Tag Archives: Passive

The Most Important Metric for Your Membership Community – Smart Passive Income

Is your membership community doing well? How do you know? The not so simple answer is “metrics.” The not so simple part is because there are an infinite number of data points that you can analyze. Sound overwhelming? Fret not. In my previous post I shared five tips to avoid ruining your membership community, and […]

The 5 Types of Online Community Members – Smart Passive Income

Nurturing an online community takes patience and dedication. But if you spend too much time focused on launching new programs for your members rather than engaging with your members, you may find your community is less than thriving. Relationship development is one of the best ways to spend your time in your community. The thing […]

Podcasts-to-Films & Other Podcasting News and Recs – Smart Passive Income

By Sara Jane Hess and David Grabowski What’s up, podcasters? It’s SJ and David again with more podcasting news and updates! This is an excellent way to check out some shows we’ve been digging, as well as catch up on pertinent industry news. You can probably guess what the latter is going to be, especially […]

Podcasts-to-Films & Other Podcasting News and Recs – Smart Passive Income

By Sara Jane Hess and David Grabowski What’s up, podcasters? It’s SJ and David again with more podcasting news and updates! This is an excellent way to check out some shows we’ve been digging, as well as catch up on pertinent industry news. You can probably guess what the latter is going to be, especially […]

The 5 Types of Online Community Members – Smart Passive Income

Nurturing an online community takes patience and dedication. But if you spend too much time focused on launching new programs for your members rather than engaging with your members, you may find your community is less than thriving. Relationship development is one of the best ways to spend your time in your community. The thing […]

How to Create Content If You’re Not a Writer – Smart Passive Income

As an entrepreneur, you need to be a jack of all trades—developing business ideas, marketing, public speaking, mastering finances and cash flow, and much more. But there’s one area that often leaves business owners paralyzed with fear: Writing. How do you create content if you’re not a writer?! As we all know, these days being […]

The Most Important Metric for Your Membership Community – Smart Passive Income

Is your membership community doing well? How do you know? The not so simple answer is “metrics.” The not so simple part is because there are an infinite number of data points that you can analyze. Sound overwhelming? Fret not. In my previous post I shared five tips to avoid ruining your membership community, and […]

A Podcast about Failure – Smart Passive Income

Have you ever failed at something? For a while in late 2020, we were failing pretty hard at developing a new podcast. Last fall, the SPI Media Content team (yours truly and senior content manager Karen Beattie) and Podcasts team (senior producer Sara Jane Hess and producer David Grabowski) put our heads together to brainstorm […]

How to Make Better Decisions When You Call the Shots – Smart Passive Income

A former president of the United States once famously described himself as the “Decider in Chief.” On one level, that’s comical. On another level, it’s instructive, and succinctly so. The person who possesses the most decision-making power is the person who will be judged for the success or failure of those decisions. End of story. […]

The Reply All Fiasco & 4 New Shows to Peep – Smart Passive Income

By Sara Jane Hess and David Grabowski Howdy, podcasty friends! It’s David and SJ again, here to give you the rundown on A) what’s happening in the world of podcasting, including the Reply All fiasco, and how it might affect you and B) four shows we think entrepreneurs should have in their queue. If you […]

ConvertKit Review 2021 – Smart Passive Income

If you’re looking for your next email marketing platform, and you’re curious if ConvertKit is right for you, well, you’re in the right place! Here’s our comprehensive ConvertKit review for 2021, which will cover: What Is ConvertKit? Why do I need an email service provider (ESP)? ConvertKit Features ConvertKit Pricing Key Benefits of ConvertKit Drawbacks […]

Five Tips to Ruin Your Membership Community – Smart Passive Income

If you’re an online business owner who’s attuned to trends in your world, then you know that brand communities are all the rage—so much so that Pat recently released a bonus SPI Podcast episode all about them. And you’re not alone in recognizing this trend: industry data is also pointing at digital communities becoming a […]

Apple Podcasts vs Spotify & New Shows to Add to Your Queue – Smart Passive Income

By Sara Jane Hess and David Grabowski What’s up, fellow humans? 2021 is off to a . . . start. It’s happening. It’s here. It’s also a great time to hole up with some podcasts—a golden age of podcast-holing-up, really. To help you wade through the avalanche of listenable offerings out there, we decided to […]

How to Face Your Fears and Become the Courageous Entrepreneur You Want To Be – Smart Passive Income

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve probably already taken a leap of faith to start a business, launch a podcast, or stand on a stage to give a keynote address. But fear of failure can often get in the way of our success. So how do you face your fears and find the courage to take […]

Use the Power of “7s” to Nail Your Business Idea – Smart Passive Income

Having trouble finding a great business idea? If you’re like many aspiring entrepreneurs in the earliest stages of building your business, you may be struggling for one of two reasons: You have no ideas! You have too many ideas! In this post, I’m going to share an exercise that will help you brainstorm a bunch […]

How to Write Vision and Mission Statements for Your Business – Smart Passive Income

Words on a wall. Fancy signs. Snazzy sales and marketing copy. Recruiting tactics. Buzzwords that are spoken during an all-hands meeting. Corporate jargon. These are among the typical responses you’ll get when you ask someone, “What is a mission or vision statement?” The implication is that mission and vision statements are fluff pieces that offer more […]