Publishing Your First Podcast Episode

If you haven’t already, check out my previous posts in this Journey to Starting a Podcast mini series. Getting Podcast Guests So as I mentioned in my last post, I dragged my feet a bit in actually getting this podcast off the ground. But finally I decided to start reaching out to some guest optionsContinue reading “Publishing Your First Podcast Episode”

Learning How to Start a Podcast

In July of 2019 I took another step toward starting a podcast by listening to podcasts about podcasts. Wow there’s a lot of podcast references in that sentence. That may sound boring to you, but I found two shows in particular that walked listeners step by step through the actual logistics of starting. The firstContinue reading “Learning How to Start a Podcast”

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”