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Pat Flynn on Blogging, Podcasting and Why He Discloses to the World How Much Money He Makes Every Month

Today on The Rise To The Top: The #1 Show For Mediapreneurs: Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income is in the house talking blogging, podcasting and his super unique site where he actually discloses his income every month. How about that for transparency?

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Pat FlynnI’m super excited to track down Pat today. Not only does he have a great personal story, but he is incredible about sharing what he has learned and has become a real dominant blogger with a ridiculously passionate community. We could all learn a thing or 30 from Pat.

Pat Flynn is the single owner of The Smart Passive Income Blog, a blog that he created to share his success with online business after being laid off in 2008. Since then, The Smart Passive Income Blog has dramatically grown in popularity for several reasons, including an extremely successful YouTube channel with nearly 1 million video views, a successful Podcast which was at one point ranked the #3 overall business podcast in iTunes right behind Dave Ramsey and The Wall Street Journal, and a very honest and transparent, no-hype approach to everything he does online.

You can follow Pat on Twitter @patflynn and on Facebook.

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Comments

  • Debbie Saviano

    As always great interview. I was super busy this morning but something told me to take time to watch this Interview and as always great information.
    Your timing was perfect.
    Universe always sends us just what we need. We just need to keep the ears and eyes open.
    Have a great day..debbie

    • David Siteman Garland

      Woohoo, go universe. You rock D!

  • http://www.smartpassiveincome.com Pat

    Hey David – thanks again for the opportunity to be on the show and share my story and what I’ve been up to. If there’s anything I can do for you or anyone in your community, please let me know.

    Cheers, and all the best!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Pat you are a blast my friend. Down to earth, great insights, all that awesomeness. Keep it up!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Pat you are a blast my friend. Down to earth, great insights, all that awesomeness. Keep it up!

  • http://twitter.com/jjeffrose Jeff Rose, CFP®

    Awesome to see Pat on the show.  I was so pumped to meet Pat in person where he gave an awesome presentation at the Financial Blogger Conference.   Pat is just as “real” and down to earth in person as he is on his blog – a true class act.  

    • David Siteman Garland

      Great point Jeff. He doesn’t have a BS bone in his body.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Great point Jeff. He doesn’t have a BS bone in his body.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amymiyamoto Amy Neal Miyamoto

    David awesome interview with Pat and thanks for introducing me to another one of the “good guys” online right here in my hometown of San Diego!
    ;)
    Amy

    • David Siteman Garland

      Woohoo. all the good peeps end up there :)

    • David Siteman Garland

      Woohoo. all the good peeps end up there :)

  • http://byderekj.com Derek Jensen

    Haha… “if you want some fluff… go pet a bunny!” Thank you so much David! 

    • David Siteman Garland

      :)

  • http://mattreport.com Matt Medeiros

    This was a GREAT interview! Great job both of you. 

    I remember Pat’s web interview with Derek Halpern where he told him about that “Start here” page. It’s something I’m working on right now for my own blog as we speak!

    @3909061c014088968ae8f00069d0fc8c:disqus which boom and mic combo are you using in this video? Also, what adapter from the boom stand to the mic? 

    Thanks guys!

    • David Siteman Garland

      LOL Matt – I’m sure Pat will let you know :) (I know it is a Heil mic…)

    • http://www.smartpassiveincome.com Pat

      Thanks Matt! I’m using a Heil-PR40 mic along with the Heil adapter.

      • http://mattreport.com Matt Medeiros

        Thanks guys!

  • http://www.TrafficGenerationCafe.com/ Ana | Traffic Generation Cafe

    I’ve been a fan of Pat’s for a while now and this interview definitely helped me learn more about him, David.

    My favorite bit was about his filing system. LOL Might this be the real secret to his success?

    Truthfully, every online business owner or business owner online is in make money online business, whether we like it or not. We are online to make money, right?

    My blog has nothing to do with making money per se; it’s all about traffic generation. Yet I can’t help but talk about making money online; it’s just a part of our business.

    Love your new image with the “down-do” instead of the “up-do”, David!