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5 Things to Include on Your Speaking Page to Pitch Yourself

5 Things to Include on Your Speaking Page to Pitch Yourself

Are you wanting to launch yourself as a public speaker? Or simply looking to land more opportunities on podcasts or at speaking events? The best way to establish yourself as a voice in your field is to provide a speaking page on your site.  A speaking page is your...

Episode 012: What I Learned After Opening a Photography Studio

Episode 012: What I Learned After Opening a Photography Studio

Is your goal of opening a photography studio soon becoming a reality? Maybe you're still in the dreaming phase of it! If so, I'm sharing a few pieces of wisdom from one studio owner to another one. In this episode, we're pulling back the curtain to give you an inside...

How to Build Your Podcast Launch Team

How to Build Your Podcast Launch Team

Ready to launch your new podcast? As your launch day approaches, you’ll want to prepare the tools to promote your new show. One easy and free tool you can use is a podcast launch team!  A podcast launch team is a group of people who will help you promote your...

Episode 011: Using Google Search Console for SEO Planning

Episode 011: Using Google Search Console for SEO Planning

Are you planning your search engine optimization strategy based off of tangible data in your business? Today we're exploring how Google Search Console can help you strategically plan your content. Listen in as I share how to set up Google Search Console, my favorite...

Apple Subscriptions for Podcast Listeners & Hosts

Apple Subscriptions for Podcast Listeners & Hosts

Apple just recently announced the arrival of Apple Podcast Subscriptions, a service that allows creators to offer unique benefits to paying listeners. There are many features to this new program, many of them designed with the goal of empowering creators.  This...

5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Podcast

5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Podcast

Podcasts have quickly risen in popularity over the past few years. The accessibility of this style of content creates a platform for creators to connect with their audience in a way they had not been able to before. Podcasts are able to create a personal interaction...

Episode 009: 3 Ways to Get Out of a Content Creation Rut

Episode 009: 3 Ways to Get Out of a Content Creation Rut

Creating content for your business can feel like a full time job. while content creation is one of the hottest marketing tools around (and probably isn't going away anytime soon), it's extremely time consuming. To me, the benefits outweigh the workload, as it is the...

Virtual Recording Platforms for Your Podcast

Virtual Recording Platforms for Your Podcast

Guest interviews on your podcast can be some of the most interesting and entertaining episodes you create. Yet, reaching guests can sometimes present a challenge with long distances or, more recently, a pandemic. Luckily there are many recording platforms that allow...

Episode 008: How Do I Pay Myself from My LLC?

Episode 008: How Do I Pay Myself from My LLC?

Are you consistently paying yourself the money you deserve as a business owner? Determining how much to pay yourself and how frequently, can be a daunting task. I'm sharing how I've approached paying myself consistently for the last three and a half years! I'm also...

The Importance of Using a Podcast Guest Contract

The Importance of Using a Podcast Guest Contract

Hosting guests on your podcast is a great experience for you, your guest, and your listeners! This is a chance to network, provide insight from other experts, and have some fun on your show. But, before you host a guest, it’s important to understand the role that a...

Episode 007: How Much Does It Cost to Make a Podcast?

Episode 007: How Much Does It Cost to Make a Podcast?

You're ready to launch a podcast, but how much have you budgeted for it? Podcasting isn't free and I'm here to tell you just how much you should be ready to spend when you start a podcast! In today's episode, I'm breaking down what it looks like to pay for a podcast,...

3 Reasons to Launch Your Podcast with Multiple Episodes

3 Reasons to Launch Your Podcast with Multiple Episodes

Launching a podcast comes with many decisions, one important one being how many episodes to publish on your launch day. At Gaffin Creative, we encourage all of our podcasts to launch with at least 3 episodes! Posting multiple episodes when you launch brings a variety...

Episode 006: What to Consider Before You Launch a Podcast

Episode 006: What to Consider Before You Launch a Podcast

In the last year, we’ve seen an explosive rise in the podcast industry. You likely know a few people who've launched them and thought about the possibility of launching one yourself. In today's episode, I'm sharing a few things you should consider before you launch a...

Where You Can License Royalty Free Podcast Music

Where You Can License Royalty Free Podcast Music

Finding music you can use on your podcast isn't as tough of a task as you might believe. There are a variety of websites that sell licenses for royalty free music. It's important that you're looking for two things when searching for music: Royalty Free MusicLicensing...

Episode 005: How I Paid Off My Student Loan Debt

Episode 005: How I Paid Off My Student Loan Debt

Does it feel like you're being crushed by a pile of student loan debt that will never be paid off? In this episode of Clocking In, we're discussing all things related to student loans and how I paid off my $36 thousand dollars of student loan debt in two and a half...

What to Include In Your Podcast Guest Media Kit

What to Include In Your Podcast Guest Media Kit

Being a guest on podcasts can help grow your brand, influence, and eligibility to speak on stages. Once you’ve been accepted as a guest on a podcast, the host or producer will likely reach out for your assets or media kit. Let’s make their job a little easier by...

5 Simple Ways to Improve SEO for Your Podcast Show Notes

5 Simple Ways to Improve SEO for Your Podcast Show Notes

One of the best ways to help grow your website traffic, along with your podcast listenership, is through Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Improving your SEO simply means that you are increasing your ‘searchability’ organically within Google. You can improve the...

Episode 003: Tax Prep for Entrepreneurs

Episode 003: Tax Prep for Entrepreneurs

We're quickly approaching that time of the year, when taxes begin to really stress us out. As an entrepreneur, tax time can be even more overwhelming if you're not doing to work on the front end to prep for tax time. In this episode of Clocking In, I'm sharing the...

Episode 002: How to Use a Podcast in Your Business

Episode 002: How to Use a Podcast in Your Business

Are you thinking about starting a podcast for your business, but are stuck on how to truly use it as a tool in your business (or even your profession)? In this episode of Clocking In, I'm sharing a few potential ways you can use a podcast to serve your audience, grow...

Episode 001: 5 Lessons My Mom Taught Me About Money

Episode 001: 5 Lessons My Mom Taught Me About Money

Does money stress you out? I feel ya! Finances, budgeting, and retirement are never fun to think about, but taking control over them will empower you to have so much freedom from that stress. In this first episode of Clocking In, I'm throwing it back to my childhood...

Why Your Podcast Needs a Trailer

Why Your Podcast Needs a Trailer

Want to build your podcast audience before you even launch? One major way to attract an audience is through a podcast trailer.  Like the trailer you might see for a movie, this short synopsis of your content will encourage listeners to engage with your podcast....

How to Get Featured on Apple Podcasts’ New & Noteworthy

How to Get Featured on Apple Podcasts’ New & Noteworthy

Apple Podcasts is one of the most popular podcast players today. Within the platform, Apple curates a selection of what is called “New & Noteworthy” podcasts, just as the name suggests, these are new shows that Apple sees as noteworthy. Getting featured here is a...

Three Reasons You Should Transcribe Your Podcast

Three Reasons You Should Transcribe Your Podcast

A major step to growing your podcast’s audience is transcribing your episodes. A transcription of your podcast is simply the audio of your content converted to text. This can be done manually, by typing word-for-word the entirety of every episode, or automatically by...

USB vs XLR Microphone

USB vs XLR Microphone

One of the most important pieces of equipment you will need as a podcaster is a microphone. Your podcast doesn't need the newest, most expensive mic on the market. One of the biggest things to consider when looking for a microphone is whether you want to use a USB or...

What to Include in Your Podcast Intro and Outro

What to Include in Your Podcast Intro and Outro

What’s the first and last thing you hear when you start a podcast? The intro and outro! Every podcast has them, and your podcast needs them too. The tricky part is getting a solid intro and outro done well. It’s best to go into it with a plan, so here we have a basic...

Podcast Equipment for Beginners

Podcast Equipment for Beginners

You're ready to launch your dream podcast and turn it into a reality, right? First you'll need some equipment! There are so many options out there when it comes to podcasting equipment and tools, but today I'm sharing my exact recording setup that I've fallen in love...

What to Include in Your Podcast Trailer

What to Include in Your Podcast Trailer

One of the most important parts of starting your own podcast is executing an impactful trailer to draw potential listeners in. But, what goes into your trailer? There are many things you can include in your trailer, but today, we'll be covering the baseline elements:...