Thank you for showing interest in becoming the host of one of The Investor’s Podcast’s shows.
“The Valley – by The Investor’s Podcast.” Our new podcast about entrepreneurship, technology, and businesses in Silicon Valley. It is not mandatory for you to live in Silicon Valley, but you should have strong ties to Silicon Valley and experience from various successful startups.
“Real Estate Investing – by The Investor’s Podcast.” Our new podcast about becoming financially independent from investing in real estate. It’s not mandatory for you to be financially independent, but you should own at least two rental properties.
“Investing in Europe – by The Investor’s Podcast.” Our new podcast about investing in stocks in Europe. We also look closely at the monetary policies of the European Central Bank, and the impact on the respective economies.
“Personal Leadership – by The Investor’s Podcast.” Our new podcast about how to invest in yourself. We study the habits of successful people, and how we too can take charge of our business and personal life.
We’re also very interested in hearing your pitch for a business podcast show that will be distributed through The Investor’s Podcast. Please send your pitch to email@example.com
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The instructions on where to send your application is at the bottom of this page.
Attach your resume.
Attach your application and include why you would be the right fit as TIP’s new podcaster.
Record a mock podcast episode that is either scripted or you conducting a relevant interview.
We acknowledge that the audio quality might not be perfect since you don’t have the right equipment yet, but please focus on the content and editing, and we’ll work on the audio equipment later together with you.
If you get the position, TIP will be sponsoring 50% of the cost of the equipment. The total cost of the equipment is estimated to be around $3,000 (TIP will be sponsoring $1,500).
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE PODCASTER?
Allocating 15 hours per week on a weekly podcast episode – or whatever it takes to make it just perfect.
5 hours of planning the outline of the episode and inviting guests
2 hours recording the episode
6 hours of editing
2 hours with various administrative tasks including uploading the episode, communicating with the TIP team, responding to emails from the audience, etc.
Recording ads for advertisers
Can independently work on creating new podcast episodes.
The plan is that this will be the first of multiple podcasts that will be spun out from The Investor’s Podcast, and after intense training the first 10-15 episodes, it is expected that you can you run the podcast with less supervision.
You’ll be working together with TIP’s staff that is primarily located in Manila. You’re expected to accommodate their schedule just as they are expected to accommodate yours.
You’ll be discussing strategy, sales, creatives and much more, with Stig over Skype. You are expected to meet normal office hours between 9-17.30 in Denmark once or twice per month.
Having no ego.
TIP is not looking to hire the smartest guy in the room, but rather a person who is the most humble and want to learn the most from speaking with guests much smarter and more accomplished than himself.
Your position with TIP should be very visible on all social media and in your various title so that the audience can connect with you.
The podcaster is at any point in time expected to have 3 new episodes prerecorded.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF TIP?
Continuous creative feedback on your podcast with Stig Brodersen
Technical assistance on the equipment and podcast editing
Marketing. We’ll be advertising your show on all of our platforms
Artwork for your show similar to the cartoons for all guests on TIP
TIP is generally expected to pay for all costs that are associated with the production and support of the podcast except for hosting as explained below.
DETAILS ABOUT THE EMPLOYMENT
The podcaster is an employee with a freelance contract.
TIP owns the podcast 100% and all content the podcaster is creating directly or indirectly for TIP. The podcast can at any point in time be let go, whereas the podcaster has 60 days notice if he or she decides to stop podcasting. The podcaster is at any point in time required to follow the guidelines of the TIP manual and new guidance from the TIP team.
The agreement has some similarities to a McDonald’s Franchise.
You enjoy all the benefits from the parent company but is required to live up to the same standard as any other franchisee. What the podcaster might feel he or she lacks in autonomy, he or she is getting back in proven processes and audience from the very beginning. It should, however, be emphasized that the culture of TIP is like a start-up where autonomy and ideas are highly appreciated. As mentioned, the hope and intention is that the podcaster will literally run his own show and rather feel that TIP is supporting than constraining the efforts.
HOW WILL I BE COMPENSATED?
50/50 split on net revenue.
TIP typically makes $30,000 per month in podcast advertising (700,000+ monthly podcast downloads on our main platform). Since your podcast will be brand new, the podcaster should not expect to make money from advertising the first 6 months, and very little after that. In other words, podcasting can be lucrative, but it takes a lot of time, and money is the result rather than the reason for putting in the hours. We aim to grow your podcast to a similar size as “We Study Billionaires – by The Investor’s Podcast” within 2 years.
TIP will be shouldering the cost of podcast hosting until your show is profitable.
The cost is typical $200 per 100,000 downloads dependent on the length of the episode. The 50/50 split is after all costs have been recouped. The podcaster will not be liable if the podcast is not profitable or never will be.
It’s very difficult to estimate how much you will be compensated after a year.
TIP might back at that time have around 120,000 downloads per year (calculated as 10,000 downloads for the 12th month), but given the distribution of TIP today the new podcaster would likely have multiple of that in downloads.
The main compensation is from advertising.
If the host would like to create paid content and TIP is in agreement of this (for example online courses) it will also be a 50/50 split, however, this is not the plan before the podcast is already established and trust has been built with the audience, and will likely take at least 1 year.
The podcaster is at any point in time encouraged to work with TIP full time.
However, the extra compensation for full-time work is not expected to come from a new revenue split but from higher advertising revenue from more downloads and other sources of revenue including, online courses, affiliate deals, books, etc.
Q: How is the revenue split determined?
TIP is offering 50% of non-existing revenue. In other words, we’re in this together with a huge upside and a limited downside. TIP has no intention of having Stig or Preston taking over the podcast. As mentioned it takes about 15 hours per week to create a world-class podcast episode, and since we plan to grow multiple podcasts under the TIP network, we can’t do this without great hosts.
Q: Can I have the podcast with a co-host?
Yes, you can. The revenue split will be the same, and at least one person is expected to have 100% decision authority to ensure that communication with TIP is as smooth as possible.
The 1% podcasts in the world get 25,000 downloads per episode.
TIP is well above 100,000 downloads per new episode and is still growing – just as the back catalog is getting plenty of downloads daily. The hope of getting just the right fit for a podcaster that is willing to do the hard work for a long time (years) with no expectations other than constantly learning, helping the audience and having fun podcasting, can’t be overemphasized. Money and other perks that come from being a “famous” podcaster is a result of that – not the other way around.
Please send the files as described above in the “application process” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also feel free to send any questions about the position to the email address.