I had the great privilege of interviewing Pat Flynn recently. I've always respected what Pat Flynn is doing over on his blog, and enjoy the business insights that he is able to offer.
Many of you are already familiar with Pat's story, but this podcast interview certainly covers more than just his background and what he's up to right now. I was able to dig a little deeper into his thoughts about his niche site strategies and some of the recent Google updates.
One of the things that I have always been impressed about with Pat is his ability to build a brand and a loyal following. After all, someone who is able to garner over 21,000 fans on Facebook is doing something right! Throughout the interview, Pat gives lots of tips about marketing and branding.
A big part of Pat's brand is building trust, being completely open, and always willing to share whats working for him and what's not. His answers during this podcast are no different.
Some of the topics that we covered included Pat's background and how he built GreenExamAcademy.com and SmartPassiveIncome.com. Then I was able to dig a little deeper on Pat's thoughts on niche sites and why he thinks having 10 niches sites is better than 1.
I was also very excited to pick Pat's brain on iPhone apps. So, I was able to get some details on both the good and the bad of building iPhone apps. Can you believe that he owns 27 iPhone apps right now! I didn't realize he had so many. I loved some of the tips that he was able to give on owning and managing an iPhone app business.
As you all know, I am releasing my own iPhone app in just a few days – so he gave me some realistic advice as well as sharing some inspirational stories of iPhone app success.
Also, why does Pat keep a shoebox next to his desk? You'll have to listen to find out!
Finally we covered some of the ambitions that Pat has over the next 5 years of so.
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Specifically, here are some of the sites that we discussed:
Overall, Pat covered so many great tid-bits about building a solid brand for yourself and your business that its tough to highlight them all here in the re-cap. If nothing else, if you are able to listen and not only apply what Pat says specifically about building a brand, but also pay attention to what he is doing in his business; you will be able to pick up some exceptional guidance on taking your own business to the next level.
Enjoy the show!
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