Every podcaster who’s been in the industry long enough will tell you that the first few up to a hundred episodes will be a challenge. So the faster you go through these, the better.
Our guest for this week Joe Pardo aka Super Joe Pardo shares his journey through podcasting and why he’s still so passionate about it despite publishing 400 episodes and counting.
Joe started listening to podcasts around 2005, and he fell in love with the idea of doing his own podcast by 2014. Coincidentally, this was also the time when he was leaving the family business which he was groomed to take over since he was a kid.
This major decision led to another and Joe eventually started his podcast called Dreamers Podcast. He wanted to have an avenue where people can freely tell inspiring stories of how to live their dreams.
It’s now called The Super Joe Pardo Show, it’s the podcast thought leaders go to when they need business tips, advice, and stories.
Joe was able to connect his two passions, business, and podcasting. His podcasting paved the way to build trust and meaningful connections with his clients. If it wasn’t for this platform, Joe wouldn’t be able to have conversations with experts and authorities in various fields.
For him, gaining other people’s trust was only possible because of his courage to put himself out there.
He’s familiar with the potential challenges a new podcaster may encounter. Dealing with the technical struggles is likely but his advice is “don’t let tech get in the way.” Everything can be learned nowadays and if you think that the technicalities will be overwhelming, don’t hesitate to ask for help.
There is a community of podcasters who are willing to share their experience and expertise. This resource is always available wherever you are in the world.
Podcasting is a long game, but the effort you put into it will be worth it. When you’re trying to establish brand awareness through podcasting, you have to keep in mind that consistency is key.
Publishing a good-quality podcast should be your priority. If the audio is good, it entices more listeners. Add to this is the type of content that you’re putting out. Although this will depend on your target audience, well-researched content surely keeps podcast listeners interested.
The first few episodes may put you through difficulties, but this is also going to be your gateway to podcasting success. The lessons you learn here will help you to better handle podcast problems in the future.
Remember that podcasting is a long game, and you need the commitment to continue playing. Go through a few episodes and decide if you’re in it for the long haul.