#132: Best-Selling Author Jeff Goins on Building an Engaged Blog Audience (of 250,000 Readers/Mo)

About the Episode:

In today’s episode, we’re talking to Jeff Goins, the blogger and best-selling author of five books including The Art of Work and Real Artists Don’t Starve. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Jeff grew up with two hard-working parents that instilled in him the value of what it means to put a lot of effort and care into your career. 

And from an early age, Jeff found himself gravitating towards writing as a skill & hobby he wanted to dedicate more time to… In college, he studied both Religion and the Spanish language – which would send him down the path of working with several Christian organizations and even touring the US for a year, playing gigs as a member in a Christian band. 

It was at this time in the mid 2000s, that Jeff realized his passion for music wasn’t as strongly held as he once believed it to be… what he did enjoy, however, was writing the regular blog updates on how his band’s journey was going. At the encouragement of friends, family and co-workers, Jeff really zeroed in on writing as a regular practice, which turned into a series of blogs (including an impressive guest blogging campaign) and eventually the books he’s now widely known for.

In Today’s Episode, We Talk About:

02:30 Where Jeff is originally from.
04:45 Early side projects he got into.
[06:20] About his time at university.
[08:45] What he did after graduating from college.
[12:22] When he decided to launch his own blog.
[12:54] About the very first article he wrote.
[15:56] The first time he made money from his blog.
21:25 His biggest traffic sources.
24:55 Current traffic numbers of his blog.
29:46 What he’s focussing on growing in the next year.

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15 responses to “#132: Best-Selling Author Jeff Goins on Building an Engaged Blog Audience (of 250,000 Readers/Mo)”

  1. Finance Freedom Avatar
    Finance Freedom

    Superb interview!
    Best of luck to Jeff!

  2. Indresh Raja Avatar
    Indresh Raja

    Hi Ryan.
    This interview is enough to follow which goes from scratch to success.
    Jeff is really inspiring journey specially when he decided to blog.
    Now he has successful blog.
    I am also a fan of Ryan means you.
    You both are great.

    1. Ryan Robinson Avatar

      Thanks for weighing in, Indresh! Couldn’t agree more about Jeff 🙂

  3. Thokozile Eunice Mahlaola Avatar
    Thokozile Eunice Mahlaola

    Thank you for this podcast , I learnt a lot of valuable lessons from it

    1. Ryan Robinson Avatar

      Jeff is a fountain of wisdom 🚀

  4. Rusiru Avatar

    I like it

  5. Kasitu Jonathan (Jonasitu) Avatar
    Kasitu Jonathan (Jonasitu)

    Great work Mr. Robinson, I love to be like you or even better. I have never written any blog in my life. But I strongly want to be a writer. Need your help.

    1. Ryan Robinson Avatar

      Good luck, Kasitu! Getting started and committing to constantly learning & practice are the most important areas to focus on. Have you gone through my guide to starting a blog yet? Here it is: https://www.ryrob.com/how-start-blog/

  6. rohit modak Avatar
    rohit modak

    Loved this podcast soo much. It was really informative.

  7. Muhammad Habibu Ibrahim Avatar
    Muhammad Habibu Ibrahim

    Wow so fine

  8. Gajananlendea Avatar

    repeat to other country👈😉😉😉😉😉😉😘😘🤘🤘🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

    1. Ryan Robinson Avatar

      Ah I’m sorry but my past podcast episodes are recorded in English only & the show is on an indefinite break for now 🙂

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