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AskPat Podcast: Guidelines for Submitting a Question

How to Contribute to AskPat

If you decide to submit a question for the show—and I really hope you do—you’ll need to abide by a few common sense guidelines. That way everyone wins.

On the AskPat Podcast, I invite a listener on to the show for a coaching call, where I answer questions about running an online business. To qualify for the show, submissions need to follow these rules:

  1. Fill out the form that is linked to the “Apply for Coaching” button on This short form will ask you a series of questions about your business and about the nature of the problem for which you would like my advice.
  2. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to record a brief message about your question and how you think my advice on your problem will be helpful to the AskPat Podcast 2.0 audience. Please keep your response to one minute in length. If it goes a little over, that’s fine, but please keep it concise and to the point.
  3. You do not have to record a message but failing to do so will decrease the likelihood that your application gets selected.
  4. Spammy, disrespectful, or deeply private questions will not be considered for the podcast. Please keep it polite, non-spammy, and business-focused. Thanks!

To leave a question, all you need is an Internet connection, a little time to fill out the web-based application, and microphone (headphone mics work too). Don’t worry about your microphone’s quality—your job is to ask a great question!, the web service we use to capture your message, handles the rest of the audio recording. It’s pretty cool.

I get a lot of applications for AskPat 2.0 coaching, which I love! Because of this volume, I won’t be able to answer every question. Submitting a qualified question is no guarantee that it will be featured on the podcast. I’ll get to as many qualified questions as I can, but if your question is similar to (or the same as) one we’ve already addressed, or if it doesn’t fit with the vibe of the show, then I’ll have to skip it. Thanks for understanding, and thanks for listening.

Please remember that by submitting an application and voicemail question, you’re agreeing to and accepting of the above podcast guidelines as well as allowing me to share it publicly on the podcast. Click here for more details on our AskPat Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

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