Remote Worker Interview with Jeremy Enns Podcast Entrepreneur

by | Sep 17, 2018

Remote Worker Interview with Jeremy Enns Podcast Entrepreneur

by | Sep 17, 2018

Jeremy Enns is an entrepreneur who runs his podcast editing company remotely for the last few years. His company has produced podcasts for companies like Salesforce and has worked on iconic podcasts like Extra Pack of Peanuts. Read on to learn more about how Jeremy got started and how he structures his life while working remotely.

Tell us a little bit about you and what you do for a living

I run a small podcast production and consulting agency, working with my team to help entrepreneurs and brands build tribes around their message and scale their businesses.

How long have you been working remotely?

2 years

What is the best thing about working remotely?

For me, the long-term travel is awesome, but probably the best thing is the flexibility to say “yes” to a lot of opportunities – even locally – that I might not be able to otherwise.

How did you start your business?

I started looking for clients on UpWork and cold emailing podcasters in the beginning, before referrals started to be my main source of new clients.

In your work, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without and WHY?

Well, my laptop (duh), but other than that probably my headphones, seeing as I’m listening to something pretty much all day.

Home Office vs Cafe vs Coworking Space? Which is your go to and why?

I like to switch it up, but I find that having a coworking space or office outside of my home is where I’m most productive, plus I also save a ton of money over working at coffee shops.

What is the worst aspect about working remotely?

The lack of consistent community is the biggest downer for me. Also, I feel like I need to be settled in one place for a long time to really make headway on big projects.

What does a normal day look like for you? Do you have a specific routine you stick to?

I prefer to get up early (6-7am) and be working within an hour of that. I like to time block out sections of the day for certain tasks, which differ depending on the day.

I like to turn off the computer by 5 or 6, although some days that can be tough if there’s a lot going on.

I’ve recently outsourced most of the actual WORK to my team, so I’m looking hard at how to best spend my time and stay motivated, now that there’s a lot less on my plate.

How do you spend your time when you’re not working?

There hasn’t been much time where I’m not working in the past 2.5 years, but I like anything outdoors, hiking, biking, climbing, photography, checking out coffee shops and restaurants and otherwise exploring new cities.

How do you stay motivated on a day to day basis?

To this point, my workload has kept me motivated. I typically write out the night before what has to happen on any given day so I’m focussed and know what needs to get done when I wake up. Now that my workload is less, I’m struggling with motivation a bit, but I also feel like I’m in a decompression phase, so am willing to let that play out.

What book or course do you find yourself recommending the most and why?

I read a TON of books, some of the ones that come up most often are, The War of Art, Big Magic, Building A StoryBrand, Built To Sell, Shoe Dog, and Delivering Happiness, to name a few

What tools could you not live without as a remote worker?

My most used tools are Google Drive, Trello, and Slack

What is your favorite place in the world to live and work from as a location independent worker?

There’s a ranch in Oregon that I’ve house sat at the past coupleĀ of years that’s my favourite place in the world, bar-none.

Check out Jeremy’s website:

www.counterweightcreative.co

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