Interview with Pat Flynn, $200,000 per year in 15 minutes a day!

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My name is John Bardos. My wife and I gave up our business, house and possessions in Japan to search for more meaning and fulfillment in our lives. We've discovered that a satisfying life is about rich experiences, quality relationships and meaningful contribution, NOT consumption.

21 Responses to Interview with Pat Flynn, $200,000 per year in 15 minutes a day!

  1. Nate says:

    Really good interview! I’ve been subscribed to Pat’s Smart Passive Income blog for a while now and he always puts out good material. The way he has leveraged systems to make his work load so small is amazing stuff. I do like how he mentioned how much work it is getting up and running though at first, that’s what I’m experiencing right now. Once again, great stuff.

  2. Learn Creative Visualization says:

    I do have a website with respectable traffic from google organic keywords (PR3) and I am still struggling to break even. Where can I see an income breakdown from your blog?. Coincidentally I subscribed to Passive Income, yesterday.

  3. Ash says:

    What inspiration! This is the first time I’ve come across Smart Passive Income, and instantly loved the site. The material and information is solid, and there’s just something about Pat that makes you like him. His personality comes out in his writing, and he is genuinely someone I would want to know.

    Thanks for a fantastic interview!
    .-= Ash´s last blog ..Become a Corporate Drone in 30 Days or Less: Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Stop Thinking for Yourself, Kiss Ass Like a Pro & Wear Black Like a Champ =-.

    • John says:

      Hello Ash!

      Pat is definitely a first rate human being. I strongly recommend everyone to follow his work just because he is that good.

      Celebrate great people and Pat is a damn good place to start!

  4. Nate says:

    This is awesome – thank you for sharing. It just goes to show you that with a little determination you can do a lot. What some people might think is just a hobby or of interest to only a few can be a legitimate business idea. This is the perfect example of discovering a niche market and providing useful and valuable content in order to generate some income (well….in his case, A LOT of income). Very cool. It’s stuff like this that keeps me motivated.
    .-= Nate´s last blog ..Life Lessons from Steve Jobs: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. =-.

  5. Pat says:

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments! John, you have a wonderful group of readers here on your blog, and thank you again for the opportunity to share my story here for everyone.

    If there are any questions or anyone would ever like to contact me, please don’t be shy. Thanks and best of luck to everyone!

    Thanks John!
    .-= Pat´s last blog ..I Give You Permission to Succeed =-.

  6. Fabian says:

    Great interview and a good example for succeeding organically, without relying on all this marketing buzz BS around the web. Thanks for that!
    .-= Fabian´s last blog ..The Problem with Providing Value (And an Approach to Idle Blogging) =-.

  7. Casey says:

    That is awesome. Nice work! Sites like yours should be picked up high by Google. You were just creating great content without some other motive. Cheers!
    .-= Casey´s last blog ..Photo of the Week: Paddling Along the Mekong in Vietnam =-.

  8. Carmen says:

    I am very inspired by reading this. You see so many “get rich quick on-line” schemes around. Pat seems to be honest and genuine in how he came into this fortune and in sharing with others what he has learned. Thanks for this great interview!
    .-= Carmen´s last blog ..Give Thanks for the Simple Gift of Lifestyle Design =-.

  9. Gordie Rogers says:

    Hi Pat,
    I think setting up a new online business can take a lot of hard work, especially the promotion side of it. However, once it hits critical mass, you can ease off and it should be bringing in passive income.

    I also enjoy your blog.

  10. This is great. So glad a fellow Cal Bears alumni is killing it online!

    It’s relatively easy to make $500-$1,000/month online, but to make $10,000+++ like Pat is quite an accomplishment. Congrats!

    Go Bears!
    .-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..Use The Sandwich Method To Provide Constructive Criticism =-.

  11. Really great interview! Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Oscar – freestyle mind´s last blog ..Analysis Of A Typical Working Day =-.

  12. Alan says:

    Fantastic interview, thanks for sharing. I often hear about how much people make online, but rarely do I get the full progression of how they got started, what motivated them, etc.

  13. John & Pat…

    Impressed and inspired, to say the least. It is so great when we discover that sharing what we love can be lucrative! I’m excited that it has also provided you the lifestyle you love, too. I’m all for that :0) Are you still in California?
    .-= Brooke Ferguson´s last blog ..Overcoming Suffering and Achieving Lasting Happiness… Words from the Dalai Lama =-.

  14. Pat says:

    @ Brooke – Thanks! I am still in California. San Diego, to be exact 🙂

    .-= Pat´s last blog ..How To Test Your Online Product Before It’s Even Made – Part 2 | The Two Phase Process =-.

  15. Ken Kurosawa says:

    Pat, you’re all over the place now! Congrats on your successes and I hope to meet you someday as I’m in the LA area.
    .-= Ken Kurosawa´s last blog ..Benefits of Simplifying Your Life =-.

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