Podcast

AskPat 2.0: A Weekly Coaching Call on Online Business, Blogging, Marketing, and Lifestyle Design

I’m Pat Flynn, a regular guy who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. You may know me from my other podcast, Smart Passive Income, which is consistently ranked as a #1 business podcast. I love hearing from my fans, and the opportunity to answer their questions was why I started the original AskPat podcast. After 1,000 very successful episodes, I’m making AskPat even better! AskPat 2.0 takes the AskPat template and goes deeper with a weekly coaching call between me and an entrepreneur ...more

Episodes

  • AP 1120: How Do I Grow and Sell More Product Without Overwhelming Myself (and Compromising Quality)?

    May 21 2020

    In this episode of AskPat 2.0, I talk to Sarah Murphy of Alchemilla, who's trying to grow a business and sell more product without overwhelming herself. She's come up with some amazing recipes that help people get out of pain, and she's been getting traction with one of her products, sausage tree cream. (It's a real thing!) She also accepted an invitation to do a speaking engagement, and then—bam!— her one-woman production making cream in her kitchen was suddenly overwhelmed. More time in front ...more

  • AP 1119: My Sales Are Slow. How Can I Ramp Them Up?

    May 14 2020

    In this episode of AskPat 2.0, I help Megan, a percussionist/professor/brand strategy coach for musicians, come up with ways to generate more income and help more people. She's got an e-book, she's got courses, and she's got coaching, but her email list isn't doing anything to drum up business. (See what I did there?) I give her ideas on using discovery calls and her podcast to drive growth, as well as how to use pricing and combining to grow her sales.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love...more

  • AP 1118: What's My Target Audience and How Can I Break Into That Industry?

    May 07 2020

    In this episode of AskPat 2.0, I talk with Dani from commonsenseanalytics.net. She has a specialty—a superpower, if you will—related to analytics: how to read them and use them to grow your business. She initially wanted to target small mom-and-pop shops because they obviously need some help, but it's made more sense to target larger companies with more money to spend. I help her figure out how she can break into this segment.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show an...more

  • AP 1117: I'm Worried About the Longevity of My Brand. What Should I Do?

    Apr 30 2020

    In this episode of AskPat 2.0, I talk with Betsy McNally Laouar, of betsymcnally.com. She's worried about what's going to happen to her brand when/if she can't be there in the future. Can she still control the brand and the quality of the content and continue serving her audience?If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others to listen too? All you have to do is leave a quick review and rating on iTunes (and su...more

  • AP 1116: How Do I Increase Engagement Through Email Marketing?

    Apr 23 2020

    In this episode of AskPat 2.0, I speak with Jake Lang, a serial entrepreneur who had a very similar start to mine: helping people pass some exams. He's building his brand over at theentrepreneurridealong.com and is here to talk about email marketing and making more personal connections with the people in his audience.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others to listen too? All you have to do is leave a qui...more

  • AM 0003: How Are Information Product Sales Affected During an Economic Downturn, and What Adjustments Should I Make?

    Apr 20 2020

    In this episode, I once again turn over the show to my business partner, Matt Gartland, who answers a question from Jay, who is in the health and fitness industry. Jay wants to know how the COVID-19 quarantine is going to affect his sales. How is this crisis going to affect consumers' incentive to buy, and how are consumer habits changing? Matt discusses how the health and fitness industry may be in a unique position to offer online services for people who are looking for new ways to exercise an...more

  • AM 0002: Which Business Finance Stats Are the Most Fundamental to Track During Times of Uncertainty?

    Apr 17 2020

    In this episode, I once again turn over the show to my business partner, friend, and CFO/COO of SPI Media to Matt Gartland. He answers a question from Brent, who has his own counseling business, what financial stats he should be monitoring during this time of the COVID-19 crisis. He's getting tons of business right now because so many people are seeking out counseling. And he wants to know how to manage his cash flow. Like many counselors, he doesn't have an accounting or finance background. Mat...more

  • AM 0001: How Do I Support Local Businesses as an Online Entrepreneur During This Crisis?

    Apr 15 2020

    In this very special episode, we're temporarily changing the name to AskMatt! I'm turning over the episode to Matt Gartland, who is my business partner, friend, and CFO/COO of SPI Media. Matt is hosting the show today, and for the next few episodes, to answer questions about what steps online business owners should take during this COVID-19 crisis. Today he answers a question from Tristan, who asks "How can online entrepreneurs better support local businesses during this crisis?" In addition, Ma...more

  • AP 1115: I Want To Take My Business to the Next Level. Should I Write a Book?

    Apr 09 2020

    In this episode of AskPat 2.0, I speak with Ramzi Marjaba from wethesalesengineers.com. We talk about monetizing the brand in a graceful way that serves the audience he's built. He's started writing a book, but maybe that's not the best way to go. Just what opportunities are in front of us? How do we decide whether to write a book or create some courses?If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others to listen t...more

  • AP 1114: My Podcast is Exploding. How Do I Get Podcast Sponsors?

    Apr 02 2020

    In this episode of AskPat 2.0, we're speaking with Krista Karpowich who, thanks to one of our courses, Power-Up Podcasting, started a podcast. It's taking off right now, so fast, in fact, that she quit her full time job. We discuss monetization opportunities. She asks: "How do I get podcast sponsors?" We get into some of the nitty-gritty for sure. If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others to listen too? Al...more

  • AP 1113: Should I Create a Separate Brand for My E-Commerce Clients?

    Mar 26 2020

    On this week's coaching call, I talk to a Bean Ninja. That's bean as in bean counter. A great name for a full-service bookkeeping website, right? Meryl Johnston started her business in 2015 with just $1,000 and a dream of changing the global bookkeeping game, and it's grown into something amazing. Sometimes, when we grow our businesses, we have new opportunities that come up and we aren't quite sure how to handle them or how they might even fit into the brand, or even if we should just ignore th...more

  • AP 1112: How Do I Grow My Podcast From a Hobby to a Business?

    Mar 19 2020

    Marc Ronick has a lot going on in the podcasting space, including one show that he's done with his best friend since 2012. It's called the Marc and Lowell Show, and on it, he and Lowell make you laugh at real-life things. Their stories are relatable, and they're really good at making listeners feel like they are hanging out with friends. But now he's wondering, "How do I grow my podcast from a hobby to a business?"If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping ot...more

  • AP 1111: My Business is Evolving. Should I Pivot My Current Podcast or Start a New One?

    Mar 12 2020

    AP 1111: My guest for this episode is Katie Hornor. Her podcast is targeted to beginner bloggers and she has 75 episodes behind her. But the people that Katie wants to reach in this next phase of her business are established business owners who want to create a legacy. In this episode we discuss whether or not she should pivot her current podcast to reach a new audience or start a new one.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you...more

  • AP 1110: How Do I Invite Guest Writers to Contribute to My Blog Without Diluting My Own Voice?

    Mar 05 2020

    When it's time to scale up, you might be considering opening your blog to guest posts. But today's guest asks, "How do I invite guest writers to contribute to my blog without diluting my own voice?" On this coaching call, I'm talking with Betty Boiron, a mom blogger and an entrepreneur just like you. She has done a great job of building an audience and getting keyword rankings at her site, mombrite.com, and now she wants to start delivering more to her audience. We discuss how to grow your ...more

  • AP 1109: I Have a Successful Blog, But How Do I Diversify My Income?

    Feb 27 2020

    Adam Enfroy has his act together. He's bringing a lot of relevant experience in to his space, he's already found some success on his blog, and he knows its time to expand. He's ready to diversify his income. In this episode, we discuss how he can do that. If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others to listen too? All you have to do is leave a quick review and rating on iTunes (and subscribe if you haven't al...more

  • AP 1108: How Do I Sell Authentically Without Overwhelming and Overselling To My Audience?

    Feb 20 2020

    In this episode of AskPat 2.0, I talk with Colette Kent, who teaches Ayurveda. She tells me that in the ancient days, Ayurvedic doctors would only get paid if they had no patients. How's THAT for a business model? It's making it hard for her to settle on appropriate marketing. Together, we come up with a really amazing opportunity for her to connect deeper with her audience and sell and serve at the same time.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other e...more

  • AP 1107: I Get Traffic, But Have No Connection to My Audience. What Do I Do?

    Feb 13 2020

    In this episode of AskPat, On this episode of AskPat 2.0, we're speaking with Carrie Forrest from cleaneatingkitchen.com. She's been a food blogger for 10 years and is getting 400,000 page views a month. So what's the problem? She wants to connect with her audience, and now, that's not happening. Take a listen.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others to listen too? All you have to do is leave a quick revi...more

  • AP 1106: How Do I Manage Creating New Content With My Busy Life and Schedule?

    Feb 06 2020

    In this episode of AskPat, we’re talking with Sean Kenneday, a brand new entrepreneur who wants to learn how to become more productive, especially when it comes to creating content. Should he have guests come in to post and share their tips on his blog, striyve.com? Or will this wind up making more work for him? He’s got some money to spend, so we also chat about what might be the best ways for him to spend it. Check it out!If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and ...more

  • APP 1105: How Do I Add a Subscription Model to My Online Courses?

    Jan 30 2020

    In this episode of AskPat, I chat with Nick about how he can add a subscription model to his online courses. Nick oversees the children and student ministries at his church, and also dedicates his time to helping other churches grow their leadership and their ministries. He's got a  Family Ministry Podcast and also a learning site called Ministry Boost, where he offers classes that he and a team of instructors make available on a one-off basis. He's thinking about ways to grow and support e...more

  • AP 1104: When is the Right Time to Transition from Your Full Time 9-5 Job?

    Jan 23 2020

    In this episode of AskPat, I'm talking with Jessica Rosario. She is in banking from nine to five each day. She also has two teenage daughters, started a nonprofit, is a leader in direct sales, and has a consulting business on the side. When she says that she's "completely exhausted," we totally believe her, right? Finally, we explore when is the right time to transition from your full time 9-5 job. Learn more about Jessica at JessRosario.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format...more

  • AP 1103: I'm Finding Some Success But I Need More Time! What Do I Do Next?

    Jan 16 2020

    This Where Are They Know? episode is kind of a crossover, if you will, because we originally talked to this guest on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. In Episode 311, “How to Build an Audience with Your Hobby,” we talked to Phil Lichtenberger from Scanner School. He was a Power-Up Podcasting student who had taken what he learned and used it to build a strong following in a niche topic about his passion—radio scanners. For this episode of AskPat, we explore finding more time in your business to l...more

  • AP 1102: Where Are They Now? Erin (1063)

    Jan 09 2020

    Today on AskPat, we check in with Erin from ThePetitPlanner.com. When we last spoke, on Episode 1063, she was feeling like her business had stalled out a little bit. She was trying to figure out how to bring what she offered to new audiences and new markets, and specifically, we talked about different channels she could explore. As you’ll hear, she’s done just that and seen some pretty immediate results.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepr...more

  • AP 1101: Where Are They Now? Lea Pica (1055)

    Jan 02 2020

    We usually do Where Are They Now? episodes on AskPat for the end of the year, but this year, we had so many great success stories that we decided to keep going. This week, we check back in with Lea Pica of leapica.com. What was fun about checking in with Lea is that she did follow my advice, but it turned out to be a stepping stone to help her realize what she really needed to do. What she ended up realizing was that turning her material into an online course would make her audience feel like th...more

  • AP 1100: Where Are They Now? Stacey Ogden (1057)

    Dec 26 2019

    Stacey helps teachers make more money at Side Hustle Teachers, which offers courses to get started with a business. Since we last spoke, she’s been really focusing on communicating with her audience through the Side Hustle Teachers Facebook Group and via direct emails. We also talk about how Stacey has been able to organically grow her Facebook group without spending anything on advertising.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can y...more

  • AP 1099: Where Are They Now? Kyle Chittock (1051)

    Dec 19 2019

    In this episode of AskPat, we look at how Kyle has been able to turn his business into an overnight success. Specifically, I dig into what strategies has made him successful on YouTube and how he’s been able to use them to grow his business. We also talk about how much growth is too much, and how to keep things focused on what you want to achieve and not let everything get out of control. It’s so amazing to see growth, and I hope you’re inspired by seeing someone take action and reap the benefit...more

  • AP 1098: Where Are They Now? Connie Neal (1062)

    Dec 12 2019

    In this episode, we talk about when it’s OK to put something on the backburner. You don’t want to back off of something just because you’re in an uncomfortable place and you have to do the hard work. With Connie Neal, I think it’s different. Listen closely to the way her voice lights up when she talks about Grandma Goodie. I’m really excited by this new direction and I can’t wait to check in again and see where it goes.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helpi...more

  • AP 1097: Where Are They Now? Jake Gosselin (1053)

    Dec 05 2019

    For this Where Are They Now? episode, we talk to Jake Gosselin, who runs a membership and coaching site for worship leaders at Churchfront.com. Since we last spoke, he's been able to double his membership, but now he's wondering if he needs to pivot and go in a new direction with higher-ticket personal coaching.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others to listen too? All you have to do is leave a quick rev...more

  • AP 1096: Where Are They Now? Laura Dobbins

    Nov 28 2019

    On AskPat 1096, we check back in with Laura Dobbins from Episode 1052. Since we last spoke in January, Laura has been able to more than double her monthly passive income just by changing the pricing structure of her course, Laundromats 101. We also hear about an exciting new project she has in the works, so make sure to listen to the full episode.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this sh...more

  • AP 1095: Where Are They Now? Julia Kuhn

    Nov 21 2019

    On this week's episode of AskPat, I check back in with Julia Kuhn who I first spoke with back in AskPat 1054. Since February, Julia has been able to diversify her income, increase her affiliate earnings, and she's even created a course! Plus a whole lot more has changed. Listen in! And learn more about Julia at TheTravelingTraveler.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and help...more

  • AP 1094: How Do I Pitch My Product Better?

    Nov 14 2019

    Gordon is a therapist in Tennessee who has created a course to help others manage the finances of their private practices, but when it came time to pitch his ideas, things didn't go so well. In this episode, we explore how Gordon can adjust his thinking in order to succeed. You can find him at practiceoftherapy.com and the Practice of Therapy Podcast.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of thi...more

  • AP 1093: Welcome to AskPat Live from FlynnCon1 (3 of 3)

    Nov 07 2019

    In the final AskPat Live episode from FlynnCon1, I bring on another special guest, Chris Ducker, to take your questions! We answer questions about building trust and rapport with your audience, memberships vs. courses, Instagram strategy, business naming, and so much more. Speaking of FlynnCon, FlynnCon2 tickets are available now! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and help...more

  • AP 1092: Welcome to AskPat Live from FlynnCon1 (2 of 3)

    Oct 31 2019

    In this second of three AskPat Live episodes from FlynnCon1, I bring on Chalene Johnson to take questions from FlynnCon1 attendees about how to position the problem you solve for your customers, how to balance what you share about your personal life with your business audience, and much more! We also get into Chalene's story a bit too. Speaking of FlynnCon, FlynnCon2 tickets are available now! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoy...more

  • AP 1091: Welcome to AskPat Live from FlynnCon1 (1 of 3)

    Oct 24 2019

    In this first of three AskPat Live episodes from FlynnCon1, I take questions from FlynnCon1 attendees about how to market your podcast, how to serve your audience by focusing on their biggest pain points, how to integrate Instagram stories into your business, and many more! Speaking of FlynnCon, FlynnCon2 tickets are available now! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and hel...more

  • AP 1090: How Might I Use My Recognition and Award to Grow My Audience?

    Oct 17 2019

    Kathy Walker recently received the 2019 North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year award, which is such an amazing honor. Kathy also runs a podcast called Year of APing Dangerously, which helps other assistant principals and educators at large manage the ups and downs of the school year. Kathy wants to leverage her award to help grow her brand and, most importantly, serve even more people in the education field. Listen to Kathy's podcast at YearofAPingDangerously.com.If you want to be consid...more

  • AP 1089: With No Extra Time, How Do I Increase Engagement and Grow My Business?

    Oct 10 2019

    Dr. Hussain Gandhi (aka Dr. Gandalf) helps general practitioners better understand and utilize technology for their practice and for their patients. He has a community of GPs he wants to grow, but feels like his niche is too small and doesn't have the extra time to accomplish it. In this episode of AskPat, we discover solutions for moving the needle on his business, even with very little time. You can learn more about Dr Gandalf at eGPlearning.co.uk and the eGP Learning Podblast.If you want to b...more

  • AP 1088: How Do I Know What to Create a Course About and Best Serve My Customers?

    Oct 03 2019

    Lesya runs a nutrition and weight loss blog helping moms get fit and healthy after having babies. She wants to find focus in her business, and one way we explore doing that is through an online course. I help define what the course could be, and figure out how to validate the course idea with Lesya's audience. Learn more about Lesya at EatBeFitExplore.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format o...more

  • AP 1087: How Can I Increase My Audience Engagement with a Podcast?

    Sep 26 2019

    Kara Gott Warner hosts a yarn crafting podcast called Power Purls. Kara's a maker, and she's building a community of other creatives and makers through her podcast, her website, and workshops. She's looking to reignite the passion in her business through her podcast, but wants to know how she can increase audience engagement. Learn more about Kara at KaraGottWarner.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you lov...more

  • AP 1086: How Can I Translate My In-Person Group Success Into Online Growth and Connection?

    Sep 19 2019

    Danielle West runs a business that hosts small in-person groups focused on helping partners communicate better and stay connected. But she's having difficulty translating the success she's had with small in-person groups into online growth and connection. I share some strategies for going from offline to online, scaling your online business, and more! Learn more about Danielle at IntentionalMarriages.net.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you...more

  • AP 1085: How Can I Expand My Reach and Grow My Audience for More Passive Income?

    Sep 12 2019

    Ben has a solid number of offline clients, and he wants to boost his online client numbers and grow his online reach. Right now, as Ben says, he's in the "murky middle" and wants to know a way out of it. We talk about where he wants to take his business, and how to expand his reach and grow his audience for more passive income. Learn more about Ben at FitnessPenPal.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you lov...more

  • AP 1084: How Do I Create Passive Income for My Growing Product-Based Business?

    Sep 05 2019

    Steph has a solid, and growing, product-based business. She's looking for ways she can create passive income for her business. In this episode, we explore ways she can further optimize her current product offerings, as well as scale up her business in a big way. Learn more about Steph and her hand-crafted paper products business at JoyCreativeShop.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of th...more

  • AP 1083: I Have Two Separate Platforms, But How Do I Connect Them Together?

    Aug 29 2019

    Brent has two separate platforms, a podcast and a brand, and they are a bit disconnected. In this episode of AskPat, I help Brent by figuring out how he can connect the two platforms together in a way that's easy for his customers to understand and find his brand without confusion. You can learn more about Brent and his business at MargaritaTexas.com, and his podcast at TequilaTester.com.[Disclaimer: Content relating to alcohol is mentioned in this episode, so if you're under 21, please be aware...more

  • AP 1082: I Start a Lot of Ideas, But How Do I Follow-Through and Stick to One?

    Aug 22 2019

    Jeremy is host of the podcast, The Aworkening, where he explores the new world of work. Jeremy is a self-professed "serial side hustler." He likes to start a lot of new ideas, but is having trouble with the follow-through. How can he stick to just one great new idea? We explore all of that on this episode of AskPat! You can learn more about Jeremy and his podcast at TheAworkening.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's epis...more

  • AP 1081: Where Do I Start to Build an Audience and Community Online?

    Aug 15 2019

    Mio is starting to build an audience within her mental health and wellness niche. We talk about Mio's superpowers, and how she can use those superpowers for good to build a community online for her business. Mio has an amazing offline business, but how can she take it online to grow her audience there? You can learn more about Mio at SolidWellness.org.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of th...more

  • AP 1080: How Do I Prioritize What Needs to Be Done, in My Business, and in My Life?

    Aug 08 2019

    Ryan is a hairstylist with expertise in balayage. He shares his knowledge with his audience through online courses on Masters of Balayage, as well as through live events and speaking engagements. While business is good, it's hard to figure out what to focus on and how to get things done, especially with an eight-month-old in the house. We talk through strategies to prioritize work and get help where you need it the most!If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at A...more

  • AP 1079: How Do I Deal With Imposter Syndrome, and How Do I Better Serve My Audience?

    Aug 01 2019

    Ben helps leaders become better leaders. He has a decent size email list and some products, but he's looking to jump to the next level. Ben wants to figure out how to best serve his audience, and overcome the imposter syndrome he's experiencing while growing his business. On this episode, Ben has some strategic and mental breakthroughs! You can find Ben at ThoughtfulLeader.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and...more

  • AP 1078: How Do I Build a Robust and Engaged Community That Translates to Sales Later?

    Jul 25 2019

    Katherine Maslen is a naturopath and is growing a community of people who want to shift their mindset, habits, and health for personal growth. Today, I talk with Katherine about how she can further grow her community while keeping them engaged enough to, hopefully, take action later by purchasing products, online courses, books, etc. Lots of great stuff in this episode! Learn more about Katherine's growing community at TheShiftClinic.com/group and KatherineMaslen.com.If you want to be considered...more

  • AP 1077: How Do I Best Scale My Business After Getting Started and Building a Following?

    Jul 18 2019

    Kate Nelson is doing amazing work educating people on ways to reduce plastic use in everyday life. She has an awesome start, but she wants to know how to best scale her business after getting started and building her following. On this coaching call, I show Kate how to spread her message and boost her strong business start. You can learn more about what Kate's doing at IQuitPlastics.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's e...more

  • AP 1076: How and Where Do I Focus My Time Across Multiple Interests?

    Jul 11 2019

    Bryony has a travel blog, a vegan blog, a course, and is working on a book. She has a pretty solid footing in her business, but she's struggling with how and where to focus her time across multiple interests. In this episode, I share some tips and strategies for growing and monetizing her brand while also finding the focus to grow her other interests. Learn more about Bryony at CoastingAustralia.com and VeganPossum.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at As...more

  • AP 1075: How Do My Live Workshops and Online Courses Work Together?

    Jul 04 2019

    Anne is a teacher who specializes in language development, and specifically she helps other teachers learn Spanish so that they can better communicate with students and parents. Anne wants to host live workshops and create online courses for her language education, but she's not sure how it all fits together or where the money would come from. Find out today on AskPat. Learn more about Anne at MyBilingualHeart.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat....more

  • AP 1074: What Is Superfans About and Who Is It For?

    Jun 27 2019

    On a special episode of AskPat, I answer questions about my new book, Superfans, which will be out on August 13! I explore everything from what Superfans is all about, who it's for, and why you should pre-order the book before August 13 to claim two bonuses: a free download of the audiobook and a 90-minute training call with me! To pre-order Superfans, go to YourSuperFans.com today!If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episod...more

  • AP 1073: How Do I Get My Audience to Move and Convert?

    Jun 20 2019

    Kara is a running coach who provides support for new and experienced runners and walkers to help them achieve their fitness goals. She's built a strong community, but she's having a difficult time getting her audience to take the next step. With all of this valuable content Kara has created, how does she get her audience to move and convert? Find out today on AskPat! You can find Kara at ThisRunLife.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you ...more

  • AP 1072: How Do I Progress When There's So Much to Do?

    Jun 13 2019

    Sarah is an author, a mom of four boys, a two-time cancer survivor, a mental health counselor, and so much more. She has a lot going on, to say the least, and a lot working in her favor. But how can Sarah progress when there's just so much to do, and the overwhelming feelings start taking control? Find out today on AskPat! You can learn more about Sarah at SarahFenlonFalk.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and ...more

  • AP 1071: Does It Make Sense for Me to Start a Podcast?

    Jun 06 2019

    Dr. Kathleen Perry isn't quite sure if she should start a podcast. Kathleen's business helps women over 50 reclaim their vitality and live life to the fullest. But how can she translate that into a podcast? And does a podcast make sense for her? We explore that, why she's stuck on getting a podcast started, and how a podcast can help her business in the end. Dr. Perry can be found at DrKathleenPerry.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you ...more

  • AP 1070: I'm an Expert, But How Do I Get People to Buy My Services?

    May 30 2019

    Ross was laid off recently, and is an expert in his technology field. Since then, he's been looking to start a business fueled by his expertise. But where should Ross start? And how does he get people to buy his services? By the end of this episode, Ross has a major breakthrough. Listen in! Ross can be found at Ross-Sivertsen.com and DallasDigitalSolutions.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the for...more

  • AP 1069 How Do I Scale My Business and Reach My Goals?

    May 23 2019

    Leili creates designer cat collars and harnesses for her company, Supakit. Leili has the systems in place, but she needs a little help scaling her business. How can she get more customers on her website? Today, we explore the ways Leili can scale her business and reach all of her business goals. You can find Leili at Supakit.co.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping othe...more

  • AP 1068 How Do I Monetize My Growing Audience Authentically?

    May 16 2019

    Vickie, with her wife Larissa, runs a vegetarian lifestyle blog, podcast, community, and website called Vegetarian Zen. Vickie is starting to think about monetizing her audience, after some success using Patreon. But she wants to know how to monetize her growing audience in an authentic way. We explore all of that on the latest AskPat! You can find Vickie at VegetarianZen.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and ...more

  • AP 1067: How Can I Succeed with a Business I Care About that Once Failed?

    May 09 2019

    Tiffany has gone through a ton of iterations in her business, some great wins, and some failures. Today on AskPat, she's trying to figure out how she can succeed with a business she really cares deeply about but that has already failed in the past. We can learn so much from our failures, and that's what we explore today! You can find Tiffany at KidsCookingSchool.org.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love t...more

  • AP 1066: How Do I Organize My Offerings and Make Sure They Make Sense?

    May 02 2019

    Jonathan is a sports psychologist. He just launched a beta version of a new online coaching program for athletes. Bu he wants to know how to launch it to the public, and how to organize his other offerings so they make the most sense for his audience. You can find Jonathan at JonathanLelievre.comIf you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me ...more

  • AP 1065: How Do I Choose Which Passion to Monetize?

    Apr 25 2019

    Brandon has two main passions. The first being fitness, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle. The second being video gaming. In this call, we explore how Brandon can determine which passion to follow through with and the ways he can monetize going forward.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others to listen too? All you have t...more

  • AP 1064: What Is Preventing My Success?

    Apr 18 2019

    Guy Macpherson is a trauma therapist, and his business brings together resources for trauma clinicians and therapists. Guy has all the right components for his business, he just needs help putting it together to achieve the success he wants. What is preventing his success? Find out today on AskPat! You can find Guy at TheTraumaTherapistProject.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this s...more

  • AP 1063: How Do I Break Through When My Business Plateaus?

    Apr 11 2019

    Erin is a a personal development and self-care blogger who teaches people how to use a bullet journal. Erin has experienced a lot of rapid growth, but has since stalled and is now at a plateau. I help her with some tools and strategies for breaking through her business plateau. You can find Erin at ThePetitePlanner.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepr...more

  • AP 1062: How Do I Pitch My Dream Product?

    Apr 04 2019

    Connie Neal is an educator who helps people create online courses. But she now wants to focus on her big dream. During this coaching call, Connie pitches her big dream product to me, and I give her a grade. This is one of the most fun coaching calls I've had in a long time, and I hope you enjoy it too! You can find Connie at AchieversStudio.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show...more

  • AP 1061: How Can I Get My Audience to Finally Start Taking Action with Me?

    Mar 28 2019

    Chris Hill is a chef who helps other chefs with personal development and company culture. He's been growing a loyal following, but wants his audience to take action with him. We're going to uncover an awesome strategy for doing exactly that, so stick around! You can find Chris on Facebook, Instagram, and ChrisHillOnline.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping ot...more

  • AP 1060: How Do I Grow My Small Social Media Following and Build My Brand?

    Mar 21 2019

    Cody is a new entrepreneur in the cannabis space, but he's having difficulty building a brand and monetizing the work he does online. Should he try affiliate marketing? Consulting calls? We're going to dive into a bunch of strategies for Cody today. If you want to learn more about Cody's business, you can find him on Instagram and YouTube.And hey, if you're looking to build an email list of your own, there's no one I recommend more highly than ConvertKit, a company I've worked with for the last ...more

  • AP 1059: What Is the Path to Doing Only What Sparks Joy?

    Mar 14 2019

    Dara is a well-known gender therapist who needs a little help niching down so they can create the biggest impact. How can they declutter their business life and do only what sparks the most joy? You can find Dara at DaraHoffmanFox.com and on their YouTube channel.The thought exercises we go over today are from my book, Will It Fly?, which I highly recommend to anyone looking to find direction and clarity in entrepreneurship.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form ...more

  • AP 1058: How Can I Get Customers When Culture and Language May Be a Barrier?

    Mar 07 2019

    Today I'm talking with Paul from Mind Nation—this is a very unique call because of the particular population that Mind Nation targets and the challenges that come from that. Paul's business is in the personal development space, but he and his business partner are having trouble connecting to their Japanese target audience. No matter who you're targeting with your own business, I promise you there's a lot to learn from today, so stay tuned! Find out more about Paul at MindNationJP.com.If you want...more

  • AP 1057: How Should I Organize a Launch with Various Start Dates?

    Feb 28 2019

    Today I'm talking with Stacey from Side-Hustle-Teachers.com—she helps teachers create additional income through side hustles. She has some launches and new pursuits on the horizon, so today I'm giving her strategies for knocking them out of the park, like coordinating a launch with various start dates, utilizing influencer and affiliate marketing, and more!If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format ...more

  • AP 1056: How Do We Convert More Traffic into Our Coaching Program?

    Feb 21 2019

    Zuzana and Nikki have an awesome website in the health and wellness space—ActiveVegetarian.com—but they're not converting as many coaching clients as they'd like. Listen in as I help them hone in on what's working, and the changes they can make to drive the results they're after.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others t...more

  • AP 1055: How Can I Grow My Business When I Also Have to Run It?

    Feb 14 2019

    Today I'm chatting with Lea Pica from LeaPica.com—she's a data storytelling expert who turns numbers and data into inspirational, applicable material for businesses and presentations. She wants to take her business to the next level, and today I'm going to give her—and you by proxy—a quick resource that can seriously change the entire course of your business. Let's get started! You can hear more from Lea on her podcast—The Present Beyond Measure Show—and you can find her on Twitter and other pla...more

  • AP 1054: How Do I Diversify My Affiliate Income in My Business?

    Feb 07 2019

    Julia has a site called TheTravelingTraveler.com, where she provides tips and inspiration for traveling healthcare professionals. It's an amazing niche. She has some great affiliate partners, but she wants to create some different relationships with those partners. How can she diversify her affiliate income from the site? You can definitely hear the lightbulbs going off in this one—stick around! You can also find Julia through her instagram: @TheTravelingTraveler_.In this episode I recommend rea...more

  • AP 1053: What's the Best Way to Grow and Scale with All the Options out There I Could Do?

    Jan 31 2019

    Today I'm coaching Jake Gosselin, who runs a membership site in the worship leader space—people who sing and create energy at church gatherings. He's had a good taste of success so far, but he wants to grow further. How can he grow and scale his business? What I offer Jake is probably the best piece of advice that I could give you—make sure you stick around! Jake's sites are Churchfront.com and WorshipLeaderSchool.com.In this episode I mention Session 115 of The Smart Passive Income Podcast—"900...more

  • AP 1052: Have I Made All the Money I Can in My Niche? What Else Could I Do?

    Jan 24 2019

    Laura found a super-specific niche for her business. Actually, I wouldn't recommend starting out in it, but Laura ended up becoming the go-to resource within that niche, which is laundromats! She feels that her potential income is tapped out, but today we're going to create a strategy to help her optimize and grow exponentially without adding a ton of work. There's so much growth within this episode—you can hear it in Laura's voice—so make sure you listen in. You can find Laura online at Laundro...more

  • AP 1051: How Can I Make Passive Income on Top of My Ecommerce / Product Business?

    Jan 17 2019

    I'm coaching Kyle today, who owns an ecommerce business creating parts for ebikes and custom-building his own ebikes too. Kyle's trying to figure out what his next steps are and how to maximize his time so he can make some passive income on top of what he's already doing. We dive deep today so that he can do exactly that. Check out Kyle's site at BoltonEbikes.com.The recommended resource for this episode is Kit.com, where you can create lists of gear or tech that you use in your business or hobb...more

  • AP 1050: How Do I Grow My Business as a Designer after a Failed Course Launch?

    Jan 10 2019

    Today I'm chatting with Jessica Freeman, an amazing designer who works one on one with clients, primarily service-based businesses and health and wellness professionals. She's trying to create more passive income, but so far her efforts haven't worked out as well as she'd like. How can she create more passive income and get some time back too? You can find out more about Jessica at JessCreatives.com or on Instagram and YouTube @JessCreatives.In this episode I mention my book, Will It Fly? It's a...more

  • AP 1049: My Target Audience Didn't Respond—What Do I Do?

    Jan 03 2019

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! Today I'm chatting with Pam Farley, a blogger and author whose niche is in all-natural products, healthy eating, and gardening. You can find her at BrownThumbMama.com. Pam recently created new content for a specific audience that she had surveyed, even though that audience wasn't her typical avatar. Things didn't take off, so today I'm going to help her debrief and better organize her approach going forward. Let's dive in!If you want to be considered for a coa...more

  • AP 1048: Where Are They Now? Jacques Hopkins (From AP 1032)

    Dec 27 2018

    Jacques Hopkins is back with us today, from Pianoin21Days.com. He was coached just sixteen episodes ago in Episode 1032, and it's amazing to hear how far he's come. Back then he needed help segmenting his email list; today he's going to tell us about the tool he used to make that process easy and the results he's seeing because of it, plus the new business he began in the meantime, TheOnlineCourseGuy.com!In this episode we mention RightMessage—a fantastic tool for segmenting your audience. You c...more

  • AP 1047: Where Are They Now? Sam Gavis-Hughson (From AP 1004)

    Dec 20 2018

    Sam was last on the show earlier this year in Episode 1004 of AskPat 2.0 (I accidentally said 1003 in the intro—oops!). Sam put a lot of my advice from that episode into practice, particularly related to creating and optimizing online courses and driving traffic to his content, and he's here today to tell us all about how it went. If you want to learn some tips and tricks for creating successful online courses of your own, this is a great example! Find out more about Sam at Byte-by-Byte.com or o...more

  • AP 1046: Where Are They Now? Jackie Bolen (From AP 1003)

    Dec 13 2018

    Jackie was one of the first guests here on AskPat 2.0, back in Episode 1003. Back then, Jackie was struggling to decide between pursuing her ESL (English as a Second Language)-related business or a second business focused on Amazon. She was torn between the two, and couldn't focus and grow either as a result. What happened next? That's what today is all about: Jackie's here to tell us what she decided, what happened, and the strategies she's now using to grow her business by 4x. Amazing.I'm thro...more

  • AP 1045: Where Are They Now? Ethan Clarke (From AP 1010)

    Dec 06 2018

    Ethan joined us in Episode 1010 to get advice on scaling his super-niche site—a business in the marriage proposal space called TheMarriageProposal.com. He's back this week to tell us what happened since then and how he's driving traffic and leveraging past customer relationships. Plus, he's looking for advice on new directions in his business. Let's dive in!In this episode I mention two recent episodes of The Smart Passive Income Podcast which deal specifically with the physical product process....more

  • AP 1044: Where Are They Now? Walid Azami (From AP 1022)

    Nov 29 2018

    Today I'm talking with Walid Azami, who was featured back in Episode 1022 of the show. Back then, he was struggling with the idea of selling to his audience. He's come a long way since then: He's here today to tell us what happened and to get some advice on his next steps. Find Walid on Instagram or on his website, HowtoPhotograph.net.I'm throwing my first-ever live event next year, FlynnCON1, in San Diego, July 26-28! The theme is Press Start, and I'd love to see you there at this family-friend...more

  • AP 1043: Where Are They Now? Stephen Pasquini (From AP 1014)

    Nov 22 2018

    I interviewed Stephen back in Episode 1014—he has two great websites at ThePALife.com and SmartyPANCE.com where he helps Physician's Assistants learn their trade. He was struggling with the overwhelm of the technology for his website and running the business on his own. Now he's back to tell us about how he overcame those struggles, plus what's next for his business. Let's get started!In this episode I mention ConvertKit, my number one recommendation for email list management. It makes managing ...more

  • AP 1042: Where Are They Now? Gianna Kordatzky (From AP 1001)

    Nov 15 2018

    This week I have something really special: I'm bringing back Gianna Kordatzky, who was on the very first coaching session for AskPat 2.0! When I coached Gianna (way back in Episode 1001) she was dealing with a lot of overwhelm related to systems, who does what in her business, that sort of thing. She's back this week for a follow-up: Let's find out what happened since our last call! You can learn more about Gianna's business at FamilyFunTwinCities.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching ...more

  • AP 1041: Where Are They Now? Meg Brunson (From AP 1009)

    Nov 08 2018

    We're back this week with another Where Are They Now? episode, this time featuring Meg Brunson from Episode 1009! That was recorded seven or eight months ago when Meg was having some issues related to decisions around her branding—whether to put her projects under one brand or many. This week she'll tell us what's happened since then, what she's learned, and what her plans are for the future. You can find out more about Meg at MegBrunson.com.Let me know how you feel about the new Where Are They ...more

  • AP 1040: Where Are They Now? Lisa Bunnage (From AP 1019)

    Nov 01 2018

    This is going to be the first of many Where Are They Now? episodes, where I actually bring back a guest I've coached in a past episode. It's been about six months since I talked with Lisa in Episode 1019, who had some issues with taking her coaching practice online. She helps parents deal with troubled teens, and her site's called BratBusters.com. Today we're going to see what Lisa's been up to, what pains or problems I might be able to help her with next, and what's on the horizon. Let's get st...more

  • AP 1039: As My Business Grows, How Do I Stay Connected to My Audience?

    Oct 25 2018

    This week I'm sitting down with Aleisha Maddock, who has a thriving business over at TheBrideChilla.com. Her concern now is that she doesn't want to lose touch with her audience as she grows. We always want to make sure we're there for our people, and I share a lot of my own personal experience with the challenges of growing. Side note: Aleisha is one of the funniest people I've ever had on this show, so don't miss it! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at...more

  • AP 1038: How Can I Create an Online Business When Time Management Is Difficult?

    Oct 18 2018

    Roger is a seasoned woodworker. Now that he's an empty-nester, he's getting a bit tired of the physical labor and wants to translate his expertise into an online, passive income-driven business. He's got a lot of ideas—a book and online course, for example—but business is good and his time is limited. How does he make the most of his time? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In this episode I recommend Rev. Rev is an amazing tool for fast,...more

  • AP 1037: So Many Ideas! How Do I Know If I'm Going in the Right Direction?

    Oct 11 2018

    This week's coaching call is with Michelle, who owns a counseling practice (online and offline). She has a lot of ideas, and she's not sure if she's heading in the right direction. I coach her to some amazing breakthroughs and a game plan for the future. You can find out more about Michelle at StrideWellness.org. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In this episode I mention my book, Will It Fly? It's full of great thought experiments and t...more

  • AP 1036: How Do I Manage Two Businesses, and How Can They Connect Together?

    Oct 04 2018

    Today I'm talking one on one with Jane Hamill, who has a couple brands going at once. Today we're going to figure out how they all relate and how Jane can manage and organize them. You can find Jane online at JaneHamill.com, FashionBrainAcademy.com, and her membership site, Imperfect Action. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help ...more

  • AP 1035: How Can I Create Something Online to Support My Offline Practice?

    Sep 27 2018

    I'm talking to Tarun today, who has a passion for dentistry. He's done a lot of work educating dentists around the country and wants to do more of it. He wants to turn that passion into a thriving online side-business without quitting his chair-side practice altogether. I'm going to help him find the simplest way to do that—stick around! In this episode I mention my book, Will It Fly? It's full of great thought experiments and tactics for validating your business. Find out more by clicking th...more

  • AP 1034: How Do I Create an Offer That Serves a Majority of My Audience?

    Sep 20 2018

    You're about to hear a coaching call with Melody from MelodyWilding.com. You can also visit MelodyWilding.com/mediasecrets for free training on how to get mainstream publicity. Melody's a coach and she wants to serve more of her audience by creating a wider-reaching offer. She's not quite sure how to do that, so we walk through the process and uncover exactly what she wants to do next. Let's get started! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. ...more

  • AP 1033: My Profits Are Being Eaten! How Do I Scale but Stay Profitable?

    Sep 13 2018

    This week I'm coaching Luis Diaz, who has a podcast agency in the fitness entrepreneurship space. You can find Luis on his Instagram. Like with any new business, Luis's agency is having some growing pains. As he's gained clients, it's become harder and harder to scale his revenue without scaling the cost of providing the service. He's feeling stuck. How can he scale, both in terms of growth and revenue? And as he scales, how can he better manage his team and systems so he can focus where he need...more

  • AP 1032: How Can I Segment My Audience Without Getting Overwhelmed?

    Sep 06 2018

    On the show with me today is Jacques Hopkins, who owns a very successful business called Pianoin21Days.com. He also has a successful YouTube channel. Jacques is at a point where he wants to create better sales funnels for his business, specifically through audience segmentation. This is a great idea but—as I know from experience—it can be completely overwhelming. Today we're going to talk about how to tackle segmentation step by step. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply...more

  • AP 1031: How Do I Serve Another Market in the Same Niche?

    Aug 30 2018

    Today I'm coaching Shira Karpel, who has a business helping ABA therapists (Applied Behavior Analysis), specifically ABA therapists who help children. You can find her online at HowtoABA.com and The Behavior Resource. She's thinking of branching out to start a resource for parents of children with learning disabilities as well. How does her new direction fit into her current business? How can she serve both groups? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at Ask...more

  • AP 1030: How Do I Expand outside My Local Area and Go Online?

    Aug 23 2018

    I've got Debbie Tringale on the show today, a dog training expert with a very special superpower, or "unfair advantage" as I like to call it. But her business is very location-based, and she mainly caters to local people. How can she transition her services online, gather a following, and create revenue streams for her new online business? Find out more about Debbie at MeandMyDogs.biz. In this episode I talk about idea validation, which I cover extensively in my book, Will It Fly? I also ment...more

  • AP 1029: What Should I Offer to Better Monetize My Business?

    Aug 16 2018

    Today's coaching session is with June Bolneo, Founder of The Digital Workforce, a company that teaches people how to shift from the traditional nine to five to remote, online careers. She wants to better monetize, get some more time back, and go full-time with her business. Today I'm going to help her create some positive momentum! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show, and ...more

  • AP 1028: As a Side-Wantrepreneur, Where and How Should I Start?

    Aug 09 2018

    Today's guest is Jake Nelson. He works a full-time job as a project manager, but he wants to start something new. He has a lot of passions, he just doesn't know where to start or what to do. This is an awesome episode, especially if you're just starting out in online business. Through the call, we identify key strategies for validating your business ideas and creating blueprints for getting them off the ground. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.co...more

  • AP 1027: I'm at My "Client Limit" - How Do I Go Solo to Agency?

    Aug 02 2018

    The issue with a service-based business is that you can only scale so big before you either burn out or stop delivering quality work, and that's what's happening with today's guest, Julienne DesJardins. She's reaching her client limit but knows she can help a lot more people, so she's expanded her business to include a team. The problem that she's running into is that people don't want the team—they want her. How can she keep her brand running under her name but with a team behind it? And how sh...more

  • AP 1026: How Can I Monetize My Hobby Website? Can It Make Money?

    Jul 26 2018

    Emory is my guest on the show today. He has a hobby website called ByLand.co. He's a backpacker who once hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, and so his website is in the backpacking niche. He also runs a podcast called The By Land Podcast. I'm going to coach Emory so he can monetize that site, go full-time with his business, and help more people backpack better. Stick around! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In this episode I mention how eff...more

  • AP 1025: Should I Hire a Coach or Get into a Mastermind Group?

    Jul 19 2018

    This week's coaching call is with Melanie Bledsoe. She's a CPA and the owner of Bledsoe Consulting Services, providing bookkeeping and tax services for small business owners. She wants to move to full-time work with her business, but she wants to make sure she doesn't miss anything along the way. Should she hire a coach or join a mastermind group, and are either choices the best use of her money and time? You can find Melanie online at BledsoeConsultingServices.com or on Instagram @BledsoeConsul...more

  • AP 1024: Where Do I Focus the Growth of My Business?

    Jul 12 2018

    Today I'm coaching Adam, one of two Founders of SEO Brothers (you guessed it, they're brothers). Adam wants to grow his company, but needs some guidance so he can put his energy in the right direction and not be kicking himself later (I've been there). We'll work through a few exercises to help him brainstorm his next steps—you can play along too, so stick around! You can find Adam's business online at SEOBrothers.co. If you like the thought experiments we go through in this episode, the firs...more

  • AP 1023: What Lead Magnet Should I Create for My New Business?

    Jul 05 2018

    Today's guest is Amanda Brown, a UK entrepreneur who's in the midst of writing a book with her two daughters about working from home. She wants to grow her email list, but she's not sure what lead magnet she should use. We'll talk her through it so she doesn't overextend herself, so that she can create the most effective, robust lead magnet possible. You can find Amanda on the web at Homepreneur.co. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In t...more

  • AP 1022: How Do I Sell but Still Help People for Free?

    Jun 28 2018

    This week I'm coaching Walid Azami, a successful photographer who wants to get out there and help others do the same. He wants to monetize his business through ebooks, courses, and coaching, while also building his following and staying conscious of his followers who might not have a lot of money. How should he proceed? Check out Walid on Instagram and at WalidAzami.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I haven't asked for this in a whi...more

  • AP 1021: How Do I Stay Organized with Multiple Websites and Courses?

    Jun 21 2018

    On today's show I'm coaching Guy Hauptman, a science teacher who has built several different online courses on several different websites and hosting accounts. He needs help managing all of them before he burns out, so I'm giving him strategies to streamline his business, as well as some advice and mindsets for outsourcing help. You can find Guy's sites at ChemVideoTutor.com, BioVideoTutor.com, PhysicsVideoTutor.com, AlgebraVideoTutor.com, and GeometryVideoTutor.com. In this episode I recomme...more

  • AP 1020: How Do I Stop the FOMO and Start Making Money?

    Jun 14 2018

    Anand is struggling with a little bit of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)—I think a lot of us can relate! He's had an amazing weight transformation in his life—losing 125 pounds and maintaining his weight loss over six years—and wants to share it with the world, but his FOMO is distracting him. Today I'm going to help him find focus, monetize his business, and defeat FOMO so he can get out there and serve others. You can check out Anand's site at UnderdogStrength.com. If you want to be considered f...more

  • AP 1019: How Do I Go from Coaching to Generating Passive Income?

    Jun 07 2018

    On this episode I'm coaching Lisa, who is herself a coach—a parenting coach. Her website is BratBusters.com. She helps parents understand how to discipline children while still having fun and keeping those relationships strong. She's having trouble converting her one-on-one coaching to passive income, like an online course, and finessing the messaging of her brand. I'm going to walk her through that process today. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskP...more

  • AP 1018: Why Didn't Our First Launch Go Well?

    May 31 2018

    On this episode of AskPat, we're talking to two people—Michael Allen and his partner Ri'keam Kenebrew, of 2023 Vision—a business with a YouTube channel that helps people create music videos. Recently, they validated and launched an online course . . . but it didn't go so well. How can they make their next launch more successful? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management softwa...more

  • AP 1017: How Do I Make an Extra $200-$400 Per Week?

    May 24 2018

    Today's guest is Darlene Smith, a hairstylist who's great at selling but doesn't know what to sell. She recently got involved in the promotions field and loves it. But she's been working seventy-hour weeks for a while now, and wants to find ways to create passive revenue streams. Her initial goal is small: Make an extra $200-$400 per week. How can she get there? Today I'm going to coach her to a major breakthrough, so stick around. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply vi...more

  • AP 1016: How Do I Double the Revenue on My Blogs?

    May 17 2018

    Today's guest is Tom Drake, from MapleMoney.com, RetireHappy.ca and TomDrake.net: a financial blogger who I've known through the years from FinCon—the financial media conference. Tom has been running his online business for nine years now and he's looking to take it to the next level: His goal this year is to double his revenue. He wants to monetize better, reduce expenses, and get to a point where he can quit his day job comfortably. What advice and strategies can I offer him? If you want to...more

  • AP 1015: Which Niche Business Should I Focus On?

    May 10 2018

    Today’s guest is Sherree Murray. She's going through something that a lot of entrepreneurs go through, which is figuring out which business to focus on. Which one will serve the most people? Where should she focus? What are her long-term goals? We're going to work through that today and make sure there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I think a lot of you can relate. Sherree's sites are RemarkableSpaces.com and WellPlannedMove.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply...more

  • AP 1014: How Do I Upgrade My Site and Serve My Audience Better?

    May 03 2018

    Today’s guest is Stephen Pasquini. He has two websites in the growing Physician’s Assistant (PA) niche: ThePALife.com and SmartyPance.com. He’s been growing his business for a while now and it’s doing well, but he thinks it could improve. How can he serve his audience better? He’s also having trouble on the tech side with his website. Should he outsource help? And should he go all-in with his online business? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.co...more

  • AP 1013: How Do I Grow My Membership Site Faster?

    Apr 26 2018

    Today I’m talking to Steve, a statistcs teacher and basketball coach who’s building an online membership site for his website: TeachHoops.com. This isn’t Steve’s first time on the show; he was actually featured in Episode 964. His membership site is growing steadily, but he wants that growth to accelerate. How can he grow his business faster? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I am loving this new format, and it would be so grateful to ha...more

  • AP 1012: How Can I Make Online Teaching More Passive?

    Apr 19 2018

    Today’s guest is Alexi Hoeft, a Calculus teacher and tutor who does both of those things mostly online! Her website is INeedtoPassCalculus.com. She’s juggling a lot of things—content, podcasting, YouTube, an online course. How can she keep all of those balls in the air, and should she? I know lots of us are in that camp of trying to do a lot of things at once. But if we’re not careful we end up with a kind of Frankenstein business. How to we manage and plan it, and what’s best? If you want to...more

  • AP 1011: How Can I Use Superfans to Grow My Online Business?

    Apr 12 2018

    Today I’m coaching Rodney Holder, a music business coach. He used to play drums all around the world, creating records and playing with his idols. Now he’s building the lifestyle he wants through music! We’re going to be talking about all kinds of things—online course scarcity, affiliate percentages, membership sites, price points, and how to build superfans. It’s a loaded conversation and we cover a lot of ground, so enjoy! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the f...more

  • AP 1010: How Do I Grow and Scale a Super Niche Site?

    Apr 05 2018

    Today’s coaching session is with Ethan Clarke, who has a niche website called TheMarriageProposal.com. Ethan’s website teaches men how to plan an awesome marriage proposal, all written from a guy’s perspective. The website mainly generates revenue from ads and affiliate links. Ethan wants to branch out into ebooks eventually, but right now he’s focusing on his client/vendor relationships. He currently has relationships with photographers for proposals, engagements, weddings, etc, who then guest ...more

  • AP 1009: Should All of My Projects Be Under One Website, or Many?

    Mar 29 2018

    Today we’re having a chat with Meg Brunson who’s doing a number of things with online business. We’re going to talk about balancing and branding them, and how they all fit together (or don’t). Meg is launching a podcast called Familypreneur, which covers the topics of parenting, entrepreneurship, and raising entrepreneurial kids. But she’s not sure at which point her side ventures merit their own websites, social media channels, etc. What fits under her personal brand and what deserves its own s...more

  • AP 1008: How Do I Stay Relevant in My Niche?

    Mar 22 2018

    Nicole needs a little help. She’s an amazing photographer, but she’s worried that her competition is getting ahead of her because of their age advantage. She wants to make sure that her audience grows with her, and that she’s attracting an audience outside of her age group. I’m going to talk this through with her today—a lot of it’s mindset, but a lot of it is specific strategies that she could implement, and some future-proofing for her brand. Find Nicole online at Nicolesy.com. If you want ...more

  • AP 1007: How Can I Find More Accountability and Focus?

    Mar 15 2018

    Today’s coaching call is something I think you’ll relate to. David McBride is calling in from Northern Ireland, and he’s having a hard time focusing on one thing. Bright Lights Syndrome, Squirrel Syndrome—call it what you like, we’ve all been there. David is just starting out too, so if you’ve gone through the process of getting your business running, you know how hard this is. Let’s get started! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I am lo...more

  • AP 1006: Book or Speaking - Which Comes First?

    Mar 08 2018

    Today’s coaching call is with Stacy. She wants to go on speaking tour and she wants to write a book: Which should she do first? Her second question: Before either of those things, what type of editor should she choose to help her finish her book? Check out Stacy online at StacyBrookman.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to...more

  • AP 1005: How Do I Double My Email List and Sell Without Selling Out?

    Mar 01 2018

    Today’s coaching call is with Brian Matiash of Matiash.com, a photographer who sells a number of products and podcasts at well. He has two main questions. How can he double the size of his email list, and how can he sell without selling out? In this episode I mention a few tools to help with giveaways: KingSumo (for Wordpress) and Gleam.io. Check them out! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the b...more

  • AP 1004: How Can I Grow My Audience When I've Done All I Can?

    Feb 22 2018

    I’m talking to Sam today, from Byte-by-Byte.com. He helps software engineers interview for jobs (like Google, Facebook, etc). He’s testing his new course right now, and he’s a little burnt out. He’s doing pretty much everything himself and wants to focus on building his audience next. He feels like the best thing he can do to improve is to grow his audience, but he feels like he’s hit a barrier and is trying to figure out where to go next. How can he grow his audience to the next level? Check ou...more

  • AP 1003: What One Thing Should I Focus On?

    Feb 15 2018

    Today’s coaching call is with Jackie Bolen, who needs to make a big decision but doesn’t quite know how. Jackie is a blogger and writer who teaches ESL (English as a Second Language). She was an ESL teacher in South Korea for ten years, started blogging, and fell into the online business world. Now back in Canada, she’s quit her job and is focusing full-time on her online business. With thirty books, three websites, and several Amazon affiliate sites, she feels she needs to pick one thing and fo...more

  • AP 1002: How Much Should I Reinvest in My Business?

    Feb 08 2018

    Today’s coaching call is with Cathy, a full-time professor and mom of three. She helps academic women—specifically moms—write and publish more. She makes most of her money via coaching and online courses. She’s had a great first year, but is wondering how much she should reinvest in her business. What should she be spending it on, business-wise? Check out Cathy’s site at CathyMazak.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor ...more

  • AP 1001: How Do I Streamline My Business so I'm Not Overwhelmed?

    Feb 01 2018

    Welcome to the first episode of AskPat 2.0! To recap, in case you missed Episode 1000, going forward the episodes of AskPat will be much more than a single answer to a single question. Instead they’ll be a live, one on one coaching session! Through this process, you’re going to learn so much more in terms of how to discover the problems in your own business so you can tackle them head on. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s coachin...more

  • AP 1000: What’s Next for AskPat?

    Nov 20 2017

    Today is a very special episode, and an important announcement! Since February of 2014, I’ve been answering questions five days a week here on AskPat. It’s been an amazing journey—999 questions answered and 4,000 questions submitted from listeners. To everyone who’s been listening and asking questions, thank you! Recently, I’ve noticed that I’ve been wanting more. I’ve been wanting to ask questions back, to have real conversations with the people asking questions. I want to get at the roo...more

  • AP 0999: Should I Go Full-Time with My Online Business?

    Nov 17 2017

    Jackie has a question today about personal growth. She’s making enough money online that she could pay her bills, so she’s considering going full-time with her online business. What advice do I have for her? Jackie’s website is http://jackiebolen.com. Do you have a question about personal growth? Record it at http://askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free down...more

  • AP 0998: Should I Periodically Offer New Freebies to My Audience?

    Nov 16 2017

    Today’s question comes from Cookie, who has a podcast called Weight Loss Made Real. She has three short questions. Should she periodically offer new freebies to her audience? How often should she mention her free book on her podcast; on every episode? Does it make sense to use Facebook ads to lead people to the podcast? Check out Cookie's podcast at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/category/podcast/. Do you have a question about audience engagement? Record it at http://askpat.com/. Today...more

  • AP 0997: How Do I Sell Original Products on Amazon?

    Nov 15 2017

    Today’s question comes from Chris. He has some physical, original products, like teeshirts, that he’d like to sell on Amazon. Should he still use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)? How does he market those products? What thoughts and advice do I have? In this episode I recommend checking out Benny Hsu’s website, http://getbusylivingblog.com/, where he talks about selling teeshirts in a similar manner. Benny uses https://teespring.com. You could also check out http://www.onlinesellingexperiment.c...more

  • AP 0996: Is Reviewing Restaurants Monetizable?

    Nov 14 2017

    Today’s question comes from Razwan. He’s been reviewing Halal-certified restaurants on Instagram; is reviewing restaurants monetizable? Do you have a question about monetization? Record it at http://askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering the promo code "AskPat".

  • AP 0995: How Can I Improve My Email Open Rate?

    Nov 13 2017

    Today’s question comes from Emilio. How can he improve the open rate for his email marketing? In this episode, I recommend https://glockapps.com/, a great tool for testing emails before you send them. Do you have a question about email marketing? Record it at http://askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0994: What Tips Do You Have for Setting up a Mastermind Group?

    Nov 10 2017

    Today’s question comes from Troy, who has some questions about mastermind groups. What should he consider when setting up his mastermind, what should he talk about in his first meeting, what tools do I use, and what suggestions do I have for paid masterminds? Troy’s website is http://troydelaney.com/. In this episode I mention a presentation I gave at Social Media Marketing World, specifically about mastermind groups, in 2015: http://bit.ly/2i1qi3T. Search for "mastermind groups," on SmartPas...more

  • AP 0993: Should I Publish Podcast Segments Individually?

    Nov 09 2017

    Jason has a question about podcasting: Should he publish segments as separate episodes or as one long episode? Starting at Episode 900 and leading up to (and including) Episode 1000, I’ve been leaving clues to a puzzle. Next week I’m giving away $1,000 to a random person who solves it, every day! You can also get multiple entries for sharing the podcast. To enter into the drawing go to AskPat.com/solve. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://askpat.com/. Today's sp...more

  • AP 0992: How Can I Bootstrap More Traffic to my Website?

    Nov 08 2017

    Today’s question comes from James: How he can get more traction on his site in a bootstrapping kind of way? James’ website is http://lasercutterfaq.com. Starting at Episode 900 and leading up to (and including) Episode 1000, I’ve been leaving clues to a puzzle. Next week I’m giving away $1,000 to a random person who solves it, every day! You can also get multiple entries for sharing the podcast. To enter into the drawing go to AskPat.com/solve. In this episode I mention my new course, Powe...more

  • AP 0991: Should I Package My Courses as Separate Modules?

    Nov 07 2017

    Darcie has a question about online courses. Should she bundle her courses together or package them as separate modules? Darcie’s website is https://ergonomicshelp.com/. Starting at Episode 900 and leading up to (and including) Episode 1000, I’ve been leaving clues to a puzzle. Next week I’m giving away $1,000 to a random person who solves it, every day! You can also get multiple entries for sharing the podcast. To enter into the drawing go to AskPat.com/solve. Do you have a question about ...more

  • AP 0990: Should I Put Multiple Podcast Formats in the Same Feed?

    Nov 06 2017

    Today’s question comes from Juan. He has a podcast, but wants to try different formats of podcasts. Should he put the new podcasts in the same feed? Juan’s website is http://disruptivo.tv. Starting at Episode 900 and leading up to (and including) Episode 1000, I’ve been leaving clues to a puzzle. Next week I’m giving away $1,000 to a random person who solves it, every day! You can also get multiple entries for sharing the podcast. To enter into the drawing go to AskPat.com/solve. Do you h...more

  • AP 0989: How Do I Drive More Traffic to My Site?

    Nov 03 2017

    Today’s question comes from Dominick, who asks: How do I drive more traffic to my website? Dominick's website is http://PeaceofMindFinances.com. In this episode I recommend a blog post on SPI: How to Launch a Brand New Website (With a Bang!)—https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/how-to-launch-a-brand-new-website/. Do you have a question about traffic-building? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over ...more

  • AP 0988: How Do I Put Everything I’m Learning Together?

    Nov 02 2017

    Alana has a question about starting out. She’s building a website and looking for new clients—how does she put everything she’s learning together, and what suggestions do I have for her? In this episode I mention my new, free five-day challenge and course: Build Your Own Brand. In this course I walk you through the process of creating a foundational website. Check it out today at https://smartpassiveincome.com/byob. I recommend checking out https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/convertkit, an...more

  • AP 0987: Can I Convince People to Have a Mentor If I Don't Have One?

    Nov 01 2017

    Today’s question comes from Borja, who asks if it's hypocritical to encourage people to have a mentor even if he doesn’t have one? If someone wants to hire a mentor, does the mentor need to be more successful than them? Borja’s site is https://borjagiron.com. Do you have a question about mentorship? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a fr...more

  • AP 0986: What is a Good Members-Only WordPress Plugin?

    Oct 31 2017

    Today’s question comes from Paul, who asks if I know any good members-only WordPress plugins. Also, what are some added-value items he can give to his community? Paul’s website is https://www.recoveryelevator.com/. In this episode I mention my book, Will It Fly?, which is all about idea validation and testing your next business idea. Check it out at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/will-it-fly/. I also mention a few WordPress plugins in this episode: https://zippycourses.com and https://...more

  • AP 0985: Can I Get My Relaunched Podcast into New and Noteworthy?

    Oct 30 2017

    Today, Amy has a question about podcasting. She’s about to relaunch her podcast—is there a way to get into the New and Noteworthy section on iTunes when she does? Amy’s website is http://makermama.com/. In this episode, I mention my new course, Power-Up Podcasting. It will take you from no podcast to a vibrant, thriving podcast in just weeks. You can sign up for the waitlist at http://poweruppodcasting.com. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Th...more

  • AP 0984: Should I Start Out with a Podcast?

    Oct 27 2017

    Gayle has a question about podcasting. Should she start that way to connect with her audience, even if she’s just starting out? Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. If you’re looking to go deeper into podcasting, I can show you how to start a great show from the ground up before the end of the year. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to sign up for the waitlist.

  • AP 0983: How Do I Get Reviews for My Podcast?

    Oct 26 2017

    Today’s question comes from Yukari. She’s trying to get some reviews for her podcast, but has been unsuccessful so far. How can she encourage her audience to leave some reviews? Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. In this episode I recommend checking out https://mypodcastreviews.com/, a tool for collating all of your podcast’s reviews into one place. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 50...more

  • AP 0982: How Do I Know When I’m Ready to Quit My Job?

    Oct 25 2017

    Monica has a big question today: How does she know when she’s ready to quit her job? Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0981: How Do I Present My New Niche to My Audience?

    Oct 24 2017

    Today’s question comes from Charvee. Her niche is shifting and she’s concerned that if she begins to market her website with a new focus area, it will discourage or confuse her audience. What should she do? In this episode, I recommend checking out https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/convertkit, an amazing tool for building an email list. [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for ConvertKit.] I also highly recommend checking out Episode 205 of the Smart Passive Incom...more

  • AP 0980: How Far in Advance Do You Schedule Social Media Posts?

    Oct 23 2017

    Today’s question comes from Jeff, who asks: How far in advance should I schedule my social media posts? Jeff's website is http://newmiddleclassdad.com. In this episode I mention CoSchedule—http://askpat.com/coschedule—the tool my team and I use for scheduling social media and blog posts. It’s a great tool for editorial planning; check it out! [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] Do you have a question about content strategy? Record i...more

  • AP 0979: What Fresh Ideas for Marketing Your Courses Do You Have?

    Oct 20 2017

    Today’s question comes from Tsh, who asks if I have any ideas for marketing courses or enrollment sites, especially when they have short enrollment windows. What outside-the-box ideas do I have on this subject? Find Tsh online at http://theartofsimple.net/. Do you have a question about online courses? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a ...more

  • AP 0978: When Should I Spend Money on a Tool or Service?

    Oct 19 2017

    Russ has a question about starting his online business. He tends to find a lot of free or open-source tools, rather than spending money where he doesn’t have to. At what point is it best to spend money on a tool, rather than finding a cost-free solution? Russ' site is http://russkahle.com. Do you have a question about starting an online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did Yo...more

  • AP 0977: Do You Write Posts Based on Your Podcasts or Vice Versa?

    Oct 18 2017

    Today’s question comes from Walter and Francis. Do I write my blog posts based on podcast episodes, or vice versa? Find Walter and Francis online at https://activerecall.co/. If you want to go deeper in your own podcasting journey, check out my course, Power-Up Podcasting. You can sign up for the waitlist at http://poweruppodcasting.com. Do you have a question about content strategy? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/ask...more

  • AP 0976: How Do I Differentiate Myself from My Competitors?

    Oct 17 2017

    Ros has a question about his online business. He is a multimedia advisor, but sometimes feels overwhelmed by the competition. How can he differentiate himself from his competitors? Ros’ website is https://www.mpresta.com/. Do you have a question about business competition? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off th...more

  • AP 0975: What's Your Advice to Someone Building Their First Website?

    Oct 16 2017

    Today’s question comes from Ali. She’s building her first website and needs some advice. How long does it take to get a website up and running? How should she pace herself? Ali’s site (still in the works!) is TeacherTransition.com. In this episode I mention my new, free five-day challenge and course: Build Your Own Brand. In this course I walk you through the process of creating a foundational website. It opens today, and if you enter in the next week you can win a MacBook Pro, and you’ll be ...more

  • AP 0974: How Can I Give Value to My Affiliates Without Being Biased?

    Oct 13 2017

    Today’s question comes from Aaron, whose site is https://pickakit.com. How can he provide value to his site’s affiliates without being biased in his recommendations? Do you have a question about affiliate marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askp...more

  • AP 0973: How Do I Generate Leads in a Saturated Market?

    Oct 12 2017

    Today’s question comes from Amir. How can he create leads in a market where there is a lot of competition and lots of free content? Do you have a question about online content? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering the promo code "AskPat".

  • AP 0972: How Do I Talk About My Competition?

    Oct 11 2017

    Adam has a question about competition. How should he handle it? What’s the best way to talk about competition in a positive light? Adam’s website is https://acepodcasts.com/. Do you have a question about competition? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0971: How Can I Start an Online Fund to Help Rescue Animals?

    Oct 10 2017

    Today’s question comes from Joey. How can he start an online fund for his wife’s veterinary clinic? Two crowdfunding platforms I recommend for philanthropy are https://indiegogo.com and https://gofundme.com. Do you have a question about philanthropy or fundraising? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0970: How Do I Share My Progress without Others Copying Me?

    Oct 09 2017

    Tina has a question about online marketing: How does she share her progress without having other people copy her? Do you have a question about online marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0969: Should I Get off Twitter If It Doesn't Result in Traffic?

    Oct 06 2017

    Today’s question is from Jeff, whose site is https://newmiddleclassdad.com. He’s noticed that Twitter brings his website the least amount of traffic; should he curtail his activity on Twitter? Do you have a question about social media? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0968: How Do I Enter the Personal Development Niche?

    Oct 05 2017

    Ron has a question about starting out. He wants to enter the personal development niche: How would I advise him to get started? Do you have a question about niche websites? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering the promo code "AskPat".

  • AP 0967: What Tools Do You Use to Organize Your Team?

    Oct 04 2017

    Emanuel has a growing team for his business, Italy Made Easy, and he’s having some growing pains. How should he organize his growing team and how many tools do I personally use in my business? Find Emanuel online at https://www.italymadeeasy.com/. Do you have a question about team management? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. In this episode I mention several tools that I and my team use for project management. https://coschedule.com for content creation and management; https://trello....more

  • AP 0966: How Do I Start Online Courses or a Coaching Business?

    Oct 03 2017

    Today’s question comes from JT. He owns a handyman business in Colorado and is looking for guidance as far as doing coaching and/or creating an online course. What advice can I give him? Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. In this episode I mention my book, Will It Fly? In it, you'll learn how to test your business ideas so that you don't waste your time and money. Check it out at http://smartpassiveincome.com/will-it-fly/ My course, Smart ...more

  • AP 0965: How Do You Measure the Impact of Giving Away T-shirts?

    Oct 02 2017

    Today’s question comes from Borja: How do I measure the impact of giving away t-shirts or selling them online? Find Borja’s podcast online at https://www.borjagiron.com/podcast/. In this episode I mention my Serve First t-shirt, which I sell for Pencils of Promise (https://pencilsofpromise.org/), a charity I'm an advisor for. Check out the t-shirt at https://servefirst.io/. Do you have a question about audience engagement? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for ...more

  • AP 0964: How Do I Grow My Business Faster?

    Sep 29 2017

    Today’s question comes from Steve. He has a website for basketball coaches, but so far it has grown in steps. How can he establish a curve of growth for his business? Steve’s website is http://www.teachhoops.com. Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0963: How Do I Increase My Podcast Download Numbers?

    Sep 28 2017

    Mar is a meditation teacher in Mexico City. She has a podcast; how can she increase the amount of downloads her podcast receives? You can find Mar’s podcast online at http://www.mardelcerro.com/medita-podcast/. In this episode I suggest trying http://wavve.co, a cool way to turn your audio into videos for social media. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from ov...more

  • AP 0962: How Many Episodes Should I Have Before I Launch My Podcast?

    Sep 27 2017

    Today’s question comes from Jonathan who has a question about podcasting. How many podcast episodes should he have cued up before he launches his podcast? Jonathan’s website is http://jonathangaby.com. If you want to go deeper into podcast strategy, check out my course, Power-Up Podcasting. You can sign up for the waitlist at http://poweruppodcasting.com. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbo...more

  • AP 0961: How Do I Choose an Idea and Go Forward with It?

    Sep 26 2017

    Today’s question comes from Luis, who has a question about idea validation. He has a lot of ideas for startup businesses, but doesn’t know which one to pick. How can he get past the discomfort and and make a decision? If you’re looking for a great way to validate your business ideas with proven methods, sign up for the waitlist for my course, Smart From Scratch. Go to http://smartfromscratch.com/. Do you have a question about idea validation? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0960: What’s the Advantage of a Standalone vs. a Redirect Page?

    Sep 25 2017

    Chris has a question about websites. He asks: What is the advantage to having a page hosted as a standalone website as opposed to a redirect within your own website? Chris’ website is http://safetydawg.com. Do you have a question about websites? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0959: Should I Create a Podcast, YouTube Channel, or Both?

    Sep 22 2017

    Today’s question comes from Paul, who has a question about podcasting. Should he do a podcast and a YouTube channel? One or both? Paul’s website is http://DigitalIntervention.com. If you want to go deeper into launching a podcast, check out my course, Power-Up Podcasting. You can sign up for the waitlist at http://poweruppodcasting.com. Do you have a question about content strategy? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crow...more

  • AP 0958: How Do I Make More Course Sales?

    Sep 21 2017

    Today’s question comes from Corey, who runs a site called http://classroomtechmadesimple.com. He’s created an self-hosted course on his site for his customers, but he’s having problems selling the course. How can he make more course sales? Do you have a question about online courses? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0957: How Can I Leverage My Research for My Audience?

    Sep 20 2017

    Today’s question comes from David, who has a question about content. What steps should he take to leverage the research that’s he’s produced while in school, to help address his readers’ needs? David’s site is http://thetwleader.com/. Do you have a question about content? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off the...more

  • AP 0956: How Do I Interlink My Articles with Each Other?

    Sep 19 2017

    Today’s question comes from Chris, in Germany. He wants to know how to interlink his articles with each other on his niche site. Should they open in the same window or a new one? Do you have a question about websites? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0955: What's the Initial Cost of Live Streaming Equipment/Fees?

    Sep 18 2017

    Today’s question comes from Diego, who has a question about live streaming. What are the initial equipment investments and monthly fees, and how can he multicast to more than one platform? Diego's site is http://diegodavila.com. In this episode I mention two mics that will help you level-up your livestreaming: The Rode Smartlav microphone (http://www.rode.com/microphones/smartlav), and also the iRig Mic Lav (https://bhpho.to/2glJBUH). Do you have a question about live streaming? Record ...more

  • AP 0954: How Do I Keep My Book Launch from Overshadowing My Courses?

    Sep 15 2017

    Today’s question comes from Mo, who’s launching a book. How can he keep his book launch from interfering with his companion courses, which will be launching at the same time? You can find Mo’s site at https://intentionalbeings.com/. Do you have a question about online courses? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0953: Should I Create a Video Version of My Podcast?

    Sep 14 2017

    Today’s question comes from Sha. Should she create a video version of her podcast and upload it to YouTube? Sha’s website is https://seminarphilippines.com/. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering th...more

  • AP 0952: Why Do You Use a Commission System for Your Kids’ Chores?

    Sep 13 2017

    Today’s question comes from Max who asks, what is the commission system I use with my kids for chores? Find Max online at http://themodernyou.com/. In this episode I recommend Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze, a great book about raising your kids to be financially successful. https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Money-Kids-Raising-Generation/dp/1937077632 Do you have a question about home-based business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: ...more

  • AP 0951: How Do I Connect with Leaders in My Niche?

    Sep 12 2017

    James has a question about niche marketing. He’s identified leaders in his niche but doesn’t know what to say when he reaches out to them. Where does he start? James' website is http://godspeeddevelopment.com. Do you have a question about niche marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0950: What’s the Difference between Libsyn and Soundcloud?

    Sep 11 2017

    Today, Wan has a question about podcast hosting: What is the difference between Libsyn and SoundCloud? Find Libsyn at http://libsyn.com and Soundcloud at http://soundcloud.com. I also talk about another podcast host, Buzzsprout, which is at http://buzzsprout.com. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more infor...more

  • AP 0949: How Do I Evaluate Email Success with ConvertKit?

    Sep 08 2017

    Today, Darcy has a question about email marketing. How can she use ConvertKit to measure how her emails are doing? Darcy’s website is https://redcaperevolution.com/. Do you have a question about email marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat an...more

  • AP 0948: How Do I Produce Podcast Transcripts?

    Sep 07 2017

    Brad has a question about podcasting. Should he create transcripts, what are the benefits, and how would he go about creating them? In this episode I recommend http://rev.com, a great transcription service. Do you have a question about podcasts? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0947: Should I Post Content During Holidays?

    Sep 06 2017

    Today’s question comes from Jeff. Should he post content on his site during holiday weeks? Jeff's site is http://newmiddleclassdad.com. Do you have a question about online content? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0946: How Can I Generate Leads for My Business?

    Sep 05 2017

    Nicholas has a question about lead generating and lead sources. He’s found that it’s costly to purchase leads—what other ways can he generate leads for his business? Do you have a question about lead generating? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and...more

  • AP 0945: How Do I Keep My Website Alive after I Pass Away?

    Sep 04 2017

    Today’s question comes from Joey, about something that isn't discussed very much: what happens to your website after you pass away? Do you have a question about websites? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0944: What’s the Best Way to Record Call Audio?

    Sep 01 2017

    Today’s question comes from Steve. He started a blog with his daughter called http://Catemix.com. She wants to interview people in the music mixing industry; what tool can she use to record both sides of the call audio? The resources I discuss in this episode are TapeACall (https://www.tapeacall.com/), Zoom (https://zoom.us), Call Recorder for Mac by Ecamm (http://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder/), and Pamela for Skype (http://www.pamela.biz/). Do you have a question about recording call au...more

  • AP 0943: Are Virtual Summits Still Viable?

    Aug 31 2017

    Kate has a question about virtual summits: In 2015-16 they were all the rage—are virtual summits still viable, or are they overplayed and overdone? You can find Kate online at https://katedoster.com. Do you have a question about virtual summits? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting ...more

  • AP 0942: How Do I Grow My Email List Without Over-Promoting?

    Aug 30 2017

    Today’s question comes from Will: How can he grow his email list without being overly promotional? In this episode I mention my 100 Email Challenge, a free, three-day challenge to help you build an email list of 100 subscribers. Check it out at http://100emails.com. Do you have a question about email marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for mor...more

  • AP 0941: What Are Your Top Resources for Building a New Website?

    Aug 29 2017

    Alana has a question about getting started. She’s building a new website and wants to get it finished in the next six months. What are the top resources that she should be using? A resource that I recommend using to get started is Leadpages, http://askpat.com/leadpages, which helps users build beautiful landing pages. I also recommend ConvertKit, http://askpat.com/convertkit, an easy to use email marketing platform. [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for Leadpages an...more

  • AP 0940: How Can I Expand My Online Community?

    Aug 28 2017

    Miha has a question about his online community. He doesn’t have a big advertising budget, but he wants to expand his community. How can he grow the reach of his website? You can visit Miha’s website at https://failuresanonymous.com/. Do you have a question about community growth? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0939: How Do I Engage with People Who Buy My Book on Amazon?

    Aug 25 2017

    Today’s question comes from Byron: How can he optimize or maximize marketing for a book on Amazon? What service could he use to manage the post-sale follow up? Byron’s site is https://bmxteacher.wordpress.com. Do you have a question about marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0938: I Can’t Find an Audience for My Passion; How Do I Move On?

    Aug 24 2017

    David has a question about idea validation. He can’t seem to find an audience for his idea, even though he’s very passionate about it. How does he move on? Do you have a question about idea validation? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering ...more

  • AP 0937: Would You Change Anything in Will It Fly?

    Aug 23 2017

    Today, Bryce asks if, having been through online course-making, I would change anything in Will It Fly? Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0936: I No Longer Work in My Niche; Should I Keep Its Website?

    Aug 22 2017

    Today’s question comes from Billy. Should he continue blogging on his website related to his previous career, or should he move on to his new passion related to blogging an online business? How did Pat transition from Green Exam Academy to SPI? Billy’s website is https://www.smartpinoyblogger.com/. Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers...more

  • AP 0935: How Should I Set Up My Homepage?

    Aug 21 2017

    Ian has a question about his website. How should he set up his website’s navigation? What’s the first thing his guests should see on the homepage? Ian’s website is http://www.nextlevelguy.com/. Do you have a question about websites? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0934: Do Shorter Emails Work Better?

    Aug 18 2017

    Scott has a question about email marketing. He noticed that my emails seem to have gotten shorter recently; is this intentional? Do shorter emails work better? In this episode I mention my free email challenge, http://100Emails.com. Sign up and learn strategies that will take you from 0 to 100 emails in 72 hours. Do you have a question about email marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0933: How Much Content Should Be on My Site?

    Aug 17 2017

    Steve is starting a new blog and wants to know, how much content is enough? How can he find the right balance between too much and too little? Do you have a question about content strategy? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering the promo ...more

  • AP 0932: What Is the Best Way to Outsource Content?

    Aug 16 2017

    Today’s question comes from Kristen, who asks: What is the best way to outsource content? Kristen's site is http://bestbeachdays.com. Do you have a question about content management? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0931: Should I Expand My Niche into a General Industry?

    Aug 15 2017

    Today’s question comes from Stephen. He has a successful niche site, but wonders, should reformat his content to also serve a more general industry? How would he do so? Stephen’s websites are http://www.scoopschool.com/ and http://insideicecream.com. Do you have a question about niche websites? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0930: Which Platform Should I Use for My Online Course?

    Aug 14 2017

    Jamie has a question about online content. He wants to teach other teachers how to create resources for sites like Teachers Pay Teachers. What platform and/or strategy should he use? In this episode I recommend Zoom, https://zoom.us, an easy to use tool for online summits. For online courses, I recommend Teachable, http://askpat.com/teachable. [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] Do you have a question about online content? Reco...more

  • AP 0929: How Do You Maintain Connections with Your Audience?

    Aug 11 2017

    Today’s question comes from Glen, who asks: How do you maintain a relationship with your audience members? What is it about people who reach out to you the first time that grabs your attention? Glen’s website is https://gaps.com/. Do you have a question about audience engagement? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0928: I Co-Host a Podcast; How Do I Drive Traffic to My Own Site?

    Aug 10 2017

    Sarah has a question about podcasts. She co-hosts a podcast with a friend. The trouble is that her friend hosts the podcast on her own SoundCloud account, rather than Sarah’s. How can Sarah maximize traction from the podcast and bring it back to her business? Sarah’s website is https://thefreelancenaturopath.com/. In this episode I mention https://lastpass.com and https://1password.com, great tools for password sharing with your team or business partner. Do you have a question about pod...more

  • AP 0927: Why Did You Use Teachable for Smart From Scratch?

    Aug 09 2017

    Jason and his wife, Chelsea, are starting their first online course. What was the process of choosing Teachable for Smart From Scratch? Jason and Chelsea’s blog can be found at http://www.jasonandchelsea.com/. In this episode I recommend Teachable, a great site for hosting courses. Check them out at http://askpat.com/teachable. [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] Do you have a question about online courses? Record it at http://www...more

  • AP 0926: What App Do You Recommend for Creating Live Streams?

    Aug 08 2017

    Madhava works for a yoga studio in Australia, and his studio has just started to use live streaming to reach out to more people. What live streaming app does Pat use? In this episode, I talk about BeLive.TV (https://BeLive.tv), Livestream.com (http://livestream.com), and the folks at Live Streaming Pros (https://livestreamingpros.com/). Do you have a question about live streaming? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0925: How Do I Edit Old Articles?

    Aug 07 2017

    Today’s question comes from William. He has some articles that drive traffic to his site, and would like to go back and add information to them. But he’s concerned that by altering the articles, Google will re-rank the page. Is there a strategy for editing this content? William’s website is http://fitness4backpain.com. In this episode I mention Episode 200 of The Smart Passive Income Podcast: How Deleting a Third of Your Content Can Triple Your Traffic—How to Do a Content Audit with Todd Tre...more

  • AP 0924: Should I Monetize My Blog or Keep It a Hobby?

    Aug 04 2017

    Jeanette has had a music blog for a number of years. Should she keep trying to monetize it or keep it as a side hobby? Jeanette’s music blog is http://eatsleepbreathemusic.com/. Do you have a question about blogging? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0923: Do I Need to Pay Experts to Speak in My Virtual Summit?

    Aug 03 2017

    Alexa has a question about online summits or conferences. If she facilitates conversations between experts in her field, does she need to pay those experts? How does she go about that? Alexa’s website is http://girlinhealing.com/. In this episode I mention Episode 151 of The SPI Podcast: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/podcasts/how-to-put-on-a-virtual-conference/. I recommend it, because it tells you exactly how to put on a successful and profitable virtual conference. Do you have a q...more

  • AP 0922: Can I Provide Services in My Field without Certification?

    Aug 02 2017

    Today’s question comes from Joe. If he doesn’t have accreditation in an area, can he still provide services and create content in that area? Joe's website is https://joe.gg/. Do you have a question about content strategy? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0921: Should I Create My Course or Build My List First?

    Aug 01 2017

    Amy has started to build her online business, and is working on an online vocal course for adult singers. But she’s wondering what she should do first. Should she create her content and course first, or focus on building her following? Amy's site is https://www.revealmyvoice.com/. In this episode I mention my free 72-hour email list-building challenge, http://100emails.com. Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for spon...more

  • AP 0920: How Do I Address People Who Think Passive Income Is Easy?

    Jul 31 2017

    Jane has a question today. She is bothered by people who think she puts no work into making passive income. How does she deal with people who think she’s getting something for nothing? Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0919: What Are Your Thoughts on Creating a Minimum Viable Product?

    Jul 28 2017

    Today, Will has a question: What are my thoughts on creating a minimum viable product? Will’s site is http://willyoulaugh.com. Do you have a question about ? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0918: How Do You Reboot Your Business If You Lose Everything?

    Jul 27 2017

    Today, Zan has a question: what would I do to reboot my online business if I lost everything today? Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0917: What Tools Did You Use to Build Your Site?

    Jul 26 2017

    Niels is a fourteen-year-old entrepreneur from Germany who asks: What tools were used to build the Smart Passive Income website? Do you have a question about website building? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0916: How Can I Automate Instagram Following from My Email List?

    Jul 25 2017

    Today’s question comes from Parker, who asks how he can automatically follow subscribers to his email list. Is this possible, specifically for Instagram? Parker’s website is http://meetnomo.com/. Do you have a question about email lists? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0915: How Do I Ask My Audience What They Need?

    Jul 24 2017

    Today’s question comes from Angie. How does she ask her audience engaging questions so she can find out what they most need? What are some good examples? Angie’s site is http://proclaimtruth.com. Do you have a question about audience engagement? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0914: When Should I Monetize My Podcast? Where Do I Find Sponsors?

    Jul 21 2017

    Today, Denaye has a question about podcasting. Her podcast has grown much faster than she anticipated. At what point should she start seeking sponsorships, and where should she look for them? Denaye's website is http://www.simplefamilies.com/. In this episode, I mention https://www.patreon.com/, a website that helps you get paid for your podcast content. You can hear my interview with Patreon founder Jack Conte on The Smart Passive Income Podcast at https://smartpassiveincome.com/session188. ...more

  • AP 0913: How Do I Decide What Format Is Best for Serving My Audience?

    Jul 20 2017

    On today’s episode, Michael has a question about serving his audience. He is a pastor and a trainer, and wants to help serve his pastor friends who are out of shape. Should he start a podcast, video course, ebook, membership site, or all of the above? My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, is open. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to enroll. You can also choose to enroll in a two-day, in-person course with me in San Diego this September. Do you have a question about audience engag...more

  • AP 0912: What Is The Key to Podcast Success?

    Jul 19 2017

    On today’s episode, Win has a question about podcasts. What is the key to success on a podcast? Download numbers? Featured interviews? You can find Win’s podcast, Butterflies of Wisdom, at http://butterfliesofwisdom.weebly.com/. My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, is open. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to enroll. You can also choose to enroll in a two-day, in-person course with me in San Diego this September. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.a...more

  • AP 0911: How Do I Schedule a Second Podcast around My First?

    Jul 18 2017

    Today’s question comes from Stephane. He has a photography podcast, but wants to add a business podcast to his offerings as well. Should he alternate weeks to accommodate the new podcast, or should he start releasing an episode of each every week? Stephane’s website is http://bazinphotography.com/. My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, is open. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to enroll. You can also choose to enroll in a two-day, in-person course with me in San Diego this September...more

  • AP 0910: What Are Your Top Confidence Tips?

    Jul 17 2017

    Today, Bree has a question about confidence. What are three tips for having the confidence to do the things you are afraid of? Bree’s website is http://breearmstrong.com/. My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, launches today! Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to enroll. You can also choose to enroll in a 2-day, in-person course with me in San Diego this September. Do you have a question about personal growth? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0909: How Do I Find An Audience for My Niche?

    Jul 14 2017

    Today, Michelle has a question about niche websites. Her niche is very specific. Where does she find out where her target audience is hanging out? Where does she look in addition to Facebook? Michelle’s website is https://collegeswimmingguide.com/. Michelle talks about my lessons on http://NicheSiteDuel.com, and you can also find them in my book Will It Fly? My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, launches on Monday, July 17. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to sign up for the waitlis...more

  • AP 0908: Should I Take a Break from Creating Content to Grow My List?

    Jul 13 2017

    Today, James has a question about websites. He has twenty or so articles on his site, but they haven’t received much love. Should he take a break and focus on growing his email list? You can find James’ site at http://godspeeddevelopment.com. In this episode I mention Session 263 of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, a great episode about laddering up in your business https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/podcasts/how-to-build-a-7-figure-business/. I also mention Session 145 of The Smart Passi...more

  • AP 0907: How Do I Handle Negativity Towards Affiliate Marketing?

    Jul 12 2017

    Today’s question comes from Jackie. She’s received negative reactions from friends and family towards the affiliate marketing she does. How should she handle the negativity? Jackie’s website is http://eslspeaking.org/. In this episode I mention the online community at http://smartpassiveincome.com/community, a great resource for online business support. Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.fres...more

  • AP 0906: How Do I Get Feedback for My Podcast?

    Jul 11 2017

    Today’s question comes from Gerald. He has a podcast, which he enjoys doing, but he’s having a difficult time soliciting feedback. How can he get feedback for his podcast? You can find Gerald’s podcast at https://twopeasonapodcast.podbean.com/. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0905: Why Do You Use SamCart with Teachable?

    Jul 10 2017

    Today, Stephen asks: Why do you use SamCart for enrollment and collecting payments for Teachable, rather than its native integration with PayPal or Stripe? In this episode I mention SamCart (http://askpat.com/samcart) and Teachable (http://askpat.com/teachable), which I use for selling my online courses. My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, launches on July 17. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to sign up for the waitlist. Do you have a question about ecommerce? Record it at h...more

  • AP 0904: Would You Rather Work with a Team or Be a Solopreneur?

    Jul 07 2017

    Today, Borja asks: If you could make the same amount of money, would you rather continue working with a team or would you rather be an solopreneur? Borja blogs online at http://BorjaGiron.com. My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, launches on July 17. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to sign up for the waitlist. Do you have a question about entrepreneurship? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0903: How Do I Present Older Podcast Episodes to New Listeners?

    Jul 06 2017

    Today’s question comes from Kurt, who asks: How do I get older, valuable episodes of my podcast in front of new listeners? You can find Kurt’s website at https://leadinglds.org/. In this episode I mention https://MeetEdgar.com and https://coschedule.com—great resources for posting older podcast episodes on social media. Do you have a question about podcasts? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in ...more

  • AP 0902: How Do I Collaborate with Other Entrepreneurs in My Niche?

    Jul 05 2017

    Today, Claire has a question about collaboration. She has a podcast and wants to collaborate with other entrepreneurs in her niche to serve their shared audience. How can she do so in a way that’s positive for both parties? You can find her podcast at https://www.thecatholicfeministpodcast.com/. My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, launches in a couple of weeks. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to sign up for the waitlist. Do you have a question about collaboration? Record it at http:...more

  • AP 0901: How Did You Update Your Website with No Transition Time?

    Jul 04 2017

    Today’s question comes from Jeanette who is about to revitalize her website. How was SmartPassiveIncome.com redone with no transition time whatsoever? Jeanette’s site is http://horrormade.com. Do you have a question about websites? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://design...more

  • AP 0900: How Many Downloads Do I Need for Podcast Sponsorship?

    Jul 03 2017

    Jordan has a question about podcasting today. How many downloads does he need in order to entice potential sponsors? My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, launches in a couple of weeks. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to sign up for the waitlist. Do you have a question about podcasts? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0899: How Do I Research What My Audience Needs?

    Jun 30 2017

    Today’s question comes from Anna, who asks: How can I research what my audience needs? She hasn’t had much luck with this on Facebook groups: What suggestions can I give her? In this episode I mention http://answerthepublic.com/, a great resource for determining what content to create for your blog or website. Do you have a question about content strategy? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over ...more

  • AP 0898: I Help People Quit Social Media; Is Using It Hypocritical?

    Jun 29 2017

    Today’s question comes from Muj, who wants to help people quit or control their social media use. Is it hypocritical for him to use social media to acquire views for his site? Do you have a question about social media? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. And, if you want to ask me a question live, you can at 1:30 PM Pacific on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartpassiveincome/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did...more

  • AP 0897: Should I Post Full Video Takes or Edit out My Mistakes?

    Jun 28 2017

    Today, Michael has a question about video content. Should he edit multiple takes together or use full, unedited takes for the sake of authenticity? Michael’s site is http://stillfeel21.com. In this episode I mention Philip DeFranco, a blogger and YouTube personality whose editing style I recommend checking out. https://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil. My brand-new course, Power-Up Podcasting, launches in a couple of weeks. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to sign up for the waitlist. ...more

  • AP 0896: Should I Split Services by Site? How Do I Productize Them?

    Jun 27 2017

    Manv is a translator, editor, and copywriter. Should he create separate websites for his services, even though he’s been trying to see himself as a brand? How can he transform these very active tasks into sources of passive income? You can find Manv online at http://manvgomez.com. In this episode, I mention Episode 158 of The Smart Passive Income Podcast: How to Productize Your Service-Based Business, https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/podcasts/how-to-productize-your-service-based-business/. ...more

  • AP 0895: Do You Have Any Advice for First-Time Conference Goers?

    Jun 26 2017

    Today’s question comes from Andre, who’s attending his first media conference this year. Does Pat have advice for making the most out of conferences? You can find Andre’s site online at http://asmallinvestment.com. Do you have a question about conferences? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. And, if you want to ask me a question live, you can at 1:30 PM Pacific on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartpassiveincome/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askp...more

  • AP 0894: What Length and Frequency Is Optimal for My Podcast?

    Jun 23 2017

    Today, Maarten has a question about podcasts. What are the pros and cons of having a podcast in the six to ten minute range? Is there an advantage for growth with a more frequently published podcast? You can find Maarten’s website at http://www.passivebody.com/. Do you have a question about podcasts? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a f...more

  • AP 0893: How Can I Find an Audience for My Niche?

    Jun 22 2017

    Today, Andy has a question about building his audience. He’s starting a website about retirement, targeted at millennials. How can he find groups of people who are interested in his niche? Do you have a question about building an audience? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0892: How Can I Move My In-Person Business Online?

    Jun 21 2017

    Today’s question comes from Kevin. His business is mostly an in-person service. Does Pat have any tips or suggestions for producing products online? In this episode, I recommend https://zoom.us for recording video calls. Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0891: How Much of My Web Traffic Should Be Return Visitors?

    Jun 20 2017

    Today, Joseph has a question about getting return visitors to his website. What percentage of his traffic should be returning visitors, and what can he do to grow that number? You can find Joseph’s website at http://www.jmlalonde.com/ Do you have a question about online courses? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 ...more

  • AP 0890: How Can I Secure My Online Course?

    Jun 19 2017

    Today’s question comes from Ron, who wants to know how he can secure his online course so that it’s not shared freely. Do you have a question about online courses? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0889: How Hard Was It to Learn Internet Marketing on Your Own?

    Jun 16 2017

    Today, Tina asks: How difficult was it to learn internet marketing on your own? What advice would you give to a college grad interested in generating passive income online? In today’s episode I mention my new course, Power-Up Podcasting. Sign up for the waitlist at http://poweruppodcasting.com Do you have a question about entrepreneurship? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You He...more

  • AP 0888: How Do I Give My Audience Value without Overdelivering?

    Jun 15 2017

    Today, William has a question about the content he provides to his audience. How can he provide the right amount of value without giving too much information? How does he find that balance? Williams site is http://fitness4backpain.com/ In today’s episode I mention my new course, Power-Up Podcasting. Sign up for the waitlist at http://poweruppodcasting.com Do you have a question about content strategy? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that he...more

  • AP 0887: How Far in Advance Do You Plan Your Content?

    Jun 14 2017

    Today’s question comes from Mark, who asks, how far in advance do you plan your content? You can find Mark’s websites https://podcastwebsites.com/ and http://excellence-expected.com. In this episode I mention my course, Power-Up Podcasting, which launches next month. Check it out at http://poweruppodcasting.com Do you have a question about content management? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from ove...more

  • AP 0886: How Transparent Should I Be With Retailers?

    Jun 13 2017

    Today’s question comes from Vicki, who has a small company called Tiny Chipmunk. She has a blog for her business which is very open and honest about how she’s created her company. She’s recently started to create relationships with retailers and wants to know, how open should she be about the fact that it’s just her behind her company? You can find Vicki’s site at http://tinychipmunk.com Do you have a question about growth or business relationships? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Tha...more

  • AP 0885: How Do I Stay Motivated Outside of My Day Job?

    Jun 12 2017

    Today’s question comes from Jeremy. He has a day job and wants to know how he can keep himself motivated to create a successful business during his time off? Do you have a question about work-life balance? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0884: How Do I Manage a Lot of Social Media Replies?

    Jun 09 2017

    Today, Stephen asks for advice about answering comments and questions from his followers. He has grown to a point in his business where it would be a full-time job to reply to everyone. What is the best plan of action for dealing with all of these comments and questions? Find Stephen online at http://www.fulltimefba.com/ Do you have a question about public relations? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0883: How Do I Identify My YouTube Audience?

    Jun 08 2017

    Today’s question is from Jim, who asks for advice on identifying his audience on YouTube. Are there any methods, other than speaking to them directly on YouTube, of finding out who they are and what their interests are? In this episode I mention https://convertkit.com/, a great email marketing tool for professional bloggers. I also talk about https://leadpages.net, a great resource for building landing pages for your website. Do you have a question about YouTube? Record it at http://www...more

  • AP 0882: How Do I Manage More Than One Website or Podcast?

    Jun 07 2017

    Today’s question is from Kelly, who asks how to manage more than one website or podcast. Are there any tools for managing multiple websites or podcasts? You can find Kelly’s website at http://wirededucator.com/ and http://kellycroy.com/. In this episode I mention http://podcastingtutorial.com, my guide to getting set up with your own podcast. I also talk about https://coschedule.com/, a fantastic tool that I and my team use for managing content on different platforms and delegating tasks....more

  • AP 0881: Should I Update the Intro on Old Podcast Episodes?

    Jun 06 2017

    Today, Tammy has a question about podcasts. She’s recently made some changes to her episodes, like changing the intro. Should she go back and edit her old episodes to sound like the new ones? Tammy’s website is https://localsmallbusinesscoach.com/. In this episode, I mention that my course, Smart from Scratch, just reopened. Get lifetime access for $197 at http://smartfromscratch.com Do you have a question about podcasts? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is Vistaprin...more

  • AP 0880: Is It Better to Have People Find Your Email List Organically or to Use Pop-Ups?

    Jun 05 2017

    Today’s question comes from Steve, who has a question about email lists. Is it better to have people find your email list organically, or to use a pop-up to help them find it? You can find Steve’s site on the web at http://www.sheruns.com/ My new course, Smart From Scratch, just opened enrollment. Prices will go up soon, so get in early at http://www.smartfromscratch.com. Do you have a question about email lists? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring...more

  • AP 0879: How Do I Market My Podcast to Listeners Who Don’t Know What a Podcast Is?

    Jun 02 2017

    On today’s episode, Liz asks: How do I market my podcast to listeners who don’t know what a podcast is? In this episode I mention https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/screenflow, or https://www.Camtasia.com if you're on a PC, tools for recording your computer screen for walkthroughs or tutorials. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Next week is open enrollment for Pat's course, Smart From Scratch. Visit http://www.smartfromscratch.com to enroll, ...more

  • AP 0878: Any Advice on Working at Home When My Kids Are in the House?

    Jun 01 2017

    On today’s episode, Chad asks for some advice on working at home when his kids are in the house. You can find Chad’s site at http://dontdietdiet.com/. Next week is open enrollment for Pat's course, Smart From Scratch. Visit SmartFromScratch.com to enroll, or join the waitlist ahead of time. Do you have a question about working from home? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers wo...more

  • AP 0877: How Much Should I Charge for a Kindle Ebook on Amazon?

    May 31 2017

    Today’s question comes from Cathy, who wants to know how much to charge for a Kindle ebook on Amazon. You can find Cathy on the web at https://www.cathymazak.com/ In this episode I recommend http://www.acx.com/, a resource and marketplace for producing audiobooks. Do you have a question about ebooks? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0876: How Do I Deal with the Pressure of My Growing Business?

    May 30 2017

    Today’s question comes from Hallie, who asks for some advice on dealing with the pressures of growing as a business. You can find Hallie on the web at http://speechtimefun.com/about/ Do you have a question about business growth? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0875: What Strategies Can I Use to Source Feedback for My Ebook?

    May 29 2017

    Andrew’s question is featured today. He’s writing an ebook and wants to know what strategies Pat used to get feedback for his book, Will It Fly? You can find Andrew on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ww4me. In this episode I refer to Episode 198 of The Smart Passive Income Podcast: "Building a Book Launch Street Team." SmartPassiveIncome.com/session198 Do you have a question about ebooks or idea validation? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http:/...more

  • AP 0874: How Do You Reference Past Episodes Easily & How Do I Handle Haters on My YouTube Channel?

    May 26 2017

    On today’s episode, Chapin has two questions: How does Pat reference past episodes so effortlessly and how should Chapin deal with the haters on his YouTube channel? You can find Chapin on the web at http://www.surfprotechniques.com/ and you can find his podcast, Misfits & Rejects, here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/misfits-rejects-spt/id1080207746?mt=2. On June 5th I’ll open enrollment for my course Smart from Scratch. Sign up at http://SmartFromScratch.com. Do you have a question...more

  • AP 0873: What Do You Do with Your Profits? Reinvest in Your Business? SEO? Hiring?

    May 25 2017

    Today's question comes from Jackie who wants some advice on reinvesting her profits in her business. Find Jackie’s business on the web at http://eslspeaking.org/ Do you have a question about reinvesting in your business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0872: Is It a Good Idea to Start a Business if There Is No Competition at All?

    May 24 2017

    Today's question comes from Taher, who asks, “Is it a good idea to start a business if there is almost no competition at all?” Do you have a question about starting a business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

  • AP 0871: How Do I Decide What Gets Deleted During a Content Audit?

    May 23 2017

    Today’s question comes from Justin, who has a question about what to delete during a content audit. He asks where he should draw the line on a piece of content to be deleted, based on views? How does he make that decision without removing a piece of content that could be really valuable? Find Justin’s site at https://logicalharmony.net/ In this episode, I mention episode 200 of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, where my friend Todd Tresidder gives a step-by step walkthrough of how to do a con...more

  • AP 0870: How Do I Serve Two Specific Audience Segments for My Business?

    May 22 2017

    Today's question comes from James, who has a question about the strategy behind serving different clients. Should he create two landing pages to target each audience? What about two separate websites for each specific audience segment? Do you have a question about serving your specific audience needs? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to Zip Recruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

  • AP 0869: How Do You Find the Right Work-Life Balance if You Work at Home?

    May 19 2017

    Today's question comes from Chris, who has a question about separating family and work when you work from home. How do you find the time for your work and the time for your family? What are some tips to make sure the two are separate? How do you find the right balance, your work-life balance, between family and work? Do you have a question about balancing work and life? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs ...more

  • AP 0868: Do You Have Any Advice for Taking Constructive Criticism?

    May 18 2017

    Today's question comes from Josh, who has a question about taking constructive criticism. Where does he draw the line between implementing the suggestions of his audience and not? How should he handle receiving criticism? Do I go to anyone specifically for constructive criticism? In this episode, I mention that I’m working on a new podcasting course right now. 165 beta students have already gone through the podcasting course, and they’re loving it! If you want to check that out and sign up f...more

  • AP 0867: How Can I Apply the Popularity of One Podcast Episode to My Other Episodes?

    May 17 2017

    Today's question comes from Alexander, who has a question about how to take the popularity of one podcast episode and apply to other, less popular podcast episodes. How can he get more people to listen to his other podcast episodes? What can he do to grow his podcast audience? Alexander’s website is http://ModernDaySuperhero.com. In this episode, I mention that I’m working on a secret podcasting course right now. If you want to check that out and sign up for the waitlist today, you can at ht...more

  • AP 0866: What Project Management Tool Do You Recommend for Collaboration?

    May 16 2017

    Today's question comes from Leah, who has a question about collaborating on a project with others. What resources can she use to collaborate on the project? Is there a specific collaboration or project management tool that you recommend? In this episode, I mention Slack (http://Slack.com), the collaboration and project management tool that I love and use with my team. Do you have a question about project management tools? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is FreshBoo...more

  • AP 0865: How Long Should It Take to Produce My Podcast Episodes?

    May 15 2017

    Today's question comes from Rob, who has a question about how long it should take to edit each individual podcast episode. How long should he spend on podcast editing? Is there a way to improve efficiency and productivity for his podcast production? Can he decrease the amount of time spent on podcast editing while maintaining excellence? Rob’s website is http://YouthBaseballEdge.com. In this episode, I mention the $1,000 a day giveaway, which I’ll be dropping hints for in the episodes leading...more

  • AP 0864: What Are Your Tips for Using News and Media Icons for Social Proof?

    May 12 2017

    Today's question comes from Kelly, who has a question about using news and press icons. Where do you get those press or media icons, such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The New York Times? Do you make press logos or icons yourself? Kelly’s website is http://WiredEducator.com. In this episode, I mention PicMonkey and Canva, which are both websites where you can create and design your own images. Learn more at http://PicMonkey.com and http://Canva.com. Do you have a question about usin...more

  • AP 0863: Where Should I Start to Create My Own Video Studio at Home?

    May 11 2017

    Today's question comes from Eric, who has a question about building his own video studio at home. Where should he start? What kind of camera should I pick up for my in-home video studio? What microphone and sound equipment do you recommend? What about video lighting equipment? Eric’s website is http://StartupsWithNoCode.com. In this episode, I mention that starting in AskPat episode 900, I will be dropping in hints and clues about how you can win money leading into episode 1,000! I also ment...more

  • AP 0862: People Are Using My Images Without Giving Me Credit. What Can I Do?

    May 10 2017

    Today's question comes from Christine, who has a question about people using her images online without giving credit. Is it too much to ask that people properly credit her images? What can she do to prevent people from using her images without her permission or credit? Christine’s website is http://LittleHouseOntheCorner.com. Do you have a question about people using your content without your permission? Record it at http://www.askpat.com. Today's sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.f...more

  • AP 0861: How Do I Validate My YouTube Channel?

    May 09 2017

    Today's question comes from Ron, who has a question about validating his YouTube channel. To start, who should he reach out to for video validation? How can he validate his YouTube channel? How can he get viewers to purchase the toys that his videos advertise? How can create videos to better reach his target audience? Ron’s website is http://ScienceToy.org. In this episode, we mention Will It Fly?, my book that will help you validate your business idea. You can pick up a copy at http://WillIt...more

  • AP 0860: What Inventory Management Tool Do You Recommend?

    May 08 2017

    Today's question comes from Ash, who has a question about keeping a physical product inventory. How can I create a central inventory for my physical products? What are some effective ways to keep track of my inventory? What inventory management platform do you recommend? Ash’s website is at http://ArmenianKidsClub.com. In this episode, I mention http://ShipStation.com, a great website to help manage your inventory. Do you have a question about inventory management? Record it at http://www....more

  • AP 0859: Should I Promote My YouTube Channel on My Website?

    May 05 2017

    Today's question comes from John, who has a question about promoting his YouTube channel. Should he promote his YouTube channel on his website? Should he keep his website and YouTube channel separate? What are some YouTube promotion tips? In this episode, I mention AskPat Live, which you can join every Friday at 1:30 p.m. PT on my Facebook page: http://Facebook.com/smartpassiveincome. Do you have a question about promoting your YouTube channel? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0858: What Are the Pros and Cons of Sharing Personal Information with My Audience?

    May 04 2017

    Today's question comes from Darcie, who has a question about building her email list. How can she bring attention to her email list? What is the value of sharing personal information as an entrepreneur? What are the pros and cons of sharing personal information with her audience? Why does sharing personal information matter? Darcie’s website is at http://ErgonomicHelp.com. Do you have a question about sharing personal information with your audience? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Tod...more

  • AP 0857: How Can I Become More Comfortable in Public Speaking or in Front of a Camera?

    May 03 2017

    Today's question comes from Brandon, who has a question about being comfortable and natural on camera. What are some public speaking tips? How can he become more comfortable in front of a camera? Brandon is the owner of Vegetable, a farm-to-food truck business. Do you have a question about public speaking or speaking in front of a camera? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

  • AP 0856: How Should I Use Live Video to Answer Questions from My Audience?

    May 02 2017

    Today's question comes from Brandon, who has a question about live video. What live video platforms should he experiment with? Should he use live video to answer questions from his audience? Should he use Facebook Live? Brandon’s website is http://StudentLoansGuy.com. In this episode, I mention Zoom and Go To Meeting, both of which are platforms you can use to engage with your audience live. Check out http://Zoom.us and http://GoToMeeting.com. Do you have a question about live video? Rec...more

  • AP 0855: What Calls to Action Should I Use to Convert Podcast Listeners to Subscribers?

    May 01 2017

    Today's question comes from Cesar, who has a question about creating calls to action to convert podcast listeners to subscribers. How do you craft the perfect call to action? What calls to action should I use to acquire more email subscribers? In this episode, I mention Amy Porterfield’s podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy at AmyPorterfield.com/amy-porterfield-podcast. I also mention Power-Up Podcasting, my new online course which will be launching soon at http://PowerUpPodcasting.com. Join ...more

  • AP 0854: How Do I Effectively and Concisely Answer Questions from My Audience?

    Apr 28 2017

    Today's question comes from Tammy, who has a question about answering questions from her audience. What system should she use to answer questions from her audience? What are some tips to make sure her answers are natural and genuine? How should she organize her answers and her notes as she answers her audience? Tammy’s podcast is the Local Small Business Coach Podcast. In this episode, I mention Speakpipe, a great tool you can use to answer questions from your audience. Check that out at http...more

  • AP 0853: What Are the Best Practices for Submitting My Podcast to iTunes?

    Apr 27 2017

    Today's question comes from Jason, who has a question about submitting a podcast to iTunes. Should he submit his podcast to iTunes now? Should he wait to submit his show when he has multiple episodes? Should he launch with just one episode? Is there a minimum or maximum number of episodes he needs before submitting to iTunes? Dave’s podcast is Solomon’s Porch Podcast. In this episode, I mention AskPat Live, which you can join every Friday at 1:30 p.m. PT at http://Facebook.com/SmartPassiveInc...more

  • AP 0852: What Are Five Business Lessons You’ve Picked Up from The Walking Dead?

    Apr 26 2017

    Today's question comes from Maverick, who has a question about business tips from The Walking Dead television show. What are five business lessons I have picked up from watching The Walking Dead? Maverick’s website is at http://HellIsFull.net. On this episode, I mention The Walking Dead Story Sync. Check it out at http://AMC.com/shows/the-walking-dead/story-sync/. I also mention my new online course, Smart From Scratch. Join the waitlist at http://SmartFromScratch.com. Do you have a ques...more

  • AP 0851: What’s the Best Follow-Up Email Etiquette?

    Apr 25 2017

    Today's question comes from Adam, who has a question about following up after his initial email. How should he reach out to people for potential partnerships or after he’s pitched an idea? How long should he wait to send a follow-up email? What’s the email follow-up etiquette? Are there other places where he can reach out to people, other than email? In this episode, I mention that my course, Smart From Scratch, will be launching again to the public in June. Smart From Scratch helps you find...more

  • AP 0850: Should I Use an External Hard Drive to Back Up My Podcast Content Storage?

    Apr 24 2017

    Today's question comes from Jason, who has a question about podcast content storage. Should he store his podcast content online? What about using an external hard drive as backup storage? Is there another place to store his podcast content on his podcast host, such as SoundCloud or Libsyn? Jason’s podcast is the Solomon’s Porch Podcast. Do you have a question about podcast content storage? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to htt...more

  • AP 0849: How Should I Organize and Categorize My Blog Post Tags?

    Apr 21 2017

    Today's question comes from Brad, who has a question about blog categories and blog post tagging. Should he re-categorize his blog posts? What should he do about blog post tags? How should he organize the tags on his blog? what’s the benefit of blog post reorganizing and blog post tag categorization? Brad’s website is at http://BradHobbs.com. In this episode, I mention http://TopRankBlog.com, a great SEO website you can check out. I also mention Todd Tresidder, who talks to me about content a...more

  • AP 0848: Why Don’t You Use YouTube Video Annotations?

    Apr 20 2017

    Today's question comes from Vegard, who has a question about annotations for YouTube videos. Why don’t I use a lot of annotations on YouTube videos for Smart Passive Income? What are some alternatives to YouTube annotations? What’s working right now for YouTube video add-ons? How does he utilize YouTube cards and end screens? In this episode, I mention that, starting in May, annotations on YouTube videos will go away, which means you won’t be able to add annotations going forward. I also ment...more

  • AP 0847: How Do I Boost Ebook Sales?

    Apr 19 2017

    Today's question comes from Jules, who has a question about boosting ebook sales. What can she do to selling more ebooks? Should she revise the book and relaunch it? Should she reformat the ebook to improve sales? Should she add her book to Amazon’s Kindle service? What are some ebook marketing strategies she can use to get more book sales? Jules’s website is at http://HelloImHandmade.com. In this episode, we mention my book, Will It Fly? Learn more at http://WillItFlyBook.com. Do you hav...more

  • AP 0846: Is It Possible to Rank High for Five Keywords in Search Engine Rankings?

    Apr 18 2017

    Today's question comes from Mike, who has a question about search engine rankings for specific keywords. Is it possible to rank high for five specific keywords? How can he be sure his website is ranking high across the country, and not just regionally? What are some strategies he can use to improve his search engine rankings for the five keywords? Should he use short-term keywords or long-term keywords? In this episode, I mention http://SEMRush.com, a neat keyword research website. I also men...more

  • AP 0845: How Do I Grow My Email List with My Email List?

    Apr 17 2017

    Today's question comes from Glenn, who has a question about growing his email list by using his email list. He has about 30k people on his list, so how does he continue growing his list by tapping into his audience? What are some email marketing best practices to help grow his email list? What kinds of strategies can he implement to serve his audience while growing his email list? Glenn’s website is at http://SurvivalStill.com. Do you have a question about growing your email list? Record it a...more

  • AP 0844: How Can I Incorporate Ecommerce Solutions Into My Website?

    Apr 14 2017

    Today's question comes from Michael, who has a question about incorporating ecommerce into a WordPress website. What ecommerce tools should he use on his WordPress website? How should he add ecommerce into his website? What are some ways he can take payment? In this episode, I mention my brand new course, Power Up Podcasting. It’s a podcasting course to help you level up your podcasting power. Join the waitlist at PowerUpPodcasting.com. I also mention Shopify, a very well known ecommerce p...more

  • AP 0843: What Is The One Thing You’ve Done Well to Make SPI Successful?

    Apr 13 2017

    Today's question comes from Adam, who has a question about the one thing I’ve done well in my business. Since I talk a lot about my failures in business, he’s curious about the one thing I’ve done well. What is that one thing? How can Adam take this one thing and apply it to his own business success? What can Adam learn about failure in business? If you’d like to comment on this episode, share the one thing you’ve done really well in your business. Share that on Twitter with the hashtag #Ask...more

  • AP 0842: I Haven’t Been Able to Grow My Business. What Am I Missing?

    Apr 12 2017

    Today's question comes from Glenn, who has a question about growing his business. He’s doing the right things in his business and has followed my advice. What is he missing? What opportunities are there for Glenn to take advantage of for his business? Is he connecting with the right people? Glenn’s website is at http://LiveFitLean.com. Do you have a question about growing your business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/ask...more

  • AP 0841: Should I Use My Own Website for Podcast Hosting?

    Apr 11 2017

    Today's question comes from Chris, who has a question about hosting his podcast on his website. Should he host his podcast on his website? What are the pros and cons of using his website for podcast hosting? In this episode I mention Libsyn (use the code “Pat” to get your first month free) and Buzzsprout, podcast hosting providers you can start with. Learn more at Libsyn.com or Buzzsprout.com. Do you have a question about podcast hosting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. The spons...more

  • AP 0840: How Much Premium Content Should I Give Away for Free?

    Apr 10 2017

    AP 0840: How Much Premium Content Should I Give Away for Free? Today's question comes from Lewis, who has a question about how much premium content he should give away on his blog. Where should he draw the line between offering free content and premium content? If he gives it all away for free, are there other opportunities to make an income from his audience? Lewis’s website is at TheFreelanceEffect.com. In this episode, we mention Upwork, a site where you can hire freelancers or offer u...more

  • AP 0839: I’m New to Online Business. What SPI Content Should I Focus On?

    Apr 07 2017

    Today's question comes from Mike, who has a question about whether or not the Smart Passive Income podcast archive is still relevant. Are niche websites still relevant? What content should he focus on when he’s just starting out in online business? In this episode I mention three episodes of the Smart Podcast Income Podcast that will help you get started in your online business: SPI Session 192, SPI Session 193, and SPI Session 194. Do you have a question about starting an online business...more

  • AP 0838: How Do I Create a Podcast Intro By Myself?

    Apr 06 2017

    Today's question comes from Nara, who has a question about creating a podcast intro by herself. What should she do to create an audio intro for her podcast? What are the main components of a good podcast intro? Where can she find inspiration to apply to her own audio intro? In this episode, I mention my new podcasting course, which is in beta testing right now. It will be available later this year! You can find that at PowerUpPodcasting.com. Do you have a question about creating an audio ...more

  • AP 0837: How Do I Ask My Clients for Money without Seeming Pushy?

    Apr 05 2017

    Today's question comes from Gianna, who has a question about how she should reach out to her audience. What is the best way to reach out to her audience without seeming too pushy or sleazy? Should she set up an email series to connect with her audience? What balance should she strike between asking for money and providing value to her audience? Gianna’s website is at FamilyFunTwinCities.com If you have something to add to the conversation, use the hashtag #AskPat 837 and mention me on Twitter...more

  • AP 0836: Should I Start a New Email List to Align with My New Blog?

    Apr 04 2017

    Today’s question comes from Jeanette, who has a question about starting a new email list to align with the change in direction of her blog. Should she create a new email list or use the existing email list? Does she start from scratch with the new vision for the website? What can she do to prepare her audience for the website change? Jeanette’s website is at http://craftwhack.com. Do you have a question about changing the direction of your website and your email list? Record it at AskPat.com....more

  • AP 0835: How Do I Figure Out What My Audience Will Pay Me For?

    Apr 03 2017

    Today’s question comes from Justin, who has a question about creating a product or something his audience will pay for. How can he start introducing paid content or products with the free stuff he’s already giving away? What are some cost-effective ways he can start growing his online business reach and earnings? How can he solve problems for his audience and get paid for doing it? Justin’s website is at http://logicalharmony.net. In this episode, I mention Smart From Scratch, my new online c...more

  • AP 0834: Does My Website Color Matter?

    Mar 31 2017

    Today's question comes from Alexander, who is planning a website for the food and website industry. Does the main color of the site matter? Is there a bad choice? Do you have a question about your website design? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to our sponsor, Design Crowd. To learn more about working with their designers, go to http://designcrowd.com/askpat.

  • AP 0833: I'm 11. Can I Start a Business?

    Mar 30 2017

    Today's question comes from Maya, and it's the kind I love! She asks if she is able to start a business at the age of eleven. Maya's mom's site is http://www.familyfuntwincities.com/. In this episode, I talk about EvanTubeHD (https://www.youtube.com/user/EvanTubeHD). Do you have a question about starting a business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is Freshbooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter "Ask Pat" for more information.

  • AP 0832: How Much Free Content Should I Give Away with My Online Course?

    Mar 29 2017

    Today’s question comes from Richard, who has a question about how much free content he should add within his online course. How much content should he give for free as a teaser for his online course? What are some ways I can show how valuable my online course is without giving it away entirely for free? Richard’s website is at AFlexibleYou.com. In this episode, I mention AskPat Live. You can check out AskPat Live every Friday at 1:30 p.m. PT at http://facebook.com/smartpassiveincome. Do yo...more

  • AP 0831: If I Credit the Author of the Music, Can I Add Their Songs to My Podcast?

    Mar 28 2017

    Today’s question comes from Dave, who has a question about adding songs to his podcast. Can he add music that is not his? Even if he credits the author of the music, can he add that to his podcast? If any, what are the licensing and legal implications? What are some alternatives to adding his favorite song or band of the week to his podcast? Do you have a question about adding music to your podcast? Record it at http://askpat.com. Thanks to our sponsor, Design Crowd. To learn more about wo...more

  • AP 0830: How Do I Make the Most Out of My Content with Tutorials?

    Mar 27 2017

    Today’s question comes from Dan, who has a question about tutorials. Where does he start in tutorial creation? Should he first start with YouTube? Does he post that on his blog? How does he make the most out of the content he’s creating while growing his audience on YouTube and his website? Dan’s website is at TheRealDanVega.com. On this episode, I mention Rev as a neat tool for transcribing your YouTube videos. Learn more at Rev.com. I also mention two other tutorials that I’ve created, whic...more

  • AP 0829: As a Teenager, How Do I Create a Niche Product for a Wider Audience?

    Mar 24 2017

    Today’s question comes from Muj, who has a question about creating a niche product as a teenager. How does he overcome the age obstacle? What can he do to create a niche product from the perspective of a teenager that will still be relevant for a wide audience? Should age matter? Do you have a question about creating a niche product or business? Record it at http://askpat.com. Thanks to our sponsor, Design Crowd. To learn more about working with their designers, go to http://designcrowd.co...more

  • AP 0828: Can I Use Images from Google on My Website?

    Mar 23 2017

    Today’s question comes from Glen, who has a question about image use on his website. Can he use images from Google on his website? What are some good alternatives to iStock or other stock image websites? Are there free to use images on Google? What are the legal implications for using images from Google on his website? In this episode, I mention Flickr as good alternative to iStock. Check them out at Flickr.com. I also mention my Ultimate Guide to Finding and Using Images on Your Blog, which ...more

  • AP 0827: Should I Create a Website to Promote My Book?

    Mar 22 2017

    Today’s question comes from Andre, who has a question about promoting his new book. Should he create a website for his book? What other promotion opportunities does he have? What else can he do to get the word out about his new book? How does he expand on that to help promote himself? Do you have a question about promoting your book? Record it at http://askpat.com. Today’s sponsor is Freshbooks. Go to http://freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” for more information.

  • AP 0826: How Does the SPI Pro Theme Compare to Other WordPress Themes?

    Mar 21 2017

    Today's question comes from Vitaliy, who has a question about the SPI Pro Theme and how it compares with other premium WordPress themes. What is the difference between the SPI Pro Theme and other WordPress themes? What are the pros and cons? In this episode, we mention the SPI Pro Theme, which you can learn more about at http://www.AskPat.com/SPITheme. I also mention that, each Friday at 1:30 p.m. PT, I host AskPat Live over at http://www.Facebook.com/SmartPassiveIncome. Do you have a ques...more

  • AP 0825: How Do I Determine If My Niche Is Right for an Online Course?

    Mar 20 2017

    Today’s question comes from Sarah, who has a question about how she determines if her niche is a good one for an online course. How does she determine if her niche and topic are right for an online course? What can she do to drum up interest in her online course? How should she design her online course? In this episode, I mention LeadPages (https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/leadpages) as a good place to create a landing page to generate interest for your online course. I also mention Teachab...more

  • AP 0824: How Do I Look For and Land Interviews for My Podcast?

    Mar 17 2017

    Today’s question comes from Ashley, who has a question about looking for and landing interviews for her new podcast. Where should she start in finding the right people to interview? What are some tips to reaching out to people for interviews? Since she’s new to podcasting, who should she reach out to for interviews? In this episode, I mention the calendar tool Calendly. Check it out at http://calendly.com. Do you have a question about securing people to interview for your podcast? Record i...more

  • AP 0823: I Purchased an App. As a Non-Developer, How Do I Serve My Audience the App?

    Mar 16 2017

    Today’s question comes from Kris, who has a question about supporting and serving her audience with an app she purchased. As a non-developer, what should she do? Should she hire someone to help with the development of the app? Does she learn the software on her own? Do you have a question about serving your audience with apps? Record it at http://askpat.com. Today’s sponsor is Freshbooks. Go to http://freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” for more information.

  • AP 0822: I Am Doing a Content Audit. Do I Delete Content? Set Up Redirects?

    Mar 15 2017

    Today’s question comes from Katie, who has a question about the SEO impact of deleting old content and setting up redirects for her website. Should she delete her content that’s under 300 words? Should she set up 301 redirects or 410 redirects? What is going to happen to my carnival links? Katie’s website is at http://kitchenstewardship.com. In this episode, we mention SPI Session #200 about doing a content audit on your website. Listen to that episode at http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/ses...more

  • AP 0821: How Do I Start Making Money Online as a New Entrepreneur?

    Mar 14 2017

    Today’s question comes from Josh, who has a question about how entrepreneurs start making money online when they’re first starting out. What should he do first to start making money online? Where should he start when he doesn’t yet have an audience? How does he find and focus on his unique value proposition? In this episode, I mention my book on validating your idea for a business, Will It Fly?, at http://willitflybook.com. I also mention my new online course, Smart From Scratch. Sign up for ...more

  • AP 0820: What Steps Should I Take to Get My Content Into a Consistent Schedule?

    Mar 13 2017

    Today’s question comes from Greg, who has a question about content scheduling. How does he determine how to get his content into an actionable format? What steps should he take to get his content into a consistent schedule? How should he organize and plan his content? Greg’s website is at http://musicianmonster.com. In this episode, I mention my chat with my Managing Editor, Janna, at http://smartpassiveincome.com/session215. I also mention CoSchedule, the amazing content scheduling tool I us...more

  • AP 0819: What Blog Post Types Should I Launch My New Blog With?

    Mar 10 2017

    Today's question comes from Jeff, who has a question about creating one large blog post to launch his new blog. Should he create one epic blog post to launch his new blog? What other content should he create to launch his blog? As his blog grows, how does he balance the larger blog posts and the smaller posts? Jeff’s website is at NewMiddleClassDad.com. In this episode, we mention my interview with Neil Patel about content marketing for your blog. Listen to that episode at SmartPassiveIncome...more

  • AP 0818: Should I Separate Multiple Podcasts or Put Them Under the Same Podcast Network?

    Mar 09 2017

    Today's question comes from Mike, who has a question about managing a variety of different podcasts. If he has a variety of different themed shows, should he keep them under the same brand and website? Does starting a podcast network make sense? Or should he separate them under different brands and websites? Mike’s website is at http://www.mongoals.com/. Do you have a question about managing multiple podcasts? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to our sponsor, Design Crowd. To lea...more

  • AP 0817: I’m An Online Educator. Should I Create a Subscription Service or an Online Course?

    Mar 08 2017

    Today's question comes from Amirra, who has a question about creating a subscription service and creating an online course in the education space. Should she create a subscription service or create an online course? Is there room for both as an educator online? What is the difference between a subscription service and an online course? Should she create specific online courses to help solve specific problems? Amirra’s YouTube channel is Art With Amirra. In this episode, I mention my new cours...more

  • AP 0816: I Have a New Podcast. What Can I Do to Build My Podcast Audience?

    Mar 07 2017

    Today's question comes from Teresa, who has a question about building an audience for her new podcast. What should she focus on first to reach and grow her audience? Is Instagram a good platform to promote her podcast? How can she focus on her niche and set her podcast apart in that niche? Teresa’s website is at http://www.popcollectorspodcast.com/. Do you have a question about building your podcast audience? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is Freshbooks. Go to http:/...more