I started this podcast with no expectations. It's a highly niched show for people wanting to optimize a solo cleaning business. When my show got to 1,000 downloads, I was shocked! It kept growing. Recently, the Solo Cleaning School Podcast crossed 20,000 downloads in 13 months! That's incredible to me. I am a member of the podcasting community and the "Downloads" metric is so important to people. I've seen some tote their download number around as if they are really big stuff, yet I've seen others with millions of downloads with such humility, you'd think no one listened. I was somewhere in the middle. I couldn't figure out what this number meant until recently. The man I'm talking about with 3 million downloads and total humility is John Stange. He's a local pastor to me and runs the Desire Jesus Website. John is a total stud. He is a master content creator and has a book coming out this May with a major book publisher. I'm so proud to call John a friend.
When I crossed 20,000 downloads, I got a text from John. He said this. "Congratulations on crossing 20k!" Without thinking, I replied. "Thank you John! That's 20,000 opportunities to impact another for Christ." Obviously, this is a conversation between two Christians, one being a pastor. I don't want you to dismiss it as I kept thinking on this. It dawned on me how amazing this comment truly was. I don't have 20,000 listeners. I have a couple hundred listeners that have collectively downloaded one of my episodes 20,000 times. The number astounded me. What is 20,000 downloads? I've had 20,000 opportunities to impact another life with a message of hope. I've had 20,000 opportunites to coach a struggling cleaning business owner to win. I've had 20,000 opportunities to speak to a struggling single mom looking for a way to earn income for her family. I've had 20,000 opportunities to share why solo cleaning is one of the best businesses on the planet.
This gave me incredible energy as I now have a podcast metric that truly matters. Many will call them downloads, but not me. They are opportunities to impact another human life for good!
Do you know that I have a companion free Solo Cleaning School YouTube Channel ? Make sure to check it out as I give bonus content not on this podcast. And these YouTube views and subscribers are opportunities as well. Thank you for helping to spread the opportunities to others who need to hear them.
The Smart Cleaning School Podcast helps cleaning business owners from start-up to the struggling solo to the striving seven-figure get SMARTER in their businesses, reshape their mindset, increase productivity, clear the overwhelm, and get clarity through SMART goal-setting & personal accountability. Ken Carfagno is a lifetime learner and teacher. His mission is to help visionaries make the impact they were meant to make.