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460 – That Time I Felt Like A Complete Fraud

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 29, 2016

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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 I got my start in the podcasting world, how I turned my love for podcasting into a full-time career and what has transpired since, this interview is a great overview of what has transpired over the past 11 years. After we were finished recording, I knew that I wanted to share the recording here in my own podcast and Tammy was gracious enough to agree to having me share it with you here.

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Live Streaming With Meerkat
I start this week’s episode talking about the new Meerkat Live Streaming application that is available for iPhone users. The ability to stream live video from your phone is not new. In fact, it’s been possible with Ustream for many years. However, this new app does make it easier than any other service that I’ve used to get a live stream online and shared with your community.

 
 
Incomes Streams To Consider
Also in this episode, I share nine possible income streams that you can consider for your online business. I have listed them below for your reference.

1. Affiliate Income
2. Physical Products
3. Coaching / Consulting
4. Webinar / Digital Products
5. Online Courses
6. Public Speaking
7. Live Physical Events
8. Membership Sites
9. Sponsorship / Advertising

 
 
Podcast Plugs of the Week
This week, I shared two podcast shoutouts. If you check out either of these shows, be sure to let them know that you heard about them from the Podcast Answer Man.

Links:
Todd Uterstaedt – From Founder To CEO
Chris Wilson – Critter Crop Chronicles

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PodcastMastermind-300In 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, alone, I made the decision to completely shut it down. The difficulty of this decision has nothing to do with the loss of the $57K and has everything to do with the amazing benefits that have come as a result of being a part of seeing massive life change in the lives of the members that it served.

This is now my favorite episode of Podcast Answer Man to date. In it, you will learn why I had to shut down The Podcast Mastermind. You’ll also get a valuable insight into the type of commitment that I have to my business and my desire to always under promise and over deliver on every commitment that I make to those I work with in any way.

I hope that you find this episode an entertaining source of education, encouragement and inspiration. If so, I would be honored if you would consider asking others to have a listen in your social media channels. Also, I would love to hear your feedback related to this episode in the comments below.

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325 Seven Things Podcasters Need To Know About Affiliate Marketing

by Cliff Ravenscraft on September 12, 2013

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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 our discussion:
1. What is affiliate marketing?
2. Why is affiliate marketing great for podcasters?
3. What products should I promote?
4. There are products that match your niche.
5. You must disclose.
6. Beautify and simplify (redirect) your links.
7. Affiliate marketing is a math problem.

 
 
Personal Plug of The Week
This week’s personal plug of the week goes out to Jeff Brown of the Read To Lead Podcast. Jeff believes that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life. Each episode features a conversation with a successful and inspiring nonfiction author. Authors discuss their latest book and their unique perspectives on Leadership, Personal Development, Business, Marketing, Career and Entrepreneurship. If you check out his show and like it, please be sure to tell him that you heard about him from The Podcast Answer Man.

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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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295 Why Am I Losing Subscribers? What Defines Success For A New Podcast? Should I Use My Real Name? And Much More!

February 8, 2013

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 […]

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Is It Possible To Generate Income Directly From Podcasting?

August 26, 2011

Have you ever heard anyone say the following? “Nobody makes money from podcasting!” “It is impossible to generate income from podcasting!” I hear these statements, and others like them, all the time. Recently, I was involved in a forum discussion where someone posted an idea they were considering for a music podcast that would include […]

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