January 2009

What I Learned From My First Meeting with a CPA

Today I had my first meeting with a Certified Public Accountant. For those of you who aren't too sure, a CPA is a person who has passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination whose primary function is to provide assurance services, or public accounting. In addition, they can help with business consulting, financial and estate [...]

How to Save Valuable Time for You and Your Customers

After more than 24 hours of driving on the road, 14 hours of shredding Tahoe powder, and the many laughs and new memories with my homeboys, I'm finally back from my bachelor party. It was a long trip and I was a little worried because it was the first time that I was really going [...]

The #1 Way To Increase Traffic, Then Income: Be Nice

I found the secret to increasing traffic to your website. It has worked for me 100% of the time on both blogs that I currently own. What's the big secret? It's being nice to people. Greetings! How are you today? I hope this day has brought you great joy! Ok, enough!. That's not what I [...]

Passive Income Muscles—Measured Again

I'm writing to you from the snowy slopes of Lake Tahoe! Actually, this is a timed post that is set to be published while I'm in Tahoe snowboarding with 10 of my buddies for my Bachelor Party, but I wanted to write this ahead of time to make sure I kept the blog rolling, even [...]

On Deck Money Making Ideas – Part 2: iPhone Apps

In my last post, I told you about how I was going to explore PPC Affiliate Marketing to earn more income online. Here, I'll tell you about another idea that is currently underway as well - iPhone applications. I presume you've heard of the iPhone. If not, you should crawl out from under that rock. [...]

On Deck Online Money Making Ideas – Part 1: PPC Affiliate Marketing

As most of you probably know, my main source of income online comes from a blog I created where I sell an eBook and now an audio guide as well. The audio guide was recently launched and is doing very well, but I'll talk more about the results in my monthly report at the beginning [...]

Two Things That Waste My Time

I just got back from a long weekend with my fiancee. We stayed at the San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, CA for a weekend long retreat for engaged couples who are soon to be married. I learned a lot of things about marriage preparation, such as how to argue (yes, how to argue), how [...]

How To Start a Company in 30 Minutes

Note: LegalZoom is now a sponsor of the AskPat Podcast. If you do choose to use LegalZoom to incorporate your business, enter the discount code "Pat" at checkout. (Editor's Note 09/2015) In my last post, I discussed exactly why I started my own company, Flynndustries, LLC - but here I'll tell you exactly how it [...]

Why I Started My Own Company

So it's official. I am now the proud owner of my very own business - and I have to say, it feels wonderful! It's always been my life long dream to own my own business, so it's nice to say that I was able to achieve this at the age of 26. But looking back [...]

How to Download Information into Your Brain Matrix Style

You've seen The Matrix, right? Do you remember when Neo (Keanu Reeves) laid down, plugged in, and woke up saying, "I Know Kung Fu"? Or, in The Matrix Reloaded, when Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) needed to learn how to ride a Susuki GSX-R motorcycle only to be instantly uploaded that skill? We're not quite at that [...]