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 What Amanda Natividad 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 Amanda Natividad.
Amanda is a creator and marketer who helps people do better organic marketing. She's currently VP of Marketing for SparkToro, the maker of audience research tools. She also teaches a content marketing course called Content Marketing 201, and she writes a twice monthly creative newsletter called The Menu. Marketing is actually her third career—she was previously a test kitchen cook and tech journalist. You can find her on Twitter @amandanat.
The three questions Josh Spector asked Amanda Natividad are:
1. How do you approach Twitter day-to-day? (02:15)
2. What are your best tips to explain a complicated topic through content or marketing? (15:46)
3. Five-Minute Journalism School: Key journalism skills for non-journalists. (23:04)
I Want To Know What You’ve Learned About How To Succeed As A Creative Entrepreneur
Fab Giovanetti is an award-winning author, entrepreneur and marketing consultant who helps professionals reclaim their time. She’s the CEO of Alt Marketing School, where she supports people making a positive impact through their marketing. She’s been featured in The Next Web, Business Insider, Forbes, among others. As a speaker through her online consulting, she’s touched over a hundred thousand people from all over the world.
The three questions Fab asked Josh Spector are:
1. The Most Valuable Thing To Unlearn (02:19)
2. How To Become A Stronger Writer In One Minute (11:31)
3. How To Take Control Of Your Business (21:01)
I Want To Know How to Sell Without Feeling Fake
Nick Heath wants to know how to sell without being fake. Nick is a researcher and writer who helps people live better lives through simple breathing practices. You can learn about the power of breath through his newsletter, The Breathing 411 newsletter, or find him on Instagram @thethebreathingdiabetic. Previously, Nick was an atmospheric scientist and has worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Air Force.
The three questions Nick asked Josh Spector are:
1. How do you overcome the fear of selling? (2:20)
2. What are some tips for trying to make a living from your passion without feeling fake? (10:45)
3. How do you start selling to an audience after you’ve only ever offered free content? (20:28)
I Want To Know How To Get The Right Clients
Marci Brennan wants to know how to get the right clients. If you're drowning in photos and know that you should do something about those precious family memories but don't have the time, Marci’s company Past Present Pix is your savior. Marci and her husband are two longtime photo industry professionals who've been making their own memories together for over 30 years, and they love helping others with their comprehensive photo management.
The three questions Marci asked Josh Spector are:
1. What’s the best way to attract qualified clients? (01:57)
2. How do you get recurring clients? (11:15)
3. How do I use my newsletter to attract potential leads and grow my audience? (20:46)
I Want To Know About I Want To Know
Emily Benedict wants to know all about the I Want To Know Podcast. Emily’s a solopreneur running her own agency, ESB Media, and helps clients with everything from PR to social media, to copywriting and branding — and she’s Josh’s secret weapon.
The three questions Emily asked Josh Spector are:
1. Why is this the right time for you to start a podcast? (04:09)
2. How did you get the idea for the podcast structure? (11:02)
3. How does the podcast fit into your overall content ecosystem? (17:23)
Expertise & Value on Display
Josh Spector has done it again. Much like in his invaluable newsletter ‘For the Interested’ Josh blends generosity, experience, & simple-to-implement tactics for all of us our there doing creative work. I love this podcast.
A must listen for creative entrepreneurs
Josh Spector puts a ton of great content into the world, and this podcast is a solid extension of his work. I particularly like the format of this show, and two shows in it’s already evident that it will provide value to creative entrepreneurs.
Josh gets to the core of a challenge with laser precision. Then offers actionable solutions. I will be listening every week.