Do You Take Ads On Your Site Or Podcast?
In this week’s episode, I focus a great amount of time answering many questions that have come in on the voice mail feedback hotline.
One of the questions that seemed to get the most time was whether or not I take on advertising on my website or in my podcast episodes. I share my thoughts as to why I’ve turned down offers of $1,000 per episode for sponsorship offers of Podcast Answer Man. I also share just how important relationships are to me when it comes to deciding what I choose to promote to my audience.
Here’s a list of questions that I answered in the episode. I’ve also provided you the time stamp of where each question can be found in the episode.
00:04:48 What sound board app do you recommend?
00:13:53 Why do I have missing episodes in iTunes?
00:20:02 Do you take advertising on your site or podcast?
00:35:00 How can I remove some of these background noises?
00:38:35 Do you sound proof your studio space?
00:48:19 I heard Feedburner may go away, what should I do?
00:54:33 How can I set up password protected feeds?
Podcast Patent Update
There has been a lot of new buzz happening around the Podcasting Patent Lawsuit lately. If you have not already heard them, I encourage you to listen to episode 292 and episode 298 of Podcast Answer Man to hear the full details about where this story started.
In this episode I share my thoughts on why this who podcast patent lawsuit could end up being a major blessing to the podcasting industry as a whole and why I am slightly more confident that this will eventually all go away.
Who Cares About Klout?
In this week’s Social Media Segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss Klout for the very first time here on Podcast Answer Man. If you want to hear what we originally said about Klout back in October 2010, you can listen to episode 062 of Social Media Serenity.
Do you find yourself checking your Klout score? Do you ever check the Klout score of others? Have you checked out their new Klout experts program? Tell me what you think in the comments section below.
For the past few years, I’ve been doing “Live Show Thursday.” Basically I turn on a live streaming camera in my studio at 9am Eastern Time and keep it on until about 2pm Eastern Time at http://gspn.tv/live.
I have done this to give folks a peak inside the studio to see how I produce my Podcast Answer Man podcast and how Stephanie and I produce our Family From The Heart Podcast.
This vlog post gives you a good feel about how much goes into a Live Show Thursday.
I Have Started A New Vlog!
Earlier this week, I made the decision to take my YouTube presence to the next level. I have been inspired by my good friend, Fr. Roderick Vonhogen and Chris Pirillo. In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share my motivations for wanting to create a YouTube vlog. I also share why I made the decision to purchase the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Complete Real Estate Video Kit from HDHat.com (Affiliate Link) specifically for this purpose when I have other video cameras that I could have used. Feel free to check out my Vlog Playlist on YouTube and subscribe to my channel while you are there.
Personal Plug of the Week
This week’s Personal Plug of The Week goes out to Brian Kane and his Backstage Pass podcast that features interviews with the hottest artists in the world of Christian HipHop. In this episode, I share an email from Brian where he shares somem exciting opportunities that have come his way as a result of his podcast. I encourage you to check out his podcast and to let him know that you heard about him from The Podcast Answer Man!
Instacast For Mac Desktop
I saw an article on MacStories.net that announced that Instacast is now available as a Mac OSX desktop application. I’m not an Instacast user myself. However, I have heard good things reported about their iOS application. If you use Instacast, I would love to hear about your thoughts on this new desktop app in the comments below.
5 Creative Ways For Podcasters To Utilize YouTube
In this week’s Social Media Segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss five ways that podcasters can use YouTube to extend their brand. Have a listen to the episode to hear the reasons and to find out which ones that each of us have chosen to implement ourselves.
This is my first “official” vlog post! I have recently been inspired by Fr. Roderick Vonhogen’s Vlog posts. I figured that I would give this a shot to see folks from my community had any interest in short video clips that show what happens when I’m not behind a microphone. If you like my vlog [...]
What Day Should I Releasing My Podcast? In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share my feelings on what day of the week is best for releasing your podcast. The fact is that the best part of podcasting is that it is time shifted and people can choose to listen to your show [...]
Do you have a message that you want to get out to the world? Do you want to take your brand exposure to the next level? In this short video, I share four reasons why creating an audio podcast is the best investment you can make to stand out in our online world! Check out [...]
Three PAM Episodes Per Week? In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I explain why I had recently given a great deal of consideration to the thought of producing three 20 minute episodes or two 30 minute episodes, per week, instead of continuing my production of one 60 minute episode each week. There are [...]
As a member of the Podcast Mastermind I have had the privilege of watching, first hand, as Cesar Abeid effectively integrates the marketing of his business within the Construction Industry Podcast. What I love most about Cesar’s approach to integrated marketing is that he has not turned his niche podcast into full out commercial for [...]
Over the past two years, I have made a decision to put a great deal of focus on getting more involved in public speaking. In a short amount of time, I have made it to the place where I am being paid to speak at events. I have already given my first Keynote address, where [...]
Hey folks, I’m in Orlando Florida this for a conference. However, before I left town, I recorded this extra episode and scheduled it for release here on the site while I was away. Using Vine To Engage With Your Audience In this week’s social media segment, Erik Fisher and I talk about how we can [...]
Get Creative When Naming Your Podcast In iTunes! In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I explain how you can get creative with the way that you name your podcast so that your show will turn up in more search results within iTunes. Adding Pictures & Videos To Your Linked In Profile [...]
One of the questions that I am asked most often is “How do I increase the number of people who subscribe to my podcast?” I usually point these folks to episode 254 where I discuss How To Grow Your Audience And Market Your Podcast!. My number one recommendation for growing your audience is to build [...]
I had an amazing experience at the Social Media Marketing World conference that was held last week in San Diego, California. In this episode, I share why this conference was not only a huge win for me, professionally, but I also share why it was a major win for Podcasting as an industry. The title [...]
The 10,000 Hour Rule by Malcolm Gladwell Many people believe that Malcolm Gladwell teaches that you have to work for 10,000 hours in a specific area before you become an expert. This could not be further from the truth, and in this episode of the Podcast Answer Man I explain what the rule actually says, [...]
Why Audio Podcasting Can Work For Visual Topics! I am very happy to feature Chef Keith Snow and his Harvest Eating podcast as my personal plug of the week. I asked Keith if he would be willing to record an audio clip for Podcast Answer Man where he would share some details about a conversation [...]
YouTube Thoughts For Podcasters I can’t believe that I have barely had any coverage of YouTube here on Podcast Answer Man. In this episode, I have Erik Fisher join me for an extended Social Media Segment to spend a great deal of time talking about YouTube and how podcasters can make use of this wonderful [...]
Celebrating My 300th Episode I knew that I wanted to do something special to celebrate my 300th episode of Podcast Answer Man. I thought that sharing one of the greatest keys to my success would be the perfect way to do that. What is this key to success? It’s the value that I place on [...]
GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise: Please click play above to listen to the informational call that will give you the full details of our upcoming GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise. You are invited to join the online community experience of a lifetime. In February of 2011 Stephanie and I took our family on the No [...]
Telephone Interviews & Taking Live Calls Justin called in to say that he’s thinking about getting rid of Skype for his interviews, especially those of the telephone variety. In this episode, I try to convince Justin to investigate improving Skype before going to other interview recording solutions. In response to his question about other options [...]
Podcast Patent Update: EFF & The SHIELD Act If you have not yet listened to Episode 292 of Podcast Answer Man where I introduced the Podcasting Patent Lawsuit, you may want to consider listening to that episode first. Now, several podcasters have received letters from Personal Audio, LLC with a request to contact them to [...]
I wanted to let everyone know that that my next Podcasting A to Z course is set to launch this coming Monday, March 4th. As I am writing this, there are only eight spots left and three individuals who have already informed me that they intend to register later this week. There are two reasons [...]
The SCOORE Conference I’m very excited to announce that I have officially registered for the SCORRE Conference in an effort to take my public speaking to a whole new level. If you have been thinking about improving your own speaking skills, I encourage you to listen to this episode to find out what this conference [...]
An Interview With President George W. Bush Before you click the play button above to listen to this interview, check out the video that I recorded in the Green Room at the Platform Conference. Meet John C Morgan! Okay, so person I’m speaking to in the video above, and in the interview found in [...]
Why Am I Losing Subscribers? Tom recently called in to say he created a podcast four months ago. Today, approximately 50 people are downloading each episode. This is down from 400 downloads per episode in October. Tom’s question was what would cause this decline to happen. I review various aspects of Tom’s show such as [...]
Exclusive Audio Branding Offer With Mike & Izabella Russell! I am so thrilled to spend some time introducing Mike and Izabella Russell, from Music Radio Creative, to the Podcast Answer Man community. I was first introduced to Mike and Izabella several months ago when they had contacted me about my Podcast Answer Man referral network. [...]
In this video blog post, I wanted to share how I have been managing a great deal of information within a multitude of plain .txt files. I originally recorded this video back on December 19th, 2012. I was so excited about the setup that I had configured, I simply couldn’t resist creating this tutorial. However, [...]
SpeakPipe Coming out of Beta – Announces Pricing Plans! I recently received an email from Vladimir Pankratiev, the founder of SpeakPipe stating that the SpeakPipe service is expected to come out of beta status effective March 1st, 2013. The great news is that many of those who have come to rely on this service for [...]
The Podcast Patent Lawsuit Against Content Creators Please note: If you want to skip directly to the discussion of the Podcast Patent Lawsuit Against Podcasters, you can forward directly to 38 minutes and 54 seconds into this episode. Starting there, through the end of the episode, is all abou this topic. I recently received an [...]
Thoughts From NMX 2013 This week’s episode was recorded late Monday evening, after hosting an amazing meetup here in my suite at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas. It is my hope that by listening to this conversation, you’ll be inspired to make plans to attend New Media Expo next year. This was such a [...]
So Looking Forward to a Week in Las Vegas! I’m excited about so many different things when it comes to Las Vegas. Some of the things that I’m most looking forward to are the fact that I’m going to be able to hang out with 15 members of the Podcast Mastermind that are coming out, [...]
Where Does Microsoft Stand on Podcasting? This week, I’m joined by my good friend, Rob Greenlee. Rob manages the Podcasts Marketplace on Windows Phone/Zune at Microsoft. He and I have a very lively conversation about the state of podcasting on the Windows Platform. During our conversation, we covered a great deal of territory. Here [...]
My Secret Podcast Project Revealed In this episode, I finally reveal that The Lord of the Rings Fan Podcast is the secret project I’ve been working on over the past several months. I explain why I decided to create a Lord of the Rings fan podcast, the approach I’m taking to the show and the [...]
First Impressions of the New MySpace In this week’s Social Media Segment, Erik J. Fisher and I discuss our first impressions of the new MySpace. We both created profiles which you can find at http://new.myspace.com/gspn and http://new.myspace.com/erikjfisher (These links only work if you have access to the private beta at this time). We talk a [...]
How My Production Quality Has Evolved Over 3000 Episodes I received a question from Matt on the voicemail feedback hotline. He said that he’d love to have a link to my first episode and possibly have me put together a montage of my production quality evolution over the years. In this episode I actually do [...]
What Was I Thinking That’s the thought that came to mind as I was preparing the content to record this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man. The first half of this episode sounded more like an episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life as I shared a lot of thoughts off the top my head without [...]