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CYOP #105 - Creating Great Content Using Stock Photography with Matt Munson of Twenty20


CYOP #105 - Creating Great Content Using Stock Photography with Matt Munson of Twenty20


Today’s show is our first Tuesday Tips + Tricks episode of the season and it’s sponsored by Twenty20, which is a stock photography site where creatives like us can go to find inspiring, authentic stock photos taken by real-world photographers.

I was pretty excited when the team at Twenty20 reached out about sponsoring the show. I’ve been having trouble finding the time to stage all of the photos I need to go along with my written or audio content, but I was also really interested in finding out more about the company. So, I wrangled an interview with Co-founder and CEO Matt Munson to see if he could share, not only the company’s backstory, but also some best practices for using stock photography in our businesses.



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Today’s episode is brought to you by Twenty20, where creatives go to find inspiring, authentic stock photos taken by real-world photographers.

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(Extra interview snippets + the CYOP Slack Community!)



Want to Launch a Podcast? Read This First.

Want to Launch a Podcast? Read This First.

Truth time: as much as I love producing Creating Your Own Path, I'll be the first to admit that, like any project, there are both benefits and drawbacks involved. I've recently had a few opportunities to share my experiences in launching and producing a podcast and I thought I'd share a few of them here, along with articles and resources I've found helpful as I continue with the show.

Let's get to it, shall we?


I love Sarah Von Bargen's blog, Yes and Yes, and when the opportunity to share my thoughts on podcasting with her readers popped up, I jumped on it. In the article I'm very candid about the amount of work it takes to produce a show and why I feel it's worth it for me and my business (spoiler: it's the community!).


It was an honor to join several amazing women in podcasting to share the successes and challenges I've faced in launching and running my show over on the One Woman Shop blog. If you're looking for different perspectives on working with audio in your business, I highly recommend reading this article! 


When I first started podcasting, I ended up with research fatigue. I simply could not read one more article about microphones, software or content strategy. I couldn't do it! So I started my show. I just started. Period. 

While I'm all for jumping into things before you're ready, I do have a few resources that might help get you started along the right path (and that, hopefully, won't cause you too much pain on the research front!).

I could go on. I could continue to list every article I've ever read about podcasting, but I'm guessing you've probably stumbled across them too. They may have even caused you to have research fatigue (raise your hand in the comment section if you're with me on this one).

It's important to think through your content (the "why" behind your show matters!), the technical aspects of how you'll produce your show and the strategies you'll use for the launch and ongoing promotion. That said, the only way to get started is to actually get started.

Happy podcasting, friends!



FAQ: Your Questions Answered

FAQ: Your Questions Answered //

Many, many months ago, I offered up a chance for readers of this blog and listeners of my show to ask me anything. Do you remember that? Yeah. It's been awhile. Since then, I've also been receiving quite a few questions via email. 

So, I thought it was about time to answer those questions in an FAQ format. My hope is that aspiring writers, podcasters and content creators might find the answers pertaining to my own career path useful. And as for the personal questions: I hope you'll get a little insight into what makes me, well, me.

If you're interested, you can find the full FAQ page here.

Many thanks to those of you who submitted such thoughtful questions. And if you've got a question I didn't answer, feel free to ask away in the comment section below and I'll add it to the list!