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Are you thinking about starting a podcast? Launching a YouTube channel? Repurposing your old blog content into something fresh? Hi, I'm Krystal - host of "The Proffitt Podcast." And I'm happy to say you've come to the right place! Business owners and content creators dream of building a platform where they can connect deeply with their audience, and marketing feels easy. But I also know what it's like to feel confused and overwhelmed. Join us weekly as we strip down those processes and remove all the overwhelm with new tips, simple strategies, and great conversations with creators like you. Tune in to hear how I help creators start, launch, and market their content confidently. The motto here is, "We all have to start somewhere."

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Are you thinking about starting a podcast? Launching a YouTube channel? Repurposing your old blog content into something fresh? Hi, I'm Krystal - host of "The Proffitt Podcast." And I'm happy to say you've come to the right place! Business owners and content creators dream of building a platform where they can connect deeply with their audience, and marketing feels easy. But I also know what it's like to feel confused and overwhelmed. Join us weekly as we strip down those processes and remove all the overwhelm with new tips, simple strategies, and great conversations with creators like you. Tune in to hear how I help creators start, launch, and market their content confidently. The motto here is, "We all have to start somewhere."

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Episodes
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Mastering the Art of Marketing Your Creative Work: Insider Tips

5/21/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Have you ever poured your heart into creating something incredible, only to realize you've neglected to shout about it from the rooftops? I'll be the first to admit that I've fallen into this trap. Today, I'm laying it out on the table, providing a candid confession and a blueprint for ensuring your marketing efforts match your creative ideas. We're breaking down the house of content creation, focusing on the foundation—marketing—so you're not left with a masterpiece that no one sees. As we pull back the curtain on the pre-launch buzz, I'll guide you through four ingenious, cost-free tactics to captivate your audience before your content debuts. Picture this: sharing those raw, candid moments of your process or inviting your community to weigh in on your creative decisions. This kind of insider access and collaboration can turn followers into fans who are just as invested in your success as you are. They'll count down the days alongside you, eager to support your splash in the vast digital sea. So, whether you're at the starting line or gearing up for your next big launch, tune in and join a community of creators who are making every step of their journey count. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.

Duration:00:30:21

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Podcasting for the Sports Curious to the Enthusiastic

5/14/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Do you listen to sports podcasts regularly? If I know my audience like I think I do, you likely said, "No, not regularly." But after today's episode, I bet you're at least a little more curious about sports and podcasting. Buckle up for a fun conversation with Amy Buchan Siegfried, half of the creative duo behind the Sports Curious podcast. As we navigate the twists and turns of Amy's transition from the corporate jungle into the bustling world of podcasting alongside her brother, she'll show us how to uncover the art of weaving sports banter into your everyday life. This chat highlights Amy's dedication to making sports talk accessible, blending it seamlessly with pop culture for those moments when you find the need to contribute more than a nod during a sports-centered chat. You'll hear how the siblings make it fun to target topics for their ideal listeners and the thought process behind choosing suitable topics for their show. And if you need inspiration to "just keep podcasting," we've got you covered. Amy also started podcasting in 2018 and as two veteran podcasters who've been doing this for a while, we share how we've been able to stay in the game -- even when burnout lurks around the corner. We get honest about the unpredictable nature of podcasting, from impromptu parking lot interviews to strategizing growth without losing the soul of our passion project. Whether you're a sports enthusiast or a newcomer looking to score points in your next friendly debate, this episode is your playbook to becoming as sports-savvy as you've always wanted. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.

Duration:00:52:25

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How to Use ChatGPT for Solo Content Creation

5/7/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Have you ever felt like you're talking to a wall when practicing your podcasting skills? Well, I decided to swap out the wall for ChatGPT in my latest chat, and the result was nothing short of a quirky, insightful twist on content creation and the art of the interview. With the help of my AI companion, we unpack the often-overlooked role of authenticity in storytelling and examine how embracing our perfectly imperfect selves can captivate and connect us to our listeners in profound ways. I share my inspiration behind this idea and how having AI join the conversation can garner unexpected results -- and laughs. As we navigate the narrative nooks of our personal and professional lives, this episode serves up an array of anecdotes, advice, and AI antics that will leave you both informed and entertained. The joy of podcasting comes alive as we reflect on the trials and triumphs of creating content that resonates, with the bonus of considering how brand partnerships might be the secret ingredient to amplify our audio adventures. So, whether you're a podcast veteran or a curious newbie, you have a seat at the table. Tune in, join the dialogue, and let's shape the future of podcasting together.

Duration:00:19:59

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Exploring Podcasting Tech with Buzzsprout's Latest App Innovations

4/30/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Have you ever wondered what it's like to peek behind the curtain of app development and get your hands on features no one else has seen? Join me as I guide you through the beta testing and recount my adventures with the brand-new Buzzsprout mobile app. I'm sharing my firsthand experience of these new capabilities, and you'll hear the pure joy in my voice, knowing that this community's needs are shaping the future of podcasting tools! Do you feel like a content creation magician yet? You will after this episode, in which I rave about the seamless harmony between Canva and Buzzsprout and the tightrope walk of anticipation for the next big integrations set to revolutionize our workflows. Imagine hitting 'publish on the go' for your latest episode and having a digital pat on the back for every podcast milestone you reach. That's what the Buzzsprout mobile app is all about, and I'm here to tell you all about the bells and whistles that come with it – the achievements feature that celebrates your podcasting journey is always super fun to see. So, buckle up for a ride through the cutting-edge podcasting tech, and get inspired together! How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.

Duration:00:24:22

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Turning Adversity Into Hope: The Story of a Podcast Born from Resilience and Optimism

4/23/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. When life throws you a curveball, how do you catch it and throw it back? Teisha, founder of "Hurdle to Hope," joins us to share her powerful story of facing multiple sclerosis and stage four breast cancer with unwavering optimism. Her journey is one of remarkable resilience, not just in coping with her diagnosis but in turning her struggles into a platform for encouraging others. We dive into the emotions and strategies behind starting her podcast "Wellbeing Interrupted" and explore how setting a podcast launch date instills a sense of personal accountability and provides a beacon of hope for many facing similar battles. Launching a podcast presents an emotional rollercoaster, and Teisha's narrative is no different. Starting "Wellbeing Interrupted" was born out of Teisha's dual diagnosis and the following realizations; "I found strength in the unimagined possibilities that reshaped my life's trajectory, and it's from this place of growth that I craft each episode." The conversation with Teisha isn't just about her story; it's an insight into the creation process, the vulnerability of revealing personal trauma, and the thrill that comes from finding your voice and knowing it resonates with others on a deep, personal level. Stepping into the world of online content creation can turn adversity into a pathway for contribution, and our episode is a testament to this truth. We highlight Amy Porterfield's impact on the housebound community, the role of mindset in illness management, and how to navigate the perfectionism that often accompanies serious health challenges. Anyone interested in Teisha's approach to overcoming hurdles can find the "Hurdle to Hope" quiz at hurdle2hope.com/quiz. And if you're beginning this journey with us, hit that follow or subscribe button for more courageous conversations illuminating the path from adversity to hope. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.

Duration:00:54:53

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Charting the Evolution of Content Creation: Strategies, Fears, and the Journey

4/16/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. "I feel so self-conscious. How do I get over my fear of listening or watching to myself?" Have you asked that question, too? Join me on this chat about the evolution of content creation. I'll reflect on my own journey from the consistent efforts of 2018 to the content overload of 2021. Along the way, I'll share the valuable lessons I've learned on strategy, SEO, and nurturing an audience. By looking back at my earlier perspectives and how they've transformed over the years, you'll gain a fresh understanding of what it truly means to craft content in today's ever-shifting digital terrain. Creating content can be challenging, so I'm sharing how I overcame my doubts by switching to a more mindful approach. Jenny, a member of our YouTube audience, asked me about dealing with anxiety, and I offer advice for anyone on their content journey. Authenticity and connection with our audience are the secrets to creating engaging and valuable content. This episode is a practical toolkit for those starting their creative projects. I'll guide you through setting deadlines, fostering accountability, and the magic of taking action. The shared insights will encourage you to start where you are, with curiosity as your guide, and embrace the journey ahead. Join empowered content creators navigating the thrilling seas of digital expression. Tune in and subscribe. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.

Duration:00:26:02

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Harnessing Digital Tools for Online Success with ToolTester Founder

4/9/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Unlock the secrets to a thriving online business presence with Robert Brandl, the insightful founder of ToolTester. Our conversation is an eye-opener for anyone from budding entrepreneurs to seasoned business owners looking to harness the power of digital tools. Robert narrates his transformative journey from searching for a simple website builder to creating a robust platform—ToolTester—that guides users in choosing the ideal digital assets. His experiences illuminate the critical role of SEO and affiliate marketing in catapulting your business to new heights, while also underscoring the accessibility of platforms such as Weebly and Squarespace that have democratized the online landscape for non-techies. Dive into the heart of digital marketing's evolution with us, where personalizing content and optimizing for various devices is now the name of the game. I share firsthand the rigorous process of continuous testing and updating that ToolTester undergoes to help your business climb the search engine ranks. Our discussion spans the integration of video content, the intertwined growth of blogs and YouTube channels, and the dynamic nature of email marketing—emphasizing the importance of staying current with tactics that resonate with your audience. Step with us into the world of web tools, essential for any content creator or small business aiming to make an indelible mark online. From exploring efficient website builders to dissecting the nuances of e-commerce and email marketing services, this episode is a treasure trove of recommendations tailor-made to fit your needs. As we offer gratitude to Robert for his invaluable expertise, we hope you find the inspiration and information necessary to empower your journey and select the right digital tools that will turn your online endeavors into a resounding success. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.

Duration:00:35:58

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Keeping Your Audience Engaged Through Personal Hurdles and Content Gaps

4/2/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Have you ever dreamed of a break from your content but are terrified of losing touch with your audience? Well, my friends, you're not alone. Today, let's tackle the intricate dance of content creation with a side of life's little hiccups. Through the lens of a listener's daunting experience with illness-induced hiatus, we share the realities of falling podcast downloads and the critical need for strategic marketing. Join me as I reflect on my New York adventure, a testament to the saving grace of content batching that let me savor the Big Apple, work-free. And when a family emergency accident threw our calendars out the window, flexibility and audience communication became my mantra. This episode isn't just about sharing woes and victories; it's tried-and-true insights on striking that elusive balance between content production and life's curveballs. I'll guide you through content batching and editing, sprinkling in tales of my contrasting creative personas and hinting at a forthcoming video that lays it all out. For those times when life takes the driver's seat, I'll offer sage advice on realigning your content with your current reality and still keeping your audience hooked. Short, impactful episodes can become your new best friend, packing a punch without overextending your reach. So grab your headphones, and let's embark on this voyage of content resilience together.

Duration:00:19:10

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Navigating Podcast Breaks for Maximum Listener Retention

3/26/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Have you ever wondered, "What's the secret sauce to podcasting success?" Get ready to uncover the magic behind structuring podcast seasons and effectively communicating with your audience—especially when taking those much-needed breathers. In a revealing session with our Proffitt Podcasting students, we share invaluable wisdom from the trenches of content creation, guiding you through the decision-making puzzles of podcast continuity—be it a single, ongoing narrative or neatly packaged seasons. We dissect the questions that keep podcasters awake at night, providing answers that illuminate the path to longevity in podcasting and enhance the listener experience, ensuring your voice remains resonant episode after episode. As a content creator, striking a balance between life's demands and your podcast's rhythm can be a high-wire act. Yet, the art of transparently looping in your audience during those intervals away from the mic maintains the bond you've built. This episode highlights the nuances of communicating about a hiatus, outlining strategies to keep your podcast in orbit around your listeners' lives even when silence falls. We also discuss the strengths of private versus public podcast platforms, specifically Hello Audio and Kajabi, and how they can be woven into your online presence to reinforce audience engagement. Join us as we navigate these waters, always keeping our finger on the pulse of what keeps a podcast thriving in the bustling audio landscape. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.

Duration:00:23:28

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Optimizing Your Content Journey with My Personal Tech Stack Guide

3/19/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Ever feel like you're juggling too many tools in your content creation process, barely keeping them all in the air? Join me as I lay out my personal content tech stack and walk you through the PREP'M method—an approach designed to streamline your planning, recording, editing, publishing, and marketing workflow. I'm sharing my favorite tools, like Asana for project management and Calendly, which can simplify scheduling to keep you organized and accountable. I'll also take a deep dive into the utilities that shape my content creation, including the game-changing podcast hosting service Buzzsprout, and learn how TubeBuddy can skyrocket your YouTube visibility. In this episode, I also tackle the nitty-gritty of managing your tech stack without breaking the bank—because nobody likes sneaky expenses from free trials that suddenly aren't so free anymore. From Buzzsprout's Magic Mastering to ConvertKit's marketing prowess, I'm sharing the secrets that could take your content to the next level. We don't have any guests this time—it's just you and me exploring the powerful tools at our fingertips and learning how to harness them for content creation success. So, gear up for a jam-packed session filled with actionable advice and insider tips that promise to elevate your content game. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.

Duration:00:30:40

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Financial Savvy for Business Growth with Expert Advice

3/12/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Unlock financial mastery and entrepreneurial empowerment with the guidance of Danielle Hayden, CEO of Kickstart Accounting, in our latest episode. We peel back the layers of budgeting bliss and financial finesse, inviting you to a candid discussion on the journey to monetary freedom. Danielle, a reformed CFO with a heart for coaching female entrepreneurs, shares her insights on the interplay between mindset and money, emphasizing the value of consistency and the liberating effect of financial transparency. It's an honest exploration of the financial discipline required to thrive in an online business and how embracing your numbers can forge the path to enduring success. Ever felt overwhelmed with the nitty-gritty of bookkeeping or unsure when to make that crucial hire to bolster your business? We've got you covered with practical strategies for resource management and growth tactics that illuminate the road to delegating effectively. The conversation dives into the hiring process, from leaning on experts to engaging contractors and full-time employees, pinpointing the perfect moment each decision should unfold to protect and propel your venture. I open up about my own battle with financial shame, underlining the strength found in seeking help and the vital role it plays in cultivating a flourishing business. As we wrap up, we leave you with wisdom on healthy spending habits and the significance of intentional investment in advertising and marketing. The narrative culminates with a gift from Kickstart Accounting—practical tools to guide you through tax deductions and intelligent hiring practices. This episode isn't just a lesson in numbers; it's an invitation to step confidently into mastering your business finances, joining a community where every question is welcomed and every financial step is celebrated. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.

Duration:00:50:21

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Amplify Your Brand with the Power of Customer Stories

3/5/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Unlock the secrets to turning customer praise into your most powerful marketing tool. Imagine having an ever-growing vault of testimonials that effortlessly champions your work while you focus on what you do best. That's the reality I'll help you achieve in today's episode as we dissect strategic timing, the art of asking the right questions, and my four-step method for cultivating an enviable collection of endorsements. We're not just gathering testimonials; we're building a system that captures the essence of positive consumer experiences to give your potential customers the confidence they need to choose you. Ever spotted a glowing comment about your service on social media and felt a rush of pride? Now, think about harnessing that energy across all your platforms—Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, to name a few. I'll walk you through recognizing these digital wins, turning casual praises into a curated arsenal of authentic social proof. You'll hear about my journey from missing these opportunities to actively collecting and interacting with my audience, making the most of every heartfelt review and comment. It's time to make your digital footprint work harder for you, and I'm here to show you how. Then, we transform those testimonials into content that sells without selling. With our strategic deployment, you'll learn to anonymize and share feedback that resonates with your audience. We'll delve into the remarkable capabilities of Sinja, an AI-powered platform that distills testimonials into marketing gold by pinpointing common pain points and keywords. By the end of this episode, you'll be equipped to build your own 'wall of love,' showcasing the acclaim that sets you apart. So join us on this journey to amplify your word-of-mouth marketing and let satisfied customers do the talking. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. Try Riverside Today! For podcast recording and editing: Get 15% off any paid plan with promo code Krystal15. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:27:49

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SEO Secrets for Podcast Growth from an Industry Expert

2/27/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. "But how does SEO work? I've been trying to understand (for years!), and I still don't get it," said every frustrated creator who wants to see organic growth for their podcast. And I get it. I've been there and have firsthand exasperation when it comes to SEO. This is why I wanted to bring on the expertise of e-commerce wizard Carrie Saunders. As she dissects the complexities of search engine optimization on her podcast "eCommerce Made Easy," Carrie joins us to share the essentials for grasping the SEO game and propelling your content to the top of search rankings. Together, we peel back the layers of crafting irresistible titles, the magic of well-worded descriptions, and the sheer power of transcripts. With tips that could elevate your podcast from hidden gem to center stage, this episode is a treasure chest for content creators. Have you ever wondered how a simple change in your content strategy could result in a flood of new listeners? I share a surprising tale of an episode that did just that, emphasizing the unpredictable dance of audience engagement. We zoom out to explore the broader strokes of SEO, from using less competitive keywords to build your site's authority to the importance of ethical linking. For SEO novices and veterans alike, there's wisdom to nurturing online visibility and the virtues of patience and persistence in content creation. Our conversation wraps up with actionable insights into ethical linking strategies and avoiding the pitfalls of spammy practices. As we navigate the SEO landscape, remember that every episode title, keyword, and link is a stepping stone to achieving your online vision. And for those just tuning in, subscribe or follow for a treasure trove of episodes that promise to guide you through the ever-shifting terrain of content creation and SEO mastery. Join us on this adventure; it's one you won't want to miss. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. Try Riverside Today! For podcast recording and editing: Get 15% off any paid plan with promo code Krystal15. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:52:18

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Embracing Change: A Podcast Host & Health Coach's Path

2/20/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Have you ever felt the magnetic pull of a dream so strong that you couldn't ignore it? That's precisely what Molly experienced when she traded the certainty of corporate finance for the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship. This week's episode takes you through her remarkable transformation, a tale that echoes with the voices of coaches she now leads, empowering women to strike that elusive work-life balance. Our conversation traverses the often bumpy road of career transitions, highlighting the valuable lessons hidden in the missteps along the way. From my own evolution as a content creator and mother of three to the essential support systems we all need when chasing dreams that defy convention, we uncover the nuances of building community and the joy that guides us. We also peel back the curtain on the startup phase of a business, swapping tales of humble beginnings and the serendipity of client-driven content evolution. And if you've ever pondered the power of authenticity in health and wellness, this episode has treasures for you. Listen to how showing up as our true selves, devoid of pretense, fosters a deeper connection with those we aim to inspire. Dive into the strategies Molly and I use to inspire others and learn how reaching beyond our own communities can amplify our message and mission. If you're seeking a sign to take that leap into your own entrepreneurial adventure, listen to this episode. This episode promises to be a beacon of encouragement for anyone needing a confidence boost, yearning to connect with their true calling, or just looking for a community that champions the real over the perfect. Tap into your potential and hit play on an episode that embodies the essence of evolution in both life and content creation. Don't forget to follow or subscribe for more inspirational conversations like this one! How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. Try Riverside Today! For podcast recording and editing: Get 15% off any paid plan with promo code Krystal15. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:41:52

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Revolutionizing Entrepreneurship with Marie Forleo

2/13/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. "I can't believe this is happening." That was my first thought as I waited for today's guest to join me on Instagram Live. As a fledgling entrepreneur back in 2017, I learned the hard way that building a brand requires grit and tenacity. Fast forward to today, and my perseverance has paid rich dividends; one is the wisdom imparted by Marie Forleo, a trailblazer in the online business and marketing world. Together, we explore her treasure trove of insights, from the impactful content on MarieTV to the game-changing offerings of Time Genius and B-School, designed to amplify your business pursuits. Have you ever felt like you're in an endless race against the clock, where time is a luxury you can't afford? Marie and I tackle this issue, diving into the necessity for a mindset upgrade to cope with the ever-increasing demands of modern life. She sheds light on the outdated practices that lead to burnout and offers fresh perspectives to realign our approach to productivity. It's not about the hours you put in but the strategic prioritization of tasks—identifying your 'big rocks' and learning to say no to distractions—that can truly propel your aspirations to reality. We focus on the transformative concept of 'time genius'—a mindset that promotes joy and contentment by granting us autonomy over our hours. Hear how this approach has influenced my entrepreneurial journey and provided a roadmap for a fulfilling life that defies the stress of never-ending to-do lists. If you're ready for a shift that could redefine how you perceive and utilize time, joining us on this episode is a decision you won't regret. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. Try Riverside Today! For podcast recording and editing: Get 15% off any paid plan with promo code Krystal15. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:33:16

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Mastering Content for Business Success: Strategies to Captivate and Convert your Audience

2/6/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Unlock the secrets to leveraging content for business triumph with our seven game-changing strategies. This episode is a goldmine for entrepreneurs and content creators looking to make a mark in the digital world. Let me guide you through the nuances of using content as your digital introduction, shaping how your audience perceives you from the get-go. We dissect the impact of a solid content-driven presence in building credibility and authority, which is crucial for both new faces and industry veterans. Get ready to step up your business game and forge deeper connections with your audience. Strap in for a deep dive into the world of lead generation and sales funnels, where I break down the art of turning casual browsers into loyal customers. If you've ever wondered how to warm up those cold leads or introduce higher-value products without scaring your prospects away, this is the chapter for you. We'll discuss the strategy behind enticing offers and the importance of nurturing your most committed customers. This is about more than just making sales—it's about creating a community of 'star students' who believe in your brand as much as you do. In our final segment, I share a personal tale that illustrates the magic of storytelling in content creation. This human touch sets apart the memorable from the mundane, something no AI can mimic. We also explore the critical role of feedback and analytics in honing your content to meet the changing tides of audience interest. To wrap things up, I highlight an exclusive resource for listeners eager to delve deeper into the world of content creation and digital business success. So tune in and take your first step towards writing your success story. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. Try Riverside Today! For podcast recording and editing: Get 15% off any paid plan with promo code Krystal15. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:35:50

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Embracing Authenticity and Media Savvy to Skyrocket Your Podcast Audience

1/30/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Ever find yourself inspired by those who've pivoted their lives to follow a true calling? Susie Moore's journey from tech dynamo to life coach and media sensation is nothing short of inspiring. She joins us to chat about the leap of faith into full-time side hustling, penning bestsellers, and her unique philosophy: "Let it be easy." Our conversation is full of wisdom for those seeking to connect with their audience through the power of storytelling and authenticity. Susie's footprint in major media outlets shows how being true to yourself can lead to incredible opportunities. Launching a podcast can feel like an uphill battle, but what if the secret to success is as uncomplicated as embracing the 'Let it be easy' mantra? Susie shares her own podcasting inception story, starting with the 90-day challenge that taught her the beauty of connecting with an audience through regular, authentic content. From our collective content experience, we'll explore the power of consistency and how it can transform your creative endeavors. You'll be encouraged to adopt a mindset that values progress over perfection and recognize the joy in the content creation journey. After you tune in, you won't be able to unsee the endless opportunities to amplify your message and grow your platform. Our conversation dives into the nitty-gritty of using media to your advantage, looking at how media appearances can shorten the sales cycle, the longevity of impactful content, and the excitement of living in an era where our message can reach far and wide. Spoiler alert! We're wrapping up the episode by unveiling our new class, Overnight Rockstar. This episode is the boost you need to navigate the media landscape with the finesse of a seasoned publicist. Strap in because we're peeling back the curtain on the strategies that could elevate your podcast audience to new heights. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. Try Riverside Today! For podcast recording and editing: Get 15% off any paid plan with promo code Krystal15. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:54:25

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Successful Podcast Launch and Monetization Strategies: Coaching Wisdom

1/23/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Let's do some podcast coaching in today's episode! From creating a palpable buzz 90 days out to dropping a captivating trailer that hooks your future fanbase, we're spilling the beans on everything you need to ignite your podcasting journey. Whether you're new to the scene or seeking to rekindle the spark in your established show, the wisdom shared here is your ticket to content and business triumph. We delve into the art of anticipation and the strategic play of early engagement that could make or break your podcast's success. Ever wonder how to make your podcast the talk of the town? In this episode, I'm dishing out promotional tactics that will make your show's visibility soar. I'm talking crystal-clear communication tactics, tapping into personal networks, and harnessing the power of first impressions with early reviews. But wait, there's more! We'll also navigate the balancing act of scheduling guest interviews amidst life's whirlwind of commitments and reveal the magic that happens when you step away from the script and let natural conversations lead the way. Let's chat about keeping that content engine running without hitting burnout. I'm opening up about my content creation hiccups and laying out a game plan for staying consistent without the stress. We'll explore repurposing live content, engaging your team in the creative process, and reshaping your podcast format to match your strengths. Plus, I'll share how turning live Q&A sessions into podcast episodes can infuse your show with spontaneity and connection. So join me, and let's amplify your podcasting prowess together. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. Try Riverside Today! For podcast recording and editing: Get 15% off any paid plan with promo code Krystal15. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:32:10

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How to Be More Productive in Content: 5 Simple Ways

1/16/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Ever find yourself staring at the screen, the cursor blinking back at you mockingly as you struggle to push out your next piece of content? Let's shift gears and enter a realm where procrastination is a distant memory and content creation feels like a well-oiled machine. I'm opening up about my transformation from a master procrastinator to a productivity powerhouse. I promise that by the end of our time together, you'll have a toolkit brimming with strategies to elevate your content game to new heights. Wave goodbye to the days of piecemeal content creation and say hello to the art of batching—a game-changing technique I swear by. I'll walk you through how to harness the power of planning, recording, and editing in bulk, ultimately transforming your content creation cycle into a seamless and stress-free process. And for those moments when you think starting from scratch is the only way, I'll let you in on a little secret: the magical world of templates and the brilliant hack of outsourcing that can skyrocket your productivity and make room for your creative genius to flourish. As we tackle the year ahead, I bring to the table not just my experiences but a treasure trove of actionable insights that will have you crafting content calendars, strategically planning by quarter, and mastering the art of content repurposing. These are the same techniques that helped me thrive as a creator, and now, I'm passing the torch to you. So, whether you're flying solo or steering a creative team, buckle up—we're about to embark on the journey to a more impactful, efficient, and exciting year of content creation. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. Try Riverside Today! For podcast recording and editing: Get 15% off any paid plan with promo code Krystal15. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:42:26

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Podcast Automation and the Future of Podcasting

1/9/2024
Send Krystal a Text Message. Prepare to revolutionize your podcasting game as I sit down with Joe Casabona, a wizard in the realm of podcast automation. In our thought-provoking conversation, we lift the veil on cutting-edge tools like Riverside and Make.com, exposing their potential to transform your content creation process. If you're a podcaster craving efficiency and innovation, this episode is your treasure map to streamlining your workflow and enhancing the quality of your work without sacrificing your sanity. The soul of this episode lies in the quest for monetization—converting your podcasting passion into a veritable goldmine. Join us as we dissect the 'Smash Framework' for monetization, a strategy that goes beyond mere profit to forge trust and authority with your audience. Joe and I share our lessons learned from the trenches, offering actionable insights that you can apply to cultivate a loyal following and unlock the true financial potential of your podcast, regardless of its size. As we wrap up our chat, we dive into the future of podcasting with AI tools that promise to redefine content creation. From using AI to craft listener avatars to automating guest bookings and follow-ups, we explore how embracing these innovations can free you up to focus on what you love most about podcasting. Prepare to leave with a toolkit brimming with resources to streamline your operations, and a renewed sense of excitement for the art of podcasting. Don't forget to subscribe for a continuous stream of strategies and stories from the ever-evolving world of content creation. How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete Guide Learn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. Try Riverside Today! For podcast recording and editing: Get 15% off any paid plan with promo code Krystal15. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:01:00:06