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Clocking In Podcast Episodes

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,...

072: Tools I Use in the Educational Branch of My Brand

072: Tools I Use in the Educational Branch of My Brand

Before starting this business full-time, I always said I could never be an educator. It wasn’t something I enjoyed—but when I started this podcast I quickly realized that I was lying to myself and I wanted to create resources for hopeful podcasters. While I still...

071: Setting Boundaries as a Creative Professional

071: Setting Boundaries as a Creative Professional

I have a love-hate relationship with boundaries and that’s because they’re hard. In any relationship, building boundaries feels like tough love for yourself, but can also leave you feeling inconsiderate or mean to the other person, but boundaries aren’t set just for...

070: Planning for Vacations as a Business Owner

070: Planning for Vacations as a Business Owner

I’m a HUGE proponent of traveling—it’s always been something I’ve been passionate about! When I became a full-time business owner, I knew that traveling would be a big part of my business. Being able to take time off when I wanted was and is so important to me. Since...

Episode 069: Your Mid-Year Business Reset

Episode 069: Your Mid-Year Business Reset

Are your business goals going according to plan? Now is the perfect time to reflect and reset! In today's episode, we're exploring a few ways you can reset your business to ensure it still fits your hope for your business, your life's needs, and still serves your...

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...

059: How to Prepare for Two Weeks Off as a Small Business Owner

059: How to Prepare for Two Weeks Off as a Small Business Owner

Two weeks off work sounds amazing right, but when you’re running your own business, it can almost feel too overwhelming to consider all of the things you have to do to finalize it. Well today’s episode is covering exactly what I’m doing to prepare for two weeks off as...

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 053: Supporting Small Business – Tanner Robinson

Episode 053: Supporting Small Business – Tanner Robinson

This week in continuing my interviews with my family, I sat down with my brother Tanner Robinson! Tanner joins us to talk about his career in small business, how small businesses can help others, and how you can support small businesses. Working For A Small Business...

Episode 052: An Interview with My Mom – Sandi Robinson

Episode 052: An Interview with My Mom – Sandi Robinson

Happy International Women's Day friends! To celebrate, the time has come to introduce interviews on the podcast with a very special guest, my mom! Sandi Robinson joins us to talk about how entrepreneurship has grown and become more accepted, what loyalty to a company...

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 047: How Outsourcing Changed My Business

Episode 047: How Outsourcing Changed My Business

When it comes to prioritizing things in my business, I typically look at my client work as the only priority, but that doesn’t mean that my own business and marketing responsibilities can just fall off my to-do list. It didn’t take me long to realize just how valuable...

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 045: 5 Tools I Use Daily in My Business

Episode 045: 5 Tools I Use Daily in My Business

There are so many tools out there to use for your business, that it can be overwhelming to know which to use. I love hearing the different tools that other business owners use, so in today's episode I'm sharing 5 tools that I truly believe make me a better business...

Episode 043: Make Your Business Work for Your Life

Episode 043: Make Your Business Work for Your Life

While you have probably already set all of your goals for 2022, have you asked yourself how those goals play a role in your life? This year, my goal is to be more intentional with my business based on plans I have for my life. In today's quick episode to kick off the...

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 036: Marketing Gurus Aren’t Always Right

Episode 036: Marketing Gurus Aren’t Always Right

There are a ton of valuable voices in the marketing and business space, but it's important to take advice and education with an understanding that there is no perfect formula that works for every single business. In today's episodes, I'm sharing why marketing gurus...

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 034: How to Plan for the Holidays in Your Business

Episode 034: How to Plan for the Holidays in Your Business

Are you ready for the holidays? As we kick off the month of November today, I’m actively preparing myself and my clients for the holiday season… and the time off that I’ll be taking. In today’s episode, I’m taking you on that planning journey! Clocking In with Haylee...

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 028: Organizing Your Podcast with a Project Management Tool

Episode 028: Organizing Your Podcast with a Project Management Tool

In any project you work on, it’s important to have a plan & a system that helps keep you organized and track your progress. I’m sharing behind the scenes in how I manage my own podcast AND my client’s podcast projects in a project management tool, like Asana!...

Episode 027: How Financial Freedom Has Allowed Me to Chase My Dreams

Episode 027: How Financial Freedom Has Allowed Me to Chase My Dreams

Financial freedom has a nice ring to it, huh? It’s a buzzword for a reason—there is so much freedom that comes with having a little less responsibility on you financially.  In today’s episode, I’m highlighting a few ways that financial freedom has impacted my...

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 020: How We Paid Off Our House in Five Years

Episode 020: How We Paid Off Our House in Five Years

We did it! It's been nearly a year since we paid off our house and I'm sharing some of the details that led to paying off our home and how it's impacted our lives since (especially in the last year)! Listen in as I debunk three common myths people have about paying...

Episode 019: 5 Plugins to Install on Your WordPress Site

Episode 019: 5 Plugins to Install on Your WordPress Site

Are you getting the most out of your wordpress website's functionality? In today's quick 9 minute episode, I'm sharing 5 plugins you should install on your wordpress site! Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced and brought to you by Gaffin Creative, a podcast...

Episode 014: Overwhelmed? You Can Take A Break

Episode 014: Overwhelmed? You Can Take A Break

We talk a lot about feeling overwhelmed on this podcast—both in business in life. While I mostly offer solutions, I've neglected to share the most important one: taking a break. In today's episode, I'm sharing about why you haven't seen a new episode from me in two...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...