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The Rules Of Land Investing—Guidelines For An Acceptable Deal

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott takes over the helm while Mark is away and joining him are:

  • Mike Zaino
  • Aaron Williams
  • Erik Peterson
  • Scott Bossman
  • Tate Litchfield

With the recent instability in the market, the guys reflect on the one sure, level investment—LAND! Some of the most notable key points:

  • It’s simple!
  • It’s stable!
  • You have control, unlike the market!
  • Massive returns on a regular basis!

Plus, in the event of a default, you STILL OWN THE ASSET!

The only volatility we have in land investing are defaults. But ultimately we have assets behind those defaults, so we’re not losing in the end. -Erik

Also discussed—Rules of Land Investing. Do you have certain rules or criteria that have to apply before buying land?

The guys all do and they share them with you.

Listen in now for all the details!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Erik: Check out TryShift.com for managing email.

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What You Need To Know About The Future Of Work

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jacob Morgan—TheFutureOrganization.com.

Tired of terrible jobs, Jacob shares how a cup of coffee was the final straw that sent him running from the corporate world and straight into the future!

Jacob is now a futurist and one of the world’s leading authorities on the future of work, employee experience, and how the workplace is changing. He advises business leaders and organizations around the world. 

He is also a 3x best-selling author and keynote speaker, whose work has been endorsed by the CEOs of Cisco, T-Mobile, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Schneider Electric, Best Buy, KPMG, AARP, Pandora, and many others.

Today we delve into:

  • Jacobs biggest hurdle going from the corporate world to entrepreneur.
  • Where companies and organizations go wrong.
  • What is the future of work?

Plus, find out which organizations scored the highest based on workspace, technology and culture researched in his latest book, The Employee Experience Advantagewhere he analyzed over 250 global organizations to determine how to create an organization where people genuinely want to work, and not just need to.

Listen in for all the details about the future of work, and to hear Jacob’s answer to: What do you believe about the future of work that other people think is crazy?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Jacob by going to his website at TheFutureOrganization.com. Also, check out his latest book, The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces they Want, the Tools they Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate.

Scott: Check out CoSchedule.com. It’s a marketing calendar that brings in all your content marketing, social media marketing, marketing projects, etc., into one platform.

Jacob: If you have a full-time job the best piece of actionable advice that I can give you is to speak up. It’s to have a voice inside of your company, participate in beta programs around workplace initiatives if they have them. If there are internal collaboration tools that your company deploys, use them. Build your own personal brand inside of your company and outside.

Secondly, if you are working in an organization and you are unhappy, best piece of actionable advice is simply start small and create a profile on a site like Upwork.comTMGotTalent.com or Freelancer.com and see if you are able to make or to generate some sort of income on the side in addition to the full-time work that you are doing. So best piece of actionable advice is, stop talking and start doing.

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

Confusion inDeed—Whose Land Is It?

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

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

Today, we delve deep into a situation that Scott was recently entangled in where he sold a property that he had bought from someone who he had done business with in the past. The new buyer went out to the property and found that there were people living on it and they claimed that they owned the land. They alleged that they had paid for it in full but never received the deed, which Scott now holds.

Is this a case of squatters or a legit mix-up?

Listen in to hear everyone mastermind this situation and how Scott ultimately resolved it.

The guys also get into the value of making mistakes right by taking full responsibility without excuses! Also, find out the results of last week’s Tip Of The Week poll!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out SwitchboardAudio.com—a cool way to do conference calls with your team.

Mike: “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading” -Lao Tzu

Mike’s take on the quote, “Be careful what you practice, you might get good at it.” Be careful not to get caught in a repeatable redundant process that isn’t productive.

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Why Full Transparency Is A Big Deal

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Stephen Woessner—founder and CEO of Predictive ROI. He is also the host of the Onward  Nation podcast in which he has interviewed an impressive list of over 500 guests, including Kevin Harrington from Shark Tank, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Jay Baer… just to name a few.

Stephen, who has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneurial, and The Washington Post, is a digital marketing authority, entrepreneur, speaker, and educator—he teaches companies and organizations the 8 Money Draining Mistakes and how to fix them, increasing the financial return on investment in the digital world by 200 to 500% or more in 12 months or less.

He is also a bestselling author of three books:

The third and most recent book was still in production when this episode was recorded. Stephen describes it as, the deepest most comprehensive book on the planet with respect to podcasting, and how to build your business using it.

Profitable Podcasting is an in-depth curriculum that lays out the precise formula for creating, launching, marketing and monetizing podcasts in any industry.

Stephen, who loves teaching others, believes that full transparency is the best approach.

Listen in as Stephen shares why he wrote the book in lieu of teaching the program as a paid course.

Plus, he shares how he developed the 8 Money Draining Mistakes, which are:

  • No baselines or S.M.A.R.T goals
  • Lack of distinction
  • High bounce rate
  • SEO done poorly
  • Not knowing your customer
  • Poor customer experience
  • Too much institutions speak
  • Ambiguous calls to action

Also, find out which three past podcasts guests would he like to have over for dinner and what would he would ask them.

Stephen is not only a big deal, he is the real deal—and not only is he transparent, but he runs his business with integrity as well. There is a lot to be learned from Stephen Woessner!

Listen in now.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Stephen by going to his website at PredictiveROI.com.

Scott: Read the book, Act Now!: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products by Kevin Harrington.

Stephen: Read the book, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber.

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

First Deal Fears—Overcoming Apprehensiveness

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

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

Doing anything new can be intimidating, even when you are prepared. There’s always that little voice in the back of your mind second-guessing your every move.

What is your fear when it comes to land investing and making your first deal? Is it the docs, a fear of making a mistake, or just dealing with the customer in general?

Today, the guys go over their first deals and what scared them the most, plus any current fears.

They also discuss the future of Tip of the Week… and that’s when things quickly escalate out of control!

What do YOU think?

  • Should they continue as is with everyone giving a tip weekly? (Full buffet)
  • Alternate between everyone with only one tip weekly? (Less is more)
  • Or should Erik and Mike only give the tips?

Plus, stick around for the after-chat to find out why it goes too far!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mike: Life is a communal event, you are not alone in this business. We have a great community ready to help if you need it, just reach out and embrace it. Don’t be shy, utilize the resources. There is so much to be gained from learning from others.

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Success Does Not Come Easy—Why You Need To Focus On One Thing At A Time

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Matt Paulson—MattPaulson.com. Matt is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and an author.

His largest business, MarketBeat.com makes real-time financial information available to investors at all levels. He also does a daily investment newsletter which has attracted more than 430,000 subscribers, and a Startup Q&A podcast.

His financial news websites attract more than 4 million page views each month. MarketBeat was recently recognized as the fastest-growing privately held company in South Dakota by Inc. in its annual Inc. 5000 rankings.  MarketBeats reporting has been featured in Barron’s Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, MarketWatch and Seeking Alpha.

How did Matt become such a prolific entrepreneur?

Simply, he works hard on one thing at a time until it has run its natural conclusion.

Matt shares his early beginnings with us, starting at the age 10 when he wrote HTML before computers were commonplace in every home. He created a website about Simcity cheat codes that was getting about 25 page views a day—in the 90’s when the world wide web was in its first beginnings. Then, later on, he went on to get an undergraduate degree in computer science.

Plus, Matt elaborates on:

  • Scaling too fast results in failure
  • His competitive edge that he attributes to his success
  • Is there anything he would have done differently
  • His strategy for getting 4 million page views a month

Listen in now!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Matt by going to his website at MattPaulson.com.

Scott: Go to craigslist and hire VA’s in your local area. There is a large amount of talent available for you to hire locally.

Matt:

  1. Check out and learn more about Web Push Notifications. They are clickable messages that are sent by a website to their subscribers’ browsers. It’s a great and powerful marketing tool.
  2. Check out and learn more about Google Structure Data Testing Tools.
  3. Send your customers a two-sentence email. The first sentence is a question, then the second one is a call-to-action. Readers tend to take action with these kinds of emails because they take less time to read.
  4. Check out and learn more about Google: Accelerated Mobile Pages Project. This is a specification for really mobile-friendly news content. It’s a subset of HTML that’s supposed to load really fast on mobile web browsers.
  5. Check out and learn more about Session Replays. They are tools that record what users are doing on their website.

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

San Antonio Bootcamp Nuggets

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

  • Erik Peterson
  • Aaron Williams
  • Tate Litchfield

With everyone just returning from a very successful Bootcamp in San Antonio, Texas—our largest yet, the guys go over their biggest takeaways. All agree that it’s always good to get back to the basics, but then you always walk away with some valuable nuggets as well…. whether it’s your first Bootcamp or your 8th.

Tate shares one of those nuggets he picked up in the VIP room that could save a lot of time in the closing process.

Plus, the guys all answer an overarching question that kept coming up in Grill the Geekswhat are your biggest business expenses?

Listen in as we go over some of the biggest Bootcamp takeaways and biggest expenses when first starting out!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Don’t wait for inspiration and motivation to come to you, take action now—action will lead to motivation and inspiration. 

Tate:  The mind is everything. What you think, you become.

Erik: It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battle. Then victory is yours.

Aaron: It’s a matter of priorities, not time. Get your priorities, decide what they are, and decide what you’re going to give your time to.

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

Growth Hacking—Three Things You Need To Do To Scale Your Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Vince Clancy—Facebook.com/Groups/TrafficAndCopy

Vince is the foremost innovative marketing and growth hacker in the world. His Facebook group, Traffic And Copy, has over 21,000 members, making it the best marketing group on the planet!

Vince shares how he went from being on welfare and temporarily homeless, to becoming the best growth hacker in the world… and it all started with an online magazine called Planet Ivy—a platform for writers to be heard, which generated over a million visitors a month within the first year!

Since Planet Ivy, Vince has founded several other successful companies, wrote Secret Sauce: A step-by-step guide to growth hacking that made over $120,000 in under a year with no paid media, and he has also toured the world on a speaking engagement—9 countries, 33 cities, 100 dates!

Listen in as we delve into:

  • Why Facebook ads are a waste of time if you don’t know what you are doing
  • Three ways you can generate free traffic
  • Psychological selling

Plus, Vince shares a huge mistake he sees people making in marketing and a really cool hack for re-targeting!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Learn more about Vince Clancy and join his Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/trafficandcopy.

Scott: Check out MagicSpreasheet—where you can go on to Google Sheets, create the headers that you want. Answer some anchors like, what are you trying to accomplish? – and you give them the foundation. What will happen is either artificial intelligence will go seek the information or a human will go and populate the spreadsheet for you. 

Vince: Check out MyNoteTakingNerd.com. It writes a short document for a particular course you select, and for a small price, you are able to get this condensed form of knowledge you wouldn’t have time to read about.

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

2018 Kaizen—There Is Change On The Horizon

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

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

This week’s topic is the concept of KAIZEN—to focus on continuous improvement.

Listen in as we share some big announcements and plans for kaizen—starting with Erik’s genius idea on how to improve the Round Table podcast… and it involves YOU, the listener.

Also, Mark’s new book, Dirt Rich, will be out in 60-90 days… which you probably already knew about. But did you know about the companion book?

Scott also gives us an update on LGPass and Landmodo.com—plus, a little teaser about some cool things coming down the pike!

Improvements are also coming to:

  • LGPass/GeekPay
  • Mastermind community

Finally, find out why Mark is losing sleep at night because of Erik… and how his New Year resolution is holding up—to take a kinder more gentle approach to Erik and his Tip of the Week.

Listen in now for all the exciting details and as the shenanigans continue in this week’s comical, Tip Of The Week—The BEAR is released, don’t judge me, edition!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out UnsubscribeRobot.com if you want to get to inbox zero, get rid of the spam, and make life a little better. Put in your email address and it forwards spam emails to [email protected] to automatically get unsubscribed! 

Scott: Check out the website, HTMLWasher.com to clean HTML documents. 

Mike:  A quote by Buddha—There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. This is your call to action for the New Year. First, you have to start—be brave enough to take that first step! Then you have to follow it through!

Erik: Read the book, The Art Of Less Doing: One Entrepreneur’s Formula for a Beautiful Life by Ari Meisel. It’s a great book about automation and building systems.

Aaron: Check out the iPhone app Toolbox Pro—It’s like a multipurpose tool in your pocket, to turn your iPhone into a multi functional measuring device with: metronome, stopwatch, timer, seismometer, ruler, surface level and many more.

Tate: Read the book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. A great quote from the book is, Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.

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

Three Ingredients You Need To Excel In Sales

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Matt Crane—DefineYourBrand.live.

Matt is a former NCAA athlete turned entrepreneur, who walked away from the corporate world in 2014 because his job took him away from one of the most important events in his life. He now helps organizations, business people, and entrepreneurs grow their sales and marketing through his 10+ years of experience in the industry.

I realized that if I can learn to sell and be efficient at it that I can control my own destiny no matter what I was doing.  

In the scheme of the Food Network’s show Chopped, listen in as Matt creates the greatest salesperson on earth. Three ingredients he uses are:

  • Integrity
  • Likability
  • Faith

Matt expands on each ingredient and why it’s key to building good customer relations.

Plus, he shares what attributes he took away from one of his biggest influencers—his father, a successful sales rep for Nabisco.

Listen in for all the details and Matt’s answer to, You’re having a dinner party and you can invite three people that can teach you the most about sales and getting to the next level—Who are you inviting?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out Matt’s podcast at DefineYourBrand.live. (*Updated website)

Scott: Check out FlyCash.me to track your expenses using simple text and emojis.

Matt:  Read the book, Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone. Starve the doubt, feed the beast.

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

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