Jennifer Briney saw the opportunity to make a difference through podcasting. She discusses bills passed by Congress on her podcast, Congressional Dish. It has been nominated for several awards. Her audience is a devoted one and now, her listeners financially support the show. But how do you move a listener from a fan to a financial supporter? Jen talks about that in-depth. And as you’ll hear, Jen is doing a lot of things right – from producing a show that her audience cares deeply about, to creating relationships with influencers on her very favorite social media platform, to being open to opportunities that lead to incredible exposure. What you’ll learn in this episode: *How Jennifer turned her passion into a profitable venture *When she felt it was time to monetize the show *How she grew the show to tens of thousands of listeners *The #1 social media platform she recommends to connect with influencers, and how to use it properly *How to get your listeners to become your marketing team *Valuable ways Jen has discovered to connect with and celebrate her audience *On monetizing the show – the tough decision she had to make between ad-supported and listener-supported *The one thing she did to get 30,000 downloads in one day *The strategy she uses now to grow the show’s reach *The one piece of advice she gives to people who are creating shows and who want to grow an audience Links mentioned in this episode: CongressionalDish.com Jennifer Briney on Twitter Did you enjoy the show? Please subscribe to the STANDOUT with Cheryl Tan podcast on iTunes here.