Thank you so much for being a guest on the Side Hustle Teachers Podcast!  I am excited to share this time with you, and for my audience to get to know you.  Below you’ll find some information on best practices for podcast guests, as well as answers to questions that are commonly asked.

Best Practices

  • Make sure you are in a quiet place with no distractions.  If you have kids it is best to schedule your interview when they are sleeping, or when someone else is available to watch them.  *I work with moms often, and I understand that things happen. No worries if they interrupt, just do what you can to prevent it, and we’ll roll with whatever happens.
  • Use an external microphone to talk.  The microphone on your earbuds is okay, but if you’re planning on being a guest on multiple podcasts, you probably want to invest in a quality mic.
  • Turn off anything that beeps, dings, or rings.  Put your cell phone on silent (even vibrate can be picked up by the mic), and turn off any other notifications that may make noise or just distract you.
  • Please be on time for your scheduled interview.  An interview can last anywhere from 30-60 minutes, and I often have clients or other interviews scheduled after yours.  If you are going to be late, or need to reschedule, please let me know as soon as possible
  • My style is very conversational.  I use the info you provided when you scheduled your appointment to guide the conversation, but there are no pre-planned questions.  Just go with the flow and be natural.
  • Talk like a person, not a walking billboard.  You will be given time at the end of the episode to promote your freebie/ product/ services.  Episodes with guests who seek only to self-promote without providing value will not be aired.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will we connect?  Follow the Zoom link in the confirmation email to get to our video chat.
  • Will the video be shared?  No. Only audio is shared.
  • Do you edit?  Yes. As I said, I work with moms often, so if a kid runs into the room screaming/ crying/ hungry/ needing to go potty it can be edited out.  Likewise if you stumble over words or say the “wrong thing”. That said, episodes are not overly edited. A few mistakes here and there, as long as they don’t interfere with the content, are fine and actually help the audience relate to you.
  • Is there an intro?  Yes, but I record it separately so you don’t have to sit and listen as I talk about you.  I introduce you as requested on your intake questionnaire.