How to Build a Crazy Successful Blog and Get Published: an Interview With Jeff Goins

In the Trenches: Episode 3Goins Writer

This is the 3rd episode of “In the Trenches: The Resistance Broadcast Interview Series” and today I had the honor of interviewing Jeff Goins.

[Listen to the Interview by clicking this link]


Jeff is a successful bloggerpublished author, and a self declared writer.

Jeff Started his blog in 2010.  In less than 2 years time he grew his readership to an impressive 100,000 people a month.

Jeff has been featured in RELAVANT magazine, Problogger, Copyblogger,, and many other publications.

You can find his most recent book Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into your Comfortable Life online and in bookstores around the world.

This interview is a MUST listen.  Jeff gives so much great information and has such an amazing perspective on writing, publishing, business and life in general.

If you’re a writer (or anything you do involves writing of any sort) you NEED to listen - I promise you won’t be disappointed.

In the Trenches: an Interview with Jeff Goins – How to Build a Crazy Successful Blog in Less Than One Year, Get Published, and Become the Artist You Were Meant to Become

In this interview, we cover:

  • Why calling yourself a writer is essential for your success as an author/writer/artist
  • Why trust and permission are ESSENTIAL for the success of every single artist, writer, blogger, entrepreneur, designer, inventor and leader
  • What it takes to become a great writer
  • The truth about publishing (it’s not easy)
  • How to grow a blog to over 100,000 readers a month in one year
  • Why you don’t have to compromise your art (water it down or make it mass-marketable) to make money from your art
  • The ridiculous amount of commitment and grit necessary to create a successful blog
  • Why most people waste time trying to create a successful blog instead of doing this one simple (but tough) thing.
  • Why you need to create your best work – and how it impacts your success
  • How blogging requires more than just the ability to write (you need to be able to do it all: create, edit, publish, etc.)
  • Why trying to hold onto a certain quality of life will make you lose out on your best possible life
  • What Taylor Swift can teach us about pacing our content and art
  • Why you need to stop hiding and starting shipping!

You can read more about Jeff Goins at

I highly suggest you subscribe to his newsletter – it’s really great content.

If you liked this interview, share it with everyone you know and reach out to Jeff and thank him!


Previous episodes:

In the Trenches: Episode 1 With Al Pittampalli

In the Trenches: Episode 2 With Clay Hebert


p.s. leave a comment below and let us know what you’re struggling with or where you’re having success (writing, business, blog or life related – anything goes).

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About Tom Morkes

Tom Morkes (1)_burnedTom Morkes is a West Point grad, Iraq War veteran, and the really, ridiculously good looking founder of Insurgent Publishing (a company that launches books to bestseller). He's been leading The Resistance since 2012.


  1. says

    Hey guys, looks like I’m a day late to the party. Both of you can respond, but this question is really for Jeff. Was 5-7 am the only time that you wrote? How did you grow your blog without spending time on it while you are at work? Or were you lucky enough to have a job that supported you?

    • says

      Hey Rob, thanks for the question.

      I actually talked to Jeff a little about that and from what I understand, he had a full time job when he was just starting and only worked on it on his off time.

      In my case, it’s the same way – I work from 7-8am before work, 1130 – 1pm during lunch, and when I get home around 7pm I’ll work another hour or two. Weekends are where I make my money – I spend about 10-15 hours a weekend working on the blog and side projects.

      It’s crazy and probably unsustainable, but it’s worth it :)

      – Tom

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