►Tell us about you and your podcast
My name is Emily Aborn, owner of She Built This, a company that is working to create the new norm by providing education, networking, community, and opportunities for entrepreneurs to make their dreams a reality. My aim is to give practical tips, highlight the authentic stories of those who have gone before us, and inspire us to create the life we want to live. Listeners are professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs who want to impact the world by doing what they love.
►Why & how did you start this podcast?
To say that I love podcasts would be an understatement. I think it is a fantastic way to digest information and constantly be learning and inspiring creativity. My initial goal in creating one of my own was to provide another way for this information to get in the hands of the people I serve. Some people read, some people watch, some people need in person, and others... they listen! I want to make it as easy as possible for YOU to succeed at whatever it is you want to do. The podcast started after I took a workshop in March. I have since recorded episodes, which are on a weekly rollout. The first podcast was released in July 2019.
►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?
Weekly. It takes about one hour per podcast from start to finish, though they are only 30 minutes long. I currently use an editor / producer. You always make time for what you need to make time for, and for me, that is this. I spend $125 per episode and I fund this podcast myself.
►What do you gain from podcasting?
I would take sponsorship, yes. :) I have 500 downloads on my first 4 episodes released. Don't have enough data yet! It benefits me because I get to meet amazing people (already met a best friend from one!), I get to learn, grow, and teach others as well as inspire! I am a curator / investigator / teacher at heart, and I have a need to create and invent solutions to problems which I believe is at the heart of entrepreneurship.
►How does your podcasting process look like?
We are currently hosted on PodBean and plan to use Pro Tools when I start editing my own. I find my guests through connections and hearing who my audience wants to hear from. I would like some bigger names / influencers on there, and I have reached out to a couple who have agreed. Just need to get OK with putting myself out there. I prepare with notes and thoughtful questions for each interviewee, sort of give them each a direction to go in related to their field. It's not just them talking about their businesses the whole time, that's been done time and time again and is BORING. I interview in person or Skype (less desireable).
►How do you market your show?
Facebook, just started an Instagram, guests sharing on social media, and my website. And now... this site! THANK YOU!
►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?
Just do it. And if you are up crap's creek, check out Mike Clark Creative in Amherst, NH to get yourself up and running. He's fabulous and will walk you through it every step of the way.
►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?
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