Who is Pat Flynn?
Pat Flynn is an American internet marketer and business owner who runs a popular blog called Smart Passive Income where he teaches and documents his experience in creating passive income streams for his online business. He is owner of Flynndustries, LLC, under which he runs a number of web properties and niche sites including SmartPassiveIncome, Green Exam Academy and Security Guard Training HQ.
Flynn holds a B.A. degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating he found work as a Job Captain in an architectural firm but was laid off in 2008 during an economic downturn. While at the firm he was blogging his notes in preparation for taking the LEED exam (an architectural exam) which started to get traffic from the search engines. Readers of his content began emailing him suggesting he turn his notes into an eBook, and a month and a half later he released his first information product online at GreenExpertAcademy.com. Flynn says the eBook was a life saver for him as he was trying to decide on his next career move and struggling to find another 9 to 5 architectural job. Fortunately this decision became easy when the eBook took off and made sales of over US$8000 in the first month.
Following on from his eBook success he decided to create a resource to share what he learned during the process and try to help others replicate his success. Thus the Smart Passive Income blog was born and made over US$200,000 in the first year.
Flynn spoke at the Financial Blogger’s Conference in Chicago (30th September – 2nd October).
On Friday, September 30th, he hosted a casual meetup around the area (with friend Cliff Ravenscraft (from PodcastAnswerMan.com) to network and just meet and chit-chat with fans.
He had a one-hour presentation at Blog World Expo LA 2011 on 4th November from 1:45-2:45pm. His presentation was titled: How to Be Everywhere: Building a Profitable Brand by Thinking Outside the Blog.
Products, Services & Online Assets
- Smart Passive Income
- Green Exam Academy
- Security Guard Training HQ
- BlueHost – website hosting
- WordPress – blog platform
- Free PDF Converters