24: How To Grow Your Podcast With an Effective E-mail List with Jeremy Montoya

Jeremy MontoyaJeremy considers himself an Internet scientist, showcasing his experiments around list building, email marketing, and online business on his site JeremyMontoya.me. Smoothie Sommelier. 49ers fan. And future owner of a grey Tesla Model S.

What don’t most people know about you?

  • Jeremy tells a story about when he was a little kid and his sister did something pretty hilarious to him… listen in to find out what it was!

What got you started with podcasting?

  • Motivated by sharing experiences & knowledge on how to get out of the 9 to 5
  • Jeremy experimented a lot – has hosted more than 1 podcast, tried YouTube videos, built his own site… learned A LOT!
  • Passionate about teaching others how to build am email list, but it was a tough journey to finding his niche. Jeremy talks about this struggle and shares how he finally discovered that list building is what he should be focusing on. Powerful lessons here.

How to approach new business

  • Jeremy recaps how he went from 0 clients to now turning clients away because he has a full plate filled with his PERFECT customers!

What struggles have you faced in getting started?

  • He’s currently learning how to scale a service-based business

How to leverage your email list

  • Send out a survey to your list – no matter the size – to determine what you should be creating to help them
  • Jeremy and Brian talk about email stats – average open and click through rates included!
  • Super important: always provide VALUE to your list

Biggest lessons learned / success moment?

  • Niching down has grown Jeremy’s business, but he also gets clients outside of podcasters, too. Niche first, then expand.
  • He hired a business coach – one of his biggest success moments: realized, “I can’t do this alone.”
  • Jeremy’s advice: Focus on ONE thing and drill down!
  • The community of Paradise has been AMAZING!

“Drill down on that one thing that’s going to drive your business… you can’t have multiple priorities – there’s only one priority.”

Jeremy’s Website: jeremymontoya.me

Twitter and Periscope: @whatupjeremy

Thanks to our Host, @IAmTheRealBrian for another amazing Podcasters’ Paradise Interview!

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