ETG Podcast 17: An Interview The Smart Way With Pat Flynn

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 ETG Podcast: Episode 17


For the 3 or 4 of you left who still don’t know who Pat Flynn is, he runs a wildly popular blog at SmartPassiveIncome.com. If you’re looking to build a successful online business, then you need to read this site. Seriously, it’s mandatory!

Not only is his blog extremely helpful, but Pat is one of the nicest, most humble people you will meet. His whole goal is to be as transparent as possible with what he does and how he earns his income online. Just read through a few of his income reports to see what I’m talking about.

Gotta love this guy…

One of the things that makes Pat really stand out is his likability. He’s just such a darn nice guy and one my favorite people online. Ash Ambirge once told me that people don’t buy from you because they don’t like you enough. So true. If you’re a regular reader of his then chances are, he’s one of your favorite bloggers as well :)

Well, Pat makes an incredible living online and much of that is due to the fact that his readers LOVE him. His readers trust what he tells them and are much more likely to purchase products/services from him.

I’ve been following Pat’s success for a well over a year and it’s an awesome spectacle to watch! His blog is like a huge people magnet (and seemingly money too). I can only imagine what his success will look like in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years. It’s inspiring to see it, truly.

As you can imagine, Pat is ultra busy with his blog, side projects, consulting, and his family. The day of our interview, he actually had already done 6 interviews! And it was only 9 o’clock in the morning! (just kidding). The point is that he took the time to help me (and subsequently, you all), which is yet another reason for his massive success. He loves to help.

Pat and I chatted for over an hour and I honestly felt like I knew him. Although we had never spoken, that’s the type of personal touch he has with his blog.

I’ve learned a ton from Pat over the last year or so and this interview was no different. I hope you get a lot out of this and I would love to hear your comments about it afterwards.

If you liked my interview with Pat, you might want to subscribe to my Podcast in iTunes. I’ll have plenty more interesting interviews to share with you soon!

Thanks for listening.

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10 thoughts on “ETG Podcast 17: An Interview The Smart Way With Pat Flynn”

    1. Hey Kathy, good to see you here again :)
      Yea, Pat is definitely one of my favorite bloggers and someone I knew I had to interview! Let me know what you think of the interview..Thanks

  1. Great interview Steve,

    I’ve visited Pat’s blog several times but not a regular viewer. Guess that’s also because I was a little intimidated by his success but hearing what a regular guy he is, I’m so impressed. See, he also says to reach out and ask for help and be there for your readers. Yep, I really did enjoy what he had to share.

    Thanks so much for nailing this interview. You are going to become the interview King pretty soon. I’m so impressed with who you have gotten so far.

    Enjoy your weekend and we’ll be talking again soon.

    Adrienne recently posted…How To Make Your Links Stand Out On LinkedInMy Profile

    1. The interview King, huh? It has a nice ring to it :)
      Yea, Pat is so down to earth and approachable, which has certainly played into his favor. He’s definitely an inspiration to me for a number of reasons it so awesome to see someone with small children be able to have the freedom to spend as much time as they want with them.

  2. Steve,

    Great podcast Steve and Pat!

    One way I have planned my daily schedule when building my blog and having a day job, being married and having some time consuming hobbies (like triathlon and marathon running) are the following:

    1) Wake up early – best way to get stuff done without any interruptions
    2) Work with a timer – focus better to your writing
    3) Schedule your working times – just like what you talked on your podcast
    4) Communicate with your family members about your working times – very important!
    5) Plan ahead – for example, I like to write the outlines for my blog posts in advance so that the writing process is smoother
    6) Batch process things – write many blog posts or record many videos at once
    7) Take advantage of unexpected available time blocks – like you, I try to spend every possible moment to blogging. If there is a unexpected moment to spend, I take advantage of that time

    Then there is outsourcing, which I want to explore more. I’m about to hire a part-time VA this fall to speed things up.

    Timo Kiander recently posted…Make Productivity Come EasyMy Profile

  3. Found my way here through Pat. I’ve already listened to a couple other podcast and was engrossed by the “300” post. I’ll be here this weekend for sure reading back posts.

    Your message really hits home with me. I don’t really hate my job, but I don’t like it much either. I just really hate working in an office. Corporate America is not for everyone.
    Jason recently posted…July 2011 Income ReportMy Profile

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