AskPat 515 Episode Transcript
Pat Flynn: What's up, everybody? Pat Flynn here and welcome to Episode 515 of AskPat. Thank you so much for joining me today. Hope you are off to an amazing start of your week, and I want to let you know I'm here for you.
I'm here five days a week to answer your online business questions.
All right, here's today's question from Diego.
Diego: Hey, Pat. This is Diego Davila from DiegoDavila.com. I have a question about Periscope. I have audiences in two countries, in the U.S. and also in Brazil. I have two languages that I use for my courses, for my products. My question is about Periscope. I have one Periscope account and, currently, I am Periscoping mainly in English and a little bit in Portuguese. My question is should I create another account for Portuguese? Should I separate them, one account for English only and one account for Portuguese on Periscope or do you think it's a good idea to do all the scopes, it doesn't matter the language in the same account? Thank you very much. Bye.
Pat Flynn: Hey, Diego. What's up? Thank you so much for the question. I think it's really cool that you actually have two audiences in two different languages and you've been able to separate those out on the different courses that you've created and the content platforms that you have online and what not. Because they are separated there, I would also separate your Periscope accounts too. Now it's kind of cool that you might be able to switch back and forth and I can see in some instances where if you have an audience that is bilingual typically, which I know a lot of European countries who speak mainly in one particular language, they kind of cross over every once in a while. If you know that your audience for example on both of those platforms would benefit from learning and not get detracted or distracted or kind of feel like they're left behind by having different languages in there, then you could have one account, but I feel like because you have a very specific audience for each of these different segments of your brand and because they're different languages, I think two accounts would make sense.
Now, of course, like with anything and like the theme of this month and everything coming up too, the launch of my new book called Will It Fly?, you know you want to start by micro-testing this. You could actually create an account and have your Portuguese audience get on there and see what that's like. If it doesn't work out, then you can keep the English one. It doesn't have to be yes, I'm going to do this forever and this is always how it has to be. I want people to understand that it's okay to try things. That's what has helped me figure out what to do. I don't always know the answer, but the best way to figure out what that answer is is just to try things out.
I really do think that you could try this out and also again during the process of trying things out being honest about it and telling your audience there, hey guys, I have a new Periscope account. It is here. It is specifically for this language. It is for you and if you're interested, check this out. I want to make sure that this is something worthwhile. If we get enough people on, then I will continue to do it. If not, then I'm not going to do it and we'll just have my main one. Totally okay to do that. You will find out over time out the answer whether or not it is worth doing and worth continuing. That's what I would do. That's what I would recommend. That's about it.
This is a really quick answer to your question and yeah, I don't know what else to say. I could continue adding on other things about cross languages and all that sort of stuff, but I don't think, sometimes you just have to leave the answer as it is and that's what I would do. There it is.
Diego, thank you so much for the question today. I really appreciate it. It's the start of the week, so I guess everybody here at the beginning of the year can just save that extra seven to 10 minutes of the AskPat episode you would typically listen to and just get some work done. Really, like get stuff done. That's what it's all about. Diego, we're going to send you an AskPat t-shirt for having your question featured here on the show.
For those of you listening, if you have a question that you'd like potentially featured here on the show, just head on over to AskPat.com. Really, I love receiving all of your recordings and voicemails. They help me help you. Go ahead and go to AskPat.com. Click on the record button. That's all you need.
I also want to let you know that Will It Fly?, my upcoming book, is coming out February 1st. If you want to check that out, sign up to get early notice of when all that stuff's happening. There's going to be some pre-order bundles available for those of you and even those of you who get a pre-order book, even just one, there'll be some special stuff for you too. Go ahead and check that out and sign up at willitflybook.com. Again, that's willitflybook.com. Thank you so much. I appreciate you.
Here's a quote to finish off the day by Jack Canfield. He said, “Don't worry about failures. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.” Keep that in mind as you move forward.
Take care and I'll see you in the next episode of AskPat. Bye.