100 episodes

Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!

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Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!

    Am I Still Me?

    Am I Still Me?

    The act of finding the deeper part of you that never fades may be the most important task of your life. It is certainly the best place from which to create.

    • 19 min
    Before You Build Your First Product, Do This

    Before You Build Your First Product, Do This

    We're at the end of the 5-day Paid to Create challenge and so far, we’ve identified why we create, the importance of making money off our art, how to know what to sell, and to whom. Now, it’s time to sell.

    • 15 min
    Sell Them What They Want, Give Them What They Need

    Sell Them What They Want, Give Them What They Need

    Before you figure out what you want to sell, you need to first figure out what people are willing to pay for. Your job is to create something unique, something that at first meets a felt need of a person but then, in some way, goes beyond what they thought they wanted.

    • 25 min
    More Than Passion: Getting Clear on a Business Idea

    More Than Passion: Getting Clear on a Business Idea

    To start a business, you need more than passion. Getting paid to create really is about getting clear on what people want. Before we get into the super practical work of actually accepting money from other people, we need to get clear on what we have to offer.

    • 15 min
    3 Kinds of Creators: Which One Are You?

    3 Kinds of Creators: Which One Are You?

    There are, I think, roughly three kinds of creators in this world, each with their own path. Today, I want to share with you two things. First is the three kinds of creators, and the second is the path to building an organization around your work.

    • 31 min
    Get Paid to Create

    Get Paid to Create

    Why do we create? To share a thought: an idea, a story, a paradigm. To help another person, perhaps, simply by saying something others are unwilling to say.
    This week, I'm hosting a free, 5-day challenge to get you to take action. My goal for you is to go from zero to one. To get unstuck in a significant way that will allow you to create momentum in your work so that you can finally get paid to create. To find out more, check out goinswriter.com/paidtocreate.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

terrible_with_nicknames ,

Game Changer

This podcast is the best resource I've found to date. Jeff, thanks for sharing your experience and your resources so generously with the world. It's been a huge game changer for me and I can't thank you enough! Keep it up!! :)

voicesdotcom ,

Inspirational, Relevant and Easy to Digest

I just recently started listening and am glad I did. Episode 100 gave an amazing window into why Jeff does this podcast... it even inspired me to start thinking differently about how I am approaching content creation and perhaps revitalize, reinvent or introduce a new offering to our customers in the realm of podcasting. The honest, relevant discussion and the place it comes from is a must-listen for any creative who wants to do better in their field without sacrificing the integrity of their art.

CalvinBlack ,

Great Writing and Marketing Podcast

If you are looking to establish yourself as a writer and have an online platform this podcast is essential listening. Jeff not only interviews amazing guests, he also shares from his own experience of writing and building an impressive online presence. No, he didn't pay me for this review, that's just how good this show is.

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