312 Do You Take Advertisers On Your Podcast And So Much More!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on June 13, 2013


Do You Take Ads On Your Site Or Podcast?takeads
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?

Links mentioned in this episode:
- Sound Byte Desktop Application
- Sound Byte iOS Application
- Interview With Mike & Izabela Russell
- Audio Branding With Music Radio Creative
- Nanacast
- Blog Post On Web Hosting
- Podcasting A to Z

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Upcoming Event Schedule
220calOne of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel.

Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I’d love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I’d still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town.

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jaredeasley like.author.displayName 1 Like

Great format for your show notes. Thanks for the example Cliff! I hope that you are enjoying your vacation :)

Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff Ravenscraft moderator

@jaredeasley Thanks, I really like this format for the notes.  A quick paragraph.   List of topics covered, with time stamps, and then a list of important links.

We are having a BLAST on our vacation so far!

Ronda Del Boccio
Ronda Del Boccio like.author.displayName 1 Like

Cliff - Listening to the episode, and I have a thought for you regarding the part where you played the impact clip that the awesome audio folks at Music Radio Creative created for you.

You said something seemed "off" about the impact track about which you spoke in the episode.

I LOVE what MRC does. Here's what feels a bit off to my ear. Well wait - first a teensy bit of background...

I have a real "thing" about music. I guess it's because I'm mostly blind. Music conveys emotion, and it's so important to have the right emotional fit of message to music.

I also work with visionary individuals whose soul calling is to have a positive impact/touch lives. I turn visionaries into bestselling authors. Why I mention this is because I speak fluent Visionary/Impact/Transformer.

When I was selecting music for the Awakened Author Adventure podcast (iTunes New & Noteworthy), I spent hours listening to music

Using the PAM music works GREAT for the end of the show, whereas the same music energy is off for the touching lives message IMHO. Just a switch of music to something with a similar beat but a slightly different feel may give the emotional texture you're seeking.

I LOVE your show and have reviewed it in iTunes. Thanks!

Follow your B.L.I.S.S.


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