In 2008, Pat Flynn, founder of The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging podcast, was one of the many laid off during the financial crisis, ending his flourishing architecture career. After this setback, Pat looked into ways to build his own business and turned that research into podcasting. 

Described by Spotify as the podcast for “online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips,” SPI allows the audience an in-depth listen into how he and other entrepreneurs built their empires. Audio snippets like The No. 1 Most Efficient Way to Succeed on Your Business Journey and The Moment I Took the Entrepreneurial Leap are two of countless topics covered weekly.

Late this spring, Pat ranked ninth on The Richest’s Top 10 Richest Podcasters of 2021, with his podcast valued at $1.2M.

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Why we’re a Stan: Pat took a career setback and transformed it into a successful, entrepreneurial future. Now, with his podcasting, he takes what he’s learned to help others do the same.

About the author

Shameyka McCalman is a wordsmith whose work often centers around fashion, art, and other creatives of color. She earned her communications degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and enjoys sifting through clothes in local vintage shops, frequenting nearby plays, and gazing at exhibitions on view in museums.