Indie Media Club Podcast

Success stories from the world of content + community.

Hear the stories from content and community leaders to discover their journey, process, tools, tips and tricks for developing content, growing their readership and communities.


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  • How To Prepare For Your Big Exit And Build A Media Company Worth Selling (with Stephen Regenold from GearJunkie)
    Ben Aston is joined by Stephen Regenold, founder of GearJunkie, an outdoors and active-lifestyle publication with millions of monthly readers. Listen to learn how to prepare for your big exit and build a media company worth selling. Related Post Apply to join the Indie Media ClubCheck out GearJunkieCheck out Lola Digital Media Connect with Stephen on […]
  • How To Build & Scale Successful Revenue-Generating Online Magazines (with Jon Dykstra from Fat Stacks)
    Ben Aston chats with Jon Dykstra, internet media publishing sensation and founder of JGD Media Group about building and scaling successful revenue-generating websites. Related Post Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Fat Stacks Blog Follow Fat Stacks on LinkedIn Connect with Jon on LinkedIn Related articles and podcasts: Podcast: How To Build Thriving Online Communities […]
  • How To Build A Successful Online Side Hustle (with Robert Farrington, Founder of College Investor)
    Ben Aston chats with Robert Farrington, the Millenial Money Expert and Founder of College Investor about how to build and scale a successful online side hustle so you can quit your day job. Related Post Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out The College Investor Connect with Robert on LinkedIn Follow Robert on Twitter Related articles […]
  • How To Diversify Revenue And Monetization Models (with Deacon Hayes from Well Kept Wallet)
    Ben chats with Deacon Hayes about models for monetizing websites, diversifying revenue streams, and scaling content production. Listen to the episode here! Related Post Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Well Kept Wallet Connect with Deacon on LinkedIn Follow Deacon on Twitter Related articles and podcasts: Podcast: How To Build Thriving Online […]
  • How To Profitably Build & Scale 50 Content-Based Websites (with Ewen Finser from Venture 4th Media)
    Ben chats with Ewen Finser of Venture 4th Media about building, scaling, iterating on, and monetizing content-based websites. Listen to the episode here! Related Post Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Venture 4th Media Connect with Ewen on LinkedIn Related articles and podcasts: Podcast: How To Build Thriving Online Communities (with Richard […]
  • How To Build A Successful Subscription Based Membership Business (with Seth Rosen from CustomMade)
    Ben chats with Seth Rosen about building membership and subscription-based businesses and finding members you are uniquely positioned to serve. Related Post Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out CustomMade Connect with Seth on LinkedIn Send Seth an Email Seth@CustomMade.com or Seth@gemsociety.org Related articles and podcasts: Podcast: How To Build Thriving Online Communities […]
  • How To Build Thriving Online Communities (with Richard Millington from FeverBee)
    Ben catches up with Richard Millington from FeverBee on all the do’s and don’ts for creating successful online communities. Listen to the episode here! Related Post Apply to join the Indie Media Club Connect with Richard on LinkedIn Check out FeverBee Related articles and podcasts: Podcast: How To Build Niche Online Communities (with Andrew Guttormsen […]
  • How To Develop A Content Strategy That Actually Works (with Jeff Coyle from Market Muse)
    The Co-Founder of Market Muse shares what he’s learned over two decades of researching and implementing successful content strategies. Related Links: Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Market Muse Connect with Jeff on Linkedin Follow Jeff on Twitter Send Jeff an email: jeff@marketmuse.com Related articles and podcasts: Podcast: How To Acquire Websites & Build A […]
  • How To Build A Successful Social Learning Community (with Jared Falk from Drumeo)
    The CEO of Musora Media—the company behind Drumeo, Guitareo, Pianote, and Recordeo—shares his ideas learned from building a successful social learning community. Related Links: Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Musora Check out Drumeo Check out Guitareo Check out Pianote Check out Recordeo Connect with Jared on Linkedin Follow Jared on Facebook Subscribe to Jared on Youtube […]
  • How To Build The World’s Biggest Cycling Tech Blog (with Tyler Benedict from Bike Rumor)
    Tyler’s the founder of the world’s largest cycling tech blog and the Peak Content Summit. In this episode, he tells the story of his entrepreneurial journey and what it took to get there. Related Links: Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Bike Rumor Check out Peak Content Summit Check out Tyler Benedict’s […]
  • How To Build A Successful Travel Blog (with Sofie Couwenbergh from Wonderful Wanderings)
    Sofie’s a content entrepreneur who turned her travel blog into a business. Hear her pointers on quitting your day job, monetization, strategy, and outsourcing to build a successful blog. Related Links: Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Wonderful Wanderings Check out Let Me Write That Down For You Connect with Sofie on […]
  • How To Drive More Organic Traffic To Your Website (with Bernard Huang from Clearscope)
    In this episode, Clearscope Founder Bernard Huang shares SEO techniques that you can master to create content that ranks. Tune in to learn form an SEO entrepreneur—learn Bernard’s approaches and experiments with content quality, topic clustering, backlinking, and more. Related Links: Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Bernard’s Bio Check out Clearscope […]
  • How To Acquire Websites & Build A Successful Paid Newsletter Subscription Model (with Richard Patey from Website Investing)
    Learn about website investing from Richard Patey, who is pioneering new digital media monetization models and helping people find, vet and acquire profitable content websites. Related Links: Related articles and podcasts: Podcast: How To Build Niche Affiliate Websites (with Doug Cunnington from Niche Site Project) Podcast: How To Build A Sustainable Business Through Content (with […]
  • How To Build A Sustainable Business Through Content (with Benjamin Ilfeld from VentureBeat)
    Dive into the mindset of ad tech entrepreneur and revenue strategist Benjamin Ilfeld—look at models for healthy media ecosystems and how to build content-based businesses that can survive the long-term. Related Links Apply to join the Indie Media Club Connect with Ben Ilfeld on LinkedIn Check out VentureBeat Related articles and podcasts: Podcast: How To Build […]
  • How To Build Niche Online Communities (with Andrew Guttormsen from Circle)
    Andrew Guttormsen, Co-Founder of the modern community platform Circle, shares his approach to creating and growing online niche communities through engagement and audience building. Related Links Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Circle.so Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn Check out Teachable.com Follow Andrew on Twitter Follow Andrew on Instagram Related articles and […]
  • How To Build Evergreen Information Based Websites (with Ruairi Spillane from Moving2Canada)
    Ruairi’s the founder of 3 successful web businesses with millions of annual unique visitors. Here’s how he builds and scales evergreen information based websites and communities. Related Post Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Moving2Canada Connect with Ruari on LinkedIn Related articles and podcasts: Podcast: How To Build Hyper-Local News Websites (with […]
  • How To Build Hyper-Local News Websites (with Farhan Mohamed from Daily Hive)
    Learn about hyperlocal news sites from Farhan Mohamed, Editor-in-Chief, and Partner of Daily Hive, an award-winning, homegrown startup that has become one of Canada’s fastest-growing news, current affairs, and lifestyle publications online.  Related Links Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Daily Hive Connect with Farhan on LinkedIn Follow Farhan on Twitter Follow […]
  • How To Build Niche Affiliate Websites (with Doug Cunnington from Niche Site Project)
    Doug is a massively successful internet marketer and course creator—learn how he builds niche sites, does Amazon affiliate marketing and stays productive. Related Links Apply to join the Indie Media Club Check out Niche Site Project Connect with Doug on LinkedIn Watch the video about Keyword Golden Ratio that Doug talks about Related articles and […]
  • Welcome to the Indie Media Club
    In this inaugural episode of The Indie Media Club podcast, host Ben Aston introduces The Club, explains what it’s all about and shares his indie media story.