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Kevin Chemidlin was a podcaster who hit the wall in 2019 - audience growth stopped, he was burnt out, and he couldn't figure out how to monetize.So, he did something crazy: he shut his show down completely, and spent 3 months studying the best podcasts in the game.He came back, implemented what he learned, and then took his podcast past 100,000 listeners and $100,000 monetized.Now, he's here to help you do the same - even faster!Join him as he shares the stories, tactics, and secrets behind the world's most successful podcasts and podcasters.Together, they'll show you how to grow your audience, monetize now, and be on your way to the top of the charts - and so much more - in a fraction of the time!

Grow The Show: Grow & Monetize Your Podcast Kevin Chemidlin

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Kevin Chemidlin was a podcaster who hit the wall in 2019 - audience growth stopped, he was burnt out, and he couldn't figure out how to monetize.So, he did something crazy: he shut his show down completely, and spent 3 months studying the best podcasts in the game.He came back, implemented what he learned, and then took his podcast past 100,000 listeners and $100,000 monetized.Now, he's here to help you do the same - even faster!Join him as he shares the stories, tactics, and secrets behind the world's most successful podcasts and podcasters.Together, they'll show you how to grow your audience, monetize now, and be on your way to the top of the charts - and so much more - in a fraction of the time!

    72: How to Pitch Yourself as a Podcast Guest

    72: How to Pitch Yourself as a Podcast Guest

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    This week's episode of Grow The Show is going to be a little bit different than usual. Today, we're going to be giving you a peak inside the Grow the Show Facebook group.

    Just last week, we had a live training in the Grow The Show Facebook group, where Kevin presented our Targeted Podcast Pitching framework for how to grow a podcast really, really effectively and efficiently. More specifically, that session was about how to write a great pitch email that has a really high chance of getting you featured on another podcast.

    Today, we are going to share that session with you. If you weren't there, now is your chance to catch up and learn how to write a great pitch email for getting yourself featured on other podcasts!


    Topics discussed in this episode:

    Targeted Podcast Pitching

    Why the "spray and pray" method of pitching doesn't work.

    How to craft a great pitch email.


    Head to the Grow The Show website here for more information on how you can grow and monetize your podcast.

    Join us in the Grow The Show Facebook group, we've got over 3000 growth mind podcasters in there, who are waiting for you to ask for their advice!

    To listen to more episodes, head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Don’t forget to rate and review!

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    • 55 min
    71: Should You Change Your Podcast's Name?

    71: Should You Change Your Podcast's Name?

    This episode is sponsored by Riverside.fm, the leading tool for podcast and video recordings. Visit riverside.fm and use code GROW to get 60 minutes free recording and 15% off a membership plan.

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    The moment you have to explain your show’s premise after telling someone the name of your show, that should be your cue to re-evaluate your show’s title. The title should be self-explanatory, because you could lose potential listeners due to confusion around your title. You want to have the listener do the least amount of work as possible to listen in, and it starts with how you name your show. 
    In today’s podcast, our host Kevin Chemidlin hits us with a quick podcast packed with information that could help you in deciding what to name your show, or have you rethink your current title. This perspective could make all the difference in the growth of your show, so you don't want to miss it!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    The importance of your show’s title

    Mistakes we make when naming podcasts

    The best way to name your show

    Why the name of your show should be self-explanatory


    Head to the Grow The Show website here for more information on how you can grow and monetize your podcast.

    Join us in the Grow The Show Facebook group, we've got over 3000 growth mind podcasters in there, who are waiting for you to ask for their advice!

    To listen to more episodes, head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Don’t forget to rate and review!

    Connect with Kevin:
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    Twitter
    LinkedIn

    • 6 min
    70: Should You Take a Break from Podcasting?

    70: Should You Take a Break from Podcasting?

    This episode is sponsored by Riverside.fm, the leading tool for podcast and video recordings. Visit riverside.fm and use code GROW to get 60 minutes free recording and 15% off a membership plan.

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    Do less so you can do more. This sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? It is actually one of the building blocks of creating a successful podcast show, especially if you’ve been feeling uninspired or have felt your show isn’t growing the way you would have hoped. Contrary to popular belief, being consistent isn’t essential for a successful show, it is actually knowing when and how to take a break. Taking a break could be the difference between creating a podcast that is unfulfilling and has you in the negatives or creating an exciting 7 figure podcast business! 

    On today’s episode, our host Kevin Chemidlin educates us on how to create a strategy around taking a break. Kevin presents 5 criteria that are proven to help in understanding whether or not to take a break and how to measure each criteria. If all data points point to yes, then it’s time to determine what type of break to take. Yes, all breaks aren’t the same. Do you shut everything down and go on vacation to Hawaii, do you use the break to hunker down to create a new game plan for your podcast, or a little bit of both? 

    Kevin walks us through each criteria and more to help you decide if it is time for a hiatus that can help accelerate your podcast and avoid burnout. You don’t want to miss this one.

    Topics discussed in this episode:


    How consistency wasn’t the answer for Kevin’s first podcast “Philly Who”

    What happened when Kevin decided to take a break

    Reimagining the show while taking a break

    Creating room for new ideas

    The 5 criteria: A,B,C,D,E

    How to measure each criteria to make the decision to keep going or to take a break

    Combining the criteria to decide on two break scenarios

    3 pitfalls of taking a break

    How to avoid these pitfalls

    Fears around taking a break

    The hack that will allow you to make money while taking a break

    Why consistency alone will not make your podcast successful


    Head to the Grow The Show website here for more information on how you can grow and monetize your podcast.

    Join us in the Grow The Show Facebook group, we've got over 3000 growth mind podcasters in there, who are waiting for you to ask for their advice!

    To listen to more episodes, head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Don’t forget to rate and review!

    Connect with Kevin:

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    Twitter
    LinkedIn

    • 33 min
    69: Should You Put Your Best Podcast Content Behind a Paywall?

    69: Should You Put Your Best Podcast Content Behind a Paywall?

    This is a question podcasters ask me all of the time: 

    "Should I put my best podcast interviews behind a paywall?" 

    It makes sense why podcasters might think that would be a great way to get more people to sign up for their Patreon. 

    HOWEVER, putting your most interesting content behind a paywall could actually hurt your audience growth efforts. 

    In this episode of Grow The Show, I explain why that is.

    • 5 min
    68: The Three Ingredients You NEED to Grow Your Podcast Audience

    68: The Three Ingredients You NEED to Grow Your Podcast Audience

    This episode is sponsored by Riverside.fm, the leading tool for podcast and video recordings. Visit riverside.fm and use code GROW to get 60 minutes free recording and 15% off a membership plan.

    Watch the FREE Grow The Show masterclass to learn my four steps to growing a thriving podcast business!

    If you are a podcaster struggling with your audience growth, you don't necessarily need a new growth strategy. 

    Instead, your show may be missing one of the three key ingredients that all podcasts need to gain new audience members. 

    On today's episode of Grow The Show, I'm going to explain what those three ingredients are, and how you can use them to skyrocket your download numbers!

    • 24 min
    67: How to Make Your Podcast Totally Unique

    67: How to Make Your Podcast Totally Unique

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    Specificity is something that I talk about a lot here on Grow The Show.

    Overall, It is my belief that the more specific your podcast is, the better chance it will have of growing and being monetized because it will have a better chance of deeply resonating with your audience. 

    In this quick hit episode of GTS, I'm going to share a way to make it way easier for you to get more specific with your podcast. Plus, I'll share an example of a creator who found great success by getting very specific with their own premise.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

awovenfabric ,

Great show - really helpful and nicely done

This show is pretty much genius for podcasters: my only niggle is that I would like to hear more from women podcasters and from podcasters outside the US - this is kind of a guy zone at the moment, come on Kevin you can fix this!

edielush ,

Required listening for any podcaster

Helpful, targeted techniques for how to increase your audience, make money and get your dream guests. What’s not to like?

Cosworzel ,

Helpful and actionable tips

Even in just one episode Kevin gives some really practical and actionable tips. Looking forward to listening to more episodes.

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