BIG NEWS. By the time this episode is live, we will have hit 20,000 downloads for Take It Personally! This is a big deal, and I am so thrilled to see that number.
When I logged in to the platform I use for TIP and saw that it was climbing 19k, I couldn’t believe it. When did this happen?! I’m pretty aware of stats and information within my business, but I will admit, not as much for the podcast. That’s why I was surprised, but SO thrilled.
I wanted to take the time for this week’s episode to dive into Take It Personally – where it’s been and where I’m hoping to take it in 2022. This will be a little peek behind the curtain into my business, specifically the podcast.
Before I started Take It Personally, I was a little confused about how people fit podcasting into their business. Anyone that I knew that had a podcast was not saying anything about how they have all this free time to add in hosting a podcast. We all have a lot going on, and yet podcasting has become really popular in recent years among business owners who have a lot going on, so this made me curious! Today I will touch on that and how Take It Personally fits within my business and operates.
Thank you for being a part of this community and helping Take It Personally reach 20,000 downloads! I’m excited to share how I have gotten to this point, where I have grown, and my goals for this year ahead.
Here are some things discussed in this episode:
- Hiring a podcast editor and how it has helped me be more consistent
- How 2020/pandemic affected my podcasting schedule
- Finding a rhythm for work/the podcast after 2020 and having a baby
- How I use the podcast to share free content
- Connecting with other business owners through the podcast
- How the podcast has helped me improve my speaking skills (and will continue to help me)
- Current podcast costs and monetization options
- Podcast schedule for this year
- Marketing and sharing about the podcast more on social
- Batch working and working ahead
- How to get in touch if you want to come on the podcast!
A few highlights from this episode:
[8:48] – It’s essentially a continuation of my blog or the content that I put on Instagram (but longer format). It’s more meet you where you are because you can have earbuds in your ears while you are cleaning the kitchen or relaxing at night, when you are in the car you can listen. I like that, so that people don’t need to have a break in their day to be able to listen.
[9:47] – I also love connecting with other business owners. I think that having a podcast gives you a bit more flexibility to be able to reach out to other business owners.
[14:09] – I really like the idea of figuring out a way to make money from something that I’m already doing, and that I enjoy doing, as opposed to adding another service line in my business or increasing my pricing.
[18:14 – I want to talk about this kind of content more on my main Maddie Peschong profile because I’m really proud of the content that we’re putting out, and I don’t talk about it enough I don’t think.
Thank you again for being here! 20,000 downloads is still mind blowing to me. I’m excited for this year ahead and the growth we hope to see. If there are any topics or experts that you want to hear from on the podcast this year, please reach out!
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