For most of us, a year does not seem like a lot. But as time goes by, those years go faster. In May, I will be celebrating my own six decades here on this planet.
But damn. A year of podcasting is a lot of hard work. And, well, it deserves a post.
In July 2015, I ended the WPBreakdown podcast and went on podcast hiatus. I knew I would be starting another one, but I was going to take my time and let it mull around inside my head. And time it did take.
I remember starting my first podcast. (Long overdue as I had considered podcasting as far back at 2009, so you can see it took me a bit of time to get started)
Then I posted about retiring that podcast.
Time moved along and then came the announcement of my second, new podcast. Do the Woo.
During this first year we have had a lot of great guests.
And if it weren’t for these fantastic sponsors, Season 1 would never have happened.
Season 2 started on Feb. 15th of this year and we had a sponsor step up to support both of our shows for 6 months.
I would like to take a moment to talk a bit more about the support these sponsors have brought us. When I started this podcast, it wasn’t just some side gig. Nor was it meant to bring me new clients. It was all about sharing some of the best eCommerce and WordPress tips, insights and resources with my listeners. It also served as a part of our income. Getting sponsors is not for the weak-hearted; it takes a lot of work. I can honestly say that those building of relationships started long before the podcast was even a glimmer in my eye.
And because of the support these sponsors have given us, and continue to give us, we have been able to do some cool things.
What Does the Future Hold for Our Podcast?
The face of eCommerce and WordPress is constantly evolving and growing. I foresee us being around for a while to ride that wave and continue to bring you ways to help you succeed with your online store, or just plain selling anything online.
We are just starting our next series around affiliate programs and affiliate marketing. Plus we have more guests lined up to talk about marketing, social, online courses, advertising and a lot of other goodies in between.
We hope you hang with us for this second year.
One More Big Favor to Ask
One of the most valuable assets to a podcaster is reviews on iTunes. But they are also one of the hardest to get. It’s not that podcasters don’t have fans, they just don’t always have or take the time to be able to leave a review. So if you have been enjoying our shows, or even found one enlightening, please consider heading over to iTunes and give us a little love. It’ll mean a lot to us.