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Mark Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek), successful land investor, land investing coach and creator of the popular Land Geek Podcast has unscripted, free-flowing conversations with real estate and business experts. Discover why Land Investing is The Best Passive Income Model (no physical inventory, a one-time sale, recurring revenue, a built-in incentive for the buyer to continue paying, and low competition) as Mark challenges each guest to think of a better passive income business. Learn about strategies, skills and helpful tips that will help you grow your Passive Income through Land Investing.

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Mark Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek), successful land investor, land investing coach and creator of the popular Land Geek Podcast has unscripted, free-flowing conversations with real estate and business experts. Discover why Land Investing is The Best Passive Income Model (no physical inventory, a one-time sale, recurring revenue, a built-in incentive for the buyer to continue paying, and low competition) as Mark challenges each guest to think of a better passive income business. Learn about strategies, skills and helpful tips that will help you grow your Passive Income through Land Investing.

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I’m in!

By Discipleship now - Sep 15 2019
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This podcast has been super helpful and I’m going all in on land geeking!!

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By Phillips Vaughan - Apr 15 2018
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Mark and the guys have helped so much in learing land investing. Much appreication !

iTunes Ratings

248 Ratings
Average Ratings
219
19
4
2
4

I’m in!

By Discipleship now - Sep 15 2019
Read more
This podcast has been super helpful and I’m going all in on land geeking!!

investor

By Phillips Vaughan - Apr 15 2018
Read more
Mark and the guys have helped so much in learing land investing. Much appreication !
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The Best Passive Income Model Podcast

Latest release on Jun 30, 2016

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All Good Things Come To An End

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Please note the current podcast with weekly land investing round table discussions with our Land Geek coaches and clients can be found at The Art of Passive Income Podcast

It's true...nothing stays the same in business and that means it's time to say goodbye.

You get to witness the evolution of a podcast!

The Dawn of The Land Geek Era brought The Land Geek Podcast.

The Passive Income Obsession Grew with The Best Passive Income Model Podcast. 

And now, the Brand New Mutation is here with The Art of Passive Income Podcast!

Listen in one last time as Mark remembers all the great guests he's hosted and says good-bye as he's moving on to the next big thing.

  TIP OF THE WEEK:

Check out the new Art of Passive Income Podcast.

If you subscribe, rate, and review The Art of Passive Income and send a screenshot to support@thelandgeek.com you’ll not only have a chance to win an Investor’s Toolkit, but we’re going to send you some free goodies right away. 

Jun 30 2016

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While the Boss is Away It's Time to Play

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Uh-oh, this isn’t Mark…today we’re mixing things up a bit.

Every task I’ve helped Mark with he’s always told me to make it my own—he has always given me creative room to breathe. So while Mark was busy with other things this week, I thought I’d sneak on here and share with you some of my favorite highlights from Land Geek students.

Why should you care about my favorite student stories?

If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s me, Danielle Dyball…if you don’t know who I am well I’m always working hard behind the scenes here on the Land Geek team. My official title is Chief Geek Administrator, and while I help with everything from support to planning Bootcamps, one of my favorite things about working with Mark is the community. Getting to know the students is always encouraging…whether it’s helping you troubleshoot technical issues or listening as you share your story with us, I absolutely love the Land Geek Community.

And we know how much you all love hearing from The Land Geek students too, so I’ve handpicked some of my favorite stories from star pupils.

Chris Clark kicks off this episode. Chris is now a Land Geek coach—hear how he got started with land investing using Mark’s system and why he prefers land over house flips any day.

Next is John & Becky Burnett, our first couple team. While John always sees the big picture, Becky has the ability to narrow down that vision to accomplish all those little tasks required to reach the ultimate goal. Becky is John’s perfect partner in marriage, married for 32 years, and in business—and while they may not remember how they found Mark they do know his methods are solid as they’ve created a successful business together.  

Sometimes it gets a bit confusing when we’re on-boarding new coaching students because not only do we have Chris Clark as a coach, but Chris Pritchard has also recently joined the coaching team. Chris Pritchard found The Land Geek while looking for his next side hustle…listen in as Chris shares with us how land investing has been his greatest side hustle.

Last but not least…when talking about Land Geek students we just can’t get away without talking about Scott Todd. Scott has definitely reached celebrity status in the community and I’ve even been told a few times that some of our lady Land Geeks out there have a major crush on Scott. In this episode, Mark & Scott talk about building your list.

And if you just can’t get enough of Mark and Scott be sure to check out their new podcast, The Art of Passive Income! If you subscribe, rate, and review The Art of Passive Income and send a screenshot to support@thelandgeek.com you’ll not only have a chance to win an Investor’s Toolkit, but we’re going to send you some free goodies right away. 

If you haven’t registered yet for the Vegas Bootcamp go do so now, Bootcamp is two weeks away and we are down to our last two seats. Go to thelandgeek.com/bootcamp for details!

Well, the show wouldn’t be complete without a tip of the week, my tip is to go join the free community at thelandgeek.com—ask questions, share your story.

Jun 23 2016

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Get Ready For The Art Of Passive Income Podcast

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Are you ready to discover the best passive income models out there?

Mark and Scott are sure it's land, but once your land business is 90% automated maybe you'd like to create another stream of income?

As technology, automation, and robotics change the world and business, those with solo economic dependency are in trouble.

Listen in as The Best Passive Income Model meets Mixergy? Maybe not that intense, but we have great things in store for you...

Today, Mark and Scott talk shop, get geeky, and weigh in on what technology has in store for the future as they introduce their new podcast which launches next week!

  TIP OF THE WEEK:

Scott: Checkout Pipedrive, a CRM that helped Scott followup on a lead and make a deal this week.

Mark: Sorry Android people, YouTube Director is for Apple users, but helps small businesses create ads for YouTube.

Want your questions answered? Summit your question at wiselike.com/mark-podolsky Your question may just end up on the next FAQ episode!   We are ready for Vegas, Baby—you've got to get to Bootcamp! Isn't it time to meet the community and take your training to the next level? Learn more and register here: thelandgeek.com/bootcamp   The Official Land Geek Motivation & Wealth Creation Group on Facebook has over 300 members. Join for free today!

Thank you for listening to the Best Passive Income Model podcast. Your support helps me to invite guests who share their knowledge that you can use to grow your business.

Jun 16 2016

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The Land Geek's Mailbag of FAQs

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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?
Want your questions answered? Summit your question at wiselike.com/mark-podolsky Your question may just end up on the next FAQ episode!   We are ready for Vegas, Baby—you've got to get to Bootcamp! Isn't it time to meet the community and take your training to the next level? Learn more and register here: thelandgeek.com/bootcamp   The Official Land Geek Motivation & Wealth Creation Group on Facebook has over 300 members. Join for free today! TIP OF THE WEEK:

 

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

Thank you for listening to the Best Passive Income Model podcast. Your support helps me to invite guests who share their knowledge that you can use to grow your business.

Jun 09 2016

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Mark Asquith’s Rules For Those Just Starting Out

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In today’s episode of the Best Passive Income Model, Mark talks with Mark Asquith—host of Excellence Expected, the number one small business podcast out of the UK.

Excellence Expected is a way to share actual advice and inspirational initiatives borne out of the trials and tests he was faced with when he started and ran his businesses.

Mark is also the co-founder of an online podcasting platform, PodcastWebsites, which he runs with John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur on Fire.

Mark delves into how he broke through the noise in the market and created his own noise to get traction and drive sign ups.

Three important factors are:

  • Run test experiments.
  • Build an avatar or profile of your ideal customer.
  • Get out there, boots on the ground and talk to people!

If you talk to 10 people and ask them to talk to 10 people, you will grow and surpass expectations.

Listen in for all the details!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark Podolsky: Read Ask: The Counterintuitive Online Method to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy...Create a Mass of Raving Fans...and Take Any Business to the Next Level by Ryan Lavesque.  Also, learn more about Mark Asquith at Excellence Expected.com

Mark Asquith: Read The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you by Robert Fitzgerald—a book that will walk you through how to question people, how to talk to people in an unassuming manner, how to extract the right type of information from people so that you get the details that you need and your secret. Also, read Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money by Patt Flynn. This book will teach you how to talk to your customers for research as well.

Thank you for listening to the Best Passive Income Model podcast. Your support helps me to invite guests who share their knowledge that you can use to grow your business.

Jun 02 2016

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The One Thing You Should Do When Starting Out In Business

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In this episode of The Best Passive Income podcast, Mark talks with Jefferson Lilly—ParkStreetPartners.com. Jefferson is a self-made millionaire and mobile home park investment expert, educator, and industry consultant who has been featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg Magazine, and on the Real Money television show. 

Jefferson provides affordable housing to help people become homeowners. He tells us why he chose mobile home parks and how it's structured so that you don’t have to put much time or money into it, making it a true passive income!  

We also discuss:  

  • The parts of the business that suck
  • Managing the parks
  • Using outside capital 

Want to know more about this lucrative scale-able extension of the land niche?

Listen in as we delve into mobile home investing! 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Go to IFTTT.com to automate searches. Also, learn more about Jefferson Lilly at ParkStreetPartners.com.

Jeff: Go to SearchTempest.com—a website that goes out and prowls through both Craigslist and eBay where you can type key words and find them.

Thank you for listening to the Best Passive Income Model podcast. Your support helps me to invite guests who share their knowledge that you can use to grow your business.

May 26 2016

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Making Millions on Delinquent Tax Investing with Jack Bosch

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In this episode of the Best Passive Income Model Podcast, Mark talks to a fellow tax delinquent land investor, Jack Bosch—JackBosch.com.

Jack, who is an immigrant from Germany, came to the US in 1997 with two suitcases, student debt, and zero knowledge on buying and selling real estate. Three years later he fell into land investing and has developed a system that has made him millions from 3,800 deals!

He has also written an Amazon #1 seller with his wife, Michelle—Forever Cash: Break the Earn-Spend Cycle, Take Charge of your Life, Build Everlasting Wealth.

Jack shares his story with us and delves into: 

  • Working with his wife
  • Why there isn't a big pool of land investors
  • His best deal
  • What he thinks the future holds for land investors

Plus, did being an immigrant give him an advantage?

Listen in for for his answer and as we dig deep into the land niche!

Tip of the Week

Mark: Go to MyOpenPath.com if you’re interested in tax delinquent investing. If you’re interested in going even deeper and going into land investing, Jack Bosch has a one stop shop for it for a few bucks for month. You can get mini courses and test-drive everything. He has 10 modules on house flipping and a 16- module tax lien course. Get forever cash!

Jack: For house investors, go to the CommunityBuyingGroup.com, they pooled power for multiple buyers and they get discounts from outlets such as Office Depot. You might be able to join for free.

Thank you for listening to the Best Passive Income Model podcast. Your support helps me to invite guests who share their knowledge that you can use to grow your business.

May 19 2016

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Raising Funds And Crowd Funding Basics With Heath Binder

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In today’s Best Passive Income Model podcast, Mark talks with Heath Binder—head of investor relations for RealtyMogul.com. Heath is a crowd  funding expert and in just two years, he has helped raise over $180,000,000!

Heath shares his journey from real estate to private wealth management, and finally to real estate crowdfunding.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • The definition of an accredited investor
  • The benefits on an online platform like Realty Mogul
  • Why choose a crowdfunding platform over your family and friends network
  • Capital raising tips

One of the most important tips, which is applicable no matter what type of business you're in, you want to have a real sense of transparency. You need to establish trust with the people who are gonna give you their business.

Also, Heath doesn't view investors who pepper him with due diligence questions as an impediment but rather as a learning process for his junior guys. 

That can also be said for land investing, whether you're a newbie or seasoned investor—we all may prefer easy, problem free due diligence, but the learning comes from the ones that make you work! Don't look at it as a hindrance, but an opportunity for growth.

There is a lot of great information about real estate crowdfunding in this episode. Plus, commendable business practices for building a creditable business!

Listen in now for all the details!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: I recommend learning more about RealtyMogul. It’s not a bad place to park your money with ROI averaging at about 9%.

Heath: I recommend Happiest Baby on the Block by a doctor named Harvey Karp. I also recommend checking out FiveThirtyEight.com for the latest news on the elections. Finally, go check out TechnologyInvestor.com.

Thank you for listening to the Best Passive Income Model podcast. Your support helps me to invite guests who share their knowledge that you can use to grow your business.

May 12 2016

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Building a Successful Blog with Leslie Samuel

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In today’s episode, Mark Podolsky, the Land Geek, talks to Leslie Samuel, former university professor and creator of becomeablogger.com and interactive biology blogs. His passion for education has led him on a mission to change the world one blog at a time. With a simple message of creating content, inspiring others, he is changing the world while building a solid online business.

When he started to do research for his biology blogs, he saw that the other biology blogs were boring and made him yawn. He remembers getting his start with 400 people until he was able to build his community to 15,000 to 20,000 people a month. In the last month alone, he was able to get 95,000 to that blog and he hasn’t even touched his blog for years! His blog gave him the chance to teach what he wanted to teach and it eventually landed him a job as a professor.

To build his blog, he says he used a combination of a number of different things. He put his videos on YouTube, the number two search engine in the world and leveraged that platform. He also said he was specific with the way he came up with titles for his videos. He says when people need information, they search and once they find content, if it’s good content, they’ll subscribe and start looking for other videos. Eventually, YouTube is going to see that and start recommending your videos as you’re searching. He also did “Strategic Outreach” where he approached other sites and bloggers in the same niche and formed alliances with them. This created a ripple effect for him. Essentially, blogging is about creating good content, putting it out there, making sure it’s written from a unique angle, and getting the right people exposed to it.

When asked what good content was, Leslie says it depends on your target audience and having an understanding of who you want to reach. It is content that helps a specific person accomplish a specific goal or overcome a specific struggle but does it in a way that resonates with that person.

When identifying your target audience, Leslie suggests that you have to know exactly who you are trying to reach. The narrower that niche is, the better and it is because if you know exactly who your audience is down to a tee and you create content that’s just for them, when the person finds you, they will know that the content you are creating is just for them. Make a list of questions that your target audience may have and start answering those questions by creating your blog post, which may consist of content, videos, or podcasts. Help your target audience accomplish their goals. Knowing and understanding the language they speak is also important.

Leslie also makes sure he has written content. He even has someone transcribe his video so that he could have written content that Google will send a ton of traffic for because it’s indexing the written content. Choosing the medium that resonates with your audience is important.

Monetizing your blog can take the form of affiliate marketing. This entails signing up with a company that has a product or service for sale, featuring the product or service on your website, and getting commissions from those sales. Then eventually, you can start creating your own products such as a course or an ebook.

Getting a person’s email address is difficult but Leslie says that once you have their email address, you can start nurturing that relationship with them. In that relationship, once people get to know you, trust you, and see you as an authority in whatever niche you’re in, they’re more likely to buy from you. Building an email list is one of the most important things to do when building an online business.

Email marketing is not dead, according to Leslie. He still thinks it’s one of the most effective way to drive sales. He says it’s more effective than social media and just about any other that we see out there. This, combined with webinars, are Leslie’s way of promoting his blog. Webinars with a good email follow-up sequence make sales go through the roof.

On getting exposure and traffic, being in all the social media networks may not be the solution. He suggests that you pick one and master it. Choosing one social media network and focusing on it is effective and that is how you can make an impact in the noisy world we live in.

When asked if Mark had the Best Passive Income Model, Leslie said it was the Best Passive Income Model for Mark.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Leslie: Read No Excuses by Brian Tracy. It doesn’t just go through the psychology and all that stuff but it also gives you actionable steps you can take. For me, the book was a game changer.

Mark: Learn more about Leslie and go to becomeablogger.com where he’s creating a ton of value.

Thank you for listening to the Best Passive Income Model podcast. Your support helps me to invite guests who share their knowledge that you can use to grow your business.

May 05 2016

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Stealth Wealth Discussions with Sam Dogen

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In today’s episode, Mark Podolsky, the Land Geek, talks to Sam
Dogen who has been writing on personal finance for 7 years. He has
an MBA for UC Berkeley, rated a 5.0 as a tennis player, a 16
handicapper in gold, and speaks three languages pretty well. He has
lived in different countries and visited roughly 40 countries as of
March 2015. He has been seen in The Wall Street Journal, The L.A.
Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Bloomberg, Kiplinger, and now, is a
guest on the Best Passive Income Model Podcast.

Sam worked in equities from 1999 to 2012, servicing
institutional fund managers that they invest in. These were mostly
mutual funds and some hedge funds. He also helped take private
companies and placed institutional investors in public companies
when they go IPO. The kind of stress Sam had to deal with working
for the industry was getting to work at 5 AM in New York and 6 AM
in San Francisco just to keep his finger on the pulse in relation
to what was going on in the markets. There was never a dull moment.
Working in the industry was fun for the first 9 years until 2008 to
2009 when it was no longer doing so well because of the housing
market collapse. There was also a lack of correlation between
performance and he had to subsidize the less well-performing peers.
Then, the dot.com bubble burst in 2000. He particularly didn’t
enjoy being considered Public Enemy No. 1 by people who didn’t pay
their mortgages as was his experience working in the industry at
that time.

He started financialsamurai.com in 2009 to help allay fears and
worries of people who experienced the crunch. Eventually, he also
wrote a book called, “How to Engineer Your Layoff: Negotiate Your
Severance and Be Free.” The book advises people never to quit but
get laid off. Getting laid off gets you a severance package and the
mandatory Warn Act Pay, a requirement by states and by larger
companies to provide one or three months worth of pay that allow
people to transition during a mass lay off. It is different from a
severance pay. Benefits to be derived from getting laid off is
being able to get a better recommendation from your peers,
unemployment benefits which is currently at 26 weeks maximum per
state, COBRA, and other things that will help you transition
into the next phase of your life.

Getting laid off if you are a star performer is a little
different. You will need to build building blocks to get the
severance negotiation by having a good relationship with your
direct boss and the HR Manager at your office. Start the
conversation, research online, and perhaps you can volunteer
yourself to save someone else. This saves your manager from having
to deal with laying other people off. Dealing with a bad manager is
difficult as well.

Sam’s book, “How to Engineer Your Layoff: Negotiate Your
Severance and Be Free” empowers the employee. We have way more
power than we realize. However, he mentions that putting stuff out
on the internet will not make you a desirable candidate to other
companies who may want to hire you and it doesn’t help the company
either. If you have someone who has been trained to replace you,
you can have a seamless transition. It’s about communicating with
the people around you. Sam speaks from experience. He was able to
get a severance package that has allowed him to take care of his
living expenses until 2017. Hearing from people who write Sam to
tell him their lives are so much better now has been the best
experience for him.

When asked about his definition of happiness, Sam equates this
with progress. His philosophy is that when your relationships at
home are progressing, you are happy. The difference between the
rich and the poor, according to Sam, is not that great.

Another concept Sam has come up with is Stealth Wealth. It is a
way you think about money and think about how you want to be
perceived by society in general. Having lived in different
countries where there’s so much poverty has helped give Sam a
different perspective. While others brag about their material
possessions, there are people who are suffering. Being stealthy
about what you own is better because you need to focus on purpose
rather than your material worth.

As a writer, Sam killed time and searched for stories by joining
Über and becoming a driver. He met many random people and noticed
the dichotomy between the wealthy and the others in San Francisco.
Hearing their stories and reading their emails and comments on his
LinkedIn account makes him happy.

Sam and Mark both agree that in this day and age, everybody
should try to leverage the internet in some way and try to make a
lifestyle they want. His comment on Mark’s Best Passive Income
Model is that he has a great passive income model and the key is if
it’s working for him, he should continue doing it. There’s a
plethora of ways to make money online but he says that Mark’s
business model sounds good to him.

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Sam: Save an amount that hurts you a little
bit. If it doesn’t hurt, you’re not saving enough. Everything
starts with a fundamental aggressive savings model for you to be
free and build those passive income streams.

To better guide parents on how to raise financially savvy
children, I advise against having them read my articles on
How
To Convince Your Parents To Buy You Everything You Want
,” and
No
Wonder Why Millennials Don’t Give A Damn About Money
.” Children
should read “Spoiled
or Clueless? Try to Work Minimum Wage Jobs
.”

Mark: Go to financialsamurai.com and read
the most commented posts on the sidebar, “How
Much Money Do The Top Income Earners Make?
” “Creating
Powerful Friends
,” “How
Much Should People Have Saved in their 401ks at Different
Ages
?” and
“The 1/10th Rule For Car Buying Everyone Must Follow
.”

Also read ,
“Scraping By On $500,000 a Year: Why It’s So Hard For High Income
Earners To Escape The Rat Race
.”

Thank you for listening to the Best Passive Income Model podcast. Your support
helps me to invite guests who share their knowledge that you can
use to grow your business.

Apr 28 2016

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