Podcasting Tutorial

SPI 153: Systematizing – Pat and Mindy Talk AskPat and Our Productive Workflow

Back in Episode 138, I had a blast introducing you to the amazing people of Team Flynn. I got a ton of responses about one team member in particular: Mindy Holahan. Mindy does so much amazing work around here, including the AskPat podcast. So many of you reached out to ask more about Mindy, what she does, and how on earth she produces a podcast that publishes five shows a week. That's why I've brought her on today.

The Smart Podcast Player is Back! And My Top 7 Lessons from Building a Software Product

The Smart Podcast Player was launched to a limited group of beta users in June of 2014. Since then, the cart has been closed as my team and I have been listening to feedback, tweaking, improving and adding new features to the product, and today, it's finally back out of hibernation for it's public release! I couldn't be more proud, and there were lots of important lessons learned along the way. Here are my top 7 lessons learned from building up this piece of software...and it wasn't always smooth sailing either. Check it out.

SPI 109: From Personal Trainer to Successful Self-Published Author and Podcaster with Vinnie Tortorich

Many online businesses start as a result of people going through major life challenges. For me, it was when I was laid off from architecture. For Vinnie Tortorich, a personal trainer, it was the crash of 2008, the writer's strike (since his clients were in Hollywood) and Leukemia - all at the same time. Since then, he's battled back and has become an incredibly successful self-published author and podcast host. Here is his story and how it all happened...

And They Said I Was Stupid—A Thought from 21,400 Feet in the Air

I'm publishing the blog post from 21,400 feet in the air on my way to Austin, TX. Something funny happened at the airport that reminded me of a time when someone I trusted called me stupid.

Niche Site Duel 2.5.0 – An Update on FoodTruckr (After 2 Months!)

In November of 2013, I launched FoodTruckr.com, a niche site and resource to help those in the food truck industry . In this post, you'll see exactly what's been going on over the past two months, including detailed traffic, subscriber and social media numbers, the lessons learned and what I'm doing to break into this industry. I'm in the toughest part of the life of any brand new blog or business, but I'm still pushing forward. Check out what happened and how the new site is doing...

ASK PAT is Coming Soon! Here’s What It’s All About!

Pat's in Vegas for New Media Expo, but that's not all that's on his mind. Check out what ASK PAT is all about, and where the inspiration for this big 2014 project came from. If you'd like to get involved, you might get a t-shirt out of it too! :)

21 Web Applications I Use and Can’t Live Without

A lot of people ask me what web applications I use, so I decided to write a post and share some of my favorites with you today! Some of these I use daily, while other's I use only sometimes, but these are all of my favorites for you—right here in this post. Did I miss any that YOU use that you think should be added to the list?

SPI 065: Go Mobile or Get Left Behind with Greg Hickman of MobileMixed.com

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I interview mobile marketing expert Greg Hickman of MobileMixed.com. We talk about everything that we as bloggers, online business owners and entrepreneurs need to know about our growing mobile audience and how to better serve them to get better results. Beyond sharing exactly why mobile is so [...]

How to Start a Podcast – Pat’s Complete Step-By-Step Podcasting Tutorial

Starting a podcast has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Ever. In this complete tutorial, you're going to learn, step-by-step, how to start a podcast. Thank you to the thousands of people who have emailed me and also those who have let me know in person that this is the very [...]

Top 10 Tips for Conducting an Exceptional Interview

One of the best ways to create content online is to interview someone—a person who compliments you and your brand or someone who fills the holes in it. Interviews are extremely beneficial because: You can generate unique and refreshing content for your audience. You don't need to be the expert to deliver expert advice. It can raise [...]