How doing interviews resulted in over six figures of income and 250,000+ subscribers – with David Siteman Garland


Episode 7

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been producing a lot more content lately. I’m really excited about producing interviews with expert Internet marketers who are willing to share their “secrets” with the rest of us. This whole “interview” thing came from a course that I did called Create Awesome Interviews by David Siteman Garland. David is a super successful show host with an ultra popular blog/show called The Rise To The Top where he interviews successful Mediapreneurs and entrepreneurs.

Today I talk with David about the following:

1. Why should you do a video podcast and not just audio?

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a free video player like Youtube instead of using a paid one like Wistia?

3. Should you get your show transcribed?

4. How long did it take David to make a living off his show?

Check out the video below:

[leadplayer_vid id=”5065B8C00B72C”]Stuff mentioned in the show

Create Awesome Interviews  – David’s course that teaches you everything you need to know if you want to setup your own interview show. If you have any questions about it let me know as I’m a graduate from his course.

Do you have a podcast or a show? Are you thinking about creating one? What has been holding you back? Let me know in the comments below

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  1. Very transparently, time to generate content.

    While I teach, preach, and often deliver content marketing for my clients…my own efforts fall to the back burner. No bueno!

    I realize there is a lot of controversy surrounding this question, but what are your thoughts about outsourcing content for your primary brand?
    How is this different than having an employee do this? Is there a difference?

  2. Any chance you’ll start posting audio only versions as well. I’ve got about 1:45 of commute time each day and would like your content to part of it.

  3. I like you a lot Mike. David is a good guy as well. I invited him to contribute in my book project but was too busy. Wish I could have him on board!


  4. Another great interview Mike!

    Keep up the good work. I’ve done interviews too on my site but did them through email. I haven’t done video interviews because the Internet connection at the moment that I can get is too slow and I dont really want to be in front of a camera. But this may change in the future. We shall see.

  5. All internet marketers have one common pain: It is a pain in the ass to answer anyone who asks “So, what do you do for a living?”

    I still haven’t found a convenient universal answer to that :p

  6. Great interview and questions! I especially like points 2, 3, and 4. He shared some good advice I hadn’t heard from him yet. I’ve been posting interviews three times a week on my site, but I am thinking of scaling back to two to concentrate on other things, like guest posts, building a product, and networking.

    1. Thanks, Alexa…I’m going to check out your show now.

      I think at least three shows a week is still a good idea. I can’t imagine just doing one now as I want people to be able to come back every day and find new content.

  7. Love David’s site! It’s great to see his students (you Mike) taking the reins and running with it. I’m hoping to start my interviews this year and build relationships, so alot to look forward to!

  8. Hye Mike,
    I have really enjoyed reading contents about this course (Awesome Interviews) and thus really willing to take it.

    I am just concerned because I do not have my business or a website or anything out there yet. So, is this course meant only for those who already run a business or so, or it can be meant for a person like me who doesn’t have a company or anything and wants to just start this for passion?

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