How To Compete In A Commoditized Market Like Hosting, Should Yaro Start A Blogging Service And Is Buying A Podcast A Growth Strategy

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Welcome to Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro, episode #8.

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questions and answers - Q&A

This episode we focus on Q&A, with Colin Gray from ThePodcastHost.com asking us about his podcast hosting service and how it could be a viable business when hosting is so commoditized.

Jared Easley from StarveTheDoubts.com sent me an email asking whether you could buy another person’s podcast as a growth strategy, which we talked about in the second half of the episode.

After listening to a video conversation between Marie Forleo and Gary Vaynerchuk, I posed the question whether I should consider starting a high-end blog services business similar to what Gary and his brother are doing with Vaynermedia. Walter’s response was pretty clear about what I would be up against with this business, given his background in consulting.

Here are some of the subjects we discussed -

  • How to compete in an industry like podcast hosting when price is the only differentiator
  • What should you be prepared for if you start a new services based business
  • Can buying a podcast work as a growth strategy for your own podcast
  • What about buying a pinterest account, or tumblr blog, or twitter profile – are these other types of assets worth buying?

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Thanks for listening!

Yaro and Walter

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5 Comments

  • Carly Black

    Great Episode Yaro and Walter!

  • Thanks so much for answering that guys, really useful to me.

    You’re right about trying to get the name out into the community. Libsyn have also set up an affiliate agreement with a few key people which seems to have made a big difference.

    I think I’m going to combine those with changing my services – making it more of a high-end product for those that want coaching/assistance in creating podcasts. A smaller market, for sure, but one I know I can offer a great service to.

    I’ll let you know how it goes!
    Colin

  • Hi guys, enjoyed the episode but when I went to subscribe using the link above it didnt connect and when I searched Everything Enrepreneurship in itunes I could’nt find you…

  • Here’s my question – I have been writing my blog since Jan 2011 at TheBusinessSuccessFactory.com and traffic climbed quite quickly to 1500 – 2000 uniques a month but unless I pay for traffic, no matter how I keep blogging the traffic never grows. If I miss blogging regularly it starts to decline. I escaped the worst of the Google updates with hardly a dip on each and I have never used any black hat techniques. Any tips on growing my traffic apart from guest blogging as I can’t bring myself to create unique content then give it away. I am currently curating good quality content daily and writing a unique content weekly roundup – will that help? Nicola

    • Hi Nicola,

      We missed your question this week because it was on this older episode of the show, but now that I have seen it we will reply to you next week.

      Thanks Nicola!

      Yaro

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