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John Lee Dumas & Entrepreneurs On Fire

John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneurs ON FIRE, awarded ‘Best of iTunes’, where he interviews the worlds most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. With over 1900 interviews, 1.3 million monthly listens, and an annual revenue well over 7-figures, JLD is just getting started on his Entrepreneurial journey.

Wisdom from John Lee Dumas

Number one, is know what our priorities are. Our priorities as podcast hosts are for our listeners. They always have been and they always will be. So, if you, as a podcast host, are willing to put your listeners as a priority and ask them for feedback – ask them to ask you questions. Engage with them and have one on one conversations with them when you can on social media on email. Jump on to call with them. Ask them questions along the lines of what are you struggling with so that they can tell you their problems, their obstacles and their challenges. And then you, the podcast host who has asked them this question and is listening to their answers can provide the solution in the form of a product, or service or a community. I mean almost every single way that we generate revenue now, with our business which has definitely allowed us to live and completely subsist off of our podcast, is from the problems that we’ve heard from our listeners because they’ve told us to create solutions for them. And then offering it to them as a product, as a service, as a community. So, whatever that might be, engage your listeners, ask them those questions, and provide solutions for them. And that’s the way you can start to build a significant revenue stream off of your podcast.

Know exactly the uniqueness that you want to bring within your show, because we don’t need another show that’s just like the million other shows that are out there. We need a show that’s unique to you, that’s unique to your industry, that’s unique to your passion. So, really take a step back, take a deep breath and think: How can I bring something special to the world that maybe doesn’t exist? And I’m not talking about completely new. I’m just talking about what’s unique like what is something about you as an individual that you can bring to this world. Knowledge wise, curiosity wise, intelligence wise, whatever that may be, skill set wise. That’s different that’s going to fill a void. You should be filling that void. My podcast filled a void. There’s no daily podcast interviewing entrepreneurs. That’s why it succeeded. What void is your podcast going to fill? You should be able to clearly articulate that.

Hey, this is Alexander Laurin and you are listening to the final episode of season one, of the Podcaster’s Life. My Special guest today is John Lee Dumas!

I took some additional time off after the Christmas break. I finished writing my book. It’s called ‘The Book on Podcasting: An Insiders Guide to Recording Success’. I am really excited to have finished it. It was a lot of work, but I loved doing it. It’s a couple of days away from being available for purchase.

I managed to get 15 minutes with John Lee Dumas, and wouldn’t you know it, it did not record well, but I salvaged what I could. I just bombarded him with questions and then we jumped into a Micro Podcast Improv.

Can you imagine how many people John Lee Dumas has helped? I want to be just like John Lee Dumas and have the power to help an unlimited amount of people.

Before I go and close this season, I’d like to tell you that the podcast is changing. It’s been heavily focused on interviews, but next season, I won’t be interviewing other podcasters. Also, I’m adding the word HAPPY to the title. The Happy Podcasters Life. I want to inspire you, I want to motivate you, and I want you to be a successful person. If you want success, you must have happiness. That’s my mission. On paper, my mission reads – help 1M Podcasters. As the weeks pass, I hope to hear from you and discover if I am moving closer to my goal of reaching 1M people.