Chase, Barrett and I are guests on this week’s episode of the Smart Passive Income podcast with Pat Flynn.
Pat’s podcast is a Top 5 business podcast in iTunes, and it’s really fun to be on as a guest for the third time (I was also on back in 2011 and 2010, talking about web traffic strategies).
In today’s episode, we share everything we’ve learned about building Fizzle.co, and the ins and outs of running an online membership community in general.
People sometimes think running a membership-based site is, as Pat says, the “holy grail of passive income.” In reality, its a ton of work and there are plenty of reasons to think twice before building something with as many maintenance needs as a community like Fizzle.
Check out the full episode to find out what I mean:
SPI 147: Behind the Scenes of a Thriving and Active Membership Site — with Corbett, Chase, and Barrett from Fizzle.co »
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
The Work and The Results are two different things. You can’t say “I want to do the results.” You can only say “I’m going to do the work.” You might want to accomplish the results, but results only happen because of the work you do.
We settled in to Portland and biked all over town. Scott & Chelsea visited in Mexico.
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You start working on a new task, which requires you to do some research or look something up.