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Why I hate Being called a Podcast "Expert"

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

I hate when I get labeled an expert. Expert or Guru seems like the end of the line. Someone who stopped learning at the top of their game to teach others.

I'm simply testing and sharing what works with podcasters. Period.

Will I ever stop testing? No.

Will I ever stop sharing? Nope.

You can count on me to not go GURU on you.

What the heck do I call myself?

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Episodes (20)

Episode 16 · 2 weeks ago

Are You Willing to Invest in Your Podcast?

If time is money, how much are you truly spending on your podcast? Who is mentoring you? Is anyone mentoring you? Before you spend another penny or minute on your podcast, learn why you must start treating your podcast like a business and why should invest not just in your show, but in yourself, too!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • How starting a podcast is similar to starting a business
  • Limiting beliefs that keep podcasters from investing in themselves
  • Why taking a loss now can pay off in the future
  • The difference between spending money and investing money
  • The benefits of investing in yourself
  • Details about the Podcast Builder Club

Memorable Quotes:

  • “If you’re intending on having a successful podcast at some point in time, it needs to make you money.”
  • “Money doesn’t even exist. Money is like time and we choose where we spend it.”
  • “Look at the podcasts you love. Do you think they’ve invested in themselves?”
  • “If you do the same things, you’re going to get the same results.”
  • “Lifelong learners are going to be the ones you see at the top of the food chain.”

Links to resources:

SounderFM

Squadcast

Joe Rogan

Serial

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Episode 15 · 3 weeks ago

What I wish I knew before starting a Podcast

Millions of podcasts share new episodes daily and make podcasting look so easy! But the truth is, every show has its own challenges and podcasting requires a lot of time, energy, mistakes, and a mindset to keep going. Check out Travis’ top 12 list of what he wished he knew before he started podcasting!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Your first 25 episodes are a time to fail and learn: Keep going
  • Grow your podcast network: Be a guest and collaborate with other podcasters
  • Look for accessible guests that will truly benefit your audience
  • Get the right mic!
  • Learn how to create the best recording environment with what you have
  • Hire a podcast editor so you can focus on content
  • Use a pre-recording checklist for every episode
  • Don’t pay attention to your download numbers
  • Be ready to do the work, find the right system, and check your podcast mindset
  • Share show notes for each episode to increase your SEO
  • Don’t make episodes longer than they need to be
  • Focus on providing entertainment, community, and value vs. landing a sponsor or monetizing your podcast

Memorable Quotes:

  • “One of the best ways to learn is to try and fail.”
  • “Use your time to focus on creating great content.”
  • “It does matter if certain episodes get way more engagement, way more downloads, way more shares than others...you can really optimize your content through feedback from your audience.”
  • “A little bit of notes goes a long way.”
  • “If you make something that you want to listen to, without a doubt, other people will want to listen to it, too.”

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Episode 14 · 1 month ago

Why You Need to Set Goals for your Podcast

When’s the last time you thought about the goals you have for your podcast? If you haven’t thought about your podcast goals recently or if you’re unsure what podcast goals you need, take a moment to figure out where you want your podcast to go. Then learn all about how setting smart goals for your podcast will help get you there!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Why setting goals can give you a vision for the road ahead
  • Jack Canfield’s theory about S.M.A.R.T. Goals
    • Specific: clear and defined, precise, detailed, and capable of answering questions
    • Measurable: dates, exact financial numbers, steps
    • Attainable: achievable, able to accomplish within your skillset and timeframe
    • Relevant: realistic and aligned with your purpose
    • Time-bound: target date, adjustable deadline
  • Why you must decide what you want when setting goals
  • 5 Goals Travis has for the rest of 2020
  • Why October is the perfect time to start working on your New Year’s resolutions

Memorable Quotes:

  • “Without clear goals, I have no idea what direction I’m heading with my podcast, my business, or even with my life.”
  • “By setting goals, you’re not going to sabotage yourself.”
  • “What do you want to happen in the next 3 months?”

Links to resources:

Jack Canfield---Success Principles

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Episode 13 · 1 month ago

How to Monetize your Podcast without Sponsors

Are you ready to start making money on your podcast? 

You've slaved away at making great content but aren't making a penny. It can be a heart breaker. 

In this episode I'll share three ways to start making money TODAY without needing a sponsor. 

You'll learn how to use podcasting to your advantage, make money while you sleep, set up multiple streams of income, and actually support your dreams.

I share:

  • Debunking the myth: I need a sponsor to make money
  • 3 ways to start making money without a sponsor
  • Why ads are creating friction in your podcast
  • Why only 1% make money on ads
  • How to make money on things you love and use
  • Why you need your own products and services
  • What brands to look for for affiliates

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