So if you're following me on social media lately (which you should, I like to think I'm pretty entertaining...) you'll probably have seen that I was accepted into Startup Gippsland's incubator program this year. It's a pretty massive honour to have been selected, especially when you consider the calibre of other startups that have been accepted. From one charity who will 3D print you a prosthetic hand for free (must resist urge to make "second hand" joke), to another lady who will teach you how to carve a rocking horse, to a mum-and-daughter business that hand-dyes embroidery thread (you can't get those colours any other way, apparently), it's pretty easy to experience some massive impostor syndrome when you're in such amazing company!
We've been learning a heck of a lot about what it takes to start and run a successful business, and to say that it's been helpful has been an understatement. Despite the fact that we've never met in person (bloody COVID) it feels like we've got a really good community going amongst us all. It's given me something to focus on and the info has been really helpful. And now I really need to justify my existence in this program by doing the homework!
One of the things that they ask you to do is test all the assumptions you have about your key market (for me, that's become podcasters). I think I know what podcasters want, but what do they want actually? The best way to find out (obviously), is to ask.
I came up with a Survey Monkey form, but to be honest it sucked and I figured I could do it better. So below is a typeform with some quick questions for you (or the podcaster in your life). If you could fill it out that would be awesome!
Or better still, maybe you'd like to have a chat about all things podcasting? I'm all ears! Hit me up at email@example.com, I'd love to hear your story.
Until next week, thanks again!
Chris Plumridge is a freelance audio producer, voiceover artist and writer from Leongatha in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.