Something I've taken for granted ...

I grew up in Nashville, surrounded by songwriters and musicians. My route to school crossed Music Row, two streets filled with [hundreds] of record labels, studios, and publishing companies.

Of course working in music (or any creative industry) was a possibility for me – I saw it daily.

Only when I left Nashville did I meet people who didn't know working in a creative business was possible. Or didn't understand that "making art" is a real job and had no idea of the amount of it takes to be successful.

Let's talk about that second one ... this is hard work, even if you enjoy it.

That's not to say that you'll never see elements of ease – you can find some ease within anything. But to be successful at any creative business, including podcasting, you must do the work.

Are you doing the work?

Be honest. I'm not going to judge you, because after 25 years of being in the trenches, I know that everybody has moments where we shut down and collapse. I've had a few of those that have been more recent than I'd like to admit.

Are you there now? Where are you feeling stuck? Is there something specific that you need help with?

Let me know. Reach out on Bluesky, Mastodon, or Twitter with where you are and where you want to go. This will help me to create future issues of Big Podcast Insider that work for you.

In this issue, some "stolen" promotion strategies from YouTubers, writers, and newsletter editors that will help you grow your podcast audience ...

Like to listen? See Build a Big Podcast to get the audio version.

David @ Big Podcast

Steal This Idea

Podcast Production

Podcasting Deals

Podcast Humor

Podcast Monetization


The Wrap Up