Are you a podcast enthusiast interested in learning more about the women who influence this growing industry? Perhaps you aspire to start a podcast and want an inside look into how other Women of Color began. Every other week in this series, we feature a Woman of Color in podcasting, from producers to editors and hosts, to get their insights and point you to helpful resources. Today, we are featuring Debbie Arcangeles, the host of The Offbeat Life, a podcast where she interviews digital nomads and remote bosses who can live and work from anywhere. It has been named one of the top travel podcasts, and less than two years since she started the podcast in 2017, she was able to leave her 9-5 to become a full-time content creator!
Debbie is ready to work with experienced podcasters looking to monetize their podcast and create a lifestyle they truly love. Learn more about how to get podcast sponsorship and what led Debbie to quit her nine-to-five job and pursue location independence as a podcaster.
Listen to the podcast episode here.
Podcast Coach Debbie Arcangeles
“A crucial part of success is having the right support and community.” – Debbie Arcangeles.
How did you get started in podcasting?
I started podcasting in 2017 as a way to get advice from digital nomads and remote workers. I felt unfulfilled with my day job and wanted to learn how others were able to create freedom. So, I started a podcast to interview these individuals to see if I could learn how to do the same.
What’s something you wished you knew before you started?
I wish I didn’t let my inexperience with recording and tech stop me from starting my podcast sooner. This fear delayed me from hitting publish for six months.
What do you wish people knew about your profession?
Like anything else that’s worth anything, it takes a lot of hard work. And there is a lot that goes behind the scenes, but it is a profession that could change your life.
What advice would you give to newcomers to the industry?
There is no “get quick” success advice anyone can give you. Learn your craft, listen to advice, but always try it yourself before making any decisions. Just because it doesn’t work for someone does not mean it won’t work for you and vice versa. That’s why it takes a lot of experimentation and failures to succeed in any business.
What products or services do you currently offer?
I am currently offering a 1-1 podcast coaching program where I help seasoned podcasters learn how to monetize their show.
And for newbies, you can sign up for my free start a podcast masterclass.
Do you have a podcast? Tell us about an episode of your podcast that you’d love for people to check out!
Yes, I have a podcast called The Offbeat Life, where I interview online entrepreneurs and remote workers to find out how they created freedom through location independence.
Where can people find you?
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Thank you so much, Debbie! We are happy you are a part of our community!
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Brittany Ngo is the Opportunities Coordinator of WOC Podcasters (Women of Color), an organization dedicated to the growth and representation of Women of Color in the podcasting industry. In 2021, Brittany relaunched the WOC Podcasters Job Board with improved search functionality and shared over 200 paid jobs. These include a wide range of positions from producers to editors and hosts at award-winning organizations across the globe. Brittany also supports the community by coordinating events and connecting members to a variety of grants and unique opportunities in audio.