74: Are you building Your OWN Dream? With Shaun Penrod

shaun penrodShaun is currently active duty Navy but is in the process of supporting his growing family from anywhere with a laptop and Internet connection. He launched a small niche site and is growing his new podcast, MTG Pro Tutor.

What don’t most people know about you?

Played Magic: The Gathering on a naval aircraft carrier!

What do you have going on right now?

  • Hosts MTG Pro Tutor Podcast (Magic the Gathering)
  • Interviewing the pro Magic players and talks to them about tips and tricks they use in the game
  • Wanting to build this into something to support his family full-time when he gets out the Navy at the end of this year
  • “Every decision you make is either building your own dream or building someone else’s dream.”
  • If you pick something you’re not passionate about, when the dips come, it’s easy to quit.

Lessons learned in podcasting

  • Growth strategies:
      ○ Started on Twitter – used ManageFlitter and the “follow strategy” (listen in for details!)
      ○ Tweet tips – Shaun and Brian chat about what he does on Twitter to grow his audience
      ○ Went to a big Magic tournament – met people, met the pros and asked them to be on the show
  • Ultimate goal: to build a paid membership site for his audience.


MTG Pro Tutor Podcast


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