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


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6 comments on “How to Build a Crazy Successful Blog and Get Published: an Interview With Jeff Goins”

  1. 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?

    1. 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