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Episodes about Podcasting

114: 5 Ways to Improve Your Podcast Interviews

114: 5 Ways to Improve Your Podcast Interviews

Looking for advice on podcast interviews? In today’s episode, you’ll get to listen in on a mini-training session from Mic Check Society, our community for podcasters. Inside this mini-training, I’m sharing 5 tips for your next podcast interview—whether you're the...

113: Advice from Seasoned Podcasters

113: Advice from Seasoned Podcasters

New to podcasting and looking for advice? In today’s episode, podcasters of Gaffin Creative and Mic Check Society are sharing their best advice for beginners.  Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced by Gaffin Creative, a podcast production company for...

111: Back to the Basics: Marketing Your Podcast Episodes

111: Back to the Basics: Marketing Your Podcast Episodes

Is it time to go back to the basics and lay a foundation for marketing your podcast? In today's episode, I'm guiding you through where to start with your foundations. Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced by Gaffin Creative, a podcast production company for...

108: New Year, New Podcast Plan

108: New Year, New Podcast Plan

Happy New Year! If hitting publish or reset on your podcast is on your 2024 goal list, this is the episode for you! Let's chat about your podcast dreams goals, and expectations for 2024! Come join the podcast planning challenge from January 9-11, 2024 at...

107: Back to the Basics: Podcast Planning & Considerations

107: Back to the Basics: Podcast Planning & Considerations

Ready to take it back to the podcast basics? In today's episode, I'm sharing 7 considerations every podcaster needs to think about and 5 simple steps to launching your podcast! Come join the podcast planning challenge from January 9-11, 2024 at...

104: Managing Your Podcast through the Holidays

104: Managing Your Podcast through the Holidays

As we approach a busy holiday season, managing your podcast may feel a little more overwhelming than normal! In today's episode, I'm sharing how you can set your podcast up for success this holiday season without adding more work to your plate! Listen in as I share a...

101: 5 Lessons I Learned from Podcast Movement

101: 5 Lessons I Learned from Podcast Movement

This year's Podcast Movement conference was phenomenal. If you're sad you missed out, don't worry, I'm bringing you 5 lessons I learned while as Podcast Movement that I will be applying to my clients and my production company! Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is...

100: Your Guide to Celebration Episodes

100: Your Guide to Celebration Episodes

Are you celebrating a big milestone in your podcast? In our 100th episode, we're sharing some fun ideas and content types for your celebration episodes! Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced by Gaffin Creative, a podcast production company for creative...

099: What To Do When You’re Just Not Feeling It with Your Podcast

099: What To Do When You’re Just Not Feeling It with Your Podcast

If you've ever struggled with your podcast, you know how hard it is to create content. When you're just not feeling it, content creation just feels like a chore. In today's episode, I'm sharing a few steps you can take when you're in that season, along with a few...

097: 5 Technical Considerations for Podcasters

097: 5 Technical Considerations for Podcasters

One of the biggest hesitations that the people I talk to who are interested in podcasting face is the tech that comes with podcasting. Today, I want to help break down any barriers that may be holding you back in podcasting by offering 5 technical considerations for...

096: Podcast Episode Ideas for Your Business’s Podcast

096: Podcast Episode Ideas for Your Business’s Podcast

Here are 10 podcast topics you can use on your business podcast when you’re feeling stuck on new ideas! These topics will allow you to educate your audience on different business ideas, programs to use, and the essentials of how to start and run a business from your...

091: Two Years of Clocking In

091: Two Years of Clocking In

Has it really been two years of Clocking In??? Yes it hass! So today, I'm sharing the pivots we've made on the podcast over the last 2 years, three lessons I've learned, and how Clocking In has been an asset in my business! Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced...

090: How to Have Quality Audio as a Podcast Guest

090: How to Have Quality Audio as a Podcast Guest

Whether you're a podcast host or not, you want to make sure you're bringing the best quality audio to the show you're recording for! In today's episode, I'm sharing 4 simple tips to upgrade and improve your recording quality as a podcast guest! Clocking In with Haylee...

089: Becoming a Full-Time Content Creator with LaShonda Brown

089: Becoming a Full-Time Content Creator with LaShonda Brown

Would you consider yourself a content creator? If you're a podcaster or business owner—the reality is, you are! In today's episode, my dear friend LaShonda Brown joins us to share what her journey to being a full-time content creator looked like, how she's built a...

088: 5 Tips for Hosting A Podcast in 2023

088: 5 Tips for Hosting A Podcast in 2023

Do your goals match your needs? Intentional goal setting should be a priority in 2023—don't just focus on random goals. To kick off the new year, I'm sharing how you can be intentional in goal setting this year and what to consider when setting your goals! Clocking In...

087: Intentional Goal Setting For Your Business

087: Intentional Goal Setting For Your Business

Do your goals match your needs? Intentional goal setting should be a priority in 2023—don't just focus on random goals. To kick off the new year, I'm sharing how you can be intentional in goal setting this year and what to consider when setting your goals! Clocking In...

086: Be All There

086: Be All There

If this year has taught me a lesson, it's to embrace the moment and be all there. As we head into a new year, I want you to slow down, take time to be still, and live in the moment you're given. Rather than give you a wrap up of 2022, I want to give you encouragement...

084: Taking a Break from Your Podcast

084: Taking a Break from Your Podcast

You may come to a place in your podcast journey where you're ready for a break from your podcast. In today's episode, we're exploring why you may want to take a break, what options you have, and how to plan for a break! Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced and...

083: Using a Podcast to Grow Your Speaking Career

083: Using a Podcast to Grow Your Speaking Career

A podcast is a great building block to growing your speaking career! In today's episode, we're walking through the benefits of a podcast for speakers and how you can get started building your skillset today even without a podcast! Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is...

082: Being a Great Podcast Guest with Christina Lenkowski

082: Being a Great Podcast Guest with Christina Lenkowski

Have you ever wanted to be a podcast guest rather than just the host? Today, I had the privilege to talk with Christina Lenkowski about being a great podcast guest. We dive into not only taking a turn on the other side of the mic, but how to go above and beyond as a...

080: Pop Up Podcasting with Magan Ward

080: Pop Up Podcasting with Magan Ward

This week I had the joy to chat with Magan Ward about pop-up podcasting. Magan Ward is an Email Marketing Strategist that grew her own email list by 78% in less than one month with her signature pop-up podcast system and she specializes in helping podcasters expand...

79: How to Track Your SEO Efforts

79: How to Track Your SEO Efforts

Are you optimizing your podcast show notes or website content for search engines? Let's see if it's working! In today's episode, I'm walking you through how to track your SEO efforts to ensure your search engine optimization works for you! Clocking In with Haylee...

077: Finding Your Community

077: Finding Your Community

Finding community as you get older, especially as an entrepreneur, can feel almost impossible. Today's episode comes straight from the heart. We're diving into what community looks like as an entrepreneur and how to find that community. Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin...

076: Putting The Fun Back into Your Podcast

076: Putting The Fun Back into Your Podcast

If you’re anything like me, you got into podcasting because you love it! There is something so special about podcasting for hosts, it could be a creative outlet, a fun way to educate and inform, or even your way of connecting or giving back to the community. For me,...

075: Hitting the Reset Button on Your Podcast

075: Hitting the Reset Button on Your Podcast

Is it time to hit the reset button on your podcast? It can be easy to miss when things need to be revisited within your podcast. Today we're walking through what it looks like to hit the reset button on your podcast and when you know it's time to reevaluate it....

074: Solo Podcast Episodes and How to Plan Your Episodes

074: Solo Podcast Episodes and How to Plan Your Episodes

This week we’re continuing the conversation about solo podcast episodes! Last week we chatted about the benefits of solo podcast episodes, so this week we’re talking all about how to plan for solo podcast episodes! There are so many things to consider when you plan...

073: The Benefits of Publishing Solo Podcast Episodes

073: The Benefits of Publishing Solo Podcast Episodes

Hosting a podcast comes with a variety of fears that you’ll need to overcome—don’t worry I’m here to help navigate those! But one of the most common fears I get from people is hosting solo episodes. Whether you’re nervous about creating a flowing conversation,...

Episode 068: What My Two Week Sabbatical Looked Like

Episode 068: What My Two Week Sabbatical Looked Like

Back in April, I dropped an episode about preparing for a two-week sabbatical. Well. while I didn't take a full-blown two-week sabbatical, I did take two weeks off of work and away from my client work. So, how did it go? Well, let me tell you. Earlier this year, my...

Episode 067: Understanding Your Podcast Numbers

Episode 067: Understanding Your Podcast Numbers

Podcast numbers can be a great tool for your business podcast. They are just vanity metrics, but looking at the right stats can help you move closer to accomplishing your podcast's goal. Today, we're diving into what numbers to look at, breaking down what they mean,...

Episode 066: How to Turn Podcast Listeners Into Leads

Episode 066: How to Turn Podcast Listeners Into Leads

Your podcast listeners are likely ideal clients, but are you converting them into leads? Most of my clients are using their podcasts for this very reason! A podcast is a great marketing tool for your business, especially if you’re a service provider, sell digital...

Episode 065: The Ideal Podcast Launch Timeline

Episode 065: The Ideal Podcast Launch Timeline

This week, we'll be kicking off our Podcast Planning Challenge. You'll see a brand new episode every day of the podcast challenge! Today's episode went out a day early to make sure you have time to be a part of the podcast planning challenge. We are discussing the...

064: Plan Your Podcast in Three Days | Join the Challenge

064: Plan Your Podcast in Three Days | Join the Challenge

Is a podcast on your mind? Let's take this idea and put it on paper! Join me next week as I kick off our Podcast Planning Challenge. Listen in to today's episode, where we're diving into what the challenge will cover and how you can enroll! Clocking In with Haylee...

062: Should I Script My Solo Podcast Episodes?

062: Should I Script My Solo Podcast Episodes?

Have you ever sat down to record a podcast episode and you didn't know where to begin? Or, maybe, that fear is what is holding you back from starting your podcast. I get it, I've been there. That is why I script my podcast episodes, I've tested it and scripting works...

061: How to Market Your Podcast Launch

061: How to Market Your Podcast Launch

We talk a lot about the behind-the-scenes of creating and producing a podcast on Clocking In. But, we haven't really dived into the launch marketing plan for a podcast. So, today, I'm digging into the considerations you should take when it comes to marketing your...

060: 5 Things You Should Have in Place Before Launching Your Podcast

060: 5 Things You Should Have in Place Before Launching Your Podcast

Say you’re not quite ready to launch your podcast yet, but it’s on your list of things to do—today’s episode will help you understand how you can prepare your backend, workflows, and assets to help you set your podcast up for success. We're covering the five things...

058: 7 Questions I Get As A Podcast Producer

058: 7 Questions I Get As A Podcast Producer

I get a lot of questions as a podcast producer. So, I've turned to my listeners over the past few weeks and asked what you want to know about podcast launches. In today's episode, I'm diving into those questions as well as some frequently asked questions podcasters...

Episode 057: Six Ways I Found a Better Work-Life Balance This Year

Episode 057: Six Ways I Found a Better Work-Life Balance This Year

One thing I knew that I wanted to do in 2022 was to establish a solid work-life balance. This meant choosing personal experiences over work experiences while maintaining and reaching my goals and serving my clients well. Since the beginning of this year, I have...

Episode 056: Why Your Podcast Needs Optimized Show Notes for Google

Episode 056: Why Your Podcast Needs Optimized Show Notes for Google

Are you taking advantage of the long-term marketing efforts that search engine optimization can provide for your podcast? I think it's so important, especially for business owners, to be optimizing their podcast show notes for search engines. Today, I'll be sharing...

Episode 055: How to Determine if A Guest is Right For Your Podcast

Episode 055: How to Determine if A Guest is Right For Your Podcast

As podcast hosts, we probably all have the ideal guest we'd love to interview on our shows. You can probably think of a few people, or types of people, you'd love to have a conversation with on your podcast. The truth is, though, within the many podcast pitches you...

Episode 054: Podcast Pitches and Guest Communication

Episode 054: Podcast Pitches and Guest Communication

You may have noticed that the last two episodes of Clocking In have featured guests! These are the first guests I have hosted on my podcast since beginning a year ago. Hosting guests on your podcasts comes with a lot of communication and coordination. This brings me...

Episode 051: Celebrating 1 Year of the Podcast

Episode 051: Celebrating 1 Year of the Podcast

Today we are celebrating one full year of Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin! Over the last year of hosting my own show, I have learned more than I could have ever imagined. I am sharing the 6 most important lessons I learned in the last year. Listen in as I discuss the...

Episode 046: Building Workflows in Your Business & Podcast

Episode 046: Building Workflows in Your Business & Podcast

I believe that create efficient systems and building simple workflows in your business can save you time and money as a business owner! In today’s episode, I’m sharing about the importance of systems and workflows in your business, how to approach creating them, and...

Episode 042: Using Your Podcast for Marketing Your Business

Episode 042: Using Your Podcast for Marketing Your Business

In the last episode of the year, we're rounding up our month-long conversation on monetization. Marketing your won products and services on your podcast is my favorite monetization approach, I utilize it 95% of the time in my own business. I consider this monetization...

Episode 041: What to Consider When Looking at Podcast Sponsorships

Episode 041: What to Consider When Looking at Podcast Sponsorships

Have you considered getting a sponsor for your podcast? As we continue this month's series on monetization, we'll be focusing on podcast sponsorships in today’s episode. Listen in as I share what it can look like to work with a sponsor, what you should consider before...

Episode 039: Ways to Monetize Your Podcast

Episode 039: Ways to Monetize Your Podcast

When we launch a podcast, we often dream about making money off of that podcast. Have you considered all of the ways you can monetize your podcast? It doesn't just include securing advertisements from third parties! This introductory episode will highlight a few ways...

Episode 037: Growing Your Email List With Downloadables

Episode 037: Growing Your Email List With Downloadables

You’ve heard all about the importance of building an email list—and trust me I agree. So today, I’m sharing not only how I use my email list, but how I grow it through this podcast and other places with free downloadables! Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced...

Episode 035: Introducing Podcast Launch Kit

Episode 035: Introducing Podcast Launch Kit

Has hosting a podcast been on your bucket list for a while, but maybe you're not ready to bring on a podcast producer? You're in for a special treat! In today’s episode, you're getting the first look at Podcast Launch Kit, my beginner course for hopeful podcast hosts!...

Episode 033: How to Measure the Success of Your Podcast

Episode 033: How to Measure the Success of Your Podcast

How are you measuring the success of your podcast? Well, first you need to define the goal. In today’s episode I’m breaking down how you can measure your podcast’s success, but it may not necessarily include episode download numbers like you’re thinking. Clocking In...

Episode 032: Creating a Resource Hub for Your Podcast

Episode 032: Creating a Resource Hub for Your Podcast

You’re creating so much valuable content with your podcast episodes, but have you developed a resource hub to house all of that amazing content? Today, I’m sharing why I believe you should create a resource hub on your website for your podcast and a few things you can...

Episode 031: Benefits of Batching Your Podcast Content

Episode 031: Benefits of Batching Your Podcast Content

Six months ago, I'd never even considered what content batching could do for my business, but since implementing it into my own work and my client work, it has made such a huge impact on my business. In this episode, I'm highlighting a few benefits of content batching...

Episode 029: Content Planning & Brainstorming for Your Podcast

Episode 029: Content Planning & Brainstorming for Your Podcast

Are you struggling to come up with new and engaging content to share on your podcast? Not to mention content that strategically markets your business, products, or services. Today's episode is going to help you nail down your initial content pillars, and potentially...

Episode 025: How to Structure Your Podcast Episodes

Episode 025: How to Structure Your Podcast Episodes

You sit down to record your podcast content, but what are you supposed to include? Today's episode is all about the structural components that make up a podcast episode and the different ways you can arrange them! Listen in as I describe some of the most popular...

Episode 024: How to Pitch Podcast Guests to Come on Your Show

Episode 024: How to Pitch Podcast Guests to Come on Your Show

Securing guests on your podcast isn't as easy as a simple ask—you need to put a little bit of thought into it. In today's episode, I'm sharing how to craft perfect pitches to secure guests to come on your show! Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced and brought to...

Episode 023: Pitching Yourself as a Guest on Podcasts

Episode 023: Pitching Yourself as a Guest on Podcasts

Let's expand your reach and share your knowledge with other—let's pitch you for some podcast interviews! Being a guest has a ton of benefits, but there's one thing standing in your way of landing those opportunities... your pitch. In today's episode, I'm sharing how...

Episode 022: Podcast Planning for Hopeful Hosts

Episode 022: Podcast Planning for Hopeful Hosts

Launching a podcast can really be as simple or complicated as you want to make it. As someone who’s managed and produced podcasts for the last four years, I want to help you understand a few things you should consider while planning your podcast concept or launch. In...

Episode 021: How Do I Get My Podcast on Podcast Players

Episode 021: How Do I Get My Podcast on Podcast Players

So you're familiar with the concept of podcasting, but you're probably wondering... how do I actually get this content out there on every podcast platform? I have the answers! Join me every Monday in August for a new episode all about podcasting! In this episode, I'm...

Episode 013: How to Know When You Should Outsource Podcast Editing

Episode 013: How to Know When You Should Outsource Podcast Editing

What does it mean to outsource your podcast editing? How do you when it's the right time to hand your podcast production over to someone else? In this episode, I'm breaking down the responsibilities I handle for my clients, the time you could save by outsourcing your...

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,...

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...

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...