Jacob Harmon
Jacob Harmon
I help businesses build trust and brand loyalty | 🎙 Podcast: Trust Cast | ⭐️ JMH Media
November 17, 2020

Is content creation worth it? It's a lot of work!

It's worth it if... 👇🏻


I just got off a call with someone that is incredibly passionate about a specific topic. They want to create a blog and podcast, but they wonder: is it worth it? it's a lot of work.

Here's my answer: What's your end goal?

Are you doing it as a hobby, or do you want it to make money?

Don't get me wrong. A blog and podcast can make A LOT of money.

That said, most people burn out long before they get there.

If you're doing it because it's something you love to do, then you're more likely to make it to the point where it makes money.

Find something you'd do even if it never makes a penny. Then work as hard as you can to make a 1M+ :)

#jacobsthoughts #passion #contentmarketing #contentcreation

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November 21, 2019

Let's talk about Podcasts

🎙 Let's talk Podcasts for a bit… It seems like everyone is starting a podcast right now. 🎙

🦻🏻 70% of Americans have heard of Podcasts (up from 64% in 2018)
🎧 22% listen to Podcasts Weekly
🎙 There are ~750,000 podcasts. Up from 550,000 last year (compare to 23M YouTube channels)
😱 These channels have more than 29 million episodes
🕖 76.8% of podcast listeners listen for more than 7 hours a week
📺 61.2% of listeners spend more time listening to podcasts than consuming TV shows
🧐 80% listen to more than half of every episode.

Is the market overcrowded? Or is there still opportunity?

💭 I’d love to hear your thoughts 👇🏻 :)

Here are my 2 cents. There is a huge market opportunity for podcasts. The listener base is growing rapidly and podcast listeners are incredibly loyal (see above). That said, the more saturated the market becomes, the harder it will be to get ahead. Also, Podcasts aren’t easy. Most podcasts don’t last long. In fact, only 20% of podcasts have released an episode in the past 90 days. If you want to get into the game, be consistent. Your hard work will pay off :).

We started the SuccessQuest podcast a mere 30 weeks ago. I’m proud to say that we’ve been consistent. We haven’t missed a Thursday :).

Links to the statistics:

Podcast Statistics – [Infographic]

Podcast Statistics & Figures

Podcast Statistics: Growth and Demographic Data for 2019

How Many YouTube Channels Are There?

#Podcast

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June 19, 2020

Trndsttrs "Going Out of Business" Marketing Tactic

‼️ Lets to do something different:
🧐 analyze a marketing tactic from another company.

Last week, Jake Bjorseth of Trndsttrs posted that his company was “for now [….] no more.” Today, after a week of silence, they announced new branding. (links to both posts in the comments)

I've seen opinions, criticisms, and praises of this tactic.

My thoughts:

👍🏻 The Good
Good Marketing creates emotional responses and encourages conversations. This tactic worked. I'm sure Jake and Trndsttrs have had more views and have been more top of mind over the past week. Anecdotally, I’ve been checking Jake’s page almost daily hoping for updates. This was creative, and probably effective. I’m writing about it, aren’t I?

👎🏻 The Bad
Good marketing creates emotional responses and views, but more importantly, it creates trust. This was a potentially dangerous move since some people following Jake and Trndsttrs Media may not trust them anymore.

😧 The Ugly
Honestly, it is a little distasteful because there are a lot of people loosing jobs, and businesses REALLY going under. It’s never good taste to poke fun at other peoples pain.
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At the end of the day, I’m genuinely curious to see how this turns out. Jake, did this tactic work for you guys? What results did you get.

What do you all think?

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August 11, 2020

Networking Leads to Awesome People

I just got off a call that reminded me of why I love LinkedIn so much!

I just talked to someone that:

- Is working on something amazing!
- Has so much passion
- Is going to be incredibly successful.

... and I’ve never met them before. LinkedIn connected us.

Thanks LinkedIn for connecting me with amazing people.

That 👆🏻is the power of a network!

#linkedin #connections #powerofanetwork

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