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Best podcasts about million downloads

Latest podcast episodes about million downloads

The Marketing Millennials
Eric Siu - Level Up Your Marketing Career

The Marketing Millennials

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 28:57


Eric Siu is the founder of ClickFlow (SEO Software) and Single Grain (Ad agency), Podcast Host of "Marketing School" and "Leveling Up" (45 Million Downloads), and Author of Leveling Up. Get the book Leveling up here: https://www.levelingup.com/

The A Game Podcast: Real Estate Investing For Entrepreneurs
David Greene: BiggerPockets Co-Host Talks The Mindset, Habits & Experience Needed To Become a Millionaire In Real Estate

The A Game Podcast: Real Estate Investing For Entrepreneurs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 48:26


Re-Release #7 of 10 of The A Game Podcast to end 2021 with the BiggerPockets Podcast host and real estate blackbelt David Greene!  This was a very popular episode as David is no stranger to bringing excellent content and a lifetime of experience in real estate investing to bring you one of our most popular interviews!  Link in bio for full episode and check the show notes to connect with David.  Don't forget to TEXT NICK at (516)540-5733 to discuss how we can do some real estate investing together! Join Nick Lamagna on The A Game Podcast with guest David Greene, co-host of the world famous, "Biggerpockets Podcast," former police officer, current real estate investor, author of many successful real estate books and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner! David is one of the most well known and respected individuals in in real estate and the founder of The David Greene Team, Keller Williams East County team, was the Keller Williams East County Rookie of the Year and can also help with mortgages and all your real estate needs in California.  David is the author of "Long Distance Real Estate Investing," "The BRRRR Book" and "Sold! Every real estate Agent's Guide To Building A Profitable Business."  His podcast boasts over 100 Million Downloads and is one of the most popular real estate podcasts in the world.  David has created countless hours of content and has helped create a long list of successful investors, realtors and entrepreneurs all over the country! Topics on this episode include: ✅ Should a new investor get their real estate license ✅ What are David's favorite real estate investing strategies TODAY ✅ How to get creative and find deals in competitive markets ✅ How to scale up from buying a few properties a year to a few properties a month ✅ What is the biggest mistake people making using the BRRRR method You can find David Greene on:  http://greeneincome.com/ https://www.davidgreene24.com/ David Greene Books David Greene on Facebook David Greene on LinkedIn David Greene on Twitter David Greene on Instagram www.biggerpockets.com BiggerPockets Podcast --- Connect with Nick Lamagna: 630.384.9443 www.NickNickNick.com Click here discounted CBD from Naked Warrior Recovery!!! Subscribe and Share If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here   Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast so you get the latest episodes on Platforms by Clicking Here To Subscribe Find all social media connections at Social media Links for Facebook, IG, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Rate and Review The A Game Podcast on Apple Click Here to Review

Nick Bahe Podcast
Husker Football and 1 Million Download Celebration!

Nick Bahe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 43:09


Nick gets a surprise video message to celebrate surpassing 1 Million Downloads for his podcast. Then Nick gives his thoughts on the latest with Nebraska Football. Nick discusses the timeline for a transfer portal QB, what transfer QBs are looking for, concerns with all the top talent leaving, Tony Tuioti heading to Oregon, and more! Subscribe, rate, and review my podcast wherever you get your podcasts so you don't miss an episode! Also follow up on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter OR NickBahe.com A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
#417: 33 Million Downloads & 870K Social Followers: Proven Organic Reach Strategies I Love

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 24:10


Attraction Strategies That Keep Your Pennies In Your Pocket Today's episode is dedicated to all my entrepreneurs who are balling on a budget. Whether you're just starting out (and don't have two nickels to rub together) or you're a seasoned entrepreneur looking to double down on organic strategies that work, I've got something for you.  In this episode, I'm teaching you my favorite and most effective strategies for boosting your organic reach. When I say “reach”, I mean people laying eyes on your business and/or offers online.  And when I say “organic,” I mean getting in front of those people without spending a dime. Oooooh yeah. I've used these strategies to promote lead magnets, podcast episodes, and so much more during all of my 13 years in business. A.K.A -- these strategies will grow as you do. In this episode, I'll take you through the “how” and the “why” behind each one, including:  How to get more traffic to your website or blog (even if your website is SUPER simple) How to win over Google so it puts your content in front of the right people for you How to get in front of other people's audiences to grow your own (in a way that makes you both feel great about it!) Why simplifying your strategy actually helps you reach more people You and I won't part ways until you feel 100% confident about which organic reach strategy is best for you and the right next steps to getting it DONE.  So click here to listen and rest easy knowing that your business can grow while your wallet takes the day off. Here's a glance at this episode... Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts "I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy."

Nintendo Pow Block Podcast
274. Pokémon Unite Hits 50 Million Downloads and Our Shin Megami Tensai V Impressions

Nintendo Pow Block Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 99:56


This week, Ed, Dan, and special guest Greyson Morales from GameRant discuss Nintendo losing a court case in Germany, memories with the GameCube, Pokémon Unite's impressive download numbers, and deliver their impressions with Shin Megami Tensai V. This Week's Panelists: Edward Varnell: Twitter | Instagram Dan Murphy: Twitter Greysun Morales: Twitter | GameRant Contact the Show: Email: NintendoPowBlock@gmail.com Tweet at the Show: @bossrushnetwork #powblock Where to Find The Show: Watch or listen to Nintendo Pow Block wherever you consume your podcasts Anchor | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google | Overcast | Pocket Casts Find Us on Social Media: Follow Nintendo Pow Block on Social Media:  Twitter | Discord | Instagram | Twitch | YouTube | Facebook Group | Facebook Thank You for Listening! You can find Nintendo Pow Block Live on Twitch every Monday night or on YouTube and your podcast service of choice every Wednesday. Remember if you're watching on YouTube to follow the channel. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, leave us a review and five star rating. Thanks for listening!

Charting Pediatrics
1 Million Downloads: Join us on the Podcast

Charting Pediatrics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 2:01


In celebration for reaching 1 Million Downloads we have set up a forum to have one of you, our listeners, join us on the podcast as a guest covering one of two topics: What is the most creative and innovative practice solution that you have implemented since the start of the pandemic? Tell us about an intervention that has improved the mental health of your patients or team working in your practice? Click this link to record a 90 second spot submission: https://www.speakpipe.com/Charting_Pediatrics We will be taking submissions until December 20, 2021 when Dan, Alison and David will review your submissions and choose the best to record an episode with us! If you have any questions, email us at chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org. We can't wait to hear from you and have one of you join us on the other side of the mic soon.

Charting Pediatrics
1 Million Downloads: Join us on the Podcast

Charting Pediatrics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 1:50


In celebration for reaching 1 Million Downloads we have set up a forum to have one of you, our listeners, join us on the podcast as a guest covering one of two topics: What is the most creative and innovative practice solution that you have implemented since the start of the pandemic? Tell us about an intervention that has improved the mental health of your patients or team working in your practice? Click this link to record a 90 second spot submission: https://www.speakpipe.com/Charting_Pediatrics We will be taking submissions until December 20, 2021 when Dan, Alison and David will review your submissions and choose the best to record an episode with us! If you have any questions, email us at chartingpediatrics@childrenscolorado.org. We can't wait to hear from you and have one of you join us on the other side of the mic soon.

Evolving for the Next Billion by GGV Capital
1 MILLION downloads! You are invited to be on the 100th Episode!

Evolving for the Next Billion by GGV Capital

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 0:48


Hi, listeners! Our podcast Evolving for the Next Billion has passed the 1 million downloads milestone, thanks to your continuing support from all over the world! And we're approaching the 100th episode for the show. To celebrate this humble but exciting achievement with our listeners, we would love to feature you in the upcoming episode 100!  Tell us your name, where you live and your proudest achievement over the past 2 years! Describe that pivotal moment when you realize you've grown - as a founder, a friend, or as a person.  You can submit by emailing the recording directly to nextbn@ggvc.com.  A mobile phone recording would do but make sure you record in a quiet place.  Looking forward to hearing from you!

That UFO Podcast
151: Special Bonus - Show Outro; 1 million downloads

That UFO Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 5:08


WOW 1 Million downloads for the podcast! As a HUGE thankyou, to everyone who has ever listened, here is a copy of the shows ever popular outro! It is the track "Goblin Problems" performed by friend of mine & the show, Sean Cahill. It's requested so often I asked Seans permission to put out and here it is :) Thankyou all for listening, here is to 2 million. Andy

Spoken Gospel
1/2 Million Downloads!

Spoken Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 6:12


Thank you so much to YOU, our podcast community. We've passed a huge milestone. Our podcast has been downloaded 500,000 times. THANK YOU! Thank you so much for listening! Please consider rating us and leaving a review. That's one of the ways you can help others see and worship Jesus in all of Scripture. If you would like to see more of Spoken Gospel's content or donate to our mission, visit: SpokenGospel.com (https://www.spokengospel.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=sg-podcast&utm_content=show-description)

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before
CNLP 456 | The Art of Charm's AJ Harbinger and Johnny Dzubak on the Journey to 250 Million Downloads, How to Boost Your Confidence and Communication, and Advice to Church Leaders

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 89:06


The path to success is almost never linear. AJ Harbinger and Johnny Dzubak started The Art of Charm over a decade ago and really had no idea of what it would become. 250 million downloads later, they...Read the whole entry... »

Behind The Baller Podcast with Ben Baller
EP 229 - LOOK, IT'S LIFE: KAWS Collaboration in NYC, Kanye West on Drink Champs, That Willie Hutch Treatment, Before Marriage, BB x Taylor Made & more

Behind The Baller Podcast with Ben Baller

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 86:01


BB is charged up today! His name is Ben Baller, not Ben Humble & he's here to discuss: Passing 3 Million Downloads this year, 2 Day Trip to NYC for KAWS collaboration, the first night with The Big Apple, Doge Meet Up, Crypto & NFT Pumps/Dumps, meeting with a Billionaire, before you get married, Kanye West on Drink Champs about Big Sean, That Willie Hutch Treatment on loan from I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST, what he's watching, what he's watching, LeBron being injured, Joc winning back to back World Series', pulling a Trout Auto, NFL Sunday, Plant vs. Canelo, driving the Senna & The Car Game, owning a virtual dispensary & more this episode is not to be missed! This Episode is Brought To You By: www.MackWeldon.com/Baller  www.NetSuite.com/Baller www.Theragun.com/Baller www.Shopify.com/Baller www.VitaminWater.com If you are interested in MLB, NBA, NFL & UFC Picks daily, weekly or monthly subscribe at www.CaptainPicks.com & Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram Produced by: DBPodcasts www.dbpodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts on Instagram & Twitter Music by @lakeyinspired Available on all Podcast Platforms, YouTube & BehindTheBallerPod.com Behind The Baller Theme Music  Artist: Illegal Kartel (@illegal_kartel_mikal_shakur) Produced by: Gene Crenshaw @yuyuthemaker

Curious Kid Podcast
Special Announcement - One Million Downloads

Curious Kid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 2:56


Curious Kid Podcast has ONE MILLION downloads!!!  How are we going to celebrate?  Listen to this special announcement to find out.  We are going to do something amazing, and all of our listeners are invited.  Also, listen to this super short announcement to learn every topic we are getting curious about for the rest of 2021.  

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast
Solo episode: One Million Downloads: My Gratitude and a Peek Behind-the-Scenes

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 27:27


This week I am pulling the curtains back and giving a glimpse of what it takes to build a business, post-divorce. You'll hear the lessons I learned, the pivots I made (and re-made), as well as how I faced some of the hard truths of business building (d-e-b-t) and life.  Plus, this episode is a celebration of the culmination of so many things: first and foremost, it celebrates you! The show has reached one million downloads and that's because you keep tuning in week after week, sharing episodes, and being part of The Divorce Survival Guide Community. There is a special announcement in this episode for you - so be sure to tune in. And, thank YOU! I am also celebrating how this podcast has helped me to build my audience and grow my business. It has transformed the landscape of divorce and has been one of the top resources that women and men turned to in their time of transition. Finally, I am celebrating how the podcast, and listeners like you, have given me the strength and courage to own my story and share it openly with you. This podcast has been and continues to be a place for reciprocal healing and support. This episode is my thank you to you for helping me get here. Psst...did you hear? This episode includes a contest announcement - yay! Here are the contest details: 5 winners will be randomly selected and the prizes are 1 private coaching session with Kate, 1 Should I Stay or Should I Go full scholarship, 1 Divorce Survival Program full scholarship, and 2 Ultimate Divorce Survival Guide winners. To enter, they will need to leave a review of the podcast on their podcast platform of choice (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts), take a screenshot of their review, and email it into us at info@kateanthony.com. The deadline to enter is November 20, 2021 at midnight Pacific. Winners will be contacted via email. Resources & Links:For resources and links, also visit: https://kateanthony.com/podcast/one-million-downloads-my-gratitude-and-a-peek-behind-the-scenes Divorce Survival Program is here!  Uncage Your Business by Rebecca Tracey

The Goal Digger Podcast
510: How My Podcast Grew to 60 Million Downloads

The Goal Digger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 38:43


The secrets to growing Goal Digger from an idea in the shower to the #1 Marketing podcast in the country… We're spilling the deets! In this conversation, we explore the decisions, strategies, and methods we've employed to scale the show from zero to 60 million downloads.  Do you want to know: The systems that started the show? Our workflow that got us 4 months ahead? How to start your own podcast as part of your business? Kylie is back on the Goal Digger Podcast to talk about the topic we both know best -- podcasting! Join my free training at freepodcastclass.com. GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/goaldiggerpodcast/ GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goaldiggerpodcast/ GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES: jennakutcherblog.com/podcastgrowth

Superhumans At Work by Mindvalley
Get Aligned and Big Update (1 Million Downloads!)

Superhumans At Work by Mindvalley

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 12:10


Join the Selling with Love Challenge for FREE when you use Coupon Code: PODCAST Superhumans at Work by Mindvalley has just reached 200 episodes and over 1 Million downloads. Thank you all for being active listeners. In this episode, I teach about why alignment is so important to reach your goals. As such, I also make the important announcement that the podcast will be changing its name and branding. It will become the Selling with Love Podcast, aligned with my upcoming book and the ultimate mission I have to make ethical businesses succeed in the world. More great interviews, more impactful content. I'm extremely excited about this change! Jason Marc Campbell, your host, is the author of the upcoming book SELLING WITH LOVE. He interviews thought leaders from around the world on topics of Leadership, Team building, Communication, Productivity and so much more. He is a public speaker who's shared the stage with the likes of Gary V, Jason Silva, Vishen Lakhiani, Lisa Nichols, and more. You'll quickly recognize him through his high energy and passion for making a positive impact in people's lives. His mission is all about teaching companies to care more. As businesses have so much power in the capitalist world, if we can educate businesses to take on more responsibility on how they sell, how they market, how they treat their employees, and even how they invest their money, we start shifting the very planet into a better place for all. Listen out for: How being aligned and knowing the ONE thing give your clarity of purpose Why Selling with Love is so important for the world today How you can overcome the blocks you have in sales when you Sell with Love Bonus: Join the Selling with Love Challenge for FREE when you use Coupon Code: PODCAST Like this episode? Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting app. Share this with your friends on Instagram or Twitter. Watch this episode on Youtube if you like to see video: https://youtu.be/cizT2OcnXIk New to the podcast? I'd love to connect with you. You can find me, your host, Jason Marc Campbell on the following Channels: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasonmarccampbell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmarccampbell/

EmpowerHER
Three POWERFUL ways to position yourself to get "LUCKY" + A HUGE THANK YOU for 4 MILLION DOWNLOADS!!

EmpowerHER

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 22:58


Today's episode is going to be REALLY helpful for you if you feel a little STUCK in pursuit of that next level, or even getting yourself to START taking action, we're talking about confidence, environment, vision & giving you some very PRACTICAL tips you can implement today! &&&& this episode also marks 4 MILLION downloads of this podcast-- so thank you SO freaking much for being here, you mean the world to me. Can't wait to hear what you think of this episode! & as mentioned in today's episode: We are doing an EPIC 4 million download giveaway over on my Instagram Page- be sure to go check out the deets there! https://www.instagram.com/kacia.fitzgerald/?hl=en & truly thank you- it hasn't even been 3 years since starting this podcast and I truly feel like I've grown up WITH you, on this mic. The community around this podcast is truly one of the greatest gifts of my life so thank you for being here. I am SO damn grateful for you! &&&&& also--- a couple other fun things you might not know about yet: Be sure to hop on my TOTALLY free TEXT list called #TextsFromKac Where you can join to get PUMP UP texts from me and all the JUICY news and fun perks!  Text a salsa dancer emoji or just come say HI via text +1 512-548-2728 to subscribe!   www.kaciafitzgerald.com/texts#2- Come jump in our *TOTALLY FREE* EmpowerHER Podcast LISTENER COMMUNITY group! If you LOVE this podcast & want to connect with like minded women from ALL across the globe that love it too, you don't need to be a podcaster or entrepreneur, this group is for anyone that wants to hop in!!You can request to join here: www.kaciafitzgerald.com/freegroup where you will get a bounceback email with the Facebook link! #3- My favorite social media platform (Instagram): My personal account→ @kacia.fitzgeraldOur company account  --->  @shegoes.company 

All the Hacks
Building The Tim Ferriss Show to 700+ Million Downloads with Tim Ferriss

All the Hacks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 174:24


Best-selling author Tim Ferriss chats with Chris about how he built and grew his podcast (The Tim Ferriss Show) to 700+ Million Downloads. They give a deep inside look at how their podcasts got started and how everything comes together each week (equipment, production, interviews and more). They also discuss a number of topics relevant outside of podcasting, like interviewing skills, marketing, branding and storytelling.Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) has been listed as one of Fast Company's “Most Innovative Business People.” He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. The Observer and other media have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads. It has now exceeded 700 million downloads.Full show notes available at: https://www.allthehacks.com/podcasting-tim-ferriss Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Tim Ferriss: Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Podcast | 5-Bullet Friday NewsletterTim's Resources on Podcasting: 2016 Blog Post | Interview with Rolf PottsPodcast Recording Platforms: Zencastr | SquadCast | Riverside.fm | QuickTime | AppleOther Podcasting Tools: Descript | ChartablePodcasting EquipmentLogitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam | AmazonAudio-Technica ATR2100x-USB Cardioid Dynamic Microphone | AmazonAudio-Technica ATR2500x-USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone | AmazonApple AirPods with Charging Case | AmazonZoom H6 6-Track Portable Recorder | AmazonXLR Cables | AmazonShure SM58 Handheld Dynamic Vocal Microphone | AmazonTim's BooksThe 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New RichThe 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming SuperhumanThe 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good LifeTools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class PerformersTribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the WorldTim Ferriss Show Episodes:#1 with Kevin Rose#22 Ed Catmull, President of Pixar#418 Esther Perel#444 Hugh Jackman#60 Arnold Schwarzenegger#349 LeBron James#506 Balaji Srinivasan#283 Tim Urban#25, 26 & 27: Kevin Kelly#40 Andrew Zimmern#399 Adam Grant#281 Stewart BrandOther Books and Blog Posts: The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan HouselFinding the One Decision That Removes 100 Decisions (or, Why I'm Reading No New Books in 2020) | Tim Ferriss4 Tools to Use Now That Facebook Analytics is Gone | Ad EspressoThe Tail End | Wait But WhyThe 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout | Amazon1,000 True Fans | The TechniumThis Satirical TikToker is Generating Millions of Dollars in EMV for World-Renowned Brands by Andrew Chen | Captiv880/20 Rule (Pareto Principle) | InvestopediaOther Podcasts:This American LifeThe Joe Rogan Experience | Spotify‎ID10T (Formerly Nerdist) with Chris Hardwick | Apple PodcastsWTF with Marc Maron PodcastWNYCPushkin PodcastsThe Stacking Benjamins PodcastArmchair ExpertIt's Official: ‘Call Her Daddy' is Exclusive | Quill Full Show NotesWho is Chris Hutchins, and how many episodes of his new podcast, All the Hacks, does he have under his belt thus far? [2:26]A few choice pieces of advice anyone should consider when aspiring to start a podcast: you don't have to commit forever, only do this if you'd do it for free, and don't worry about how big (or small) your audience is. [4:30]Don't commit to forever, but start with a reasonable number of episodes to aim for (Tim chose six). If you don't love the direction it's going, change direction until you do. Choose a game you can win. [6:50]Expect technical SNAFUs. Always have a backup plan. Better: have several. “Two is one, and one is none.” [11:40]Is it still early in the days of podcasting and ripe with opportunity, or is it too crowded and people should consider new mediums for content? [12:55]Why did Chris want to start a podcast, and what has made it worthwhile to continue? [17:04]Gear Tim uses and why most of his podcast conversations are done remotely. [20:27]How many technical difficulties would Tim endure before just rescheduling an interview? What precautions does Tim take to make this less likely? [23:04]An easy way to test if your remote guest's external mic is selected. [27:44]Tim once advised podcasters against recording on video, but he's changed my tune. What are the pros and cons? [27:26]How different did his operation look when Tim was just getting started, and how has it evolved over time with the addition of metrics for monetization and staff to assist with production? [32:24]What Chris has considered when weighing the rewards of monetization versus its costs, and Tim's two cents' worth on sponsorship best practices and options available. (Bonus: why Tim's books aren't available in paperback.) [37:03]Can't get big-name guests? Prioritize getting good guests even if they're not household names. People like good content more than they like bad content with a fancy name (and you'll probably like not having to get through a phalanx of publicists and lawyers and managers for a year to get that “famous” but potentially less interesting guest). [48:29]How Tim has found guests from the very beginning. [52:18]Tim's thoughts on Chris' interview with Leigh Rowan (note: not a household name, but an incredible guest who brought his A game). [53:53]You may not be able to “fix” a bad guest no matter how well-practiced you are as an interviewer. But you can always record long and edit liberally. [55:26]Questions Tim asks and conversations he'll have with guests to put them at ease and get them to a place where they can trust the process. [57:09]Why Tim finds Twitter to be an excellent, low-risk way to source guests. But there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. [1:01:20]Illustrating the importance of technical redundancy, Chris confesses that he had to re-record the interview with Leigh Rowan from scratch. At least it was a lesson learned on day one. [1:07:52]The value of reading transcripts (and, perhaps more painfully, audience feedback on social media) of your interviews early on in order to improve, as well as other methods of soliciting torture from select friends for personal development. [1:10:00]Why becoming a better interviewer is really becoming your best self as an interviewer. Remember: what's worked for Joe Rogan or James Lipton or Larry King may not work for you. [1:17:04]How long does Tim spend on prep prior to an interview? What are some helpful shortcuts and processes to squeeze the most juice out of this time? [1:21:22]Has Tim ever done too much research before an interview — to the point that the ensuing conversation was devoid of any meaningful surprises? [1:27:15]What might cause Tim to push pause on publishing an interview, and how would he break the news diplomatically to the guest? What efforts can be made to salvage something useful from the experience for both parties? [1:30:13]Does Tim always read a guest's new book before he interviews them? [1:32:06]Has Tim ever had to pause during an interview to regroup and replan its direction? What steps do I take to make sure the guest and I sound as good as possible? [1:34:31]How did Tim build an understanding of his guests, and what did he learn about relating to an audience from Wait But Why‘s Tim Urban? [1:38:37]Tip: How to avoid getting your AirPods case mixed up with a significant other/family member/roommate who lives with you. [1:43:58]Does Tim pay attention to number of podcast downloads and other listener-quantifying metrics? What would motivate extra scrutiny of those numbers? [1:45:19]Why you probably want to funnel your listeners to your own website instead of something like a Facebook page that uses algorithims you can't control. [1:50:00]Is growth as important as creating good content? What are the most effective ways to grow an audience that will find that good content? [1:55:14]Is there a point to putting audio-only content on a video platform like YouTube? While growth has no magic bullet and the tools are forever changing, here are some evergreen references that might help you find the anchor that will work for your needs. [2:01:00]Want to be of the best service to yourself and your audience? Stop trying to please all of the people all of the time. Find the cadence, content, and frequency that fulfills you first. [2:04:35]Someone might tune in to your podcast for a certain guest, but if they come back, it's because of you. This being said, is it necessary to go out of your way to remind listeners that you exist in every episode? [2:08:15]How can you make your good question a great question while making your guest sound even smarter and get your listeners personally invested in the conversation? [2:10:18]What is one of Chris' best investments? [2:13:05]How (and why) did Tim make the transition from being “The 4-Hour Guy” to the host of The Tim Ferriss Show (rather than starting something like The 4-Hour Podcast)? [2:14:11]You have a personal brand (even if you've never tried to build one). But how do you know what it entails? [2:25:08]To eliminate the bother of selling ads and securing sponsors, is it worth it to join a podcast network that promises to take care of monetization for you (for a hefty cut)? [2:27:50]How does Tim handle a follow-up question if he's thought of it well past the point it would make sense to fit it into the conversation? [2:36:52]Does Tim have any tactics for getting introductions to potential guests from other people in my existing network? [2:38:33]A question you can ask to improve your interviewing prowess (courtesy of Adam Grant). [2:40:18]What kind of processes does Tim go through when he reassess the direction of the podcast after reaching a preestablished milestone? [2:42:27]The time-saving power of batching recording sessions. [2:44:54]Parting thoughts. [2:50:57] Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn

Hypnotize Me with Dr. Elizabeth Bonet
HM222 Thank you for Half a Million Downloads!

Hypnotize Me with Dr. Elizabeth Bonet

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 5:34


Hypnotize Me hit half a million downloads! That's fantastic for a niche podcast! Dr. Liz shares about her journey and why she keeps going.   Do you have Chronic Insomnia? Find out more about Dr. Liz's Better Sleep Program at https://bit.ly/sleepbetterfeelbetter -------------------- See more about Dr. Liz and get Free hypnosis files at http://bit.ly/drlizhypnosis Search episodes at the Podcast Page http://bit.ly/HM-podcast Help yourself with Hypnosis Downloads by Dr. Liz! http://bit.ly/HypnosisMP3Downloads Twitter @DrLizBonet#hypnotizemepodcast | YouTube  |  FB  |  LinkedIn --------- A problem shared is a problem halved.In person and Online hypnosis for healing and transformation. Schedule your free consultation at https://www.drlizhypnosis.com. Listened to in over 140 countries, Hypnotize Me is the podcast about hypnosis, transformation, and healing. Certified hypnotherapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Dr. Elizabeth Bonet, discusses the research behind hypnosis, interviews professionals doing transformational work, and talks to individuals who have had hypnosis. Free hypnoses are also given from time to time. If you're interested in learning more about the magic of hypnosis, psychotherapy and mindfulness, this is the perfect place to feed your fascination!

Under Center Podcast
Bears vs Packers Postgame recap: Aaron Rodgers "I still own you"

Under Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 57:10


Ol' Aaron Charles Rodgers is still the bane of every Chicago Bears fan existence once again after beating the good guys 24-14 at Soldier Field. But the good news is Justin Fields is still learning and growing and we will have our day A ARON! I SWEAR ON IT WITH MY LIFE! (Not really) In the meantime though, we have a breakdown to get to. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss every angle of the matchup including the play of Justin Fields, the Bears defense not being able to stop the run in the second half, Khalil Herbert breaking out, and a lot more. Your days are numbered, Rodgers!(5:30) - The Under Center Podcast reaches 3 MILLION DOWNLOADS!(7:45) - First impressions of Bears vs Packers(16:50) - Is Justin Fields getting frustrated with the offense?(30:40) - Can Jaylon Johnson be the shutdown corner for the Bears?(39:00) - Bears defense gets smoked on the ground(46:30) - Do the Bears need Allen Robinson?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Random Badassery
Publishers Foreword | The Essays of Emerson

Random Badassery

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 58:28


This is the first episode in my detailed exploration of the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson. I explain why I've chosen this project for the first half of the episode and then I dig into the publisher's foreword. There are a bunch of versions of Emerson's essays out there, but I'm using the 1941 edition from A.S. Barnes & Company. #538: How I Built The Tim Ferriss Show to 700+ Million Downloads — An Immersive Explanation of All Aspects and Key Decisions (Featuring Chris Hutchins) | The Tim Ferriss ShowThe Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson Get full access to It Matters But It Doesn't at itmattersbut.substack.com/subscribe

The Tim Ferriss Show
#538: How I Built The Tim Ferriss Show to 700+ Million Downloads — An Immersive Explanation of All Aspects and Key Decisions (Featuring Chris Hutchins)

The Tim Ferriss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 182:07


How I Built The Tim Ferriss Show to 700+ Million Downloads — An Immersive Explanation of All Aspects and Key Decisions (Featuring Chris Hutchins) | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs recruitment platform with 770M+ users, Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement, and Helix Sleep premium mattresses. More on all three below.Chris Hutchins (@hutchins) is an avid life hacker and financial optimizer. He's the host of All the Hacks podcast and the Head of New Product Strategy at Wealthfront.Previously, Chris was co-founder and CEO of Grove (acquired by Wealthfront), co-founder of Milk (acquired by Google), and a partner at Google Ventures, where he focused on seed and early stage investments.Chris reached out with many questions about podcasting. He had already read much of what I had written, listened to several interviews, and this is intended to be an updated guide to all things podcasting.Please enjoy!This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is usually Athletic Greens, my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body in 2010 and did not get paid to do so. I do my best with nutrient-dense meals, of course, but AG further covers my bases with vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced micronutrients that support gut health and the immune system. Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That's up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.*This episode is also brought to you by Helix Sleep! Helix was selected as the #1 overall mattress of 2020 by GQ magazine, Wired, Apartment Therapy, and many others. With Helix, there's a specific mattress to meet each and every body's unique comfort needs. Just take their quiz—only two minutes to complete—that matches your body type and sleep preferences to the perfect mattress for you. They have a 10-year warranty, and you get to try it out for a hundred nights, risk free. They'll even pick it up from you if you don't love it. And now, to my dear listeners, Helix is offering up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders plus two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/Tim.*This episode is also brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs. Whether you are looking to hire now for a critical role or thinking about needs that you may have in the future, LinkedIn Jobs can help. LinkedIn screens candidates for the hard and soft skills you're looking for and puts your job in front of candidates looking for job opportunities that match what you have to offer.Using LinkedIn's active community of more than 770 million professionals worldwide, LinkedIn Jobs can help you find and hire the right person faster. When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. And now, you can post a job for free. Just visit LinkedIn.com/Tim.*If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast.Sign up for Tim's email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday.For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts.Discover Tim's books: tim.blog/books.Follow Tim:Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss Instagram: instagram.com/timferrissFacebook: facebook.com/timferriss YouTube: youtube.com/timferrissPast guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, and many more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Platinum Explosion: A PlayStation Podcast
We Think Sony Bought Metal Gear Solid

Platinum Explosion: A PlayStation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 34:45


In the next thirty minutes, between the discussion on Sony Bravia TV's, Yakuza: Like a Dragon sequel and Hell Let Loose, Dylan and Ashley will solve just what game is being remade at Sony next. It's Metal Gear Solid. Hosts:Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladilAshley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Episode TimecodesINTRO00:00:00 - HelloPS NEWS00:02:18 - Rumours of a big PlayStation remake coming in December00:08:33 - Sony TV Update Incoming00:12:54 - Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Sequel Seems Likely00:16:21 - Play At Home Was A Huge Success00:21:48 - Hell Let Loose Things00:25:20 - Solving That Mystery Sony Remake From The Start Of The ShowOUTRO00:33:37 - GoodbyeResources: Press StartAnother Big PlayStation Remake Will Apparently Be Announced In December Sony's Bravia XR TV Line Will Be Upgrading From ‘Read For PS5' To ‘Perfect For PS5'Push SquarePlay At Home Pushes Over 60 Million Downloads on PS5, PS4Yakuza: Like a Dragon Sequel Announced and In DevelopmentPlatinum Explosion CreditsMusic by: Dylan BlightArt by: Cherie Henriques All Episodes:https://explosionnetwork.com/platinum-explosion-podcastSupport Us:http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW
154: SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE: TWO MILLION DOWNLOADS - The Foundation of My Work

The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 34:19


Wouldn't you know it! The moment I try to take a break from this podcast, we hit a milestone I can't ignore: TWO MILLION DOWNLOADS! So, I thought a great way to mark this occasion would be to reprise one the most effective episodes in explaining what we're doing here: the foundation of JournalSpeak and why it can help you. So, in that effort, I am replaying "Toxic Perfectionism" which does just that. Enjoy! I hope this gives you a happy little surprise on your Friday. XOXO n. CLICK HERE FOR NEW LIVE VIRTUAL RETREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FALL: https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com/work-with-nicole Past virtual retreats recordings available for sale now on my website: https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com/buy-retreat-recordings GET 50% OFF ONE YEAR OF THE CURABLE APP: go to www.getcurable.com/nicole My new course FREEDOM FROM AN ANXIOUS LIFE, is available now. Click here for all the details and to purchase! PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW THE PODCAST HERE TO HELP OTHERS FIND IT! If you are interested in supporting the many free resources I offer to get this message to the global community, please consider donating to my cause on my website, www.thecureforchronicpain.com. Look for the DONATE button on the home page. Thank you so much! ALL MY RESOURCES: Instagram: Follow me on insta @nicolesachslcsw for tons of new content Website: The Cure for Chronic Pain YouTube: The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW Book: The Meaning of Truth Online Course: FREEDOM FROM CHRONIC PAIN FB Closed Group:JournalSpeak with Nicole Sachs, LCSW OMEGA General info: OMEGA INSTITUTE Subscribe Apple Podcasts Deezer iHeart RadioPublic RSS Spotify

RealPod with Victoria Garrick
My BFF Interviews ME! (and I cry...)

RealPod with Victoria Garrick

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 56:14


In celebration of Real Pod's 100th episode and surpassing 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS (!!!!) Victoria flips the script and sits down to be interviewed by her BFF Aubrey. Hear your favorite host like never before as she opens up and gets real about what's actually going on in her life and with her mental health right now… Is she really happy? What are her future goals? What is she currently struggling with?? Whether you are new here or an OG Real Pod Squad member, this episode will have you laughing and crying along with Victoria! BetterHelp: Check out Betterhelp.com/realpod   Produced by Dear Media

The Hypnotist
Thanks to YOU We Hit Half a Million Downloads!

The Hypnotist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 7:07


Adam shares his gratitude for another record-breaking month that saw the show hit half a million downloads since it started and be on course for 70,000 downloads this month.  If you have any suggestions for future episodes or hypnosis themes please contact Adam on email of via direct message on Instagram.   Adam Cox is one of the world's most innovative hypnotists and is known for being the hypnotherapist of choice for Celebrities, CEO's and even Royalty. You can contact Adam at adam@adamcox.co.uk Find Adam on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/adamcoxofficial/ For information on Adam go to https://www.adamcox.co.uk/ To book a free 30-minute consultation call to consider working with Adam go to: https://go.oncehub.com/AdamCox To hear Adam's podcast The Hypnotist on Spotify and iTunes visit: http://link.chtbl.com/TheHypnotist To hear Adam's podcast Modern Mindset on Spotify and iTunes visit: https://link.chtbl.com/ModernMindset  

Pod Theory
"I Don't Have a Million Downloads. My Podcast Must Suck."

Pod Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 25:38


Back on Episode 125 of Pod Theory, Travis Brown and I talked about vanity metrics and not getting consumed with download numbers. These stats can be deceiving and don't provide an accurate depiction of what's truly happening with your podcast.Still, we know this is something that many podcasters are focused on. In fact, many believe their podcast simply isn't any good if they don't have massive download numbers. And that's simply not the case.So Travis and I are heating up the mics once again on Episode 129 to let you know that your podcast DOES NOT SUCK because you don't have millions of downloads! Your podcast is just fine...and it's time to shift your focus to aspects of your show that will truly drive its long-term growth and success.Build Your Brand Through the Power of Podcasting!Click Here to Learn About My Comprehensive Podcast Guest Communications ServiceIs Your Podcast Guest Presentation 5-Star Worthy?Pick up my free guide 'How to Build a 5-Star Podcast Guest Presentation'Connect with Jason CerconeWebsite | YouTube | InstagramBuzzsprout: Podcasting's #1 Hosting SiteClick Here to Sign Up For Buzzsprout and Receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card!MUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for Pod Theory - Big Vision - via purple-planet.com

At Home With Sally
16 Million Downloads, Chocolate, & a Giveaway

At Home With Sally

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 32:10


Today, I shared on my podcast 6 Ways that I deal with the storms in my life with the scripture that keeps me fast. I hope it will be of great encouragement to you. I pray it gives you a grid to follow, to practice when you need anchors to keep you strong. And it's in the back of my book: I call it my Storm Care Kit.

The Onside Zone with Big O
Podcast Tuesday Million Downloads In 30 Days Show News 09 14 2021

The Onside Zone with Big O

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 6:12


Million downloads in last 30 days and Show news.

The Maverick Show with Matt Bowles
149: Getting 8 Million Downloads on the Zero to Travel Podcast, Building “Location Indie”, and Hitchhiking Through Scotland with Jason Moore

The Maverick Show with Matt Bowles

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 63:50


Jason Moore shares his journey growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and creating an unconventional path to start traveling the world.  He shares mishaps from his first backpacking trip and highlights from a hitchhiking race around Scotland.  He reflects on the impact of his travel experiences and gives some tips on ‘traveling deeper' and connecting with locals.  He then talks about founding the “Location Indie” community and the “Lifestyle Launch Academy” where he has mentored hundreds of location independent entrepreneurs.  Jason also talks about his podcast, Zero to Travel.  He reflects on how he got over 8 million downloads and distills down some actionable tips for other podcasters.  He also talks about founding “Camp Indie” and how you can attend the next live event!  FULL SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE AT: www.TheMaverickShow.com

59 Gaming
DBZ Dokkan Battle Podcast - Episode 49 - Part Two Waiting Room

59 Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 36:26


350 Million Downloads!!! Follow us on out social medias to give us your questions follow us on Twitch to see it live! (https://linktr.ee/59Gaming (linktr.ee/59Gaming)) Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CDOODidPE5Y Content Creator(s): DaTruthDT Goresh Saito Toonrami Minato Video Editor(s): Varied Geek Graphic Designer(s): Hydros Audio Engineer(s): F1ng3rs Support this podcast

Voices of Misery Podcast
Peppa Pig vs Kanye West, the worst call center rep ever, a man marries an ash tray and 2 million downloads! LIVE SHOW!

Voices of Misery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 110:06


Nerds go LIVE for the first time in a while, but today is special as they celebrate 2 MILLION downloads of the podcast! Then a Florida woman gets arrested over a fart, Peppa Pig roasts YE, the worlds worst call center rep ever gets exposed, a woman pulls out the piece over a soft drink, a man marries an ashtray and more! Twitter: @voicesofmisery mewe: @voicesofmisery Parler: voices of misery Gmail: voicesofmiserypodcast@gmail.com Instagram: voicesofmiserypodcast Discord server: voices of misery podcast https://tinyurl.com/VoMPodcastTees

59 Gaming
DBZ Dokkan Battle Podcast - Episode 48 - Planet Namek Is Exploding! Ft. Nanogenix

59 Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 73:19


350 Million Downloads!!! Follow us on out social medias to give us your questions follow us on Twitch to see it live! (https://linktr.ee/59Gaming (linktr.ee/59Gaming)) Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YCEQ5xMTJQM Make sure to check out our amazing staff involved with the creation of this video! Content Creator(s): The Masked Ningen Goresh Nolar Nanogenix Minato Video Editor(s): Varied Geek Graphic Designer(s): Hydros Audio Engineer(s): F1ng3rs Support this podcast

Legacy in Leadership Podcast
Episode 057 | ”MBA w/ Luis Diaz”

Legacy in Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 50:02


Tune in as your Uncompromising Coaches are back with another MBA segment and this time they are talking to Podcast and Content Marketing Guru Luis Diaz! Luis Diaz is the Founder of Podcast Domination and Author of How To Get Your First 100,000 Downloads in 100 Days. He has launched and consulted for 65+ podcasts and helped his clients generate over 7 Million Downloads. He's helped some of the most well-known entrepreneurs and personal brands online build their podcast from NFL athletes, Olympic medalists, nine-figure entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and many more thought leaders across a dozen or more industries. Listen as Luis shares his entrepreneurial journey, what led him to starting his own business, and how adversity helped shape and mold his passion for communication. Listen close as Luis brings the wisdom, the stories, and of course the #GoldenNuggets on jam packed episode! So have your pickaxes handy and your mining pans ready as they share what it means to Pursue your Purpose, Create Profits, and Build a Legacy by being #Uncompromsing! #BeUncompromising   Connect with us and #BeUncompromising! Website: www.uncompromisingcoaches.com  Social Media Links: https://www.flowcode.com/page/uncompromisingentrepreneur  Connect w/ Luis Diaz: https://www.podcastdomination.co/bookluis 

59 Gaming
Dokkan Podcast - Episode 47 - Journey To Planet Namek!

59 Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 62:45


350 Million Downloads!!! Follow us on out social medias to give us your questions follow us on Twitch to see it live! ( https://linktr.ee/59Gaming (linktr.ee/59Gaming) ) Support this podcast

Hurdle
5-MINUTE FRIDAY: 4 Million Downloads & A Few Really Important Lessons

Hurdle

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 10:58


It's hard for me to fathom that this show has been listened to 4 million times. But! Here we are! This week, we (as a community because this is impossible without you!) celebrated a huge milestone. For 5-MINUTE FRIDAY this week, I'm talking about how it all makes me feel and a couple of the important lessons I've learned. Grateful for every single Hurdler! SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast CHECK OUT THE NEW HURDLE WEBSITE! Hurdlers, gear, click here! JOIN: THE *Secret* FACEBOOK GROUP LEAVE ME A VOICE MESSAGE! Whether you just want to say hi or have a question you want to ask, I'd love to hear from you! Bonus: Your listener question could be answered in an upcoming episode of the show! P.S. No topics are off limits. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message

EmpowerHER
[INTERVIEW] Finding PURPOSE & FULFILLMENT while redefining WEALTH for yourself w/Patrice Washington

EmpowerHER

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 50:56


If you want to find more PURPOSE & FULFILLMENT in your life, or feel like you are struggling with finding what your “THING” is or how to really have TRUE alignment; this episode and conversation with powerhouse Patrice Washington is going to be your JAM! If you're not familiar with Patrice, she's a best selling AUTHOR with her brand new book  “REDEFINE WEALTH FOR YOURSELF” which is all about stopping the for chase money to instead step into your life's purpose! SUCCESS Magazine named Patrice one of 12 Inspiring Black Voices in Personal Development, she's been featured in all the major media outlets and press for her expertise, has a top rated podcast with over 7 Million Downloads & the whole premise of what she teaches is a holistic approach to life while redefining the term “wealth” taking it back to its original meaning, “well-being” which I think you will REALLY vibe with!!She's also an absolute POWERHOUSE SPEAKER…. Honestly one of THE best speakers I've ever heard live and virtually. BASICALLY she's a badass woman impacting thousands of lives and honestly…. if you haven't heard her before you are going to see right away why she feels like you're chatting with one of your best friends who's got SO much wisdwom to share, you might have to  hit the “BACK 30 SECONDS” button a lot today  to really soak this all up! Can't wait to hear what you think!To connect with Patrice: Find her on Instagram: @seekwisdompcwHer website:  https://patricewashington.com/Her Podcast: Re-defining Wealth Podcast& snag her brand new book: Redefine Wealth for Yourself: How to Stop Chasing Money and Finally Live Your Life's Purpose& as mentioned in today's episode: Our show's sponsor Organifi - check out all their completely Organifi superfood blends, plant based nutrition & supplements with 20% off as a listener of the show by heading to: www.organifi.com/Kacia Use code “KACIA” for 20% off any items in their store! Other ways to connect outside the podcast: #1- Our *TOTALLY FREE* EmpowerHER Podcast LISTENER COMMUNITY group! If you LOVE this podcast & want to connect with like minded women from ALL across the globe that love it too, you don't need to be a podcaster or entrepreneur, this group is for anyone that wants to hop in!!You can request to join here: www.kaciafitzgerald.com/freegroup where you will get a bounce back email with the Facebook link! #2- Be sure to hop on my TOTALLY free TEXT list called #TextsFromKac Where you can join to get PUMP UP texts from me and all the JUICY news and fun perks!  Text your fav emoji to +1 512-548-2728 to subscribe!  www.kaciafitzgerald.com/texts#3- My favorite social media platform (Instagram): My personal account→ @kacia.fitzgeraldFor Daily inspo quotes --->  @shegoes.company 

Insight with Chris Van Vliet
Comedian Dan Cummins on leaning into your passion and how he grew his podcast to 4 million downloads a month

Insight with Chris Van Vliet

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 57:23


Dan Cummins is a comedian and podcaster and the host of three podcasts: Timesuck, Scared to Death, and Is We Dumb? He joins Chris Van Vliet to talk about how he started his career in comedy, the massive success he has found in podcasting, why he moved out of Los Angeles and back to Idaho, where he finds inspiration for his comedy, advice for aspiring podcasters, and more! Find out more about Dan Cummins at: https://dancummins.tv/ Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests. For more information about Chris and INSIGHT go to: https://chrisvanvliet.com Follow CVV on social media: Instagram: instagram.com/ChrisVanVliet Twitter: twitter.com/ChrisVanVliet Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisVanVliet YouTube: youtube.com/ChrisVanVliet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SuperFastBusiness® Coaching With James Schramko

After 4 million podcast downloads, James Schramko looks back at a journey full of lessons and shares where his business and his show are headed.

Boscoe’s Boys
Football Season is Getting Closer, 300th Episode, and ONE MILLION Downloads

Boscoe’s Boys

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 82:42


The boys talk football, as it is getting closer, and we celebrate our 300th Episode and 1,000,000th download.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sub Club
David Smith, Widgetsmith - Lessons Learned From 50 Million Downloads

Sub Club

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 57:16


David Smith is a full-time independent app developer. Since 2006, David has owned and operated a small company focusing on creating applications for the iPhone and Apple Watch.David has built many successful apps over the years. His most recent app, Widgetsmith, went viral and hit #1 on the App Store. It has over 50 million downloads. David's other successful apps include Watchsmith, Pedometer++, and Sleep++.David also co-hosts a weekly podcast called Under the Radar, where he and his co-host Mario Arment discuss Apple-related topics.In this episode, you'll learn: How to transition from a hobbyist to a full-time app developer Two big mistakes to avoid when starting out as an app developer How customers find new apps in 2021 The biggest waste of time and money for an app developer Links & Resources The LibriVox project Mirror app Launch Center Pro app David Smith's Links David's Website Audiobooks app Widgetsmith app Watchsmith app Pedometer++ app Sleep++ app Under the Radar podcast David's Twitter: @_DavidSmith iOS Version Stats Follow Us:David Barnard: https://twitter.com/drbarnardJacob Eiting: https://twitter.com/jeitingLike this episode?Subscribe to Sub Club on Spotify or Apple Podcasts to get the latest news on mobile subscription apps.Episode TranscriptDavid Smith: 00:00:00I've launched, I think it's 56 or 57 apps at this point, and all but about six of them have completely failed. I say that mostly because I've launched more failures probably than anyone in the App Store in some ways, and that's the way that you can end up with success, I've just kept trying, and it got me that little baseline of income that it was like, okay, I'm not just wasting my time here.David: 00:00:19Welcome to the Sub Club podcast. I'm your host, David Barnard, and with me as always Jacob Eiting. Hello Jacob.Jacob: 00:00:43Hi David Number one, How are you?David: 00:00:46I'm good. Our guest today, maybe number two, is David Smith, long time indie developer and podcaster. Starting with Audiobooks in 2009, David has built many successful apps over the years, including Widgetsmith. Pedometer. His most recent app, Widgetsmith went viral on TikTok, and hit number one in the App Store.Welcome David.David Smith: 00:01:10Thank you, It's great to be here.David: 00:01:11Yeah, it's great to chat. We've chatted in person a few times, and bumped into each other at WWDC over the years. You've been doing this pretty much since the very beginning, right? Audiobooks came out in 2009, when did you actually start working on that?David Smith: 00:01:27So, It wasn't even my first first app. I think my first app that never went anywhere, it was launched in 2008. So, I mean, I was within a couple of months of the App Store launching. So I've been doing it essentially as long as you could, and I think I started working on, oh yeah. Audiobooks, the end of 2008.And it's just kind of grown from there. So it's about 13 years in the App Store.David: 00:01:46Like me and Jacob, actually, we both had apps...Jacob: 00:01:50In the on days of paid up front, and only 200 apps on the App Store, and all that. It is a good time. Were you a developer, like a Mac developer before that? Or how did you trip into iOS?David Smith: 00:02:06Sure. I was a web developer before I did this, and so, I mean, honestly, I started writing apps before I even actually owned an iPhone. I just, it seemed like a good opportunity and I wasn't particularly happy where I was at work and it was just something that I thought would be interesting opportunity.And I started learning and didn't know what I was doing for a long time, but just kept at it. And so it's just one of those things I got into mostly because it seemed like a good opportunity at the time. And so, you know, I just, eventually I initially was doing some web consulting as well as my iOS work.And eventually they just, the web consulting disappeared and it became iOS full-time, and that's sort of been the story for more than a, you know, like 10 years now probably.Jacob: 00:02:47Yeah, no, I was, Kind of similar, like I just saw it coming and it was like, Hmm, maybe I should. And I went and picked up the Macco OS, the the Hillegass book and learned Mac OS programming, like, yeah, because there wasn't the iOS book, right. There was no iOS, it was iPhone iOS. But yeah, it was a different time, fewer apps way, smaller community.So, yeah. Interesting decade.David: 00:03:15I do want to start by digging into the story of Audiobooks, and, I think one of the, one of the interesting things to me, because it happened to me as well, is how having this kind of foundation app that, that started in 2009, that did well enough. And, and I'm, I kind of jumping ahead here a little bit, but I, I think if I know your story correctly, Audiobooks is kind of what helped you make the leap to be full-time indie. And then once you become full-time indie, you started to have the time to experiment with all these other apps, and a similar thing with me, like I've had a couple of key apps over the years that kind of provided that like foundation of income that let me keep going.And then, that allowed me to experiment with all these different apps, like launching a pro ended up coming out of, of already having income to be able to take this big bet. and then mirror came along where it was doing really well, and I was able to take other bets. And so it seems like that's somewhat the story of Audiobooks.So, so let's, let's dig into that. So it was 2008, you had had a failure and then you, you start working on Audiobooks in late 2008. what was the, what was the inspiration and, and, and, and how did how did you kick off that?David Smith: 00:04:31Audiobooks was an app that it's essentially, it's a, it's a wrapper and a player for a free public domain Audiobooks. that was all it was, and it was essentially just coming into the market because. at the time, I mean, there were there, wasn't an easy way to listen to any Audiobooks, on the iPhone at that point.And there wasn't an audible app there wasn't, apple didn't have anything and it was just, you could, I guess you could listen to Audiobooks, I think in the music app potentially, but it was...Jacob: 00:04:57Yeah, you can buy them on iTunes. Right. And they were like, 20 bucks a pop.David Smith: 00:05:02Yeah. And So that's where the idea for the the app came from, and it became, and it's just sort of, it, it just, it took off in a way that I wasn't really expecting and it was successful.And because it was an app that had a very broad appeal, it was something that I think, as you say, it's sort of like built a platform for me to. Then continue to experiment and try things. And, I mean that, that app has gone through originally, it was paid up front and then it went free with ads. And then I tried selling my own ads for awhile.I sort of went through lots of different models over it over the years, but, it was certainly the app that I think was my first thing that was commercially viable, where I don't think. On its income. Initially I would have been able to go into, but it was the kind of thing where it became a client for me when I was doing consulting work.And I would say like, you know, it would buy my time because it would start generating enough income. And at first it was like, maybe it would buy me 10 hours a week that I could work on my kind of like independent stuff and then make the event, it would do better. And, and now could buy 20 hours a week of my time and eventually it bought all of my time.And I think that model worked really well for me to have that initial success that I could then keep trying things. And I mean, I've. Launched. I think it's up to, I think it's 56 or 57 apps at this point. and all of it, about six of them have completely failed. Jacob: 00:06:18That's incredible.David Smith: 00:06:20And I say that mostly because it's like, it is so easy.It's like I've launched. So I've launched more failures probably than anyone in the App Store in some ways. And they're like, that's the way that you can end up with success though, is, is that it's just like, I've just kept trying. And I think Audiobooks was a useful one because it got me that a little baseline of income that it was like, okay, this is not just, I'm not just wasting my time here.But it allowed me to then just keep trying and lots of things that, you know, lots of ideas and lots, lots of things went different places. Some of them had their moment in the sun and then like failed off. Like there was a period in the App Store where you, the classic model is you had a paid up front app and you'd make, you know, a reasonable amount of money in the first two weeks.And then it would make almost no money ever again. And that was just the way it was. And like that's a model that. isn't very sustainable, but you know, it's like if you had something that had a bit more, you know, regular income as a baseline, you, you could make work.Jacob:00:07:13And that's how you incentivize a developer to make 60 some apps it's still like,David Smith: 00:07:17Exactly.Jacob:00:07:18And I just said it like a curiosity. Did the Audiobooks in Audiobooks, what was the source for those are those like prerecorded public domain or.David Smith: 00:07:27Yeah, exactly. So there's a thing called the LibriVox project where people volunteer to read, classic Audiobooks, such as, you know, essentially, you know, Dickens or Jane Austin or things like this that are out of, out of copyright. And so people volunteer to read them. And then, those are just available on the internet.And this, essentially my app was just a wrapper for that. It was just a way to, get into that. And the people who act, who run the liberal box project were actually very happy with it. Like they, they cause for them. There was no easy way to get their audio onto an iPhone. And so they were delighted that there, you know, this app is just creating a venue for their project to get a lot more visibility and interest.Jacob:00:08:06And he got an incredible like App Store parked name, just Audiobooks. That's a great one.David:00:08:12That's exactly what I was going to dive into. Like how did, did, did that, was that just kind of a happy accident or in 2008, did you already start to notice? Cause it took me like. Three or four years, I'm a little slow on the uptake to, to realize that these like naming a keyword instead of trying to create a brand was actually a fairly successful strategy for a lot of apps.So did you just stumble into that or was it somewhat intentional?David Smith: 00:08:37No. I mean, I think it was largely just a result of, I didn't have a name. I didn't have a better name and because the content of it was so generic, it wasn't like there was a natural branding that I was doing this and it's like, yeah, it's the related to the App Store. So you could just pick a proper noun and it would be available because there only a few hundred.Grow a few thousand apps in the App Store. And so I picked it, I tried it and it certainly has turned out well in that regard that it still has reasonably good, you know, search, search, search optimization and things. Cause if you want an audio book and you go into the App Store and search Audiobooks, it's an exact name match.So, you know, audible likely, still ranks higher because it's has more traffic, but, it's going to be in one of the top, couple of hits. and that's just a natural thing. And I wouldn't say it was intentional. Like this is part of some grand plan, but, it is certainly something that. I found useful. I mean, many of my other apps, like I have an app called pedometer plus plus, and sleep plus plus, which, the plus plus when the App Store is doing its algorithm for searching, typically just sort of drops off.And so they start, they rank very well for those terms for sleeper pedometer. and then, but I learned though that it's important to have something be somewhat trademarkable just for, legal reasons and copycats and those kinds of things. And so. Having something additional to it, was helpful that I could trademark those terms and go after people who are, are being, you know, sort of trying to, trying to get that benefit from the, any sort of success I've had on it.But I think in those tricks, they're always a bit tricky cause like they, they are useful at the time, but they're not really long lived and you can't rely on them. Like. It's something. If apple just tweaks their algorithm slightly, then it goes away. So it's not worth chasing necessarily, but it certainly in this case, worked out well for me and was useful, but know less and less of a factor now.Jacob:00:10:24If you, if you made Audiobooks today, it would be Audiobooks, degree sign, tiny cross, probably.David:00:10:31That's I was going to ask though about, you know, algorithm changes over the years and things like that. Did you, have you seen a, cause you took it free in like 2010 or something, right? Like pretty early you switched to the in-app purchase model. so like, what I saw with my mirror app was that once I switched it to, it was like mirror by app heavy or something.And that switched it to mirror with like a little, Unicode symbol that looks like a mirror. And so then it was the exact match for a mirror. And then it just really took off and it was, it it's been the number. And I ended up selling that app in 2017, but it's still the number one, one hit for mirror on the App Store.And, I got to, I think around 2015, there was kind of a peak of like five, 6,000 organic downloads every single day. And then even though, even though like the ASO didn't change, like it still ranked for all of these keywords and everything else, it did slowly kind of start to dip. And, and I kind of wonder if that was, if that somewhat follows the kind of people going to the App Store searching generic keywords, it was like the iPhone more and more people were buying them more and more people were coming like first time into the app.So you can either confirm or debunk my, thesis here that, that. There was kind of a wave and then a, a, a crest and a, a fall of the, of these, organic searches on the, on the App Store.David Smith: 00:12:06I couldn't speak with authority about it, but that seems consistent with my experience where I think they're in the early days of the App Store, there is definitely a higher sense of just curiosity that people would open the App Store and just be browsing and just not necessarily looking for anything in particular.'Cause they didn't know what their phone could do. They hadn't like that they have a phone and they knew it was going to be good for, you know, texting an email, but, oh, there's an App Store. Let's see what it does. And I think that phase is certainly behind us that I think people know what they know. They know what they're to know.They know what they want to use their phone for. And very often they're going for a particular thing, not just like browsing. And I th and I think if you were. and similarly, I imagine if you're just one looking for a generic term, you may not start in the App Store, even if that's where you gonna get the app, you may start in, in Google or YouTube or somewhere else.Yeah. Like you're, you're, you're, that's because there's a mature enough ecosystem there. That there's a better way. Find that even though the App Store is a great place, but it's, I think that's some, those kind of just generic, organic downloads are much harder to sort of define at this point. And I think that that's just the reality.David:00:13:15Similar kind of build and crest and fall as far as like. Since, since Audiobooks is so heavily rely on organic installs you don't. I mean, from my understanding, you don't do any paid advertising for it. did it kind of pressed around that 20 14, 20 15 and then, or have, have organic downloads been pretty stable?David Smith: 00:13:35Yeah. I mean, I think I know, I couldn't tell you a date. I don't know if it, I actually look at the numbers, but it certainly isn't that way that there is that I think there have been a couple of phases of the App Store and there was the early first, maybe four or five years. you had that much sort of just higher interest and it was easier to be, be seen.And I would say sort of in the last five years, the ACQUITY user acquisition. Reality of being in the App Store is very different. That it, it is, there's a lot more either like, or just organic, organic is more and more challenging. And, I D don't do very much paid, but I think if that would be the only way that I've actually wanted to affect change, to my downloads beyond kind of just word of mouth and natural, sort of, I think at this point, a lot of my downloads are coming from.Sort of the word of mouth version of organic, rather than the someone coming to the App Store with a need and then trying to find it. and so that's just, that's just a guess, but I think there certainly is those, there, there, the App Store has changed dramatically in 13 years. I think there's, there's certainly no doubt about it.Jacob:00:14:31User base too. I mean, I think about the way that, that what we were talking about as I was thinking about like my usage patterns pre and kind of post that era. And I think one thing that has changed is kind of, I kind of found all the apps I needed by 2015, you know, I kinda got, I got my podcast app, I got my, this app, I got my, that app.I don't really go in there just doing that, that way. You're talking about, the, the like, oh, what can I find for my phone anymore? Right. It's just not something I do. I still occasionally get a recommendation or I find something organically or whatever, but, you know, and yeah, like. In 2021. This is very few people's first smartphone, right?This is like somebody's fifth iPhone plus. And so it's just like, there's less curiosity, I think, but I guess that's exactly what we're arguing here. Okay.David:00:15:18So you mentioned you you've probably failed more than any developer ever on the App Store, which is really cool. I mean, I, in some ways feel the same way. I mean, I'm, I'm not nearly as prolific as you, but I mean, I've had gosh, like 26 apps and maybe four or five have been reasonably successful. But so I'm going to put you on the spot here.Are there any, any things that really stick out of like, you know, and I can think of one app, cause I'm still working in this space w your weather app, but are there any apps that you can point to and say, you know, I learned a very specific lesson from this, in those failures. Cause I think a lot of people who've only ever had one app and that one app was super successful.There's kind of a confirmation bias. Like I'm awesome. I did everything right. But it's like, they don't even know what they do. Don't know, they don't know what they did wrong. They just happened to like hit some level of product market fit. So any, any specific apps and lessons you learned from these failures?David Smith: 00:16:18Failure is obviously a complicated thing because I think I learned something from all of them. And so in some ways they were, they were useful. But I think from a financial perspective, it's mostly what I'm talking about when they're sort of a failure on that. And I think the two areas that the biggest mistakes that I've learned is one is under.To try to really understand and having an honest evaluation of the size of the market you're addressing. and some of the things that I've launched are very focused. were very niche and. That kind of a thing. It it is possible to make it work, but the economics are incredibly difficult and you're dealing with a very uphill battle.If you're dealing with something that, there is only ever going to be useful to 10,000 people then great. That for that 10,000 people it might be really cool, but it's very unlikely. You're going to make a sustainable living on an app at that unless your economics can be so high, that each one of those people is giving you a substantial amount of money on an ongoing basis.I think some of my failures were things where I was like, Ooh, this is really cool. And it's an app that does something, very specific and it doesn't really end up working out. I think the other thing that I found too is just having that sense of. that apps understanding what are the ongoing costs of related to an app going to be, and making sure that the economics of that can balance out.So, in your example of my weather app, ultimately like the app was successful. It had, a reasonably good user base, but at that, this was, it existed in a time before, subscriptions were a thing. Like they just did it didn't exist in the App Store. And so. The economics of trying to make it so that people could continuously, you know, pay for the weather data that I had to buy for.It just wasn't there. And at a certain point, it became, it's like a change from being a business to a charity because I was spending more money on the backend. than I was, you know, getting people on an ongoing basis. And that was something that I don't think I really it's easy when I'm building something to just ignore that because the costs, especially early on are so low when you look at these things and especially with, with, with most, if you're some kind of data service or some kind of hosting provider you often will have a free tier or something that like the E and if in some ways, success can be your own failing because you haven't taken into account that, oh, if this, you know, if I get any amount of volume, then suddenly I'm going to be spending thousands of dollars a month.Supporting this app. And if the economics aren't balanced for that, then it can, you have to essentially shut it down and deal with that. And I think those are two things for that. It's usually when an app has failed it's because either I didn't fully understand what the ongoing constantly going to be, or I didn't sort of real it.Wasn't realistic about how big of a market it is.Jacob:00:18:54Yeah, the unit economics are tricky because at the beginning, it's, it's hard to get good to data because everything's so small. It's like, oh, I can't really tell. I don't really know what my CAC is or what my cost to service cogs are. So you're just like, whatever. And then by the time it matters, it's too late.Right. And in some cases,David Smith: 00:19:12The two that you just used several terms that I have no idea what they mean. and I think this is another failing on my part that like, you know, Kat Mike hack and my Sasser service caught, like, I dunno, like it's it's, this is fun. That was just fine. I think. But that's...Jacob:00:19:24An educational moment. Cost of user acquisition. And what's the cogs cost of goods sold. Sorry. Yeah, those were like, those are the things I didn't learn until I had a SAS company though, to be honest. Right. Like it's, it's interesting. Like, yeah, the different. Which, which, which, I mean, just highlights kind of the world we're in now.Right. Which is where most app developers are running a SAS business. Right. would you, would you wear with the weather app, you just didn't kind of think about it in those terms. It was like an app with an API, but really it was a SAS business. and, and, that's why we're here@subclub.com to educate people.Actually, it's not.David Smith: 00:19:58Yeah, well, but I think there's definitely that teachable moment in that insofar as it's just it's that's another aspect of that failing is I think it's so easy coming at it from an engineering background that I can get too excited about the engineering aspects of what I'm doing that. I think that, oh, there's this cool, cool new API.There's this fun new feature. There's this cool problem I'm solving. And I can go down, you know, spend a month of my time building this app. And then in the end, I haven't. Really thought about the marketing side or the economic realities or all of those things. And in some ways it's like, that's fine because part of what I'm like, what I'm good at is the engineering.And if anything, I've been able to just engineer my way out of this problem by keeping I can just keep building. And eventually I've had enough things that just kind of naturally hit. and it isn't necessarily the most efficient way to do it or the way I'd recommend it. But I think that is an aspect of my failing, where it is.You know, and it's, it's also the reality of being an independent, independent developer where. Like, I don't have a staff. I don't have anyone else in that regard. And so it's not like I have a business, a business, a business team, or someone doing user acquisition or any of those things, which on the one hand is great because it means my costs are really low that, you know, my, my revenue is divided by one and I get to see, you know, and I keep it.So if I was a team of five people and I'm dividing my revenue by five, it's quite a hard thing to, you know, Have five times to five X the revenue. And so it's like a trade-off that you, in some ways it'd be great if I had both have both, but I'm not sure if it's actually reasonable or practical too.Jacob:00:21:29I mean, really though, that's, it's a good algorithm for finding a new, new API APIs are the apps or version of the market shifting, right. It's when something gets created, right? There's a new opportunity. So exploring those and understanding those and finding out how you can remix those with existing ideas that might, that, you know, as a, as a team of one where one is an engineer, that's kind of your strategic advantage, right?It's might not, might not be ASO. It might not be acquisition and all these other things. it might be like, Hey, what can I do? Cool stuff with computers. And I think historically that's been a pretty good, ROI for, for a lot of companies. So I wouldn't, I wouldn't necessarily call that a weakness. though it's both right, but yeah.David:00:22:12Yeah. And that, that specifically has been part of your strategy, right? So like you, you know, I mean, Widgetsmith, which we'll, we'll get to in a little bit, but even, watch plus plus, but domino plus plus, or Widgetmith's sorry. yeah. Tell us about your thinking around using these new API APIs to get attention.Doing something that's never been done before as marketing, which, which is, is, is a great way to do it.David Smith: 00:22:42Yeah, well, anything. So this is certainly something I've done time of day. And again, that like predominant or plus plus, which is, after Bridget Smith, the most successful thing I ever made was the first pedometer app in the App Store. And it was, you know, when the iPhone 5s launched apple introduced to put a step counting ship into it.And it was the first app that took care of it. And it's like for a few weeks, even it was the only one. And it was. Probably one of my strategic advantages is the fact that I'm just one guy who really likes to program and is pretty good at doing things quickly. And that means that I can be there on day one.And I think that's beneficial in sort of two main ways that being out there early is something that often gets Apple's attention and. It's ebbed and flowed in terms of whether that's important for apple featuring you or not, but it's never a bad thing for a, for apple to feature you or to get on their radar.And, you know, as an independent developer, that's one of the few things that I have that I can kind of pull on that apple gets excited about where on day one, here's this app that takes care of this new thing that they're trying to sell their new phone withJacob:00:23:44Yeah. And that speed, that speed. Even like a one person team compared to like a three or five person team. There's a real advantage. If it's just one person like no communication overhead, no, nothing. Like you can just do it all in your brain. And like, it's really hard to be. I mean, now I'm saying this is watching, I haven't watched our company grow so much.It's like, wow. The just like getting all these folks coordinated at the same time really is a different world than when it's. Just yourself, like trying to put things together quickly.David Smith: 00:24:09Yeah. I mean, I think that, that, that's just such a, the other aspect of this, just so much. It's so, so often I can do something faster than anyone else. Not necessarily because there's something magic about me, but it's just, I don't have it. There's no, it's not like it does that. Oh, there's a designer who will, you know, do a bunch of specs and then that's going into it.We'll have it, then we'll have a sprint planning meeting and we'll break up the features. And it's this whole thing that like, that's not my process. I just open up X code and start working. And so it's an, you know, maybe it means that, I, you know, it's like, and I ended up with as long as I have a good idea in my mind, I can just be driving towards it.I don't need to go through a lot of infrastructure to get that. Like, I don't have. You know, a roadmap with tasks, with, you know, sort of issues that I'm working through and burning down my, like, whatever, all those software things that you need to do, if you have a big team and are valuable, but I just don't exist for me.And so there's that extra multiplier. And I think being there early. Is just, it gets, it gets attention and it creates opportunity that there's a vacuum. It's, it's a short-lived thing. You know, the, if I, if I had launched Widgetsmith a few, a few weeks later, I don't think it would've mattered. It would have been complete.Like it is this very ephemeral, like thing. It wasn't, you know, once a year, there's this giant opportunity for me and I've done sort of dove in and taken advantage of it several times. And sometimes it's worked and sometimes it hasn't, you know, like my message App Store apps didn't go anywhere, but. That turned out that was a market that didn't exist, but I spent my summer making sure that I was there and if they hadn't, if they hadn't been really important and was super cool.Cool. And apple cared about it a lot, then I would have been there and yeah. Or know that ahead of time, unfortunately, but that's, I think just something that a small team can benefit dramatically from is like taking advantage of that and being okay with too of not shipping things that are as robust and complicated as fair enough.If I was. A five person team. It could do more or have more capabilities or, you know, be localized into more, more languages or also launch on Android or whatever those things that, that you would imagine would be beneficial. I don't have those, but like, it's just a trade offJacob:00:26:09Yeah. Search your marketing channel primary. Right? It makes a lot of sense. We did this at, when I was at elevate. This was a constant strategy for us was what does apple interested in? Even, even for us, we were a team of 10 or 20 at that stage, but like, yeah. Adding APIs. Oh yeah, sure. It kind of makes sense.Okay. Yeah, we can add that. Like it's not on our product roadmap, not really something, but like yeah, the, the benefits were tangible, but as you kinda mentioned, it has gotten at some point, I think for a team of that size, the benefits of being in the, like what's new, I forget what the, they used to always have a feature like what's new in iOS, whatever.And you would get Nat and it would be a pretty good feature, but that has gone down over time. So now it's like, It's exclusively the, to the benefit of really small developer teams, right. That they can take advantage of.David Smith: 00:26:53Yeah, well, and it's just, I think that the impact of being fee, because to your earlier point about, I think fewer people are searching for apps. so being in a featured list in the App Store is not as the, is not the thing that it used to be. That I remember the first time I got featured in the App Store and it was.I just rev. It was completely, mind-bending where I would go from like, yeah, you lasted a week. And I went from, you know, maybe having like in the tens of downloads a day to suddenly I'm having like tens of thousands of downloads a day and it was just like completely mind-bending, but that's not the reality anymore.Like that, that multiplier isn't there in, the same way. Like, it's It's lovely to be featured, but it also is very muted now because it's not for a week. It's kind of on this random algorithmically driven basis, where if you're the app of the day, you're actually the app of the day, only for one person necessarily.Like it's not like everyone in the world got it that day. Um it's and so those, those things lessen the impact of it. and Their benefit becomes more in aggregate rather than kind of in an acute way.David:00:27:52One of the things you mentioned kind of in passing there was, not having to wait on a designer and that's something I actually wanted to talk about. I, you know, as much as it's like the apple ethos to be pixel perfect, and to like, have these like amazing, you know, leather stitched icons back in the day or whatever.I regret spending as much as I did and kind of letting design in some ways, overly drive the process. because as an independent developer, where every penny I spend is, is money. That's not going into my pocket. I spent tens of thousands probably over well, over a hundred thousand dollars on design over the last 13 years.And from what I understand, you've spent very little, so, so I mean, it sounds like that's intentionally part of your strategies. Like you, don't one you were saying, you know, you're not a team of five, so you keep your expenses down, but two you're, you're also not waiting on them. So yeah, it was at, have you spent much on, on design over the years or have you done it all yourself and then has that been a very intentional for, for speed and cost?David Smith: 00:29:07Yeah. I mean, I think I've certainly tried spending money on design and it over the 13 years, like I it's, it's not that I've never done it, but it's, it, it, I, it was never, it never paid off for me enough that it would. For it to be something I continued doing. And I don't think I've done it in five, six years now.And at this point, the only design that I typically will ever pay for is, icon design. because that's just something that I can't do very well myself, but even like recently, like Widgetsmith, the icon I made myself, cause it's just a blue round direct, like I could handle that.Jacob:00:29:41That's a good icon.David Smith: 00:29:43Which has been it's fine.Jacob:00:29:44And it's number...David Smith: 00:29:45Think, yeah, like.Jacob:00:29:47Icon designer actually.David:00:29:48Yeah.David Smith: 00:29:49And I think, but it's to the point of like, I think eight. It's easy enough to like, if you try to learn basic design and get competent at the basics, you can go, that can take you a very long way. And I think really elegant, new fancy design that's doing really like groundbreaking or cool things with fancy animations and all that stuff.Like I love it. And we're using an app that does that, but that kind of design, like that takes a tremendous toll on your development process. And I think. A M like a, if you're a thoughtful to the developer who wants, is willing to put in the work to just kind of like study what the basics of design are, you know, you can get good enough that you can do a lot of it yourself.And I think that's something that has worked really well for me. and I think it's also been to my benefit that it isn't necessarily that I'm not waiting on a designer. It is that I'm able to, I'm a better developer because I understood, I took the time to. Study what makes a good design for an app.And so I'm w that informs my development, and then it allows me to build things that'll be easy that are structured, such that the design will naturally flow from it. And those types of differences that if I just was being hand handed a list of like, here's a, you know, a handful of mock-ups go and build it.And I don't really understand why things are structured the way they are. Then I would often find myself in kind of, I'd pay myself into technical corners that, if, if you, if you are responsible for both the design and the development, you're that the two are blending together really well. And so I think it's something that I certainly recommend.And I think like, I mean, some of the best apps I think have come out of the one developer, one designer teams, like I think that is a can, we can be a useful model, but. For me, it's just something that I think, you know, in the same way that often I've, you know, I've known many designers who learn just enough coding to be able to sort of, to make the basics of the key, to the same thing and go the other way that, a developer who puts in a little bit of time and is a student of what, like, if you're using something and you start paying attention to why is this good?And you don't try and overreach and. Like try and do things that are beyond your capability. Like, I can make a really nice clean UI. I can't make a, you know, something that is, is clever and fancy and that's it. That's fine. And I'll just, if I scale my scale, my applications to fit, what I can do, then I'm fine.Jacob:00:32:13Yeah, I, I'll share it. Not like we're revenue count. We didn't have a, it, I mean, we have a full-time, product designer now that helps with like dashboard work and stuff like that, but we didn't have, I was the only person doing design for the first two years and very similar, like I, I knew going into it.It was my weak spot. So I spent a few weeks, one summer just like taking. I took an online color theory class. And then I just like learned, did some like basic tutorials got really good at sketch and like made some mock-ups. And, you know, I had worked with a lot of great designers and kind of had knew what the process was like.But yeah, again, it's like, what's your advantage? And in your case, it's the API APIs and being first to market and all that stuff. And so you're not likely to get a lot of like, Yeah, leverage or whatever out of having really great design, you just needed to be functional. You needed it to be good enough something.That's not going to turn people off right. When they see the app on and that's, and that's kind of the bar and yeah, I agree with you. I think it's actually pretty easy to achieve, at, you know, with a, with a minimal investment.David Smith: 00:33:14Yeah. And I think you also, it's, I'm very, I very much like a model where the initial upfront costs are as low as possible. And if I need to double down on something and like, it becomes a situation where, oh, now I need design resources or I need something more graphically oriented or like things arise.Like. I'm delighted to spend money on an app. That's making money.Jacob:00:33:36Yeah, exactly.David Smith: 00:33:37it, rather than spending the money on something before it's even proven itselfJacob:00:33:41Yeah. We've spent a lot on design since like revenue cat's hit like our stride, but in the early days it was like, not like this API is like the design of the Jason is more important than the website.David Smith: 00:33:53Exactly.David:00:33:53Yeah, and it does force this kind of function over form approach. And I think that's where your apps have really succeeded. Is that there is it, you focus on them doing things well, Like serving a specific purpose and serving that specific purpose very effectively. And that's where I think a lot of the kind of form over function design either within apple.I think apple still makes this mistake a lot of, of focusing too much on, on how things are going to look and how things are gonna, come across versus like, well, how, how is it actually going to be used by people? And, I, you know, that's where I think I've fallen down a lot, as well as like spending so much time on these pretty graphics.And then, and then everything then like the user you can't like iterate quickly on a user interface based on feedback when it's all so polished and pixel perfect. Like it's so much harder to do iterative design. To enhance the usability of an app when, when there's so many barriers and then so much already kind of like set in stone because it was designed this way and you can't, step back out of that as easily.So, yeah, I think, I think it's great the way you've, you've done that.Jacob:00:35:12The one thing that resonated with me that you said David was, just how a designer, if they don't fully. And I love designers, all of my designer, friends are gonna hate me for talking bad about designers, but I think one, one universal experience of developers when you get handed something that. It's it looks great and like functional on paper, but like, there's just like, because there isn't like internal knowledge of UI kit.Right. And just like this thing that looks like, yeah, I know it's just pixels and it should be really simple, but like, it's actually going to add hours and days to my, to my, and, and you know, if you're not an assertive developer, that's going to be like, no, I'm just not going to do it. You can do that on your business.Right. But like, Because you own it, but, but if it, you know, if you work on a team or whatever, sometimes there's a lot of loss there where a developer will feel. And also like, I feel like it's a challenge, right? Like, oh yeah, I can do that. Right. And they ended up over investing in these ornate, user experiences or use user interface elements.It just like you talk about like ROI and whatever, like just not there, you know? so I think it's a very like prudent approach.David:00:36:22So I did want to touch on real quick and. I want to get to Widgetsmith and talk more about that. But, I wanted to touch on the, your iOS version stats. So, it's something I've really appreciated over the years. There's a flurry has, has published stats here and there that your site has been like my go-to place to say, you know, how's I was 14 adoption going, how are so you published publicly?The, the version stats of your Audiobooks app, which is a fairly broad market app. It's not perfectly representative probably of the entire market. but yeah. Tell me about why you publish that and then do you actually run a customer analytics to power that, or, or do you have a third party analytics provided that you just pull the stats in front from.David Smith: 00:37:09So, I mean, that came from, I think there were certainly, I mean, I'm running it for years and years, because in the early days of the App Store, there just wasn't good data on this kind of thing. And it was so I, I remember finding that it was just so frustrating. Right. I, I couldn't get. Basic sense of like the different device distributions and, iOS adoption rates and things.And so I just wrote something, myself to do this, and I sort of shared it because it was really helpful. I thought, I, I, I, if it's helpful for me, it's going to be helpful for someone else. and Audiobooks was the best app. I had to make the public version of this for, because it was my broadest kind of user base, that it wasn't as like pedometer is great, but it's.Dealing with people who are fitness oriented. And so like my, at some of my adoption numbers are like th there's a skew to it and it's a bit less mass market. but it's all built in custom. I I've used analytics packages and things before, but, in the, in, especially with apple being. I think it's a sort of like the privacy consciousness and things.It became something that I just didn't want to have. I want to have it the minimum amount of third party code in my apps as I could. And something like the, the kind of analytics I'm collecting is very easy to do as just a little, sort of custom thing that I wrote. That's just, you know, it's just a little website.That's collecting some very basic stats and being thoughtful about making sure that it doesn't log essentially anything except for very anonymized. aggregated things just so I don't collect any user level information whatsoever. It's all just being collected, at, at, at an aggregate level. And it's just something that I wrote and it's, it's a basic thing.And I think it's a useful tool because this is sort of to the same thing of a question about philosophy. It's like, you can't know when you can drop all the old devices or which device to optimize for. And this, you actually collect that data and you actually look at it. and so like right now, for example, send that, I re like I always try and optimize my apps for the iPhone 10 R because in all of my apps, it is by far that screen size.So the it's the F1 10 or the iPhone 11. those are by far the most popular phones in the world right now. And so like, that's my primary testing device. That's where I start, but I wouldn't know that if I wasn't collecting that kind of data and. You know, sort of, I wouldn't have guessed that necessarily.And especially because I live in the like apple tech ecosystem and I wouldn't, you know, in my mind, oh, it's probably just like the pro size, you know, like the, the, the 11 pro is probably the most popular phone because that's what all my friends have. But, that's actually not the case. That's, you know, that is a popular phone, but it's by no means the most popular.And so. Having that kind of data to back up my choices and making sure that, you know, like, I, I, I, if am doing a design, I'll optimize it for that and then adjust it for the other ones rather than going the other way around. Or if I'm doing screenshots for the App Store, I make sure that my screenshots.Are perfect for that one. And even if, sometimes I'll do you know, for the, my, the more minor phones, I might just say, like use the scale down the assets for something else, but that's a size that I've we'll for sure. Use. I think also it's speaks to, there is, I think there's still some of this, but maybe a bit less, but in the earlier days of the App Store, there was a, I felt like there was a group of.People who were kind of, we felt like we were in this together. And, like, especially among kind of indie small developers, we tend to try and like help each other out. And so like I made that public, it was an internal dashboard. And then I just like, well, let me just publish this to a different URL. because if you had to kind of just help out.And I think that was a nice thing that I think there's just, there are fewer Indies than there used to be. but it's certainly an aspect of the community that I think is still nice when there are, there are some aspects of it that still exists.Jacob:00:40:52It's also really nice to have. usually I would caution people to roll against rolling their own. Right. but I think there is this like somewhat unserved niche of some of these tools get really expensive, even like an amplitude or a Mixpanel or whatever. They're, they're more. There, the pricing often is more favorable towards a B2B and like smaller headcount kind of, or smaller like user based size apps.And you can lose this, this like kind of information. I, and I gathered not an App Store connector. It's probably crappy if it is. David Smith: 00:41:24Like some of it's in there, but not really in a way that like abstract connect sometimes has some of the stuff, but I like, I like just having it myself and there's also, it means that I can do additional beyond just, demographic collection. There are a few things that I will do in here where I can add in a hook and say, Oh, like, do, does anybody ever open this page of the app?And I can do a little basic, like those kinds of basic analytics things that you can't do on that, do an App Store connect. and so I can put, you know, put this into my system and do those kinds of basic collections, which a more sophisticated analytics packages, just like, that's just a basic feature of it.But, it's a, it gives you that kind of middle ground and it's, it's just, it's a tricky reality of, you know, apple once, you know, I have to put in my privacy things, all the, you know, all the things that I do. And so. I start using a third party thing. I have to be completely on board with everything they're using my data for.And so sometimes it's easier to just roll it. Have it be basic and simple. I mean, the actual, these apps are not complicated or I think the initial version of this was actually, I just based it on the error log of a, engine X server, where I just ran it and they would make, they would make the record.They would just. Yeah, they would just make the request and they would actually just all 4 0 4, like the trend analytics requests were just 4 0 4 and I would just parse the error log and add it to a SQL file. And it's like that, that was super straightforward and easy to build. And it's just a script and it's...Jacob:00:42:47Mixed panel, basically like in...David Smith: 00:42:49Like, You know, and like that's where I think mostly just to say is it doesn't have to be like super sophisticated and fancy.This is a backend utility tool. So you can very easily, like you could go crazy making it fancy, or you can just, you know, write a little scripts to process a log file and it'll get just as much data out of it.David:00:43:09Yeah, that's great. I did want to touch on, on witness Smith. You you've talked about it at length, so, There's a great episode with you and Marco. I think what came out like two weeks after we just hit number one. And so that's a really fun episode. People can kind of go get the history, but it's a cool kind of, culmination of this story of launching 56 different apps, trying all these different things.And then you, you go after these brand new features with the widgets in iOS 14 and. somebody picks the app up on Tik TOK. It goes viral. It hits number one in the App Store. It's just such a cool story as an indie developer to hit number one. And, and, and again, you've told a lot of that story. other places I don't want to just rehash the whole story.But there were a couple of things that I wanted to go over and I don't know if you've talked about it, since so one of the things that I think would be to follow up on is just how the, Durability has been. So like you hit number one, it stayed there for like, gosh, like weeks, right. Or almost a month.And then, yeah. So how has it, how has that gone since, and like, you're still like number five you're you're in the top 10 of productivity regularly. how has the app been durable? download wise and revenue wise, like how, how has it gone after hitting number one? Like.David Smith: 00:44:37I mean, I think it is, it certainly continues to be my most successful app. And I think it probably, it seems like it will be for, for, for quite some time. And obviously the first couple of weeks were insane and completely. Like mind bending and, you know, I think I exceeded my luck like to date App Store downloads.You know, of all my apps over the last 13 years were in a few hours of it when it kind of hit that crazy moment.Jacob:00:45:03We've seen a couple on revenue casts, a couple of viral events like that, and I am blown away every single time. It's it's more like it outpaces the App Store featuring like by 10 or a hundred X. It's insane. David Smith: 00:45:15And I think that, and let me say that it was really cool and fun and exciting and a little bit like scary and like terrifying. But I think it's, what's, I didn't know where it would have, where it would settle down to. And it's like, where is that? Come see the nature of. Something being a flavor of the moment is that like, that moment ends and it just vanishes like the, the driver behind that, you know, it's not like it's being featured in Tik TOK videos anymore, at least not in the same way.And so the durability, I believe now is largely just coming from the fact that that initial spike generates enough kind of ongoing word of mouth advertising, that the nature of. Especially the nature of what it does is it puts something cool on your home screen. And it has that natural. If someone sees your home screen or you show them something or you share a screenshot and it has the name of the app in it, and it's like, it, it has that natural, oh, I want to do that to witness to it.And that seems to be where the durability has come from because, I've. Tried sort of like the, the sort of like the paid marketing things to try and keep something going. And for me, it's a model that gets very, it's very hard to not just like, lose your shirt on it because you can.Jacob:00:46:22Yeah.David Smith: 00:46:22Spent a way out, spend what you're getting back or not have.Jacob:00:46:26Someone else's money to blow.David Smith: 00:46:27Yeah. And so like for me, it's just, it never makes sense. And so, like, I w I wonder if something's going to be something that I keep working on, it needs to be sustainable kind of on its own. And for it, it's still, you know, it still continues to do really well on a, on a, on a download basis. And it's also, it's, you know, it has, it's monetized both with advertising and with subscriptions.And so. You know, th the two together create a really nice, sustainable, revenue for me that it's based mostly on usage rather than, needing necessarily to have big spikes in downloads to keep it going. It's like as long as people keep using the app, that they're opening, it they'll see ads, or if they're, you know, power users who really want like the pro features of it and they'd pay for a subscription, if it's continuing to provide value to them that they'll continue subscribing.And so it's, that durability has been there. I think largely it certainly is easy to be durable when you have. This wild spike at the beginning to kind of kickstart that, effort. but it's, it seems like the there's enough ongoing utility of it, that it keeps people keep using it. And, that has a natural sort of knock on effect of people just telling their friends about it.And I mean, it's kind of a cool thing that, even after. You know, many millions of downloads, it continues to find new art, find it, find a new market and people will continue to sign up for the subscription. And it's, it's that's happening sort of on its own without me having to necessarily do anything other than just keep adding, you know, features and improvements to it.I don't need to worry necessarily on that side of things as much.David:00:47:56Yeah. One of the things that I was, initially taken aback by, but now see the, the maybe accidental brilliance of how permissive you were with the feature. So, and I mean, I made a mistake with launch center pro. I was actually trying to kind of ride your coattails with my app and. I was much more aggressive with the paywall.So I pay walled one of the like more prominent features instead of, instead of paywall and some of the lesser features. And then to your point earlier about like user acquisition, you know, part of how you make user acquisition work, is it, you forced, you can't pay $5 for a download. If you know, one out of 200 people are paying you.But we just Smith going viral. It went viral in part, because you were so permissive with the features. So like, how did you decide where to draw the line in the paywall? yeah. How did, how did you make those decisions?David Smith: 00:49:01Yeah. I mean, I think, I think a lot of this comes from a place of my goal is to, I want a business that lets me keep developing, like what I love and what I enjoy is programming. That's that's, that's, I'm gifted in it. I enjoy it. I love it. And I will just keep doing it. Like if it wasn't my job, I'd probably still be making apps.But, and so I don't, I'm not chasing some kind of like wild exit or something dramatic. And so I think, I, I feel like I want to make things that people will like using, and that will won't be annoying or irritating. And, that I can feel proud of at the end of the day, like that. I'm not, you know, like the people who are paying for my subscription.Or paying it out of a genuine desire to support the app, to do the really advanced, like these are my super fans who really care about it. and there are the people who I'm sort of sort of going after for that. And so I don't didn't feel necessarily compelled to make the paywall up all in your face and be limiting features and kind of doing those types of things.And in this case, it worked out really well because it, it created a. it created its own marketing machine as a result. And like what I gave up potentially in having a less permissive market, pay paywall strategy I made up for in essentially free marketing for, because the app is used by so many more people.And I think that trade off is something that's easy. It's like I don't have, or I don't necessarily want to spend the capital. To acquire those people, but in some ways I'm spending that capital by just making my paywall more permissive and making it have a natural, more virality to it. and that, for me, I think works well for everybody that like more people are getting more out of the app and, I, I benefit from it.It's sort of coming along and I don't think it was, it's not like that this grant. Strategy that I had for it. It was just in general, if someone's going to pay me something I want for what they're paying to be something that is super clear is super straightforward and is compelling. That is something that I feel like I would pay for that.It isn't an arbitrary restriction or something that feels kind of. mean-spirited, that's sometimes a lot of paywalls can ha you can run into these limitations that feel completely contrived, that there isn't a reason for it. Like most of what I'm people paying me for in Widgetsmith are things like my weather data, the tie data, and some graphical assets, things that I have to pay for that there are, they are ongoing and tangible costs that I have to pay.So I can't make those free because then I go out of business because millions of people are requesting weather data. Like that doesn't work for me. And so, yeah. Making it paid feels good to me. And if anything, it works well, but I think that's definitely something that you can get. If you're too stingy with you, with what you offer, you're kind of like shooting yourself in the foot because you're ma you know, you want to make that first run experience feel so good that people want to keep coming back.And if you get too uptight, that the first thing, the first thing the app does when you open the app is ask for money. Like if I open that app, I'm just closing that up and deleting it. Like, I don't want to, I don't want that, that, thatJacob:00:52:05I mean, that's, that's...David Smith: 00:52:06Be them asking.Jacob:00:52:08That's an app that's for distribution basically is what you can tell. And if you're not then like, I mean, I think this is not a comment on an uncommon strategy, but, but, but, you know, optimizing for distribution early, Becoming not a monopoly because there's other apps like we just missed, but becoming a dominant player or like the best app, you get data, you get usage, you get word of mouth, you get a brand.And then in the future, if it becomes an operational requirement that you make more money per download or whatever, like, oh, you have a lot of levers there and you can go about it more thoughtfully than if you try to like, Try to shoot blindfolded, like from, from the start, there's just no way you can, you're going to be able to get, I talked to a lot of people getting ready to make their subscription apps and whatever.And they're like, ah, they're going back and forth. I go, what should I put on my paywall? What should I, whatever. I'm just like, just don't think about it too much. Just don't do something stupid. Like just see something reasonable and normal and don't try to be too clever. And then, you know, be prepared to iterate and change like over time.Cause inevitably, well...David Smith: 00:53:06That's good advice. David:00:53:07This is such a fascinating time. I wish we could talk another hour just on, on, on paywall strategies and, and freemium. I think a lot of developers do make the mistake in the subscription space of because they're spending so much on user acquisition, they have to be more aggressive with the paywall, but then in the long run, you're, you're, you're paying for users that you immediately ostracize.You know, if you're, if you're only getting, you know, 10% to start your free trial, and then only 50% of those convert. It's like, you're paying for all these people who ultimately have a bad experience in your house. And so it works cause that's their model, but, but they're leaving a lot on the table long run by not having a more, permissive freemium strategy where you can get people in using the app, finding value and then over time bringing them along.And it seems like that's part of what Smith has done well with, like, you didn't start with ads. Ads came later, right. And then. The paying for assets, I think came later as well. so like exactly to Jacob's point it's like you just got out there with a great product, you know, found that product market fit.It went viral. I mean, you know, it probably wouldn't be the success it is today without that, but, but then you've kind of layered on some additional moneymaking over time. And so that's great. but anyhow, we're, we're at the top of the hour and need to, to wrap up, in the show notes, we'll have links to your, Twitter underscore Smith, underscore David Smith, Jacob:00:54:35Oh, my God. I never realized that pun Widgetsmith, Dave. Oh my God. I'm so slow.David Smith: 00:54:43Yeah.Jacob:00:54:44The brand is just so it's perfect, but we're on your lap. It's so great.David Smith: 00:54:49That was a, as soon as it was one of those names where once I, once the name came to me, it's like, yep. That's theJacob:00:54:53Oh, it's even, it's a good name on its own. Right.David Smith: 00:54:55Yeah.Jacob:00:54:56I just love when things are like tidy and tied up like that. It's so perfect. Sorry.David:00:55:02Anyways, anything else? anything else you wanted to share or, anything else you want to mention as we wrap up?David Smith: 00:55:08Yeah, no, I mean, I think we covered some good things and I think it is, I, I always like sharing my story as an independent developer, because I feel like in this industry, they're like, there's a, there's an aspect of it. I know this is something, you know, I've listened to this podcast before. Like there there's a, there is an industry in a branch of this.That is very data oriented. And if you're built almost like you're building a machine to try it, like a business machine to try and like spin off money. And it's all about how you're getting your conversion rate value to this, and then you can put it into this and the eights. There's a very like, and I respect that and understand that, that, that is a very viable business.But I think what I, I was like sort of to share the other side of the story where it's also possible to just make cool things and have them have just have enough, enough of a business in them that it makes a good living for you, but you don't need all of that infrastructure and all of that other things.And I think to our point, we've made many times is if you have something that you take the approach of simplicity and straightforwardness, and Craftsmanship early, you can shift and pivot and change as you go. And if you start to numbers driven and you start to like kind of cold in that way, I think you can lose just as many opportunities, as, as, as you could.And I personally, I enjoy this way. I think this is fine. I, you know, I'm very excited about WWDC next week, because it's the, the time that I get to just discover what I'm going to launch this year. Kind of thing. And so I'm very excited to become about that. I think that excitement is something that I wouldn't have if I was building something that I didn't enjoy doing in quite the same way.David:00:56:52Well, thanks, David so much for your time.Jacob:00:56:56Good luck next week. 

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The A Game Podcast: Real Estate Investing For Entrepreneurs

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 48:56


Join Nick Lamagna on The A Game Podcast with guest David Greene, co-host of the world famous, "Biggerpockets Podcast," former police officer, current real estate investor, author of many successful real estate books and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner! David is one of the most well known and respected individuals in in real estate and the founder of The David Greene Team, Keller Williams East County team, was the Keller Williams East County Rookie of the Year and can also help with mortgages and all your real estate needs in California.  David is the author of "Long Distance Real Estate Investing," "The BRRRR Book" and "Sold! Every real estate Agent's Guide To Building A Profitable Business."  His podcast boasts over 100 Million Downloads and is one of the most popular real estate podcasts in the world.  David has created countless hours of content and has helped create a long list of successful investors, realtors and entrepreneurs all over the country! Topics on this episode include: Has being a police officer and athlete helped develop any habits or lessons for business and real estate How to make decisions and battle indecision How teaching can make you better at your craft Should a new investor get their real estate license What are David's favorite real estate investing strategies TODAY How to get creative and find deals in competitive markets Advice for new investors How to scale up from buying a few properties a year to a few properties a month What is the biggest mistake people making using the BRRRR method How to choose the right partners and not let business ruin friendships Advice on how to create a winning team What guests stuck out to David on The BiggerPockets Podcast We ask David his OWN “Famous Four” We talk about Rener Gracie, Ryron Gracie, Jocko Willink, Aljamain Sterling, Al Iaquinta and Chris Weidman +Much more! Check the show notes to connect with David and please don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and let's do some real estate together! You can find David Greene on:  http://greeneincome.com/ https://www.davidgreene24.com/ David Greene Books David Greene on Facebook David Greene on LinkedIn David Greene on Twitter David Greene on Instagram www.biggerpockets.com BiggerPockets Podcast --- Connect with Nick Lamagna: 630.384.9443 www.NickNickNick.com Click here discounted CBD from Naked Warrior Recovery!!! Subscribe and Share If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here   Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast so you get the latest episodes on Platforms by Clicking Here To Subscribe Find all social media connections at Social media Links for Facebook, IG, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Rate and Review The A Game Podcast on Apple Click Here to Review

The Confidence Chronicles
1 Million Downloads - Hearing from the listeners

The Confidence Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 97:59


You guys, we have hit 1 MILLION downloads! I was trying to decide how I wanted to celebrate this milestone and to be honest, I really just wanted to hear from the listeners.I wanted to hear from you. What episodes really resonated with you and what action did you take to change your life as a result?So I decided to host a Clubhouse room to have a party so that I could spend some time and hear from anyone that wanted to jump in and chat about the podcast. We had people join in from all over the world and it got me pretty emotional I have to admit. It is hard for me to take compliments and really soak it up when I get praise, so this definitely had me out of my comfort zone.For those of you who couldn't make it on Clubhouse, we recorded everything so you can be a fly on the wall!Thank you to all of my amazing listeners out there. I really genuinely want people to change their lives with this content, and I want you to know that I appreciate every single download.I love you.Episodes we mentioned in this episode:Stop Thinking Start DoingWhy Don't We Love OurselvesGrowing Up With A Bipolar MotherLosing My HusbandThe Work with Byron KatieThe Cost of Playing SmallWhere To Find Erika:BUY MY BOOKInstagram: @thequeenofconfidenceFacebook: @TheconfidencequeenYouTube: The Queen Of ConfidenceLinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/erika-cramer-ab695571Sistahood Program: https://thequeenofconfidence.com/sistahood/Website: www.thequeenofconfidence.com

The Confidence Chronicles
Do YOU want to be on my podcast?

The Confidence Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 1:55


If you haven't seen on my Instagram already, we've HIT 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS!!!In fact, we're at 1,040,203 and I am so excited.To celebrate we are throwing a Clubhouse Podcast Party on the 5th of May, 2021 at 9am AEST.  I would love to have you there to share your favourite episodes, your biggest "aha" moments, how this podcast has changed your life. It would mean so much to me for you to join me.We will be recording the Clubhouse room and then sharing it on the podcast too, so if you're up on stage and sharing, you will be on the podcast too!Please join me. Put the date in your calendar and I cannot wait to hear you there!https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/PryjYr95

The FlipMyFunnel Podcast
837. How One Company Grew Their Audience to 4 Million Downloads

The FlipMyFunnel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 55:03


In this episode, Sangram and James Carbary (CEO, Sweet Fish Media) discuss best practices on podcasting, including:- Growth strategies- Do's and don'ts- Why podcasts fail- Key elements that help your podcast grow like wildfire

EmpowerHER
Are the STORIES that you're telling yourself ROBBING you of JOY?

EmpowerHER

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 17:36


In today’s podcast episode we are going to have an honest & raw conversation about the STORIES that we tell ourselves— but in particular the stories we tell ourselves about FULFILLMENT & JOY! This one’s going to be juicy!! Also, today we are Celebrating 3 MILLION DOWNLOADS of this podcast- it’s honestly SO surreal & I just wanted to thank you SO much!  We are doing a fun GIVEAWAY as a thank you be sure to head over to my Instagram page @kacia.fitzgerald & check it out & truly thank you so much!  Ooh & also did you know there are two other fun ways you can connect with me outside of the pod?  #1- My TOTALLY free TEXT list you #TextsFromKac can join to get PUMP UP texts from me and all the JUICY news and fun perks!   Text “HI” or anything you want to +1 512-548-2728 to subscribe! www.kaciafitzgerald.com/texts   #2- My favorite social platform - Instagram!     @kacia.fitzgerald and @shegoes.company    Topic or speaker suggestions?  Shoot us an email: hello@kaciafitzgerald.com  FOR ALL THE  other JUICE?  To join my email list: Click here to Subscribe now & all the funsies at kaciafitzgerald.com  Follow our EMPOWERHER PUMP-UP JAMS playlist on Spotify!

The Generation Why Podcast
Mickey Shunick - 408

The Generation Why Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 44:14


May 18, 2012. Lafayette, Louisiana. When Mickey Shunick rode her bike to a friend’s house, it was a normal occurrence. When she didn’t come home for her brother’s high school graduation, family knew something wasn’t right. Mickey was in a violent sex offender’s line of sight as she rode her bike and never made it home. Sponsors:Best Fiends. A puzzle game with more than 100 Million Downloads. Download on the apple app store or google play.Better Help. Professional counseling done securely online. Visit betterhelp.com/genwhy to get 10% off your first month.Babbel. The #1 language learning app. Visit babbel.com and use code genwhy to get 3 months free when you purchase 3 months.