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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I republish or translate content from StevePavlina.com in my own book, web site, newsletter, etc?

Yes, you can. The articles and free audios on StevePavlina.com are not copyrighted. Feel free to share them with others. See the Uncopyright Notice for details.

Since Steve has uncopyrighted so much of his work, and since other people have been republishing his material for many years, how do I know which books and websites are actually Steve's?

Steve owns just one website, which is StevePavlina.com. He also helped to create ImaginaryMen.com for a team audio project he recorded. Any other websites you may find, including those that have his name in their URLs, aren't from him, and he has no involvement with them.

Steve has only written one book. It's called Personal Development for Smart People, and it's published by Hay House in hardcover, softcover, and ebook forms. This book is also being sold by other publishers in a variety of languages since Hay House is in charge of licensing translations for the book worldwide.

Any other books you may find under Steve's name on Amazon.com or from other booksellers aren't from him. In most cases Steve doesn't know who wrote or published those books. Most of those books are collections of different subsets of Steve's articles, which you can always read on StevePavlina.com for free.

Steve receives royalties from Hay House for his own book, but he doesn't receive any payment for other books people have published under his name.

In terms of social media, Steve has one YouTube account, and that's it. He doesn't have accounts with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any other services. So if you see anyone posting under his name on those services, it isn't Steve, and it isn't someone authorized to post on his behalf.

How can I interview Steve for my blog, podcast, radio show, etc?

Please use the contact form to share what you have in mind.

Please include:

  1. Which topic(s) you'd like to cover in the interview
  2. Type of media such as newspaper, magazine, radio, web site, or podcast
  3. Expected duration (30 minutes, an hour, etc)
  4. Where the interview will be published
  5. Estimated readership, listeners, or web traffic
  6. Time constraints or deadline for doing the interview, if any
  7. Your contact info

Steve prefers phone, Skype, or in-person interviews as opposed to email/text interviews since real-time interactions are more lively and fun.

How can I invite Steve to speak at our upcoming event?

If you'd like to invite Steve to speak at your event, please use the contact form, and include the following:

  1. Dates of your event
  2. Location of your event
  3. Event website
  4. Organization name
  5. Desired presentation duration
  6. Your topic preferences
  7. Estimated number of attendees expected
  8. Your contact info

Please provide as much advance notice as you can.

How can I meet Steve in person?

Please see the meeting in person page for details.

Does StevePavlina.com accept paid advertising?

Nope.

Does StevePavlina.com accept guest posts?

Nope.

I'd like to send Steve a book, audio program, or other product for evaluation. Where should I send it?

Please don't send any products. This isn't a product review site.

How can I convince Steve to help promote a project I'm involved with?

Each year Steve receives hundreds of requests to promote various projects, causes, kickstarters, events, etc. The sheer volume makes it impractical to entertain such requests.

What advice would Steve give to other bloggers who want to be successful?

Please read How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site and How to Make Money From Your Blog. They're widely considered some of the best blogging articles online and contain plenty of practical advice. They're a bit dated now, but they'll get you off to a good start with the basics.

However, the most practical and realistic advice is to sign up with Site Build It! That is an easier and more reliable way to build a successful online business than blogging. Be sure to read Steve's Site Build It! review for details.

What social media services does Steve use?

The only social media service that Steve currently uses is YouTube (for hosting videos).

Steve does not have accounts with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media services. If you see someone pretending to be him on such services, it's a fake account. Please report fake accounts to the services where you find them since impersonating a living person is illegal.

May I link to StevePavlina.com from my site?

Yes, absolutely. Links are appreciated.

Why does Steve's blog not have comments?

Posting comments on Internet content is a waste of life.

Are there printer-friendly versions of Steve's articles?

All pages on StevePavlina.com are programmed to be naturally printer-friendly. Just click "Print" in your web browser while viewing any page of this site, and the page will be printed with nice formatting, an easy-to-read font, and no navigational elements. If you'd like to see how the printed page will look before you actually print it, use your web browser's "Print Preview" feature.

Sharing articles from StevePavlina.com with your family, friends, and co-workers is encouraged.

How long has StevePavlina.com been online?

Since October 1st, 2004.

Why does Steve accept donations?

Donations are accepted because readers requested a way to donate.

Shortly after StevePavlina.com launched, readers who appreciated the free articles began sending cash and checks in the mail to show their support. Eventually people started asking for a way to donate online, so this was added to the site in 2005.

Most people donate about $10, and many readers have donated significantly larger sums. The largest donation so far has been $1111.

If you'd like to make a donation to support Steve's work, please visit the Donations page.

What WordPress theme does StevePavlina.com use?

StevePavlina.com was created with the Beaver Builder theme and page builder. It's a paid theme supported by an outstanding team. The front-end page builder makes it especially easy to add new pages to a site. You can try the online demo on their website.

The contact form used was created with Ninja Forms.

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