The Process

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The Process is an interview series exploring the process of survival as a creative. Our first episode went live in August of 2017 and as side projects do, it has blossomed, evolved, and grown into something special. It remains a humble passion project for the foreseeable future, and now we're trying to find ways to keep it going and maybe even do more with it.

(I've listed our top 10 most episodes by listens below but I do encourage you to explore our archive because although not everyone is a household name, they all have incredible stories.)

How it started

The idea was born right after I launched A Song A Day in 2014. I was having candid conversations with creatives and business owners/runners about their challenges. I realized that although these folks were writing for the internet, they weren't being quite as candid about the process on their existing platforms.

I wanted to create a home for unscripted conversations. A comfortable place for people to share their stories and insights without an agenda or talking points. A place people could tune in to feel less alone in their journey and aspired to move forward with their endeavors.

The team

Yello, I’m Shannon. The host and producer of this fine show. I book and interview guests, edit the episodes and choose clips, publish them, write the show notes, and work with Lonnie to share them with the world. I also work closely with Hannah in building the brand and the community, as well as develop sponsorship and partnership programs.

Hannah Spencer has joined the party to totally revamp our branding to truly represent our collaboration and values as creative humans. She's also driven the strategy and creative vision and held me hella accountable. With each new season, it feels like we're launching a new endeavor, and I love it.

This year, Lonnie Webb also joined our little team to run our Instagram account and help us figure out how to best present our brand and guests to you. If you scroll our feed, you'll certainly see an improvement. ;)

I truly adore our team and am having so much fun with it. Learn more about us if you’d like!

Cost of running the podcast

(you know this is coming...) That said, it does take a lot of time, energy, emotional investment, and that's right...money to run. About $300/month not including mine and Hannah's time and creativity and barely including Lonnie's.

I included a breakdown of expenses below, mostly for the aspiring podcasters out there so y'all can know what goes into it. Those expenses don't include my travel to go hang and interview our guests, which I often do.

Expenses:
  • Social media stipend
  • Adobe Creative Suite (for Audition)
  • Wavve.co
  • Dropbox
  • Zencastr (sometimes)
  • Calendly (annually)
  • Hover (annually)
  • Intro music payment
  • Website hosting

Future expenses:
  • Printing + shipping for quarterly rewards

Our vision for the future

In addition to covering expenses, we'd like to improve the show. To put more time and thought into editing and the format; maybe even hire someone to help with audio engineering. Or who knows, maybe we'll get wild and publish a print publication (which is what we originally envisioned for TP). Or try organizing some events. We have big hopes and dreams but we're willing to be patient and see how this whole Patreon thing pans out.

We truly appreciate any support you can provide in helping us to keep this going and maybe even grow it into something bigger and more impactful. I love this project. It's been an honor to learn about others' process—their messy middle between idea, creation, and paying their bills—and sharing it with anyone interested in listening. 

Top 10 episodes:

Tiers
Listeners
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much for tuning in and for all of your support. We love ya!

Music Fan
$5 or more per month

Every 3 months, we'll send you a Spotify playlist of music our team is listening to, including music from our guests or that's mentioned on the show. <3 

Podcast Fiend
$5 or more per month

Not into music? Instead, we'll send you some of our favorite podcast episodes (other than our own ;-) every 3 months. 

Pen Pal
$8 or more per month only 46 left

Love snail mail? So do we. Every 3 months, we'll send you a blank postcard designed by us (the seasonal collages Hannah designs using Shannon's photos + found images). Plus, a couple of stickers.  

Trendsetter
$20 or more per month only 100 left

Receive 1 tee, tote, or hat with a design by Hannah or one of our guests. [This is a one-time/year gift.]

Collector
$30 or more per month only 5 left

Wow, ok, you are generous. Thank you so much! Every 3 months, Shannon will send you a book or record she found along her travels plus a postcard or two and a sticker. 

Creator
$40 or more per month only 4 left

Holy cow, we are humbled. Stoked on a project you're working on but could use some help? Every 3 months, have a one-hour call with Shannon and Hannah to brainstorm or discuss anything branding / marketing / podcasting / design about your project. This probably an approx. $250 value. :) 

Sponsor
$100 or more per month only 3 left

Reach our loyal listener base with a 45-60-second ad spot in our weekly episodes, your hyperlinked logo on our website, mention in our monthly newsletter, and a monthly mention on our social media channels. 

Goals
$42 of $300 per month
This would cover all our overhead costs to create the podcast. 
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The Process is an interview series exploring the process of survival as a creative. Our first episode went live in August of 2017 and as side projects do, it has blossomed, evolved, and grown into something special. It remains a humble passion project for the foreseeable future, and now we're trying to find ways to keep it going and maybe even do more with it.

(I've listed our top 10 most episodes by listens below but I do encourage you to explore our archive because although not everyone is a household name, they all have incredible stories.)

How it started

The idea was born right after I launched A Song A Day in 2014. I was having candid conversations with creatives and business owners/runners about their challenges. I realized that although these folks were writing for the internet, they weren't being quite as candid about the process on their existing platforms.

I wanted to create a home for unscripted conversations. A comfortable place for people to share their stories and insights without an agenda or talking points. A place people could tune in to feel less alone in their journey and aspired to move forward with their endeavors.

The team

Yello, I’m Shannon. The host and producer of this fine show. I book and interview guests, edit the episodes and choose clips, publish them, write the show notes, and work with Lonnie to share them with the world. I also work closely with Hannah in building the brand and the community, as well as develop sponsorship and partnership programs.

Hannah Spencer has joined the party to totally revamp our branding to truly represent our collaboration and values as creative humans. She's also driven the strategy and creative vision and held me hella accountable. With each new season, it feels like we're launching a new endeavor, and I love it.

This year, Lonnie Webb also joined our little team to run our Instagram account and help us figure out how to best present our brand and guests to you. If you scroll our feed, you'll certainly see an improvement. ;)

I truly adore our team and am having so much fun with it. Learn more about us if you’d like!

Cost of running the podcast

(you know this is coming...) That said, it does take a lot of time, energy, emotional investment, and that's right...money to run. About $300/month not including mine and Hannah's time and creativity and barely including Lonnie's.

I included a breakdown of expenses below, mostly for the aspiring podcasters out there so y'all can know what goes into it. Those expenses don't include my travel to go hang and interview our guests, which I often do.

Expenses:
  • Social media stipend
  • Adobe Creative Suite (for Audition)
  • Wavve.co
  • Dropbox
  • Zencastr (sometimes)
  • Calendly (annually)
  • Hover (annually)
  • Intro music payment
  • Website hosting

Future expenses:
  • Printing + shipping for quarterly rewards

Our vision for the future

In addition to covering expenses, we'd like to improve the show. To put more time and thought into editing and the format; maybe even hire someone to help with audio engineering. Or who knows, maybe we'll get wild and publish a print publication (which is what we originally envisioned for TP). Or try organizing some events. We have big hopes and dreams but we're willing to be patient and see how this whole Patreon thing pans out.

We truly appreciate any support you can provide in helping us to keep this going and maybe even grow it into something bigger and more impactful. I love this project. It's been an honor to learn about others' process—their messy middle between idea, creation, and paying their bills—and sharing it with anyone interested in listening. 

Top 10 episodes:

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Tiers
Listeners
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much for tuning in and for all of your support. We love ya!

Music Fan
$5 or more per month

Every 3 months, we'll send you a Spotify playlist of music our team is listening to, including music from our guests or that's mentioned on the show. <3 

Podcast Fiend
$5 or more per month

Not into music? Instead, we'll send you some of our favorite podcast episodes (other than our own ;-) every 3 months. 

Pen Pal
$8 or more per month only 46 left

Love snail mail? So do we. Every 3 months, we'll send you a blank postcard designed by us (the seasonal collages Hannah designs using Shannon's photos + found images). Plus, a couple of stickers.  

Trendsetter
$20 or more per month only 100 left

Receive 1 tee, tote, or hat with a design by Hannah or one of our guests. [This is a one-time/year gift.]

Collector
$30 or more per month only 5 left

Wow, ok, you are generous. Thank you so much! Every 3 months, Shannon will send you a book or record she found along her travels plus a postcard or two and a sticker. 

Creator
$40 or more per month only 4 left

Holy cow, we are humbled. Stoked on a project you're working on but could use some help? Every 3 months, have a one-hour call with Shannon and Hannah to brainstorm or discuss anything branding / marketing / podcasting / design about your project. This probably an approx. $250 value. :) 

Sponsor
$100 or more per month only 3 left

Reach our loyal listener base with a 45-60-second ad spot in our weekly episodes, your hyperlinked logo on our website, mention in our monthly newsletter, and a monthly mention on our social media channels.