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Podcast Answer Man PodcastWelcome to The Cliff Ravenscraft Show. My name is Cliff Ravenscraft (aka The Podcast Answer Man). I started podcasting, as a hobby, back in December 2005. Since that time, I’ve created more than 30 different shows and have produced over 3,300 podcast episodes of my very own.

In December 2006, I launched my podcast coaching/consulting business here at PodcastAnswerMan.com. I have personally helped thousands of people launch extremely successful podcasts through one-on-one coaching and consulting and also through my Podcasting A to Z online training course. I’ve had the great honor of working with clients such as Pat Flynn, Michael Hyatt, John Lee Dumas, Michael Stelzner, Amy Porterfield, Dan Miller, and so many more who have gone on to create top-ranked podcasts within their niche.

This podcast is devoted to help you take your message your business and your life to the next level. It is very important to know that this is no longer just a podcast about podcasting. Many of the subscribers of this podcast have no desire to ever launch a podcast. However, all my subscribers tune in weekly because they find entertainment, education, encouragement and inspiration as I share stories about what I’m experiencing in my own journey of taking my own message, my own business and my own life to the next level.

For those who are most interested in the technical details of launching a podcast,
my free podcasting tutorial at LearnHowToPodcast.com has been used by tens of thousands of people to successfully launch a podcast without needing to purchase a single product or service from me.

From there, check out the sidebar of this website. You will find it very easy to find all the information that you are looking for. I’ve spent well over 10,000 hours building all the technical content, related to podcasting, that you’ll find on my website and in this podcast’s archives.

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489 – Support Ticket Systems And WordPress Themes

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 17, 2017

In this week’s episode, I’m joined, once again, by my great friend, Mark Mason. Mark joined me to have a discussion about the various options that we had considered for implementing a email support ticket system into our online businesses and which one we both ended up using. We also talk about WordPress themes and a few other items that we’ve been working on to take our businesses to the next level.

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WordPress Themes Conversation starts at 00:48:08

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This week’s episode is a bit unique. I was recently watching a SnapChat story from my friend, Sarah Stahl, where she was talking about how difficult it is to grow your own business. I can certainly relate to experiencing the struggles that one goes through when getting a business off the ground. However, Sarah shared that she had been working on her business for four years and that she was still struggling to figure out what next steps to take. This week’s episode is almost like listening in on a coaching call between myself and Sarah.

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487 – You And Your Experience Are Your Competitive Advantage

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 2, 2017

Liz recently asked… “Hi Cliff! I have a question regarding being transparent, especially with things you’re working on and the challenges/obstacles you face in your day-to-day work life. Do you ever worry about giving away the “secret sauce” about your biz as you’re sharing what you’re working on and your goals? Do you think that gives your competition an edge or gives someone an idea to do the same thing that you’ve shared you’re working on?”

I share my answer to Liz in this week’s episode of the podcast. I also share my thoughts related to Mark Mason’s reaction to last week’s Product Launch Fatigue episode.

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In this week’s episode, I invite my great friend, Ray Edwards, to join me for a conversation about something that has been on my mind a lot lately. There seems to be a growing trend, within the podcasting community, to pollute the content stream with excessive product promotion.

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485 – Injecting More of YOU Into Your Podcast

January 20, 2017

In this week’s episode, I talk about the idea of including a little bit more of your personal life and thoughts into your podcast. I also talk about how I choose to prioritize my days, another amazing benefit of having a weekly email newsletter and thoughts on people who leave negative reviews on iTunes.

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484 – What Is The Best Social Media Platform To Promote Your Podcast?

January 13, 2017

In this week’s episode, I share why I have gone heavy into video production mode this week, what additional camera I would love to purchase and how awesome it is when content starts to feed other content. There’s actually a whole lot more in there as well. I hope you enjoy.

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483 – Starting The Year With Massive Action

January 5, 2017

In this week’s episode I’m excited to share the massive action that I’ve taken to start this year by marking off another major project off my priority list. I also share my goals for 2017. Links Mentioned In This Episode: – New Kajabi Affiliate Link – Social Media Marketing World Affiliate Link – Podcast Movement […]

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482 – Consistency For The Sake of Being Consistent

December 30, 2016

Earlier this year, I made a commitment that I would publish a new episode of this podcast by 5am on Friday, every week in 2016. I am happy to report that I have made good on this promise. Recently someone suggested that this type of commitment might come with problems, that for some, it might […]

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481 – What I Learned From My Year of Identity

December 22, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share a few thoughts about what I’ve learned about myself and my brand throughout this year as I was laser focused on seeking greater discernment about my identity moving forward. App Mentioned In The Episode In the open of the episode, I talked about the iOS app called UMMO.

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480 – He Decided To Just Get Started And See What Happened

December 15, 2016

What if my podcast is so successful that I have less time to podcast? Andrienne Olsen recently sent me an email saying… “I have a question for you. The time management piece of this is tricky for me. The more I get the podcast and training materials up, the more clients I get, and less […]

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479 – Why Being Authentic Matters

December 9, 2016

In college, I was a theatre minor. In acting classes, they teach you that regardless what is going on in your real life, you simply must put it aside when you are on the stage. You are there to perform for the audience and you are expected to “play the character” that is prescribed for […]

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478 – Black Friday Sale Automation: How I generated thousands while on vacation with my family.

December 1, 2016

Truly Passive Income: In this week’s episode, I share a step by step breakdown of how I set up each part of the automation for my Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale. After this setup process, my family and I headed out to NYC for Thanksgiving. I was away for five whole days and didn’t […]

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477 – How To Avoid Overwhelm, Stress And Burnout

November 23, 2016

When you are trying to get something new off the ground, there seems to be an ever increasing list of high priority projects that need to be accomplished. I know, from personal experience, that trying to do too much can be overwhelming, stressful and potentially lead to burnout. In this week’s podcast, I share five […]

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476 – A Framework For Starting An Online Business

November 18, 2016

A few months ago, my great friend, Ray Edwards, shared a series of podcast episodes where he broke down the framework that he has developed for those who are looking to start an online business. I invited Ray to come and share the seven phases of his framework, with my community, in this week’s episode. […]

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475 – New & Noteworthy – What To Do If You Missed Your Window of Opportunity

November 10, 2016

In this week’s episode I share my advice for those who feel that they missed their “window of opportunity” with New & Noteworthy. I also share the initial results following the official launch of my new email strategy.

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474 – A Fun Interview Format

November 3, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share my recent experience of being interviewed by my friend Dan Faulknor. Dan had just launched a new podcast called This Could Be Interesting. I had such a great time during this interview due to the format of his show and the software solution that he came up with to […]

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473 – Email Strategy Continued – 30 Reasons Why You Will Want To Join My Mailing List

October 27, 2016

In this week’s episode, I give a peak into the type of content that I’ll be sharing in my weekly podcast development newsletter over the next thirty weeks.

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472 – My Email Strategy Is Coming Together

October 20, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share the decisions that I’ve made as it relates to my email strategy.

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471 – Why I Switched From Aweber To ConvertKit

October 14, 2016

I’ve finally done something that I’ve been wanting to do for more than a year. I’ve moved my mailing list to ConvertKit (Affiliate Link) and completely deleted my Aweber account. In this podcast episode, I invite my great friend, Mark Mason, to join me so that I can share all the reasons for this change […]

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470 – Why You Should Attend Social Media Marketing World

October 7, 2016

The Power of Conferences In this week’s episode, I have a conversation with my great friend, Mike Stelzner. Michael is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind the single greatest social media conference, Social Media Marketing World. He is also host of the […]

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469 What I’ve Been Working On In My Business

September 29, 2016

Over the past several months, I’ve been sharing a lot about things that I need to do in my business and things that I want to do in my business. However, in this week’s episode, I talk about things that I have actually accomplished in my business over the past few weeks. In the episode, […]

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468 – What You Believe Will Shape Your Future

September 22, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share why I recently went three full weeks without listening to a single podcast episode. I also share one of the most valuable resources that I’ve created for myself that helps me to better process every decision I make in life.

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467 – Can You Really Change The World?

September 16, 2016

I was recently invited to be a guest on Leslie Samuel’s podcast. He had invited me to come onto his show to talk about the topic of how to sell high priced products from your blog. However, very early interview, Leslie decided to ask “Cliff, do you really think that you can change the world?” […]

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466 – How Luria Petrucci Saw Podcasting As An Opportunity To Change Her Life

September 9, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share an interview with Luria Petrucci (formerly known as Cali Lewis). Luria was one of the first video podcasters whose videos have been viewed over ONE BILLION TIMES. Luria transparently and authentically shared what her entrepreneurial journey has been up to this point. I am confident that you will enjoy […]

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465 – The Science of Achievement & How I Am Applying It To My Business

September 1, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share a few additional insights that I had picked up at the Tony Robbins event that I attended back in June. I have accomplished more in my business, and other areas of my life, in the past two month than I have in the past two years. I talk about […]

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464 – Leaving A Dream Job To Build A Dream Business

August 25, 2016

Back in episode 251, I had my great friend, Leslie Samuel, share an inspiring story of how he landed his dream job, as a college professor, directly as a result of consistently creating online content. Two and a half years ago, Leslie made the decision to leave his dream job to build his own online […]

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463 – The Next Level For My Digital Products Distribution

August 18, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share what I am doing to take my digital products distribution to a whole new level. I’m really excited about setting up my New Kajabi software. Over the next several weeks, some exciting things will start showing up at store.podcastanswerman.com.

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462 – The Decision To Start My Own Business

August 11, 2016

I’ve often told the story of just how much my wife, Stephanie, supported my decision to leave my career in insurance to pursue an career related to podcasting and technology. I’ve mentioned on several occasions, how she was the one who finally convinced me to make that decision. What if I told you that you […]

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461 – Keeping It Real

August 4, 2016

This is one of those episodes that would have never happened if I had not made a commitment to my community that I would publish a new episode of this podcast by 5am on Friday every single week. I’m thrilled that I did make this commitment because I consider it a huge honor to know […]

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460 – That Time I Felt Like A Complete Fraud

July 29, 2016

I was recently invited to be a guest on Tammy Helfrich’s Right Where You Are podcast. Over the years, I’ve been a guest on hundreds of podcasts. This interview was, by far, one of the greatest times that I’ve spent as a guest on someone else’s show. For those who are not familiar with how […]

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459 – How To Become Confident Behind The Microphone & The Power of Getting Started

July 21, 2016

In this week’s episode, I am honored to have Christina Canters from the Stand Out Get Noticed podcast join me for a conversation. Christina talks about the how she discovered her “sweet spot” in the online business space and how it would have never happened had she not first launched a podcast with a niche […]

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458 – I Can Control My Emotional State

July 14, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share one of the most powerful things that I learned at Tony Robbins’ Unleash The Power Within event. I learned that I can be in complete control of my emotional state and that I can intentionally choose to change my emotional state, in an instant, any time I choose to […]

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457 – Top Strategies Used By Today’s Top Ranked Podcasters

July 8, 2016

This week, I’m in Chicago speaking at Podcast Movement. In this episode, I share the outline of my talk where I share the top strategies that the top-ranked independent podcasters have in common.

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456 – Walking On Fire – A Full Review of Tony Robbin’s Unleash The Power Within Event

June 30, 2016

Stephanie and I have returned home after experiencing Tony Robbin’s Unleash The Power Within event. Hundreds of folks have reached out to me and asked us to share a full review of our experience. I’m delighted to have Stephanie join me for this episode as we share a very authentic review of the entire event.

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455 – Identity – The Importance of Knowing Who You Are

June 24, 2016

In last week’s episode, I talked about how excited I was to be heading off, this week, for the Tony Robbins event called Unleashing The Power Within. I also shared how excited I was about learning from one of his information products that I had purchased, called Creating Lasting Change. After hearing last week’s episode, […]

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454 – What I’m Doing To Take Things To The Next Level

June 17, 2016

In this week’s podcast, I share some personal insights into what I’m going to be focused on over the next several weeks and months ahead to take my own message, business and life to the next level. In the episode, I talk about the following. – A Tony Robbins Live Event. – A Tony Robbins […]

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