As the year comes to an end, I thought it would be fun to take a look at my top podcast episodes from 2019 and top podcast episodes from all time. I’ve determined the top episode downloads (listens) to create these lists. The Break Into Travel Writing Podcast is hosted with Libsyn and they provide me analytics that includes how many times each podcast has been listened to. As of writing this article, I currently have 149 podcast episodes. This article shares my top 10 podcast episodes from 2019 with the most listens. On average each of the below podcasts has been listened to between 1,200 and 2,000 times.
10 Most Popular BITW 2019 Podcast Episodes
#1 Most Listened to Podcast of 2019
Episode 139: How to Build Authority as a Travel Writer with Gary Arndt (Part 1)
This is my most listened to podcast episode of 2019! Frankly, this is no surprise. Gary Arndt is one of the most-known travel photographers in the world and his website, Everything Everywhere is considered one of the most popular travel blogs in the world. Gary and I chat about how to build your brand and authority in the episode as well as how to gain traction outside of the blogger bubble. We also chat about everything from the difference between traffic and an audience, and Gary’s top tips for those just starting their blog or website.
2. Episode 140: Building Authority as a New Blogger & Travel Photography Tips with Gary Arndt (Part 2)
It’s probably no surprise that part 2 of my interview with Gary Arndt is my second most listened to podcast of 2019. In this episode, we continue our conversation that includes how to handle FOMO (fear of missing out), the reality of just starting out as a blogger, and why if you have an audience the money will find you.
3. Episode 144: Tianguis Turistico Acapulco Trade Show & Media Trip
This podcast episode is all about my first Tiangus Turistico Travel Mart. This episode focuses on my experience at the 44th edition of Tiangus Turistico; the most important event celebrating the Mexican hospitality sector and the largest tourism industry event of it’s kind in Latin America.
4. Episode 142: How to Pitch Brands, Destinations & PR with Jon Bailey of 2 Dads With Baggage
In this podcast episode, Jon Bailey shares how he built the brand of 2DadsWithBaggage in such a short time. We also chat about how to approach building your blog in a very business-minded way as well as tips for monetizing, ambassadorships, and building revenue streams.
5. Episode 138: Monetizing Your Travel Blog with the Intrepid Tour Affiliate Program
This episode teaches travel bloggers how to earn income and monetize their blogs working as an affiliate partner with tour companies like Intrepid Travel. Learn how travel writers can earn a regular income with affiliate programs and tour companies are one of the best for bloggers.
6. Episode 141: 2019 Travel Writers Academy Mastermind and Media Trip
This episode focuses on the Travel Academy Mastermind. Several of my travel academy members and I attended the 3rd annual Travel Writers Academy mastermind and media trip in Cancun, Mexico. This was a Three-Night Mastermind followed by a Two-Night Media trip to the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican Caribbean.
7. Episode 137: How to Pitch an Editor with Travel Writer Betsi Hill
This episode with travel writer Betsi Hill focuses on what travel writers and travel bloggers can expect when working with editors & website owners. Besti also shares her 5-step process to editing an article and great tips for how to pitch an editor.
8. Episode 143: What Tourism Boards are Looking from Travel Writers with Mary Charlebois
In this episode, Mary shares her step by step process to reach out to a tourism board and why she turns down group press trips. We also chat about why you don’t have to accept what you are offered regarding payment for freelance work and how to negotiate your rate as well as how to properly research a destination before pitching a tourism board.
9. Episode 147: Loreto, Mexico Media Trip with Volaris Airlines
This podcast focuses on a media trip to Loreto, Mexico with Volaris Airlines. I traveled with several other travel bloggers, travel writers, and TV personalities. Join me as I chat with the tourism board representative, the hotel social media manager from Villa del Palmar and three travel writers about this media trip and hear their top Advice for Bloggers and Travel Writers.
10. Episode 145: How to Monetize Your Travel Blog as an Airbnb Experience Guide with Brian Cicioni
This travel podcast episode with Brian Cicioni covers the step by step process to become an Airbnb Experience guide. Brian also shares tips to create a good proposal for Airbnb and get started as a guide and how this can be a great additional source of income.
Do you have a favorite episode from 2019 that isn’t on the list? Please let me know in the comments below!
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