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098 Corey Fineran | Engage With Your Listener One Person at a Time

By Harry Duran

Corey Fineran is the founder of and the lead host for The Ivy Envy Podcast. He has been a Cubs fan since 1985 and he and his co-hosts discuss the Cubs from a fan perspective on his show. Corey and I talk about a variety of different things on today's podcast, but what I found most interesting are the creative ways Corey and his co-hosts are monetizing the podcasts through meet ups and the use of Patreon. It's definitely worth a listen! Aside from that, we talk about Facebook, fan engagement, and even honey bees! 03:35 - Corey had no idea what he was doing when he first launched his podcast. 06:50 - Corey didn't think about format in the beginning. 10:35 - Corey recommends you host meet-ups even if you know no one will show up, because it gets you comfortable with being out of the studio. 15:15 - What has Corey learned about audio since creating the podcast? 16:25 - It can only get so good when you rely on the internet to record your podcast. 16:55 - Content is more important than audio quality, to a degree. 18:00 - An audience that has been built organically has much more staying power. 18:45 - Corey didn't pay attention to the numbers, because he really enjoyed engaging with the audience, not matter how small it was. 19:15 - It changes your perspective when you look at your download numbers and compare it to speaking to that many people in a room. 27:20 - Does Corey remember a time when he had a connection with a listener that took him aback? 27:50 - Respond to your audience and really take the time to nurture that connection. 28:20 - You have to build your listenership one fan at a time. 31:15 - A majority of Corey's listeners are on Facebook, but he still engages quite a bit with them on Twitter. 33:20 - Corey created a Facebook group for his Patreon supporters. 41:25 - For his sports podcast, Corey does make it clear to everyone that he and his co-hosts are sports fans, not experts. 48:35 - Corey talks about his other podcast, Podcasters' Group Therapy. 53:10 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Corey? 56:20 - When was the last time Corey laughed out loud? 57:35 - What has Corey changed his mind about recently? FULL SHOW NOTES:

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