E44 – Pete McPherson from Do You Even Blog

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Pete McPherson writes killer bio paragraphs. But when he鈥檚 not doing that, he鈥檚 a full-time husband and dad, idealistic entrepreneur, purple cow thinker, blogger, marketer, CPA, data nerd, STAR WARS nerd, web and iOS developer鈥nd really fast typer. He spends his days teaching people how to blog better (doyouevenblog.com), as well as drafting and validating various project ideas.

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[2:40]聽So Pete, What did you think of the latest Star Wars movie? Are you a dark side or light side kinda guy?
路聽聽聽聽聽 I liked it
路聽聽聽聽聽 Light side guy

[4:42]聽You have had a few blogs. What is the one thing you wish you would have known as a new blogger?
路聽聽聽聽聽 To have taken my time
路聽聽聽聽聽 Plan more long term

[7:40]聽What are some helpful tips for a blogger who is struggling to make that first affiliate income?
路聽聽聽聽聽 Do the opposite of what everyone else is doing
路聽聽聽聽聽 You have to be different
[10:50]聽What is the most common question new bloggers come to you with?
路聽聽聽聽聽 Usually questions that don鈥檛 really matter- more little details
路聽聽聽聽聽 How many guest posts should I do a month/ quarter
路聽聽聽聽聽 Little questions that don鈥檛 really matter
[12:51]聽Do you have any funny blogging faux paus?
路聽聽聽聽聽 I say things I regret on my podcast
路聽聽聽聽聽 I don鈥檛 edit a lot
路聽聽聽聽聽 Think fast then ramble
路聽聽聽聽聽 Bounce thoughts around

[16:25]聽So you were a CPA in your former life. It鈥檚 a bold move to quit an office job while supporting a family. Do you have a lot of faith in your skills to build your tribe?
路聽聽聽聽聽 Yes and no
路聽聽聽聽聽 Yes- I know I can help people
路聽聽聽聽聽 No- imposture syndrome

[24:55]聽Did you do any income forecasting? How has that worked for you?
路聽聽聽聽聽 Not at first
路聽聽聽聽聽 Goal for 2018- to be more structured
路聽聽聽聽聽 Determined goals per month

[29:16]聽You are a rather new podcast- which you debuted on the best day of the year, Katie鈥檚 birthday- do you have any hacks to growing your downloads?
路聽聽聽聽聽 I do:
o聽聽 Patience
o聽聽 Consistency
o聽聽 Know what everyone is doing- then do the opposite
o聽聽 Do what you can to stand out
[36:28]聽You have a whole post on new blog tools you鈥檙e loving. Which is your favorite?
路聽聽聽聽聽 Smarter Cue- helps manage social media cue. Starts at $16 a month
路聽聽聽聽聽 Bearwriter.com -Organizational notes- (Google bear writing)
路聽聽聽聽聽 Freedom.to- automatically blocks addictive/ distracting websites
路聽聽聽聽聽 ConvertKit

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[41:24]聽Why do you think people struggle to achieve their dreams?
路聽聽聽聽聽 They haven鈥檛 put their dreams into goals
路聽聽聽聽聽 Irrational fears

[47:17]聽Do you have any good books you recommend?
路聽聽聽聽聽 Books:聽Purple Cow,聽The Art of War,聽Deep Work,聽The Millionaire Fastlane
路聽聽聽聽聽 Podcasts:聽Hardcore History,聽Tim Ferriss,聽Art of Charm,聽Kevin Rose

[51:45]聽Do you have a favorite quote?
路聽聽聽聽聽 鈥淕ood鈥

[54:22]聽Do you have any last advice?
路聽聽聽聽聽 Everyone should start a blog

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