Why (& How) You Should Start A Podcast

Everyone has something to say. And we are in a time when people are taking in more audio content then ever before.

Millions of people are checking out Podcast every day. Places like Spotify have made podcasts a huge focal point.

So, why should YOU start a Podcast???

If you have a hobby.

A thing you love to watch.

Listen to.

Talk about.

Collect.

Do.

Build.

Create.

You can listen to the 1LIFE1YOU podcast here

If you have a small business or dreams of a business…

No matter how small or large the niche is, there is an audience for you.

Whether that’s cooking or 80s hip hop or independent wrestling or current events, you can talk about these things, promote it, and gain listeners and a fan base.

A different reason to start a Podcast is to share your story. 

It can be about parenting. Or being in the workforce or an entrepreneur or having a side hustle. 

It can be about your ups and downs in life.

There are people out there that can always relate to what you are going through, and that in turn can help you and them out. 

I think you should start a Podcast. Whether that’s to talk about a hobby or passion or to talk about business or to tell your story.

Audio is how we, as extremely busy people, are taking in our information and entertainment. And whether you have 1 listener or 1 million, it’s worth giving it a shot!

I personally use ANCHOR.FM to record, set up, and distribute my podcasts.

My process is extremely simple:

  1. Record my audio using the Voice Memos app in my phone.
  2. Upload those memos as a New Episode in the Anchor app
  3. Create a title and description
  4. Hit Save & Publish

That’s it! Anchor basically does the rest in terms of getting it to other platforms, like Spotify, ITunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, etc…

I talk about more about my podcast set up in the 1st couple minutes of this vlog

I listen to ALOT of podcasts (probably more than I listen to music).

Some of the ones I check out regularly are:

Thr33sCo Podcast (Friends of mine. They talk a lot of current events)

GaryVee Audio Experience (Business/Mindset)

Joe Budden Podcast (Current events, mostly in the hip hop culture space)

Chasing Excellence (Fitness / Mindset)

Crime Junkie (Murder / True Crime stories)

New Day Pod (Wrestling Group telling stories)

Do you listen to podcasts? Which ones are in your rotation? 

9 Ways To Make Extra Money On The Side

If you’re looking to earn extra income, for whatever reason (vacation, help with debt/bills, want to leave your job, etc.), check out these 9 ways to earn extra money on the side without needing to leave your 9-5.

Delivery/Driving Services
Uber and Lyft have been huge successes for people looking to add income. Uber reports an average income of $25/hr for their drivers. And Lyft reports are about the same.

That doesn’t take into account car expenses (payments, insurance, gas, etc), but even if it’s $15-20/hr, that’s not a bad side gig. Especially when you can log in and drive whenere you want.

Sell/Resell Online
Ebay. Poshmark. Mercari. Offer Up. Facebook Marketplace. All these places are selling platforms. Whether you are buying and selling items or selling your own old stuff. All you need is a couple pictures, a decent description, and a price.

There’s no average earnings with this option. You can make an extra $100 a month or a couple thousand a month.

It’s all in what and how much you list and the time you’re willing to put in. For some, this is a great part time job, and others this is their full time career

Create A Product
Food, crafts, clothing, etc.
Making something that someone wants to buy.
If you can cook, meal prep services are growing.
Creating a craft and selling it on Etsy is a grest option
Making clothing or apparel and selling it on Etsy, Instagram or Shopify has done great for people

Dog walking/sitting
Rover is a service that focuses on your pet. Dog walking, day care, home check ins,  boarding and more.

Rover books you in the neighborhoods you want to work in and at the times you’re available.

You can make anywhere from $20-85/hr depending on your service

Food Delivery

Instacart, Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc.
Like Uber and Lyft, this has been a huge success for people looking to add income. It’s basically picking up food and dropping it off to people.

Some services are picking up food from restaurants or fast food chains and some services are actually going food shopping for customers and delivering the food.

Average pay for these are about $25, and lkke Uber/Lyft, you make your own schedule


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What Do You Want To Accomplish In The First 100 Days Of 2020?

1LIFE1YOU Podcast Episode 38

I asked a bunch of people from my Instagram page the question,

“What do you want to accomplish in the first 100 days of 2020?”

I got a lot of good answers, ranging from health and fitness to personal to business .

Check it out, and let me know what YOU want to accomplish in the first 100 days of this year!

All other links to the podcast (including Apple, Google, AnchorFM, Stitcher can be found here:

http://linktr.ee/1life1you

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It’s YOUR Social Media

A small part of my talk with Rob Riley was about social media/media consumption, and the importance keeping it as positive as possible.

1LIFE1YOU Podcast Episode 31 w/ Rob Riley

The news makes its money from getting views, and with that showing you all the bad or horrible things happening draws more views. Think about it… we all look at the cars that crashed on the roadside..

And that’s what the news knows. The negative draws. But, that can have an impact on how you go about your day and life.

Negativity leads to more negativity.

The same goes for social media. If your feed/timeline is full of negativity, complaining, arguing, that will seep into your own life.

But the coolest thing about social media is, YOU CONTROL IT.

If John is posting negative things on his own social media, and you’re tired of seeing it.. unfollow him. Boom! All lf his negative posts are gone.

And this goes for EVERYONE. Friends, family, coworkers, everyone.

It’s your platforms. You build and create what you see and not see. And if they have a problem, oh well.

Your own peace of mind is more important than their follower count.

Try it out. Go through whatever platform you are on, and unfollow or delete anyone that constantly post negative things, and watch how much better you’ll feel as you start scrolling through your own feed.

Social media isn’t bad. It’s only a platform. People are the ones who choose how to use it.

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THE GOAL IS TO BE HEALTHY FOR LIFE

When I’m talking about health and fitness, I’m not speaking about trendy diets, get fit quick plans, or the bs you see on social media. (Unless it’s to say, don’t do those things!)

Listen to episode 28 of the #1LIFE1YOUPodcast

I am talking about being fit and healthy for life. A lot of us have 1, 2, 3 more lives to live. Those years are what I’m speaking on.

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When being selfish is ok

A quick story from someone that DM’d me on Instagram.

You can listen to episode 27: being selfish is ok

It may sound messed up to some and some may not understand, but she was telling me about how she has been taking her own time back. And being more selfish with who or what she gives her time too.

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Stop The Comparison Game

If you prefer to listen to the audio version, I talk about this on Episode 23 of the 1LIFE1YOU Podcast

Family. Friends. Coworkers. Celebrities. Strangers on the Internet. We live in this time where everything is accessible. Everything can be seen, read, and talked about anywhere in the world. And that’s really really cool.

But the gift and the curse (no jayz) is that, with all that accessibility to people’s lives and opinions, we tend to fall in the “Comparison Game”.

Looking at others. Comparing your faults to their perceived perfections. Comparing the timeline of someone else to where you are in life.

I see and hear it a lot. And, it’s not just about social media (though it plays a big part in this problem).

When something good happens to someone. Or someone is progressing in life faster than you. Or has more good things going on than you….

That’s all negative energy.

That’s all time you are wasting thinking about something you have NO control over. And you have to let that way of thinking go.

If it happens while you’re scrolling through social media, then close the app. Or unfollow the people that provoke those negative thoughts. You have the power.

If it happens in person, step away from that environment. Excuse yourself. Get away.

She gets it

Negative thoughts won’t just go away, but you have to start making yourself aware when it’s happening. Close the app. Unfollow the person. Walk away.

You can take it a step further and literally write down something positive about you. Right on the spot. Either with a pen and paper or in your note section on your phone.

It’s about realizing the trigger, but changing the reaction to it.

It happens to me. I’ll scroll Instagram and see this or that person in the same field as me doing amazing things, and I’ll start the Comparison Game. So, what I did was unfollowed everyone. And I’ll slowly rebuild it back to keep a positive energy for ME on MY timeline.

Comparing yourself to other is a nasty habit to have. You must know your trigger points and change the reactions to them. As soon as possible. Break the habit by building a new, positive one.