20 episodes

Where creative entrepreneurs get their questions answered.

I Want To Know is a no-fluff, 30-minute weekly podcast to help you grow your audience and business.

In each episode, host and For The Interested newsletter creator Josh Spector answers three questions from a creative entrepreneur to help them overcome their challenges and accomplish their goals.

Each answer becomes a 10-minute conversation in which Josh shares advice based on proven strategies he’s used to grow and monetize his audience.

If you’d like to be a guest on I Want To Know, apply at JoshSpector.com/Questions.

I Want To Know Josh Spector

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Where creative entrepreneurs get their questions answered.

I Want To Know is a no-fluff, 30-minute weekly podcast to help you grow your audience and business.

In each episode, host and For The Interested newsletter creator Josh Spector answers three questions from a creative entrepreneur to help them overcome their challenges and accomplish their goals.

Each answer becomes a 10-minute conversation in which Josh shares advice based on proven strategies he’s used to grow and monetize his audience.

If you’d like to be a guest on I Want To Know, apply at JoshSpector.com/Questions.

    I’m About To Change How You Think About Your Audience

    I’m About To Change How You Think About Your Audience

    Today’s guest is Leo Notenboom. Leo has been helping folks with technology since he first touched a computer in 1976. After an 18-year career as a software engineer at Microsoft, Leo brought his expertise to the internet with askleo.com, where he is been helping non-techies and techies alike with their computer problems and frustrations since 2003. You can join 35,000 others getting Leo's weekly newsletter Confident Computing at newsletter.askleo.com.

    Three topics Josh and Leo tackle include:

    (02:57) Don’t Let Social Media Platforms Do This To You
    (11:36) Is It Time To Quit Your Project? Watch This To Find Out!
    (24:25) Everything I’d Do Differently If I Started Building My Audience Today

    • 36 min
    How I Get As Many High-Paying Coaching Clients As I Want

    How I Get As Many High-Paying Coaching Clients As I Want

    Today’s guest is Karthik Puvvada. Often called KP by his friends and audience on the internet, he's a founder, creator, and coach based out of Atlanta. He's also the program director at Day One, a premier founder school backed by Gary Vee and Antler Ventures. He has built several global entrepreneurial communities, including On Deck: No Code Fellowship from scratch to a $1M in revenue with an audience of over 35,000 on Twitter and 7,000 on email. There's a reason he's become known as the “Build In Public Guy.”
    The three topics Josh and KP tackle include:

    (04:29) A Successful Coach Reveals His Marketing Secrets
    (22:22) How To Get Coaching Clients To Hire You For A Year
    (33:03) How Much To Charge Your Coaching Clients

    • 48 min
    I Want To Know What Jane Friedman Knows

    I Want To Know What Jane Friedman Knows

    This is a special “Flip the Script” episode! Instead of answering a guest’s questions, host Josh Spector brings on an expert he admires and asks them three questions. Today's guest is Jane Friedman. Jane has spent nearly 25 years working in the book publishing industry with a focus on helping authors succeed in the business. She reports on publishing trends in her email newsletter, The Hot Sheet, for an audience of more than 2,200 paid subscribers. Her latest book is “The Business of Being a Writer” from the University of Chicago Press.

    The three things Josh asked Jane Friedman are:

    (02:05) Should authors self-publish their book or pursue a traditional publisher?
    (13:20) 3 keys to self-publishing success
    (22:33) How to decide if you should write a book

    • 32 min
    Podcast Promotion Strategies You Haven’t Heard Before

    Podcast Promotion Strategies You Haven’t Heard Before

    Today’s guest is Chris Colbert. Chris is the founder of the podcast and video production company DCP Entertainment. His network provides a platform for underrepresented communities through the lived experiences of captivating storytellers. You can keep up with the various projects they're working on by following them on Twitter and Instagram @DCPofficial.

    The three things Chris wants to know include:
    (01:43) The secrets to writing digital ad copy that gets clicks
    (16:02) How to use local marketing to promote your podcast
    (24:01) What to post on social media if you have multiple niches

    • 36 min
    I Want To Know What Beth Lapides Knows

    I Want To Know What Beth Lapides Knows

    This is a special “Flip the Script” episode! Instead of answering a guest’s questions, host Josh Spector brings on an expert he admires and asks them three questions. Today's guest is Beth Lapides. Beth is the creator, host, and producer of the legendary UnCabaret, the show that literally launched the alt-comedy movement. She's also the author of the critically acclaimed and groundbreaking audiobook, So You Need To Decide. And her Infinite Creator workshops and coaching programs are hotbeds of creative breakthroughs. You might have seen her on Comedy Central or Sex in the City, and she knows and has shared a stage with probably every comedian you've ever heard of and admire.

    The three things Josh asked Beth Lapides are:

    (02:51) How to decide which creative projects to work on
    (12:14) The 3 most valuable lessons Beth Lapides has learned from successful creatives
    (24:33) How to attract a community that loves your creations

    • 38 min
    I Want To Know How To Do Creative Work Without Burning Out

    I Want To Know How To Do Creative Work Without Burning Out

    Today’s guest is Roger Nairn. Roger helps brands tell stories that matter as the co-founder and CEO of JAR Audio. A podcast production agency that works exclusively with brands like Amazon, Cirque du Soleil, and AMEX. You can find him on Twitter @jar_roger and on LinkedIn, where he shares insights and knowledge about how brands can take advantage of the growing podcast space in a former life, he led client service teams for agencies including DDB, Cassette, working with Four Seasons, Walmart and Lamborghini.

    The three things Roger wants to know include:
    (02:41) How to balance creative and financial success
    (10:50) How to avoid burnout
    (25:37) How to get non-creatives to buy into the creative process

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Riverwoodwriter ,

No fluff, great value

Josh’s topics are always valuable, and his guests have a great deal to offer. I appreciate the format and the fact that in spite of the warmth of interchange between Josh and his guests, he resists spending much time on chitchat and gets right down to the topic at hand.

dgwilliamson ,

Informs, Challenges, and at same time, Entertains.

Thanks Josh for the really nice work. Josh provides simple and practical advice for whatever season your life or your business is in. Josh proves time and time again that quality in your work surpasses the greatest of marketing. He will tell you that’s also not a bad idea.

Avivitka ,

Useful and applicable advice

I’m a relatively new subscriber to Josh’s newsletter and I’m happy to have found his podcast as well. Already I have implemented a few of his recommendations and it has made a difference in my own newsletter growth and awareness.

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