, hire a VA! 

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

What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 39:04
What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott are joined by Peter Shankman—Shankman.com

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media.  

The New York Times has called him a public relations all-star who knows everything about new media and then some

His Faster Than Normal Podcast embraces the concept that having ADD or ADHD as a gift and not a curse. 

Peter is also the author of five books. His latest, Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans, he wrote while on a plane to Hong Kong and back again with only a 2 hour layover in between. His only agenda for traveling to Hong Kong was to write the book! 

It's about knowing the way you work and being able to master that in such a way that you do it well.   

He talks to us about the premise behind Zombie Loyalists—someone who is so in love with a brand or a product, they want to share that with the world. And how to create Zombie Loyalists in your own business.  

A few factors are: 

  • Going above and beyond.
  • Being accessible
  • And making sure that everyone in your audience is benefiting by the information you're giving. 

Peter also shares how you can find the right audience for YOU!  

Plus, in what area does Peter see companies ruining their marketing plan? 

Listen in to find out now...

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Peter by going to his website at Shankman.com.

Scott: Check out the new and updated Process.st. They have new tools, platforms, etc. 

Peter: Go and check out Reddit.com. It's a website that allows you to learn anything you possibly want. There are topics on every conceivable thing known to man. 

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

Strange Requests—Just When You Think You've Heard Them All
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 34:22
Strange Requests—Just When You Think You've Heard Them All

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott is taking the helm while Mark is away. He is joined by:  

  • Erik Peterson
  • David Banales
  • Sean Rickman
  • Nian Wang 

Today's Topics: 

Strange Requests from Buyers—Erik shares a recent request for an allodial title. What is an allodial title and what other strange requests have our panel encountered? 

Paying for a Survey or Improvements—Is it worth the extra cost?  

Can your business sustain itself if you were to step away or run it from another country?

We delve into PRESSURE TESTING your business to uncover any hidden holes. There was one common hole that both Sean and Erik uncovered, listen in now to find out what it was! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Read the book Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson.

Sean: Read the book The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani.

Nian: Check out Workflow.is—an iOS app that allows you to connect different actions together and access them from your phone from the lock screen.

Erik: Check out Bond.co—an automated handwriting machine that you can use to write thank you cards for your clients right from your phone.

David: Check out the iPhone app myTracks—a GPS logger that you can use for your photographer whenever he goes to take pictures of your property.

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

Coding Made Easy—It's As Easy As Connecting The Services!
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 38:42
Coding Made Easy—It's As Easy As Connecting The Services!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Mattan Griffel: entrepreneur, educator, CEO and co-founder of One Month—an education course that teaches code in one month.

Mattan is also a professor at Columbia Business School and was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in education.

Today he shares with us everything you need to know about modern coding.  

  • How coding has changed in the past 10-15 years
  • Who coding is for
  • Where to get started  
  • Managing a developer 

The biggest mistake he sees people make in the beginning when hiring a developer, or any type of outsourcing, is they don't set time limits with ambiguous tasks. Why is that important?

Listen in now as he elaborates and delves deep into code.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn how to code by going to Mattan's website at OneMonth.com.

Scott: Check out Chimpget.com. It's a widget that you can download from the mac app store. It will give you a constant check of your MailChimp account and allows you to see your list as it grows

Mattan: Check out Import.io. It's a web scraper that allows you to go through a site and extract web data into an excel sheet 

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

CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 40:40
CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jon Ferrera, a technology entrepreneur who pioneered the first CRM software back when computers were a commodity that weren’t in every household. 

Tired of using day planners and forecasting on spreadsheets, he quit his job at age 29 and started GoldMine Software. He was able to sell that company and retire at age 40 to stay home and raise 3 kids. 

Being home gave him the chance to see how social media was going to change the marketing world, so in the early 2000s he saw an opportunity to recreate what he started with GoldMine and take it to the next level, the cloud, and he created Nimble.

Jon delves into his journey from GoldMine to Nimble, and how he was able to sell CRM software to other’s that didn’t know they even needed it. He did so by going after the influencers. He was able to build GoldMine to a 70 million dollar a year company without ever taking a dime of capital or venture and no bank loans!  

Plus: 

  • How to manage relationships at scale with the tools you have today.
  • How to earn intimacy and trust with contacts.
  • And what are the 5 "E"s, 3 "P"s, and 5 "F"s?  

There is so much value in this podcast, so grab a notebook and pen and listen in now!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about how you can take your relationships to the next level and scale them at Nimble.

Scott: Check out the SmartDesk2. It's a standing desk that has an option to add an AI Box that acts as your AI Personal Assistant.

Jon: Sitting is the new smoking, we need to move to be healthy. Start doing walk and talks with your team members, with people you are meeting for business purposes, on the phone, or just by yourself. If you walk for an hour every day, eat half of the food you have in front of you at every meal, and give the other half to somebody less fortunate than you, then you will be a happier human being. 

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

Getting Over The Dip—Pain Points That Make Or Break You
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 43:02
Getting Over The Dip—Pain Points That Make Or Break You

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

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

Today’s Topics: 

  • The Dip—Getting over those pain points that make or break us, like the list.  
  • Negotiating with a trust—Scott shares a couple situations where he negotiated with a trust and everyone weighs in with their own experiences and thoughts about the moral standpoint.

We also delve into the benefits of getting properly educated.

As the first flight school class comes to an end and all the investor-lings have left the nest, Scott reflects back on the students learning experience along with his own.

Also, Erik, who started as a DYI'er, signed up for one-on-one coaching which ultimately helped take his business to the next level—Making more money in a quarter than he had in an entire year! He shares whether it was the accountability of having a coach or the tools that helped him the most.

Plus, what advice would Mike Zaino would give to his newbie self?

Listen in for details!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out the app The Five Minute Journal.

Tate: Check out the app EasyGPS

Erik: Check out the Best Self Journal at BestSelf.co.

Mike: "He is able who thinks he is able."

David: Read the book Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount.

Scott: Check out the app ScanPost.io. It lets you scan, print, and mail documents worldwide - all from your iPhone.

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

Believing Your Desires Are Attainable Results In Success
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 49:21
Believing Your Desires Are Attainable Results In Success

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Noah St. John—NoahStJohn.com. Noah is a keynote speaker and bestselling author who is famous for inventing AFFORMATIONS®, a positive self-talk tool that helps people remove mental barriers and build confidence to make more money.  

As a leading authority on how to eliminate limiting beliefs, Noah delivers live programs and online courses that his coaching clients call mandatory for anyone who wants to succeed in life and business. He is the author of 10 books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. Noah is one of the world’s most sought after experts on personal growth and professional development.  

Today, Noah talks to us about his trademarked term, AFFORMATIONS®—what it means and how it will help you reach your goals!  

The default human belief is, I can’t. So how can we get rid of those limiting beliefs?  

Noah delves into his DBAR Cycle. 

  • Desire
  • Belief
  • Action
  • Results 

His method will change your belief from I can’t to I CAN!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Noah by going to his website at NoahStJohn.com.

Scott: Check out the app HeyFocus.com. It's a Mac app that blocks distracting websites like Facebook and Reddit.

Noah: Get my new book, Get Rid of Your Head Trash, at NoahStJohn.com. It will help you walk through the 3 big money mistakes that even smart people make. 

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

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?
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2017-09-21 13:54:31 UTC 43:49
Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?

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

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

Today's Topics: 

  • How we unwind in the land business—Can we totally disconnect and relax or is the pull force of email just too strong?
  • How do you sell a property in 3 weeks? —The guys address this question that was posted in The Official Land Geek Motivation & Wealth Creation Group.
  • Sharing versus holding back for strategic advantage—How much information should you share? Are there some secrets you should keep? 

 

We also talk about getting properly educated and what stops people from making a commitment to a new program — Is it fear of the unknown or money that holds them back? How do you get around each to start moving the needle in your life?

 

Plus, what's coming next for the community? Scott gives us a teaser!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Read the book The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman and follow his technique, the 5 Fold Why to get the root cause of what you actually want. PersonalMBA.com/five-fold-why/

Erik: Tally—An iPhone app for goal tracking. 

Mike: "Too hot, too cold, too late"— A reminder to stop making excuses!

David: Momentum—A Chrome extension to help keep you on task!

Scott: StickerMule.com for custom stickers that kick ass!

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

Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 39:01
Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business

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?

Creating Systems—It's Time To Eliminate, Automate, And Delegate Your Way To Passive Income
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 43:41
Creating Systems—It's Time To Eliminate, Automate, And Delegate Your Way To Passive Income

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?

Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!
36:54
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 36:54
Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!

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?

Deal Flow Begins With Consistency—How To Get In The Habit Of Mailing & Marketing
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 50:11
Deal Flow Begins With Consistency—How To Get In The Habit Of Mailing & Marketing

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?

How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks
27:46
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 27:46
How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks

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?

Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are Worse
45:33
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 45:33
Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are Worse

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?

Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age
28:42
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 28:42
Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age

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?

Newbie Mistakes—Leading With The Wrong Price
41:42
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 41:42
Newbie Mistakes—Leading With The Wrong Price

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.com—professionally designed logos.

Tate: Check out Wistia.com—to upload and record videos.

Erik: Check out the iPhone app JotNot Pro—a 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?

What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business
36:03
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 36:03
What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business

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?

Biggest Pet Peeves—How We Deal With Them
37:15
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 37:15
Biggest Pet Peeves—How We Deal With Them

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?

Writing E-Books—What You Need To Know To Create A Lifetime Of Passive Income
33:59
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 33:59
Writing E-Books—What You Need To Know To Create A Lifetime Of Passive Income

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?

Wholesale Ethics—Keep It Clean And Be Upfront!
41:43
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 41:43
Wholesale Ethics—Keep It Clean And Be Upfront!

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?

Key Factors You Need To Know To Boost Your Email Marketing
36:20
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 36:20
Key Factors You Need To Know To Boost Your Email Marketing

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?

Is Selling VIA Text The New Preferred Method?
43:06
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 43:06
Is Selling VIA Text The New Preferred Method?

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?

Want To Boost Profits? Learn How To Create An Optimistic Climate
47:54
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 47:54
Want To Boost Profits? Learn How To Create An Optimistic Climate

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?

How can you make your land irresistible? Keep your pricing simple!
43:40
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 43:40
How can you make your land irresistible? Keep your pricing simple!

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?

How To Take Your Sales To The Next Level
40:26
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 40:26
How To Take Your Sales To The Next Level

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?

New Ninja Geeky Tactics To Build And Grow Your Buyers List
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 38:28
New Ninja Geeky Tactics To Build And Grow Your Buyers List

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?

The Value Of Giving Can Benefit Every Aspect Of Your Life
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 36:33
The Value Of Giving Can Benefit Every Aspect Of Your Life

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?

What Measurement Do You Use To Judge Success?
30:11
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 30:11
What Measurement Do You Use To Judge Success?

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

  • Erik Peterson—The key is marketing, being out there on a regular basis.  There are plenty of buyers and more than enough land.
  • Mike Zaino—I look at this business like I'm panning for gold. Sometimes you get the flakes, sometimes you get the nuggets.
  • Scott Todd—If 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! 

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

Uncover The Difference Between Marketing & Sales
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 32:15
Uncover The Difference Between Marketing & Sales

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. 

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

A Small Profit Is Still A Profit
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 45:35
A Small Profit Is Still A Profit

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.

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

Make A Business Connection In 90 Seconds
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 38:56
Make A Business Connection In 90 Seconds

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.

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

Get Ready To Geek Out!
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 40:00
Get Ready To Geek Out!

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.

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

Old Ways To Manage Are Out—What You Need To Know About Management Today
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 33:05
Old Ways To Manage Are Out—What You Need To Know About Management Today

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.

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

Is Multifamily Investing For You? Everything You Need To Know
38:28
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 38:28
Is Multifamily Investing For You? Everything You Need To Know

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro, experts in multifamily real estate investing.

Their business, JakeAndGino.com, is a real estate educational company that offers coaching and training in real estate investing. They also co-authored Wheelbarrow Profits: How To Create Passive Income, Build Wealth, And Take Control Of Your Destiny Through Multifamily Real Estate Investing, along with many others. 

These Wheelbarrow Buddhas take pride in providing value to their tenants at an affordable rate, which they term as modern affordability. They buy properties from Mom & Pop operations and reposition them, providing value to the tenants. 

We discuss the process of DUE DILIGENCE and why it's the most important factor that will save you time, money, and headaches in the long run!  

The key is being patient and persistent but willing to walk away during the negotiation phase. 

We also discuss:

  • The process of providing value.
  • The managing aspect of it.
  • And the 3-step process of repositioning!

Listen into this very informative episode as they tell us why they chose multifamily over all the other real estate niches. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jake and Gino at JakeAndGino.com

Scott: Read the book, Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field by Brian Tracy. 

Jake: Vertical integration. Start from the ground up, brick by brick. Control everything from the lease, acquisitions, on-site management, etc. Start your own managing company, control every aspect of it and grow from there. 

Gino: 1. Be able to walk away from a deal. If you're emotionally attached to anything, you have less power; don't lose that power.  

2. Start with the end in mind. Whenever you do something, start with what's going to end up at the end. What do you want to accomplish? 

3. Get out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable. It's okay to be uncomfortable because that's the only way you grow in life.

 

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

You Need To Embrace Hearing The Word 'NO'
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 37:06
You Need To Embrace Hearing The Word 'NO'

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Andrea Waltz from GoForNo.com and co-author of Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There.  

Andrea helps people get over their fear of failure and rejection and today she talks to us about getting over and beyond the word NO and how you should not view it as a failure but as part of the destination to get to YES.  

How do you get over the disappointment or feeling of failure when you hear the word no?

  • Control how you respond with your actions and behavior—keep your actions positive.
  • Never berate yourself!
  • Set a daily or weekly number of NO goals and collect that number of NOs. 

Listen in as Andrea delves into the importance of the word NO and how it helps lead you to your ultimate goal. She also answers Mark's tough question of the week—Tell us something that we don't know about selling.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Andrea Waltz and go to her website at www.GoForNo.com

Scott: Check out the app BaiBoard 3. It's an online whiteboard where you can collaborate with your team on a shared whiteboard.

Andrea: Read the book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. 

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

Success In Under A Year—What Moved The Needle?
33:13
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 33:13
Success In Under A Year—What Moved The Needle?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks to student turned coach, David Banales. David is CRUSHING Facebook Marketing, and today he shares his journey with us; from finding The Land Geek model to now, 10 month later—being able to retire his wife so she can be a stay-at-home-mom, devoting her time to their WHY. Family is what's important to the Banales family, and land has helped them secure their future. Plus, David is on track to retire his father this year from their family owned business!

How did he do it in such a short period? He attributes his success to:

  • Taking massive action
  • Going the extra mile
  • And being persistent!

David, who is now coaching others on Facebook Marketing, shares the biggest mistake he sees others making when it comes to their marketing. Plus, he gives advice to those on the fence about which step they should take first.

David also shares with Mark that he found the county search to be the hardest. So how did he overcome the challenge of finding a county?

Listen in to find out now…

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Get the Geeky APP— Lumen5.com. It takes a blogpost, automates it and creates a video—and its free!

Also, get wholesale land at https://www.facebook.com/SimpleLifeLand/

David: Read the book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferris

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

Why Is Real Estate The Best Option For Passive Income?
38:10
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 38:10
Why Is Real Estate The Best Option For Passive Income?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to John Sonmez, founder of SimpleProgrammer.com. He created Simple Programmer with the goal of making the complex, simple. He is also the author of Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.  

John puts all of his effort into Simple Programmer now, but he also retired from real estate at a very young age and he tells us about how he managed several passive income revenue streams and why he found real estate the true passive income model.   

Why is it the best option? A few things factor in: 

  • It produces a high yield.
  • It has such a low risk. 
  • It will always exist!

Listen in today as we get super geeky and talk about everyone's favorite words: automation, real estate, and programming...oh my!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about John Sonmez by checking out his website SimpleProgrammer.com

Scott: Check out WrightsNotes.com. It's a website where you can create your own customized notebook. If there's a format that you want to follow on a daily basis or a format that you want to stick to, you can create the entire notebook based on the design you want.

John: Go to a Tony Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" event. Or pick up the DVD's or digital copies. If you feel stuck or if you feel like you can't do things and there are a lot of things holding you back in life, he's a great resource to get you unblocked mentally and helps you really connect with your passion.

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

What You Need To Know To Be Better At Sales—There's A Science To It
38:20
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 38:20
What You Need To Know To Be Better At Sales—There's A Science To It

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to David Hoffeld, founder of TheHoffeldGroup and author of the book, The Science of Selling: Proven Strategies to Make Your Pitch, Influence Decisions, and Close the Deal.  

David has done the research and has proven that there is a scientific formula behind increasing your sales and he's here to tell us a bit about it. He says that whether you feel you're good or bad at sales, by applying this science, everybody can get better and increase their sales. 

We discuss: 

  • The 6 Commitments to a successful sale.
  • Incremental commitments.
  • The sales equation BD=F (SW,ES)
  • How to make the close of the sale simple.
  • How to structure follow-ups.
  • What is anchoring? 

PLUS so much more! This is a valuable podcast that you can't afford to miss!  

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about David Hoffeld by going to his website www.HoffeldGroup.com 

Scott: Check out the Listen app at UseListen.com. It's an app that lets you manage your conversations with smart actions like remind, whitelist, and mute. 

David: Go to his twitter feed @DavidHoffeld and check out all the value he offers. 

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

Become More Relatable—What You Need To Know About Leading With Your Personality
34:33
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 34:33
Become More Relatable—What You Need To Know About Leading With Your Personality

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Leonard Kim from LeonardKim.com. Leonard is managing partner of InfluenceTree, a company that teaches you how to build your brand.  

Leonard is recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Top Digital Marketer and Top Youth Marketer and a Personal Branding Expert by Red Letter Resumes. After hitting rock bottom several times over and becoming homeless, he got sick and tired of being sick and tired so he started writing and built up a huge media following.  

He explains that being relatable resonated with others and helped to build up a large following. Some factors that can help you become more relatable: 

  • Leading with personality.
  • Be real. Use your genuine personality.
  • Put your fears out there. That resonates with others and helps form a connection.  

Leonard also talks about his early-on downfalls and blames Narrogance for playing a role in his failures along with his fear of failure and fear of success! 

Listen in to hear more of Leonard's inspirational story and find out exactly what he means by Narrogance.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Leonard Kim by going to his website at LeonardKim.com

Scott: Go to Oaxis.com and check out the new ink case for the iPhone 7. It has another screen on the back of the case that you can use to change the design of your case or use it to read e-books. 

Leonard: Read the book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. It helps takes your eyes off of those material things and those other things that you're going after and it lets you focus on what really matters.

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

How Likable Are You? 5 Important Things Will Make You More Likable
52:31
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 52:31
How Likable Are You? 5 Important Things Will Make You More Likable

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Arel Moodie from TheArtOfLikability. Arel has started and ran several companies. Inc. Magazine called him a High-energy motivator and he's on their 30 under 30 list. Essence Magazine said he should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories, and he is one of America's top young speakers! 

Today he is here to talk to us about the importance of being liked and the 5 important things to help you become more likable, which he calls the 5-S System: 

  • Special—How are you going to make that other person feel special?
  • Satisfy—Stick to your word. If you say that you're going to do something, then do it!
  • Smile—Not only focus on your smile, but how are you going to make that other person smile.
  • Standards—Acknowledge the best in yourself and in other's as well.
  • Sincerity—Being genuine is key to likability! 

It's important to take all of these into consideration when you are doing business with someone but also in life in general.  

Listen in as Arel discusses more into the details of his 5-S system.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Become more likable and learn more about Arel by going to his website at www.ArtOfLikability.com

Scott: Read the book Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone.

Arel: A weekly strategy that Arel calls Phonebook Roulette. Open up your contact list on your phone, and take your finger and swipe up and down and just stop. Whichever name you stop on, write that person a text message. Don't ask for anything, just say, Hi, I was just thinking about you and I want to let you know I really appreciate you. A lot of times we get so busy in life we can't tell people how much they mean to us but I want to tell you, you mean a lot to me. Sincerely...

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

A Land Geek Student's Success Story—What You Need To Know For Your Own Success
35:35
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 35:35
A Land Geek Student's Success Story—What You Need To Know For Your Own Success

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to one of our own Land Geek students, P.J. Reilly! In this Land Geek Q&A chat, P.J. shares his journey with us from start to the present. He shares valuable advice and information for anybody going through the Land Geek training now or even for those thinking about joining but are a little skeptical. 

P.J. talks about his biggest challenges and mistakes, best and most interesting deals, and how this model moved the needle in his life... PLUS so much more! 

A couple of the most important takeaways: 

  • Take action IMMEDIATELY!  
  • Forming a personal connection with your clients.  

And find out why he choose The Land Geek model over all others.

There is valuable information in this podcast from someone who has done the course and is now successfully executing on it! You can't afford to miss this!  

Listen in now...

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out NeverBounce.com. It is a real-time email verification and email cleaning services.

Scott: Check out MailParser.io. The site helps extract all relevant data fields from emails you receive on a regular basis based on your custom parsing rules and then automatically sends the data to applications you already use. 

PJ: Check out CheeseAndCrackers.tv. It is a media production company that specializes in creating original television formats that are produced to the highest of production values. Also check out ThePointsGuy.com. It teaches you how to utilize credit card points for things like vacations and hotels. If you are using a credit card for business then might as well get the right benefits for it.

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

What You Need To Know About IBC—So You Can Take Control Of YOUR Money
46:19
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 46:19
What You Need To Know About IBC—So You Can Take Control Of YOUR Money

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to M.C. Laubscher from CashflowNinja.com.  

M.C. is a wealth strategist, financial freedom fighter, educator and the host of the podcast—Cashflow Ninja. He also has a background in real estate and his mission is to help people eliminate the control that banks and financial institutions have over us by building wealth outside of Wallstreet.  

Today he talks to us about The Infinite Banking Concept. A concept that is used by many of the wealthy and even some  financial institutions, and how putting your money into mutual life insurance companies has far more benefits, including:

  • It's private
  • Asset protection
  • Guaranteed portion growth
  • Participation in dividends
  • PLUS Growth and distribution are TAX FREE
With all of these great benefits, why doesn't everybody do it? Because the knowledge just isn't out there, M.C. explains.

If you're looking for a better option to grow your wealth, you don't want to miss this podcast!

Listen in as M.C. delves deep into how it works and his Wealth Capture Strategy! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Tip #1 - Protect every transaction you make and never worry about payment or delivery by checking out SafeFunds.com. It helps secure your deals anywhere in the country or around the world.  

Tip #2 - If you are using an iPhone, then you can go to Settings, General, Accessibility, and then Speech. Inside Speech, you're going to see Speak Screen. Turn it on and it will easily allow you to hear the content of the entire screen by swiping down with two fingers. 

Tip #3 - Learn more about M.C. Laubscher and his podcast by going to his website at CashflowNinja.com.

Scott: If you are trying to come up with ways to train a VA then check out Bubbl.us. It is a visual thinking tool for structuring information, helping you to better understand, remember, and generate new ideas. 

M.C.: If anybody is interested in finding out and learning more about this strategy, email M.C. at info@cashflowninja.com and just put IBC in the heading and he will ship you out a physical copy of  Becoming Your Own Banker: Unlock The Infinite Banking Concept by R. Nelson Nash

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What You Need To Know About Personality Types In The Workforce
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 42:52
What You Need To Know About Personality Types In The Workforce

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Maneesh Sethi, creator of PAVLOK— a behavior training product that helps people break their bad habits and the results are quite shocking! He is also an author and has traveled and lived all over the world making it his life goal to show others that there is another way for people to experience the world. 

Maneesh talks to us about personality types and the effect that they have in the workplace. Having severe ADHD himself, he has studied the subject immensely and shares with us what he has learned and how it led to the idea of Pavlok. 

Maneesh delves deep:

  • Is ADHD misdiagnosed—Is it a personality type rather than a disorder?
  • Why it's important to surround yourself with the right personality type in the workplace. 
  • How making bets helps him to get the work done.

Listen in now to see how a slap in the face led to the idea of Pavlok!  

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Maneesh Sethi by going to his website at Pavlok.com.

Scott: Check out Notebook.ai. It's a new smart notebook online. It learns from your interactions and grows with your ideas and collaborates back with you.

Maneesh: Whenever you find yourself uncomfortable, feeling like you're not doing something you're good at, don't feel broken but instead take a step back and think about your personality. A great book to help you learn more about your personality is The Art of SpeedReading People: How to Size People Up and Speak Their Language by Paul D. Tieger.

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Running A Business With Your Spouse—You Need To Have Boundaries To Be Successful
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 33:34
Running A Business With Your Spouse—You Need To Have Boundaries To Be Successful

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jill Stanton from ScrewTheNineToFive.com.

Jill and her husband Josh have figured out what it takes to be successful in both business and in marriage. Together they help personal brands and businesses scale from the ground up. But how do they do it and still maintain a happy marriage?   

They set their boundaries:  

  • Identify your personal strengths
  • Work in separate areas
  • Stick to your own role and trust that the other has their side 

Jill shares her journey of how she went from a 9-5 job to saying Screw It and becoming successful in helping to build their own online business and brand, and is now teaching others how to do the same.

We also discuss...

  • Momentum Marketing
  • Self-doubt—Going outside of your comfort zone

This is a wild episode that Scott Todd says was one of his most enjoyable episodes and leaves Mark drinking the screw the 9-5 Kool-aid!  

Listen in to find out why.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jill at ScrewTheNineToFive.com

Scott: Check out HeyLandlord.co. It's a way of keeping all the communications between landlords, property managers, and tenants all condensed into one space.

Jill: Read the book Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz. 

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Know Your Market—You Need To Get Clear On What You Stand For
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 30:54
Know Your Market—You Need To Get Clear On What You Stand For

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we go down under to talk to Tim Reid. Tim is a marketer and is also the host of Australia's #1 marketing podcast, Small Business Big Marketing

Tim has been in the marketing business his entire working life and shares with us what he has learned and what has made him so successful. He gives us great information that you can use in your own marketing strategies.  

Important factors:  

  • Consistency
  • Engaging content
  • Getting the pitch right
  • Understanding your brand 

He also advises to not try to do it all yourself. You should outsource whenever you can and it's also important to get clarity on what you stand for and chose a single platform... whether it's Facebook, podcasting, video or whatever you choose, just OWN IT!

Listen in as we delve deep into marketing from down under!  

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Tim by going to Small Business Big Marketing.

Tim: Understand how powerful your smartphone is as a marketing tool and start using it.

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The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 36:53
The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life

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

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

2 things that are the key to happiness:

  • Growth
  • Contribution

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

Scott: Ship Label—An app to print shipping labels straight from your phone.

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

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

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Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 30:05
Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful

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

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

What does it take to get to that level?  

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 40:31
Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Carrie at CarrieWilkerson.com.

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

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Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 30:13
Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful

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

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

  • Persistence
  • Hard Work 

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

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

Don't miss this FUN episode! 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ramon at RamonRay 

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

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Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 37:29
Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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Why You Need A Human Connection Over Technology—It's Important For Your ROI
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 42:33
Why You Need A Human Connection Over Technology—It's Important For Your ROI

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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When Success Doesn't Bring Happiness—Why You Need To Have Balance In Life
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 38:35
When Success Doesn't Bring Happiness—Why You Need To Have Balance In Life

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.

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Avoid The Mistakes Entrepreneurs Commonly Make—What You Need To Know To Move Forward
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 33:10
Avoid The Mistakes Entrepreneurs Commonly Make—What You Need To Know To Move Forward

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

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Can Buying An Existing Business Be Lucrative And A Good Model For Passive Income? What You Need To Know About Being In The Business Of Buying Businesses
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 41:17
Can Buying An Existing Business Be Lucrative And A Good Model For Passive Income? What You Need To Know About Being In The Business Of Buying Businesses

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.

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Relocating Your Life And Protecting Your Assets Internationally—What You Need To Know
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 47:14
Relocating Your Life And Protecting Your Assets Internationally—What You Need To Know

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.

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Being Helpful Builds Strong Customer Loyalty And Is Valuable For Building A Successful Business
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 39:18
Being Helpful Builds Strong Customer Loyalty And Is Valuable For Building A Successful Business

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!  

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Having One Set Of Values Is Crucial For Building Long Term Customer Relationships—What You Need To Know
40:03
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 40:03
Having One Set Of Values Is Crucial For Building Long Term Customer Relationships—What You Need To Know

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

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How Do You Make A Marketing Pitch Stand Out From The Crowd? What You Need To Know
43:46
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 43:46
How Do You Make A Marketing Pitch Stand Out From The Crowd? What You Need To Know

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.

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Is Wholesaling Land A Great Passive Income? What You Need To Know
42:07
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 42:07
Is Wholesaling Land A Great Passive Income? What You Need To Know

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

 

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How To Manage Multiple Successful Businesses And Do Rewarding Work
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 46:27
How To Manage Multiple Successful Businesses And Do Rewarding Work

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?

How eQRPs Have Changed The World Of Investing
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 44:36
How eQRPs Have Changed The World Of Investing

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?

Every Business Can Benefit From Video
51:40
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 51:40
Every Business Can Benefit From Video

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Bobby Lin, founder of Valoso—an 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? 

It's Time To Systematize Things And Remove Yourself From The Business
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 47:10
It's Time To Systematize Things And Remove Yourself From The Business

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

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Student Success With A Scaleable Business And A Virtual Partnership
46:40
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 46:40
Student Success With A Scaleable Business And A Virtual Partnership

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?

 

Overcoming Setbacks And The Path To Success
32:09
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 32:09
Overcoming Setbacks And The Path To Success

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? 

You Don't Need Real Estate Experience to Flip Land
33:02
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 33:02
You Don't Need Real Estate Experience to Flip Land

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?

Virtual Real Estate Primer—Learn How To Buy, Sell And Invest
50:31
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 50:31
Virtual Real Estate Primer—Learn How To Buy, Sell And Invest

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?

How To Create A Profitable Sales Funnel For Any Niche
40:52
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 40:52
How To Create A Profitable Sales Funnel For Any Niche

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?

 

How To Build And Compound Your Note Portfolio
34:43
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 34:43
How To Build And Compound Your Note Portfolio

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.

How to Use Creative Marketing To Sell Difficult Properties
35:38
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 35:38
How to Use Creative Marketing To Sell Difficult Properties

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.

Stress Free Financial Advice That Is Simple And Geeky
41:44
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 41:44
Stress Free Financial Advice That Is Simple And Geeky

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.

You Need To Spend More Money When Business Is Slow
39:12
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 39:12
You Need To Spend More Money When Business Is Slow

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.

The Number One Thing You Should Do In the Raw Land Investing Business
36:37
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 36:37
The Number One Thing You Should Do In the Raw Land Investing Business

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.

Snowballing Your Way To Success
43:39
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 43:39
Snowballing Your Way To Success

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?

 

The Secret to Making Money Online
39:40
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 39:40
The Secret to Making Money Online

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?

 

The Magical Equation For Life And Success
38:55
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 38:55
The Magical Equation For Life And Success

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?

 

How Price Creeps Affect Your Bottom Line
35:33
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 35:33
How Price Creeps Affect Your Bottom Line

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?

 

Breaking Down the Noise To Get Noticed
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2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 33:51
Breaking Down the Noise To Get Noticed

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 controversial? Click 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.  

Scott: Read the book, The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

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

The Land Geek Coaches Share Their Secrets
41:46
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 41:46
The Land Geek Coaches Share Their Secrets

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?

 

Start HERE: Building A Life Raft To Help You Get Back On Your Feet
11:14
2017-09-21 13:54:32 UTC 11:14
Start HERE: Building A Life Raft To Help You Get Back On Your Feet

In today’s episode of the Art of Passive Income, Mark Podolsky—The Land Geek, and Scott Todd—ScottTodd.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?

 

How To Build A Path From Vision To Success—One Brick At A Time
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 34:42
How To Build A Path From Vision To Success—One Brick At A Time

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Tony DUrso—TonyDUrso.com

Tony is known as the Dream Business Maker and hosts the show Revenue Chat Radio, which reached over 700,000 downloads in just over a year! He interviews CEOs, bestselling authors and experts in sales, marketing and leadership. 

His latest book, Elite Entrepreneurs topped the Amazon Bestseller List at #2 on it’s first day debut! 

Tony helps others become successful entrepreneurs by helping them pull out their uniqueness by what they can provide. Today, he shares his vision map strategy with us to go from dream to accomplishment by:

  • Connecting vision with purpose—Where they see themselves and what they are trying to accomplish.
  • Long-term objective—Where they want to be in 3-5 years
  • The master plan—Strategy. How they will accomplish the long-term objective. What are they going to do TODAY to get there.

Plus, we dig in deep to get to the root of our why by asking WHY! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Tony by going to his website at TonyDUrso.com.

Scott: Check out the chrome extension Momentum at MomentumDash.com. The to-do list is a nice touch. 

Tony: Have this vision map. You need to start at the top with your vision, purpose, long-term objective, master plan, strategy, tactical steps, and then the daily action you’re going to get done every day. That is how you’re going to take any goal and get them done. 

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

The Best Of Round Table—Fundamentals Of Buying And Selling
30:51
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 30:51
The Best Of Round Table—Fundamentals Of Buying And Selling

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we have a special Round Table edition—The Best Of, featuring some of the best Round Table moments that will help you move the needle in your land investing business!

Today we look back on:

  • Buyers list—Building and managing it.
  • Buying in bulk—Do we handle bulk deals differently?
  • Counties—How many counties should we work in?
  • Scarcity mentality—Can there be too many investors in one area?

We're all unique. I'll tell stories a different way than you do, I will write ads in a different way and there's no way that I'm going to appeal to everybody. Not everybody is going to like you in the world, not everybody is going to connect with your message, and that’s okay. Find your people, have your own voice and your people will come to you-Scott

Plus, what holds people back in this business?

Listen in as we clear up some of the fears that stop people from taking action and get into the fundamentals of buying and selling! 

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

Standing Out In A Competitive Market
32:22
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 32:22
Standing Out In A Competitive Market

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jasmine Star—JasmineStar.com

Jasmine, who teaches entrepreneurs how to build their brand and market it on social media, left law school over a decade ago to care for her ailing mother. Realizing how fragile life is and that we are not guaranteed time here, she re-evaluated her own life and decided to pursue photography which ultimately led to building the business of her dreams. She now educates entrepreneurs on how to do the same. 

In a competitive market like photography, she explains she made herself stand out by:

  • Working harder
  • Creating experiences 
  • Learning and leveraging how people are communicating and are wanting to be served

She also does not view competitors as opposition, but as allies who all bring very different things to the table and are making the consumer aware.  

The same can be said for the land business when it comes to scarcity mindset. More investors in an area brings more interest to that area.  

"We are uniquely qualified to serve entirely different sets of people."

Listen in to hear Jasmine's story and her inspiring answer to Mark's question: If you’re on your death bed and you’re surrounded by friends and family what would be your last words of advice that you would give before you leave? 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jasmine Star by going to her website at JasmineStar.com.

Scott: Check out the app Exacto - Photo Cut | Background Remover. It's an app that helps you remove backgrounds or create razor-sharp photo cutouts.

Jasmine: Read the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. It's a book that re-frames how your mind perceives passion projects. 

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

Land Investing 101—Dealing With The Customer
41:16
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 41:16
Land Investing 101—Dealing With The Customer

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

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

Jeff Akstin also drops in — over Mike Zaino’s shoulder at the firehouse! Jeff is one of Mark’s first students and he also mentored Mike. Mark refers to the two as the Matt Damon and Ben Affleck of the group. 

The two get a call and don’t stay long, but before he goes, Jeff shares a recent deal that can bring in 10x!

This week's topics:

  • Doing business in person—This can be difficult when there are miles in between you and the buyer. The guys go over what they do in this situation, their experiences, and building trust to get the deal done online.
  • Tire kickers—Erik shares a situation he is in, where a potential buyer who has been around for over a year periodically inquires about properties but then comes up with excuses why he can't buy. What do you do in this situation—how do you convert those tire kickers into buyers, or should you just let them go? Everyone weighs in.
  • Rude buyers—How do you handle them so you don't get a bad review? Do we hug our haters, or send them to David?

Plus, you don't want to miss Erik's mic-drop tip of the week. And, does Mark finally win him over to #TeamMark?

Listen in now to find out!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Read, Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer. Also, check out How-to-fix-a-toilet.com. It's a how-to website.

Scott: Check out the Forest App  to help you focus on tasks, such as mailing and marketing, and you can grow your own forest in the process!

Erik: Read, Hug Your Haters... Check out, GetMagic.com. It's like fancy hands but the billing is by the minute. Good for smaller tasks

David: Clean Google Calendar—to help keep you on task.

Tate: The Habit Hub—to help keep you on goal!

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

Marketing That Is Simple And Effective—Getting Back To The Basics
33:33
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 33:33
Marketing That Is Simple And Effective—Getting Back To The Basics

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, The Facebook Whisperer, David Banales joins Mark as co-host and they talk with Molly Pittman—VP and traffic monitor at DigitalMarketer.com

Molly's approach to marketing is to get back to basics and to keep it real! Today we go deep into the aspects of what makes a good ad that will increase traffic. 5 components are: 

  • Good offer
  • Good copy
  • Creative—Videos and pictures
  • Targeting
  • Ad send—Making sure that the landing page your ad is sending them to is relevant to the ad!  

Molly shares her insight on why writing good ad copy is imperative and that you don't need to be a genius at it as long as the right components are in place. 

We also discuss the most simple starting point for a newbie: 

  • The before and after—The picture of your customers life before using your product/service and after, how your product will change their life.
  • The customers' journey—The steps of your business, what assets you need to create and how to make them aware of your business. 

There is so much VALUABLE information in this podcast, it leaves David with stars in his eyes! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Molly by going to DigitalMarketer.com.

David: Read the book Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount.

Molly: Check out AdEspresso.com and GetCompass.co. They have an incredible library of ads that you can get inspiration from for ideas for your ads. Also, read the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

Your Metric Of Success Should Be Only Things You Can Control
41:59
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 41:59
Your Metric Of Success Should Be Only Things You Can Control

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

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

This week's topics:

  • VA pain points—What do you do when a trained VA says "I can't"?
  • Squatter aftermath—Tate updates us on the squatter that was mentioned in Round Table episode, Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset.
  • Cleaning up—What should you do with trash that is left behind on a property?
  • The August Report—The guys share how they did in the slowest month, and the results are surprising! Could July be the new August?
  • What is the metric for success—Does making millions make you successful if the cost is working 100 hours a week, never seeing your family and leaves you feeling miserable? 

When you compare the freedom and flexibility with the effort, we are all in success -Mark

Listen in now for all the details and to hear how Erik gets in an uppercut to the right and hits Mark right where it hurts... it's not what you think! 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Watch Lazy: A Manifesto by Tim Kreider in YouTube. He talks about the merit of not being so busy.

Scott: Check out SmirnoffAsAService.com to send a bottle of Smirnoff, and they will include a handwritten note.

Erik: Check out LucidChart.com—a web-based mind mapping, flow chart tool.

David: First thing you want in mail and market: Take control of your time. Schedule in your me-time, your power hour. Set up a calendar, Google calendar. Tate: Check out UnitedStatesZipCodes.org. You can plug in a city and it will give you information regarding its zip code. It’s going to tell you what the most populated zip code is, the county, and the area code.

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

Using Your Time Effectively—When You Should Outsource
29:11
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 29:11
Using Your Time Effectively—When You Should Outsource

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Miranda Marquit—PlantingMoneySeeds.com.

With an M.A. in journalism, Miranda’s a freelance writer and has been writing about finances since 2006. She‘s been mentioned in USA Today, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicles, New York Times, Consumerist, The Atlantic Wire, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.  

Topics discussed: 

  • Leveraging time—Knowing when and what to outsource.  
  • Finding the right partners to work with by finding people whose strengths compliment your weaknesses. 

Listen in now to hear about her biggest lesson learned as a freelancer and as we delve deep into leveraging and finances. Plus, she answers Mark's tough question of the week: Tell us something we don’t know about either personal finance or investing.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Miranda by going to her website at PlantingMoneySeeds.com.

Scott: Check out AirSelfieCamera.com. It's an iPhone 7 case that becomes a drone that you can use to do air selfies. 

Miranda: Read the book The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. The book is all about trials in our businesses and how to turn them and make them our way to success.

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

Getting The Fundamentals Down—You Have To Learn To Take Off Before You Can Fly
43:51
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 43:51
Getting The Fundamentals Down—You Have To Learn To Take Off Before You Can Fly

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

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

Scott kicks off this episode by sharing the lessons he learned from his newest adventure, one that scares the he…ck out of Mark, and also leads us into our first topic:

  • Getting the fundamentals down—The guys tell why it's crucial to follow the proven processes first. Plus, Aaron shares his experience when he decided to go out on his own, before getting the fundamentals down, and how he's still paying for it!
  • VA management hacks—Great advice on how to keep the good VAs around.
  • Recovering from a scam—What can you do when you are scammed by a seller?

There are a lot of lessons to be learned and great advice in this episode, you don't want to miss it!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Watch the movie, The Martian. The movie is about solving problem after problem after problem. Also, read Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker. Scott: Check out TLFolio.com—list your notes and get other investors who might want to build some passive income.  Erik: Check out DripScripts.com—A tool for building some of your email sequences.  Aaron: Check out HubSpot—CRM that allows you to follow up with your leads and stay in contact with them. Mike: “Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” You’re standing in your own way and you don’t even know it. So, stop standing in your way and just go back to the fundamentals. Tate: “Difficulties are just things to overcome after all.” You are going to hit difficulties in the business and in the end, you just have to overcome it.

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

How Betting Can Lead To Your Breakthrough Idea
37:54
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 37:54
How Betting Can Lead To Your Breakthrough Idea

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Dorie Clark—DorieClark.com

Dorie has a long list of attributes, including: 

—Adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. 

—Author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future and Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. Magazine and one of the Top Ten Business Books of the Year by Forbes and a Washington Post bestseller.

—A former presidential campaign spokeswoman  

—A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, and Entrepreneur.  

—Recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press and Fortune.  

She is also a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the US State Department, and the World Bank! The New York Times described her as an expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.

Dorie has a long list of credentials, but how do you invent yourself when you're just starting out?  

She elaborates on the three components you need to become a recognized expert: 

  • Creation
  • Social proof
  • Network 

We also discuss: 

  • The difference between a thought leader and a self-promoter and why the concept of thought leaders is so misunderstood.
  • "Little bets strategy" to find your breakthrough idea.

Plus, we delve deep into robots and the future of our jobs.

Don't miss out on this great thought provoking episode!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Start reinventing yourself and start learning how to stand out by checking out Dorie Clark at her website at DorieClark.com.

Scott: Check out Nuage.email. It allows you to have your own custom domain for your email.  

Dorie: Read the book The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking by Olivia Fox Cabane & Judah Pollack. It's a book about how to train yourself to have more breakthrough ideas.

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

Persistence Beats Resistance—One Abandoned Deal Is For Another To Steal
46:42
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 46:42
Persistence Beats Resistance—One Abandoned Deal Is For Another To Steal

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

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

The guys have just returned and are recovering from a successful Bootcamp weekend in Scottsdale, listen in as they go over their biggest take-aways.

The one thing that I took away, that always amazes me is the community. It's more like family than a community—Tate

The guys also tackle: 

  • How to remove yourself from the business—when you don't have any revenue coming in.
  • List Pricing—How do you determine a value when comps are all over the board? 

Plus, tune in to hear why Erik's, No Country For Old Men deal left Mark wishing he had been more persistent. And you don't want to miss Scott's special service announcement!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Delete Apple Mail from your phone. If you want to check your email, go to your laptop or computer in the office!

 

Scott: Read the book, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

 

Erik: Check out Polymail.io—a mail client for Mac that has similar features to Boomerang and Mixmax.

 

Nian: Check out CamelCamelCamel.com—a free Amazon price tracker.

 

Mike: "Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player." - Alice Cooper

 

Tate: Check out the official Hamilton app to enter the lottery or buy show tickets. Also, check out SendOutCards.com to create a personalized card and send it out automatically.

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

How To Take An Itch And Make It A Thriving Business
30:30
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 30:30
How To Take An Itch And Make It A Thriving Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Vinay Patankar who is co-founder and CEO of Process.st —a task and workflow automation for teams. He is also co-host on the Business Systems Explored podcast. 

Vinay shares how he turned an idea into a thriving company and it all started with the lessons he learned from his first start-up.  

  • The desire to solve a real problem.  
  • Putting together the right team.
  • Being in a strong position before talking to investors.  

Listen in as the guys delve deep into the processes of Process Street and how to integrate it into your team workflow. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Vinay by going to his website at Process.st.

Scott: Check out Surfly.com. This website allows you to share screens with other people on their web browser.

Vinay: Read the e-book The Ultimate Guide to Business Process Automation with Zapier by Benjamin Mulholland.

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

Three Deals On The Table—One Huge Dilemma
46:51
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 46:51
Three Deals On The Table—One Huge Dilemma

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

  • Mike Zaino
  • David Banales
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Nian Wang
  • Scott Todd

Today's Topics:

  • Best friend buyers—Breaking up is hard to do! The deal is done, but the buyer is still in constant contact with you via email, text, and phone calls at midnight!  How do you break up with those buyers who abuse the relationship?
  • Attorney threats—Have you ever had an angry response from an offer letter with threats of a lawyer? The guys go over their experiences and how they handled it.
  • Ethical dilemmas—David shares a situation that involved a bidding war with three neighbors and finds himself in a dilemma. Does he go with the lowest offer that he had already committed to? Or does he try to get out of the commitment and go with the much higher offer? Everybody weighs in on their thoughts. 

Listen in to hear what deal David chose and to find out why this episode goes completely off the rails!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out PicSnippets.com—Automate personalized picture engagements for $20 a month!

Scott: "Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men."

Check out Brandmark.io—it’s artificial intelligence for your logo.

David: An email marketing tip—the second subject line. In Gmail inbox, you see the subject line in bold, and then you see the beginning of your email. When sending out to your list, Sell the click in that first line of your email!

Nian: Check out Bonjoro.com—send personalized video messages through email.

Mike: "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Transparency in this business is huge. People can smell fake; it’s very easy to ruin your credibility.

Tate: Check out the Chrome plugin—StayFocusd. It will prevent you from visiting the websites you want to avoid for X amount of time.

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

Why Businesses Fail—Focus On What You Enjoy For Successful Results
32:12
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 32:12
Why Businesses Fail—Focus On What You Enjoy For Successful Results

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Siimon Sander—Founder and CEO of Oscar Hamilton, a company that offers podcast production and editing services.  

Siimon is also the host of the Entrepreneur Decoded podcast and has interviewed over a hundred successful entrepreneurs.  

Today we talk about the lessons Siimon learned from a failed business and the one lesson he learned from his dad that could be a good example for us all. 

-The biggest lesson I took from my dad was, treat people kindly and don’t expect anything in return. 

We also delve deep into the importance of having goals to work towards, even when you've "made it", because it can always go away tomorrow.

A few things to keep in mind as you grow your business: 

  • Leisure is a perk, not a goal
  • Keep your ego in check
  • Don't be attached to success
  • Always keep growing and learning
  • Last but not least, ENJOY what you do!  

Plus, listen in for Siimon's answer to: Of all the people you’ve interviewed on Entrepreneur Decoded, what three people would you pick to come to a dinner party at your house and what would you talk about?

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Start decoding entrepreneurs and learn more about Siimon at EntrepreneurDecoded.com.

Scott: Read the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson.

Siimon: Read the book Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.

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

August Acceleration—It's Time To Double Down!
46:47
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 46:47
August Acceleration—It's Time To Double Down!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, He's back baby! Mark returns from his month long hiatus, well rested and motivated for the next business venture!

Joining Mark are:

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

Today's Topics:

  • The constant check bouncer—Handling those who are constantly making late payments or bouncing checks.
  • Keeping August rolling—The guys go over different promotions and ways to double down this month to keep the deals flowing.
  • Unplugging—Mark took the month of July to completely unplug and step away from the business. While it was a humbling experience, the wheels ran smoothly without him and revue was up, he was able to find the bottlenecks and fix them.

Sometimes you get lost focusing on the destination, you lose sight of how fulfilling the journey can be. -Mark

The guys all share their wisdom about taking time away from the business.  

Plus, will the hazing commence or will Erik burst Mark's bubble?

Listen in now for all the details! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out CrwdBoost.com. For $20 a month, they build up your instagram and twitter accounts by figuring out the perfect audience for you then targets that audience.

Scott: Read the book The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. It’s all about mind set. If you understand that everything you want to achieve you can do so and you just have to follow this formula like you would in algebra or math, that’s the teachings of this book. 

David: Check out Streak.com for Gmail—It's CRM for your inbox.

Erik: Read the book Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. It’s about Zappos and basically how you built a business and brought it to what it is today. It’s highly focused on customer service.

Mike: “I find mucking stalls strangely similar to raking a zen garden.” Automating your systems, automating something in your life that’s difficult doesn’t have to be dreadful. Take the time, enjoy the process, document what you’re doing, and then automate that one small part.

Tate: Check out OnRoadMap.com—an outline for managing big projects.

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

How To Train Your Brain To Grow Your Business
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 48:04
How To Train Your Brain To Grow Your Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Dana Wilde—TheMindAware.com.

Dana is the best-selling author of Train Your Brain: How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Record Time and host of the Mind Aware Show. 

She took two businesses to a million in revenue in just 19 months. Today she talks to us about training our brains to grow our businesses, and it all starts with a simple mantra. By repeating that mantra 20-30 times a day, it opens up your mind's awareness to see things that you might not have seen otherwise.  

Dana explains that brain scientists estimate that we are walking around in an unconscious state 95% to 99% of the day. And if you can get more aware as little as half a percent of the day, you're going to start to see tremendous change in your life.  

Dana delves into the reticular activating system—A matchmaker in your head that listens to what you think and talk about and then matches them together, bringing them into your awareness. 

Her 4 step process that helps open your mind to positive change:  

  • Step 1—the most important, is waking up and being aware. 
  • Step 2—deciding what message you want match.
  • Step 3—talking about the current situation in a way that feels good. So you're changing the script.  
  • Step 4—feel good.  

Does this positive talk and thinking really work? 

Listen in as Dana gives examples of how we already use the reticular activating system in our daily lives now. Plus, she gives us a 72 hour exercise to test her theory. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Dana by going to her website at MindAware.DanaWilde.com.

Scott: Check out the app Lingbe—an app that allows you to practice a language with native speakers anywhere.

Dana: If you focus ONLY on what's going right in your business, then you will get more of that. If you have a setback or something goes wrong, then acknowledge that for 10 seconds, take the lesson, and move on and put 100% of your focus on what's going right.

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

Loan Modifications—Nice Guys vs The Mean Guys
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 41:02
Loan Modifications—Nice Guys vs The Mean Guys

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

  • Nian Wang
  • Aaron Williams
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Mike Zaino
  • Erik Peterson
  • Aaron Visocnik

This Week's Topics—that leave the group divided between the good and the heartless:

  • Loan Modifications—Under what circumstances do we modify loans and do multiple modifications ultimately lead to default?
  • When a mailing generates multiple properties scattered across the country from one seller—The guys share what they do in this situation.
  • The slow month of August—Do you just try to keep it stable or should you strive for growth?

Listen in now as the mafia geeks have a showdown over good vs mean strategies! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Check out UseLoom.com—A communication tool that allows you to do screen sharing, recording and can hold/store videos for you. Also mentioned, Trint.com.

Aaron A: Read the book The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed by Mark Divine. This book will help you get your mind right when trying to achieve something in the same way a navy seal would do to achieve things.

Nian: Check out Nuclino.com—To organize information for VAs.

Erik: Check out HipCamp.com—The Air BnB for campers and maybe an alternative for those properties you can't sell?

Mike: Knowledge is learning something new every day, Wisdom is letting go of something every day—Letting go of something every day is relevant to those in this business when it comes to VA's and automation. 

Tate: Check out Wonder-Bot.com—A Facebook plugin that helps you store information.

Aaron V: Read the book Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses by Joe Pulizzi. This book will tell you how to draw crowd to your buyer’s list.

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

What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 41:34
What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Robert Mallon and Bill Watkins, Founders of the Rusty Lion Academy—A coaching program designed to help you get in control of your business and your life.  

Bill is a West Point graduate, decorated Army officer, world class athlete, corporate executive, and an entrepreneur. 

Robert is a nationally recognized professional speaker, business coach, and mentor.

Together they help others reach that perfect balance between work and home life by changing their mindset and helping them build a strong foundation to support their goals.

How do they avoid the tyranny of the urgent? By setting up their days correctly. 

  • Always having a plan for the day written down
  • Prioritize that plan
  • And delegate

All are key factors for success in any business to help it run seamlessly!

Are you on the right track to get you to where you want to be 25-35 years from now?  

Listen in now to hear what it will take to get you there. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Robert & Bill by going to their website at RustyLionAcademy.com.

Scott: Check out the website TheRemoteLife.com. This company plans 30-day trips where they bring together professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs to work, live, and travel.

Robert: Get out of your comfort zone. Keep one foot out of your comfort zone at all times. Also, read the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. 

Bill: Read the book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller.

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

Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset!
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 43:56
Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott Todd continues to fill in for Mark while he is away for the entire month of July.

Joining Scott are: 

  • Mike (Zen master) Zaino
  • Tate (New DAD on the block!) Litchfield
  • Nian (#TeamMark) Wang
  • David (shhhh) Banales 

Today's Discussion:  

Have you ever had to answer to THE POLICE? —As in the law enforcers, not the popular band.  

Tate shares a recent incident that involves the police, threats of a law suit, squatters, the press AND the President! But don't worry, Mike has a team of bounty hunters ready for hire! You don't want to miss this!  

Plus, we go over what to do if you are suddenly without a VA. Are you prepared if your VA just up and quits on you? The guys go over their backup plans. 

Finally, we delve into scarcity mentality. We will show you why you need to change your mindset from scarcity to superabundance mentality!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Try the Hazel App for MAC to set-up rules.

Mike: Even a fly can travel 1000 miles if he grabs onto the horse's tail. We have an established system that works and you can make it happen by following the proven system! 

Nian: WiseStamp.com for email signature templates and dynamic elements.

Tate: Boomerang for Gmail—take control of when you send and receive email messages.

David: SpeedTest internet speed tester. Also, tip 2, use Gmail filters to help organize your inbox. Tip three, hire a VA! 

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

What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 39:04
What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott are joined by Peter Shankman—Shankman.com

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media.  

The New York Times has called him a public relations all-star who knows everything about new media and then some

His Faster Than Normal Podcast embraces the concept that having ADD or ADHD as a gift and not a curse. 

Peter is also the author of five books. His latest, Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans, he wrote while on a plane to Hong Kong and back again with only a 2 hour layover in between. His only agenda for traveling to Hong Kong was to write the book! 

It's about knowing the way you work and being able to master that in such a way that you do it well.   

He talks to us about the premise behind Zombie Loyalists—someone who is so in love with a brand or a product, they want to share that with the world. And how to create Zombie Loyalists in your own business.  

A few factors are: 

  • Going above and beyond.
  • Being accessible
  • And making sure that everyone in your audience is benefiting by the information you're giving. 

Peter also shares how you can find the right audience for YOU!  

Plus, in what area does Peter see companies ruining their marketing plan? 

Listen in to find out now...

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Peter by going to his website at Shankman.com.

Scott: Check out the new and updated Process.st. They have new tools, platforms, etc. 

Peter: Go and check out Reddit.com. It's a website that allows you to learn anything you possibly want. There are topics on every conceivable thing known to man. 

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

Strange Requests—Just When You Think You've Heard Them All
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 34:22
Strange Requests—Just When You Think You've Heard Them All

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott is taking the helm while Mark is away. He is joined by:  

  • Erik Peterson
  • David Banales
  • Sean Rickman
  • Nian Wang 

Today's Topics: 

Strange Requests from Buyers—Erik shares a recent request for an allodial title. What is an allodial title and what other strange requests have our panel encountered? 

Paying for a Survey or Improvements—Is it worth the extra cost?  

Can your business sustain itself if you were to step away or run it from another country?

We delve into PRESSURE TESTING your business to uncover any hidden holes. There was one common hole that both Sean and Erik uncovered, listen in now to find out what it was! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Read the book Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson.

Sean: Read the book The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani.

Nian: Check out Workflow.is—an iOS app that allows you to connect different actions together and access them from your phone from the lock screen.

Erik: Check out Bond.co—an automated handwriting machine that you can use to write thank you cards for your clients right from your phone.

David: Check out the iPhone app myTracks—a GPS logger that you can use for your photographer whenever he goes to take pictures of your property.

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

Coding Made Easy—It's As Easy As Connecting The Services!
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 38:42
Coding Made Easy—It's As Easy As Connecting The Services!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Mattan Griffel: entrepreneur, educator, CEO and co-founder of One Month—an education course that teaches code in one month.

Mattan is also a professor at Columbia Business School and was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in education.

Today he shares with us everything you need to know about modern coding.  

  • How coding has changed in the past 10-15 years
  • Who coding is for
  • Where to get started  
  • Managing a developer 

The biggest mistake he sees people make in the beginning when hiring a developer, or any type of outsourcing, is they don't set time limits with ambiguous tasks. Why is that important?

Listen in now as he elaborates and delves deep into code.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn how to code by going to Mattan's website at OneMonth.com.

Scott: Check out Chimpget.com. It's a widget that you can download from the mac app store. It will give you a constant check of your MailChimp account and allows you to see your list as it grows

Mattan: Check out Import.io. It's a web scraper that allows you to go through a site and extract web data into an excel sheet 

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

CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 40:40
CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jon Ferrera, a technology entrepreneur who pioneered the first CRM software back when computers were a commodity that weren’t in every household. 

Tired of using day planners and forecasting on spreadsheets, he quit his job at age 29 and started GoldMine Software. He was able to sell that company and retire at age 40 to stay home and raise 3 kids. 

Being home gave him the chance to see how social media was going to change the marketing world, so in the early 2000s he saw an opportunity to recreate what he started with GoldMine and take it to the next level, the cloud, and he created Nimble.

Jon delves into his journey from GoldMine to Nimble, and how he was able to sell CRM software to other’s that didn’t know they even needed it. He did so by going after the influencers. He was able to build GoldMine to a 70 million dollar a year company without ever taking a dime of capital or venture and no bank loans!  

Plus: 

  • How to manage relationships at scale with the tools you have today.
  • How to earn intimacy and trust with contacts.
  • And what are the 5 "E"s, 3 "P"s, and 5 "F"s?  

There is so much value in this podcast, so grab a notebook and pen and listen in now!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about how you can take your relationships to the next level and scale them at Nimble.

Scott: Check out the SmartDesk2. It's a standing desk that has an option to add an AI Box that acts as your AI Personal Assistant.

Jon: Sitting is the new smoking, we need to move to be healthy. Start doing walk and talks with your team members, with people you are meeting for business purposes, on the phone, or just by yourself. If you walk for an hour every day, eat half of the food you have in front of you at every meal, and give the other half to somebody less fortunate than you, then you will be a happier human being. 

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

Getting Over The Dip—Pain Points That Make Or Break You
43:02
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 43:02
Getting Over The Dip—Pain Points That Make Or Break You

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

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

Today’s Topics: 

  • The Dip—Getting over those pain points that make or break us, like the list.  
  • Negotiating with a trust—Scott shares a couple situations where he negotiated with a trust and everyone weighs in with their own experiences and thoughts about the moral standpoint.

We also delve into the benefits of getting properly educated.

As the first flight school class comes to an end and all the investor-lings have left the nest, Scott reflects back on the students learning experience along with his own.

Also, Erik, who started as a DYI'er, signed up for one-on-one coaching which ultimately helped take his business to the next level—Making more money in a quarter than he had in an entire year! He shares whether it was the accountability of having a coach or the tools that helped him the most.

Plus, what advice would Mike Zaino would give to his newbie self?

Listen in for details!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out the app The Five Minute Journal.

Tate: Check out the app EasyGPS

Erik: Check out the Best Self Journal at BestSelf.co.

Mike: "He is able who thinks he is able."

David: Read the book Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount.

Scott: Check out the app ScanPost.io. It lets you scan, print, and mail documents worldwide - all from your iPhone.

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

Believing Your Desires Are Attainable Results In Success
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 49:21
Believing Your Desires Are Attainable Results In Success

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Noah St. John—NoahStJohn.com. Noah is a keynote speaker and bestselling author who is famous for inventing AFFORMATIONS®, a positive self-talk tool that helps people remove mental barriers and build confidence to make more money.  

As a leading authority on how to eliminate limiting beliefs, Noah delivers live programs and online courses that his coaching clients call mandatory for anyone who wants to succeed in life and business. He is the author of 10 books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. Noah is one of the world’s most sought after experts on personal growth and professional development.  

Today, Noah talks to us about his trademarked term, AFFORMATIONS®—what it means and how it will help you reach your goals!  

The default human belief is, I can’t. So how can we get rid of those limiting beliefs?  

Noah delves into his DBAR Cycle. 

  • Desire
  • Belief
  • Action
  • Results 

His method will change your belief from I can’t to I CAN!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Noah by going to his website at NoahStJohn.com.

Scott: Check out the app HeyFocus.com. It's a Mac app that blocks distracting websites like Facebook and Reddit.

Noah: Get my new book, Get Rid of Your Head Trash, at NoahStJohn.com. It will help you walk through the 3 big money mistakes that even smart people make. 

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

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 43:49
Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?

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

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

Today's Topics: 

  • How we unwind in the land business—Can we totally disconnect and relax or is the pull force of email just too strong?
  • How do you sell a property in 3 weeks? —The guys address this question that was posted in The Official Land Geek Motivation & Wealth Creation Group.
  • Sharing versus holding back for strategic advantage—How much information should you share? Are there some secrets you should keep? 

 

We also talk about getting properly educated and what stops people from making a commitment to a new program — Is it fear of the unknown or money that holds them back? How do you get around each to start moving the needle in your life?

 

Plus, what's coming next for the community? Scott gives us a teaser!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Read the book The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman and follow his technique, the 5 Fold Why to get the root cause of what you actually want. PersonalMBA.com/five-fold-why/

Erik: Tally—An iPhone app for goal tracking. 

Mike: "Too hot, too cold, too late"— A reminder to stop making excuses!

David: Momentum—A Chrome extension to help keep you on task!

Scott: StickerMule.com for custom stickers that kick ass!

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

Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 39:01
Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business

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?

Creating Systems—It's Time To Eliminate, Automate, And Delegate Your Way To Passive Income
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 43:41
Creating Systems—It's Time To Eliminate, Automate, And Delegate Your Way To Passive Income

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?

Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 36:54
Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!

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?

Deal Flow Begins With Consistency—How To Get In The Habit Of Mailing & Marketing
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2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 50:11
Deal Flow Begins With Consistency—How To Get In The Habit Of Mailing & Marketing

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?

How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks
27:46
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 27:46
How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks

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?

Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are Worse
45:33
2017-09-23 00:46:30 UTC 45:33
Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are Worse

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?

Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age
28:42
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 28:42
Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age

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?

Newbie Mistakes—Leading With The Wrong Price
41:42
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 41:42
Newbie Mistakes—Leading With The Wrong Price

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.com—professionally designed logos.

Tate: Check out Wistia.com—to upload and record videos.

Erik: Check out the iPhone app JotNot Pro—a 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?

What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business
36:03
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 36:03
What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business

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?

Biggest Pet Peeves—How We Deal With Them
37:15
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 37:15
Biggest Pet Peeves—How We Deal With Them

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?

Writing E-Books—What You Need To Know To Create A Lifetime Of Passive Income
33:59
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 33:59
Writing E-Books—What You Need To Know To Create A Lifetime Of Passive Income

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?

Wholesale Ethics—Keep It Clean And Be Upfront!
41:43
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 41:43
Wholesale Ethics—Keep It Clean And Be Upfront!

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?

Key Factors You Need To Know To Boost Your Email Marketing
36:20
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 36:20
Key Factors You Need To Know To Boost Your Email Marketing

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?

Is Selling VIA Text The New Preferred Method?
43:06
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 43:06
Is Selling VIA Text The New Preferred Method?

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?

Want To Boost Profits? Learn How To Create An Optimistic Climate
47:54
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 47:54
Want To Boost Profits? Learn How To Create An Optimistic Climate

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?

How can you make your land irresistible? Keep your pricing simple!
43:40
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 43:40
How can you make your land irresistible? Keep your pricing simple!

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?

How To Take Your Sales To The Next Level
40:26
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 40:26
How To Take Your Sales To The Next Level

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?

New Ninja Geeky Tactics To Build And Grow Your Buyers List
38:28
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 38:28
New Ninja Geeky Tactics To Build And Grow Your Buyers List

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?

The Value Of Giving Can Benefit Every Aspect Of Your Life
36:33
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 36:33
The Value Of Giving Can Benefit Every Aspect Of Your Life

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?

What Measurement Do You Use To Judge Success?
30:11
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 30:11
What Measurement Do You Use To Judge Success?

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

  • Erik Peterson—The key is marketing, being out there on a regular basis.  There are plenty of buyers and more than enough land.
  • Mike Zaino—I look at this business like I'm panning for gold. Sometimes you get the flakes, sometimes you get the nuggets.
  • Scott Todd—If 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! 

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

Uncover The Difference Between Marketing & Sales
32:15
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 32:15
Uncover The Difference Between Marketing & Sales

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. 

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

A Small Profit Is Still A Profit
45:35
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 45:35
A Small Profit Is Still A Profit

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.

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

Make A Business Connection In 90 Seconds
38:56
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 38:56
Make A Business Connection In 90 Seconds

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.

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

Get Ready To Geek Out!
40:00
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 40:00
Get Ready To Geek Out!

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.

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

Old Ways To Manage Are Out—What You Need To Know About Management Today
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 33:05
Old Ways To Manage Are Out—What You Need To Know About Management Today

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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Is Multifamily Investing For You? Everything You Need To Know
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 38:28
Is Multifamily Investing For You? Everything You Need To Know

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro, experts in multifamily real estate investing.

Their business, JakeAndGino.com, is a real estate educational company that offers coaching and training in real estate investing. They also co-authored Wheelbarrow Profits: How To Create Passive Income, Build Wealth, And Take Control Of Your Destiny Through Multifamily Real Estate Investing, along with many others. 

These Wheelbarrow Buddhas take pride in providing value to their tenants at an affordable rate, which they term as modern affordability. They buy properties from Mom & Pop operations and reposition them, providing value to the tenants. 

We discuss the process of DUE DILIGENCE and why it's the most important factor that will save you time, money, and headaches in the long run!  

The key is being patient and persistent but willing to walk away during the negotiation phase. 

We also discuss:

  • The process of providing value.
  • The managing aspect of it.
  • And the 3-step process of repositioning!

Listen into this very informative episode as they tell us why they chose multifamily over all the other real estate niches. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jake and Gino at JakeAndGino.com

Scott: Read the book, Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field by Brian Tracy. 

Jake: Vertical integration. Start from the ground up, brick by brick. Control everything from the lease, acquisitions, on-site management, etc. Start your own managing company, control every aspect of it and grow from there. 

Gino: 1. Be able to walk away from a deal. If you're emotionally attached to anything, you have less power; don't lose that power.  

2. Start with the end in mind. Whenever you do something, start with what's going to end up at the end. What do you want to accomplish? 

3. Get out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable. It's okay to be uncomfortable because that's the only way you grow in life.

 

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

You Need To Embrace Hearing The Word 'NO'
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 37:06
You Need To Embrace Hearing The Word 'NO'

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Andrea Waltz from GoForNo.com and co-author of Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There.  

Andrea helps people get over their fear of failure and rejection and today she talks to us about getting over and beyond the word NO and how you should not view it as a failure but as part of the destination to get to YES.  

How do you get over the disappointment or feeling of failure when you hear the word no?

  • Control how you respond with your actions and behavior—keep your actions positive.
  • Never berate yourself!
  • Set a daily or weekly number of NO goals and collect that number of NOs. 

Listen in as Andrea delves into the importance of the word NO and how it helps lead you to your ultimate goal. She also answers Mark's tough question of the week—Tell us something that we don't know about selling.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Andrea Waltz and go to her website at www.GoForNo.com

Scott: Check out the app BaiBoard 3. It's an online whiteboard where you can collaborate with your team on a shared whiteboard.

Andrea: Read the book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. 

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

Success In Under A Year—What Moved The Needle?
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 33:13
Success In Under A Year—What Moved The Needle?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks to student turned coach, David Banales. David is CRUSHING Facebook Marketing, and today he shares his journey with us; from finding The Land Geek model to now, 10 month later—being able to retire his wife so she can be a stay-at-home-mom, devoting her time to their WHY. Family is what's important to the Banales family, and land has helped them secure their future. Plus, David is on track to retire his father this year from their family owned business!

How did he do it in such a short period? He attributes his success to:

  • Taking massive action
  • Going the extra mile
  • And being persistent!

David, who is now coaching others on Facebook Marketing, shares the biggest mistake he sees others making when it comes to their marketing. Plus, he gives advice to those on the fence about which step they should take first.

David also shares with Mark that he found the county search to be the hardest. So how did he overcome the challenge of finding a county?

Listen in to find out now…

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Get the Geeky APP— Lumen5.com. It takes a blogpost, automates it and creates a video—and its free!

Also, get wholesale land at https://www.facebook.com/SimpleLifeLand/

David: Read the book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferris

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Why Is Real Estate The Best Option For Passive Income?
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 38:10
Why Is Real Estate The Best Option For Passive Income?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to John Sonmez, founder of SimpleProgrammer.com. He created Simple Programmer with the goal of making the complex, simple. He is also the author of Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.  

John puts all of his effort into Simple Programmer now, but he also retired from real estate at a very young age and he tells us about how he managed several passive income revenue streams and why he found real estate the true passive income model.   

Why is it the best option? A few things factor in: 

  • It produces a high yield.
  • It has such a low risk. 
  • It will always exist!

Listen in today as we get super geeky and talk about everyone's favorite words: automation, real estate, and programming...oh my!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about John Sonmez by checking out his website SimpleProgrammer.com

Scott: Check out WrightsNotes.com. It's a website where you can create your own customized notebook. If there's a format that you want to follow on a daily basis or a format that you want to stick to, you can create the entire notebook based on the design you want.

John: Go to a Tony Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" event. Or pick up the DVD's or digital copies. If you feel stuck or if you feel like you can't do things and there are a lot of things holding you back in life, he's a great resource to get you unblocked mentally and helps you really connect with your passion.

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

What You Need To Know To Be Better At Sales—There's A Science To It
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 38:20
What You Need To Know To Be Better At Sales—There's A Science To It

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to David Hoffeld, founder of TheHoffeldGroup and author of the book, The Science of Selling: Proven Strategies to Make Your Pitch, Influence Decisions, and Close the Deal.  

David has done the research and has proven that there is a scientific formula behind increasing your sales and he's here to tell us a bit about it. He says that whether you feel you're good or bad at sales, by applying this science, everybody can get better and increase their sales. 

We discuss: 

  • The 6 Commitments to a successful sale.
  • Incremental commitments.
  • The sales equation BD=F (SW,ES)
  • How to make the close of the sale simple.
  • How to structure follow-ups.
  • What is anchoring? 

PLUS so much more! This is a valuable podcast that you can't afford to miss!  

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about David Hoffeld by going to his website www.HoffeldGroup.com 

Scott: Check out the Listen app at UseListen.com. It's an app that lets you manage your conversations with smart actions like remind, whitelist, and mute. 

David: Go to his twitter feed @DavidHoffeld and check out all the value he offers. 

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

Become More Relatable—What You Need To Know About Leading With Your Personality
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 34:33
Become More Relatable—What You Need To Know About Leading With Your Personality

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Leonard Kim from LeonardKim.com. Leonard is managing partner of InfluenceTree, a company that teaches you how to build your brand.  

Leonard is recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Top Digital Marketer and Top Youth Marketer and a Personal Branding Expert by Red Letter Resumes. After hitting rock bottom several times over and becoming homeless, he got sick and tired of being sick and tired so he started writing and built up a huge media following.  

He explains that being relatable resonated with others and helped to build up a large following. Some factors that can help you become more relatable: 

  • Leading with personality.
  • Be real. Use your genuine personality.
  • Put your fears out there. That resonates with others and helps form a connection.  

Leonard also talks about his early-on downfalls and blames Narrogance for playing a role in his failures along with his fear of failure and fear of success! 

Listen in to hear more of Leonard's inspirational story and find out exactly what he means by Narrogance.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Leonard Kim by going to his website at LeonardKim.com

Scott: Go to Oaxis.com and check out the new ink case for the iPhone 7. It has another screen on the back of the case that you can use to change the design of your case or use it to read e-books. 

Leonard: Read the book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. It helps takes your eyes off of those material things and those other things that you're going after and it lets you focus on what really matters.

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

How Likable Are You? 5 Important Things Will Make You More Likable
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 52:31
How Likable Are You? 5 Important Things Will Make You More Likable

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Arel Moodie from TheArtOfLikability. Arel has started and ran several companies. Inc. Magazine called him a High-energy motivator and he's on their 30 under 30 list. Essence Magazine said he should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories, and he is one of America's top young speakers! 

Today he is here to talk to us about the importance of being liked and the 5 important things to help you become more likable, which he calls the 5-S System: 

  • Special—How are you going to make that other person feel special?
  • Satisfy—Stick to your word. If you say that you're going to do something, then do it!
  • Smile—Not only focus on your smile, but how are you going to make that other person smile.
  • Standards—Acknowledge the best in yourself and in other's as well.
  • Sincerity—Being genuine is key to likability! 

It's important to take all of these into consideration when you are doing business with someone but also in life in general.  

Listen in as Arel discusses more into the details of his 5-S system.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Become more likable and learn more about Arel by going to his website at www.ArtOfLikability.com

Scott: Read the book Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone.

Arel: A weekly strategy that Arel calls Phonebook Roulette. Open up your contact list on your phone, and take your finger and swipe up and down and just stop. Whichever name you stop on, write that person a text message. Don't ask for anything, just say, Hi, I was just thinking about you and I want to let you know I really appreciate you. A lot of times we get so busy in life we can't tell people how much they mean to us but I want to tell you, you mean a lot to me. Sincerely...

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

A Land Geek Student's Success Story—What You Need To Know For Your Own Success
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 35:35
A Land Geek Student's Success Story—What You Need To Know For Your Own Success

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to one of our own Land Geek students, P.J. Reilly! In this Land Geek Q&A chat, P.J. shares his journey with us from start to the present. He shares valuable advice and information for anybody going through the Land Geek training now or even for those thinking about joining but are a little skeptical. 

P.J. talks about his biggest challenges and mistakes, best and most interesting deals, and how this model moved the needle in his life... PLUS so much more! 

A couple of the most important takeaways: 

  • Take action IMMEDIATELY!  
  • Forming a personal connection with your clients.  

And find out why he choose The Land Geek model over all others.

There is valuable information in this podcast from someone who has done the course and is now successfully executing on it! You can't afford to miss this!  

Listen in now...

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out NeverBounce.com. It is a real-time email verification and email cleaning services.

Scott: Check out MailParser.io. The site helps extract all relevant data fields from emails you receive on a regular basis based on your custom parsing rules and then automatically sends the data to applications you already use. 

PJ: Check out CheeseAndCrackers.tv. It is a media production company that specializes in creating original television formats that are produced to the highest of production values. Also check out ThePointsGuy.com. It teaches you how to utilize credit card points for things like vacations and hotels. If you are using a credit card for business then might as well get the right benefits for it.

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

What You Need To Know About IBC—So You Can Take Control Of YOUR Money
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 46:19
What You Need To Know About IBC—So You Can Take Control Of YOUR Money

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to M.C. Laubscher from CashflowNinja.com.  

M.C. is a wealth strategist, financial freedom fighter, educator and the host of the podcast—Cashflow Ninja. He also has a background in real estate and his mission is to help people eliminate the control that banks and financial institutions have over us by building wealth outside of Wallstreet.  

Today he talks to us about The Infinite Banking Concept. A concept that is used by many of the wealthy and even some  financial institutions, and how putting your money into mutual life insurance companies has far more benefits, including:

  • It's private
  • Asset protection
  • Guaranteed portion growth
  • Participation in dividends
  • PLUS Growth and distribution are TAX FREE
With all of these great benefits, why doesn't everybody do it? Because the knowledge just isn't out there, M.C. explains.

If you're looking for a better option to grow your wealth, you don't want to miss this podcast!

Listen in as M.C. delves deep into how it works and his Wealth Capture Strategy! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Tip #1 - Protect every transaction you make and never worry about payment or delivery by checking out SafeFunds.com. It helps secure your deals anywhere in the country or around the world.  

Tip #2 - If you are using an iPhone, then you can go to Settings, General, Accessibility, and then Speech. Inside Speech, you're going to see Speak Screen. Turn it on and it will easily allow you to hear the content of the entire screen by swiping down with two fingers. 

Tip #3 - Learn more about M.C. Laubscher and his podcast by going to his website at CashflowNinja.com.

Scott: If you are trying to come up with ways to train a VA then check out Bubbl.us. It is a visual thinking tool for structuring information, helping you to better understand, remember, and generate new ideas. 

M.C.: If anybody is interested in finding out and learning more about this strategy, email M.C. at info@cashflowninja.com and just put IBC in the heading and he will ship you out a physical copy of  Becoming Your Own Banker: Unlock The Infinite Banking Concept by R. Nelson Nash

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What You Need To Know About Personality Types In The Workforce
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 42:52
What You Need To Know About Personality Types In The Workforce

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Maneesh Sethi, creator of PAVLOK— a behavior training product that helps people break their bad habits and the results are quite shocking! He is also an author and has traveled and lived all over the world making it his life goal to show others that there is another way for people to experience the world. 

Maneesh talks to us about personality types and the effect that they have in the workplace. Having severe ADHD himself, he has studied the subject immensely and shares with us what he has learned and how it led to the idea of Pavlok. 

Maneesh delves deep:

  • Is ADHD misdiagnosed—Is it a personality type rather than a disorder?
  • Why it's important to surround yourself with the right personality type in the workplace. 
  • How making bets helps him to get the work done.

Listen in now to see how a slap in the face led to the idea of Pavlok!  

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Maneesh Sethi by going to his website at Pavlok.com.

Scott: Check out Notebook.ai. It's a new smart notebook online. It learns from your interactions and grows with your ideas and collaborates back with you.

Maneesh: Whenever you find yourself uncomfortable, feeling like you're not doing something you're good at, don't feel broken but instead take a step back and think about your personality. A great book to help you learn more about your personality is The Art of SpeedReading People: How to Size People Up and Speak Their Language by Paul D. Tieger.

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

Running A Business With Your Spouse—You Need To Have Boundaries To Be Successful
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 33:34
Running A Business With Your Spouse—You Need To Have Boundaries To Be Successful

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jill Stanton from ScrewTheNineToFive.com.

Jill and her husband Josh have figured out what it takes to be successful in both business and in marriage. Together they help personal brands and businesses scale from the ground up. But how do they do it and still maintain a happy marriage?   

They set their boundaries:  

  • Identify your personal strengths
  • Work in separate areas
  • Stick to your own role and trust that the other has their side 

Jill shares her journey of how she went from a 9-5 job to saying Screw It and becoming successful in helping to build their own online business and brand, and is now teaching others how to do the same.

We also discuss...

  • Momentum Marketing
  • Self-doubt—Going outside of your comfort zone

This is a wild episode that Scott Todd says was one of his most enjoyable episodes and leaves Mark drinking the screw the 9-5 Kool-aid!  

Listen in to find out why.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jill at ScrewTheNineToFive.com

Scott: Check out HeyLandlord.co. It's a way of keeping all the communications between landlords, property managers, and tenants all condensed into one space.

Jill: Read the book Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz. 

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

Know Your Market—You Need To Get Clear On What You Stand For
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 30:54
Know Your Market—You Need To Get Clear On What You Stand For

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we go down under to talk to Tim Reid. Tim is a marketer and is also the host of Australia's #1 marketing podcast, Small Business Big Marketing

Tim has been in the marketing business his entire working life and shares with us what he has learned and what has made him so successful. He gives us great information that you can use in your own marketing strategies.  

Important factors:  

  • Consistency
  • Engaging content
  • Getting the pitch right
  • Understanding your brand 

He also advises to not try to do it all yourself. You should outsource whenever you can and it's also important to get clarity on what you stand for and chose a single platform... whether it's Facebook, podcasting, video or whatever you choose, just OWN IT!

Listen in as we delve deep into marketing from down under!  

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Tim by going to Small Business Big Marketing.

Tim: Understand how powerful your smartphone is as a marketing tool and start using it.

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

The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 36:53
The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life

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

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

2 things that are the key to happiness:

  • Growth
  • Contribution

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

Scott: Ship Label—An app to print shipping labels straight from your phone.

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

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

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Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 30:05
Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful

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

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

What does it take to get to that level?  

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 40:31
Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Carrie at CarrieWilkerson.com.

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

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Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 30:13
Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful

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

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

  • Persistence
  • Hard Work 

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

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

Don't miss this FUN episode! 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ramon at RamonRay 

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

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Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 37:29
Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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

Why You Need A Human Connection Over Technology—It's Important For Your ROI
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 42:33
Why You Need A Human Connection Over Technology—It's Important For Your ROI

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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

When Success Doesn't Bring Happiness—Why You Need To Have Balance In Life
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 38:35
When Success Doesn't Bring Happiness—Why You Need To Have Balance In Life

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? 

Avoid The Mistakes Entrepreneurs Commonly Make—What You Need To Know To Move Forward
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2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 33:10
Avoid The Mistakes Entrepreneurs Commonly Make—What You Need To Know To Move Forward

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?

Can Buying An Existing Business Be Lucrative And A Good Model For Passive Income? What You Need To Know About Being In The Business Of Buying Businesses
41:17
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 41:17
Can Buying An Existing Business Be Lucrative And A Good Model For Passive Income? What You Need To Know About Being In The Business Of Buying Businesses

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?

Relocating Your Life And Protecting Your Assets Internationally—What You Need To Know
47:14
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 47:14
Relocating Your Life And Protecting Your Assets Internationally—What You Need To Know

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?

Being Helpful Builds Strong Customer Loyalty And Is Valuable For Building A Successful Business
39:18
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 39:18
Being Helpful Builds Strong Customer Loyalty And Is Valuable For Building A Successful Business

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?

Having One Set Of Values Is Crucial For Building Long Term Customer Relationships—What You Need To Know
40:03
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 40:03
Having One Set Of Values Is Crucial For Building Long Term Customer Relationships—What You Need To Know

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? 

How Do You Make A Marketing Pitch Stand Out From The Crowd? What You Need To Know
43:46
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 43:46
How Do You Make A Marketing Pitch Stand Out From The Crowd? What You Need To Know

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?

Is Wholesaling Land A Great Passive Income? What You Need To Know
42:07
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 42:07
Is Wholesaling Land A Great Passive Income? What You Need To Know

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?

How To Manage Multiple Successful Businesses And Do Rewarding Work
46:27
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 46:27
How To Manage Multiple Successful Businesses And Do Rewarding Work

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?

How eQRPs Have Changed The World Of Investing
44:36
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 44:36
How eQRPs Have Changed The World Of Investing

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?

Every Business Can Benefit From Video
51:40
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 51:40
Every Business Can Benefit From Video

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Bobby Lin, founder of Valoso—an 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? 

It's Time To Systematize Things And Remove Yourself From The Business
47:10
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 47:10
It's Time To Systematize Things And Remove Yourself From The Business

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?

Student Success With A Scaleable Business And A Virtual Partnership
46:40
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 46:40
Student Success With A Scaleable Business And A Virtual Partnership

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?

 

Overcoming Setbacks And The Path To Success
32:09
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 32:09
Overcoming Setbacks And The Path To Success

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? 

You Don't Need Real Estate Experience to Flip Land
33:02
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 33:02
You Don't Need Real Estate Experience to Flip Land

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?

Virtual Real Estate Primer—Learn How To Buy, Sell And Invest
50:31
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 50:31
Virtual Real Estate Primer—Learn How To Buy, Sell And Invest

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?

How To Create A Profitable Sales Funnel For Any Niche
40:52
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 40:52
How To Create A Profitable Sales Funnel For Any Niche

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?

 

How To Build And Compound Your Note Portfolio
34:43
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 34:43
How To Build And Compound Your Note Portfolio

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.

How to Use Creative Marketing To Sell Difficult Properties
35:38
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 35:38
How to Use Creative Marketing To Sell Difficult Properties

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.

Stress Free Financial Advice That Is Simple And Geeky
41:44
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 41:44
Stress Free Financial Advice That Is Simple And Geeky

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.

You Need To Spend More Money When Business Is Slow
39:12
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 39:12
You Need To Spend More Money When Business Is Slow

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.

The Number One Thing You Should Do In the Raw Land Investing Business
36:37
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 36:37
The Number One Thing You Should Do In the Raw Land Investing Business

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.

Snowballing Your Way To Success
43:39
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 43:39
Snowballing Your Way To Success

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?

 

The Secret to Making Money Online
39:40
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 39:40
The Secret to Making Money Online

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?

 

The Magical Equation For Life And Success
38:55
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 38:55
The Magical Equation For Life And Success

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?

 

How Price Creeps Affect Your Bottom Line
35:33
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 35:33
How Price Creeps Affect Your Bottom Line

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?

 

Breaking Down the Noise To Get Noticed
33:51
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 33:51
Breaking Down the Noise To Get Noticed

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 controversial? Click 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.  

Scott: Read the book, The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

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

The Land Geek Coaches Share Their Secrets
41:46
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 41:46
The Land Geek Coaches Share Their Secrets

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?

 

Start HERE: Building A Life Raft To Help You Get Back On Your Feet
11:14
2017-09-23 00:46:31 UTC 11:14
Start HERE: Building A Life Raft To Help You Get Back On Your Feet

In today’s episode of the Art of Passive Income, Mark Podolsky—The Land Geek, and Scott Todd—ScottTodd.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?

 

Steps You Need To Make To Build A Credible Business
32:35
2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 32:35
Steps You Need To Make To Build A Credible Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Renée Warren: Founder and CEO of Onboardly—A PR and marketing agency. 

Renée shares her entrepreneurial journey that led her to create Onboardly and the things she would have done different. 

We discuss a common mistake that new start-ups are making and that is they build it before they come, when they should be testing the market to see if anybody will actually want it.  

You need to test the ugliness and the viability of the product before you actually throw more money at it. 

We also delve into team management and productivity and Renée shares how a playbook comes into play for her team training.  

Plus, we go deep into embracing the suck and why you need to become an expert at those tasks that you don't enjoy doing, before delegating them.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Renée by going to her website at Onboardly.com. Also, read the book Deep Work by Cal Newport.

Scott: Check out FeltApp.com. It allows you to send a card, but you can use your finger to write on your phone your hand signature.

Renée: Check out Greg Crabtree's Simple Numbers at SimpleNumbers.me. Also, check out his book Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential.

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

Got Land Stress? Ways To Get Over The Overwhelm
42:44
2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 42:44
Got Land Stress? Ways To Get Over The Overwhelm

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

  • Tate Litchfield
  • Erik Peterson
  • Scott Todd

Today's Topics:

  • Would you buy it? Erik gives details of a deal he is considering where the property has an old, dilapidated building on it. The guys share their thoughts and ways to put a positive spin on it!
  • Valuable resources—The guys go over all the hidden treasures you can find in the county/state offices! 

Finally, our last topic is an important one—feeling overwhelmed! When you're first starting out in the Land Geek Community, you are inundated with a plethora of information. How do you sort through it all and know where to put your focus?

Listen in as we try to help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and where to put your focus so you can start moving the needle! 

Go into this knowing that this isn’t forever, you’re making intentional sacrifices for your family, that will buy you time for the rest of your life, to do the things you want to do. -Mark TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out DontHitPublish.com—to analyze your blog. Also, Grammarly—a chrome plugin to check your grammar.

Scott: Check out the app uBar—a Dock replacement for the Mac. 

Erik: Check out AUTOMATOR—for Mac users to automate tasks

Tate: "Approach every situation with an in-it-to-win-it-whatever-it-takes mindset." If you have that mindset that you will succeed—it's not a matter of if, but when.

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

How To Build A Path From Vision To Success—One Brick At A Time
34:42
2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 34:42
How To Build A Path From Vision To Success—One Brick At A Time

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Tony DUrso—TonyDUrso.com

Tony is known as the Dream Business Maker and hosts the show Revenue Chat Radio, which reached over 700,000 downloads in just over a year! He interviews CEOs, bestselling authors and experts in sales, marketing and leadership. 

His latest book, Elite Entrepreneurs topped the Amazon Bestseller List at #2 on it’s first day debut! 

Tony helps others become successful entrepreneurs by helping them pull out their uniqueness by what they can provide. Today, he shares his vision map strategy with us to go from dream to accomplishment by:

  • Connecting vision with purpose—Where they see themselves and what they are trying to accomplish.
  • Long-term objective—Where they want to be in 3-5 years
  • The master plan—Strategy. How they will accomplish the long-term objective. What are they going to do TODAY to get there.

Plus, we dig in deep to get to the root of our why by asking WHY! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Tony by going to his website at TonyDUrso.com.

Scott: Check out the chrome extension Momentum at MomentumDash.com. The to-do list is a nice touch. 

Tony: Have this vision map. You need to start at the top with your vision, purpose, long-term objective, master plan, strategy, tactical steps, and then the daily action you’re going to get done every day. That is how you’re going to take any goal and get them done. 

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

The Best Of Round Table—Fundamentals Of Buying And Selling
30:51
2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 30:51
The Best Of Round Table—Fundamentals Of Buying And Selling

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we have a special Round Table edition—The Best Of, featuring some of the best Round Table moments that will help you move the needle in your land investing business!

Today we look back on:

  • Buyers list—Building and managing it.
  • Buying in bulk—Do we handle bulk deals differently?
  • Counties—How many counties should we work in?
  • Scarcity mentality—Can there be too many investors in one area?

We're all unique. I'll tell stories a different way than you do, I will write ads in a different way and there's no way that I'm going to appeal to everybody. Not everybody is going to like you in the world, not everybody is going to connect with your message, and that’s okay. Find your people, have your own voice and your people will come to you-Scott

Plus, what holds people back in this business?

Listen in as we clear up some of the fears that stop people from taking action and get into the fundamentals of buying and selling! 

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

Standing Out In A Competitive Market
32:22
2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 32:22
Standing Out In A Competitive Market

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jasmine Star—JasmineStar.com

Jasmine, who teaches entrepreneurs how to build their brand and market it on social media, left law school over a decade ago to care for her ailing mother. Realizing how fragile life is and that we are not guaranteed time here, she re-evaluated her own life and decided to pursue photography which ultimately led to building the business of her dreams. She now educates entrepreneurs on how to do the same. 

In a competitive market like photography, she explains she made herself stand out by:

  • Working harder
  • Creating experiences 
  • Learning and leveraging how people are communicating and are wanting to be served

She also does not view competitors as opposition, but as allies who all bring very different things to the table and are making the consumer aware.  

The same can be said for the land business when it comes to scarcity mindset. More investors in an area brings more interest to that area.  

"We are uniquely qualified to serve entirely different sets of people."

Listen in to hear Jasmine's story and her inspiring answer to Mark's question: If you’re on your death bed and you’re surrounded by friends and family what would be your last words of advice that you would give before you leave? 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jasmine Star by going to her website at JasmineStar.com.

Scott: Check out the app Exacto - Photo Cut | Background Remover. It's an app that helps you remove backgrounds or create razor-sharp photo cutouts.

Jasmine: Read the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. It's a book that re-frames how your mind perceives passion projects. 

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

Land Investing 101—Dealing With The Customer
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 41:16
Land Investing 101—Dealing With The Customer

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

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

Jeff Akstin also drops in — over Mike Zaino’s shoulder at the firehouse! Jeff is one of Mark’s first students and he also mentored Mike. Mark refers to the two as the Matt Damon and Ben Affleck of the group. 

The two get a call and don’t stay long, but before he goes, Jeff shares a recent deal that can bring in 10x!

This week's topics:

  • Doing business in person—This can be difficult when there are miles in between you and the buyer. The guys go over what they do in this situation, their experiences, and building trust to get the deal done online.
  • Tire kickers—Erik shares a situation he is in, where a potential buyer who has been around for over a year periodically inquires about properties but then comes up with excuses why he can't buy. What do you do in this situation—how do you convert those tire kickers into buyers, or should you just let them go? Everyone weighs in.
  • Rude buyers—How do you handle them so you don't get a bad review? Do we hug our haters, or send them to David?

Plus, you don't want to miss Erik's mic-drop tip of the week. And, does Mark finally win him over to #TeamMark?

Listen in now to find out!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Read, Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer. Also, check out How-to-fix-a-toilet.com. It's a how-to website.

Scott: Check out the Forest App  to help you focus on tasks, such as mailing and marketing, and you can grow your own forest in the process!

Erik: Read, Hug Your Haters... Check out, GetMagic.com. It's like fancy hands but the billing is by the minute. Good for smaller tasks

David: Clean Google Calendar—to help keep you on task.

Tate: The Habit Hub—to help keep you on goal!

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

Marketing That Is Simple And Effective—Getting Back To The Basics
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 33:33
Marketing That Is Simple And Effective—Getting Back To The Basics

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, The Facebook Whisperer, David Banales joins Mark as co-host and they talk with Molly Pittman—VP and traffic monitor at DigitalMarketer.com

Molly's approach to marketing is to get back to basics and to keep it real! Today we go deep into the aspects of what makes a good ad that will increase traffic. 5 components are: 

  • Good offer
  • Good copy
  • Creative—Videos and pictures
  • Targeting
  • Ad send—Making sure that the landing page your ad is sending them to is relevant to the ad!  

Molly shares her insight on why writing good ad copy is imperative and that you don't need to be a genius at it as long as the right components are in place. 

We also discuss the most simple starting point for a newbie: 

  • The before and after—The picture of your customers life before using your product/service and after, how your product will change their life.
  • The customers' journey—The steps of your business, what assets you need to create and how to make them aware of your business. 

There is so much VALUABLE information in this podcast, it leaves David with stars in his eyes! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Molly by going to DigitalMarketer.com.

David: Read the book Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount.

Molly: Check out AdEspresso.com and GetCompass.co. They have an incredible library of ads that you can get inspiration from for ideas for your ads. Also, read the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

Your Metric Of Success Should Be Only Things You Can Control
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 41:59
Your Metric Of Success Should Be Only Things You Can Control

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

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

This week's topics:

  • VA pain points—What do you do when a trained VA says "I can't"?
  • Squatter aftermath—Tate updates us on the squatter that was mentioned in Round Table episode, Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset.
  • Cleaning up—What should you do with trash that is left behind on a property?
  • The August Report—The guys share how they did in the slowest month, and the results are surprising! Could July be the new August?
  • What is the metric for success—Does making millions make you successful if the cost is working 100 hours a week, never seeing your family and leaves you feeling miserable? 

When you compare the freedom and flexibility with the effort, we are all in success -Mark

Listen in now for all the details and to hear how Erik gets in an uppercut to the right and hits Mark right where it hurts... it's not what you think! 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Watch Lazy: A Manifesto by Tim Kreider in YouTube. He talks about the merit of not being so busy.

Scott: Check out SmirnoffAsAService.com to send a bottle of Smirnoff, and they will include a handwritten note.

Erik: Check out LucidChart.com—a web-based mind mapping, flow chart tool.

David: First thing you want in mail and market: Take control of your time. Schedule in your me-time, your power hour. Set up a calendar, Google calendar. Tate: Check out UnitedStatesZipCodes.org. You can plug in a city and it will give you information regarding its zip code. It’s going to tell you what the most populated zip code is, the county, and the area code.

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

Using Your Time Effectively—When You Should Outsource
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 29:11
Using Your Time Effectively—When You Should Outsource

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Miranda Marquit—PlantingMoneySeeds.com.

With an M.A. in journalism, Miranda’s a freelance writer and has been writing about finances since 2006. She‘s been mentioned in USA Today, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicles, New York Times, Consumerist, The Atlantic Wire, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.  

Topics discussed: 

  • Leveraging time—Knowing when and what to outsource.  
  • Finding the right partners to work with by finding people whose strengths compliment your weaknesses. 

Listen in now to hear about her biggest lesson learned as a freelancer and as we delve deep into leveraging and finances. Plus, she answers Mark's tough question of the week: Tell us something we don’t know about either personal finance or investing.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Miranda by going to her website at PlantingMoneySeeds.com.

Scott: Check out AirSelfieCamera.com. It's an iPhone 7 case that becomes a drone that you can use to do air selfies. 

Miranda: Read the book The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. The book is all about trials in our businesses and how to turn them and make them our way to success.

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

Getting The Fundamentals Down—You Have To Learn To Take Off Before You Can Fly
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 43:51
Getting The Fundamentals Down—You Have To Learn To Take Off Before You Can Fly

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

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

Scott kicks off this episode by sharing the lessons he learned from his newest adventure, one that scares the he…ck out of Mark, and also leads us into our first topic:

  • Getting the fundamentals down—The guys tell why it's crucial to follow the proven processes first. Plus, Aaron shares his experience when he decided to go out on his own, before getting the fundamentals down, and how he's still paying for it!
  • VA management hacks—Great advice on how to keep the good VAs around.
  • Recovering from a scam—What can you do when you are scammed by a seller?

There are a lot of lessons to be learned and great advice in this episode, you don't want to miss it!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Watch the movie, The Martian. The movie is about solving problem after problem after problem. Also, read Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker. Scott: Check out TLFolio.com—list your notes and get other investors who might want to build some passive income.  Erik: Check out DripScripts.com—A tool for building some of your email sequences.  Aaron: Check out HubSpot—CRM that allows you to follow up with your leads and stay in contact with them. Mike: “Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” You’re standing in your own way and you don’t even know it. So, stop standing in your way and just go back to the fundamentals. Tate: “Difficulties are just things to overcome after all.” You are going to hit difficulties in the business and in the end, you just have to overcome it.

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

How Betting Can Lead To Your Breakthrough Idea
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 37:54
How Betting Can Lead To Your Breakthrough Idea

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Dorie Clark—DorieClark.com

Dorie has a long list of attributes, including: 

—Adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. 

—Author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future and Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. Magazine and one of the Top Ten Business Books of the Year by Forbes and a Washington Post bestseller.

—A former presidential campaign spokeswoman  

—A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, and Entrepreneur.  

—Recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press and Fortune.  

She is also a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the US State Department, and the World Bank! The New York Times described her as an expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.

Dorie has a long list of credentials, but how do you invent yourself when you're just starting out?  

She elaborates on the three components you need to become a recognized expert: 

  • Creation
  • Social proof
  • Network 

We also discuss: 

  • The difference between a thought leader and a self-promoter and why the concept of thought leaders is so misunderstood.
  • "Little bets strategy" to find your breakthrough idea.

Plus, we delve deep into robots and the future of our jobs.

Don't miss out on this great thought provoking episode!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Start reinventing yourself and start learning how to stand out by checking out Dorie Clark at her website at DorieClark.com.

Scott: Check out Nuage.email. It allows you to have your own custom domain for your email.  

Dorie: Read the book The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking by Olivia Fox Cabane & Judah Pollack. It's a book about how to train yourself to have more breakthrough ideas.

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

Persistence Beats Resistance—One Abandoned Deal Is For Another To Steal
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 46:42
Persistence Beats Resistance—One Abandoned Deal Is For Another To Steal

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

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

The guys have just returned and are recovering from a successful Bootcamp weekend in Scottsdale, listen in as they go over their biggest take-aways.

The one thing that I took away, that always amazes me is the community. It's more like family than a community—Tate

The guys also tackle: 

  • How to remove yourself from the business—when you don't have any revenue coming in.
  • List Pricing—How do you determine a value when comps are all over the board? 

Plus, tune in to hear why Erik's, No Country For Old Men deal left Mark wishing he had been more persistent. And you don't want to miss Scott's special service announcement!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Delete Apple Mail from your phone. If you want to check your email, go to your laptop or computer in the office!

 

Scott: Read the book, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

 

Erik: Check out Polymail.io—a mail client for Mac that has similar features to Boomerang and Mixmax.

 

Nian: Check out CamelCamelCamel.com—a free Amazon price tracker.

 

Mike: "Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player." - Alice Cooper

 

Tate: Check out the official Hamilton app to enter the lottery or buy show tickets. Also, check out SendOutCards.com to create a personalized card and send it out automatically.

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

How To Take An Itch And Make It A Thriving Business
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 30:30
How To Take An Itch And Make It A Thriving Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Vinay Patankar who is co-founder and CEO of Process.st —a task and workflow automation for teams. He is also co-host on the Business Systems Explored podcast. 

Vinay shares how he turned an idea into a thriving company and it all started with the lessons he learned from his first start-up.  

  • The desire to solve a real problem.  
  • Putting together the right team.
  • Being in a strong position before talking to investors.  

Listen in as the guys delve deep into the processes of Process Street and how to integrate it into your team workflow. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Vinay by going to his website at Process.st.

Scott: Check out Surfly.com. This website allows you to share screens with other people on their web browser.

Vinay: Read the e-book The Ultimate Guide to Business Process Automation with Zapier by Benjamin Mulholland.

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

Three Deals On The Table—One Huge Dilemma
46:51
2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 46:51
Three Deals On The Table—One Huge Dilemma

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

  • Mike Zaino
  • David Banales
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Nian Wang
  • Scott Todd

Today's Topics:

  • Best friend buyers—Breaking up is hard to do! The deal is done, but the buyer is still in constant contact with you via email, text, and phone calls at midnight!  How do you break up with those buyers who abuse the relationship?
  • Attorney threats—Have you ever had an angry response from an offer letter with threats of a lawyer? The guys go over their experiences and how they handled it.
  • Ethical dilemmas—David shares a situation that involved a bidding war with three neighbors and finds himself in a dilemma. Does he go with the lowest offer that he had already committed to? Or does he try to get out of the commitment and go with the much higher offer? Everybody weighs in on their thoughts. 

Listen in to hear what deal David chose and to find out why this episode goes completely off the rails!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out PicSnippets.com—Automate personalized picture engagements for $20 a month!

Scott: "Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men."

Check out Brandmark.io—it’s artificial intelligence for your logo.

David: An email marketing tip—the second subject line. In Gmail inbox, you see the subject line in bold, and then you see the beginning of your email. When sending out to your list, Sell the click in that first line of your email!

Nian: Check out Bonjoro.com—send personalized video messages through email.

Mike: "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Transparency in this business is huge. People can smell fake; it’s very easy to ruin your credibility.

Tate: Check out the Chrome plugin—StayFocusd. It will prevent you from visiting the websites you want to avoid for X amount of time.

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

Why Businesses Fail—Focus On What You Enjoy For Successful Results
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 32:12
Why Businesses Fail—Focus On What You Enjoy For Successful Results

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Siimon Sander—Founder and CEO of Oscar Hamilton, a company that offers podcast production and editing services.  

Siimon is also the host of the Entrepreneur Decoded podcast and has interviewed over a hundred successful entrepreneurs.  

Today we talk about the lessons Siimon learned from a failed business and the one lesson he learned from his dad that could be a good example for us all. 

-The biggest lesson I took from my dad was, treat people kindly and don’t expect anything in return. 

We also delve deep into the importance of having goals to work towards, even when you've "made it", because it can always go away tomorrow.

A few things to keep in mind as you grow your business: 

  • Leisure is a perk, not a goal
  • Keep your ego in check
  • Don't be attached to success
  • Always keep growing and learning
  • Last but not least, ENJOY what you do!  

Plus, listen in for Siimon's answer to: Of all the people you’ve interviewed on Entrepreneur Decoded, what three people would you pick to come to a dinner party at your house and what would you talk about?

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Start decoding entrepreneurs and learn more about Siimon at EntrepreneurDecoded.com.

Scott: Read the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson.

Siimon: Read the book Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.

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

August Acceleration—It's Time To Double Down!
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2017-09-30 04:35:24 UTC 46:47
August Acceleration—It's Time To Double Down!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, He's back baby! Mark returns from his month long hiatus, well rested and motivated for the next business venture!

Joining Mark are:

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

Today's Topics:

  • The constant check bouncer—Handling those who are constantly making late payments or bouncing checks.
  • Keeping August rolling—The guys go over different promotions and ways to double down this month to keep the deals flowing.
  • Unplugging—Mark took the month of July to completely unplug and step away from the business. While it was a humbling experience, the wheels ran smoothly without him and revue was up, he was able to find the bottlenecks and fix them.

Sometimes you get lost focusing on the destination, you lose sight of how fulfilling the journey can be. -Mark

The guys all share their wisdom about taking time away from the business.  

Plus, will the hazing commence or will Erik burst Mark's bubble?

Listen in now for all the details! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out CrwdBoost.com. For $20 a month, they build up your instagram and twitter accounts by figuring out the perfect audience for you then targets that audience.

Scott: Read the book The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. It’s all about mind set. If you understand that everything you want to achieve you can do so and you just have to follow this formula like you would in algebra or math, that’s the teachings of this book. 

David: Check out Streak.com for Gmail—It's CRM for your inbox.

Erik: Read the book Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. It’s about Zappos and basically how you built a business and brought it to what it is today. It’s highly focused on customer service.

Mike: “I find mucking stalls strangely similar to raking a zen garden.” Automating your systems, automating something in your life that’s difficult doesn’t have to be dreadful. Take the time, enjoy the process, document what you’re doing, and then automate that one small part.

Tate: Check out OnRoadMap.com—an outline for managing big projects.

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

How To Train Your Brain To Grow Your Business
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 48:04
How To Train Your Brain To Grow Your Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Dana Wilde—TheMindAware.com.

Dana is the best-selling author of Train Your Brain: How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Record Time and host of the Mind Aware Show. 

She took two businesses to a million in revenue in just 19 months. Today she talks to us about training our brains to grow our businesses, and it all starts with a simple mantra. By repeating that mantra 20-30 times a day, it opens up your mind's awareness to see things that you might not have seen otherwise.  

Dana explains that brain scientists estimate that we are walking around in an unconscious state 95% to 99% of the day. And if you can get more aware as little as half a percent of the day, you're going to start to see tremendous change in your life.  

Dana delves into the reticular activating system—A matchmaker in your head that listens to what you think and talk about and then matches them together, bringing them into your awareness. 

Her 4 step process that helps open your mind to positive change:  

  • Step 1—the most important, is waking up and being aware. 
  • Step 2—deciding what message you want match.
  • Step 3—talking about the current situation in a way that feels good. So you're changing the script.  
  • Step 4—feel good.  

Does this positive talk and thinking really work? 

Listen in as Dana gives examples of how we already use the reticular activating system in our daily lives now. Plus, she gives us a 72 hour exercise to test her theory. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Dana by going to her website at MindAware.DanaWilde.com.

Scott: Check out the app Lingbe—an app that allows you to practice a language with native speakers anywhere.

Dana: If you focus ONLY on what's going right in your business, then you will get more of that. If you have a setback or something goes wrong, then acknowledge that for 10 seconds, take the lesson, and move on and put 100% of your focus on what's going right.

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

Loan Modifications—Nice Guys vs The Mean Guys
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 41:02
Loan Modifications—Nice Guys vs The Mean Guys

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

  • Nian Wang
  • Aaron Williams
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Mike Zaino
  • Erik Peterson
  • Aaron Visocnik

This Week's Topics—that leave the group divided between the good and the heartless:

  • Loan Modifications—Under what circumstances do we modify loans and do multiple modifications ultimately lead to default?
  • When a mailing generates multiple properties scattered across the country from one seller—The guys share what they do in this situation.
  • The slow month of August—Do you just try to keep it stable or should you strive for growth?

Listen in now as the mafia geeks have a showdown over good vs mean strategies! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Check out UseLoom.com—A communication tool that allows you to do screen sharing, recording and can hold/store videos for you. Also mentioned, Trint.com.

Aaron A: Read the book The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed by Mark Divine. This book will help you get your mind right when trying to achieve something in the same way a navy seal would do to achieve things.

Nian: Check out Nuclino.com—To organize information for VAs.

Erik: Check out HipCamp.com—The Air BnB for campers and maybe an alternative for those properties you can't sell?

Mike: Knowledge is learning something new every day, Wisdom is letting go of something every day—Letting go of something every day is relevant to those in this business when it comes to VA's and automation. 

Tate: Check out Wonder-Bot.com—A Facebook plugin that helps you store information.

Aaron V: Read the book Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses by Joe Pulizzi. This book will tell you how to draw crowd to your buyer’s list.

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

What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 41:34
What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Robert Mallon and Bill Watkins, Founders of the Rusty Lion Academy—A coaching program designed to help you get in control of your business and your life.  

Bill is a West Point graduate, decorated Army officer, world class athlete, corporate executive, and an entrepreneur. 

Robert is a nationally recognized professional speaker, business coach, and mentor.

Together they help others reach that perfect balance between work and home life by changing their mindset and helping them build a strong foundation to support their goals.

How do they avoid the tyranny of the urgent? By setting up their days correctly. 

  • Always having a plan for the day written down
  • Prioritize that plan
  • And delegate

All are key factors for success in any business to help it run seamlessly!

Are you on the right track to get you to where you want to be 25-35 years from now?  

Listen in now to hear what it will take to get you there. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Robert & Bill by going to their website at RustyLionAcademy.com.

Scott: Check out the website TheRemoteLife.com. This company plans 30-day trips where they bring together professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs to work, live, and travel.

Robert: Get out of your comfort zone. Keep one foot out of your comfort zone at all times. Also, read the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. 

Bill: Read the book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller.

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

Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset!
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 43:56
Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott Todd continues to fill in for Mark while he is away for the entire month of July.

Joining Scott are: 

  • Mike (Zen master) Zaino
  • Tate (New DAD on the block!) Litchfield
  • Nian (#TeamMark) Wang
  • David (shhhh) Banales 

Today's Discussion:  

Have you ever had to answer to THE POLICE? —As in the law enforcers, not the popular band.  

Tate shares a recent incident that involves the police, threats of a law suit, squatters, the press AND the President! But don't worry, Mike has a team of bounty hunters ready for hire! You don't want to miss this!  

Plus, we go over what to do if you are suddenly without a VA. Are you prepared if your VA just up and quits on you? The guys go over their backup plans. 

Finally, we delve into scarcity mentality. We will show you why you need to change your mindset from scarcity to superabundance mentality!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Try the Hazel App for MAC to set-up rules.

Mike: Even a fly can travel 1000 miles if he grabs onto the horse's tail. We have an established system that works and you can make it happen by following the proven system! 

Nian: WiseStamp.com for email signature templates and dynamic elements.

Tate: Boomerang for Gmail—take control of when you send and receive email messages.

David: SpeedTest internet speed tester. Also, tip 2, use Gmail filters to help organize your inbox. Tip three, hire a VA! 

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

What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!
39:04
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 39:04
What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott are joined by Peter Shankman—Shankman.com

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media.  

The New York Times has called him a public relations all-star who knows everything about new media and then some

His Faster Than Normal Podcast embraces the concept that having ADD or ADHD as a gift and not a curse. 

Peter is also the author of five books. His latest, Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans, he wrote while on a plane to Hong Kong and back again with only a 2 hour layover in between. His only agenda for traveling to Hong Kong was to write the book! 

It's about knowing the way you work and being able to master that in such a way that you do it well.   

He talks to us about the premise behind Zombie Loyalists—someone who is so in love with a brand or a product, they want to share that with the world. And how to create Zombie Loyalists in your own business.  

A few factors are: 

  • Going above and beyond.
  • Being accessible
  • And making sure that everyone in your audience is benefiting by the information you're giving. 

Peter also shares how you can find the right audience for YOU!  

Plus, in what area does Peter see companies ruining their marketing plan? 

Listen in to find out now...

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Peter by going to his website at Shankman.com.

Scott: Check out the new and updated Process.st. They have new tools, platforms, etc. 

Peter: Go and check out Reddit.com. It's a website that allows you to learn anything you possibly want. There are topics on every conceivable thing known to man. 

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

Strange Requests—Just When You Think You've Heard Them All
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 34:22
Strange Requests—Just When You Think You've Heard Them All

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott is taking the helm while Mark is away. He is joined by:  

  • Erik Peterson
  • David Banales
  • Sean Rickman
  • Nian Wang 

Today's Topics: 

Strange Requests from Buyers—Erik shares a recent request for an allodial title. What is an allodial title and what other strange requests have our panel encountered? 

Paying for a Survey or Improvements—Is it worth the extra cost?  

Can your business sustain itself if you were to step away or run it from another country?

We delve into PRESSURE TESTING your business to uncover any hidden holes. There was one common hole that both Sean and Erik uncovered, listen in now to find out what it was! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Scott: Read the book Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson.

Sean: Read the book The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani.

Nian: Check out Workflow.is—an iOS app that allows you to connect different actions together and access them from your phone from the lock screen.

Erik: Check out Bond.co—an automated handwriting machine that you can use to write thank you cards for your clients right from your phone.

David: Check out the iPhone app myTracks—a GPS logger that you can use for your photographer whenever he goes to take pictures of your property.

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

Coding Made Easy—It's As Easy As Connecting The Services!
38:42
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 38:42
Coding Made Easy—It's As Easy As Connecting The Services!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Mattan Griffel: entrepreneur, educator, CEO and co-founder of One Month—an education course that teaches code in one month.

Mattan is also a professor at Columbia Business School and was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in education.

Today he shares with us everything you need to know about modern coding.  

  • How coding has changed in the past 10-15 years
  • Who coding is for
  • Where to get started  
  • Managing a developer 

The biggest mistake he sees people make in the beginning when hiring a developer, or any type of outsourcing, is they don't set time limits with ambiguous tasks. Why is that important?

Listen in now as he elaborates and delves deep into code.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn how to code by going to Mattan's website at OneMonth.com.

Scott: Check out Chimpget.com. It's a widget that you can download from the mac app store. It will give you a constant check of your MailChimp account and allows you to see your list as it grows

Mattan: Check out Import.io. It's a web scraper that allows you to go through a site and extract web data into an excel sheet 

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

CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder
40:40
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 40:40
CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jon Ferrera, a technology entrepreneur who pioneered the first CRM software back when computers were a commodity that weren’t in every household. 

Tired of using day planners and forecasting on spreadsheets, he quit his job at age 29 and started GoldMine Software. He was able to sell that company and retire at age 40 to stay home and raise 3 kids. 

Being home gave him the chance to see how social media was going to change the marketing world, so in the early 2000s he saw an opportunity to recreate what he started with GoldMine and take it to the next level, the cloud, and he created Nimble.

Jon delves into his journey from GoldMine to Nimble, and how he was able to sell CRM software to other’s that didn’t know they even needed it. He did so by going after the influencers. He was able to build GoldMine to a 70 million dollar a year company without ever taking a dime of capital or venture and no bank loans!  

Plus: 

  • How to manage relationships at scale with the tools you have today.
  • How to earn intimacy and trust with contacts.
  • And what are the 5 "E"s, 3 "P"s, and 5 "F"s?  

There is so much value in this podcast, so grab a notebook and pen and listen in now!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about how you can take your relationships to the next level and scale them at Nimble.

Scott: Check out the SmartDesk2. It's a standing desk that has an option to add an AI Box that acts as your AI Personal Assistant.

Jon: Sitting is the new smoking, we need to move to be healthy. Start doing walk and talks with your team members, with people you are meeting for business purposes, on the phone, or just by yourself. If you walk for an hour every day, eat half of the food you have in front of you at every meal, and give the other half to somebody less fortunate than you, then you will be a happier human being. 

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

Getting Over The Dip—Pain Points That Make Or Break You
43:02
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 43:02
Getting Over The Dip—Pain Points That Make Or Break You

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

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

Today’s Topics: 

  • The Dip—Getting over those pain points that make or break us, like the list.  
  • Negotiating with a trust—Scott shares a couple situations where he negotiated with a trust and everyone weighs in with their own experiences and thoughts about the moral standpoint.

We also delve into the benefits of getting properly educated.

As the first flight school class comes to an end and all the investor-lings have left the nest, Scott reflects back on the students learning experience along with his own.

Also, Erik, who started as a DYI'er, signed up for one-on-one coaching which ultimately helped take his business to the next level—Making more money in a quarter than he had in an entire year! He shares whether it was the accountability of having a coach or the tools that helped him the most.

Plus, what advice would Mike Zaino would give to his newbie self?

Listen in for details!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out the app The Five Minute Journal.

Tate: Check out the app EasyGPS

Erik: Check out the Best Self Journal at BestSelf.co.

Mike: "He is able who thinks he is able."

David: Read the book Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount.

Scott: Check out the app ScanPost.io. It lets you scan, print, and mail documents worldwide - all from your iPhone.

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

Believing Your Desires Are Attainable Results In Success
49:21
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 49:21
Believing Your Desires Are Attainable Results In Success

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Noah St. John—NoahStJohn.com. Noah is a keynote speaker and bestselling author who is famous for inventing AFFORMATIONS®, a positive self-talk tool that helps people remove mental barriers and build confidence to make more money.  

As a leading authority on how to eliminate limiting beliefs, Noah delivers live programs and online courses that his coaching clients call mandatory for anyone who wants to succeed in life and business. He is the author of 10 books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. Noah is one of the world’s most sought after experts on personal growth and professional development.  

Today, Noah talks to us about his trademarked term, AFFORMATIONS®—what it means and how it will help you reach your goals!  

The default human belief is, I can’t. So how can we get rid of those limiting beliefs?  

Noah delves into his DBAR Cycle. 

  • Desire
  • Belief
  • Action
  • Results 

His method will change your belief from I can’t to I CAN!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Noah by going to his website at NoahStJohn.com.

Scott: Check out the app HeyFocus.com. It's a Mac app that blocks distracting websites like Facebook and Reddit.

Noah: Get my new book, Get Rid of Your Head Trash, at NoahStJohn.com. It will help you walk through the 3 big money mistakes that even smart people make. 

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

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?
43:49
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 43:49
Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?

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

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

Today's Topics: 

  • How we unwind in the land business—Can we totally disconnect and relax or is the pull force of email just too strong?
  • How do you sell a property in 3 weeks? —The guys address this question that was posted in The Official Land Geek Motivation & Wealth Creation Group.
  • Sharing versus holding back for strategic advantage—How much information should you share? Are there some secrets you should keep? 

 

We also talk about getting properly educated and what stops people from making a commitment to a new program — Is it fear of the unknown or money that holds them back? How do you get around each to start moving the needle in your life?

 

Plus, what's coming next for the community? Scott gives us a teaser!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Read the book The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman and follow his technique, the 5 Fold Why to get the root cause of what you actually want. PersonalMBA.com/five-fold-why/

Erik: Tally—An iPhone app for goal tracking. 

Mike: "Too hot, too cold, too late"— A reminder to stop making excuses!

David: Momentum—A Chrome extension to help keep you on task!

Scott: StickerMule.com for custom stickers that kick ass!

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

Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business
39:01
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 39:01
Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business

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?

Creating Systems—It's Time To Eliminate, Automate, And Delegate Your Way To Passive Income
43:41
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 43:41
Creating Systems—It's Time To Eliminate, Automate, And Delegate Your Way To Passive Income

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?

Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!
36:54
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 36:54
Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!

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?

Deal Flow Begins With Consistency—How To Get In The Habit Of Mailing & Marketing
50:11
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 50:11
Deal Flow Begins With Consistency—How To Get In The Habit Of Mailing & Marketing

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?

How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks
27:46
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 27:46
How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks

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?

Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are Worse
45:33
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 45:33
Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are Worse

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?

Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age
28:42
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 28:42
Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age

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?

Newbie Mistakes—Leading With The Wrong Price
41:42
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 41:42
Newbie Mistakes—Leading With The Wrong Price

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.com—professionally designed logos.

Tate: Check out Wistia.com—to upload and record videos.

Erik: Check out the iPhone app JotNot Pro—a 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?

What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business
36:03
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 36:03
What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business

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?

Biggest Pet Peeves—How We Deal With Them
37:15
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 37:15
Biggest Pet Peeves—How We Deal With Them

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?

Writing E-Books—What You Need To Know To Create A Lifetime Of Passive Income
33:59
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 33:59
Writing E-Books—What You Need To Know To Create A Lifetime Of Passive Income

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?

Wholesale Ethics—Keep It Clean And Be Upfront!
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 41:43
Wholesale Ethics—Keep It Clean And Be Upfront!

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?

Key Factors You Need To Know To Boost Your Email Marketing
36:20
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 36:20
Key Factors You Need To Know To Boost Your Email Marketing

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?

Is Selling VIA Text The New Preferred Method?
43:06
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 43:06
Is Selling VIA Text The New Preferred Method?

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?

Want To Boost Profits? Learn How To Create An Optimistic Climate
47:54
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 47:54
Want To Boost Profits? Learn How To Create An Optimistic Climate

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?

How can you make your land irresistible? Keep your pricing simple!
43:40
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 43:40
How can you make your land irresistible? Keep your pricing simple!

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?

How To Take Your Sales To The Next Level
40:26
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 40:26
How To Take Your Sales To The Next Level

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?

New Ninja Geeky Tactics To Build And Grow Your Buyers List
38:28
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 38:28
New Ninja Geeky Tactics To Build And Grow Your Buyers List

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?

The Value Of Giving Can Benefit Every Aspect Of Your Life
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 36:33
The Value Of Giving Can Benefit Every Aspect Of Your Life

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?

What Measurement Do You Use To Judge Success?
30:11
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 30:11
What Measurement Do You Use To Judge Success?

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

  • Erik Peterson—The key is marketing, being out there on a regular basis.  There are plenty of buyers and more than enough land.
  • Mike Zaino—I look at this business like I'm panning for gold. Sometimes you get the flakes, sometimes you get the nuggets.
  • Scott Todd—If 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! 

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

Uncover The Difference Between Marketing & Sales
32:15
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 32:15
Uncover The Difference Between Marketing & Sales

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. 

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

A Small Profit Is Still A Profit
45:35
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 45:35
A Small Profit Is Still A Profit

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.

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

Make A Business Connection In 90 Seconds
38:56
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 38:56
Make A Business Connection In 90 Seconds

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.

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

Get Ready To Geek Out!
40:00
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 40:00
Get Ready To Geek Out!

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.

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

Old Ways To Manage Are Out—What You Need To Know About Management Today
33:05
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 33:05
Old Ways To Manage Are Out—What You Need To Know About Management Today

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.

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

Is Multifamily Investing For You? Everything You Need To Know
38:28
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 38:28
Is Multifamily Investing For You? Everything You Need To Know

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro, experts in multifamily real estate investing.

Their business, JakeAndGino.com, is a real estate educational company that offers coaching and training in real estate investing. They also co-authored Wheelbarrow Profits: How To Create Passive Income, Build Wealth, And Take Control Of Your Destiny Through Multifamily Real Estate Investing, along with many others. 

These Wheelbarrow Buddhas take pride in providing value to their tenants at an affordable rate, which they term as modern affordability. They buy properties from Mom & Pop operations and reposition them, providing value to the tenants. 

We discuss the process of DUE DILIGENCE and why it's the most important factor that will save you time, money, and headaches in the long run!  

The key is being patient and persistent but willing to walk away during the negotiation phase. 

We also discuss:

  • The process of providing value.
  • The managing aspect of it.
  • And the 3-step process of repositioning!

Listen into this very informative episode as they tell us why they chose multifamily over all the other real estate niches. 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jake and Gino at JakeAndGino.com

Scott: Read the book, Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field by Brian Tracy. 

Jake: Vertical integration. Start from the ground up, brick by brick. Control everything from the lease, acquisitions, on-site management, etc. Start your own managing company, control every aspect of it and grow from there. 

Gino: 1. Be able to walk away from a deal. If you're emotionally attached to anything, you have less power; don't lose that power.  

2. Start with the end in mind. Whenever you do something, start with what's going to end up at the end. What do you want to accomplish? 

3. Get out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable. It's okay to be uncomfortable because that's the only way you grow in life.

 

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

You Need To Embrace Hearing The Word 'NO'
37:06
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 37:06
You Need To Embrace Hearing The Word 'NO'

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Andrea Waltz from GoForNo.com and co-author of Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There.  

Andrea helps people get over their fear of failure and rejection and today she talks to us about getting over and beyond the word NO and how you should not view it as a failure but as part of the destination to get to YES.  

How do you get over the disappointment or feeling of failure when you hear the word no?

  • Control how you respond with your actions and behavior—keep your actions positive.
  • Never berate yourself!
  • Set a daily or weekly number of NO goals and collect that number of NOs. 

Listen in as Andrea delves into the importance of the word NO and how it helps lead you to your ultimate goal. She also answers Mark's tough question of the week—Tell us something that we don't know about selling.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Andrea Waltz and go to her website at www.GoForNo.com

Scott: Check out the app BaiBoard 3. It's an online whiteboard where you can collaborate with your team on a shared whiteboard.

Andrea: Read the book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. 

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

Success In Under A Year—What Moved The Needle?
33:13
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 33:13
Success In Under A Year—What Moved The Needle?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks to student turned coach, David Banales. David is CRUSHING Facebook Marketing, and today he shares his journey with us; from finding The Land Geek model to now, 10 month later—being able to retire his wife so she can be a stay-at-home-mom, devoting her time to their WHY. Family is what's important to the Banales family, and land has helped them secure their future. Plus, David is on track to retire his father this year from their family owned business!

How did he do it in such a short period? He attributes his success to:

  • Taking massive action
  • Going the extra mile
  • And being persistent!

David, who is now coaching others on Facebook Marketing, shares the biggest mistake he sees others making when it comes to their marketing. Plus, he gives advice to those on the fence about which step they should take first.

David also shares with Mark that he found the county search to be the hardest. So how did he overcome the challenge of finding a county?

Listen in to find out now…

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Get the Geeky APP— Lumen5.com. It takes a blogpost, automates it and creates a video—and its free!

Also, get wholesale land at https://www.facebook.com/SimpleLifeLand/

David: Read the book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferris

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

Why Is Real Estate The Best Option For Passive Income?
38:10
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 38:10
Why Is Real Estate The Best Option For Passive Income?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to John Sonmez, founder of SimpleProgrammer.com. He created Simple Programmer with the goal of making the complex, simple. He is also the author of Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.  

John puts all of his effort into Simple Programmer now, but he also retired from real estate at a very young age and he tells us about how he managed several passive income revenue streams and why he found real estate the true passive income model.   

Why is it the best option? A few things factor in: 

  • It produces a high yield.
  • It has such a low risk. 
  • It will always exist!

Listen in today as we get super geeky and talk about everyone's favorite words: automation, real estate, and programming...oh my!

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about John Sonmez by checking out his website SimpleProgrammer.com

Scott: Check out WrightsNotes.com. It's a website where you can create your own customized notebook. If there's a format that you want to follow on a daily basis or a format that you want to stick to, you can create the entire notebook based on the design you want.

John: Go to a Tony Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" event. Or pick up the DVD's or digital copies. If you feel stuck or if you feel like you can't do things and there are a lot of things holding you back in life, he's a great resource to get you unblocked mentally and helps you really connect with your passion.

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What You Need To Know To Be Better At Sales—There's A Science To It
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 38:20
What You Need To Know To Be Better At Sales—There's A Science To It

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to David Hoffeld, founder of TheHoffeldGroup and author of the book, The Science of Selling: Proven Strategies to Make Your Pitch, Influence Decisions, and Close the Deal.  

David has done the research and has proven that there is a scientific formula behind increasing your sales and he's here to tell us a bit about it. He says that whether you feel you're good or bad at sales, by applying this science, everybody can get better and increase their sales. 

We discuss: 

  • The 6 Commitments to a successful sale.
  • Incremental commitments.
  • The sales equation BD=F (SW,ES)
  • How to make the close of the sale simple.
  • How to structure follow-ups.
  • What is anchoring? 

PLUS so much more! This is a valuable podcast that you can't afford to miss!  

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about David Hoffeld by going to his website www.HoffeldGroup.com 

Scott: Check out the Listen app at UseListen.com. It's an app that lets you manage your conversations with smart actions like remind, whitelist, and mute. 

David: Go to his twitter feed @DavidHoffeld and check out all the value he offers. 

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Become More Relatable—What You Need To Know About Leading With Your Personality
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 34:33
Become More Relatable—What You Need To Know About Leading With Your Personality

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Leonard Kim from LeonardKim.com. Leonard is managing partner of InfluenceTree, a company that teaches you how to build your brand.  

Leonard is recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Top Digital Marketer and Top Youth Marketer and a Personal Branding Expert by Red Letter Resumes. After hitting rock bottom several times over and becoming homeless, he got sick and tired of being sick and tired so he started writing and built up a huge media following.  

He explains that being relatable resonated with others and helped to build up a large following. Some factors that can help you become more relatable: 

  • Leading with personality.
  • Be real. Use your genuine personality.
  • Put your fears out there. That resonates with others and helps form a connection.  

Leonard also talks about his early-on downfalls and blames Narrogance for playing a role in his failures along with his fear of failure and fear of success! 

Listen in to hear more of Leonard's inspirational story and find out exactly what he means by Narrogance.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Leonard Kim by going to his website at LeonardKim.com

Scott: Go to Oaxis.com and check out the new ink case for the iPhone 7. It has another screen on the back of the case that you can use to change the design of your case or use it to read e-books. 

Leonard: Read the book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. It helps takes your eyes off of those material things and those other things that you're going after and it lets you focus on what really matters.

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How Likable Are You? 5 Important Things Will Make You More Likable
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 52:31
How Likable Are You? 5 Important Things Will Make You More Likable

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Arel Moodie from TheArtOfLikability. Arel has started and ran several companies. Inc. Magazine called him a High-energy motivator and he's on their 30 under 30 list. Essence Magazine said he should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories, and he is one of America's top young speakers! 

Today he is here to talk to us about the importance of being liked and the 5 important things to help you become more likable, which he calls the 5-S System: 

  • Special—How are you going to make that other person feel special?
  • Satisfy—Stick to your word. If you say that you're going to do something, then do it!
  • Smile—Not only focus on your smile, but how are you going to make that other person smile.
  • Standards—Acknowledge the best in yourself and in other's as well.
  • Sincerity—Being genuine is key to likability! 

It's important to take all of these into consideration when you are doing business with someone but also in life in general.  

Listen in as Arel discusses more into the details of his 5-S system.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Become more likable and learn more about Arel by going to his website at www.ArtOfLikability.com

Scott: Read the book Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone.

Arel: A weekly strategy that Arel calls Phonebook Roulette. Open up your contact list on your phone, and take your finger and swipe up and down and just stop. Whichever name you stop on, write that person a text message. Don't ask for anything, just say, Hi, I was just thinking about you and I want to let you know I really appreciate you. A lot of times we get so busy in life we can't tell people how much they mean to us but I want to tell you, you mean a lot to me. Sincerely...

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A Land Geek Student's Success Story—What You Need To Know For Your Own Success
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 35:35
A Land Geek Student's Success Story—What You Need To Know For Your Own Success

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to one of our own Land Geek students, P.J. Reilly! In this Land Geek Q&A chat, P.J. shares his journey with us from start to the present. He shares valuable advice and information for anybody going through the Land Geek training now or even for those thinking about joining but are a little skeptical. 

P.J. talks about his biggest challenges and mistakes, best and most interesting deals, and how this model moved the needle in his life... PLUS so much more! 

A couple of the most important takeaways: 

  • Take action IMMEDIATELY!  
  • Forming a personal connection with your clients.  

And find out why he choose The Land Geek model over all others.

There is valuable information in this podcast from someone who has done the course and is now successfully executing on it! You can't afford to miss this!  

Listen in now...

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out NeverBounce.com. It is a real-time email verification and email cleaning services.

Scott: Check out MailParser.io. The site helps extract all relevant data fields from emails you receive on a regular basis based on your custom parsing rules and then automatically sends the data to applications you already use. 

PJ: Check out CheeseAndCrackers.tv. It is a media production company that specializes in creating original television formats that are produced to the highest of production values. Also check out ThePointsGuy.com. It teaches you how to utilize credit card points for things like vacations and hotels. If you are using a credit card for business then might as well get the right benefits for it.

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What You Need To Know About IBC—So You Can Take Control Of YOUR Money
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 46:19
What You Need To Know About IBC—So You Can Take Control Of YOUR Money

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to M.C. Laubscher from CashflowNinja.com.  

M.C. is a wealth strategist, financial freedom fighter, educator and the host of the podcast—Cashflow Ninja. He also has a background in real estate and his mission is to help people eliminate the control that banks and financial institutions have over us by building wealth outside of Wallstreet.  

Today he talks to us about The Infinite Banking Concept. A concept that is used by many of the wealthy and even some  financial institutions, and how putting your money into mutual life insurance companies has far more benefits, including:

  • It's private
  • Asset protection
  • Guaranteed portion growth
  • Participation in dividends
  • PLUS Growth and distribution are TAX FREE
With all of these great benefits, why doesn't everybody do it? Because the knowledge just isn't out there, M.C. explains.

If you're looking for a better option to grow your wealth, you don't want to miss this podcast!

Listen in as M.C. delves deep into how it works and his Wealth Capture Strategy! 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Tip #1 - Protect every transaction you make and never worry about payment or delivery by checking out SafeFunds.com. It helps secure your deals anywhere in the country or around the world.  

Tip #2 - If you are using an iPhone, then you can go to Settings, General, Accessibility, and then Speech. Inside Speech, you're going to see Speak Screen. Turn it on and it will easily allow you to hear the content of the entire screen by swiping down with two fingers. 

Tip #3 - Learn more about M.C. Laubscher and his podcast by going to his website at CashflowNinja.com.

Scott: If you are trying to come up with ways to train a VA then check out Bubbl.us. It is a visual thinking tool for structuring information, helping you to better understand, remember, and generate new ideas. 

M.C.: If anybody is interested in finding out and learning more about this strategy, email M.C. at info@cashflowninja.com and just put IBC in the heading and he will ship you out a physical copy of  Becoming Your Own Banker: Unlock The Infinite Banking Concept by R. Nelson Nash

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What You Need To Know About Personality Types In The Workforce
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 42:52
What You Need To Know About Personality Types In The Workforce

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Maneesh Sethi, creator of PAVLOK— a behavior training product that helps people break their bad habits and the results are quite shocking! He is also an author and has traveled and lived all over the world making it his life goal to show others that there is another way for people to experience the world. 

Maneesh talks to us about personality types and the effect that they have in the workplace. Having severe ADHD himself, he has studied the subject immensely and shares with us what he has learned and how it led to the idea of Pavlok. 

Maneesh delves deep:

  • Is ADHD misdiagnosed—Is it a personality type rather than a disorder?
  • Why it's important to surround yourself with the right personality type in the workplace. 
  • How making bets helps him to get the work done.

Listen in now to see how a slap in the face led to the idea of Pavlok!  

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Maneesh Sethi by going to his website at Pavlok.com.

Scott: Check out Notebook.ai. It's a new smart notebook online. It learns from your interactions and grows with your ideas and collaborates back with you.

Maneesh: Whenever you find yourself uncomfortable, feeling like you're not doing something you're good at, don't feel broken but instead take a step back and think about your personality. A great book to help you learn more about your personality is The Art of SpeedReading People: How to Size People Up and Speak Their Language by Paul D. Tieger.

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Running A Business With Your Spouse—You Need To Have Boundaries To Be Successful
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 33:34
Running A Business With Your Spouse—You Need To Have Boundaries To Be Successful

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jill Stanton from ScrewTheNineToFive.com.

Jill and her husband Josh have figured out what it takes to be successful in both business and in marriage. Together they help personal brands and businesses scale from the ground up. But how do they do it and still maintain a happy marriage?   

They set their boundaries:  

  • Identify your personal strengths
  • Work in separate areas
  • Stick to your own role and trust that the other has their side 

Jill shares her journey of how she went from a 9-5 job to saying Screw It and becoming successful in helping to build their own online business and brand, and is now teaching others how to do the same.

We also discuss...

  • Momentum Marketing
  • Self-doubt—Going outside of your comfort zone

This is a wild episode that Scott Todd says was one of his most enjoyable episodes and leaves Mark drinking the screw the 9-5 Kool-aid!  

Listen in to find out why.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jill at ScrewTheNineToFive.com

Scott: Check out HeyLandlord.co. It's a way of keeping all the communications between landlords, property managers, and tenants all condensed into one space.

Jill: Read the book Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz. 

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Know Your Market—You Need To Get Clear On What You Stand For
30:54
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 30:54
Know Your Market—You Need To Get Clear On What You Stand For

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we go down under to talk to Tim Reid. Tim is a marketer and is also the host of Australia's #1 marketing podcast, Small Business Big Marketing

Tim has been in the marketing business his entire working life and shares with us what he has learned and what has made him so successful. He gives us great information that you can use in your own marketing strategies.  

Important factors:  

  • Consistency
  • Engaging content
  • Getting the pitch right
  • Understanding your brand 

He also advises to not try to do it all yourself. You should outsource whenever you can and it's also important to get clarity on what you stand for and chose a single platform... whether it's Facebook, podcasting, video or whatever you choose, just OWN IT!

Listen in as we delve deep into marketing from down under!  

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Tim by going to Small Business Big Marketing.

Tim: Understand how powerful your smartphone is as a marketing tool and start using it.

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The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 36:53
The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life

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

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

2 things that are the key to happiness:

  • Growth
  • Contribution

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

Scott: Ship Label—An app to print shipping labels straight from your phone.

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

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

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Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful
30:05
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 30:05
Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful

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

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

What does it take to get to that level?  

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 40:31
Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Carrie at CarrieWilkerson.com.

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

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Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful
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2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 30:13
Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful

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

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

  • Persistence
  • Hard Work 

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

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

Don't miss this FUN episode! 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ramon at RamonRay 

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

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Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time
37:29
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 37:29
Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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Why You Need A Human Connection Over Technology—It's Important For Your ROI
42:33
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 42:33
Why You Need A Human Connection Over Technology—It's Important For Your ROI

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

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

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

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

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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When Success Doesn't Bring Happiness—Why You Need To Have Balance In Life
38:35
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 38:35
When Success Doesn't Bring Happiness—Why You Need To Have Balance In Life

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.

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Avoid The Mistakes Entrepreneurs Commonly Make—What You Need To Know To Move Forward
33:10
2017-09-30 04:35:25 UTC 33:10
Avoid The Mistakes Entrepreneurs Commonly Make—What You Need To Know To Move Forward

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk