Podcast recording with Matthias

Step-by-step preparation for guests in The Audience Explorer podcast

Matthias Bohlen
2 minutes reading time

Hey, and thank you so much that you want to be my guest on the Grow Your Newsletter podcast! I feature authors who have a paid newsletter and turn it from a tiny seed into a tree.

Questions during the podcast

Usually, I will ask a number of questions that are already predefined so that you can prepare for them. Depending on your answers and the spirit of the hour, we will have a conversation that can take us anywhere. :-)

The main thing: Our listeners are curious about how you made your newsletter grow. They want to do something similar to what works for you, and maybe avoid the things that didn’t work so well.

So here are some possible questions:

Q1: Tell us a bit about yourself and your backstory: What does your normal day look like?

Q2: How did all this start, e.g. when did you have the idea, and what was life like when you started your newsletter?

Q3: More details about your newsletter

  • What is it about?
  • Why do you write it? What makes you invest in your topic?
  • In which style do you write?

Q4: What is your audience, can you describe those people for us?

Q5: How many subscribers (free, paid) do you have? What do you do to grow your income?

Q6: To continue working with your audience, what are your goals for the next 12 months or so?

All other questions will be spontaneous.

Setting up Zoom for maximum audio quality

We will use Zoom to connect. In case that you haven’t got Zoom yet, you can download it here.

For our podcast listeners, we need the best possible audio quality. Please use headphones or a headset, and a good microphone.

To get good audio quality, please start Zoom and make the following adjustments to the audio settings:

Part 1: Audio settings

Part 2: Audio settings

Last-minute changes

My email address is matthias@newsbundler.com, just in case of a last-minute emergency. My Twitter DM is @newsbundler.

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