Lessons Learned and Podcast Pivots in 2022

On this short episode, I talk about my successes and failures in 2021 and changes in 2022.

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Welcome to the first frugal preneur.

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Is it just me or did 20, 21 just fly by.

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I wanted to take a brief moment to talk about my successes and failures of

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2021, as well as some podcasts pivots.

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I am making.

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One of my failures was that I went on an interview recording binge,

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or I recorded more episodes than I could reasonably produce and

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release in a normal amount of time.

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When I say a normal amount of time, it's not unusual for a podcast

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episode to be released up to three or four months after recording.

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But that is the absolute longest wait time and episodes should take.

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Ideally episodes are released within one to two months of recording.

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I recorded so many that it averaged anywhere from three to eight

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months to get certain episodes out.

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And that isn't acceptable to me.

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By the time that guests interview is out, they may have forgotten about it.

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What they discussed or promoted, or maybe have pivoted in their own business.

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And the episode isn't even relevant upon release as when it was recorded.

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The way I am fixing this is that I am only recording one episode a week so

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that I can release the episode within a month or less of the interview.

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For comparison before now I was recording at least five interviews a week.

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I am starting recording again in February, as I still have about six

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I'm also going to be more strategic and the type of guests I bring

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on and not replicate any topics.

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I will also be interviewing more well-known guests as well.

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am also going to do many sessions, such as a shark series, which will

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feature various shark tank contestants.

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Another series will be kidpreneurs, which will feature anyone under

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age 18 that has started a business.

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If you or anyone, you know, nosy kid preneur, let me know.

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I'm planning a create your own income series, where I interview people who have

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found really unique ways to make money.

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I'm also going to be doing more short solo episode, similar to this, but on

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different topics, tips, tricks, tactics, or discussing certain software I use and

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recommend to build a business on a budget.

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I'll also continue to interview entrepreneurs who have started

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their business with under $1,000 and bootstrapped it to at least 1 million.

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Not per year, but total.

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So those are the main things.

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Changing back to once a week, shows fewer interviews, more short

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solo episodes, and many series.

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I think 20, 22 will be the best year yet for the podcast.

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If you have any other suggestions or things you want to learn about, hit

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me up on social media at the Sarah St.

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John or email me at Sarah at the Sarah St.

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john.com.

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Here's to a peaceful and.

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And prosperous new year.

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