100: Top 5 Recurring Themes Brought up by Podcasters in Paradise

Today is the final episode of the Podcasters’ Paradise Podcast! What an amazing journey this has been; we hope you’ve received a ton of value from tuning in to hear other podcasters share their journey and tips around how to create, grow, and monetize your podcast. Tune in to today’s special episode to hear: Why…

98: Overcoming the Mental Barrier with Justin and Tara Williams

Husband and Wife team Justin and Tara Williams began their entrepreneurial journey shortly after getting married 11 years ago. Their first business left them with $120,000 of debt and practically homeless after the first year. Fortunately one year later they began their real estate investing business. Since that time their company has flipped over 500…

97: Q&A Who offers a FULL podcast production and publishing process?

Today’s question comes in from Tara William’s from The Energy Healing Podcast:   “Who offers a FULL podcast production and publishing process?”   Hasn’t found a service that does EVERYTHING, including production AND social media You get what you pay for! 4 Options Brian recommends o Darrell Darnell – propodcastsolutions.com o Joshua Rivers – podcastguymedia.com…

96: True Success with Nick Pavlidis

Nick is a ghostwriter and the Entrepreneur’s Life Coach who helps high achievers grow their businesses while maintaining strong boundaries around family and personal priorities. His first book, Confessions of a Terrible Husband: Lessons Learned from a Lumpy Couch details how he went from an overworked lawyer who had a family, to a husband and…

95: Q&A How often should we be on new social media channels?

Today’s question comes in from Harry Duran of the Podcast Junkies podcast:   “How often should we be on new social media channels?”   A lot of new stuff coming out ALL THE TIME – overwhelming? Spreading yourself too thin? Go with what fits YOU and YOUR AUDIENCE best. You don’t HAVE to be everywhere.…

94: Treat Your Guests Like GOLD with Harry Duran

Just a small-town boy, living in a lonely world. He took the midnight train going… OK, so maybe this recently transplanted NYC’er wasn’t so lonely. For some reason he had Journey on his mind. He is a self-confessed Podcast Junkie, so he started a podcast, Podcast Junkies, so that he could talk to some of…

93: Q&A How do you leverage conferences as a podcast resource?

Today’s question comes in from Mark Phillips of the Better PR Now Podcast:   “How do you leverage conferences as a podcast resource?”   Use conferences as an amazing opportunity to network: the MOST valuable thing you can do is build relationships! (Not hand out business cards, but actually build a relationship.) Getting content for…

92: Innovation is IMPERATIVE with Richard Haasnoot

Richard is a Serial Entrepreneur who has created and run several businesses. He has also worked as a Professor at Arizona State University, school of management (for six years); he has authored six books, including Proven Practical Innovation That Delivers Results; he was the VP of Marketing at Gallo Winery for 10 years; and was…

91: Q&A How do we rank up in Google Play?

Today’s question comes in from Jack Sweeney of the CFO Thought Leader Podcast:   “How do we rank up in Google Play?”   There’s not a ton of info available on this (at the time of this recording) As of right now, Google Play isn’t putting podcasts first, and until they do, it may not…

90: If You Don’t Promote, Who Will? With Barry and Catherine Cohen

Catherine Cohen has two successful small business endeavors with Barry under her belt- Premier Barter, a barter exchange, and a barter software company. She has a talent for all things marketing and networking and loves helping people succeed. Barry Cohen is the resident jokester and technology guru. In fact, Barry has a computer repair company,…

89: Q&A How do you find great podcasts to be a guest on?

Today’s question comes in from Nicole Culver of the Blissful Bites Podcast:   “How do you find great podcasts to be a guest on?”   There is no one “formal directory” for this There are sites where you can find podcasts who are looking for guests, but there’s no guarantee they’ll actually be a “great…

88: Hack Your Life, Hack Your Podcast with Suresh Thakoor

Jan 18 , 2015, he was 267 pounds …and then he went turbo. 60 days later, he was 213 pounds… which made him think, “what else can I do?” Marketing Automation startup? Check. Writing a book and information product? Check. Still crushing his main job? Check. Making music after a 20-year hiatus? Check. Amazing marriage?…

87: Q&A Why are some podcasts massively successful while others aren’t?

Today’s question comes in from Suresh Thakoor of the Blisshacker podcast:   “Why are some podcasts massively successful while others aren’t?”   If you’re doing the exact same things someone else who is seeing massive success with their podcast is doing, then it’s MINDSET – 1 word: mindset. Just because it works for someone else,…

86: Monetized in 9 Months with Jack Sweeney

Jack Sweeney is host and creator of the CFO Thought Leader Podcast. He is managing director of Middle-Market Executive, a leader in on-demand audio for the middle market c-suite, and a social influencer focused on elevating the voice of middle market leadership. With a background of more than 20 years in print and online journalism,…

85: Q&A How do you get your interviewee to liven up and get excited?

Today’s question comes in from Barry and Catherine Cohen of the Better Together 24/7 Podcast:   “How do you get your interviewee to liven up and get excited?”   Some interviews just aren’t worth airing! Give your guests permission up front to relax, to be comfortable – this is supposed to be fun! Let them…

84: The Power of Relationships with Nicole Culver

Nicole Culver is the host of the Blissful Bites Podcast and owner of Blissful Eats snack company. Her goal is to share her experiences of running a small business and being a mom of two with transparency and authenticity. Nicole enjoys 5 am wake ups, at home workouts, podcast listening and experimenting with new recipes in…

83: Q&A What’s the best podcast hosting service?

Today’s question comes in from Michael Neeley, host of Consciously Speaking podcast:   “What’s the best podcast hosting service?”   Use a single host and focus on the major directories in the beginning: iTunes, Stitcher and Google Libsyn, Spreaker, SoundCloud – there are several options for hosting SoundCloud is popular, but they are focused on…

82: The Benefit of One-To-One Connection with Michael Pullman

Michael has been helping franchisees and business owners grow their retail businesses since 2009. He loves working with business owners (like his Dad) who need a helping hand to pop their heads up and see what’s going on in the wider world in their industry! What do you have going on right now? Franchisee Connect…

81: Q&A How best should I rate the language of my podcast in iTunes?

Today’s question comes in from Mad Mumzie:   “How best should I rate the language of my podcast in iTunes?”   Yes, explicit tag could turn off certain listeners But, if that’s your niche, then go for it! iTunes is strict on this, so it’s definitely a good idea to mark your podcast explicit  …