Cover image of AskPat 2.0: A Weekly Coaching Call on Online Business, Blogging, Marketing, and Lifestyle Design
(535)
Business
Technology

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

Updated 9 days ago

Business
Technology
Read more

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

Read more

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

iTunes Ratings

535 Ratings
Average Ratings
497
23
10
1
4

Highly recommend

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

Outstanding!!

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

iTunes Ratings

535 Ratings
Average Ratings
497
23
10
1
4

Highly recommend

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

Outstanding!!

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

Listen to:

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

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

Updated 9 days ago

Read more

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

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

13mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

11mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

May 25 2017

6mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

6mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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 mention a resource, Caleb Wojcik’s http://DIYVideoGuy.com, a website that will help create your own video setup. I also mention Rode’s SmartLav mic, which you can check out at http://SmartLav.com. Do you have a question about creating your own video studio? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

May 11 2017

9mins

Play

AP 0861: How Do I Validate My YouTube Channel?

Podcast cover
Read more
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://WillItFlyBook.com. Do you have a question about validating your videos? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.

May 09 2017

9mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

6mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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 entered into a webinar about launching your brand. Check it out today at SmartPassiveIncome.com/byob.

Do you have a question about website design? Record it at AskPat.com.

Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to ZipRecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today.

Oct 16 2017

7mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

8mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

9mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

7mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 four plus years. They truly care about your success and they have a ton of advanced features without advanced feature pricing. If you want a free trial, just head on over to AskPat.com/convertkit. [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for ConvertKit.]

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.

Mar 21 2019

28mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

8mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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 for the waitlist today, you can at http://PowerUpPodcasting.com. I also mention Peek User Testing. Learn more at http://Peek.UserTesting.com. Do you have a question about taking constructive criticism? 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 18 2017

10mins

Play

AP 0785: How Do I Set Up an Online Store for Selling Physical Products?

Podcast cover
Read more
Today's question comes from Jason, who has some questions about setting up a shopping cart for his website. Which is the best one for his needs, with include considerations for shipping physical goods? I recommend checking out ShipStation (http://www.shipstation.com/). A good website platform to check out is Shopify, which is an alternative to WordPress that is designed specifically for online stores (https://www.shopify.com/). If you want to stick with WordPress, WooCommerce is a good platform (https://woocommerce.com/). Another good shopping cart option is Samcart, for which I am an advisor (https://askpat.com/samcart). Do you have a question about selling products? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. If you are interested in starting a business, sign up for the Smart From Scratch waiting list at http://smartfromscratch.com/. Smart From Scratch will help you choose and validate your business idea so that you start your business off on the right foot.

Jan 23 2017

5mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

9mins

Play

AP 0760: How Do I Get Exposure for My New Website?

Podcast cover
Read more
Today's question comes from Brandi, who is feeling overwhelmed by the existing competition in her market. Is it even worth getting started? How can she get access to big name media properties for exposure? Also, how does she add the ability to ask audio questions, like I have for the AskPat Podcast? The tool that records questions is called Speakpipe, which allows you to embed an audio recorder on your webpage (http://askpat.com/speakpipe). Listen to Smart Passive Income Podcast Session #145 to learn how to get coverage from large media outlets (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session145). Another great tool is Help A Reporter Out (HARO), which will connect you with reporters who need sources for their stories (https://www.helpareporter.com/). Do you have a question about gaining exposure for your website? 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.

Dec 19 2016

10mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

27mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

8mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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 the next public launch in June at http://smartfromscratch.com. Go to http://www.100emails.com to learn how to start an email list. Do you have a question about making money online when you first start out? Record it at http://askpat.com. The sponsor for this episode is Vistaprint, an excellent resource for your business marketing needs. As a special to AskPat listeners, get 500 custom business cards for just $9.99 (50 percent savings!). Be sure to enter “Pat” at checkout. Learn more at http://vistaprint.com.

Mar 14 2017

7mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Dec 05 2019

22mins

Play

AP 1096: Where Are They Now? Laura Dobbins

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Nov 28 2019

22mins

Play

AP 1095: Where Are They Now? Julia Kuhn

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Nov 21 2019

23mins

Play

AP 1094: How Do I Pitch My Product Better?

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Nov 14 2019

22mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Nov 07 2019

40mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Oct 31 2019

32mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Oct 24 2019

19mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Oct 17 2019

19mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Oct 10 2019

31mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Oct 03 2019

29mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Sep 26 2019

23mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Sep 19 2019

24mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Sep 12 2019

23mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Sep 05 2019

23mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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.]

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.

Buy my new book Superfans!

Aug 29 2019

26mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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 22 2019

25mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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 15 2019

31mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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 08 2019

30mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

You can pre-order my new book, Superfans, at YourSuperFans.com.

Aug 01 2019

34mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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 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.

You can pre-order my new book, Superfans, at YourSuperFans.com.

Jul 25 2019

30mins

Play