People ask me this all the time when they learn how much work I put into maintaining a weekly podcast for free. My show is not attracting sponsors and I doubt it ever will. I get 100–200 downloads per show and yet I show up week after week delivering what I think is really strong Evergreen content. It’s a podcast for podcasters and struggling content creators like myself just trying to figure it out all out.
Body of Work
I look at my podcast the same way an author looks at their book. It is a business card or portfolio piece to hand prospective clients or employers. As of now I have 56 episodes of content that is all me. This is my growing and living body of work. If you want to know what kind of person I really am, go listen to my podcast. Start with Episode 1 where I put it all out on the table. If you want to know if I am competent or capable of helping or teaching you or your company, go listen to my podcast. If you want to hear my voice and understand my personality and sense of humor, go listen to my podcast. If you want to know if I am am technical and business savvy and if I understand strategy and social media and marketing and if I can think outside the box and write, go listen to my podcast. Do I have a good work ethic? If you have to ask, you have not produced a podcast before.
If you want to get to know me, go listen to my podcast.
I write detailed scripts for my podcast. From Day 1 I knew the scripts would serve a greater purpose. I plan on writing a book and turning them into repurposed blog posts and videos (before I die is my goal). I also look at my scripts and each podcast episode as my portfolio. This is my work. This is how I think and write and teach. My podcast is a very good indication of how I would operate if you hired me as a consultant or freelancer or whatever the hell I do.
My podcast was created so I could share my knowledge and experiences with others who need help. You will learn a lot more about my work history and extracurricular activities listening to my podcast than you ever will from an 8.5 x 11 PDF document.
References upon request :D.