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Episode Info: The self-proclaimed Crash Test Dummy of Online Business, Pat Flynn is a 32-year-old entrepreneur from Southern California. Previously, he was a Job Captain in an architecture firm and was quite happy where he was. After the economy crashed in 2008, he was laid off. However, he believes it was the best thing that ever happened to him as he learned how to earn money and work less. He established GreenExamAcademy.com, helping those preparing for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) exam. Later, he established the Smart Passive Income blog and podcast, through which he explains tools and techniques that help him make a generous income. In this interview with Pat Flynn, the online entrepreneur starts by saying how grateful he is for being able to pick his son from school. Pat and his wife of six years have formed a team to handle everything related to their children, their five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter. How the Entrepreneur Pat Flynn Manages His Work Talking about his work routine, one of the first aspects Pat highlights is his 5 Minute Journal. This is the first thing he works on every morning as it helps him decide what he’ll be doing during the day. The website he uses allows him to write three things that can make his day more productive, which is a unique approach that definitely has its perks. Pat, however, admits that his wife is the main reason behind his success. Not only is she home with the children, but she has supported his decision to show others how much they earn. In return, Pat always thanks her publically, especially since he gets to go out for conferences and corporate dinners while she stays home taking care of their children. Pat’s Entrepreneurial Ventures Most of Pat’s income was from GreenExamAcademy.com, which is a website that provides the necessary resources for passing an exam in the architecture industry. After starting PassiveIcome.com, he tested and reviewed tools that could help others make money. While he knows that he could make more through selling courses, Pat admits that he would rather help his followers rather than profit from them. Another source of income Pat relies on is his website hosting company. By promoting its services, he helps others enjoy better web hosting services, earns the company a new client, and geRead more »

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