How to Start & Grow Your Own Podcast and Build a Tremendous Following | Yaswanth Nukasani | Skillshare

How to Start & Grow Your Own Podcast and Build a Tremendous Following

Yaswanth Nukasani, Founder & CEO of

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10 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Designing Your Goal & Vision for the Podcast

    • 2. What Equipment You Need to Start Your Podcast

    • 3. How to Setup Your Podcast

    • 4. Frequency of Publishing Episiodes

    • 5. How to Get Your Podcast on iTunes and Spotify

    • 6. How to Record Guests on Your Podcast

    • 7. How to Contact Potential Guests for Your Podcast

    • 8. How to Get Paid with Anchor

    • 9. Using Analytics

    • 10. Your Turn


About This Class

Hi, My name is Yaswanth Nukasani, I am the Host of the Mindset of Abundance Podcast and in this course, I will show you how to start your very own podcast!

Podcasting combines blogging and mp3s to make an exciting new medium. Learn about podcasting, how to make podcasts and about popular podcasts.

You will learn a few ways to go about making a podcast, one way which is completely free and one you can start recording right after watching the course.

Course Overview

The What & The Why

    • Designing Your Goal & Vision for the Podcast

The How

  • What Equipment to Use for Your Podcast
    • Condensor Mic
    • Anchor App
    • for Recording
    • Canva
  • Setting Up Your Anchor Account
  • How to Get on Spotify & Apple Podcasts
  • How to Get Paid with Anchor
    • Anchor Payments
    • Sponsorships
  • Understanding Analytics
  • How to Get More Listens on Your Show

The Who

  • How to Record Guests on Your Podcast
  • How to Get Guests on Your Show
    • Finding their email

The When

  • When are you going to put out your podcast? How frequently? How many episodes per year?


1. Designing Your Goal & Vision for the Podcast: guys, What's up? Welcome to this course on how to start your own podcasts. So before we dive right in and before I tell you and show you what actually you need to do , like setting up your studio and setting up or a simple studio and how to get paid using podcast, understanding your analytics, how to get more listens, even how to find guests for your show if you're wanting to do that and we're gonna dive into all that, even down to the equipment that you're gonna use. But before we do all of that, first of all, I want to make a quick, um, kind of explain a few three key things here that you're gonna want to know before you go out on this vision or go out on this journey of starting your own podcast. So the first thing without for two further to do is what is your goal? So what is your goal for yourself? You know, And if you plan on, have making this a business. What is the goal for your business or for your podcast in this scenario and what is the goal or your community of listeners? So I'm going to try to change up the color here or demonstration purposes. But, you know, So starting at this point internally, what is the goal that you have for your podcast? For you? Why are you doing this right? Because any time you're trying something new there, you're gonna have to make other sacrifices, like spending time working on your podcast when you could be doing other things. So why are you doing this for yourself? So not like to make an impact, and that's all great. But for you, what is the reason that you are starting this podcast and, like, you know, write that down. Maybe it is. It's something that can be a great outlet for you. That's why I have my podcast. And, you know, for the second thing, what is the like, your business goals or what is your podcast schools? What do you want to get out of this podcast? Right. Um and how far do you want to see it go? So making clear goals, you know, and understanding the intentions can be a great place for you to start. And then, of course, the next key key thing, which is your audience. What is the goal of your audience? Like, what is the goal that you have on and for your community? You know, like, why do you want to do this? What does your community get out of this and what is the goal? Right. And that's gonna tie into directly the mission. Part of you know, the third thing which were really dive into later. And then the next thing is also your vision. And I love changing up the colors here cause there's just so many fun colors. But the point is vision. So where do you see yourself? So you start your podcast. You know, you watch this course and then after this, you go out, you order your equipment, you know? So how do you see your podcast developing in the next? So this is zero months. Three months, and then I'm just gonna make six, nine months, 12 months. So 369 12. And if you're really ambitious, you can do a to your plan five year plan if you're gonna go that for. But, you know, narrowing in on this part right here is key. What are you gonna What's your vision for the next 0 to 12 months. How do you see this going? What would be the ideal case scenario for you? You know, um And when you understand why you're doing this, why you're starting a podcast? Why? And how is it going to serve your community? And how do you want it to serve your community? It's really easy to develop a vision for your podcast. And in a second, I'm going to show you my podcast on iTunes and basically my goal. My in the vision and the mission that I have. So next your mission. So your listeners, they're gonna love your podcast, and they listen to it. So what do you want your listeners to do after they listen to you? And I'm going to just try to I don't like a mike here. So they listen to your podcast, right? What are they going to do? What is the next action that you want them to take? What do you want them to get out of this? So your mission is what you're looking to do with your podcast, you know, and I and I'm probably not the perfect person to explain. What is a mission. But, you know, that's how I see it. What is the action and what is the end goal of the podcast that you're starting? So your goal, vision and mission. So now that we're done with that, I'm going to show you my podcast. So let's go on Google. And the reason I'm showing this to you on Google is just so you can understand how to get found on Google, which were later going to cover in this course so mindset of abundance. Podcast. Cool. So, as you can see, the first thing that comes up here is my podcast, which is on iTunes, and it's also on Spotify. But anyway, so this is my podcast here, guys. And, um, I'm just plugging my podcast. We'll be doing this course to But anyway, so now, going back to the goal, you know? So the goal of my podcast for me is to create a creative outlet, you know, for me to explain how, like, you know, vent and ah share how I feel. This is kind of like my giving back project. And also, this could be a great way for me to learn loyalty from my listener base. So those air my selfish drives and there's nothing wrong with those. It's totally okay. Toe, have those, you know, because first you have to give to get. And when you're starting a podcast, you're going to do a lot of giving. Um, I'll just tell you that much. And then the second part, you know, what is the goal of this mindset of abundance podcast that I started. So the goals that I have for the mindset of abundance podcast is to build a small group of loyal fans, you know, in case studies. Or, you know. So the podcast is I don't think I've I don't think I really explain that. So the podcast is to share, you know, for college kids and young people on DYoung is a state of mind, and it's a way of outlook and behaviour and all that. So the point is to help young people, um, unlock abundance in the areas of health and wealth. So learning people that I mean learning from people on how to be healthy and how to get wealthy, you know? And those were the two things that I'm verily passionate about, especially the wealthy part Um and there's nothing wrong with that, you know? And, um, it is kind of like an entrepreneurial hustler and creative mindset podcast. But, you know, we do cover many different things, but my main focus is, you know, health and wealth and unlocking abundance in all aspects of your life. But to specifically those to start. So my goal for myself was that it's to have an outlet for how I feel and all that great stuff. And then my goal for the podcast itself is too, you know, have a loyal customer base and, you know, have that be something that opens up other doors you know, have amazing guests on. It can be a great way to build a brand for myself and also, um, give back. And that's going to dive into the next thing year. The purple, Which is going to be, um, what is the goal for the community? So the goal for the community guys is to, um you know what? We have other social media pages and we have other type of things down the pipeline that we want to do so instead. And podcast can just be one way for people to find us. But we also want to have, like, engagement on our instagram and our Facebook and kind of have a community where people interact with each other and also, um, you know, find connections and meet really cool people using the online platform such as Instagram and Facebook. And the podcast is, you know, a means to the end and the vision that I have in the next 0369 12 months for my podcast. And I like to do 3 to 6 because a lot can change after that. So again, So this is if you're really, really cool you can go up to the 225 and do all that but me. I like to focus on the next 0 to 3 months. So in the next three months, my goal, my vision for this and my goals for the podcast is I would like to see this podcast start bringing on new guests every single week in the area which I and my audience wants to hear more from. So up till now, my podcast has really just been me talking and me sharing my views. And now I want to start bringing guests on. So every week I want to have one new guests on or more one or two episodes a week on really cool guests in the industry on, you know, when it comes to the wealth side, it could be someone who is an entrepreneur and have started and grown multiple successful businesses. And on the health side, it could be a fitness coach. So whoever it is, I want to start having guests on my podcast and start, you know, being posted on our guests like Social Platform. You know, that way we can start attracting more and more listeners. So those are my goals for the next three months and hopefully start, you know, doing these engagement groups and getting people to talk to each other listeners and, you know, start the viral component and the mission of the podcast. Really? You know, I have a few other things that are going on. Um, I do my fair share of activities. I'm a current, Um, I currently am involved in this company called merchant dot com. I found it a few years ago, and I think that's pretty much my full time thing. I run it merchant dot com. And also the next thing I'm a co founder in a clothing brand called the Fi Concept. Um, you know, So the podcast really is kind of my giving back project, and it's to help young people unlock abundance, like I said earlier. And you know, the mission is to yeah, like, help young people. Right. And we're gonna help them through showing them examples. Because when I was in high school and I started my first business, um, it was really hard, and it was really scary, and I finally wanted to do something which will help other people. So that's the mission. My mission is to help people see the world in a different point of view and not see it, um, in a limited and average way, but to kind of see life, which is full of juice and all of that. And I know we're straying here a little bit. So now let's dive into how you can actually start your own podcast. So next we are going to cover, um, What equipment to use for your podcast? 2. What Equipment You Need to Start Your Podcast: Alright, guys. So now we're going to go shopping. So I'm here on my Amazon business account and I'm going to show you the actual mike that I used or recording my podcasts, and you're actually listening to it right now. And I use the Blue Snowball ice microphone. So let's take a look. So this microphone is the one that you're listening to on right here. Like I said, And it's a great microphone. It's 50 bucks, you know? So it definitely is a good starting point, Mike. For a lot of people, it's this Mike right here. You can go out on Amazon and its $49. Um, and I really like this Mike. It's simple. It's portable. It looks great. So it's actually fun to record. Um, and the one thing I'll tell you is it's There's this. Mike Blue is a very reputable company. When it comes to this, I really stand by their product. Um, and then there's another Mike if you're looking to make the leap, which is the Blue Yeti like that. Yet they usually called the Yeah, blue Yeti. Right. So this one's a little step up from this. If you have a little bit more of a budget in your podcast. Definitely go with this one. Many people. This is kind of like the standard of the podcasting industry, but it is like double the price, you know. And if price is not really an object and it you can always upgrade later if you just want to give this thing a shot and see where it takes you. Um, this is the That's the blue Yeti USB microphone. So a few other things is also when you're recording a podcast like I've seen some people give instructions on how to start. A podcast is super complicated. But again, this is a beginner's course on how to start a podcast. So getting a USB microphone thes air the two that I recommend, I use the blue snowball ice and one more thing that you're gonna want to get before you. You don't even need it. It's just a non option, but I found it to be well worth. The price is it's called a pop filter in a pop filter. Basically, it's, um, it's like the screen which blocks out any of the wind, Um, and like weird noises, so you put this on and it sits in front of your mike so you can use this on the Yeti, Mike or the snowball ice. You know, like I'm recording with a pop filter right now and, um, the snowball. So, having these two things one the pop filter and to, um, any good condenser USB microphone makes it really easy to record. And after you kind of made your choice with the condenser Mike, you're probably thinking, So how do I actually plug it in? What's the software that I use? And that is really where it's going to get interesting. There is this new amazing thing called anchor dot FM, and that is what I used to make my podcasts. So I'm gonna log into my account and show you guys right now, so and honestly, if you guys and if he has don't invest into a condenser microphone, that is totally okay. You don't even need, um, a condenser microphone to start a podcast by any means. But what I will tell you is it really does make a difference. It makes it much easier, and you can only use it for a lot of different purposes. anchor also has this iPhone app, which I'm looking at also right now. And what you can do is you can actually just plug in your headphones like you have, like, iPhone or Android. And you have some decent quality headphones. You actually don't even need a condenser. But I found the condenser to be well worth. It could definitely sounds a little bit better than just using your iPhone. Um, but the first thing is, you want to go on anchored out FM, which I'm showing right here, and you want to create an account. So let's see if I mean, I already have an account here, but, um, let's just hop on another browser and I'm gonna walk you guys through that anchor dot half you can go to anchor dot FM and you can just click sign up and there you go. You just put in a full name, email password, and you are good to go. So once you hop into anchor, um, how you do it is you can plug in your microphone and if you like, get the blue snowball ice or the blue yeti and you just go on google and be like um, it means really simple guy. This plug and play you put you put the USB microphone into your laptop or desktop computer , and it it ended, recognizes that you just change that in your settings. So when you happen to anchor, the nice thing is, you can click record. So right away, your audio is captured here. You're recording your first podcasts. Um, or you have recording your first podcast. Um, and it records your audio, and I'm not gonna click on that. Well, I just did. But anyway, it saves all these little audio bites. Um, whenever you start or stop your recording. And then after that, what you could do is you can actually add music. This is your library where all your voice recordings go. And then you can have these little transitions there like these interesting noises which play and you can kind of hear. Let me just show you transitions so I can just drag that, put it in here and you can see right here. So the podcast starts with this little Not sure if he has heard that, but it's this noise that's that's the signal to start, and then you go to your library After you click recording, you're done and you just add your thing like that. So that is the software that I use in a quick overview on the software and the tools that you need to start your podcast anchor has really changed the game for me. I really, really like it. Um, And if you're wondering how I designed this little thing right here, cover art. There's two ways you escondido it, and the first way you can do it is by going on fiber dot com. Eso For those of you that are not familiar, fiber dot com is a real answer platform where many, many, um, graphic designers or digital marketers or writers they offer their services starting at $5 on fiber. And I use this thing quite a bit. I even sell on there. So if you're interested in making some money by offering some creative services, um, go on fiber dot com and sign up, and they're gonna have a course on that, which you can watch. So right here I just type in podcast cover art. Oops. Um, so if you want to hire someone, this is the way you go about it. You can just type in podcast cover art and you'll find many, many different people that will. You know, this person starting at 10 bucks or even five bucks will design a podcast cover art for you . And then all you need to do is you can just upload that which will cover later in the course on how to actually create an episode. So those are some ways. And if you want to make your own cover art and you don't want to hire anybody, you just use this software called canvas C A N B a Can va and it's free. So with just those four tools, you guys will be good to start on your podcast. You really don't need much beside that, um, beside yourself, of course. So those are the four tools to get started on your podcasting journey 3. How to Setup Your Podcast: So now that you have made your account on anchor dot FM, I'm going to show you the right way to go about setting up your anchor profile. So the first thing like we covered in the last video, you can just add your cover art right here by using, like, fiber or can va dot com to make your own fiber. I mean, your own cover art. And then what you want to do is you want to come on. You want to log into your anchor account, go under settings, and you will see right here. This is how it looks and it lists. Looks really nice. I, um I I love their interface like it makes it so simple on and not so technical on how to start a podcast. So what you want to do is you want to plug in your podcast name right here? Of course. And a description. So, how this would look, guys, is I'm gonna pull this into another tab here, So Oh, so right here. Your description. Whatever. You right here. Whether be it on Spotify or iTunes, which we're gonna cover next on how you can get your podcast up on iTunes is you. Your description pops up right here. So when someone clicks on an episode or before they even listen to your podcasts, there's a great chance, you know, they usually go by the title or they'll even read the description before they hit the listen button. So you want to make sure your podcast, you know, is brief. It explains what you do and is also filled with a good amount of keywords, you know? So, like, I have health, wealth and mindset. So when someone searches for that, you know, if my podcast is doing well and the CEO is good, I have a chance to be found for those keywords. So when someone is typing like wealth podcaster money podcast, there might be a chance that they might run into mine. So you want to start their ad, your podcast, name, your description and also your category. So here's a ton of different categories you can even have. Like in business itself. There's investing. Um, my have my podcast list of that as a business podcast, but there's so many like their self help fitness and nutrition games. So whatever your category is it helps kind of, um, put it in the right area and also you if you have a website, you know, www dot there you go, and then your anchor profile you are else. So if someone searches for you on and they want to listen to you on anchor, they can just go to anchored out FM slash Whatever your podcast name is. Next thing, your email, your actual name, not your podcast name. You know, it would be like, you know, let's see that your podcast name was, um, Health Tips by Joe Schmoe. You put Joe Schmo or whatever right there. And then the second thing right here is where your podcast can be heard. So these air when using anchor, that's the beautiful thing. You can have your podcast automatically distributed, and also you can have advanced features. So your RSS feed is something that you really don't need to dabble in. And you can change your content filter from clean too explicit, depending on how your podcast is. So that is basically all you need to do to set up your, um, podcast. I just wanted to give you guys a good look on how I have my podcast set up. So that is how you set up your podcast to get started. 4. Frequency of Publishing Episiodes: So one thing that I wanted to also talk about is frequency. So frequency is and it's not like some crazy technical code off like what frequency are you on? This thing is, how often do you plan on putting out content or putting out podcast episodes? So there are people that take the approach of doing like seasons. But like season one, Episode one, all that kind of stuff. And it depends the kind of, um, podcast that you were doing, you know, But I want to show you quickly how I do it. So when I started, what I did is there's also another advanced feature with anchor that I'm gonna show you. And what I did is I record my podcasts in batches. So if I'm looking to do, um, one podcast most of my part caster like 15 20 minutes. So I record them. I record like four or five in one sitting usually, and I scheduled them. So when you're starting my strategy, um though it could not work for you or it worked all right for me, which was basically putting out a podcast daily so you can go daily. There's people that daily And then, you know, I'm just going to write Week WK for a week. And there's people that put weekly I weekly, you know, So whatever you think would work better for your audience and just how crazy of a podcast quality that you have. You know, if you want to manage making a noise and getting some kind of return from your podcast, start getting listeners. I would recommend the approach of balancing quality and quantity, because if you put out to little No. One, especially with all the noise that's out there, it's hard to break through, you know? So I would say, have a good mix of quality and quantity, and that's totally up to you. This is kind of like the intangibles of podcasting. So whatever your creative approach is, definitely my my my advice or my thing would be to mix quality and quantity. When I started my podcast, I would have a podcast going out every day for two up for two weeks, and then I would slow it down to like one every few days, and then now we're transitioning toe one weekly, and the reason is if people are liking your podcast like, let's say that, you know, you're all you're obviously going to improve as you start making more podcasts and having guests on your show. But when you're starting, you need to have some podcasts that people can listen to. You know, because if you have, like four episodes or like two episodes, it really doesn't look like a matured and like that, it doesn't just when you're starting to find guests for your show, you're gonna wanna look like you've been around for a while, and it's not like you're trying to manipulate or anything. It's just, um, credibility. And also the more episodes that you put out. You also increase your quality like I'm not really a extroverted person or I'm not really like, You know, I don't like to be recorded and, like, you know, do all that stuff. But I do it because I am trying to do something which makes me uncomfortable. But also, you know, makes me better. So for that, I would just say mix up mix of quality and a mix of quantity. It helps you be heard, and it also increases your listen through rate with your audience. So that's my view on frequency on how frequent you should be putting it out and a few questions to think about is when are you gonna put out your podcast? How frequently and how many episodes per year And this kind of ties back into the goal setting. 5. How to Get Your Podcast on iTunes and Spotify: so you're probably wondering so once you have your podcast recorded and you're ready to be heard, how do you actually get it on iTunes and Spotify stitcher and all of that? So how you do that is you want to, you know, like like what I just did. So once I have all the pieces of my podcasts and how I like it and then the audio's rate, you can preview preview it right here once it's ready to go, save changes and you can type in the name of your podcast the description. And there's this little tool right down here or in this little toggle button called Publish everywhere. So what publish everywhere is if you click on that, what happens is it pushes it to all the different platforms and well down here, external podcast settings. You can change it. You know, you can give it more information, and this is also another hidden tip. Many people probably just leave this empty, but it's always hopeful to, you know, episode number season number just helps it be more organized for your for your listeners. So that is pretty much it's so simple. You just click publish everywhere, and you can see on your home page where your podcast is being distributed. So let me show you that, Um here you go. So you can see right here. It might look a little different for you, but if you just click like make it available everywhere, you can just see. So right now my podcast is being distributed on the's 10 different platforms. You. So it's on anchor Apple podcast, Google podcasts. And it's really a advantages, in my opinion, to have your podcast everywhere because, you know, um, number one, it just helps your help you be found on Google, cause your name is popping up on so many different, um, little platforms and websites. So that is how you get your podcasts on iTunes and Spotify Super simple. 6. How to Record Guests on Your Podcast: So now that you have a pretty good idea on how toe do the basics of setting up your podcast and recording now you're thinking all right, What if I want to have people on my show? So there's, you know, this is kind of where it can get a little complicated, but there is one simple way again using an anchor. Um, and by now, you probably think they paid me to make this, But they didn't, though. That would be nice. Um, you know, So the way you can do that is you. I do it through using the anchor dot FM iPhone app. So you can basically, I've recently played with this feature. It actually worked out pretty well. Just make sure your phones on do not disturb. Um, and how it works is you can go in the app you can put in your head, bones. You know, as long as you have nice headphones. Um, and you can basically, like, record, and you can invite people to join the call. So if you just type in recording with your friends anchor, you will get all the instructions on how to. But I know they're like are certain. Um, there are certain other Softwares, like people use Skype to make podcast. Sometimes people use call recorder on those air all great ways. But, you know, for my podcast, this works perfectly. You know, like I make podcasts on the side. This isn't my full time thing, you know. It's so using anchored out, FM, it's free. You don't have to pay for nothing. And sometimes you don't have to pay for features like this. So, you know, use your phone and you can just call people. And really, it just records the call for you. So and the quality actually came out decently. Nice. And if you just look online like sound editor or just get it edited somehow that could be a great solution to start having guests on your podcast. 7. How to Contact Potential Guests for Your Podcast: Alright, guys. So now that you have, you know how to have guests on your show and actually do all the recording part, I'm going to show you, actually, how to reach out to the guests and a few different tactics, though there are many. But let's say that, you know, you've exhausted your personal network and you've already, you know, kind of just talk to everybody. Had everyone on your show that you already knew. Another thing that you could do is let you could use this thing called Lincoln. So Lincoln is a professional network, um, of different people and different. You know, there's even President Obama over here. So how you basically do that is you find people's profile. So right here I have Gary Vaynerchuk and I put in their first and last name. Um, and I forgot to mention there's this tool called any male finder, which lets you pretty much really find anyone's email. And all you need to do is put in their name like I put Gary Banner Chuck here and you have to put their website. So I'm gonna put vein, our media die. Um, so when you do that, there's a great chance that when you click get email you're going to get, um I've already used this for today, but if you saw earlier, you can see um you can see the fact that I got the email and then the second approach guys , is eso Now that we've crossed off linked in next thing is using instagram So instagram All right, so instagram on instagram When you find someone's profile and you wanna have them when you show the first thing you can do right here as this, um, a little illustration shows, is you click on the three dots on the top right of their profile. And what that lets you do is it lets them set it. Lets lets you send them a message. So when you click send message, you can, of course, type your message. Type your pitch on why you want them to be on your show and, you know, but in a little bit of salesmanship. And then the third part is if you want to connect with anyone and they have a website so right here I'm looking at Simon Synnex website. So he's a book author who wrote the book start with Why So if you want to reach out to people, you can also go by searching on there website and going to the Contact US page. This might seem obvious, but if you just do these three things, there's a great chance that you will start finding some guests. 8. How to Get Paid with Anchor: So if you're looking to start getting paid from your podcast, um, in a very easy way, there's one recommendation I currently like. I've turned. I didn't really activate. Um, you know, like, get monetizing my podcast yet. What? The way that you guys can do it is definitely on anchored out FM fearing your dashboard. All you really need to do is go to this little tab called money. So how this works is, you know, you can follow the prompts here, And if I understood this correctly, you can basically record certain ads or certain sponsorships that anchor provides to you and you can put them in your podcast. And I think it's called 10. I think it's $10 for CPM. Um, it think it's cost me just what you get paid for 1000 impressions or something like that. But make sure you check, but you know, anchor makes it pretty easy to understand. But that is one really quick way that you guys can get paid, you know. But my views on monetizing a podcast is instead of going this route, this could be great for a simple making it easy, But it might be better for you guys to, um, advertise through, like, some kind of deal that you've set up. So So I know some podcast. What they do is this is only, like, really, once you start hitting some big numbers, like, I'm not even ready to monetize this podcast, you know, And I don't really plan to, um, for now. So how you do it is you can reach out to maybe some company that, you know, or some company that would fit in perfectly with your podcast. So let's say that you run a help podcast. You could reach out to a protein or a supplement company and be like, you know, I have a podcast. I would love to, um, and if you get big enough, they'll reach out to you. But again, So this isn't really my forte, but, you know, check this out anchor dot FM and you just go to money 9. Using Analytics: So right now you were looking at a chart right here off my overall podcast plays. So I want to help you guys understand your analytics. So your analytics is really important as much as good as it to be, like, just focused on the creative stuff and putting out a great content. Another big thing that you're gonna want to make sure that you keep a tab on is your analytics. Because what that's gonna teach you and show you is your data. So, as you can see right here, I have this, you know, showing for the last or to five months. So this is from probably from September sometime. And we're, you know, into the new year here on January. So as you can see from where it started to where it is now, there's a little bit of growth. So you want to use your analytics to your advantage and another manual way that you can check. This is looking through your episode. So once you start having a good, like flow of content, you know, like I have about 40 to 50 episodes and I could see which one's which one's got the most plays which ones didn't do so hot. So let's see, going to my first podcast ever. So introduction. This one did. Well, So you want to see and you want to look for patterns which show you which podcasts do well like like these ones? Um, you know, I got one play, so that usually means that your title is wrong and no one wants to listen to it or your description. Didn't really have enough, um, keywords and didn't entice people to actually want to listen to it. So make sure that you keep a good eye like I had. I do seem to get, like, 30 plays on my podcast, and this is all organic. I don't even push any of this through my social media yet, cause I have a plan on how I want to do that. Um, and you can look at your downloads so you can see that this episode right here everything in your life makes you more rich or poor in some way. So you can see this one got 107 please. High performance tip. Our writing in your journal can improve your day drastically. So learning how to create titles and learning how to write descriptions, which are found can be really, really key. So make sure you keep a tab on your analytics. You can even change the range here off, Let's say like last month, you know you can look at it on a monthly or weekly or a daily you, and you can change which range you want a filter at at. So this is really key, and you can also scroll down to hear and see how people listen. Your podcast. So on which platforms. So five people listen to this on iTunes desktop, and I understand I would understand why. And the most listened to was on Apple podcasts 172 plays. And this was, you know, Spotify and apple podcasts where the top so knowing how people listen to your podcast and you know, the most amount of downloads per episode. And, you know, just overall how many plays do you have can be huge, so make sure you keep an eye on that 10. Your Turn: All right, guys will thank you so much for joining this course. And I really hope this was useful. And before we really parted ways are, you know, hopefully I see who can. Soon I wanted to drop a few is that we can connect. And I would love to hear about how you thought about, um, how you thought on how I did on this course. And if there's any questions or comments or critiques or compliments, feel free to connect with me on Instagram. I'm at ya Swan New Cassani and I've put it on the screen because I know that's hard to spell. And here's my email if you have any questions or you know just any ideas or you just want to say hi, feel free to send me an email on before we head out not to really make this a commercial, but for those of you who do not know what I do, I actually run this company called merchant dot com. And what we do is we print T shirts for a lot of different businesses and clients all across the country, including, you know, churches, including restaurants, consumer packaged goods, brand software, companies, and that is my main business. All these other little things that I'm doing on the side is something to fuel my entrepreneurial spirit. And this is just something that I enjoy doing. And I do this for fun, but if you guys were curious, this is what I do mainly, this is my main, um, full time thing that I to so again what that said, Well, thank you. And I just wanted to quickly show what I did. Um, if you guys were curious about that, but anyway, I hope to see you again soon if you liked it. 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