From leveraging your Facebook group to grow your email list through this little known hack, to increasing your downloads by the thousands through Instagram, to landing a regular gig on a local news channel, to getting invited to the Facebook HQ, this group of podcasters (all 2017 Best New Personal Finance Podcast nominees) share their best strategies and podcast growth hacks one year out from the Plutus Awards.
Moderator: Dan Franks
Panel: Gwen Murtz, Jamila Souffrant, Andy Hill, Whitney Hansen
Dan Franks is the co-founder and co-organizer of Podcast Movement, the world's largest conference and trade show for the podcast industry. He is a CPA, was formerly the Business Manager and Director of Live Events for Midroll Media, and spent his twenties traveling the world as a professional wrestler. When not running live events or jet setting in spandex, Dan spends his time with his family in beautiful Dallas, Texas.
Jamila Souffrant is a podcaster, blogger, money coach and founder of JourneyToLaunch.com where she shares her journey to reach Financial Independence. The Journey To Launch podcast was named one of “27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018" by BuzzFeed. Jamila is also the resident financial expert on a weekly segment on News12, the most watched local TV news-station in NYC and has been featured in other notable media outlets such as CNBC, CBS & Cheddar. Because of her money habits, Jamila and her husband saved $85,300 in 2016 and saved $84,100 in 2017 and are debt free besides their mortgage. She is also a mom of three small children and currently lives in NYC. Her mission is to teach, inspire and help others reach Financial Freedom through her platform.
Andy Hill is the host of the Marriage, Kids and Money podcast focused on helping families build legacy wealth. The podcast was nominated as "Best New Personal Finance Podcast" by Plutus in 2017. Outside of writing for his own weekly blog of the same name, his personal finance focused articles have been featured in STAND Magazine, Business Insider, AOL Finance, NerdWallet and Rockstar Finance. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys wrestling with his two kids and singing 80’s karaoke with his wife.
Whitney Hansen is a money coach, content creator, host of a Plutus award winning podcast, The Money Nerds, adjunct professor, and Facebook Small Business Council Member. As a money coach, she teaches overwhelmed millennials how to accelerate paying off debt and be financially independent. Some of her accomplishments include paying off $30,000 in 10 months, buying her first home at 19, and paying $472 for her master's degree.