The Pursuit of Online Entrepreneurship
Podcast Episode 027 – How Launching a Podcast Has Impacted My Business
How Launching a Podcast Has Impacted My Business
A Look Back at the First 25 Episodes & What’s Ahead
Today’s episode is a little different. I typically cover very tactical, step-by-step information on this podcast, but today, we’re getting personal.
I launched my podcast back in August of 2018. Since then, I’ve experienced a lot, learned a lot, and had a few wonderful surprises. With all the ups, there were also a few mistakes and realizations that I chose to see as learning opportunities.
IN THIS PODCAST, WE’RE LOOKING BACK TO LOOK AHEAD
I’ve been a fan of podcasts for years now . . . and not just the ones about business. When Erik, Coco, and I go on long road trips, Erik usually finds us a good mystery genre podcast to listen to. When I’m on my own, I turn to a few comedies and, of course, my go-to business podcasts like Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy or Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income.
So when Pat Flynn came out with his podcast course a few years ago, I jumped on it. But then, I waited, and waited, and—oh, yes—I waited some more, because I got stuck on the island of self-doubt.
BEFORE I COULD LEAVE THAT ISLAND, I HAD TO GET CLEAR ON ALL MY W’S:
- WHY I wanted to start a Podcast
- WHO would that podcast be for, and
- WHAT was it going to be about
Holy smokes, I thought. That’s a lot to figure out. So I got stranded on that island a bit longer. However, once I finally made a commitment and decided to go all in, it was all hands on deck, and I never looked back. Well, almost never.
I launched my podcast The Pursuit of Online Entrepreneurship in August of 2018 with a lot of optimism, strategy, and a large welcoming committee. It’s been a great journey so far—not without its bumps, but I’m getting ahead of myself here.
I always knew I wanted to do a look back after MY FIRST 25 PODCAST EPISODES. Okay, I know, it’s been 26 episodes so far. But hey, it still counts.
I like to measure performance, expectations, what’s working, what’s not, and what I’d like to share to help you avoid some of the mistakes I made. That’s what this episode is all about. A look back to look ahead.
WHAT I COVERED:
- Why I started this podcast
- What impact I thought a podcast would have on my business
- What has actually happened
- Why I took a two-month break from creating or publishing episodes
- A few mistakes I made that I’d like you to help you avoid
- What’s next? What you can expect from the podcast in the future
PLUS SOME TIPS IN CASE YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT STARTING A PODCAST
(OR YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF LAUNCHING ONE)
Thank you for coming along on this journey with me. I hope I provide the level of service you hope for and expect. Stick around, because it’s going to get better and better.
I hope you enjoyed today’s episode. I’d love to hear from you. Scroll on down to the comments section and tell me: Are you thinking about starting a podcast? Or if you’ve already launched your podcast, what’s the biggest surprise you’ve experienced?
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I thank you for showing up for me, for yourself, and for your business. I’ll see you next week.
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