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Win $2000 to fund the next stage of your growth

Podia’s Fall Creator Fellowship

Applications are now closed. The winner will be announced soon!

$2000 to help you grow

What do you need to take the next step in your creator journey?

Growth is hard. It requires learning new skills, taking risks, and trying things for the first time. Growing your business stretches you out of your comfort zone and puts you in front of challenges you haven’t faced before.

Sometimes that means you get stuck or overwhelmed — and a bit of support is just what you need to forge ahead.

We’d like to help however we can. We built Podia to be as creator-friendly as possible. You get access to a creator community and a resource library with hundreds of articles and videos. We take every opportunity to share examples of successful creators who have been in your shoes.

Now we’d like to help you take your next step.

That’s why we’re giving away $2000, no strings attached, to help you make progress in growing your business.

And to help everyone take their next step — we’re also giving away five $100 prizes for applicants who use this as an opportunity to work on their next project (and share what they’ve made).

As a creator, you help your audience grow by sharing your experiences and knowledge, teaching, inspiring, and guiding them. We’ll ask you to bring that spirit to the application process by sharing a lesson you’ve learned along the way in your creator journey — so Podia creators can provide boosts of support to each other!

Here’s how it works:

All creators are welcome. All you need is a Podia account to apply.

(Don’t have an account? That’s okay — you can sign up for free here. If you have an expired trial account, sign up for a new free account.)

Applications close on Thursday, September 29th at 11:59 pm ET.

We’re also giving away five $100 prizes throughout the two-week application window. To be eligible, build a page on your Podia site and share it on social media (tag us and add the hashtag #PodiaFellowship) — as well as submit a fellowship application. A creator can win a smaller prize and still be a grand prize winner.

We hope to hear from you soon. And we can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

Head here for more entry requirement details. You can read the full terms and conditions for the Podia Creator Fellowship here.

Applications are now closed. The winner will be announced soon!

The fine print

All the details you need to know for your application

  • It’s possible to run your online business on a budget, but a little extra funding can open up a world of opportunities.

    That’s why we’re giving away $2000 to one Podia creator so they can take their business to the next level.

    The fellowship is open to creators at any stage in their journey. Whether you’re just starting out or building the next phase of your online empire, we encourage you to apply.

    Application deadline: September 29th, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET.

  • The fellowship grand prize winner will receive a one-time monetary reward of $2000 which can be used for building their business.

    Five winners will receive a one-time monetary reward of $100 for sharing something they’ve built on the Podia platform.

  • To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

    ✅ You’re a Podia creator — meaning you have a free or paid Podia account. If you don’t currently have a Podia account, or only have an expired trial account, you’re welcome to sign up for a free account now.
    ✅ You applied before the deadline.
    ✅ You’re willing to be featured on Podia in case studies and in marketing materials.

    You can read the full terms and conditions for the Podia Creator Fellowship here.

  • To be eligible for the $100 prize, you must meet the requirement above, AND:
    ✅ Share a page you’ve built on your Podia site on social media.

    This can be:

    • Any page on your Podia website
    • A signup page for your email list on your Podia site
    • The page for a product in Podia, built on Podia
    • The signup page for their Podia community, built on Podia

    The page does not have to be brand new to enter!

    To share on social media, tag the Podia account and add the hashtag #PodiaFellowship:

    You can read the full terms and conditions for the Podia Creator Fellowship here.

    A sampling of the types of pages you can create on Podia
  • You can submit your main application first and still post your Podia page on social afterwards to be considered for the $100 prize.

  • How you spend the money is entirely up to you. Use the money for anything that helps you as a creator to build your business and grow as a creator.

    For our first-ever fellowship, we asked applicants how they’d spend the prize money if they won. 43% of creators wanted to bring in outside help — including hiring freelancers, virtual assistants, consultants, social media managers, graphic designers, photographers, and more.

    The winner of the first Podia Creator Fellowship, Valeria Hernández, used the prize money to hire a virtual assistant. Valeria still works a 9-to-5, in addition to her coaching business, so her virtual assistant helps with behind-the-scenes tasks and an exciting new project: Valeria’s first online course.

    Here are some additional ideas for how you could spend the $2000:

    • Invest in new branding or a website redesign
    • Buy new camera gear or podcasting equipment
    • Upgrade your software and technology suite
    • Invest in courses, conferences, and summits to advance your education
    • Create scholarships for your programs
  • There isn’t one! We want you to succeed, and we all know that extra cash can be a gamechanger for hardworking creators like you.

    If you win, we will highlight your creator journey and share how you used the funding so that others can learn from you. You’ll be featured on Podia, as well as in educational and marketing materials in our community and beyond.

    (Basically, we plan to get your name out there. Talk about a win-win.)

Timeline

Applications open: September 15 - September 29, 11:59 pm ET

Fall Fellowship Timeline

  • September 15th, 2022: Applications open
  • September 15th-29th, 2022: Five $100 bonus prizes awarded
  • September 29th, 2022: Last day to submit your application
  • October 5th, 2022: Fellowship winner announced!

Meet our previous Podia Creator Fellowship winners

$2000 for your growth