AskPat 686 Episode Transcript
Pat Flynn: What up, everybody? Welcome to episode 686 of Ask Pat. Thank you so much for joining me today. As always, I'm here to help you by answering your online business questions 5 days a week. We have a great question today from Nadeem, but before we get to his question, I do want to thank and tell you about today's sponsor, which is DesignCrowd.com. That's DesignCrowd.com.
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Nadeem: Hey, Pat. This is Nadeem Ashad. I'm a commercial real estate agent in New Orleans. I recently just got a domain name. I'm just starting a blog. I noticed that you end your articles with the appreciation part. I just wanted to know do you suggest I do that for all my blog posts, or do you think that would be overkill?
Also, just I know you might not be the first one who did that with your blog articles, but do I have permission to do something similar? Just basically write a small, little paragraph saying that I appreciate that the reader took the time out to read my post? Thank you.
Pat Flynn: Hey, what's up, Nadeem? Thank you so much for the question. The appreciate you note at the end of my blog posts, I also use those at the end of emails and sometimes videos, too. It's just a phrase that I've picked up that I've ended up using quite a bit.
For me, I don't feel like it's overkill. For others, maybe it might seem that way. It depends on your niche, too. I'm trying to build a very personal brand here. Part of that is also just making sure to spend some time, whether it's a paragraph, or even just a sentence at the end of my content to just thank people for their time. That's very much a part of who I am. I just am very appreciative of everything. I appreciate this question and I appreciate those who are listening to it.
You can definitely use that. There's no monopoly on appreciation, or thanks. I think it's really important to, every once in a while at least, just thank people for the time that they spend with you and your brand. It does go a long way, because for me, the appreciation specifically using that phrase is something different.
Most people just say, “Hey, thanks for your time.” or, “Thanks for reading this.” The appreciation part is just something that I decided to add in one day. It stuck around. When you think about it, most people like to be appreciated. Most people don't feel appreciated, or as appreciated as they'd like. They probably work a lot harder than what they get recognition for. I do a little part of just making sure I thank people in that special Pat Flynn way.
Nadeem, you don't necessarily have to use the appreciation thing. You don't even have to do it every time. I would recommend that you and everybody else, just thank your subscribers, thank your listeners every once in a while. This is something that most of you who follow Gary Vee probably notice this. He'll send snaps, or Instagram notes, or just a little tweet every once in a while just saying, “Hey, thanks. You're awesome.” And that's it. That little thing goes such a long way.
You don't have to do it after every single piece of content, but doing it every once in a while, it does make people on the other end know that, “Hey, man, this guy's awesome.” This Nadeem guy, yeah, he's a class act.
For me, I'm trying to build a very personal brand. Like I said, it's just a part of who I am and that's what I do. You're more than welcome to do it in your own special way, too. I would recommend that, whatever you feel comfortable and whatever works for you, just do that.
Nadeem, thank you so much for the question. I appreciate you. Of course, as we always do, we're going to send you an AskPat t-shirt for having your question featured here in the shows, just another little gesture that we do here on Ask Pat. That's a lot of where the sponsorship income goes to, is just to say, “Thanks” with a tee shirt.
We're going to send you a shirt. You'll hear from my assistant in the next couple weeks or so and we'll get that to you.
For those of you listening, if you have a question that you'd like potentially featured here on AskPat, guess what? All you have to do is go to askpat.com and click on that red record button and ask away. Thank you so much. Here's a quote to finish off this episode by Thomas Edison. He says, “There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish something.” Cheers. I'll see you the next episode of AskPat. Bye. I appreciate you.
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