Pat Flynn (entrepreneur)

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Pat Flynn
OccupationBlogger, Author
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Notable worksLet It Go, Will It Fly?

Pat Flynn is an American entrepreneur, blogger and podcaster best known for his blog and podcast Smart Passive Income, where he conducts income experiments and shares the results.

The Smart Passive Income podcast is consistently ranked in the top 10 podcasts in iTunes's Business category.[1][2]

Pat is on the board of the non-profit Pencils of Promise[3] and is an advisor to tech startups LeadPages[4] and ConvertKit.[5]

Forbes recognized Flynn as one of the 25 Marketing Influencers to watch in 2017.[6]

Flynndustries LLC[edit]

Flynn started Flynndustries after being laid off from his architecture job in 2008.[7] He created a website to help other people in the industry pass the LEED exam.

Since, he has created various businesses under the Flynndustries LLC umbrella and uses them as case studies in both his blog and podcast

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In 2014, Flynn released the Smart Podcast Player.[8]

Flynn popularized the idea of publishing "income reports" detailing how much his businesses make every month. These quickly became the most trafficked posts on his site.

To date, Flynn's businesses have generated over $3 million in revenue.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  2. ^ "Business - Podcasts Downloads on iTunes". Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  3. ^ "Our People - Pencils of Promise". Pencils of Promise. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  4. ^ "Announcing LeadBoxes™: Our Biggest Update to LeadPages Yet". LeadPages Blog | Free Landing Page Templates. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  5. ^ "ConvertKit Monthly Report — October 2015 - ConvertKit". ConvertKit. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  6. ^ Schroeder, Jules. "25 Marketing Influencers To Watch In 2017". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  7. ^ "About". The Smart Passive Income Blog. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  8. ^ "Smart Podcast Player - A Player As Smart As Your Podcast". A Media Player That’s As Smart As Your Podcast. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  9. ^ "How Pat Flynn Made His First $3 Million In Passive Income". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-01-12.