Is there any way to fast-track a career in blogging or podcasting?

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I think I'd like to blog and podcast full time. My problem is: It feels like it will take two years before this becomes profitable. Is there any way to fast-track a career in blogging or podcasting?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    The question surprises me - you've been here since 2007 and appear to have been working online during that time....if thee were a quick way to oom to the top wouldn't you have found it by now?


    If you have enough money for ads you can 'fast track' anything perhaps - but whether it would be lasting - or profitable - is another question.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZakJ
    There's no "fastrack" to anything. It doesn't exist.

    And for podcasting to work, you already need at least some authority.

    Podcasting seems to be the new Squeeze page.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Change how you feel about it and create a plan that will get you there faster.

    It feels it takes two years or 30 to become profitable because most people are amateurs and do not approach it as a business from the beginning. The main mistake they make is that they focus on the production of many and long pieces of content and, at best, rely on SEO.

    It is hard but simple.


    You need to create enough content and you need to get that content seen by many.

    Most people think a piece of content must be 2000 or 3000 words. And that you have to put hundreds and hundreds of such pieces of content.

    Long content does not get consumed by many. But is needed for the ones that consume it.

    The rest of the people consume short pieces.

    The 7 best
    The top 5
    The top 10
    9 Ways to

    Those are, essentially lists. And short. But they interest a lot of people.

    People, in general, like pieces that read like a mystery or soap opera... I mean, they appeal to emotions by having the narrator be a participant in whatever the piece is about or a direct observer.

    If I wanted to open a business... if you did... you'd be interested in pieces that address that. Especially if they address the very practical things of doing that.

    If I were a complete beginner and lived in Seattle Washington, I'd be interested in a piece about llc vs s-corp vs sole proprietor.

    I'd be interested in How to register a corporation. Even more in How to register a corporation in the State of Washington.

    If my company were a carpet cleaning company, I'd be interested in How to set up a successful cleaning company, how to market one...

    And I mean, interested in things that say,
    first, you do this,
    second you do that,
    third you do...

    You know, specifics.

    If I were interested in drawing or painting, I'd be interested in

    how to draw animals
    how to mix your own paints
    how to appl...

    Notice they're all about how...

    Once you have a ton of content, it's time to get it seen, right?

    I think no. I think you should have written / produced your first piece based on your target audience and how it will be marketed and monetized.

    Even if you have no particular agreement with any seller, you still produce content with monetization in mind.

    And SEO.

    And you might think about the influencer that's going to mention your piece on their blog / podcast.

    So, you need a content creation plan. A marketing plan. A monetization plan. The marketing plan... if you rely on SEO alone, it will take you a long time.

    Originally Posted by James Liberty View Post

    I think I'd like to blog and podcast full time. My problem is: It feels like it will take two years before this becomes profitable. Is there any way to fast-track a career in blogging or podcasting?
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by James Liberty View Post

    I think I'd like to blog and podcast full time. My problem is: It feels like it will take two years before this becomes profitable. Is there any way to fast-track a career in blogging or podcasting?
    Is this related to your why create content post in the Mind Warriors sub forum?

    Seems you would like to create content and now think a blog or podcast would work for you, is this correct?

    But even before that, you have some idea of what "profitable" is, what does that mean to you, because the answers should align with the expectation. Since this is an IM forum, then I'll be presumptuous and guess it means you want a full time income (whatever that is) from your efforts? How much is that?

    There is a post about a 65 year old who wants to "fast track" his success too, I'll be posting there and you may find it relevant to your question. Or not.

    But you've been around, he has been around...and these seem to be coming from a place of frustration, if not failure. So, please read his thread too, OK?

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  • Profile picture of the author VelkiBaji
    I think, at first you have to increase your knowledge in SEO and after that you have to crate a SEO optimized blog website. And the last of all you have to publish SEO optimized writing with sufficient keywords. Your post must have attractive topics. If you can follow my instructio, your success is knocking at your door.
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  • Profile picture of the author Meizu
    If you want to do more with blogging in the future, then you need to know about SEO and research everything very seriously, then work on blogging then you can do something good with blogging in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    There is a saying where I was born which says that if your plan was to arrive at the venue early, you should have started your journey yesterday. It implies that we must learn to take a step each time. So my brother there are no shortcuts as long as you do it right, the money will come.So be patient.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    any valid answer to the op would probably get deleted .. the first would be in the order of saying go on the carnivore diet for a week .. then start interviewing in you podcast experts on intermiitent fasting and the carnivore diet .. with exper being other people doing podcasts about it


    the other would be a podcast or vlog on advance /lifelike sex dolls ..

    on the other hand 2 years is the fast track.. shorter than that you need a low level of morality or very little shame ..
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  • Profile picture of the author kimvince kyanen
    No, everything takes time. Specially on blogging, you have to learn about in and out's of SEO, you have to know google's policy and the tools needed for you to have a successful blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author JPs copy
    Whatever you do, you gotta put in the time. If you get fast results in anything, there's a chance those results won't last forever
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  • Profile picture of the author koolstories
    Nothing beats rigorous efforts and regular practice.
    Blogging requires you to understand your niche, knowing your competitors and devising a competitive strategy. Plus you ought to add regular articles and try to make them rank.
    The same stands true for podcasts. Make podcasts on topics that people want to hear. Understand their needs and get right to it. Also use your feedback for improvement.
    All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    Originally Posted by James Liberty View Post

    I think I'd like to blog and podcast full time. My problem is: It feels like it will take two years before this becomes profitable. Is there any way to fast-track a career in blogging or podcasting?
    how many podcasts you make per week?
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