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512- Different types of -preneurs to start up a small business

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss the various methods of having your podcast assist in starting a small business, but not as the typical entrepreneur. We focus on the different types of “-preneurs” today.

As you will hear in this audio episode (which has been repurposed from another episode), we focus on several types of small business entities — and one of them may suit you, especially if you are a new or aspiring podcaster, or want to become a professional podcaster that wants to create revenue streams for your podcast show in your business.


So whether you wish to become an entrepreneur (in the conventional definition), or whether circumstances have forced you to become a “necessity-preneur”; or whether your end of service in the military is appropriate for you to become a “vetrepreneur“; or your strong desires have you wish to become a “want-repreneur”; or whether you are wanting to become a present-day “hobby-preneur” who will later monetize the podcast and create a startup as a result — the field of podcasting may suit your needs and give you the ability to enter the world of startups and small businesses with a jump-start.

The image of the Vetrepreneur site is at:

102- Vetrepreneur

And there are courses that can help you from the ground up to create a startup. One mentioned in the audio podcast is the course from Stanford University called “How to start a startup” — which still has much evergreen content at:

https://www.classcentral.com/course/independent-how-to-start-a-startup-2572

So if you are an aspiring or new podcaster with thoughts of becoming a small business owner, we hope that you will find one of these “-preneurs” suitable for you as your entry into the world of entrepreneurship.

Thank you for your attention.

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508- Can Podcasting work for you — from Ben Krueger

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver some thoughts and link to a podcast episode from Ben Krueger, a podcaster from the show Cashflowpodcasting.com.

In a post titled “Will podcasting work for you?” Ben delivers his suggestions to incorporate podcasting successfully in your business and have it be a profitable component for success.

He states:

As podcasting is on an uprise, businesses are wondering if it’s the right marketing tool for growth and sales.

If you’ve been pondering whether podcasting will work for you, then you don’t want to miss this episode. I’m diving into defining your desired outcome, niche, market, and how to find your online communities. You’ll learn why a niche resonates well with podcast listeners, whether your target audience is already using tech, and why it’s okay if you don’t have a product/service to offer just yet.

LISTEN TO: Will Podcasting Work For You? >


Now, having known Ben since 2014 (when I shared an exhibitor table with him at the very first Podcast Movement conference, I know that he is a well-known and successful podcaster, mentor and entrepreneur. His episodes of his show have made a lot of sense, and he has given away a lot of gems for business and podcasting for free in his blog posts, his emails and his episodes.

Ben Krueger

In this selection from the link above, Ben covers the topics (more about the entrepreneur point-of-view) of whether or not podcasting can be right for you and your business:

  • “How to define the outcome you desire with your podcast and business.
  • Why a niche resonates well with podcast listeners.
  • Find out if your target audience is already using tech.
  • The perfect business types for Cashflow podcasting.
  • That it’s ok if you don’t have a product/service to offer just yet.”

So, this is a mini-episode (which is part 3 of a 3-part program) that covers these topics in 19 minutes delivers links to other resources that you may be interested in. For example, he describes the “podcast litmus test” with the principle from Dr. Steven Covey (“Begin with the end in mind.” from THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE). 


We hope that this episode can help you as an entrepreneur that can plan to include podcasting as a revenue stream for your business. We hope that you can improve on your niche for creating a podcast and implementing successful strategies which are described in his episode.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2021, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Ben Krueger of cashflowpodcasting.com. All rights reserved.

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496- From podcasting hobby-preneur to full-time podcaster

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver a REPURPOSED podcast episode on the topic of examining a case study of becoming a full-time podcasting entrepreneur from an earlier status as a hobby-preneur. We do this without music intro or outro, as the episode was recorded in an empty hotel lounge with construction and other ambient noise on a portable recorder.

As you will hear in this REPURPOSED audio episode, a hobby that you can pick up and enjoy (because you may have a “passion” for it) can be a “labor of love” at first. For me, it was podcasting. And then, after a while, your expertise will grow and you may see others in the podosphere being successful in monetizing podcasts within their businesses. And this activity may spawn the desire inside you to join the small business owners who podcast and make revenue from that hobby that can now become a revenue stream (toward perhaps a full-time business activity within your entrepreneurship).

And so, the passion that I had led me to create more podcasts. And then you can compare other environments and see how you can be a small business and lead the way with podcasting. In this case study, I actually compared my podcasting to working with automobiles — developing a hobby to become eventually a small business or startup or entrepreneurship.

Now, I have had prior experience in starting businesses since 1980. And so, I used the “hobby” and put it in “idle” mode, running and available for me — until the time arrives for me to be serious about the podcasting environment and move into the podosphere when I would launch an entrepreneurial venture and possibly be FULL-TIME. And I would position podcasting within the business environment, business model and create content or be a consultant. And, as you will hear, I did go down the path of being a luminary and subject-matter expert, a solution provider, then a trusted advisor, and finally a THOUGHT LEADER.

Perhaps you can relate your own situation with my story — especially if you want to become a thought leader and starting from a hobby.

We hope that you will enjoy this story of how I took a “hobby” and became a “hobby-preneur” and then moved into an entrepreneurial venture with podcasting. Although this episode was originally slated for a podcast show that was called “Boomers for Startups” (which has podfaded), it may provide evergreen content that can provide relevant VALUE to the aspiring and new podcasters.

Thank you for your attention.

NOTE: We do not have the active links which were mentioned toward the end of the episode, because they were out-of-date and many have been withdrawn. Thus, we just will go with the audio for the show of this REPURPOSED episode.

Also, we addressed the “necessity-preneur” in another episode, because with the virus crisis, many may have the NEED to become an entrepreneur, even though that was not their intended path or their desire at the time — but they had to provide for themselves and had to generate income in some way quickly.

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426- Some criteria for best entrepreneur podcasters

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we repurpose an older episode that dealt with the criteria for discussing who would make the best entrepreneurs. This episode dealt with the article published in an email newsletter from Michael Hyatt.

Originally published in the recently-podfaded show called The Struggling Entrepreneur, we can relate to the idea of the criteria for the more successful entrepreneurs — especially in the area of podcasting.

Yes, the romantic ideals of the younger aspiring entrepreneurs visualize the young college drop-out starting a business and growing to be a business titan. Well, these are the exception and not the rule.

As you will hear in this audio episode, the more successful entrepreneurs are those who have age on their side — and with that, they also possess maturity, experience, resources, drive to succeed and knowledge of lessons learned.

“So who makes the best entrepreneurs?  No, it’s not who you think.”  As Michael Hyatt states, it is usually those over 40 years of age — and the numbers tell us that. So if this episode bursts your ideal bubble of romanticized billionaires and your path to join that club, well, join the rest of us who can accept the valid research and then also put our own strengths into channeling our resources, our drive to succeed, our age, our experience, and most of all OUR MATURITY into becoming a successful entrepreneur and podcaster.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and MichaelHyatt.com. All rights reserved.

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426- Who can make the best entrepreneurs

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we repurpose an older episode that dealt with the criteria for discussing who would make the best entrepreneurs. This episode dealt with the article published in an email newsletter from Michael Hyatt.

Originally published in the recently-podfaded show called The Struggling Entrepreneur, we can relate to the idea of the criteria for the more successful entrepreneurs — especially in the area of podcasting.

As you will hear in this audio episode, there are key factors for the entrepreneur that do determine success (and this is highlighted by the numbers):

  • Maturity;
  • Experience;
  • Skills
  • Age;
  • Management, control and leadership; and
  • Drive for success.

Yes, we know that the romantic dreams of aspiring podcasters and entrepreneurs point to the examples of Bill Gates and Mark Z. in the New Media and Social Media space. However, these are the exceptions and NOT the rule.

As you will hear in this audio episode, there are facts and history that prove which characteristics and criteria are the real ones that entrepreneurs possess to become successful — and even more, to remain successful.

Thank you for listening, and thanks to Michael Hyatt for having published this evergreen content earlier.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Michael Hyatt.com. All rights reserved.