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.