258 Podcast Answer Man – How Andrew Zarian Went From Hobby To Building The Profitable GFQ Network

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 20, 2012

in Podcast Answer Man

From Hobby To Profitable Podcast Network
In this episode, I interview Andrew Zarian of the Guys From Queens Network. Andrew shares how he started out with a hobby of streaming video via Ustream.tv after being laid off in 2008 and how he turned that hobby into the profitable podcast network that he runs today.

I hope that you are inspired by the humble beginnings and how Andrew's passion for creating content became his full-time career. Their is a great deal of valuable insights for those who might be considering the creation of their own podcast network.

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Podcamp Nashville Review
I spoke at Podcamp Nashville this past weekend. I want to thank you Pierce Marrs and Stu Gray for joining me for my panel session. In this episode, I share a review of this year's Nashville Podcamp event. Overall, it seemed, to me, that it was the least attended podcamp that I've attended up to this point. In spite of that, I share why I still considered my trip to Nashville and Podcamp Nashville a total success.

Sutton Parks
I had the privilege of meeting Sutton Parks at Podcamp Nashville. He had lead a session titled “Why You Should Write A Book And How To Do It.” In the episode, I tell you about his book, “You Can Sleep In Your Car, But You Can't Drive Your House To Work.”

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