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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

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 99 Ratings

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!

    The 3 Core Skills You Must Have to Be a Successful Podcaster, with Eric O'Keeffe

    The 3 Core Skills You Must Have to Be a Successful Podcaster, with Eric O'Keeffe

    There was a question asked in the free grow the show Facebook group earlier this year that got me thinking, and the question was this: What are the core competencies that a podcast or needs to grow a show from? 

    After growing two shows myself interviewing dozens of other successful podcasters and helping thousands more via this podcast, we here at grow have a theory about the three baseline skills that you need to develop to have a successful podcast.

    Today on Grow The Show, we are joined by Eric O’Keeffe, another full-time podcaster who has developed those three skills himself and who is here to share how he did it. 

    Eric is the creator and host of What If World, which is is a storytime show that’s regularly ranked among the top podcasts for kids. Today, Eric makes the leap from listener to guest to share with you how he built the three core skills needed to be a successful podcaster, what those skills exactly are, and how you will soon have them, too.

    Want to join a community of high-performing independent podcasters?
    Want to swap tactics, get feedback, and grow together?
    Want to have your questions answered during AMAs with podcasting legends?
    Join us in the Grow The Show online community!: https://growthe.show/fb
     
    Ready to have Kevin join your podcasting team?
    Apply for the Grow The Show Podcast Accelerator!: https://growtheshow.com/apply
    or watch Kevin's 70-minute Masterclass on how he took his first podcast past 100k and $100k to learn more about the program: https://growthe.show/masterclass

    • 33 min
    How to Optimize Your Podcast Website, With Brenden Mulligan

    How to Optimize Your Podcast Website, With Brenden Mulligan

    How easy is it for you to update your podcast website?

    Do you even have a website for your podcast?

    What does it look like?

    When someone searches for your podcast on Google, does your podcast website show up first?

    How much time and money do you spend on the design, upkeep, and maintenance of your podcast website?

    What I've found is that most podcasters fall into one of two camps regarding their podcast website: They are either completely overwhelmed, have virtually no website presence, and don't even know the first place to start, Or, the opposite is true, and they've actually spent TOO MUCH TIME developing their website and SEO.

    Whether you are in either of those camps or maybe you're somewhere in between, this episode of Grow The Show is going to help.

    That's because today we're joined by Brenden Mulligan, the creator of PodPage, which is an easy podcast website creation platform kinda like Squarespace, but easier, and designed specifically for podcasters. Today, Brenden is here to set the record straight on these questions, and more, that continue to plague podcasters to this day: What should my website look like? Is my SEO good enough? Should I pay someone to build a website?

    Resources Mentioned:
    Podpage: Use promo code "gts" for $20 off of any pro plan!

    Want to join a community of high-performing independent podcasters?
    Want to swap tactics, get feedback, and grow together?
    Want to have your questions answered during AMAs with podcasting legends?
    Join us in the Grow The Show online community!: https://growthe.show/fb
     
    Ready to have Kevin join your podcasting team?
    Apply for the Grow The Show Podcast Accelerator!: https://growtheshow.com/apply
    or watch Kevin's 70-minute Masterclass on how he took his first podcast past 100k and $100k to learn more about the program: https://growthe.show/masterclass

    • 22 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Podcasting Master Class With Eric Nuzum

    BONUS EPISODE: Podcasting Master Class With Eric Nuzum

    Podcasting legend Eric Nuzum has created hit shows like TED Radio Hour and Invisibilia and has led and advised NPR, Audible, and countless other companies.
    Recently, he joined Grow The Show producer, Katherine Nails, and the Grow The Show Accelerator students for an exclusive Q&A session to share how to convert social media followers into listeners, how to effectively pitch your show to advertisers, why consistency isn't always beneficial, and much, much more.
    On this special episode of Grow The Show, you'll get to listen in to that session and learn from Eric's expertise.
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    Eric's book, Make Noise
    Eric's newsletter
    PodNews article on show notes

    Want to join a community of high-performing independent podcasters?
    Want to swap tactics, get feedback, and grow together?
    Want to have your questions answered during AMAs with podcasting legends?
    Join us in the Grow The Show online community!: https://growthe.show/fb
     
    Ready to have Kevin join your podcasting team?
    Apply for the Grow The Show Podcast Accelerator!: https://growthe.show/apply
    or watch Kevin's 70-minute Masterclass on how he took his first podcast past 100k and $100k to learn more about the program: https://growthe.show/masterclass
    Resources:
    >> THE HANDS-DOWN BEST USB MICROPHONE: SHURE MV: https://growthe.show/mv
    Want your podcast to sound as crisp and high-quality as mine does? Easy. Grab the brand-new Shure MV7.
    This is the first-ever USB mic created by Shure. It's completely plug-and-play, out of the box, and is the only USB mic that gives you the same silky smooth sound as the Shure SM7B setup, at 1/3rd of the cost.
    I literally cannot recommend this microphone enough. All of the convenience. Amazing price.
    BY FAR the best bang for your buck.
    Grab it now on Amazon!
     
    >> THE BEST REMOTE INTERVIEW RECORDING SOFTWARE: SQUADCAST: https://growthe.show/squadcast
    Squadcast is by far the best remote recording platform in the game. I use Squadcast to record my interviews for all of my podcasts, because it's the easiest platform for me and my guests to use, and it has the best audio quality.
    Within weeks, Squadcast will be introducing video recording too.
    Want to give it a go? Use this link to sign up: https://growthe.show/squadcast and you'll be able to try the platform for free for an entire interview!
     
    >> THE BEST WEB PLAYER + TRANSCRIPTION EMBEDDER FOR YOUR WEBSITE: FUSEBOX
    If you head over to growtheshow.com/episodes, you'll see that each episode features a nifty embedded web player AND an embedded transcript of the entire episode.
    This is easily done with the Fusebox plugin, which works for all website providers (WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and any other HTML Website!)
    My favorite part? The transcript gets pasted in super easily, looks great, and the entire text of the episode counts for SEO.
    Use this link to sign up for Fusebox and quickly and easily revamp your podcast website: https://growthe.show/fusebox

    • 1 hr 51 min
    How to Know if Your Targeted Daily Engagement (TDE) is Working

    How to Know if Your Targeted Daily Engagement (TDE) is Working

    The Targeted Daily Engagement framework says that podcasters should be online for 15 minutes every day engaging with thier dream listeners, dream guests, and dream sponsors. If you do this, then you are guaranteed to see your download numbers grow.
    But, how do you know if you're engaging in the right ways with the right audience?
    In this quick solo episode, Kevin shares how you can tell if your TDE is working for you, and how to adjust your approach if it isn't.

    Grow the Show Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/growtheshow/

    Want to join a community of high-performing independent podcasters?
    Want to swap tactics, get feedback, and grow together?
    Want to have your questions answered during AMAs with podcasting legends?
    Join us in the Grow The Show online community!: https://growthe.show/fb
     
    Ready to have Kevin join your podcasting team?
    Apply for the Grow The Show Podcast Accelerator!: https://growthe.show/apply
    or watch Kevin's 70-minute Masterclass on how he took his first podcast past 100k and $100k to learn more about the program: https://growthe.show/masterclass

    Resources:
    >> THE HANDS-DOWN BEST USB MICROPHONE: SHURE MV: https://growthe.show/mv
    Want your podcast to sound as crisp and high-quality as mine does? Easy. Grab the brand-new Shure MV7.
    This is the first-ever USB mic created by Shure. It's completely plug-and-play, out of the box, and is the only USB mic that gives you the same silky smooth sound as the Shure SM7B setup, at 1/3rd of the cost.
    I literally cannot recommend this microphone enough. All of the convenience. Amazing price.
    BY FAR the best bang for your buck.
    Grab it now on Amazon!
     
    >> THE BEST REMOTE INTERVIEW RECORDING SOFTWARE: SQUADCAST: https://growthe.show/squadcast
    Squadcast is by far the best remote recording platform in the game. I use Squadcast to record my interviews for all of my podcasts, because it's the easiest platform for me and my guests to use, and it has the best audio quality.
    Within weeks, Squadcast will be introducing video recording too.
    Want to give it a go? Use this link to sign up: https://growthe.show/squadcast and you'll be able to try the platform for free for an entire interview!
     
    >> THE BEST WEB PLAYER + TRANSCRIPTION EMBEDDER FOR YOUR WEBSITE: FUSEBOX
    If you head over to growtheshow.com/episodes, you'll see that each episode features a nifty embedded web player AND an embedded transcript of the entire episode.
    This is easily done with the Fusebox plugin, which works for all website providers (WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and any other HTML Website!)
    My favorite part? The transcript gets pasted in super easily, looks great, and the entire text of the episode counts for SEO.
    Use this link to sign up for Fusebox and quickly and easily revamp your podcast website: https://growthe.show/fusebox

    • 21 min
    How to Record Professional-Quality Podcast Audio, With Rockwell Felder

    How to Record Professional-Quality Podcast Audio, With Rockwell Felder

    How professional does your podcast sound?
    
    What recording software do you use?

    Do you record your podcast in a closet?

    Should you upgrade your equipment?

    What's the best mic, at the best price?

    I get questions about these things from podcasters all the time.

    And I haven't really answered them much, because, in most cases, podcasters need to focus more on their content and premise than their equipment.

    But, it's true, sound quality is indeed important.

    And, it's actually way easier - and cheaper! - than you think to have a really professional-sounding podcast.

    In fact, when I recorded the first 30 episodes of Philly Who?, I did it with two $98 SM58 mics, that's it!

    No studio, no $400 mic.

    I literally just carried the two mics in my backpack and recorded the interviews in random conference rooms.

    Yet, the most common feedback I got back then was how professional the show sounded.

    So, how is it done?

    How can you get top-notch recording quality, anywhere, on a budget?

    Today Rockwell Felder is here to break down the answers.

    Rockwell is the Co-Founder and CFO of Squadcast, a remote recording software platform for podcasters.

    On this episode of Grow The Show, he is going to talk about how you can get crisp, high-quality podcast audio, without spending a fortune on complicated equipment or state-of-the-art studio time.

    In fact, with just a few adjustments, and the right technique, you can have professional-sounding audio by the next time you sit down to record!
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    Squadcast: Use this link to sign up (https://growthe.show/squadcast) and use promo code "growtheshow" and you'll be able to try the platform for free for an entire month!
    Shure MV7 Microphone (https://growthe.show/mv7)
    ATR2100 Microphone (https://growthe.show/atr2100)
    Between Two Mics podcast

    Want to join a community of high-performing independent podcasters?
    Want to swap tactics, get feedback, and grow together?
    Want to have your questions answered during AMAs with podcasting legends?
    Join us in the Grow The Show online community!: https://growthe.show/fb
     
    Ready to have Kevin join your podcasting team?
    Apply for the Grow The Show Podcast Accelerator!: https://growtheshow.com/apply
    or watch Kevin's 70-minute Masterclass on how he took his first podcast past 100k and $100k to learn more about the program: https://growthe.show/masterclass

    • 30 min
    Should You Publish Your Podcast Episodes on Youtube?

    Should You Publish Your Podcast Episodes on Youtube?

    Many podcasters ask... should I publish my podcast episodes on YouTube?
    For the past year, we've said no, you shouldn't.
    But...
    Today, we're officially changing our answer.
    In this quick solo episode, Kevin shares why that answer has changed, and what you should do about it!

    Grow the Show Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/growtheshow/

    Want to join a community of high-performing independent podcasters?
    Want to swap tactics, get feedback, and grow together?
    Want to have your questions answered during AMAs with podcasting legends?
    Join us in the Grow The Show online community!: https://growthe.show/fb
     
    Ready to have Kevin join your podcasting team?
    Apply for the Grow The Show Podcast Accelerator!: https://growthe.show/apply
    or watch Kevin's 70-minute Masterclass on how he took his first podcast past 100k and $100k to learn more about the program: https://growthe.show/masterclass

    Resources:
    >> THE HANDS-DOWN BEST USB MICROPHONE: SHURE MV: https://growthe.show/mv
    Want your podcast to sound as crisp and high-quality as mine does? Easy. Grab the brand-new Shure MV7.
    This is the first-ever USB mic created by Shure. It's completely plug-and-play, out of the box, and is the only USB mic that gives you the same silky smooth sound as the Shure SM7B setup, at 1/3rd of the cost.
    I literally cannot recommend this microphone enough. All of the convenience. Amazing price.
    BY FAR the best bang for your buck.
    Grab it now on Amazon!
     
    >> THE BEST REMOTE INTERVIEW RECORDING SOFTWARE: SQUADCAST: https://growthe.show/squadcast
    Squadcast is by far the best remote recording platform in the game. I use Squadcast to record my interviews for all of my podcasts, because it's the easiest platform for me and my guests to use, and it has the best audio quality.
    Within weeks, Squadcast will be introducing video recording too.
    Want to give it a go? Use this link to sign up: https://growthe.show/squadcast and you'll be able to try the platform for free for an entire interview!
     
    >> THE BEST WEB PLAYER + TRANSCRIPTION EMBEDDER FOR YOUR WEBSITE: FUSEBOX
    If you head over to growtheshow.com/episodes, you'll see that each episode features a nifty embedded web player AND an embedded transcript of the entire episode.
    This is easily done with the Fusebox plugin, which works for all website providers (WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and any other HTML Website!)
    My favorite part? The transcript gets pasted in super easily, looks great, and the entire text of the episode counts for SEO.
    Use this link to sign up for Fusebox and quickly and easily revamp your podcast website: https://growthe.show/fusebox

    • 17 min

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So much valuable information.

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Kevin is a breath of fresh air! It’s so nice to hear how to narrow down tiny little things you can do to help your podcast grow! His energy is great too and the Facebook page is very helpful! Subscribe and get cracking at your podcast!

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I just listend to my first episode and loved the energy as well as the content. The first episode was enough to convince me to suscribe.

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