Episode 312: NJ Rongner on How to Validate Ideas and Launching Her New Podcast
Launching a new podcast requires a lot of dedication and discipline. How do you make sure your idea is good enough to get people interested? How do you balance between promoting your guests and making sure you’re getting unique stories? On this episode, blogger–and now podcaster– NJ Rongner is back to talk about launching her very own podcast with as little stress as possible.
We all have wonderful ideas that we think are going to change the world, but if we don’t have the people who need that information in front of us, it’s not going to go anywhere. -NJ Rongner
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
Taking responsibility for your project is critical to its success (04:17 – 04:35)
In partnerships, there’s a level of shared co-ownership. When you launch your own blog, podcast or project, the ownership is all on you. That means you have to be prepared for the responsibility that comes with it.
Make sure there’s an audience for your product (13:06 – 13:28)
Your product or idea needs to have people who want it and an easy way for you to launch it. Without both, you won’t get the ROI and results you hope for.
Consider all the factors when validating your ideas (13:43 – 14:05)
Validating your ideas isn’t just about whether people need the information or not. It’s also about whether you’re visible enough for them to see it and whether you’re putting it in a format intriguing enough for them.
Having a wonderful idea that can change the world is a great start, but there has to be more to it. No matter how good your creation is, you also need to have some understanding of how it will be received by your intended audience. Lean on an existing community like a Facebook group or blog community to listen and learn what people actually need. These people will feed you information that allows you to craft a better product, and ultimately empower you to build something that will succeed.
NJ Rongner is a business strategist who helps female entrepreneurs clear the clutter and get laser focused on what matters most. Known by her signature phrase “I can’t sign off on that,” she’s not afraid to tell her clients when they’re going in the wrong direction. NJ is the founder of Working Christian Mom where she provides encouragement and support to women who love their family, love their job and love their faith. You can find out more about her podcast and services by visiting Working Christian Mom.