He is a self-described “everyday guy” who is passionate about connecting with others, communicating, leveraging new media & cultivating a community of like-minded citizens.
He is co-founder of the Podcast Movement — the first, and only one that I know of, conference solely based around podcasting.
My guest and his co-founders came up with the idea, took it to Kickstarter looking for $11,000 in funding — and received $31,854 from 281 backers. They did all of this without an email list or pre-existing list of any sorts. All they had was people they could reach out to for support.
600 people attended in August and I unfortunately didn’t make it to the Podcast Movement in 2014, but I will absolutely be there in 2015 and I hope to see some of you HTE Hackers there too!
My guest is also the host of Starve The Doubts. Starve the Doubts was a huge inspiration for me when creating Hack The entrepreneur and I cannot recommend it enough to you.
He is also an author and much sought-after speaker on new media.
Now, let’s hack…
What you will learn in this episode:
- How to build your ‘army’ of supporters
- Jared climbed the corporate ladder and realized he wasn’t even on the right wall
- Why personality is more important than perfection in social media
- How Jared stopped treating Starve The Doubts like his mistress