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

English, Finance, 1 season, 1284 episodes, 4 days, 8 hours, 25 minutes
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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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Can I Succeed Managing Two Websites AND Still Balance My Life? [Encore Episode]

We're dropping an encore upload of this top-downloaded episode! Listen in as I coach Daz Cater through the challenges of running two blogs simultaneously.#1186 Today I have the pleasure of talking with Daz Cater over in the UK. Daz manages two different blogs, plus he has a full-time job in construction along with being a husband and dad of two kids, and he's wondering whether or not he can balance it all. This is a really fun conversation, especially because of Daz's main interest and the focus of one of his blogs at retrogamerdaz.com: retro toys and collectibles. (I'll just say that his video background is one of the coolest ones I've seen in all my years of interviewing people.) His other website, nextstopwdw.com, is a Disney travel blog where he offers tips and documents his family's journeys through Disney properties. He's built up a decent following on both sites, but he's feeling stuck. Can he manage both, or should he focus on just one of them? That's exactly what we chat about today. I think you'll get a kick out of this one, especially if you love collectibles, Disney, or both! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1186.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/21/202326 minutes, 53 seconds
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How do I Overcome the Fears Around the Growth in My Business? [Encore Episode]

Listen in to this encore episode with Stephanie Taylor for a great conversation around avoiding regret, the psychology of making money, and growing your business without fear.#1188 Today we're talking with Stephanie Taylor from the UK. She and her sister have a business together at Rent2RentSuccess.com. That's essentially a way to rent a property from a landlord, then rent it out again. She and her sister teach others how to do this through their course and membership program. Things are starting to take off, but Stephanie is wondering: Now that we're here, how do we get to the next level? When you find a little success online, you might find yourself facing an even bigger challenge than the one that it took for you to get started. Now that you're making money, how do you make sure you don't lose it? How do you grow and scale the business? You have more options now, but you're faced with a fork in the road. How do you make the right decisions and avoid burnout or regret? How do you overcome the fear of success and growth because you're not mentally ready or don't know what to expect? All great questions we're going to tackle today! We uncover a lot of great things here, including how to get past some of the tricky psychology around making money, and we find some strategies to help Stephanie—and perhaps you—move forward. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1188.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/7/202333 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Do I Niche Down and Better Serve My People? [Encore Episode]

We're pulling another top-downloaded episode to the top of your feed! In this episode, Erica James gets clarity on niching down and better serving her audience.#1179 When you discover the niche you should be focusing on, it's like the clouds part—everything becomes clearer. But once you've chosen a niche, how do you communicate the change to your audience without alienating them? Today we're talking with Erica James from Erica James Travel, as well as the Erica James Travel Show Podcast. Erica is a travel agent who's having some issues with niching down. She knows what she's good at and the kinds of services she wants to provide for her travel agency clients, but she's afraid of going about things the wrong way. But thankfully, we go deep and find some possibilities to help Erica make this transition in a way that feels good to her and her customers. There's a moment in this episode where you'll hear things click for Erica, and boom, things are ready to take off. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1179.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/23/202323 minutes, 33 seconds
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How Do I Build On a Lucrative Niche without Leaving My Audience Hanging? [Encore Episode]

In this top-downloaded encore episode, listen in as Kimberly Reynolds gets guidance on focusing her energy between two directions in her business.#1183 Today's guest, Kimberly Reynolds, aka Dr. Kimmy of Productive on Purpose, is at a crossroads. She's created a thriving community built around helping women with productivity and overcoming procrastination. At the same time, she's been niching down and coaching women on building businesses and walking in their purpose. The coaching is taking off—to the tune of $50,000 in revenue in just two months. But she's feeling torn in two directions, and knows she can't commit to both focuses. What should she do? Can she find a way to serve both of her audiences? Can she transition away from managing her community without leaving people hanging? She's going to have to start making some pro-level, CEO, executive-type decisions in her business, and Pat is here to help guide her. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1183.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/9/202329 minutes, 39 seconds
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What's the Best Way to Continually Launch My Course, and Do You Think the Price is Right? [Encore Episode]

We sunsetted AskPat earlier this year but had to make sure we brought the top-downloaded episodes back to the top of the feed! Listen in on this session with Rose Griffen for a masterclass on course launch strategy and pricing.#1187 Today on the show we're talking with Rose Griffin from ABASpeech.org. Rose is a seasoned speech therapist who's helped many people. Her specialty these days is helping professionals who work with people with complex speech disorders or autism. She's doing great work, and she's already got a course and a podcast out in the world. So what's she struggling with? Well, she wants to know whether to make her course evergreen, or only make it available at certain times of the year. Should she create some FOMO for her target audience by opening and closing the course at regular intervals? Or is that going to be too much work? We also get into a discussion about pricing. When you get to the moment Rose announces the price of her course, you might already know what I'm going to tell her. But stick around to find out. We really dig into the ins and outs of course launch strategy, as well as the mysteries of pricing (because seriously, pricing is weird). This is a great episode if you've got a course that's doing well and you want to make the most of it, so give it a listen. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1187.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/26/202328 minutes, 31 seconds
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Is Passive Income Even Real, and How Do I Leave a Legacy? [Encore Episode]

In this replay of one of our top downloaded episodes, hear a vital discussion on building passive income, leaving a legacy, and creating relationships on the journey.#1185 Today we're talking with Shira Kates from Snapdragon Strategy. Shira has a lot of experience in the corporate world and Silicon Valley. She's done a lot of really cool things, but she's ready for her next phase and wants to try something else. Is it coaching? Is it something else? She's got a few opportunities lined up, but she needs help focusing. She also wants to know how she can move in the direction of creating passive income, to give herself some time back and create balance in her life. Along those lines, Shira wants to know: is passive income even real today? Is it possible to easily create a passive income-driven business anymore? That's a really cool discussion we have, too. We also explore the importance of networking and keeping relationships alive throughout your journey. And on top of that, which is maybe the most important part of my conversation with Shira is, how do you leave a legacy, to your family and others? Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1185.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/12/202327 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Do I 5x My Passive Income Revenue in My Business? [Encore Episode]

In this repost of one of our top downloaded episodes EVER, learn how to lean into the things that make you you to help exponentially grow your business.#1192 Today we've got a great conversation with Mike Lander from Piscari. Mike helps sales and account teams learn how to negotiate through his online courses and consultations. He's been productizing some of his services and started to diversify, but he needs help generating more income from his courses. We discuss not just how to diversify smartly, but how Mike can lean into some of his superpowers and position his digital course to generate more sales. Mike is in the B2B space, which is a little bit different from many businesses that work directly with consumers, but the strategies and principles we talk about can apply to lots of businesses. So if this Mike's situation sounds like yours, I think you're going to find some amazing information in this episode. In fact, at the very end, Mike says, "Wow, Pat, I have five or six takeaways I can implement right away." So I hope you stick around and listen to this episode, because this is one about superpowers. It's about diversification, productizing, and leaning into the things that make you you. Show notes and more atSmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1192.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/28/202327 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Do I Test and Launch My Course When I Have Zero Reach? [Encore Episode]

In this encore episode (one of our highest-downloaded episodes EVER), pick up critical tips on validating a course or product before you go to launch.#1182 William Barton from BootSpy.com has a really interesting question today. It's one you might have wrestled with in your own business: How do I launch something when I don't have a list or anybody out there who knows that I exist yet? How do I validate this thing? How do I ensure that it's going to work before I put all this time and effort into it?You may be familiar with a little book I wrote called Will It Fly?, which is all about how to test your next business idea so you don’t waste your time and money. We're going to discuss a lot of the principles, strategies, and techniques that I share in that book with William today. If you’re launching something, you want to build that audience and validate your idea first, so let's get into it. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1182.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/14/202323 minutes, 56 seconds
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How Can I Make Launching an Online Course Easier? [Encore Episode]

Another encore episode coming in hot! Originally published in August of 2021, this episode offers timeless lessons for anyone hoping to create a successful online course.#1181 Wendy Lewis used to work as a writer at a marketing and ad agency. And she's still a writer, but she also has a new passion: reflexology, working with athletes and helping people regain function. She's excited to create her first online reflexology course, but she's feeling stuck. The whole thing seems a little overwhelming to her. I want you to pay attention to how Wendy describes an online course before we start talking about the solutions to making the online course creation process easier for her. Because as you'll find out, things are often a lot easier than we think they should be. And there's a lot of things that I've learned over the years that I pass on to Wendy in this conversation, that I would love to pass on to you as well. So whether it's an online course or something else that you want to create, let's get through it, and let's get through it together. Show notes and more at smartpassiveincome.com/ap1181.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/31/202326 minutes, 6 seconds
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I Have Too Many Business Ideas—What Do I Do and Where Do I Start? [Encore Episode]

We sunset AskPat earlier this year, but we wanted to republish some of the highest-downloaded episodes of all time in case you missed them. Tune in now!#1177 If you're a creative person of some kind, you know what it's like to be in a flow state, so focused on the thing you're working on. That's how you create great art, right? Well, if you treat your business ideas in the same way, you can create something great there, too. Today I'm talking to Chris Fleck, a person of many talents: art, comedy, video production, and more. There's so much he loves to do, and is really good at, but he's a little bit stuck. He has too many business ideas. He's being pulled in multiple directions, and as a result he feels like he's going nowhere. You might be able to relate to Chris, faced with multiple options and not sure which one to pick. You might worry about what'll happen if you choose one path and leave the others behind. How do you make the right choice? That's what we're talking about today. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1177.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/17/202321 minutes, 40 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Jim from Spanish and Go

#1269 Today's Where Are They Now? session is truly special! You see, my returning guest has done a fantastic job of adapting and refocusing when circumstances almost shut his business down. So how did he pull it off? In this episode, I'm catching up with Jim from Spanish and Go to find out. He runs a fantastic brand with his wife, May, helping people connect to the culture and language of Spanish-speaking countries. The pandemic put an abrupt stop to the high-ticket retreats at the core of their monetization strategy, but a shift to podcasting helped Jim and May offset that in a big way. Their show is up from sixty thousand to almost a million downloads since we last spoke. That's insane! Now, Spanish and Go has become a thriving six-figure business. Join us for this great discussion to learn how Jim has leveraged his organic audience growth to attract sponsors and create a community of superfans! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1269.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/13/202319 minutes, 6 seconds
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Where Are They Now? RJ Weiss

#1268 We all want more website traffic, but what can we do to hook visitors in and get them back for more when they stumble across our content? That's the topic of today's Where Are They Now? session with RJ Weiss of TheWaysToWealth.com. You see, most information is freely available from multiple sources. So if you're building a brand, how do you stand out as the go-to authority in your niche? RJ and I brainstorm several tactics that do exactly that. We explore balancing his SEO strategy with superfan-building content, storytelling, lead magnets, email marketing, and more. A personal touch is essential in today's online landscape if you want to start building word of mouth around your mission. Join RJ and me for this great conversation to discover how to make that happen, even if it doesn't come naturally to you! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1268.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/6/202317 minutes, 7 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Joe Casabona

#1267 A lot can happen in a short time. In this Where Are They Now? session, I'm catching up with Joe Casabona of Podcast Liftoff. His progress in the months since our chat in episode 1238 has been incredible, so we have to share it with you! When we last spoke, Joe and I brainstormed ideas to grow his email list with effective lead magnets. He has since been able to attract hundreds of new highly targeted subscribers using the tactics we discussed! On top of that, the finely tuned email sequence Joe has built is a thing of beauty. Today, we get an inside look at how he pulled it off so quickly! Joe is also experimenting with webinars, and the results have blown him away. I love that he is now doubling down and taking advantage of this powerful tool to grow his brand! Listen in for a peek at a success story in the making! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1267.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/30/202318 minutes, 18 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Kara Gott Warner

#1266 Don't miss this Where Are They Now? session because it highlights a very important stage in the entrepreneurial journey. You see, a lot of trial and error is involved in finding a business idea that sticks. My returning guest, Kara Gott Warner, is a perfect example of persistence and niching down to discover the right opportunity! Listen in to hear all about how her business has evolved and how she is now working more closely with her clients than ever! I often talk about the essential dynamic between visionaries and integrators in business. Kara is doing an excellent job putting this concept into practice. When she noticed her clients struggling to find podcast production support, she stepped up to take on the job and restructure her brand around it in a big way. Kara offers a heavy dose of inspiration for anyone still searching for the perfect niche, so tune in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1266.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/23/202323 minutes, 36 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Joaquin Elizondo

#1265 This is a very exciting Where Are They Now? episode because my returning guest is doing incredible work on major Hollywood productions. He loves the job and has created a business on the side teaching others how to follow in his footsteps. But, with limited time available, where should he focus his energy? Over at HollywoodEditingMentor.com, Joaquin Elizondo shares his soft-skill-focused method for breaking into the film industry. With an audience demanding more and more content, Joaquin is in a great spot to take his course-based business to the next level. Here's the thing. Without the right tactics, splitting our focus into several directions at once is a recipe for burnout. Today, we explore the possibilities and land on an effective and sustainable scaling strategy for Joaquin. The concepts we discuss here apply to anyone working a full-time job and building a business at the same time, so listen in to learn more. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1265.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/16/202321 minutes, 43 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Andrea Davis

#1264 This Where Are They Now? episode is a perfect example of why I love this format. My returning guest, Andrea Davis of Better Screen Time, is doing fantastic work that I have to share with you! Andrea is a member of SPI Pro and one of our first students in Smart From Scratch. She has brilliantly applied knowledge from our courses and communities to help families create healthy content consumption habits. Today we hear all about how Better Screen Time has grown and evolved. Andrea is now spreading her message through public speaking, and the impact on her business has been incredible! Getting on more stages has also been a game-changer for me, so I love seeing entrepreneurs leveraging this powerful tactic. With TikTok taking over many children's lives, Andrea's mission is more important than ever. Listen in on our conversation to hear all about how she has built a fantastic course-based business to support her efforts! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1264.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/9/202324 minutes, 57 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Jake Gosselin

#1263 Today we're continuing our fantastic Where Are They Now? episode run. I love these conversations because we learn exactly how our AskPat coaching sessions impact entrepreneurs just like you. My returning guest has been on the show in episodes 1053, 1097, and 1197 and is now back to share his amazing progress. Listen in on my interviews with Jake Gosselin of Churchfront and Worship Ministry School for an absolutely unique glimpse at the makings of a success story. Jake has followed the basic strategies we always talk about here, and the results speak for themselves. He brings in over one million dollars a year through everything from courses to high-ticket offers. Jake has built an incredible membership site around the expertise that some of his clients are paying $10K to gain in-person access to! Don't miss out on our chat because you'll hear all about the pivotal moments that have made this success possible! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1263.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/2/202325 minutes, 28 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Mark Savant

#1262 Wow, the transformation you'll witness today is absolutely incredible! My returning guest has made unbelievable strides in his business. Not only that, but he has been able to quit his job and go all-in on entrepreneurship! Mark Savant is back for a Where Are They Now? session to remember. I had him on the show before, but the Mark we hear from today is a new man. Niching down has done wonders for his brand. On top of that, his online community is now bringing in enough recurring revenue to replace his old job. Listen in on this episode to hear Mark's vivid (and hilarious) description of what it was like to work full-time and grow a business on the side. Let's just say that he's saving himself a lot of hurt! This is a great chat about standing out in your industry and finding the perfect messaging to attract a highly targeted audience! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1262.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/23/202325 minutes, 46 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Stacy Brookman

#1261 Today we're continuing our fan-favorite Where Are They Now? series. It's Stacy Brookman's third time on the show, and we get yet another incredible look at her business! Through RealLifeResilience.com, Stacy helps women who are fed up with the corporate ladder climb to the top on their own terms. She is changing more lives than ever, but not without some ups and downs since our chat in episode 1150. With a book deal in place, everything was going according to plan for Stacy. But, sometimes, a big lightbulb moment can change everything. Listen in on this session for an unexpected update and a glimpse at a massive pivot. Stacy also shares her experience with public speaking. Hearing about her progress, the lessons learned, and the impact her talks have had on her brand is absolutely inspiring. Join us for this fantastic update about the vital importance of evolving and adapting in business! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1261.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/16/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Aaron LeBauer

#1260 We're continuing our fantastic Where Are They Now? episode run today. My returning guest, Aaron LeBauer, has helped thousands of physical therapists build and scale their practices. Our chat in episode 1159 about running successful virtual events and creating engaging community experiences online was a blast! But how has Aaron put his plans into action? Today we hear all about his PTBIZCON event and how he's providing his audience with incredible learning opportunities. Aaron is leveraging powerful strategies to make participants feel special and get the most out of his conferences. He shares his approach with us in this episode. Aaron and I also discuss event pricing and the pros and cons of using Facebook groups. Join us for this great catch-up to learn how virtual events can serve your niche and grow your business. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1260.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/9/202317 minutes, 55 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Hel Reynolds

#1259 This Where Are They Now? episode is a perfect example of why I love this format. My returning guest, Hel Reynolds of Comms Creatives, has made absolutely amazing progress since we last spoke! Back in episode 1174, Hel was having trouble prioritizing her business opportunities. Squirrel syndrome is something I'm all too familiar with, so I shared a number of my most powerful time-management strategies with her. Hel has since implemented the 20% itch rule and structured her week so that she puts in impactful work at key times. As expected, the results in her business have been incredible! But while Hel's current scheduling approach is rife with tips we can all leverage, she's still struggling to rein in her weekends and take time off. In this session, Hel and I explore new tactics to help her disconnect from work and return feeling restored. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1259.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/2/202318 minutes, 43 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Sarah Donoghue (formerly Murphy)

#1258 Today's Where Are They Now? session is one for the books. You see, the first time we heard from my returning guest was all the way back in episode 0132. That's crazy! When we last spoke in episode 1175, the pandemic had hit Sarah Donoghue's Alchemilla.co business pretty hard. But here's the thing. Something absolutely extraordinary happened right after our talk. It actually wasn't the advice I shared that led to it. It was you, the listeners, who made this happen! Joining us today is someone who has become an integral part of Sarah's business as a direct result of that episode. You'll hear from Ashton Cayce of SausageTreeLotion.com about how she's bringing Sarah's vision to a whole new market. This is a fantastic discussion about physical products and what can happen when you keep pushing in the face of adversity. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1258.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/26/202320 minutes, 37 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Emory Wanger

#1257 Today we're continuing our fantastic Where Are They Now? episode run. Emory Wanger, my returning guest, is someone who I often use as an example because of the incredible way he serves his niche. At ByLand.co, he provides backpackers at any level with the specific resources that make sense for them. As you know, we're deeply committed to online communities here at SPI. One thing we rarely talk about, however, is creating and running free Facebook groups. In fact, we've advised our listeners against that strategy here and on our Community Experience podcast. But are Facebook groups ever the right move for a business, and can we use them to attract and drive traffic to our offerings? Emory may have cracked the code! This chat is an inside look at how he runs his massive group of 30,000 members without it descending into chaos. Join us to find out more! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1257.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/19/202321 minutes, 46 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Dan Bennett

#1256 For this awesome Where Are They Now? session, we're reconnecting with The Antipreneur himself. Dan Bennett of VideoForEntrepreneurs.com is a wonderful member of SPI Pro, and that's exactly what we talk about today. You see, he has leveraged business communities to grow his brand in a very powerful way. I've mentioned this incredible strategy before, but Dan has been walking the walk and seeing massive results. If you want to stand out online, this is the perfect way to serve others and monetize your passion without coming across as spammy or salesy. At VideoForEntrepreneurs.com, Dan helps people look and sound great on camera. We heard all about his business in episode 1209 of AskPat and episode 029 of our Community Experience podcast. Anyone can follow in Dan's footsteps, so make sure you join us for another chat with him to find out how to do it! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1256.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/12/202321 minutes, 39 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Dr. Kimberly Reynolds

#1255 This is a very special Where Are They Now? session. You see, my returning guest was able to quit her full-time job just three months after our first AskPat call together. But she actually decided to go against my advice and follow her gut instead! Now, to be honest, that's not exactly the whole story. I'll let Dr. Kimmy of The Doctor Coach School share the twists and turns of her journey with you. Suffice it to say, she's serving more people than ever, and business is booming. I say it all the time—the riches are in the niches. By narrowing our focus, we're actually helping more people. This is a counterintuitive strategy that many beginner entrepreneurs struggle with. Dr. Kimmy was able to overcome this hurdle and take her business to the next level. In today's episode, we hear all about how she found her voice and is now helping women doctors of color transform their lives. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1255.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/5/202323 minutes, 17 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Jackie Bolen

#1254 Today, we're bookending 2022 with an absolutely incredible Where Are They Now? session. Don't miss this one because my returning guest has accomplished something I genuinely didn't think was possible. Jackie Bolen of ESLspeaking.org has written and published over one hundred books in her niche. That's insane! I had to reconnect with her to learn about the systems she has in place that allow her to be so prolific. You'll hear all about that in this episode. What might surprise you is just how powerful and replicable these business basics can be. We've had Jackie on episodes 1003, 1046, 1147, and 1189. The evolution is incredible and a perfect example of what can happen if you apply the simple tactics we often discuss here. Jackie is now in a fantastic position where her business might be ready for sale. Listen in to find out exactly how she did it! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1254.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/29/202224 minutes, 51 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Rose Griffin

#1253 Today we're kicking off a Where Are They Now? episode run that's going to take us well into 2023. I love these conversations because we learn exactly how our AskPat coaching sessions impact entrepreneurs just like you. Today's returning guest is someone who's doing absolutely amazing work. Rose Griffin helps speech therapists and other professionals make meaningful progress with their autistic learners. She runs ABA Speech and hosts the Autism Outreach podcast, both of which are going so well that she's been able to leave her nine-to-five job. Rose has made great use of our courses and communities and is now transitioning away from one-on-one work to spend more time growing her brand. Today we talk about hiring help, using an email list to skyrocket your business, and video marketing on platforms like Instagram and TikTok. Don't miss this inspiring chat because Rose is the perfect example of how serving others can lead to massively fulfilling results! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1253.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/22/202223 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Can I Scale My Community and Make the Experience Even Better for Members?

#1252 This is a massive success story! David Young worked for the FBI before joining my first SPI Accelerator program in 2018. He credits that as the foundation on which he has since sold over $5 million in online courses! David helps his students learn the ins and outs of flying drones for commercial purposes. He has seen unbelievable growth in such a short time but wants to find additional ways to serve his niche. Many people are already taking his Drone Launch Academy courses, but how does he get them to stick around and form a community? Today I share the techniques that have given us the best results with SPI Pro. We discuss community events, spotlighting your members, and understanding the objections that stop people from joining your community. Listen in on this inspirational chat to find out more about applying these powerful strategies to your business! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1252.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/15/202231 minutes, 18 seconds
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How Do I Grow My Community and Membership Programs?

#1251 What is the number one way to grow your audience when you're just starting out? Before you can expect people to discover you, showing up and providing value through existing channels is key. In this coaching session, I'm joined by Paul Higgins of the Cloud Consultants Collective and PaulHigginsMentoring.com. He is an expert in his industry who runs a Slack community for fellow cloud consultants, a niche of about sixty thousand people worldwide. So how should Paul go about reaching a highly targeted group? With no one else attempting this, how does he become the de facto online resource in his domain? I always say that the riches are in the niches, so I walk Paul through several strategies that can help him build authority and scale his business. We explore leveraging ebooks, keynotes, LinkedIn, and existing product communities to create a personal brand while serving others. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1251.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/8/202218 minutes, 56 seconds
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How Do I Go from Idea to Product Fast?

#1250 Tim Ferriss once asked me a powerful question—what would this look like if it were easy? When we feel overwhelmed, it's often because we make our work more complex than it needs to be. Most of the time, the easy path can deliver the same or better results with less effort. This is what we zero in on in this coaching session with my guest, Chris Greer. He is a religious leader and author who wants to run retreats for people in need of a break from the craziness of day-to-day life. Today, I help Chris identify and focus on the essential elements that can help him shave years off of his launch dates. We talk about beta releases, in-person events, the best social network to use, building an email list, and much more. Chris and I cover a lot of ground, and we land on some great actionable tips that are applicable to any business. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1250.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/1/202226 minutes, 48 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Chris Roy

#1249 This week on the show, we're back with another Where Are They Now? session. My guest, Chris Roy of Doobert.com, is doing amazing work connecting animal shelters with transportation for rescues, foster homes, and more. When we last spoke, we explored several options to help Chris generate funds for Doobert. He had his entire team listen in on our chat as a starting point for new ideas. We now get to learn about the exciting pay-it-forward model they landed on. Chris gives us an inside look at how Doobert leverages e-commerce and drop-shipping in a way that feels genuine to their mission. He's a tech guy, so he shares all about the software solutions working behind the scenes to make it all happen. We also get into what's next for Doobert and how they're able to use their know-how to expand globally. Listen in to learn more about how Chris has built an incredible business around his passion! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1249.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/24/202222 minutes, 28 seconds
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I Work Full-Time—How Do I Grow My Online Business?

#1248 Many of you know I got laid off from my dream job in 2008 and started teaching architects how to pass the LEED exam as my first niche business. Luis Duque is now doing something very similar in the engineering space. He loves his job but also wants to share his knowledge and help others in his industry pass an exam. Luis hosts a podcast and shares resources and courses through his brand, Engineering Our Future. So, when you're not looking to build a massive audience, how do you engage people in your niche and find your superfans? With a full-time job and a family, what are the most efficient ways to grow a business? We discuss all that today. Luis and I explore paid advertising and other powerful avenues to help him reach targeted audiences. I also share some of the time-management tricks that help me stay productive. Listen in and enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1248.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/17/202227 minutes, 7 seconds
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How Do I Grow My Brand When Nothing Moves the Needle?

#1247 What should you do when you don’t even know where to start in business? One thing you shouldn’t do is get so caught up with steps eight, nine, and ten that you lose focus of steps one, two, and three. Today, I’m chatting with Dr. Damaris Grossmann of Mindfully Integrative. She is a veteran who has overcome serious health issues and is now helping others do the same. But, with a lot of stuff going on, it’s easy to start worrying about the little things and forget the very real impact we have on people’s lives. In this coaching session, I help Dr. Damaris focus on the most effective strategies to grow her brand. We talk about why her small but targeted audience can be extremely powerful. I also share my tips for podcast guesting and book marketing to help her reach more people. Listen in on this chat for a strong dose of inspiration and motivation! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1247.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/202223 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Do I Make the Leap from One-On-One Work to Passive Income?

#1246 Getting to a point where there’s more demand for your services than you can handle is a dream come true, right? But what happens when you want to focus on building something bigger than yourself and have to turn down one-on-one clients to free up time? Today, I’m talking to Sybil Ackerman-Munson of Do Your Good. She works with philanthropists to help them figure out the most effective ways to donate money. We’re talking millions of dollars! But here’s the thing. Sybil’s expertise applies to donations of any size. She wants to take her business to the next level by creating resources for anybody looking to explore philanthropy. This means cutting back on client work and investing time into something that may or may pan out. In this coaching call, I share strategies that can enable her to halve her one-on-one work without losing any income. I also give her a new perspective on the risks she’s taking on. Often, these situations are not as frightening as we make them out to be in our heads! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1246.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/3/202225 minutes, 53 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Gillian Tietz

#1245 I love sharing these Where Are They Now? episodes because the progress is often incredible. This session is no exception. Back in episode 1190, Gillian Tietz introduced us to her amazing podcast. Through Sober Powered, she helps people understand and overcome addiction. Her show is growing fast, but Gillian has her sights set on something even bigger. You’ll hear it from her, but she is building a legit empire. The Sober Powered Media Network brings podcasters in the addiction space together under one brand. The benefits in terms of marketing, monetization, and sponsor acquisition are unbelievable. We chat about all of that today. Of course, Gillian is under a lot of pressure. We also dive into how to manage the stress that comes with this level of responsibility and why transparency is key. This is an inspiring conversation for anybody looking to take their business to the next level! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1245.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/27/202219 minutes, 20 seconds
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Harness the Power of Community: Free Live Seminar Tuesday 10/25!

The Business of Community Summit is a one-day virtual summit focused exclusively on the business thinking, decisions, and strategies needed to reach the economic potential of community for your business. You'll walk away with a clear roadmap for launching your own community this year! Visit SmartPassiveIncome.com/BCS to register for free.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/21/20224 minutes, 48 seconds
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How Do I Align My Messaging Perfectly with My Audience?

#1244 Something powerful happens when we connect with a targeted audience using the right language. Our products start flying off the proverbial shelf when we niche down and articulate specific problems and solutions. Case in point, Julie Browne coaches people through unexpected identity loss. If that doesn’t paint a picture, think about unpredictable events like divorce, job loss, or maybe a health situation. Many people are left questioning who they are after losing a big part of their lives. I know I was when I got laid off in 2008. So how should Julie think about marketing her broad expertise? In this episode, we talk about targeted audiences, finding the right messaging, book and podcast marketing, and we even touch on building communities. There are plenty of takeaways for you today if you're struggling to find clarity and focus in business. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1244.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/20/202223 minutes, 50 seconds
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How Can I Actually Create Content When It’s Difficult to Do So?

#1243 Often we create excuses for ourselves to mask the fear that’s actually holding us back. Azreer Gill lives in Cambridge Bay, Canada. He’s within the Arctic Circle, and, as you can imagine, that comes with some challenges. But are these obstacles a legitimate reason not to start a business that could save lives? Like many people in his community, Azreer has struggled with addiction. He is now seven years sober and wants to help people by sharing his recovery story, but he needs a push to get started. We discuss why podcasting is the perfect medium for him and how he can use it to build a targeted audience. Azreer does stand-up, so he’s already a great storyteller. When we use our experiences and define a problem better than our listeners, it’s natural for them to come to us for solutions. This episode is a great reminder to look under the hood and understand the source of your limiting beliefs. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1243.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/13/202221 minutes, 4 seconds
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How Do I Serve Multiple Avatars Who Consume My Content?

#1242 What happens when you experiment with different tactics in your business to see what works? Usually, a few strategies pan out, while most don’t. But what do you do when suddenly everything you throw at the wall starts to stick? How do you zero in on the path that grows your business without taking up all your time? Bill Henry is an elementary music teacher and founder of Mr. Henry's Music World. He also co-hosts The Music Podcast for Kids, and runs an incredible music education YouTube channel! Bill serves multiple audiences, has courses for sale, affiliate marketing requests coming in, and even some very interesting franchising opportunities. We hop in the DeLorean today to help Bill get some clarity about what the future could look like. Saying yes to one opportunity often means saying no to others, so we need to know where our time is best spent. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1242.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/6/202228 minutes, 25 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Jadah Sellner

#1241 As you know, I’ve written several books over the years. The support from readers has been phenomenal, and I’m massively grateful for it. Of course, it’s still important to look back at my book launches and think about what I would do differently now. That’s exactly what my returning guest, Jadah Sellner, wants to know. Jadah is an entrepreneur, business mentor, and host of the Lead with Love podcast. She has already released a recipe book but is now in the final stages of copy-editing her first business book! In this chat, we discuss the best tactics to get as many readers as possible. Jadah has brought her audience along for the writing process, which is crucial. I advise her on podcast guesting to promote the book and steer her away from strategies that haven’t worked for me. This is a great jam on book launches, and we also get into CTAs, lead magnets, and leveraging stories from beta readers. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1241.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/29/202231 minutes, 16 seconds
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So Much to Do & Hardly Any Time—What Should I Do?

#1240 Some problems are great to have, even though it might not feel like it. When the businesses we’ve been putting valuable time into start to take off, it can get overwhelming. Matthew Usherwood has an office job and a family with two young kids. His brand, Distance Hiker, is growing like crazy, and he needs help figuring out what to focus on. In this coaching call, we reverse engineer what the company could look like based on Matthew's ultimate goal of taking it full-time. He is dealing with a bit of Squirrel Syndrome, so I help him prioritize the strategies that can work best for him. Matthew is also reluctant to rush into monetization and come off as salesy. You’ll hear me share my perspective about products that offer true value and how to get them in front of people the right way. Join us to learn about the tools we can leverage to stay on top of our growing businesses. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1240.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/22/202231 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Do I Use Social Media to Get More Book Readers?

#1239 In business, different is sometimes better than better. Keith Hayden, is a prime example of this. He is an author and is doing incredibly unique things online to promote his fiction book. Keith has come up with a fantastic audiovisual "book experience" that breaks his novel down into bite-sized chunks for social media. But how should he go about getting more eyeballs on his content? We talk about building word-of-mouth, which is vital for any book release. We also discuss Keith creating these “book experiences” for other authors as a side gig. The inspiration for a lot of what Keith is doing is the sense of belonging he felt when he was military. He wants to recreate that for his superfans, which is very smart. This is an inspiring chat for all of us looking to build loyal, targeted audiences. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1239.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/15/202224 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Do I Get More Downloads to My Lead Magnet?

#1238 What can people get from you that they can’t get from anyone else? This is a vital question that many beginner entrepreneurs can't answer. When I asked Joe Casabona about his unique offer, his reply blew me away. So what does he do? Joe helps podcasters earn their first $10,000 off of their shows! In this coaching session, we talk all about lead magnets. Joe wants to grow his email list, and he and I brainstorm some ideas to take the freebies he’s offering to the next level. Joe also hosts Make Money Podcasting and wants to reach a larger audience with the show. I talk to him about getting guest spots on other podcasts and how to maximize the impact those appearances have. I had a blast on this call with Joe, and we covered a lot of ground with plenty of tips for you along the way. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1238.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/8/202221 minutes, 47 seconds
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Use Social Media or Don’t Use Social Media? That’s the Question.

#1237 Do you even need to use social networks at all? Social media is what we make of it, that’s why it’s vital to have a conscious approach if we decide to use it. Natasha Carrillo has been off social networks for the past ten years and is struggling with that decision. She co-hosts the Black and Brown Make Green podcast and wants to spread her message to more people. In this coaching session, we talk about social media as a broad-asking system instead of a broadcasting system and what that means exactly. We also discuss specifics like how much time to put in, how often you should post, and where. Many podcasters struggle on social media because they don’t have the right mindset. So we get into some podcast-specific tactics today as well. Natasha asks all the right questions in this episode, and this is a great one to help us protect ourselves against the pitfalls of social media. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1237.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/1/202226 minutes, 15 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Cassidy Tuttle

#1236 In this "Where Are They Now?" session, I’m chatting with Cassidy Tuttle. She’s been a student of mine for a long time, and I actually had her on the SPI podcast way back on episode 283. Cassidy's Succulents and Sunshine is booming right now, and she needs help handling the growth and success of her business. Often when we first start delegating tasks to free up time, we end up giving ourselves a new job as a micromanager. Cassidy wants to become more comfortable letting others run with her ideas and things not turning out exactly how she envisioned them. She also understands that she can’t always be the face of her brand but doesn’t want to disappoint her audience. As our businesses grow and change, we sometimes just need to get out of our own way. So listen in, get inspired, and take your business to the next level! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1236.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/25/202226 minutes, 52 seconds
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What Can I Do to Better Serve My Community?

#1235 It can often be overwhelming to think about how we could grow our businesses. But one easy way to scale is to go just one level beyond what’s expected of us. In this coaching call, I’m chatting with Dustin John Staats of BGE's Tabletop. They sell board games online and have also opened up a brick-and-mortar store recently. Dustin wants to provide more value to his customers and keep them coming back. He’s already doing some really smart things, like sending a Bonjoro video with every order to make the buyers feel special. We talk about defining value for his target audience and putting the spotlight on his community. Dustin and I brainstorm some cool ideas for his store that will inspire you to apply this kind of approach to your business as well. We also get into Deep Pocket Monster, and I talk about the strategies I use to stand out in the crowded Pokemon space and serve my audience there. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1235.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/18/202220 minutes, 42 seconds
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How Do I Get More Time to Grow and Scale My Business?

#1234 As a solopreneur, what do you do when your business idea finally takes off? If you don’t see a problem here, let me explain. You’re planning the next move, you’re creating content, you’re working on new products, you’re doing customer support and filing taxes. You’re doing everything! That’s where Chris Gilmour is at right now. He’s been a student of mine for a long time. He went through Smart From Scratch, our beginner entrepreneurs course, and explored a couple of ideas before landing on ChrisOutdoors.ca. His business is booming, but Chris is doing everything himself and feeling overwhelmed. So how should he grow his business from here? Listen in on this coaching call to hear us brainstorm strategies that would help him free up his time and bring in more customers. I walk Chris through everything from mastering the most relevant platforms right now to letting go of certain tasks and starting to hire out. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1234.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/11/202229 minutes, 38 seconds
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How Do I Promote Free Content and Get More Customers?

#1233 A mistake many entrepreneurs make is to undercharge for their products. We want to help as many people as possible, if we don’t charge our worth we’ll never land on a sustainable business model. I’m chatting with Aneliya Manolova and Pierre Debraux today. They run Sci-Sport.com, where they provide clear and objective information about sports and exercise science. They have the PhDs to back them up but are afraid to start charging. I felt the same way when I first started selling and I walk them through a few thought experiments to figure out the best pricing strategy for them. We look at how the perception of value would change and the kind of clients they’d attract at different price points. I also help them see their offering in the larger context of what their target audience members are buying to get similar results. Lots of takeaways today. Enjoy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1233.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/4/202222 minutes, 6 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Wendy Lewis

#1232 Today, we're back with another Where Are They Now? session. Back in episode 1181, Wendy Lewis had a book coming out, and she was creating her first online course. She was feeling overwhelmed, so I gave her some tips about starting small and keeping things simple. Something I said really stuck with her: “Fail small to win big.” I should say that more often. So how has Wendy been taking action? She’s a board-certified reflexologist and taking that kind of business online can be difficult, but she’s been doing a fantastic job. We talk about her ups and downs and hear about the amazing beta launch she just did for her course. We also talk about all the fun things Wendy has planned for her business and how SPI Pro is helping her stay motivated. Make sure to listen in on our call and use the inspiration to take action in your own business! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1232.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/28/202219 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Do I Best Organize and Promote the Offerings in My Business?

#1231 As entrepreneurs, we provide value in our niche through great products and services. But what if your target audience never buys anything from you? What if someone else is making the actual purchase? Jeff Gargas is dealing with this in his business, Teach Better. They market themselves to teachers with free content, but then it’s school administrators or curriculum directors who pay for their premium offerings. This type of business model comes with some challenges but also some opportunities that Jeff and I explore today. He has new courses coming out all time and a membership site. We go through a few thought experiments and land on several options that would expand this side of his business. Jeff has a lot of knowledge and asks some deep questions about pricing. We zero in on finding the strategy that would best serve his audience and bring in more revenue. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1231.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/21/202229 minutes, 36 seconds
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How Do I Scale My Business the Right Way?

#1230 Two things will change the game for you when you're scaling your business: relationships and stories. So how do you leverage them the right way? Today I talk to Caelan Huntress. He has a book coming out called Marketing Yourself, so we get to go into the nitty-gritty of expanding your reach. Caelan is planning a podcast tour for his upcoming book, which is really smart. But how should he message podcasters he’s not connected with yet? I get a lot of requests, so we dive deep into what works and what doesn’t. We talk about leveraging existing relationships, cold messaging podcasters the right way, using stories to have a massive impact, and some neat tricks you can use to get in front of more people. Podcast tours are a fantastic way to grow your business. Caelan asks all the right questions, so we come up with some great ideas and lots of actionable tips in this session. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1230.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/14/202225 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Do I Grow My Audience When I Mainly Do 1 on 1?

#1229 Junaid Ahmed has been behind the camera for three decades, but after meticulously setting up his home studio and sitting in front of the camera for the first time the words just wouldn’t come out. He managed to solve his problem and is now busy helping others do the same. The thing is, as a father of three, time is limited. How does he scale up from one-on-one coaching and grow his business? Today we talk about the special mechanisms coaches can use to have more impact. We brainstorm some genius ideas to move his brand forward and free up the time he needs to spend with his family. Junaid admits he’s deep in the weeds and can’t see the whole picture. On this call, I help him zero in on a strategy that takes full advantage of the skills and strengths he’s developed. Show notes and more at smartpassiveincome.com/ap1229.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/7/202220 minutes, 35 seconds
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Who Should My Next Hire Be?

#1228 Today we're speaking with Sally Sparks-Cousins, who has an amazing brand that helps entrepreneurs build, measure, and optimize their sales funnels. You can find her at Sparkle Class Academy or TheFreedomFunnelFormula.com. Our focus today is hiring, because Sally is both a visionary and an integrator. She has great ideas as a visionary. And as an integrator, she wants to plan and execute and get her hands dirty building things. There are a lot of things Sally wants to hold onto—but a lot of things she knows she'll get back if she hires the right person. So who does she hire, and how does she maximize her investment? Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1228.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/30/202225 minutes, 9 seconds
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I'm a Coach, So How Do I Get PASSIVE Income?

#1227 How do you create passive income as a coach who spends a lot of time teaching your clients directly? That's what we're talking about today with Maxine Shapiro, a coach who also has a customer experience podcast called Let's Talk About CEX. She's feeling like she can't branch out into passive income because the business revolves so much around her. We explore some things she might do to expand her brand and start generating passive income. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1227.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/23/202220 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Do I Grow My List and Sell My Membership?

#1226 Today we're speaking with Dave Donahue from GuitarACO.com. He's a guitar teacher with a private student base, as well as a YouTube channel. Dave just launched a new member community with his initial group of about 20 “alpha” members. I help him figure out how to structure his course to create the best experience for his students. We also discuss YouTube ads and other potential ad platforms that could help Dave get more members. We even talk a little branding. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1226.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/16/202227 minutes, 53 seconds
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How Do I Best Package and Share My Knowledge When There are Too Many Options?

#1225 Today we're speaking with Tim Phillips from Sober and Happy. He's getting started on his journey with a business that helps people get sober and build the life they want. Tim has his foot in many different places, as far as content creation, social media, and building community. In this episode, we're going to narrow things down and figure out where Tim should—and shouldn't—be focusing his energy. He's drawn to blogging and podcasting. Should he focus on just these channels? Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1225.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/9/202229 minutes, 42 seconds
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What’s the Best Way to Sell My Knowledge When I’m Also Busy?

#1224 Today, we're speaking with Toni Weiss, a screenwriter from Germany. Tony has an idea to help other screenwriters with his own online course—but he's got a limited amount of time because he has to direct and produce a new movie of his own. He's almost done filming and editing his screenwriting course, but what kind of a course should it be—fully prerecorded, or with some live training? Should he use a cohort-based course model? How should he price it and market it? He doesn't have really have an audience for it yet, so how should he build one? Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1224.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/2/202229 minutes, 9 seconds
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What Are Some New Ways to Get More Leads?

#1223 Today I'm excited to chat with Matt Woicik from ml2solutions.com and digitalmarketingextreme.com. Pre-pandemic, Matt connected with a lot of local businesses in person through places like his local Chamber of Commerce. But once in-person connections shut down—and many businesses starting struggling just to keep their doors open—Matt found his leads starting to evaporate. I help him brainstorm creative ways to generate more leads for his business and get in front of new audiences. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1223.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/26/202226 minutes, 53 seconds
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How Do I Get More Students for My Online Course?

#1222 Today we're speaking with Phil Hayes-St Clair of philhsc.com. He's a girl dad, serial entrepreneur, and educator. He owns a talent for relationship building. He's been so successful at making connections that he's had a lot of people asking him how he does it. So, he created a course with the help of our Heroic Online Courses course, and he's already got a beta group of students learning from him. But how should he scale it without taking away from the other important things in his life? We talk about a few strategies he could try, as well some he shouldn't. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1222.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/19/202222 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Do I Tailor My Marketing to Different Audiences?

#1221 Greg Langston from CollegeFlightPlan.com is today's guest. His business helps teens (and their parents) understand their values, purpose, and superpowers so they can make good decisions about their education and career. This is stuff I wish existed when I was in high school, and I'm sure many other parents have understood just how powerful this kind of support can be, especially if it can save them tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. So what does Greg need help with? Well, he has two target audiences—students and parents—and he needs to know if he's on the right track with how he's marketing to both of them. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1221.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/12/202223 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Do I Make the Right Offer to My Audience?

#1220 Julie DeLucca-Collins of GoConfidentlyCoaching.com started her coaching business during the pandemic, when she lost her job. She realized she wanted to support others in stopping the overwhelm, getting focused, and building their business. Julie and I talk about how she's working with her clients now, and some of the issues that are coming up for her. She has multiple offerings, but some of the newer things she wants to offer don't seem to fit quite right—at least not on the surface. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1220.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/5/202228 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Do I Branch Out and Offer a Course to a New Niche?

#1219 Michelle Mozes of MichelleMozes.com helps people with their branding, and business is going well. A big part of her success is that she's kept herself at the center of her brand, which lets her stand out from her competitors. Michelle has managed to 4X her revenue, but she's also feeling the urge to do more… she's just not sure exactly how, or as you'll learn today, why. She thinks she should create her own online course, but she's not convinced it's the right move, and she's feeling stuck. Through our conversation, Michelle has a small epiphany that helps her get perspective on what to do next. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1219.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/28/202227 minutes, 24 seconds
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How Do I Authentically Leverage My Guests to Grow My Podcast?

#1218 Ling Yah Wong is the host of So This Is My Why, a cool podcast that draws some amazing guests. And she wants to know, how can she best leverage these big names? She wants to do it the right way, by using these big names to help grow her audience and create a win-win for everyone. So, how can we “name drop” in a way that feels authentic and not slimy? Doing things authentically and ethically is exactly what we want, especially as we're growing—because that's often where people fall off. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1218.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/21/202230 minutes, 48 seconds
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I Have Two Brands and Directions. How Do I Balance and Promote Both?

#1217 Today we're talking with Michelle Waters, who has two businesses, reThink ELA and reThink Your Lifestyle. She's a former teacher who is noticing a big shift happening in the teaching world, with many teachers thinking about moving on and creating something new, either on the side or full-time. She's created reThink Your Lifestyle to help teachers figure out what kind of business they should start based on what they love the most about teaching. Meanwhile, with reThink ELA, she creates lesson plans for English teachers who want to better connect with their students. She's trying to balance these two brands and not sure how to best manage them both. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1217.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/14/202228 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Do I Authentically Lean into My New Direction?

#1216 Today we're talking with Karthik Vijayakumar of DesignYourThinking.com. Karthik is a member of SPI Pro, and through his participation in the community has found a new direction for his business that he's really excited about: sales page copywriting. But he's having a dilemma around leaning in to who he is—especially because he gets a lot of inspiration from myself and from Team SPI. He's struggling with how to balance being inspired and motivated by somebody, but not wanting to step on their toes or make it appear like he's blatantly copying them. We talk about the difference between emulating vs. copying others, and we dig into the strategy and psychology of pricing your services. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1216.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/7/202230 minutes, 4 seconds
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Should I Expand My Brand or Stay Niche?

#1215 Today I'm talking to Matt of SkylandersCharacterList.com, who's in an interesting niche—and an interesting predicament. (You may also remember Matt from episode 10 of The Community Experience!) He started a business in a very focused niche: selling collectibles for Skylanders, a toys-to-life action-adventure video game series that's no longer being made. It's been going well, but Matt is worried that his market might dry up. Matt started one inch wide and one mile deep. So should he go wider, or deeper? That's what we discuss today. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1215.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/31/202222 minutes, 56 seconds
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How Do I Let Go of the Past to Become the Best Entrepreneur I Can Be?

#1214 This might be one of the most useful episodes of this podcast you've heard in a long time. Michelle Krieg does a lot of work in the yoga space, and she's had a long journey to get to where she's at, with a lifestyle that she loves for the most part. But she's still feeling held back. Through our conversation, Michelle realizes she needs to let go of some of the thought patterns she's been operating with recently. She realizes she needs to let go of her regret that she's not using the degree she worked for as a yoga teacher. And she also needs to let go of the hustle-and-grind mindset that got her where she is, but isn't serving her anymore. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1214.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/24/202233 minutes
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How Do I Help Those Who Can’t Afford Me One on One?

#1213 Today we're speaking with Alexandra Mannerings of Merakinos, a data services and analytic education company devoted to helping nonprofits and mission-driven organizations amplify their impacts through data. Alexandra is trying to transform the way nonprofits use data and analytics to be more successful with their chosen mission. Her services cost a lot, but she doesn't want to exclude organizations that can't afford the services of a data analyst. I help Alexandra brainstorm how she can validate the unique “consortium” model she has in mind for making analytics more accessible to the nonprofit world. She leaves with some interesting questions, ideas, and experiments to run. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1213.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/17/202227 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Do I Launch My Community and Know It’s Going to Work?

#1212 Today we're speaking with Ashton and DC, a wife-and-husband combo with a real estate business called REI Remodel. They're creating educational materials for would-be real estate investors, and they also want to build a "club" or community for these folks. As you know, at SPI we're all about the power of community, and I talk with DC and Ashton about the iterative process they can use to know exactly how to build that community. We discuss how they can find and talk to their target audience, to learn about their desires and pain points and how they talk about them, and go from there. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1212.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/10/202226 minutes, 18 seconds
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How Should I Start and Promote My Specialized Course?

#1211 Today, we're speaking with Jodi Gregory from SeekInfo.com. Jodi helps people with advanced research strategies—way more than just a simple Google search. She's been doing this for twenty years now. And recently, she's had an inclination to teach people how to do what she's been doing through a cohort-based course. But she's feeling stuck with how to get the course up and running—and especially how to find students for it. I help Jodi nail down just who this specialized course may be for, and how she can position it. Jodi's also a member of our latest Heroic Online Courses Bootcamp, and I talk a little in this episode about how the bootcamp gives you the tools and support you need to create a course students will rave about. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1211.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/3/202229 minutes, 51 seconds
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I'm an Introvert. How Can I Get Better at Selling My Online Course?

#1210 Today I'm talking with a self-proclaimed introverted entrepreneur, Mark Wilson, who has a company called Sales for Introverts. Yes, he helps introverts become better salespeople. I think it's an awesome niche, and not just because I'm an introvert myself. I know the mindset struggles of making sales and growing a business when you don't feel naturally extroverted. Mark has overcome his own introvert sales struggles and put what he's learned into an online course—and now he wants to do a better job selling it. We dig into whether he should focus his efforts on just one approach because of his limited time. We also unpack whether Mark should be selling his course to consumers or other businesses. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1210.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/24/202230 minutes, 27 seconds
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How Do I Be More Personal and Engaging with My Audience Online?

#1209 Today we're speaking with Dan Bennett, known as The Antipreneur. He helps entrepreneurs make better videos, tell better stories, and build better businesses. Dan has a lot of experience on YouTube and building audiences. He does a great job connecting with people in person, and he needs some help bridging the online and IRL worlds. We talk YouTube and storytelling, quizzes and lead magnets, the awesomeness that is SPI Pro, and even live podcasts. There are a lot of golden nuggets you'll pick up in today's episode, little things that can change the game for your audience-building and community-building efforts. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1209.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/17/202224 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Do I Increase Brand Awareness through Partnerships?

#1208 Today, we're talking with Trixi from SewASoftie.com, a not-for-profit charitable opportunity that helps kids learn how to sew. Sew A Softie has been growing tremendously. Trixie's challenge now is figuring out what to do next and how she can grow her brand awareness and reach even more people. The catch is that Sew A Softie is a one-person show, so Trixie is limited in terms of how much time she can devote to new projects. One key opportunity might be to find others in the arts and crafts space she can partner with. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1208.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/10/202224 minutes, 49 seconds
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How Do I Convince My Audience I Have What They Need?

#1207 Today we're speaking with Chris Tiley from Never Too Old to Lift. He's a physiotherapist (physical therapist, in US terms) who works mostly with older folks who want to move and feel better. Chris's approach to helping people feel better and get stronger is through strength training—hence the name of his business. But as we talk about today, strength training may be what people need to feel better. So how do we guide people from what they want to what they need? That's what we tackle today. We also discuss how Chris can balance creating and launching an online course with the time demands of his physical practice, as well as being a father and a husband. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1207.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/3/202226 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Do I Grow and Monetize My YouTube Channel?

#1206 Today we're talking with Kim, who runs GentlyBeing.com and the YouTube channel of the same name. She creates these really cool spiritual, meditative videos that relate to the season we're in, like the winter solstice, the full moon, and other times of year. She has over a thousand subscribers, and she's in the middle of trying to understand how she can scale up and do even better. We go through a few different ideas for Kim's YouTube strategy, including using playlists smartly, and how she can start monetizing her channel. Kim also doesn't want to be in front of the camera too much, and she's worried this will hold back her channel's growth. So we talk through how she can create a successful channel without actually being in the videos. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1206.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/27/202225 minutes, 18 seconds
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How Do I Turn Viewers and Listeners into Members?

#1205 Today we're talking to Jim from Spanish and Go, who joined us in episode 1,151. Jim and his wife and business partner, May, run a business that connects English speakers who want to travel to Spanish-speaking countries with people in those countries, to help them learn the language and culture. Unfortunately, Spanish and Go was incredibly affected by the pandemic in a not-so-great way. Jim and May had to cancel several Spanish immersion retreats they'd lined up right before the pandemic began and refund everyone who had signed up. Their YouTube ad revenue was slashed in half. And they had just started a podcast with a membership component to create some extra income. We talk about some of the things Jim and May did first in the wake of this shock. And we'll talk about the moves they've made since and where they are now. I think you'll find this one helpful if your business has been struggling lately, from the effects of the pandemic or otherwise. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1205.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/20/202224 minutes, 56 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Jake Lang

Today, we have another person who's been on the show before, back in episode 1116: Jake Lang from TheEntrepreneurRideAlong.com and author of StepOneBook.com. At the time of that first conversation with Jake, he was focusing on so many different business ideas. So I suggested he narrow things down a little bit. He took my advice, and seems to be hitting his stride. I love the new direction he's taking and how he's both getting time back and putting more dollars in his pocket as a result. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1204.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/13/202218 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Do I Sell a High-Ticket Product Authentically?

#1203 Happy New Year, and welcome to episode 1,203 of AskPat 2.0! We have another "Where are they new?" episode today. Sam Gavis-Hughson has been an AskPat 2.0 guest not once, but twice before. His company, Byte-by-Byte.com, helps people get their dream jobs as software engineers. The way Sam's business has progressed since we first talked to him has been really incredible, going from a single $37 course to a nearly $4,000 program. What does Sam's business look like now? How did he pull that off? That's what we'll unpack today. This episode could be a great one if you're considering how you might take something you started with and turn it into a high-ticket item that serves fewer people, but does so more deeply and makes you more money.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/6/202225 minutes, 20 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Steve Collins

#1202 I'm excited to bring back Steve Collins of TeachHoops.com, who joined us in episode 1013. His target audience is other basketball coaches at all levels, and when we last spoke, he was building his membership site. Well, Steve has made some even bigger strides since then. He's building out his YouTube channel. And get this—he has not one, not two, not three, but four podcasts. Yes, four. How does he manage production for four separate shows? That's one of the things we talk about today. And his plans for the future are incredible and inspiring. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1202.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/30/202119 minutes, 29 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Tarun Agarwal

#1201 In today's “Where are they now?” episode we're chatting with Tarun, a dentist who was with us in episode 1,035. Back then, I helped him through his hangups about creating his own recorded content after his in-person dental work over at 3d-dentists.com was affected by the pandemic. This is a fun episode, and I think you'll be surprised and impressed to hear what Tarun's been up to. Although his work-life balance has been a bit of a challenge, he's moved on to some really exciting new stuff. He's up to something especially cool when it comes to live events—something that gets my own wheels turning about a similar idea I have. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1201.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/23/202122 minutes, 57 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Meryl Johnston

#1200 I'm excited to bring back another entrepreneur who's been on the show before: Meryl Johnston, the founder and CEO of Bean Ninjas, an accounting service for ecommerce businesses. Meryl was on episode 1,113 , when she was thinking of adding some new services and even creating an all-new brand. Not surprisingly, a lot has changed for Meryl since then. Her business has made some pivots, and she shares some big announcements that I'm excited to share with you. She's even started a family. Oh, and I also have a big announcement to share at the end of this episode. So stick around for that! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1200.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/16/202127 minutes, 53 seconds
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Where Are They Now? David Orozco

#1199 In today's "Where are they now?" episode, David Orozco of OrozcoNutrition.com returns to talk about what's happened for him and his business since our first conversation in episode 1,141. Back then, he was balancing a couple of brands and trying to figure out which one to focus on and how to organize everything he was doing. Since then he's gone through a rebrand and narrowed down his ideal customer avatar. Today we talk about David's recent hires, as well as some strategies you can apply as you move forward and make decisions in your own brand. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1199.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/9/202128 minutes, 57 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Lela Burris

#1198 We're finishing up the year with a string of "Where are they now?" episodes to inspire you and get you excited for 2022. These are episodes where we bring back people who I've coached on the show before to talk about where they're at now. Today we're talking with Lela Burris, who is a professional organizer turned blogger. The last time we chatted with Lela, in episode 1,142, she was having some trouble. She was having identity issues related to what she should focus on with her brand. Should she focus on her audience of moms on her blog? Or should she continue her professional work, going into people's homes and helping them organize? Since then, Lela has made some big, clear decisions—and some amazing things have happened for her, which is what we'll be talking about today. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1198.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/2/202124 minutes, 29 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Jake Gosselin

#1197 This month we've been bringing back people who've been coached on the show before to see how things are going. And today we're reconnecting with Jake Gosselin of Churchfront, which helps ministries lead gospel-centered, tech-savvy worship. To this point, Jake's business has centered around a membership program and online course. He also has a popular YouTube channel under the same name. The last time he was on the show we discussed how he could potentially offer another, high-ticket item on top of the membership and course. Today we'll hear how everything's been going since then, as well as a new project Jake's got up his sleeve. Jake references my Pokémon channel, and we use that as a springboard to some crucial topics: how to focus on the things that matter, allocating time appropriately, so we can be there for our businesses and our families. There's lot of great stuff in this episode, and I can't thank Jake enough for coming back to give us an update because, wow, what an update it is. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1197.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/25/202128 minutes, 44 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Mark Savant

#1196 Today we're talking with Mark Savant, who I interviewed back on episode 1165. Flash forward to today, and Mark is doing such an amazing job. In fact, as Mark tells me, he's made more money in the past three months than he did the past three years! But like many entrepreneurs whose business starts taking off, he's encountered a new set of problems and decision points. The main thing Mark is trying to figure out is how to organize and position his many services: what's the best way to present them so his audience will pick up what he's putting down? Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1196See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/18/202127 minutes, 22 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Rose Griffin

#1195 All this month, November 2021, we're doing “Where are they now?” episodes. These are my favorite episodes to do, because we bring back people who have been coached on the show before, and learn what they did, what they didn't do, what has happened since. Today we're talking with Rose Griffin, who has a business over at ABA Speech. She is a speech language pathologist who helps so many people, not just through her website at ABASpeech.org, but also through her podcast, Autism Outreach. And a lot of stuff has happened for Rose since the last time she was on the show. She's been making amazing strides in just the two months since we last talked to her. She's overcome the mental block around pricing that was keeping her from upgrading the cost of her evergreen course from $99 to $297. She's been getting into the physical product space. And she has an exciting opportunity related to her podcast that's starting to bear fruit. Oh, and she's even got a little thing going on TikTok. As you'll hear in this episode, Rose isn't just an action taker. She's a planner. She's thinking about the future. And most of all, she's here to serve her community and her audience. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1195.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/11/202120 minutes, 24 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Joaquin Elizondo

#1194 Today we're welcoming back Joaquin Elizondo of HollywoodEditingMentor.com. Joaquin helps people break into Hollywood as an editor. There's a lot of people online who teach editing, but Joaquin teaches the business of it and how to actually break into this industry, how to network and develop relationships. Joaquin's doing some amazing things, and he's a mentor to so many people. But he's gotten to a point where he needs some help figuring out his next move. We talk about what's happened for him since he was first on the show, and the struggle he's facing now. Because invariably when you make big decisions and start to grow your business, new problems crop up. And yes, what got you here won't get you there. That's the situation Joaquin is in, and it's what I help him figure out today. Joaquin is an amazing person who's truly in it to help people. We talk about everything from coaching to pricing, to his course, and scaling, and maybe most importantly, doing the work you love. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1194.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/4/202122 minutes, 41 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Cathy Mazak

#1193 We have another special "Where are they now?" episode today. Our guest was actually one of the very first AskPat 2.0 guests: Cathy Mazak of CathyMazak.com. Cathy is a tenured professor who has a business helping academic womxn find time to write so they can make an impact in their academic field and have a balanced, fulfilled life. (It's spelled that way because, as Cathy says on her website, the business is geared toward helping women as well as non-men and nonbinary folks "change the culture of academia from the inside out.") In just the second episode of the new AskPat 2.0 format, Cathy was in her first year of business. She had a lot of decisions to make, especially around how much money she should be reinvesting in the business. We talk about what Cathy was dealing with back then, and the completely brand new set of problems she's facing. That's what happens when you take action and find success: the problems don't go away. They just change. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1193.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/28/202124 minutes, 6 seconds
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How Do I 5x My Passive Income Revenue in My Business?

#1192 Today we've got a great conversation with Mike Lander from Piscari. Mike helps sales and account teams learn how to negotiate through his online courses and consultations. He's been productizing some of his services and started to diversify, but he needs help generating more income from his courses. We discuss not just how to diversify smartly, but how Mike can lean into some of his superpowers and position his digital course to generate more sales. Mike is in the B2B space, which is a little bit different from many businesses that work directly with consumers, but the strategies and principles we talk about can apply to lots of businesses. So if this Mike's situation sounds like yours, I think you're going to find some amazing information in this episode. In fact, at the very end, Mike says, "Wow, Pat, I have five or six takeaways I can implement right away." So I hope you stick around and listen to this episode, because this is one about superpowers. It's about diversification, productizing, and leaning into the things that make you you. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1192.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/21/202126 minutes, 28 seconds
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How Can I Reinvigorate an Ecommerce Business That’s Stalled?

#1191 Today we're speaking with Tracy Diane Jones, a geologist, author, and owner of the website Mini Me Geology. Not only does her business name have a nice ring to it, but Mini Me Geology is also a great resource for kids, teachers, and parents, to learn more about rocks. And Tracy does literally rock! She helps kids develop a love for geology through the kits, books, and activities available on her website. With the rise in interest in STEM education, Tracy's business was doing pretty well, but then some stuff happened in her personal life. She's been trying to get back on track, but she's finding that the old strategies for growing Mini Me Geology haven't been working so well lately. By the end of our conversation, you'll hear that Tracy pretty much knew what she had to do, but was a little scared or reluctant to embrace and take these necessary steps. So what are those steps? Make sure you listen all the way through to find out! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1191.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/14/202121 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Do I Get Social Media Followers to Listen to My Podcast!?

#1190 Today we're talking with Gillian Tietz from Sober Powered. Gillian is an amazing person who's helping loads of people get sober with the help of her scientific background, through her podcast, website, Facebook group, and Instagram. I'm so proud of what Jillian is doing with her podcast and her platform, stepping up, being vulnerable and sharing her own story to help others. It's an amazing example of somebody who has gone through some stuff, who has found a solution, and is learning as much as they can and now wants to pass it forward. However, she's having a little bit of trouble connecting all of the pieces. Namely, her large following on Instagram and Facebook doesn't know her podcast exists or are not convinced enough to click play yet. That's what we're going to talk about today: how do we reduce the friction keeping people from getting from social media to our podcast? Because Gillian knows that when people listen to her show, it's changing lives. You'll hear a lot of good ideas today for drawing people in your community to your podcast, which you can hopefully implement if you have a podcast of your own! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1190.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/7/202122 minutes, 54 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Jackie Bolen (of AP 1046 and 1003)

#1189 Time travel is one of my favorite things, and I love to incorporate it into AskPat by bringing people back to see how things have been going. Jackie Bolen of ESLSpeaking.org has actually been a guest on AskPat a couple of times before, in episodes 1003 and 1046. And she's been on an incredible journey. As you'll learn if you listen to her two previous episodes, she started out doing niche websites and helping people with ESL, and then doing some Amazon-focused stuff. She was going to partner with some people who were supposed to take a bunch of work off of her plate, but it didn't quite work out. Today we're going to dive a little bit deeper into what happened there and where things are now, and you're going to see this very nice story arc that Jackie has followed recently. Jackie is doing pretty well now, but she had to go through some messy stuff in the middle to find her way there. As her story shows, sometimes you don't realize how much you miss something or how good you had it until you don't have it anymore. Jackie's experience also shows the benefit of sticking with one niche and going deep, so you can build relationships and develop a much greater lifetime value (LTV) of each customer. Her story can be a great lesson for all of us, so check it out.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/30/202121 minutes, 38 seconds
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How do I Overcome the Fears Around the Growth in My Business?

#1188 Today we're talking with Stephanie Taylor from the UK. She and her sister have a business together at Rent2RentSuccess.com. That's essentially a way to rent a property from a landlord, then rent it out again. She and her sister teach others how to do this through their course and membership program. Things are starting to take off, but Stephanie is wondering: Now that we're here, how do we get to the next level? When you find a little success online, you might find yourself facing an even bigger challenge than the one that it took for you to get started. Now that you're making money, how do you make sure you don't lose it? How do you grow and scale the business? You have more options now, but you're faced with a fork in the road. How do you make the right decisions and avoid burnout or regret? How do you overcome the fear of success and growth because you're not mentally ready or don't know what to expect? All great questions we're going to tackle today! We uncover a lot of great things here, including how to get past some of the tricky psychology around making money, and we find some strategies to help Stephanie—and perhaps you—move forward. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1188.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/23/202132 minutes, 10 seconds
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What's the Best Way to Continually Launch My Course, and Do You Think the Price is Right?

#1187 Today on the show we're talking with Rose Griffin from ABASpeech.org. Rose is a seasoned speech therapist who's helped many people. Her specialty these days is helping professionals who work with people with complex speech disorders or autism. She's doing great work, and she's already got a course and a podcast out in the world. So what's she struggling with? Well, she wants to know whether to make her course evergreen, or only make it available at certain times of the year. Should she create some FOMO for her target audience by opening and closing the course at regular intervals? Or is that going to be too much work? We also get into a discussion about pricing. When you get to the moment Rose announces the price of her course, you might already know what I'm going to tell her. But stick around to find out. We really dig into the ins and outs of course launch strategy, as well as the mysteries of pricing (because seriously, pricing is weird). This is a great episode if you've got a course that's doing well and you want to make the most of it, so give it a listen. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1187.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/16/202127 minutes, 34 seconds
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Can I Succeed Managing Two Websites AND Still Balance My Life?

#1186 Today I have the pleasure of talking with Daz Cater over in the UK. Daz manages two different blogs, plus he has a full-time job in construction along with being a husband and dad of two kids, and he's wondering whether or not he can balance it all. This is a really fun conversation, especially because of Daz's main interest and the focus of one of his blogs at retrogamerdaz.com: retro toys and collectibles. (I'll just say that his video background is one of the coolest ones I've seen in all my years of interviewing people.) His other website, nextstopwdw.com, is a Disney travel blog where he offers tips and documents his family's journeys through Disney properties. He's built up a decent following on both sites, but he's feeling stuck. Can he manage both, or should he focus on just one of them? That's exactly what we chat about today. I think you'll get a kick out of this one, especially if you love collectibles, Disney, or both! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1186.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/9/202125 minutes, 41 seconds
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Is Passive Income Even Real, and How Do I Leave a Legacy?

#1185 Today we're talking with Shira Kates from Snapdragon Strategy. Shira has a lot of experience in the corporate world and Silicon Valley. She's done a lot of really cool things, but she's ready for her next phase and wants to try something else. Is it coaching? Is it something else? She's got a few opportunities lined up, but she needs help focusing. She also wants to know how she can move in the direction of creating passive income, to give herself some time back and create balance in her life. Along those lines, Shira wants to know: is passive income even real today? Is it possible to easily create a passive income-driven business anymore? That's a really cool discussion we have, too. We also explore the importance of networking and keeping relationships alive throughout your journey. And on top of that, which is maybe the most important part of my conversation with Shira is, how do you leave a legacy, to your family and others? Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1185.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/2/202126 minutes, 54 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Kathy Walker of Year of Leading Dangerously

#1184 Today we're talking with Kathy Walker, who was previously on the show in late 2019. She had won an award—the 2019 North Carolina assistant principal of the year award, and wanted to know she might use this award to get more assistant principals to find her show and build her audience. As you might recall, a lot has happened between late 2019 and now, particularly the COVID pandemic. As an assistant principal, obviously Kathy's line of work was dramatically affected, with the shift to virtual learning and supporting teachers and students through all the changes and challenges. Cool fact: Kathy was one of the regulars on the Income Stream, a 365-day straight live stream I did on YouTube. Kathy came in almost every day and was a big part of the community that built up around the show, and I got to know her and work really well. Today, we'll get a little insight on what life was like as an educator during COVID. And we'll also find out what happened to Kathy's brand and her podcast. I'm excited for you to hear this "Where are they now?" conversation. Let's dive into what's happening for Kathy! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1184.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/26/202126 minutes, 36 seconds
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How Do I Build On a Lucrative Niche without Leaving My Audience Hanging?

#1183 Today's guest, Kimberly Reynolds, aka Dr. Kimmy of Productive on Purpose, is at a crossroads. She's created a thriving community built around helping women with productivity and overcoming procrastination. At the same time, she's been niching down and coaching women on building businesses and walking in their purpose. The coaching is taking off—to the tune of $50,000 in revenue in just two months. But she's feeling torn in two directions, and knows she can't commit to both focuses. What should she do? Can she find a way to serve both of her audiences? Can she transition away from managing her community without leaving people hanging? She's going to have to start making some pro-level, CEO, executive-type decisions in her business, and Pat is here to help guide her. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1183.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/19/202128 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Do I Test and Launch My Course When I Have Zero Reach?

#1182 William Barton from BootSpy.com has a really interesting question today. It's one you might have wrestled with in your own business: How do I launch something when I don't have a list or anybody out there who knows that I exist yet? How do I validate this thing? How do I ensure that it's going to work before I put all this time and effort into it? You may be familiar with a little book I wrote called Will It Fly?, which is all about how to test your next business idea so you don’t waste your time and money. We're going to discuss a lot of the principles, strategies, and techniques that I share in that book with William today. If you’re launching something, you want to build that audience and validate your idea first, so let's get into it. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1182.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/12/202122 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Can I Make Launching an Online Course Easier?

#1181 Wendy Lewis used to work as a writer at a marketing and ad agency. And she's still a writer, but she also has a new passion: reflexology, working with athletes and helping people regain function. She's excited to create her first online reflexology course, but she's feeling stuck. The whole thing seems a little overwhelming to her. I want you to pay attention to how Wendy describes an online course before we start talking about the solutions to making the online course creation process easier for her. Because as you'll find out, things are often a lot easier than we think they should be. And there's a lot of things that I've learned over the years that I pass on to Wendy in this conversation, that I would love to pass on to you as well. So whether it's an online course or something else that you want to create, let's get through it, and let's get through it together. Show notes and more at smartpassiveincome.com/ap1181.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/5/202125 minutes, 1 second
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Where Are They Now: Julienne DesJardins from DesJardins Digital LLC

#1180 In this special "Where are they now?" edition of AskPat, we're bringing back Julienne DesJardins from JulienneDesJardins.com (originally on AP 1027). She supports business owners through virtual assistant services, email service providers, Squarespace, and social media management. She was first on the show back in 2018, when she was having trouble because she'd met her client limit. She was looking at building out her team and creating an agency, and wanted to know where to take things. We talk about the advice I gave her, how she's taken that advice, and where her business has gone since then. There's a lot of great stuff in here, from nerding out on project management to how Julienne steered her business through the early days of the COVID pandemic. You'll hear all about the great stuff she's done and implemented in the past couple years, so you can hopefully learn how to do something similar in your own business! Show notes and more at smartpassiveincome.com/ap1180.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/29/202123 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Do I Niche Down and Better Serve My People?

#1179 When you discover the niche you should be focusing on, it's like the clouds part—everything becomes clearer. But once you've chosen a niche, how do you communicate the change to your audience without alienating them? Today we're talking with Erica James from Erica James Travel, as well as the Erica James Travel Show Podcast. Erica is a travel agent who's having some issues with niching down. She knows what she's good at and the kinds of services she wants to provide for her travel agency clients, but she's afraid of going about things the wrong way. But thankfully, we go deep and find some possibilities to help Erica make this transition in a way that feels good to her and her customers. There's a moment in this episode where you'll hear things click for Erica, and boom, things are ready to take off. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1179.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/22/202122 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Do I Step Up and Become a Voice for the Community I Want to Lead?

#1178 Today, we're talking with Heba from Mommy's Happy Hour. Through her book and podcast, she helps women balance a career with raising a family. She's a voice for mommies out there—and she wants to be more of a voice. She wants to lead this community even more. But she's struggling with something that many of us struggle with: how to brand and position herself. How should Heba put herself out there? We discuss some ideas to help her build her reach and presence, including podcast guesting and taking full advantage of the book she's written about the first year of motherhood. We also talk about the importance of macro patience combined with micro hustle. What's that mean? Listen to find out!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/15/202115 minutes, 3 seconds
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I Have Too Many Business Ideas—What Do I Do and Where Do I Start?

#1177 If you're a creative person of some kind, you know what it's like to be in a flow state, so focused on the thing you're working on. That's how you create great art, right? Well, if you treat your business ideas in the same way, you can create something great there, too. Today I'm talking to Chris Fleck, a person of many talents: art, comedy, video production, and more. There's so much he loves to do, and is really good at, but he's a little bit stuck. He has too many business ideas. He's being pulled in multiple directions, and as a result he feels like he's going nowhere. You might be able to relate to Chris, faced with multiple options and not sure which one to pick. You might worry about what'll happen if you choose one path and leave the others behind. How do you make the right choice? That's what we're talking about today. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1177.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/8/202120 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Can I Monetize a Website That People Already Use and Enjoy?

#1176 Today's guest has a popular website that helps people learn written Chinese, at WrittenChinese.com. She also has a big email list. But despite these resources, she's struggling to put it all together and make best use of what's she's got. She feels like she's "in a life raft in the middle of the ocean with a bag of gold bullion, but there's no land in sight." I help her hone her unique selling proposition, figure out how she can take advantage of ads, and dig into how she might use affiliate partnerships in a smart way. Nora's dilemma doesn't have obvious answers, but there's nothing wrong with a challenge! Together we find some starting points to experiment and see what resonates with her audience so she can effectively monetize her existing website. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1176.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/1/202130 minutes, 2 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Sarah Murphy from Alchelmilla Apothecary

#1175 I rarely hear from an entrepreneur who has been through so much but is still smiling at the other end of things. Sarah Murphy, a medical herbalist, is one of those entrepreneurs! Like so many of us during the pandemic, Sarah has had to make a series of pivots with her business. Since she was last on the show in episode 1120, she's dealt with the ripple effect of the pandemic, decreased traffic on her website, Brexit (she's in the UK) . . . even a fire in her manufacturer's warehouse. Yes, really! But Sarah has come out on the other side with flying colors — she even made the decision to launch an online course in the midst of things. Today we're gonna sit down with Sarah and hear all about it. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1175See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/24/202119 minutes, 28 seconds
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I Have So Many Options to Grow My Business — Which One(s) Do I Choose to Focus On?

#1174 Hel Reynolds lives in Wales, where she runs a business called Comms Creatives that trains corporate communication professionals to use social media. She's experienced a lot of success already but she's a bit confused as to what to prioritize as she grows her business. This has been a challenge for me personally as a number three on the Enneagram test, so this advice definitely comes from experience. I take Hel through my tips and strategies for prioritizing while still getting to play, particularly my 80/20 rule, avoiding content bloat, and focusing on learning.If you're looking to gain a little more clarity and focus in your business, this is the one for you. I can't wait to follow up with Hel down the road and see where she's at! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1174See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/17/202123 minutes, 57 seconds
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I Offer Something for Free, but How Do I Make More Money?

#1173 Chris Roy runs an amazing company called Doobert.com. Doobert is a technological solution that connects rescue organizations with transportation for rescued animals, foster homes, and more. The only issue is that Doobert needs to bring in more funds to keep running effectively and grow. Chris has tried Google ads and selling physical products, but they haven't quite panned out. How can he increase Doobert's income? We brainstorm a few methods for pulling in some much-needed cash — partnership opportunities, sponsorship opportunities, donation appeals, and more strategies. I can't wait to see how Chris incorporates these ideas! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1173See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/10/202121 minutes, 4 seconds
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How Do I Expand and Monetize My New Podcast and Brand?

#1172 This coaching session digs down to one of the core questions of entrepreneurship: How do we combine our passion with monetization . . . and keep it authentic? Jason Lazarus is about to go all-in with his new podcast, The British Blacktrepreneur. He has ten episodes in the cue with a long-term goal of monetizing the show and earning six figures through his business. Where does he start? If you're looking to monetize your podcast, this is the one for you. We go over several ways Jason can use his podcast to earn income, some mindsets and strategies around the process, and how the podcast can help complement other areas of his business. Let's get started. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1172See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/3/202122 minutes, 33 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Pam Farley from Brown Thumb Mama

#1171 Pam Farley has come a long way since she was featured back in episode 1049 (in 2019!). Back then she found that her new content offering wasn't aligned well with what her audience truly wanted. Well, since then she's used email funnels and an experiment with three lead magnets to figure out what her audience really wants—she was surprised by the results! Now, she has some projects in the works around ebooks, courses . . . in fact, she had her best year ever in Q2! Today we dive into some ideas around product deals, where Pam is heading next, her content calendar and publishing cadence, how Covid affected her business, and more. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1171See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/27/202121 minutes, 16 seconds
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My Online Business STALLED - How Do I Rebound and Get Growing Again?

#1170 Neil Benson runs a business called Customery: he's on a mission to help people learn the Scrum methodology of project management. He has a podcast and regular course sales, but the numbers have been about the same for the last 12 months. In short, the business has stalled a bit. Today I'm going to coach Neil through all things optimization. We'll talk through strategies for using his podcast to hint at the value his course can offer, creating bonus offers, and injecting scarcity to increase students and revenue. By the end of the show, you'll learn a ton about optimizing sales conversion points. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1170See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/20/202126 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Do I Take My Unique Talents to a Larger Audience and Monetize?

#1169 Joey Chang is a beatboxer, looper, cellist, songwriter, singer, and performer. He's here with a critical question: what's the difference between himself and musicians who are making a ton of money online? How can he better monetize his online music business? We're going to dig in to identify Joey's niche and how to leverage it. I give him advice for taking advantage of current events and trends through "news-jacking" and using YouTube algorithms to bring his music front and center. We also get into courses a bit and I give him some tactical advice for working with a cohort of students to road-test his course. Whether you're a musician or not, there's a ton of great advice in here for anyone who wants to create engaging content or make money teaching their skills online. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1169See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/13/202127 minutes, 24 seconds
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How Do I (and SHOULD I) Go All in with What I've Started?

#1168 Martin's podcast is now making up 50 percent of his take-home money — the other 50 percent comes from his work as a paramedic. How can Martin take that next leap of faith towards going full-time with his business and podcast, Calming Anxiety? How can he further his brand, and should that include putting his name in the actual podcast name? I challenge Martin to find out what's holding him back and what his plan would be in a few different scenarios, plus offer him some tips for extending his show's reach through YouTube. Martin says he's got a few exciting things in the pipeline, including a brand-new app, so I can't wait to follow up with him again in the future! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1168See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/6/202127 minutes, 12 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Kara Gott Warner from Kara Gott Warner Coaching

#1167 Today's guest is Kara Gott Warner — she was last on in episode 1087 where she had some questions about getting more engagement for her website and her podcast.Well, a lot has happened in Kara's business since then: a life coaching certification, rebranding her podcast, making a shift in her coaching program and business offerings — she's here today to tell us all about it. We also talk about those new offerings and a lot related to mindset as well. This is a great catch-up with Kara so stick around! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1167See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/29/202122 minutes, 49 seconds
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How Do I Build My Team, Expand My Brand, and Connect with More People?

#1166 This is a one-of-a-kind episode of AskPat 2.0. For one thing, I'm interviewing a professional chocolate-maker. Yes really — her name is Arcelia Gallardo and she has a chocolate factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Not only does Arcelia have a unique business, but she also has a unique problem: how does she decide what content is written in English, Portuguese, or another language? Her customers are all over the world, so how can she make the ordering process seamless, no matter where someone's ordering from? Arcelia and I are going to brainstorm some solutions, so make sure you stick around. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1166See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/22/202121 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Do I Nail My Messaging and Positioning to Get More Clients and Make More Money?

#1165 Today I'm thrilled to welcome Mark Savant to the show. Mark helps businesses and entrepreneurs create and repurpose digital content and grow their online presence. He wants to grow his revenue streams and convert all the DMs he's getting into agency-style clients, but he feels his messaging might be off.To help Mark out, we're going to unpack his current messaging so we can nail it going forward. We also talk about reconfiguring his offerings to be able to serve customers at different price points and through different mediums (like an online course). Through this conversation, you'll learn a ton about messaging that you can apply back to your own journey. Let's do this thing! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1165See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/15/202128 minutes, 10 seconds
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I'm Working SO Many Hours to Run My Business, What Should I Do?

#1164 Peter's business is in the Australian healthcare tech niche — he's got a membership community and a podcast that publishes four times weekly. He also recently decided to go full-time with the venture . . . he's working so many hours and he's starting to burn out a little bit. Let's see if we can help him get closer to equilibrium.Using my own experience and strategies with time management, I encourage Peter to create more discipline in his time blocking so that gaps in working time aren't always immediately filled with more working projects. We talk through a few mindset shifts I had to go through myself so that Peter can hopefully start approaching his work and life more holistically. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1164See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/8/202127 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Do I Launch My Flagship Course and Earn More Doing Less Work?

#1163 Derek James has a unique business that helps business owners win government contracts, which can be a huge win if done correctly. He has created a ton of resources on this topic, but cashflow isn't quite where he wants it to be. Now he's working hard on his flagship course and he wants it to be a big hit. How can he tip the odds in his favor? Don't miss this one, because you'll hear me coach Derek through strategies for his course launch, from marketing and messaging to price points and more. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1163See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/1/202137 minutes, 32 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Lesya Holzapfel from Eat. Be Fit. Explore.

#1162 Today we have Lesya Holzapfel from EatBeFitExplore.com — she was last on in episode 1088. In this episode you'll hear about Lesya's hybrid membership/course model, what's working for her, her foray into podcasting, where she's going next, and what advice she'd give herself, looking back at where she was in episode 1088. This is a super-inspiring episode with a fantastic mic drop moment from Lesya at the end. Don't miss it! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1162See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/25/202121 minutes, 37 seconds
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When Do I Leave My Full-Time Job to Go All-in on My Business? How Do I Know?

#1161 Taking the "big leap" and deciding to go all-in with your business or side hustle can be nerve-wracking. When's the right time to jump? How can you be sure you're set up for success, especially if, like today's guest, you have a little one on the way? Well, that's exactly what Matthew Gawronski, a music teacher from Long Island, New York, is asking today. Although we don't land on a definitive gameplan, there's a ton of food for thought in this one, both for Matt and anyone at a similar crossroads. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1161See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/18/202128 minutes, 37 seconds
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How Do I Take My Offline Business Online and Manage My Time and My Team Too?

#1160 Today's guest is Colm McCarthy, calling in all the way from Limerick, Ireland! Colm is in a unique position as the owner of the golf course management business he once worked for, as well as his landscaping company. He wants to take both to the next level and also develop an online business and a college specific to greenkeepers. How can he manage his time and team and also take his offline business online? Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1160See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/11/202136 minutes, 7 seconds
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How do I Effectively Coach and Monetize My Brand & Run a Virtual Event?

#1159 Today we have physical therapist Aaron LeBauer on the show with a couple of critical questions. For one, how can he get more time back by delegating or reevaluating some of his revenue-generating responsibilities? How can he further monetize his brand? And what about virtual events — how can he make sure his are a success? There's a lot to talk about today with some hard-hitting takeaways, so let's dig in! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1159See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/4/202128 minutes, 23 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Leili Farzaneh from Supakit

#1158 We last chatted with Leila in Episode 1069, where I coached her on scaling up and expanding her business, Supakit, which creates cat harnesses and collars. She's back today to recap her big takeaways, tell us how it went, and detail what she's learned about building relationships online and staying authentic as a niche brand. There's a lot to learn from today, so let's get going! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1158See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/25/202123 minutes, 33 seconds
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How Do I Create Social Media Content While Working on My Craft?

#1157 We have Genevieve Leavold on the show today; she's an abstract artist from the UK and Serbia. She's trying to balance creative time and promotional marketing time. How can she paint and create good content without sacrificing the quality of either? We run through a few ideas based on what I know other artists are doing online, strategize about ways Genevieve can convert one piece of artistic work into a whole week's worth of content, and chat about how she can use platforms like Instagram and Youtube to engage more with her audience. Whether you're a visual artist yourself or not, there are lots of solid takeaways here for everyone. Let's do it! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1157See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/18/202123 minutes, 41 seconds
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How Do I Create a Podcast with a Friend as a Co-Host (But Make Sure it Works)?

#1156 Marjie Kemper is a mixed media artist with an excellent question about podcasting: how do you successfully co-host with someone who has different products and offerings? There's a lot to think about. Who owns the email list? How do you share expenses? How should they approach call to actions within each episode, and how do they set expectations up front? Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1156See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/11/202125 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Do I Create My Own Offers and Diversify My Income Streams?

#1155 Shannon Kennedy runs a site called Eurolinguiste.com, a business she's managed for about eight years that helps people learn new languages. Now that some of her partners are moving on, how can she replace some of that top-earning content, create successful launches, and diversify her income streams? Shannon has three great ideas, so we spend the first part of the call laying out her "order of operations," so to speak. What's her first step? Next, we dive into some tactics around launch strategies, which Shannon describes as her biggest struggle. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1155See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/4/202126 minutes, 8 seconds
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Welcome to AskPat!

AskPat 2.0 is a weekly coaching call where I go deep with an entrepreneur on a one-on-one coaching call. You’re literally a fly on a wall and you get to soak up as much of the strategies, the tactics, the mindsets, and the how-tos as they do. So whether you’re new to online business or just dipping a toe in the water, every episode of AskPat has some amazing takeaways that you can apply directly to your life and business. And if you want to apply to get coached on AskPat 2.0, all you have to do is visit AskPat.com. Join me, Pat Flynn, every Thursday. Hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss a beat!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/2/20212 minutes, 44 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Luis Ryan Diaz from Podcast Domination

#1154 Today we're bringing Luis Ryan Diaz back on the show — he was last on episode 1033: "My Profits Are Being Eaten! How Do I Scale but Stay Profitable?" That was in 2018 and a lot has changed with his podcast agency since then. How has our last coaching session paid off? There's a lot to take away from this quick update, so let's get going! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1154See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/28/202117 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Do I Best Describe and Position My Business and Work to Others? What Do I Say?

#1153 Jay is at a critical point in his career — he just got laid off in May due to COVID and he's going all-in with his online business. But now that Jay's out of the W2 workforce, he's having trouble finding his lane with his messaging. Getting this aspect of your online business right is absolutely critical, so today I'm going to coach Jay through finding his groove, including examples of how I think about positioning and branding in my own business. Jay asks: How do you fine-tune your messaging? How do you know when you've nailed it? We're going to dig into all of that and more on today's coaching call, so let's get going! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1153See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/21/202123 minutes, 6 seconds
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How Do I Grow My List and Grow My Business? I Have All the Pieces, but It's Not Clicking?

#1152 Kathy Robinson used to work in risk management; now she's helping mid-life women stay well through the company she founded, Athena Wellness. Things are going well for Kathy but despite all her efforts things just aren't clicking in terms of email list subscribers. How can she grow her email list? And — when she launches her podcast in January 2021, how can she drive listeners to her email list? Whether you're new to online business or not, email lists are a key ingredient, so listen up! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1152See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/14/202123 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Pandemic Hurt Our Business - What Do We Do?

#1151 Jim and his wife Mai teach others Spanish. =This year — 2020 — was supposed to be a six-figure year . . . but Jim and Mai haven't come even close (for obvious reasons). So how can they increase the reach of their online offerings, namely their membership site? And how do they stay consistent with YouTube and content production? How do they pivot after 2020? After our chat, I'm sure that Jim is going to be set up for success and ready to crush it in 2021! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1151See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/7/202128 minutes, 4 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Stacy Brookman from Real Life Resilience

#1150 Last time Stacy Brookman was with us — back in episode 1006 — she was trying to figure out what to do next: public speaking or book-writing?Well, it turns out Stacy took my advice and started speaking . . . and she got a book deal with a hybrid publisher! How did she make it all happen?In this episode, you'll learn how Stacy landed her first gigs, grew her email list, launched her first online speaking summit, and signed a hybrid book publishing deal. This is one of the most fun Where Are They Now?s I've done. Let's get started! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1050See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/31/202019 minutes, 42 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Michelle Onyango from Stride Wellness

Michelle Onyango was last on the show in episode 1037. It's funny, because the biggest takeaway for Michelle wasn't actually the big "aha" she had from that chat at all. It's always interesting to see what happens after an important coaching call. Michelle sat down and did some brainstorming, and that simple exercise gave her some amazing clarity on what her next step should be. And it turns out that step positioned her perfectly in her space once COVID hit. Michelle takes us through it all and dives into her next-step strategies. We go over her business offerings, whether she should make a price increase, and the struggles her business is having due to COVID, and Michelle gives her advice for entrepreneurs who find themselves at a similar crossroads. Click play and let's catch up with Michelle! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1149See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/24/202017 minutes, 55 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Emory Wanger from By Land

A lot has happened to Emory since our last call, the obvious update being that he's a father of two! Emory's going to update us on all the things today: how he's adjusted his business in light of fatherhood, how his mindset has changed, and what it was like launching his first online course. I offer him some pointers on relaunching that course and also help him break down some of the hangups he's had about selling based on my own experience. There's a lot of great takeaways in this one. Let's catch up with Emory! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1148See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/17/202025 minutes, 1 second
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Where Are They Now: Jackie Bolen from ESLSpeaking.org

Today I'm so happy to welcome Jackie Bolen back on the show! You can find her at ESLSpeaking.org. She was previously on AskPat 2.0 in episodes 1003 and 1046 — definitely would encourage you to go back to those episodes so you can see how far she's come. And that's kind of the theme for the next twenty minutes today. Jackie's going to take us through some of the new developments in her business. You'll learn the strategies she uses for SEO research, scoping out competitor sites, funneling users from free content to her books, and then optimizing her Amazon book listings to maximize conversions. We also talk about the importance of diversifying in your business without becoming overwhelmed. Lots of great stuff in this one — let's go! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/AP1147See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/10/202020 minutes, 1 second
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Where Are They Now: Jane Hamill from JaneHamill.com

A lot has changed since Jane Hamill was on the show back in episode 1036. Things got tight for her recently because of COVID and having two kids at home (I'm sure many of us can relate). The good news? The pandemic forced her to completely reposition herself. They say you can't read the label when you're inside the bottle, and I think Jane's story is a testament to that metaphor!By combining two of her offerings, Jane managed to really niche down. Today she tells us how she's further differentiating her offerings based on what makes her unique, creating a mindset of abundance. It sounds like she's doing all the right things, and I can't wait to check in with her again in the future. There are so many valuable takeaways in this episode—let's get started! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1146See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/3/202021 minutes, 38 seconds
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Where Are They Now: Danielle West from Intentional Marriages

Danielle is a marriage counselor over at IntentionalMarriages.net. In her last appearance on AskPat (episode 1086), I encouraged her to take her business to more virtual settings. What were the results, and how is Danielle adapting her business to continue to help people, even mid-pandemic? Where is she headed next? We're getting into all of that today in this great follow-up—this will be the first in a couple of "Where Are They Now?" episodes I'm doing here at the end of the year. Let's go! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1145See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/26/202017 minutes, 13 seconds
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Before and After with Fritz Westover and his Virtual Academy Membership Program

Fritz Westover is back on the show today to talk about the virtual membership program for his site, VirtualViticultureAcademy.com. (Viticulture is the craft and science of growing and harvesting grapes.)Fritz starts off recapping what happened since our last (unaired) conversation: how he was able to take my suggestion of a free trial and create a hybrid approach, plus some of the strategies he's using to build a strong and thriving community. Looking forward, Fritz has some important questions. How can he increase members for his premium-tier subscription? What considerations should he be making for potentially expanding his business internationally? We'll get into all of that today, so hit play!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/19/202021 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Do I Sell More without Using Fear and Scaring My Prospects into Buying?

Andrea Davis has a really important business called BetterScreenTime.com, which helps parents manage screen time for their children. She also has some online courses, How can she sell strong but not over aggressively? We're going to dissect that and more today, so let's get started! Read the show notes at http://smartpassiveincome.com/ap1143See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/12/202033 minutes, 3 seconds
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How Do I Position and Brand Myself in the Space That I'm In?

On today's AskPat 2.0 coaching call, I'm talking with Lela Burris from LelaBurris.com. She is a professional home organizer who until recently has been helping people out in their homes. Her blog has been getting quite a bit of traction and she's got some concerns about making the pivot from her IRL persona to the one on her blog. When she shifts to being all virtual, will everyone accept who she really is? Do these two different brands clash with one another? We chat about how she can make this work out just fine and identify next steps for growth. Whether she decides to pursue a course or something else, she's got her beta customers all lined up! Read the show notes here: http://smartpassiveincome.com/AP1142See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/5/202023 minutes, 34 seconds
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How Do I Organize My Multiple Brands and Projects So They Make Sense?

Today on AskPat 2.0, I have a great call with David, from TDWellness.com and OneSmallBite.net. He's a registered dietitian, nutritionist, and certified exercise psychologist with a couple things going on, and he needs help creating some order. We talk about his issues around branding and organization, which are relevant to lots of entrepreneurs in the early stages. David's also got some shiny-object syndrome, another common ailment among entrepreneurs. We talk about how I allow myself a little time to pursue those shiny things—but not so much that I end up having to say no to things I've already said yes to! It's a great convo about things a lot of entrepreneurs deal with, so check it out.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/29/202030 minutes, 41 seconds
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My Side Business Needs More Exposure and Growth. What Do I Do?

Tom Dimitroff and Matt Kelley are teachers by day, entrepreneurs by night, and coaches all the time. Their idea for a website that helps coaches and athletes keep track of their stats (and a whole lot more than that) came about organically out of a need they had as baseball coaches. They've got a great start, but have a bunch of questions about exposure and growth. They are at the bottom of the first inning, so to speak, and have the whole game still ahead of them. What is the best way for them to connect with their existing customers? When is the right time to expand out of their region? How much should they charge and what pricing model is best for what they're doing? Should the athletes pay, or should the coaches pay? What about building an app for it?We discuss communities, webinars, and a lot more on this week's AskPat 2.0 coaching call. It's on deck right here. Batter up! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/22/202029 minutes, 56 seconds
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I'm Starting a New Business from Scratch. How Do I Make Sure it Succeeds?

Today I'm speaking with Becca, an entrepreneur who's exiting a retail business successfully and has great plans to start something new—something her town has never seen. It's a great idea for marketing, supporting local businesses, and building community. And it's completely fun. We talk about this new business and brainstorm together. Becca gets excited about how excited I get about some of the ideas we come up with. She still has some things to iron out, like exactly what kind of business model to use, and we generate some ideas for that, too. Soon, you'll be able to check out her business at goodiebike.com. Right now, she's still waiting for the first, most crucial piece of her idea to arrive in a shipment that's been delayed because of COVID-19. But she hasn't let that slow her down—she's ready to take it on the road. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/15/202024 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Can I Grow My Audience Because I'm a Kid and People May Not Trust Me?

This week's guest is way too young to get my Doogie Howser, M.D. reference. But he's not too young to know his way around camera equipment. He's been part of the #quaranteam on The Income Stream, my morning YouTube show, and, I reviewed his YouTube channel, Anything Cameras, where Noah and his partner post videos that help people improve their filming and photography. The channel is growing, but Noah's just sixteen, and he wonders whether his audience will think he's too young to know anything. How can he improve his videos and get to the quick wins sooner? Can he launch a course without having a huge following? What about teaming up with another fledgling YouTuber in his niche? We get some creative ideas flowing for him. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/8/202028 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Do I Do Less One-on-One and Get More Customers?

Joaquin Elizondo has an awesome niche. He's a Hollywood editor for film and TV, and it took him fifteen years of hard work in small markets to get there. He's built up a brand to help other film editors break into Hollywood. He's been coaching a bunch of folks one-on-one, but he wants to do less one-on-one and get more customers. Not everyone wants one-on-one coaching, and not everyone has the money to pay for it. Another dilemma is that he will soon (hopefully!) be going back to his full-time editing job, which he loves. How is he going to continue to coach others once he gets back to work?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/1/202028 minutes, 1 second
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As a Solopreneur, How Do I Hire Help (Especially During Times of COVID)?

Maddie Kertay is the BadAss Quilter, who says that she's "always going to stand on the side of love, diversity, and blazing a path for more people to become fabric artists." On this AskPat 2.0 episode, Maddie and Pat chat about everything she's doing to spread her message and grow her community (The BadAss Quilters Society), and the many directions she could go next: growing the private community, a podcast, sponsorship, affiliate marketing, merchandise . . . When would be the best time to reopen her community to new members—before or after she launches her podcast? Should she hire a virtual assistant (VA)? What things could she, as the CEO (and self-proclaimed micromanager) trust a VA with? (Note: This episode contains mentions of the "A" word, in case little kids are around.)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/24/202032 minutes, 12 seconds
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How Do I (and Should I) Diversify My Traffic to My Brand?

On this episode of AskPat, I'm talking to an entrepreneur just like you. RJ Weiss is the founder and editor of The Ways To Wealth, a Certified Financial Planner, husband, and father of three. He wants to know what next step he should take to bring more people to his websites and diversify where his traffic comes from. I want to know what he's doing to keep people there. After all, you can double the amount of traffic to your brand, but if you're not optimizing conversions, what's the point? This feels like a really productive conversation, and by the end we do get to what his next steps might be. Podcast or YouTube? He can do it right and bring his existing audience right over with him. Check it out. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/17/202026 minutes, 12 seconds
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I've Tried Everything, But Have No Real Growth. What Do I Do?

On this week's AskPat coaching call, I talk with Jason McCarthy, founder of a site called DigiNo.org. He gets 80,000 visitors a month, but it doesn't translate into revenue. Why is this? Where is this traffic coming from? What do these visitors want, and where is the disconnect that's preventing them from spending money? We work through a lot of questions, and Jason's already done a ton of the right things: advertising, investors, an email list, videos... but his income is unreliable. This one is a toughie, but stick around to see what we come up with together.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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!My team uses Gusto. It has made life so much easier. They make payroll, taxes, and HR actually easy for small businesses. And honestly, I couldn't live without it—truly. Fast, simple payroll processing, benefits, simple management tools, all in one place. They automatically pay and file your federal, state, and local taxes, so you don't have to worry about it. Plus, they make it easy—once you start adding employees or even just for yourself—to add on health benefits and even 401(k)s for your team. Get three months of Gusto free when you run your first payroll. Check it out: gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/10/202025 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Do I Monetize My Business After Paying for Everything Myself So Far?

Scott Robertson has been paying out of his pocket to keep his site, InsaneScouter.org, alive. He and others have compiled this vault of Boy Scout resources, and he's set up a Patreon-style site called Knapsack so people can financially support his efforts. In this coaching call we spend some time on his selling proposition so he can monetize his business after self-paying for everything so far.It's a common challenge for entrepreneurs: figuring out how to communicate to customers what will they ultimately gain by getting access to what we're offering. An effective selling proposition is one that incorporates the words "so that." Scott and I chat about how to do this for his business, as well as other places Scott could take his crowdsourcing/membership platform.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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!My team uses Gusto. It has made life so much easier. They make payroll, taxes, and HR actually easy for small businesses. And honestly, I couldn't live without it—truly. Fast, simple payroll processing, benefits, simple management tools, all in one place. They automatically pay and file your federal, state, and local taxes, so you don't have to worry about it. Plus, they make it easy—once you start adding employees or even just for yourself—to add on health benefits and even 401(k)s for your team. Get three months of Gusto free when you run your first payroll. Check it out: gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/3/202022 minutes, 49 seconds
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How Do I Niche Down and Build a Successful Business Out of My Brand?

Rick McEvoy is a photographer with a really interesting dilemma. How can he niche down and focus on the business aspect of his specialty within the photography space? During this AskPat coaching call, we work to recalibrate Rick's goals and pivot just a bit into an area where he is more likely to be able to reach his financial aspirations. He just needs to grab onto one opportunity and make it happen. If you're somebody who's just starting out, or even if you've been doing this for a while, this will be a great episode for you.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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!My team uses Gusto. It has made life so much easier. They make payroll, taxes, and HR actually easy for small businesses. And honestly, I couldn't live without it—truly. Fast, simple payroll processing, benefits, simple management tools, all in one place. They automatically pay and file your federal, state, and local taxes, so you don't have to worry about it. Plus, they make it easy—once you start adding employees or even just for yourself—to add on health benefits and even 401(k)s for your team. Get three months of Gusto free when you run your first payroll. Check it out: gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/20/202028 minutes, 4 seconds
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How Do I Transition My Offline Business Online, Brand-Wise?

LeAnne Lagasse and her business partner founded ROI Talent Development, a successful business in Texas, and they want to take it online. But online, they recognize it's a lot harder to connect with a corporate brand, versus a human, individual personality, like Rick Mulready or Amy Porterfield. We discuss how to keep the brand we have but show up in a different way so we can attract more people. Take, for instance, how Smart Passive Income became synonymous with Pat Flynn. How do we make a seamless transition to serving customers online?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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!My team uses Gusto. It has made life so much easier. They make payroll, taxes, and HR actually easy for small businesses. And honestly, I couldn't live without it—truly. Fast, simple payroll processing, benefits, simple management tools, all in one place. They automatically pay and file your federal, state, and local taxes, so you don't have to worry about it. Plus, they make it easy—once you start adding employees or even just for yourself—to add on health benefits and even 401(k)s for your team. Get three months of Gusto free when you run your first payroll. Check it out: gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/13/202025 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Do I Share My Story and Get More People to Find My Message?

My guests on today's coaching call are a couple who have done something incredible. Their son, Tim, was diagnosed with autism at age two, and with severe speech and language and communication disorder at four. But his mom, Sally Wagter, never gave up on her child. Tim just turned 18, and he's amazing. And Sally and Erik Wagter, experienced entrepreneurs, have just launched a website called Releasing My Child's Potential and published a book titled Miracle in Slow Motion to support families with autistic children. But how do they get their message out to the people who need to hear it? We talk about opportunities for PR, and ways to get attention for a book that's already available for sale.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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!My team uses Gusto. It has made life so much easier. They make payroll, taxes, and HR actually easy for small businesses. And honestly, I couldn't live without it—truly. Fast, simple payroll processing, benefits, simple management tools, all in one place. They automatically pay and file your federal, state, and local taxes, so you don't have to worry about it. Plus, they make it easy—once you start adding employees or even just for yourself—to add on health benefits and even 401(k)s for your team. Get three months of Gusto free when you run your first payroll. Check it out: gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/6/202025 minutes, 45 seconds
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My Target Audience Are Not My Buyers. What Do I Do?

The entrepreneur on today's coaching call, Tola Ogunlewe, is a a sports performance coach and lawyer who helps young athletes break through their mental and physical limitations and navigate their career growth with his business, Athlete Maestro. His issue centers around how to talk to his buyers—these young athletes' parents. If I were a 16-year-old athlete, I'd definitely need to go to my parents and convince them Tola's services were something worth paying for. What can you do if your target audience is not your buyers?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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!My team uses Gusto. It has made life so much easier. They make payroll, taxes, and HR actually easy for small businesses. And honestly, I couldn't live without it—truly. Fast, simple payroll processing, benefits, simple management tools, all in one place. They automatically pay and file your federal, state, and local taxes, so you don't have to worry about it. Plus, they make it easy—once you start adding employees or even just for yourself—to add on health benefits and even 401(k)s for your team. Get three months of Gusto free when you run your first payroll. Check it out: gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/30/202022 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Can I Promote Without Being Tone Deaf During Turbulent Times?

Dr. Joi Lewis is the founder of Joi Unlimited Coaching and Consulting. She's a facilitator of liberation through social justice, healing justice, and radical self care. She also can be found at HealingJusticeFoundation.org. I'm so thankful to bring her on the show to amplify her voice and what she's doing. But secondly, I want to help her out because there's some messaging that we need to pay attention to. How do we promote our stuff when there are so many other important things to talk about—stuff that's probably more important than the thing we're selling?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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!My team uses Gusto. It has made life so much easier. They make payroll, taxes, and HR actually easy for small businesses. And honestly, I couldn't live without it—truly. Fast, simple payroll processing, benefits, simple management tools, all in one place. They automatically pay and file your federal, state, and local taxes, so you don't have to worry about it. Plus, they make it easy—once you start adding employees or even just for yourself—to add on health benefits and even 401(k)s for your team. Get three months of Gusto free when you run your first payroll. Check it out: gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/23/202034 minutes, 5 seconds
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How Do I Use My Podcast to Sell More of My Products?

In this AskPat 2.0 coaching call, I talk to Amanda from Amanda Write Now, a business that helps teachers. She's been doing okay, but she needs to bring in some more income, especially in light of the downturn. She has a great podcast called The Workshop Teacher Podcast, which she wants to leverage to sell more of her products. If you want to understand how to use your assets to better help people, and especially if you have a podcast, how to use your podcast to actually sell more of your stuff—without being sleazy—this is the episode for you.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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!If you have a business, or you know someone who does, you probably know that small business owners wear a lot of hats—we definitely do. Some of those hats are awesome, but some—like filing for taxes and running payroll, for example—aren't as great. That's where Gusto comes in. They make payroll, taxes, and HR easy for small businesses. My team uses it, and we can't live without it. You can get three months free when you run your first payroll. See for yourself at gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/16/202028 minutes, 10 seconds
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My Business Topic is Not Normal. How Do I Grow and Become the Authority?

One day a few years back, tennis player Sandy Farquharson was tapped on the shoulder to step in for a padel player who had dropped out of a tournament. Sandy had never played padel, and like the vast majority of people in the English-speaking world, didn't even know the sport existed. Turns out, he was kind of a natural. So now he runs the only English coaching program for padel. He's got a website. He's on YouTube. He also has courses, a podcast, an Instagram page, and a bunch of questions about the best way to grow. We chat about coaching, Teachable, lessons from Will it Fly?, and Betsy McNally, from AP 1117. Learn something new every day.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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!If you have a business, or you know someone who does, you probably know that small business owners wear a lot of hats—we definitely do. Some of those hats are awesome, but some—like filing for taxes and running payroll, for example—aren't as great. That's where Gusto comes in. They make payroll, taxes, and HR easy for small businesses. My team uses it, and we can't live without it. You can get three months free when you run your first payroll. See for yourself at gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/9/202032 minutes, 1 second
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I Feel Like I Have to Start Over. What Do I Do?

Chapin Kreuter seems really cool. But what happened to him was not cool at all. He’s a traveler, a surfer, and an expat, and he’s got a podcast called Misfits and Rejects for people who hate their nine-to-five, and dream of living far away. He comes into this coaching call, as he says, to “throw [him]self at the mercy of the podcasting court and say, ’Help me please, help me be a better podcaster.’” And it really comes to whether we're going to let a setback mean we start again from scratch or, rather, use it as a pivot point. Hopefully what happened to Chapin doesn't happen to you, but if it does, you'll be better equipped because of listening to this show.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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!If you have a business, or you know someone who does, you probably know that small business owners wear a lot of hats—we definitely do. Some of those hats are awesome, but some—like filing for taxes and running payroll, for example—aren't as great. That's where Gusto comes in. They make payroll, taxes, and HR easy for small businesses. My team uses it, and we can't live without it. You can get three months free when you run your first payroll. See for yourself at gusto.com/askpat.Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/2/202029 minutes, 18 seconds
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How Do I Monetize My Brand Now That I Have a Bit of a Following?

I'm all about Disney. My family and I love it, including the food at Disney parks, so I'm especially excited to share today's AskPat coaching call with Kristi Rada, talks about and connects people to the amazing food and the different dining options at all the Disney parks with her podcast, Happiest Plate on Earth. (Here's her website, Instagram, and Facebook). We don't just talk Disney food. We talk about how to take this amazing brand of hers and begin to monetize it, but do it in a graceful way that offers value and creates a win on both sides.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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/25/202029 minutes, 34 seconds
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How Do I Get More Clients and Stand Out In The Crowded Niche I'm In?

Kelyn Block has built a part-time basketball coaching business through word of mouth, and he wants to parlay it into a full-time gig. He's got a clear shot at the basket and just has to start dribbling down the court. I help him navigate and discover where he can go with his special skill—because obviously, he's not the only one to teach basketball. This is a very tactical conversation in which I try to get Kelyn comfortable talking a little bit more about himself. He does a great job answering the questions, and we get to some really exciting conclusions. By the end, you'll be on the sidelines cheering Kelyn down the court. Swish!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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/18/202028 minutes, 11 seconds
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So Many Options, So Little Time. What Do I Focus On?

In this AskPat coaching call, I help Natasha Watley, a two-time softball Olympian who who just can't do anything halfway. Natasha is an expert in something called slap hitting and coaches girls how to do this via her online course. But she also does so much more. Her passion is creating opportunities for girls and inspiring them, and she also loves speaking to a wider audience. How can she do both things 100 percent of the time and still have time for herself? With so many options, so little time, and so much drive to do it all really well, how can we choose what to 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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/11/202022 minutes, 32 seconds
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I Started a New Brand, and Now I'm Overwhelmed. What Do I Do?

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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/28/202022 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Do I Grow and Sell More Product Without Overwhelming Myself (and Compromising Quality)?

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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/21/202026 minutes, 22 seconds
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My Sales Are Slow. How Can I Ramp Them Up?

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 Apple Podcasts (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to me, so thank you so much!Buy my new book, Superfans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/14/202026 minutes, 21 seconds
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What's My Target Audience, and How Can I Break Into That Industry?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/7/202019 minutes, 33 seconds
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I'm Worried About the Longevity of My Brand. What Should I Do?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/30/202028 minutes, 43 seconds
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How Do I Increase Engagement Through Email Marketing?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/23/202025 minutes, 44 seconds
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AM 0003: How Are Information Product Sales Affected During an Economic Downturn, and What Adjustments Should I Make?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/20/202012 minutes, 51 seconds
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AM 0002: Which Business Finance Stats Are the Most Fundamental to Track During Times of Uncertainty?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/17/202013 minutes, 24 seconds
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AM 0001: How Do I Support Local Businesses as an Online Entrepreneur During This Crisis?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/15/202018 minutes, 50 seconds
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I Want To Take My Business to the Next Level. Should I Write a Book?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/9/202030 minutes, 30 seconds
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My Podcast is Exploding. How Do I Get Podcast Sponsors?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/2/202026 minutes, 5 seconds
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Should I Create a Separate Brand for My E-Commerce Clients?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/26/202024 minutes, 43 seconds
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How Do I Grow My Podcast From a Hobby to a Business?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/19/202028 minutes, 52 seconds
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My Business is Evolving. Should I Pivot My Current Podcast or Start a New One?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/12/202018 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Do I Invite Guest Writers to Contribute to My Blog Without Diluting My Own Voice?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/5/202019 minutes, 35 seconds
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I Have a Successful Blog, But How Do I Diversify My Income?

Adam Enfroy has his act together. He's bringing a lot of relevant experience into his space, he's already found some success on his blog, and he knows it's 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 Apple Podcasts (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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/27/202029 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Do I Sell Authentically Without Overwhelming and Overselling To My Audience?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2!Episode is ScheduledPublish: Feb. 13, 2020 @ 5AM Edit(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)Publish NowAmplify this EpisodeAdd Chapter Markers$.10/minute See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/20/202018 minutes, 53 seconds
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I Get Traffic, But Have No Connection to My Audience. What Do I Do?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/13/202022 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Do I Manage Creating New Content With My Busy Life and Schedule?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/6/202021 minutes, 46 seconds
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How Do I Add a Subscription Model to My Online Courses?

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 Apple Podcasts (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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/30/202028 minutes, 27 seconds
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When is the Right Time to Transition from Your Full-Time 9-to-5 Job?

In this episode of AskPat, I'm talking with Jessica Rosario. She is in banking from nine to five each day. She also has two teenage daughters, started a nonprofit, is a leader in direct sales, and has a consulting business on the side. When she says that she's "completely exhausted," we totally believe her, right? Finally, we explore when is the right time to transition from your full-time 9-to-5 job. Learn more about Jessica at JessRosario.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 Apple Podcasts (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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/23/202021 minutes, 10 seconds
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I'm Finding Some Success But I Need More Time! What Do I Do Next?

This Where Are They Know? episode is kind of a crossover, if you will, because we originally talked to this guest on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. In Episode 311, “How to Build an Audience with Your Hobby,” we talked to Phil Lichtenberger from Scanner School. He was a Power-Up Podcasting student who had taken what he learned and used it to build a strong following in a niche topic about his passion—radio scanners. For this episode of AskPat, we explore finding more time in your business to level up success.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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/16/202026 minutes, 4 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Erin (1063)

Today on AskPat, we check in with Erin from ThePetitPlanner.com. When we last spoke, on Episode 1063, she was feeling like her business had stalled out a little bit. She was trying to figure out how to bring what she offered to new audiences and new markets, and specifically, we talked about different channels she could explore. As you’ll hear, she’s done just that and seen some pretty immediate results.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other 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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/9/202025 minutes, 21 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Lea Pica (1055)

We usually do Where Are They Now? episodes on AskPat for the end of the year, but this year, we had so many great success stories that we decided to keep going. This week, we check back in with Lea Pica of leapica.com. What was fun about checking in with Lea is that she did follow my advice, but it turned out to be a stepping stone to help her realize what she really needed to do. What she ended up realizing was that turning her material into an online course would make her audience feel like they weren’t missing out on anything.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! Get tickets for FlynnCon2! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/2/202019 minutes, 7 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Stacey Ogden (1057)

Stacey helps teachers make more money at Side Hustle Teachers, which offers courses to get started with a business. Since we last spoke, she’s been really focusing on communicating with her audience through the Side Hustle Teachers Facebook Group and via direct emails. We also talk about how Stacey has been able to organically grow her Facebook group without spending anything on advertising.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can 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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/26/201922 minutes
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Where Are They Now? Kyle Chittock (1051)

In this episode of AskPat, we look at how Kyle has been able to turn his business into an overnight success. Specifically, I dig into what strategies has made him successful on YouTube and how he’s been able to use them to grow his business. We also talk about how much growth is too much, and how to keep things focused on what you want to achieve and not let everything get out of control. It’s so amazing to see growth, and I hope you’re inspired by seeing someone take action and reap the benefits. Learn more at boltonebikes.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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/19/201927 minutes, 59 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Connie Neal (1062)

In this episode, we talk about when it’s OK to put something on the backburner. You don’t want to back off of something just because you’re in an uncomfortable place and you have to do the hard work. With Connie Neal, I think it’s different. Listen closely to the way her voice lights up when she talks about Grandma Goodie. I’m really excited by this new direction and I can’t wait to check in again and see where it goes.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and 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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/201925 minutes, 35 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Jake Gosselin (1053)

#1097 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! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1097.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/5/201922 minutes, 58 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Laura Dobbins

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/28/201922 minutes, 18 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Julia Kuhn

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/21/201923 minutes, 40 seconds
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How Do I Pitch My Product Better?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/14/201922 minutes, 39 seconds
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Welcome to AskPat Live from FlynnCon1 (3 of 3)

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/7/201940 minutes, 18 seconds
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Welcome to AskPat Live from FlynnCon1 (2 of 3)

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/31/201932 minutes, 47 seconds
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Welcome to AskPat Live from FlynnCon1 (1 of 3)

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/24/201919 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Might I Use My Recognition and Award to Grow My Audience?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/17/201919 minutes, 42 seconds
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With No Extra Time, How Do I Increase Engagement and Grow My Business?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/10/201931 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Do I Know What to Create a Course About and Best Serve My Customers?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/3/201928 minutes, 54 seconds
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How Can I Increase My Audience Engagement with a Podcast?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/26/201922 minutes, 25 seconds
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How Can I Translate My In-Person Group Success Into Online Growth and Connection?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/19/201924 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Can I Expand My Reach and Grow My Audience for More Passive Income?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/12/201923 minutes, 40 seconds
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How Do I Create Passive Income for My Growing Product-Based Business?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/5/201923 minutes, 10 seconds
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I Have Two Separate Platforms, But How Do I Connect Them Together?

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! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/29/201926 minutes, 35 seconds
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I Start a Lot of Ideas, But How Do I Follow-Through and Stick to One?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/22/201925 minutes, 12 seconds
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Where Do I Start to Build an Audience and Community Online?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/15/201931 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Do I Prioritize What Needs to Be Done, in My Business, and in My Life?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/8/201930 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Do I Deal With Imposter Syndrome, and How Do I Better Serve My Audience?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/1/201934 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Do I Build a Robust and Engaged Community That Translates to Sales Later?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/25/201930 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Do I Best Scale My Business After Getting Started and Building a Following?

Kate Nelson is doing amazing work educating people on ways to reduce plastic use in everyday life. She has an awesome start, but she wants to know how to best scale her business after getting started and building her following. On this coaching call, I show Kate how to spread her message and boost her strong business start. You can learn more about what Kate's doing at IQuitPlastics.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/18/201931 minutes, 40 seconds
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How and Where Do I Focus My Time Across Multiple Interests?

Bryony has a travel blog, a vegan blog, a course, and is working on a book. She has a pretty solid footing in her business, but she's struggling with how and where to focus her time across multiple interests. In this episode, I share some tips and strategies for growing and monetizing her brand while also finding the focus to grow her other interests. Learn more about Bryony at CoastingAustralia.com and VeganPossum.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/11/201929 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Do My Live Workshops and Online Courses Work Together?

Anne is a teacher who specializes in language development, and specifically she helps other teachers learn Spanish so that they can better communicate with students and parents. Anne wants to host live workshops and create online courses for her language education, but she's not sure how it all fits together or where the money would come from. Find out today on AskPat. Learn more about Anne at MyBilingualHeart.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/4/201932 minutes, 18 seconds
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What Is Superfans About and Who Is It For?

On a special episode of AskPat, I answer questions about my new book, Superfans, which will be out on August 13! I explore everything from what Superfans is all about, who it's for, and why you should pre-order the book before August 13 to claim two bonuses: a free download of the audiobook and a 90-minute training call with me! To pre-order Superfans, go to YourSuperFans.com today!If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/27/201914 minutes, 14 seconds
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How Do I Get My Audience to Move and Convert?

Kara is a running coach who provides support for new and experienced runners and walkers to help them achieve their fitness goals. She's built a strong community, but she's having a difficult time getting her audience to take the next step. With all of this valuable content Kara has created, how does she get her audience to move and convert? Find out today on AskPat! You can find Kara at ThisRunLife.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/20/201928 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Do I Progress When There's So Much to Do?

Sarah is an author, a mom of four boys, a two-time cancer survivor, a mental health counselor, and so much more. She has a lot going on, to say the least, and a lot working in her favor. But how can Sarah progress when there's just so much to do, and the overwhelming feelings start taking control? Find out today on AskPat! You can learn more about Sarah at SarahFenlonFalk.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/13/201928 minutes, 16 seconds
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Does It Make Sense for Me to Start a Podcast?

Dr. Kathleen Perry isn't quite sure if she should start a podcast. Kathleen's business helps women over 50 reclaim their vitality and live life to the fullest. But how can she translate that into a podcast? And does a podcast make sense for her? We explore that, why she's stuck on getting a podcast started, and how a podcast can help her business in the end. Dr. Perry can be found at DrKathleenPerry.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/6/201927 minutes, 6 seconds
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I'm an Expert, But How Do I Get People to Buy My Services?

Ross was laid off recently, and is an expert in his technology field. Since then, he's been looking to start a business fueled by his expertise. But where should Ross start? And how does he get people to buy his services? By the end of this episode, Ross has a major breakthrough. Listen in! Ross can be found at Ross-Sivertsen.com and DallasDigitalSolutions.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/30/201931 minutes, 27 seconds
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How Do I Scale My Business and Reach My Goals?

Leili creates designer cat collars and harnesses for her company, Supakit. Leili has the systems in place, but she needs a little help scaling her business. How can she get more customers on her website? Today, we explore the ways Leili can scale her business and reach all of her business goals. You can find Leili at Supakit.co.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/23/201921 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Do I Monetize My Growing Audience Authentically?

Vickie, with her wife Larissa, runs a vegetarian lifestyle blog, podcast, community, and website called Vegetarian Zen. Vickie is starting to think about monetizing her audience, after some success using Patreon. But she wants to know how to monetize her growing audience in an authentic way. We explore all of that on the latest AskPat! You can find Vickie at VegetarianZen.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/16/201925 minutes, 51 seconds
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How Can I Succeed with a Business I Care About that Once Failed?

Tiffany has gone through a ton of iterations in her business, some great wins, and some failures. Today on AskPat, she's trying to figure out how she can succeed with a business she really cares deeply about but that has already failed in the past. We can learn so much from our failures, and that's what we explore today! You can find Tiffany at KidsCookingSchool.org.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love 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 make sure to subscribe too). 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/9/201934 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Do I Organize My Offerings and Make Sure They Make Sense?

Jonathan is a sports psychologist. He just launched a beta version of a new online coaching program for athletes. Bu he wants to know how to launch it to the public, and how to organize his other offerings so they make the most sense for his audience. You can find Jonathan at JonathanLelievre.comIf you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/2/201924 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Do I Choose Which Passion to Monetize?

Brandon has two main passions. The first being fitness, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle. The second being video gaming. In this call, we explore how Brandon can determine which passion to follow through with and the ways he can monetize going forward.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others to listen too? All you have 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/25/201927 minutes, 53 seconds
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What Is Preventing My Success?

Guy Macpherson is a trauma therapist, and his business brings together resources for trauma clinicians and therapists. Guy has all the right components for his business, he just needs help putting it together to achieve the success he wants. What is preventing his success? Find out today on AskPat! You can find Guy at TheTraumaTherapistProject.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/18/201927 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Do I Break Through When My Business Plateaus?

Erin is a a personal development and self-care blogger who teaches people how to use a bullet journal. Erin has experienced a lot of rapid growth, but has since stalled and is now at a plateau. I help her with some tools and strategies for breaking through her business plateau. You can find Erin at ThePetitePlanner.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/11/201923 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Do I Pitch My Dream Product?

Connie Neal is an educator who helps people create online courses. But she now wants to focus on her big dream. During this coaching call, Connie pitches her big dream product to me, and I give her a grade. This is one of the most fun coaching calls I've had in a long time, and I hope you enjoy it too! You can find Connie at AchieversStudio.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/4/201932 minutes, 1 second
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How Can I Get My Audience to Finally Start Taking Action with Me?

Chris Hill is a chef who helps other chefs with personal development and company culture. He's been growing a loyal following, but wants his audience to take action with him. We're going to uncover an awesome strategy for doing exactly that, so stick around! You can find Chris on Facebook, Instagram, and ChrisHillOnline.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/28/201927 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Do I Grow My Small Social Media Following and Build My Brand?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/21/201928 minutes, 17 seconds
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What Is the Path to Doing Only What Sparks Joy?

Dara is a well-known gender therapist who needs a little help niching down so they can create the biggest impact. How can they declutter their business life and do only what sparks the most joy? You can find Dara at DaraHoffmanFox.com and on their YouTube channel.The thought exercises we go over today are from my book, Will It Fly?, which I highly recommend to anyone looking to find direction and clarity in entrepreneurship.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/14/201924 minutes, 45 seconds
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How Can I Get Customers When Culture and Language May Be a Barrier?

Today I'm talking with Paul from Mind Nation—this is a very unique call because of the particular population that Mind Nation targets and the challenges that come from that. Paul's business is in the personal development space, but he and his business partner are having trouble connecting to their Japanese target audience. No matter who you're targeting with your own business, I promise you there's a lot to learn from today, so stay tuned! Find out more about Paul at MindNationJP.com.If you want 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/7/201929 minutes, 28 seconds
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How Should I Organize a Launch with Various Start Dates?

Today I'm talking with Stacey from Side-Hustle-Teachers.com—she helps teachers create additional income through side hustles. She has some launches and new pursuits on the horizon, so today I'm giving her strategies for knocking them out of the park, like coordinating a launch with various start dates, utilizing influencer and affiliate marketing, and more!If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/28/201928 minutes, 42 seconds
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How Do We Convert More Traffic into Our Coaching Program?

Zuzana and Nikki have an awesome website in the health and wellness space—ActiveVegetarian.com—but they're not converting as many coaching clients as they'd like. Listen in as I help them hone in on what's working, and the changes they can make to drive the results they're after.If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com.If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help me convince others 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/21/201923 minutes, 36 seconds
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How Can I Grow My Business When I Also Have to Run It?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/14/201925 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Do I Diversify My Affiliate Income in My Business?

Julia has a site called TheTravelingTraveler.com, where she provides tips and inspiration for traveling healthcare professionals. It's an amazing niche. She has some great affiliate partners, but she wants to create some different relationships with those partners. How can she diversify her affiliate income from the site? You can definitely hear the lightbulbs going off in this one—stick around! You can also find Julia through her instagram: @TheTravelingTraveler_.In this episode I recommend reading Will It Fly?—a book I wrote about idea validation and testing your ideas before you go all in with them.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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/7/201931 minutes, 34 seconds
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What's the Best Way to Grow and Scale with All the Options Out There I Could Do?

#1053 Today I'm coaching Jake Gosselin, who runs a membership site in the worship leader space—people who sing and create energy at church gatherings. He's had a good taste of success so far, but he wants to grow further. How can he grow and scale his business? What I offer Jake is probably the best piece of advice that I could give you—make sure you stick around! Jake's sites are Churchfront.com and WorshipLeaderSchool.com.In this episode I mention Session 115 of the Smart Passive Income Podcast—"9000 Unread Emails to Inbox Zero: My Executive Assistant Shares How We Did It (and How You Can Too!)"—a great episode to listen to if you're thinking about hiring someone to handle your communications for you.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. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/ap1053.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/31/201933 minutes, 9 seconds
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Have I Made All the Money I Can in My Niche? What Else Could I Do?

Laura found a super-specific niche for her business. Actually, I wouldn't recommend starting out in it, but Laura ended up becoming the go-to resource within that niche, which is laundromats! She feels that her potential income is tapped out, but today we're going to create a strategy to help her optimize and grow exponentially without adding a ton of work. There's so much growth within this episode—you can hear it in Laura's voice—so make sure you listen in. You can find Laura online at Laundromats101.com.In this episode I mention Session 75 of The Smart Passive Income Podcast—"Six-Figure Earnings with Ebooks (Not on Amazon) and a Pricing Structure That Works with Nathan Barry". It's a great resource for understanding pricing tiers and positioning for your business, so check it out!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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/24/201930 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Can I Make Passive Income on Top of My Ecommerce / Product Business?

I'm coaching Kyle today, who owns an ecommerce business creating parts for ebikes and custom-building his own ebikes too. Kyle's trying to figure out what his next steps are and how to maximize his time so he can make some passive income on top of what he's already doing. We dive deep today so that he can do exactly that. Check out Kyle's site at BoltonEbikes.com.The recommended resource for this episode is Kit.com, where you can create lists of gear or tech that you use in your business or hobby and share it. Super cool—check it out!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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/17/201932 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Do I Grow My Business as a Designer after a Failed Course Launch?

Today I'm chatting with Jessica Freeman, an amazing designer who works one on one with clients, primarily service-based businesses and health and wellness professionals. She's trying to create more passive income, but so far her efforts haven't worked out as well as she'd like. How can she create more passive income and get some time back too? You can find out more about Jessica at JessCreatives.com or on Instagram and YouTube @JessCreatives.In this episode I mention my book, Will It Fly? It's a great resource for validating your ideas and working with your audience to create the right kinds of products.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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/10/201926 minutes, 3 seconds
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My Target Audience Didn't Respond—What Do I Do?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/3/201920 minutes, 43 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Jacques Hopkins (From AP 1032)

Jacques Hopkins is back with us today, from Pianoin21Days.com. He was coached just sixteen episodes ago in Episode 1032, and it's amazing to hear how far he's come. Back then he needed help segmenting his email list; today he's going to tell us about the tool he used to make that process easy and the results he's seeing because of it, plus the new business he began in the meantime, TheOnlineCourseGuy.com!In this episode we mention RightMessage—a fantastic tool for segmenting your audience. You can use it to display different calls-to-action based on your audience's need, for example. It's pretty epic so check it out!I'm throwing my first-ever live event next year, FlynnCON1 in San Diego, July 26-28! The theme is Press Start, and I'd love to see you there at this family-friendly event. Act fast before the rest of the tickets disappear!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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/27/201817 minutes, 58 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Sam Gavis-Hughson (From AP 1004)

Sam was last on the show earlier this year in Episode 1004 of AskPat 2.0 (I accidentally said 1003 in the intro—oops!). Sam put a lot of my advice from that episode into practice, particularly related to creating and optimizing online courses and driving traffic to his content, and he's here today to tell us all about how it went. If you want to learn some tips and tricks for creating successful online courses of your own, this is a great example! Find out more about Sam at Byte-by-Byte.com or on his YouTube channel.In this episode we mention Brian Dean's SEO That Works course. If you're looking to increase search engine traffic to your site, definitely check it out!We also mention Social Blade, an excellent analytics tool you can use for YouTube and other social channels. 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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/20/201825 minutes, 11 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Jackie Bolen (From AP 1003)

Jackie was one of the first guests here on AskPat 2.0, back in Episode 1003. Back then, Jackie was struggling to decide between pursuing her ESL (English as a Second Language)-related business or a second business focused on Amazon. She was torn between the two, and couldn't focus and grow either as a result. What happened next? That's what today is all about: Jackie's here to tell us what she decided, what happened, and the strategies she's now using to grow her business by 4x. Amazing. 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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/13/201818 minutes, 22 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Ethan Clarke (From AP 1010)

Ethan joined us in Episode 1010 to get advice on scaling his super-niche site—a business in the marriage proposal space called TheMarriageProposal.com. He's back this week to tell us what happened since then and how he's driving traffic and leveraging past customer relationships. Plus, he's looking for advice on new directions in his business. Let's dive in!In this episode I mention two recent episodes of The Smart Passive Income Podcast which deal specifically with the physical product process. They are: SPI 341: How to Become an Inventor Entrepreneur with Ryan Gorman and SPI 344: How Studio Neat Became Physical Product Rockstars through Kickstarter. Enjoy!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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/6/201830 minutes, 19 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Walid Azami (From AP 1022)

Today I'm talking with Walid Azami, who was featured back in Episode 1022 of the show. Back then, he was struggling with the idea of selling to his audience. He's come a long way since then: He's here today to tell us what happened and to get some advice on his next steps. Find Walid on Instagram or on his website, HowtoPhotograph.net. 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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/29/201831 minutes, 6 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Stephen Pasquini (From AP 1014)

I interviewed Stephen back in Episode 1014—he has two great websites at ThePALife.com and SmartyPANCE.com where he helps Physician's Assistants learn their trade. He was struggling with the overwhelm of the technology for his website and running the business on his own. Now he's back to tell us about how he overcame those struggles, plus what's next for his business. Let's get started!In this episode I mention ConvertKit, my number one recommendation for email list management. It makes managing your email list and setting up autoresponders easy and user-friendly. If you're building an email list, I highly recommend checking out 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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/22/201821 minutes, 22 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Gianna Kordatzky (From AP 1001)

This week I have something really special: I'm bringing back Gianna Kordatzky, who was on the very first coaching session for AskPat 2.0! When I coached Gianna (way back in Episode 1001) she was dealing with a lot of overwhelm related to systems, who does what in her business, that sort of thing. She's back this week for a follow-up: Let's find out what happened since our last call! You can learn more about Gianna's business at FamilyFunTwinCities.com.If you want to be considered for a coaching 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/15/201822 minutes, 14 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Meg Brunson (From AP 1009)

We're back this week with another Where Are They Now? episode, this time featuring Meg Brunson from Episode 1009! That was recorded seven or eight months ago when Meg was having some issues related to decisions around her branding—whether to put her projects under one brand or many. This week she'll tell us what's happened since then, what she's learned, and what her plans are for the future. You can find out more about Meg at MegBrunson.com.Let me know how you feel about the new Where Are They Now? episodes! Give me a shout on Twitter @PatFlynn and use the hashtag #AskPat1041. Don't forget to listen in next week, because I'm bringing back the very first person I ever coached using this new format, back in Episode 1001.In this episode I mention my course, Power-Up Podcasting. If you're looking to launch a successful podcast that helps grow your brand, this course will walk you through everything you need to know, from equipment and technical stuff to marketing and beyond. Check it out!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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/8/201822 minutes, 20 seconds
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Where Are They Now? Lisa Bunnage (From AP 1019)

This is going to be the first of many Where Are They Now? episodes, where I actually bring back a guest I've coached in a past episode. It's been about six months since I talked with Lisa in Episode 1019, who had some issues with taking her coaching practice online. She helps parents deal with troubled teens, and her site's called BratBusters.com. Today we're going to see what Lisa's been up to, what pains or problems I might be able to help her with next, and what's on the horizon. Let's get started!In this episode I mention my course, Power-Up Podcasting. If you're looking to launch a successful podcast that helps grow your brand, this course will walk you through everything you need to know, from equipment and technical stuff to marketing and beyond. Check it out!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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/1/201826 minutes, 25 seconds
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As My Business Grows, How Do I Stay Connected to My Audience?

This week I'm sitting down with Aleisha Maddock, who has a thriving business over at TheBrideChilla.com. Her concern now is that she doesn't want to lose touch with her audience as she grows. We always want to make sure we're there for our people, and I share a lot of my own personal experience with the challenges of growing. Side note: Aleisha is one of the funniest people I've ever had on this show, so don't miss it! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/25/201829 minutes, 12 seconds
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How Can I Create an Online Business When Time Management Is Difficult?

Roger is a seasoned woodworker. Now that he's an empty-nester, he's getting a bit tired of the physical labor and wants to translate his expertise into an online, passive income-driven business. He's got a lot of ideas—a book and online course, for example—but business is good and his time is limited. How does he make the most of his time? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In this episode I recommend Rev. Rev is an amazing tool for fast, accurate transcriptions. You can use it to get your stream of consciousness down on paper quickly, for example. I highly recommend it! [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/18/201817 minutes, 23 seconds
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So Many Ideas! How Do I Know If I'm Going in the Right Direction?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/11/201827 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Do I Manage Two Businesses, and How Can They Connect Together?

Today I'm talking one on one with Jane Hamill, who has a couple brands going at once. Today we're going to figure out how they all relate and how Jane can manage and organize them. You can find Jane online at JaneHamill.com, FashionBrainAcademy.com, and her membership site, Imperfect Action. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show and helping other entrepreneurs, can you help 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/4/201827 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Can I Create Something Online to Support My Offline Practice?

I'm talking to Tarun today, who has a passion for dentistry. He's done a lot of work educating dentists around the country and wants to do more of it. He wants to turn that passion into a thriving online side-business without quitting his chair-side practice altogether. I'm going to help him find the simplest way to do that—stick around! In this episode I mention my book, Will It Fly? It's full of great thought experiments and tactics for validating your business. Find out more by clicking the link! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. By the way, if you want to check out some of my upcoming live trainings for things like affiliate marketing and podcasting, all you have to do is check out SmartPassiveIncome.com/live. See you there! 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/27/201820 minutes, 18 seconds
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How Do I Create an Offer That Serves a Majority of My Audience?

You're about to hear a coaching call with Melody from MelodyWilding.com. You can also visit MelodyWilding.com/mediasecrets for free training on how to get mainstream publicity. Melody's a coach and she wants to serve more of her audience by creating a wider-reaching offer. She's not quite sure how to do that, so we walk through the process and uncover exactly what she wants to do next. Let's get started! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. 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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/20/201825 minutes, 2 seconds
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My Profits Are Being Eaten! How Do I Scale but Stay Profitable?

This week I'm coaching Luis Diaz, who has a podcast agency in the fitness entrepreneurship space. You can find Luis on his Instagram. Like with any new business, Luis's agency is having some growing pains. As he's gained clients, it's become harder and harder to scale his revenue without scaling the cost of providing the service. He's feeling stuck. How can he scale, both in terms of growth and revenue? And as he scales, how can he better manage his team and systems so he can focus where he needs to? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In this episode I mention Brian Casel from ProductizeandScale.com, a great site that helps solopreneurs and freelancers scale their business and services. 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/13/201827 minutes, 48 seconds
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How Can I Segment My Audience Without Getting Overwhelmed?

On the show with me today is Jacques Hopkins, who owns a very successful business called Pianoin21Days.com. He also has a successful YouTube channel. Jacques is at a point where he wants to create better sales funnels for his business, specifically through audience segmentation. This is a great idea but—as I know from experience—it can be completely overwhelming. Today we're going to talk about how to tackle segmentation step by step. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In this episode I mention Brennan Dunn, who's the king of segmentation right now. You can learn about him at DoubleYourFreelancing.com. He's created some great tools that I recommend checking out, like RightMessage and RightAsk. I also mention a book in this episode called Ask by Ryan Levesque, a great resource for understanding what questions to ask your customers through surveys and the like. 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/6/201825 minutes, 34 seconds
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How Do I Serve Another Market in the Same Niche?

Today I'm coaching Shira Karpel, who has a business helping ABA therapists (Applied Behavior Analysis), specifically ABA therapists who help children. You can find her online at HowtoABA.com and The Behavior Resource. She's thinking of branching out to start a resource for parents of children with learning disabilities as well. How does her new direction fit into her current business? How can she serve both groups? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/30/201818 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Do I Expand outside My Local Area and Go Online?

I've got Debbie Tringale on the show today, a dog training expert with a very special superpower, or "unfair advantage" as I like to call it. But her business is very location-based, and she mainly caters to local people. How can she transition her services online, gather a following, and create revenue streams for her new online business? Find out more about Debbie at MeandMyDogs.biz. In this episode I talk about idea validation, which I cover extensively in my book, Will It Fly? I also mention a book by a good friend of mine, Chris Ducker, called Rise of the Youpreneur. It's got a lot of great information in it about building a personal brand, and various models and offerings you could use in your business. 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/23/201826 minutes, 45 seconds
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What Should I Offer to Better Monetize My Business?

Today's coaching session is with June Bolneo, Founder of The Digital Workforce, a company that teaches people how to shift from the traditional nine to five to remote, online careers. She wants to better monetize, get some more time back, and go full-time with her business. Today I'm going to help her create some positive momentum! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. If you enjoyed today's episode and you love the format of this show, and 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! Next week I'm talking with Debbie, who has a very localized, brick and mortar business. How can she scale and expand out into the online world? 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/16/201829 minutes, 17 seconds
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As a Side-Wantrepreneur, Where and How Should I Start?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/9/201826 minutes, 8 seconds
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I'm at My "Client Limit" - How Do I Go Solo to Agency?

The issue with a service-based business is that you can only scale so big before you either burn out or stop delivering quality work, and that's what's happening with today's guest, Julienne DesJardins. She's reaching her client limit but knows she can help a lot more people, so she's expanded her business to include a team. The problem that she's running into is that people don't want the team—they want her. How can she keep her brand running under her name but with a team behind it? And how should she package her business services? By the way, if you're on Twitter or Instagram, let me know what you thought of this episode. I know a lot of you probably have had this issue of growing outside of yourself and your business, so give me a shout out using the hashtag #askpat1027. I'd love to know your thoughts! 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/2/201828 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Can I Monetize My Hobby Website? Can It Make Money?

Emory is my guest on the show today. He has a hobby website called ByLand.co. He's a backpacker who once hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, and so his website is in the backpacking niche. He also runs a podcast called The By Land Podcast. I'm going to coach Emory so he can monetize that site, go full-time with his business, and help more people backpack better. Stick around! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In this episode I mention how effective resource pages can be, and a fantastic example is my buddy Thomas's resource page at CollegeInfoGeek.com/resources. 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! A lot of people have been asking me if I have any special deals for ConvertKit. As a matter of fact, I do! You can actually get a 45-day free trial if you go to SmartPassiveIncome.com/convertkit45—you can only get that through me. 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. Tune in next week, where I go deep with someone who's reached their client limit. They can only handle so many and they want to go agency but they don't know how. You can hear that coaching call next week on AskPat. See you then! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/26/201827 minutes, 36 seconds
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Should I Hire a Coach or Get into a Mastermind Group?

This week's coaching call is with Melanie Bledsoe. She's a CPA and the owner of Bledsoe Consulting Services, providing bookkeeping and tax services for small business owners. She wants to move to full-time work with her business, but she wants to make sure she doesn't miss anything along the way. Should she hire a coach or join a mastermind group, and are either choices the best use of her money and time? You can find Melanie online at BledsoeConsultingServices.com or on Instagram @BledsoeConsultingServices. 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/19/201824 minutes, 5 seconds
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Where Do I Focus the Growth of My Business?

Today I'm coaching Adam, one of two Founders of SEO Brothers (you guessed it, they're brothers). Adam wants to grow his company, but needs some guidance so he can put his energy in the right direction and not be kicking himself later (I've been there). We'll work through a few exercises to help him brainstorm his next steps—you can play along too, so stick around! You can find Adam's business online at SEOBrothers.co. If you like the thought experiments we go through in this episode, the first few chapters of my book, Will It Fly? are full of them, so take a look! 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/12/201829 minutes, 20 seconds
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What Lead Magnet Should I Create for My New Business?

Today's guest is Amanda Brown, a UK entrepreneur who's in the midst of writing a book with her two daughters about working from home. She wants to grow her email list, but she's not sure what lead magnet she should use. We'll talk her through it so she doesn't overextend herself, so that she can create the most effective, robust lead magnet possible. You can find Amanda on the web at Homepreneur.co. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In this episode we refer to a recent YouTube video of mine: How to Get More Email Subscribers (17 Lead Magnet Ideas). Don't forget to subscribe to the show and leave an honest review on iTunes. I appreciate you! 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/5/201818 minutes, 24 seconds
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How Do I Sell but Still Help People for Free?

This week I'm coaching Walid Azami, a successful photographer who wants to get out there and help others do the same. He wants to monetize his business through ebooks, courses, and coaching, while also building his following and staying conscious of his followers who might not have a lot of money. How should he proceed? Check out Walid on Instagram and at WalidAzami.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I haven't asked for this in a while, but if you have a minute it would be so helpful if you subscribed and left an honest review on iTunes. If you haven't done that yet please do so, and thank you so much to all those who already have left a review. I appreciate you! 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/28/201838 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Do I Stay Organized with Multiple Websites and Courses?

On today's show I'm coaching Guy Hauptman, a science teacher who has built several different online courses on several different websites and hosting accounts. He needs help managing all of them before he burns out, so I'm giving him strategies to streamline his business, as well as some advice and mindsets for outsourcing help. You can find Guy's sites at ChemVideoTutor.com, BioVideoTutor.com, PhysicsVideoTutor.com, AlgebraVideoTutor.com, and GeometryVideoTutor.com. In this episode I recommend checking out ManageWP.com, a tool that allows you to manage and switch between multiple WordPress websites from one dashboard. I also recommend an app called 1Password for managing passwords safely with multiple team members. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/21/201826 minutes, 18 seconds
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How Do I Stop the FOMO and Start Making Money?

Anand is struggling with a little bit of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)—I think a lot of us can relate! He's had an amazing weight transformation in his life—losing 125 pounds and maintaining his weight loss over six years—and wants to share it with the world, but his FOMO is distracting him. Today I'm going to help him find focus, monetize his business, and defeat FOMO so he can get out there and serve others. You can check out Anand's site at UnderdogStrength.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/14/201821 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Do I Go from Coaching to Generating Passive Income?

On this episode I'm coaching Lisa, who is herself a coach—a parenting coach. Her website is BratBusters.com. She helps parents understand how to discipline children while still having fun and keeping those relationships strong. She's having trouble converting her one-on-one coaching to passive income, like an online course, and finessing the messaging of her brand. I'm going to walk her through that process today. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/7/201831 minutes, 19 seconds
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Why Didn't Our First Launch Go Well?

On this episode of AskPat, we're talking to two people—Michael Allen and his partner Ri'keam Kenebrew, of 2023 Vision—a business with a YouTube channel that helps people create music videos. Recently, they validated and launched an online course . . . but it didn't go so well. How can they make their next launch more successful? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/31/201829 minutes, 51 seconds
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How Do I Make an Extra $200-$400 Per Week?

Today's guest is Darlene Smith, a hairstylist who's great at selling but doesn't know what to sell. She recently got involved in the promotions field and loves it. But she's been working seventy-hour weeks for a while now, and wants to find ways to create passive revenue streams. Her initial goal is small: Make an extra $200-$400 per week. How can she get there? Today I'm going to coach her to a major breakthrough, so stick around. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. In this episode I mention Teachable, an amazing platform for creating an online course. [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for Teachable.] If you're looking to start an online business it's critical to build a solid email list, and to do that I highly recommend using ConvertKit. If you want to get a forty-five day free trial (can't get that anywhere else!) check out SmartPassiveIncome.com/convertkit45. [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for ConvertKit.] 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/24/201823 minutes, 1 second
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How Do I Double the Revenue on My Blogs?

Today's guest is Tom Drake, from MapleMoney.com, RetireHappy.ca and TomDrake.net: a financial blogger who I've known through the years from FinCon—the financial media conference. Tom has been running his online business for nine years now and he's looking to take it to the next level: His goal this year is to double his revenue. He wants to monetize better, reduce expenses, and get to a point where he can quit his day job comfortably. What advice and strategies can I offer him? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com . Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/17/201835 minutes, 35 seconds
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Which Niche Business Should I Focus On?

Today’s guest is Sherree Murray. She's going through something that a lot of entrepreneurs go through, which is figuring out which business to focus on. Which one will serve the most people? Where should she focus? What are her long-term goals? We're going to work through that today and make sure there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I think a lot of you can relate. Sherree's sites are RemarkableSpaces.com and WellPlannedMove.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com . Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/10/201847 minutes, 18 seconds
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How Do I Upgrade My Site and Serve My Audience Better?

Today’s guest is Stephen Pasquini. He has two websites in the growing Physician’s Assistant (PA) niche: ThePALife.com and SmartyPance.com. He’s been growing his business for a while now and it’s doing well, but he thinks it could improve. How can he serve his audience better? He’s also having trouble on the tech side with his website. Should he outsource help? And should he go all-in with his online business? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com . If you have yet to build an email list, or you’re looking for a great email service provider with an easy-to-use suite of tools, I recommend ConvertKit. You can get a forty five-day free trial (you can’t get this anywhere else!) by going to SmartPassiveIncome.com/convertkit45. Check it out! [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/3/201828 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Do I Grow My Membership Site Faster?

Today I’m talking to Steve, a statistcs teacher and basketball coach who’s building an online membership site for his website: TeachHoops.com. This isn’t Steve’s first time on the show; he was actually featured in Episode 964. His membership site is growing steadily, but he wants that growth to accelerate. How can he grow his business faster? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I am loving this new format, and it would be so grateful to have your encouragement. If you haven’t already, please leave a review for the show on iTunes. 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/26/201829 minutes, 50 seconds
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How Can I Make Online Teaching More Passive?

Today’s guest is Alexi Hoeft, a Calculus teacher and tutor who does both of those things mostly online! Her website is INeedtoPassCalculus.com. She’s juggling a lot of things—content, podcasting, YouTube, an online course. How can she keep all of those balls in the air, and should she? I know lots of us are in that camp of trying to do a lot of things at once. But if we’re not careful we end up with a kind of Frankenstein business. How to we manage and plan it, and what’s best? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I am loving this new format, and it would be so grateful to have your encouragement. If you haven’t already, please leave a review for the show on iTunes. And if you want to start a podcast, I can show you everything you need to know to get it up and running in just three days. Go to HowtoStartaPodcast.com to get started! 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/19/201828 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Can I Use Superfans to Grow My Online Business?

Today I’m coaching Rodney Holder, a music business coach. He used to play drums all around the world, creating records and playing with his idols. Now he’s building the lifestyle he wants through music! We’re going to be talking about all kinds of things—online course scarcity, affiliate percentages, membership sites, price points, and how to build superfans. It’s a loaded conversation and we cover a lot of ground, so enjoy! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I am loving this new format and really enjoying myself. It’s definitely taking a lot more brainpower, and it’s definitely a different beast. I would be so grateful to have your encouragement, so please leave a review for the show on iTunes! Thank you all for your feedback—it means so much, especially after this conversion to AskPat 2.0. In this episode we mention Teachable, a fantastic online tool for creating online courses. Check it out at SmartPassiveIncome.com/teachable. [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for Teachable.] And if you haven’t done it yet, head on over to my YouTube channel at SmartPassiveIncome.com/youtube. We have a ton of awesome content coming your way there every week, so check it out! 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/12/201831 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Do I Grow and Scale a Super Niche Site?

Today’s coaching session is with Ethan Clarke, who has a niche website called TheMarriageProposal.com. Ethan’s website teaches men how to plan an awesome marriage proposal, all written from a guy’s perspective. The website mainly generates revenue from ads and affiliate links. Ethan wants to branch out into ebooks eventually, but right now he’s focusing on his client/vendor relationships. He currently has relationships with photographers for proposals, engagements, weddings, etc, who then guest post on his website. How can he monetize his client/vendor relationships, create new ones, and scale his niche site? If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I am loving this new format and really enjoying myself. It’s definitely taking a lot more brainpower, and it’s definitely a different beast. I would be so grateful to have your encouragement, so please leave a review for the show on iTunes! Thank you all for your feedback—it means so much, especially after this conversion to AskPat 2.0. And hey, if you haven’t yet started your email list—I recommend ConvertKit. I used lots of different providers before ConvertKit and I like it best out of all of them. Actually, ConvertKit is one of my favorite tools out of any tool I use with my business. I’ve grown with the company as an advisor since 2015, and I have a special deal for you that you can’t get anywhere else. If you go to SmartPassiveIncome.com/convertkit45 you’ll get a 45-day free trial! Again, check that out at SmartPassiveIncome.com/convertkit45. [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for ConvertKit.] 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/5/201835 minutes
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Should All of My Projects Be Under One Website, or Many?

Today we’re having a chat with Meg Brunson who’s doing a number of things with online business. We’re going to talk about balancing and branding them, and how they all fit together (or don’t). Meg is launching a podcast called Familypreneur, which covers the topics of parenting, entrepreneurship, and raising entrepreneurial kids. But she’s not sure at which point her side ventures merit their own websites, social media channels, etc. What fits under her personal brand and what deserves its own site and branding? You can check Meg’s site out at MegBrunson.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I am loving this new format and really enjoying myself. It’s definitely taking a lot more brainpower, and it’s definitely a different beast. I would be so grateful to have your encouragement, so please leave a review for the show on iTunes! Thank you all for your feedback—it means so much, especially after this conversion to AskPat 2.0. 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/29/201821 minutes, 46 seconds
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How Do I Stay Relevant in My Niche?

Nicole needs a little help. She’s an amazing photographer, but she’s worried that her competition is getting ahead of her because of their age advantage. She wants to make sure that her audience grows with her, and that she’s attracting an audience outside of her age group. I’m going to talk this through with her today—a lot of it’s mindset, but a lot of it is specific strategies that she could implement, and some future-proofing for her brand. Find Nicole online at Nicolesy.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I am loving this new format and really enjoying myself. It’s definitely taking a lot more brainpower, and it’s definitely a different beast. I would be so grateful to have your encouragement, so please leave a review for the show on iTunes! 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/22/201828 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Can I Find More Accountability and Focus?

Today’s coaching call is something I think you’ll relate to. David McBride is calling in from Northern Ireland, and he’s having a hard time focusing on one thing. Bright Lights Syndrome, Squirrel Syndrome—call it what you like, we’ve all been there. David is just starting out too, so if you’ve gone through the process of getting your business running, you know how hard this is. Let’s get started! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. I am loving this new format and really enjoying myself. It’s definitely taking a lot more brainpower, and it’s definitely a different beast. I would be so grateful for some encouragement, so please leave a review for the show on iTunes! 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/15/201831 minutes, 22 seconds
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Book or Speaking - Which Comes First?

Today’s coaching call is with Stacy. She wants to go on speaking tour and she wants to write a book: Which should she do first? Her second question: Before either of those things, what type of editor should she choose to help her finish her book? Check out Stacy online at StacyBrookman.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. It’s ridiculously easy to 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/8/201819 minutes, 1 second
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How Do I Double My Email List and Sell Without Selling Out?

Today’s coaching call is with Brian Matiash of Matiash.com, a photographer who sells a number of products and podcasts at well. He has two main questions. How can he double the size of his email list, and how can he sell without selling out? In this episode I mention a few tools to help with giveaways: KingSumo (for Wordpress) and Gleam.io. Check them out! If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/1/201840 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Can I Grow My Audience When I've Done All I Can?

I’m talking to Sam today, from Byte-by-Byte.com. He helps software engineers interview for jobs (like Google, Facebook, etc). He’s testing his new course right now, and he’s a little burnt out. He’s doing pretty much everything himself and wants to focus on building his audience next. He feels like the best thing he can do to improve is to grow his audience, but he feels like he’s hit a barrier and is trying to figure out where to go next. How can he grow his audience to the next level? Check out Sam’s coaching and courses at Byte-by-Byte.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/22/201828 minutes, 4 seconds
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What One Thing Should I Focus On?

Today’s coaching call is with Jackie Bolen, who needs to make a big decision but doesn’t quite know how. Jackie is a blogger and writer who teaches ESL (English as a Second Language). She was an ESL teacher in South Korea for ten years, started blogging, and fell into the online business world. Now back in Canada, she’s quit her job and is focusing full-time on her online business. With thirty books, three websites, and several Amazon affiliate sites, she feels she needs to pick one thing and focus on it. How does she choose? Check out Jackie on the web at JackieBolen.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. Go to FreshBooks.com and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/15/201824 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Much Should I Reinvest in My Business?

Today’s coaching call is with Cathy, a full-time professor and mom of three. She helps academic women—specifically moms—write and publish more. She makes most of her money via coaching and online courses. She’s had a great first year, but is wondering how much she should reinvest in her business. What should she be spending it on, business-wise? Check out Cathy’s site at CathyMazak.com. If you want to be considered for a coaching session, apply via the form at AskPat.com. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks, who make the best financial management software out there. Go to FreshBooks.com and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/8/201831 minutes, 51 seconds
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How Do I Streamline My Business so I'm Not Overwhelmed?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/1/201827 minutes, 11 seconds
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What’s Next for AskPat?

Today is a very special episode, and an important announcement! Since February of 2014, I’ve been answering questions five days a week here on AskPat. It’s been an amazing journey—999 questions answered and 4,000 questions submitted from listeners. To everyone who’s been listening and asking questions, thank you! Recently, I’ve noticed that I’ve been wanting more. I’ve been wanting to ask questions back, to have real conversations with the people asking questions. I want to get at the root of a lot of these problems—the mental aspects of becoming an entrepreneur, for example. Today, I’m so excited to reveal what’s coming up next: AskPat 2.0! To apply to be on a coaching call with me on AskPat 2.0, visit http://askpat.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/20/20178 minutes, 3 seconds
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Should I Go Full-Time with My Online Business?

Jackie has a question today about personal growth. She’s making enough money online that she could pay her bills, so she’s considering going full-time with her online business. What advice do I have for her? Jackie’s website is http://jackiebolen.com. Do you have a question about personal growth? Record it at http://askpat.com/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/17/20178 minutes, 15 seconds
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Should I Periodically Offer New Freebies to My Audience?

Today’s question comes from Cookie, who has a podcast called Weight Loss Made Real. She has three short questions. Should she periodically offer new freebies to her audience? How often should she mention her free book on her podcast; on every episode? Does it make sense to use Facebook ads to lead people to the podcast? Check out Cookie's podcast at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/category/podcast/. Do you have a question about audience engagement? Record it at http://askpat.com/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/16/20178 minutes, 46 seconds
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How Do I Sell Original Products on Amazon?

Today’s question comes from Chris. He has some physical, original products, like teeshirts, that he’d like to sell on Amazon. Should he still use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)? How does he market those products? What thoughts and advice do I have? In this episode I recommend checking out Benny Hsu’s website, http://getbusylivingblog.com/, where he talks about selling teeshirts in a similar manner. Benny uses https://teespring.com. You could also check out http://www.onlinesellingexperiment.com/ for more information on selling on Amazon FBA. I also recommend listening to Episode 99 of the Smart Passive Income Podcast: Buying Stuff and Selling it on Amazon (For 6 Figures a Year!) with Jessica and Cliff Larrew.—https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/podcasts/fulfillment-by-amazon-fba/ Do you have a question about physical products? Record it at http://askpat.com/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/15/20178 minutes, 49 seconds
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Is Reviewing Restaurants Monetizable?

Today’s question comes from Razwan. He’s been reviewing Halal-certified restaurants on Instagram; is reviewing restaurants monetizable? Do you have a question about monetization? Record it at http://askpat.com/. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/14/20178 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Can I Improve My Email Open Rate?

Today’s question comes from Emilio. How can he improve the open rate for his email marketing? In this episode, I recommend https://glockapps.com/, a great tool for testing emails before you send them. Do you have a question about email marketing? Record it at http://askpat.com/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/13/201710 minutes, 43 seconds
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What Tips Do You Have for Setting up a Mastermind Group?

Today’s question comes from Troy, who has some questions about mastermind groups. What should he consider when setting up his mastermind, what should he talk about in his first meeting, what tools do I use, and what suggestions do I have for paid masterminds? Troy’s website is http://troydelaney.com/. In this episode I mention a presentation I gave at Social Media Marketing World, specifically about mastermind groups, in 2015: http://bit.ly/2i1qi3T. Search for "mastermind groups," on SmartPassiveIncome.com for more information about mastermind groups. Do you have a question about mastermind groups? Record it at http://askpat.com/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/20178 minutes, 3 seconds
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Should I Publish Podcast Segments Individually?

Jason has a question about podcasting: Should he publish segments as separate episodes or as one long episode? Starting at Episode 900 and leading up to (and including) Episode 1000, I’ve been leaving clues to a puzzle. Next week I’m giving away $1,000 to a random person who solves it, every day! You can also get multiple entries for sharing the podcast. To enter into the drawing go to AskPat.com/solve. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://askpat.com/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/9/20175 minutes, 7 seconds
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How Can I Bootstrap More Traffic to my Website?

Today’s question comes from James: How he can get more traction on his site in a bootstrapping kind of way? James’ website is http://lasercutterfaq.com. Starting at Episode 900 and leading up to (and including) Episode 1000, I’ve been leaving clues to a puzzle. Next week I’m giving away $1,000 to a random person who solves it, every day! You can also get multiple entries for sharing the podcast. To enter into the drawing go to AskPat.com/solve. In this episode I mention my new course, Power-Up Podcasting. In it, I’ll show you how to launch a successful podcast. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to sign up for the waitlist. Do you have a question about online marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/8/20176 minutes, 5 seconds
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Should I Package My Courses as Separate Modules?

Darcie has a question about online courses. Should she bundle her courses together or package them as separate modules? Darcie’s website is https://ergonomicshelp.com/. Starting at Episode 900 and leading up to (and including) Episode 1000, I’ve been leaving clues to a puzzle. Next week I’m giving away $1,000 to a random person who solves it, every day! You can also get multiple entries for sharing the podcast. To enter into the drawing go to AskPat.com/solve. Do you have a question about online courses? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/7/20175 minutes, 54 seconds
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Should I Put Multiple Podcast Formats in the Same Feed?

Today’s question comes from Juan. He has a podcast, but wants to try different formats of podcasts. Should he put the new podcasts in the same feed? Juan’s website is http://disruptivo.tv. Starting at Episode 900 and leading up to (and including) Episode 1000, I’ve been leaving clues to a puzzle. Next week I’m giving away $1,000 to a random person who solves it, every day! You can also get multiple entries for sharing the podcast. To enter into the drawing go to AskPat.com/solve. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/6/20179 minutes, 38 seconds
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How Do I Drive More Traffic to My Site?

Today’s question comes from Dominick, who asks: How do I drive more traffic to my website? Dominick's website is http://PeaceofMindFinances.com. In this episode I recommend a blog post on SPI: How to Launch a Brand New Website (With a Bang!)—https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/how-to-launch-a-brand-new-website/. Do you have a question about traffic-building? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 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". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/3/20176 minutes, 28 seconds
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How Do I Put Everything I’m Learning Together?

Alana has a question about starting out. She’s building a website and looking for new clients—how does she put everything she’s learning together, and what suggestions do I have for her? In this episode I mention my new, free five-day challenge and course: Build Your Own Brand. In this course I walk you through the process of creating a foundational website. Check it out today at https://smartpassiveincome.com/byob. I recommend checking out https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/convertkit, an amazing tool for building an email list. [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for ConvertKit.] I also recommend my book Will It Fly?, which is all about idea validation and testing your next business idea. Check it out at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/will-it-fly/. 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/2/20175 minutes, 50 seconds
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Can I Convince People to Have a Mentor If I Don't Have One?

Today’s question comes from Borja, who asks if it's hypocritical to encourage people to have a mentor even if he doesn’t have one? If someone wants to hire a mentor, does the mentor need to be more successful than them? Borja’s site is https://borjagiron.com. Do you have a question about mentorship? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering the promo code "AskPat". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/1/20175 minutes, 9 seconds
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What is a Good Members-Only WordPress Plugin?

Today’s question comes from Paul, who asks if I know any good members-only WordPress plugins. Also, what are some added-value items he can give to his community? Paul’s website is https://www.recoveryelevator.com/. In this episode I mention my book, Will It Fly?, which is all about idea validation and testing your next business idea. Check it out at https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/will-it-fly/. I also mention a few WordPress plugins in this episode: https://zippycourses.com and https://member.wishlistproducts.com/. Do you have a question about WordPress? 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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/31/20176 minutes, 36 seconds
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Can I Get My Relaunched Podcast into New and Noteworthy?

Today, Amy has a question about podcasting. She’s about to relaunch her podcast—is there a way to get into the New and Noteworthy section on iTunes when she does? Amy’s website is http://makermama.com/. In this episode, I mention my new course, Power-Up Podcasting. It will take you from no podcast to a vibrant, thriving podcast in just weeks. You can sign up for the waitlist at http://poweruppodcasting.com. Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/30/20175 minutes, 34 seconds
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Should I Start Out with a Podcast?

Gayle has a question about podcasting. Should she start that way to connect with her audience, even if she’s just starting out? Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. If you’re looking to go deeper into podcasting, I can show you how to start a great show from the ground up before the end of the year. Check out http://poweruppodcasting.com to sign up for the waitlist. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/27/20175 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Do I Get Reviews for My Podcast?

Today’s question comes from Yukari. She’s trying to get some reviews for her podcast, but has been unsuccessful so far. How can she encourage her audience to leave some reviews? Do you have a question about podcasting? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. In this episode I recommend checking out https://mypodcastreviews.com/, a tool for collating all of your podcast’s reviews into one place. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 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". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/26/20175 minutes, 50 seconds
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How Do I Know When I’m Ready to Quit My Job?

Monica has a big question today: How does she know when she’s ready to quit her job? Do you have a question about online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/25/20175 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Do I Present My New Niche to My Audience?

Today’s question comes from Charvee. Her niche is shifting and she’s concerned that if she begins to market her website with a new focus area, it will discourage or confuse her audience. What should she do? In this episode, I recommend checking out https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/convertkit, an amazing tool for building an email list. [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for ConvertKit.] I also highly recommend checking out Episode 205 of the Smart Passive Income Podcast—https://smartpassiveincome.com/session205—a great story about how Simple Green Smoothies grew its audience on Instagram and then turned that following into a business. Do you have a question about niche marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/24/20177 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Far in Advance Do You Schedule Social Media Posts?

Today’s question comes from Jeff, who asks: How far in advance should I schedule my social media posts? Jeff's website is http://newmiddleclassdad.com. In this episode I mention CoSchedule—http://askpat.com/coschedule—the tool my team and I use for scheduling social media and blog posts. It’s a great tool for editorial planning; check it out! [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] Do you have a question about content strategy? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring today's episode. Go to http://www.ziprecruiter.com/pat to get started posting jobs today. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/23/20175 minutes, 40 seconds
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What Fresh Ideas for Marketing Your Courses Do You Have?

Today’s question comes from Tsh, who asks if I have any ideas for marketing courses or enrollment sites, especially when they have short enrollment windows. What outside-the-box ideas do I have on this subject? Find Tsh online at http://theartofsimple.net/. Do you have a question about online courses? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering the promo code "AskPat". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/20/20177 minutes, 59 seconds
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When Should I Spend Money on a Tool or Service?

Russ has a question about starting his online business. He tends to find a lot of free or open-source tools, rather than spending money where he doesn’t have to. At what point is it best to spend money on a tool, rather than finding a cost-free solution? Russ' site is http://russkahle.com. Do you have a question about starting an online business? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/19/20178 minutes, 11 seconds
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Do You Write Posts Based on Your Podcasts or Vice Versa?

Today’s question comes from Walter and Francis. Do I write my blog posts based on podcast episodes, or vice versa? Find Walter and Francis online at https://activerecall.co/. If you want to go deeper in your own podcasting journey, check out my course, Power-Up Podcasting. You can sign up for the waitlist at http://poweruppodcasting.com. Do you have a question about content strategy? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/18/20175 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Do I Differentiate Myself from My Competitors?

Ros has a question about his online business. He is a multimedia advisor, but sometimes feels overwhelmed by the competition. How can he differentiate himself from his competitors? Ros’ website is https://www.mpresta.com/. Do you have a question about business competition? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering the promo code "AskPat". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/17/20177 minutes, 8 seconds
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What's Your Advice to Someone Building Their First Website?

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/16/20176 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Can I Give Value to My Affiliates Without Being Biased?

Today’s question comes from Aaron, whose site is https://pickakit.com. How can he provide value to his site’s affiliates without being biased in his recommendations? Do you have a question about affiliate marketing? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today's sponsor is DesignCrowd: A website that helps businesses crowdsource designs from over 500,000 designers worldwide. AskPat listeners can receive a free download and $100 off their next design by visiting https://designcrowd.com/askpat and entering the promo code "AskPat". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/13/20174 minutes, 48 seconds
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How Do I Generate Leads in a Saturated Market?

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". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/12/20176 minutes
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How Do I Talk About My Competition?

Adam has a question about competition. How should he handle it? What’s the best way to talk about competition in a positive light? Adam’s website is https://acepodcasts.com/. Do you have a question about competition? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/11/20176 minutes, 54 seconds
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How Can I Start an Online Fund to Help Rescue Animals?

Today’s question comes from Joey. How can he start an online fund for his wife’s veterinary clinic? Two crowdfunding platforms I recommend for philanthropy are https://indiegogo.com and https://gofundme.com. Do you have a question about philanthropy or fundraising? Record it at http://www.askpat.com/. Today’s sponsor is FreshBooks. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/askpat and enter “Ask Pat” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section for more information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy