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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 just like you! I won't be able to coach everyone, but I'll do my best to feature entrepreneurs with questions other online business owners can relate to and learn from. If you’re stuck with your online business, just ask pat! Now, plug in those headphones because it’s time to learn together about online business, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, audience building, passive income, blogging, list building, virtual assistants, startups, search engine optimization, email marketing, and so much more. #askpat

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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 just like you! I won't be able to coach everyone, but I'll do my best to feature entrepreneurs with questions other online business owners can relate to and learn from. If you’re stuck with your online business, just ask pat! Now, plug in those headphones because it’s time to learn together about online business, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, audience building, passive income, blogging, list building, virtual assistants, startups, search engine optimization, email marketing, and so much more. #askpat

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So much great info here. Highly recommend.

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I’ve gotten soo much value from this podcast that it’s unbelievable! I highly recommend listening!

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553 Ratings
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515
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Highly recommend

By Jenny Lisk - Dec 02 2019
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So much great info here. Highly recommend.

Outstanding!!

By Rell707 - Aug 26 2019
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I’ve gotten soo much value from this podcast that it’s unbelievable! I highly recommend listening!
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AskPat 2.0: A Weekly Coaching Call on Online Business, Blogging, Marketing, and Lifestyle Design

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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 just like you! I won't be able to coach everyone, but I'll do my best to feature entrepreneurs with questions other online business owners can relate to and learn from. If you’re stuck with your online business, just ask pat! Now, plug in those headphones because it’s time to learn together about online business, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, audience building, passive income, blogging, list building, virtual assistants, startups, search engine optimization, email marketing, and so much more. #askpat

Rank #1: AP 0788: What Is the Best Method for a New Blogger to Build Traffic?

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Today's question comes from Sean, who asks about building traffic to his blog. Which method is best for a new blog: SEO or content marketing? Sean’s site is http://flighttrainingpro.com.

I recommend using Yoast SEO WordPress plugin to help you include the correct SEO fields (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/); All in One SEO Pack is also a good alternative plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/). This is the FoodTruckr article I mentioned (http://foodtruckr.com/2013/10/what-i-wish-id-known-before-starting-my-food-truck/). The giveaway plugin I recommend is KingSumo (http://kingsumo.com/).

Do you have a question about traffic growth? 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.

Jan 26 2017

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Rank #2: AP 0964: How Do I Grow My Business Faster?

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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.

Sep 29 2017

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Rank #3: AP 0792: Which Video Host Is Best for Online Courses?

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Today's question comes from Marie, who is building an online course for kids. What is the best tool to use for delivering video and keeping them protected?

In this episode, I discuss how I use video on my free podcasting tutorial (http://www.podcastingtutorial.com) versus a paid course like Smart From Scratch. Teachable is a good option if you're looking for a full course platform (http://askpat.com/teachable). If you're using your own hosting system (like WordPress with a membership plugin), Wistia is an excellent video platform (https://wistia.com/), as is Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/).

Do you have a question about hosting a paid course? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

My new course, Smart From Scratch, launches this month to help you choose and validate a business idea. If you're ready to get your business started, check it out at http://smartfromscratch.com.

Feb 01 2017

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Rank #4: AP 0806: I Want to Develop a Routine Around Online Business Metrics. Where Should I Start and What Should I Focus On?

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Today's question comes from Matthew, who has a question about developing routines around online business metrics. Which metrics do I find the most important? Which are my favorite tools for monitoring performance? Do I have any daily, weekly, and monthly routines for analytics? Do I delegate analytics to your team?

In this episode, I mention Google Webmaster Tools. Learn more at https://www.google.com/webmasters/. I also mention my new course, Smart From Scratch, which opens next week! Learn more and enroll at http://www.smartfromscratch.com/.

Do you have a question about online business metrics? 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.

Feb 21 2017

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Rank #5: AP 1028: As a Side-Wantrepreneur, Where and How Should I Start?

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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.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 to do is leave a quick review and rating on iTunes (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

Aug 09 2018

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Rank #6: AP 0973: How Do I Generate Leads in a Saturated Market?

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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".

Oct 12 2017

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Rank #7: AP 0849: How Should I Organize and Categorize My Blog Post Tags?

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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 auditing on Smart Passive Income Podcast Session #200. You can listen to that at http://SmartPassiveIncome.com/session200.

Do you have a question about blog post tagging? 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.

Apr 21 2017

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Rank #8: AP 0909: How Do I Find An Audience for My Niche?

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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 waitlist.

Do you have a question about niche websites? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

Jul 14 2017

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Rank #9: AP 0781: How Do I Get Health Insurance and Other Benefits When I Become Self-Employed?

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Today's question comes from James, who is building his business on the side while he continues to work his day job. How does he prepare himself to become a full-time entrepreneur, looking specifically at day-job benefits like health insurance?

I talk about COBRA, which is a method for continuing health insurance from a previous employer. Check out https://www.healthcare.gov/ to find out how to get individual health insurance in your state.

Do you have a question about becoming self-employed? 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.

Jan 17 2017

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Rank #10: AP 0769: How Can I Set My Blog Content Up for Success?

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Today's question comes from Jeremy, who wants to set himself up for success. What are the steps he can take now to structure his blog properly and to make sure the content he creates is worth keeping in the future?

Jeremy references Smart Passive Income Podcast Episode 200 (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session200). Do you have a question about blogging? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

My new course for choosing your business idea opens up next year. To get on the waitlist, go to http://smartfromscratch.com.

Dec 30 2016

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Rank #11: AP 0857: How Can I Become More Comfortable in Public Speaking or in Front of a Camera?

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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/.

May 03 2017

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Rank #12: AP 1049: My Target Audience Didn't Respond—What Do I Do?

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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 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 to do is leave a quick review and rating on iTunes (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

Jan 03 2019

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Rank #13: AP 0749: What Would You Do to Make Money Fast?

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Today's question comes from Joshua, who has a small budget. What can he do with $100 to start seeing some immediate returns? Joshua's site is http://creatingcomfortable.com/.

Check out Ramit Sethi's course Earn $1K (http://askpat.com/earn1k). Do you have a question about getting started? 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.

Dec 02 2016

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Rank #14: AP 0885: How Do I Stay Motivated Outside of My Day Job?

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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.

Jun 12 2017

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Rank #15: AP 0889: How Hard Was It to Learn Internet Marketing on Your Own?

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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 Hear About Us?” section for more information.

Jun 16 2017

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Rank #16: AP 1037: So Many Ideas! How Do I Know If I'm Going in the Right Direction?

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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 tactics for validating your business. Find out more by clicking the link! I also mention a great book by my friend Chris Ducker called Virtual Freedom. It's a book that focuses on working with virtual staff to find more time yourself, but it also includes great exercises for understanding what what aspects of your business you should focus on.


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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!


Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

Oct 11 2018

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Rank #17: AP 0869: How Do You Find the Right Work-Life Balance if You Work at Home?

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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 from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting http://www.designcrowd.com/askpat and entering the promo code "AskPat".

May 19 2017

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Rank #18: AP 0879: How Do I Market My Podcast to Listeners Who Don’t Know What a Podcast Is?

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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, or join the waitlist ahead of time.

Jun 02 2017

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Rank #19: AP 1001: How Do I Streamline My Business so I'm Not Overwhelmed?

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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 coaching call is with Gianna of Family Fun Twin Cities. She has a very direct question for me today: How can she streamline her business so she's not overwhelmed? Sit back and enjoy this coaching call with Gianna!

I’m excited to say that today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who have agreed to sponsor the new format. They’re really excited too! FreshBooks makes the best financial management software out there. Go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information.

Feb 01 2018

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Rank #20: AP 1055: How Can I Grow My Business When I Also Have to Run It?

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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 platforms @LeaPica.

In this episode I recommend Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters—it's an awesome book that will help you on the way to growing your business to the next level. [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.]

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 to do is leave a quick review and rating on iTunes (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

Feb 14 2019

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AP 1121: I Started a New Brand, and Now I'm Overwhelmed. What Do I Do?

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On today's coaching call, I'm talking with Jill Gilbert, an entrepreneur who has been producing a big event around digital and medical tech and recently launched a brand of her own focused on women's health called WickedAwesomeYou.com. She's got an ebook called Wicked Wellness, and she wants to do everything: videos, podcast, blog, a community site . . . This is all new territory for her, so she's looking to just talk it out—does she do this or this? How does she make sure her audience is getting what they need? We talk about finding the best way to create the transformation her audience wants to see.

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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Buy my new book, Superfans!

May 28 2020

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

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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 of her computer. Less time foraging in nature. She wants to help as many people as possible, but what kind of growth fits with Sarah's vision?

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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Buy my new book, Superfans!

May 21 2020

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

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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 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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Buy my new book, Superfans!

May 14 2020

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

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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 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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly visual and super-intuitive. You can get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “AskPat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

Buy my new book Superfans!

May 07 2020

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

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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 subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “AskPat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Apr 30 2020

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

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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 quick review and rating on iTunes (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “AskPat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Apr 23 2020

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

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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 and eat nutritious meals while they are quarantined at home, and how Jay may be able to lean into that opportunity.

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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Apr 20 2020

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

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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. Matt gives his thoughts about cashflow balances, burn rate, and interest rates. Listen in and learn more!

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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Apr 17 2020

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

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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, Matt also talks about how businesses can better manage their cash in order to prepare for future economic uncertainty.

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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Apr 15 2020

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

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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 too? All you have to do is leave a quick review and rating on iTunes (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “AskPat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Apr 09 2020

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

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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? All you have to do is leave a quick review and rating on iTunes (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Apr 02 2020

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

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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 the opportunity altogether. Meryl is here to talk about whether she should add services for a new audience onto her brand and if so, how to do it.

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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Mar 26 2020

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

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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 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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Mar 19 2020

30mins

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

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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 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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Mar 12 2020

20mins

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

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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 blog gracefully, how to establish guidelines for guest writers and the challenges of working with guest writers.

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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Mar 05 2020

21mins

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

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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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Feb 27 2020

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

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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 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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Feb 20 2020

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

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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 review and rating on iTunes (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Feb 13 2020

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

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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 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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Feb 06 2020

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

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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 everybody better, and thinking about maybe going with a subscription model for his online courses. What are some of the pros and cons with a subscription model? We discuss this, and other ideas for how he might modify his delivery model, in this episode.

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 already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!

Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to use and their interface is highly-visual and super-intuitive. You can actually get an unrestricted, thirty-day trial for free; just go to FreshBooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Jan 30 2020

28mins

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By Jenny Lisk - Dec 02 2019
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So much great info here. Highly recommend.

Outstanding!!

By Rell707 - Aug 26 2019
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I’ve gotten soo much value from this podcast that it’s unbelievable! I highly recommend listening!