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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 […]

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 […]

The Best Smart Home Tech of CES 2021

Going virtual for a big show like CES 2021 was certainly an experience unlike any other, but for the smart home, the focus was on exactly what we expected — cleanliness, touchless experiences, keeping the home organized, and security. While CES 2021 didn’t have as many established smart home brands in attendance, there were still […]

The Best Smart Light Switches for 2021

Smart light switches allow you to turn your lights on and off using an app on your phone or a voice assistant like Alexa. Do you love the idea of saying, “Alexa, turn off the lights,” and having the lights go off without you getting up from the couch? If so, a smart light switch […]

10 Podcasts to Devour in 2021 – Smart Passive Income

Here at SPI Media, we love podcasts, and apparently, we’re not alone. Currently, there are 1,750,000 podcasts out there, and in 2020 more than 100 million Americans listened to at least one podcast each month. But with so many options, how do you know which podcasts to listen to? To help you out, here are […]

10 Podcasts to Devour in 2021 – Smart Passive Income

Here at SPI Media, we love podcasts, and apparently, we’re not alone. Currently, there are 1,750,000 podcasts out there, and in 2020 more than 100 million Americans listened to at least one podcast each month. But with so many options, how do you know which podcasts to listen to? To help you out, here are […]

A Year in Review – Smart Passive Income

Oh, 2020. How best to summarize this year? The best I can muster is this: 2020, the year when much of life stood still while simultaneously much of life changed. What a paradoxical journey it has been. I write this lead in reflection of all we’ve gained and lost as an entrepreneurial community. Some entrepreneurs […]

Seven smart ways to upgrade your ecommerce content marketing strategy

30-second summary: A marketing strategy that focuses on a unique target market is called a niche-hub strategy. Create a niche website and document its progress. Use content formats that boost audience engagement and are easy to produce, such as blog posts, videos, lists, webinars, etc. People engage more with a site that loads fast. Therefore, […]

Android 11: Hands-on With Google’s New Smart Home Controls

There’s a reason I prefer commanding Google Assistant to turn on the lights in my apartment through the many smart speakers I have around. It’s easier than taking a smartphone out of my pocket, then opening the Google Home app, or the respective app I’ve downloaded for that gadget. However, Google Assistant has its own […]