My first podcast...wow, I got lucky

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

Sometimes you really are just in the right place at the right time! That's how this I got on my first podcast.

 

In September, I went to my first blogging conference.  It's called FinCon and it's one of the biggest.  It's really for personal finance bloggers as well as people that blog about blogging  I'm pretty much neither. But, I thought it would be fun to meet everyone as a lot of big bloggers go there, and I lot of my friends were and I could actually meet them in person.

 

The conference was awesome, and I learned a lot (about blogging and marketing), and I connected with so many people that I've known for years.  Ramit Sethi (author of the best seller, I will teach you to be rich) was the keynote speaker, and he was great.

 

But, my absolute favorite session was led by Nick Loper, someone I've looked up to for years.  He has an awesome podcast called Side Hustle Nation, and I'm a big fan.  I'd highly recommend you listen to it.  Ilve learned sooo much.

 

So, after the session, they kick you out pretty quickly.  I had so many actionable notes from Nick's session. I absolutely loved it.  After they kicked Nick out (so they could shuffle everyone into the next session), I noticed he was by himself.

 

Now, I'm not someone who normally goes up to people, but I was so inspired by what he shared.  He is such a nice and down to earth person.  He has so much to brag about because he's been so successful, but he doesn't brag.

 

No, he's a great listener (which is one of the many reasons I think he's so successful) and he asks amazing questions.  It's no wonder that he does so well with podcasting.  It's a perfect fit.

 

We talked for a few minutes, and he saw my name tag which said "The Flooring Girl."  He was curious what that meant especially as the whole place is full of finance bloggers.  I explained that it had absolutely nothing to do with personal finance or blogging.  Rather it's about flooring, painting and home decor.

 

His jaw dropped when I explained that my little niche blog earns more than $20,000 a month.  He was intrigued and asked for my business card.

 

He then checked out my blog and contacted me a week or two later and asked if I'd be interested in being interviewed.  I was on cloud 9 - the opportunity to be interviewed by a virtual internet celebrity that i've looked up to for so long.  Yes, it was a nobrainer.

 

Thankfully, in August, I had purchased a microphone as I figured I should be doing some videos and more FB lives, so I was "prepared."

 

Well not really.  You guys know I'm not tech savvy.  So I got to my conference room 20 minutes early, tried to set it up and failed.  I called Nick at our scheduled time.  He has the patience of a Saint.  I think he spent 15 minutes with me helping me set it up.  I was so embarrassed.

 

The pressure was on. I was nervous, and this made me even more nervous.  But alas, I have my first podcast on Nick's show.  I'm so excited and so honored!

 

You can listen you the podcast here:  Get paid to answer questions online:  How I make $20,000 a month online

 

I haven't listened to it yet (I hate hearing my voice), but I've had a bunch of friends tell me they loved it and learned a lot.  I even got text messages from some friends.

 

I hope you have a chance to lsten, and I hope you love it too. It's my story from the last 3 years.  And, if you've haven't heard my voice yet, here's your chance.

 

 

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Debbie Gartner Thought I'd stop by my favorite AR Bloggers this morning and there you were! I will listen to your blog right now and thank you for sharing your experience and story!

Nov 22, 2019 07:51 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Debbie - Wow - For Sure!  How exciting.  I have bookmarked to listen later as well as do some additional exploring about Nick.  

Nov 22, 2019 08:10 AM #2
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Linda Piper
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It was such a great episode!!  So happy for your success Debbie!

Nov 22, 2019 08:27 AM #3
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI you are so super sweet! I hope you enjoy it.

Michael Jacobs He's awesome. And, I hope you have a chance to listen.

Linda Piper I'm sooooo glad to hear that!!!!

Nov 22, 2019 08:50 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Debbie Gartner - I will listen for sure and I will tell Kyle McMurry is her at the grow conference at WCC today. 

Nov 22, 2019 10:40 AM #5
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Debbie Gartner
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Double thanks Grant Schneider .  I appreciate that. Kyle probably knows who he is!

 

Nov 22, 2019 11:00 AM #6
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congrats! downloaded - I have my commute home listening queued up :)

Nov 22, 2019 01:15 PM #7
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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So happy for you Debbie Gartner . Bookmarked your podcast and looking forward to listen to it!

Nov 23, 2019 08:10 AM #8
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Oh gosh Debbie Gartner , I decided to take a quick look on your podcast page and little did I know, it's jam packed with your links besides the podcast. I decided to take the time to listen and learn.

Nov 23, 2019 08:18 AM #9
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Debbie Gartner
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The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Craig Daniels  I hope you like it.  So are so much more techy savvy than I.

Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson so glad to hear this.  I'm afraid to listen.  I haven't checked the links.  Maybe that's why a whole bunch of people have bought my ebooks in last couple of days.

 

Nov 23, 2019 01:38 PM #10
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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I really did like it Debbie Gartner . You sounded great, I think I could detect an accent there? I'm Swedish myself and moved here 33+ years ago and I've been told I still have my Swedish accent. To me, I'm glad, it makes me more memorable, lol.

Nov 23, 2019 02:49 PM #11
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

So glad to hear that, Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson .  Where does it sound like I come from?  Hopefully not NY (which is where I'm from)  I really don't like NY accents.  I grew up an hour outaide the City.  My mom grew up on Long Island and she still has a bit of accent.  My dad grew up in the Bronx an unbelievably doesn't have an accent.

 

I then went to school in New Hampshire, moved to DC, then Chicago, then Cincinnati so maybe I'm a mutt.

My family is originally from a mix of Russia, Germany,, Poland, Hungary and maybe a few other places, so I guess I am a mutt, but I think they all arrived her by the 1890s.

Ironically a few weeks ago, discoved a whole other section of relatives a few weeks ago as someone found me on FB.  Now I have pictures of my great great grand parents on my the other side of the family.

 

But cool on the Swedish accent!

Nov 23, 2019 04:30 PM #12
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Not sure about the slight accent but I would say like Eastern Europe or close to it. It's not from New York (in my mind at least) but who am I to say. Only been there twice.

Nov 23, 2019 05:49 PM #13
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, I'm probably a mix of accents.  but, phew, glad it's not a NY accent.

Nov 24, 2019 07:13 AM #14
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This was a great podcast. Thank you for sharing the information.

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