TikTok gets into Podcasting

For my latest article at The Podcast Host, I talk about TikTok’s potential move into podcasting and what it could mean for podcasters:

TikTok is one of, if not the, best social network for discovering new content. The videos they recommend to people are finely tuned by a very smart algorithm (perhaps a little too smart). As an elder millennial who’s used to seeing content only from the people I chose to follow, TikTok scared and confused me.

How I Built the Podcast Liftoff Playbook

In May, I was at a bit of a crossroads. I wasn’t sure what I should do with the many things I was working on, and I felt like I was being pulled in too many directions. I couldn’t focus on one thing to help take my business to the next level. So I decided to focus on Podcasting. The path from them to now lead me to cutting away a lot of projects (including projects I like doing), all in the service of growing my business. And the centerpiece: my brand new Podcast Liftoff Playbook.

So today, we’re getting back to the roots of the show, and I’m going to tell you how I built this hybrid membership/course site.

Creating YouTube Content for the Viewer (and not the Algorithm) with Hannah Smolinski

We must make content to serve the almighty algorithm to make money on YouTube, right? Wrong! Over the last couple of weeks, you’ve heard from creators who are doing a video that works for them — and today’s guest is no different. Hannah Smolinski is a Fractional CFO who grew her YouTube channel to 38,000 subscribers and doesn’t pay attention to analytics. Instead, she answers questions her target audience has, is generous with her time and her knowledge, and knows it’s all about the long game, not getting rich quickly.

Why Gear Doesn’t Matter as Much as You Think it Does with Dan Bennett

It’s easy to think your content will get better if you just have the right gear. Alas, a $1000 camera can’t save you if you’re not spending time on the content. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look and sound good. So today brought in Dan Bennett, who’s built his business on making people look and sound great on camera. Spoiler alert: This almost never results in buying new gear. Instead, we talk about small tweaks you can make. Then we talk about the growing importance of videos for podcasting.

The Most Important Thing You Can Do as a Creator with Marie Poulin

If you’ve been listening for a while, you’ve heard this lesson 100 times: ship with what you have. Ship what you have. In other words, don’t waste time looking for the perfect tool or process. Instead, ship quickly and iterate. And no one embodies this credo better than Marie Poulin. As one of the best Notion instructors out there, Marie has illustrated time and time again that shipping early and iterating leads to success. We chat about how she uses Notion from delivering her course, gets feedback earlier, and leverages YouTube to grow her audience and make sales…around 90% of her sales come from there! Plus, in Build Something More, We chat about my potential switch from Airtable to Notion.