On the show today is Jay Clouse
. Jay is the host of Creative Elements and co-host of Upside. He’s also the founder of Freelancing School and Unreal Collective, which was acquired by SPI Media where he now serves as the Community Experience Director. He’s also created premium courses for LinkedIn Learning (Lynda) and his own called Podcast Like The Pros.
I wanted to bring Jay on because of the breadth of experience he’s had between founding startups, to communities, to podcasts. Jay is a true creative. He’s a builder. Jay is one of my go-to resources for both podcasting and communities.
You’ll hear about how he got Creative Elements to over 500,000 downloads in just over 50 episodes, the formula for starting and building successful communities, and the exact email template he uses to get big-name guests on his podcasts.
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