Ask Pat

Welcome to the AskPat Podcast!

AskPat is my brand new, DAILY podcast that features an actual question submitted from someone awesome like you!

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Episode Guide

Do You Have a Podcast and Like This Player?

The player for AskPat was a custom built solution for my podcast, but so many people are asking about it my team and I decided to turn it into a plugin that you can use for your own show! It’s called the Smart Podcast Player (SPP), and it’s awesome!

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Why AskPat?

Before the idea for AskPat, I used to answer voicemail questions from the audience at the end of The SPI Podcast, which isn’t going away and will continue to run weekly. But, I felt like the questions changed the feel of the episodes that were often about something else.

So, I decided to dedicate an entire show to answering your questions instead!

Each show is in a bite-sized 5-8 minute format, and it’s an awesome, more organized way to deliver even more value to you and the entire SPI audience. Plus, you can rely on having something new in your ears every single day, and the bite-sized format makes it easy to catch up if you fall behind.

AskPat Sponsors (And Deals For You!)

I’m excited to welcome a few special sponsors into the AskPat community. These sponsors love my work and are committed to the same values you and I share. I’ve carefully chosen every sponsor personally; like you, they are awesome friends of the show. For full transparency, I do receive payment for mentioning these companies. Thanks to their support, I’m able to do cool things like offer FREE AskPat t-shirts to you if your question gets featured. So we all win :)

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Submitting a Question

I want this show to be fun, personal, and helpful! So let’s keep it real and sensible, okay? Please use common sense and show courtesy with your questions. That way everyone wins! Here are some guidelines to ensure your question is qualified to be featured on the show.

  1. Please keep your question under one minute in length. If it goes a little over, that’s fine, but please keep it concise and to the point.
  2. If you have a website and URL, you’re allowed to share it only once during the recording. For example: “Hi, my name is Jane Doe. I have a blog called Jane’s Fine Wine at My question is…”
  3. Spammy, disrespectful, or deeply private questions will not be considered for the podcast.

I use, a fantastic web service that allows anyone to leave me a voicemail message through the Internet. It’s like magic, I swear :) All you need is an Internet connection and a microphone.

Are you having trouble with the widget on mobile? Visit my SpeakPipe page directly to leave a voicemail from mobile.

Please note that by submitting a voicemail question, you’re allowing me to share it publicly on the podcast. Click here for more details on the Terms of Use.

Also note that it’s impossible for me to get to everyone’s question—you may not receive a direct response to your question. I will answer qualified questions as they come, but if your question has already been asked by someone else, I will have to move on to the next. Keep listening to the show–most questions get answered at some point. Given the volume of questions that I receive, I won’t be able to email you back with a response.

Also, if your request is time-sensitive, then email me directly. It can take us a week or longer to listen to new questions. Thanks for understanding, and thanks for listening!

Get Featured, Get a T-Shirt! Yeah!

Since 2011, SPI fans have been asking me to create and sell SPI apparel non-stop. I wasn’t too keen on getting into the t-shirt business, although one time I batch-created some shirts and just gave them away for free at a conference.

But with AskPat, the time for tees has come because I thought it would be awesome to give away a free t-shirt to everyone whose question is answered on the show!


If your question appears on AskPat, you’ll get an email from me within a week asking you for your shipping address and t-shirt size. Woohoo!

This is my way of thanking you for asking a great question and helping to deliver more value to the SPI audience.

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My Newsletter And FREE eBook

Before I let you go so you can enjoy the AskPat podcast, I’d like to kindly invite you to subscribe to my newsletter, which is full of exclusive content that you cannot find here on the site or in the podcast.

Unlike other internet marketers, I don’t sell anything off of my list. I use it solely to give you awesome info and even engage with you at times. You can unsubscribe at any time, but I promise you will not be disappointed.

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As a thank you, you’ll get instant access to my very popular eBook, eBooks the Smart Way, the most comprehensive guide available on how to publish, market, and automate your own killer eBook, which is exactly how I got started in this business. It has been downloaded over 15,000 times, and people have offered me money for it after reading it, but it will always be free.

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