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Are you ready to increase your book sales, and hit the bestseller list consistently? Welcome to the Book Marketing Show, where in this weekly podcast Dave Chesson will not only show you some of the best book sales tactics but also bring on top-notch guests to show how each tactic taught here was a game changer for their books and how it can be for yours as well. Having created one of the largest websites on book marketing, Kindlepreneur.com, he’s also been a book-marketing consultant for top ...
 
Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it's traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Although Pat confesses he is not a millionaire, he's been su ...
 
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#392: Stu McLaren from stu.me is the founder of Tribe, an amazing community of people building membership websites. He explains the ins and outs of the business, and how you can start something that lasts. He shares examples of people with small communities who have launched successful membership sites, stories of membership sites where the fou ...…
 
#391: Michael O'Neal, host of the Solopreneur Hour Podcast, turns the tables and interviews me about FlynnCon1 and what's on deck for FlynnCon2. We talk about why FlynnCon is family-oriented and how the SmartBar allowed us to serve our attendees in a unique way.By Pat Flynn.
 
#390: Scott Voelker from the Amazing Seller brings us insights from his new book, Take Action Effect, to show us how an appreciation for how far we've come can help us achieve more going forward. This episode offers a wealth of advice on improving your mindset so that you can truly take action on the plans you've been dreaming about. Podcast sh ...…
 
#389: Jenny Shih teaches business owners how to earn a full-time income as service-based entrepreneurs. She shares her unique approach to getting more 1-on-1 clients, how to be helpful, and how to avoid coming across as sales-y. Jenny has a dedicated audience—her superfans made this episode happen! Podcast show notes available here: https://www ...…
 
#388: The legendary Marie Forleo is here to talk about her new book, Everything Is Figureoutable, and shares her lessons from coaching thousands of people in almost every industry you can imagine. We discuss the variety of jobs she has had, why she started B-School, and why it’s only offered once a year. Podcast show notes available here: https ...…
 
#387: Nir Eyal returns to SPI to discuss his new book, Indistractable, and teaches us how to be indistractable in lives and in our business. We talk about the problems that run deeper than technology and why digital detoxes aren't a sustainable solution. Listen in to hear why the opposite of distraction is traction, and how to create it. Podcas ...…
 
#386: Todd Tresidder, a financial planning expert and author of How Much Money Do I Need to Retire, explains his unique upside-down content strategy. You may remember Todd from episode 200, where we discussed content audits. In this episode, we discuss content audits again, how he uses keywords in part to determine what content to cover, and ho ...…
 
#385: I cover why you can't rely on Facebook, YouTube, and Google to reach your fans, and why email marketing is back in a big way. Learn how the big algorithms get in the way of you actually reaching your fans and how email (plus a few other tools) can help you get your message to the people who want to hear it.…
 
#384: To celebrate to launch of Superfans, we take this episode to share episodes 6 and 11 from the audiobook so you can get a preview of why this book is so important for any business, large or small. I share lessons I've learned about engaging an audience on all mediums. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/se ...…
 
#383: With Superfans launching next week, we look back at the total earnings of Will It Fly? three years later and break down all the numbers. I share the profits breakdown for total book sales, how Kindle Unlimited and Audible audiobooks can help your sales, and how much I made with foreign licensing rights. Podcast show notes available here: ...…
 
#382: Hal Elrod explains how his self-published book, The Miracle Morning, sold over 1.8 million copies. Learn the secret behind Miracle Morning’s eighty-two percent conversion rate for email opt-ins and how he developed his book's framework. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session382…
 
#381: Thinking of publishing a book? Listen in on the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, and publishing tips! I discuss the costs involved and how your choice affects the editorial and marketing processes. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session381…
 
#380: If you're thinking about writing and publishing a book, get your notepad out because here are the 5 hard truths about writing and publishing books today. In this episode, I cover the differences between self-publishing and more traditional models, why initial sales numbers aren’t everything, and how to think about your book as part of a l ...…
 
#379: Azul Terronez shares how books increase our authority and leadership, build our community, grow our business, and boost our opportunities. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session379By Pat Flynn.
 
#378: Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur shares everything you need to know about Amazon book marketing, book ranking, book cover design, and more! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session378By Pat Flynn.
 
#377: I revisit one of our most popular episodes ever to find out what's new with Amazon retail arbitrage from Cliff and Jessica Larrew. Learn how to setup an Amazon Seller account and the hidden costs you should account for when reselling on Amazon. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session377…
 
#376: James Wedmore is on the show to teach us how to actually make progress and grow your business, maintain self-integrity, focus on committing, and how to get into the genius zone. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session376By Pat Flynn.
 
#375: Matt Gartland, COO and CFO of Flynndustries LLC, joins the show to talk about the state of podcasting in 2019, including trends, why we think that there's still plenty of room to start your show, and various revenue models for podcasts. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session375…
 
#374: I walk the streets of New York City with Ramit Sethi to talk about why you need to change the way you think about wealth and money. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session374By Pat Flynn.
 
#373: Monica Louie shares the story of how she paid off $120,000 of debt in just two years and built a boutique Facebook Ads consultancy. Learn the three main elements of a successful Facebook ad and why patience is important when it comes to Facebook ads. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session373…
 
#372: This episode is about what to do if you're on the receiving end of hate online: why people do it and how you can move past it. I share stories of being the target of online hate, as well as strategies for how to keep your head in the right place. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session372…
 
#371: In this episode I talk to Glen Allsop, serial entrepreneur and SEO expert, to learn what you can do to fly up the page rankings. Learn techniques for analyzing and improving your site traffic. Podcast show notes available here: https://smartpassiveincome.com/session371By Pat Flynn.
 
#370: We learn how Marc and Angel Chernoff turned their blog into a business that helped them make a career out of helping others change their lives. Learn how they overcame imposter syndrome and began to create products, including a New York Times bestseller. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session370…
 
#369: These are the five major business mistakes that entrepreneurs make, why they happen, and what you can learn from them. Get your notepads out and be inspired! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session369By Pat Flynn.
 
#368: YouTube master Tim Schmoyer shares the key to sticky videos, what most content creators get wrong, and helps Pat figure out how to fix his YouTube strategy. You'll learn how to approach your video creation process with a plan for success. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session368…
 
#367: Hal Elrod shares his amazing story of not one but two near-death experiences, and how they helped him develop the philosophy behind his book, The Miracle Equation. His passion and insight are truly contagious, so take a listen. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session367…
 
#366: Chalene Johnson and I talk work-life balance: the mistakes she's made, the lessons she's learned, how she's brought that all together in her book, 131 Method. Lots of lessons here for you no matter what business you're in! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session366…
 
#365: Paul Jarvis is here help you build a better, not bigger, business. There can be benefit to keeping your business small. Listen in and learn why growth isn't always the answer. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session365By Pat Flynn.
 
#364: Tim Soulo from Ahrefs breaks down a simple, actionable SEO strategy—from the very first steps, to query and keyword research, content planning, SEO competition, and more! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session364By Pat Flynn.
 
#363: No matter where you are in your podcasting journey, I have a message for you. Here's how to avoid "podfade," break through plateaus, connect deeply with your audience, and create massive growth through podcasting. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session363By Pat Flynn.
 
#362: What unique challenges do female entrepreneurs face? Business Boutique Founder Christy Wright is here to answer that question and dive deep on taking your first steps, connecting with your audience, selling with your heart, and more! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session362…
 
#361: RightMessage Creator Brennan Dunn lays down strategies for understanding and serving your audience through segmentation and web personalization, driving more sales and saving you money at the same time. It's a next-level tool for online business! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session361…
 
#360: Janna Maron—Team SPI's Editorial Director—breaks down the tips, workflows, and strategies she uses to schedule and organize massive programs and projects and keep overwhelm to a minimum. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session360By Pat Flynn.
 
#359: Boss Mom Founder Dana Malstaff lays out approaches for building an online following, climbing the business ladder, and optimizing your time—even if you don't have much time available in the first place. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session359By Pat Flynn.
 
You’ve written your book and the hard work is done, right? Nope! As an author, you’re not just looking to write a book, but you’re hoping to sell that book, too. Our guest today talks about what she did for her launch and how it set her on the path to great book sales, as well as opportunities. Amy Lyle is an author, comedienne, actor and scree ...…
 
#358: Author Nick Stephenson unpacks the blueprints he uses to create a sustainable business through evergreen funnels. Plus, he'll share tactics for selling books on Amazon and creating a raving fanbase as a writer. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session358By Pat Flynn.
 
Back in Episode 61, we talked about what it’s like to work with publishers and the differences between legitimate, illegitimate, and vanity presses. But in today’s episode, we talk with an author who has gone the traditional publishing route and self-published. She has also set up her own publishing company. Anna David became well-known as a fr ...…
 
#357: A Beautiful Mess Co-Creator Emma Chapman and her husband Trey George are a power couple; their secret is diversifying their income streams! Discover how they got their start and how they manage and organize a high-traction blog, apps with millions of installs, their team, and so much more! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.sm ...…
 
Book writing software. There are a lot of options. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about three of the most common ones: Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Scrivener. Microsoft Word is familiar to many and may already be on your computer. Google Docs is free and cloud-based, meaning you can access it from anywhere. Scrivener has the most bells and ...…
 
#356: Get the inside scoop on my first physical product—the SwitchPod—from idea to prototype, marketing, and more, with videographer and co-inventor Caleb Wojcik! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session356By Pat Flynn.
 
As an author and consultant who has worked with a number of book publishers, it’s important for us authors to understand how publishing companies work, what they look for in books, and what authors need to consider before signing anything. The biggest thing to consider is these companies are looking for books that will sell. There are four main ...…
 
#355: VidSummit creator Derral Eves breaks down the strategies you need to turn your YouTube channel into a profitable online business, plus what's on the horizon for YouTube in 2019 and beyond. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session355By Pat Flynn.
 
Facebook can seem like an intimidating place to put yourself out there as an author if you’re not used to it. You may wonder how to navigate between using it for personal reasons versus using it as a marketing arm of your books. But it can be a powerful tool and, used correctly, can help your readers connect with you more. Audrey Hughey helps h ...…
 
#354: Matt Gartland, an integral member of my team, is here to help me make a huge announcement. Plus, he's digging deep on project management, developing your business's culture, financial planning, and strategies for transitioning from scrappy entrepreneur to organized, focused CEO. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassivei ...…
 
When you first start out as a writer, you may be looking to supplement your income. One great way of doing this is to become a ghostwriter. A ghostwriter is an author who is paid to write a book for someone else. It may not seem like it carries the same weight as authoring your own book and seeing your name on the cover, but there are a lot of ...…
 
#353: Data, ads, SEO, affiliate marketing, and organic connection with your audience can drive massive traffic and revenue for your online business. Today, Alex Jimenez from Travel Fashion Girl breaks down the tools and tactics she used to grow a niche site with almost 1 million monthly visitors! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.s ...…
 
Writing a book is hard. Sometimes when we find our books aren’t selling well, we may have to make the choice between reviving it or letting it go. In this Reviving a Dead Book case study, we look at an author who decided not to revive his first book, but instead tried reviving his second. Then, he was able to look at both to see the difference ...…
 
#352: What does it take to grow a massive YouTube channel? Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) breaks down his origin story, how he developed his unique style, his interview with Elon Musk, and the advice he'd give newcomers to the platform. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session352…
 
#351: Let's close out 2018 strong: Listen to ten clips from ten of the most impactful and actionable SPI episodes of 2018! Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session351By Pat Flynn.
 
#350: Walid Azami transformed his life and business in just six months, and you can too! In this episode you'll hear two AskPat coaching sessions with Walid—a before and after—so you can get inspired by his journey. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session350By Pat Flynn.
 
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