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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