Ultimate Podcast Marketing with Emily Milling

Oct 27 2020 26 mins 1

Curious how to use your podcast to attract clients and generate revenue? Need help to get started with a strategic podcast plan? Ultimate Podcast Marketing is a podcast about podcasting for creative entrepreneurs! Everything you need to know to turn your passion into a podcast that can earn money, fill up your sales funnel, and help you gain super duper confidence along the way! Hosted by Emily Milling, podcaster, editor, and lover of all things podcasting!

Done Is Better Than Perfect
Sep 15 2020 40 mins  
This week, I’m taking you behind the scenes with Podcast Rocketeer Nicola Holmes to give you an inside look at the planning process of a podcast. I’m often sharing strategies about getting started or different ways to set up your mic, but I realized that there’s one crucial step that’s missing from the narrative, which is that there’s a journey between the start and finish lines! Duh! And since one of the biggest roadblocks my clients and Rocketeers face is overwhelm, I thought sharing a mid-way point story in progress would help you gain a bit of perspective on how so many other podcasters-to-be are working through these feelings.Pushing through the overwhelmWhen professional coach and facilitator Nicola joined Podcast Rocket her primary hangup was getting stuck in “analysis paralysis” - should she focus more on coaching theories or interviews with clients? Should the title be “All Things Change” or “Changing All Things”? Or something else entirely?It wasn’t that she didn’t have the content ideas, it was just that she had too many. In week 1 of Podcast Rocket she shared on the group call what her challenges were in organizing all of the moving pieces, so we came up with a plan of action (and a hard deadline) to pick a title and nail down a description. And guess what, she did it!Pro tip: done is better than perfect!Recovering perfectionist over here! I get it! That’s why I’m so excited to share the experience of someone who has made it through, and she’s going to explain exactly how she did it.If you’re struggling with the process of starting your podcast, this episode is for you. It’s going to show you that yes, there is a way to get past the initial overwhelm, and feel confident in your ability to produce and publish a weekly show, it just takes that one first step!Thinking of starting a podcast? Make sure you sign up for my free mini-course “How to Start A Podcast” over at https://theultimatecreative.com/startapodcastDon’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts to help more listeners like you find the show!Links mentioned in this episode:Nicola’s website: https://www.nicolaholmes.ca/Nicola’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolaholmescoach/Nicola’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NicolaHolmesCoach/Podcast Rocket: https://theultimatecreative.com/podcast-rocket

Don't start a podcast without these 3 key things
Sep 08 2020 17 mins  
You’re getting ready to start a podcast, and things are starting to feel JUUUUST a little overwhelming! But here’s the thing, you really only need these three key things to get started. So get out your planner and let’s start that podcast!1. A content planIt’s pretty common to get caught up in the excitement of starting a podcast, and you might actually have loads of topic ideas! But how do they all fit together? Podcasting, like any other type of content, needs a plan. If you don’t know where you’re going with it, you’ll end up driving in a direction that makes no sense for your goals. 2. A podcast hostI’m not talking about you, silly! I’m talking about a place where you upload your episode files every week to be distributed to all the platforms, like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, yadda yadda yadda. A podcast host is basically the same thing as a website host. For a certain amount of money, you get to store your audio files in one place. I’ve been getting very into BuzzSprout as of late, because they make it super easy to submit to the different podcast directories, and at about $12/mo on the basic plan, it’s very affordable. And, if you want a $20 Amazon gift card, use my affiliate link to sign up! https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=11848193. At least one episode recordedAgain, I know this all might sound super basic, but you can’t actually do the rest of what you need to do with your podcast host without a full episode recorded and uploaded. One episode is fine, but I’ll challenge you to go even beyond that and record four episodes before you launch. Heck, if you really want to start a podcast with a bang, record eight episodes, release four all at the same time to kick off the party (this gets you more downloads and visibility on Apple Podcasts) and then release your next four each week following! It’s all about planning!Once you’ve got your content plan sorted out, and the logistical and technical elements organized, you’re good to go. Plan ahead, do a little bit of research, and remember that at the end of the day, everything can be edited and re-uploaded. Heck, you can even change the name of your podcast if you really want to! I’ve done it!Still need help to start a podcast?Get instant access to my free mini course “How To Start A Podcast” now! Straightforward strategy and tips that will get your podcast launched quickly! https://theultimatecreative.com/startapodcastLinks mentioned in this episode:SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.comBuzzSprout (affiliate link): https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1184819How To Start A Podcast: https://theultimatecreative.com/startapodcastEmail me at [email protected] to learn how we can work together!

Podcasting To Inspire True Body Acceptance With Jenn Green
Sep 01 2020 33 mins  
In this episode, Jenn Green, founder of This Baby Mama Body and I get VERY passionate about how women’s bodies are portrayed in the media, and what it means to start a podcast that aims to normalize larger women. Jenn is a plus-sized fitness coach who refuses to believe that women should be made to feel like their bodies aren’t good enough, post-partum (or at any time for that matter!). And now, she’s launching a podcast to help more women move towards true body acceptance.Getting VocalJenn was one of the first Podcast Rocketeers back in May of 2020 and I was SO excited for her to join! Her passion for podcasting as a medium to share the stories of women who have given birth really speaks to my social justice warrior nature, because sharing stories about women’s bodies (and especially larger bodies) is in and of itself an act of defiance against the patriarchy. Originally, Jenn had planned to do a full “Humans Of New York” style show, and to stay away from the mic. But then, she realized she needed to be part of the conversation, and I’m so glad she made that decision. The most important thing we can do as podcasters is use our own voices to inspire others to do the same. And it might seem really hard and really scary at first to put yourself right in the middle of the spotlight, but by opening up and being vulnerable and saying what you believe, you make it possible for others to do the same.And that is exactly what Jenn is doing with her new podcast, Body Talks by Baby Mamas.Oh heck yeah, we both hate the patriarchy.To hear Jenn speak about creating a world where mothers don’t feel like they need to “get their pre-baby bodies back” or spend countless hours doing exercise as a punishment, is so powerful. When she shares her philosophies (and she also shares more on Kirsten Jordan’s podcast, Perfectly Imperfect Social) you can’t help but wonder why the hell no one else is talking about health and fitness the way she does. It’s totally radical to think that fitness isn’t a chore, or a punishment. It’s totally radical to believe that a negative self-image stems from generations of women being told that they weren’t good enough. And what Jenn is doing, by normalizing post-baby bodies, is so radical that you need to hear it to believe it. Jenn’s new podcast, Body Talks by Baby Mamas, launches TODAY! YES that’s right we totally synced up the release of this episode with her podcast launch! And I’m so totally proud of her accomplishments, and so honoured to be part of her journey to launching this badass pod!Links mentioned in this episode:Free Mini course - The first steps you can take towards body acceptance - http://www.babymamafitness.com/Goal Getter - http://www.babymamafitness.com/goalgetter/Podcast Rocket: https://theultimatecreative.com/podcast-rocket

Choosing The Things That Feel Good with Alicia Carrick
Jun 23 2020 43 mins  
In this episode of The Ultimate Creative Podcast I chat with performer and comedian Alicia Carrick from Toronto. After making the decision to move to Toronto to pursue comedy, Alicia realized that she had been moving further and further away from her goals without really noticing.And that’s when she decided to make a change.She signed up to take improv classes at Second City (which is where I met her! Yay!) and joined the comedy troupe Weird Town which performed sketch and improv all over the city, and produced comedy web series. In the summer of 2019, she auditioned for the Second City Conservatory program and was granted a place on her first try - which is largely unheard of! But right around then, her health took a turn, which ultimately forced her to take stock of what was really important in her life. Not only was it now essential for her to focus on getting better, but it was also crucial to choose the activities that made her feel good - because she didn’t have the capacity to pursue every opportunity anymore. Through all of this, Alicia maintained an amazingly positive attitude that had a ripple effect across everything she was involved in. “Looking back, I'm like, thank God for it, because [it] just really cemented the fact that I need to prioritize me and my own self care. And so that became the era of saying no to things that I don't really care to do.”Alicia started vocalizing her needs more both at her day job and with her comedy, choosing to work with people that were on a similar trajectory to her that she felt she could really connect with. Through daily journaling and practicing yoga, she began to realize that she was choosing to only surround herself with the things that made her feel good, making it much easier to say goodbye to the things that didn’t anymore. “I just can't fall into, this or lose time in life, dictated by something I can't really control. What I can control is my stress level, and being, or stage performing, all of that is a stress relief. Everybody needs their creative outlet. It becomes medicine at that point. And so if you don't take your medicine, you're going to revert back. So I just made changes because I don't want to lose time anymore. Comedy has been a bit of a life saver.”By prioritizing her own needs, she set an example for the people around her to do the same. SO, with that, I hope you enjoy this episode and that you take some inspiration away from Alicia’s story! Choosing to keep a positive attitude and choosing to stick with things that make you feel good are possible when you are able to do so and have the capacity! Try some of the things that Alicia suggests, like journaling, yoga or comedy if you’re feeling a little stuck right now and need a bit of a boost to start moving forward!Links mentioned in this episode: https://bigchickenergysketch.comhttps://weirdtowncomedy.comhttps://www.secondcity.com/courses/toronto/general-information/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Mouth_(TV_series)

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