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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!

    78: How to Seal the Deal With a Potential Podcast Sponsor

    78: How to Seal the Deal With a Potential Podcast Sponsor

    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.

    Apply to the Grow The Show Accelerator Program!

    Someone has reached out to you telling you they want to sponsor your podcast. It feels like you’ve reached your goal and there’s a reason to celebrate, but this is when the real work begins.

    Grow The Show has covered topics like how to pitch yourself to sponsors and choosing the right kind of sponsor for your show, but just like in those blockbuster rom-coms, listeners are left wondering “what happens after they get together?”. The happy ending isn’t when two people finally come together, but when they build a long-lasting relationship.

    On today’s episode, Kevin outlines 15 steps you should take once you have an interested sponsor. He goes over the process from beginning to end, from that first conversation with the sponsor to creating terms for the deal, to locking them down for a repeat partnership.

    Believe it or not, Kevin was able to start monetizing his first podcast by offering a free sponsorship. Sounds counterintuitive, right? Be sure to tune in and find out how it may work for you as well!

    Topics discussed in this episode:


    Kevin reviews the 15 steps you should take after you have an interested sponsor

    The 12th step is why many podcasters fail, so do not skip it

    Industry standard rates for sponsorship vs. pricing for smaller podcasts

    Money is NOT the only goal when getting a sponsorship

    Why offering free ads may build lucrative, long-term sponsor relationships

    The importance of tracking the success of your ad

    Connect with the sponsor after the ad to determine the success of the ad run

    Learn from successes and mistakes to grow your skills and your podcast


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

    Join our community in the Grow The Show Facebook group, where we’ve got over 3,000 growth-minded podcasters 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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    • 34 min
    77: The 3 Characteristics of Great Podcast Cover Art

    77: The 3 Characteristics of Great Podcast Cover Art

    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.

    Apply to the Grow The Show Accelerator Program!

    Although podcasts rely mainly on sound, there are other aspects of creating a podcast that are more visual, like podcast artwork. 

    What makes great podcast artwork? It's a question that we get a lot here at Grow The Show, so we wanted to share our take on the answer to this question.

    Whether you are just beginning, rebranding, or just curious, understanding what kind of artwork works best for your niche and audience is so important. Keep it simple, unique, and informative. Making it complicated will only make things difficult for you in the long run.

    Tune in for practical advice and tips on what makes great podcast artwork, where to find designers, and what you should and shouldn’t include.


    Topics discussed in this episode:


    What is podcast artwork?

    3 characteristics of great artwork

    Should you include your headshot in your artwork

    Where to find someone to help design your artwork

    • 13 min
    76: How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Podcast in 2022

    76: How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Podcast in 2022

    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.

    Apply to the Grow The Show Accelerator Program!

    This episode is jam packed with priceless information that you will need to grow your social media following as a podcaster. 

    Gaining a following on social media can be a challenge for podcasters because of the number of clicks it takes for a potential listener to go from a social media platform to listening to your podcast. Traditional social media strategies don’t offer the same conversion when it comes to trying to promote a podcast.

    That’s where we want to help, and we have the answers for you. These tried, tested, and true strategies will allow for you to gain the right listeners in the right corners of the internet for you. It’s a dance between authenticity and a deep understanding of who your audience is or could be.

    Today’s episode is a deep dive in social media where our host Kevin Chemidlin takes you through each intricate step of what works and what doesn’t, as well as insider tips on how to leverage social media in a way that works for you. This is expert advice that you don’t want to miss.

    By the end of this episode, you will know which platforms you should be on, what type of content to post on those platforms to get maximum growth, and how to fit that all into your schedule as a podcaster and business owner.


    Topics discussed in this episode:


    Three fundamental things social media does for podcasters

    2 main challenges podcasters face when trying to gain listenership via social media

    2 general principles to help grow your online audience and gain listenership

    The current social media landscape

    Why is the way TikTok functions revolutionary for podcasters?

    Should podcasters be on all social media platforms?

    The 1-10K rule

    How to choose which social media platform is right for your podcast

    How to create content that your audience actually cares about

    Are audiograms still effective?

    What kind of content on social media gives people a dopamine hit

    Hook theory: a three-step framework

    3 types of podcast social media content you can publish to grow your social media

    How to structure your social media post using summary content

    How to incentivize listeners

    Real-world examples of what to post on social media

    An example of a native hook and how to make a reel in Descript

    How to repurpose your podcast content on social media

    How much content should you share so people will listen to your podcast

    What kind of content is best for which social media platform

    How to include personal content about you the host

    Do we recommend social media ads?

    How to grow a Facebook group

    Should you put out a post saying you are open to sponsorship?



    If you want to learn more about TDE, check out episode 9 here:  ‘Targeted Daily Engagement: How To Use Social Media to Double Your Audience’.

    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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    LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 29 min
    75: The Biggest TDE Mistakes Podcasters Make

    75: The Biggest TDE Mistakes Podcasters Make

    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.

    The Targeted Daily Engagement (TDE) framework here at ‘Grow The Show’ is a tried, tested, and true strategy to help you gain listeners and grow your show! 

    It’s quite simple, be active in online communities where your target audience gets together, in what we call ‘watering holes’. Although it seems simple, a lot of people don’t do TDE correctly and it can become draining and burdensome. Which is the complete opposite of what you should feel. 

    So, in order to help our listeners understand how to TDE, on today’s episode, host Kevin Chemidlin gives us examples on how NOT to do TDE. 

    Tune in for a quick episode on how you can create more listeners by understanding your target audience and knowing where to find them!


    Topics discussed in this episode:


    The Targeted Daily Engagement (TDE) framework at ‘Grow The Show’

    What are watering holes?

    Specific issues podcasters run into while TDE’ing

    Examples of how NOT to do TDE

    Understanding your target audience



    If you want to learn more about TDE, check out episode 9 here: ‘Targeted Daily Engagement: How To Use Social Media to Double Your Audience’.

    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:

    Instagram
    Twitter
    LinkedIn

    • 12 min
    74: How to Create a Killer Call to Action

    74: How to Create a Killer Call to Action

    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.

    Apply to the Grow The Show Accelerator Program!

    Would you accept a marriage proposal on your first date? Probably not, right? There is a strategic courting ritual required before you ask anyone to make a big leap. 

    This same theory can be used to understand why your listeners aren’t actioning your call to action. This is something so many podcasts fall short on.  

    We here at ‘Grow The Show’ have uncovered 8 reasons why listeners take the call to action on a podcast and we want to share them with you! 

    The best thing about these 8 reasons is you don’t have to act on all 8, you can implement 2 or 3 and still see results. 

    Tune in to learn practical tips on how to get your listeners to act on your call to action today!


    Topics discussed in this episode:


    8 reasons reasons why listeners take the call to action

    Questions to ask yourself about your call to action

    Importance of not overthinking your call to action


    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-minded 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

    • 26 min
    73: Should You Number Your Podcast Episodes?

    73: Should You Number Your Podcast Episodes?

    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.

    Apply to the Grow The Show Accelerator Program!

    In this week's episode of Grow The Show, Kevin will give you his thoughts on a controversial subject in the podcasting world. That subject is numbering your podcast episodes. It turns out, that doing this actually has a HUGE benefit for you and your listeners.

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    Whether or not you should number your podcast episodes.

    Why numbering your podcast episodes is beneficial for your audience.



    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

@kimstewinspired ,

BLOWN AWAY by all this incredible podcast coaching!

Run, don’t walk, to tune in if you are trying to grow your show. I can’t believe all the free coaching that Kevin offers here and he’s always answering the questions on my mind. It’s the only show I binge from start to end no matter the length!

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Just plain awesome

Kevin is professionally generous and authentic in his desire to help. Can’t wait to put what I’m learning to use!

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What a great podcast for podcasters

I have a podcast that has not been growing. I found Kevin and his guidance. I’m so thankful for all the practical suggestions! Now I know what my next step is.

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