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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

How Do I Nail My Messaging and Positioning to Get More Clients and Make More Money?

4/15/2021
#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...

Duration:00:31:57

I'm Working SO Many Hours to Run My Business, What Should I Do?

4/8/2021
#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...

Duration:00:31:39

How Do I Launch My Flagship Course and Earn More Doing Less Work?

4/1/2021
#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...

Duration:00:37:34

Where Are They Now: Lesya Holzapfel from Eat. Be Fit. Explore.

3/25/2021
#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/ap1162

Duration:00:25:54

When Do I Leave My Full-Time Job to Go All-in on My Business? How Do I Know?

3/18/2021
#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...

Duration:00:32:40

How Do I Take My Offline Business Online and Manage My Time and My Team Too?

3/11/2021
#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/ap1160

Duration:00:37:23

How do I Effectively Coach and Monetize My Brand & Run a Virtual Event?

3/4/2021
#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/ap1159

Duration:00:33:08

Where Are They Now: Leili Farzaneh from Supakit

2/25/2021
#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/ap1158

Duration:00:27:21

How Do I Create Social Media Content While Working on My Craft?

2/18/2021
#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...

Duration:00:27:31

How Do I Create a Podcast with a Friend as a Co-Host (But Make Sure it Works)?

2/11/2021
#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/ap1156

Duration:00:29:13

How Do I Create My Own Offers and Diversify My Income Streams?

2/4/2021
#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...

Duration:00:30:06

Welcome to AskPat!

2/2/2021
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...

Duration:00:02:44

Where Are They Now: Luis Ryan Diaz from Podcast Domination

1/28/2021
#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/ap1154

Duration:00:21:05

How Do I Best Describe and Position My Business and Work to Others? What Do I Say?

1/21/2021
#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...

Duration:00:26:17

How Do I Grow My List and Grow My Business? I Have All the Pieces, but It's Not Clicking?

1/14/2021
#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...

Duration:00:27:25

The Pandemic Hurt Our Business - What Do We Do?

1/7/2021
#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...

Duration:00:28:06

Where Are They Now: Stacy Brookman from Real Life Resilience

12/31/2020
#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...

Duration:00:19:44

Where Are They Now: Michelle Onyango from Stride Wellness

12/24/2020
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...

Duration:00:17:57

Where Are They Now: Emory Wanger from By Land

12/17/2020
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....

Duration:00:25:03

Where Are They Now: Jackie Bolen from ESLSpeaking.org

12/10/2020
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...

Duration:00:20:03