Late last year I got the chance to sit down with Jeremy Smith (a fellow ChurchMag staff writer) and talk to him a bit about what he is doing as his side project at his new site (click the link in his name) and how to do side projects better. I organised the chat because I had seen him doing a few things that I thought were interesting and I wanted to ask him some questions about it, I also thought that other people might find this chat interesting and so asked him if we could record it. He agreed, so here we are.
In the video I talked to Jeremy about
- why he started his personal site,
- what his goals are for his personal blog,
- how he is approaching social media, especially on twitter
- how he manages so many different projects
- how his previous experience has influenced his current endeavour.
- the importance of sucking first
- why Jeremy thinks you should find a mentor
- how to truly listen to podcast
- why I chose my job so that I can do more
- “you can do anything, but you can’t do everything.”
- How Jeremy got into blogging
- “we don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.”
- why time is your most precious resource.
It’s 38 minutes short (see what I did there) so it’s not too long a listen, like your average podcast length. I might bug a few more people and do some more of these.We don't make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.Click To Tweet
Let me know what you think, and check out what Jeremy is doing over on his site (maybe give his youtube videos a thumbs up).
Do you have any questions for me or Jeremy about how to do side projects better?
If so then leave your questions below and we’ll see if we can help.