3 Keys to Growing a Successful Podcast in 2021

digital resources Apr 08, 2021


Podcasting is such a massive and growing trend. I have been a podcaster for about six years now and learned a ton, made a lot of mistakes. I want to help you avoid some of the mistakes I learned and continue to learn a lot as I now manage close to a dozen podcasts. And there are some real key practical lessons that I think you can learn that are going to help you on top of the 7 Steps to Launching Your Podcast and building your podcast audience.


Create Great Content


Now, the first thing, it's pretty simple. It's to create great content. At the end of the day, great content wins. It doesn't matter how much you promote your podcast if it's not good. It doesn't matter how great your podcast art is and how creative it is, and eye-catching it is if your podcast isn't good, because once they listen, they're going to stop listening. So you've got to start with great content. This sounds like a no-brainer and like, you know, great content.


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Is SpaceMask the Best Face Mask in 2021?

family resources Feb 18, 2021

In our new normal, face masks have become a part of our everyday life. I’m not a doctor, so I can’t really speak to the safety value, but every other aspect of the masks. While masks have become a fashion statement, it’s most important to me to have one that’s easy to put on, breathable, and comfortable. 

I’m joined by my daughters, Shelby and Emery in this episode of the vlog to give you answers if the SpaceMask is the best face mask in 2021. 

Are you using another brand or type of face mask? I would love to know! Comment below ↓


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Crushing Twitter in 2021

No, Twitter is not dead in 2021! Twitter is also not Facebook. It doesn't have billions of users. It's not Instagram. It's not LinkedIn. It's Twitter! And Twitter has a place and it's not going anywhere. There are Reasons Why I believe in the Future of Twitter. And if you want to crush it on Twitter in 2021, I'm going to share with you some tips that can help you crush it on Twitter this year.


Understand Why People Are On Twitter

Now, the first thing you need to do if you want to crush it on Twitter in 2021 is what you need to do on every single social network you engage in. And that's to understand why people are there. 


People are on Twitter for the news

Now, Twitter's one of the first social networks that have been around. It really started as a mass text messaging platform but it's continued to morph and develop. But people are there for news and it's really become a place where people go for news. So if you're getting on there, you don't want to behave like...

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Crushing YouTube in 2021

social media Feb 04, 2021

Do you remember when YouTube was just known for funny cat videos or tutorial videos? Now that the platform has significantly evolved, we see a lot of new YouTube channels every day offering high-quality entertainment, news, and comedy. 

YouTube continues to explode. The time that people are spending on YouTube is significant. It's essentially the new TV and people are actually watching it on their physical TVs. But it's mobile, it's desktop and it's TV. What we're seeing is this time a video view continues to expand.

The time that people are spending at any time on YouTube continues to increase. So, it's not just short cut videos, not even just instructional videos to figure out how to fix your headlight. It's a lot more than that. And it is still funny cat videos and it is still tutorial videos, but it's also for entertainment. It's also like Joe Rogan putting up three-hour, four-hour videos that are getting millions of views. And he's not alone in that. Or you saw the...

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A Conversation with NYC Mayoral Candidate Aaron Foldenauer

leadership Jan 28, 2021

There’s really nothing like NYC. It’s time to bring the city back to normal.” -Aaron Foldenauer

A lot has changed in New York City over the course of this pandemic. Now that the race for NYC Mayor is heating up, we are all looking forward to what lies ahead for our city.

Join me in this conversation with Mayoral Candidate Aaron Foldenauer, and get to know his vision for the city, people, and our children. 


#podcast #NYCMayor #NYCmayoralelections #NYCmayoralcandidate 

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Aaron Foldenauer

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Crushing Facebook in 2021

With all the new social media platforms emerging, we can’t help but ask: Is Facebook even a thing in 2021 or Is Facebook Going to Die Like Myspace Did?

Truth is, Facebook is very much a thing in 2021. It might not be the cool new thing, but it still has billions of active users around the globe and it's not just Facebook.com. It's a family of apps including its Messenger, its groups, its pages, and its profiles. Facebook even owns Instagram as well, and Messenger on Facebook.com and Instagram have now merged together. Facebook has grown so much through the years and it has no sign of slowing down. It is able to keep up with trends and technology and The Future of Facebook is definitely something to look forward to.

There's so much that's integrating with Facebook and in this episode, I'm going to share with you how you can crush it on Facebook in 2021.


So Facebook is probably not the platform that you're like, ‘I'm going to crush it on Facebook in 2021’...

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Crushing LinkedIn in 2021

If you’re looking at building more business relationships in 2021, you should focus on crushing it on LinkedIn!

Too many people perceive LinkedIn exclusively as a platform where you just post your resume and look for a job.. LinkedIn is so much more than that. 

In this episode, I share practical tips on how you can maximize LinkedIn through connecting with business professionals in your field.


So you're looking to engage further on LinkedIn. And so many people have perceived this to be a place where you just want to post your resume and hopefully get a job and apply for jobs. But at the end of the day, LinkedIn is a social network. And so while it's a great place to look for a job, at the core it's more than just a job search. It's more than just a job finder. It's a place to build relationships professionally. It's a place to grow and to learn professionally, to connect with others in your field, to connect with others that are connected to your field.


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Crushing Instagram in 2021

So do you want to crush it on Instagram in 2021? The platform has changed a lot. The growth only continues, but the opportunity is so significant. And so wherever you are in your Instagram game today in 2021, I think you can crush it by doing these things that I'm going to share. 

Alright. So Instagram continues to develop. It's a platform that I've been engaged on for many years as a platform actually prioritized three years ago. Every time I go all-in on one specific platform I see a lot of trends. But what has been consistent on Instagram is that it continues to grow month over month, year over year. And I don't anticipate them slowing down in 2021 or even 2022, because Instagram, owned by Facebook, continues to develop and innovate. How? Honestly, primarily by copying other platforms.

But what they've done in integrating DMs into messenger and copying stories from Snapchat and start copying reels from Tiktok is really, really smart and it continues to make this platform...

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Soliom S600 Solar Powered Security Camera Product Review

digital technology Dec 17, 2020

In one of my recent episodes, I talked about one of the changes in the new New York City which is the affordability of space. Now that I’ve officially moved into my new office space, one of the must-haves before fully settling in was a security camera. 

I was able to get a hold of a solar-powered camera, S600 from Soliom. In this episode, I walk you through the setup along with the pros and cons and if the camera delivers what it promises.

Any users of Soliom’s other products here? Share your thoughts in the comments section. 

If you’re interested in purchasing a S600 Home Security Camera Outdoor Pan Tilt Spotlight Solar Battery, you can save 36% off your purchase using this special code: SOLIOM36. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083TX4J2D


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Where to Start with Cryptocurrency in 2021

cryptocurrency Dec 09, 2020

Is Cryptocurrency the future of money? Still thinking whether or not to take that first step into getting into cryptocurrency? As we approach 2021, I share simple steps for you to get started with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin. 

Are you already engaged in Cryptocurrency? I would love to hear some insights that you have learned! Share your thoughts or leave questions in the comment section!


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Check out my book co-authored with Nick Runyon: Crypto For Good: Demystifying Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofits.

Learn more about how nonprofit organizations can maximize cryptocurrency at Engiven.

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