What inspired you to start podcasting?
I was a door-to-door salesman, but I was hoping to get into online business because I love to travel. Being online meant I could work from anywhere. I started listening to podcasts to try to get some idea of what to do next, and as I was listening to them, I was thinking, “This could be a great way to help others and get the lifestyle I want.” So I just started making a podcast. After awhile, people were asking for my advice on how to do it. This let me start podcast coaching, consulting, and even podcast production for entrepreneurs. We took that money and reinvested it into building Guestio. I had no idea that’s where I’d end up when I dove into podcasting, but I’m very grateful for the experience.
What was the biggest challenge in getting to where you are today?
Connecting with high-level guests was my biggest challenge early on. I knew that with better guests meant more credibility. With more credibility, I could get even better guests. And those guests would drive business to my coaching and consulting practice. But all of that was predicated on me being able to get good guests to begin with, and I didn’t have any connections in the space. I had to start from scratch.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
I’m pretty proud of the fact that my podcast has been on the top entrepreneurship charts for over a year straight now. A lot of people will brag about their ratings, but in reality, they topped the charts once for three days and haven’t ranked again. But we’ve been there for over a year, which is a lot more challenging than getting up there briefly.