[Podcast] John Lee Dumas on Creating a Podcast Empire

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to build a podcasting empire, this is the episode to check out! This week’s guest is John Lee Dumas and he knows a thing or two about creating a podcast empire. His massively successful podcast Entrepreneur On Fire airs seven days a week and generates over 1.5 million downloads per month. (Wow!)

During our interview, John shares how in just four years he was able to build a seven-figure podcast empire and business that is still growing every day.

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Show Notes:

1:50 How did John get his start? What lead to him launching Entrepreneur On Fire?

4:27 Tip number one for doing a podcast- know who you’re interviewing and do your homework!

5:24 Find out what John attributes the success of EOF to.

7:23 If you want to do it, go and do it. Forget perfect.

7:38 What do John’s recording logistics look like? How have they evolved 4 years into his podcast?

12:54 John discusses his podcasting setup. He also touches on some of the technical pros and cons of working from his home in Puerto Rico and why he thinks you HAVE to hard-wire into the Internet.

16:18 “You are OBLIGATED to generate money with your podcast.” John offers some tips on monetizing a podcast.

21:40 What is one thing John wishes he would’ve known sooner.

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  • Great discussion with a great guest! John or JLD is awesome on EOF. Congrats on being a guest on his show, that is some major exposure for you.

    • speakerlauncher

      Thanks Tom, agreed. He is a force to be reckoned with, that’s for sure. So impressive.

  • Betsy

    Another amazing podcast Jane! After I get consistent with my vlogs, I want to start a leadership podcast so this came at a perfect time! Ps. Looking forward to hearing you speak at NSA Dallas in Sept and finally meeting you in person!

    • speakerlauncher

      Betsy, I’m so excited you will be there on Saturday – it will be great to finally meet you in person! Woo hoo!