Monthly Archives: June 2016

Jun 30

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!

A big mistake most entrepreneurs make is to tighten their wallets when business slows. Click To Tweet

TIP OF THE WEEK

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.

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.

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Snowballing Your Way To Success
Jun 16

Snowballing Your Way To Success

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive IncomeWhat 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.  

Our greatest asset is time. You don't just want passive income without leveraging your time. Click To Tweet

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 explain-er 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.

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The Secret to Making Money Online
Jun 16

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 buyer’s 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 then they are interested so they will buy something, someday! 

Being responsive and in the market now gives you a competitive advantage. Click To Tweet

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.

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The Magical Equation For Life And Success
Jun 16

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.

It's not a leap of fear, it's a leap of faith. Click To Tweet

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.

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How Price Creeps Affect Your Bottom Line
Jun 16

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. 

Writing down your goals closes the door on self limiting beliefs. Click To Tweet

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

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.

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.

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Breaking Down the Noise To Get Noticed
Jun 16

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! 

What shouldn’t you do if you’re going to be controversialClick 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. 

TIP 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

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The Land Geek Coaches Share Their Secrets
Jun 16

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 difference with someone successful is that they still feel the fear but takes action anyways. Click To Tweet

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 

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Start HERE: Building A Life Raft To Help You Get Back On Your Feet
Jun 16

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 ToddScottTodd.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!  

Anyone can create passive income, you just have to have a burning desire to do so. Click To Tweet

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Jun 16

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.

Even if you’re unfamiliar with the area, feel confident in your abilities to negotiate the price. Click To Tweet

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

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.

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.

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Jun 10

The Land Geek’s Mailbag of FAQs—Newbie Edition

We haven’t had a bigger guest than today…we’re thrilled to announce—bing bong bing, ding ding dong—Mark Podolsky!

Listen in as Mark interviews The Land Geek himself as he goes through his mailbag answering some of those questions we hear all the time.

It’s time to get your newbie questions answered…

  • How much money do you need to get started?
  • Can I really do a dual deal with no money?
  • Where are the best places to invest?
  • Can an international investor be successful with The Land Geek’s model?
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Want your questions answered? Summit your question at wiselike.com/mark-podolsky Your question may just end up on the next FAQ episode!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Read Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be by Marshall Goldsmith, plus more!