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IsThereAMarketWhy Do I Not Recommend Using Your Media Host’s RSS Feed?
Several people have been emailing me, recently, telling me that they have been getting a lot of conflicting advice regarding which rss feed they should use. Specifically, there have been many folks that have been told that the best option for new podcasters, who are hosting with Libsyn, is to allow Libsyn to not only host their media files, but to also allow them to host the website and their rss feed for their podcast.

I have been a supporter of Libsyn since 2006 and I am personally responsible for sending hundreds, if not thousands, of clients to their service. However, I have always, and still do, suggest that podcasters only use Libsyn for media hosting and stats alone. In this episode, I share exactly why I feel so strongly about this.

 
 
How To Avoid Interrupting Your Co-Host
Gina wants to do a podcast with a co-host that is in a different location, via Skype. She wanted to know if I had any thoughts on how they can do this without constantly interrupting each other since they will not have the normal visual queues to go off of. I share my thoughts in this episode.

 
 
Can I Make Money If My Podcast Is Not A Business?
Jeff called in and asked… “How can a sports talk podcast and website, which isn’t a business, actually dive into the entrepreneurial aspects that you consistently talk about? IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE?” I certainly had a few thoughts to share, on this topic, in the episode.

 
 
How Long Can I Still Answer Every Email?
Finally, my good friend, Butch Gibson, called in on the voice mail feedback hotline and left a 3 minute and 18 second voice message. His main point was how much he appreciated the fact that, even with the success that I have achieved, I still manage time to read the emails he sends to me and to send back a cordial response to each.

Butch even made a point to say that I’m a “good guy” and that he’s noticed that some other folks out there seem to go out of their way to be rude in response to some of the correspondence that he sends their way.

The thoughts that I shared, in response to Butch’s feedback, may shock some of my listeners. Listen to this episode to hear the thoughts that I shared.

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twitterTwitter Photos & Tag Spam
In this week’s social media segment, Erik Fisher joins me to discuss Twitter’s new ability to upload four pictures to a single tweet using their mobile application. We also talk about the ability to tag people in the photos you upload form the mobile Twitter app. This led us into a discussion about tag spam among other things.

 
 
Way of Life App for iOS
Last week, I shared my greatest pet peeve with the Lift App. Thanks to my great friend, Kim Landwehr, I have started to use the Way of Life App for iOS. Listen to this episode to learn what I like this application so much and what habits I am attempting to make a part of my daily life.

 
 
Patreon For #PABL?
In episode 573 of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I shared with my community that I’m considering the launch of a Patreon campaign to take my #PABL podcast to the next level.

 
 
Skype TX
Many of you have asked me to give my opinion on the announcement of Skype TX. My opinion on this is that it is too early to have an opinion on this. When they finally release pricing and hardware specs, we’ll have more to go on.

 
 
Congrats Troy & Wayne
A big congratulations to Troy Heinritz and Wayne Henderson for the shout out of their Resurrection Revealed podcast that they received from 104.5 FM in Wilmington North Carolina.

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351 On Air Signs – Shark Tank Podcast – And So Much More

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wemoRemote Controlled On Air Sign
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. However, it recently occurred to me that I could use one of those WeMo switches by Belkin to operate a plugged in On Air Light/Sign that I could place just outside my studio. In fact, I may place a second remote controlled light on the main level of the house so that the rest of the family will know, upstairs, when I am actually recording something.

I haven’t chosen which Recording / On Air light that I am going to go with. However, I am looking for something that will look really nice. I’ve been looking at this and this.

For those who prefer to go super low budget, I found this DIY On Air Light tutorial that shows you how you could make an On Air Light for less than $20.

 
 
Podcast-SharkTank-4Shark Tank Fan Podcast
I am honored to have my great friend, Pierce Marrs, join me to talk about his experience with podcasting. I am a huge fan of the television show, Shark Tank and Pierce hosts a great Shark Tank Fan Podcast. I highly encourage you to listen to his interview with Barbara Corcoran, from the show.

 
 
Also In This Episode…
I also shared my thoughts after attending the second annual Social Media Marketing World conference, my first Uber Experience, a frustration with the Lift App and the amazing opportunity to be on KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego news show.

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Most of you know that I flew to San Diego this week to speak at Social Media Marketing World. I had the incredible honor of being invited to promote my talk on KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego new show. The following is the video recording of that segment.

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VLOG – New Home Construction Update March 2014

March 24, 2014

Every day, I thank God for the opportunity to create a business that serves others, makes a positive difference in the lives of people all over the world and that brings a great deal of personal satisfaction and fulfillment into my own life. I am incredibly blessed. On my ABOUT PAGE, there is a video […]

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350 Ten Common Mistakes That New Podcasters Make And What To Do If You’ve Made Them – & Much Much More

March 20, 2014

Ten Common Mistakes That New Podcasters Make In this episode, of Podcast Answer Man, I share ten of the most common mistakes that I have seen thousands of brand new podcasters make. I not only share my thoughts on why these are mistakes, I also give suggestions of what you can do if you have […]

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349 Dealing With Negative Feedback – How To Come Back From A Podfade – DropCam Pro Review

March 13, 2014

Dealing With Negative Feedback It’s been a long time since I last covered the topic of dealing with negative feedback. Earlier this week, I was listening to the Jillian Michaels Show and she had an episode titled Haters Are Gonna Hate. In this episode, I shared about seven and a half minutes from Jillian’s show […]

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348 The Episode I Almost Deleted

March 6, 2014

It’s been a long time since I recorded an episode of Podcast Answer Man that I actually deleted. I have had a few episodes where I went back and re-recorded a section or two. There have even been a few episodes that I had to do some heavy editing on to turn them into something […]

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347 Appear.In Free Peer to Peer Video Conferencing & The Podcast Movement Conference

February 27, 2014

Keynoting At The Podcast Movement In this episode, I talk with Jared Easley and Gary Leland who, together with Dan Franks and Mitch Todd, are putting together the new Podcast Movement National Podcasting Conference. During my conversation with Gary and Jared, I ask why they made the decision to start this conference. We also talked […]

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346 Should We Stop Using The Term Podcast?

February 20, 2014

Why I Still Defend The Term PODCAST Matt Lovell is one of thirty students who are currnetly going through the 15th session of my Podcasting A to Z training course. Matt started a conversation inspired by something that he heard on Dan Miller’s podcast. Dan had stated that, starting in 2014, he was no longer […]

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345 Podcast Patent Update – A Talk With Michael Stelzner About Social Media Marketing World – Paper App by Facebook – The Whiteification of Twitter – Flappy Bird – And More!

February 13, 2014

Social Media Marketing World In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I talk with Michael Stelzner from Social Media Examiner. The main focus of our conversation is to discuss what the Social Media Marketing World Conference is about and who, specifically, should consider attending. (Starts at 00:38:57)     Podcasting Patent Update Special thanks to […]

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344 Why I’m Shutting Down The Podcast Mastermind, Even Though It Generated Over $57,000 In 2013

February 6, 2014

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share one of the top five most difficult decisions that I’ve had to make in my business. February 2014 marks the second anniversary of The Podcast Mastermind. In spite of the fact that it was responsible for generating over $57,000 in profit for my business in 2013, […]

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343 Five Tips for Reducing or Eliminating Mouth Noises From Your Podcast

January 30, 2014

Reducing or Eliminating Mouth Noises Over the past eight years, I’ve had the privilege of working with thousands of people on the launch of their podcast. On average, about one out of ten individuals have experienced a significant issue with mouth noises. In this episode, I invited Renee Chambliss, professional audio book narrator, to share […]

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342 – Five Tips For A Relational Approach To Twitter & A Conversation With Scott Stratten

January 23, 2014

Five Tips For A Relational Approach To Twitter In several recent episodes of Podcast Answer Man, Erik Fisher and I have discussed our desire to get back to using Twitter the way that we did in the old days. The main problem, however, has been that it is increasingly difficult to use twitter in this […]

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341 Music For Your Podcast – How Can I Play Licensed Music In My Podcast? – Royalty Free Music – Independent Music – Podsafe Music – Jingles – Custom Music & More

January 16, 2014

Can I Play Music In My Podcast? One of the top five things that I am most often asked about is whether or not you can play music in your podcast. I created this extended edition of Podcast Answer Man to serve as a resource that I can point folks to as questions related to […]

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340 New Media Expo 2014 Review

January 9, 2014

New Media Expo 2014 Review I just returned from New Media Expo and the reality is that I should have taken this week off. I had such an amazing time at the event. However, the lack of sleep and the long days did wear me down quite a bit. With that, I originally recorded episode […]

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339 The Value of Grind-It-Out, Slow & Steady Podcasting – You Don’t Have To Be Another Podcasting Rock Star!

December 26, 2013

Tom Adams Shares The Value of A Small Narrow Niche Audience Podcasting to a small, niche audience is an often overlooked opportunity by many potential podcasters. Tom Adams has discovered just how valuable they can be. Tom is a consultant, executive coach and author, as well as the President of a boutique web marketing agency […]

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338 Evergreen Content & Thoughts Behind A New Opening Script

December 19, 2013

Creating Evergreen Content (00:38:45) In this episode, I talk about the value in intentionally creating evergreen content. In my weekly podcast, I may discuss topics that are extremely relevant today but may not be applicable months or years down the road. However, I will often create a segment of an episode or even full episodes […]

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337 Wired Lavalier Recommendation For Speakers & Much More!

December 12, 2013

Wired Lavalier Recommendation for Speakers and Presenters I’ve often been asked what type of lavalier mic I would recommend for a professor who wanted to record their classroom lectures or for speakers who wanted to have an audio recording of their own presentation. In this episode, I give my full endorsement of the Rhode SmartLav […]

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336 Can You Automate Your Way To Relationships? Information Overload & Other Social Media Annoyances

December 5, 2013

In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I asked Erik Fisher to join me for the whole show to discuss more thoughts related to what we started to discuss in episode 335, related to how Twitter seemed to be losing losing sight of what originally made it so useful in building relationships. This topic […]

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335 Choosing Your Brand Name – YouTube Comments Changes & Twitter Losing Its Human Feel

November 21, 2013

Choosing A Name For Your Brand When creating a brand new podcast, I’ve noticed a large number of people who seem to get stuck when it comes to choosing the name of their brand and/or podcast. I am a huge fan of choosing a name that can clearly communicate the essence of what your podcast […]

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334 Five Tips For Getting Your Spouse On The Same Page With Your Entrepreneurial Journey & Skype Desktop API Update

November 14, 2013

Behind Every Great Man, You Will Find A Great Woman! In this week’s episode I am honored to have my wife, Stephanie, as a guest with me in the studio. I shared, previously, that we were shocked to learn just how many folks in the Podcast Answer Man community who had no idea that Stephanie […]

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333 Checking Your Guns At The Door – Review of Platform Conference Dallas 2013

November 7, 2013

I Checked My Guns At The Door! In this week’s episode, I share my thoughts as I return from the Platform Conference. I talk about the conference itself, I share my favorite thing about the past week and I share a great deal of information about the talk that I gave and how I took […]

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Why You Should Create An Audio Podcast Within 90 Days!

November 7, 2013

Are you seeking clarity on which channel you should choose to launch your online efforts? Do you already have a loyal online following and seek clarity on what you can do to take your online efforts to the next level? In this video, I will make it crystal clear that the single greatest investment you […]

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332 Upgrading To Mavericks – Keynote 6.0 Vs Keynote 09 (5.3) – New Media Expo Podcasting Track – Multiple Displays & More

October 31, 2013

Why I Downgraded To Keynote 09 This week, I made the decision to go ahead and upgrade a few of my computers to the latest version of Apple’s Mac OSX operating system, Mavericks. In the episode, I share my experiences with the upgrade and how much I love the multiple display support. During the upgrade […]

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331 Facebook Page or Personal Profile? And Much More!

October 24, 2013

Facebook Page or Personal Profile (00:24:41) In this week’s social media segment, Erik Fisher and I respond to someone who asked our thoughts on promoting our brand with a Facebook Page vs. a Facebook Personal Profile.     Call Recorder May Continue To Work! (00:01:12) In last week’s episode, I shared that Pamela, a software […]

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330 Skype Is Shutting Off Access To Pamela And Call Reorder (UPDATE), Stats Addiction And More

October 17, 2013

Skype Cutting Access To Software Recorders I’ve recently been informed that Skype is shutting down it’s desktop API in December 2013. This will affect podcasters who rely on software plugins like Pamela or Call Recorder to record Skype conversations for their podcasts. Skype has a brief note about this on their support website. The developers […]

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329 Seven Ways To Market Affiliate Products

October 10, 2013

7 Ways To Market Affiliate Products In this week’s episode I am joined by my great friend, Mark Mason, from the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast. In our conversation, we discuss seven things that podcasters can do to market affiliate products. (This Topic Starts at 00:21:36) 1. Do An Honest Review of a Product you […]

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328 Finding Your Voice – Knowing What You Want To Share With The World

October 3, 2013

Three Ideas For Finding Your Voice In this episode, I invite Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei Kang back to Podcast Answer Man. Joel and Pei were featured as guests back on episode 226 where we discussed how you can make yourself newsworthy. Joel is coming out with a new book titled “Finding Your voice – […]

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327 Connecting With Successful People, Self Confidence & Why I Prefer Going More Niche With Your Podcast

September 26, 2013

Inspiring Personal Plug of The Week (00:02:30) This week’s personal plug of the week is the High-Income Business Writing Podcast with Ed Gandia. In fact, episode 22 of Ed’s podcast caused me to think of a number of valuable topics that I decided to share in this episode, while I was recording on the fly. […]

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326 iTunes 11.1 Now Syncs Podcasts With iOS – TimeTrade For Scheduling – PressGram – And Adding Contributors To Your Facebook Photo Album

September 19, 2013

iTunes 11.1 Now Syncs Podcasts With iOS Yesterday, it seemed as though everyone was focused on the fact that Apple released iOS7. However, Apple also snuck out an update for iTunes bringing us version 11.1. One of the most interesting features, to me, was that you can now sync your podcast subscriptions, via iCloud, with […]

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[Tutorial Support Announcement] Why Are The Videos Not Showing Up On BaseCamp inside FireFox?

September 18, 2013

Recently, I was notified that FireFox users were not able to gain access to the embedded YouTube Videos found inside the Discussion Threads that I have set up in my BaseCamp account.  I was able to confirm that is a known issue.

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325 Seven Things Podcasters Need To Know About Affiliate Marketing

September 12, 2013

Let’s Talk Affiiliate Marketing In this week’s episode I am joined by my great friend, Mark Mason, from the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast. A majority of this week’s show is focused on things that podcasters should know when it comes to affiliate marketing. (This Topic Starts at 00:12:34) The seven things we cover in […]

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Free Informational Podcasting A to Z Conference Call

September 12, 2013

Many online marketers will create a webinar that they offer for free in an effort to get you fully engaged with them and their brand so that they may make a huge sales pitch at the end of the call with some sort of manufactured deadline that you must accept their offer by. If you […]

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I’ll Be Speaking At Michael Hyatt’s Platform Conference This November In Dallas TX

September 10, 2013

I’m honored to be featured in the video below. I’ll be speaking, again, at Michael Hyatt’s Platform Conference this November in Dallas Texas, November 3-5. Would love to have you come if you can. Use promo code “CLIFF” to save $150 off the cost of your registration at PlatformConference.tv.

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324 Podcasting As An Occupation? How Long Before My Podcast Will Start Generating Income? My Thoughts On This And More!

September 6, 2013

Show Me The Money! (Topic starts at 00:03:44) There are times when I feel like Jerry Maguire in this scene from the movie (WARNING: Strong language in clip). Okay, so this is a bit of an exaggeration. The fact is that I have made it a point to not yet enter into a relationship where […]

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