What made you decide to launch Guestio?
When I first started as a podcaster, I was hustling to get good guests. My show was called Build Your Network, focused on relationship-building and connecting to people who are outside of your sphere of influence. I was practicing what I preached by using my own recommendations to build my network and get better guests. The number one question people kept asking me was, “I know how to podcast and I have good content, but how do I get better guests?” This software is the solution. You shouldn’t have to be persistent and keep reaching out for months on end to get the right guests. There has to be an easier way, and that’s what we’re trying to create.
What has surprised you most about running your own business?
The intricacies of each industry have been surprising. You think you know about podcasting and that there isn’t much more to learn. Then you get past that surface information and it keeps going deeper and deeper. One of the biggest pieces of feedback I get from coaching people is that they didn’t think there was this much they needed to know about podcasting. I feel the same way now as I’m entering the software space with Guestio. I know I’m just scratching the surface of everything there is to learn about.
What exciting projects are on the horizon?
Launching Guestio! We’ve got some incredible guests already lined up who have agreed to be on the platform, including Manny Pacquiao, Theresa DePasquale, and Brandon Turner from Bigger Pockets. When the platform goes live, people will be able to book them and many, many others. I’m excited to finally share Guestio with the world!