"The Passive Income Entrepreneur: Teaching entrepreneurs how to use the Internet in creative ways to grow their business and make more money!"
Montina is the author of the frequently #1 Business & Investing International Best-Sellers YouTube Video Marketing Secrets Revealed: The Beginners Guide to Online Video Marketing and HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE: How to Grow a Passive Income in 20 Simple Steps.
Montina "Sparkwisdom" Portis began her journey in 2009 on YouTube and quickly grew her channel to thousands of subscribers and over 1 million views in a short period of time. She went on to grow a podcast to thousands of listeners and interview the likes of Pat Flynn and Eric "ET" Thomas. She leveraged the power of social media to build her first business to six figures while working full-time as an Information Security Analyst with a a Fortune 500 company. In 2013 she replaced her income and in 2014 retired. She is now a full-time entrepreneur.
Montina is a national video marketing coach and best selling author of "YouTube Video Marketing Secrets Revealed: The Beginners Guide to Online Video Marketing", "HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE: How to Grow a Passive Income in 20 Simple Steps" and "The Jump Is the Story: 30 Days to Greater Faith."
Montina is no stranger to hard work and sacrifice. Abandoned by her mother at 18 months, shipped to live with an aunt at 12 and living from house to house at 16 and living in the YWCA and later a homeless shelter in her late teens she was determined to beat the odds. She passed the test to earn her General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) and by the age of 30, had built her first home, finished her Master's degree and had already helped hundreds of individuals create a blueprint for success in their lives.
She now lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Daniel Portis , a Web Developer, and three children Lera, Dominique and Mansir. She made over six-figures in her first business while she worked full-time for the largest Information Technology company in the United States.
For years she struggled to find out if it was really possible to generate a passive income online. Then in 2014 she discovered a way and in just 10 months replaced her corporate income and this year retired from my full-time job! She is on a mission to help full and part-entrepreneurs convert their time into profits and make money online! Will you be one?
Education Credentials matter to some people...so here you go. Master's in Organizational Development 2005 - 2007 (Attended all sessions on campus.) Organizational Development Overall GPA 3.79/4.0 from University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science, Educational Studies; Social Studies and Language Arts Overall GPA 3.1/4.0 from Kent State University
Certified Business Continuity Professional
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*UPDATE* I first launched this course in January 2013 and it was my 2nd course on Udemy. In 10 short months I published nearly 2 dozen more and created a steady passive income stream. This course will help you shift your mindset and give you simple tools you can use to get started too. ~Montina
This course was designed to help people learn how to take an idea and turn it into a profit utilizing an online teaching platform. The course on how to generate passive income istaught using visual and auditory learning styles and a worksheet is included for students to refer to the materials and take notes. The course will take 1-2 hours to complete and is beneficial to anyone that has a passion or desire to teach others and make a profit from it. The Instructor contact information is included in the course materials.
I recently received a 1 star review from a student "Everything you learn in the course can be found on the Udemy website. The instructor tells you to write something down and keeps the video going for 1 minute to "buy her time"... The first 30% of the course tells you the only thing - that you can do it - teach online. I'm asking for a refund for this course ;-(" by Michaela Pacesova
My response: Thank you Michaela for enrolling in the course. The best part of Udemy is that you do get a 30 day money back guarantee This course was designed to help people learn how to take an idea and turn it into a profit utilizing an online teaching platform. Everything we can find in most paid courses and otherwise can be found simply by a Google search. The purpose of this course is not to teach a student how to use Udemy. It is how to teach the student how to create a passive income stream using an online teaching platform which I have successfully done on Udemy and You Tube. It's turning an idea into profit which some people simply are unable to do. As far as " The instructor tells you to write something down and keeps the video going for 1 minute to "buy her time" this time is reflection time because most people do have barriers and do not understand how easy it is to make a passive income stream online. Also, we spend more than 25% of the time in this course teaching an understanding of what passive income streams are. Possibly you don't need the "The first 30% of the course tells you the only thing - that you can do it - teach online. " Much of the audience that is taking this course does and belief is extremely important in our lives and foundational for our success. May God bless you and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you. ~Montina
Update from Michaela:
Dear Montina, I just found your message here - Udemy should change that notifications for messages, because they are not visible on the main page ;-) I totally understand your points and I should have read the about page more carefully. You're absolutely right. I would like to change that review for you, but I think I'm not subscribed to the course anymore, I cannot find it on my completed courses site. Do you know if there is a way I can change the review. Btw - since I enrolled in your course, I watched more than 40 courses on Udemy, and yours was really good compared to some others. I think I acted too quickly giving you 1 star review and wasn't thinking much about it. Again, I apologize for that and I will do my best to make it up to you.
Have a great day!
This was my second course on Udemy and I made dozens more after that and replaced my income in 10 months and grew dozens of additional streams of income. Udemy has over 2 million on its platform!
In this lecture we will unlearn a few things and reprogram the mind to create opportunities for passive income streams.
Udemy serves as an online platform that allows instructors to build online courses on topics of their choosing. In this video you'll find out that if you love making money, helping other people, having fun and want to know the facts how to use this platform to achieve success!
In this lecture you will find FREE video recording resources you can use to get started on a shoestring budget.
Welcome to the course! Be sure to down load the worksheets available in the extras section in Lecture 1. You can use the worksheet to record YOUR notes, ideas, tips and strategies. By taking time to design your life instead of living by default, you are going to have an amazing life!
Lot many people talk about passive income but no body really teach how to set up a platform to start with but this course having all necessary tools and details where a person can start with it and make progress gradually.I like her work for the improvement of human life.Keep it up.I am grateful for this course.
This was a great class, it is my first class with Udemy and it has convinced me I am on the right path. I can't wait to publish my first course next month - yay! Thanks Montina!
This course was very informative and all I wanted was extract juice from so many book, it set me on the track to be ACTIVE and FAITH in myself, love it, THANK YOU.
This was inspirational and had some useful information. I would have liked to have had some more practical action steps. I was also disappointed that all the web links referred to in the course are no longer valid.
She is fun and gives lots of interesting details.