LUYC 126: Make Podcasting Work for You with Tara McMullin


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Hey, family! This week I’m joined by Tara McMullin, the founder and CEO of What Works, a top business podcast and community centered on the number one question business owners want answered. Tara is here to talk about her pivot from 1:1 consulting to facilitating honest conversations about what’s working in small businesses and discovering the real key: what works for you.

Instead of thinking of podcasts as purely a marketing asset, think of it as part of your business model.

One thing that works for Tara is podcasting. She has interviewed over 180 small business owners about systems for marketing, management, operations, product and personal development, sales, and productivity. I’m so excited to welcome Tara for her second appearance on the show. Tune in and hear how she’s making What Works work and her tips for course creators looking to add podcasting to their business model.

Episode Quotes

"Peer-to-peer learning was really, really important to me."

"During the pivot we did our very best to communicate the change, walk clients through it, and allow them to feel really supported."

"The very first step is demystifying the process because podcasting is not difficult at all, it is just opaque."

"It is a mistake to create content for your podcast and just insert your pitch as an ad."

"I believe in the power of small business owners to reshape our economy and our culture in positive ways."

Listen to Learn

02:00 - Rapid 5 Questions

05:09 - Pivoting to a community-oriented business

13:23 - How Tara started podcasting

15:29 - Podcasting tips for beginners

20:50 - The 3 different types of podcasts

23:51 - Benefits of podcasting for businesses

28:26 - Developing a content strategy

33:40 - DOs and DON’Ts of pitching in podcasts

37:48 - Importance of value propositions for podcasts

41:25 - Exciting things coming up from Tara

Connect with Tara

Join the What Works Network

Listen to the What Works podcast

Follow Tara on Twitter!

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