One Way to Test an Idea

If I have an idea for a business or something else, I try to write it down, or record it in my notes app on my iPhone. One thing I had written down at one point was to write a book about the career paths of various business professionals and entrepreneurs. Additionally, I had begunContinue reading “One Way to Test an Idea”

When I Decided to Start Documenting Ideas

Don’t Waste Your Thoughts I had recently accepted a promotion, moved with my wife to a new city, and was enjoying learning and growing in my new role. During work, I kept having ideas about what could be improved, or lessons I learned, etc. Sometimes I’d write the idea or thought down quickly on aContinue reading “When I Decided to Start Documenting Ideas”

My Journey to Starting a Podcast Series: Introduction

I Love Podcasts I’ve loved podcasting as a medium for a long time. Podcasting has helped me: Learn new skills Grow in my Christian faith Keep up on the latest current events Be entertained I also love talking about business. Learning people’s stories and what career paths they took has always been fascinating to me.Continue reading “My Journey to Starting a Podcast Series: Introduction”

Monetizing My Podcast

Various Monetization Methods I’ve listened and read quite a bit about the variety of methods out there for monetizing a podcast. Do I want to monetize mine? Eventually, yes. Did I start it to get rich? Absolutely not. I love everything about podcasts. From listening to creating and everything in between, podcasts are the best.Continue reading “Monetizing My Podcast”

Why I Do Interview Style Episodes

Pivoting Early On Before starting Career Yak in November of 2019, I had been wanting to launch a podcast for awhile. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite know what the structure and theme of it would be. I write a business related blog on the side called A Blog About Business. So I thought… maybe I’ll haveContinue reading “Why I Do Interview Style Episodes”

How I Schedule Podcast Interviews

How I Reach Out Up to this point, the main way I have been reaching out to individuals is through LinkedIn messaging. I have found that this in some way helps keep my communication streamlined and professional. However, one thing that I have encountered multiple times is people responding letting me know that they rarelyContinue reading “How I Schedule Podcast Interviews”

Recording Podcast Interviews

Before embarking on this podcast journey I wanted to do ample research into the logistics of recording an interview. I definitely want to conduct some in person interviews, but in reality most will probably end up being remote. I wanted to keep things simple and keep things cheap. It was important to that I tookContinue reading “Recording Podcast Interviews”

Podcast Journal #1: Where I’m At, One Month In

I edited the next episode I’m planning to publish for about 2-3 hours tonight, trimming it down to between 30 and 40 minutes. I’m trying to focus on keeping the best content from each interview. Also, I’m currently thinking through how to scale. So many ideas. First and foremost, I must continue to get qualityContinue reading “Podcast Journal #1: Where I’m At, One Month In”