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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

I’m Pat Flynn, a regular guy who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. You may know me from my other podcast, Smart Passive Income, which is consistently ranked as a #1 business podcast. I love hearing from my fans, and the opportunity to answer their questions was why I started the original AskPat podcast. After 1,000 very successful episodes, I’m making AskPat even better! AskPat 2.0 takes the AskPat template and goes deeper with a weekly coaching call between me and an entrepreneur just like you! I won't be able to coach everyone, but I'll do my best to feature entrepreneurs with questions other online business owners can relate to and learn from. If you’re stuck with your online business, just ask pat! Now, plug in those headphones because it’s time to learn together about online business, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, audience building, passive income, blogging, list building, virtual assistants, startups, search engine optimization, email marketing, and so much more. #askpat

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I’m Pat Flynn, a regular guy who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. You may know me from my other podcast, Smart Passive Income, which is consistently ranked as a #1 business podcast. I love hearing from my fans, and the opportunity to answer their questions was why I started the original AskPat podcast. After 1,000 very successful episodes, I’m making AskPat even better! AskPat 2.0 takes the AskPat template and goes deeper with a weekly coaching call between me and an entrepreneur just like you! I won't be able to coach everyone, but I'll do my best to feature entrepreneurs with questions other online business owners can relate to and learn from. If you’re stuck with your online business, just ask pat! Now, plug in those headphones because it’s time to learn together about online business, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, audience building, passive income, blogging, list building, virtual assistants, startups, search engine optimization, email marketing, and so much more. #askpat

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English


Episodes

What Are Some New Ways to Get More Leads?

5/26/2022
#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...

Duration:00:29:28

How Do I Get More Students for My Online Course?

5/19/2022
#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...

Duration:00:25:34

How Do I Tailor My Marketing to Different Audiences?

5/12/2022
#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...

Duration:00:26:25

How Do I Make the Right Offer to My Audience?

5/5/2022
#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....

Duration:00:33:15

How Do I Branch Out and Offer a Course to a New Niche?

4/28/2022
#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...

Duration:00:29:32

How Do I Authentically Leverage My Guests to Grow My Podcast?

4/21/2022
#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....

Duration:00:32:07

I Have Two Brands and Directions. How Do I Balance and Promote Both?

4/14/2022
#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...

Duration:00:29:33

How Do I Authentically Lean into My New Direction?

4/7/2022
#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...

Duration:00:34:03

Should I Expand My Brand or Stay Niche?

3/31/2022
#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...

Duration:00:26:36

How Do I Let Go of the Past to Become the Best Entrepreneur I Can Be?

3/24/2022
#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...

Duration:00:35:55

How Do I Help Those Who Can’t Afford Me One on One?

3/17/2022
#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...

Duration:00:32:09

How Do I Launch My Community and Know It’s Going to Work?

3/10/2022
#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...

Duration:00:29:02

The Future of AskPat ... Announcing The Smart Bar!

3/10/2022
I launched AskPat over seven years ago and after over 1,200 episodes, I’ve decided to take this concept a step further, inviting some of our most trusted experts to answer your questions directly. That's why — on this same feed — we'll soon be launching a brand-new show: The Smart Bar! The Smart Bar features an evolving roster of online business experts with a wealth of experience. Each week, tune in to hear a different entrepreneur ask a different question, and hear an expert lead them to...

Duration:00:07:07

How Should I Start and Promote My Specialized Course?

3/3/2022
#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...

Duration:00:31:12

I'm an Introvert. How Can I Get Better at Selling My Online Course?

2/24/2022
#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...

Duration:00:33:09

How Do I Be More Personal and Engaging with My Audience Online?

2/17/2022
#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...

Duration:00:23:28

How Do I Increase Brand Awareness through Partnerships?

2/10/2022
#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...

Duration:00:27:39

How Do I Convince My Audience I Have What They Need?

2/3/2022
#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...

Duration:00:30:44

How Do I Grow and Monetize My YouTube Channel?

1/27/2022
#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...

Duration:00:27:47

How Do I Turn Viewers and Listeners into Members?

1/20/2022
#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...

Duration:00:27:21