Welcome To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast!

Podcast Answer Man PodcastI (Cliff Ravenscraft) started podcasting, as a hobby, back in December 2005. Since that time, I’ve created more than 30 different shows and have produced over 3,200 podcast episodes of my very own.

In December 2006, I launched this Podcast Answer Man podcast and my podcast coaching/consulting business here on this site. 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.

My free podcasting tutorial at LearnHowToPodcast.com has been used by tens of thousands of people. Thousands of these folks were able to use what they learned there to launch a podcast without needing to purchase a single product or service from me, which was my goal.

Whether you are brand new to the world of podcasting or if you’ve been podcasting for many years, each week I provide content that will help you take your message, your business and your life to the next level.

If you like this podcast, you may also like my Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast.

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Scott Stratten
ssonlineIn this week’s episode, I’m delighted to share an interview that I did with Scott Stratten, president of UnMarketing. He is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing. It’s all about positioning yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market, so when they have the need, they choose you.

Scott is also an alumni of my Podcasting A to Z group coaching program. In the past two years, Scott has produced over 100 episodes of the UnMarketing Podcast, along with his wife Alison. I invited Scott to share what he’s learned from his podcasting journey so far.

I’m certain that you’ll come away from this episode with many valuable takeaways. Below, you will find a list of notes that I took while listening back to the interview for myself.

– Scott says he was seven years late to the party, but he jumped right in and took bold action with his podcast.

– Scott viewed blogging as a chore and found that, as a public speaker, a podcast was a natural fit for him to remain consistent when it comes to providing valuable, ongoing content for his community.

– Scott loves doing the podcast together with his wife Alison. It is something that they still get “giddy” about doing even two years into producing the show.

– Out of all the things that they do in their business, Scott says that podcasting is the thing that he and Alison love most.

– Scott rents a professional studio and full production crew once a month to record a month’s worth of content in one day.

– Scott’s production costs are just under $1,000 per episode.

– Scott shares how and why he partnered with CBS for the audio distribution rights of his podcast.

– Scott shares a lot of detail regarding his $150,000 per year podcast sponsorship.

– And much more…

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Market Validation
WIFBI’ve seen people spend months working to bring a product or service to the market only to find, after they have put all the work into creating that product or service, that there wasn’t enough interest to make that product or service a profitable venture.

I have personally created a service that I knew would be highly valuable to those who signed up for it, where I had successfully sold that service to its full capacity, only to find that the work in delivering that service did not align with the type of lifestyle I desired for myself.

In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share a conversation with my great friend, Pat Flynn, where we talk about his new book titled “Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money.

I know that this book will a valuable resource to those of you who are looking for a great strategy to test the market viability of the next big idea that you consider going after.

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433 – Year of Identity Part 2

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 22, 2016

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The Year of Identity – Part 2
This week’s episode is part two of my “Year of Identity” story. This is one of those rare times that I will tell you that you do not want to listen to this episode before you listen to the episode previous to this one. So if you haven’t done so, already, go and listen to episode 432 first.

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A Few Brief Announcements

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 19, 2016

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This is not officially an episode of the podcast. Instead, I simply needed to drop in a few announcements for you.

You see, I’m currently a few weeks ahead when it comes to producing this podcast. However, when I had recorded, edited and scheduled the two part series titled “The Year of Identity,” I didn’t think to put any sort of reminder about the events that I’ll be speaking at.

So I decided to record and publish this brief audio update simply to make the following announcements.

 
Asia Pacific Podcast Conference
I want to remind you that I’ll be doing a keynote address for the Asia Pacific Podcast Conference in just a few short weeks from now. This event is being held in Auckland New Zealand on February 12th and 13th.

If you are in New Zealand, Australia, or any other countries within that geographic region, I’d love to have this opportunity to meet you face to fact. You can learn more about the event at AsiaPacificPodcastConference.com.

If you would like to get a special discount on the cost of your tickets to this event, simply use my affiliate link, PodcastAnswerMan.com/NewZealand which will take you directly to the shopping cart with my discount code applied.

 
 
Social Media Marketing World
I want to let you know that I will also be speaking at Social Media Marketing World again this year. That event will be held in San Diego on April 17th through the 19th. My affiliate link for this event is PodcastAnswerMan.com/socialmedia.

 
 
Podcasting A to Z
I’ve opened the registration for my 24th session of Podcasting A to Z. This next session will launch on Monday, March 14th and is your opportunity to have me as your personal coach for a total of four weeks as I walk you, step by step, through every part of the process in successfully launching your podcast. Register today at PodcastingAtoZ.com.

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432 – Year of Identity – Part 1

January 15, 2016

The Year of Identity – Part 1 This week’s episode may end up being one of the most confusing episodes that I have ever produced. This episode is a crossover episode between The Cliff Ravenscraft Show and Podcast Answer Man. As you’ll learn from listening to this episode, I have been contemplating several significant changes […]

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431 – Creating A Podcast To Interview People You Want To Build Relationships With – An Interview with Todd Uterstaedt

January 8, 2016

An Interview With Todd Uterstaedt I’m so excited to share a recent interview that I did with Todd Uterstaedt who produces the From Founder To CEO podcast. Todd is an alumni of my Podcasting A to Z Group Coaching Program. In fact, he’s gone through the program twice. However, the reason why I’m excited to […]

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430 Facebook Live Streaming Vs Periscope | Become An Author With Kary Oberbrunner

January 1, 2016

Facebook Live Streaming Vs Periscope In the open of this episode, I share my initial thoughts on Facebook’s new live streaming service that is now being rolled out to personal Facebook accounts. Stephanie and I tried out today while we recording our Family From The Heart podcast.     Become An Author With Kary Oberbrunner […]

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429 Podcasting As A Hobby That Pays For Itself – An Interview with Serena Travis

December 25, 2015

Podcasting Focused On A Geographic Region In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I am delighted to share a conversation that I had with Serena Travis. Serena hosts the podcast called Good Morning Scott Valley, which is show that she created five years ago, focused on her hometown in Northern California. I love stories […]

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428 Ten Tips For Dealing With Depression As An Entrepreneur

December 18, 2015

An article I recently read quoted a study that found that one out of every three entrepreneurs lives with depression. In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share three types of depression that I have struggled with over the past ten years. I also share twelve tips for dealing with depression. The twelve […]

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427 Should I Charge Hourly or By The Month? & I Share My Must Have Mac Desktop Apps

December 11, 2015

Billing By The Hour or By The Month? Jonathan Gaby submitted a question for the podcast, asking advice on whether he should bill his social media consulting work by the hour or at a monthly flat rate. This is a very interesting topic as I’ve heard several people, including one of my most trusted business […]

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426 Asia Pacific Podcast Conference – In New Zealand |Thoughts On A Fixed Vs A Growth Mindset

December 4, 2015

Asia Pacific Podcast Conference I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to announce that I will be headed to New Zealand this February to deliver a Keynote for the Asia Pacific Podcast Conference. In this episode, I talk to Paul Spain who is the founder of the event to give you all […]

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425 How Podcasting Led One Man To The Bond Woman of His Dreams – An Interview With Shane Whaley of Juicing Radio

November 27, 2015

An Interview With Shane Whaley of Juicing Radio – 00:07:46 In this week’s episode, I am honored to feature a conversation that I had with my friend, Shane Whaley, from JuicingRadio.com. Shane is an alumni of my Podcasting A to Z Coaching Program and launched his podcast, Juicing Radio, on October 30th, 2014. Since the […]

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424 Do You Want To Become A Paid Public Speaker?

November 6, 2015

    Webinar: How To Get Booked & Paid For Public Speaking In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I introduce you to my great friend, Grant Baldwin. Grant and I are hosting a very special webinar this Wednesday, November 11th at 3pm Eastern Time. The webinar is devoted to helping you get booked and […]

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423 – Google Will Official Support Podcasting

October 30, 2015

It is official. Google is going to officially embrace the world of podcasting in a big way. Google recently announced the launch of their new Podcast Portal where podcast producers (initially only those from the United State) can submit their podcasts to the new Google Play Music Podcast Directory. What is Google Play Music? Google […]

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422 – Creating A Resource Knowledge Base

October 16, 2015

In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share a recent idea that I to create a special notebook, in my Evernote account, to keep track of all the valuable insights that I gain from either my own experiences, the books I read, the podcasts I listen to, etc. The idea is that I […]

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421 – Changes To This Podcast, iTunes Ranking Algorithm & Copywriting Tips to Persuade and Profit from Ray Edwards

October 6, 2015

Changes To This Podcast I spent twenty minutes of this episode talking about changes that I had made to my production of Podcast Answer Man from episodes 409 through 418, the results of those changes and my content strategy for this podcast moving forward.     Check out my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast (00:20:06) […]

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420 Ten Podcasting Tips From Mike Wendland – A Podcaster Who Gernerated Over 1 Million Downloads Within Ten Months

September 23, 2015

I recently received an email from Mike Wendland that said… “I bought your equipment package, worked through many of your tutorials and have listened to most, if not all of the Podcast Answer Man episodes. I also follow the Pursuing a Balanced Life podcast. I wanted to write you and let you know that my […]

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419 – Four Questions That Will Help Grow Your Business

September 16, 2015

Four Questions That Will Help Grow Your Business (00:23:49) While I was in the UK for the New Media Europe Conference, I ran into several people who told me that they were working really hard to grow their business and with little results to show for it. When I asked them what they were doing […]

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418 – Sharing Your Archives In Social Media & Field Interviews With The Roland R-05 Recorder

September 7, 2015

Why Aren’t Podcasters Sharing Links To Old Episodes In Social Media? Mark DeJesus recently sent me an email saying… “I notice a lot of people, including myself, bring up old blog articles to put into their facebook feed; to recycle them and expose past material to new followers. But I have not seen anyone do […]

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417 – Live Streaming Your Podcast With Periscope – First Impressions of Blab.im – How To Link To A Specific Time Stamp Within Your Podcst

August 26, 2015

First Impression of Blab.im A few weeks ago, I heard about a service called Blab.im. This service allows you to stream live video from your iPhone just like periscope. However, it also allows you to stream live video from a desktop browser as well. Better than that, this service also allows you to have up […]

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416 – My New Favorite iPad App For Playing Sound Clips & Why I Advise Against Doing A Daily Format

August 18, 2015

iJingle Pro – Play All Your Audio Clips From Your IPad After many years of searching, I have finally found a solution for playing audio clips and jingles from my iPad. Actually, I have Fr. Roderick Vonhogen to thank for introducing me to the iJingle Pro App for the iPad. Yes, there have already been […]

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415 – The Places That Ten Years of Podcasting Can Take You – An Interview With Greg Willits

August 9, 2015

I have had the privilege of following the podcasting journey of my friends, Greg and Jennifer Willits over the past ten years. In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I invited Greg to come onto the show to share a few highlights of some of the amazing things that have happened for his family directly […]

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414 – How To Build A Deeper Relationship With Your Existing Audience

August 3, 2015

In this week’s episode, I share the recording of the talk that I gave at Podcast Movement 2015. In this talk, I share why it is so important to focus on building a relationship with those who are already listening to your podcast and then I give you ten tips on how to build those […]

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413 – Nine Tips For Better Online Security

July 26, 2015

Below are the Nine Tips that I shared in this episode that will help you achieve a greater level of online security. 1. Consider it your #1 Priority To Secure Your Email Account! 2. Don’t use the same password for more than one service on the internet. 3. I recommend the use of a secure […]

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412 – Advice To GIve Your Interview Guests Before The Call And So Much More

July 20, 2015

The questions that I address in this episode of Podcast Answer Man are as follows. 1) What is needed to hook up two sets of headphones to our mixer? If I plan to interview an in studio guest, do you recommend that I provide them with headphones as well? (00:05:15) In response to this question, […]

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411 – When Should I Start Promoting And Marketing My New Podcast? Plus Other Questions New Podcasters Ask

July 13, 2015

This week’s episode is part three in a three part series called “Questions That New Podcasters Ask.” For this series, I have pulled actual questions that were asked by students in my Podcasting A to Z online training course. The questions that I address in this episode are as follows. 1. I know you said […]

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410 – Three Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Podcasting – The Tools I Use For Show Preparation – My Favorite Podcast Management App – And Much More

July 6, 2015

This week’s episode is part two in a three part series called “Questions That New Podcasters Ask.” For this series, I have pulled actual questions that were asked by students in my Podcasting A to Z online training course. The questions that I address in this episode are as follows. 1. For many of your […]

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409 – The Podcasters That I Admire The Most – Should You Add The Stitcher HTML5 Player To Your Website? My Thoughts On The PocketCasts App – And More

June 29, 2015

This week’s episode begins a three part series called “Questions That New Podcasters Ask.” For this series, I have pulled actual questions that were asked by students in my Podcasting A to Z online training course. The questions that I address in this episode are as follows. 1. In the Welcome to Stitcher email I […]

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408 – A Lapel Mic for the Roland Recorder AND Marc Maron & The President of The United States Take Podcasting To A Whole New Level

June 23, 2015

The Sony ECM-CS3 Lapel Mic Works Great with the Roland R-05 Recorder In this episode, I demonstrate, from the field, just how well the Sony ECM-CS3 lapel mic works with the Roland R-05 Recorder. In fact, for this part of the episode, I’m actually riding my bicycle at relatively high speeds with little to no […]

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407 – Are You Ready To #TrainWithCliff? – Tips For Influencing Others With Your Content

June 4, 2015

Are you ready to change the world? In this episode, I talk about what has always been the most appealing aspect of podcasting, the ability to have a powerful, positive, impact on the lives of those who consume your content. I truly believe that you can change the world, one person a time, with your […]

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406 Twitter Wins! I’ve decided to use it as an information network and focus on Facebook for deeper engagement.

May 30, 2015

The title, posted above, really does say it all. I encourage you to listen to this episode if you would like to learn how I’ve completely changed the way that I am using Twitter and how I’ve managed to turn my experience with Facebook into the best social networking experience I’ve ever had.

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405 – Crossing The Finish Line

May 20, 2015

The only official show notes for this episode is the following image. It will make perfect sense once you listen to the full episode.

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404 Audio Journal Format & Five Insights I’ve Gained Over Six Months of Putting My Health & Fitness First

May 15, 2015

The Audio Journal Format Alain recently asked a few questions about the audio journal format for my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. He said that he found it fascinating that I managed to record over 600 episodes in light of the fact that he never considered such an audio format to be one that would […]

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403 – Podcast Patent Victory – Picking Up Where Serial Left Off – And Much More

May 6, 2015

Podcast Patent Victory? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), reported that they had successfully convinced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate key claims in the so-called “podcasting patent.” You can read more about this on their site by clicking here.     Picking Up Where Serial Left Off I recently subscribed to the Undisclosed-Podcast. […]

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402 – Apple Watch Review From A Fitness Tracking Perspective

April 29, 2015

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I give my full review of the Apple Watch after having it for nearly one full week. Find out what I am absolutely in love with this device. Keep in mind, I purchased the Apple watch as a fitness tracking device first and foremost. I used to be […]

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401 – Custom Podcast Theme Songs with Todd & Emily from Gifty Song

April 23, 2015

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share an amazing new resource for securing a custom theme song made just for your podcast. I first heard of Todd & Emily Marriott, from Gifty Song, after they had created a custom theme song for my friend Dan Miller. After hearing it a few times, I […]

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