YBB014: Maggie Patterson – The Power of Guest Posting to Get Your Big Break

Gwen Elliot, December 10, 2015

Get your big break with the help of guest posting!

If you have always dreamed of guest posting on the big media sites, today’s episode and inspiring guest will help you.

Maggie Patterson is a communications strategist who has been featured on Entrepreneur.com, The Huffington Post, Virgin, Fast Company, Yahoo Small Business and more.

With more than 15 years of experience she has worked with companies of all sizes from big brands to solopreneurs.

Also, Maggie is going through her next big break as she will be launching her agency in the new year!

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

Question: 2:33 – How did you get started on your entrepreneurial path?

Question: 4:41 – What did you do to start your business without a website? How did you make that happen for yourself?

Question: 5:58 – When did you launch maggiepatterson.com?

Question: 6:40 – What’s coming down the pipeline in Maggie’s world (in terms of new business)?

Question: 8:04 – At what point did you realize that you needed to change from a company that’s based on your name to Scoop Industries? Did you remember a moment when you needed to make big change?

Question: 9:59 – As you go into this next phase (Scoop Industries) and since you are in the process of your big break what has been the most exciting part and also the scariest part of growing in this way?

Quote: 13:24 – “It’s more important to optimize what you have than to continually add new things and be off chasing the rainbows and unicorns and saying, ‘This is it! The big shiny object,’ because a lot of times it’s really, truly not.”

Question: 13:48 – How did you put yourself on an idea hiatus?

Quote: 14:47 – “Giving yourself a waiting period before you implement something is not a bad idea. A little sober second thought if you will. It’s kind of like drunk dialling in your business”

Question: 15:47 – What is guest posting exactly and could you share a bit about your experience in how it’s helped you grow?

Question: 17:10 – Do you remember what was your first big break guest post that blew your mind?

Question: 17:57 – At what point did you say to yourself now is the time to reach out and pitch yourself?

Question: 20:02 – What advice would you give to people that are hesitant to promote themselves?

Quote: 20:27 – “[…] The majority of us don’t want to be seen as boastful and showboaty, you  don’t want to be that girl. […] The reality is if you are someone who wants to build a personal brand who is relying on your personal brand to pay the bills you’re gunna have to get uncomfortable, you’re gunna have to step it up and really just embrace the fact that this is part of your job now.”

Question: 22:17 – What are you going to take on in 2016 to really promote yourself to the people?

Question: 23:00 – Can you share what is the book that you’re writing? What’s it about?

Question: 25:51 – What would be your dream media interview for you at this point in time?

Question: 28:58 – Tell us about your Guest Posting program.

Question: 31:55 – Lisa from Vitality PR asks:  When you were developing your online course what was the  most helpful resource that you used to develop it?

Question: 33:40 – What is your best tip for killer confidence?

Question: 33:50 – What is your best tip to stop the imposter complex?

Question: 34:41 – What is one book that has changed your life?

Question: 35:11 – What is your favourite way to promote yourself and your business?

Question: 35:46 – What do you wish you knew before starting out on your entrepreneurial journey?

Question: 36:55 – What is the best advice that you’ve ever received?

 

CONNECT WITH MAGGIE:

Website: http://maggiepatterson.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maggiepattersonPR/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/magspatterson

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magspatterson/

Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/magspattersonPR/

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS (MENTIONED BY MAGGIE ON THE SHOW):

Kelly Edmonds – http://drkellyedmonds.com/

Tanya Geisler – http://www.tanyageisler.com/

Brian P. Morna – The 12 Week Year – http://www.amazon.ca/12-Week-Year

 

GUEST POSTING WITH MAGGIE:

Maggie is offering a guest posting service, only until the end of the month! Click here to learn more (not an affiliate link :-)

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